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Benzinga's Bulls And Bears Of The Week: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, EBay And More

Benzinga's Bulls And Bears Of The Week: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, EBay And More
  • Benzinga has featured a look at many investor favorite stocks over the past week.
  • That includes old-school stocks in the financial, consumer goods and industrial sectors.
  • Some new school technology and internet stocks were also examined.

As if the crush of earnings wasn't enough last week, there were also a lot of other things going on, from North Korea's saber-rattling, a shake-up at Fox News and oil price volatility to Tax Day and a counterculture holiday. The following are just a few of the investor favorite stocks featured by Benzinga during the hectic past week.

Old School

"Was Goldman's Selloff Just What Was Needed To Make Shares Attractive?" by Jayson Derrick reviews why the surprisingly disappointing earnings report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) last week that resulted in a retreat in its shares also led to an upgrade from on top analyst.

In "Lowered Estimates, And Beyond! Hasbro And Mattel Out Of Favor With Sell-Side," Jayson Derrick examines why poor earnings and other perceived missteps at Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) not only led to a lower price target on its shares, but also a second look at it rival Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS).

Wayne Duggan's "U.S. Steel: The Best Fade Of The Trump Trade" takes a technical look at how United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) shares have behaved, both since the election of President Donald Trump and since the beginning of last month. Whether the short-term or the long-term trend wins out may all come down to the upcoming earnings report.

New School

After the recent eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) earnings report, even a long-time bull on the stock felt compelled to downgrade it, according to "4 Reasons Even eBay Fans Are Cautious On The Stock" by Jayson Derrick. See the four specific reasons that this analyst provided for why he "cannot support a higher price target at this time."

In Shanthi Rexaline's "Facebook Focusing On Other Realities As Company Unveils Plans For Next Phase," see what one analyst had to say at the F8 Annual Developer Conference about the efforts of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) to integrate augmented reality throughout its platform, add social virtual reality and more.

"Tableau Software Remains Best Of Breed Leader In Data Discovery Analytics; Splunk A Category Leader In Software And Showing No Signs Of Cooling Down" by Wayne Duggan focuses on the central role Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) and Tableau Software Inc (NASDAQ: DATA) may play in the data and cloud infrastructure business in the long term.

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