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Earning Season – General Electric Co., General Motors Co., and QualComm Inc.

Fundamental

General Electric (NYSE: GE) is scheduled to announce Q2 results at 12:00 PM GMT today. The consensus EPS estimate is $-0.09 and the consensus revenue estimate is $17.27 billion (-40.1% year-on-year).

A tough year for General Electric’s aviation segment, which represents the biggest by revenue and profit and is expected to be sleepily damaged not only by the coronavirus that led to less demand for air travel due to lockdowns but also by the two fatal crashes for the Boeing 737 Max that GE is in joint venture with Boeing for this new production. This lead for airlines and aircraft lessees to cancel Max orders, complicating the prospect of future orders leading the company to sharp job cuts.

Technical

  • Price is below the 50% Fibonacci retracement from $5.49 to $8.54 range
  • Price is below the 50-day simple moving average and the resistance line

General Motors –  Designs, builds and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide

Fundamental

General Motors (NYSE: GM) is scheduled to announce Q2 results at 11:30 AM GMT today. The consensus EPS estimate is $-1.76 vs $1.64 in second-quarter 2019 and the consensus revenue estimate is $16.93 billion (-53.1% year-on-year).

U.S. auto production was shut down for two months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and this left a gap with dealership inventories where automakers had to ramp up productions as soon as their doors were open. Steady gas prices combined with low-interest loans could lead to better sales, but with coronavirus cases increasing spike in some key states could curb demand back again.

Technical

  • Price is above the 50% Fibonacci retracement on the $14.33 to $37.36 range
  • Price is on the 50-day simple moving average and the support line

Qualcomm – Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communication products worldwide

Fundamental

Qualcomm (NYSE: QCOM) is scheduled to announce Q3 results at 8:45 PM GMT today. The consensus EPS estimate is $-0.71 (-11.3% year-on-year) and the consensus revenue estimate is $4.8 billion (-1.8% year-on-year).

Qualcomm is benefiting from China’s move to kickstart its economy by developing 5G infrastructure and China represents one of the most important markets for the company, but the continued geopolitical tensions between the U.S and China are likely to affect their chip revenue. However, the company unveiled a new “game-changing” 5G chipset for low-cost smartphones during the fiscal third quarter and also launched a “Small Business Accelerator Program” designed to upgrade the network infrastructures of small businesses.  

Technical

  • Price is above the 50-day simple moving average and the support line
  • Price is near the resitance zone of $92 – $94.66 which represents the 50% and the 61.8% of the extended Fibonacci respectively

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