Week 8-14 August 2023

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Start date for the articles: 2023-08-08; End date for the articles: 2023-08-14
TL;DR: Nvidia is expected to beat expectations in its second-quarter results, making it a good entry point for investors. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fiancée donate $100 million for wildfire relief in Maui. Analysts are bullish on Amazon stock with an average price target of $165.34. Apple's upcoming iPhone SE is rumored to incorporate Face ID and eliminate Touch ID. Microsoft will stop renewing licenses for its products to Russian businesses due to sanctions imposed on Russia. Disney raises the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $13.99 per month. Verizon renews its partnership with LALIGA North America and expands its Innovative Learning initiative. Alibaba reports better-than-expected Q1 results, but concerns remain about future growth. Palantir generates market interest, while analysts have mixed opinions on its stock. U.S. bank lending remains flat, jobless claims spike, and consumer borrowing picks up. Rivian beats revenue expectations in Q2 earnings, but its stock doesn't see a significant boost. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is affected by the latest Producer Price Index data and consumer inflation.
NEWS SUMMARY for ('NVDA', 18), which changed on 7.09% last trading day:
Nvidia has been identified as a good entry point for investors ahead of its second-quarter results, set to be released on August 23rd. Despite recent supply constraints, Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore expects the company to beat expectations and provides an Overweight rating with a $500 price target. Nvidia's stock has risen 180% this year, making it the top-performing stock in the S&P 500, and its market value has surpassed $1 trillion. The company's leading role in AI chip and software development is driving its success, with high demand from major players in Silicon Valley.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AMZN', 24), which changed on 1.56% last trading day:
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fiancée, Lauren Sanchez, have pledged $100 million for wildfire relief efforts in Maui. Meanwhile, 38 analysts have given their opinions on Amazon stock, with the majority being bullish or somewhat bullish. The analysts have provided an average price target of $165.34 for the stock. Additionally, Amazon has struck a deal with Volvo's India joint venture to electrify its delivery fleet in India with 1,000 electric trucks.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AAPL', 16), which changed on 0.94% last trading day:
An anonymous insider going by the name "Unknownz21" leaked information about the upcoming iPhone SE, or iPhone SE 4, from Apple. The new model is expected to incorporate Face ID and eliminate the Touch ID feature. Other rumored features include a design based on the iPhone 14, a USB-C port, an action button, and only one rear camera. In other news, Apple stock has seen a decline since disappointing earnings were reported.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('MSFT', 10), which changed on 0.94% last trading day:
Microsoft has made the decision to stop renewing licenses for its products to Russian businesses in October, due to sanctions imposed on Russia. This move could leave Russian businesses vulnerable to heightened cyber threats. Microsoft and Aptos Labs are collaborating to integrate AI with blockchain to simplify the transition to the Web3 ecosystem. India's Defense Ministry is replacing Microsoft's Windows OS with its own homegrown operating system, Maya, in order to bolster cyber defense. Despite some drops in stock value, Microsoft remains a strong long-term investment in the field of AI.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DIS', 12), which changed on -0.24% last trading day:
Disney is set to raise the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $13.99 per month. Some analysts view this as a genius move, while others see it as a big mistake. CEO Bob Iger's recent risky moves, including the price hike, could potentially tarnish Disney's long-term record. Despite Disney's streaming business still losing money, the company is making progress in the streaming segment and raising prices. There is mixed sentiment about Disney's earnings report, with options traders anticipating a 5.5% move in the stock.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('VZ', 28), which changed on 0.6% last trading day:
Verizon has renewed its partnership with LALIGA North America for three more seasons. Since 2019, the two organizations have been working together to grow soccer and connect with fans in the United States. Verizon has also announced the expansion of its Innovative Learning initiative with new schools and content for the upcoming school year. Additionally, Verizon has boosted its 5G network in various cities with the addition of more spectrum, resulting in better performance and faster speeds.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('BABA', 12), which changed on -2.36% last trading day:
Alibaba Group Holding Limited reported better-than-expected Q1 FY24 results, with revenues beating estimates. The company's revenue growth was 14% YoY, and non-GAAP earnings per ADS were higher than consensus estimates. Analysts have reacted positively to the results, with some raising their price targets for Alibaba stock. However, there are concerns about maintaining high growth in GMV and CMR moving forward. The stock price jumped 4.6% following the earnings announcement.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('PLTR', 24), which changed on 2.01% last trading day:
Palantir Technologies, a data analytics company, has been generating significant interest in the market. Its stock has performed well in 2023, leading to debates about whether investors should buy it going forward. Palantir's CEO, Alex Karp, has been making bold statements, while the company has also announced a $1 billion buyback program. Analysts have different opinions on the stock, with some maintaining an outperform rating and raising price targets, while others maintain a neutral or underperform rating. Palantir's recent second-quarter earnings report showed growth in customer base and large-scale deals, but also raised concerns about valuation.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DJIA', 9), which changed on 0.4% last trading day:
U.S. bank lending remained flat in the latest week, with commercial and industrial loans falling slightly. Consumer sentiment saw a slight improvement, but remained relatively low. Wholesale prices increased in July, marking the biggest gain since January. Jobless claims spiked to the highest level in a month, and the inflation rate in the U.S. crept back up in July. The U.S. trade deficit dropped 4% in June due to declining demand for imported goods, while consumer borrowing picked up in the same month.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('RIVN', 12), which changed on -0.05% last trading day:
Rivian, the electric vehicle maker, reported its second-quarter earnings, revealing revenue of $1.12 billion, beating expectations. The company also reported an adjusted loss of $1.08 per share, better than the anticipated loss. Rivian confirmed the production of 13,992 vehicles in the second quarter, with 12,640 successful deliveries. Despite the positive earnings, the company's stock did not see a significant boost, with analysts remaining cautious about its near-term performance.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('SPY', 7), which changed on 0.55% last trading day:
Here's a summary of the news: - Jim Cramer advises sticking with a FAANG stock ahead of retail earnings, choosing between Walmart and Target. - The co-creator of Dogecoin criticizes Bitcoin maximalists, calling them "insecure losers." - Donald Trump holds Ethereum worth up to $500K but has not cashed out. - Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin experience drops in price due to lackluster trading movements. - The broad market SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is affected by the latest Producer Price Index data and the rise in consumer inflation.
MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 228) -- i.e. 228 news summary
for the last 24 hours from 13/08/2023 20:34 UTC time: ***************************************************************
- Anika Therapeutics Inc (ANIK) upgraded to Outperform by Barrington Research.
- Parsons Corp (PSN) upgraded to Buy by B of A Securities.
- Consolidated Water Co Ltd (CWCO) upgraded to Buy by Janney Montgomery Scott.
- Coterra Energy Inc (CTRA) upgraded to Overweight by Piper Sandler.
- Teledyne Technologies Inc (TDY) upgraded to Buy by Goldman Sachs.
- Okta Inc (OKTA) upgraded to Buy by Goldman Sachs.
- Xos Inc (XOS) downgraded to Neutral by DA Davidson.
- NeoGames SA (NGMS) downgraded to Hold by Jefferies.
- Boston Properties Inc (BXP) downgraded to Hold by Argus Research.
- Range Resources Corp (RRC) downgraded to Hold by Seibert Williams.
- Atreca Inc (BCEL) downgraded to Neutral by Wedbush.
- Urban Outfitters Inc (URBN) downgraded to Neutral by Citigroup.
- Stellus Capital Investment Corp (SCM) downgraded to Perform by Oppenheimer.
MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 2210) -- i.e. 2210 news summarised
for the period 2023-08-08 to 2023-08-14
This week's financial news was characterized by fluctuating markets and mixed investor sentiment. Market participants closely monitored ongoing economic recovery efforts, while grappling with concerns over inflation and rising interest rates. Major stock indices showed volatility as investors reacted to varying reports on the global supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tensions, and the path towards the post-pandemic recovery. Tech stocks experienced ups and downs, reflecting the market's uncertainty regarding the continued growth prospects of this sector. One key focal point was the release of economic data, with investors weighing the impact of these figures on central bank policy decisions. Reports on inflation, job growth, and consumer spending were met with a combination of optimism and caution, as the markets attempted to gauge the speed and sustainability of the economic rebound. Furthermore, corporate earnings announcements played a significant role in shaping market sentiment. Several major companies reported strong financial results, beating expectations and fueling market optimism. However, concerns lingered over the impact of supply chain disruptions on future earnings, particularly for companies heavily reliant on international trade. The week also saw central banks closely watched for any indications of future monetary policy changes. Investors scrutinized statements from major central banks, looking for clues about potential interest rate hikes or tapering of asset purchase programs, which could have a significant impact on market dynamics. Overall, the financial markets experienced a rollercoaster week, characterized by a mixture of positive earnings surprises, ongoing economic uncertainties, and speculations surrounding central bank actions. As investors navigate these challenges, volatility is expected to persist, highlighting the need for caution and a comprehensive understanding of market trends.