We hope you had a happy turkey day. Another thing that's been happy this week are the markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 ended up higher this week and the Dow once again, flirted with 30k, with tech making a steady comeback from a weeklong correction. Remember, when things in the market don't line up with the state of economy, it's because investors are looking at the bigger picture.
Here's where major indices landed on the curtailed trading day this past Friday: (11/27/20):
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 29,910.37 +37.9 (+.13%)
S&P 500: 3,638.35 +8.7 (+.24%)
Nasdaq: 12,205.85 +111.44 (+.92%)
Russell 2000: 1,855.27 +10.25 (+.56%)
Check out earnings for the following companies(week of 11/30/20-12/4/20):
Salesforce (CRM) is one of the largest companies in the world which handle marketing and sales for other companies. Their platform is designed to drive business management products to help companies optimize their sales. Salesforce's stock growth has been tremendous for the longest time and it seems like its momentum isn't slowing down anytime soon. Why is this? Let's look at the numbers to find out:
Last 4 earnings report:
2020 Q3: super beat
2020 Q2: beat
2020 Q1: beat
2019 Q4: beat
3-year total revenue
Jan, 2020: Higher than previous
Jan, 2019: Higher than previous
Jan, 2018: Higher than previous
3-month: ~ -7.97%
1-year: ~ +53.76%
5-year: ~ +208.88%
That's why. Records look great for Salesforce and their earnings are coming up on Tuesday. Keep in mind that CRM is not dividend paying and is, for all intents and purposes, a growth-ish stock. Come to our Level 1 Courses to learn about selling covered calls and cash-secured puts on stocks for companies like CRM.
Until next time!
- Call to Leap Team