Week 26 September - 2 October 2023


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Start date for the articles: 2023-09-22; End date for the articles: 2023-10-02
NEWS SUMMARY for ('AMZN', 25), which changed on 1.84% last trading day:
According to recent news, Wall Street is optimistic that Amazon (AMZN) could become the third company to reach a market value of $2 trillion. Amazon's stock has been performing well, with a 50% increase and positive earnings reported. Interms of content, Amazon Prime Video and Freevee will feature new shows and seasons in October. Additionally, Amazon's investment in AI start-up Anthropic shows its commitment to staying at the forefront of the AI race. Despite an ongoing antitrust lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission and 17 states, investors still see potential in Amazon's stock.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('NVDA', 14), which changed on 2.95% last trading day:
Goldman Sachs has added NVIDIA Corp to its conviction list, stating that the chipmaker is the main "shovel provider" in the AI gold rush. Goldman Sachs believes that NVIDIA is well-positioned to take advantage of increasing demand as supply dynamics improve. This positive commentary has caused NVIDIA shares to rise.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('MSFT', 10), which changed on 1.92% last trading day:
Microsoft's strong earnings growth and price strength make it a top stock to watch. The company's move into artificial intelligence is paying off, leading to potential major boosts to earnings. Microsoft has also boosted its dividend payout, with potential for significant growth over the next 20 years. Despite optimistic recommendations from Wall Street analysts, the effectiveness of this metric is questionable. Overall, Microsoft remains an attractive investment option with a broad customer base and significant market opportunity.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AAPL', 25), which changed on 1.48% last trading day:
Apple has identified software issues and certain third-party applications as the primary causes for its latest iPhone 15 devices becoming unusually warm. The company assured users that corrective measures are in progress. Meanwhile, Wall Street analysts remain optimistic about Apple's stock, with an average brokerage recommendation equivalent to a Buy. However, there are concerns that investors could regret buying the stock right now due to past returns not necessarily indicating future results. Additionally, Apple is reportedly shifting its production away from China and towards India in an effort to reduce its dependence on China and alleviate geopolitical risks.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('TSLA', 18), which changed on 0.55% last trading day:
Tesla reported lower-than-expected vehicle production and delivery numbers for the third quarter, causing shares to initially trade down more than 2%. Tesla produced 430,488 vehicles and delivered 435,059 vehicles in the quarter, both down from the previous quarter. The majority of the vehicles produced were Models 3 and Y. Analysts expressed disappointment with the delivery numbers, with some lowering their estimates for the quarter. Despite the lower numbers, Tesla maintains its full-year volume target of around 1.8 million vehicles.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('META', 14), which changed on 2.2% last trading day:
Truist Securities analyst Youssef Squali reiterated a Buy rating on Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: META) with a price target of $390, citing expectations for strong revenue growth and AI innovations. Meta Connect's AI products, including AI Assistants and image editing tools, demonstrated technological advancements and potential avenues for monetization. Meta's stock is on track to benefit from solid catalysts and has the potential to become a trillion-dollar company. However, there is a potential backlash against Meta's return-to-work mandate, which could lead to further employee exits.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('SPY', 9), which changed on -0.04% last trading day:
The stock market took a hit on Friday as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust declined by 0.2%, extending monthly drops to 5%, making September the most challenging month for the S&P 500 in 2023. Congress is likely to miss the Saturday midnight deadline to secure government funding, setting the stage for a shutdown. Economists believe that a potential government shutdown will not lead to an immediate recession, but could negatively impact economic growth if it is prolonged. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index is hovering just 2 percentage points above its 200-day moving average, which is seen as a critical support level.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('GOOG', 11), which changed on 2.52% last trading day:
Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) is expected to beat earnings estimates in its next quarterly report as it has a strong earnings surprise history and the right combination of key ingredients. Billionaire Bill Ackman believes that Alphabet will be a dominant player in artificial intelligence (AI) for a long time. Alphabet is seen as a value-oriented bet on the AI opportunity and is attracting investor attention. The growing adoption of AI in the cloud services market could also benefit Alphabet.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('NKE', 12), which changed on -1.11% last trading day:
Nike's stock price increased after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. Analysts from Goldman Sachs, Telsey Advisory Group, Oppenheimer, Morgan Stanley, and Keybanc reiterated positive ratings on the stock. Nike's earnings beat was driven by higher margins, and the company provided positive commentary on retail sell-through trends and back-to-school sales. However, Nike's first-quarter revenue of $12.939 billion missed expectations. Some investors may be interested in earning dividends from Nike, as the company currently has a dividend yield of 1.52%.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('COST', 19), which changed on 1.12% last trading day:
Costco Wholesale Corporation is expected to experience robust growth in fiscal year 2024, according to analyst forecasts. Telsey Advisory Group analyst Joseph Feldman predicts that gas price increases will aid comparable sales, and traffic is expected to increase while average ticket prices decrease slightly. Additionally, digital sales are projected to remain flat year-over-year. Costco's recent venture into selling gold bars has proved to be successful, with the bars selling out within hours of being made available online. Despite a slight decline in same-store sales for the fourth quarter, analysts remain optimistic about the company's future.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DJIA', 15), which changed on -0.51% last trading day:
U.S. manufacturers are showing signs of revival, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), with some companies even increasing employment. Construction spending in the U.S. rose for the eighth consecutive month in August, according to the Commerce Department. October is expected to be a volatile month for the U.S. market. Oil prices are continuing to surge, with U.S. oil futures reaching a nearly 13-month high after a drop in U.S. crude supplies. The chief of the New York Fed stated that interest rates are "at, or near, the peak level" but will remain high for a while.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DIS', 22), which changed on 0.76% last trading day:
Disney stock investors have three important dates to look out for in October, including new shows, theme park attractions, and pricing strategies. Disney's multi-faceted business is currently going through changes and facing challenges due to the Hollywood strike and increased competition. Hulu is adding spooky shows and movies for Halloween. Disney World's Star Wars hotel is now closed, and the company is investing $60 billion into its parks and cruises. Disney stock has been on a downward trend, but a turnaround could be possible with a sale of ABC and other legacy media assets.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('QQQ', 1), which changed on 0.83% last trading day:
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, has issued a warning about potential risks faced by the Invesco QQQ ETF. The fund could experience downward pressure due to higher interest rates and concerns over stagflation, which are affecting both the equity markets and tech stocks. Dimon's warning highlights the need for caution and careful consideration when investing in the ETF.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('MU', 13), which changed on -0.1% last trading day:
Micron Technology, a memory chipmaker, reported quarterly losses that beat analyst expectations, along with sales that exceeded estimates. Despite the positive results, the company guided to over $1.1 billion of losses in the peak seasonal quarter. However, analysts remain bullish on the stock, with an average price target of $77.31, implying upside. Micron expects record industry-wide memory chip sales by 2025.
[GPT3.5-Turbo model 1 day summary] MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 246) -- i.e. 246 news summary for the last 24 hours before 02/10/2023 20:01 UTC time:
  • Birkenstock is planning an IPO with a target valuation of up to $9.2 billion.
  • The SEC is set to settle a probe into unauthorized messaging tools with Fifth Third, TFC, and others.
  • Warner Bros. Discovery's HBO confirms the return of "Real Time with Bill Maher."
  • Shell, Eni, and Enbridge are leading renewable energy investments among oil companies.
  • Japan's economy continues to grow despite high interest rates in the US and a downturn in Chinese stocks.
  • The Bank of Japan has been buying bonds to combat rising yields.
  • US stocks traded mixed with the Dow falling 0.31% and the NASDAQ rising 0.38% on October 2.
  • Visa updates dispute rules to fight friendly fraud losses.
  • Lockheed wins a $22.3 million contract to manufacture an air-to-ground missile system.
  • UPS gains from the acquisition of MNX Global Logistics.
  • AstraZeneca's key drugs and strong pipeline support growth.
  • The rising cost of raw materials leads to increased prices for consumer goods.
  • Inflation concerns continue to impact markets, with central banks closely monitoring the situation and considering policy adjustments.
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing continues to gain popularity, with investors seeking sustainable and socially responsible opportunities.
  • Bitcoin reaches a new all-time high, with analysts predicting a further rally.
  • Global semiconductor shortage affects the production of various electronic devices.
  • Stock market performance remains mixed, influenced by rising Treasury yields and ongoing supply chain challenges.
  • The cryptocurrency market experiences ups and downs, with increased regulatory scrutiny and investor interest.
  • Arctic and Antarctic ice is melting at an accelerating rate, threatening coastal cities with rising sea levels.
  • WTI Crude Oil prices rise above $80 per barrel for the first time since 2014.
  • OPEC raises its forecast for oil demand growth in 2022.
  • The International Energy Agency warns of a potential energy crisis as natural gas prices skyrocket.
[GPT4 model 1 day summary] MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 246) -- i.e. 246 news summary for the last 24 hours before 02/10/2023 20:01 UTC time: ***************************************************************
  • Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) growth stocks for October include FOUR, JOB, and LMB.
  • FAT Brands continues expansion into non-traditional venues with Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery opening at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
  • Stock market indicators recommend entering the market before the end of 2023.
  • Maris-Tech forecasts an increase in revenue of approximately 48% to 68% by 2023.
  • Investors are advised to check out Zacks Earnings ESP to find stocks set to beat quarterly earnings estimates in sectors including Energy, Finance, and Business Services.
  • Analysts recommend that dividend-yielding stocks such as WestRock Company could be a safe bet during times of turbulence and uncertainty in the stock markets.
  • Billionaire Ray Dalio warns of potential debt crisis in the US, prompting investors to prepare their income portfolios.
  • US stocks are dwindling as S&P 500 sees worst quarterly performance in a year after a surge in Treasury yields.
  • Chinese consumer staples sector presents opportunities for short selling of overvalued companies while the consumer discretionary sector presents opportunities to buy undervalued ones.
  • Top-performing inverse/leveraged ETFs from last week include TTT and DULL.
  • Axcelis Technologies and other momentum stocks are projected to regain momentum in October.
  • Co-branded locations are being added to CAR express locations by Drive Shack in an effort to expand revenue streams.
  • Certara has joined R&D federations spearheaded by the international business of Federated Hermes to promote scientific communications best practices.
  • Amazon Pharmacy is expanding its services, with discounts and free two-day delivery for Amazon Prime members.
  • Advance Auto Parts and ACM Research have been highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the day.
  • Black women executives such as Kimberley Goode from Northwestern Mutual insurance are urging companies to move beyond diversity pledges to ensure racial diversity in leadership roles.
  • In the field of biotech, companies like Intra-Cellular Therapies are seeing their stocks soar as they gain FDA approvals and release positive trial data.
  • The Federal Reserve has indicated tapering of its bond purchases can begin as soon as November.
  • DTE Energy is investing in carbon capture technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve its net-zero carbon goal by 2050.
  • Signify Health is acquiring Caravan Health to enhance its capabilities in value-based care.
[GPT3.5-Turbo model 10 days summary] MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 2090) -- i.e. 2090 news summarised for the period 2023-09-22 to 2023-10-02
  • Amazon's Prime Video will introduce commercials in early 2024, offering an ad-free option for an additional fee.
  • SpaceX breaks its own record for the number of launches in a year, lowering the cost of space launches.
  • Asian markets close mixed, while European markets decline, and crude oil prices remain above $90 per barrel.
  • Byline Bancorp's strategic acquisitions, strong loan portfolio, and higher interest rates make it an attractive stock.
  • The Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) myth of underperformance after Federal Reserve comments on interest rates negatively affects major stock indexes.
  • Theratechnologies submits an application for FDA review for an additional formulation of their medication.
  • Rambus is not experiencing the same growth as other companies in the semiconductor industry due to AI revolution.
  • Wall Street had a downbeat week due to rising interest rate worries and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq experiencing their steepest declines since March.
  • The iShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight ETF and Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF were among the top ETFs last week.
  • Theratechnologies files a supplemental application to the FDA for a drug formulation for the reduction of abdominal fat in adults with HIV.
  • Rambus is a bearish stock, lacking growth compared to other semiconductor companies.
  • The S&P 500 closed lower last week, and the volatility index increased.
  • Apple's new iPhone 15 lineup is the second most affordable since its inception and is expected to drive market-beating returns.
  • Microsoft and Activision Blizzard receive regulatory approvals for their merger.
  • Uber is expected to reach $150 per share due to its strong growth and scaling opportunities.
  • Activision Blizzard stock faces regulatory hurdles and approval processes for its merger with Microsoft.
  • Qualcomm and AMD are not fully appreciated for their software and consulting businesses, according to one analyst.
  • Intel faces potential risks in the AI market as chips from Arm Holdings gain ground.
  • Paramount Global, Netflix, Foot Locker, and Nike were in the spotlight last week.
  • Anterix witnessed a jump in share price due to above-average trading volume but may not have further strength in the future.
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has allocated $150 billion to four stocks, including one company accounting for over $71 billion of purchases.
  • Ghosting and strikes in the vacation rental and auto industries respectively affect customer experiences and industry dynamics.
  • California ends its rebate program for electric vehicles, raising questions about the state's approach to promoting electric vehicles.
  • THOR Industries, Uber, Activision Blizzard, and T-Squared Social are among the stocks grabbing investor attention.
  • Fear and Greed Index remains in the "Fear" zone, reflecting negative market sentiment.
  • Apple's iPhone 15 lineup is projected to drive significant growth in the market.
  • Uber's sticky platform and strong growth potential make it a strong buy.
  • Two AI stocks are predicted to outperform Nvidia in the next 12 months.
  • Three top e-commerce stocks, including Amazon and Shopify, are expected to deliver strong growth.
  • The emerging markets guru, Mark Mobius, comments on China's focus on tech sectors and investments in technology stocks.