Richard Branson offloaded nearly 10 million shares, which equals about 4% of the Virgin Galactic stock, leaving him with an 18% stake.
Walmart reported poor earnings
Walmart, the giant retailer, fell short of analysts’ expectations. The earnings forecast was $1.51 per share, while the actual numbers came out $1.39. As a result, Walmart dropped by nearly 5% in pre-trade hours. Note that the stock trading is available from 16:30 MT time.
What does it mean for traders?
The good news for FBS traders is that they trade stock CFDs and can make both buy and sell trades. Since the figures came out worse than expected, Walmart will go down. Let’s look at the chart. The stock price has been trading in a descending channel since November. Now it touches the upper trendline of the channel, therefore it should pull back to the downside. The move below the recent lows of $143.50 may push the stock to this month low of $139.00. Resistance levels are $147.50 and $150.00.
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Virgin Galactic’s Branson flew to space, but the stock of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) dropped. Why?
Virgin Galactic (SPCE) will launch Richard Branson to space on July 11, aiming to beat Jeff Bezos.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.