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Will Apple Sour a Mixed Earnings Season?


McDonald's (MCD) ($99.92 vs. $98.24 on March 26) -- missed earnings estimates and the stock dropped $1.99 on Friday. McDonald's still has buy rating and set a new multi-year high at $103.70 on April 12. My semiannual value level is $96.26 with an annual pivot at $99.38 and annual risky level at $104.63.

Microsoft (MSFT) ($29.77 vs. $28.16 on March 26) -- beat EPS estimates by a nickel and the stock gapped higher on Friday. The stock had been downgraded to hold from buy after testing a year-to-date high at $30.32 on April 10 and Friday's high fell short of this level. My monthly value level is $27.18 with annual pivots at $27.92 and $28.57, and quarterly risky level at $30.92.

UnitedHealth (UNH) ($60.04 vs. $54.86 on March 26) -- matched EPS estimates and the stock traded down to $58.03 on Thursday. The stock had been downgraded to hold from buy following the test of a multi-year high at $63.95 on April 2. My semiannual value level is $54.10 with a semiannual pivot at $59.89 and quarterly risky level at $63.66, which was tested at the April 2 high.

Verizon (VZ) ($52.25 vs. $49.16 on March 26) -- beat EPS estimates by three cents and the stock still has a buy rating after setting a new multi-year high at $52.35 on Friday. My quarterly and monthly value levels are $46.78 and $45.74 with this week's risky level at $52.83.

Today's earnings profiles are seven stocks in seven different sectors.

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