Apple's coronavirus warning was a foreshock for earnings. But investors shouldn't freak out just yet

Investing, Apple's Coronavirus Warning Was A Foreshock For Earnings. But Investors Shouldn't Freak Out Just Ye

The billion dollar question: Is the financial fallout from coronavirus a short-term problem or a longer-term trend?

Investing, Apple's Coronavirus Warning Was A Foreshock For Earnings. But Investors Shouldn't Freak Out Just Ye

19.2.2020

The billion dollar question: Is the financial fallout from coronavirus a short-term problem or a longer-term trend?

Apple's surprise warning that it won't meet its first quarter revenue guidance because of the coronavirus sent tremors through global financial markets. Investors awoke Tuesday to the idea that other companies with exposure to China might not meet their first quarter earnings expectations, either.

New York (CNN Business) The billion dollar question: Is the financial fallout from coronavirus a short-term problem or a longer-term trend? "This could be a very short-lived one-quarter blip," JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade told CNN Business. It's hardly surprising that a company as heavily reliant on producing and selling in China would feel the impact of the outbreak. But Apple (AAPL)'s announcement was significant because the trillion dollar firm is the first major US business to specifically notifiy its investors that it will take a hit. The company said the outbreak is hurting both its production and sales in China more than previously expected. In response, US stocks kicked off their shortened Presidents' Day week Tuesday in the red, with the S&P 500 (SPX) down 0.4%. Apple's announcement overshadowed news of a slowdown in the rate of new virus cases and more government stimulus measures to prop up China's markets and economy.Read MoreThe announcement was a timely reminder that the next earnings season could be painful, as investors brace for more companies to make similar projections. Consumer brands such as Under Armour (UA) and Canada Goose (GOOS), have already issued warnings that the outbreak will hurt their bottom line.Food and beverage companies like McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX) are also likely to feel some pain after closing stores in China to limit the spread of the virus.Both the supply chain and end markets for the semiconductor industry are likely affected by the outbreak, so investors are curious to see if companies like Intel (INTC) or Nvidia (NVDA) may be the next to provide some guidance."I'm really interested to hear from some of the chip makers," said Kinahan.Semiconductor companies led the best performing stocks last year, even though their big exposure to China made them vulnerable to the US-China trade war. This year, the coronavirus outbreak has replaced that concern, Kinahan said.For some American companies, the obstacle is in their supply chain rather than their end market. Those businesses can fall back on their existing inventories for now, but at some point that buffer will run out, said Glenmede Trust Company's investment strategy team in emailed comments.Meanwhile, retail giant Walmart, which reported earnings on Tuesday, didn't provide any guidance about any financial effects from the outbreak, saying it expects a strong 2020.Amid all the uncertainty, investors would be wise to remember that earnings estimates for the first quarter and the full year are running ahead of the historical trend, according to Credit Suisse chief US equity strategist Jonathan Golub. Even if companies miss estimates, it doesn't mean their earnings will fall off a cliff.For now, the coronavirus impact is expected to be a one-quarter phenomenon that will have little impact on the broader US economy. Economists at BMO estimate the US GDP growth at an unchanged 1.8% in 2020, albeit with growing downside risks.Case in point: Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives remains bullish on Apple despite Monday's announcement."While trying to gauge the impact of the iPhone miss and potential bounceback in the June quarter will be front and center for the street, we remain bullish on Apple for the longer term 5G super cycle thesis," he wrote in a note. Read more: CNN

Short. In regard to Cotton’s legitimate question about the dishonest ChiComs, is CNN - like Bloomberg - more supportive of the despicable Chinese totalitarians than an America? CNN is unworthy of anyone’s respect, a traitorous disgrace. Seems more like a.. Massacre Short term, the humans has lost consciousness and the money machine never stops.

I hope it reworks the supply chains and stifles the overhyped, erratic, travel trends! Hopefully it's the extinction of the human species. Longer term.... Q1 earnings?.... Short term impact from coronavirus but probably long term impact if some countries reconsider their workflows....

Breakingviews - Apple jars investors into coronavirus realitiesOn Breakingviews – Apple could finally make investors as concerned as the wider population about the latest novel coronavirus, say petesweeneypro and rob_cyran: Breakingviews petesweeneypro rob_cyran Hi, do you need image editing service for your online store business. I will do 100 Images Background Removal for $30 with unlimited Revision Contact: Image_Editing Background_Removal White_Background Photofy Etsy Amazon Ebay Breakingviews petesweeneypro rob_cyran They didn’t care about China on Human Rights; but they’re scared their iPhone might give them coronavirus Breakingviews petesweeneypro rob_cyran Concentrated wealth removes wealth from mainstream. Once we understand how money recirculate wage increases make sense they dont take from companies or the economy. Wage increases allow more people to buy more stuff money moves faster around economy goes back to employers

European stocks set to slide as Apple warns on coronavirus revenue hitEuropean stocks are set to open lower on Tuesday following a weak handover from Asia, as Apple's revenue guidance warning rocks electronics supplier shares and coronavirus fears persist. Buy time coming? 2020 the year of the great correction by the Novel Virus called Corona!

US futures down more than 100 points after Apple issues revenue warningU.S. stock index futures were slightly lower Tuesday morning. Voter should use fall vote to hit rich as hard as possible over predatory wages med costs wealthtax redistributed as a living income subsidy for healthcare You all must still be bullish then because when reality of this situation truly bites the market is going to end up a LOT lower Since when did we care about revenues? Like seriously WTF?

European shares slump as Apple warning hammers tech sectorEuropean shares dropped on Tuesday as a revenue warning from iPhone maker Apple ... Europes Financial markets have been struggling for a long time now... Coronavirus had nothing to do with this. UK's Annual contribution of 11.88% will be greatly missed.

FTSE 100 tumbles as HSBC slips, Apple warns on salesLondon's FTSE 100 slid to a two-week low on Tuesday, weighed down by a 4% d... Spacecake giant co's having to come back down to earth and live in the real world like the rest of us - GOOD!!!

Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivalsSamsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production pro... This headline is wrong and irritating. Maybe that was your aim. Eh....I still wouldn’t buy Samsung. South Korean eat live octopus



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