Can eBay, Nike, and Under Armour Help Stocks Rally on January 22

Can eBay, Nike, and Under Armour Help Stocks Rally on January 22

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Today is Tuesday, January 22

  • S&P 500 futures are pointing to a lower opening of 16 points as of 9:00 AM
  • The US 10-year rate is at 2.76%
  • Dollar Index is at 96.40
  • WTI Crude Oil is $52.88
  • Gold:$1,282
  • VIX: 18.45
  • Critical events for today: Davos kicks-off, the UK exploring a second Referendum on Brexit
  • Hong Kong Hang Seng Index -0.70%
  • Japan -0.47%
  • China Shanghai Comp. -1.18%
  • UK FTSE -0.43%
  • Dax -0.46%

The major markets around the globe are pulling back today following news from the IMF that it now sees global growth at 3.5% down from earlier views of 3.7%.

Hong Kong (HSI)

Hong Kong, for now, has paused at resistance around 27,345.

hong kong, hsi

S&P 500, (SP500, SPY)

The S&P 500 is gearing up for a drop today, and now support comes down at 2,630. That is from the gap higher on Friday. Despite a fall today, the S&P 500 is still trending higher.  All of the major indexes have a similar gap that needs to be filled. SPX, sp500

eBay (EBAY)

eBay’s stock is gapping higher after Elliot Management noted it has built a 4% stake in the company and thinks the stock is worth between $55 and $63.  It was at the end of December that we noted in the premium section how we saw bullish bets being placed in April $30 calls. Now we know why. The stock is breaking out, rising above a downtrend with the next level of resistance around $38.


Under Armour (UAA)

Under Armour has been added to the conviction buy list at Goldman Sachs.  Resistance for Under Armour comes at $25. This stock has been such a disappointment over the years.  I think this one is suspect until they show investors they are growing again. They have a lot of growth coming from China, so one should be careful here.  Remember Apple, although Nike was strong.

under armour

Nike (NKE)

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Nike was upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen.  Resistance for this one comes at $84.

Nike, NKE

Tesla (TSLA)

Tesla is rebounding slightly after it got approval to start selling the Model 3 in Europe.  Support at $300 has been firm for some time.  A rebound to $330 seems possible.

tesla, tsla

Netflix (NFLX)

The primary support level for Netflix remains at $330. Roma is up for picture movie of 2018 in the Oscars. 

netflix, nflx

Roku (ROKU)

Roku is pointing to a lower opening as well, and should it fall below $38.70 it opens the door to that decline to $34 I have looked for.


Qualcomm (QCOM)

Finally, Qualcomm saw a lot of bullish call activity on Friday, according to Trade Alert. With open interest on the Feb and March 55 calls each rising by 10,000 contracts. A buyer of those calls would need the stock to rise above $58 to earn a profit.

qualcomm, qcom

Good Luck Today


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