‘Apocalyptic’ scenario unlikely for Amazon and other tech stocks, tech analyst says

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The worldwide financial shock delivered by the coronavirus outbreak has devastated the stock market, and the mitigating results of dramatic Federal Reserve measures and a proposed $2 trillion U.S. stimulus bill stay unsure.

However tech giants Fb (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), and Google dad or mum Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG) — also referred to as the FAANG shares — will endure the crisis and a few might profit from it, says Daniel Ives, managing director of fairness analysis at Wedbush.

“For those who take a look at developments whether or not streaming in Netflix, e-commerce for Amazon, smartphones and 5G with Apple, and clearly promoting and search with Alphabet,” he tells Yahoo Finance. “Even take a look at Fb: extra customers partaking in streaming and social media provided that they’re locked of their home all however for 10 minutes day by day.”

“It’s onerous to color the apocalyptic sort state of affairs on the opposite aspect [for these companies],” he provides. “There’s no liquidity dangers — they’re corporations even within the stress case, worst-case sort situations which might be nonetheless producing tens of billions in free money stream.”

Over the previous month, Facebook has fallen about 25% — a precipitous drop however one which outperforms the almost 33% dive for the S&P500 (GSPC). The identical goes for Amazon, which has fallen off 8% over that period; in addition to for Netflix, Alphabet, and Apple, which have fallen nearly 6%, about 24%, and 22% respectively.

All however Netflix have been up in buying and selling on Tuesday, because the market rallied in anticipation of a stimulus invoice settlement on Capitol Hill.

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Daniel Newman, an analyst at Futurum Analysis, echoed the bullish angle towards huge tech in a conversation on Tuesday with Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi.

“Everyone working from house, being at residence extra. This implies extra Netflix; this implies extra time on social media,” he says. “This has grow to be the important thing method we’re speaking with each other. Take a look at how we’re getting our items and providers from Amazon proper now.”

Whereas the FAANG shares will doubtless come out of the disaster simply high-quality, some will proceed to take a tough hit within the brief time period, stated Ives, noting Apple’s closure earlier this month of all shops outdoors China.

“These corporations are usually not teflon-like,” he says. “There’s going to be plenty of injury each from shares and actual life as we proceed to see tragic tendencies emerge from the pandemic.”

However, he reiterated, for the FAANG shares that is “extra of a nightmarish interval for everybody relatively than the beginning of a long run, darker game-changing development.”

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