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info_outline Investing in the Wardrobe Mullet 05/26/2020
Investing in the Wardrobe Mullet Hertz Global files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, sending shares of Avis Budget Group up 15%. Jason Moser analyzes the increasingly changing automotive landscape, including AutoZone’s strong 3rd-quarter report. Crocs rises 10% on the news it’s the only top-30 footwear brand to see an increase in monthly sales.
info_outline Will Chinese Stocks Be Delisted? 05/21/2020
Will Chinese Stocks Be Delisted? Boeing shares rise on an upgrade. Mastercard becomes the latest big company to let employees work from home indefinitely. Keurig Dr. Pepper and Ruth’s Hospitality Group announce secondary offerings, sending shares down. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and the potential for Chinese stocks being delisted in the U.S.
info_outline TikTok On The Clock 05/19/2020
TikTok On The Clock 1st-quarter reports from Walmart and Home Depot have a lot in common: higher sales, higher salaries, and higher spending on keeping stores clean. Jason Moser analyzes the retail landscape and what it means for investors. Plus, TikTok higher Disney executive Kevin Mayer as its new CEO. Does this mean an IPO is definitely in the startup’s future?
info_outline Moderna’s Rise, JCP’s Split 05/18/2020
Moderna’s Rise, JCP’s Split Moderna shares pop 20% on encouraging test results. JC Penney’s plan to survive involves splitting into two separate public companies: one for retail, one as a REIT. Bill Barker analyzes those stories as we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss retail and diversification.
info_outline Time to Bet on DraftKings? 05/14/2020
Time to Bet on DraftKings? Cisco Systems rises on strong 3rd-quarter profits. SmileDirectClub sinks after posting a bigger-than-expected 1st-quarter loss. DraftKings gets some attention from Wall Street, sending the stock to an all-time high. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why he believes the NFL season will start on time.
info_outline Uber + GrubHub? 05/13/2020
Uber + GrubHub? Uber is interesting in buying GrubHub, but how much are they willing to pay? Jason Moser analyzes the pros and cons of Uber cornering the food delivery market. Plus, we discuss the latest woes from The Container Store and dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get 10% off your first air purifier at with code fool10.
info_outline E-Commerce Gets a Big New Player 05/12/2020
E-Commerce Gets a Big New Player Honda and Toyota shares fall as car rental numbers in the latest Consumer Price Index head lower. Eventbrite shares fall after its latest quarterly report. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and Pepsi’s entry into the e-commerce industry with the launch of Snacks.com. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to and we’ll email it to you.
info_outline “Let’s check the balance sheet.” 05/11/2020
“Let’s check the balance sheet.” Shares of Marriott International and Under Armour fall on disappointing (and unsurprising) 1st-quarter reports. Ron Gross analyzes both companies and shares why checking a company’s balance sheet is more important than usual. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and discuss Quidel’s 25% rise on emergency approval from the FDA on the company’s Covid-19 antigen test. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get 10% off your first air purifier at with code fool10.
info_outline Bad Day for Cash 05/07/2020
Bad Day for Cash Shares of PayPal and Square both rise more than 10% after their respective 1st-quarter reports. The delivery economy gets mixed results as Lyft rises while GrubHub stumbles. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Peloton’s new high on very strong sales in the latest quarter. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to and we’ll email it to you.
info_outline Disney, Mercadolibre, Shopify 05/06/2020
Disney, Mercadolibre, Shopify Disney shares rise despite 1st-quarter revenue falling 91%. Mercadolibre hits a new all-time high, while Shopify continues to create distance between itself and its competitors. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and shares his new favorite baseball team.
info_outline Wayfair, Chegg, and Shake Shack 05/05/2020
Wayfair, Chegg, and Shake Shack Wayfair rises thanks to big earnings and brisk sales of office furniture and cookware. Chegg surges on strong growth of its educational technology solutions. And Shake Shack reports a sharp decline in same-Shack sales. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser weighs in on those stories and offers some advice for building a home office.
info_outline The Aftermath of Berkshire’s Meeting 05/04/2020
The Aftermath of Berkshire’s Meeting Berkshire-Hathaway’s annual meeting was a subdued affair. Andy Cross analyzes Warren Buffett’s demeanor, his complete sale of airline stocks, and why this loss may sting more than any other. Plus, we discuss the future of apparel retail as J. Crew files for bankruptcy.
info_outline Big Tech, Consumer Goods, Fashion Retail 04/30/2020
Big Tech, Consumer Goods, Fashion Retail The latest earnings reports from Microsoft and Facebook are a reminder that sometimes bigger is better. Bill Barker analyzes the solid results from Church & Dwight, and the retail woes of Tapestry (aka, parent company of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman).
info_outline Alphabet: “A tale of two quarters.” 04/29/2020
Alphabet: “A tale of two quarters.” Alphabet shares rise on a 1st-quarter report and comments from CEO Sundar Pichai and CFO Ruth Porat. Andy Cross analyzes the latest results from Google’s parent company. Plus, we discuss Mastercard’s better-than-expected 1st quarter, and Starbucks’ plan to reopen stores in the U.S. by early June.
info_outline 3M, Merck, Pepsi 04/28/2020
3M, Merck, Pepsi 3M’s 1st-quarter report gets a boost from the personal safety division. Merck’s 1st-quarter profits rise 10%. Pepsi’s snack division helps offset weakness in 1st-quarter beverage sales. Ron Gross analyzes those stories and discusses dividend protection and the rise in snacking. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to and we’ll email it to you.)
info_outline Dividend Cuts, Drone Deliveries, and Disney Plus 04/27/2020
Dividend Cuts, Drone Deliveries, and Disney Plus General Motors suspends its dividend and stock buybacks. UPS and CVS team up to deliver prescription medicine via drones. And Disney announces big plans for Disney Plus. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline tackles those stories and shares a few streaming recommendations.
info_outline Retail, Financials, Pizza 04/23/2020
Retail, Financials, Pizza Target’s digital sales are soaring, but costs are on the rise too. Discover Financial Services posts a loss in the 1st quarter. Jason Moser analyzes why Discover’s valuation might be attractive to value investors. Plus, we discuss Domino’s 1st-quarter report and our go-to spices for topping a slice of pizza.
info_outline Netflix, Chipotle, Snap 04/22/2020
Netflix, Chipotle, Snap Netflix adds 16 million global subscribers. Chipotle’s digital sales grow 81%. Shares of Snap rise 30% on strong growth in revenue and daily active users. Jason Moser analyzes the latest earnings reports from all three. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to and we’ll email it to you.
info_outline The “Away-From-Home” Challenge 04/21/2020
The “Away-From-Home” Challenge Coca-Cola’s 1st-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected. Bill Barker analyzes why Coke’s “away-from-home” channel won’t bounce back quickly. Plus we discuss IBM’s changing of the guard, J.M. Smucker raising guidance, and Hertz’s layoffs. (Tangents include mermaids, lengthy Uber rides, and a fistful of cash.)
info_outline Sinking Oil, Facebook Tracking, and 420 04/20/2020
Sinking Oil, Facebook Tracking, and 420 Oil prices hit a 21-year low. United Airlines reports a $2.1 billion quarterly loss. And Facebook unveils a new tracking map for COVID-19 symptoms. Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen discusses those stories and weighs in on the meaning of 420 and the future of cannabis stocks.
info_outline Verizon: Forever in BlueJeans 04/16/2020
Verizon: Forever in BlueJeans Abbott Labs and Bed Bath & Beyond both deliver better-than-expected quarterly results. CEO Oscar Munoz shares United Airlines’ plan to cut flights in May. Costco boosts its quarterly dividend. Ron Gross analyzes those stories, as well as Verizon getting into the video conferencing business with its acquisition of BlueJeans Network. We also discuss why we’re rooting for Abbott Labs and Medtronic, and an idea for our newest basket of stocks.
info_outline Big Banks, Airlines, March Retail Report 04/15/2020
Big Banks, Airlines, March Retail Report 1st-quarter profits for both Bank of America and Goldman Sachs fall more than 40%. Several major airlines reach an agreement with Uncle Sam on payroll grant funding. Retail in March fell a record-setting 8.7%. Andy Cross analyzes those stories, and weighs in on Comcast’s soft launch of its new video streaming service: Peacock.
info_outline Who’s Raising Their Dividend? 04/14/2020
Who’s Raising Their Dividend? Johnson & Johnson shares rise after 1st-quarter profits come in higher than expected. Roku’s preliminary results show (shocker!) a big jump in streaming hours. Valero Energy previews a $2 billion loss, while Exxon Mobil sells more debt. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, along with Chesapeake Energy’s 1-for-200 reverse stock split. (Tangents include parental guidance and Jim Gillies’ favorite breakfast cereal.)
info_outline eBay’s New CEO and Disney’s Former CEO 04/13/2020
eBay’s New CEO and Disney’s Former CEO eBay names Walmart executive Jamie Iannone as its new CEO. The New York Times reports that former Disney CEO and current Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger is reasserting his control over the company. Ad rates tumble on Facebook. And the CDC extends a No Sail Order for cruise ships. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline tackles those stories and weighs in on the relative merits of ESPN’s Horse Challenge.
info_outline Disney, Starbucks, Costco 04/09/2020
Disney, Starbucks, Costco Disney+ has more than 50 million subscribers. Starbucks suspends buybacks and updates guidance. Costco’s same-store sales in March rose nearly 10%. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses which categories of retail (e.g., bread makers) are suddenly soaring. Interesting.Create reply with Interesting.Very interesting!Create reply with Very interesting!Interesting. Thanks.Create reply with Interesting. Thanks. Are the suggestions above helpful?
info_outline Amazon Pauses Shipping 04/08/2020
Amazon Pauses Shipping Amazon suspends its shipping service that competes with UPS and FedEx. Pinterest shares rise despite withdrawing guidance. Williams Companies adds a poison pill to protect against a hostile takeover. Abi Malin analyzes these stories and shares the companies she’ll be watching this upcoming earnings season. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to and we’ll email it to you.
info_outline Peak Mac and Cheese? 04/07/2020
Peak Mac and Cheese? Kraft Heinz rises on strong first-quarter sales. Carnival gets a lift from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. Quibi makes its video debut. And SeaWorld says goodbye to another CEO. Motley Fool analyst Dan Kline tackles those stories and weighs in on whether we’ve reached peak mac and cheese consumption.
info_outline Buffett’s Selling and Zoom’s Future 04/06/2020
Buffett’s Selling and Zoom’s Future Warren Buffett sells part of his position in Southwest Airlines and Delta. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan takes responsibility for the company’s security issues. And Slack sells $600 million of debt. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers weighs in on those stories and shares a few of his favorite cloud stocks.
info_outline Accounting Scandal Sends Luckin Coffee Crashing 04/02/2020
Accounting Scandal Sends Luckin Coffee Crashing Luckin Coffee’s stock falls 75% after the company’s internal investigation found the COO fabricated sales numbers in 2019. Dan Kline analyzes the damage to investors and the company’s reputation. Plus, we discuss the latest unemployment numbers, Carnival Cruise Line raising money, and AMC Entertainment (aka, largest movie theater chain in the world) hiring lawyers. We also share why we’re gearing up to watch the TV series “Six Feet Under” and “Wordplay”, a documentary about The New York Times crossword puzzle. The Motley Fool is donating $1 million to Health Research Incorporated, which is managing New York State’s COVID-19 response fund. To contribute, go to .