That Uber/Grubhub deal? It’s off now that Grubhub has accepted an all-stock offering from European delivery company Just Eat Takeaway.com. Dan Kline analyzes the move, as well as Simon Property Group’s deal-terminating letter to Taubman Centers. Plus, we discuss Jay Powell’s comments about economic recovery and whether Major League Baseball will return this year.
Chewy and Five Below both post losses in the 1st quarter, so why is Five Below’s stock the only one popping? Jason Moser analyzes the latest earnings results, and we discuss whether the Starbucks notion of a “third place” is over.
Macy’s shows signs of life. Coupa Software posts strong quarterly results and guidance. Tailored Brands might be thinking about bankruptcy protection. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss barriers to entry in the tele-medicine industry, as well as Google’s own offering to the video-conferencing competitive landscape.
Thor Industries, maker of recreational vehicles, hits a 52-week high after strong quarterly results. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline analyzes the opportunity for Thor, as well as the historic challenges of the RV market. Plus, we discuss Dunkin’ Brands joining Taco Bell, Domino’s and Papa John’s in looking to hire tens of thousands of workers, as well as Sirius XM’s plans to raise $1 billion in a bond offering.
1st-quarter results for Zoom Video Communications were impressive, but more noteworthy was the company DOUBLING its revenue guidance for the full fiscal year. Bill Barker analyzes Zoom’s growth potential, as well as prospects for Warner Music Group on the day of its IPO. Plus, we discuss the precarious state of Tiffany’s deal with LVMH and whether jewelry is even worth it.
Strong e-commerce sales kept Dick’s Sporting Goods afloat in the 1st quarter. Stitch Fix lays off 18% of its workforce, but only those living in California. CVS partner with a robotics company to test prescription delivery in Houston. Motley Fool contributor analyzes those stories and more on today’s episode.
Shares of Coty rise as the cosmetics company gets its 4th CEO in four years. Bain & Company believes mergers and acquisition activity in the tech industry is poised to soar. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss whether it’s worth taking a short-term capital gains tax hit.
Dollar General and Dollar Tree post stronger-than-expected 1st-quarter reports. Boeing announces layoffs and a restarting of 737 Max production. Amazon commits to long-term hiring. Regal Cinemas expects to reopen movie theaters in July. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline analyzes those stories and shares the summer blockbuster film he’s most looking forward to.
Tractor Supply updates guidance, much to the delight of Wall Street. Domino’s latest same-store sales numbers are good, but Papa John’s posts an even bigger number. The Wall Street Journal believes the RV industry is having a moment. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and critiques a scene in the most recent episode of Showtime’s series Billions.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.
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 www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
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 http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.
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 www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)
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.
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.
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 www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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?
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 www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
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.
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.
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 donate.fool.com.
Some online companies, including Netflix and Amazon, saw their shares rise for the first quarter despite the historically bad quarter. What does the growing divide between online business and traditional businesses mean for investors? Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser tackles that question, talks about why Domino’s and Nike are well-positioned going forward, weighs in on Macy’s getting the boot from the S&P, and talks about the slowdown in the housing market. 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 donate.fool.com.
Today wraps up the worst quarter for the stock market since 1987. Bill Barker analyzes the latest results from ConAgra Brands, Domino’s withdrawing guidance, and Yum Brands raising cash. Plus, we discuss how Hollywood studios are delaying more summer blockbuster movies. (Tangents include the relative good looks of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and whether British American Tobacco needs to rebrand.)
President Trump extends social distancing guidelines through the end of April. Johnson & Johnson announces plans to begin human testing a coronavirus vaccine. The Justice Department signs off on the Raytheon and United Technologies merger. And a shareholder advisory firm recommends that Papa John’s gives Shaquille O’Neal the boot from its board. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talks about those stories and weighs in on big earnings from Cal-Maine, the nation’s largest egg producer and distributor.
Unemployment filings hit a new record. Groupon’s CEO and COO depart immediately. Cheesecake Factory shares rise after the CEO informs landlords the restaurant chain won’t be able to pay rent on April 1. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the potential for airlines to issue more stock. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Nike shares pop on strong 3rd-quarter sales. Winnebago’s 2nd-quarter revenue prompts the question: Will RV sales spike as Americans look to travel again on their own terms? Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Target’s suspension of guidance while March sales get off to a great start.
Stocks surge as Congress closes in on a 2 trillion-dollar stimulus deal. What will the deal mean for business and investors? Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline tackles that question, weighs in on the postponement of the Summer Olympics, and talks about the future of live entertainment.
The Federal Reserve announces additional measures to stabilize markets and the economy. How far will the Fed go? Could the Fed start buying stocks? Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talks about what the Fed move means for investors and weighs in on Amazon, Walmart, and the future of retail.
Ford Motor suspends its dividend sending the stock to its lowest point since 2009. Bill Barker analyzes the wisdom of the move and says to expect more companies to do the same. Plus we discuss a similar decision by Darden Restaurants, why the stock market is not as cheap as some may think, and whether buying shares of Clorox is a no-brainer for investors. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Congress works on a trillion-dollar stimulus package. Walmart hits an all-time high. Blue Apron doubles. And Boeing continues its decline. Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline talks about those stories and weighs in on market volatility, the future of retail, and the future of the cruise industry. Post your job today at Indeed.com/motley and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your 1st posting.
Investors react to Monday’s 13% decline in the market. The Federal Reserve introduces emergency lending programs. And shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals rise after the biotech company announces that it aims to have a potential drug for COVID 19 ready for trials this summer. Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser discusses those stories and share his investing approach during these volatile times. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our channel. Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.
The Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to zero and announced a $700 purchase of government and mortgage bonds. Despite that move the market fell 9% immediately at the open, triggering a circuit breaker. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross weighs in on the volatility in the market, what it means for housing, which industries investors should avoid, and where he’s looking for opportunities. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you. Post your job today at Indeed.com/motley and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your 1st posting.
The 11-year run of the bull market is officially over. Chris Hill shares some thoughts on investing, physical and mental wellbeing, and the writings of Thomas Paine. Get the first $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool. Terms and conditions apply.
How does the business dating hold up in the new era of “social distancing”? Bill Mann analyzes the latest challenge for Match Group, as well as Pepsi’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Rockstar Energy. Plus, we discuss “ghost flights” in the UK and the immediate future of sporting events (and sports betting) in the U.S. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)
Stitch Fix shares fall 35% on disappointing 2nd-quarter results. Occidental Petroleum cuts its dividend 86%. Will other dividend payers follow suit? Bill Mann analyzes those stories, and weighs in on the latest announcements from the airline industry. Get the first $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool. Terms and conditions apply.
Mere minutes into the day, a circuit breaker halted trading on Wall Street. Jason Moser and Chris Hill discuss the pain of watching stocks fall, the importance of having cash, whether or not to refinance your mortgage, and the question that every investor needs to answer.
Zoom Video’s 4th-quarter revenue grows 78%. Burlington Stores closes out the fiscal year with a strong holiday quarter, but guidance is cautious. American Eagle Outfitters posts record revenue but it doesn’t seem to matter. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and we dig into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the latest offerings in the Breakfast Wars. (Tangents include the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hunter S. Thompson.) For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)
Starting with that declaration, Jason Moser and Chris Hill discuss the latest results from Campbell’s Soup and Brown-Forman, Robinhood’s 2-day outage, and whether there was any conspiracy at work with Disney’s recent CEO change. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Jim Gillies visits from Canada! We discuss why Etsy’s cash flow is one of the main reasons he likes the business, as well as the company he believes will buy Etsy in the next five years. Jim also shares three stocks (including Brookfield Asset Management and CRH Medical) from the Great White North that he likes.
Twitter shares rise on activist demands. Some members of the American Express sales team get an unflattering profile in The Wall Street Journal. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dig into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the relative merits of taking out a loan to invest in the stock market. For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Teladoc and Etsy pop more than 14% each on their latest 4th-quarter reports. Bill Barker analyzes both businesses, as well as the state of the gaming industry. Plus, we discuss Panera’s new monthly coffee subscription and Dunkin’s new bacon offering. (Tangents include “Cyber 5” and our recent trip to a casino.) For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Disney promotes Bob Chapek to CEO. Lowe’s slips on earnings. And Virgin Galactic loses some altitude. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and talk about the coronavirus.
Mastercard is getting a new CEO. Home Depot grows 4th-quarter profits. Shake Shack falls as 4th-quarter sales growth slows. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and shares 3 European stocks as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)
The latest coronavirus headlines send the market down 3%. Healthcare analyst Shannon Jones discusses the news and shares why investors might want to keep their powder dry. She also shares four businesses (Inovio Pharmaceuticals, NanoViricides, Moderna Therapeutics, and Co-Diagnostics) that investors should keep an eye on. Plus, we get Shannon’s bull case for the XFL. (For a FREE copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.)
Morgan Stanley buys E*TRADE in a deal worth $13 billion. Domino’s hits an all-time high on strong 4th-quarter results. L Brands looks to sell a majority stake in Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares his memories of attending the US-USSR hockey game in 1980. (Tangents include candle scents, bravery on Wall Street, and the movie “Miracle”.) For a free copy of our Investing Starter Kit, go to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Garmin hits a 12-year high on earnings. Blue Apron explores strategic options in the wake of another disappointing quarter. And Groupon plummets as it attempts to refocus its business. Motley Fool analysts Bill Mann and Emily Flippen discuss those stories and weigh in on the stock market’s real worry.
Walmart’s 4th-quarter miss reminded us of Target’s. Apple lowers guidance due to the ripple effects of coronavirus. Berkshire-Hathaway takes a stake in Kroger, sending shares of the grocery stock higher. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we discuss our most recent stock transactions involving Tripadvisor and Bed Bath & Beyond. Click here to take our brief listener survey, and thanks for helping us out!
Alibaba posts strong 3rd-quarter results. Tesla plans a $2 billion stock offering. Pepsi’s global organic growth highlights a solid 4th-quarter report. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and calls on Pepsi executives to bring Doritos Roulette to America! Thanks Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool
Shopify soars on earnings. Lyft loses some speed. And Samsung unveils its Galaxy Z foldable smartphone. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jim Mueller discuss these stories and weigh in on CVS Health earnings. Get the first $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool. Terms and conditions apply.
A federal judge signs off on Sprint’s $26 billion merger with T-Mobile, sending both stocks higher. Jim Mueller analyzes the news and what it means for both investors and customers. Plus, we look at Under Armour’s latest batch of woes, as well as ways to invest in renewable energy. Thanks Health IQ! See if you qualify for lower rates. Just go to www.healthiq.com/fool
Restaurant Brands International’s latest quarter was highlighted by Popeye’s same-store sales growing 38%. (Yes, really.) Jason Moser analyzes the results, as well as Markel’s latest quarter. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to explore investing in buyout opportunities. Get the first $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool. Terms and conditions apply.
Twitter’s stock jumps 17% on strong 4th-quarter user growth. Bill Barker analyzes the results and shares why Twitter’s ability to monetize user growth will be key in 2020. Plus, we discuss Peloton’s 3rd-quarter loss and an actual letter about Kellogg’s that we got in the mail! (Tangents include Summer Olympic-themed programming, Peloton’s TV commercial, and artisan pop-tarts.) For a free copy of our 15-page Investing Starter Kit just click over to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Disney shows strength across the board in its 1st-quarter results, but Disney+ subscriber numbers are grabbing the headlines. Snap’s stock falls 10% on its first revenue miss in nearly two years. Chipotle posts impressive same-store sales numbers in the 4th quarter, so is that why they’re holding off on breakfast? Abi Malin analyzes those stories and shares her must-have item at Chipotle. Looking to get started investing? Nab a free copy of our Investing Starter Kit! Just click over to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Alphabet dips below the trillion-dollar market cap line, but the real story (for us) is the latest earnings report included the company breaking out YouTube’s revenue for the first time ever. Jason Moser analyzes Google’s parent company, as well as the latest results from SiriusXM and Ralph Lauren. Plus, we weigh in with our own thoughts about the Super Bowl ads. Looking to get started investing? We’d love to help with a free copy of our Investing Starter Kit. Just click over to www.fool.com/StarterKit and we’ll email it to you.
Jeep puts a new twist on Groundhog Day. Google pulls on the heartstrings. Microsoft focuses on a first. And Amazon show us life before Alexa. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss this year’s Super Bowl commercials. And we talk about the latest developments with the coronavirus.
Tesla & Microsoft hit new all-time highs. Facebook sinks on margin concerns. Abi Malin analyzes the latest results from these companies, and shares her pick for which one is the most attractively priced right now.
Apple’s latest quarter was a blockbuster. McDonald’s and Starbucks deliver earnings beats and warnings about China. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we discuss shares of L Brands rising 13% on reports that its CEO might be leaving. (Tangents include the health benefits of coffee, what unicorns smell like, and the “Three Commas” club.)
D.R. Horton’s stock hits a new all-time high after strong 1st-quarter results. Jason Moser analyzes the prospects for the U.S. housing market. Then we discuss the coronavirus outbreak and its effect on consumer stocks like Starbucks, YUM Brands, Disney, and Booking Holdings. We also discuss whether it’s currently a threat to B2B stocks.
Comcast’s 4th-quarter profits and revenue come in higher than expected. JetBlue, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines all deliver 4th-quarter reports but two of them are still dealing with issues related to Boeing’s 737 Max. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the effect of a slowing global birthrate on Procter & Gamble’s latest quarterly results. (Tangents include the death of Mr. Peanut, Amazon having a commercial airline, and senior racquet sports.) Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to www.Grammarly.com/Fool. Thanks Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool.
Netflix added nearly 9 million subscribers in the 4th quarter, so why isn’t the stock moving higher? IBM’s stock gets a boost after quarterly sales rise for the first time in a year, but is it time for the CEO to go? Seth Jayson analyzes those stories, discusses the latest retail store closings, and shares why Lululemon is the one apparel stock he’s held onto. Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Motley Fool. For 20% off a Grammarly premium account, go to www.Grammarly.com/Fool.
Ray Dalio comes into the World Economic Forum in Davos with a hot take about getting off the sidelines and into the stock market. Jason Moser analyzes Dalio’s comments about stocks, gold, and Bitcoin. We also dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss which stocks we’d buy with $1,000 and which industries we avoid completely. Plus, Jason shares why he’s keeping his eyes on automotive software business Cerence this earnings season. Thanks Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool
The U.S. and China agree on a trade deal. Morgan Stanley reports big earnings. And Congress introduces legislation that could be a game changer for the cannabis industry. Analyst Emily Flippen discusses those stories and talks about a few stocks to watch in the wake of the trade agreement. Get the first $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool. Terms and conditions apply.
Goldman Sachs balances strong 4th-quarter revenue with a billion-dollar legal tab. Target’s stock falls on disappointing holiday sales numbers. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we discuss four CEOs we’d shadow on the job (if they’d agree to it). Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get 10% off your first air purifier at http://www.molekule.com with code fool10.
It’s an all-finance episode, so it’s appropriate we have Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser in the studio! We discuss Wells Fargo’s 4th-quarter results, Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to shareholders. Get the first $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool. Terms and conditions apply.
Five Below falls 15% after holiday sales come in lower than expected. Amazon squares off with PayPal over its acquisition Honey, the shopping rewards platform. Jim Mueller analyzes the latest in retail and payments. Plus, we discuss Morning Consult’s survey of the most trusted brands, including Amazon, Google, Netflix, Disney, PayPal, and the U.S. Postal Service!
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Costco posts strong same-store sales numbers for December, while Bed Bath & Beyond’s 3rd-quarter results send the stock falling 20%. Abi Malin analyzes the latest in retail news. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss space tourism and answer the question, should you invest in something you have a gut feeling about?
Lennar, the #2 homebuilder in the U.S., closes out the fiscal year with a strong 4th quarter. Boeing’s stock falls in the wake of a deadly crash. Luckin Coffee announces a secondary offering and a move into vending machines. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, shares details about his recent trip to Australia, and discusses the new collective noun for economists.
Pier 1 Imports falls 15% after announcing it will close roughly half of its locations. Bill Barker analyzes the challenges facing the home furnishings retailer. Every day Wall Street analysts issue upgrades and downgrades. We discuss why the price targets are the least important part of those reports. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss Peter Lynch’s classic book “Beating The Street” and a Canadian burger chain.
PayPal deepens its relationship with MercadoLibre. Jason Moser analyzes what it means for shareholders and what it bodes for Visa, Mastercard, and the future of cross-border payments. Plus, we discuss SmileDirectClub’s new partnership with Walmart, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski’s drive to improve corporate culture, and last night’s Golden Globe awards.
Given the great run in 2019 that Apple, Microsoft, and Match Group all had, are the stocks overvalued? Andy Cross weighs in on that, as well as a listener question about analyst upgrades. Plus, we share a few business observations from the holidays.
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“Misery loves company” turns out to be one of those old sayings that’s true for a reason. Chris Hill wraps up 2019 with a few thoughts on his latest attempt on running a marathon (it didn’t end well), a wedding he attended recently, and why he believes both mindset and the company of investors will be more important than ever in 2020.
Why was 2019 so rough for the cannabis industry? How can investors make better sense of the FDA approval process for drugmakers? Shannon Jones analyzes two of the most interesting industries for investors and shares what to watch in 2020 and beyond.
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Entrepreneur, Aspen Institute fellow, and innovation evangelist Zia Zaman stopped by Fool HQ last month. Chris Hill talks with Zia about his path from Montreal to MIT to Singapore, as well as what investors can learn from ice hockey.
As we head to the end of 2019, we check in with Jason Moser to see how his “War on Cash” and “Health & Wellness” baskets of stocks performed. Plus, we marvel at Apple’s (and Tim Cook’s) performance in 2019 and wonder about Twitter’s prospects in 2020.
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The bonus episode that almost all of you didn’t ask for is back! Chris Hill and Bill Barker are joined by their longtime friend and colleague from the Great White North, Jim Gillies! Topics covered include Jim’s home in Guelph, Canada’s Mount Rushmore of comedy, Rocky Balboa ending the Cold War, a quick Canada-centric round of “Underrated/Overrated”, a not-very-quick conversation about “Star Wars”, and the track record of science fiction films’ predictions about the future.
Can Peleton and Planet Fitness succeed at the same time? Abi Malin analyzes the industry and shares why she believes Peleton doesn’t live up to the hype. Plus, she shares why investors might be overlooking Tradeweb Markets and why Amazon should be worth watching in 2020.
FedEx falls 9%, but just how bad was the quarter? The rise of General Mills continues to be fueled by pet food, but just how bright is the future? Bill Barker analyzes those companies and shares his thoughts on the year in investing. (Tangents include breakfast cereals, the importance of action in action movies, and yet another update on our upcoming “Apropos of Nothing” episode.)
Holiday music - “La Rama” by Los Lobos
Boeing halts production of the 737 Max indefinitely, but how long will airlines like Southwest wait? Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond rise as Wall Street bets on the retailer’s new CEO. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss how to deal with an overweighted portfolio.
Holiday music - “Santa's Got a Mean Machine” by JD McPherson
MJBizCon, the biggest cannabis conference in the world, took place last week in Las Vegas. Emily Flippen returns from the event to share the current state of the business, the most interesting highlights, the strangest thing she saw, and the most memorable meal she had.
Holiday music - “Sing it Now, Sing it Somehow” by The Flaming Lips
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Lululemon reports strong earnings but shares slip on concerns over future growth. And financial software maker bill.com makes a successful debut on Wall Street. Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross discusses these stories and weighs in on the broader IPO market.
Holiday music - “You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Small Town Titans