There are key stocks to watch next week. Our key stocks to watch next week comes after volatility has made it return. It sure was a crazy week in the market. Simply WOW. Investors might have a little more work to do now that higher interest rates are looming their ugly head. That said, our key stocks to watch next week reflect this business as usual.
Looking ahead following last week’s 4% slide in the Dow and S&P 500, there’s also the sharp moves in the U.S. dollar, crude oil and gold to consider – as well as some government shutdown drama once again.
While more tax reform guidance updates will fly in, also pay attention to conference calls as execs talk about wage pressure amid a bustling U.S. economy.
Key stocks to watch next week-earnings reports
FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) and First Data (NYSE:FDC) on Feb. 12; PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP), Under Armour (UAA, UA), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD), Fossil (NASDAQ:FOSL) and Metropolitan Life (NYSE:MET) on Feb. 13; Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), Global Payments (NYSE:GPN), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Feb. 14; Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Shake Shake (NYSE:SHAK), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), CBS (NYSE:CBS) and TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) on Feb. 15; Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Deere (NYSE:DE), V.F. Corp (NYSE:VFC), J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) and Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) on Feb. 16.
Key stocks to watch next week-Infrastructure
President Trump is expected to unveil a $1.5T infrastructure package for upgrades to airports, bridges and roads on Monday. A number of companies could be influenced by the direction the infrastructure plan takes – Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Cemex (NYSE:CX), Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXM), Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC) and U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) come to mind.
Key stocks to watch next week-IPOs
Biofrontera (Pending:BFRA) and Motus GI (Pending:MOTS) on Feb. 13.
Key stocks to watch next week-expirations
Sachem Capital (NYSEMKT:SACH) on Feb. 12; Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (NASDAQ:CSSE) on Feb 14; Ameri (OTCQB:AMRH) on Feb. 15.
Key stocks to watch next week-Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey’s 4th Annual Orphan Drug Day
Presenters include Athera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANTH), NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ:NLNK), CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY), Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), BioVie (OTCQB:BIVI), Fibrocell (NASDAQ:FCSC), Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX), REGENXBIO (NASDAQ:RGNX), Conatus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNAT), uniQure (NASDAQ:QURE) and Eiger BioPharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:EIGR).
Key stocks to watch next weel-Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference
A huge number of tech execs are meeting in San Francisco from Feb. 14-16. Presenters include Western Union (NYSE:WU), Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY), Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG), Stitch Fix (NASDAQ:SFIX), Square (NYSE:SQ), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), Western Digital (NYSE:WDC), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Arista Networks (ANET), Red Har (NYSE:RHT), Snap (NYSE:SNAP), CarGurus (NASDAQ:CARG) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL). Of course, the tech confab arrives after a 7% down week for the Nasdaq, but Barclays was out with a reminder earlier this week that technology hardware and data networking stocks tend to bounce back quickly from corrections.
Key stocks to watch next week-Credit Suisse Annual Energy Summit
Energy sector execs gather in Vail, Colorado from Feb 12-15 to talk shop. Crude oil slipped below $59 in the worst weekly decline in two years, which makes the sideline tidbits reported from this conference as interesting as the published speeches. Companies in the house include Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), BP (NYSE:BP), Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CEIX), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), Exelon (NYSE:EXC), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), Hess (NYSE:HES), Murphy Oil (NYSE:MUR), Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B), Smart Sand (NASDAQ:SND), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO).
Key stocks to watch next week-Stifel Nicolaus 2018 Transportation & Logistics Conference
Transportation sector heavyweights will be in Miami on Feb. 13-14 to lay out plans and strategy. The list of speakers includes CEOs from Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG), Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE), Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO), Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD), Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX), Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL), Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) and USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK). A top transportation exec from Home Depot (NYSE:HD) will also be on the mike.
Key stocks to watch next week-other issues to watch
FDA watch: Amicus Therapeuticss (NASDAQ:FOLD) expects to find out whether the FDA issued an accelerated approval for a review on Fabry disease drug Galafold NDA.
Media watch: Lawyers for AT&T (NYSE:T) are in court next week for some more pre-trial jostling with the DOJ over the planned merger with Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson made the claim this week that the media combination of AT&T and TWX isn’t much different than the “vertically integrated” businesses at Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). On the other side of the argument, Lions Gate (LGF.A, LGF.B) CEO Jon Feltheimer argued that a level playing field should be kept.
Sales updates/business calls: Actinum Pharmaceuticals (NYSEMKT:ATNM), Biostage (NASDAQ:BSTG), Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NYSEMKT:NAVB) on Feb. 13; Progressive (NYSE:PGR) and Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) on Feb. 14.
Credit card charge-off updates: American Express (NYSE:AXP), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Citigroup (NYSE:C), Capital One (NYSE:COF), Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS), JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) and Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) on Feb. 15.
2018 New York Toy Fair: Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) and Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) are both due to give investor updates on Feb. 16 just ahead of the huge toy industry gathering in New York City.
Analyst/investor meetings: Gartner (NYSE:IT) on Feb. 14 and Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) on Feb. 15.
Extraordinary shareholder meeting: General Cable (NYSE:BGC) on Feb. 16 for a M&A vote.
Non-deal roadshow: Helios & Mattheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) should be watched for news on Feb. 13 with a group lunch hosted in Maxim in New York including MoviePass execs. Is this the kickoff for a MoviePass IPO push? In case you missed it, MoviePass has cruised right past the 2M subscriber mark.
Chinese New Year: The seven-day period of festivities begins on Feb. 15. Expectations are high for Macau based on recent luxury hotel channel checks and the blowout 36% revenue growth month just posted. Still, after Golden Week disappointed last fall, early reports on traffic will be key for MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), Melco Resorts (NASDAQ:MLCO), SJM Holdings (OTCPK:SJMHF), Galaxy Entertainment (OTCPK:GXYEF) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN).
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