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info_outline Nike Soars, Stitch Fix Stumbles 09/23/2020
Nike Soars, Stitch Fix Stumbles Nike’s digital sales in the 1st quarter propel the stock to a new all-time high. Stitch Fix posts a much bigger loss in the 4th quarter than Wall Street was expecting. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories and discusses Tesla’s “Battery Day” announcements.
info_outline 3 Baskets of Stocks 09/22/2020
3 Baskets of Stocks AutoZone closes out the fiscal year with record same-store sales growth. Quibi is “exploring strategic alternatives”. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and shares the 11 stocks in his “War on Cash” basket, “Healthcare & Wealthcare” basket, and “Triple A” basket.
info_outline Nikola Founder Quits 09/21/2020
Nikola Founder Quits Nikola’s founder quits effective immediately and shares of the electric truck maker fall 20%. Deutsche Bank and HSBC hit all-time lows in the wake of financial scandals. Brookfield Asset Management shares are down for the year, prompting questions of a potential buying opportunity for the stock. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the latest medical research on the health benefits of coffee.
info_outline “Is this madness or Sparta?” 09/17/2020
“Is this madness or Sparta?” Snowflake more than doubles on its 1st day as a public company. Sony announces two versions of the PlayStation 5 to compete with Microsoft latest Xbox news. Dan Kline analyzes those stories and weighs in on the latest in the world of sports betting as DraftKings, Caesar’s Entertainment, ESPN, and Penn National Gaming all make headlines.
info_outline 1 New High, 1 Underrated CEO 09/16/2020
1 New High, 1 Underrated CEO FedEx hits a new all-time high after 1st-quarter revenue hits a record $19.3 billion. Adobe shares fall a bit despite record revenue in the 3rd quarter. Apple unveils a new watch and new iPads, but it’s the Fitness+ service that’s getting more of the media’s attention. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares why more investors should know about Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.
info_outline Housing, Retail, Entertainment 09/15/2020
Housing, Retail, Entertainment Lennar Corp beats expectations (and improves gross margins) in Q3. Lowe’s launches their own “Shark Tank” to help small businesses. ViacomCBS announces that their “CBS All Access” streaming service will get a rebranding in 2021. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and more. HELPFUL TIP: If your podcast platform doesn’t show the latest episode of your favorite Motley Fool show, check to see if it’s in our podcast center online at .
info_outline Mega-Deals Monday! 09/14/2020
Mega-Deals Monday! Nvidia buys chipmaker Arm Holdings in a deal worth $40 billion. Oracle becomes TikTok’s technology partner in the U.S. Gilead Sciences buys cancer treatment-maker Immunomedics for $21 billion. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the NFL’s opening weekend and AB-InBev cutting in-stadium sponsorships.
info_outline Citi Makes History 09/10/2020
Citi Makes History RH hits an all-time high as the luxury furniture retailer crushes its latest quarterly report. Citigroup announces Jane Fraser will become CEO starting in February, making her the first female CEO of a major U.S. bank. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories as well as recently-public Rocket Companies.
info_outline 2 Stocks We Just Bought 09/09/2020
2 Stocks We Just Bought Slack falls 15% on slowing growth. Lululemon Athletica’s digital sales in the 2nd quarter rose 155% but Wall Street isn’t impressed. Casey’s General Stores hits an all-time high after strong 1st-quarter results. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares the two stocks that he and Matt Frankel just bought.
info_outline “Why do you own what you own? 09/08/2020
“Why do you own what you own? Nikola Corporation shares pop 35% on a new partnership with General Motors. Peloton broadens its offerings of exercise equipment and Wall Street likes what it sees. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses Tesla’s recent stock movements and ExxonMobil’s worsening financial situation.
info_outline Meet Stig Brodersen 09/02/2020
Meet Stig Brodersen If you listen to financial podcasts, you’re probably already familiar with Stig Brodersen. The co-founder of The Investor’s Network, he hosts “We Study Billionaires”, one of the most popular investing shows out there. We talked about his approach to investing, the markets he focuses on, how he looks at diversification, and why he’s keeping a close eye on “unloved banks”.
info_outline Zoom Rises, Walmart+ Impresses 09/01/2020
Zoom Rises, Walmart+ Impresses Zoom Video shares soar after 2nd-quarter revenue rises 355%. Liberty Oilfield Services shares pop 30% after a deal with Schlumberger. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Walmart’s unveiling of details on its new membership service.
info_outline Buffett’s Latest Buys 08/31/2020
Buffett’s Latest Buys Warren Buffett celebrating his 90th birthday by buying shares of the five largest trading companies in Japan. Bill Mann analyzes the latest move by Berkshire-Hathaway, the economic legacy of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the misplaced excitement over Apple and Tesla splitting their stocks.
info_outline Green Light for Rapid Testing? 08/27/2020
Green Light for Rapid Testing? Abbott Labs hits a new all-time high after the FDA approves the company’s rapid Covid-19 test. Tiffany and Dollar General issue 2nd-quarter reports, offering an interesting look at both ends of the retail spectrum. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories, and shares some compelling reasons why investors looking for steady yield should take a closer look at the “Big Five” banks in Canada.
info_outline “The most shocking earnings report since the pandemic began.” 08/27/2020
“The most shocking earnings report since the pandemic began.” Shares of Salesforce.com rise 26% after 2nd-quarter profits double Wall Street’s expectations. Digital sales in Dick’s Sporting Goods’ 2nd quarter rise 194%. Urban Outfitters reports a profit in the 2nd quarter sending the stock up more than 20%. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories and shares which one is the most surprising.
info_outline Big Shake-Up in the Dow 08/25/2020
Big Shake-Up in the Dow The Dow Jones Industrial Average has it’s biggest shake-up in years. Amgen, Honeywell, and Salesforce.com will replace Pfizer, Raytheon Technologies, and ExxonMobil. Jason Moser analyzes the moves, as well as some eye-popping numbers in Best Buy’s 2nd-quarter report. We also dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the basket approach to investing.
info_outline Safety Steps for Airlines, Movie Theaters 08/24/2020
Safety Steps for Airlines, Movie Theaters Airline stocks rise on encouraging numbers from TSA and a green light from the EPA. The largest movie theater chains in America team up to create “CinemaSafe” protocols, but will audiences return? Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss what to do when one stock becomes 40% of your portfolio.
info_outline Potential Hotel Merger, Potential Airbnb IPO 08/20/2020
Potential Hotel Merger, Potential Airbnb IPO InterContinental Hotels Group and Accor are reportedly talking about a merger that would result in the largest hotel operator in the world. Airbnb takes a big step towards going public. Intel announces a $10 billion stock buyback plan. Bill Barker analyzes those stories as well as the latest earnings from L Brands. (Tangents include autumnal candle scents and the potential for moving Halloween to another part of the year.)
info_outline Target’s Record-Shattering Quarter 08/19/2020
Target’s Record-Shattering Quarter Target and Lowe’s both hit new all-time highs after their 2nd-quarter reports, but it’s Target that’s breaking more than one record. Emily Flippin analyzes those stories, as well as the latest results from TJX Companies and Apple hitting a market cap of $2,000,000,000,000.
info_outline “Why do I want to get in your car?” 08/13/2020
“Why do I want to get in your car?” Lyft’s 2nd-quarter revenue fell more than 60%. Tapestry’s online sales in the 4th quarter were strong, but not enough to make up for the numerous questions facing the company. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories, along with AMC Entertainment’s promotion to re-open movie theaters in the U.S.
info_outline Microsoft’s New Phone is Ready 08/12/2020
Microsoft’s New Phone is Ready Tencent’s gaming division boosts 2nd-quarter results. Same-store sales at Chili’s help Brinker International’s 4th quarter come in better than expected. Microsoft announces a launch date (Sept. 10th) and a price ($1400!) for its new Surface Duo phone. Dan Kline analyzes those stories, and we share a few thoughts on the incredible life of Sumner Redstone.
info_outline ESG Hits $1T 08/11/2020
ESG Hits $1T Lumentum Holdings rises on a strong 4th-quarter report and guidance for the new fiscal year. ESG funds now have more than $1 trillion under management. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the wedding industry and its potential for a rebound.
info_outline Hotels & Malls Maneuver for Tenants 08/10/2020
Hotels & Malls Maneuver for Tenants Marriott posts its first quarterly loss in nearly nine years. Simon Property Group is talking with Amazon about taking over vacant mall space. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and explains how the scramble to fill empty space is forcing companies to get creative. Plus we discuss the recent rise and fall of Eastman Kodak’s stock and the latest quarterly results from Berkshire-Hathaway.
info_outline Uncle Nearest: The Whiskey Making History 08/05/2020
Uncle Nearest: The Whiskey Making History You’ve heard of Jack Daniel’s, but have you heard of his mentor Uncle Nearest? CEO Fawn Weaver shares the true-life story behind an iconic American brand, and how she and her team are making history with the fastest-growing whiskey in the U.S. To learn more about this company go to .
info_outline An Overnight Success 10 Years in the Making 08/04/2020
An Overnight Success 10 Years in the Making Soap company launches hand sanitizer line during pandemic and sales skyrocket! But don’t call Soapbox Soaps an overnight success. David Simnick started Soapbox Soaps with a mission in mind, one that he and his team have never wavered from. In this episode David discusses how Soapbox Soaps started, the consumer goods landscape, and more. You can learn more about this company by going to .
info_outline Gaming Stocks and the Rise of UGC 08/03/2020
Gaming Stocks and the Rise of UGC No one studies the video gaming industry like Aaron Bush. We discuss gaming’s rise during the pandemic, the ripple effect of major league sports being delayed, and the relative valuations of Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive. Plus Aaron shares the game release he’s looking forward to and the trend investors should be watching. To learn more about this growing industry, check out more from Aaron at .
info_outline UPS, PayPal hit All-Time Highs 07/30/2020
UPS, PayPal hit All-Time Highs UPS pops 17% as consumer shipments drive an incredible 2nd-quarter report. Mastercard’s 2nd-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected, but payment volume drops. PayPal’s record revenue in the 2nd quarter pushes the stock to an all-time high. Brian Feroldi analyzes those stories and shares a thought on Amazon’s report coming after the closing bell today. Thanks for helping us with our 2-question !