Week 10-16 October 2023


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Start date for the articles: 2023-10-06; End date for the articles: 2023-10-16
NEWS SUMMARY for ('NVDA', 11), which changed on 1.39% last trading day:
Nvidia (NVDA) is predicted to produce exceptional returns due to its solid growth attributes. However, there are concerns that China's new export restrictions could spell trouble for the chipmaker. Despite this, analysts at TD Cowen have given Nvidia an Outperform rating and a revised price target of $700, suggesting a potential 50% stock gain. The elevated optimism surrounding Nvidia is attributed to the company's focus on acceleration and generative artificial intelligence. The chipmaker has been identified as one of the top investments in the AI sector.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AMZN', 21), which changed on 2.13% last trading day:
Amazon's $4 billion investment in artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Anthropic is seen as a positive sign for Amazon Web Services. A strange job opening listed by Amazon led to speculation about the company's intentions, but it was later revealed to be an error. The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon, raising questions about the antitrust case. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime members saved over $1 billion during the company's October sales event, and Bank of America maintained a bullish stance on Amazon stock. Overall, investors are considering the future of Amazon and its various business lines.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AAPL', 17), which changed on -0.07% last trading day:
According to data, Americans spent $36 billion watching sports in person in August, compared to $29 billion the previous year, driven by factors such as Taylor Swift, inflation, and pent-up demand. Meanwhile, Apple's market capitalization has reached $2.73 trillion, with 28% of this value added in 2022 alone. Analysts have also revealed potential features of the iPhone 16 Pro, which include a more advanced 5G modem, the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology, an improved ultra-wide lens, and slightly larger display dimensions. Despite a recent sell-off, experts believe it's not too late to buy Apple stock due to its long-term potential.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('MSFT', 10), which changed on 1.5% last trading day:
Microsoft stock rallied today after receiving a positive analyst note regarding its new AI-powered Copilot product. The company is well positioned to outperform in the AI revolution. Meanwhile, the IRS is increasing audits and enforcement against rich households and corporations, including Microsoft, which has been notified that it owes $28.9 billion in back taxes. Despite this, investor confidence in Microsoft's AI alignment remains strong, with Morgan Stanley reiterating an overweight rating and a price target of $415. Microsoft's stock closed at $329.82, marking a 0.78% increase from the previous day.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('TSLA', 17), which changed on 1.12% last trading day:
Tesla is set to release its third-quarter earnings report on October 18, and there is a surge in options trading ahead of the report. Retail investors seem to be focused on other factors, such as the number of Cybertrucks Tesla plans to deliver in 2024 and the availability of the Model 3 refresh. Concerns about shrinking margins and margin erosion have also been raised. In other news, a man has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for scamming Tesla and acquiring five vehicles without paying for them.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('JPM', 15), which changed on -0.1% last trading day:
JPMorgan Chase & Co reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, with net revenue of $40.7 billion and EPS of $4.33, beating consensus estimates. As a result, JPMorgan analysts have increased their forecasts for the company. The bank's CEO, Jamie Dimon, has also expressed concerns about the global geopolitical situation, describing it as "the most dangerous time the world has seen in decades." Despite the positive earnings, JPMorgan's shares fell slightly.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('GOOG', 13), which changed on 1.38% last trading day:
Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) stock is rocketing close to all-time highs, prompting discussions on whether it's a good time to buy or sell. Analyst ratings for Alphabet have been mostly bullish, with 9 bullish ratings, 14 somewhat bullish ratings, and 3 indifferent ratings in the last quarter. The average price target for Alphabet is $145.62, with a high of $163.00 and a low of $121.00. An analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets raised the price target for Alphabet from $145 to $155, maintaining an Overweight rating. Alphabet is set to release its quarterly results on Oct. 24, with expectations of strong growth.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('SPY', 8), which changed on 1.05% last trading day:
The ace cryptocurrency Bitcoin spiked on unverified reports of the approval of an iShares Bitcoin ETF, but BlackRock has stated that the information is false. In other news, Tesla and Netflix are in the spotlight for their earnings this week, with analysts divided on their performance. The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its September meeting, with participants stating that one more interest rate hike would likely be appropriate. Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones warned that stocks could plunge due to rising geopolitical tensions that could escalate into a nuclear war.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DJIA', 17), which changed on 1.02% last trading day:
The news highlights various economic indicators and events in the United States.
Some key points include:
- Mass layoffs are increasing in the U.S., raising concerns about a weakening labor market.
- Oil prices are being closely watched due to warnings of escalating conflicts in the Israel-Hamas war by Iran.
- Subprime car loan rates are hitting high levels, raising concerns for investors.
- U.S. consumer sentiment dropped sharply in October to its lowest level since May.
- U.S. import prices rose weaker than expected in September.
- Jobless claims remained flat for the fourth consecutive week.
- Investors are awaiting CPI data to gauge the possibility of a Fed rate hike.
- Federal Reserve officials expressed caution about the economic outlook and the need for careful decision-making.
- President Biden plans to ask Congress for "urgent action" to assist Israel after attacks by Hamas.
- U.S. producer price inflation increased slightly in September, reaching the highest annual rate in five months.
- Prominent investor Paul Tudor Jones warned that U.S. stocks may experience a 12% decline before an impending recession.
- Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari expressed confusion about the recent increase in longer-term bond yields.
- The stock market's poor performance is attributed to the "Halloween Effect," a seasonal phenomenon.
- U.S. wholesale inventories declined for the sixth consecutive month in August.
- The one-year anniversary of the bull market suggests that it may be post-peak.
- The article advises against mixing politics with investments, discussing its potential impact on President Biden's re-election chances.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DIS', 12), which changed on 1.62% last trading day:
Disney's Halloween events have become a major money-maker for the company, with month-long parties and parades attracting visitors. The stock market performance of Disney has been the topic of discussion, with some analysts bullish on the stock, while others believe it is in trouble. Activist investor Nelson Peltz is pushing for a board seat at Disney, and there is speculation that Disney stock could hit $100 soon. Despite recent challenges, including a nine-year low in stock price, some see Disney as a deep-value play with diverse revenue streams.
[GPT4 model 1 day summary] MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 301) -- i.e. 301 news summary for the last 24 hours before 16/10/2023 20:33 UTC time:
- U.S. stocks experienced varied trading, with the Dow and S&P 500 seeing weekly gains of around 0.8% and 0.45% respectively.
- Analyst ratings and stock picks from companies like SMART Global Holdings, Foot Locker, and Nike are making headlines.
- Several companies, including Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Maximus, had recently raised dividends.
- Novo Nordisk has raised its annual sales and operating profit forecast for the second time in 2023.
- Companies like Processa Pharmaceuticals and MingZhu Logistics Holdings are seeing a pre-market shares surge.
- Apple and Instacart shares fall, while analysts predict better future performance for the latter.
- Boston Scientific has obtained the FDA's nod for an expanded indication of Wavewriter SCS Systems.
- The FDA has certified RTX's Pratt & Whitney's PW127XT-L turboprop engine.
- Concerns remain over the performance of Instacart shares following its initial public offering, though analysts predict brighter future prospects.
- Microsoft has closed its $69 billion deal to acquire Activision Blizzard.
- Investors are cautioned about buying into companies like Rev Group and Cardinal Health amid ongoing uncertainty.
- Billionaire Ray Dalio predicts a 50% chance of a global war involving major powers.
- The Israel-Gaza conflict continues, causing volatility in the equity market and dragging down bond yields.
- JPMorgan Chase and Tesla saw highlight features in a Zacks Investment Ideas article, while their Q3 earnings updates are eagerly anticipated.
- Cuentas plans to introduce Proprietary Mobile Security Technology to the U.S. market.
- Anticipated declines in Q3 earnings for SmarFinancial, Bank of Marin, and RLI Corp.
- Analysts expect growth in earnings for HBT Financial and Brown & Brown in their upcoming reports.
- Cadence's AI-Driven Solutions are being used by Imagination Technologies to enhance low-powered GPUs.
- Pfizer's drug for ulcerative colitis, Etrasimod, received FDA approval, but the company has cut its 2023 outlook due to declining COVID product sales.
- Deutsche Bank has suggested that inflation is easing globally, with most significant declines observed in the U.S. and China.
- Swifties have set records by flocking to see 'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour', marking the biggest-ever Imax opening for a film by a musical artist.
- Tesla's Q3 earnings are expected to fall within Wall Street targets, with predictions of 73 cents per share and revenues pegged at $24.38 billion.
- Shares in Amazon and Shopify are recommended as good buys for new investors.
- Infosys has extended its joint venture with Temasek after a successful five-year partnership.
- Companies like General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis saw mention in top analyst blog highlights.