Daily Market Briefing

Stocks to Likely Move Lower on Wednesday

September 18, 2019: (3:30 am U.S. Eastern Time): Our research indicates that stocks around the world will move lower on Wednesday and pull back considerably over the next few months. Therefore, we're advising persons who subscribe to our financial market research and advisory journals to continue to allocate a large portion of their financial market assets to ETFs structured to move in the opposite direction of certain stock market indices.

Headline News

September 18, 2019

  • U.S. new housing starts rose during August to highest level since June 2007
  • Building permits for new U.S. housing starts rose during August at fastest monthly rate (7.7%) since July 2017
  • Federal Reserve reduced its target rate for overnight bank lending rate to 1.75%-2.00%, from 2.25%-2.50%
  • Brazil's central bank reduced its key lending rate to lowest level ever (5.50%)

Significant Developments

U.S. Economic Developments

U.S. Political Developments

Earnings Announcements

International Economic Developments

International Political Developments

President Trump Plans to Place Additional Sanctions on Iran

09/18/19: President Trump announced today in a tweet that he plans to increase sanctions on Iran, writing “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!" The President told reporters that he expects...

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Company and Stock News

July 19, 2019 Company and Stock News

  • The Boeing Company (BA) to record an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion ($8.74 per share) for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 related to the grounding of its 737 MAX airplanes
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) agreed to divest its Carlton & United Breweries subsidiary to Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. for 16.0 billion AUD ($10 billion)
  • Reuters reported that a U.S. judge reduced a $2 billion damages claim million that was awarded to a California couple regarding Bayer’s Corporation’s Roundup weed killer to $250 million
  • U.S. Steel (X) to lay off 2,500 people at its factory in Slovakia by the end of 2021
  • Reuters reported that Lockheed Martin (LMT) was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion
  • U.S. News reported that Cummins Inc. (CMI) made an offer to acquire Volkswagen’s MAN Energy Solutions unit
  • PepsiCo (PEP) entered into agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd. for R110.00 per share in cash ($1.7 billion)
  • Variety.com reported that Roku, Inc. (ROKU) is planning to expand to multiple international territories
  • Discover Financial Services (DFS) announced that its Board of Directors authorized the company to repurchase $2.2 billion shares of its stock

Stock of Week

Mimecast Limited (MIME)

Mimecast Limited (MIME) is a global provider of cloud-based cyber-attack protection applications for business email, which is the number-one threat to businesses regarding their computer-based data. The company's customers include Barracuda Networks, Alphabet, Microsoft and Symantec Corporation. According to Mimecast’s management, none of the company’s competitors offer the fully-unified and integrated email protection application that it provides.

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

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Investors Monitor 20

Company NameTickerIndustryComposite RatingInvestors Monitor Grade
ProductSales & EPS GrowthProfit MarginsFinancial LiquidityLong-term DebtInstitution Buys to Sells
Alarm.Com HoldingsALRMHome SecurityB-ABCA+CB
Applied OptoelectronicsAAOIFiber OpticsA-A+A+B+A+A+B+
Arista NetworksANETNetwork AppsA+AA+AA+A+A
Control4 CorporationCTRLHome DevicesB-ACCA+A+A
Floor & Décor HoldingsFNDHome FlooringB-AA+CB-C-B+
General ElectricGEConglomerateBAC+B-A+CA
GrubHubGRUBMobile OrdersB+A+AB+A+BC
Malibu BoatsMBUUBoat Mfg.C+ACB-B-C-D
Masimo CorpMASIMedical DevicesA-ABAA+A+B
Micron Technology MUSemiconductorsA-A+AA+A+A+D
Momo Inc. MOMOSocial MediaA+AA+A+A+A+D
Ollie's Bargain Outlet OLLIDiscount StoresB+B+AB+A+AC+
Qualys QLYSInternet SecurityA-AAB+A+A+C
SolarEdge TechnologiesSEDGSolar PanelsA+AAAA+AA
The Trade DeskTTDAdvertisingB+AAC+A+A+B
WalmartWMTRetail StoresB-A+C+CC+A-C+
Weibo CorporationWBSocial MediaA+AA+A-A+A+A
Winnebago IndustriesWGORV Mfg.C-ACCC+DC

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