🎢 What a Rollercoaster!🎢

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Hi friends,


This week, the indexes went on a little ride! Everyone buckled in? Update in 3...2...1...



Here's a look at the 5-day change for ETF's SPY (or the S&P 500), DIA (or the Dow 30), and QQQ (or the Nasdaq 100).


SPY : -0.93%, closed at $431.34

DIA : -0.36%, closed at $346.74

QQQ : -1.33%, closed at $357.6

 

Welcome to the Club!


Moderna is joining the S&P500! Moderna is one of the companies that developed a Covid-19 vaccine. Share prices have slightly climbed since joining. One criteria down....Will Moderna fit the rest of our investing criteria one day?


 

Out of popcorn?


Meme stocks like AMC continue their declines as they lose $26 Billion. This is not a game (GME)...Consider revisiting our investing criteria!


 

No fun in the sun


Johnson & Johnson recalled sunscreens after traces of benzene were found in samples of its products. Benzene has been determined to be a carcinogen. Sunscreen is still important! Be sure to take proper precautions as we head into more sunny summer months!

 

Earnings


Here's earnings for the upcoming week:


  • Progressive Corp (PGR): 2021-07-19 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.1)

  • International Business Machines (IBM): 2021-07-19 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 2.31)

  • PPG Industries (PPG): 2021-07-19 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 2.22)

  • Charles Schwab (SCHW): 2021-07-19 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.77)

  • Citizens Financial (CFG): 2021-07-20 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.1)

  • Capital One (COF): 2021-07-20 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 4.3)

  • Texas Instruments (TXN): 2021-07-20 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.83)

  • United Airlines (UAL): 2021-07-20 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: -4.27)

  • W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB): 2021-07-20 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 0.93)

  • Coca-Cola (KO): 2021-07-20 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.57)

  • Lockheed Martin (LMT): 2021-07-20 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 6.59)

  • Chipotle Mexican (CMG): 2021-07-20 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 6.56)

  • The Travelers (TRV): 2021-07-20 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.32)

  • Netflix Inc (NFLX): 2021-07-20 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 3.21)

  • HCA Healthcare (HCA): 2021-07-20 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 3.19)

  • Dover Corporation (DOV): 2021-07-20 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.85)

  • Johnson & (JNJ): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.28)

  • Comerica Inc (CMA): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.6)

  • Discover Financial (DFS): 2021-07-21 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 3.61)

  • Equifax Inc (EFX): 2021-07-21 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.72)

  • Las Vegas (LVS): 2021-07-21 After Market Close

  • Microsoft Corp (MSFT): 2021-07-21 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.94)

  • Whirlpool Corp (WHR): 2021-07-21 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 5.98)

  • Dover Corporation (DOV): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.85)

  • HCA Healthcare (HCA): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 3.19)

  • Nasdaq, (NDAQ): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.72)

  • Verizon Communications (VZ): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.33)

  • Anthem (ANTM): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 6.46)

  • TechnipFMC (FTI): 2021-07-21 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: -0.01)

  • Coca-Cola (KO): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.57)

  • Texas Instruments (TXN): 2021-07-21 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.84)

  • Seagate Technology (STX): 2021-07-21 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.86)

  • Edwards Lifesciences (EW): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 0.57)

  • FirstEnergy Corp (FE): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 0.59)

  • Intel Corp (INTC): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.08)

  • Robert Half (RHI): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.05)

  • SVB Financial (SIVB): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 6.61)

  • Verisign Inc (VRSN): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 1.35)

  • American Airlines (AAL): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: -2.43)

  • Alaska Air (ALK): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: -0.73)

  • Cintas Corporation (CTAS): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.31)

  • Quest Diagnostics (DGX): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.88)

  • The Hershey (HSY): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.45)

  • Southwest Airlines (LUV): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: -0.32)

  • Union Pacific (UNP): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.52)

  • Citrix Systems (CTXS): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.21)

  • AT&T (T): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.8)

  • Twitter, (TWTR): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 0.07)

  • Dow Inc (DOW): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.32)

  • Fifth Third (FITB): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.81)

  • Capital One (COF): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 4.49)

  • W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRB): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 0.94)

  • Genuine Parts (GPC): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.53)

  • Domino's (DPZ): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 2.88)

  • Celanese (CE): 2021-07-22 After Market Close (Estimated EPS: 4.38)

  • American Electric (AEP): 2021-07-22 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.13)

  • Honeywell Int' (HON): 2021-07-23 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.95)

  • NextEra Energy (NEE): 2021-07-23 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.68)

  • American Express (AXP): 2021-07-23 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 1.57)

  • Schlumberger Ltd (SLB): 2021-07-23 Before Market Open (Estimated EPS: 0.26)

 

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)


One of our favorite companies are going to release their earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, July 21st. Microsoft is a big technology company that develops and sells software and electronics. Some of you may have used Microsoft Teams as the pandemic took over our workplaces and schools. Microsoft boomed in an economy that required work to be done while social distancing. Although we should be socially distancing ourselves from one another, MSFT is a company we don't want to be distant from. Let's revisit Microsoft's fundamentals!




Annual Revenue:

  • 2020-06-30 : $143.01B

  • 2019-06-30 : $125.84B

  • 2018-06-30 : $110.36B

  • 2017-06-30 : $89.95B

  • 2016-06-30 : $85.32B


Earnings History:

  • 2021-04-27 : beat (Estimate: 1.78, Actual: 2.03)

  • 2021-01-26 : beat (Estimate: 1.64, Actual: 2.03)

  • 2020-10-27 : beat (Estimate: 1.54, Actual: 1.82)

  • 2020-07-22 : beat (Estimate: 1.34, Actual: 1.46)


Historical Stock Price Returns:

  • 3-month : 8.2%

  • 1-year : 36.68%

  • 5-year : 422.81%


Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) 5-year chart (Yahoo Finance)

Need we say more? Look at this beautiful chart! As you can see, MSFT has a very strong upwards trend. We can also see that their annual top-line revenue continues to increase and that they deliver consistent quarterly beats. With such great fundamentals, it is no wonder why we love this company. What else do we love? Trading the wheel strategy and LEAPs! Join us and learn how we do these trades in our level 1 and 2 courses!

 

Who Competes with MSFT?


A few of MSFT's competitors include Apple (AAPL), Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE) and Dell Technologies Inc (DELL).

 

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