Morning Quant Ride Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

Traders’ Corner

 

US futures are pointing to a positive open in NY today, continuing the 2018 rally. The S&P 500 is up 4.14% YTD, and the Russell 2000 is up 3.70%. Share volume in both the US and Europe has increased dramatically over the last 10 days versus the 100 day average.

As earning season begins, we are focused on some of our US A-rated stocks that are releasing earnings in the coming weeks:

See our Alphabet (GOOGL) QuantShot

See our Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) QuantShot

See our Facebook (FB) QuantShot

See our FirstCash Inc (FCFS) QuantShot

We also looking to add to some of our current QOptions trades:

See our Lockheed Martin (LMT) Bull Put Spread

See our Mastercard (MA) Bull Put Spread

 

Our Top Picks in the News

 

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Buy Stanley Black & Decker: Great Total Return And Dividend Growth (Seeking Alpha)
Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Industrials report

 

See more on our Stanley Black & Decker QuantShot company report from January 11th

 

Alphabet (GOOGL)

Counterpoint: Why Google Investors Should Not Fear Amazon's Lead In Voice-Enabled Devices (Too Much)(Seeking Alpha)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Info Tech report

 

See more on our Alphabet QuantShot company report from January 11th

 

Tencent Holdings (TCEHY)

Tencent Joins Asia-Tech Debt Rush With Its Biggest Bond Sale (WSJ)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks China report

 

See more on our Tencent QuantShot company report from December 18th

 

Applied Materials (AMAT)

Applied Materials upgraded to Positive from Neutral (The Fly)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Info Tech report

 

See more on our Applied Materials QuantShot company report from January 10th 

 

Lam Research (LRCX)

Susquehanna Upgrades Lam Research (LRCX) to Positive (Street Insider)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Info Tech report

 

See more on our Lam Research QuantShot company report from December 5th  

 

UnitedHealth Group (UNH)

UnitedHealth Profit rises as both Healthcar, Optum Business grow (WSJ)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Large Cap report

 

See more on our UnitedHealth Group QuantShot company report from November 15th  

 

The Morning Recap

 

Asian markets closed higher overnight while US markets were closed for the holiday.  China 4Q GDP report is the highlight of the week for Asia with consensus in the range of 6.5-7%.  South Korea and China continue to intensify their crackdown on cryptocurrency trading leading to further bitcoin weakness this week.   European markets traded higher as global stock optimism brings more bids to stock prices.  The European Parliament meets this week and will discuss, among other things, its report on Brexit.

US stocks are likely to be bid higher as well this week as earnings season gets in full swing.  Further positive news on the effects of the tax cuts on earnings should remain in the headlines with UnitedHealth being the latest to cite benefits.  Of $10.72 in earnings, $1.22 was attributed to benefits from the tax cuts.   Futures point to a higher open.

 

Index

Price

1 Day Return

5 Day Return

MTD

YTD

S&P 500 $ 2,786.24 0.00% 1.40% 4.21% 4.21%
Russell 2000 $ 1,591.97 0.00% 1.93% 3.68% 3.68%
DJ Industrial Average $ 25,803.19 0.00% 2.06% 4.39% 4.39%
NASDAQ Composite Index $ 7,261.06 0.00% 1.45% 5.18% 5.18%
CBOE Market Volatility Index 10.59 - - - -
Germany DAX (TR) € 13,315.30 0.87% -0.92% 3.07% 2.53%
France CAC 40 € 5,522.40 0.23% 0.54% 3.95% 3.85%
Japan Nikkei 225 ¥ 23,951.81 1.00% -0.26% 5.21% 3.90%
Hang Seng Index ¥ 31,904.75 1.81% 1.66% 6.64% 4.99%
Hang Seng China Enterprises ¥ 12,787.28 2.54% 1.91% 9.21% 6.49%
S&P ASX 200 AUD 6,048.60 -0.47% -0.98% -0.27% 0.08%
Source: FactSet          
Large Cap A Gainers Ticker Sector Industry 1 Day Return 5 Day Return MTD YTD 52wkH 52wkL
BLACKROCK INC BLK Financials Capital Markets

3.27%

4.92%

8.14%

8.14%

-0.15%

51.85%

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC ADBE Information Technology Software

3.24%

5.41%

11.30%

11.30%

-0.23%

82.19%

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC MSI Information Technology Communications Equipment

3.23%

4.04%

6.90%

6.90%

-0.63%

25.55%

DOLLAR TREE INC DLTR Consumer Discretionary Multiline Retail

3.13%

5.26%

7.02%

7.02%

-0.18%

74.98%

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS HOLDINGS SPR Industrials Aerospace & Defense

2.55%

4.85%

10.66%

10.66%

-0.16%

86.21%

BOEING CO BA Industrials Aerospace & Defense

2.47%

8.40%

14.00%

14.00%

-0.20%

114.49%

LEAR CORP LEA Consumer Discretionary Auto Components

2.29%

-0.18%

7.06%

7.06%

-1.56%

43.28%

TJX COMPANIES INC TJX Consumer Discretionary Specialty Retail

1.82%

3.48%

2.38%

2.38%

-3.26%

17.82%

ALPHABET INC GOOGL Information Technology Internet Software & Services

1.67%

1.48%

7.33%

7.33%

-0.06%

39.23%

PERKINELMER INC PKI Health Care Life Sciences Tools & Services

1.64%

2.76%

7.89%

7.89%

-0.16%

55.94%

Large Cap A Losers Ticker Sector Industry 1 Day Return 5 Day Return MTD YTD 52wkH 52wkL
FACEBOOK INC FB Information Technology Internet Software & Services

-4.47%

-4.73%

1.65%

1.65%

-5.04%

41.48%

FIVE BELOW INC FIVE Consumer Discretionary Specialty Retail

-1.75%

-0.03%

0.92%

0.92%

-9.00%

80.21%

SS&C TECHNOLOGIES HLDGS INC SSNC Information Technology Software

-1.73%

17.20%

22.21%

22.21%

-3.74%

60.51%

GAMING & LEISURE PPTYS GLPI Real Estate Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

-1.56%

-1.21%

-2.68%

-2.68%

-8.42%

19.16%

INGREDION INC INGR Consumer Staples Food Products

-1.46%

-2.71%

-2.75%

-2.75%

-4.68%

20.24%

PRA HEALTH SCIENCES INC PRAH Health Care Life Sciences Tools & Services

-1.40%

-1.15%

-1.11%

-1.11%

-2.99%

66.53%

EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE CO EPC Consumer Staples Personal Products

-0.98%

-1.87%

0.54%

0.54%

-27.24%

6.74%

ALLISON TRANSMISSION HLDGS ALSN Industrials Machinery

-0.83%

-0.80%

3.06%

3.06%

-2.85%

34.80%

MID-AMERICA APT CMNTYS INC MAA Real Estate Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

-0.81%

-5.35%

-9.19%

-9.19%

-17.69%

0.48%

CHURCH & DWIGHT INC CHD Consumer Staples Household Products

-0.71%

-2.82%

-2.29%

-2.29%

-9.52%

13.45%

Large Cap F Gainers Ticker Sector Industry 1 Day Return 5 Day Return MTD YTD 52wkH 52wkL
BITCOIN INVESTMENT TRUST GBTC Health Care Undefined

15.34%

-10.65%

-2.28%

-2.28%

-44.08%

1821.95%

SYNAPTICS INC SYNA Information Technology Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

13.35%

14.02%

24.59%

24.59%

-22.90%

47.52%

SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC SRPT Energy Biotechnology

4.29%

13.88%

10.57%

10.57%

-0.60%

134.27%

PUMA BIOTECHNOLOGY INC PBYI Health Care Biotechnology

3.71%

7.24%

0.40%

0.40%

-27.50%

250.09%

CENTURY ALUMINUM CO CENX Information Technology Metals & Mining

3.47%

10.30%

10.69%

10.69%

-2.51%

115.25%

IMPAX LABORATORIES INC IPXL Consumer Discretionary Pharmaceuticals

3.24%

9.14%

14.71%

14.71%

-25.68%

146.45%

NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS NKTR Materials Pharmaceuticals

3.03%

25.44%

20.56%

20.56%

-2.64%

531.03%

NEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC NBIX Industrials Biotechnology

3.00%

4.58%

4.87%

4.87%

-2.95%

111.74%

FIREEYE INC FEYE Information Technology Software

2.97%

3.93%

9.79%

9.79%

-13.39%

50.63%

GULFPORT ENERGY CORP GPOR Financials Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

2.61%

3.97%

4.70%

4.70%

-40.22%

22.57%

Large Cap F Losers Ticker Sector Industry 1 Day Return 5 Day Return MTD YTD 52wkH 52wkL
EXACT SCIENCES CORP EXAS Health Care Biotechnology

-4.43%

5.44%

0.15%

0.15%

-17.26%

210.44%

LUMBER LIQUIDATORS HLDGS INC LL Consumer Discretionary Specialty Retail

-4.18%

-2.50%

-2.93%

-2.93%

-26.28%

103.13%

EXACT SCIENCES CORP EXAS Health Care Biotechnology

-4.43%

5.44%

0.15%

0.15%

-17.26%

210.44%

TESARO INC TSRO Financials Biotechnology

-2.89%

-7.56%

-16.03%

-16.03%

-63.93%

0.30%

SPARK THERAPEUTICS INC ONCE Consumer Discretionary Biotechnology

-2.61%

4.07%

2.41%

2.41%

-47.07%

28.25%

DEXCOM INC DXCM Health Care Health Care Equipment & Supplies

-2.52%

2.36%

-1.12%

-1.12%

-36.09%

33.15%

SQUARE INC SQ Information Technology IT Services

-2.48%

1.20%

18.98%

18.98%

-16.77%

198.05%

INSULET CORP PODD Information Technology Health Care Equipment & Supplies

-2.17%

-3.20%

9.59%

9.59%

-3.85%

96.77%

CARS.COM INC CARS Information Technology Internet Software & Services

-2.14%

-4.38%

6.00%

6.00%

-5.30%

53.62%

RADIUS HEALTH INC RDUS Real Estate Biotechnology

-1.89%

-0.63%

9.22%

9.22%

-29.41%

40.71%

Source: FactSet                  

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