Crude futures are below $40 per barrel today as sentiment around the commodity remains firmly negative. Bulls are hopeful that $38.50-to-$39.00 will be a technical support level and that today’s EIA report can reverse the recent declines.
Among the stocks generating buzz on Wednesday morning are Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT), Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO), GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), and U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA). Let’s take a closer look at why each stock is in the spotlight and use SEC filings to determine how hedge funds are positioned among the five equities.
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Fitbit Reports Earnings
Traders are watching Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) today after the wearable tech company reported better than expected second quarter results. For the three months ended June 30, Fitbit earned $0.12 per share on sales of $587 million, beating estimates by $0.01 per share and $8.52 million respectively. Sales soared by 46.6% year-over-year as the company sold 5.7 million devices, a record for the second quarter. The U.S. continued to account for the majority of Fitbit’s demand, with sales in the region accounting for 76% of total sales. Guidance was also strong, as management expects non-GAAP diluted net income per share for the full year in the range of $1.12-to-$1.24 and revenue of $2.5 billion-to-$2.6 billion. Shares of Fitbit are up by 6% so far in extended market trading. Of the 766 active hedge funds that Insider Monkey tracks, 30 funds owned a combined $273.92 million worth of Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) shares on March 31, which accounted for 8.40% of the float.
Glu Mobile Declines on Guidance
Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) is lower in extended market trading after the gaming company reported a second quarter loss of $0.03 per share on revenue of $48.36 million. Although analysts were expecting a wider loss of $0.05 per share, shares of Glu Mobile are nevertheless in the red due to revenue falling by 13.9% year-over-year, bookings retreating by 11.5%, and the company offering light guidance for the remainder of the year. Glu Mobile anticipates an EPS loss of between $0.15 and $0.17, while analysts has been predicting a loss of $0.14. 12 funds in our system were long Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) at the end of the first quarter, down by one from the end of the previous quarter.
On the next page we’ll find out why Qorvo Inc, GameStop, and US Silica Holdings are trending this morning.