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.
Alphabet (GOOGL) made the biggest splash, spiking more than 12 percent to new record highs. The search giant benefited from a stay-at-home boom in online advertising. But a lot more is going on.
Target (TGT) surpassed estimates across the board: profit, revenue and same-store sales. Digital also grew 155 percent. Gross margin beat estimates by a full percentage point after effective merchandising reduced markdowns.
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:
Start with the equity in a house. If your home is worth $400,000 and you owe $320,000 on the mortgage, it has $80,000 of equity. The building is the asset and the mortgage is the debt.
Technology stocks just had their worst month since March, but some big events could draw attention back to the group in October.