Articles by Sam Quirke

Sam Quirke
Sam Quirke

After graduating with a degree in finance, Sam worked for a trading technology company as an analyst before joining a prop firm. Here he traded energy, commodity and index futures while utilizing a combination of technical and fundamental analysis.Today he manages his own stock and option portfolio which is made up of longer term positions and shorter term momentum plays. He lives in Chicago. Contact Sam Quirke via email at [email protected]

Wall Street Is Backing Cruise Ships To Start A Fresh Rally 
Wall Street Is Backing Cruise Ships To Start A Fresh Rally 
June 18th, 2021  7:00 AM

JPMorgan came out strong on the industry’s prospects for a full recovery, pointing towards positive booking momentum and positive pricing trends. They went so far as to raise out-year estimates for all the major operators which puts their call well ahead of the general consensus estimates for the group.

Does Nike (NYSE: NKE) Have What It Takes To Get Back Running Again
Does Nike (NYSE: NKE) Have What It Takes To Get Back Running Again
June 17th, 2021  8:38 AM

For a company whose shares powered to new highs on what felt like a daily basis for much of last year, Nike (NYSE: NKE) has surprised many with its sluggish performance in the first half of 2021.

Does Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN) Have What It Takes To Be A Winner In 2021?
Does Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN) Have What It Takes To Be A Winner In 2021?
June 15th, 2021  7:40 AM

Though Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN) stock was cut in half during the dark days of February and March of last year, Wall Street quickly realized that convenient fast food would probably be towards the bottom of the list of things to be cut by hard-hit consumers who were tightening the proverbial belts

Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) Lines Up For A Run At Highs
Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) Lines Up For A Run At Highs
June 14th, 2021  9:00 AM

For a fashion, specifically athletic fashion, company, Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU) is trading very much like a tech stock. Maybe it has to do with them being listed on the tech heavy NASDAQ, but over the past 18 months

Where Is Zoom Video (NASDAQ: ZM) Going Next?
Where Is Zoom Video (NASDAQ: ZM) Going Next?
June 11th, 2021  7:00 AM

Few companies encapsulated 2020 and the market’s surprising reaction to the pandemic more than Zoom Video (NASDAQ: ZM). Having only IPO’d the previous spring, they came into this new decade close to all-time lows but quickly started realizing their potential once offices shut and employees started working from home

Delta Airlines’ (NYSE: DAL) Recovery Potential Just Keeps Growing
Delta Airlines’ (NYSE: DAL) Recovery Potential Just Keeps Growing
June 10th, 2021  8:00 AM

With consistent higher lows being set on their stock’s chart for much of the past year, there’s a lot to like about Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) right now.

Are These Meme Stocks Going To Blow Up Again?
Are These Meme Stocks Going To Blow Up Again?
June 3rd, 2021  7:00 AM

But as equity markets, in general, turn higher after a sluggish few months in the meantime, it looks like there’s a fresh fire being lit underneath stocks that have above average short interest. Here are three that are worth keeping a close eye on

Boeing (NYSE: BA) Looks Set To Hit $300
Boeing (NYSE: BA) Looks Set To Hit $300
June 2nd, 2021  8:00 AM

For many investors, Boeing (NYSE: BA) will always be the one that got away. When equity markets were awash with volatility in February and March of last year,

3 Dividend Kings To Consider
3 Dividend Kings To Consider
June 1st, 2021  9:00 AM

One way to mitigate this risk is by focusing on quality names, and choosing the best among them. While there are more than a few methods available to both determine and find quality, looking at a company’s dividend history is one of the more popular and reliable.

Ford (NYSE: F) Finally Looks Ready To Take On Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)
Ford (NYSE: F) Finally Looks Ready To Take On Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA)
May 28th, 2021  10:00 AM

Just in case anyone doubted it, the 7% jump seen in Ford (NYSE: F) shares last Thursday were further proof that the automobile stalwart is back, and potentially better than ever.

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) Still In Fashion After Earnings
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) Still In Fashion After Earnings
May 27th, 2021  9:00 AM

A 7% gap up off the open in yesterday’s session should tell you all you need to know about Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE: ANF) latest earnings report.

What’s Shaking At Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK)
What’s Shaking At Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK)
May 26th, 2021  8:00 AM

A 4.5% jump in Tuesday’s session was enough to make shares of fast food burger joint Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) among the best performing on US equities on a day when most of the major indices finished lower.

Is Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) A Buy At These Levels
Is Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) A Buy At These Levels
May 25th, 2021  7:00 AM

After a 50% fall from grace, shares of Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) are starting to look like they’re ready to stop falling and turn to the upside.

Has Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) Put In A Bottom?
Has Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) Put In A Bottom?
May 24th, 2021  9:00 AM

After sliding close to 20% from an all time high that ended up forming a dangerous looking double top, shares of fast food name Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) look to have put in a low.

Is This The Buy Signal For Salesforce Stock
Is This The Buy Signal For Salesforce Stock
May 20th, 2021  8:00 AM

A 3% jump in Wednesday’s session was just what shares of Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) needed. Since hitting an all time high back in August, they’ve been setting consecutively lower lows and have given up close to 20% of their value.

Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) Starts To Look Hot
Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) Starts To Look Hot
May 19th, 2021  1:00 AM

While the tech-heavy NASDAQ index continues to drop, shares of data warehousing company Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW) are going from strength to strength. In a way, it’s business as normal for them.

Should You Buy The Dip In Disney (NYSE: DIS)?
Should You Buy The Dip In Disney (NYSE: DIS)?
May 18th, 2021  10:00 AM

For a company that was tagging all-time highs as recently as March, Disney (NYSE: DIS) shares have grown quite soft in recent weeks. We’ve seen a more risk-averse sentiment creep into equities since interest rates started popping last quarter,

Playing Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) After Earnings
Playing Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) After Earnings
May 14th, 2021  7:00 AM

After almost doubling in value in their first few months of public trading, shares of Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) are struggling to keep their head above water even as their core revenue engine starts to rev up again.

Weighing Up The Pros And Cons Of Lemonade (NYSE: LMND)
Weighing Up The Pros And Cons Of Lemonade (NYSE: LMND)
May 13th, 2021  9:00 AM

It wasn't so long ago that Lemonade (NYSE: LMND) investors were sitting high and mighty, after a 300% run in less than three months had shares up around 4x from where they IPO’d.

Have The Wheels Come Off The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD)
Have The Wheels Come Off The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD)
May 12th, 2021  11:00 AM

For a company that watched its shares rally by more than 600% last year, The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD) has had a rough first five months to 2021.

Is Peloton’s (NASDAQ: PTON) Selling Overdone?
Is Peloton’s (NASDAQ: PTON) Selling Overdone?
May 11th, 2021  10:00 AM

With a 50% slide in their shares over the last four months, Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON) risks becoming one of the biggest, and latest, stars of 2020 to blow up.

Should You Buy The Dip In Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) Stock
Should You Buy The Dip In Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) Stock
May 10th, 2021  9:00 AM

After experiencing a 700% run in less than a year’s worth of trading, shares of Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) are learning that what goes up, must come down.

Why You Should Love Activision Blizzard Stock
Why You Should Love Activision Blizzard Stock
May 6th, 2021  8:05 AM

It’s almost two years to the day since shares of video game maker Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) bottomed out after shedding more than 50% of their value.

Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) Approaching Critical Technical Setup
Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) Approaching Critical Technical Setup
May 5th, 2021  8:10 AM

Shares of high street fashion retailer Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) are approaching a key point in their current rally. Having run up more than 120% in the past twelve months, the stock is starting to touch a strong resistance level set by its previous June 2018 highs. 

3 Stocks To Watch From Wells Fargo’s New “Signature Picks” List
3 Stocks To Watch From Wells Fargo’s New “Signature Picks” List
May 4th, 2021  8:00 AM

It looks like the folks over at Wells Fargo share this feeling, as they published what’s being called their “Signature Picks” list yesterday. It’s a portfolio of 35 stocks, with an average expected return of 15%, a

Buy Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), If You Haven’t Already
Buy Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), If You Haven’t Already
April 29th, 2021  8:00 AM

Not as if there was any doubt, but Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) latest earnings report has reaffirmed them as the tech titan of all tech titans, with seemingly no end in sight for their consistent year over year growth.

Making Sense Of Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Earnings
Making Sense Of Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Earnings
April 27th, 2021  9:35 AM

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) were out with their Q1 earnings last night in what was arguably one of this season’s most eagerly awaited quarterly reports. Somewhat characteristically, even though the numbers came in red hot, shares still fell in the after-hours session.

Why American Airlines Stock Is About To Takeoff
Why American Airlines Stock Is About To Takeoff
April 26th, 2021  9:00 AM

A 5% jump on Friday meant shares of American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) were one of the best performing of US equities on the day.

Why You Should Buy Ford (NYSE: F) Stock
Why You Should Buy Ford (NYSE: F) Stock
April 23rd, 2021  8:38 AM

Shares of Ford (NYSE: F) recently had their one-year anniversary of the current rally’s starting point. This is the first consistent march north in years and marks a new departure for the automobile stalwart,

IBM (NYSE: IBM) Rally Gets Fresh Legs
IBM (NYSE: IBM) Rally Gets Fresh Legs
April 21st, 2021  10:25 AM

A 4% jump on a day when most of the market was selling off made shares of IBM (NYSE: IBM) among the best performers in Tuesday’s session. It also means they’re now up more than 15% in just a month, as they start to break out of the sideways range they’d traded in for much of the past year.

How To Play Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) Earnings 
How To Play Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) Earnings 
April 20th, 2021  7:45 AM

Within a couple of hours, investors will know just how well Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is ticking over as the streaming giant is due to release their Q1 earnings after today’s session ends.

Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) Eyes Brighter Days Ahead
Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) Eyes Brighter Days Ahead
April 19th, 2021  8:30 AM

After sustaining a 50% drop, it looks like shares of Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) are about to start off on the road to recovery. The residential solar panel company was one of the hottest stocks of 2020,

Sizing Up The Opportunity In Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN)
Sizing Up The Opportunity In Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN)
April 15th, 2021  1:00 AM

A single daily candlestick won’t tell the viewer much about Coinbase’s (NASDAQ: COIN) first day of public trading, but there’s more than meets the eye here.

Two Airlines Get Fresh Tailwinds From Upgrades 
Two Airlines Get Fresh Tailwinds From Upgrades 
April 14th, 2021  1:00 AM

Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) and JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) are the latest two airlines to grab the attention of Wall Street as the economic recovery continues to gather pace.

Tesla Stock Steadies For A Fresh Rally
Tesla Stock Steadies For A Fresh Rally
April 13th, 2021  1:00 AM

A 3.5% pop on Monday had shares of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) right around their short-term resistance level of $710. They’ve been consolidating below there for the past month after selling off sharply in February and look ripe for a breakthrough

Here’s Why Carnival Stock Is Still A Buy
Here’s Why Carnival Stock Is Still A Buy
April 12th, 2021  1:00 AM

Shares of cruise ship major Carnival (NYSE: CCL) hit their highest post-pandemic price last week in a sign that now’s as good a time as ever to get involved.

Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) About to Enter Q2 With A Bang
Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) About to Enter Q2 With A Bang
April 9th, 2021  1:00 AM

A 7% jump in Thursday’s session was enough to make shares of Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) among the best performing of US equities on the day. They’ve now jumped more than 20% in the past month

United Airlines, Alaska Air Group Stock Get Upgrades
United Airlines, Alaska Air Group Stock Get Upgrades
April 8th, 2021  1:00 AM

Down but not out. That was the story of the major airlines for much of 2020 after they took the mother of all batterings in the face of the COVID pandemic.

Sizing Up The Opportunity in Snap Stock
Sizing Up The Opportunity in Snap Stock
April 7th, 2021  1:00 AM

A 5% jump in yesterday’s session made shares of social media giant Snap (NASDAQ: SNAP) among the best performing of US equities.

2 ETFs To Own For Q2
2 ETFs To Own For Q2
April 6th, 2021  1:00 AM

The performance of the Nasdaq index in yesterday’s session suggests Wall Street is finally coming to terms with a higher rate environment and what they might mean for tech stocks.

2 Tech ETFs Worth Considering
2 Tech ETFs Worth Considering
April 1st, 2021  1:00 AM

It might be a little early to call it conclusively, but the recent weakness in the tech sector looks like it might be coming to an end.

Lululemon Comes Out Of The Pandemic Shining
Lululemon Comes Out Of The Pandemic Shining
March 31st, 2021  1:00 AM

As if a 200% rally wasn’t convincing enough, Lululemon’s (NASDAQ: LULU) Q4 earnings last night cemented the fact that they were able to make the best out of the COVID pandemic.

Business As Usual For Facebook Stock
Business As Usual For Facebook Stock
March 30th, 2021  1:00 AM

Even as traditional industrial stocks start to outperform tech, stalwarts like Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) remain as attractive as ever.

Advanced Micro Devices Stock Gets A New Bull
Advanced Micro Devices Stock Gets A New Bull
March 29th, 2021  1:00 AM

A 1.5% move on Friday was enough to keep shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) from closing near their six months lows. Like many of the more well-known names in tech, the first quarter of 2021 has been tough,

Gap Inc. Stock Look Set For A Fresh Rally
Gap Inc. Stock Look Set For A Fresh Rally
March 26th, 2021  1:00 AM

A 5% jump on Thursday made shares of Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) among the best performing of US equities.

Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) Impresses Wall Street
Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) Impresses Wall Street
March 25th, 2021  1:00 AM

Shares of software giant Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) found themselves down slightly in yesterday’s session despite posting solid earnings on Tuesday evening.

Weighing The Opportunity In Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
Weighing The Opportunity In Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
March 24th, 2021  1:00 AM

With Southwest’s (NYSE: LUV) shares back above where they were trading before the COVID pandemic, it’s a good time to take stock and see where they might head to next.

It’s Time To Consider Buying These Two Railroad Stocks
It’s Time To Consider Buying These Two Railroad Stocks
March 23rd, 2021  1:00 AM

An 11% jump on Monday was enough to make shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) among the best performing of US equities. The catalyst for the move, which sent shares of KSU to all-time highs, was the news over the weekend that Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) is set to buy them for $25 billion.

Penn National Gaming Enters The Mainstream
Penn National Gaming Enters The Mainstream
March 22nd, 2021  1:00 AM

Penn (NASDAQ: PENN) was one of the hottest stocks to own as markets recovered from last year’s COVID induced selloff and for many is still just as attractive now.

3 Bank Stocks To Consider In A High Rate Environment
3 Bank Stocks To Consider In A High Rate Environment
March 20th, 2021  6:05 AM

Bank Stocks - We need only take a look at some of their stock charts to see what this paradigm shift means and in the grand scheme this increase in rates is only getting started.

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