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The music festival is starting today in Chicago and here 5 names that loosely correlate to the concert.
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Know Your Options
Kevin Matras talks about volatility and how to use it to your advantage through options.
Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) post big earnings beats, and CBS Corp. (CBS) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN) put out positive results as well.
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Bear of the Day
This airline stock is being grounded by investors.
Bull of the Day
Can Pokemon Go continue to boost this video game retailer?
Energy equipment supplier National Oilwell Varco (NOV) reported second-quarter loss, but it was slightly narrower than expected.
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Real estate services firm, CBRE Group Inc. (CBG) reported second-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings of 52 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 51 cents and ahead of the prior-year tally of 42 cents.
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Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) has announced a partnership with Kickstarter to sell more than 300 crowdfunded products on Amazon Launchpad.
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American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) reported second-quarter 2016 net spread and dollar roll income of 56 cents per share (excluding estimated "catch-up" premium amortization benefit) that beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 51 cents.
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American Tower Corp. (AMT) reported strong financial numbers for the second quarter of 2016, with both the top and bottom lines outpacing the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) announced adjusted EPS of 27 cents in the second quarter of 2016, up 22.7% from the year-ago quarter.
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Tale of the Tape
CVR Partners' (UAN) second-quarter adjusted earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate while sales beat.
Ecolab Inc. (ECL) is slated to announce second-quarter 2016 earnings results on Aug 2, 2016.
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Xerox Corporation (XRX) is scheduled to report second-quarter 2016 results before the opening bell on Jul 29.
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Companies In The News are:
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Dow Chemical's (DOW) second-quarter revenues and adjusted earnings topped the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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Duke Realty Corp. (DRE) reported second-quarter 2016 core funds from operations (FFO) per share of 30 cents, which came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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Expeditors International (EXPD) to report better-than-expected earnings in the second quarter of 2016. Results are scheduled to be out on Aug 2.
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Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) reported second-quarter 2016 earnings per share of 40 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 37 cents
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Ford Motor Co. (F) posted adjusted earnings per share of 52 cents in the second quarter of 2016, 2 cents lower than the figure recorded in second-quarter 2015.
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Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) reported wider-than-expected loss for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 (three months ended Jun 30, 2016), owing to dismal performances by all its segments.
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Eaton Corporation (ETN) is scheduled to release second-quarter 2016 earnings on Aug 2, 2016.
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Gold miner Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) reported a net loss of $25 million or 2 cents per share for second-quarter 2016, narrower than a net loss of $83.2 million or 7 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
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Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) reported fourth quarter fiscal 2016 non-GAAP earnings of $1.80 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 16 cents.
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Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) reported better-than-expected second-quarter 2016 results, owing to improved merchandise margins and contribution from new and existing pipeline.
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After seven straight quarters of earnings beat, The New York Times Company (NYT) succumbed to a negative earnings surprise in the second quarter of 2016.
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Zacks #1 Rank Additions
Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) List for Thursday
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PG&E Corp.'s (PCG) second-quarter earnings and total revenues were lower than estimates.
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Pentair's (PNR) second-quarter 2016 earnings and sales beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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Public Storage's (PSA) second-quarter 2016 funds from operations ("FFO") per share came in at $2.34, falling short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.38.
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Companies In The News are:
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Last week was all about earnings in the telecom sector. Several major sector participants revealed their second-quarter 2016 financial numbers.
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Thermo Fisher's (TMO) financial numbers squarely beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the second quarter
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In this podcast, Tracey Ryniec tells investors how they can tell the difference between a value, and a trap. It is about a lot more than PE ratios.
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Actual Q2 results are turning out to be less bad relative to expectations.
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Screen of the Week
Given the recent run-up in the market, here's a screen I've been using recently. Highlighted stocks include CSGP, CW, HLS, INGN and PKI.
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The results thus far are indicating that the worst may be behind us.
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Price momentum is nice. But this kind of momentum is what produces the best stock profits.
The S&P500 finally broke out of a tight mid-2016 range, and passed its all-time high seen in June 2015.
Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
We very rarely see an industry with a clean slate -- nothing but analyst upgrades. Yet that is the case for the U.S. Integrated Oil Industry.
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The global tumble in equity prices, a widening of corporate credit spreads and further jump in the dollar led us to sharply mark-down our forecast for growth and inflation.
Why, and where, the relief rally will end very soon.
Zacks Rank Buys
FB and HCA are growing stocks with strong Zacks Ranks
Watch Zacks Live to find out how earnings season is playing out, who will report next and what stocks are hot.
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With the market at record highs but calls for a correction growing louder, it's time to start thinking outside of the box in your trading.
All option traders get overwhelmed from time to time. Don't panic! Get started with a trading approach.
Growth & Income
Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights 3M (MMM) and Maiden Holdings (MHLD) on March 13, 2014.
The market was down big today, but the sell-off was measured and not panicky.
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GDP rose from Q4 2012 to 2.5%, but internals didn't look all that great and the reading missed the mark. Do you think the trend continues or are other data saying something different?
We can safely say that despite all the hurdles, this industry is essential to business operations going forward.
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This aircraft rental and leasing company has surprised by almost 50% over the past 4 quarters and has an impressive valuation.
This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) information solutions provider has delivered 6 straight quarters with positive earnings surprises.
Strong preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter led this fitness products company to a 52-week high.
Closing Market Commentary
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc, a real estate investment trust, is scheduled to report its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter earnings on January 30, 2011.
Investing the Zacks Way
Yes the Zacks #1 Ranked stocks produce a 30% annualized return.
But it's not all magic. Learn the 5 limitations of the Zacks Rank to employ it successfully in the future.
Video of the Week
Value stock strategist, Tracey Ryniec, discusses Mitcham Industries (MIND) and Gardner Denver, Inc. (GDI).
Market cap is an underappreciated metric for evaluating stocks.
Despite two positive reports out this week, FED Chief Bernanke was downbeat in his economic remarks. Our experts weigh in plus give top picks.
Berkshare Hathaway is buying Lubrizol for a 28% premium.