Week 26 Mar – 1 Apr 2018

Shows: watch Nightly Business Report Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 27 min.
Shows: watch Best of Bloomberg Technology. 48 min.
Indices: chart Market (This week). Market (52 weeks). Portfolio (52 weeks).
Stocks: chart AAPL. AMZN. EBAY. FB. GOOGL. GOOG. PYPL. TWTR. V. VMW.

read_this Our full report is made up of the following reports. If you prefer, you can hear each report separately.
read_this The stock market this week Impact
read_this Portfolio indices Impact
read_this Portfolio stocks: AAPL AMZN EBAY FB GOOGL GOOG PYPL TWTR V VMW

Selected Tech News Headlines

Saturday 31 Mar 2018

  • Trump attacks Amazon, again, over U.S. postal rates “U.S. President Donald Trump launched his second attack in a week on Amazon.com Inc on Saturday, accusing the world’s biggest online retailer of getting unfairly cheap rates from the U.S. Postal Service and not paying enough tax. A Citigroup analysis last year showed that if the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reallocated costs to account for the growing volume of packages it delivers, it would cost $1.46 more to deliver each package. Federal regulators, which review contracts made by USPS, have not raised any issues with the terms of its contract with Amazon. A White House spokeswoman said on Thursday the administration has no Amazon-related action at this time. Trump also accused the Washington Post, owned privately by Amazon Chief Executive and founder Jeff Bezos, of being a “lobbyist” for Amazon. The newspaper, a frequent target of Trump’s ire, won a Pulitzer Prize last year for its critical investigation of Trump’s donations to charities.” Reuters
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read_this The stock market

Market indices

indices

^ Market indices this week (mouseover for 12-month view) Chart: Google Finance

Index 1 Apr 2018 Week 28 Mar 18 Month 28 Feb 18 Year 29 Dec 17
S&P500 2,650.56 2.41% 2,588.26 -2.33% 2,713.83 -0.86% 2,673.61
Dow Jones 24,241.70 3.01% 23,533.20 -3.15% 25,029.20 -1.93% 24,719.22
NASDAQ 7,082.73 1.29% 6,992.67 -2.62% 7,273.01 2.6% 6,903.39

read_this Portfolio Indices

Index performance

indices
^ USD and AUD denominated indices over the past 52 weeks (mouseover for max view) Chart: Bunting

home This week’s performance

Index 1 Apr 2018 Week 28 Mar 18 Month 28 Feb 18 Year 29 Dec 17
U S dollar index 3.118 0.74% 3.095 -5.8% 3.310 1.64% 3.068
Australian dollar index 4.035 1.06% 3.992 -4.78% 4.237 3.22% 3.909

read_this Portfolio Stocks

AAPL: Apple, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home
Friday close $167.78 1.72% $164.94
P/E (historical) 17.24 Change 16.95
P/E (1 year fwd) 14.64 Change 14.81
Market Cap $851.318 bn $-51.958 bn $903.276 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 194 range: $ 152 to $ 220
Forecast growth: Target/Price 15.63%
Analyst recommendations 13 strong buy, 1 buy, 13 hold, 1 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q1/2018 1 Feb 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0000320193
AAPL
^ Apple price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

AMZN: Amazon Com, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $1,447.34 -3.22% $1,495.56
P/E (historical) 235.34 Change 243.18
P/E (1 year fwd) 168.60 Change 189.33
Market Cap $700.668 bn $-23.343 bn $724.011 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 1650 range: $ 1300 to $ 2000
Forecast growth: Target/Price 14.00%
Analyst recommendations 30 strong buy, 5 buy, 3 hold, 1 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4/2017 1 Feb 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001018724
AMZN
^ Amazon price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

EBAY: Ebay, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $40.24 1.33% $39.71
P/E (historical) 0.00 Change 0.00
P/E (1 year fwd) 21.80 Change 22.05
Market Cap $40.726 bn $0.536 bn $40.190 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 45 range: $ 34 to $ 55
Forecast growth: Target/Price 11.83%
Analyst recommendations 12 strong buy, 1 buy, 13 hold, 2 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4/2017 31 Jan 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001065088
EBAY
^ Ebay price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

FB: Facebook, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $159.79 0.25% $159.39
P/E (historical) 29.65 Change 29.57
P/E (1 year fwd) 21.28 Change 22.81
Market Cap $464.190 bn $1.162 bn $463.028 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 225 range: $ 140 to $ 260
Forecast growth: Target/Price 40.81%
Analyst recommendations 22 strong buy, 4 buy, 2 hold, 0 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4/2017 31 Jan 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001326801
FB
^ Facebook price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

GOOGL: Alphabet, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $1,037.14 1.03% $1,026.55
P/E (historical) 57.75 Change 57.16
P/E (1 year fwd) 24.39 Change 25.59
Market Cap $721.121 bn $7.363 bn $713.758 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 1277.5 range: $ 970 to $ 1375
Forecast growth: Target/Price 23.18%
Analyst recommendations 23 strong buy, 4 buy, 5 hold, 0 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4/2017 1 Feb 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001288776
GOOGL
^ Alphabet (GOOGL) price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

GOOG: Alphabet, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $1,031.79 1% $1,021.57
GOOG
^ Alphabet (GOOG) price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

PYPL: PayPal Holdings, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $75.87 -0.75% $76.44
P/E (historical) 51.61 Change 52.00
P/E (1 year fwd) 43.39 Change 45.41
Market Cap $91.056 bn $-0.684 bn $91.740 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 88 range: $ 66 to $ 98
Forecast growth: Target/Price 15.99%
Analyst recommendations 26 strong buy, 2 buy, 5 hold, 0 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4/2017 31 Jan 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001633917
PYPL
^ Paypal price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

TWTR: Twitter, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $29.01 -6.51% $31.03
Market Cap $21.784 bn $-1.517 bn $23.301 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 26 range: $ 14 to $ 36
Forecast growth: Target/Price -10.38%
Analyst recommendations 5 strong buy, 0 buy, 18 hold, 5 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4/2017 8 Feb 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001418091
TWTR
^ Twitter price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

V: Visa, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home home
Friday close $119.62 2.24% $117.00
P/E (historical) 39.74 Change 38.87
P/E (1 year fwd) 26.71 Change 27.39
Market Cap $269.971 bn $5.913 bn $264.058 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 140 range: $ 98 to $ 164
Forecast growth: Target/Price 17.04%
Analyst recommendations 25 strong buy, 2 buy, 0 hold, 0 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q1/2018 1 Feb 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001403161
V
^ Visa price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

VMW: VMware, Inc 1 Apr 2018 Change 28 Mar 18 home
Friday close $121.27 -0.65% $122.06
P/E (historical) 89.83 Change 90.41
P/E (1 year fwd) 26.48 Change 26.95
Market Cap $48.966 bn $-0.319 bn $49.285 bn
Target (1 year) NASDAQ analysts’ consensus: $ 139 range: $ 108 to $ 175
Forecast growth: Target/Price 14.62%
Analyst recommendations 10 strong buy, 3 buy, 12 hold, 1 sell, 0 strong sell
Last earnings report Q4 and fiscal year 2018 1 Mar 2018
Financials Google Finance
SEC filings Edgar Search CIK 0001124610
VMW
^ VMware price movements this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: Google Finance

home flag_australia FX: USD/AUD

usd/aud
^ AUD movements against the USD this week (mouseover for 1-year view) Chart: xe.com

Australian economic indicators Trading Economics

Australian economic charts RBA Chart Pack

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