DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — Short-sellers hate being caught short a stock that reports a blowout quarter. When this happens, we often see a tradable short squeeze develop as the bears rush to cover their positions to avoid big losses. Even the best short-sellers know that it’s never a great idea to stay short once a bullish earnings report sparks a big short-covering rally.
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This is why I scan the market for heavily shorted stocks that are about to report earnings. You only need to find a few of these stocks in a year to help enhance your portfolio returns — the gains become so outsized in such a short time frame that your profits add up quickly.
That said, let’s not forget that stocks are heavily shorted for a reason, so you have to use trading discipline and sound money management when playing earnings short-squeeze candidates. It’s important that you don’t go betting the farm on these plays and that you manage your risk accordingly. Sometimes the best play is to wait for the stock to break out following the report before you jump in to profit off a short squeeze. This way, you’re letting the trend emerge after the market has digested all of the news.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited(YZC)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)
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It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX) , Honeywell International Inc. (HON) or 3M Co (MMM) — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.
- [By Chris Lange]
On Wednesday, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) also is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.56 in EPS and $15.36 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $135.90 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $139.63. The 52-week trading range is $106.85 to $137.73.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
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- [By Paul Ausick]
The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) which traded up 2.86% at $121.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $106.85 to $124.79 Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The announced the hiring of a new chief technology office, Paul Eremenko, who comes from Google by way of Airbus.
- [By Chris Dier-Scalise]
What gives? Well, all of the top six holdings in the fund—Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and Northrup Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)—all either met or exceeded Q4 earnings estimates. Together, those six companies make up about 45 percent of the fund.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Rich Smith]
Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) is merging with Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) to build a $5 billion trucking behemoth — and Wall Street thinks that’s a good thing.
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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX) completed its merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in September last year to create one of the largest operators in the FTL segment. Drivers as a percentage of total employment is among the highest in the industry, but could come down as the merged company consolidates the business.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)
- [By John Stevens]
Denbury Resources (DNR) stock started sinking on Wednesday. They continued to go down on Thursday and Friday as well. Overall, they went down by over 15% since they opened on Wednesday, alongside oil prices as traders booked profits after three sessions of gains.
Denbury Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company’s operations are focused on two operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. Its properties with proved and producing reserves in the Gulf Coast region are situated in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, and in the Rocky Mountain region are situated in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. It has estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of over 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE). Its primary Gulf Coast carbon dioxide source is Jackson Dome, which is located near Jackson, Mississippi..
Shares of Denbury Resources slumped by 6.31% to $4.24 during trading on Thursday the 9th as oil prices declined. On Friday, the again went down by another 8.83% to close at $3.31.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) and California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC).
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Yet even though the overall market held up relatively well, some stocks took substantial hits. Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), and Pandora Media (NYSE:P) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
That sell-off in the oil market weighed on financially challenged oil stocks, which will struggle if crude continues dropping. Among the biggest losers were Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS), Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), California Resources (NYSE:CRC), and Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE).
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Tuesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from NL Industries Inc (NYSE: NL) and Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ: ASCMA).
- [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]
Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).