Daily Market Briefing

Stocks in the Process of Consolidating after Substantial Increases in Volatility

February 9, 2018 (6:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time): U.S. stock prices, in general, appear to be in the process of consolidating after experiencing substantial increases in volatility over the past four trading days. Stocks of companies that trade on major foreign exchanges also appear to be in the process of consolidating. Looking forward, our research suggests that stocks will soon resume their February 12, 2016 to January 26, 2018 upturn after trading in a narrowing sideways range for the next 2-3 weeks. Therefore, we’re advising subscribers to our investment journals to buy stocks of fundamentally-strong companies on dips.

Stock of Week

Floor & Decor Holdings (FND)

Floor & Decor Holdings (FND) is a specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring and related accessories, operating 71 warehouse-format stores in 17 U.S. states. The company offers the industry’s broadest in-stock assortment of tile, wood, laminate and natural stone flooring, as well as decorative and installation accessories at everyday low prices, positioning it as a one-stop destination for hard-surface flooring.
Composite Fundamental Rating Product Sales & EPS Growth (Qtrly) Profit Margins Financial Liquidity Long-term Debt Institution Buys to Sells
B A+ A C+ B B+ C

Key Developments

U.S. Economic Developments

U.S. Political Developments

Earnings Announcements

International Economic Developments

Japan Industrial Production Rises for Third Consecutive Month

02/15/18: Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported today that industrial production at the country’s factories, mines and utilities rose for the third consecutive month during December, the latest month for which data are available, increasing by 0.5%,...

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International Geopolitical Developments

OPEC Agrees to Extend Oil Production Cuts

11/30/17: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”) agreed today to extend their reduction of oil production by approximately 1.8 million barrels per day through the end of 2018. According to Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister, Khalid al-Falih, Libya and...

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Company and Stock News

February 16, 2018 Company and Stock News

February 16, 2018
  • Helios & Matheson (HMNY): Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc. announced that it now owns approximately 78% of MoviePass, a provider of movie-theater subscription services.
  • FirstEnergy (FE): FirstEnergy Corp. announced that it plans to deactivate its coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in Willow Island, West Virginia.

Investors Monitor 20

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
Kornit Digital, Ltd. KRNT Textile Printing C+ A C N/A A A+ A
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
Yelp Inc. YELP Online Review B- A B- N/A A+ A+ C
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