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3rd-quarter subscribers come in higher than expected for Netflix, but shares drop anyway. 5G adoption helps boost Verizon's 3rd-quarter results. The Verge reports that Facebook will unveil a new name for the company next week. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on overrated/underrated Halloween candies.
Costs are rising for Procter & Gamble but 1st-quarter profits still came in higher than expected. Bank of New York Mellon continues a solid 2021 with 3rd-quarter beats on the top and bottom lines. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and Walmart's potential for earnings growth.
Shares of Zillow Group fall 10% as its home-buying service goes on a brief hiatus. Disney postpones a slate of movies over the next two years as the CEO (reportedly) looks at the pros and cons of spinning off ESPN. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Walmart's plan to boost subscribers to its membership service.
German software giant SAP increases guidance for the 3rd time this fiscal year. Vimeo pops 12% on good results in September. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories along with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase. Got suggestions for our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode? Send them to email@example.com!
With earnings later this week from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other big banks, how are deposits and loan activity looking? And why is JPMorgan Chase more interested in inflation than the others? Jason Moser previews the latest episode of “Industry Focus” and analyzes Southwest Airlines' rough weekend and the box office results for “No Time To Die”.
Constellation Brands serves up mixed 2nd-quarter results. Norwegian Cruise Lines' CEO believes they'll be at full capacity by April 2022. Alicia Alfiere analyzes those stories, discusses an ongoing dilemma investors face with their portfolios, and shares a stock on her watchlist.
Shares of the social network fall 5% as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp go dark for 6 hours. Pepsi posts strong results for Q3 and raises revenue guidance for the year. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses whether regulatory risk is big enough to dissuade one from investing in mega-cap companies like Amazon.
Delta Air Lines reinstates their revenue guidance for Q3. Average fares on Uber and Lyft have been going up and aren't likely to go back down. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Amazon getting a VERY early jump on its “Black Friday” deals.
Home prices in July rise nearly 20%. Bed Bath and Beyond shares fall more than 25% on falling store traffic and “pervasive” problems with supply chain. Matt Argersinger, lead investor for Millionacres (The Motley Fool's real estate investing service), analyzes those stories and shares how he's learned to embrace the volatility of months like September.
Dollar Tree pops on an increased share buyback plan and strategy to selectively increase prices. Online eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker goes public via direct listing. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and shares why he's a fan of British software development company Endava.
Mastercard enters the world of “buy now, pay later”. Spotify launches its first global campaign to win over advertisers. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and answers a listener question about buying more shares of a stock after its fallen.
In the wake of recent revelations published in The Wall Street Journal, Facebook hits the pause button on “Instagram for Kids”. Electric carmaker Polestar nears a $21 billion deal to go public via SPAC. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and the potential for Best Buy's new “Total Tech” membership program.
BlackBerry shares pop after 2nd-quarter results were better than expected. Darden Restaurants hits an all-time high after surprisingly strong results in the fine dining segment. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and shares why the complete overhaul of eHealth's management team intrigues him as an investor.
Bellwether company FedEx falls after a rough start to the fiscal year and lowered guidance for the rest of it. Adobe posts record revenue in the 3rd quarter but shares of the software giant fall anyway. Andy Cross analyzes those stories and a surprisingly profitable quarter from Stitch Fix.
Should Uber's stock really have risen 10% after management increased guidance? With the SEC taking a closer look at it, what does the future of payment for order flow look like? Bill Mann answers those questions, discusses ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood, and reacts to a fantastic arrest in New Zealand.
Streaming services dominate the Emmy Awards. Amazon's rise in the digital ad market is fueled by an increase in sponsored links atop search results. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on playing with house money?
Apple rolls out new versions of the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Microsoft hikes its dividend and announces a $60 billion stock buyback plan. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and shares why, despite the fact they generate good cash flow, he's not a huge fan of McAfee's business.
Disney announces the rest of its 2021 slate will hit movie theaters before heading to Disney+. Amazon gears up to launch a new line of TVs and possibly sign exclusive rights to the NFL's “Sunday Ticket” package. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and offers a preview of Apple's event on Tuesday.
Shares of Lululemon Athletica hit an all-time high after huge 2nd-quarter results. Boston Beer pulls its earnings guidance and shares fall 8%. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, discusses the lack of communication from GameStop executives, and calls for Congressional hearings to investigate “holiday drift”.
PayPal buys Paidy (a Japanese buy now, pay later company) for $2.7 billion. Asit Sharma analyzes the growing interest in the buy now, pay later industry, as well as the latest results from Coupa Software. As the Industry Focus podcast gets ready to record its 2,000th episode, Chris Hill answers a question he's gotten several times over the years.
A slow news day means it's time to break out a round of “Yes, No, Maybe So”. Jason Moser shares why he's bullish on Elastic, why he thinks the thesis has changed for Fastly, and why he's on the fence about Lemonade. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss allocation strategies.
Why was one of history's most celebrated writers vastly underpaid? What can Poe teach us about the gig economy and getting ahead in our own careers? Catherine Baab-Muguira answers those questions and shares other highlights from her new book, Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru. Discover more about the book at https://www.amazon.com/Poe-Your-Problems-Uncommon-Self-Help/dp/0762499095
Zoom Video's 2nd-quarter revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, but shares fell more than 15% as growth slows. Shares of Yandex rise as the Russian tech company buys out Uber's interest in several joint ventures. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and shares why Designer Brands' amazing 2nd-quarter report glosses over genuine challenges for the business.
Shares of Affirm pop 44% as the buy now, pay later business teams up with Amazon. Disney looks to license the ESPN brand to sports-betting companies for a reported $3 billion. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares five great quotes from Warren Buffett on his 91st birthday.
Dick's Sporting Goods soars to a new all-time high while Nordstrom plummets on sales that are lower than pre-pandemic levels. Bill Mann analyzes the retail landscape and weighs in on SEC Chairman Gary Gensler's declaration that the SEC is going to demand more transparency from Chinese companies.
Best Buy's 2nd-quarter comps were three times higher than Wall Street was expecting. Medtronic shares hit a new high after strong 1st-quarter profits and revenue came with raised full-year guidance. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and Camping World's curious decision to double their quarterly dividend.
Target preps for the holidays by tripling the number of Disney shops inside its stores. The activist investor battle between Starboard Value and Box escalates. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, as well as the “War On Cash” drama that broke out at WWE's SummerSlam event in Las Vegas.
Nvidia shares pop on a stellar 3rd-quarter report. Robinhood's stock falls after its first report as a public company and warnings from management that trading activity is slowing down. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories, as well as how Cisco Systems' recent acquisitions are fueling the company's revenue growth.
Despite a great 2nd-quarter report (and a $15 million stock buyback plan), Target failed to impress Wall Street. Lowe's pops 10% after strong 2nd-quarter profits and raising full-year guidance. Alicia Alfiere analyzes those stories and Krispy Kreme's first report as a public company.
Walmart sold $141 billion worth of stuff in the 2nd quarter. Home Depot's 2nd-quarter profits were higher than expected, but shares fell despite that. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories as well the latest quarterly report from Roblox and why he's keeping an eye on their cash flow.
Sonos shares pop 10% after an International Trade Commission judge rules Google infringed on some of the company's audio technology patents. SoFi falls 15% after its 2nd-quarter report, but is it a buying opportunity? Jason Moser analyzes those stories and offers a preview of Tuesday mornings earnings report from Home Depot.
Chegg, Planet Fitness, and TheRealReal all issue 2nd-quarter reports. Maria Gallagher analyzes the results and shares why she likes the long-term trends working in TheRealReal's favor. Check out all of The Motley Fool podcasts on your favorite app or online at www.fool.com/podcasts
The Trade Desk's 2nd-quarter revenue doubled, but shares fall. Berkshire-Hathaway's 2nd quarter is highlighted by share buybacks (again). Jason Moser analyzes those stories and ponders the likelihood of CEVA still being a stand-alone company in 10 years.
Etsy falls despite strong 2nd-quarter results. Booking Holdings posts a wider loss in the 2nd quarter but shares rise on higher travel demand. Wayfair's 2nd-quarter profits surprise Wall Street (in a good way). Ron Gross analyzes those stories and discusses online shopping habits.
Shares of CVS Health fall despite strong 2nd-quarter profits and raising guidance. Live Nation Entertainment's 2nd-quarter results has their CEO excited for 2022 and 2023. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses whether Apple's new partnership with Affirm Holdings indicates more than just the partnership.
Clorox ends its fiscal year with a whimper, not a bang. Under Armour shares rise on a strong 2nd-quarter and reasons for optimism. Gartner pops more than 10% on its own strong 2nd quarter. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and shares why having a good brand is helpful, but not always enough.
Square buys Afterpay, the Australian payments company, for $29 billion in stock. Foot Locker buys two smaller athletic apparel retailers (WSS and Atmos) for a combined $1.1 billion. Jason Moser analyzes both acquisitions, as well as Square's 2nd-quarter results.
Facebook's 2nd-quarter revenue growth was driven by its ability to charge more for ads. PayPal's 2nd-quarter payment volume grew 40%, but shares sell off due to concerns related to eBay. John Rotonti analyzes those stories, iRobot's 2nd-quarter results, and which companies have (and don't have) the ability to raise prices. To get 50% off our Stock Advisor service, just go to http://StockIdeas.fool.com.
It's not that Starbucks' 3rd-quarter comps were higher than a year ago, it's that they were higher than two years ago. Alphabet demonstrates that online advertising isn't dead. Shopify continues to impress with their 2nd-quarter results. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and provides his headlines to the latest quarters from Apple and Microsoft.
Tesla posts record profits in the 2nd quarter. AerCap wins regulatory approval to buy GE's aircraft leasing business. Sherwin-Williams posts pretty good 2nd-quarter results. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses the importance of finding management teams with strong capital allocation skills.
Hasbro shares hit a 52-week high after strong 2nd-quarter results. America's population growth is slowing down, so what does it mean for different industries? Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares what he's going to be watching when Teladoc Health and Qualcomm report earnings later this week. Want 50% off our Stock Advisor service? Just go to http://StockIdeas.fool.com.
Crocs and Domino's Pizza hit new all-time highs after their latest 2nd-quarter reports. Southwest Airlines drops after 2nd-quarter revenue comes in lower than Wall Street was expecting. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and the pizza landscape in NYC. Getting 50% off our Stock Advisor service is easy. Just go to http://StockIdeas.fool.com.
Johnson & Johnson posts strong 2nd-quarter results and raises guidance for the full fiscal year. Philip Morris has a mixed 2nd-quarter and gets questions about its recent acquisition. Sarah Gentry and Connor Allen analyze those stories, pick out highlights from Netflix's most recent results, and share why Blue Bird Corp. and DermTech are on their watchlists. Looking for even more stocks to put on your watchlist? Get 50% off our Stock Advisor service by going to http://StockIdeas.fool.com.
Nasdaq partners with several banks to spin off Nasdaq Private Market as a stand-alone company. Ally Financial shares rise after strong 2nd-quarter profits. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses the long-term investing ripple effects of Jeff Bezos' trip to space. Want 50% off our Stock Advisor service? Just go to http://StockIdeas.fool.com.
Zoom Video makes its biggest acquisition ever buying Five9, a cloud-based call center operator, for $14.7 billion in stock. AutoNation posts blowout earnings in the 2nd quarter. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and breaks down what happens when a stock you own has been bought for cash.
Can investing change the way you look at the world? Chris Hill shares how standup paddleboarding and a meal at Rodney Scott's BBQ helped him think about investing. (We're off Thursday so if you're looking for another great financial show to listen to this week check out the shows hosted by our recent guests!) The Tech Money Podcast with Malcolm Ethridge - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-tech-money-podcast/id1543050659 Check Your Balances - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/check-your-balances/id1551991071
The growth of retail investing over the past year has been incredible and is poised to increase from here. Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross discusses that phenomenon, why we may need to rethink the definition of “small caps”, and Airbnb's need for a strong 2nd half of the year.
The Chinese government's move against Didi are only the latest in a string of actions against technology companies. Bill Mann discusses what he believes some investors are missing in the story and shares his straightforward approach to investing in China. Plus, he digs into the brands underneath Authentic Brands Group as well as Robinhood's S-1 filing.