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Rick Pendergraft
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Jul 27, 2020
Big Week for Telecom Equipment Earnings

Big Week for Telecom Equipment Earnings

We are in the heart of the second quarter earnings season and we have already heard from a number of big tech companies. There have been a few positive surprises, but it seems like there have been more negative surprises. At least the reaction from investors has been negative.

Earnings results will continue to roll in this coming week and the telecom equipment industry will be in the spotlight. Corning (GLW) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) are both set to report on Tuesday while Qualcomm (QCOM) is set to report on Wednesday.

Tickeron has a positive outlook on this group and predicts a further increase by more than 4.00% within the next month. The likelihood of success is 73%. The scorecard shows Corning rated as a “strong buy” while Juniper and Qualcomm both have “buy” ratings. 

The fundamental analysis summary shows both Corning and Juniper are undervalued at this time. Qualcomm is fairly valued. Qualcomm scores better than the others in the Profit Vs. Risk rating while Juniper is poorly rated in that category. Qualcomm has two positive, or green, ratings and no negative ratings. Corning and Juniper each have two positive ratings with one negative rating for each.

The technical analysis screener shows Corning with three positive readings from the AROON Indicator, the MACD, and the Momentum Indicator. The only negative reading is from the Bollinger bands and that rating only shows odds of success at 55% on a move lower.

Juniper shows bullish signals from its MACD and Momentum indicators, but it has bearish signals from its AROON indicator and the Bollinger Bands. Qualcomm shows bullish signals from the Bollinger Bands and the AROON Indicator. There are also bearish signals from the Stochastic indicators and the Momentum indicator.

Looking at the weekly charts, Corning and Qualcomm both show weekly stochastic readings that are in overbought territory. Qualcomm’s readings just made a bearish crossover and past instances of bearish crossovers have been pretty accurate at predicting downturns in the stock. Corning’s stochastic readings just turned higher and are still climbing at this point.

Juniper’s weekly chart shows that the stock is just below its 104-week moving average. The RSI is climbing, but it isn’t in overbought territory. The stochastic indicators made a bullish crossover this week. The readings are just below the 60 level currently, so they have a way to go before they would be in overbought territory.

One area where we see a big difference between the three stocks is in the earnings estimates and the sentiment readings. Corning has seen the consensus estimate for the quarter drop considerably over the last 90 days while the estimates for Juniper and Qualcomm have dropped slightly.

Analysts and short sellers are far more bullish on Qualcomm than they are on the other two. Of the 29 analysts covering Qualcomm, 18 have the stock rated as a “buy”. Corning and Juniper each have a meager five “buy” ratings. If we look at the ratings in terms of the buys as a percentage of the total, Qualcomm’s buy percentage is at 62%. Corning’s buy percentage is only 38.5% and Juniper’s is really low at 23.8%.

The short interest ratios (SIR) for Corning and Juniper are higher than the average stock with readings of 4.5 and 4.0, respectively. The average short interest ratio is in the 3.0 range. We see that Qualcomm’s ratio is well below average at 1.7.

Based on all of the data, the fundamentals, the technical analysis, and the sentiment indicators, it looks like Juniper has the best shot at moving higher after the earnings report. The fundamentals are decent, the stock isn’t overbought, and the sentiment is skewed to the bearish side. From a contrarian perspective, having bearish sentiment is a good thing.

Qualcomm may be the better long-term investment, but investors might be better served waiting for a little dip before entering a new position. Corning’s short-term indicators look good and that’s why it gets the “strong buy” rating from the Tickeron scorecard.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

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Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

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The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

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US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

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