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The market rallies back

This week, Nvidia’s plans with China heat up, Crocs stock climbs, but Boeing shares take a tumble.

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Nvidia up 12% as it plans a new AI chip for China 🤖

Chips for China: A Reuters report found Nvidia may be set to launch an AI chip specifically for China by mid-2024

Stock analyst rating stating strong buy

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

Crocs climbs 9% after a positive 2024 outlook 🐊

Crocs’ comeback: Many investors thought Crocs had its day after it fell out of fashion in 2008. But since 2019, Crocs’ annual sales have tripled, thanks to a post-pandemic boom and Gen Z adoption. 

  • A very Merry Christmas: Investors expected Crocs’ revenue to fall by up to 4% over Christmas from last year, but it gained 1%. Crocs expects 2023 revenue to reach $3.95bn.

  • Snapping Crocs: But what stole the headlines was Crocs’ outlook for 2024. It estimates revenue will jump another 3% to 5%, leading to investors snapping up shares.

Stock analyst rating stating strong buy

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

Boeing shares descend 8% following flight scare 🛩️

Turbulence: The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered temporary grounding of 171 of the 737 Max planes. Why? Because a plug door blew off an aircraft whilst airborne. No one was seriously injured.

  • A bad look for Boeing: Two of Boeing’s customers, Alaska and United Airlines, have had to pause flights, causing losses in revenue. The dip in share price caused the Dow Jones to slip 0.4%, its lowest level since mid-December.

  • Mayday, Mayday: Viral videos of the incident could further jeopardise Boeing’s future deliveries, including to China, which hasn’t accepted a Max since the 2019 grounding. Has Boeing just given European rival Airbus a major advantage?

Stock analyst rating stating strong buy

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

What have we learned this week? 🤓

  • Nvidia shares swing based on China: The AI boom led to Nvidia gaining 250% last year, but now, investors look towards its relationship with China.

  • Fashion stocks had a strong Christmas: As well as Crocs, Abercrombie & Fitch and Lululemon also lifted their holiday-quarter forecasts.

  • Boeing may have lost China for good: The 737 Max is Boeing’s lead aircraft, but China haven’t bought any since its 2019 incident. Now, it’s even more unlikely they’ll be submitting an order any time soon.

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