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Financial Advisers Looking Closer at AT&T amid Earnings, Time Warner Merger Reports

Every week, TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition, looks at the most searched tickers among financial advisors and identifies what stocks caught their attention. Given that financial advisers usually provide investment advice and help their clients with determining the right stocks for their portfolios, it’s important to see what stocks they are looking into and identify potential catalysts that put these companies in their spotlight. Last week, the most searched ticker was AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), which has a number of developments that might affect the stock in both long and short-term. It was followed by three tech giants: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which are generally...

Financial Advisors Are Curious About These 5 Stocks

Even though last week was shorter due to the 4th of July celebrations, it was still eventful. On Wednesday afternoon, the Fed released minutes from its last FOMC meeting, which showed that the Committee is still committed to continue gradually increasing interest rates...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

After the US economy showed a growth of 2.9% in the third quarter, topping the expectations of 2.5% investors became more convinced that the Fed will raise the interest rates this year. Even though stock futures had a positive reaction to the data released on October 28 in pre-market trading, in intraday trading both Dow Jones and S&P 500 inched down.
Nevertheless, the spotlight is focused on the earnings season as it could be seen by looking at TrackStar’s last-week compilation of the 20 most searched tickers among financial advisors. Affected by disappointing results by a number of companies, S&P 500 lost around 0.70% between Monday and Friday, while Dow Jones ended the week slightly in the green.
The data presented by TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, showed Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) as the most searched tickers in the trading week between October 24 and October 28...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The earnings season is in full swing, determining the trends that the indexes follow on a day-to-date basis. In this way, during the trading week between October 17 and October 21, the S&P 500 inched up by 0.38%, while Dow Jones advanced by 0.67 and NASDAQ appreciated by 0.83%. Last week, FactSet issued its “Earnings Insight” report, in which it stated that based on 23% of the S&P 500 companies that had reported their third-quarter earnings, 78% managed to beat the top-line estimates, while 65% posted better-than-expected revenues.
Several M&A deals that have been announced recently also had an impact on the stock market. With most experts considering that the Fed will hike the interest rates until the end of the year, some investors are worried about the impact it will have on the...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock marked had a rough last week with both Dow Jones and S&P 500 declining by 0.50% and 0.96% respectively. The decline was mainly attributed to a disappointing start of the earnings season. The earnings are likely to determine the course of the market in the next weeks, although the upcoming elections will likely also have a say in where things are going. Investors are also looking forward to the start of the holiday season, which is expected to have a positive impact on retailers, although much of the gains are most likely already priced in. The release of the FOMC minutes last week also showed strong prospects of a rate hike in December and on Friday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen held a speech suggesting that the Fed may have to run a "high-pressure economy” in order to turn around the damages created by the last financial crisis...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The fourth quarter is turning to be pretty eventful for the US, with the upcoming elections bringing up scandalous moments from the candidates’ past, with some even provoking disgust among both voters, politicians and experts. Hurricane Matthew raged across the Western Atlantic, last week affecting parts of Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina and taking 39 lives, although the damages are not as bad as they are in other regions, particularly Haiti, which was the most affected. The stock market also inched down in the first weeks of trading in October, dragged lower by some developments that transitioned from the previous month, such as the hack at Yahoo, fake accounts at Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank’s settlement with the DoJ.
Last week alone, the S&P 500 edged down by 0.70% and Dow Jones Industrial Average inched 0.40% lower. Both indexes were affected by the release of the non-farm payroll data by...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market ended in the green the last week of the third quarter with the S&P 500 up by 0.17% and Dow Jones gaining 0.26%. Among the catalysts behind the appreciation is the boost registered by oil prices in the second half of the week, on the back of OPEC countries reaching a deal to limit production output at its meeting on November 30. The countries agreed to limit production between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day and will decide on the production levels for each member country during the November policy meeting.
Meanwhile, investors are bracing for a new round of earnings and analysts expect that overall S&P 500 third-quarter earnings will inch down slightly, pushed lower by bottom-line declines among oil companies, but lifted by increases in materials, healthcare and technology sectors...

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