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Bullish sentiments for Walmart and Tesaro Inc

WMT– Walmart Stores, Inc operates various retail stores worldwide.

WMT – Walmart Stores, Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 71.51
Day’s high 71.87
Day’s low 70.67
P/E ratio 15.90
EPS 4.52

 

Analysts opinion Walmart and JD.com have signed a joint filing agreement, with the idea of offering improved services in the Chinese market by combining retail and e-commerce. WMT is trading above both its 50-day moving averages of 69.84 and its 200-day moving averages of 66.80.  Analyst confidence meter, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal gives 61% buy based on analyst ratings.
Sentiments The sentiment index is 50 % negative according to Stockal proprietary algorithm.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 74% higher social media chatter than usual.

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General Electric has bullish sentiments today

GE – General Electric is a multinational conglomerate corporation, operating in Energy management, Oil and Gas, Appliances, Power and Water, Transportation, Aviation, Healthcare industries.

GE – General Electric

Fundamentals Previously closed at 29.83
Day’s high 30.13
Day’s low 29.79
P/E ratio 41.25
EPS 0.74

 

Analysts opinion GE issued a study which says that the Industrial Internet solutions have the potential to contribute $1.7 trillion value by 2025. It opened a new digital office in Europe. It also stated that it is on track for delivering $7 Billion in digital orders for 2016. Analyst confidence meter, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal gives 68% buy based on analyst ratings.
Sentiments The sentiment index is 525% positive according to Stockal proprietary algorithm.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 68% higher social media chatter than usual.

Disclaimer: This blog contains an aggregated view of analysts and opinions by the author. Do not consider this as financial advice. See http://stockal.com/legalities/

Bearish sentiments for Twitter and FuelCell Energy

TWTR– Twitter Inc is a popular global Social Media platform.

TWTR– Twitter, Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 89.65
Day’s high 15.45
Day’s low 15.18
P/E ratio NA
EPS -0.66

 

Analysts opinion Yet another management executive, Jeff Seibert leaves the role of Product Development head to take on twitter’s new mobile app, Fabric. Recently, Twitter has seen a lot of new executives. Analyst from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey said that if twitter continues to struggle, a sale may be inevitable in the next year. Analyst confidence meter, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal gives 52% buy based on analyst ratings.
Sentiments Twitter also had another Hack attack – this time the NFL account was hacked and created a hoax death message of Goodell. The sentiment index is 17.5% negative according to Stockal proprietary algorithm.
NA Media Pulse The stock has 59% higher social media chatter than usual.

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Lowe’s and Tesla bullish due to positive news sentiments

LOW– Lowe’s Companies, inc is a home improvement retailer.  It offers products for home maintenance, repair, remodeling, and decorating.

LOW – Lowe’s Companies, Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 77.00
Day’s high 76.66
Day’s low 75.56
P/E ratio 27.86
EPS 2.73

 

Analysts opinion Lowe’s announced a 31.4% spike in the net earnings for Q1. It reported earnings of $884 Million, EPS jumped 40% YoY to $0.98. With the $1.2 billion Buyback, and $255 million dividend payments the company has been doing well in terms of shareholder value. Lowe’s expects a 6% growth and a full year EPS of $4.11.
Sentiments LOW is up 0.89% Pre-Market, and is expected to be bullish due to the news.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 58% higher social media chatter than usual.

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Bullish sentiments for Time Warner Inc and Redhill Biopharma

TWX – Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company in the U.S.

TWX – Time Warner Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 73.64
Day’s high 74.83
Day’s low 73.44
P/E ratio 15.92
EPS 4.63

 

Analysts opinion TWX announced its Q1 revenues today pre-market, post which the stock prices were up by 2%. It posted an EPS at $1.49, beating the wall street estimates by $0.19. Its net sales were in line with wall street expectations at $73 Billion. Revenues were backed by HBO segment, which jumped 7.7% yoy, the movies – “Batman vs Superman”, “American Sniper” and “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.” The election season and Basketball seems to have been positive factors for TWX.
Also, TWX news has it that it would launch an online movie subscription platform “FilmStruck” later this year, which may be a competitor for Netflix and Hulu. FilmStruck is said to offer access to the complete Criterion movie collection to its subscribers. It also has an increased focus on China. TWX, along with RatPac Entertainment (co owned by producer Brett Ratner) and China Media Capital intend to start a local Chinese fund to invest in Chinese movies.
Sentiments Sentiments for the stock are bullish, with a jump of 2% pre-market
Social Media Pulse The stock has 50% higher chatter than usual.

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Bullish sentiments for Pfizer and Yelp today

YELP – Yelp Inc is an online platform which connects people with various businesses in the United States. It provides access to customer reviews, ratings etc, and makes it easier to choose services for the potential customer.

YELP – Yelp Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 21.51
Day’s high 21.81
Day’s low 20.77
P/E ratio NA
EPS -0.44

 

Analyst opinion Yesterday, Greenlight Capital’s fund manager David Einhorn told investors that he made new investments in Yelp, and that it could double its revenue by 2019. Despite the concerns that it faces huge competition from internet giants, Google, Facebook etc, Yelp has continuously managed to grow revenues. However, it has had to resort to massive spending due to high competition. Yelp also has been acquiring delivery services to integrate into its platform, and may provide positive investor value.
Sentiments Investor sentiments are bullish due to the news of Einhorn’s investment in Yelp.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 77% higher social chatter than usual.

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Why Mastercard Inc is a good long term investment

Summary

  • Mastercard has delivered positive dividend yield over the years.
  • Entering into P2P business could be a great thing for Mastercard.
  • MA has Positive earnings estimates

So far, Mastercard has been very investor friendly. Mastercard’s Return on Equities is 59.10%. In December, MasterCard announced a $4 billion repurchase program. The company considers its current valuation as relatively cheap for buying back the stock. It also paid a dividend of $0.19 on 6th April 2016.

Mastercard has consistently delivered a positive dividend yield.

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Investors also expect a positive Q1 Revenue for Mastercard. The wallstreet consensus of EPS is $0.84, while the estimize consensus is higher at $.85, also we can see that the actual EPS has outperformed the wallstreet consensus 7 out of 8 times.

Many Investment firms like EQIS Capital management, Auxier Asset Management, MUFG Americas etc have stakes in Mastercard. Institutional investors own ~79% of MA shares, which is a good thing, since this means that many big firms are betting on Mastercard.

 

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Time and again, we see that companies which evolve themselves and their product according to the changes in the industry have been the most successful ones. After its digital wallet – “MasterPass”, Mastercard is exploring the area of Peer – to-peer payment services via social media. It has a free cash flow of $45.9 Billion, and is looking out for partnerships with the social media giants Facebook or Twitter. Currently we see a lot of fintech companies like HiFrank, Prosper, Upstart, Puddle etc in the Peer-to-Peer lending market. Given the brand name, Mastercard if entered into P2P lending especially with tech giants like twitter, would definitely be successful.

Also, MA has good fundamentals, with a Return on Equity of 59.1%, EPS of $3.35. Since it has a cash rich business model, in turbulent times, it can cushion the dividends, and even debts.

According to our proprietary algorithm, which gives us the Analyst Confidence Meter, based on various fundamental parameters and analyst opinions, Mastercard has a 69% buy.

 

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The social media pulse, which tracks various social chatter, and analyses the sentiments for the stock, shows that Mastercard has 29% lower Social chatter than usual. The News Sentiment and Revenue Prediction are positive.

 


Disclaimer: This blog contains an aggregated view of analysts and opinions by the author. Do not consider this as financial advice. See http://stockal.com/legalities/

A brief analysis of Zafgen and HP Inc

ZFGN – Zafgen, Inc is a bio-pharmaceutical company, engaged in developing medicines for patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. Analysts have a positive outlook for the stock.

ZFGN – Zafgen, Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 6.70
Day’s high 6.86
Day’s low 6.49
P/E ratio NA
EPS -2.77

 

Analysts opinion Zafgen has been given a “Buy” rating by analysts, with a target price of $17. It previously reported an EPS of -$1.85.  It announced today that it has achieved its primary efficacy points in the phase 3 trial for evaluating Beloranib – a subcutaneous injection, developed for treatment of multiple indications including severe obesity in two rare cases. This news has driven the stock up by 11% pre-market.
Insider James. E. Flynn is reported to have bought 64,545 shares of the firm at an average of $6.25 per share on February 12th this year. Also, an institutional investor, Janus Capital Management increased their stake in Zafgen.
Sentiments Beloranib could be the only potential cure for PWS, which affects one in 12000-15000 people. Despite being considered a rare disorder, PWS is the most common condition seen in genetic clinics.  The sentiments for ZFGN may rise further in the short term, and would depend on FDA approval in the near future.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 72% higher chatter than usual.

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Bullish sentiments for Ardelyx, Inc and Target Corporation

ARDX– Ardelyx, Inc is a clinical stage bio-pharmaceutical company which develops therapeutic drugs for the treatment of Gastro-Intestinal and Cardio – Renal diseases. ARDX was given a “Buy”rating from Ladenburg Thalmann, and may be bullish today.

ARDX – Ardelyx, Inc.

Fundamentals Previously closed at 7.77
Day’s high 8.02
Day’s low 7.41
P/E ratio NA
EPS -0.76

 

Analysts opinion Out of the 4 wall street analysts covering the stock, all 4 have given this stock a “Strong Buy” rating. For the most recent quarter, Ardelyx reported a surprise factor of 12.16%. The Analyst consensus price target for the stock is $19.
Anapanor, Ardelyx’s lead investigational drug expected to cure IBS-C (Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation) is currently under Phase 3 clinical studies. According to study, there are approx. 4.4 million Americans, 6.6 million Europeans, and 3.4 Japanese suffering from IBS-C- a huge potential market for Anapanor.
Sentiments One of Ardelyx’s Director Gordon Ringold purchased 15,000 shares of the firm at $7.64 – $7.86 per share. This may cause further bullish investor sentiments
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% lower chatter than usual.

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