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Investors have been focused on US-China trade talks. News reports reveal that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Treasury Secretary and Trade Representative had a discussion over the phone on Saturday. According to the Chinese representative, the talks were constructive.
Most Active Stocks
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)
Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s stock is the most active so far on Monday, November 18. The stock is down by less than 1% during Monday’s pre-market trading session. It currently trades at $0.70 per share.
The company’s stock has been highly volatile in recent weeks due to weak finances. Chesapeake Energy Corporation is looking to cut its 2020 capital expenditure by 30% to help boost its financial position.
Over the past month, Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s stock has lost 84% of its value, plunging from $1.29 to now trade at $0.70 per share. The stock is currently trading at its lowest price for 25 years. Some experts are questioning whether the downward move is overdone.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation develops and extracts onshore natural gas and crude oil assets in the US.
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM)
The emerging markets ETF has been outperforming the broader market over the last month. As of Monday, November 18, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up by 5% over the past month. It is also up by 13% year-to-date.
The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is trading with above-average volume amid optimism of a U.S.-China phase-one trade deal. However, better-than-expected earnings and strong third-quarter GDP data also contributed to the mini-rally.
As investors begin to have hope about a US-China deal, more are taking advantage of the opportunity to invest in this ETF.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has been one of the most active stocks, after rising by 0.49% at Monday’s pre-market session. The stock is trading at $38.73 at Monday’s pre-trading hours and might be set to rise higher over the coming hours.
Advanced Micro Devices’ stock became the top-performing stock in the S&P 500 last week. The stock is up by over 111% since the start of 2019, compared to the 24% return by the S&P 500 so far this year.
Late last month, Advanced Micro Devices reported its highest revenue in more than a decade. Its third-quarter sales were $120 million or $0.11 EPS. This is higher than the $102 million or $0.09 EPS recorded in the same quarter of 2018.
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