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Good News Shrugged Off: Earnings This Week

In the last week, companies like Walt Disney (DIS), Allergan (AGN), Electronic Arts (EA) and KLA Tencor (KLAC) beat estimates, only to drift or fall. The tepid response comes amid fears about a renewed trade war with China, plus buyer fatigue after four months of solid gains.

Earning Analysis: Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code:1810). Xiaomi produces smartphones, laptops, and Internet of things (IoT) products, as well as internet services. It was founded by Lei Jun in 2010 and grew rapidly to a major tech player in China. Xiaomi started its international expansion from 2014 and went public on HKSE in July 2018.

Why Stocks Move: Business Transformation

Business transformation is the sixth of our seven major catalysts for price movement in the stock market. It occurs when a company transitions from an old, weakening model to a new model better suited to the present time. The process often results from changes in technology, but can also involve adapting to more recent customer trends.

Stock Bulls Rest Amid Political, Economic Worries

The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent between Friday, February 1, and Friday, February 8. It was only the sixth and smallest advance in the last seven weeks, following the index’s sharp rebound in January. The index also had its narrowest weekly trading range (just 57 points) since late September.

Semiconductors Strong as Other Techs Teeter: Earnings This Week

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Microchip Technology (MCHP), On Semiconductor (ON) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) all pushed higher after releasing their quarterly results. Some beat estimates and others merely came in line, but they all gained on hopes that the worst of the industry’s slowdown has passed.