Critical S&P Level approaching—how I’m playing it.

February 27, 2023

The S&P 500 (SPY) is retesting the 200-day moving average, this time from above.

A break of this level could shift investor mindsets (and media narratives) from “dip” to “drop”, and shift the money flows of momentum-based strategies.

Threats to the markets will come in the form of earnings reports this week, with a few key names on the docket:

Retailers Macy’s (M), American Eagle (AEO), and Nordstrom (JWN) report this week, and all show significant demand destruction on a year-over-year basis, according to LikeFolio data.  

Will inventory controls and price hikes be enough to salvage reports that meet Wall Street’s low expectations? We’re skeptical.

Lowe’s (LOW) reports Wednesday before the market opens, following in the footsteps of rival Home Depot (HD)’s first miss of revenue expectations in over three years.

The main problem? No real pulse for home renovation demand.

On the bright side, Light & Wonder (LNW) is looking for its fourth straight earnings beat on Wednesday, having produced stock gains of 6-9% in each of its last three reporting weeks.

I’ve always been intrigued by this company, which makes innovative and entertaining casino games like Monopoly Slots and Ultimate Texas Holdem.

LikeFolio data on this name is naturally limited, but what we do have paints a strong picture of growth:

We expect the company to have an optimistic message in its outlook and conference call.   

Bottom line – earnings will be in focus for most of the week as the deluge of Fed-watch data drama slows to a trickle.

We are keeping our eye out for great long-term stocks to buy on dips while hedging against short-term pullbacks via defined-risk earnings strategies on select companies.

Want deeper insights? Get Free Access to The Vault.

Related Posts

Macy's Earnings: To play or not to play?

Macy's reports earnings on August 15th.  The stock has run from $17 to nearly $42 since late 2017.  Is there more in the tank, or is the stock ready for a breather?

Read More
How SOCIAL DATA Predicted Today's Big Stock Winner

Nordstrom is the biggest gainer in the S&P 500 today -- here's how LikeFolio data predicted the move.

Read More
Can Kohl's Q2 Live Up To Wall Street's High Expectations?

Kohl's stock was hammered in 2016 and 2017 as the […]

Read More
1 2 3 15

Related Posts

Related Reports

About LikeFolio

LikeFolio analyzes social media data to accurately predict shifts in consumer behavior. We sell data and insights to professional investors, corporate research teams, and software providers.
© 2024
 LikeFolio. All Rights Reserved.