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

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%)


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

Stock market data: Yahoo Finance

US stock market technical analysis February 18 2020

US stock market technical analysis

Daily US stock market technical analysis.

Dow 30 technical analysis

Dow 30 technical analysis
Dow 30 technical analysis

Close on February 14 2020: 29,398.08. Daily Pivot points for today are:

  • S3: 29144.89
  • S2: 29245.41
  • S1: 29334.36
  • Pivot: 29434.88
  • R1: 29523.83
  • R2: 29624.35
  • R3: 29713.30

DOW 30 technical analysis summary

The RSI(14) is at 58.952 . The Dow 30 index is above the daily MA50 at 28692.13 , and the daily MA100 at 27951.86. If there is a sell-off today price may find support between daily S3 and S2 pivot points, acting as support levels.

Stock market data:,

US stock market futures update February 18 2020

US stock market futures

As of 5:14 AM EST time US stock market futures point to a lower open today for the stock market. This is the latest stock market update:

S&P Futures: 3,363.50,-17.50(-0.52%)
Dow Futures: 29,223.00,-172.00(-0.59%)
Nasdaq Futures: 9,543.75, -88.50(-0.92%)

We may see a sell-off for stocks, mainly tech stocks today based on stock market futures.

Stock market news

“Stocks broadly fell on Tuesday after Apple (APPL) warned that the impact of coronavirus would cause it to miss sales targets and constrain the supply of its flagship iPhone devices.

The company said on Monday that it did not expect to meet its second-quarter revenue guidance, pointing to supply chain issues and lower Chinese demand.” Source:

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. ”


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.

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:

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?


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.

Stock market news February 17 2020

Stock market news

Latest stock market news, stock news, stock strading, stock investing news for today, Monday, February 17, 2020:

Stocks biggest gainers February 14 2020

Stocks biggest gainers February 14, 2020, US stock market

These are the stocks biggest gainers for the US stock market on Friday, February 14,2020:

Stocks biggest gainers February 14, 2020, US stock market
Stocks biggest gainers February 14, 2020, US stock market

Stock market data: Money CNN

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