Stock market news February 20 2020

Stock market news for US stock market, US stocks, February 20, 2020

A decline for the US stock market after the recent record highs. Russell 2000 closed higher, all other 3 major US stock market indices closed lower. Tech stocks took the biggest hit.

How stock market, US stocks closed on Thursday, February 20, 2020-Financial and business news

  • S&P 500: 3,373.23,-12.92(-0.38%)
  • Dow 30: 29,219.98,-128.05(-0.44%)
  • Nasdaq: 9,750.96,-66.21(-0.67%)
  • Russell 2000: 1,696.07,+3.50(+0.21%)

Stocks biggest gainers

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP) was among stocks biggest gainers closing at
157.99+62.53 (+65.50%).

STMP daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
STMP daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

Stocks biggest losers

Aaron’s, Inc. (AAN) was among stocks biggest losers closing at 45.45-10.70 (-19.06%).

AAN daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
AAN daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

Stock investing | Stock trading | Most active stocks

Morgan Stanley (MS) was among most active stocks closing at 53.75-2.56 (-4.55%).

MS daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
MS daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

Real Estate was the best performing sector +1.15%, Information Technology was the worst performing sector, -1.01%.

Economic data

“Market participants will receive a check on the health of the U.S. manufacturing and services sectors in a set of economic data and earnings reports Friday.

IHS Markit is set to release its preliminary February U.S. purchasing managers’ index (PMI) at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Consensus economists expect the manufacturing PMI will pare back slightly to 51.5 from January’s three-month low of 51.9 in January. The services PMI will likely hold steady at 53.4, according to consensus estimates. Readings above the neutral level of 50 indicate expansion.”, source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/deere-earnings-purchasing-managers-indices-what-to-know-in-markets-friday-001025316.html

Stock earnings

Notable earnings today include Deere & Co (DE), WABCO Holdings Inc (WBC).

Stock market update

All data about stock market, stocks , stock investingstock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity and stockcharts.com.

This report is written by Stavros Georgiadis, CFA , Equity Research Analyst, Investment Strategist.

Stock market news February 19 2020

Stock market news

Stock market update, how stock market closed today, stock news, stock trading, stock investing, stock prices, stock market news, US stock market, Wednesday, February 19, 2020:

Another stock market rally, all major US stock market indexes closed higher with demand for tech stocks as Nasdaq had the biggest gains among other stock market indices.

How stock market, US stocks closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020-Financial and business news

  • S&P 500: 3,386.15,+15.86(+0.47%)
  • Dow 30: 29,348.03,+115.84(+0.40%)
  • Nasdaq: 9,817.18,+84.44(+0.87%)
  • Russell 2000: 1,692.57,+9.05(+0.54%)

Stocks biggest gainers

Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) was among stocks biggest gainers closing at
57.22+17.05 (+42.44%).

ENPH daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
ENPH daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

Stocks biggest losers

Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) was among stocks biggest losers
closing at 24.09-5.30 (-18.02%).

SGMS  daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
SGMS daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

Stock investing | Stock trading | Most active stocks

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) was among most active stocks closing at 37.35+7.05 (+23.27%).

SPCE daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
SPCE daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

Energy was the best performing sector +1.32%, Real Estate was the worst performing sector -1.36%.

Economic data

Economic data for today which may move the stock market, stocks.

“The Philadelphia Fed will release its February business activity outlook survey Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Consensus economists expect the report will show manufacturing activity weakened slightly in the region in February versus January, with the headline index dropping to 11.0 from 17.0. February’s print had marked the highest level since May 2019.”, source: Yahoo Finance

Stock earnings

Notable earnings today include Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH), Southern Co (SO), Universal Display Corp (OLED), Newmont Corporation (NEM).

Stock market update

All data about stock market, stocks , stock investingstock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity and stockcharts.com.

This report is written by Stavros Georgiadis, CFA , Equity Research Analyst, Investment Strategist.

Stock trading top tip

Stock trading

There are many stock trading tips, stock investing advice for prudent trading and not just gambling or speculating. Whether you trade the stock market, the forex market or any other financial market, our stock trading top tip is : do not chase the market.

Stock trading fomo effect

The fomo effect (fear or missing out) when trading stocks, equities amplifies in almost all cases bubbles in financial assets, and prices get disconnected from their fundamentals. Take for example the Tesla stock, today it is up to 942.31+83.91 (+9.78%). The reason is that some analyst hiked its priced target. This is not the best time to trade the Tesla stock as a huge rally has already taken place.It is too risky. If you add the fact that Tesla stock to our financial analysis is way too overvalued, then this game trading stocks like Tesla is just speculation.

Stocks to buy, stocks to sell

There are always opportunities about stocks to buy, stocks to sell. The fomo effect is too dangerous and is a behavioral bias in investing and trading. Apply risk management, fundamental analysis and use technical analysis to buy stocks with good fundamentals which are undervalued, sell overvalued stocks, or do not just get carried away buying stocks because they move up, for no obvious reason, not a catalyst or something related to financial results and performance.

Stock market news February 18 2020

Stock market news

Stock market update, how stock market closed today, stock news, stock trading, stock investing, stock prices, stock market news, US stock market, Tuesday, February 18, 2020:

A correction for the US stock market on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, although Nasdaq closed flat.

How stock market, US stocks closed on Tuesday, February 18, 2020-Financial and business news

  • S&P 500: 3,370.29,-9.87(-0.29%)
  • Dow 30: 29,232.19,-165.91(-0.56%)
  • Nasdaq: 9,732.74,+1.56(+0.02%)
  • Russell 2000: 1,683.52, -4.06(-0.24%)

Stocks biggest gainers

Legg Mason, Inc. (LM) was among stocks biggest gainers closing at
50.66+9.94 (+24.41%).

LM daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
LM daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

Stocks biggest losers

Fluor Corporation (FLR) was among stocks biggest losers closing at
14.79-4.75 (-24.31%).

FLR daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
FLR daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

Stock investing | Stock trading | Most active stocks

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) was among most active stocks closing at 30.30+1.62 (+5.65%).

SPCE daily stock chart | stocks | stock market
SPCE daily stock chart | stocks | stock market

U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

Utilities was the best performing sector +0.79%, Financial was the worst performing sector -0.89%.

Economic data

“Economic data releases scheduled for Wednesday include the Census Bureau’s monthly report on housing starts and building permits, and the Labor Department’s January producer price index.”, Source: Yahoo Finance.

There is also the release of Fed meeting minutes.

Stock earnings

Notable earnings today include Avis Budget Group Inc (CAR), Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (HOLI), Jack in the Box Inc (JACK).

Stock market update

All data about stock market, stocks , stock investingstock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity and stockcharts.com.

This report is written by Stavros Georgiadis, CFA , Equity Research Analyst, Investment Strategist.



Stock market news today February 18 2020

Stock market news – Stock market today

Latest stock market news, stock trading, stock investing, business and financial news for today, february 18, 2020:

US stock market update February 18 2020

US stock market

At 11:38 AM Tuesday, February 18, 2020 this is the US stock market update:

S&P 500: 3,358.60,-21.56(-0.64%)
Dow 30: 29,146.20,-251.88(-0.86%)
Nasdaq: 9,688.03,-43.15(-0.44%)
Russell 2000: 1,679.56, -8.02(-0.48%)
Crude Oil: 51.44,-0.61(-1.17%)
Gold: 1,607.60,+21.20(+1.34%)

Stocks

Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock is trading lower at 316.57, -8.56,-2.63% today.

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week February 18- February 21 2020

Stocks to monitor

Walmart, ViacomCBS, Deere are aming stocks to monitor this week, due to earnings announcements. ” U.S. stock and bond markets are closed on Monday for Presidents Day. Fourth-quarter earnings season continues when they reopen on Tuesday, with 45 S&P 500 companies scheduled to report. Highlights include Walmart on Tuesday, followed by Analog Devices and Dish Network on Wednesday. ViacomCBS and Deere report on Thursday and Friday, respectively. ”

Source: https://www.barrons.com/articles/walmart-viacomcbs-deere-and-other-stocks-for-investors-to-watch-this-week-51581883218?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

Notable stock earnings

It is always a good idea to check daily for any notable stock earnings, as these tend to move stocks. Before considering which stocks to buy, stocks to sell, check when they are to release their latest quarterly earnings. Be prepared in the stock market and financial markets reading daily the economic calendar.

Kroger stock soars after Buffett’s investment

Kroger stock news

“Kroger Co.’s stock soared in after-hours trading Friday following the disclosure that famed investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate has made a huge investment in the supermarket giant’s stock.

Omaha, Neb.-based conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway bought a new position of 18.9 million shares of Kroger (NYSE: KR) stock during the fourth quarter, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late Friday. It didn’t own Kroger stock before last quarter. That stake was worth $549 million at year-end and represents 2.4% of Kroger’s stock. That makes Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) the seventh-largest owner of Kroger shares, according to Kroger’s investor relations listing on its website.”

Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/02/16/kroger-stock-soars-after-buffett-s-investment.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Kroger stock chart

KR daily stock chart
KR daily stock chart

Fundamental analysis of stocks

Fundamental analysis in stock trading, stock investing

Fundamental analysis. Wikipedia explains what is fundamental analysis.

Fundamental analysis, in accounting and finance, is the analysis of a business’s financial statements (usually to analyze the business’s assetsliabilities, and earnings); health;[1] and competitors and markets. It also considers the overall state of the economy and factors including interest rates, production, earnings, employment, GDP, housing, manufacturing and management. There are two basic approaches that can be used: bottom up analysis and top down analysis.[2] These terms are used to distinguish such analysis from other types of investment analysis, such as quantitative and technical

Source: Wikipedia

“Fundamental analysis is performed on historical and present data, but with the goal of making financial forecasts. There are several possible objectives:

  • to conduct a company stock valuation and predict its probable price evolution;
  • to make a projection on its business performance;
  • to evaluate its management and make internal business decisions and/or to calculate its credit risk.
  • to find out the intrinsic value of the share.” , Source: Wikipedia

Stock Trading: How to Use Fundamental Analysis

A nice article about why use Fundamental Analysis.

” Understanding fundamental analysis is necessary to determine whether a stock is valued correctly in the market. Analysts typically look at macro and micro factors to identify stocks that are trading at higher and lower prices. If a stock isn’t priced correctly, it could be worth more money and turn a higher profit. This is especially true when a stock is undervalued. “, Source: https://thetokenist.io/fundamental-analysis-stocks/

Fundamental analysis and stock investing

Fundamental analysis is very important about stock trading, stock investing, choose stocks to buy, stocks to sell. Yes it takes time to make due diligence and perform fundamental analysis of stocks. But it is worth it. Because you trade stocks with confidence, based on their fundamental strengths or weaknesses. The stock market ofthen ignores the fundamental analysis and trends based on technical analysis. This is stock market investing that is too risky. Stock market trading should always focus on fundamental analysis of stocks.

What are the 4 types of stocks?

Stocks

4 types of stocks to invest in:

  • Growth stocks
  • Dividend stocks
  • New issues
  • Defensive stocks

Stock investing

This article explains the 4 types of stocks you need to know. But there are also value-investing stocks, penny stocks, otc stocks, private placement stocks. There are amny stocks to invest in, from momentum stocks with poor fundamentals, to market-beating stocks. A well balanced and diversified portfolio for investing and trading purposes can have all or more of these types of stocks. Never negelct the due diligence and the fundamental analysis of stocks, do not just buy stocks because their trend is up. This is not investing in stocks, it is gambling.