Want to know what real investors think about the markets and individual stocks?
Well, Tradebird, a social application for investors and traders, keeps tabs on whether its users are bearish or bullish on a wide range of financial assets and indices.
Following is a list of closely watched stocks, along with sentiment readings among Tradebird users.
1. Goldman Sachs (GS) - Get Report
Last week, several more U.S. banks announced their earnings, and following the bullish trend, Goldman Sachs beat third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates. Investors on Tradebird reacted with 84% bullish sentiment.
2. Morgan Stanley (MS) - Get Report
The company released impressive third-quarter earnings last week, and the stock quickly became one of the favorite companies to trade within the Tradebird community. The stock started last Monday at $32.05 and ended on Friday at $33.45.
The sentiment is 94% bullish.
(MSFT) - Get Report
When the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings that beat both earnings and revenue estimates late Thursday, the stock went to about $60 from about $57 in no time, pushing the sentiment on Tradebird to 92% bullish.
4. IBM (IBM) - Get Report
The company missed third-quarter earnings estimates last week, and shares dropped to $149 on Tuesday, from $155.47 on Monday. The sentiment on the stock on Tradebird is 53% bearish.
5. Netflix (NFLX) - Get Report
This stock is one of the darlings of Tradebird investors. Even though the company missed third-quarter earnings estimates last week, on Monday the stock is trading at about $128 after closing at $127.50 on Friday.
Several analysts have raised their price targets and the stock, and the sentiment on Netflix is 86% bullish.
6. Intel (INTC) - Get Report
Shares of Intel have lost about 6% since the company said on Tuesday that fourth-quarter earnings will be muted. Intel got almost no credit for its solid third-quarter results.
The discounted shares provide a good buying opportunity.
Bullish sentiment is at 87%.
7. Yahoo! (YHOO)
Although Yahoo! beat third-quarter earnings estimates when it reported last week, what is moving the stock right now is uncertainty over its acquisition by Verizon Communications. Sentiment is 77% bearish.
8. American Airlines (AAL) - Get Report
The company reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat estimates but said that cheap airfares and higher wages will squeeze profits this quarter. Therefore, the stock price didn't change that much.
Investors on Tradebird were encouraged by the third-quarter results, however, and the sentiment is 80% bullish.
This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.