Benzinga last week researched the outlook for many investor stocks. Bullish calls last week included airlines, Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers and a consumer electronics giant. An auto giant and a new exchange-traded fund were among the declining claims. The quarterly, shortened vacation week ended with the Nasdaq rising 2.6%, while industrials on the Dow Jones were only marginally higher. The first quarter ended with a record high for the S&P 500 and topped 4,000 over the weekend. The yield on 10-year government bonds was up to 1.7%. The market didn’t seem concerned about the prospect of a corporate tax hike and even seemed to like the White House’s huge infrastructure spending plan. However, volatility increased last week and the Russell 2000 Index took a hit. It seems that chip shortages will be an issue for a while. An aerospace giant struggling to get back on its feet announced large orders last week, as did the leading maker of electric vehicles. This EV maker has also teamed up with the iPhone maker, although they won’t be building cars together. However, there were rumors of new products from the latter. Additionally, there was new good news about the COVID-19 vaccines, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana, and a social media giant received good news from the US Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Benzinga continued to scrutinize the prospects for many of the most popular stocks among investors. Here are some of the most bullish and bearish posts of the past week that are worth another look. Bulls In Melanie Schaffer’s “Apple Options Traders See Upside Ahead,” learn why some options traders are betting that consumer electronics giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) will see a bigger upside when trying to get into the electric vehicle market. Jayson Derrick’s “Airline Stocks On Rebound? Analyst Says Take A Look At Alaska Air, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest” discusses what rising demand for travel means for JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) and others. “Why This Nio, Xpeng Analyst Is Optimistic After First Quarter EV Delivery Updates” by Shanthi Rexaline examines why Nio Inc (NYSE: NIO) is poised to gain market share and what makes Xpeng Inc (NYSE: XPEV) competitive. In “Lululemon’s Outlook Stay Fit,” Jayson Derrick focuses on four key issues after sportswear maker Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ: LULU) posted better than expected quarterly results and added “a lot of color” to its prospects. Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) is facing an “upgrade super cycle”. As Priya Nigams says, “Morgan Stanley improves Johnson’s control over the potential of commercial buildings.” For more bullish calls from the past week, check out the following sections: 4 Easter-themed Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio Why Oil Prices May Rise Better Than Stock Prices 3 52-week lows that could ricochet Big Bears Tesla, Inc (NASDAQ : TSLA) and other top Nasdaq stocks could suffer from geopolitical tension, according to Shivdeep Dhaliwal. In “Cathie Woods Ark Space Exploration ETF Has No Reason To Exist, Says Cramer,” Madhukumar Warrier examines why the well-known CNBC host is so critical of the new ARK Space Exploration & Innovation ETF (NYSE: ARKX). “General Motors Rejects Charges of Ignoring Black-Owned Media for Advertising”, by Phil Hall points out who and why the General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) was charged with racial discrimination. Vandana Singh’s “Bristol Myers Set Up In Over B Tax Fight After Accidental Disclosure Of Offshore Patents: NYT” reveals what the IRS accused Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) of doing wrong. In Wayne Duggan’s “BofA lowers Credit Suisse price target for the second time in 3 days” you can find out what triggered the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS). Are there big losses? For more bearish takes, check out the posts below: Bitcoin is trading near record highs again, but analyst says we stare at a meltdown skeleton in the Closet Haunt Volkswagen as a PR stunt to highlight EV forays backwards the author had none Position in the stocks mentioned. Stay up to date with the latest news and trading ideas by following Benzinga on Twitter. Photo by Burst from Pexels. For More Info From Benzinga Click Here For Benzinga’s Option Deals The Latest Picks And Pans From Barron: H&R Block, Intel, Part ID, Welbilt And More Last Week’s Notable Insider Purchases: Babcock & Wilcox, Designer Brands and More © 2021 Benzinga .com. Benzinga does not offer investment advice. All rights reserved.