Daily Market Briefing

Stocks to Continue to Rebound during the Week of October 15-19

October 15, 2018 (3:30 am U.S. Eastern Time): After warning financial market participants repeatedly over the past few weeks that U.S. stock prices, in general, were in danger of pulling back sharply, and then predicting last Wednesday that stocks would bottom on Thursday, October 11 and rebound considerably on Friday, October 12, our research indicates that stocks will continue to move higher during the week of October 12-19.

Headline News

October 15, 2018

  • Sales at U.S. retail stores unchanged during September after declining during August
  • New York area manufacturing activity accelerates during first half of October
  • Japan industrial production increases at slower pace during September

Significant Developments

U.S. Economic Developments

U.S. Political Developments

Earnings Announcements

International Economic Developments

Eurozone Industrial Production Rebounds Modestly

10/12/18: Eurostat reported today that industrial production at Eurozone factories, mines and utilities rose by 0.1% during August, the latest month for which data are available, as compared to the prior month, after declining by 0.7% and 0.8% during July and June,...

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International Geopolitical Developments

Company and Stock News

October 12, 2018 Company and Stock News

  • Bloomberg News reported that Sears Holdings (SHLD) is holding discussions with its lenders to potentially file for a Chapter 11 restructuring of the company’s debt
  • Walmart (WMT) acquires Bare Necessities, a privately-held online retailer of lingerie, swimwear, and loungewear
  • Starbucks (SBUX) enters into accelerated $5 billion share repurchase program with two financial institutions as part of the company’s previously-announced plan to return $25 billion to shareholders in the form of share buybacks and dividends over the next two years

Stock of Week

DocuSign, Inc. (DOCU)

DocuSign (DOCU) provides cloud-based electronic signature applications that enable businesses and individuals to securely collect information, automate data workflows and sign anything electronically. The company’s service automates manual, paper-based processes, enabling users to manage all aspects of documented transactions. Its applications are used in sales contracts, documents for employment and for non-disclosure agreements. DocuSign was founded during 2003 and went public on April 26, 2018.

Composite Fundamental Rating Product Sales & EPS Growth (Qtrly) Profit Margins Financial Liquidity Long-term Debt Institution Buys to Sells
A A+ A C A+ A+ A

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Investors Monitor Grade

Company Name Ticker Symbol Sector / Industry Composite Fundamental Rating Product Sales & EPS Growth (Qtrly) Profit Margins Financial Liquidity Long-term Debt Institution Buys to Sells
Alarm.Com Holdings ALRM Home Security B- A B C A+ C B
Applied Optoelectronics AAOI Fiber Optics A- A+ A+ B+ A+ A+ B+
Arista Networks ANET Network Apps A+ A A+ A+ A A+ A
Control4 Corporation CTRL Home Devices B- A C C A+ A+ A
Floor & Décor Holdings FND Home Flooring B- A A+ C B- C- B+
General Electric GE Conglomerate B A C+ B- A+ C A
GrubHub GRUB Mobile Orders B+ A+ A B+ A+ B C
Micron Technology MU
Malibu Boats MBUU Boat Mfg. C+ A C B- B- C- D
Masimo Corp MASI Medical Devices A- A B A A+ A+ B
Momo Inc. MOMO Social Media A+ A A+ A+ A+ A+ A
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet OLLI Discount Stores B+ B+ A B+ A A C+
Qualys QLYS Internet Security A- A A B+ A+ A+ C
Sears Holdings SHLD Retail Stores C+ B Turn-Around Turn-Around B D+ A
SolarEdge Technologies SEDG Solar Panels A+ A A A A+ A A
The Trade Desk TTD Advertising B+ A A C+ A+ A+ B
Wal-Mart WMT Retail Stores B- A+ c+ C C A- C+
Weibo Corporation WB Social Media A+ A A+ A- A+ A+ A
Winnebago Industries WGO RV Mfg. C- A C C C+ D C
STMicroelectronics STMI
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