Morning Quant Ride Jan 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018

Traders’ Corner

 

Overnight trading saw Asian markets mixed, Japan closed lower while Hong Kong and Australia closed higher.  Hong Kong’s record winning streak continued.  European stocks were a bit lower at midday check after opening higher at the session’s start.  Investors there are focused on the European Central Bank’s meeting Thursday and the gathering of world leaders in Davos, where leader from the US, UK and Germany, among others, will be there.  Data from around Europe continues to come positive.

The day opens in the US with an environment of all assets rising, a phenomenon clear to all.  The end of the government shutdown is certainly positive for investors though a longer term solution for govt financing this year was not reached, so we will likely be back in the same spot in a couple of weeks.  For now, though, optimism reigns, with most US markets closing higher yesterday.

This morning, a few of our A-rated Stocks beat on earnings:

Comcast Corp. – EPS beat by $0.02, Revenue beat by $100M

QuantShot: Stanley Black & Decker –EPS beat by $0.04, Revenue beat by $140M

QuantShot: United Technologies – EPS beat by $0.04, Revenue beat by $280M

As we move deeper into earnings season, we encourage investors to continue to focus on company-specific trades. This morning we are watching some of our A-rated laggards from yesterday:

Abbvie Inc. – 1.49% off its 52wkH; January 26th earnings release date

Deere & Co. – 1.21% off its 52wkH; February 16th earnings release date

QuantShot: Cable One Inc. – 8.87% off its 52wkH; February 28th earnings release date

QuantShot: China Lodging Group – 8.31% off its 52wkH; March 7th earnings release date

Comcast Corp. – 1.12% off its 52wkH; January 24th earnings release date

Molson Coors Brewing – 18.48% off its 52wkH; February 14th earnings release date

Procter & Gamble – 5.94% off its 52wkH; January 23rd earnings release date

Ulta Beauty – 25.36% off its 52wkH; March 15th earnings release date

Yesterday, we posted QuantShots on two of our A-Rated Stocks:

QuantShot: Cummins

QuantShot: UnitedHealth Group

 

Our Top Picks in the News

 

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Wynn Resorts (WYNN), Las Vegas Sands (LVS)

Know When to Hold ‘Em: Casinos Climb on Wynn Earnings (Barron’s)
Top Conviction Buys in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Consumer Discretionary report

 

See more on our Wynn Resorts QuantShot company report from January 10th

Boeing (BA)

Boeing’s “Brutal” Rally (Barron’s)
The Boeing Company looks set for another great year (The Motley Fool)
Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Industrials report

 

See more on our Boeing QuantShot company report from January 22nd

UnitedHealth Group (UNH)

Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for UnitedHealth Group (Zacks)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Large Cap report

 

See more on our UnitedHealth QuantShot company report from January 22nd

Apple (AAPL)

Apple to begin selling delayed HomePod Speaker (WSJ)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Tech report

 

See more on our Apple QuantShot company report from January 5th

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Stanley Black & Decker tops 4Q forecasts (CNBC)
Top 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

Comcast Corp (CMCSA)

Comcast beats Street 4Q forecasts (Fox Business)
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks US Consumer Discretionary report

Baidu (BIDU)

China's Baidu seek new investors for fincance unit in up to $2b deal 
Top Conviction Buy in January, please see Quantamize Global Top Picks Investable China report

 

See more on our Baidu QuantShot company report from January 9th

 

Global Indices

Index

Price

1 Day Return

5 Day Return

MTD

YTD

S&P 500

$ 2,839.13

0.00%

1.30%

6.19%

6.19%

Russell 2000

$ 1,610.71

0.00%

1.52%

4.90%

4.90%

DJ Industrial Average

$ 26,210.81

0.00%

0.36%

6.03%

6.03%

NASDAQ Composite Index

$ 7,460.29

0.00%

2.22%

8.07%

8.07%

CBOE Market Volatility Index

11.06

-

-

-

-

Germany DAX (TR)

€ 13,543.62

-0.12%

2.85%

4.84%

4.97%

France CAC 40

€ 5,522.48

-0.23%

0.75%

4.19%

4.19%

Japan Nikkei 225

¥ 23,940.78

-0.76%

1.07%

5.17%

5.97%

Hang Seng Index

¥ 32,958.69

0.08%

2.96%

10.16%

10.07%

Hang Seng China Enterprises

¥ 13,620.93

0.97%

4.83%

16.33%

15.21%

S&P ASX 200

AUD 6,054.70

0.29%

0.35%

-0.17%

-0.46%

Source: FactSet          

Large Cap Conviction Buy Movers

Large Cap A Winners Ticker Sector Industry

1 Day Return

5 Day Return

YTD

LAM RESEARCH CORP LRCX Information Technology Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

2.81%

9.87%

13.65%

MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC MU Information Technology Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

2.50%

-0.09%

4.28%

FACEBOOK INC FB Information Technology Internet Software & Services

2.15%

3.91%

5.05%

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

1.88%

1.14%

-7.27%

DOMINO'S PIZZA INC DPZ Consumer Discretionary Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

1.52%

3.34%

14.46%

Large Cap A Losers Ticker Sector Industry

1 Day Return

5 Day Return

YTD

WATERS CORP WAT Health Care Life Sciences Tools & Services

-1.76%

2.79%

11.17%

ALLISON TRANSMISSION HLDGS ALSN Industrials Machinery

-1.42%

2.13%

4.74%

EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE CO EPC Consumer Staples Personal Products

-1.38%

-5.16%

-0.96%

COOPER COMPANIES INC COO Health Care Health Care Equipment & Supplies

-1.08%

4.48%

10.75%

ABBVIE INC ABBV Health Care Biotechnology

-1.04%

3.90%

10.11%

Source: FactSet            

Large Cap Conviction Short Movers

Large Cap F Winners Ticker Sector Industry

1 Day Return

5 Day Return

YTD

FINISAR CORP FNSR Information Technology Communications Equipment

-3.51%

-5.65%

-0.64%

IMPAX LABORATORIES INC IPXL Health Care Pharmaceuticals

-3.43%

5.70%

22.52%

PUMA BIOTECHNOLOGY INC PBYI Health Care Biotechnology

-3.25%

3.41%

-4.96%

GOPRO INC GPRO Consumer Discretionary Household Durables

-2.86%

-0.94%

-16.78%

ROKU INC ROKU Consumer Discretionary Household Durables

-2.29%

11.30%

-15.76%

Large Cap F Losers Ticker Sector Industry

1 Day Return

5 Day Return

YTD

MATTEL INC MAT Consumer Discretionary Leisure Products

10.38%

6.42%

4.62%

OPKO HEALTH INC OPK Health Care Biotechnology

8.78%

-3.48%

-9.39%

EXACT SCIENCES CORP EXAS Health Care Biotechnology

7.55%

-8.42%

-7.71%

AMICUS THERAPEUTICS INC FOLD Health Care Biotechnology

7.20%

5.97%

10.98%

SAGE THERAPEUTICS INC SAGE Health Care Biotechnology

7.03%

0.19%

2.40%

Source: FactSet            

Upcoming Earnings

Company Name Ticker Date
Total System Services, Inc. TSS 01/24/2018
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SWK 01/24/2018
Amphenol Corporation Class A APH 01/24/2018
SEI Investments Company SEIC 01/24/2018
Texas Instruments Incorporated TXN 01/24/2018
Lam Research Corporation LRCX 01/25/2018
NVR, Inc. NVR 01/25/2018
McCormick & Company, Incorporated MKC 01/25/2018
Biogen Inc. BIIB 01/25/2018
Alliance Data Systems Corporation ADS 01/25/2018
Honeywell International Inc. HON 01/26/2018
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. AJG 01/26/2018
KLA-Tencor Corporation KLAC 01/26/2018
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. MXIM 01/26/2018
Lear Corporation LEA 01/26/2018
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ISRG 01/26/2018
PerkinElmer, Inc. PKI 01/26/2018
AbbVie, Inc. ABBV 01/26/2018
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. AEIS 01/29/2018
Dominion Energy Inc D 01/29/2018
IDEX Corporation IEX 01/30/2018
Principal Financial Group, Inc. PFG 01/30/2018
A. O. Smith Corporation AOS 01/30/2018
Amdocs Limited DOX 01/30/2018
Avery Dennison Corporation AVY 01/31/2018
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. CDNS 01/31/2018
Motorola Solutions, Inc. MSI 01/31/2018
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. FBHS 01/31/2018
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation EW 01/31/2018
Nasdaq, Inc. NDAQ 01/31/2018
Boeing Company BA 01/31/2018
Align Technology, Inc. ALGN 01/31/2018

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