Last Week’s Benzinga Bulls and Bears: Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Apple, Tesla and More – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

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  • Benzinga has reviewed the outlook for many investor-favorite stocks over the past week.
  • Last week’s bullish calls included a major tech company and a popular shoemaker.
  • A publicly traded cryptocurrency exchange and an aircraft manufacturer were among the bearish calls seen.

The week was punctuated by a market-wide Black Friday sell-off after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant that originated in South Africa. The S&P 500 fell 106.84 points, or 2.3% on Friday, to 4,594.62, its lowest level since Oct. 27, leaving it just over 2% off its record close on Nov. 18.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points to its session low and ended Friday down 905.04 points or 2.5%, for its largest single-day percentage price and decline. as a percentage of 2021. The Nasdaq Composite fell 2.2%.

Benzinga continues to review the outlook for many of the most popular stocks with investors. Here are some of the most bullish and bearish messages from the past week that are worth revisiting.

Bulls

“Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine wins first full approval in Canada” by Vandana Singh explains that Canadian health officials have granted full approval to the Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) vaccine after study showed 85% effectiveness against serious diseases.

In “Apple Car Goes Full Throttle Under Kevin Lynch With An ‘Ambitious And Aggressive Plan:’ Gurman”, Shivdeep Dhaliwal writes about the plans for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Head of Watch Software Kevin Lynch to accelerate the tech giant’s development of an electric vehicle.

Adam Eckert writes about Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE)it’s the mobile app sees a surge in usage during the holiday season in “This Iconic Shoemaker Brings Coinbase, Starbucks, and Target to Apple’s App Store Ahead of the Holidays.”

For other bullish calls from the past week, check out the following:

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in long-term analysis in adolescents

Why This Investor Considers Owning Salesforce Stock Long-Term

Why Josh Brown Says “Now’s The Time To Buy” CrowdStrike Stock

The Bears

Phil Hall writes about the deployment of the new presidential helicopter built by Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) being delayed after the aircraft was deemed not “operationally suitable” by the Pentagon in “Pentagon Finds Lockheed Martin’s New Presidential Helicopter Unreliable In Emergencies.”

“Cathie Wood Sells $32 Million in Coinbase as Stock Rises and Loads Down on This Stock” by Rachit Vats reports on Cathy Wood– managed fund management company Ark Invest sell more shares of Coinbase Global Inc. (NASDAQ:CURRENCY) after the company reported dismal third-quarter results earlier this month.

In “Elon Musk sells another $1 billion worth of Tesla stock,” Rachit Vats writes about the continued sale of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares of CEO Elon Musk, as part of his plan to offload 10% of his shares after conducting a Twitter poll about it.

For more bearish takes, be sure to see these messages:

Are PayPal shares overvalued or undervalued?

Nordstrom Analysts Break Down Q3 Earnings: ‘Continued Market Share Loss’

Zoom Video analysts react to slowing growth, valuation reset after stock falls sharply

At the time of this writing, the author has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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