S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   296.26
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MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
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How major US stock indexes fared Friday 1/27/2023
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   296.26
Why Lucid Spiked Nearly 100% In One Day
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
Ride These Railroad Stocks for Growth and Income
Is Buying an Aged Corporation a Good Idea?
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
Visa, L3Harris rise; Intel, Eastman Chemical fall
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday 1/27/2023
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   296.26
Why Lucid Spiked Nearly 100% In One Day
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
Ride These Railroad Stocks for Growth and Income
Is Buying an Aged Corporation a Good Idea?
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
Visa, L3Harris rise; Intel, Eastman Chemical fall
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday 1/27/2023
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
S&P 500   3,852.36
DOW   32,920.46
QQQ   296.26
Why Lucid Spiked Nearly 100% In One Day
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
Ride These Railroad Stocks for Growth and Income
Is Buying an Aged Corporation a Good Idea?
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/23- 1/27
Visa, L3Harris rise; Intel, Eastman Chemical fall
Is This The End of Capitalism? (Ad)
How major US stock indexes fared Friday 1/27/2023
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

MarketBeat Week in Review – 1/16 - 1/20

Key Points

  • The markets are down for the week as concerns about rising interest rates and rising layoffs offset a lower-than-expected PPI number. 
  • Bank earnings are confirming that interest rates are likely to remain higher for longer. 
  • The only question now appears to be how long and deep will the recession be?  
  • Here are some of this week’s most popular articles from the MarketBeat team.
  • 5 stocks we like better than Lululemon Athletica

The shortened trading week started as investors cheered a cooler-than-expected producer price index (PPI) for December. But that’s all come crashing down as recession fears remain top of mind for investors. This week saw earnings reports from the big banks, and the message was clear. The era of cheap money is over.

And with layoff announcements daily, virtually all economists are now conceding that a recession is inevitable. The only remaining questions are how long and how deep it will be. As earnings season kicks into high gear, the takeaway for investors remains the same. Look at companies that can deliver revenue and earnings during this time. And, as you’ll see from our MarketBeat contributors, you should also continue to look at those dividend stocks.  

Articles by Jea Yu 

As perhaps a harbinger of what to expect as the retail sector reports sales for this holiday season, Lululemon Athletica, Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) is down after a disappointing earnings report. The company had been resilient in 2022. But as Jea Yu points out, the company is seeing margin compression as inventory levels rise. Yoga anyone? If consumers show off their latest athleisure wear, they may do it on Pinterest Inc. (NASDAQ: PINS).

As Yu writes, the social commerce (not to be confused with social media) platform deserves a place on your watchlist as it captures the attention of the coveted Gen-Z consumer. And the company’s recent success is due, in part, to its short-form video content. Yu was also writing about Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA). The company posted a disappointing earnings number. But that was largely the result of the company settling its opioid litigation. That could mean investors can finally start focusing on the company’s growth plans.  


Articles by Thomas Hughes 

If investors needed confirmation of an economy headed for recession, they got that from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). As Thomas Hughes writes, the bank reported increased credit losses you would expect from a softening economy. To offset that, the bank showed an increase in its capital reserves.

That’s a delicate balance that highlights the strong fundamentals of the bank. But for investors, this is when good news is not good for the stock. Hughes also advised investors to be cautious about the post-earnings bump in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) stock.

While the stock is showing signs of bottoming out, Hughes notes there may be some more downside risk. For investors looking to find a place to hide out as the economy falters, Hughes suggests looking at these four dividend kings which also offer high yields for investors.  

Articles by Sam Quirke 

In a volatile market, investors can find safe havens in best-in-class stocks. And as Sam Quirke highlights, that is what you get with Visa Inc. (NYSE: V). The stock is up 30% since October and has many analysts believing the stock has further to run. Another stock that Quirke believes investors should keep their eyes on is Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC).

The chip sector has been beaten down. The sector may still be in for a couple of rough quarters, but when it comes back, Intel is one to watch as its efforts to build up manufacturing capabilities in the United States align with the recently passed Chips Act.

And at a time when airlines are under scrutiny for many of the wrong reasons, Quirke was analyzing the situation with Delta Air Lines, Inc, (NYSE: DAL). The company delivered strong earnings but weak guidance. Nevertheless, Quirke points out that solid fundamentals make DAL stock one to watch for later this year.   

Articles by Kate Stalter 

This week Kate Stalter had something for investors of different stripes. Growth investors are hungrily looking for places to put their capital to work. Stalter suggests you look at Airbnb Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNB). The company beat its most recent earnings report, is seeing margin growth, and has been buying back its shares. Any growth stock carries outsized risk with the threat of a recession, but ABNB stock may be one to watch. If you’re an income investor, Stalter points out that you haven’t gotten much growth from a dividend king like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). But Stalter points out a chart pattern that, if confirmed by next week’s earnings could change that story. And for tech investors looking for diversification, mid-cap stocks are always a solid choice. Stalter writes about two mid-cap tech stocks that are ready to break out.  

Articles by Matthew North 

Whether you agree with her or not, Woods has a consistently aggressive investment style focused on disruptive technology. So if you’re bullish on the future of this market, you’ll enjoy what Matthew North writes about three stocks Cathie Wood is buying for her ARK Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA: ARKK).

On the other hand, if you’re more bearish on the market, you’ll be happy (is that possible?) to know that Michael Burry (yeah, THAT Michael Burry) continues to be bearish on the market. North summarizes Burry’s bearish outlook which is a must-read for any investor. And if that makes you want to sell everything, I suggest you read North’s article about three attractive defensive stocks. Not only will you benefit from being in a sector that tends to outperform in a bear market, but you’ll get a nice dividend for your trouble.  

Articles by Keala Miles 

There are times when even the best companies swing and miss. That may be the case for Pepsico Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP). The company has introduced a new lemon-lime soda, “Starry,” that is not tickling the taste buds of consumers...yet. But as Miles writes, that doesn’t mean investors should be concerned about their investment in PEP stock. On the other hand, some investors may be looking to buy shares of T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) after it reported strong earnings.

But as Miles points out, the stock has a high P/E rating that suggests it has a lot of growth already priced in. Finally, it wouldn’t be a week without one article about Elon Musk. In this case, Miles was writing about Tesla Inc.  (NASDAQ: TSLA), which announced a price cut on many of its popular models. The move could allow consumers to take advantage of the tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act. Like many things in the EV market right now, there are no guarantees, but the price cuts are having no effect on TSLA stock either way.  

 

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Companies Mentioned in This Article

CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
Lululemon Athletica (LULU)
2.5664 of 5 stars
$310.85+0.4%N/A34.16Moderate Buy$404.11
Pinterest (PINS)
1.7447 of 5 stars
$26.74+1.4%N/A382.05Hold$28.92
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)
2.6015 of 5 stars
$37.17+1.8%5.17%-10.81Hold$43.46
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
2.5815 of 5 stars
$140.32+0.2%2.85%11.62Moderate Buy$147.89
UnitedHealth Group (UNH)
3.3933 of 5 stars
$486.05-1.3%1.36%22.94Moderate Buy$599.39
Visa (V)
3.0025 of 5 stars
$231.44+3.0%0.78%32.37Moderate Buy$256.15
Intel (INTC)
2.7845 of 5 stars
$28.16-6.4%5.18%14.37Hold$30.12
Delta Air Lines (DAL)
3.0769 of 5 stars
$38.73-1.2%N/A18.99Buy$49.44
Airbnb (ABNB)
2.549 of 5 stars
$115.94+6.0%N/A48.31Hold$135.19
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
2.8954 of 5 stars
$168.23-0.4%2.69%24.96Hold$182.75
PepsiCo (PEP)
2.1047 of 5 stars
$169.62-0.4%2.71%24.27Hold$183.36
T-Mobile US (TMUS)
2.7708 of 5 stars
$146.73-1.3%N/A120.27Buy$178.83
Tesla (TSLA)
2.731 of 5 stars
$177.90+11.0%N/A49.10Hold$215.51
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Chris Markoch

About Chris Markoch

Contributing Author: Retirement, Individual Investing

Chris Markoch is a freelance financial copywriter with over five years of experience covering various aspects of the financial markets. You may find his writing a little different than other stock articles you’ve read. And that’s OK with him. Chris doesn’t have a traditional finance background. What he does bring to the table is a strong business and marketing background having worked for agencies that serviced Fortune 500 companies. With that in mind, he isn’t overly impressed with what companies say, and more focused on what they do. And because buyer behavior dictates so much of what happens with a stock, Chris always keeps the end consumer close in mind. Chris has been writing for MarketBeat since 2018.

Contact Chris Markoch via email at CTMarkoch@msn.com.

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