McDonald's, eBay and Netflix Reporting Earnings This Week

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today's buy-and-trade pre-earnings profiles cover nine stocks in four sectors. These nine companies report quarterly results after hours today or premarket on Thursday.

One company is in the computer and technology sector which is 36.5% overvalued with an overweight rating as 52.1% of the 1126 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings. This includes strong buy-rated Netflix (NFLX) whose stock fell below its 50-day simple moving average on Jan. 7, but is up 231.5% over the last 12 months.

Two companies are regional banks in the finance sector which has an equal-weight rating as 83.8% of the 2961 stocks in the sector have hold ratings.

Three companies are in the retail-wholesale sector which is 23.4% overvalued with an overweight rating as 82.8% of the 343 stocks in the sector have buy or strong buy ratings. This includes buy-rated eBay (EBAY) whose stock has been trading sideways around its 200-day SMA since June 5.

Three are in the transportation sector which is 33.3% overvalued with an underweight rating as 72.9% of the 170 stocks in the sector sell or strong sell ratings.

eBay ($54.15): Analysts expect the company to earn 71 cents a share after hours today. The online seller of all sorts of stuff is above its 200-day SMA at $53.18 after trading as low as $48.00 on Nov. 26 and as high as $55.39 on Dec. 23. The weekly chart is positive with its five-week modified moving average at $53.10 and its 200-week SMA at $39.10. eBay has a buy rating is 11.8% overvalued with a loss of just 0.1% over the last 12 months. My monthly pivot is $53.44 with semiannual risky levels at $56.91 and $57.47.

Fifth Third Bank (FITB) ($21.82): Analysts expect the bank to earn 42 cents a share premarket on Thursday. The regional bank set a multiyear intraday high at $21.89 on Jan. 21 and is well above its 50-day and 200-day SMAs at $20.54 and $18.85. The weekly chart is positive but overbought with its five-week MMA at $20.99 and its 200-week SMA at $14.67. Fifth Third has a hold rating is 45.5% overvalued with a gain of 33.2% over the last 12 months. My quarterly, monthly and semiannual pivots are $21.20, $21.47, $21.61 and $21.67.

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