Bank And Tech Earnings: What to Watch For

See the important points you need to know for tech earnings, and what bank earnings tell us about the economy.
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Bank of America Corp. (BAC) - Get Reportreported earnings early Monday morning. The bank beat earnings expectations, and showed the ever-important net interest margin expansion investors were looking for, as the Federal Reserve has indeed hiked interest rates. Like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) - Get Report , the earnings results were strong. But the Federal Reserve just began hiking rates and will continue to do so. It's possible we'll see loan demand decrease in the coming quarters, a reason to be cautious about piling into bank stocks. 

TheStreet's Jim Cramer and his Action Alerts Plus team has a near-term trading strategy on Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) - Get Report . Nvidia is priced to perfection, with a price-to-earnings ratio of 35. Cramer thinks Nvidia will miss estimates on its November quarter. "Nvidia is going to miss the quarter," Cramer said at his Saturday teach-in event. The AAP team sold its entire position in Nvidia, and if the stock drops enough after earnings, they'll buy it back. Nvidia has a long growth runway ahead. 

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) - Get Report reports earnings Tuesday. Netflix is also priced for perfection, at a 150 PE ratio. The stock is down 15% since its July quarter, in which it missed estimates and slashed guidance. The bar may be set lower for Netflix's October quarter, but the stock is still pricey. Rising competition in streaming, especially from Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) - Get Report , could be an impediment to growth. 

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