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Disney and Wendy’s look like good entry points today

DIS –  Disney is a global media and entertainment company.

DIS – The Walt Disney Company

Fundamentals Previously closed at 106.60
Day’s high 106.75
Day’s low 105.45
P/E ratio 19.09
EPS 5.35


Analysts opinion Disney reported its Q2 earnings after market close yesterday. It posted its first earnings miss in a year at $1.36 per share, versus wall street expectations of $1.40. Revenues also missed, at $12.97 Billion, while the expectation was $13.19 Billion. However, the much talked about ESPN has seen an improvement in the quarter. The ESPN and cable business makes up to around 50% of the company’s net income, while the studio business constitutes roughly the other half. Though for DIS, investors are on a selling spree, on the long run, Disney remains a great investment. Analyst confidence meter, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal gives a 69% buy rating
Technically, Disney hit the RSI level of 70 yesterday, before bouncing down. There is also a bearish cross over of the 12 and 26 day MACD suggesting a further decline.
Sentiments Sentiments for the stock are bearish. The Sentiment Index, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal, reads a 136.37% negative sentiments for DIS
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% 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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Bullish sentiments for Amazon and Exxon Mobil

AMZN – Amazon.com Inc is an e-commerce company, engaged in the sales of variety of products and services online.

AMZN – Amazon.com Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 602.00
Day’s high 669.92
Day’s low 658.00
P/E ratio 527.20
EPS 1.25


Analyst opinion Amazon reported its Q1 earnings yesterday after market close, and it crushed all estimates to announce an EPS of $1.07 and a revenue of $29.1Billion, up 28% from last year. Revenue from AWS, its cloud storage services is up 64% and it accounted for 56% of the company’s profits this quarter. In the global market Tablet sales is down, but Amazon managed to ship 2.2 million tablets in Q1, which is more than 5400% rise! Analysts. Credit Suisse raised its price target for Amazon to $880.
Sentiments Due to Amazon’s amazing revenue reports, the shares were up 9% pre-market.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 22% lower social chatter than usual.

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Bullish sentiments for Michael Kors and Akamai Technologies

KORS – Michael Kors Holdings Limited is a global firm, operating in the segment of accessories, footwear and apparel.

KORS – Michael Kors Holdings Limited

Fundamentals Previously closed at 53.41
Day’s high 53.54
Day’s low 52.01
P/E ratio 12.32
EPS 4.34


Analysts opinion Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to “Outperform” today, with a price target of $67. Its proprietary teenage survey recently reported growth potential for Michael Kors brand. KORS has good fundamentals with a forward PE of 11.69, ROA of 33.10%, and zero debt makes the stock attractive. Many institutional investors including Blackrock Advisors LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement fund, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management, First Merchants Corp, etc increased its stake in Michael Kors Holdings
Sentiments Lockheed beat the revenue estimates by a huge margin of $360 Million, reporting a Q1 revenue of $11.7 Billion, which increased 15.7% YoY. It has also been given a credit rating of A -. Investor sentiments are bullish for the stock.
Revenue Prediction KORS is believed to report its Q3 earnings on 25th of May. Estimize consensus prediction for revenue is $1,171 Million, and EPS is $1.01.

Both numbers are significantly lower than the previous quarter, but higher than the same quarter last year. Analysts expect a growth in the Earnings as well as revenue YoY

Social Media Pulse The stock has 5% lower chatter than usual.

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Lockheed Martin Corp and Ingersoll-Rand PLC beat revenue estimates

LMT – Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company. It engages in research, design, integration and sustainment of technology systems.

LMT – Lockheed Martin Corporation

Fundamentals Previously closed at 226.3
Day’s high 226.99
Day’s low 225.34
P/E ratio 20.03
EPS 11.46


Analysts opinion Today, LMT reached a new all-time high of $231.17 today. It has an ROE of 116.2% and an adjusted ROA of 16%. In its Earnings report today, LMT reported a 15.7% rise in its quarterly sales. LMT acquired Sikorsky Aircraft last November from United Technology corp. Sales for LMT for the quarter was boosted by higher sales of Sikorsky’s F-35 fighter jets. LMT’s aeronautics business accounted for 34% of its total revenue, and saw an increase of 21% this quarter. LMT has raised its outlook for FY 2016.
Sentiments Lockheed beat the revenue estimates by a huge margin of $360 Million, reporting a Q1 revenue of $11.7 Billion, which increased 15.7% YoY. It has also been given a credit rating of A -. Investor sentiments are bullish for the stock.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% higher chatter than usual.

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Positive sentiments for General Motors and Under Armour Inc

GM – General Motors Company is a leading automotive company which designs, builds and sells cars, trucks and auto parts across the globe.

GM – General Motors Company

Fundamentals Previously closed at 32.19
Day’s high 32.41
Day’s low 32.00
P/E ratio 5.45
EPS 5.91


Analysts opinion GM has been doing well with improvements in profits in all of its business units. Its adjusted earnings increased 46.5% to $1.26 a share for Q1, crushing wall street estimates by a huge surprise factor. It reported revenues of $37.3 Billion, 4.5% higher than its previous year Q1. GM also managed to break even in Europe and make strong profits in China markets. Also GM recently unveiled Chevrolet Bolt EV, with the deliveries in early 2017. It is expected to make a huge impact in the electric vehicle mass market, competing with Tesla’s model 3.
Sentiments Despite having invested $500 million in Lyft, paying a $300 million union worker buyouts and $60 million for stockholder lawsuits, GM still managed to earn significantly greater than wallstreet estimates. This is bound to have a bullish sentiment for the stock
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% higher chatter than usual.

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Positive sentiments for UnitedHealth Group, Inc and M&T Bank Corporation

UNH – UnitedHealth Group. provides health care benefits to various customers including payers, care providers, employers, Governments, life sciences companies and consumers.

UNH – UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Fundamentals Previously closed at 127.81
Day’s high 128.03
Day’s low 126.60
P/E ratio 21.27
EPS 6.01


Analyst opinion UNH reported revenues of $44.53 billion, up from $35.76 billion in the previous year, a 24.5% growth YoY. It reported a quarterly earnings of $1.81 per share, 17% higher YoY topping the analyst expectations by $0.09 per share. Also, over the months, UNH has formed a triple bottom chart pattern, which broke above the resistance level of $125. Technically, the target price for the stock would be $140.
Sentiments Mizuho Trust & Banking Company Ltd, Eagle Asset management, and Janus Capital raised their stake in UNH by 1.5%, 82.8%, and 21.4% respectively. UNH had previously stated that it expects to lose more than $500 Million on its 2016 exchange business, though it booked a large chunk of the loss as a part of its 2015 results. Despite this, UNH has delivered great revenue. Investors have bullish sentiments for the stock.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% higher social chatter than usual.

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Why Mastercard Inc is a good long term investment


  • 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.


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Maxlinear Inc and Celgene Corporation have bullish sentiments

MXL– MaxLinear, Inc provides integrated, radio-frequency (RF) mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications and data center and other network applications.

MXL – MaxLinear, Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 18.54
Day’s high 18.58
Day’s low 17.86
P/E ratio NA
EPS -0.82


Analysts opinion The business it is in, as a producer of Radio Frequency and mixed-signal circuits has a huge potential, with the trend of consumers’ demand for higher quality video streaming, and increased content online. MXL gained 10.9% in the last four weeks. It is expected to grow (EPS) at an exceptional 45.2%. The sell-side analysts have a 1.14 rating for the stock indicating a “Strong Buy”. Deere & Co boosted its stake in MXL by 0.7%, California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake by 1.7%, American Century companies Inc., AlphaMark Advisors LLC and Numeric Investors LLC etc. acquired new stakes in MXL last quarter.
Technically, MXL is supposedly forming a second stage cup with handle base. It has support/resistance levels at $18.50 and $13.77. Insider Curtis Ling, the Chief Technical Officer sold 36,800 shares of the company on Tuesday at an average price of $18.02.
Sentiments Due to the news, the investor sentiments may be bullish for the stock.
Revenue Prediction Analysts are expecting the revenue to grow at 42% this next quarter and 32% for the year.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 55% higher chatter than usual.

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