Week 17-24 July 2023

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Start date for the articles: 2023-07-17; End date for the articles: ' '2023-07-24 '
TL;DR : Tesla (TSLA) had a mixed week, with billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya believing the company is on the verge of a major breakthrough, while investor David Trainer argues that Tesla is overvalued. Tesla's second-quarter earnings report showed a rise in sales but highlighted concerns about profitability, causing a drop in the stock price. Microsoft (MSFT) partnered with Birlasoft to establish a Generative AI Centre of Excellence, with Morgan Stanley maintaining an Overweight rating on Microsoft. Warren Buffett's investment in Apple (AAPL) has resulted in Berkshire Hathaway's stake in the company ballooning to nearly $180 billion, but concerns remain around weak demand and a potential delay in the next iPhone launch. Amazon (AMZN) is planning to provide high-speed internet worldwide through Project Kuiper, and its stock may be positively impacted. Netflix (NFLX) reported mixed quarterly results, with a beat in subscriber estimates but missed revenue expectations. Verizon (VZ) partnered with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System to create the first full spectrum 5G hospital. Carvana (CVNA) announced positive quarterly results, a favorable debt deal, and a debt restructuring deal with bondholders, resulting in a stock surge. The overall stock market rally is expected to continue as long as there is no sign of a recession, but there are concerns about the US economy's state and a possible recession by February. Various headlines also covered topics such as cryptocurrency, technology, politics, and the world economy.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('TSLA', 42), which changed on 2.43% last trading day:
Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya believes that Tesla is experiencing its "iPhone moment" and is on the verge of a major breakthrough. Meanwhile, investor David Trainer argues that Tesla is overvalued by over 1,000% due to its "disconnected" fundamentals. Tesla's second-quarter earnings report showed a rise in sales but also highlighted concerns about profitability and margins. Tesla's stock price dropped around 9% in response to the report. Despite mixed opinions, some analysts remain bullish on Tesla's future growth potential.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('MSFT', 11), which changed on 0.06% last trading day:
Indian company Birlasoft has partnered with Microsoft to establish a Generative AI Centre of Excellence. The aim is to accelerate value creation and foster innovation in the adoption of Generative AI, providing enterprise solutions across industries. The center will bring together Birlasoft's industry expertise and Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to facilitate research, training, and collaboration. Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss maintains an Overweight rating on Microsoft and believes the company has strong potential in the Generative AI space.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AAPL', 11), which changed on 0.51% last trading day:
Warren Buffett's investment in Apple has resulted in Berkshire Hathaway's stake in the company ballooning to nearly $180 billion, with the stock price surging nearly 50%. The rise in Apple's stock price is partly attributed to excitement around artificial intelligence. However, there are concerns of weak demand and a potential delay in the launch of the next iPhone, which could result in lower iPhone sales. Despite this, Morgan Stanley is bullish on India's growth potential for Apple and expects strong revenue and user growth in the country.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('AMZN', 11), which changed on -0.94% last trading day:
Amazon is planning to provide high-speed internet worldwide through its Project Kuiper. This initiative may have a positive impact on the company's stock. Users on have been closely following Amazon, indicating strong interest in the stock. Amazon Prime Video and Freevee will have new content available in August 2023, including "The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart" and "Cocaine Bear." A Truist analyst predicts robust revenue for Amazon, driven by strong e-commerce demand and cost optimization. However, Amazon is facing challenges regarding warehouse safety as hearings on OSHA violations begin.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('NFLX', 19), which changed on -0.23% last trading day:
Netflix's stock has been fluctuating after the company reported mixed quarterly results. While it beat subscriber estimates with 5.9 million paid net adds, its Q2 revenue of $8.19 billion missed expectations. However, some analysts remain optimistic about Netflix's future growth and expect it to rebound. The company is also rolling out paid sharing to more countries and has dropped its cheapest streaming plan without ads in the US and UK to push users towards its ad-supported service. Despite these developments, some caution that the stock may be overvalued.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('VZ', 13), which changed on 1.39% last trading day:
Verizon Business and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System have partnered to deploy a full spectrum private 5G network, creating the first full spectrum 5G hospital. This network will enable unprecedented care for veterans and improve healthcare services. Verizon Communications will report second-quarter 2023 earnings on July 25. Verizon is also continuing to upgrade its network in various locations, including Kentucky, Cleveland, and Daytona. Despite a recent plunge in stock value, Verizon's high dividend yield and potential for capital appreciation make it an attractive investment.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('CVNA', 21), which changed on -2.46% last trading day:
Carvana, an online used car dealer, announced major updates that could have significant implications for investors. The company reported solid quarterly results, a favorable debt deal, and newly enabled access to equity capital, reducing liquidity risks. Despite a recent downgrade from RBC Capital due to concerns over margins and unit economics, other analysts have maintained positive outlooks for the stock. Carvana's stock soared nearly 50% after its second-quarter earnings report beat expectations. The company also announced a debt restructuring deal with bondholders, expected to improve liquidity.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('DJIA', 8), which changed on -0.58% last trading day:
The stock market rally is expected to continue as long as there is no sign of a recession, according to Steve Eisman of Neuberger Berman. However, experts caution that transportation stocks should not be overestimated as an indicator of the overall economy. US bank lending has fallen slightly, while housing starts and retail sales have also shown weakness. Overall, the US economy is in a precarious state with concerns of a possible recession by February.

NEWS SUMMARY for ('SPY', 7), which changed on 0.44% last trading day:
The news includes various headlines related to the stock market, cryptocurrency, technology, politics, and the world economy. Some notable points include Cathie Wood's flagship ETF exiting Alibaba and other stocks, Elon Musk's Tesla reportedly removing Bitcoin as a payment option, and a prediction by Tom Lee that the S&P 500 could hit 5,000 in 5 months. Other headlines discuss investor sentiment improving, regulatory actions in the cryptocurrency sector, and political developments in the US and world politics.

MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 261)
for the last 24 hours from 24/07/2023 17:12 UTC time: ***************************************************************
- JPMorgan's strong earnings report is expected to set a positive tone for the upcoming earnings season.
- Steelmaker Posco's stock surged 17% after announcing plans to enter the battery industry.
- Several stocks priced under $100 are considered good buys in the current market.
- Analysts are expecting artificial intelligence (AI) to be a strong industry during the semiconductor earnings season.
- Nuclear power is gaining bullish sentiment as a tool to fight climate change.
- Movie theater stocks had a strong weekend with box office returns.
- Analysts believe Moderna's stock is fairly valued considering its COVID-19 vaccine success and expansion into other therapies.
- Amazon and Walmart are both strong contenders for investment as two of the largest retailers in the world.
- The stock market is closing in on record territory, which could impact the Federal Reserve's decision to end rate hikes.
- Thrift store operator Savers Value Village received positive ratings from analysts after its IPO.
- Major companies such as Tesla, AMD, and Microsoft have made significant AI updates.
- Apple has big plans for artificial intelligence and won't be left behind in the industry.
- Colgate's second-quarter sales are expected to benefit from strong demand and a focus on premiumization, but rising costs may impact margins.
- PulteGroup's home sales are expected to grow sequentially in the second quarter, but rising rates pose risks.
- Nikola and Workhorse are both working to increase deliveries of electric vehicles.
- AstraZeneca's higher sales of key medicines are expected to have driven sales in the second quarter. - OpenAI's ChatGPT hasn't posed a threat to Alphabet or search advertising as previously feared.
- Snap is offering immersive augmented reality features to celebrate the Women's World Cup.
- Columbia Sportswear is focusing on the growth of its direct-to-consumer business.
- The audition process for actors is up for discussion as the actors' strike continues.
- American Water Works' Missouri arm has acquired Wood Heights' water and wastewater systems.
- Horizon's daxdilimab fails to meet the primary endpoint in a lupus study.
- Several tech giants, including Microsoft, Alphabet, and Meta, are set to release earnings reports.
- AMC Entertainment has been handed a setback by a Delaware court as it looks to raise capital.
- Clorox and Coca-Cola are both strong dividend stocks to consider.
- Fiserv's second-quarter earnings are expected to increase year over year.
- Three tech titans, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Meta, are set to report earnings.
- Warner Bros. Discovery's premiere performance of Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge is off to a strong start.
- Factors will likely decide Newell's fate in the second quarter earnings report.
- Pentair's performance in the second quarter is expected to be affected by inflated costs and supply chain issues. - Robert Half's second-quarter earnings and revenues are expected to decline sequentially.
- VeriSign's second-quarter performance is expected to benefit from continued growth in domain name registrations. - The court ruling on AMC's preferred equity shares could take the company back to the drawing board.
- Cloros Mortgage Trust has been upgraded from underweight to neutral by JP Morgan.
- Galmed Pharmaceuticals has been upgraded from hold to buy by Maxim Group.
- Wells Fargo has upgraded Nutrien from equal weight to overweight.
- Raymond James has upgraded D.R. Horton from market perform to outperform.
- Stifel has upgraded Lam Research from hold to buy.
- BTIG has upgraded AppLovin Corp from neutral to buy.
- JP Morgan has upgraded Claros Mortgage Trust from underweight to neutral.
- Baird has upgraded Netflix from neutral to outperform.
- According to MoffettNathanson, Shopify has been upgraded from market perform to outperform.
- Goldman Sachs has upgraded Amylyx Pharmaceuticals from neutral to buy.
- RBC Capital has downgraded ZoomInfo Technologies from outperform to sector perform.
- JP Morgan has downgraded Arbor Realty from overweight to neutral.
- Credit Suisse has downgraded CommScope Holding from outperform to neutral.
MARKET NEWS SUMMARY ('multiple_tickers', 2108)
for the period 2023-07-17 to 2023-07-24 ***************************************************************
- BankUnited, Inc. (BKU) is expected to beat earnings estimates in its upcoming report.
- First Busey (BUSE) is expected to report earnings growth in its upcoming report.
- Atlantic Union (AUB) is not expected to beat earnings estimates in its upcoming report.
- Lockheed (LMT) reported better-than-expected Q2 earnings and increased its sales outlook for 2023.
- Cathie Wood of Ark Invest has added three stocks to her portfolio: Twilio (TWLO), SoFi (SOFI), and Meta Platforms (META).
- ONON, ING, and ITRI are among the best momentum stocks to buy on July 18.
- Schlumberger's (SLB) earnings in Q2 may be impacted by declining income before taxes in its Digital and Integration division.
- Schrödinger and Recursion Pharmaceuticals are two AI biotech stocks that could benefit from the AI revolution.
- Applied Digital (APLD) is expected to show top-line growth in its Q4 earnings report.
- BridgeBio (BBIO) shares surged after positive data from a late-stage study for its heart drug.
- Bank of America Corp (BAC) reported better-than-expected Q2 results, with net income growth of 19%.
- The Singing Machine Company (MICS) shares shot up 40% after launching a new product line at Walmart.
- Camtek Ltd. (CAMT) received an upgrade from Neutral to Buy by B of A Securities.
- Retail sales in June grew less than expected, with a 0.2% increase compared to a forecasted 0.5% rise.
- The Nasdaq-100 index has become too concentrated, with the top 7 stocks accounting for 56% of the index.
- Manufacturing activity expanded for the second straight month in July, but the outlook for the next 6 months deteriorated.
- Goldman Sachs has reduced its odds of a US recession within the next 12 months to 20%.
- The White House has imposed restrictions on the sale of chips and related US tech to China, leading to industry warnings.
- Moody's is expected to beat earnings estimates in Q2.
- Home-builder sentiment rose for the seventh straight month in July.
- Vistra is recommended as a good investment due to growth prospects and strong returns.
- Ligand is offering cash to acquire all assets of Novan Inc.
- Thermo Fisher's Q2 results are expected to show growth.
- Jacobs has won an NNL contract for nuclear research.
- Earnings reports for Morgan Stanley, Capital City Bank, Chubb, and 3M are expected.