Tag: AAPL

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Potential Bullish Consolidation Pattern

The stock has been consolidating sideways in a fairly narrow range within a rectangle pattern. The consolidation has been coiling in the 118 to 120 area this month. A move above 119.93 would indicate a break out of the small flag, with the potential to reach 121.06 and then 123.08.

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Apple Stock Broke and Closed the Week Above the Key Resistance Level

Antonio’s Perspective for the week

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) closed higher on Friday, reconfirming the new uptrend after the recent break above the major resistance level on decent volume.

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How Analysts Interpreted 5 Big Earnings Reports

As appeared on Benzinga on August 29th, 2016. The original article may be found here.

Stockal, a firm that analyzes social and analyst sentiment, recently reviewed analyst behavior surrounding five different companies’ earnings. Using their Confidence Meter, which measures the aggregated opinion of over 200 Wall Street analysts, we can see how confidence Wall Street analysts are in certain stocks, and how they interpreted earnings.

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Stockal Data shows Analyst Sentiment can predict Price movement

As published in Benzinga on 9th August. The original article can be found here.

An analysis of Stockal data shows that the Confidence Meter, a 1-100 scale measuring the combined perspectives of over 200 Wall Street analysts, can be an indicator for potential price action as far as several months in advance.

Stockal took a look at four major tech stocks to see how correlated the two are. Here are the results.

Apple Inc.

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The Breakdown:

Looking at the chart above, you can see that right around March 2015 the Confidence Meter for Apple fell from around 80 to below 60. Around the same time, Apple’s stock began to trade down from around $130 to $123.

In late 2015, the Confidence Meter fell from near 90 to all the way below 60. Apple’s stock followed suit by trading down from nearly $120 to below $100 as it entered 2016. The Confidence Meter has been bullish on Apple as of late, and the stock has traded up over 11.5 percent over the past month.

Netflix, Inc.

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The Breakdown:

From January until early July of 2015, heading into their second quarter earnings, the Confidence Meter trended upward from 50 to 96. During that same time the stock followed suit, going from around $350 to over $700. The sharp subsequent drop in price was preceded by a few days by a drop in the Confidence Meter.

Facebook Inc

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The Breakdown:

The spring of 2014 saw the Confidence Meter shoot up from about 75 to 96. Near the end of the year, the stock traded up from about $65 to $80. When the Confidence Meter fell from about 90 to 75 in January of 2016, Facebook stock followed suit by simultaneously falling from about $104 to $94. The Stockal Confidence Meter is bullish on Facebook currently, and the stock is trading up over seven percent over the past month after a successful earnings report in July.

Alphabet Inc 

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The Breakdown:

In late 2014 the Confidence Meter on Google fell from around 90 to just under 80, and Google stock responded by falling from around $590 to $540. When the Confidence Meter rose from around 75 to just above 80 in late 2015, and the stock spiked from around $610 to $750. The Stockal Confidence Meter has been bullish on Google as of late, and the stock is up over 10 percent over the last three months.

Amazon and Apple Inc bullish in the long run

AMZN – Amazon.com Inc is a global E-Retailer.

AMZN – Amazon.com Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 717.93
Day’s high 722.45
Day’s low  711.51
P/E ratio 295.93
EPS 2.43

 

Analysts opinion This has been a bad week for retailers, while E-retailing has been booming. Consumer spending trends have not changed much, so this shows that people have just shifted to an online shopping experience. While retailers have just begun to offer their businesses online, the already established e-retail giant, Amazon has bullish sentiments from analysts. Analyst Confidence Meter, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal, reads an 80% “buy”.
Donald Trump, said that Jeff Bezos, who is owner of Amazon and founder of Washington Post, is using his newspaper to avoid taxes by Amazon. Due to this news, there may be negative sentiments, however, in the long run, analysts believe the stock is bullish.
Sentiments The Sentiment Index, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal, reads a 100% positive sentiments.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 2% lower social media chatter than usual.

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Stocks Which Pay You

There are several characteristics to look for when buying dividend stocks for the long haul. Ideally, you want companies with stable and growing revenue, excellent track records of dividend increases, and histories of shareholder-friendly management, just to name a few important attributes. With that in mind, here are some examples of excellent dividend stocks for the long haul, 

You might not think of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as a dividend stock, but it recently yielded a solid 1.7%, and its payout has increased by an annual average of about 11% over the past three years. Better still, it’s sitting on plenty of cash — more than $200 billion — so that payout isn’t in any foreseeable danger. It’s true that some 90% of that is held abroad, which isn’t ideal, but even having 10% at home represents a lot of money. 

Apple is committed to rewarding shareholders, too — not only with a dividend, but also with share buybacks. It has already bought back about $90 billion of stock, with $50 billion more authorized.

Better still, it’s not even exorbitantly priced, with a recent P/E ratio of 14. Give this dynamic, growing, dividend-paying innovator some consideration for your portfolio.

PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) hasn’t always gotten as much respect as it deserves, as it has long played second fiddle in the soft-drink business to its red-canned rival. Yet what PepsiCo has that its primary competitor doesn’t is a burgeoning snack business, and that has been instrumental in helping the company overcome pressure from growing concerns about the possible health impacts of both sugar-laden and diet carbonated soft drinks. From a dividend perspective, PepsiCo is a member of the elite group of Dividend Aristocrats, with the drink and snack giant having boosted its dividend every single year for the past 43 years. Just last month PepsiCo made its latest increase, sending its dividend up more than 7% to $0.7025 per share on a quarterly basis. That works out to a dividend yield that approaches 3%, and over the past decade, PepsiCo’s payout has roughly tripled, showing off the growth the company has enjoyed.

One dividend stock that could deliver excellent performance for the next decade and beyond is Health Care REIT (NYSE:HCN). As the name implies, this REIT invests in healthcare properties — mainly senior housing and long-term care facilities. The healthcare real estate market is approximately $1 trillion in size and growing, leaving plenty of room for future investment opportunity, both in terms of acquisitions and development.

Finally, HealthCare REIT partners with some of the most experienced operators in the business, and likes to expand alongside them. In other words, by expanding on already-successful partnerships, HealthCare REIT takes much of the guesswork out of its growth strategy — which can be seen by the company’s 87% occupancy rate (83% is average) and the fact that the company’s senior housing units generate 52% more income than the industry average. Health Care REIT pays a generous 4.8% annual dividend that has grown consistently over the past several decades, and it has produced an outstanding 16.1% average total return since its inception.

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that leases retail space to tenants, primarily in grocery store-anchored shopping centers which it either owns or leases. Weingarten operates 232 income-producing properties across 20 states. Long-term leases with grocery stores like Kroger, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Harris Teeter,and Publix anchor most of the company’s shopping centers. Weingarten’s revenue is extremely well diversified among its properties: as of the company’s last annual report, no single center provided more than 2% of total annual base rental revenue. Weingarten has a well-structured balance sheet and is quite disciplined about disposing of aging properties it chooses not to renovate. Best of all, WRI offers a current dividend yield of 4%, creating long-term total return opportunities for those who like to reinvest their dividends.

Choosing a dividend stock you can own for a decade going forward is a thought-provoking exercise. A basic principle to remember is that it’s not enough to isolate a stock with the ability to pay out and grow a dividend over the next decade. The company should also operate within an industry that has a reasonable certainty of growth over the long-term.

Originally appeared on The Motely Fool