Daily Market Briefing

Ignore the Seven Week Rally in Stocks, as Economic Outlook Continues to Worsen

February 19, 2019: (12:00 am U.S. Eastern Time): Although stocks around the globe rallied sharply over the past seven weeks, our research indicates that stock prices, in general, will soon resume their October to late-December 2018 downturn and then trend substantially lower than their recent levels during March, with the readings on numerous economic indicators suggesting that the pace of economic growth in the United States, the Eurozone, Japan and China will continue to slow over the next few months. Therefore, we're continuing to advise our clients and persons who subscribe to our investment research and advisory journals to allocate a large portion of their financial market assets to cash-like securities (i.e. money-market securities).

Headline News

February 19, 2019

  • National Association of Homebuilders' Housing Market Index rises for second consecutive month
  • Eurozone institutional investors become less pessimistic during first half of February

Significant Developments

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Company and Stock News

February 15, 2019 Company and Stock News

  • Axios.com reported that Apple (AAPL) agreed to acquire Pullstring, a privately-held designed and developer of highly-engaging voice applications
  • General Mills (GIS) reported that it plans to close its Carson, California yogurt manufacturing facility and that it expects to incur approximately $130 million of net expenses associated with the closing

Stock of Week

i3 Verticals (IIIV)

i3 Verticals (IIIV) provides integrated payment and software applications to small- and medium-sized businesses. The company’s payment-processing services enable clients to accept electronic payments, facilitating the exchange of funds and transaction data between clients, financial institutions, and payment networks. I3 Verticals was founded during 2012 and went public on June 21, 2018.

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

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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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