LNKD Earnings Volatility | Trading Game Plan July 31

 Market breadth was virtually neutral yesterday. No edge from the stock market averages to give us a bias heading into today.

The global oil surplus is now considered a problem that will take years to resolve, they say the market is pricing it in but I don’t see prices dropping at the pump anywhere.

July 31 Stock Market Today: Map of the S&P 500

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LNKD Earnings Volatility

Day Trading Game Plan: The SPY ETF Chart

Impressive price action in the SPY yesterday. It closed basically flat for the day but, the rally after the lower open and closing near the highs showed the bulls aren’t ready to give up the ship. A neutral close and the bulk of S&P500 stocks closing mixed doesn’t give us conviction to make a call on today’s open.

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Stocks to Trade | Friday July 31, 2015

Pete’s Notes:

  • AAPL continues to trade with indecision.
  • LNKD earnings volatility after-hours yesterday should give us good trading today.

Charts in Focus

The Home Depot, Inc.

HD hasn’t been that interesting so far in 2015 but that has change the last few weeks as we approach a multi year high break out above $118

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LNKD Earnings Volatility

Earnings in play today > 1M avg shares: XOM, CVX, STX, PSX, TYC, WY, RCL, NWL, LM, AON,

Bullish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, UA, NFLX, FIT, GPRO, WBA, MBLY, AMGN, FB, AGN, TWC, NKE, ACN, MA, HD, HCA, HON, EA, NKE, FTNT

Bearish Ideas ATR/Volume/Price: yelp, uri, rrc, apa, clr, myl, bidu, eog, hes, trip, utx, oxy, isis, cat, pxd, cvx, mon, baba, mmm,

Weak Stock Weak Close: aem, fti, rrc, atw, cog, cop, nov, grub, hot, oke, etp, pg

Strong Stock Weak Close: DEPO, TEVA, AGN, KKR,

Weak Stock Strong Close: yelp, mur, twtr, bidu, dvn, sfm, cnq, eog, utx, mat, jci, cat, wy, dfs

Strong Stock Strong Close: NFLX, FIT, CVC, HFC, MDLZ, NLSN, DHI,

20 day Breakdown: wfm, pg, ncr, tasr, vlo, rrc, hot, aem, cah

20 Day Breakout: FOXA, MDLZ, HFC, DHI, STX, GSK, WDC, CVC, NLSN, IVZ, LNG, XEL, SCTY

2x Normal Volume:  fb, wfm, x, pg, wll, mdlz, cfg, dtv, holx, tiva, ncr, hfc, tasr, dhi, rrc, hot, stx, cah, wdc, nxpi, lnkd, nlsn, tex, wynn, mur

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LNKD Earnings Volatility | Trading Game Plan July 31

LinkedIn shares boom after earnings crush, then crash during its call

LinkedIn just reported its Q2 earnings, beating expectations on both the top and bottom line.

  • Non-GAAP EPS: $0.55 vs analyst estimates of $0.33
  • Revenue: $712 million vs analyst estimates of $679.80 million. That’s an 33% growth year-over-year.

The stock initially jumped more than 14% after-hours.

After the intial excitement, the stock settled, then dropped drastically, and hovers at -5%.

On the earnings call, LinkedIn said that it’s pleased with the progress it’s made since completely reorganizing its sales focus last quarter. The company is de-emphasizing products like display ads, in favor of newer efforts, like sponsored updates, which has become its fastest growing business
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LinkedIn, LNKD, Stock Down 5 Percent Despite Blockbuster Earnings

Shares of LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) traded down about 5 percent in today’s after-hours session. The Mountain View, California-based social network reported second quarter 2015 financial results after the close of regular trading today.

 Analysts who follow LNKD had been forecasting per share earnings of $0.30 and revenues of $679.8 million. LinkedIn management reported actual EPS of $0.55 and revenues of $711.7 million beating expectations by 83 percent and 4 percent respectively. The 83 percent LNKD EPS beat demonstrates particular strength on the part of management.
Quarterly revenues for LinkedIn Corporation.

Research firms had been forecasting third quarter LNKD EPS at $0.43 on revenues of $743.7 million and full-year LNKD EPS at $1.93 on revenues of $2.91 billion.

This evening, LinkedIn management provided third quarter and full-year LNKD per share earnings guidance of $0.43 and $2.19 respectively. The full-year 2015 LNKD EPS guidance is notably above the $1.93 expected from Wall Street.

Still, the market reacted with ambivalence and sent LNKD shares down close to 5 percent. Going into the report, LNKD shares were pretty much even on the year, down about 1 percent.

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