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What Poses the Greatest Risk to Markets?

What Poses the Greatest Risk to Markets?

Stock investors are faced with splitting their attention between the Democratic primaries, the impact of the coronavirus and Q4 earnings season. John Blank tells us now which of these pose the greatest risk to the market.

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What's Behind the Recent Rally in Real Estate ETFs?

While low rates caused by the dovish Fed and heightened geopolitical issues (Middle East tensions, coronavirus) are a tailwind for the space, some industry-specific factors have also been fueling this upside.

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Top Stock Picks of This Week

This premiere fine-dining steakhouse joins one of the most successful tech companies in history at the top of this week's stock recommendations list, according to our Panel of Zacks Experts.

This premiere fine-dining steakhouse joins one of the ...

5 Big Winners After 2 Years of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

The TCJA trimmed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, helping corporates increase wages for their workers over the last couple of years, and also led to job creation.

The TCJA trimmed the corporate tax rate from 35% ...

New Strong Buy Stocks for February 18th

This company that provides healthcare information technology solutions and services has witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 6.5% over the last 60 days.

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AWS 2/18: Apple Lowers Guidance, Walmart Misses in Q4

Apple shares are down on lowered guidance due to concerns about lower production due to the COVID-19 scare, while Walmart missed its first earnings estimate in two years.

Apple shares are down on lowered guidance due ...

PFP 2/18: Stocks Up 2nd Week in a Row

Friday marked the official start of phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal. Traders will be looking for details on the anticipated purchase of products.

Friday marked the official start of phase one ...

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Key Takeaways from the Q4 Earnings Season

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With more than three quarters of Q4 results already in, we can confidently say that overall earnings picture continues to improve. Here are the key takeaways from the Q4 earnings season...

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Symbol Time Expected Reported %Surprise
SITE 06:08 -0.02 0.06 +400.00
SSTI 16:44 0.05 0.11 +120.00
TIVO 16:32 0.18 0.38 +111.11
HSTM 18:09 0.06 0.11 +83.33
EVBG 17:05 0.03 0.05 +66.67

EPS Positive Surprises for Feb 18, 2020

Symbol Time Expected Reported %Surprise
ECL 08:40 1.68 1.66 -1.19
PLMR 17:02 0.49 0.48 -2.04
INVH 17:42 0.33 0.32 -3.03
ROIC 16:26 0.29 0.28 -3.45
WMT 06:08 1.43 1.38 -3.50

EPS Negative Surprises for Feb 18, 2020

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Symbol ESP Most Accurate Estimate Consensus Estimate
WMT 0.70% 1.44 1.43
ET 19.42% 0.41 0.34
SO 0.78% 0.26 0.26
AMED 2.83% 0.96 0.93

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Cloud Computing ETFs: What You Need to Know

Cloud Computing ETFs: What You Need to Know

Here is what investors need to know about exponential growth in cloud computing and the three ETFs in the space. First Trust Cloud Computing ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/SKYY/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Global X Cloud Computing ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/CLOU/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID WisdomTree Cloud Computing ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/WCLD/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Microsoft: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/MSFT?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Amazon: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/AMZN?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Google: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/GOOGL?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Shopify: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/SHOP?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Zscaler: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/ZS?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Coupa Software: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/COUP?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: https://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch

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Apple’s Coronavirus Warning, Tesla Climbs, Walmart Earnings & A Strong Buy Chip Stock – Free Lunch

Apple’s Coronavirus Warning, Tesla Climbs, Walmart Earnings & A Strong Buy Chip Stock – Free Lunch

On today’s episode of Free Lunch here at Zacks, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains takes a look at Apple’s (AAPL) coronavirus warning. We also dive into Tesla’s (TSLA) continued climb and Walmart’s (WMT) quarterly earnings results. The episode then ends with why Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock right now.

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