What to expect from Tesla, Twitter and Amazon’s Q3 results

Ahead of Q3 earnings, broker consensus show a hold recommendation on Twitter and Tesla, and a strong buy recommendation on Amazon.

When are the Tesla, Twitter and Amazon earnings dates?

Tesla, the Nasdaq-listed and world-leading electric car specialist, is expected to report its third-quarter (Q3) earnings for 2019 on Wednesday 23 October.

Twitter, the Nasdaq-listed social networking service, is expected to report its Q3 earnings for 2019 on Thursday 24 October.

Amazon, the Nasdaq-listed ecommerce giant, is expected to report its Q3 earnings for 2019 on Thursday 24 October.

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Tesla Q3 2019 earnings preview: ‘The Street’ view, broker ratings and client sentiment

A consensus of estimates from Bloomberg surveyed analysts arrived at the following expectations for the Q3 2019 Tesla results:

Broker ratings

A Thomson Reuters poll of 33 analysts maintain a long-term average rating of hold for Tesla (as of 16 October 2019), with 7 of these analysts recommending a strong buy, 4 recommending a buy, 10 hold, 8 sell and 4 with a strong sell recommendation on the stock.

Client sentiment

IG clients (50% of them) with open positions on Tesla Inc (as of 16 October 2019) expect the share price to rise in the near term.

Tesla technical view

The share price of Tesla has broken out of a triangle consolidation. The breakout has, however, moved the share into overbought territory. Traders of the triangle breakout might hope for a pullback towards the 240 support level for long entry, targeting a move back towards resistance at 268. Should the share price instead move to close below the 220 support level, the bullish indications would be deemed to have failed.

Twitter Q3 2019 earnings preview: ‘The Street’ view, broker ratings and client sentiment

A consensus of estimates from Bloomberg surveyed analysts arrive at the following expectations for the Q3 2019 Twitter results:

  • Revenue: $875.444 million (+15.5% YoY)
  • Net income on an adjusted basis: $159.391 million (-2% YoY)
  • Operating profit: $172.133 million
  • EBITDA: $302.219 million (+2.3% YoY)
  • EPS on an adjusted basis: $0.199 (-5.5% YoY)
  • EPS (GAAP): $0.087 (-91.5%)

Broker ratings

A Thomson Reuters poll of 44 analysts maintain a long-term average rating of hold for Twitter Inc (as of 16 October 2019), with 8 of these analysts recommending a strong buy, 5 recommending a buy, 25 hold, 6 sell and 0 with a strong sell recommendation on the stock.

Client sentiment

IG clients (89% of them) with open positions on Twitter (as of 16 October 2019) expect the share price to rise in the near term, while 11% of IG clients with open positions on the company expect the price to fall.

Twitter technical view

The share price of Twitter currently trades in a short-term range between the 38.90 (support) and 40.80 (resistance) levels. Traders of the stock might look to the upcoming results for a renewed directional catalyst. A break of support at 38.90 would suggest further decline towards the next level of support located at the 36.60 level. A break of resistance at 40.80, would suggest the 42.80 level as the upside resistance target.

Amazon results Q3 2019 earnings preview: what does ‘The Street’ expect?

A consensus of estimates from Bloomberg surveyed analysts arrive at the following expectations for the Q3 2019 Amazon results:

  • Revenue: $58.704 billion (+21.4% YoY)
  • Net income on an adjusted basis: $3.929 billon (-0.5% YoY)
  • Operating profit: $3.206 billion
  • EBITDA: $9.698 billion (+8.7% YoY)
  • EPS on an adjusted basis: $7.061 (-10.4% YoY)
  • EPS (GAAP): $4.589 (-20.2%)

Broker ratings

A Thomson Reuters poll of 48 analysts maintain a long-term average rating of strong buy for Amazon (as of 16 October 2019), with 26 of these analysts recommending a strong buy, 22 recommending a buy on the stock.

Client sentiment

IG clients (92% of them) with open positions on Amazon (as of 16 October 2019) expect the share price to rise in the near term, while 8% of IG clients with open positions on the company expect the price to fall.

Amazon technical view

The share price of Amazon has formed a bullish reversal off the 1708 support level. The bullish reversal now suggests continued gains with 1835 as the next upside resistance target. Traders of the bullish reversal might use a close below 1708 as a stop-loss consideration.


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