Retail data is very encouraging, which ignites the rally today. Energy and Tech lead.
Crude +0.85% to $64.34. Gold +1.28% to $1,339.40. Dollar is weaken.
JPM (+1.7%) and WFC (-0.7%) reported ER this morning, there were no surprises.
Winners (again, too many)UNG +3.7%. +14.5% this week!
KSS +4.5% received upgrades from JPMorgan (PT $72) and RBC Capital (PT $60). TGT +3.8%, JWN +3.4%, M +2.2%...
LOW +5.3% spiked in late hour amid report that activist investor D.E. Shaw is building a stake in Lowe's. HD +0.9%.
STX +4.6%, is on fire recently, +22.5% YTD, compared to 4.5% for WDC.
FB -4.5%, Mark Zuckerberg prioritizes "meaningful social interactions" on the platform's News Feed versus "relevant content." Users will start seeing less public content from businesses or publishers and more posts from their friends. FB has received several downgrades based this. I think we need to wait to see how such changes affect revenue. There might be some growth slowdown, which must happen in this way or another --- the company cannot grow at >50% rate every year. I believe the continuous user experience improvement and innovations are more important for organic growth.
AFL -7.4%, has exploited workers, manipulated its accounting, and deceived shareholders and customers, according to nine former employees. The company denied wrong-doing.
GME -11%, says total global sales for the holiday period increased 10.6% to $2.77B. Comparable store sales increased 11.8%. Full-year EPS of $3.10 to $3.40 vs. $3.34 consensus
My Trades TodayAdded more OHI @ $26.1
Bought BGS @ $32.2