The Stock that Citi Analysts Think Could Double…

Stocks on Wall Street traded nicely up in yesterday’s trading, after the testimony of former FBI chief, James Comey, reversed the impression that President Trump had tried to take justice into his own hands by pressure him into ending his investigation of former National Security Adviser, Flynn. Resultantly, the very same catalyst that had led the market to its biggest daily losses of the year on May 17th, evaporated.

At the same time, further into the day’s trading, the Dow Jones would fall 130 points from its high, and go into the red against the backdrop of headlines that pointed to a rise in tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the latter’s allies.

In Summary for the Day:  The Dow Jones succeeded in ending negligibly up. The NASDAQ rose 0.4%, the S&P 500 recording marginal gains. Gold shed 1.1% in the wake of dollar strengthening. Crude ended off 0.2%.

Financial stocks (XLF) led the gains, rallying 1.1% after a rise in long term bond yields, which piqued hope for a rise in banking stocks’ profit margins.

One of the stocks that stood out in yesterday’s trading was the Chinese firm, Alibaba (BABA), which soared 13.3% after releasing strong guidance for 2018. The company expects a 49% surge in revenues, significantly above the consensus. Yahoo (YHOO) enjoyed a bounce of 10.2%, for no reason other than the fact that it has a 15.5% ownership stake in Alibaba.

Nordstrom (JWN) soared 10.3% after announcing its intent to go back to being a private company. Graphic card maker, Nvidia (NVDA) jumped 7.3% after Citigroup analysts raised their price target on the stock to $180 from its prior target of $145. Citi added that in the long-term, the stock could also hit $300.

On the negative side, we saw dour news for more brick and mortar retailers. This time it was Urban Outfitter (URBN), which tumbled 10.3% after releasing a sales warning.

Despite the fact that Comey and the ECB didn’t ultimately lead to waves of volatility in yesterday’s trading –  contrary to investors’ expectations – the Middle East caused a small measure of commotion, Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries deciding to cut off diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, the allegation being that the latter supports terror and pro-Iranian groups including Hamas.

On the heels of the above-mentioned tension, crude fell; the friction between the oil producing countries could jeopardize the survival of the recently signed OPEC accord which had extended the prior production cut. A breakdown of the $45 barrel level is likely to lead to a fast drop and a test of the $40 level. A decline beneath this level will put crude’s 2016 low (beneath the $30 level) into play, making it fair game.

About 7.1 billion shares traded hands on U.S. exchanges, exceeding the 6.62 billion average over the last 20 trading days.

Friday: The next potential catalyst for an uptick in market volatility is the coming Fed meeting which will take place next week. Banking stocks soared yesterday given the high chances of a rate hike in the central bank’s policy announcement this upcoming Wednesday.

Today promises to be calm in the marketplace, after a jam-packed trading day yesterday that included James Comey’s testimony, the ECB policy meeting – and British elections, which in fact led May to an electoral victory but giving her a split parliament nonetheless, the Conservative Party losing its overall majority, which would presumably lead to a soft Brexit.

Index Last Daily change
DJX 0.04% 21,183 Up
SPX 0.03% 2,434 Up
Nasdaq 0.39% 6,322 Up

 

Today’s Economic Diary will be meager with wholesale inventory figures at 10:00 N.Y. time.

Friday’s Hot Stocks: NVDA, ENDP, CLDR

IPOs: PLYM (REIT)

Have a great trading day!

 

 

Economic Calendar

 

DAY TIME (EST) Event Forecast Impact
Monday 10:00 ISM Services 57.0 Medium
Monday 10:00 Factory Orders -0.2% Medium
Tuesday 10:00 JOLTS – Job Openings Medium
Wednesday 10:30 Crude Oil Inventories Low
Thursday 8:30 Initial Claims 240K High
Friday 10:00 Wholesale Inventories -0.1% Medium

 

 

Earning Calendar

 

Symbol Company AM/PM Day
CASY Casey’s General Stores, Inc. PM Monday
THO Thor Industries, Inc. PM Monday
PLAY Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. PM Tuesday
UNFI United Natural Foods, Inc. PM Tuesday
BF-B Brown-Forman Corporation AM Wednesday
NAV Navistar International Corporation AM Thursday
DVMT Dell Technologies Inc. AM Thursday
SJM The J. M. Smucker Company PM Thursday

 

 

Today’s Picks – Day Trading!

Symbol Breakout Breakdown Momentum Momentum
CLDR 23.35 CENX KSS
SHOP 99.78 TPX EDU
GILD 63.88 C TAP
GME 21.25 CMA SINA
KSS 35.16 W  

  

New York Strategy Swing

# Date Stock Long\

Short

Statues Data Close Profit\

Loss

1 1.5.2017 AAOI Long Close 2.5.2017 +0.54%
2 3.5.2017 SCSS Long Close 9.5.2017 -1.71%
3 4.5.2017 CRZO Short Close 5.5.2017 +0.30%
4 8.5.2017 WTW Long Close 16.5.2017 +6.09%
5 15.5.2017 AAN Long Close 16.5.2017 -1.70%
6 16.5.2017 CCL Long Close 17.5.2017 -0.41%
7 17.5.2017 AMAG Short Close 24.5.2017 +5.38%
8 17.5.2017 AAN Long Close 24.5.2017 -2.59%
9 19.5.2017 TRCO Long Close 23.5.2017 -1.45%
10 19.5.2017 GIMO Long Close 26.5.2017 +2.05%
11 1.6.2017 BF.B Long Close 6.6.2017 +0.95%
12 7.6.2017 LULU Long Open   -1.72%
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