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
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 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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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)?
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.