Rapid7 ‘s Rapid Decline Plants the Seeds of a Rally

Eight months ago we made a case that Rapid7 investors should not expect the future to resemble the past. The stock was up 492% since February 2016 and was hovering above $53.50 in August, 2019. Without a doubt, the cyber-security industry was and still is enjoying a strong tailwind. However, Rapid7’s daily chart revealed a…

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EssilorLuxottica Lost 40%. Is It a Buy Now?

When we last wrote about EssilorLuxottica, the stock was at all-time highs. COVID-19 was still thought to be just a Chinese problem and nobody could’ve predicted the damage it would inflict on the rest of the world. Less than four months later now, Europe and the Americas are being held firmly in the virus’ grip.…

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Avoiding the COVID-19 Crash in Realty Income Stock

Along with travel, the retail sector took a very severe hit from the COVID-19 lockdown. Most restaurants, apparel shops and department stores are closed for an indefinite period of time. This, in turn, creates a lot of headaches for the landlords, as well. Even dividend aristocrats like Realty Income took heavy losses. The company owns…

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Heineken Dips 34% as Elliott Wave Correction Begins

Alcoholic beverage companies are generally thought of as safe investments as consumption tends to remain stable even during difficult economic times. This is even more true when it comes to beer brewers, and especially so when speaking about Heineken – the largest brewer in Europe. But the COVID-19 brought an economic crisis unlike any other.…

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Booking Stock Eyes Elliott Wave Support Near $1000

Social distancing measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic forced the global economy to grind to a halt. Among the many sectors that are now suffering, travel was probably hit the hardest. The market quickly reflected the new reality, punishing airline, restaurant and retail stocks. Booking Holdings, the leading player in the online travel industry,…

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Burlington Bears Returned with a Vengeance

Along with airlines and travel, retail has been among the industries hit the hardest by the coronavirus epidemic. Social distancing policies to contain the spread of the disease resulted in mall and store closures around the world. Burlington Stores is one of many victims. BURL stock exceeded $250 a share in mid-February 2020. A month…

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3i Stock Selloff Stopped by Fibonacci Support Level

3i stock was hovering around 1100 pence per share when we wrote about it in late-October 2019. The stock was up almost 1000% in ten years and few thought it was vulnerable to a significant decline. That was five months ago – before the coronavirus pandemic and the global stock market crash it triggered. But…

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Rational Stock Got Cut in Half. Is the Pain Over?

The last time we wrote about Rational AG was on February 5th. The stock had just reached an all-time high of 740 euro a share in January following a 17-year uptrend. With the price hovering around 690 at the time, new records seemed to be just a matter of time. On the other hand, no…

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Ulta Beauty Looks Attractive Amid COVID-19 Recession

In response to the spreading COVID-19 epidemic, Ulta Beauty decided Tuesday to join many other businesses in closing its stores across the U.S. Even without that drastic measure, social distancing was going to hurt Ulta’s business anyway. Sensing where things were going, the market pushed Ulta stock down very quickly. ULTA was trading above $300…

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SEIC Stock Enters Elliott Wave Buy Zone

Four months ago, we published an article on SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC), saying that the “stock can lose half its value in a recession.” At the time of writing, November 5th, 2019, the economy was still firing on all cylinders and most analysts saw nothing but blue skies. And indeed, the unemployment rate was at a…

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Five Months Ahead of HollyFrontier ‘s Collapse

Oil stocks plunged across the board Monday following an epic OPEC+ negotiations failure. The price of oil was down over 31% yesterday after Saudi Arabia launched an all-out price war. One of the many casualties was HollyFrontier, which we covered over five months ago. HFC tumbled almost 16% to close Monday’s session at $24.10. And…

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Disney Stock’s Weakness Exposed by COVID-19 Panic

The coronavirus panic caused indiscriminate selling of almost every stock, regardless of the underlying company’s position. Among the hardest hit blue chip stocks was Walt Disney. The bearish logic behind the 28% selloff is that a big part of Disney’s revenue comes from its movies and parks. People fearful of infection would rather stay home…

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Bank of America Lost 30%, but Sent a Warning First

The coronavirus panic coupled with the Fed’s emergency 50 basis points rate cut sent bank stocks plunging very quickly. Bank of America, one of the “too big to fail”, is down almost 30% from its December 2019 high. However, BAC is in a much better financial shape than ten years ago. In fact, the company…

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COVID-19 De-Risks Royal Caribbean Stock

COVID-19, or the coronavirus as it is commonly known, is taking its toll on the travel industry. Cruise ship operators are among the hardest hit as ports refuse docking to ships with infected passengers on board. The share price of Royal Caribbean Cruises, for example, is down over 52% in less than two months. The…

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Walgreens Stock Dips Below $45 as KKR Deal Stalls

We last wrote about Walgreens stock on November 11th, 2019. Shares were hovering around $62 after news that KKR’s was willing to take the company private. It was going to be the largest leveraged buyout in history. We, on the other hand, were more interested in what was going to happen with the stock in…

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