Morning Preview: 5 Earnings Reports That Are Trending On StockTwits

Today’s Thursday morning preview is all about earnings on StockTwits. More than 300 companies will have reported earnings by Friday including names like Visa, Ford, McDonald’s, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and many more. Together, these earnings reports could drastically change the direction of the market and there is no better place to watch them all than on StockTwits:

1.) Yesterday, Apple ($AAPL) reported earnings. It’s been the top trending ticker on StockTwits ever since. Over the last 24 hours, the total number of messages posted about $AAPL has doubled from 3,000 to 6,000. Over that same timeframe bullish sentiment has spiked 10% and it’s now at 70%. Here are some highlights:

$AAPL ex cash is trading at 7x Goldman's 2016 estimates; clearly a BUY here, especially in front of a split that will make shares accessible

— Stray Trader (@StrayTrader) Apr. 24 at 07:57 AM

With these recent moves $AAPL is consolidating its metamorphosis from growth to a value play.

— Alvaro Salazar (@neoalvaro) Apr. 23 at 11:47 PM

$AAPL Love the stock split and the buy back…hate the guidance. They definitely pulled a "look, SHINY" Brilliant move.

— John Blake (@Blakej01) Apr. 23 at 11:35 PM


2.) When Facebook ($FB) posted earnings yesterday the stock initially tanked. News broke that their current CFO, David Ebersman, was stepping down. But it did not take long for the market to realize that Facebook reported a giant earnings beat and the CFO news was, to some extent, irrelevant. On StockTwits, $FB has seen a 78% increase in total messages posted. It’s also seen a 5% jump in bullish sentiment:

$FB Zuck giving keynote on April 30 at F8 facebook dev conference. New ad tools and many new developments to be announced, new highs soon

— Navi Avatar (@NaviAvatar) Apr. 24 at 02:29 AM

$FB Munster is concerned about the teen migration & new"portfolio" model they have adopted.still "gestating" and evolving.too early to judge

— carol edwards (@Thorgood) Apr. 23 at 11:31 PM

$FB 802M used FB in March – 200M instagram users at this point, grown from 22M 2 years ago.

— BBolan1 (@bbolan1) Apr. 23 at 11:20 PM


3.) Caterpillar ($CAT) just reported earnings this morning and there’s a huge debate on StockTwits happening about it right now. On its surface, the report appears strong. $CAT even raised its full-year guidance. However, several smart traders on StockTwits are pointing out possible weaknesses deep within the report:

$CAT Caterpillar, Inc. Reports Q1 EPS of $1.61 vs $1.23 Est; Revenue of $13.20B vs $13.24B Est

— Joao Afonso (@JCPAfonso) Apr. 24 at 07:31 AM

@skyzer Total Revs flat. Mining was bad. They lowered mining outlook 20%!! All gains were from energy/transportation – just read it $CAT

— LMF (@mytfine) Apr. 24 at 08:03 AM

@mytfine @skyzer lay offs and buy backs are the only reason

— Ankit Patel (@ankipate) Apr. 24 at 08:05 AM


4.) Verizon ($VZ) also reported this morning and they had some good news to share:

$VZ reports fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit operating income and earnings growth

— Verizon Communications Inc. (@VerizonIR) Apr. 24 at 07:34 AM


5.) The United Parcel Service ($UPS) dropped in pre-market market trading after its earnings were released. Here’s why:

UPS $UPS Q1 EPS of 98c, Est. at $1.08; Sees FY14 EPS at Low-End of Prior Guidance $FDX $$

— StreetInsider (@Street_Insider) Apr. 24 at 07:47 AM

$UPS sees earnings at the "lower end of the range" …which just happens to be where the stock is heading now ;)

— G. Thomas Lackey Jr. (@gtlackey) Apr. 24 at 07:49 AM

Damn, should've known $ups was gonna miss when they sent out a warning bulletin for their earnings call.

— Aaron Jackson (@a_jackson) Apr. 24 at 08:24 AM

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