Week Ending May 10th - No News is Good News

Insights | Week Ending May 10th - No News is Good News

Author: Zac Martin, Investment Associate.

Week Ending May 10th – No News is Good News



  • News this past week was light for Economic Reporting. Earnings are also wrapping up with 92% of S&P 500 companies already reported.
  • According to FactSet 78% of companies reported a positive surprise in earnings, leading to a blended year-over-year growth rate of 5.4% for the S&P 500. 
  • Earnings Recap: Disney reported disappointing earnings for Q2 but raised guidance for the year. Management commentary was cautious on demand as there is evidence of a global moderation. Airbnb saw a Q1 report beat, with higher margins and greater nights booked than expected. However, management guidance was underwhelming due to Easter falling in Q1 and not Q2. 

The week ahead: 

  • Producer Price Index (5/14)
  • Consumer Price Index (5/15)
  • Retail Sales (5/15)
  • Building Permits & Housing Starts (5/16)
  • Leading Indicators (5/17)
  • Earnings: HD (5/14), CSCO (5/15), DE, WMT, CPRT, AMAT, TTWO (5/16).

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