Benzinga examined the prospects for many investors’ favorite stocks over the last week — here’s a look at some of our top stories.
The Dow ended the week on a positive note, rising by 0.12%, while both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq experienced their second consecutive week of declines, dropping by 0.16% and 0.39% respectively.
Data from August revealed that while the core PPI remained stable, the overall figure exceeded projections. In contrast, the core CPI for the same month surpassed monthly expectations. Meanwhile, the latest survey from the University of Michigan indicated a decline in one-year inflation expectations to 3.1% for September, with the five-year forecast also decreasing to 2.7%.
Benzinga provides daily reports on the stocks most popular with investors. Here are a few of this past week’s most bullish and bearish posts that are worth another look.
“Is ARM A Buy After Record IPO? CEO Insights, Ongoing Lawsuit, And Financials,” by AJ Fabino, covers ARM Holdings PLC’s ARM recent IPO, which valued the company at $54.5 billion. ARM CEO Rene Haas discussed the company’s future prospects and the ongoing lawsuit with Qualcomm Inc QCOM.
“Tesla Stock To $400? Morgan Stanley’s Jonas Boosts Price Target By 60% To Wall Street High,” by Anan Ashraf, discusses Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas raising his price target for Tesla Inc. TSLA to $400, citing the transformative potential of Tesla’s custom supercomputer, Dojo, which could significantly expand the company’s enterprise value and find applications beyond the automotive sector.
“Tilray CEO Bullish On Beer And Cannabis Legalization, Moves Closer To $4B Aspirational Goal,” by Maureen Meehan, highlights Tilray Brands TLRY CEO Irwin D. Simon’s optimism about potential U.S. cannabis legalization, emphasizing the company’s readiness to introduce cannabis-infused beer, especially after acquiring eight beer brands from Anheuser-Busch BUD.
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“UAW Strike Threatens Auto Suppliers and Michigan’s Economy,” by Chris Katje, highlights the ongoing strike by the United Auto Workers (UAW) against Ford Motor Co F, General Motors Co GM and Stellantis NV STLA, emphasizing potential repercussions on car prices and Michigan’s economic stability.
“2 Major Sectors Will Likely Take The Hit If Government Shuts Down In October,” by Natan Ponieman, discusses the potential government shutdown and its implications, highlighting that defense contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp LMT and Boeing Co BA, as well as energy contractors such as Aecom ACM, could face significant impacts.
“Billionaire Ray Dalio Shuns Bonds, Embraces Cash: What’s Behind His Strategy?,” by Piero Cingari, reports on Bridgewater Associates LP founder Ray Dalio’s preference for cash over bonds amidst concerns of inflation and the global debt landscape. Dalio warns of the risks associated with mounting borrowings and the challenges central banks face in balancing interest rates.
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