8 Stocks That May Move The Market On Feb. 19

U.S. Trading

  • S&P 500 Future -6
  • 10-Year Yield: 2.66%
  • Oil: $56.13 +0.94%
  • VIX: 16.01
  • Dollar Index: 97.01 +0.11%

International Trading

  • Japan Nikkei: +0.10%
  • China Shanghai: +0.05%
  • Hong Kong Hang Seng: -0.42%
  • South Korea Kospi: -0.24%
  • Singapore STI: -0.19%
  • German DAX: -0.18%
  • UK FTSE: -0.53%
  • German 10-Yr Bund: 0.095%
  • Japan 10-Year JGB: -0.04%

Global Growth Proxies

  • Copper: $2.8275 +1.04%
  • Silver: $15.78 +0.27%
  • Platinum: $812.30 +0.67%

Key Events:

  1. Trade talks between the US and China resume on February 19 with reports that Vice-Premier handed greater power to end tensions.
  2. Trade tension Possible memorandum of understanding 
  3. Apple to launch new products in 2019?
  4. Is the ECB ready to do whatever it takes?

S&P 500 (SPY)

Stocks are pointing to a slightly lower opening on February 19, but nothing severe. Resistance for the S&P 500 comes in a zone of 2,795 to 2,800.

S&P 500, spx

Lululemon (LULU)

Nomura downgraded Lululemon to hold from buy and raised its price target to $157. It seems clear at this point the trend in Lulu has shifted, with an RSI that is now trending lower, and a stock that is nearing a potential breakdown should it fall below $145.


McDonald’s (MCD)

McDonald’s was upgraded at Stephens to overweight from equal weight, while the price target was raised to $200 from $180. Unfortunately, I have never understood the love affair with this stock. It is a company that has shrinking revenue, while it grows its EPS from cost reduction and buy-backs.

Anyway, if you have read me long enough, you know that I am bearish on McDonald’s. However, I have been wrong for sometime, as the stock never breaks below the $155 level.

There appears to be a double forming in the stock, and a break below $170 confirms that double top. The RSI continues to point to a stock that is heading lower over time, not higher. Sorry, Stephens.


Walmart (WMT)

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Michael Kramer and Clients of Mott Capital own Apple

Disclaimer: This article is my opinion and expresses my views. Those views can change at a moment's notice when the market changes. I am ...

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