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Rick Pendergraft
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Jul 10, 2020
Two Companies Benefitting from the Work-From-Home Economy Report in the Week Ahead

Two Companies Benefitting from the Work-From-Home Economy Report in the Week Ahead

A number of companies have seen their stock prices soar as demand for their services or products increased due to people staying at home. These aren’t unscrupulous companies that are taking advantage of the situation, it’s just a situation where the products they offer are in greater demand. Some of the companies offer products that make it easier for people to work from home. Others offer services that offer entertainment at home or make it easier to shop from home.

Two companies that have seen a boost in business since stay at home orders were issued are Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY). Netflix has seen its stock rise approximately 60% from the March low. eBay’s stock is up over 125% from its low in March. Both companies are set to report second quarter earnings in the next few weeks and both companies are expected to show significant increases in earnings per share when compared to the previous year.

Netflix is expected to report earnings results on July 16. The current EPS estimate is at $1.81 and that is more than three times higher than the second quarter of 2019. In the second quarter of 2019 the company reported EPS of $0.60. In addition to the estimate being considerably higher than last year’s results, analysts have increased the EPS estimate. The current consensus estimate is for EPS of $1.81 and it was $1.53 just 90 days ago.

eBay is set to report on July 28 and it has also seen a big jump in its EPS estimate over the last 90 days. The current consensus estimate is for earnings per share of $1.05. 90 days ago the estimate was for EPS of $0.70. That is a 50% increase in the estimate and it is 54.4% higher than the $0.68 the company reported in the second quarter of last year.

Looking at the two companies on Tickeron’s platform, we see that both companies score very well in a number of categories. Both companies are ranked as “strong buys” on the Scorecard. eBay shows strong results in both the fundamental and technical analysis categories while Netflix shows better results on the technical side than it does on the fundamental side.

If we look at the fundamental analysis screener, we see that Netflix is overvalued at this time and it gets poor scores in its P/E Growth Rating and its Seasonality Score. eBay’s only negative mark is the P/E Growth Rating.

Netflix is trading at a trailing P/E ratio of 86.4 currently and the forward P/E is at 69.4. Those figures are contributing factors in the Valuation Rating being in the overvalued category. Despite the huge run up in the stock, eBay’s trailing P/E ratio is only 26.3 and its forward P/E is at 17.7.

Turning our attention to the technical analysis screener, both companies received bullish signals from the Aroon Indicator on July 9. Both have also received bullish signals from the MACD and Momentum Indicators in the last few weeks. Netflix got an additional bullish signal from its moving averages in mid-June.

Both stocks are overbought based on the stochastic indicators and the RSI indicator. Given the huge rallies both stocks have experienced in the last four months, that isn’t surprising.

The Tickeron Screener looks at the daily stochastics and the daily RSI indicator, but if you look more long term and use the weekly overbought/oversold indicators you would get a little bit of a mixed result. The weekly chart for Netflix shows that the weekly stochastic indicators are in overbought territory, but the RSI isn’t. For eBay, it’s a different story. With the stock jumping over 125% in approximately four months, both the weekly RSI and the stochastic indicators are in overbought territory. In fact, the 10-week RSI is the highest it has been since the fourth quarter of 2010.

Overall both Netflix and eBay look good as long-term investments, but the current overbought levels on the daily and weekly charts could be a sign that right now isn’t the time to buy. You also have to consider how much the hurdle has been raised for the upcoming earnings reports. Expectations appear to be extremely high at this time and that can make it difficult for the stocks, regardless of whether they beat estimates or not.  

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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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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

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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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
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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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

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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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
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Sergey Savastiouk
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How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

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Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

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

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.