Episode 50 February 23, 2019
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The equity markets were up slightly this week. Both major indexes in the US grew roughly half of a percentage point, which is closer to unchanged for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 148 points, ending the week at 26,031 points. The S&P 500 Index ended higher 17 points, finishing at 2,792 points.
This week there are 699 publicly traded companies in the US announcing earnings. Here are a few of the companies I will keep an eye on this week. On Monday we will hear from Mosaic, Dillard’s, and Tenet healthcare. On Tuesday we will hear from Home Depot, Auto-Zone, and Toll Brothers. On Wednesday, Campbell Soup, Lowe’s Companies, and Fitbit will announce quarterly earnings. On Thursday, CenterPoint Energy, PG&E, Dell Computers, VMware, and NRG Energy will announce quarterly earnings. On Friday we’ll hear from Foot Locker.
In this week’s show, we will cover the trades from last week on Knight-Swift Transportation, Bank of America, and ON Semiconductor Corporation.
And we discuss three new trades on GoPro, MetLife, and Micron Technology.
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