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Director of Research at Zacks

Sheraz Mian is the Director of Research at Zacks, in which capacity he leads the 60 analyst equity research team covering over 1,000 stocks, including the entire S&P 500.

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EC What Will Push Stocks Higher?
Some folks legitimately worry that the momentum may not be sustainable in the face of the ongoing infection surge in the South and Southwest.
EC Handicapping The Q2 Earnings Season Amid The Coronavirus
Earnings estimates had started stabilizing in recent weeks, after falling sharply as the pandemic took hold. Full-year 2020 estimates dropped from a roughly +8% growth in early January to a decline of -24.2% now.
EC Q2 Earnings Season To Provide Coronavirus Earnings Clarity
This debate about economic recovery has implications for corporate earnings, which along with interest rates, drives stock prices in the long run.
EC 5 Charts That Tell The Coronavirus Corporate Earnings Story
The Q2 earnings season, which will (unofficially) get underway with results from the big banks in mid-July, will show the pandemic’s full earnings impact, with the picture improving as we move into Q3 and beyond.
Looking Ahead To A Coronavirus-Damaged Q2 Earnings Season
The COVID-19 pandemic put an abrupt stop to the impressive earnings growth cycle that got underway in 2010 and took corporate profitability into record territory.
EC Previewing The Retail Sector's First Coronavirus Earnings Season
With Q1 earnings season mostly over, Retail is the only major sector with a significant number of reports still to come. We start getting those results this week, from major players such as Walmart, Target, Home Depot etc.
EC Is Wall Street Oblivious Of Main Street Pain?
Earnings results so far have given us a good sense of the pandemic’s economic and earnings impact. The positive momentum we're seeing in the market is not because investors are okay with bad data, but rather because they are looking past it.
EC Tech Sector Shows Its Earnings Power
We are past the halfway mark in the Q1 reporting cycle. The results thus far have given us a good sense of the earnings impact of Covid-19 related policies.
Navigating The Market As The U.S. Economy Reopens
Where do we go from here as parts of the U.S. economy start reopening? Let’s examine the landscape of bullish and bearish arguments to help you make up your own mind.
EC Is The Market Ahead Of Itself?
As of April 17, we have seen Q1 results from 47 S&P 500 members, 9.4% of the index’s total membership. With another 72 on deck to report results this week, we will have seen Q1 results from 24% of the index’s total membership by April 24.
EC Taking Stock Of The Earnings Picture Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic
Estimates have been coming down sharply as a result of the pandemic’s earnings impact. While the bulk of the estimate cuts are concentrated in Q2 and Q3, all of 2020 is now expected to suffer earnings declines relative to their year-earlier periods.
EC Corporate Earnings & The Coronavirus Pandemic
Mr. Market wants to know the full earnings impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Knowing that critical piece of information will go some way toward determining a ‘fair value’ for stocks and put an end to the day-to-day roller-coaster ride.
Has The Market Bottomed Already?
The major stock market indexes made a ferocious turnaround this week, making it difficult to catch up to the market’s rapid-fire moves.
EC The Market's Worst Days Are Behind Us
With the S&P 500 index historically losing about a third of its value in response to recessions, it is reasonable to expect that the bulk of the pullback is behind us at this stage.
EC Spotlight On Retail Sector Earnings
The Q4 earnings season has effectively come to an end for most of the major sectors, with the Retail sector as the only one that has a significant number of reports still awaited.
EC Key Takeaways From The Q4 Earnings Season
With more than three-quarters of Q4 results already in, we can confidently say that the overall earnings picture continues to improve.
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