Facebook Inc: Facebook Stock Has More Room to Run

Facebook Inc: Facebook Stock Has More Room to Run

Facebook Inc: Facebook Stock Has More Room to Run

Facebook Stock More Upside for FB Stock?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock seems to be the most appealing candidate for investors looking for a growth name among the market of large-cap tech firms.

The company’s metrics from its second quarter of 2016 and recent years outshine many of its closest competitors and other flagship brands in the tech sector. Its most recent earnings report showed FB stock exceeding analysts’ expectations yet again. Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow executives also provided some forward-looking statements explaining how Facebook will grow in the near.

 

Facebook stock has been outperforming leading brands in the tech sector for some time now. During 2Q2016, Facebook added 60 million customers, 20-times more than the number of Internet users joining Twitter. Facebook’s 55.5% five-year sales growth and 59.2% quarter-over-quarter sales growth trumped several industry-leading tech stocks, including Intel,Google, Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft. As well, Facebook’s 18.7% capital appreciation in 2016 is far ahead of all of the aforementioned firms, with Cisco being the only other stock gaining more than 3.5% since the New Year.

As of 2Q2016, Facebook stock has only missed exceeding analysts’ expectations one of 18 times since the date of its IPO. Total revenue increased by 59% year-over-year to $6.44 billion, while Facebook’s net income still totaled $2.05 billion. (Source: “Takeaways from Apple, Facebook and Google’s latest earnings – Kapko,” CIO, July 29, 2016.)

Reports from this most recent quarter counted 1.1 billion people using Facebook every day and 1.7 billion people accessing the web site on a monthly basis. Facebook now has more than one billion mobile users active daily and exceeded $5.0 billion in mobile ad revenue during the second quarter. Mobile ad revenue now accounts for nearly 85% of the firm’s total advertising sales. (Source: “Facebook Puts Google on Notice in Search Advertising (FB, GOOG) – Fuscaldo,” Investopedia, July 28, 2016.)

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Netflix, Inc.: Slowing Subscriber Growth No Reason to Bail on Netflix Stock

Netflix, Inc.: Slowing Subscriber Growth No Reason to Bail on Netflix Stock

Netflix, Inc.: Slowing Subscriber Growth No Reason to Bail on Netflix Stock

Netflix StockNetflix Stock Still Has Upside Despite Issues

There is no question that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has reached a critical moment. Netflix stock is under pressure, having lost more than 18% year-to-date. The big question shareholders are asking is whether this is a temporary weakness or the reflection of a chronic problem affecting the company in an increasingly competitive market.

Netflix, once the unchallenged platform for on-demand video, which seemed to have no end to growth, gained significantly fewer users in the second quarter. Netflix stock has plummeted as a.

 

The fact remains that whether slower or not, Netflix has shown that, if nothing else, it keeps growing. It recently reported having 83.18 million users at the end of June. Some say this is only 1.68 million more than the end of March. I say, simply, “a million more” than at the end of March. See the difference? About half of all users are in the United States. Perhaps, investors were disappointed more by the fact that Netflix missed its own expectations, rather than the user number growth rate itself. (Source: “Netflix now has 83 million subscribers, but it grew slower than ever in the U.S.,”Venturebeat, July 18, 2016.)

Indeed, Netflix told investors in April that it would reach 84 million users worldwide by July. It missed that target by about 800,000, but it attributed the lethargic outcome to an unexpected shakeup, most likely resulting from its decision to stop offering its services at the original low—“grandfathered”— prices for longtime users. (Source: Ibid.)

It seems that many investors still have some optimism left. To the question that analysts have posed—whether its weakness is due to temporary factors or structural competitive forces—Cannaccord Genuity, which recently started covering Netflix, is betting on the temporary blip explanation. It has set a $119.00-per-share price target for NFLX stock. (Source: “Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Given New $115.00 Price Target at Canaccord Genuity,” BBNS, July 19, 2016.)

 

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Investors Stock Market Reviews 8.3.16

Investors Stock Market Reviews 8.3.16

Investors Stock Market  Reviews 8.3.16

Investors Stock Market Reviews 8.3.16

Seagate Technology PLC: These 3 Charts Show Where STX Stock Could Go Next

STX Stock: Did Shares Bottom in May?
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) stock is another example of a company that has been punished by a bear raid. STX stock has fallen from a peak of $63.03 to a trough of $18.42, equating to a loss of 70%. If you happened to buy at the top and are currently holding STX shares, I can guarantee that you lack a trading strategy.

I approach each and every investment in the same manner. This keeps my investment decisions objective and simple. I will take you through my approach as I examine the STX stock chart. We will look.

 

Akamai Technologies, Inc.: AKAM Stock Chart Warns of a Pending Bear Raid

AKAM Stock: Bears Regain Control
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) reported its second-quarter earnings on July 26, 2016. Earnings were inline and revenue came in a bit light. Were these numbers any good? Investors were certainly not pleased with these results. AKAM stock sold off the next trading day, gapping down and closing the day down 13%.

I have always been a proponent of a systematic trading strategy. A systematic trading strategy is the difference between making money and losing money over the long term. Managing risk is always the No. 1.

 

Biogen Inc: Merck-Allergan Deal Could Send Biogen Stock Soaring

Biogen Inc Has Something the Pharma Majors Want
Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) lost some 10% in one trading day last June. In fact, Biogen stock dropped to its lowest price of the year—$224.60 on June 24. That happened as the company admitted that lab tests of its new multiple sclerosis–targeting drug, “Opicinumab,” failed. But such things happen in the world of biotech.

In fact, Biogen stock has hit a new record high for 2016, gaining 10% in a single day as Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) have shown takeover interest. That has sparked.

 

Uber IPO: Does Uber-Didi Deal Clear the Way for an Uber IPO in 2016?

Is an Uber IPO in the Works?
Some have suggested that the chances of an Uber Technologies Inc. IPO (initial public offering) have increased. The opportunity for an Uber IPO—perhaps even an Uber IPO in 2016—has opened up because Uber has sold its Uber China division to competitor Didi Chuxing. The Uber-Didi deal, say analysts, is the right catalyst for the stock to list.

So, will there be an Uber IPO in 2016? That’s the big question.

The sale of Uber China to Didi Chuxing has ended Uber’s loss-accumulating effort to challenge Didi, the ride sharing leader in.

 

Micron Technology, Inc.: Tsinghua Deal Could Be Catalyst for Micron Stock

A Very Rocky Road for Micron Stock
Everybody loves a comeback and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is the new comeback kid. Despite a trouble-plagued stretch with too many lows and few highs, the company is pointed in the right direction and Micron stock is poised to ascend.

If anything, the past year has not been boring for this Boise, Idaho-based semiconductor provider. In July 2015, Micron Technology was the surprise object of a $23.0-billion informal bid by China’s state-sponsored Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. Had the bid gone through, the acquisition would.

 

Electronic Arts Inc.: FIFA 17 Could Be Big for EA Stock

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) has never performed better. True, Electronic Arts stock has lost a bit—0.35%—in the past week, but EA stock is trading at $76.00 per share and that’s still within a few dollars of its all-time record. The slight loss last week is but a minor pothole in the path to unprecedented success. Electronic Arts stock will keep on trucking in 2016 and well into 2017, as Dave Dudley might sing.
The Next Big Thing for EA Stock Is Almost Here
The next big potential bullish shaker for Electronic Arts stock might come in the form of.

 

What Is Microsoft HoloLens? Here’s the Story in Two Minutes

If you’re excited about Facebook Inc’s “Oculus Rift,” watch out for “HoloLens” from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). While it’s not yet available to the general public, the Microsoft HoloLens is going to be a game-changing device.

Since a lot of people aren’t yet familiar with the Oculus Rift or Microsoft HoloLens, it’s probably best to review what each device actually is. Both the Oculus Rift and the Microsoft HoloLens are part of a new technology trend known as virtual/augmented reality.

Let me explain…

Virtual reality.

 

3D Systems Corporation: If This Happens, DDD Stock Could Soar

DDD Stock: Waiting for a Reversal
The technology behind three-dimensional (3D) printing is phenomenal and the idea that it will lead to great breakthroughs in the future is sound. It was this hype that drove 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) stock price to all-time highs.

While it is unfortunate that DDD shares now trade at a fraction of their value hit in December 2013, when DDD stock traded as high as $97.28 per share, the stock has been ravaged by a bear market. At its current share price of $12.71, DDD stock is down 87% from its peak.

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3D Systems Corporation: If This Happens, DDD Stock Could Soar

3D Systems Corporation: If This Happens, DDD Stock Could Soar

3D Systems Corporation: If This Happens, DDD Stock Could Soar

DDD Stock: Waiting for a Reversal

The technology behind three-dimensional (3D) printing is phenomenal and the idea that it will lead to great breakthroughs in the future is sound. It was this hype that drove 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) stock price to all-time highs.

While it is unfortunate that DDD shares now trade at a fraction of their value hit in December 2013, when DDD stock traded as high as $97.28 per share, the stock has been ravaged by a bear market. At its current share price of $12.71, DDD stock is down 87% from its peak.

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On April 17, 2014, DDD stock confirmed a death cross, which is a bearish signal that appears on a stock’s chart when a stock’s 50-day moving average crosses below its 200-day moving average. Traders use this signal to confirm a bear market is approaching.

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Using one signal on its own is never a good trading strategy, though. As a rule of thumb, I never trade against a signal after it has been generated. Once the death cross was confirmed, all new positions in DDD stock should have been a move to either the sidelines or to short the stock. This strategy would have avoided many losses and potentially produced some profits. The death cross is not perfect, but it serves to prove that there is little reason to be long in the face of such a signal.

Using one signal on its own is never a good trading strategy, though. As a rule of thumb, I never trade against a signal after it has been generated. Once the death cross was confirmed, all new positions in DDD stock should have been a move to either the sidelines or to short the stock. This strategy would have avoided many losses and potentially produced some profits. The death cross is not perfect, but it serves to prove that there is little reason to be long in the face of such a signal.

If we focus our attention back to the first chart, we see the downtrend that has dominated DDD stock since 2014. A downtrend is defined by lower lows and is confirmed by lower highs. It can easily be identified as the stock’s share price moves from the upper left of the chart to the lower right.

The downtrend line (highlighted in blue in the first chart) is created by connecting the peaks on the chart. This line is the large obstacle I am referring to and it must be broken for the bulls to gain the upper hand. If DDD stock can surpass this trend line, it will confirm that the downtrend in DDD stock has ended and that a new bull has begun.

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Uber IPO: Does Uber-Didi Deal Clear the Way for an Uber IPO in 2016?

Uber IPO: Does Uber-Didi Deal Clear the Way for an Uber IPO in 2016?

Uber IPO: Does Uber-Didi Deal Clear the Way for an Uber IPO in 2016?

Uber-Didi Deal Is an Uber IPO in the Works?

Some have suggested that the chances of an Uber Technologies Inc. IPO (initial public offering) have increased. The opportunity for an Uber IPO—perhaps even an Uber IPO in 2016—has opened up because Uber has sold its Uber China division to competitor Didi Chuxing. The Uber-Didi deal, say analysts, is the right catalyst for the stock to list.

So, will there be an Uber IPO in 2016? That’s the big question.

The sale of Uber China to Didi Chuxing has ended Uber’s loss-accumulating effort to challenge Didi, the ride sharing leader in.

How Does This Bode for an Eventual Uber IPO?

With the China problem out of the way, an Uber IPO would seem to be the next logical step for the famous vehicle-for-hire (ride-sharing) service. Didi Chuxing was Uber’s biggest competitor in the Chinese market and it plans to invest $1.0 billion in Uber Technologies Inc., the mother company itself. Indeed, the company and other shareholders, which includeBaidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU), will get a 20% economic stake in the new Didi-Uber China company, while Didi founder Cheng Wei and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will join each other’s respective boards. (Source: “In Deal With Didi, Uber Frees Itself to Expand in Other Markets,” Bloomberg, August 1, 2016.)

Travis Kalanick has often expressed a desire to keep Uber private as long as possible. In other words, Kalanick will likely hold back from an IPO in 2016. (Source: “Uber IPO uber-unlikely: CEO Kalanick,” CNBC, March 29, 2016.)

Uber has managed to raise some $10.0 billion in the past year and a half, which will be enough to keep it running without having to go to the public markets. It will also maintain the independence and flexibility that a public listing would restrict. Kalanick likes the independence, which is facilitating expansion.

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Biogen Inc: Merck-Allergan Deal Could Send BIIB Stock Soaring

Biogen Inc: Merck-Allergan Deal Could Send BIIB Stock Soaring

Biogen Inc: Merck-Allergan Deal Could Send BIIB Stock Soaring

Biogen Inc Has Something the Pharma Majors Want

Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) lost some 10% in one trading day last June. In fact, Biogen stock dropped to its lowest price of the year—$224.60 on June 24. That happened as the company admitted that lab tests of its new multiple sclerosis–targeting drug, “Opicinumab,” failed. But such things happen in the world of biotech.

In fact, Biogen stock has hit a new record high for 2016, gaining 10% in a single day as Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) have shown takeover interest. That has sparked.

Still, while Biogen may be willing to reject its bidders, the group has suffered a slowdown in the growth of its flagship drug, “Tecfidera,” a treatment for multiple sclerosis.

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That slowdown prompted the company to engage in a deep restructuring strategy to reduce costs and focus on its strengths, especially in neurology and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This leaves Biogen susceptible to offers it might not be in a position to refuse

Until more news emerges, it would be best to consider Biogen on its own merit. Even after the early August rally, Biogen stock is still trading only 2.45% higher year-to-date. Yet, as we suggested in an article last June, investors should have considered the great Biogen stock’s tumble as a potential bullish opportunity.

In fact, while Opicinumab has failed (for the time being), Biogen also saw three potential blockbusters get approval in Europe and the U.S. just days earlier. These include “Zinbryta” (daclizumab) for multiple sclerosis (MS), and “Flixabi,” which targets arthritis. (Source: “Biogen’s MS drug Zinbryta tied to more serious side effects than Avonex: Advera,” Fierce Pharma, May 31, 2016.)

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Akamai Technologies, Inc.: AKAM Stock Chart Warns of a Pending Bear Raid

Akamai Technologies, Inc.: AKAM Stock Chart Warns of a Pending Bear Raid

Akamai Technologies, Inc.: AKAM Stock Chart Warns of a Pending Bear Raid

AKAM Stock: Bears Regain Control

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) reported its second-quarter earnings on July 26, 2016. Earnings were inline and revenue came in a bit light. Were these numbers any good? Investors were certainly not pleased with these results. AKAM stock sold off the next trading day, gapping down and closing the day down 13%.

I have always been a proponent of a systematic trading strategy. A systematic trading strategy is the difference between making money and losing money over the long term. Managing risk is always the No. 1.

AKAM stock gapped lower on July 27 and opened the day at $51.23 per share. Shares traded as low as $47.80 before trading off its lows and closing the day at $50.51. This has essentially created a range traders can use to eye the next move.

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Shares gapped right down to a support level. The bulls need this area to hold. The problem is that momentum is currently to the downside and it puts this support level in jeopardy. A break below this support level would suggest that shares would be retesting the February lows.

AKAM stock has currently generated a golden cross. A golden cross is a bullish signal that is produced on the charts when a faster moving average (in this case, AKAM stock’s 50-day moving average) crosses above a slower moving average (AKAM stock’s 200-day moving average). Traders use the golden cross to confirm a bear market is ahead.

The gap down in share price has put this signal in jeopardy. AKAM stock is currently trading below both its 50- and 200-day moving averages, causing the signal to be potentially averted if shares don’t quickly rebound.

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Seagate Technology PLC: These 3 Charts Show Where STX Stock Could Go Next

Seagate Technology PLC: These 3 Charts Show Where STX Stock Could Go Next

Seagate Technology PLC: These 3 Charts Show Where STX Stock Could Go Next

Seagate TechnologySTX Stock: Did Shares Bottom in May?

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) stock is another example of a company that has been punished by a bear raid. STX stock has fallen from a peak of $63.03 to a trough of $18.42, equating to a loss of 70%. If you happened to buy at the top and are currently holding STX shares, I can guarantee that you lack a trading strategy.

I approach each and every investment in the same manner. This keeps my investment decisions objective and simple. I will take you through my approach as I examine the STX stock chart. We will look.

Last year, STX stock confirmed a death cross, which is a bearish signal. A death cross appears on the chart when a faster moving average (for example, the 50-day moving average) crosses below a slower moving average (e.g., 200-day moving average). Traders use this signal to confirm a bear market is on the horizon.

Using any signal on its own is never a good trading strategy. As a rule of thumb, I never trade against a signal after it has been generated. Once the death cross was confirmed, all new positions in STX stock should have been a move either to the sidelines or short. This strategy would have avoided many losses and potentially produced some profits. The death cross is not perfect, but it serves to prove that there is little reason to be long in the face of such a signal.

STX stock had been trading below $20.00 since shares first went public in 2002. On four different occasions, the company’s share price tried to breach $20.00, but the bears were quick to turn the bulls away. This level of resistance stood for nine years before it was finally broken.

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Investors Stock Market at a Glance 8.2.16

Investors Stock Market at a Glance 8.2.16

Investors Stock Market at a Glance 8.2.16

Investors Stock Market at a Glance 8.2.16

Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN): This Tiny $5 Stock Is Poised to Explode Higher

 

This Could Be Massive for Groupon Stock
Stock Market Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN) stock had quite a ride so far in 2016. In February, it more than doubled. After it reported first-quarter earnings in April, Groupon stock plunged more than 25% in a few trading sessions. Now, it’s making a comeback again, gaining more than 32% since last Wednesday.

As you’d expect, the catalyst behind Groupon stock’s latest surge was an earnings report. In today’s stock market, it’s not uncommon for companies that are yet to be profitable to see massive swings in their stock prices upon.

 

GPRO Stock: Is GoPro Inc Finally Going to Rebound?

Why GPRO Stock is up 13% in 5 Days
GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) finally found some support last week, for reasons that should surprise no one. The company is doing exactly what analysts thought it should do, and the result was a surge in GPRO stock. It’s just that simple.

Don’t get me wrong, the company is still losing money. GoPro’s year-over-year revenue is down 47.4%, and it made a net loss of $91.77 million for the quarter. (Source:.

 

New Market Indicator Says Bullishness Overdone?

 

Forget Hemlines… Here Is a New Way to Spot Market Trends

I would like to share with you the birth of a brand new kind of stock market indicator—an indicator that, if correct, suggests that the “good old days” for stocks may be coming to an end quicker than we think.Whether my new indicator will pass the test of time, I do not know. But I do think it is as valid as any other indicator and may well be worth keeping an eye on.I call it the “expanding car indicator” and right now—in spite of growing unemployment, economic chaos, soaring.

 

TSLA Stock: Is the SolarCity Deal Good for Tesla Motors Inc?

SolarCity Approves Deal; TSLA Stock Stays Flat
When Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) first sent an offer letter to buy SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY), TSLA stock took a massive hit. Investors weren’t happy, to say the least.

Investors thought Elon Musk was trying to save SolarCity from a sliding share price. Musk is, after all, a founder of and major investor in both companies. He stands to lose a lot of money if SolarCity goes under, meaning his incentives aren’t identical to those of an average TSLA stockholder. Naturally, that makes investors a little wary.

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Priceline Group Inc: These 3 Charts Show Where PCLN Stock Could Go Next

Bullish on PCLN Stock
The year 2000 was marked with an asterisk for the investment community. It was the year when the NASDAQ-lead technology bubble finally burst. In 1999, Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) stock hit a high of $990.00, but in 2001, shares hit a low of $6.30, representing a 99.36% loss. Essentially, the entire position was lost. If I were a shareholder of PCLN stock, I would have never imagined I would ever see my hard-earned dollars again.

However, like a phoenix, PCLN stock has risen from the ashes. Not only has the stock seen its share.

 

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.: Triple Threat Could Send AMD Stock Soaring

This Could Be Massive for AMD Stock
Chipmakers might not be the hottest companies in tech, but Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock turned out to be one of the biggest winners this year. In the past six months, AMD stock soared a staggering 212%!

With such a dramatic rise, you might wonder if AMD stock is going to hold steady at today’s level. Well, given what the company could do in the upcoming quarters, AMD stock could not only sustain these levels, but also see further upside.

Let me explain…
Polaris
The company’s “Polaris”.

 

AAPL Stock: This Small Segment Could Be Huge for Apple Inc. Next Year

This Could Be Massive for Apple Stock
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock recently had the second-largest one-day rise in its history, but it’s not because of “iPhone” sales. In fact, if you ask any Apple stock bear, they’ll tell you that the company’s future is doomed because iPhone sales just had another quarter of double-digit year-over-year declines.

Here’s why the bears are wrong on AAPL stock and the recent rally is here to stay.
Why the Apple Stock Bears Are Wrong
To Apple stock bears, there is only one number you need to tell them: $13.0.

 

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated: This ATI Stock Setup Has 244%+ Upside

Systematic Trading with ATI stock
Once a week I run a stock scanner that looks for investments that match a certain criteria. That is how I stumbled upon Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) stock.

From the start, I was intrigued by my findings. The price chart looks compelling and I feel like ATI stock may be a good candidate to consider executing a trading strategy on.

I am proponent of a system in which rules are set and adhered to. I find the best systems are simple, easy to execute, and have an exit strategy. In this case, I.

 

TWTR Stock: Should You Abandon Twitter Inc?

Why TWTR Stock Dropped 10%
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has always lived in the shadows of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Both companies announced their earnings last week and the results were predictable—TWTR stock crashed, FB stock soared, and the sky is blue.

As I said, no surprises there…

Twitter delivered $602 million in revenue for the quarter, reflecting 20% growth from the same period last year. On the surface, this might seem like a reason to celebrate. It’s not as impressive as Facebook’s 59% increase, but still, a one-fifth bump in sales is good, right?.