First, the change can be explained by higher interest rates and higher commodity prices. This is stoking demand for “cyclical” companies like industrials and financials that benefit from more gross domestic product. Many of these companies struggled before the crisis and are now being rediscovered for the first time in years.
Apple led a busy week of earnings by crushing estimates as users clambered for new iPhones. Most other companies also had strong results — especially chip makers and industrials.
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Walt Disney (DIS), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Applied Materials (AMAT) beat analyst forecasts but remained below recent highs. Less prominent companies including Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo (PDD) and cannabis stock GrowGeneration (GRWG) surged to new territory.
We’re finishing the busiest and most important week of earnings season. The five most-valuable U.S. companies issued results. Here’s a quick breakdown:
The S&P 500 rose 3.3 percent between Friday, September 21, and Friday, September 28. It was the biggest weekly gain since the end of June 29 – July 2.
The US tech sector fell sharply during the month of May after U.S. regulators announced they would pursue antitrust action against large technology companies. The big FAMGA, specifically Facebook (ticker: FB), Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOGL), and Amazon (AMZN) shares dropped off the cliff. Additionaly, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) is still unable to rise out of the valley as investors continue to worry about the large size of fines that Alphabet will have to pay, and the enormous impact it will have on its operating income.