We have to wait another few weeks before Q3 earnings season really takes the spotlight, but the reporting cycle has gotten underway already, with results from 8 S&P 500 members out and another 8 index members on deck to report this week.
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The intensifying U.S.-China trade war and sluggish smartphone market are expected to hurt the Semiconductor - Radio Frequency industry's prospects in the near term.
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Know Your Options
A tiny public float and a short squeeze result in very strange-looking options prices
Total earnings for the S&P 500 index are expected to be up +17.6% in Q3 from the same period last year on +7.3% higher revenues.
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Screen of the Week
Kevin Matras goes over how to find winning stock-picking ideas in the government's 'boring' economic reports. Highlighted stocks include NSP, AMED, FIX, GEN and FWRD.
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July marked the biggest increase in the U.S. trade deficit in 3 years. This occurred as the domestic economy continues to grow stronger, while demand abroad has weakened.
Zacks Chief Strategist John Blank provides four key points to all traders and investors in U.S. stocks this fall.
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Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
A Tortoise industry is slow to gain consumers at the start of the cycle, while Hare industries driven by smaller Consumer Discretionary purchases typically outpace comparatively big spending outlays -- early on.
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Zacks #1 Rank Additions
Here are three stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, May 16th:
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Bear of the Day
It seems the big demand for new autos is really only coming from Tesla and they cannot make cars fast enough for GT!