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Amazon.com Inc.

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01-31-2019 after market close 10-25-2018 after market close 07-26-2018 after market close 04-26-2018 after market close 02-01-2018 after market close 10-26-2017 after market close 07-27-2017 after market close 04-27-2017 after market close
Actual EPS 6.04 5.75 5.07 3.27 2.16 0.52 0.4 1.48
Consensus EPS 5.55 3.29 2.49 1.22 1.85 0.01 1.4 1.03
Estimated EPS 5.55 3.29 2.49 1.22 1.85 0.01 1.4 1.03
Number of Estimates 14 16 14 14 14 12 12 12
EPS Surprise $0.49 $2.46 $2.58 $2.05 $0.31 $0.51 -$1.00 $0.45

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Amazon.com Inc is an online retailer. The Company sells its products through the website which provides services, such as advertising services and co-branded credit card agreements. It also offers electronic devices like Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.

Market Cap: 664 Billion

Primary Exchange: Nasdaq Global Select

Website: http://www.amazon.com

Shares Outstanding: 482 Million

Float: 399 Million

Dividend: 0.0 (0.0%)

Beta: 1.582992

Sector: Technology

Industry: Online Media

Short Interest (Jan 12, 2018): 5.89 Million

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 316 trading days

From: 2014-01-21 To: 2015-04-23

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Food-delivery company DoorDash valued at $7.1 billion in new fund-raising round

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 16:30:00:000

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Best Buy Is Not Compelling At The Current Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 15:23:34:000

Overview And Thesis Retailers are undergoing a dramatic shift in their business model from a bricks-and-mortar focus to one where they incorporate a hybrid business model of online and bricks-and-mortar operations. Amazon ( AMZN ) changed how retailers operate, but companies such as Costco… read more...

Alphabet: The Market Is Wrong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 14:11:58:000

Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) continues to struggle in the market rebound as the stock is being left behind by the other tech giants. Now, the company is facing a plethora of negative headlines hitting the stock again. Absent a lasting problem beyond the headlines, Alphabet remains an incredib… read more...

A Little Known Blunder By Google In 2012 Cost Them Billions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 13:04:53:000

Way back in 2012, Google ( GOOG ) (GOOGL) made a costly error in its strategy toward shopping: it shifted shopping on Google.com to a pay to play model . It's hard to remember, but in 2012 Amazon.com ( AMZN ) was under a $100 Billion market cap while Google was close to 3X the size of Amazon…. read more...

NYC developer: Ironically, many of protested Amazon perks are 'on the books' for all newcomers

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 12:29:00:000

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Jeff Bezos explains how his rocket for space tourists will help Blue Origin take on SpaceX

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 11:59:00:000

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SoftBank is leading a $1 billion investment in logistics start-up Flexport

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 11:48:00:000

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Amazon Future Engineer Brings Computer Science Courses to More Than 1,000 High Schools in Underprivileged Communities Across All 50 States

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-21 09:30:00:000

By this fall, more than 1,000 high schools will offer Introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science courses funded by the Amazon Future Engineer program part of Amazons $50 million investment in computer science and STEM education More than 700 of the of hi… read more...

Amazon exec says A.I. in health care is finally moving beyond hype

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 09:20:00:000

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Audible Introduces Dedicated Home for Spanish-Language Audio Entertainment

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-21 09:00:00:000

Audible Latino Provides the Largest Selection of Spanish-Language Audiobooks in the United States Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull) and Carlos Ponce among Top Performers Creating Spanish-Language Listening Experiences and Celebrating Latino Storytelling Spanish-Language Ha… read more...

Amazon: Revenue Slowdown Is Not A Problem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 16:37:05:000

Amazon's ( AMZN ) 18% year-over-year revenue growth rate has shocked Wall Street to some extent. Year-on-year quarterly revenue growth has dipped to the lowest point in the last three years. However, a large part of this drop has been because of the one-time jump which Amazon got in the year-a… read more...

Apple has been dethroned as most innovative company - here are the top 10, from Fast Company

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 16:20:00:000

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Rite Aid: Turnaround Worth A Gamble

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 15:02:13:000

There's little doubt that online delivery and shopping has crushed a large portion of brick-and-mortar retail and Rite Aid ( RAD ) is among those affected. The company, which once stood as a hallmark of brick-and-mortar giants with their drug stores and convenient stores nationwide, is now a d… read more...

Spotify Struggles To Become Netflix Of Audio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 11:56:14:000

In 2018, investors cheered when Spotify ( SPOT ) went public that they pushed its stock price to an all-time high of $196. The enthusiasm faded and the stock priced declined to an all-time low of $106. This year, the stock has gained by more than 30% despite weak Q4 earnings . The company rem… read more...

Microsoft Is Firing On All Cylinders

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 11:44:06:000

Microsoft corporate logo. Source: The Wall Street Journal Microsoft ( MSFT ) has been firing on all cylinders. Its cloud revenue has been growing like a bad weed, but every other segment has shown strength as well. Its diversification away from Windows revenue has been impressive. Has reve… read more...

Amazon's ad business will steal market share from Google this year, says eMarketer

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 11:02:00:000

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Walmart's smart hiring will make it Amazon's 'worst nightmare' within 2 years, strategist says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 10:53:00:000

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Tesla is going to be the next Amazon, says a major shareholder with a $4,000 per share target

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 10:50:00:000

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Pure Play Tech Stocks To Benefit From IaaS Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 10:40:28:000

This is the second article in a two-part series. The first article, Best Bet for Growth Stocks in 2019? Secular IaaS , was published earlier today. One reason for Microsofts (MSFT) success with growth rates of 76% in the last two quarters is the companys hy… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 64

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 10:28:06:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 64 Performance Each week, since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is … read more...

Amazon changed how it reports its retail footprint - and now it's not as clear

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 17:03:00:000

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MySize: An Under The Radar Way To Play The Growth Of Online Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 16:49:55:000

Investment Thesis The online retail industry is booming. Over the past decade there has been a fast-paced shift online with pretty much anything that can be sold in a store being offered online. Firstly, margins are slightly better when there's no need for high maintenance expenses like faci… read more...

Apple's Q4 HomePod shipments grew 45%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 15:08:49:000

Global smart speaker sales reached 86.2M in 2018 after Q4 shipments gained 95% to 38.5M units, according to a new Strategy Analytics report . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Three experts weigh in on Walmart as the company soars on earnings

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 15:08:00:000

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Hedge funds load back up on Facebook shares - these are their favorite stocks

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 14:07:00:000

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Diller: Hollywood 'irrelevant,' and Netflix has won the game

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 12:39:13:000

Media mogul (and now tech mogul) Barry Diller weighs in on the media-industry topic du jour -- whether we've now reached a tipping point of power in the streaming evolution: " Hollywood is now irrelevant ." More news on: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Viaco… read more...

Amazon isn't killing Walmart online

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 12:36:00:000

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Google acquires a small cloud start-up as it looks to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 11:35:00:000

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Pie Plate Economics And The Campaign For A More Intrusive Administrative State

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 11:34:00:000

Source Introduction The recent proposal of a "Green New Deal" ("GND") by a brand-new (millennial) member of Congress has been endorsed as a concept by many Progressives, including a number of presidential hopefuls (cf. National Public Radio, 2019 ; Zack Colman, 2019 ; Ari Natter &am… read more...

Audible and Broadway Video Join Forces to Create Robust Slate of Original Audio Comedy Projects

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-19 11:30:00:000

Kickoff original production HEADS WILL ROLL created, produced by and starring Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne Guest stars include Meryl Streep, Peter Dinklage, Tim Gunn, Queer Eye s Fab Five, Audra McDonald and more Next production 63 rd MAN hails from SNL co… read more...

Western Union: 4+% Yield, But I Think It's A Value Trap

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:52:05:000

Overview and Thesis In this article, I discuss The Western Union Company ( WU ), which is the world leader in money transfer services. The company has 4.5% dividend yield that has increased for four straight years. The actual increase duration could have been longer but the dividend was fl… read more...

Amazon aims for greener package delivery

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 12:48:57:000

Spending the past two years mapping its carbon footprint, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has announced plans to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

GrubHub - Appetizing Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 09:15:07:000

The same way that Amazon ( AMZN ) champions the online retail market, and Netflix ( NFLX ) dominates the entertainment market, GrubHub ( GRUB ) is dominating the online food delivery market. Cleverly referred to as the virtual food court, we are witnessing a quite seismic shift in how people o… read more...

RiverPark Large Growth Fund Fourth Quarter 2018 Performance Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 09:15:00:000

Editor's Note: The summary bullets for this article were chosen by Seeking Alpha Read more … read more...

New Zealand next to plan digital tax

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 03:36:52:000

Extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net, New Zealand plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by digital firms like Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ), Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ). More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. C… read more...

Costco's Business Model Explained - Costco Vs. Amazon (Part 1)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 03:31:54:000

In this video we talk about Costcos amazing business model and why it will survive the Amazon threat. For the slide presentation, go here . Editor's Note: The summary bullets for this article were chosen by Seeking Read more … read more...

Microsoft Wants Part Of This $180-Billion Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-17 23:30:41:000

Its hard to believe that Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) stock was dead money for multiple years. From around year 2000 to 2013, the stock was essentially range-bound. Investors who bought in the last five years have been treated to a very different experience. With shares moving from… read more...

As Uber, Slack, And Airbnb Prepare For IPOs, Investors Should Compare These Firms To...Whom?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-17 16:50:04:000

Tech firms like Facebook ( FB ), Google ( GOOG ), Apple ( AAPL ), and Amazon ( AMZN ) defy easy classification because they operate or impact so many different industries. So when a company like Uber (PRIVATE: UBER ), Lyft (PRIVATE: LYFT ), or Airbnb (PRIVATE:AIRBNB) goes public, how sho… read more...

Aging Americans are a big market for tech investors, who also want to track their parents

via: CNBC at 2019-02-17 16:00:00:000

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Apple and Amazon could be the next to disrupt ETFs

via: CNBC at 2019-02-17 10:35:00:000

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Apple hires an ex-Microsoft exec to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google, Amazon

via: CNBC at 2019-02-16 16:09:00:000

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Controversy, dissent and baggage are good for your stock portfolio

via: CNBC at 2019-02-16 12:02:00:000

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VC Deals: SoftBank Puts $940M In Self-Driving Bots

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 10:38:51:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. 1. SoftBank bets $940M on autonomous delivery bots SoftBank ([[SFTBF]], [[SFTBY]]) Vision Fund invested $940M i… read more...

How To Get High Growth With Half The Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 09:00:00:000

A vast majority of our articles are based on conservative or income-oriented strategies mostly focused on retirees, near-retirees, or folks who are within 10-20 years of their retirement. This article is a bit of an outlier and focused on investing in fast-growing companies. However, rather th… read more...

Amazon's NYC breakup over HQ2 may spark more outrage over corporate subsidies nationwide

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 15:14:00:000

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Epic CEO Judy Faulkner: We would never sell to Apple

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 14:33:00:000

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Warren Buffett's right-hand man Charlie Munger: Amazon is 'an utter phenomenon of nature'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 13:20:00:000

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'Million Dollar Listing' agent Ryan Serhant: Buyers are 'freaking out' about Amazon ditching NYC

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 12:55:00:000

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Amazon abandons NYC but still plans to pay new workers $150,000 in Arlington and Nashville

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 12:25:00:000

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Amazon: The Most Undervalued Company Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:16:34:000

Today, I offer a comparable valuation of Amazon ( AMZN ) relative to the companies from the FAAMG (Facebook ( FB ), Apple ( AAPL ), Alibaba ( BABA ), Microsoft ( MSFT ), and Alphabet/Google ( GOOGL ) ( GOOG )) list through multiples. I provided something similar for Apple the other day, and … read more...

Walmart 'holding its own' against Amazon ahead of earnings report

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 11:17:00:000

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Amazon invests in electric truck startup

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 10:26:15:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) leads a $700M round in electric truck startup Rivian, which plans to launch an electric pickup and electric SUV in the U.S. next year. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon held last-minute talks for NYC HQ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 09:57:55:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) held last-minute talks with union and local officials before cancelling its HQ2 plans for NYC, according to Bloomberg sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon held last-minute meetings with union and local officials before canceling HQ2

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 09:25:00:000

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Government Pressure Mounts On Tesla's Struggling Solar Unit

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 18:39:24:000

Tesla ( TSLA ) claims the somewhat grandiose mission of accelerating the worlds transition to sustainable energy. That is an awfully lofty goal for a niche electric car company, yet it has won over countless supporters in the financial world, media, and general publ… read more...

CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 16:40:00:000

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New York will lose the bulk of the 25,000 jobs that were promised by Amazon HQ2

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 15:53:00:000

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Health tech is so old-fashioned that Google had to adapt its cloud service to work with fax machines

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 15:19:00:000

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S&P 500 Resolves To The Upside - But Not For Long

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 15:05:33:000

The S&P 500 broke over the high made on February 5 th this week on continued technical divergences, decreasing volume, and declining advancing issues. This last Sunday I wrote: First, keep in mind that B-waves and 4 th waves are the most difficult market action to trade, and for many g… read more...

How 1-800-Flowers.com grew from one flower shop to $1.2 billion annually

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 14:06:00:000

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Alphabet replaces Amazon as Citi top pick

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 13:42:15:000

Alphabet ( GOOG +0.5% )( GOOGL +0.5% ) unseats Amazon ( AMZN -0.7% ) as Citi's top pick for U.S. internet companies. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Google knocks out Amazon as Citi's top pick for US internet companies

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 13:01:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: MGM Resorts, AIG, Marathon Oil & more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 12:44:00:000

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SL Green slides after Amazon nixes NYC HQ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 12:07:41:000

Office REIT SL Green Realty ( SLG -1.3% ) slides after Amazon ( AMZN -1.2% ) canceled its plans to build one of the HQ2s in Queens, New York. More news on: SL Green Realty Corporation, Vornado Realty Trust, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc., Financial stocks news, Stocks on the move… read more...

There's a looming threat for the stock market and it has nothing to do with China, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 18:11:00:000

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MTUM: The Momentum ETF Just Changed Again, Is It An Improvement?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 16:36:24:000

Rebalancing within an ETF is a pretty boring and fairly unremarkable process that occurs regularly without fanfare. One ETF for which the rebalance process does attract attention is the iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF ( MTUM ) . Twice a year, in May and November, it reconstitutes it… read more...

Silicon Valley hedge funder Glen Katcher sees an 'incredible opportunity' in SoftBank

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 16:29:00:000

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Apple: Comparable Valuation That Will Surprise You

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 16:23:01:000

Showing no emotions, let us compare Apple ( AAPL ) with the companies from the FAAAMG (Facebook ( FB ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Alibaba ( BABA ), Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Alphabet/Google ( GOOGL ) (GOOG)) list through multiples… I believe that a direct comparison of multiples does not give a correc... read more...

Two ways GM and Amazon can make money on Rivian's electric pickups

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 15:53:00:000

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Apple is targeting April to launch its new video service: Netflix not included, HBO in doubt

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 13:53:00:000

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Alibaba: Conservatively Undervalued By 20-30%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 13:36:16:000

Image Source Alibaba ( BABA ) has surged by about 30% ever since the companys shares hit a triple bottom earlier this year. Nevertheless, the stock is still off by more than 20% from its all-time high, and by relatively conservative estimates, shares remain undervalued by rough… read more...

Google will spend $13 billion on U.S. real estate in 2019, expanding into Nevada, Ohio and Texas

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 13:00:00:000

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Donald Trump's workday starts at 11 a.m.-here's how his morning routine compares to 7 millionaires

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 11:19:00:000

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Seaport says GM is leader in China, trucks and autonomous cars. Initiates as a buy with $48 target

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 11:09:00:000

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Amazon, GM in talks to invest in electric pickup truck maker Rivian - Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 18:05:29:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and General Motors (NYSE: GM ) are in talks to invest in Rivian Automotive in a deal that would value the electric pickup truck manufacturer at $1B-$2B, with an announcement possible later this month, Reuters reports. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., General Motors … read more...

Amazon's cloud competitors keep hammering home the same message: We won't compete with you

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 16:51:00:000

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California governor proposes data dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 15:16:24:000

In his State of the State address, California Governor Gavin Newsom announces he has asked his team to develop a data dividend for residents' personal data. More news on: Facebook, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 63

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 14:16:13:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 63 Performance Each week, since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is … read more...

IBM's Ginni Rometty says she sees no change in CEO confidence since Powell's last fed speech

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 13:40:00:000

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Match My Top 5 Tech Trends For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 12:56:01:000

This article was first published on Trend Investing on December 11, 2018; therefore all data is as of that date. For some background it is best to read my related article first: December 2, 2018 - Top 5 Tech Trends For 2019 In 2019, most flagship android phones will have Qualcomm… read more...

New Google cloud boss Thomas Kurian warns, 'You will see us competing much more aggressively'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 12:06:00:000

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Here's how Amazon could use the Wi-Fi tech it just bought

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 11:09:00:000

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Amazon heads to Coachella

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 11:08:02:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) will set up its Amazon Lockers on site at Coachella for the first time. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Read more … read more...

Bill Gates: Taxing the rich is fine, but 'extreme' politicians like Ocasio-Cortez miss the point

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 10:03:00:000

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Amazon.com acquiring home Wi-Fi company eero

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 17:06:57:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is acquiring eero , the maker of mesh Wi-Fi systems for the home. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., NETGEAR, Inc., Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., Tech stocks news, Merger & acquisition news Read more … read more...

Amazon is acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 16:56:00:000

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Amazon to Acquire eero to Help Customers Better Connect Smart Home Devices

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-11 16:50:00:000

Amazon announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire eero, a company that offers products and services for high-performing, reliable, and simple home WiFi Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eero today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which A… read more...

The house where Jeff Bezos founded Amazon is on sale for a bargain price

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 16:37:00:000

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Paul Tudor Jones says 'mania' in share buybacks threatens to have 'social consequences'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 15:22:00:000

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Plunge in crypto sets stage for Facebook and other tech giants to hire blockchain experts

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 15:17:00:000

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One of Snap's former top execs is going to take on Amazon with his new start-up

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 13:41:00:000

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'This is a union town' - NYC councilman says Amazon's HQ2 is 'antithetical' to our values

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 13:22:00:000

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Salesforce rolls out tool for hospitals to spot patients who need other kinds of help, like a ride

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 10:12:00:000

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Toys R Us tries for a comeback a year after going out of business

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 08:56:00:000

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A tech bear starts to 'creep out of the bunker' and says the Nasdaq could outperform the market

via: CNBC at 2019-02-09 16:34:00:000

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A tech bear starts to 'creep out of the bunker' and says the Nasdaq could outperform the market

via: CNBC at 2019-02-09 16:34:00:000

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VC Deals: SoftBank's Vision Fund Spends Half Its Capital

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-09 11:27:28:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. SoftBank's ([[SFTBF]], [[SFTBY]]) Vision Fund announced it has spent $50B of its $99B in working capital. The … read more...

VC Deals: SoftBank's Vision Fund Spends Half Its Capital

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-09 11:27:28:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. SoftBank's ([[SFTBF]], [[SFTBY]]) Vision Fund announced it has spent $50B of its $99B in working capital. The … read more...

Alphabet: Don't Get Confused

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 19:15:21:000

Right along with my previous complaints with the Q3'18 numbers, Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) reported one of the most complex quarterly results to decipher this week. The internet search giant regularly has substantial one-time income and charges that detract from the operations leading to … read more...

Alphabet: Don't Get Confused

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 19:15:21:000

Right along with my previous complaints with the Q3'18 numbers, Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) reported one of the most complex quarterly results to decipher this week. The internet search giant regularly has substantial one-time income and charges that detract from the operations leading to … read more...

Cramer Remix: What Jeff Bezos' private life means for investors

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 19:01:00:000

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Cramer Remix: What Jeff Bezos' private life means for investors

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 19:01:00:000

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Cramer Remix: What Jeff Bezos' private life means for investors

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 19:01:00:000

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Amazon launches Live to take on QVC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 14:55:14:000

Amazon ( AMZN -1.8% ) launches Amazon Live to take on QVC ( QRTEA -1.4% ). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Qurate Retail Group A, Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

If you invested $1,000 in Amazon 10 years ago, here's how much you'd have now

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 14:15:00:000

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'We need Amazon,' Gov Cuomo says after report that it might cancel New York HQ2 plans

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 13:48:00:000

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Ex-National Enquirer editor: David Pecker used Bezos story for 'kissing and making up' with Trump

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 13:42:00:000

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Why Amazon Is Undervalued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 13:17:52:000

AMZN stock price (add $1,000 to numbers). Source: Finbox.io . Amazon ( AMZN ) stock fell after it met the high-end guidance for revenue and exceeded it by 5% for a 78% growth in operating income. The upper bound guidance projects 71% growth in operating income. This would take the c… read more...

4 of the boldest business moves Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has ever made

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 13:14:00:000

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Silicon Valley start-up investors haven't been this pessimistic since the financial crisis

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 12:58:00:000

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Federal prosecutors are reviewing the National Enquirer's handling of Jeff Bezos story

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 12:39:00:000

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Amazon shares have fallen since personal woes for Bezos began, but analysts say not to worry

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 12:08:00:000

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Bezos publishes Enquirer mails, accuses AMI of blackmail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 18:30:54:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) chief Jeff Bezos has published an article accusing the National Enquirer and its publisher American Media of blackmail and extortion over personal photos they came to possess. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news Read mor… read more...

Microsoft backs facial recognition legislation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 15:48:43:000

Microsoft ( MSFT -0.7% ) is backing a facial recognition bill in Washington state that includes a requirement for makers of AI software that can identify faces to open the software up for third-party testing. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news Read… read more...

Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68M

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 13:38:24:000

Woody Allen files a $68M suit against Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Studios alleging a breach of contract after the studio backed out of a four-picture deal and refused to air one film that was completed six months ago. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Jeff Bezos: You can't pick your passions

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 13:17:00:000

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Woody Allen is suing Amazon for killing his movie deal

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 12:20:00:000

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Audible Announces Second Round of Theater Commissions from $5 Million Emerging Playwrights Fund

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-07 12:00:00:000

10 Playwrights Selected to Create Original Theatrical Works Designed with Audible Listeners in Mind Chisa Hutchinsons Proof of Love to Debut at the Minetta Lane Theatre in Spring 2019 Audible Inc., the worlds largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobo… read more...

Amazon just invested in self-driving car company Aurora

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 11:34:00:000

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Amazon's Stock Is Facing Even Steeper Declines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 11:16:12:000

Amazon's ( AMZN ) stock continues to struggle since reporting results last week. Again, as we pointed out last week, there are now clear signs of slowing growth is taking hold in many of Amazon's big business units. With that slowing growth, the valuation for Amazon now needs to be readjuste… read more...

eBay: Despite Elliott, Poised For Big Growth Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 08:45:45:000

Activist investors are knocking on eBay's ( EBAY ) door to encourage growth in the company. eBay's guidance for the year is paltry, at best, when you consider rival's growth rates. Considering where EPS multiples are for the company, and given the meager growth rate for merchandise sales at eB… read more...

Subaru Slashes Profit Guidance (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 07:22:10:000

Today's Top Stories: Subaru slashes profit guidance; May in Brussels for Brexit talks; and Novartis CEO calls for halt on rebates. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha… read more...

Apple is once again the most valuable public company in the world

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 16:05:00:000

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The New York Times is proving that the internet did not kill the news business

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 14:12:00:000

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Canopy's Moat: Powered By ebbu

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 13:03:08:000

There's no Better Moat than a Branded Product based upon Patented Technology: Back in November, Canopy Growth ( CGC ) completed the purchase of little-known cannabis R&D shop, ebbu. Source: ebbu website Canopy Growth said about this transaction: Intellectual Property ("IP") an… read more...

Full transcript: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek discusses podcasts and competing with tech giants

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 13:01:00:000

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Tech stock that's up 40 percent this year is due for a pullback, says chart watcher

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 12:30:00:000

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Amazon will overtake MELI in Mexico - HSBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 10:49:10:000

HSBC analysts see Amazon ( AMZN -0.7% ) taking the e-commerce lead from MercadoLibre ( MELI -0.2% ) in Mexico within three or four years. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., MercadoLibre, Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Data Center REITs On Sale Despite Record Leasing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 10:38:32:000

The data center REIT sector had a rough year in 2018. For the first time ever, its total return, -16.1% on an equal-weighted basis and -13.7% on a market cap weighted basis, was more than 650 basis points (or bps) behind the -4.5% and -7.1% total returns of the MSCI US REIT Index (Bloomberg: R… read more...

Kreos Capital Has Launched EUR 700 Million (USD 800 Million) Kreos Capital VI

via: PR Newswire at 2019-02-06 09:00:00:000

LONDON , February 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kreos is celebrating 20 years as the European and Israeli growth debt market leader In sync with celebrating Kreos Capital's 20-year anniversary, Kreos has launched its latest, and to date largest growth debt fund, EUR… read more...

Amazon Crossing To Publish a True Crime Story From the Archives of Stieg Larsson, the International Best-Selling Author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-06 08:45:00:000

In The Man Who Played with Fire: Stieg Larssons Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin, journalist and author Jan Stocklassa uncovers Larssons unknown research into the unsolved murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon Cro… read more...

Keeping An Open Mind In Tech (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 07:00:07:000

Tech is always in the news, and it's started 2019 as a renewed market leader. But between trade talks, the ups and downs for Apple (AAPL) and other big names, and periodic calls for regulation, it's unclear where the sector will go from here. Joe Albano , author of Tech Cache , shares… read more...

Cramer: Why companies like Alphabet get 'little to no credit' for their massive cash piles

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 18:24:00:000

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Google no longer considers Microsoft Cortana a competitor

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 16:05:00:000

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Banks Report Loan Demand Is Weakening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 15:45:38:000

The latest data point that confirms the deceleration in global and domestic economic activity comes in the form of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey by the Federal Reserve. In this report, responses from 73 domestic banks and 22 U.S. branches of foreign banks were collected from December… read more...

Amazon pushes into baby Skills, products

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 14:27:45:000

Amazon ( AMZN +1.5% ) announces it will launch a new Baby Skill Activity API that makes it easier for developers to integrate Alexa into baby apps and baby care devices. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 62

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 13:58:29:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 62 Performance Each week, since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is … read more...

Amazon makes clear it's now competing with shippers such as FedEx and UPS in its annual filing

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 13:18:00:000

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The Patriots & Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 11:15:44:000

In the United States, where capitalism and free markets reign, our most popular professional sports league, the National Football League, tends towards socialism. Revenue sharing, a hard salary cap, unbalanced schedules, and a draft order based on worst records all seeks to drive "competitive … read more...

Apple holds 6% of U.S. smart speakers - report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 10:13:36:000

Apple's ( AAPL +1.5% ) HomePod accounts for 6% of the U.S. installed base of smart speaker devices, according to new Consumer Intelligence Research Partners data . More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A Read more … read more...

The most important numbers from Alphabet's Q4 earnings report - and why they sent the stock down

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 09:53:00:000

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Apple's smart speaker is struggling against rivals from Amazon and Google

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 09:06:00:000

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Hold Facebook If You Own, Wait For A Dip To Buy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 18:12:43:000

Overview Source: Facebook Investor Events Facebook ( FB ) reported positive Q4 and FY 2018 results on Wednesday 01/30/2019, despite concerns from investors and analysts alike. The company reported year-end EPS of $7.57, revenues of $55,013 million, and net income of $22,112 million - e… read more...

Amazon-led health venture hires technology chief to work under Gawande

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 17:59:00:000

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Winner of the 2018 CNBC stock draft bet on AMD and it paid off big

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 17:10:00:000

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Alphabet drops after revealing declining advertising prices and rising costs

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 15:33:00:000

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One way to play momentum stocks without making a big bet on Alphabet

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 15:10:00:000

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Microsoft: Anti-Amazon Paying Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 14:45:27:000

The market wasn't pleased with FQ2 results from Microsoft ( MSFT ), but the numbers continue to show the benefit of offering the anti- Amazon ( AMZN ) cloud solution. As my previous research pointed out, the stock was on the expensive side and ideal for buying on dips like the current o… read more...

Amazon added a first-ever warning about counterfeit products to its earnings report

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 13:19:00:000

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Gold Rally Is Not Over Yet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 12:18:12:000

It's been two months of intense stress for the financial markets. We assisted at one of the worst December performance in recent history, driven by uncertainty around China and USA trade deals, and some question marks on the Brexit deal. During the same timeframe, Gold spiked from $1200/Oz lev… read more...

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly About Shopify

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 11:35:39:000

Introduction I have followed Shopify ( SHOP ) closely for many years and admired its growth trajectory. I was an early investor in the company when it launched its IPO but I exited the investment in 2017 because I believed the company was a bit overvalued. That was a mistake since the stock … read more...

Alphabet, the last FANG stock to report earnings, isn't a buy until this level, technician says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 11:25:00:000

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Bystanders of Sears' downfall will get their day in court Monday

via: CNBC at 2019-02-03 12:04:00:000

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Disney, Alphabet And Super Bowl Players (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 07:35:41:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look f… read more...

How Jeff Bezos' 'change of heart' helped turn Amazon into a top US advertising spender

via: CNBC at 2019-02-02 16:02:00:000

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What To Expect When Your CFO Leaves You

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-02 10:30:00:000

Happy Trails To Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja It's common for bears and short-sellers to point to a CFO departure as a strong negative for a company and its stock. A similar reaction emerged after Tesla's earnings call Wednesday when Elon Musk announced the departure of CFO Deepak Ahuja . It's A… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Disney, Alphabet And Super Bowl Players

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-02 08:39:18:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The market is moving in the right direction after some cooling off of Washington-Be… read more...

Dumb Money

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-02 00:08:57:000

It has got to be the most derisive playground insult that you can hurl at someone on Wall Street. Dumb money. It's worse than vocalizing the untoward virtues of another investor's mother, embellished with a derisive "and your sister, too." The funny thing is, I don't even know precisely who … read more...

Cramer's game plan: Be ready to 'buy the next dip' in this 'ideal backdrop for stocks'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 18:11:00:000

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Patriots will win the Super Bowl according to Alexa and Cortana, but Google is pulling for the Rams

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 14:58:00:000

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Amazon sellers get caught in US-China trade spat as money transfer service abruptly closes

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 13:54:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Amazon, Merck, Exxon Mobil & more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 12:48:00:000

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Amazon Is Now A Slowing Growth Story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 12:40:49:000

Amazon's ( AMZN ) fourth quarter results revealed that its great story of accelerating growth appears to be coming to an end. The latest results, although topping consensus analysts forecasts, revealed that many of Amazon's key business segments have slowed down significantly from their peak… read more...

Morgan Stanley says Spaceflight Industries is 'entirely' disrupting the rocket launch market

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 12:36:00:000

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Amazon falls into bear market territory

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 10:07:00:000

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The Walt Disney Company: What's In The Cards In 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 09:15:04:000

The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) is one of the largest companies in the world by market value. It is no astonishment that the company is the market leader in many of the segments it operates in. In terms of the market share, Disney is the No. 1 in Cable networks segment, No. 1 in Parks & Re… read more...

Analysts trim Amazon after earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 09:08:50:000

Morgan Stanley maintains an Overweight rating on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and drops the target by $200 to $2,200 but still believes the tech giant can drive earnings higher. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Amazon, Merck, Cigna, Honeywell & more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 07:53:00:000

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Amazon turns lower as CFO tackles margin, India on call

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 18:19:44:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ), up as much as 3.4% in postmarket trading after its earnings report , has given up gains and then some, dropping to a current 4.6% decline as its conference call went on. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Stocks on the … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Amazon, Yum China, Cypress and more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 17:13:00:000

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Amazon reports holiday beats; AWS +46%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 16:24:12:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) reports Q4 results that beat EPS and revenue estimates with 20% Y/Y revenue growth.Note that Amazon has a mixed record with beating revenue estimates for its holiday quarter and sales were also underwhelming in Q3. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks ne… read more...

Amazon Web Services reports 45 percent jump in revenue in the fourth quarter

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 16:06:00:000

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Amazon beats by $0.39, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 16:02:45:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ): Q4 GAAP EPS of $6.04 beats by $0.39 . Revenue of $72.4B (+19.8% Y/Y) beats by $520M . Shares +3% . Press Release More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Earnings news and commentary, Stocks on the move, Tech stocks news, read more...

Amazon.com Announces Fourth Quarter Sales up 20% to $72.4 Billion

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-31 16:01:00:000

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December31, 2018. Operating cash flow increased 67% to $30.7 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $18.4 billion for the trailing twelve months ended December31, 201… read more...

Here's how much Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett could pay under Bernie Sanders' tax plan

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 15:47:00:000

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Amazon stock drops sharply during earnings call after company warns of increased investments

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 15:31:00:000

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Amazon removing items ahead of Indian policy - report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 14:10:48:000

Amazon ( AMZN +3.3% ) has started removing products from its India website to comply with the policy change that begins tomorrow, according to Reuters sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 61

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 13:58:30:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 61 Performance Each week, since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is … read more...

Amazon Q4 2018 Earnings Preview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 17:35:41:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is scheduled to announce Q4 earnings results on Thursday, January 31st, after market close. The consensus EPS Estimate is $5.65 (+50.7% Y/Y) and the consensus Revenue Estimate is $71.89B (+18.9% Y/Y). Over the last 2 years, AMZN has beaten EPS estimates 75% of … read more...

Notable earnings after Thursday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 17:35:05:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Facebook, Microsoft, Tesla and more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 17:28:00:000

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Embark autonomous semis hauling Amazon cargo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 15:33:01:000

Amazon ( AMZN +4.7% ) is hauling some cargo in Embark self-driving trucks on the I-10 interstate highway, according to CNBC sources and online photos. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 15:19:00:000

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Idea Generator: 3 Quantitatively Strong Companies With Vigorous Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 14:13:04:000

The PowerFactors quantitative system screens for companies with strong quantitative attributes in terms of quality, value, fundamental momentum, and relative strength. According to the backtested data, companies with elevated PowerFactors rankings tend to outperform the market in the long term… read more...

Amazon Gains A Big Win As Rival Backs Down

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 13:42:38:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) has built a strong subscription business on the back of a robust delivery platform and massive investments in streaming business. Walmart ( WMT ) wanted to challenge Amazons dominance by starting its own streaming business. However, recent reports have shown that Walma… read more...

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the cable TV bundle will unravel this year, but he's jumping the gun

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 12:57:00:000

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Microsoft shares are jumping before earnings results - here's what major analysts expect

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 11:59:00:000

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Microsoft Earnings Preview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 11:46:01:000

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Source: Knowledge Wharton Microsoft ( MSFT ) reports Q4 earnings Wednesday. Analysts expect revenue of $32.5 billion and eps of $1.09. The revenue estimate implies about 12% growth sequentially. Investors should focus on the following key items. All About … read more...

Amazon Makes A Decisive Change In Its Growth Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 16:22:18:000

Amazon's ( AMZN ) stock will no longer depend solely on revenue growth as the company focuses on non-retail segments to improve margins. The online store sales growth in the last few quarters has been moderating. The sales growth for online store segment was as high as 22% in Q3 2017, while … read more...

Amazon plans Middle East push - CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 14:04:42:000

Amazon ( AMZN -2.2% ) plans to launch a new marketplace targeting Middle Eastern countries, according to CNBC sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

A few of the secret portfolios Goldman gives clients are doubling the market's return this year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 14:03:00:000

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Amazon to launch a new Middle East marketplace, two years after buying Souq for $580 million

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 12:15:00:000

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Why Amazon May Fall Following Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 11:53:22:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) could be due to fall following its fourth quarter results based on recent trends in the options market and the technical charts. The company is due to report results on Jan. 31 after the close of trading. According to data from YCharts, analysts are looking for earnings to … read more...

Apple and Facebook have a better chance than Amazon of beating earnings expectations

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 11:11:00:000

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Etsy Cannot Live Up To Expectations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 10:08:52:000

Investment Thesis Etsy ( ETSY ) is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It connects creative artisans with thoughtful consumers looking for items made by real people. Etsys mission is to Keep Commerce Human. To exist, it has to offer original pro… read more...

Another jab at Amazon: Walmart is bringing sports apparel retailer Fanatics to its website

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 09:03:00:000

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Kohl's is putting a Weight Watchers studio in one of its stores as part of a wellness push

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 09:00:00:000

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Large Cap Growth Strategy Q4 2018 Commentary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 09:00:00:000

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Stock could be in for sharper decline, as Apple and other big tech firms report

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 16:12:00:000

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Attention cord cutters: Netflix has more 'certified fresh' movies than Amazon, Hulu and HBO combined

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 16:11:00:000

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How streaming has changed the definition of a hit movie or TV show

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 15:22:00:000

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UPS Vs. FedEx: One Has Serious Issues

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 14:51:31:000

Introduction I really enjoy this comparison because it provides, in my opinion, great insights into the age old question: how should a company's management return shareholder capital? For new investors and for seasoned investors alike, the answer is pretty much never cut and dry. Many var… read more...

Avoid this FANG stock as tech earnings roll out this week, says technician

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 14:45:00:000

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Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 14:44:58:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Kenneth Fisher's 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Fisher Asset Management's regulatory 13F Form filed on 01/25/2019. Please visit our Tracking Kenneth Fisher's Fisher Asset Mana… read more...

The House seats Democrats want to flip in 2020 show the growing chasm between the two major parties

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 14:27:00:000

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Amazon scaling back Channels - The Information

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 11:22:40:000

Amazon ( AMZN -2.7% ) is scaling back plans to expand the add-on services for Prime Video members, according to T he Information sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Analyst cuts Amazon target before earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 10:11:15:000

Credit Suisse analyst Stephen Ju maintains an Overweight rating on Amazon ( AMZN -2.5% ) but reduces his target by $300 to $2,100 ahead of earnings. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Smucker's and Mondelez are the food companies most unprepared for Amazon, says Bernstein

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 10:00:00:000

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Sonos' Future May Depend On Services, Not Hardware

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 18:19:17:000

Sonos Inc. ( SONO ) went public last year on the strength of its high quality, premium wireless speakers and soundbars and will now reportedly launch headphones . But for the company to push forward in a such a competitive consumer electronics market, Sonos will likely need to develop complim… read more...

Self-Driving. Too Many Wolf Cries? Or Are We Ignoring The Elephant In The Room?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 17:22:32:000

Overview Every day, we hear of one company or the other planning, developing, testing or launching a self-driving vehicle. So much so that we tend to tune out this information. There is clearly a lot of corporate interest in self-driving. Dozens of companies are pouring hundreds of million… read more...

Seattle start-up building the Amazon Prime of primary care with backing from Larry Fink and others

via: CNBC at 2019-01-27 13:56:00:000

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Facebook's plan to merge its messaging services ignites further antitrust concerns

via: CNBC at 2019-01-27 09:30:00:000

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Signals And Immunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 09:15:22:000

Communication is key to progress. As our species evolved we learned more efficient ways to share information. A signal can be shorthand for what happens next. The Greeks, Chinese, and Native Americans used smoke signals to share news, signal danger, or gather people together. Today, we trust… read more...

Tech Giants Step To The Plate (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 07:08:23:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, loo… read more...

CEOs Aren't Worried About The Shutdown - Yet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-26 10:30:00:000

Dear ESSENTIAL subscribers: Hi! I'm Seeking Alpha managing editor Mike Taylor. Welcome to ESSENTIAL Weekly, a subscriber-exclusive look at Seeking Alpha's top news and analysis. I'll guide you through this week's market themes, highlight some analysis you might have missed, and preview comin… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tech Giants Step To The Plate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-26 09:45:39:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Mega-cap tech companies Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Facebook, (FB), Alibaba (BA… read more...

Apple's dismissal of 200 self-driving car employees points to a shift in its AI strategy

via: CNBC at 2019-01-26 09:19:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: We may be coming in 'too hot' to the busiest week of the year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 18:09:00:000

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Mindy Kaling Receives the IMDb STARmeter Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-25 16:32:00:000

Fan Favorite Mindy Kaling Receives the IMDb STARmeter Award as Determined by IMDbPro Data on the Page Views of More Than 250 Million Monthly IMDb Visitors Worldwide Previous IMDb STARmeter Award Recipients Include Bill Skarsgrd, Sam Rockwell, Tatiana Maslany, Brie Larson, Felicit… read more...

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 15:39:00:000

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Amazon responds to Rekognition bias report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 14:02:46:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) responds to the MIT Media Lab report that found bias in its Rekognition facial recognition product. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making moves midday: Airlines, Ford, Western Digital, Vale & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 12:30:00:000

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Amazon considers Meritage Homes partnership - The Information

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 10:20:16:000

Amazon ( AMZN +1.1% ) is in talks to partner with Meritage Homes (NYSE: MTH ), according to The Information sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Meritage Homes Corporation, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Gender, racial bias found in Amazon's Rekognition

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 10:07:29:000

A new MIT Media Lab report finds that Amazon's ( AMZN +1.4% ) Rekognition performs worse at identifying gender in women and darker-skinned individuals than lighter-skinned men. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Tech stoc… read more...

Amazon Suffers A Big Setback

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 09:00:00:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) suffered a major setback in one of the most important regions for the company outside the US. Amazon has been spending massive amounts in India to gain better market share against its rival Flipkart. Besides the online platform, it has invested heavily in local content and dig… read more...

Amazon Publishing Announces Amazon Crossing Kids, an Imprint for Children's Books in Translation

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-25 09:00:00:000

Amazon Crossing Kids will publish English-language translations of popular and award-winning picture books from across the globe (NASDAQ:AMZN)Amazon Publishing today announced the launch of Amazon Crossing Kids, a new imprint for childrens picture books in translation…. read more...

Senate Looks To Break Shutdown Deadlock (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 07:37:45:000

Today's Top Stories: Senate looks to break shutdown deadlock; Asian markets gain on U.S.-China talks; and China approves 2 mobile games for Tencent. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find … read more...

Stock market faces hurdles after Intel earnings miss sours chip rally

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 18:43:00:000

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My Dividend Growth Investing Wish List

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 16:58:41:000

It's been a little while since I wrote a focus ticker piece here at Seeking Alpha. The start of the year is always a busy time with work, and I had to take time out to post 2018 recap pieces , as well as Nick's Picks for 2019 . Furthermore, I've only made a couple of trades thus far in the n… read more...

Value Stocks Making Stronger Showing On Market Forecast Barometer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 15:49:07:000

This article serves as a portfolio-based market barometer that shows which types of portfolio algorithms are outperforming from week to week. Leveraging different forensic, value, fundamental, momentum, and anomaly portfolios, we may be able to anticipate changes not only in market direction b… read more...

Deal or no deal, Sears' challenges will boost Macy's, J.C. Penney and Dillard's business

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 14:13:00:000

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Super-rich early Amazon investor: Wealth gap crisis is the 'direct result' of 'moral failure'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 14:13:00:000

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You can now buy an actual hospital room on Amazon

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 14:07:00:000

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This is going to be a 'transformational' year for Disney, Morgan Stanley says

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 14:01:00:000

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Microsoft: The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 12:06:37:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Alexander Johansson as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Edito… read more...

Kiplinger's 19 Picks For 2019 Vs. Gates' 20 Vs. Buffett's 50 Show Possibilities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 11:48:46:000

Buffett Vs. Kiplinger Vs. Gates 2019 Portfolios As the market dithers into the new year, income investors search for viable model investments to compare with their own holdings. Many examples exist and future Arnold Dogcatcher articles will bring others forward. This is an answer for tho… read more...

Netflix: The Down Cycle Is Coming, Act Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 09:48:03:000

Investment Thesis In Q3, we called out negative trends and fundamentals break down in many areas of Netflix. Now, in Q4, these same areas have shown further deterioration. We urge investors to revise their thesis and adjust their expectations. The stock is unlikely to continue its meteoric r… read more...

UnitedHealth sues ex-executive for taking trade secrets to Amazon joint health venture

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 18:20:00:000

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Stocks would have to drop nearly 50% for the market to be fairly valued: Morgan Creek Capital

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 16:28:00:000

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Prepare For A Deep Recession And Bear Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:12:54:000

Well, I did warn you, indirectly at least. On November 2, 2017, I wrote an article titled " Beware 2-2.5%, Credit Ratings, And Debt ." I hinted that a stock market peak could happen when the Fed Funds rate was about 2.0-2.5%, thinking that could be when the 30-year treasury meets the Fed Funds… read more...

eBay Is Still Relevant And A Safer Bet In Retail Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 14:09:10:000

Investment thesis eBay ( EBAY ) is a fascinating company in a very crowded and fast-changing retail space. In recent years, consumers have moved on from the thrill of auction shopping. They want convenience at a good price for which Amazon ( AMZN ) has been the main beneficia… read more...

Amazon's self-driving Scout starts deliveries

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 12:40:03:000

The Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Scout self-driving delivery device will start dropping off packages to a Snohomish County, Washington. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Should I Be Aiming To Buy Target? - Portfolio January 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 12:23:01:000

Owners of Target ( TGT ) stock have taken a beating as the merchandisers shares have been whacked to the tune nearly 20% since mid November. TGT data by YCharts Ouch. Shares first started to fall in early November, but things really got going when the retailer released its 1… read more...

Amazon debuts its adorable delivery robot called Scout

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 12:16:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 60

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 11:43:50:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 60 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

IMDb Brings the Sundance Film Festival Experience to Film Fans around the World with Original Video Interviews and a Celebration of the Hit SHOWTIME Comedy SHAMELESS

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-23 10:00:00:000

IMDb Activities at the Festival will Include Original Video Interviews With Talent and Directors Hosted by Filmmaker Kevin Smith at Acura Festival Village, a Celebration of SHAMELESS Co-Hosted by Amazons Prime Video Channels, and an IMDb Dinner Party Presented by Dolby The IM… read more...

Palantir CEO rips Silicon Valley, accuses it of selling out America and failing to protect the country

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 10:00:00:000

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Here's why you won't be able to see Netflix's best picture nominee 'Roma' at most theaters

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 16:29:00:000

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Elliott thinks Walmart, Google and private equity could be interested in eBay's marketplace business

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 15:52:00:000

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Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: 2018 Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 15:34:09:000

Man oh man, its crazy to think about boiling down a years worth of portfolio management into a single article like this (especially, after a year like 2018). To be honest, Id much rather be writing about the fundamentals of a given company that Ive recently boug… read more...

Amazon's automated grocery store has some empty shelves thanks to sudden Munchery bankruptcy

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 13:51:00:000

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Amazon Is Just Getting Started

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 11:59:41:000

While analysts and Wall Street have been focused on Amazon's ( AMZN ) decelerating revenues, a juggernaut has been emerging, hidden within the financial reports Amazon produces each quarter. That hidden juggernaut has been unassumingly known as "Other" in Amazon's financial reports, as seen in… read more...

Netflix joins major Hollywood lobby group Motion Picture Association of America

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 11:59:00:000

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Ocasio-Cortez: A system that allows billionaires to exist alongside extreme poverty is immoral

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 10:12:00:000

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Waitr: Closes Acquisition Of Bite Squad, Stock Should Deliver

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 09:00:00:000

On Friday, Waitr ( WTRH ) quietly announced the completion of its acquisition of Bite Squad , a transaction originally announced on December 12th and slated to close in Late January (see attached merger presentation ). We believe this merger of equals should prove greater than the sum o… read more...

Mercadolibre -2% as Amazon starts Brazil sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 08:19:44:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) begins direct sales in Brazil after months of logistical delays. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., MercadoLibre, Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Johnson & Johnson, Nike, FedEx & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 07:49:00:000

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Microsoft: Anti-Amazon Winner

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 08:41:57:000

After a decade of failure in the smartphone and hardware sector, Microsoft ( MSFT ) is suddenly in a good position without exposure to that market. The company is even positioned as the savior to the Amazon ( AMZN ) empire driving the relative strength in the stock. Image Source: Micros… read more...

Netflix: An Original Series

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-20 10:10:50:000

Netflix ( NFLX ) has enjoyed a pretty good run, doubling more or less each year since its inception back in 1997 as a DVD renting and online viewing company. It's currently the 10th largest technology company in the world by revenues after it pioneered (in good quality) monthly subscription se… read more...

Digital giants in crosshairs of EU tax

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-20 05:11:07:000

Following some hiccups last month, a European Union-wide tax on the world's top digital companies may soon be in reach. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Facebook, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

VC Deals: Niantic Gets $245M Before 'Harry Potter'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 11:23:09:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. 1. SoftBank backs Katerra (again) SoftBank's ([[SFTBF]], [[SFTBY]]) Vision Fund was in talks to lead a $700M rou… read more...

Analysts Were Right In 2018: What Are Their Top Picks For 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 06:45:00:000

In late 2017 I published an article based on analyst recommendations and how well those recommendations pan out. The data was based on information compiled by FactSet Research for analyst recommendations as of Dec.31, 2016. The ratings were divided up in quintiles based on the highest percen… read more...

Stocks getting a bit frothy after move higher, could pause as more earnings roll out

via: CNBC at 2019-01-18 18:38:00:000

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Disney is already losing over $1 billion in streaming, and its Netflix competitor has yet to launch

via: CNBC at 2019-01-18 17:30:00:000

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Amazon: The Supplier Grinding Might Be Overdone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 16:51:26:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) profits have skyrocketed in 2018. That growth came mainly from improvements in e-commerce profitability. The stock price joined the ride and went to its all-time high, above $2,000. Then, it followed the market on the way down. However, even after the correction, Amazon still t… read more...

Why I Am Reducing My Etsy Holdings By Half

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 16:07:12:000

Source: Fast Company I developed a keen interest in Etsy ( ETSY ) in 2015 shortly after its IPO. I spent a few months in the sidelines and decided to buy the stock in May 2017 shortly after I published a Seeking Alpha article arguing that it could be acquired. Since then, I have continue… read more...

IMDbPro Reveals the Most Anticipated Movies Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-18 15:00:00:000

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Leads Films Premiering at This Years Festival, According to IMDbPro MOVIEmeter Data on the Actual Page Views of the Hundreds of Millions of IMDb Customers Worldwide The IMDbPro App is the Ultimate Sundance Film Festival Companion f… read more...

FT: Spotify plans in-car voice-controlled music player

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 13:40:37:000

Spotify ( SPOT +0.9% ) is planning its first push into hardware this year, via a voice-controlled in-car music player , the Financial Times reports. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Spotify, Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, Read m… read more...

The Bristol-Myers Celgene Deal, And Other Ideas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 13:05:36:000

by Daniel Shvartsman It's a cliche to say mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a sign of 'animal spirits'. It's an old John Maynard Keynes saying, and not literally tied to M&A. I take the cliched usage to mean that if companies are confident enough to splash cash at a premium to wha… read more...

Amazon Stores Helping Build the Future of Business: More than 50,000 Small and Medium-sized Businesses Exceeded $500,000 in Sales in Amazon's Stores in 2018

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-18 09:00:00:000

Third-party sales are growing at a faster rate than first-party sales in Amazons stores More than half of units sold in Amazons stores are from small and medium-sized businesses Small and medium-sized businesses selling in Amazons stores are estimated to ha… read more...

Loup's Gene Munster: Netflix could lose luster on Wall Street as new streaming rivals launch

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 19:17:00:000

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Momentum Strategies That Continue To Dominate Through January

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 16:24:11:000

The 20 stocks in the Premium Portfolio from my membership service that draws from a wide range of different models in the financial literature has surged to 15% gains through January. These gains again appear to be primarily based on the strength of momentum and forensic negative stock selecti… read more...

Amazon.com to Webcast Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-17 16:01:00:000

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2018 financial results on January 31, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET. The event will be webcast live, and the audio and associated slides will be available for at least th… read more...

Netflix beats on subscriber growth, but misses slightly on revenue - stock falls after hours

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 15:29:00:000

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Walmart taps 4 more delivery companies to help it get groceries to homes

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 14:00:00:000

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Shareholders are pressuring Amazon to stop selling facial recognition tech to the government

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 13:49:00:000

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Walmart abandons plans for video streaming service and will focus instead on Vudu

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 13:42:00:000

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Free Cash Flows: Let's Have A Discussion Towards A Better Understanding

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 13:32:12:000

This Article Is Intended To Promote Discussion On: 1. The usefulness of FCF in deciding on whether to commit to discretionary spending such as: 1.1 business expansion, 1.2 dividends to shareholders, 1.3 share repurchases, and 1.4 pay down debt. 2. The Usefulness Of FCF To Calcula… read more...

Doom and gloom: Department stores' disappointing holiday sales results spell trouble for 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 13:23:00:000

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Netflix's price hike is a 'Catch-22' that actually helps Disney's upcoming streaming service

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 13:04:00:000

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2018 In The Numbers And What It Means For 2019 - Part VI: Currencies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 11:00:08:000

There is no future without a past, because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition. - Siri Hustvedt Background Normally, in a broadly-diversified portfolio, there's something that's working well, in any given year. The most intuitive example is the (histori… read more...

Amazon is on a hiring spree in India, even as new restrictions on foreign sellers loom

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 15:38:00:000

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The Apple TV can do so much more than stream Netflix: Impress your friends with these tricks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 14:18:00:000

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Information Technology Sector: AAPL's Warning Weighs Ahead Of Q4 Reports

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 13:50:42:000

Normally the information technology sector is seen as a higher-growth one, but that doesnt look to be the case this quarter around as Q4 earnings season gets underway. As of Jan. 9 the blended revenue growth rate, a measure that includes analyst estimates and reported results, is jus… read more...

Here are top analysts' 5 favorite growth stocks for 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 11:03:00:000

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The Consumer Discretionary Sector Will Outperform In 2019, Where Should You Put Your Money?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 10:54:33:000

The Consumer Discretionary Sector will be a market leader in 2019. The sector will be driven by sustained improvement in consumer spending that is in turn supported by labor-market health, wage increases, and the outlook for earnings growth. If you don't believe me, believe Jamie Dimon. In h… read more...

IMDb Launches New Digital Series, UnMade, Enlisting Comedians to Reveal Their Passion Projects That Never Got off the Ground

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-16 10:00:00:000

Ten Comedians Including Tig Notaro, Nick Cannon, Rainn Wilson and Weird Al Yankovic Unearth Unproduced Scripts and Pitches for New Short-Form Video Series New Episodes of UnMade Will Debut Weekly on IMDb.com, IMDbs Mobile Apps and Social Channels, and on IMDb … read more...

Cramer calls Bank of America the 'Amazon' of financial stocks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 09:46:00:000

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Kimberly-Clark: Why Investors Should Remember Its Long History Of Underperformance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 09:45:09:000

Source: KC Thesis From a distance, Kimberly-Clark ( KMB ) seems like a good buy. It is an international consumer-packaged goods company with five $1 billion brands and comprehensive annual income of more than $18 billion. It has an exciting dividend yield of 3.48%, which is higher th… read more...

Snap nosedives nearly 14% after its CFO unexpectedly resigns less than one year into his job

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 08:54:00:000

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Sears reaches deal with Chairman Eddie Lampert to save company and roughly 400 stores

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 08:11:00:000

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Cramer: Netflix's price bump means Amazon, Apple's stocks are bargains

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 18:11:00:000

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The Microsoft-Walgreens deal is the latest tie-up among two industries that need each other

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 17:56:00:000

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AWS acquires cloud optimization startup

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 14:32:08:000

TechCrunch reports that Amazon ( AMZN +2.4% ) Web Services has acquired TSO Logic, a Vancouver-based startup that provides analytics-driven insights to optimize cloud migration and workloads. Terms weren't disclosed. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

A Game-Changing Deal With Amazon Puts Balyo Into The Spotlight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 14:16:53:000

Regular readers will probably already know about my interest in robotics and automation, and I do believe it is a major emerging trend that is going to significant reshape how companies approach manufacturing and logistics. On the logistics side, Ive spent quite a bit of time looking a… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 59

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 14:00:11:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 59 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

Wall Street is cheering Netflix because it still sees the service as a bargain

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 13:43:00:000

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Attorney general pick Barr hints he would look at antitrust in tech

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 13:04:00:000

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Amazon has listed its first two job openings referencing New York's HQ2

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 12:34:00:000

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Online holiday sales up 17% in 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 10:05:09:000

Online holiday sales increased 16.5% to over $126B this year, according to data from Adobe Analytics. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Netflix raised prices and the stock soared

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 09:21:00:000

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Morgan Stanley: Videogame makers winners if Amazon does cloud gaming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 18:16:27:000

Big videogame publishers are the "clearest beneficiaries" of a purported Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) cloud-based streaming gaming service , Morgan Stanley says. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Activision Blizzard, Inc, Electronic Arts Inc., Tech stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more …... read more...

Marin Software Favorably Positioned In The Middle Of The 'Ad Wars'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 15:33:45:000

Shots have been fired in the simmering Ad Wars between FANG titans Amazon ( AMZN ) and the incumbent duopoly for online advertising spend, Google ( GOOG ) and Facebook ( FB ). Amazon is coming for Google and Facebooks main source of revenue, setting up a pot… read more...

CVS Vs. Walgreens - Who Is The Better Drug Store?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 14:12:49:000

Every corner you see them. This is no coincidence that Walgreens ( WBA ) has their motto of, "At the corner of happy and healthy", as they are literally at each major intersection on the roads. What else is not a coincidence is at each location of Walgreens, you will find a CVS Pharmacy ( CVS … read more...

Apple needs to buy a production house like A24, Lionsgate, or Sony Pictures: Analyst

via: CNBC at 2019-01-14 13:28:00:000

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Bernie Sanders picks a new fight over $15 minimum wage as he explores running for president in 2020

via: CNBC at 2019-01-14 11:05:00:000

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Choice Hotels Goes All-In on AWS

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-14 09:00:00:000

Leading hospitality company migrates to AWS to enhance companys leadership in innovation using the broadest and deepest portfolio of cloud services Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Choice Hotels International, Inc. (N… read more...

Forget The Debt, AT&T Is Too Cheap To Ignore And Pays A 6.6% Dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 06:45:00:000

If cash is king, then there is definitely something peculiar with how AT&T's ( T ) stock price has languished even as other telecom providers have flourished. In the last 5 years, Verizon ( VZ ) has provided investors with a 43% return while AT&T sputtered along at just 9.24% - tra… read more...

Youngevity Inks Deal With Icelandic Water Holdings - It's Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-13 12:23:45:000

Youngevity ( YGYI ) investors got a bit of a nice treat to start off 2019. While many watchers of the stock have been eagerly awaiting the company to get into the hemp growing business by purchasing a farm and processing operation, the company has been busy expanding its deal structure on cons… read more...

Fans are using Venmo to tip celebrities like Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky and SNL's Michael Che

via: CNBC at 2019-01-13 12:08:00:000

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Apple's famous walled garden is starting to show cracks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-13 09:25:00:000

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2019 Predictions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-13 02:15:11:000

I love predictions. Nothing is more certain than the past, nor more uncertain than the future. Similar to a jet launching off an aircraft carrier, predictions ask us to mentally chart a path on the hard surface of the past. We leave the safety of the flattop and trust our wings of logic and cr… read more...

The sweater you don't like is a trillion-dollar problem for retailers. These companies want to fix it

via: CNBC at 2019-01-12 14:00:00:000

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Holiday Shopping During The Apocalypse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-12 10:30:00:000

Dear ESSENTIAL subscribers, Hi! I'm Seeking Alpha managing editor Mike Taylor. Welcome to ESSENTIAL Weekly, a subscriber-exclusive look at Seeking Alpha's top news and analysis. I'll guide you through this week's market themes, highlight some analysis you might have missed, and preview comin… read more...

Amazon Go seen as long-term winner

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-12 09:57:11:000

Loup Venture sees Amazon Go (NASDAQ: AMZN ) as a long-term bet by the Seattle e-commerce giant due to the heavy tech investments being made at each store. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Spectrum Of Momentum Stocks Dominating The Early Returns For January

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 13:31:12:000

The 20 stocks in the Premium Portfolio from my membership service that draws from a wide range of different models in the financial literature has surged to 12% gains into early January. These gains appear to be primarily based on the strength of momentum and forensic negative stock selections… read more...

Amazon and Google are going to be in every aspect of your life whether you want them to or not

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 13:29:00:000

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Oppenheimer confident on Amazon's Q4

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 09:39:06:000

Oppenheimer is out with an early preview of Amazon's ( AMZN -0.7% ) Q4 earnings report. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Macy's just had its worst day ever, but there are still bargain buys in the retail space

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 09:23:00:000

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Fox says it won't bid on regional sports nets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 09:19:22:000

In an SEC filing , New Fox ( FOX , FOXA ) says that it doesn't intend to bid for any of the regional sports networks that Disney (NYSE: DIS ) is putting up for sale, putting a wrinkle into that sales process. More news on: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.,… read more...

Amazon may be going after cloud gaming, but Microsoft has a big head start

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 09:00:00:000

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Netflix, Amazon on track to be the best trades of this decade

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 08:03:00:000

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Volkswagen Looks For Auto Sales Crown (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 07:40:09:000

Today's Top Stories: Volkswagen looks for auto sales crown; US futures mixed post-Powell speech; and Japan indicts Ghosn for a second time. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seek… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Volkswagen Looks For Auto Sales Crown

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 07:01:17:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Volkswagen posted an annual sales record by selling 10.83M cars in 2018, an increase of 0.9% Y/Y and likely establ… read more...

More reports of big Whole Foods expansion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 06:31:56:000

What's going on with the shuttered stores that were previously home to Sears, Kmart and other struggling retailers? More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Cramer picks his favorites in the race back to a $1 trillion market cap

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 18:36:00:000

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GE And FAANGs: History Is Shouting In Our Ears

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 17:23:00:000

By Jeff Weniger, CFA The FAANG trend is coming apart. Even after their recent bounce higher, an equal-weighted basket of Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) parent Alphabet - the darlings of yesteryear - has fallen a collective 23% since Ju… read more...

Department stores are 'fighting for their lives,' says ex-Target exec Gerald Storch

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 16:40:00:000

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Amazon comes for Facebook's ad money - Cowen

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 16:10:58:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) could have 12% of total US ad spending by 2020, roughly double its current share, according to a new Cowen survey via Recode . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Facebook, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Whole Foods eyes vacant Sears stores

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 15:53:13:000

Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Whole Foods is eyeing locations that were home to Sears, Kmart, and other fallen retailers, according to Yahoo Finance sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Kroger Co., Walmart Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

German court says Amazon's Dash violates law

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 15:03:57:000

A German court has ruled that Amazon's ( AMZN -0.3% ) Dash buttons violate consumer protection legislation by not giving sufficient information about the ordered product or its price. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple will disrupt the health sector as the iPhone did wireless, former CEO John Sculley says

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 14:38:00:000

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Apple is portraying itself as the defender of privacy, but it's one slip away from embarrassment

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 14:37:00:000

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Report: Amazon developing game-streaming service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 13:58:09:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is joining the fray working to develop an online videogame streaming service , The Information reports. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Amazon will let you stream free movies and TV shows through IMDb

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 13:09:00:000

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AWS Announces Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB Compatibility)

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-09 17:38:00:000

Fully managed MongoDB compatible database service designed from the ground up to be fast, scalable, and highly available Capital One, Dow Jones, and The Washington Post among initial customers using Amazon DocumentDB Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ… read more...

How the Bezos divorce could impact Amazon shareholders

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 17:04:00:000

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Amazon hires Disney vet for Gadgets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 16:15:16:000

TechCrunch reports that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has hired Disney vet Kyle Laughlin to head its Alexa Gadgets division. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon is meeting sellers at CES to pitch them a support service that costs up to $60,000 a year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 14:10:00:000

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Here are Jefferies' favorite internet stocks for 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 13:40:00:000

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JP Morgan's Dimon hosted a private dinner for pharma executives, and a major topic was Amazon

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 13:29:00:000

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Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert to work on a higher bid to keep Sears alive

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 12:59:00:000

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Mercedes' new CLA coupe loaded with high-tech extras in clear pitch to millennial luxury buyers

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 10:36:00:000

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2019: What To Take Forward And What To Leave Behind

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 10:22:46:000

Welcome to the first Monday of 2019. According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig which may not, at first blush, inspire much excitement for the 358 days ahead of us. Its almost as bad as saying its the Year of The Sloth&#x… read more...

Cramer: The Buffett-Bezos-Dimon health venture needs to 'embrace the Apple ecosystem'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 10:09:00:000

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Hulu hits 25 million subscribers, CEO says it's 'absolutely possible' to catch up to Netflix

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 18:45:00:000

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Cramer: It's not too late to buy into Facebook, Apple, Amazon or Alphabet

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 18:08:00:000

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Amazon: The Competition Gets Jealous

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 16:25:44:000

Investment Thesis Throughout the past 2 months, Amazon ( AMZN ) had been adjusting its valuation towards a more realistic valuation. This timing coincided with Amazon's Q4 2018 guidance. Then, towards the back end of December 2018, Amazon announced ''a record-breaking holiday season''. T… read more...

The Chinese middle class is buying up American residential real estate

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 15:54:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 58

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 14:19:22:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 58 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

Analyst sees Amazon stock going from a bear market to beyond its record $1 trillion valuation

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 14:09:00:000

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How Can Apple Recover When Its Business Model Limits Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 13:46:07:000

Apple Stock Price Source Finbox.io Apple (AAPL) stock has fallen 35% in three months but so have its prospects. I recommended the purchase of Apple because I believed that the higher revenue per phone would offset the lower unit sales. That was true in the United States and other dev… read more...

Sonos Now Looks To Be An Attractive Play Heading Into Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 13:35:06:000

A Year Of Growth Back in November I projected Sonos Inc. ( SONO ) would decline down to as little as $9 per share as SONO displayed weakness in the beaten tech sector. The stock hit a 52 week low of $9.23 in late December and now is beginning to look much more attractive in 2019. Sonos has… read more...

Walmart taps Udelv for latest driverless car tests to deliver groceries

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 13:30:00:000

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Google plans 584,000 square-foot campus in Los Angeles

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 12:12:00:000

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How Amazon became the world's most valuable public company

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 17:21:00:000

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Here's why Amazon would buy an obscure Israeli company that specializes in disaster recovery

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 17:15:00:000

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Apple: Regrets, I Had A Few, And Did It My Way

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 16:22:06:000

(This article was written on Thursday, January 3rd, after market closed) Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway And mor… read more...

Kohl's Corporation: Dividend Stock Analysis

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 15:55:20:000

In today's dividend stock analysis, I wanted to review a company that is not currently in my portfolio. However, through holiday shopping, it was impossible to ignore this company's doorbusters, deals, or other product offerings. The company we will be reviewing is Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KS… read more...

Bed Bath & Beyond Could Falter Wednesday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 15:24:42:000

Source: Forbes Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY ) reports quarterly earnings January 9th. Analysts expect revenue of $3.04 billion and eps of $0.17. The revenue estimate implies 3% growth sequentially. Investors should focus on the following key items. Is Digital A Blessing Or A Curse? I… read more...

It's lights out for Sears on Tuesday unless Eddie Lampert can sweeten his bid

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 14:45:00:000

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Amazon Key comes to Ring, garages, businesses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 14:09:17:000

Amazon's ( AMZN +2.9% ) keyless parcel delivery service expands its offering for Prime customers. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Perishable food play from Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 13:45:53:000

Amazon ( AMZN +3.7% )appears to be prepping to make a deeper push into ready-made meals, according to some digging by TJI Research. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Blue Apron Holdings, Inc., HelloFresh, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Key by Amazon Introduces New Products and Services to Expand Its Secure, Convenient Keyless Entry Offerings for Customers

via: Business Wire at 2019-01-07 13:42:00:000

Introducing the all-new Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, the first WiFi-enabled smart lock for Key making keyless entry simple and easy Key for Garage opens a new delivery option for Prime members and keyless entry for all U.S. customers with a myQ-connected garage door opener … read more...

Bill Miller says fund is off to a strong start in 2019, believes Amazon will double in three years

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 13:22:00:000

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Apple has a message for Amazon and Google and it's plastered on the side of a hotel

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 15:07:00:000

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Here's what Wall Street bankers think Apple should buy, if Tim Cook decides to go deal hunting

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 09:45:00:000

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These 9 retail brands are the ones to watch in 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 08:00:00:000

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Amazon-Google rivalry is going to heat up even more during the biggest gadget show of the year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-05 13:00:00:000

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Salesforce's Marc Benioff unplugged for 2 weeks, and had a revelation that could change his industry

via: CNBC at 2019-01-05 12:03:00:000

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Wall Street expects Amazon to bounce back after the stock suffered its worst quarter in a decade

via: CNBC at 2019-01-05 11:38:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: CES Headlines Action-Packed Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-05 09:01:44:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Like action? What a week ahead with a cavalcade of companies due to present across … read more...

Cramer's game plan: Health care, economic data in focus after Fed preaches patience

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 18:12:00:000

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Report: More than 100M devices featuring Alexa have been sold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 17:47:42:000

More than 100M devices featuring Amazon.com's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Alexa digital assistant have been sold, The Verge reports. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Netflix soars 10% amid tech recovery

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 16:13:00:000

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Sears believes Eddie Lampert's bid to save the company is short. It may liquidate without a fix

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 15:30:00:000

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What's next for media in 2019 as Apple, Disney, AT&T and more jump into the streaming business

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 13:54:00:000

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Amazon Go seen generating huge sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 11:18:45:000

RBC Capital sees huge potental for Amazon's ( AMZN +4.1% ) convenience store roll-out. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

GameStop shares surge 12% on report it could be announcing a buyer next month

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 10:27:00:000

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Top 5 Tech Trends For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 08:54:15:000

As we approach the end of 2018, I take a look at what I view as the top 5 tech trends for 2019. 5G has the potential to create a surge in several other tech areas and is rated as my number 1 tech trend for 2019. The 2016 chart below gives McKinsey's view on where the big money in tech will f… read more...

Amazon: Perhaps Slower Growth But Huge Margin Expansion To Come

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 07:46:53:000

It's been ten months since my Amazon pitch , where I provided my multiple scenario analysis and valuation work. At the time in March of last year, AMZN was trading at $1,391 per share. Subsequently, the stock hit an all-time closing high of $2,040 per share in early September, and has since… read more...

Jobs Report And Powell Speech (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 07:42:05:000

Today's Top Stories: Jobs report and Powell speech; market rebound on US/China trade talks announcement; and Apple shares have plunged 39.1 percent since October. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: … read more...

Perspecta: A Shareholder Is Selling At The Worst Time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 14:46:05:000

Without revenue growth and small gross profit margins, Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP ) seems to have one very serious issue, its debt. The company does not seem to have sufficient CFO or cash in hand to pay its debt in 2019. Investors should expect sale of equity, which could lead to share price dep… read more...

Apple's revenue warning about China is yet another example of Trump's impact on the tech industry

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 14:35:00:000

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Here's why Apple's slowdown in China could mean bad news for Best Buy

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 13:37:00:000

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My Top 2 Retail REITs For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 13:33:44:000

The U.S. Retail sector just enjoyed its best holiday shopping season in six years, with sales up a whopping 5.1% year-over-year. However, many publicly-traded retail landlords continue to trade at deep discounts to NAV. While the flattening yield curve and increasing macroeconomic turbulence… read more...

Amazon Vs. Google: There's One Clear Stock To Buy Right Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 12:01:57:000

Both Google ( GOOG ) (GOOGL) and Amazon ( AMZN ) have suffered in the latest market correction. Google's stock is trading 18% off of 52-week highs and Amazon is trading 25% off of 52-week highs. With that being said, I see Google as the superior stock to buy for the following reasons: Ther… read more...

Amazon workers on strike in Spain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 11:57:20:000

Amazon ( AMZN -0.7% ) workers at the company's largest warehouse in Spain are on a two-day strike ahead of the gift-giving at Epiphany. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Canaccord ups Alphabet on modest Amazon competition

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 11:24:12:000

Canaccord upgrades Alphabet ( GOOGL -1.6% ) from Hold to Buy seeing only about 1% of its ad revenues as vulnerable to Amazon ( AMZN -0.8% )competition. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Investing Beyond Flash And DRAM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 09:38:35:000

Two long years ago, I penned a piece entitled, " Intel Has No Plans For 10 Nanometer Chips ". This drew the regular response from the ever-present Statler and Waldorf types that seem to be very much at home here on the Internet. As usual, none of the responses included the premise that perha… read more...

Cloudera is gearing up to take on Amazon, but investors are skeptical

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 09:12:00:000

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Canaccord upgrades Alphabet, calls it the most defensive 'FANG' stock

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 08:51:00:000

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Eddie Lampert offers to save Sears or salvage pieces in a partial liquidation

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 13:58:00:000

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Best Performing Large Cap Stocks In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 13:23:02:000

It was the worst year in the past decade for the S&P 500, but some S&P 500 ( SPY ) constituents were able to buck the trend and deliver solid returns. This article looks at the best performing decile of S&P 500 constituents. From the distribution below, you can see that over 60% of… read more...

These are the three big questions facing Apple in 2019, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 12:53:00:000

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Ring launching new security lights?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 12:03:48:000

Amazon's ( AMZN +1% ) Ring might launch its first outdoor security lights that don't include a camera, according to two FCC filings spotted by Dave Zatz . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon bull wants gas stations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 10:36:21:000

D.A. Davidson wants Amazon ( AMZN ) to enter the gas station business with analyst Tom Forte saying the move could help advance Amazon's delivery efforts, cashier-free checkout technology, and customer location data. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Hedge fund all-star David Einhorn posts his worst year ever, losing 34% in 2018

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 08:56:00:000

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Evercore lowers Amazon target, revenue estimates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 08:27:53:000

Evercore maintains an Outperform rating on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) but lowers the target from $1,990 to $1,800. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: ATVI, GOOGL, TSLA, WFC & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 07:50:00:000

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Netflix led FANG trade in 2018, but this tech giant could take the top spot this year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 07:11:00:000

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Cheap Can Always Get Cheaper

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 06:30:00:000

2018 seems to be ending on the wrong note in the markets. December is setting the wrong kind of records, and Q4 has been a bumpy one in general. This is what happens in the stock market sometimes, but it's been easy to forget over the decade-long bull market. We're using the end of the year … read more...

December 2018 - Passive Income Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 18:07:07:000

December 2018 - Passive Income Update Here we go! The start of another fantastic year. Happy New years to all of you. I hope you all had a wonderful new years with a couple cold beers or whatever you fancy. This is our December 2018 Passive Income Report. December was yet again a great m… read more...

Walmart isn't the only retailer already winning in 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-01-01 08:00:00:000

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How will the FAANGs perform in 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 05:32:12:000

It's been a mixed year for the so-called FAANG stocks. The group expanded their reach into other industries and partnerships, but faced widespread calls for regulation, industry privacy scandals and fallout from rocky trade negotiations with China. More news on: Facebook, Amazon.com, Inc.,… read more...

Netflix faces 'fundamental challenge' from Disney and WarnerMedia streaming services in 2019

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 17:13:00:000

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Walgreens: Back On The Radar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 16:48:23:000

Like most stocks this year, Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA ) gave up recent rallies to make the stock more interesting entering 2019. The pharmacy retailer faces retail headwinds and the Amazon ( AMZN ) threat headed into 2019, but the stock is exceptionally cheap with plenty of market sha… read more...

Microsoft closes out 2018 as the top public company

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 16:06:00:000

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A year ago the FAANG stocks were a hot buy - here's where they stand heading into 2019

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 16:01:00:000

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Project $1M Portfolio Squeezes Out A Positive Return For 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 15:49:09:000

2018 was certainly a rollercoaster year for Project $1M. The overall objective of the portfolio is to turn an initial capital base of $275,000 that was deployed in late 2015 into $1,000,000 by the end of 2025. This will be done primarily through buying and holding high quality businesses, help… read more...

Analyst: Market needs FAANG to recover

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:56:40:000

UBS' Art Cashin tells CNBC that if the market wants to head into 2019 higher, it needs "unified and consistent" FAANG stocks. More news on: Facebook, Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Tech's 'FAANG' stocks need to be 'unified and consistent' for market to go higher, says Art Cashin

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 12:14:00:000

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Amazon targets rural India market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 09:35:36:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) turns to local help as it builds a logistics network targeting rural India and 800M people with little access to retailers. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: AMZN, DB, VZ, GOOGL & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 07:57:00:000

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2018 Comes To A Close (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 07:45:11:000

Today's Top Stories: 2018 comes to a close; U.S. futures rallying; and Austria to levy big tech taxes. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitcher… read more...

Square: Lower Reset

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-30 18:32:03:000

Despite obvious valuation issues, Square ( SQ ) investors were riding the stock higher above $100 earlier this year. The mobile payments provider traded at a market valuation approaching $50 billion while the company only guided adjusted revenues to $1.57 billion for the year. My previous a… read more...

Why technology companies are predicting Amazon's New York headquarters will boost the sector

via: CNBC at 2018-12-30 08:44:00:000

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Niche services are taking on Netflix and Amazon by going after sci-fi fans and Broadway lovers

via: CNBC at 2018-12-29 15:00:00:000

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Austria makes plans to tax digital giants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-29 13:12:30:000

Having failed to broker a deal on a digital tax during its EU presidency, Austria said it plans to introduce its own levy on tech companies including Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) while the bloc works out its plan. More news on: Facebook, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks… read more...

UBS: Holiday toy spending comes up short

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-29 12:28:11:000

U.S. toy sales fell at a high-single digit percentage in the fourth quarter, according to UBS data, with the two weeks before Christmas failing to provide as big a lift as it did in previous years. More news on: Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Ne… read more...

Now is the time to figure out the ethical rights of robots in the workplace

via: CNBC at 2018-12-29 12:10:00:000

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Sears wins reprieve from liquidation as Chairman Lampert makes last-minute bid on bankrupt company

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 17:41:00:000

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Fundamentals Are The Wrong Scapegoat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 12:14:02:000

A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are born on… read more...

'Safer Dividend Picks From Barron's 10 For 2019 And Kiplinger's 12 Forever Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 10:04:01:000

'Safer' Dividend Barron's/Kiplinger Selections At year end, Barron's features a list of 10 top picks for the coming year. The December 17 list caught my dogcatcher eye because all but one were dividend payers. And I had already featured picks by Bloomberg and Fortune in other articles. Whe… read more...

Amazon Prime might have helped you survive holiday shopping, but you can't live on Prime alone, yet

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 09:00:00:000

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Apple and Netflix could be your best FAANG bets heading into 2019, traders say

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 08:33:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: PG, IBM, SAVE, AMZN & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 07:53:00:000

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Yankees in talks with Amazon, Sinclair for Yes Network

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 07:35:38:000

The New York Yankees are in talks with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI ) about a joint bid for the team's regional sports network, Yes, WSJ reports. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Altice USA, Merger & acquisition ne… read more...

Retail Was Nice, Amazon Was Nicer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 01:07:04:000

Success in the retail space According to recent reports, U.S. holiday retail sales are at their strongest in years. According to a Mastercard SpendingPulse study , total U.S. retail sales, excluding automobiles, rose 5.1% between November 1 and December 24 from a year earlier. Overall, cons… read more...

Sears may be down to its last 24 hours. Iconic retailer likely liquidates if no bid by tomorrow.

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 16:15:00:000

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Jefferies says Amazon's Solimo label decelerating

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 16:08:34:000

Jefferies says Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Solimo-branded private label products shows decelerating growth with the number of SKUs increasing 3% this month, a smaller gain than between prior months. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Blue Apron surges on the news of its healthy eating partnership with Weight Watchers

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 12:06:00:000

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No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology that makes keys obsolete

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 11:28:00:000

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Indian Government's New Regulations: A Massive Blow For Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 10:39:46:000

Indian Governments Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released a policy document providing clarity on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules in e-commerce, and prohibiting foreign e-commerce companies from following inventory based model in India. Amazons ( AMZN ) Indian … read more...

Tech companies are fighting an $80 billion legal battle to help attract top talent

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 09:55:00:000

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Investing In Amazon: Not As Safe As You Think

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 09:02:15:000

Intro There are a lot of Amazon( AMZN ) bulls out there and from a historical viewpoint, it is easy to see why. Amazon investors have basically pulled in "easy money" over the past decade as one of the first movers in both online retail and cloud infrastructure rewarded investors with a 2,78… read more...

Amazon's stock is closing out its worst quarter since the 2008 recession

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 09:00:00:000

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Amazon gets into health insurance - and more 2019 health-tech predictions

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 08:31:00:000

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Jingle All The Way? (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 07:44:46:000

Today's Top Stories: Wednesday marked the biggest post-Christmas rally for U.S. stocks ever, a U.S. trade team will travel to Beijing to hold talks with Chinese officials, and India will ban e-commerce companies from selling products in which they have an equity interest. If you are… read more...

FAANG kicks its losing streak in post-Christmas rally

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 16:08:00:000

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Has Amazon's Stock Finally Bottomed?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 13:30:57:000

Amazon's ( AMZN ) stock has been in free fall, dropping 31% from its highs in early September. But after a steep decline, it may finally be in a range that makes its shares reasonably valued, suggesting the start of a bottoming process. Business at Amazon appears to be healthy - the company … read more...

India's new rules could hit Amazon, Walmart

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 13:26:20:000

India will ban e-commerce companies from selling products in which they have an equity interest, which could impact Amazon ( AMZN +5.9% ) and Walmart's ( WMT +3.3% ) Flipkart. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Groupon: No Valuation Discounts In Sight For This Discount Provider

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 11:45:17:000

Groupon's ( GRPN ) business model is in at an inflection point . The company is moving its focus away from the legacy email voucher model that connects local merchants with local customers (higher margin, lower frequency) to a global marketplace model (lower margin, higher frequency). Curre… read more...

Dividend Sensei Positions For 2019: What You Should Expect Next Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 10:00:00:000

(Source: imgflip ) After a blissful 2017 when the market rose 22% with a peak drawdown (from all-time highs) of 3%, 2018 has seen volatility come roaring back with a vengeance. Today, the stock market ( SPY ) ( DIA ) ( QQQ ) is experiencing its second correction of the year, something tha… read more...

Report: Amazon advised U.S. government on portal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:02:42:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) exec Anne Rung privately advised a top U.S.Government Services Authority official Marie Davie on a procurement portal that could be worth billions, reports The Guardian with emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request. More news on: Amazon.com, In… read more...

Mark Hibben Positions For 2019: Better Days Ahead For Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:01:00:000

Is tech's tumble a worrying sign? Mark Hibben , who has been following tech stocks on Seeking Alpha since 2013, along with handling his Rethink Technology Marketplace service, thinks the fall presents an opportunity. Also, in this article, Hibben presents his thoughts on the large shifts … read more...

Amazon claims a record-breaking holiday season as it seeks to beat weak outlook for the quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 08:52:00:000

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What Companies Should You Buy For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 08:19:21:000

Welcome back to my fellow readers to my yearly Christmas article. I haven't been as active as I would like this year due to becoming a father, relocating to a safer area and just being busy in general. Though in that year my readership has grown to nearly 2,000 followers so I'm grateful to … read more...

Final Chance For A Santa Rally (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 07:50:23:000

Today's Top Stories: Traders returning from the holiday are sending U.S. futures higher , g old climbs to a six-month high , and Amazon (AMZN) customers made this holiday season record-breaking with more items ordered worldwide than ever before . If you are interested i… read more...

Here are a bunch of things you can do with your new Amazon Echo

via: CNBC at 2018-12-25 15:00:00:000

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Microsoft: Better Than All Of FAANG

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-25 00:02:53:000

Microsoft ( MSFT ), the third best-performing stock in 2018 in the Dow Jones and one of the best performers of the broad S&P 500, has finally pulled back from its 52-week high and crashed into double-digit territory. It is still up roughly 15% YTD and of the last beacons of stability in … read more...

Alphabet: Hardly Matters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 14:19:44:000

As other tech giants make the move to high-margin services, Alphabet ( GOOG , GOOGL ) continues making the odd shift into hardware. A big part of the move is to lock consumers into their services and advertising revenue streams. The stock remains incredibly cheap back below $1,000 as high… read more...

XLK Holdings Analysis Part 1: Is Microsoft's Valuation Stretched?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 13:55:27:000

The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLK ) has fallen over 20% from its highs set formerly in 2018, which is usually a good enough pullback to resume a bullish uptrend. So, the question is, is it time to start buying the dip in technology stocks again? Or, is this the actual beginning of a … read more...

The More It Drops, The More I Buy - Revisited

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 10:00:00:000

So far, December has punished investors with further downside as the market remains focused on interest rate increases, trade wars, and a potentially looming recession. The whole market took a hit, but relatively speaking, REITs ( VNQ ) have fared well in comparison to the broader market ( S… read more...

The most important tech stories of 2018 - in tweets

via: CNBC at 2018-12-24 09:15:00:000

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SEC pressures Amazon on Prime revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 09:08:21:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is among the companies the SEC is pressing to disclose more revenue information to investors, according to WSJ sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Barron's 10 Picks For 2019 Vs. Kiplinger's 12 Forever Stocks Show Target Gains And Losses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 08:28:57:000

2019 Vs. Forever Selections At year-end, Barron's features a list of 10 top picks for the coming year. The December 17 list caught my dogcatcher eye because all but one were dividend payers. And I had already featured picks by Bloomberg and Fortune in other articles. When Kiplinger Today f… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: TSLA, FB, AAPL, CS & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-24 07:55:00:000

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An Update On The Autonomous Vehicle And Ride Sharing Trend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 07:36:43:000

Thanks to Alphabet Google's ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) Waymo autonomous vehicles [AVs] have now arrived in November 2018, just 2 months earlier than I had expected. For a background on this topic investors can read my earlier article: May 2018 - How To Benefit From The Autonomous Vehicles Trend … read more...

Amazon's Rational Capitalization Based On EBITDA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 07:36:25:000

Objectively, Amazons ( AMZN ) revenue growth rates have reached the limit beyond which it is difficult to expect further acceleration. In any event, what concerns the FAAAMG list, only Facebooks ( FB ) revenue growth rate is ahead of Amazon, despite the fact that Amazon&#x201… read more...

Facebook is the 'biggest concern' among the FAANG stocks, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-24 02:06:00:000

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ARKK - Is Innovation Worth Higher Volatility?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-23 18:05:45:000

In my mind, due to the years of publishing on Seeking Alpha, the vast majority of the "managed money" products such as exchange traded funds, mutual funds and closed end funds have become a blur. The only products which seem to stand out are those that are famous, infamous or truly innovative…. read more...

Why Companies like Netflix and Amazon are partnering with Dolby to bring us better entertainment

via: CNBC at 2018-12-23 09:00:00:000

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Amazon's Fire TV can do more than stream videos: Impress your family with these tricks

via: CNBC at 2018-12-22 16:52:00:000

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You can now get Blue Apron for under $1 - not the meal kit, but the company's stock

via: CNBC at 2018-12-22 13:00:00:000

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Rite Aid's Tough Road Is Showing Some Positive Developments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-22 12:05:10:000

On Dec. 19, after the market closed, the management team at Rite Aid ( RAD ) announced financial results for the third quarter of the drugstore chains 2019 fiscal year. Despite having some decent information for shareholders regarding next year, investor optimism was elusive, wit… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 56

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-22 10:56:34:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 56 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

'Bumblebee' will test whether 'burned out' fans will come back to the 'Transformers' franchise

via: CNBC at 2018-12-22 08:00:00:000

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Hair Of The Bear: Where Is Santa?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-22 01:58:38:000

Note: All graphs are sourced to Bloomberg unless specifically noted otherwise. Introduction Based on the immediate market reaction to the results of the Fed meeting and conference, there was still some hope of much more dovish signals from the Fed that would suggest a pause was at hand. … read more...

2019 Is Going To Be A Banner Year For Value Equities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 20:16:00:000

A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are born … read more...

Can Oracle Buy Its Way In Its Effort To Win Over Amazon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 20:07:30:000

Oracle (ORCL) has had a few rough quarters in the recent past. Analysts are concerned that it's taking longer than expected to deliver on the cloud strategy . The recently-announced results seemed to dispel some of the concerns as Oracle managed to surpass cloud-based revenue expectations. … read more...

Nvidia's 54 percent plunge this quarter makes it the biggest loser in S&P 500

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 16:05:00:000

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Apple's Siri got a lot smarter over the last 9 months

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 12:34:00:000

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Air Transport Group Shareholders Have A Lot To Consider

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 11:29:53:000

Its been a tough stretch for Air Transport Group ( ATSG ) since the companys early October announcement that it would be acquiring Omni Air, with the shares down about 20%. The good news, if you really want to call it that, is that the companys close… read more...

UPRO Approaching Bear Market Territory, Money Management Is Key

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 10:12:40:000

The ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF ( UPRO ) has fallen over 40% from its highs recently of around $59 per share, which is equivalent to almost a 15% correction in the overall SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ), and this is forcing some investors to ask tough questions about their portfolios. Doe… read more...

$13 Million Investment Bank Managed Stock Market And Bond Portfolio Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 10:05:15:000

A month or something ago, I was contacted by an investor that had just set up a portfolio with an investment bank. He told them that his risk tolerance is minimal and that he would like some capital appreciation in the long term. He asked me to review the portfolio and that is what we are goin… read more...

Amazon Announces First Mississippi Fulfillment Center

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-21 09:00:00:000

New facility will create 850 full-time jobs in Marshall County Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for the first Mississippi fulfillment center to be located in Marshall County. The facility will create 850 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. Employees at t… read more...

Institutional Investors Already Bailed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 08:37:33:000

By K C Ma and Bilal Hashmi We like to watch how and when institutions trade. Unlike retail investors, institutional investors rely more on fundamentals and less on sentiments to make investments decisions. One way to observe how institutions trade, with a time lag, is through the changes of … read more...

RBC sees $19B in Alexa revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 08:01:16:000

RBC Capital's fourth annual Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Alexa survey shows a 31% U.S. penetration for the devices compared to 41% for overall smart speakers. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple at the 'forefront of vulnerability' to the next phase of US-China trade war, strategist says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 06:45:00:000

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As Walmart takes on China's booming delivery market, it's going for a smaller store

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 01:00:00:000

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Morgan Stanley chief strategist defends Powell's policy: 'This is not the place to be selling'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 17:09:00:000

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Can FedEx Weather The Storm Of A Recession?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 15:39:29:000

When one thinks of the most rapidly growing trends in business today, e-commerce is likely at the top of that list, along with ventures such as the cloud, the app economy, paperless payments, and FinTech. Therefore, in such a rapidly growing industry, it should be a seamless endeavor to spot c… read more...

Microsoft executive boasts that even Google employees are adopting one of its products

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 15:17:00:000

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When stocks are careening toward a bear market, these names tend to get hit the hardest

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 14:09:00:000

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FedEx: At Least Amazon Wasn't The Culprit

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 13:26:05:000

Along with FQ2 earnings , FedEx ( FDX ) dropped the bombshell that the package delivery company was making a big cut to earnings guidance. As predicted , the feared Amazon ( AMZN ) threat hasn't materialized, but international trade is now a major drag on their business. The EPS cut is p… read more...

Nasdaq dips into bear market territory briefly Thursday as investors bail on Apple, Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 13:26:00:000

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Report: Amazon lowering seller fees

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 13:12:12:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is lowering its minimum fees for third-party sellers and the percentage it charges for some Marketplace categories, according to an email viewed by Business Insider. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Twitter plummets after Citron Research calls company 'toxic' following Amnesty International report

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 12:49:00:000

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Building A Bulletproof Portfolio Around Merck

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 12:06:39:000

Photo credit: Merck's Twitter page . Merck And The Hedged Portfolio Method Over the summer, I wrote about the performance of a bulletproof, or hedged, portfolio built around a position in AT&T ( T ) last year and presented a new one. Like AT&T, Merck ( MRK ) tends to attract… read more...

Facebook says it got users' permission to share data. Those users might say differently

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 07:45:00:000

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Facebook's biggest problem is that I can stop using it - and be just fine

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 14:51:00:000

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Wells Fargo, Bank Of America Unlikely To Lose Deposit Dominance To Fintech Firms

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 14:35:44:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome SharesPost as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Despite the em… read more...

Is Dropbox Worth $9 Billion?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 12:52:30:000

Thesis Dropbox ( DBX ) was one of the largest tech IPO this year. The company went public in March raising more than $756 million. On the inaugural day, the stock opened at $21 valuing the company at more than $12 billion. As of this writing, the companys stock is trading at $22 gi… read more...

Here's why the 'retail apocalypse' won't happen

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 10:44:00:000

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A cost-free way to trade Amazon amid FANG carnage

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 10:30:00:000

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Kmart was once rescued from bankruptcy by Eddie Lampert. Now it needs an encore.

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 10:04:00:000

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With Alexa and Siri for the office, complaining at work is going to get a lot more dangerous

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 10:02:00:000

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Apple's services margins will blow estimates out of the water as iPhone sales lag, Jefferies says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 09:13:00:000

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One Rate Hike Over The Line (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 07:43:04:000

Today's Top Stories: One rate hike over the line; Italy reaches informal agreement with EU over budget plan; and Softbank plunges in IPO debut. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: One Rate Hike Over The Line?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 06:59:38:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point today, but may c… read more...

DSW, Inc. - Buy The Dip In The King Of Discount Shoes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 15:02:14:000

DSW, Inc. ( DSW ), informally known as "Designer Shoe Warehouse", is an apparel retailer focusing on the footwear segment also selling handbags and accessories. The company with a 60 year history has been publicly traded since 2005 and now operates 978 stores across the U.S. and Canada between… read more...

CNBC: Amazon exec leaves after two-year hiatus

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 14:44:40:000

Amazon ( AMZN +1.1% ) senior exec Diego Piacentini leaves the company after taking a two-year hiatus to work with the Italian government, according to CNBC sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Top Amazon exec who was large shareholder is leaving after two-year hiatus, adding to exodus

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 14:21:00:000

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You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo - here's how

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 13:57:00:000

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Bernstein downgrades tech sector, looks for cheap buys

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 13:03:00:000

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Amazon is tracking for its worst quarter since 2008 and now faces a key technical test

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 12:45:00:000

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Billionaire Bill Gates: 3 strategies to deal with anxiety over the world's big problems

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 11:41:00:000

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At one point, Amazon lost more than 90% of its value. But long-term investors still got rich

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 11:00:00:000

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IMDb Announces the 2018 Box Office Champs and the IMDb Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows of 2019

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-18 11:00:00:000

Black Panther Leads 2018 U.S. Box Office, According to IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo Data Captain Marvel is the Most Anticipated Movie of 2019 Among IMDb Fans; Good Omens is the Most Anticipated TV Show of 2019 Based on IMDb Page Views IMDb ( www.imdb.com ), the wo… read more...

How to find the perfect last-minute gift on Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 10:27:00:000

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Cramer's lightning round: 'Yield will protect you in this awful market'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-17 18:48:00:000

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Four things need to happen for the stock market to bottom, Jim Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-17 18:13:00:000

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Tech companies favor central role of Fed in real-time payments: American Banker

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 16:35:28:000

Big tech companies and some other fintech firms support the Federal Reserve taking a central role in developing a real-time payment system in the U.S., pitting them against the nation's big banks, who oppose the idea, American Banker reports. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., A… read more...

Facebook Looks Like 'Dead Money'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 16:30:10:000

In the investment management industry, going long Facebook ( FB ) looks like what we refer to as "dead money". It is a slang term that refers to positions which appears to offer unappealing risk-reward in the short to medium term, which to me means "over the next 3 to 12 months". This is of co… read more...

Aegis names internet M&A potentials for 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 15:03:26:000

Aegis Capital analyst Victor Anthony thinks several SMID cap Internet names might be acquisition targets if the economy slows next year. More news on: Etsy, Inc., Yelp, Shutterfly, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

JPMorgan sticks with Costco

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 14:33:05:000

JPMorgan takes some lumps for riding into Costco's ( COST -1.9% ) earnings report with a positive view on the retailer. More news on: Costco Wholesale Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

QYLD: Considering A Different Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 13:36:06:000

Interest rates have been rising. Volatility in equities has picked up. With the recent, broad-based drop in stock prices, dividend yields have been inching forward. After nearly a decade of low income (i.e. very little paid to holders of interest-bearing instruments) and a growth bias in t… read more...

France moves ahead with tech tax

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 11:33:51:000

France will impose a new tech tax worth $570M annually starting the first of the year. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Apple Inc., Facebook, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

5 of Warren Buffett's best tips for investing in the stock market

via: CNBC at 2018-12-17 11:30:00:000

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AWS signs on in Oracle's JEDI suit

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 10:29:10:000

Amazon ( AMZN -1.6% ) Web Services has joined the U.S. government as a defendant in Oracle's ( ORCL -0.5% ) lawsuit over the Pentagon's $20B, winner-takes-all JEDI cloud contract. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

How Sony's 'Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse' uses AR to put a new spin on the world-famous hero

via: CNBC at 2018-12-16 08:41:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 55

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-15 13:59:35:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 55 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is… read more...

The Profitable FANG+ Stock Anomaly Continues Into The 8th Iteration

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-15 06:04:31:000

Laying the Groundwork The FANG+ stock index is an equally weighted NYSE index that boasts one of the highest correlations to technology and related stocks. The NYSE FANG+ index includes 10 highly liquid stocks that represent the top innovators across today's tech and internet/med… read more...

Fundamentals Do Matter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 17:30:05:000

A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are born on… read more...

CNBC: Amazon considered health test acquisition

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 16:32:33:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) explored acquiring at-home health test company Confer Health earlier this year, but the talks didn't lead to a deal, according to CNBC sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Intel Readies The Nukes For ARMed Battle As It Leads Competition To Barren Wasteland

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 16:18:08:000

Investment Thesis Intel is financially firing on all cylinders but sentiment towards the stock has soured recently. Now the title it has enjoyed as the undisputed and dominant force in computer processor technology is at risk. The all-important and lucrative server business is in jeopardy…. read more...

Amazon has explored getting into consumer health diagnostics - testing for disease at home

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 15:54:00:000

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Apple's $1 billion Austin campus is the latest big investment from top tier firms: Texas governor

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 14:55:00:000

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FedEx And UPS Are Both Too Cheap To Ignore

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:28:17:000

Its pretty rare for me to describe an investment decision as a no-brainer. Risk is inherent in the equity space and there are no sure things. Disruption is constant in a competitive marketplace and no one has a crystal ball. However, when it comes to long-term growth tr… read more...

Amazon Plans To Save Billions With Planes And Vans

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:17:31:000

For most investors, watching a stock they own increase in value by more than 30% in one year would be reason to celebrate. However, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) isnt just any company, and investors havent been used to a prolonged decline in the stock. Since late September, Amazon&… read more...

Google and Amazon will launch Apple AirPods competitors next year, top analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 13:35:00:000

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Amazon Versus All Others: A New Risk Developing?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 13:27:35:000

Yesterday, Instacart announced winding down of its partnership with Amazon ( AMZN ) owned Whole Foods Market. The transition will happen over the next few months with Instacart removing 243 of its in-store shoppers from Whole Foods stores by February 10, 2019 and gradually stopping deliver… read more...

The S&P 500 And You: Why Most Investors Did Not Beat The Market In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 13:24:25:000

Underperformed your benchmarks this year? There are quite a few reasons why that likely occurred most of which are reoccurring. As we get into the close of what has been a very tough Q4, I wanted to disseminate the data I generally put together each December on S&P 500 ( SPY ) c… read more...

JP Morgan likes these 3 tech stocks, best for 2019

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 16:41:00:000

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Industrial REITs: What Trade War?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 16:20:20:000

REIT Rankings: Industrial In our REIT Rankings series, we analyze each of the commercial and residential real estate sectors. We rank REITs within the sectors based on both common and unique valuation metrics, presenting investors with numerous options that fit their own investing style … read more...

Report: AWS replaces Juniper routers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 16:06:29:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Web Services has been replacing some of its Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR ) routers and switches with in-house hardware, according to The Information sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Juniper Networks, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

New York City and New Jersey lawmakers target cashless businesses, alleging bias against the poor

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 14:49:00:000

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Instacart will stop Whole Foods deliveries

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 13:52:24:000

Instacart will stop delivery groceries from Whole Foods, which is owned by rival Amazon ( AMZN -0.9% ). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Why The Bears May Have It Completely Wrong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 12:50:00:000

I feel sorry for those that think investing is easy - it is not. It takes a significant amount of courage and energy to invest, let alone put your neckline on the line to try to predict where the stock market may be heading. Investing is more than just the fundamentals, but there's also a ps… read more...

Amazon ran a sting to root out counterfeit textbooks, but some small sellers were unfairly targeted

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 12:30:00:000

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Investor: Don't let tech stock turmoil stop you from getting behind the next industrial revolution

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 11:49:00:000

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Amazon Go goes real small in Seattle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 11:40:49:000

Amazon ( AMZN -0.4% ) opened a small Amazon Go store inside one of its buildings in Seattle yesterday as the company continues to experiment with the cashier-less concept. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd. ADR, Kroger Co., Consumer stocks news, Tech … read more...

Overstock: Retail Business May Be Worth Less Than You Think

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 11:16:04:000

Overstock.com Inc. ( OSTK ) has gone all-in on blockchain services and technology announcing its intention to sell its previously "core" e-commerce business with a deal expected by February . The stock is down 70% YTD as the value has been speculatively linked with the price of cryptocurren… read more...

Chart analyst Katie Stockton sees 'very bullish' signs for S&P, Apple and Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 17:34:00:000

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Democratic state senator blasts Amazon's HQ2 as a PR scam, saying 'New York fell for it'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 17:04:00:000

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N.J. labor coalition wants code of conduct for Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 16:48:53:000

A coalition of labor groups wants New Jersey to enforce a "code of conduct" for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) warehouse workers that includes minimum wage, stable hours, and union rights. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Excessive GaaS Is A Good Thing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 16:19:08:000

Investment Thesis The top video game publishers in the world offer some of the best performing stocks of the 21st century, and most of them are currently offered at discounts not seen since the Great Recession. GaaS (Games as a Service) are the unsung heroes of the internet , implement… read more...

CVS: A Great Value Opportunity For The Long Term

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 15:23:51:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Josiah Radford as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Investmen… read more...

NYC council members and Amazon executives got into a heated debate over incentives offered for HQ2

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 14:46:00:000

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Multiple Positive Developments Are Not Yet Reflected In Super Micro's Shares

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 14:24:50:000

I have written several bullish takes on Super Micro ( SMCI ) since August when their stock took a big hit on the notice that their stock would be delisted from Nasdaq due to a delay in getting their filings current (which is due to an ongoing accounting review). Since that time, I have r… read more...

AWS CEO Andy Jassy talks competition and innovation in an interview at re:Invent 2018

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 14:10:00:000

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Auto Parts Network, A Speculative Buy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 12:58:59:000

We think Auto Parts Network ( PTRS ) is a speculative buy here on low valuation, two interesting deals that can possibly act as catalyst. But against that there are pretty intractable problems as well, most notably declining traffic to their websites. Auto Parts Network ( PRTS ) appointed a… read more...

2018 Turns Out To Be A Good Year For Toys In The U.S.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 11:23:44:000

In spite of all the turmoil besetting the toy industry this year the death of Toys"R"Us, the threat of tariffs, and the meltdown of Kmart 2018 is turning out to be a good year for toys. The main reason is that the economic situation for the majority of the U.S. population … read more...

Splunk CEO talks data analytics company's new capabilities in voice, AR

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 18:22:00:000

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You can now ask Amazon Alexa to read your email messages and respond by voice - here's how

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 11:15:00:000

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Stock Returns And Bond Ratings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 11:05:46:000

Stocks and bonds - domestic and international - small cap and large-cap, commodities, and real estate - have all broadly produced low or negative returns in 2018. However, if you combined a signal from the bond market as a guide to stock selection, you could have produced near double digit gai… read more...

Without Toys R Us, one iconic, international toy chain could soon make its mark in the US

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 10:09:00:000

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Berkshire Hathaway: Are Warren Buffett & Co. Losing Their Midas Touch?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 07:37:30:000

Introduction Last week, we had an interesting discussion on our chat room regarding the high level of cash, about $103.64B (or 34.6% of the liquid-invested portfolio), that Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A )( BRK.B ) maintain on its balance sheet. It started with a question by one of our subsc… read more...

Amazon reportedly plans to launch its first physical 'Go' store outside the US

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 07:24:00:000

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Amazon Go flagship for London?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 07:17:03:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) reportedly plans to open a flagship Amazon Go store in London's West End, according to The Telegraph . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Alphabet May Be The Most Attractive FANG Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 07:07:51:000

Alphabet, Inc.'s ( GOOG , GOOGL ) stock may have fallen too far, with the stock nearly 19% off its highs, and the valuation suggests that may be the case. The stock is now trading at 18.6 times its 2020 earnings estimates. It places the stock's P/E ratio at the lower end of its historical ran… read more...

Here's Why Microsoft Could Beat Amazon On Cloud In 2 Years

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 21:11:37:000

The cloud infrastructure market is expected to reach $83.5 billion by 2021, up from $40.8 billion in 2018. Amazon Web Services was launched in 2006, which means it took twelve years for the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market to reach $40 billion but will take only three years f… read more...

This patient's medical record said she'd given birth twice - in fact, she'd never been pregnant

via: CNBC at 2018-12-09 12:02:00:000

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Actor Edward Norton is trying to change how the TV industry measures viewership

via: CNBC at 2018-12-09 11:35:00:000

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Wall Street is expecting a two-year pause in big media and telecom deals after a crazy 2018

via: CNBC at 2018-12-09 09:24:00:000

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Has The Market Been deFANGed?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 07:44:42:000

By John Q. Frank, CFA, QQQ Equity Product Strategist on Dec 7, 2018, in Exchange-Traded Funds Familiar growth names have led during the market's rise - and its fall. So what may come next? Investors have been predicting the end of the current bull market for years, but it's continu… read more...

2018's Most Innovative Firm

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 05:35:42:000

The UK Parliament released a trove of emails illuminating the inner workings of Facebook (FB). I believe the navel-gazing around "what to do" about Zuck and Sheryl Sandberg has become ridiculous. Each day, a different media outlet calls me and asks, "What can Mark and Sheryl do?" Failing to … read more...

Here's how to change Alexa's name on your Amazon Echo so you can wake it up by saying something else

via: CNBC at 2018-12-08 17:00:00:000

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Hotel Reservation Startup Adds Grab To Its $1B Round

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 11:53:00:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Data analytics : Alphabets ([[GOOG]], [[GOOGL]]) CapitalG participated in a $103M Series E funding for dat… read more...

Amazon-Target intrigue again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 10:36:18:000

Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster continues to believe that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) acquiring Target (NYSE: TGT ) would make sense as the company looks to rapidly grow its physical retail presence to compete head on with Walmart (NYSE: WMT ). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target C… read more...

HDGE: Strategies To Help You Beat The Bear

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 09:47:44:000

( Pic Sourced Here ) The passing of a President may be a solemn time to mark the end of era, but in 2018, investors were glad for any excuse so they could take a breather from a burgeoning trade war thats added fuel to the ongoing market rout that has investors looking for the exits…. read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tencent Music, Starbucks And Under Armour In Focus

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 09:31:22:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Investors are prepping for another week of volatility as concerns over the China tr… read more...

Market Structure Is Still Broken

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 16:43:14:000

A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are born on… read more...

ARMed Attack: Intel And AMD Do Not See The Torpedo Headed Their Way

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 16:09:00:000

Apologies in advance for all the ARM wordplay, Im only human. At least its not pot stock puns. UnARMed Under its visionary leader, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft ( MSFT ) went from a company whose operating system ran 90% of computing devices in the world to, um, not that. … read more...

Apple and Alphabet erase their gains for the year

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 16:03:00:000

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Facebook and Alphabet job openings show 'early signs' of slowdown in growth: Citi's Mark May

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 15:54:00:000

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Market slump continues amid trade tensions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 13:43:55:000

Markets go up, and markets go down. For U.S. stock markets, it's now down's turn, as U.S.-China trade tensions persist. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Online holiday sales tracking at +19% pace

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 12:28:28:000

Oline retail sales for the period from November 1 to December 6 was up 18.6% Y/Y to $80.3B, according to tracking by Adobe Analytics. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Tech stocks news, News on ETFs, Top stock market news, Read more… read more...

How Coldplay, a band that says rock is 'done', grossed $500 million

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 12:18:00:000

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Amazon's Next Catalyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 11:33:20:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Louis Stevens as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Amazon&#… read more...

3 Chinese Stocks To Bank On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 10:41:14:000

Source: WorldAtlas.com 3 Chinese Stocks to Bank on Ive been a proponent of several Chinese companies for some time now. Most notably, my long positions have been in Baidu ( BIDU ) and Alibaba ( BABA ) , which have both earned stellar results in recent years. However, despite t… read more...

Elon Musk's latest legal bout with the UAW may have ripple effects across Silicon Valley

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 10:40:00:000

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We See An Opportunity In United Parcel Service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 18:02:05:000

United Parcel Service ( UPS ) stock has been under a lot of pressure in recent weeks. Transportation names have felt the pinch of late and fears of competition are growing. However, we believe that there is opportunity to scoop up shares of UPS on this most recent selloff. The company has… read more...

Walmart to acquire home decor site Art.com, further extending its e-commerce push

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 16:06:00:000

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FedEx: Immediate Amazon Threat Overstated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 15:47:22:000

The time to buy FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) is when the market gets anxiety over Amazon ( AMZN ) expanding into the package delivery space. While the large online retailer is always a threat, FedEx should continue riding the delivery economy higher. Image Source: Amazon website Amazon … read more...

Apple is in talks to buy a violent Israeli TV show with Richard Gere as possible lead

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 14:03:00:000

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Amazon invites users to help Alexa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 12:34:08:000

Amazon ( AMZN +0.8% ) opens Alexa Answers to let select users help the voice assistant answer questions. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon Should Have A Happier Holiday Than Portrayed By Guidance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 10:58:55:000

Source: Finbox.io Note the first digit (thousands) is missing from the graph Amazon ( AMZN ) fourth quarter should exceed guidance based on strong Cyber Monday sales and new business introductions. The guidance for revenue growth of 10 to 20 percent is much lower than the historic… read more...

Amazon Still Has A Lot Of Growth Potential Driven By Prime

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 09:32:26:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) has experienced impressive growth so far, and the company has a lot more room to grow. Amazon is taking its substantial cash flow and making acquisitions to further enhance its growth rate. Shareholders can also expect to see organic growth as Amazon Prime continues to grow its… read more...

Walgreens launches next-day prescription delivery with FedEx to compete with Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 08:16:00:000

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Buffett On Discount Rates: How To Apply His Methodology Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 08:02:07:000

As a therapeutic exercise during this crazy quarter, I have been re-watching old Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A ) (NYSE: BRK.B ) annual meeting videos, which are now available (from 1994-onwards) on both youtube and CNBC. With all of the hullabaloo about rising rates and equity risk premi… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: FB, GOOG, SIG, CVS, THO & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 07:59:00:000

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Microsoft's CFO is keeping an eye on gaming now that it does $10 billion in annual revenue

via: CNBC at 2018-12-05 16:37:00:000

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The Chemist's Closed-End Fund Report - November 2018: Discounts Blow Out As The Stock Market Corrects

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 14:11:24:000

Author's note: All data is as of November 2, 2018, so numbers may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. Quantitative screens help to rapidly narrow down attractive candidates from the database of 500-plus closed-end funds ((CEFs)) for further … read more...

Mike Bloomberg says he'd try to sell Bloomberg LP if he becomes president

via: CNBC at 2018-12-05 12:57:00:000

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Comcast set to launch Amazon Prime Video on Xfinity platform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 11:19:16:000

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) say Amazon Prime Video will launch in the coming week on Comcast's Xfinity X1 platform. More news on: Comcast Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Be Thankful If You Stayed Out Of The Danger Zone (And Avoided Companies Like Snap) This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 10:18:30:000

It's the time of year to reflect on the things for which we're thankful. Investors tend to focus their gratitude on the winners they pick, but research shows that it might be more profitable to focus on avoiding losers. To that end, we're summarizing some Danger Zone picks that steered readers… read more...

Why Property REITs Are A 'Must Own' For Retirees And Income Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 08:35:00:000

Co-produced with Jussi Askola and PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities As a person who heavily relies on income from my dividend stocks, I understand the needs of retired people and especially the one for passive income generation. In fact, one of the questions that we rece… read more...

Crowded Trades Are Unwinding And It's Time To Take Advantage (William Koldus)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 08:10:10:000

Background for the Interview: William (Travis) and Brian discuss what the crowded trades appear to be in today's markets, what to be careful of, and what opportunities the market may currently be offering investors. For those who prefer to read, my full interview notes are copied below. … read more...

Analyst: Google, Amazon releasing AirPods rivals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 07:31:40:000

Noted Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests Google ( GOOG , GOOGL )and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) are working on AirPods competitors, but he thinks Apple can keep the market lead by adding new functions. More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc…. read more...

Santa Rally Stuck In The Chimney? (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 07:28:22:000

Today's Top Stories: Santa rally stuck in the chimney; which markets are closed for Bush day of mourning; and EU finance ministers fail to agree on digital revenue tax. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Santa Rally Stuck In The Chimney?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 07:00:32:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Europe and Asia followed the U.S. into the red overnight as equities slumped on the latest economic growth and yie… read more...

The FAANG stocks shed $140 billion in Tuesday's market rout

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 16:08:00:000

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Amazon, Stamps.com drop on suggested USPS hike

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 15:33:07:000

A commission appointed by President Trump recommends that the U.S. Postal Service hike its rates for shipping packages. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Stamps.com Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, Rea… read more...

Amazon: False Signals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 15:07:41:000

Investment Thesis Amazon ( AMZN ) has rallied strongly in the past 2 weeks, giving investors both respite, as well as a false sense of security. It is my strong contention that this is a false signal, this feeling of safety which the stock of this tech giant gives, which is not only misleadi… read more...

Salesforce Knocks It Out Of The Park

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 14:23:51:000

Its been a grueling winter for tech stocks and countless number of positive earnings reports have fallen on deaf ears. Will the bloodletting stop? Not if Salesforce ( CRM ) has something to say about it! And if you thought that techs secular tailwinds had vanished, this l… read more...

Trump's Tariff Threat For Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 14:00:00:000

The administrations threat of levying 10% on iPhones is a great sign for the technology sector as a whole. The short-term media sensationalism has flipped this story the other way around crying about this as if it is a major penalty to Apple ( AAPL ). Dont get me wrong, the… read more...

Will The FAANGS Finally Kill Off Television?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 13:30:46:000

If you were waiting for the other shoe to drop, well, it dropped. That is the takeaway from finding out that Amazon ( AMZN ) is making a daredevil bid to pry away the last remaining crown jewels from the traditional television dinosaurs. In the first round of bidding, Amazon has flexed its… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 53

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 13:12:51:000

Safety first: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (Photo via Autowise ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 53 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This i… read more...

The Case For Breaking Up IBM

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 12:47:57:000

I have been bearish about International Business Machines ( IBM ) for a while now. In May 2017, I published an article, describing the reasons why I believed that the Big Blue was fading . In the article, I wrote about the weak performance of the company under Virginia Rometty, the missed opp… read more...

Who said stores are dead? These 5 retailers are investing billions of dollars in bricks and mortar

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 12:22:00:000

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50 Worst Performing S&P 500 Constituents In November

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 11:05:19:000

As late as November 23rd, the S&P 500 ( SPY ) had produced a -2.7% return in November. On the heels of October's -6.8% return, the index had erased its year-to-date gain. A late month bounce on dovish Fedspeak and hopes for a trade war truce pushed index returns positive at +2.0% for the m… read more...

Kroger Earnings: What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 18:43:56:000

During the second quarter, same-store sales at Kroger ( KR ) showed evidence of weakness while profit margins were negatively impacted by heightened investments in online infrastructure. Rising competition levels within the grocery industry have forced Kroger to become more aggressive in effor… read more...

How Microsoft bounced back

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 17:16:00:000

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Amazon is now in the running in a three-way race to become the world's most valuable public company

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 16:08:00:000

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FT: France, Germany plan digital tax compromise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 15:00:29:000

France and Germany abandon an EU plan to impose a digital tax on tech companies. The duo will instead propose a 3% tax on digital ad revenue, according to plans viewed by the Financial Times . More news on: Facebook, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more… read more...

The Big Elephant In The Room For AT&T And 3 Things To Watch Out For In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 15:00:10:000

2018, although it is not yet over, has been a dismal year for AT&T ( T ) investors. While the dividends kept rolling in like clockwork, the rest of the business performed nothing close to Swiss clockwork, and as a result, the stock tanked up to 25% before making up some lost ground at the … read more...

Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 14:37:00:000

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StarTek's First Combined Entity Quarter: Many Hidden Bright Spots

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 14:11:05:000

Investment Thesis Follow Up The investment thesis described on my last Top Idea article remains intact with Q3'18 Startek/Aegis combined results confirming a number of points: Zero merger overlap resulting in the integration progressing ahead of schedule and in the implementation $12.5… read more...

Yext: Price Matters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 12:10:35:000

Yext ( YEXT ) appears to be another example of a stock trading on extreme momentum when the underlying business hasn't shifting meaningfully. Yext has already dipped from over $27 back in September to under $15 now. My investment thesis is highly bullish on this dip as the stock got too pr… read more...

Code.org and Amazon Kick Off Hour of Code: Dance Party to Introduce One Million Girls to Coding

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-03 11:30:00:000

Amazon and Code.org partner for this years Hour of Code, which aims to inspire one million girls during the first week of December to try coding their own dance party Over 1,000 Amazon employees volunteering at schools and events around the world to inspire young people to lear… read more...

QQQ: Bad Karma?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 11:06:10:000

Stock markets continue to trade in highly precarious territory. Many investors have suggested that these events simply represent "bad karma" after a period of excessive hubris. The Invesco NASDAQ Trust ETF ( QQQ ) has lost 9.55% since the beginning of October, as exuberant investors have pushe… read more...

Amazon's cloud service is locking in bigger upfront commitments, helping it run away with the market

via: CNBC at 2018-12-02 13:07:00:000

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Podcast: Amazon AWS ReInvent, HP Inc. And Dell Earnings, Apple Music And Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-02 00:52:45:000

This weeks Tech.pinions podcast features Ben Bajarin and Bob ODonnell analyzing multiple announcements from Amazons (AMZN) AWS re:Invent conference, including the launch of several new custom chips, discussing the impact of HPs (HPQ) and Dells (DVMT) ear… read more...

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-01 16:00:00:000

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Berkshire Hathaway Invests In Emerging Markets Consumer Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-01 13:37:53:000

By Kara Marciscano, CFA At Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) (BRK.B) 2018 annual shareholder meeting, Warren Buffett lamented missing the opportunity to invest in Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN). The chairman and CEO admitted he did not understand the technology well enough to determine… read more...

How Morgan Stanley's 'mad scientist' became the top Wall Street analyst on the space industry

via: CNBC at 2018-12-01 12:12:00:000

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Salesforce is not the fastest-growing enterprise software company ever - it's Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-01 12:00:00:000

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Apple loses spot as world's most valuable public company to Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 15:25:00:000

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How to beat Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 15:12:00:000

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In a rare move, Apple is partnering with Amazon to let you control Apple Music with Alexa

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 09:02:00:000

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Apple Music coming to Amazon Echos

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 08:28:08:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Music is coming to Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Echo speakers beginning the week of December 17. Amazon made the announcement in a blog post . More news on: Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon's cloud business is competing with its own customers

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 08:04:00:000

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Some tech stocks are safe, but pick wisely: Nuveen equity strategist

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 18:25:00:000

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J. Crew reportedly discontinues budget line, calling Amazon deal into question

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 17:02:00:000

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Lawmakers push Amazon harder for facial rec answers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 15:33:25:000

U.S. lawmakers send Amazon ( AMZN +0.3% ) a list of four questions about its Rekognition facial recognition software's operations and bias. Amazon has a strict deadline of December 13 to respond. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Netflix: 3 Reasons To Buy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 15:18:19:000

Investment Thesis Netflix ( NFLX ) is one of the best stock investments in the last two decades. Even though shares are up considerably over the years, there is still room to run in my opinion. That is because Netflix, despite its size, is far from being a mature business. Even though c… read more...

Amazon Is Hiding A Big Surprise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 15:17:18:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) is unfairly punished by the market due to its lower growth guidance. The company has shown a continuous fall in growth rates from its online stores segment, which makes over 50% of the total revenue. This segment is the lowest margin business for Amazon. On the other hand, high… read more...

Is Wall Street still too bullish on FAANG? Some say so

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 14:30:00:000

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Reports: MLB joining crowded ring fighting for Fox RSNs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 14:14:41:000

Major League Baseball is joining a very crowded field bidding for the 22 regional sports networks being put up for sale by Fox and Disney ( FOX +0.2% , FOXA +0.2% , DIS +0.3% ) as part of their $71B asset deal, according to reports. More news on: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., T… read more...

AWS Announces the DeepRacer League (DRL)

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-29 13:34:00:000

AWS launches the first global autonomous racing league, open to everyone Developers train and race on simulated tracks or in-person with 1/18 th scale cars driven by reinforcement learning in quest of the coveted DeepRacer Cup Today at AWS re:Invent,Amazon Web Services… read more...

Amazon has a new way to record HD TV shows even if you don't pay for cable - here's how it works

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 12:30:00:000

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Buy Walmart, Target as online sales growth starts to outpace Amazon's: Bank of America

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 10:32:00:000

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Tech stocks soar 3%, but Facebook lags behind

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 16:19:00:000

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Why Amazon Could Buy Barnes & Noble

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 16:17:50:000

Barnes & Noble (BKS) will probably join Sears and J.C. Penney (JCP) in the retail graveyard this holiday season. The bookseller reported its seventh straight net loss in a row on October 27, 2018. Barnes & Noble has reported net losses and operating losses for every quarter since… read more...

Amazon launches Security Hub

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 15:56:08:000

Amazon ( AMZN +6.2% ) announces the new AWS Security Hub service lets users streamline high-profile security alerts and compliance status across AWS accounts. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Tenable Holdings, Tech stocks news, News on ETFs, R… read more...

Despite cryptocurrency crash, Amazon sees opportunity to embrace blockchain

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 14:34:00:000

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Lessons from the 'Nifty Fifty' in the 1970s could be applied to the FANG trade today

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 14:27:00:000

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AWS announces its A.I. chip

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 14:10:05:000

Amazon ( AMZN +4.9% ) Web Services announces its entry into A.I. chips with Inferentia, which will become available next year. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon Web Services Announces 13 New Machine Learning Services and Capabilities, Including a Custom Chip for Machine Learning Inference, and a 1/18 Scale Autonomous Race Car for Developers

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-28 14:00:00:000

New Amazon SageMaker capabilities make it easier for customers to build, train, and deploy models; SageMaker Ground Truth produces high-quality labeled training data, SageMaker RL delivers clouds first managed service for reinforcement learning algorithms and simulators, and a new m… read more...

Amazon Web Services Announces Series of New Database Capabilities

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-28 13:50:00:000

Significant new features for Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB; brand new purpose-built databases for time series data and ledger systems of record Amazon Aurora Global Database enables customers to update a database in a single region and automatically and quickly replicate to other… read more...

Amazon Web Services Announces Three Services to Build and Deploy Faster, Manage Data Easier

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-28 13:50:00:000

AWS Control Tower creates an automated landing zone for the set up and governance of a secure, compliant multi-account environment AWS Security Hub centrally manages security and compliance across an AWS environment AWS Lake Formation makes it easy for customers to build secure da… read more...

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Outposts

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-28 13:49:00:000

AWS introduces the ability to run AWS infrastructure and services on-premises to deliver a truly consistent hybrid experience AWS Outposts come in two variants; first, an extension of the fast-growing VMware Cloud on AWS service that runs on AWS Outposts; second, AWS Outposts that allo… read more...

Amazon confirms project to mine patient records and more accurately diagnose diseases

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 17:41:00:000

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Amazon HQ2 critics are 'misinterpreting' the deal: New York Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 17:26:00:000

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A Santa rally depends on Trump making trade truce and easier tone from Fed

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 17:25:00:000

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WeWork has paused its test of Amazon Alexa at work, but internal Amazon pilot sees quick adoption

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 17:19:00:000

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AWS launches cloud service for satellite data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 15:44:05:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) announces AWS Ground Station, a cloud service for data from satellites. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

THR: YouTube pulling back from scripted content spending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 15:19:03:000

YouTube ( GOOG -0.6% , GOOGL -0.6% ) is pulling back from scripted content output , a reversal of a strategy that pushed a premium subscription tier, The Hollywood Reporter says. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Tech stocks new… read more...

Amazon Web Services and Lockheed Martin Team to Make Downlinking Satellite Data Easier and Less Expensive

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-27 15:09:00:000

Now customers can connect with multiple satellites at the same time, have nearly continual coverage in mission-critical situations, and lower the cost of getting information from space to Earth Customers can quickly and easily download, process, store, analyze, and act on satellite dat… read more...

Amazon: Buy The Dip With Both Hands

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 15:04:26:000

A Mixed Q3, Weak Q4 Guide Contrary to what the price of Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) stock may suggest, the company reported a quite robust fiscal Q3. And while the results lagged sell-side expectations, the growth displayed was still phenomenal for a company the size of Amazon. Here are the h… read more...

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Ground Station

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-27 14:58:00:000

With a network of 12 antenna ground stations in AWS Regions around the world customers can download, process, store, analyze, and act upon satellite data quicker with substantial cost savings Initial customers DigitalGlobe, BlackSky, Spire, Capella Space, Open Cosmos, and HawkEye 360 t… read more...

Amazon cloud business reaches into space with satellite connection service

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 14:58:00:000

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Cramer flags 'bargain' retail stocks: Macy's, Kohl's, Target, Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 18:34:00:000

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Veteran trader says market bounce may be the bottom

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 16:40:00:000

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Tech stocks rally 2 percent after suffering Black Friday losses

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 16:30:00:000

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Ignore Trader Noise, Buy QQQ Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 16:02:47:000

Three months ago I was telling you to start selling stocks . By my 4th Quarter Macro And Market Outlook (Editor's Pick) in early October, I said this: "I am holding about 25% cash in portfolios because…risk is high." Over the past three weeks I have been scaling back into stocks... read more...

Supreme Court appears skeptical of Apple's arguments in App Store monopoly case

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 15:48:00:000

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Sprouts: Accounting Headwinds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 15:45:25:000

The affordable fresh and organic options offered by Sprouts Farmers Market ( SFM ) have long left my investment thesis generally positive on the grocer surviving the industry threats. The thesis is further bolstered by the regional footprint of their store basis having only now entered 19 … read more...

How To Set Your Investment Goals?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 15:24:51:000

Introduction Goals are one of the most important aspects in investing. The markets are very complex. They offer all kinds of financial instruments that connect investors with companies. It allows investors to transfer their money to the future while gaining positive returns. Different inve… read more...

Cyber Monday expected to set a record

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 14:49:32:000

Cyber Monday is expected to generate $7.8B in sales, according to the latest tabulation from Adobe Analytics. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., eBay Inc., Wayfair, Consumer stocks news, Top stock market news, Tech stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Most people barely know what their Amazon Echo can do -- impress your family with these tricks

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 14:09:00:000

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Where Did My Trillion Dollars Go?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 14:05:20:000

In the last couple of months, the unstoppable, must-own FAANG stocks are down 30% from their highs, and a total of over $1 trillion in market value vanished. What happened? Not long ago, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet (formerly known as Google) each flirted with or surpassed historic trillion-doll… read more...

The Amazon effect is already turning Long Island City's residential market into a 'madhouse'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-25 15:55:00:000

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Tracking Al Gore's Generation Investment Management Portfolio - Q3 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 13:44:20:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Generation Investment Managements 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Al Gores regulatory 13F Form filed on 11/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking Al Gores Generat… read more...

Tracking Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine Capital Portfolio - Q3 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 09:23:15:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Stephen Mandels 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Mandels regulatory 13F Form filed on 11/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking Stephen Mandels Lone Pine Capital P… read more...

Go to the mall or buy from your phone? More shoppers this holiday season are going mobile

via: CNBC at 2018-11-25 08:37:00:000

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Eyes On Cyber Monday, Argentina And Mars (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-25 08:08:53:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look f… read more...

How independent movies, lagging in funding and promotion, are getting a boost from big media

via: CNBC at 2018-11-24 12:00:00:000

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Why REITs Outperform Stocks And 3 'Strong Buys' Heading Into 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-24 10:00:00:000

It is well-known that over long time frames, REITs have consistently achieved significantly higher returns than stocks and bonds. ( source ; REITs: dark blue line; S&P500: grey line) Counting out the latest REIT market underperformance, the return differential is even more importan… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Eyes On Cyber Monday, Argentina And Mars

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-24 09:03:18:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Investors will be looking for some soothing signs of global cooperation next week a… read more...

Margin Analysis Supports Investment In Select Beaten-Down Retail Companies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-24 04:59:55:000

Its no secret that a number of retail stocks have been beaten down in recent years as companies struggle to adapt to a new reality in how products are purchased and delivered. A key culprit for general retailers without proprietary products is real-time price transparency that has been… read more...

Black Friday for Sears a 'ghost town' as it tries to make it through to another holiday season

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 14:47:00:000

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Target is winning out in post-Toys R Us toy sales, says former Walmart CEO

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 14:34:00:000

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Lowe's website 'down for maintenance' on Black Friday

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 14:04:00:000

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Holiday shoppers used their phones to spend $1 billion this Thanksgiving

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 11:32:00:000

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De-FANGed: Rolling Returns Of S&P 100 Vs S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 11:01:23:000

On Wednesday, I published an article entitled: De-Fanged - Why Megacaps Unerperform that illustrated that the S&P 100 ( OEF ), the one-hundred largest components of the S&P 500 ( SPY ), tend to underperform the broader benchmark over long-time intervals. The lagging returns by the S&… read more...

Black Friday online sales trending strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 10:53:21:000

Adobe Analytics projects Black Friday online spending of over $6.4B, an increase from an earlier forecast of $5.9B. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Former small business chief: Big tech loans will change things 'completely' for mom-and-pop shops

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 10:31:00:000

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Amazon warehouse workers in Europe protest on Black Friday, calling working conditions 'inhuman'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 09:19:00:000

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It's Time! Here's A Sneak Peek at Amazon's Cyber Monday Deals

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-23 09:00:00:000

Shop deeper discounts and even more selection this year, with deals on thousands of top products and gifts during Cyber Monday Deals Week, beginning tomorrow, November 24 through December 1 new deals every day, plus fast and free shipping options on hundreds of millions of items … read more...

Amazon: "Record" UK Black Friday shopping

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 08:44:23:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) reports "record levels" of Black Friday shopping in the U.K. as international retailers turn more towards the US-centric shopping day. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 51

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 07:24:21:000

Safety first: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (via Autowise ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 51 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is an "… read more...

The holiday season gives Macy's the chance to prove its turnaround plan is working

via: CNBC at 2018-11-22 07:00:00:000

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Walmart: Is It Time To Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 17:47:16:000

Investment Thesis Walmart's ( WMT ) stock dropped 13 percent in one week after the company's Q4 EPS guidance missed analyst expectations, but even at $94 per share, the stock is not yet attractive for me for the three reasons discussed in this article. Let's dig in. Intense and Intensify… read more...

Stock rebound was head fake, and now next week will be telling for bull market

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 16:25:00:000

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Half of Amazon HQ2 jobs in tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 16:03:10:000

Half the jobs Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) brings to its two new headquarters will be in tech, according to NYC and Virginia government. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

QQQ: Why Are We Still Falling?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 16:02:27:000

Stock markets continue to trade under a dark cloud of bearish pressure, and the Invesco NASDAQ Trust ( QQQ ) has lost 14.77% since the ETF reached its highs in August. For many, these moves have been surprising because tech stocks have been consistent leaders in the bull market rally which fol… read more...

Want the best Black Friday deals? Head to a department store

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 13:39:00:000

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Amazon's PillPack may be gearing up to serve the retailer's employees before broader rollout

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 13:38:00:000

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U.S. online shipping up 17% this season

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 13:19:50:000

U.S. consumers spent $31.9B shopping online in the first 20 days of this month, up 17% Y/Y, according to Adobe Analytics data. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, eBay Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, , Read more … read more...

Hedge funds are in a 'vicious downward cycle' as their favorite stocks badly trail market

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 13:15:00:000

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Bloomberg: Yankees draw partners including Amazon to YES deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 12:46:42:000

The New York Yankees are lining up partners (including Amazon), Bloomberg reports, for its plan to buy back the YES Network -- the most valuable of the regional sports networks being divested as part of the Disney-Fox deal. More news on: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Twenty-First Centu… read more...

Apple's stock rout starts and ends with the iPhone

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 12:30:00:000

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Cramer: Powell now has 8 reasons to pause the Fed's rate hikes after December

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 18:10:00:000

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Amazon Alexa's Bluetooth SDK now widely available

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 17:03:58:000

Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit is now widely available to developers particularly those making Bluetooth headphones, headsets, and wearables. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Walmart, Target to grab more online sales this holiday, but it's come at a cost

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 14:17:00:000

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Amazon's Correction Spells Long-Term Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 14:04:50:000

For years, investors in Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) preached that revenue growth was the reason to buy the stock. Even when the company was piling up debt and swimming in rivers of red ink, long-term investors said to stay the course because of revenue growth. Eventually Amazons ex… read more...

Microsoft announces it will support USB keys that let you log into everything without a password

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 14:02:00:000

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'I still love Amazon' compared to the other FAANG stocks: Former Twitter CEO

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 13:34:00:000

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Amazon Valuation Part 3: Discount Rates And My Final Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 13:27:32:000

This is the third and final part of my three-part Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN ) valuation, in light of the company's Q3 earnings report and ensuing market selloff. You can find parts 1 (Revenue projections) and 2 (margin and ROIC projections) at these links: Part 1: Revenue Drivers Over The Next… read more...

New Leadership At Google Cloud Makes Alphabet An Even Better Cloud Bet Vs IBM And Oracle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 13:06:35:000

Background The race to become the dominant public cloud computer over the long haul is tremendous and though Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the clear leader at this point in time, it is still fairly early in the game as most Enterprises have not yet moved to the cloud…. read more...

These charts show which stores depend the most on holiday sales

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 13:00:00:000

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Amazon's threat of buying sports rights should freak out traditional media companies

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 12:51:00:000

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Jeff Bezos' new 'shadow' adviser at Amazon is a female executive of Chinese descent

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 18:42:00:000

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The Amazon-Berkshire-JPM health venture just hired first female exec, from a big insurance company

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 16:59:00:000

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Cloud stocks get hammered, with Salesforce suffering worst day since early 2016

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 16:57:00:000

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Once popular tech stocks like Facebook and Apple are now getting crushed: Here's what happened

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 16:35:00:000

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Sears is just one of five retailers that have no room for error this holiday season

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 16:07:00:000

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Looking Back At The Month Of October

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 15:50:03:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) "Bull markets are born … read more...

AWS develops new services amid open-source pushback

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 15:01:45:000

Amazon ( AMZN -4.3% ) continues to use open-source software to build out AWS despite tensions with the open-source community, according to The Information . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., MongoDB, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

The five most important tech stocks are getting slaughtered, with each down more than 20% from highs

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 14:15:00:000

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Kroger names Cincinnati the first US city to open an Ocado automated warehouse

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 14:10:00:000

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Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa - here's how to delete them

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 13:59:00:000

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Chinese Media Sector Stocks Remain In A Rout As The Film Industry Grapples To Find Ground

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 14:00:05:000

Investors have been generally punishing Chinese film production companies for promoting quantity over quality, amid an overall slowing of Chinas economic growth and continued trade disputes with the U.S. Shares of several media companies in China have recently taken a nosedive, inclu… read more...

Paint It Black (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 10:26:59:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look for … read more...

How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

via: CNBC at 2018-11-17 12:58:00:000

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SoftBank Puts Another $3B In WeWork

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 11:33:01:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. WeWork ( VWORK): The work-share giant raised $3B from SoftBank ([[SFTBF]], [[SFTBY]]) the corporation … read more...

Stocks To Watch: Paint It Black

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 09:16:12:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. There's a little bit of darkness hanging over the market that can't be ignored. A r… read more...

Amazon's 2 new headquarters will need bodies to fill 50,000 high paying jobs: Here's how to land one

via: CNBC at 2018-11-17 09:00:00:000

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How Is Netflix Performing In India

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 05:35:39:000

Netflix's (NFLX) stock price is down about 31% from its all-time high, and is currently trading at $291. As subscriber growth in the US saturates, the company is turning to international markets for growth. India is one of the predominant markets that Netflix is hoping will drive the company's… read more...

MSC Industrial Looking To A Restructured Sales Effort To Drive Better Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 03:16:40:000

As I've discussed (and lamented) on more than one occasion, MSC Industrial 's ( MSM ) track record over the past couple of years has not been up to snuff, with the company underperforming other distributors like Fastenal ( FAST ) and Grainger ( GWW ) in both operational and stock performa… read more...

Amazon Or Disney: Which Company Should You Buy For Video-Streaming Exposure In India?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 00:04:25:000

Shareholders in American multinational corporations, such as Amazon ( AMZN ) and Disney ( DIS ), are constantly seeking to find out where future growth for their companies will come from. Companies invest heavily in international markets to constantly deliver growth in sales revenue and profit… read more...

Google could buy more than $110 million of land for mega-campus 15 miles south of its HQ

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 21:02:00:000

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Google's new cloud chief has a culture clash ahead of him after 22 years at Oracle

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 20:13:00:000

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Three Concerns Facebook Bulls Should Be Worried About

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 17:43:26:000

Introduction Facebook ( FB ) has been under pressure this year. Its stock price has declined by 18% making it the worst-performing FAANG stock. The stocks decline has been attributed to a stream of negative headlines that started during the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The scanda… read more...

Nvidia: Another Falling Star Signals Trouble Lies Ahead For Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 15:35:06:000

Source: TheVerge.com Nvidia: Another Star Is Falling Nvidia ( NVDA ) crashed by nearly 20% following its latest earnings announcement, which brings the companys total decline from its all-time highs to roughly 45% in just six weeks. A rotation out of high multiple stocks and … read more...

Why JP Morgan's top internet analyst expects breakout growth for Facebook and Amazon shares in 2019

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 14:03:00:000

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EXG: Revisiting After Price Decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 13:12:10:000

Back in September, I published an article on the Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund ( EXG ), a relatively high-yielding closed-end fund that has been in and out of my portfolio over much of the past ten years. At the time of the article, the fund was trading at a 4… read more...

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene is out, to be replaced by former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 12:45:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 50

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 12:33:56:000

Drag racer Charelle Luiz and her helmet (via Wayne Joseph ). Bulletproof Investing: Week 50 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017 I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is an " investing… read more...

Alibaba Replicates Amazon's Success

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 11:15:53:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) has started showing massive growth in its subscription revenue. With the launch of the 88 VIP membership program, the company has added an additional exclusive membership layer to its 88 Membership Club. Alibaba has a number of services which can attract more c… read more...

Amazon's HQ2 in Queens will be 'square in the danger zone for frequent flooding'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 10:23:00:000

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Whitney Tilson On Value, Reinvention, And The Hedge Fund Business (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 10:00:00:000

By Mike Taylor It's almost boring at this point to observe that a lot of concentrated, value-oriented fund managers have struggled in recent years. Financial journalists are writing obituaries for the careers of many of the stars of early 2000s like David Einhorn , Bruce Berkowitz , or … read more...

PayPal and Square quietly grow small business lending using data as their edge over banks

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 09:23:00:000

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Where the super wealthy are investing their money

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 17:52:00:000

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Jeff Bezos to employees: 'One day, Amazon will fail' but our job is to delay it as long as possible

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 15:39:00:000

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Buy Snap because sentiment can't get more negative, says Citron Research's Andrew Left

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 15:21:00:000

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Amazon regains smart speaker market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 14:12:47:000

Amazon ( AMZN +0.9% ) led with 6.3M units and Google ( GOOG +1.7% )( GOOGL +1.5% ) came in second with 5.9M. Last quarter, Google took the lead from Amazon. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more… read more...

There would be no Amazon had Walmart gone this all-out online years ago: Ex-Target vice chair

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 13:21:00:000

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Marin Software: A First Whiff Of Spring?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 12:12:06:000

We are keeping a close eye on Marin Software ( MRIN ) which is on the ropes, but if it survives, it could be a rather interesting but speculative turn-around play. That it is on the ropes is pretty clear from the following: MRIN Revenue ((TTM)) data by YCharts Mind you, this doesn't ye… read more...

Amazon Valuation Part 1: Revenue Drivers Over The Next Decade

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 11:37:01:000

After Amazon's ( AMZN ) controversial last earnings report, which I detailed here , I decided to take another look at my valuation, which has since become very dated (as Amazon valuations usually are). Since I first attempted to value Amazon this time last year , several positive catalys… read more...

Amazon Is Delivering Solid Growth In India

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 11:15:23:000

India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, and it is a nation that international companies are turning to, in order to capitalize on the countrys growing youth population and increasing use of Internet services. Amazon ( AMZN ) has been investing heavily in the country… read more...

These credit cards can make it hard to get out of debt

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 10:32:00:000

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Bernie Sanders targets Walmart: Bill would block stock buybacks unless workers get $15 minimum wage

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 10:19:00:000

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So Goes Apple, So Goes The U.S. Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 18:30:09:000

Apple (AAPL) has been one of my largest individual holdings for the bulk of the post-recession stock bull. I believed in it when it was trading for one-tenth of its current value back in 2009. I even believed in it when it plummeted 40% in the winter of 2012-2013. Back then, though, Apple's … read more...

Crowded Trades Are Unwinding, With One Big One Left To Go

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 16:41:54:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) "Bull markets are bor… read more...

Berkshire Hathaway reveals stake in JP Morgan as Warren Buffett raises bet on the US banking system

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 16:20:00:000

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Home Depot: A Buffett-Style Stock For The Long Run

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 15:18:17:000

Introduction I spoke well of Home Depot ( HD ) and the home building sector about two years ago, as what I viewed as the Trump bull market was young. At the time, the builders Toll Brothers ( TOL ) and D.R. Horton ( DHI ) were around $29 and HD was around $140. As the home builder sector ( I… read more...

Amazon Prime Video Signs Deal with Viacom International Studios for Exclusive Streaming Rights in Latin America

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-14 15:15:00:000

The deal makes Prime Video the exclusive streaming home for two new series: Homens?, an inspiring comedy and Dani Who? , a fantasy thriller Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Viacom International Studios (VIS) have closed a content deal for Latin America that will bring two new VIS producti… read more...

Snap is 'so beaten down' that the stock may have bottomed out, says investor Andrew Left

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 13:46:00:000

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AAOI's Road To Redemption Is Paved With Alibaba And Tencent's Chinese Data Center Arm's Race

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 13:24:29:000

In June 2017, I wrote an article about Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. ( AAOI ) called " Applied Optoelectronics' Road To $105: A Stock Buyback And A Short Squeeze " while the company was blazing hot, but still seemingly undervalued despite all the noise from short sellers. I suggested that the … read more...

Malone: Disney facing rough 'food fight' in streaming showdown

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 12:10:42:000

Disney ( DIS +0.7% ) is about to take its valuable brand into a "food fight" with technology giants in the battle for streaming viewers , cable titan John Malone says. More news on: The Walt Disney Company, Netflix, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read … read more...

Why Holdings-Based Research Matters: Avoid This Micro-Bubble ETF

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 12:03:16:000

Fund labels and descriptions should not be trusted. Too often, investors make the decision to buy a fund based on its name or stated methodology, rather than on holdings-based research . Only by analyzing a fund's holdings can one determine whether its methodology is fundamentally sound or ju… read more...

Amazon: When Growth Meets Reality

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 11:34:16:000

Investment Thesis This article follows my ongoing stance that Amazon ( AMZN ) makes for a risky investment. I highlight how its valuation clearly points to bubble territory. Also, when the ''story'' is so alluring but the facts grim, it might be a sign that all the good times are already p… read more...

Cramer shares 'chart master' Larry Williams' top trades for the end of the year

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 18:31:00:000

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Analysts are missing the mark on shares of Apple and FANG, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 18:11:00:000

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The FAANG 'trade is dead': Money manager Peter Boockvar

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 17:21:00:000

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Dallas mayor says Amazon officials ultimately had 'an East Coast bias' for HQ2

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 17:00:00:000

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Millennials, you can win the holidays without going broke

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 14:51:00:000

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Citi will move 1,100 workers earlier than planned to make way for Amazon in NYC

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 13:55:00:000

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DOJ's Delrahim speaks on antitrust approach in age of mergers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 13:43:31:000

In an interview with CNBC , DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim was faced point blank with the weekend editorial by Columbia antitrust specialist Tim Wu, who said "It would be understandable if you assumed that the Anti-Merger Act of 1950 had been repealed. But in fact it remains on the bo… read more...

A China-Driven Test Of The October Lows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 13:39:38:000

Tech sector weakness was blamed for Wall Streets losses on Monday, but an even bigger culprit has been weighing on the market lately. In todays report, well look at what is arguably the biggest area of softness for U.S. equities of late, namely China. Ill explai… read more...

DOJ's antitrust chief says Trump tweets 'don't affect our decisions' a day after Trump slams Comcast

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 13:11:00:000

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New York Democrats pick a fight with Amazon over HQ2 in Queens

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 13:07:00:000

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Cramer explains the Apple-led sell-off and what could stop the declines

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 18:12:00:000

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Goldman's 'bear market risk indicator' signals returns will be zero the next 12 months

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 17:26:00:000

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Facebook shares close at lowest price since April 2017 as tech stocks plunge

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 16:03:00:000

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Instinet raises Amazon target over $2,000

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 15:39:55:000

Instinet raises its Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) target from $1,990 to $2,050, a 20% upside to Fridays close. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple's breakdown could mean the stock market retests the October low, chart analysts fear

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 15:09:00:000

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Netflix: Costly Streaming Wars

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 14:30:24:000

The planed addition of several tech giants along with traditional media players into the direct-to-consumer streaming video segment should expose the biggest weakness of leader Netflix ( NFLX ). The problems with developing a leading market position without building up a pristine balance she… read more...

Instagram spurred Citron's Left to cover Facebook short

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 13:54:45:000

Short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research covered his short position on Facebook ( FB -2.4% ), Reuters reports, and it's all due to the power of Instagram . More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Facebook, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Alibaba's Diversification Provides Significant Upside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 13:09:27:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) has backed a wide range of companies in South Asia and Southeast Asia. It has gained market leadership in digital payments ecosystem in most of the countries in these regions. SoftBank (SFTBY), which has close to 30% stake in Alibaba, has also made complimentary investments … read more...

Cramer: 'Apple has to find its footing' for the tech correction to end

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 13:02:00:000

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IBM Is Going Down - But It Can Be Saved

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 12:43:58:000

Introduction In September, I wrote an article that chronicled the slow decline of International Business Machines ( IBM ). The article focused on the companys declining revenues and margins and the fallacy that is Watson that has been overhyped and over-marketed. Since the articl… read more...

Opportunity In Natural Gas & Natural Gas Equities Is Worth The Wait

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-11 17:18:13:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets … read more...

Here's how Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day stack up with China's biggest shopping day

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 16:30:00:000

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Here's how Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day stack up with China's biggest shopping day

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 16:30:00:000

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Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 13:29:00:000

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Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 13:29:00:000

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Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 17:51:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 49

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 16:31:55:000

Drag racer Charelle Luiz and her helmet (via Wayne Joseph ). Bulletproof Investing: Week 49 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is an " investing … read more...

Tech's big five lost a combined $75 billion in market value on Friday

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 16:11:00:000

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Amazon ships cheaper than FedEx, UPS

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 14:08:27:000

UPS ( UPS -1% ) drops on news that Amazon ( AMZN -2.7% ) is offering 50% cheaper shipping for sellers in its pilot shipping program in the Los Angeles area. More news on: United Parcel Service, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., FedEx Corporation, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Consumer… read more...

More Apple products are coming to Amazon under a new deal

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 12:25:00:000

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Apple products (officially) come to Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 11:59:08:000

Amazon ( AMZN -2.5% ) strikes a deal with Apple ( AAPL -2.4% ) to sell its products directly through the e-commerce platform. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Amazon is offering 50 percent cheaper shipping than UPS for some sellers

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 11:27:00:000

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Why REITs Still Deserve A Place In Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 10:00:00:000

With another interest rate hike likely coming in December, and a second one just around the corner, increasingly many investors ask themselves whether they should sell their REIT ( VNQ ) holdings and reallocate in other potentially-less interest rate sensitive sectors. Many of you have sent … read more...

Amazon Announces the Best Books of 2018, Naming Tara Westover's memoir, Educated, the #1 Book of the Year

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-09 09:00:00:000

Amazon book editors reveal the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in over a dozen categories (NASDAQ:AMZN)Today, Amazon.com announced its selections for the Best Books of 2018, naming Tara Westovers Educated: A Memoir the Best Book of the Year. Just … read more...

Wedbush: Microsoft could win Pentagon cloud contract

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 08:31:46:000

Wedbush thinks Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) could beat out Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) for the $10B, winner-takes-all Pentagon cloud contract. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Alibaba aims to make cloud computing its 'main business'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 17:30:00:000

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Amazon And Irrational Exuberance: Sell For The Long Term

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 14:18:21:000

With the latest earnings release, Amazon ( AMZN ) has disappointed the market, and the stock sold off sharply. Even despite the selloff, I wanted to break out the potential of the three "pillars" to demonstrate that Amazon's valuation is still out of sync with its future potential; Amazon's st… read more...

You can now use Amazon Alexa on a Windows 10 computer - Here's how

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 13:32:00:000

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Market Volatility Bulletin: SPX And VIX Dip In Tandem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 12:47:04:000

Market Intro CNBC: 11:49 AM Oil ( USO ) has officially entered a bear market, down 20% from recent highs. Volatility is heating up in the space, reaching some of the highest levels since early 2017. CNBC The US stock market ( SPY , DIA , IWM ) is trading fairly sideways after W… read more...

Fundstrat chart analyst: Washed out tech stocks will lead the market in a year-end recovery

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 11:37:00:000

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AT&T: Winter Is Coming For Streaming Service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 10:59:43:000

The problem all along with the buyout of Time Warner is the fear that AT&T ( T ) would become a slow moving conglomerate. The recently announced OTT plans for late 2019 from WarnerMedia confirm these fears as the integration plans and merger delays leave the new media giant behind in r… read more...

Marketers are spending more on technology and less on people

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 10:20:00:000

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This holiday season could seal Barnes & Noble's fate as the bookseller considers selling itself

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 10:00:00:000

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Interactive Brokers - Macy's Could See Bigger Sales Boost From Black Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:31:29:000

As iconic U.S.-based department store Macy's (M) gets set to release its third-quarter of 2018 earnings results, the global retail sector has been preparing for year-end holiday sales. Consumers generally continue to take out their wallets , despite the myriad of event risks looming in the … read more...

Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) October Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:18:34:000

October monthly performance was: -8.64% More news on: Invesco QQQ ETF, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, , Read more … read more...

Cloud plays may be 'best tech stocks to own' as 2018 ends: Cramer

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 18:31:00:000

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'Free shipping is pretty much table stakes' in e-commerce today, Etsy CEO says

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 18:26:00:000

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Cramer's advice on investing during Washington gridlock: Buy fast growers

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 18:14:00:000

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CNBC: Comcast plans streaming box for Net-only customers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 17:11:06:000

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) is introducing a product for its broadband-only customers that would include a device allowing them to aggregate certain streaming services , CNBC reports. More news on: Comcast Corporation, Netflix, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news,… read more...

Roku plans to shake up how customers watch video, and it could help the company earn more ad dollars

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 15:04:00:000

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Has Amazon Been Hurt By Tariffs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 14:38:26:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) could have been hurt by tariffs on items sold through its website and components for its data centers. Networking and data centers are to be affected by tariffs on machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, in… read more...

Amazon's Rational Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 12:51:11:000

According to Amazons ( AMZN ) latest quarterly results, its TTM revenue growth rates have not shown acceleration for the first time in the last five quarters, and at first glance it seems unsatisfactory . But analysis of longer-term TTM revenue growth rates proves the opposite. Th… read more...

Execs from Amazon, LinkedIn and Square swear by the 'silent meeting' - here's why

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 12:47:00:000

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Can Apple Have A Say In The Streaming Industry?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 11:36:44:000

Overview Apple (AAPL) is said to be planning a grand entrance to the video streaming industry as early as March 2019, which has been on the cards for quite a while. Early indications of such a plan include striking a deal with Steven Spielbergs Amblin for Amazing Stories&… read more...

Amazon's Echo, Music come to Mexico

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 10:58:23:000

The devices are equipped with Spanish-language Alexa and localized knowledge and skills. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Jim Cramer predicts what the midterm election's outcome could mean for the stock market

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 18:11:00:000

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Amazon is reportedly moving into Long Island City, Queens: Here's what the neighborhood is like

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 14:33:00:000

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Microsoft's Cortana chief is leaving

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 14:20:00:000

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The Worm Finally Turns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 14:18:56:000

The old saying about the worm finally turning is based on the notion that even the most timid wee beastie, such as a worm, will eventually reach its limit when under attack and turn on its tormentors. This idiom refers to the idea that in human affairs, a situation can suddenly change so that … read more...

Amazon is mailing a printed holiday toy catalog to millions of customers

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 13:35:00:000

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The Smart Home Race - Who's Winning

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 13:22:53:000

Google ( GOOGL ) and Amazon ( AMZN ) have been engaged in a race over the past years. They both seem to be alone in this race, as no other real competitors have risen to challenge them. This race is of course who can create the most cohesive and advanced set of products to create the ultimate … read more...

AMD shares rise after chipmaker announces new business from Amazon's cloud unit

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 12:39:00:000

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Tech Stock Trade Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 12:17:55:000

Today there were two reports out of China signaling a trade deal is in the offing. China's Vice President Wang Qishan said in no uncertain terms, "the Chinese side is ready to have discussions." Music to my ears. The other report was that China and the US are meeting Friday to settle s… read more...

AWS Introduces New Amazon EC2 Instances Featuring AMD EPYC Processors

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-06 12:15:00:000

New options for general purpose and memory-optimized instances offer a 10% price decrease for customers of these instance types Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced new general purpose (M5 and T3) and memory-optimized (R5) instance typ… read more...

Big Ticket 2018 Picks: October Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 11:37:19:000

In early January, I published my top picks for 2018, see article here . As a reminder for readers not familiar with my strategy, I am a dividend growth investor in my mid-30s with a long-term horizon (hopefully), and my plan is to invest in well-rounded companies with a quality track record, … read more...

Raymond James: Buy stocks in these four sectors no matter what happens in Tuesday's midterms

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 17:54:00:000

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JBG Smith jumps 4.3% after DC suburb seen as frontrunner for Amazon HQ2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 17:15:57:000

JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS ) closes up 4.3% Monday after reports name northern Virginia's Crystal City--a Washington,DC, suburb--as a front-runner for one of the two final locations for Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) H2Q. More news on: JBG SMITH Properties, Amazon.com, Inc., Washington Real … read more...

Confident shoppers could actually hurt Amazon this holiday season: Retail veteran Jan Kniffen

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 17:07:00:000

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Amazon hiring thousands of holiday delivery drivers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 16:56:59:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) plans to hire thousands of seasonal delivery drivers to supplement the US Post Office, UPS, FedEx, and its own delivery partners. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Insider Weekends: Elon Musk Purchases $10 Million Of Tesla Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 16:50:13:000

Insider buying increased last week with insiders purchasing $114.46 million of stock compared to $66.26 million in the week prior. Selling also increased with insiders selling $577.49 million of stock last week compared to $500.08 million in the week prior. Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell… read more...

As Amazon HQ2 talk grows, Crystal City expects surging property prices, heavy traffic and many jobs

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 16:31:00:000

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Project $1M: October Brings High Drama

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 15:21:43:000

October was a month of high drama for Project $1M, the concentrated portfolio that I am running with the aim of growing a ~$275k base into $1M over a 10 year period. My broader investment focus with Project $1M is the purchase and long term hold of a clutch of high growth, cash generating bu… read more...

WSJ: Amazon will split HQ2 between two cities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 15:03:58:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) plans to split its HQ2 and its 25,000 workers evenly between two cities, according to a WSJ source. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon will reportedly split HQ2 between two cities

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 14:40:00:000

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The Bear's FANGs Clench, And He's Starting With Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 14:20:45:000

This article highlights the precarious valuation of Amazon ( AMZN ), first with regard to the origin of the FANG bubble, and then using information from the most recent earnings release, which included the downgrade for the December quarter of 2018. It illustrates the investment cliff an Amazo… read more...

Alibaba Is A Steal At 20 Times Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 16:55:27:000

Source: finance.yahoo.com Alibaba: A Steal At 20 Times Earnings Alibaba ( BABA ) has been the victim of a vicious decline in recent months. Alibabas stock price had collapsed from a high of $210 to a low of just $130 in recent days. This is a savage 38% decline in the span of jus… read more...

European Malls At A 30% Discount And A 7% Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 15:17:17:000

Please note : This article was first released to High Yield Landlord members 1 month ago, so data may be out of date. Please check latest data before making investment decisions. All amounts below are in Euro. Assuming we were offered two identical mall REITs at the same price with… read more...

The former CEO of the Cleveland Clinic has some surprising advice for Google's cloud team

via: CNBC at 2018-11-04 15:04:00:000

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Amazon is packing more stuff into warehouses: Here's why it matters

via: CNBC at 2018-11-04 12:01:00:000

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Apple: The Demise Of A Growth Era

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 11:00:05:000

Source: DigitalTrends.com Apple: The Demise Of A Growth Era Apple ( AAPL ) has been an incredible growth story over the past decade. In fact, the stock has been one of the top performing equities in general, appreciating by over 1,700% since 2008. In that time, Apples primary sal… read more...

Tragedy at Amazon warehouse in Baltimore

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 09:11:43:000

A 50-foot wall at Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) southeast Baltimore fulfillment center collapsed on Friday night in the midst of a large storm, killing two people. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., TJX Companies Inc., Read more … read more...

Snap Is A Short Until $5.6

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 15:14:54:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome GettingLucky as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more SNAP is on f… read more...

Why the headquarters of iconic U.S. tech companies are now top tourist attractions

via: CNBC at 2018-11-03 11:55:00:000

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Amazon in advanced talks on Virginia HQ2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 10:36:26:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is in advanced talks about placing its second headquarters in Northern Virginia, sources tell The Washington Post. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Amazon reportedly eyes Northern VA as its 2nd headquarters, and a final decision is 'close'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-03 10:15:00:000

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Best And Worst Performing S&P 500 Stocks On Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 09:02:23:000

Below is a list of the best performing S&P 500 stocks on their earnings reaction days so far this season. Under Armour (UAA) (UA) ranks at the very top of the list with a huge one-day gain of 27.71% after it reported a triple play on October 30th. (A triple play is a company that beats EPS… read more...

QQQ Hits Lows: Should We Worry?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 18:08:25:000

Stock market declines have continued into the final parts of the year, and the Invesco Nasdaq Trust ETF ( QQQ ) has lost 8.30% of its value over the last month. These moves have taken many investors by surprise because they have come after the technology sector has posted some of its move in… read more...

Amazon: Was It Really That Bad?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 16:36:09:000

Amazon: Just how serious is the growth slowdown? I have written about Amazon ( AMZN ) on many occasions for this site. My last article that's linked here was about a year ago, but there are many others. Most of the time I have suggested its merits as an investment. Over time, the shares … read more...

Citi: Amazon hiring fewer holiday workers for first time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 14:42:45:000

Citi analyst Mark May says Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) plans to hire 20K fewer holiday workers because robots are more efficient. Its the first time on record Amazon will employ fewer people Y/Y. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

IBM's Catch Up Play With Red Hat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 13:57:50:000

What took you so long, Ginni? That was my first reaction when I heard International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) was making a big strategic shift by purchasing open source cloud company Red Hat ( RHT ) in a landmark $34 billion deal. Ginni Rometty, IBM's CEO since 2012, has presid… read more...

Reduced holiday temp hiring is a sign Amazon is turning to more automation and robots: Citi

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 13:45:00:000

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Amazon Isn't Just A Bet On A Premise Anymore

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 13:37:55:000

Three months ago I took a detailed look at the Q2 numbers posted by e-commerce giant Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ). I wasnt so interested in the touted numbers; most companies can massage the income statement well enough to make it say whatever they want it to say. The real measure of f… read more...

'I like what they did': Cramer blasts Apple analysts for crushing the stock over a metric change

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 12:32:00:000

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IDC: Q3 worldwide tablet ships down Y/Y (again)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 11:30:26:000

Worldwide tablet shipments decline Y/Y for the fifteenth consecutive quarter with an 8.6% drop to 36.4M units, according to IDC data. More news on: Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news, , Read more … read more...

Jeff Bezos says he will ultimately decide Amazon HQ2's location on 'intuition'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 11:14:00:000

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Synchrony takes hit as Walmart dispute prompts downgrade by Stephens

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 09:53:35:000

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ) drops 7.7% after Stephens analyst Vincent Caintic downgrades the stock, noting Walmart's ( WMT ) suit implies that Sychrony has also lost the Sam's Club account. More news on: Synchrony Financial, Walmart Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Financial stocks… read more...

Apple earnings drag tech stocks down after hours

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 18:21:00:000

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Why This Bull Market May Be Broken

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 15:40:28:000

Source: Time.com Problems With "Bull Market" Becoming Evident The current stock market expansion has now morphed into the longest bull market in history. The S&P 500 ( SPY ) has been in bull market mode for more than 3,500 days and had appreciated by as much as 341% from peak to t… read more...

If you invested $1,000 in Apple at its IPO, here's how much money you'd have now

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 14:35:00:000

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Amazon will end WaPo emails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 14:31:22:000

Amazon ( AMZN +4.3% ) will stop emailing popular Washington Post articles to customers, effective November 5. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Wayfair Plunges As Losses Soar

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 14:20:10:000

One of Thursday's biggest losers so far is online retailer Wayfair ( W ). Before the bell, the company announced its third quarter results , and the street did not like another large quarterly loss. While the company continues to grow its top line quite nicely, expenses remain way too high, a… read more...

Kohl's is sweetening its rewards program this holiday season

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 14:06:00:000

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Is Netflix Stock A Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 13:57:04:000

Netflix ( NFLX ) has corrected by about 30% from its all-time high of $423.21 reached in July. The correction comes amid a broader market sell-off, and a recent Q3 earnings beat of 89 cents EPS versus the 68 cents EPS expected. The company had also reported strong subscriber growth of 6.96 m… read more...

How an ex-lawyer built Halo Top into an ice cream sensation with $347 million in sales

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 13:56:00:000

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Apple, Amazon and over 50 others come out against Trump administration's gender definition changes

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 12:00:00:000

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Should You Buy Facebook Stock Following Q3's Mixed Earnings?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 10:42:57:000

Facebook ( FB ) has had a turbulent 2018. From the Cambridge Analytica scandal that sank the social media's stock price in March to disappointing Q2 results in June , the patience of Facebook investors has been tested time and time again. On 30 October, Facebook released their Q3 earnings… read more...

It's All Relative So Don't Panic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 19:40:07:000

US Dollar On one hand, the US Dollar ( UUP ) Index ("DXY") has risen to the highest level since June 2017. On the other hand, LIBOR OIS spread is rising again, usually suggesting that there's still a global Dollar shortage. FANG On one hand, the FANG collective - that is Facebook ( FB … read more...

'It's a mistake' to write off FANG even as the stocks could still go lower, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 18:15:00:000

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Tech stocks plunged in October, suffering their worst month since the 2008 recession

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 17:48:00:000

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Twitch CEO plots expansion beyond game streaming as Facebook and media companies enter the market

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 14:55:00:000

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The stock market lost nearly $2 trillion in October. Here's what happened

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 14:07:00:000

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Amazon: Crash Protection Kicks In

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 10:36:45:000

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty ) Buying An Umbrella When It's Sunny Out At the end of August, when shares of Amazon ( AMZN ) were hitting a new high, I suggested longs consider buying protection ("Amazon: Buying An Umbrella When It's Sunny Out"). Since then, Amazon … read more...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Audible to Publish Guy Raz's "How I Built This"

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-31 10:00:00:000

NEW YORK , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Audible announced today that they acquired rights to NPR host Guy Raz's HOW I BUILT THIS: Lessons in Life and Business from the World's Greatest Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Idealists . Host of H… read more...

Facebook pops after a mixed third-quarter report and candid earnings call

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 09:52:00:000

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Tri Pointe adds Amazon's Alexa to all six of its home brands

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 08:02:46:000

TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH ) to offer homebuyers smart homes featuring Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Alexa, extending its HomeSmart technology and automation features. More news on: TRI Pointe Group, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Financial stocks news, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Bulls Pin Hopes On Market Rebound (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 07:49:00:000

Today's top stories: Bulls pin hopes on market rebound; Chinese equities tracking gains on Wall Street; and Samsung posts record profit. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking… read more...

Buying The Dip Here May Be Reasonable, But It Is Far From A No-Brainer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 18:30:37:000

Unless otherwise specified, data comes from FinanceYahoo! and was posted by the author using 'R'. AMZN data by YCharts The momentum names ( FB , AMZN , NFLX , GOOG ) that led the markets higher are now rolling over in a big way. Because of the collective size of their market capita… read more...

Walmart:  How Long Until They Top Previous Earnings Highs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 18:10:39:000

Over the past several years, Walmart ( WMT ) has struggled to achieve consistently increasing earnings. In 2013, the company printed an EPS of $5.01 . Since then, it has not been able to top that level over the past six years. The company continues to downgrade future guidance due to costs … read more...

Nothing should derail consumer confidence this holiday season, says CEO behind survey

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 18:06:00:000

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Should You Buy Amazon On The Dip?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 16:55:07:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) has corrected about 25% from its all-time high of $2,050.50 in September. Following the release of the earnings report on Friday Oct. 26, 2018, the stock fell as much as 9% during intraday trading, and closed 7.82% lower for the day. The companys 3 rd quarter earnings … read more...

As retailers face tariff and wage pressures, Kohl's CEO says priority is appropriate pricing

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 16:28:00:000

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QQQ: The Beginning Of The End? - Part 2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 15:15:57:000

Stock market declines continue, and the Invesco QQQ ETF ( QQQ ) has lost 9.49% of its value over the last month. After historic bull rallies in tech, many investors are wondering if markets have reached a long-term top. An interesting set of circumstances has begun to arise, as mixed earnings … read more...

Is United Natural Foods Making Money?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 14:49:40:000

Distributor United Natural Foods (NASDAQ: UNFI) has bought ailing grocer Supervalu (NYSE: SVU) . Therefore, it is time to ask if UNFI makes money. Moreover, we must ask if UNFI can compete with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Kroger (NYSE: KR) . To explain, Kroger is the biggest player in or… read more...

Amazon's Guidance: Better Than The Headlines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 14:35:24:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) recently sold off hard over top-line "disappointment," on its Q4 revenue guidance, along with the general market October freak out. However, the company is flexing its operating leverage and showing some true profitability for the first time in years. This is a good thing sin… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Can Stocks Reclaim Their Highs?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 14:23:00:000

Market Intro Asian Markets, Tuesday Close Asian markets ( EWJ , FXI , EWY ) did not follow the tone of the intraday drubbing that US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) took in the tumultuous Monday session. European equities ( EWG , EWQ , VGK ) were down modestly, but also failed … read more...

Growth vs value debate rages on as volatility slams the market - here's what investors say to buy

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 10:42:00:000

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Here's how Red Hat can help IBM in the cloud and beyond

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 18:34:00:000

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Higher tariffs and higher interest rates are setting stocks up for a rough 2019: Cramer

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 18:19:00:000

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Amazon: The $250 Billion Drop

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 17:41:51:000

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. That's how it must feel for those invested in online giant Amazon ( AMZN ), whose shares are now down about 25% from their all-time high. The stock had been one of the market's biggest winners in the past year, but as the chart below shows, it has become one of … read more...

Macy's Shares Are Cheap With A Juicy Dividend Going Into The Holidays

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 16:21:20:000

Over the past year, Macy's, Inc. ( M ) has risen from $18.84 on October 30, 2017 , to a yearly high of $41.82 on August 14, 2018. Since the yearly high shares have retreated to $32.37 at the end of trading on October 26, 2018. Over the past five years, the chart of M tells a different story a… read more...

Momo Death Throes?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 16:07:55:000

What Has Happened (So Far) In the death of Momo investing, on October 8 th , I wrote: I'm not saying this could happen next Tuesday (Black Tuesday, anyone?) or even this October. But consider this: The largest single day drop in the S&P in recent history was Oct. 15, 2008 when… read more...

Amazon shares are cratering - down 6% today, down 23% in the past month

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 15:40:00:000

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Amazon shares are cratering - down 8% today, down 25% in the past three weeks

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 15:40:00:000

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Traders are making a boatload betting against once-beloved FAANG stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 15:35:00:000

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Amazon digs deeper into furniture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 15:13:50:000

Amazon ( AMZN -7.7% )has launched a new private label furniture brand called Ravenna Home, reports TJI Research . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., Hooker Furniture Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Tech stocks news, , Read more … read more...

Will Amazon's Fourth Quarter Have Moderate Revenue And High Earnings?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 15:06:32:000

Chart Finbox.io Amazon ( AMZN ) fourth quarter revenue growth will be mediocre but its income growth will be spectacular. It will be much like the third quarter. Amazon is slowing down, but it is also becoming more profitable and it has a large amount of profitable growth ahead. Amazon s… read more...

The Bull Market's Not Dead Yet So Here's 3 Great Undervalued Stocks To Buy Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 18:16:39:000

(Source: imgflip ) It's been a rough October for investors, with the S&P 500 ( SPY ), Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DIA ) and NASDAQ ( QQQ ) on track for one of their worst months in nearly 10 years. SPY data by YCharts SPY data by YCharts All three indexes are now ap… read more...

The End Of Tech Selling (For Now)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 18:10:48:000

When we put up this chart in March, and suggested Technology stocks were due to die a painful death, at least in relative terms, we were given many reasons why this time is different. Source: The End Of Tech (for Now) This time was not different. QQQ Total Return Price data by … read more...

8 Warning Signals Of Deteriorating Market Conditions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 15:32:15:000

Introduction For the past several weeks I have taken defensive positions in the market leveraging the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX ST ETN ( TVIX ) and recommending short-term hedge positions in similar funds like the ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ( SQQQ ), MicroSectors FANG+ -3X Inverse Levera… read more...

Amazon Is What Worries Me About The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 15:19:16:000

Source: ABS-CBNNews.com Amazon Is What Worries Me About The Markets Amazon ( AMZN ), the A in FANG got rocked Friday, as the company reported disappointing results. The stock traded down by nearly $200, more than 10% intraday, before closing lower by roughly 8%. The tro… read more...

TGIF: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. A Must Read Ahead Of The Weekend!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 12:48:23:000

Thank God It's Friday! (aka "TGIF") You know that we like to keep you up-to-date when it comes to the capital markets - bonds and stocks alike - but also on the global-macro stage. Therefore, before you're heading into the weekend, here are few important things happening on the gl… read more...

Microsoft second most valuable U.S. company

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 05:45:07:000

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) regained its spot as the second most valuable U.S. company on Friday after a disappointing quarterly report from Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) that wiped $65B off the online retailer's market capitalization. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech sto… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Do Not Fall For Recency Bias

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 04:59:06:000

Market Intro Friday Close All that hard work by US stock market bulls ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) on Thursday ( MSFT , TSLA ) was unwound in a matter of hours on Friday, as the S&P briefly plumbed lows in the 2620s. The intraday moves are stunning, with roaring rallies snapping i… read more...

Podcast: Q3 2018 Tech Earnings Analysis And Outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 03:02:06:000

This weeks Tech.pinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob ODonnell discussing the major tech earnings from this week including Amazon (AMZN), Google/Alphabet (GOOG) (GOOGL), Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and others, and analyzing how the overall tech market is evolvi… read more...

How vacant spaces are becoming pop up opportunities for landlords, retailers

via: CNBC at 2018-10-27 16:00:00:000

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Beating Bezos: Top online retailers are winning shoppers by offering what Amazon can't

via: CNBC at 2018-10-27 12:00:00:000

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Fortnite Game Drives $1.25B Investment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-27 11:27:50:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Global secondary transactions in VC-backed companies have skyrocketed in size this year, according to PitchBook …. read more...

How to turn on Alexa's whisper mode so your Amazon Echo doesn't wake up the whole house

via: CNBC at 2018-10-27 10:08:00:000

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Take them all private - legacy companies from Kellogg to Clorox could be better off out of the public eye

via: CNBC at 2018-10-27 10:00:00:000

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Is Amazon The REIT Hedge?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-27 07:15:08:000

In a rising rate environment, REITs tend to initially lag the market, as investors sell off dividend paying stocks. The thinking goes if I'm looking for income, it is probably safer to invest in a bond with a comparable coupon payment than to remain invested in a more volatile stock. … read more...

Top VC deals: Amazon backs Tado, Bessemer closes its 10th fund at $1.85 billion

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 18:48:00:000

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Amazon's competitors are catching up, says former Toys R Us CEO

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 18:47:00:000

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Report: Amazon puts price pressure on video channel partners

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 17:43:25:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is looking to boost its cut on subscription video services it offers via Prime Video by as much as 10 to 20 percentage points, according to The Information. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., AMC Networks Inc., CBS Corporation, Read more … read more...

The stock market loses 13% in a correction on average, if it doesn't turn into a bear market

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 16:34:00:000

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Amazon is tanking after earnings - experts weigh in

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 15:07:00:000

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Twitch gets karaoke, better moderation tools

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 14:54:06:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Twitch is bringing karaoke and better moderation tools to its live-streaming platform. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Scripps To Acquire Triton Digital For Digital Audio Streaming Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 13:56:22:000

Quick Take E.W. Scripps Company ( SSP ) announced it has agreed to acquire Triton Digital for $150 million. Triton Digital operates as an international digital audio streaming services company. SSP is restructuring its operations and has acquired Triton at what appears to be a fair pri… read more...

It's been a wild 24 hours on Wall Street: Here's what you should know

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 13:29:00:000

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Jeff Bezos lost as much as $14 billion in personal wealth during a brutal day for Amazon stock

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 09:57:00:000

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Amazon's plunge puts the tech-heavy Nasdaq on pace for its worst month since the financial crisis

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 09:41:00:000

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Amazon.com, Inc. 2018 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 19:25:33:000

The following slide deck was published by Amazon.com, Inc. in conjunction with their 2018 Q3 earnings Read more … read more...

Cramer's lightning round: 'Take the money and run' with takeover stock Mazor Robotics

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 18:50:00:000

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Amazon is on track to generate $10 billion a year from its advertising business

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 17:36:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Amazon, Alphabet, Snap, Intel and more

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 17:14:00:000

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Amazon -5% on Q3 revenue miss; AWS +46% Y/Y

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 16:21:41:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) drops 5% aftermarket on Q3 results that beat on EPS but missed on revenue. Q4 guidance has revenue rom $685B to $72.58B (consensus: $73.79B). and operating income from $2.1B to $3.6B (consensus: $3.86B). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, … read more...

Amazon says AWS revenue jumped 46 percent in third quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 16:10:00:000

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Amazon beats by $2.66, misses on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 16:02:30:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ): Q3 GAAP EPS of $5.75 beats by $2.66 . Revenue of $56.57B (+29.3% Y/Y) misses by $540M . Press Release More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Earnings news and commentary, Tech stocks news, read more...

Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 29% to $56.6 Billion

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-25 16:01:00:000

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September30, 2018. Operating cash flow increased 57% to $26.6 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $17.0 billion for the trailing twelve months ended September30, 20… read more...

Amazon drops on revenue and guidance miss

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 15:30:00:000

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Amazon, Alphabet tumble after earnings - here's what that could mean

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 15:04:00:000

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Oracle Makes Case As Cloud Computing Provider

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 19:49:50:000

Sometimes it's good to be late. That's the argument we've heard from quite a few technology companies that are tardy to a particular market. They claim that their "lateness" isn't really a detriment, but actually a positive attribute to their offering. That's certainly the case that Oracle (… read more...

Notable earnings after Thursday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 17:35:45:000

ACTG , AKS , GOOG , AMZN , ARLO , AJG , AVT , BMRN , SAM , BYD , BGG , BVN , CPT , CBLK , CENX , CERN , CMG , CINF , CLD , CXP , COLM , FIX , OFC , CVA , CUBE , CUBI , CY , DECK , DLR , DFS , BOOM , DORM , EMN , ELLI , ENVA , EXPE , FII , FHB , FSLR , … read more...

Invest in 'secular growth' stocks during market volatility, experts say

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 17:21:00:000

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Tech stocks recover after hours on positive earnings from Tesla and Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 16:56:00:000

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Microsoft rises on earnings beat, but Azure growth slows

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 15:32:00:000

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Netflix: Risk And Reward

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 14:28:09:000

If the worlds largest online streaming platform missed investor expectations for growth through the end of the 2 nd quarter, Netflix ( NFLX ) was determined not to make the same mistake twice. The 2 nd quarters underachievement was painful. After hitting a YTD high of $416.76… read more...

Amazon responds to reports of ICE meetings for facial rec tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 14:09:13:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Web Services responds to media reports that the company met with ICE about using its facial recognition technology. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon Earnings: What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 12:59:36:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) has surged since the end of 2014 and, with equities benchmarks showing rising bearish volatility, there is a growing risk that technology stocks will become vulnerable at these elevated levels. As a result, Amazon has recently fallen to near-term lows at $1,719 per share. But… read more...

Silicon Valley tech employees are pouring money into Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat Ted Cruz

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 12:31:00:000

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Honeywell - Safe Haven For Tumultuous Times

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 12:00:51:000

Investment thesis Honeywell International ( HON ) is a high-quality industrial, led by a diverse and young management team. The company has a good mix of cyclical and non-cyclical segments and is diversified geographically. Over the past 10 years, its top-line has been growing consistently a… read more...

Investors have a 'two-fold reason' to buy given-up-on stocks like FANG, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 18:30:00:000

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Amazon launches Echo line in Italy and Spain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 17:46:35:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) launches the Echo in Italy and Spain. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Netflix Streams US$2bn Note Sale As Content Funding Continues

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 17:44:59:000

Streaming media giant Netflix (NFLX) announced a US$2bn high yield bond sale Monday, as the company continues to build original content and grow its subscriber base. Los Gatos, California-headquartered Netflix took advantage of relative market calm to offer new euro- and U.S. dollar-denomina… read more...

Alexa and Amazon Echo Now Available for Italy and Spain

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-23 17:30:00:000

Hundreds of skills available for customers in both Italy and Spain from leading brands like RAI, Giallo Zafferano, Giunti, BTicino, Renfe, Televisin Espaola, EL PAS, Burger King, and more Device makers like Sonos, Bose, Harman Kardon, Energy Sistem, SEAT, TIM, NETGEAR… read more...

Target's battle plan for the holidays: Free two-day shipping, more staff and toys

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 16:30:00:000

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Can Tesla Be Like Amazon And Netflix?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 16:26:14:000

Introduction When it comes to Tesla ( TSLA ), it's easy to be skeptical. The roar of the bears can be frightening, especially when compared to the bellow of the bulls. Over the last three months, Elon Musk's behavior can be blamed for the stock's performance. However, never have I ever see… read more...

Jeff Bezos, Amazon execs pump cash into GOP Sen. Cory Gardner's re-election campaign - for 2020

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 16:16:00:000

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Universal Postal Union fast-tracks rate review on Trump threat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 15:19:03:000

The head of a U.N. agency overseeing the mail system says its fast-tracking a rate review after President Trump threatened to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union. The changes could come as early as April. More news on: Stamps.com Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., United Parcel Servic… read more...

The Boyar Value Group's Q3 2018 Quarterly Letter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 14:00:00:000

A Look Back As we observed in recent quarterly letters, market returns have continued to be dominated by 4 companies from the group that CNBCs James Cramer has dubbed the FAANG stocks: during the first 9 months of 2018, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google accounted for a majority… read more...

JPMorgan "a bit more cautious" ahead of Amazon's earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 11:48:02:000

JPMorgan is a bit more cautious ahead of Amazons ( AMZN -3.3% ) earnings results happening after the market closes on Thursday. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Market volatility is a sign of good things to come, says top strategist

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 18:50:00:000

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Cramer: We could be facing a cold war with China, and these stocks may be sacrificed

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 18:10:00:000

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Apple is probably the best tech bet heading into earnings, says venture capitalist Gene Munster

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 18:01:00:000

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Make CBL Great Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 15:40:43:000

Important Note: The common shares of CBL are not part of our portfolio a t High-Yi eld Landlord because we seek to reduce our exposure to retail and stick with higher quality names including WPG, BRX and BPY. In my personal account, I do however own an investment in CBL, and I know … read more...

AWS CEO also wants Bloomberg to retract spy chip story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 14:28:15:000

Amazon ( AMZN +1.1% ) Web Services CEO Andy Jassy tweets in support of Apple CEO Tim Cook saying Bloomberg Businessweek should retract its report about malicious Chinese chips in Super Micro parts headed for U.S. tech and telecom giants. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks n… read more...

Chart Of The Week: How Much Are You Worth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 14:05:09:000

Last week we wrote about the severe consequences brick-and-mortar retailers like Sears ( SHLD ) and J.C. Penney ( JCP ) suffer from, mainly due to the rise of online retailers such as Amazon ( AMZN ) and Netflix ( NFLX ). Another way to look at the old vs. new world within the retail space… read more...

Piper's fall survey: Instagram beats Snap in teen use

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 13:54:18:000

Piper Jaffray says Instagram ( FB +0.6% ) comes out ahead of Snapchat ( SNAP -0.1% ) in popularity with teenagers. More news on: Facebook, Snap Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, , Read more … read more...

Walgreens: The Bezos Bottom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 13:38:44:000

Jeff Bezos is a huge benefactor of value investors. While driving prices lower for all products online has been his primary raison d'etre , he does also extend his philanthropy to helping investors get a good deal. On June 27, 2018, AMZN announced its entry into the online pharmacy space resu… read more...

AWS CEO Jassy follows Apple in calling for spy chip story retraction

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 12:21:00:000

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This Hurdle Could Trip Netflix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 12:14:19:000

Source: YouTube Netflix ( NFLX ) reported quarterly earnings last week. Revenue was in line while the company delivered an earnings beat . NFLX rose initially but is down about over 3% post-earnings. The trend toward online viewership, combined with the company's international expansion h… read more...

Germany urges tax minimum for tech giants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-21 07:17:54:000

As Europe looks to levy tax on U.S. tech giants, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told Welt am Sonntag he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals "to counter the shifting of profits to fiscally beneficial regions." More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. C… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: What Moved Markets This Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-20 10:43:57:000

Defensive sectors ruled again on a day where stocks gave up early gains for a mixed wrap-up that made for a flat week, still an improvement over declines of about 4% the prior week. The Dow gained 0.4% for the week, with the S&P 500 flat and Nasdaq down 0.6% to log a third straig… read more...

Instacart Gets $600M At $7.6B Valuation; SoftBank Bets On Brazil

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-20 09:59:12:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Grocery delivery: Amazon (AMZN) competitor Instacart raised $600M at a $7.6B valuation. D1 Capital Partners … read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tech Earnings Bellwethers Set To Test Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-20 09:20:31:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. It was a return to (relative) stability for stocks this week after losses that hit … read more...

Cramer's game plan: Companies tied to China or the Fed are 'guilty until proven innocent'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 18:10:00:000

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Top VC deals: Instacart hits a $7 billion valuation, Bill Gates raises an EU energy fund

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 16:40:00:000

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'Halloween' is a massive box office contender in this new era of blockbuster horror

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 15:44:00:000

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Sirius XM Teams Up With Amazon - Smart Speakers Will Help Drive Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 13:55:59:000

Sirius XM ( SIRI ) announced today that the company has partnered with Amazon ( AMZN ) to offer the satellite radio service to existing and new customers buying smart speakers known as Echo. The deal also gives new Sirius XM subscribers who activate a six-month subscription a free Amazon Ech… read more...

Apple's Tim Cook calls for retraction on Chinese spy chip story: 'There's no truth to this'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 13:38:00:000

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QQQ: The Netflix Effect

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 11:22:40:000

Share values for the Invesco QQQ ETF ( QQQ ) have dropped sharply since the beginning of October. Given that selling pressure has plagued most of the stock market in recent sessions, this is not entirely surprising. But recent earnings beats in the funds core holdings suggest valuation… read more...

What it's like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 10:19:00:000

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It sounds like Amazon is closing in on a location for its new headquarters

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 09:05:00:000

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Rite Aid - Vote 'Em Out On October 30th

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 08:45:11:000

Author's Note : We attempted to get Rite Aid's management's response to many of the substantive points raised in this article, however we did not receive any answer from their IR department to our inquiries prior to submitting the article for publication. If Warren Buffett is correct th… read more...

IBM At Multi-Year Lows: Is It Attractive?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 08:00:00:000

Thesis IBM ( IBM ) has not been able to grow its top line during the most recent quarter, which has sent its shares to a new multi-year low. The company nevertheless generates solid growth rates with its Strategic Imperatives, which will continue to produce compelling growth in the future. … read more...

Cramer's 5 favorite tech stocks right now, including Apple, Salesforce and Adobe

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 18:31:00:000

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Interactive Brokers - U.S. Fixed Income Calendar: The Week Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 16:59:22:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 22. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 17, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

Five Stocks To Buy At The Bottom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 15:37:11:000

You dont want to catch a falling knife, but at the same time, diligently prepare yourself to buy the best discounts of the year. Interest rates triggered a tsunami wave of selling tearing apart the tech sector with a vicious profit-taking few trading days. No doubt that asset manag… read more...

FedEx: Outlook Remains Favourable

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 14:32:03:000

Investment Thesis FedEx Corporation's ( FDX ) Q1 fiscal 2019 EPS was below the consensus forecasts. However, we believe the company's outlook remains favorable due to the following: (1) strong global economic activities, (2) capacity expansion from offering 6 days a week of ground services, … read more...

IBM: Reasons For Optimism?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 14:26:04:000

Shares of International Business Machines Corp. ( IBM ) are plummeting once again, and most of the activity is coming as a response to the companys third quarter earnings release. The report showed IBM beat market expectation for earnings but missed estimates for revenues. This stopp… read more...

Sirius XM launches new college sports channels, Amazon Echo tie-up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 14:17:16:000

Sirius XM ( SIRI -1.5% ) is launching new channels devoted to a pair of powerful college conferences and has a new marketing agreement tied in with Amazon's Echo smart speakers. More news on: Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more …. read more...

Netflix Stock Still Has Much Further To Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 12:24:31:000

As we expected and noted in our article on October 16, Netflix ( NFLX ) delivered better than expected subscriber growth numbers and strong fourth quarter guidance. Based on the current growth outlook, Netflix stock may still have much further to climb. Netflix is currently trading at it… read more...

Sears: Always (Blame) The Sun. Roger, Over And Out (Of Business). JCPenny Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 09:44:22:000

Always The Sun Are you familiar with the song " Always The Sun " performed by The Stranglers ? How many times have you woken up and prayed for the rain? How many times have you seen the papers apportion the blame? Who gets to say? Who gets to work and who gets to play? I… read more...

Amazon Go - A Blessing Or A Political Nightmare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 09:30:45:000

Thesis The future for grocery stores is here! Amazon ( AMZN ) plans to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores by 2021. It plans to open ~10 locations by the end of this year and ~50 locations in major cities by 2019. We believe this initiative has the potential to disrupt t… read more...

Beaten-up tech stocks to feel more pain, investor Paul Meeks predicts

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 08:30:00:000

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Cramer: Alphabet and Amazon, my largest trust holding, can still be bought after Netflix beat

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 18:20:00:000

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EBay files poaching lawsuit against Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 16:50:12:000

A lawsuit was filed by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY ) against Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) overpoaching tactics on its marketplace platform. More news on: eBay Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon, Illumina among Wall Street analysts' favorite stocks to buy on this market dip

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 16:15:00:000

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Morgan Stanley is bullish on Amazon and thinks earnings will top Wall Street estimates

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 16:03:00:000

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Reuters: Amazon plans new distribution center in Mexico

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 15:30:22:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is looking for land in central Mexico for a fourth distribution center in the region, according to Reuters sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Trump moves to pull U.S. out of Universal Postal Union: FT

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 11:25:46:000

President Trump moves to pull the U.S. out of the Universal Postal Union, saying that the entity for setting international mailing rates unfairly gives China an edge and facilitates the shipment of counterfeit products and illicit drugs, the Financial Times reports, citing senior White H… read more...

Holiday Hiring: Amazon Paying $15 an Hour or More for 100,000 Seasonal Jobs

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-17 10:30:00:000

Within 48 hours of the $15 minimum wage announcement, more than 70,000 applications were completed for Amazons numerous customer fulfillment roles Amazon offers full-time, part-time, and seasonal roles across hundreds of locations, including a variety of shift patterns and flex… read more...

The Bear Case For Wayfair

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 10:20:00:000

Wayfair, Inc. ( W ) is set to report Q3 earnings November 1st. This should be another huge quarter with anything less than 40% year-over-year revenue growth likely seen as a disappointment. Q2 revenues increased 47% year over year, reaching $5.7 billion over the last twelve months. Impressive … read more...

FedEx Corporation: I Still Remain Optimistic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 09:56:30:000

Back in August , I made the argument that despite being a capital-intensive business, FedEx Corporation ( FDX ) would continue to see significant upside. At the time of my last article, the stock was trading at $250. However, it would appear the market did not agree with my assertions as th… read more...

Jim Cramer on Netflix earnings: CEO Reed Hastings is a 'miracle worker'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 09:46:00:000

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Cramer Remix: The Netflix naysayers were wrong

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 19:06:00:000

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Cramer: Cannabis 'might be the most disruptive force since Amazon' for pharma, beverage industries

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 18:57:00:000

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Hundreds of Target stores are getting a makeover in the toy aisles ahead of the holidays

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 17:00:00:000

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Netflix is bragging about its movie stars and their Instagram followers

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 16:43:00:000

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Revolve Group Files For $100 Million IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 16:08:49:000

Quick Take Revolve Group (Advance Holdings) ( RVLV ) intends to raise gross proceeds of $100 million from a U.S. IPO, according to an S-1 registration statement . The firm designs connect fashion designers and retailers into a single technology-driven platform. RVLV is attempting to g… read more...

Walgreens wants to be seen as a health-care company, not just a retailer

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 16:08:00:000

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Netflix surges after crushing earnings

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 15:31:00:000

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How To Play 'Software As A Service'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 14:04:31:000

If you have read any of our content in the first year of the Mad Hedge Technology Letter , the content is distinctly bullish technology stocks. A fundamental driver propelling this cogent argument is the dominant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry booming inside the confines of Silicon… read more...

Amazon is looking for a data scientist to study why costs keep rising but people aren't healthier

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 11:44:00:000

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Amazon launches thinner, brighter Kindle Paperweight for $130

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 09:29:35:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) announces a new $130 Kindle Paperwhite thats water resistant, thinner and lighter, and has Bluetooth to enable audiobooks if you hook up a speaker or headphones. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Cramer's lightning round: Cisco's stock is a buy ahead of the company's earnings report

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 18:50:00:000

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Tech tumbles again - three experts weigh in on whether the rout continues

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 17:07:00:000

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Jeff Bezos says tech's biggest problems don't have solutions yet, but 'we'll figure them out'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 16:14:00:000

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Amazon-led health venture should focus on life expectancy and disease prevention, experts say

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 15:56:00:000

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Bloomberg: Walmart considering streaming service to take on Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 15:31:38:000

Bloomberg reports that Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) could add more services to its Vudu streaming platform to compete with Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Video Marketplace. More news on: Walmart Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo doesn't want to leave any 'white space' for Amazon to disrupt

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 15:06:00:000

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UPS opens new packaging facility as it tries to keep up with a surge in online shopping

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 15:01:00:000

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R.I.P. Sears Holdings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 12:55:52:000

Well, folks, it has finally happened. After years of struggling to stay afloat, the once-proud retail giant, Sears Holdings ( SHLD ), has heaved its last breath. On the morning of October 15th, news broke that the business has decided to declare bankruptcy. This move comes as a $134 millio… read more...

Don't Be Fooled By GDP Numbers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 12:18:43:000

Source: Time.com Don't Be Fooled By The GDP Numbers The SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY ) has gone through a swift and very vicious correction in recent days. SPY's meltdown has erased about 8% from the ETF's value in just a few days. Moreover, this is the second notable correction SPY has ex… read more...

Amazon's Undervalued Potential

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 12:02:35:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) is much more than the e-commerce company that it was when Jeff Bezos founded it in 1994. It is now a huge company that seems to keep growing every month. With such a big company, Amazon's main focus is growth and diversification, unlike Apple ( AAPL ) for example. To add to thi… read more...

Walgreens: High Yielder

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-14 19:10:56:000

Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA ) has traded mixed following FQ4 results as the company failed to dissuade the biggest fears in the market. A solid EPS beat was offset by a big revenue miss. The market automatically fears Amazon ( AMZN ) somehow already taking market share, but the opport… read more...

How '90s stars like Tia Mowry are having a comeback with shows on Facebook and YouTube

via: CNBC at 2018-10-14 10:26:00:000

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Why Amazon's minimum wage hike was 'inevitable', and how others may soon follow in its footsteps

via: CNBC at 2018-10-14 09:00:00:000

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The last thing we need is yet another streaming video service

via: CNBC at 2018-10-13 16:49:00:000

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U.S. VC Investments Headed For $100B Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 10:44:34:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Venture capital investments in U.S. companies is expected to reach $100B in 2018, according to PitchBook&#x2019… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Was That A Speed Bump?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 09:45:24:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. That escalated quickly. While we gave a gentle reminder last week that interest rat… read more...

Cramer Remix: Friday's rally may not be sustainable

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 18:59:00:000

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Timeline: The rise and fall of Sears

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 16:10:00:000

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Is A FANG+ Rebound Right Around The Corner?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 15:36:38:000

Back in June, I wrote an article about how the multiple technical indicators were pointing to the NYSE FANG+ index being at overbought levels. There were many harsh critics that my technical analysis was Voodoo, however I was proven correct. Individual technical indicators ar… read more...

Amazon attracts Indian festival shoppers, Flipkart diss

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 14:16:29:000

Amazon ( AMZN +2.2% ) says three times as many Indian shoppers have signed up in the first two days of the festive season compared to last year. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Top 7 5G Stocks To Play The 5G Boom Starting In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:52:05:000

This article first appeared on Trend Investing on Aug. 14, 2018; therefore all data is as of that date. For a background on the 5G boom, investors can read my article " A Look At The 5G Opportunity ": The winners will be the first to market 5G telco and infrastructure providers (the 5G … read more...

Closing The Books On What Was A Great Industry!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:45:30:000

Johannes Gutenberg started the Printing Revolution in 1439 when he introduced the first printing press in Europe. His introduction of the mechanical movable type is credited with being a major catalyst for the Age of Enlightenment, Renaissance, and Reformation. However, his involvement with … read more...

Reaching Peak Technology Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 09:54:37:000

I drove into San Francisco for a client dinner last night and had to wait an hour at the Bay Bridge toll gate. When I finally got into town, the parking attendant demanded $50. Dinner for two at Mortons steakhouse? How about $400. Which all underlines the fact that we have reached &#… read more...

Sears has been liquidating outside of bankruptcy for years - that's making it harder to save itself now

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 09:26:00:000

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Amazon's new content chief explains how she's battling Netflix

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 08:47:00:000

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Tech shares come roaring back in trading Friday, led by Netflix and Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 08:10:00:000

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Cramer says it's time to buy stocks on Friday after massive sell-off: 'We are oversold'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 19:38:00:000

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Cramer finds beaten-down tech stocks ripe for the picking as Nasdaq flirts with correction

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 18:28:00:000

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The October Pause That Refreshes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 18:02:50:000

Well, here it is! The much-awaited correction, which everybody has been awaiting to finally invest in U.S. equities. Guess whatit will be like it has almost always been (and definitely many times during this, still the most hated/distrusted stock bull market in my memory). Most inv… read more...

Secular trends haven't changed overnight, so don't fear tech stocks, portfolio manager says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 16:52:00:000

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Amazon.com to Webcast Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-11 16:01:00:000

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 financial results on October 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET. The event will be webcast live, and the audio and associated slides will be available for at least thr… read more...

Here are 5 things Sears got wrong that sped its fall

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 15:32:00:000

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Nasdaq dips into correction territory, becoming first major stock benchmark to do so

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 15:18:00:000

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Amazon, FedEx, and UPS drop on proposed USPS price increase

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 14:45:07:000

The U.S. Postal Service proposes a 9% to 12% increase in shipping charges for the parcel select service used by Amazon ( AMZN -3.5% ), UPS ( UPS -2.5% ), and FedEx ( FDX -1.4% ). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., United Parcel Service, Inc., FedEx Corporation, Tech stocks news, Cons… read more...

The Post Office wants to raise the fees it charges Amazon and other shippers

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 13:30:00:000

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Here's where to hide out if market continues to tumble

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 13:17:00:000

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Cramer's sell-off strategy: 'The time to start buying may be upon us'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 19:00:00:000

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Cramer's sell-off handbook: 4 things need to happen for stocks to recover

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 18:14:00:000

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Amazon adjusts pay hike to cover lost bonuses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 17:01:31:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is making adjustments to its $15/hour minimum wage hike to ensure warehouse workers dont lose money in the deal. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Tech stocks have their worst day since August 2011

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 16:18:00:000

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Who Needs The Facebook Portal And Portal+ Devices?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 15:09:10:000

Introduction The bull case of Facebook ( FB ) is simple and compelling and goes like this: It has more than 2 billion monthly active users across its products. It is a fast-growing company that generated more than $40 billion in 2017 and is estimated to generate $55 billion and $66 b… read more...

FBI director on whether Apple and Amazon servers had Chinese spy chips: 'Be careful what you read'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 14:31:00:000

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IBM files protest against Pentagon cloud contract with one winner

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 14:22:35:000

IBM ( IBM -1.7% ) files a pre-award bid protest against the Pentagons planned $10B, winner-take-all cloud contract, according to The Washington Post sources. More news on: International Business Machines Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Tech stock… read more...

There's more pain to come for stocks, according to analysts watching the charts

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 14:21:00:000

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FBI Director deflects questions on Chinese chip investigation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 13:48:12:000

FBI Director Christopher Wray deflects questions about the Bloomberg Businessweek report that China placed malicious chips in servers headed for major U.S. companies. More news on: Super Micro Computer, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Conference: AT&T's new VOD service to build from HBO, add Warner library

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 13:27:10:000

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey took to the stage of the VF Summit just after parent AT&T ( T +0.3% ) dropped a filing announcing plans for an upcoming streaming service that looks to stake out an interesting position in the coming over-the-top content war. More news on: Comcast Corpo… read more...

Expect continued media consolidation, because scale matters, 21st Century Fox vice chair says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 18:53:00:000

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Cramer's 'power ranking' for consumer discretionary: Amazon, TJX, Kohl's, VF Corp, Nike

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 18:34:00:000

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Report: Costco considered free video streaming as perk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 18:26:35:000

An Amazon move? Costco (NASDAQ: COST ) has had early talks about offering a video streaming service as a perk for its higher membership tier, The Information reports. More news on: Costco Wholesale Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

The Fat Lady Is Singing For The Bond Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 16:10:40:000

You could see all of the key support levels failing like a hot knife for butter. The next support for the United States Treasury Bond Fund ( TLT ) is now at $111 or some 2.5 points down from here, pointing to a 3.25% yield for the ten-year bond. My year-end forecast of a ten-year yield of … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: The Rates Story May Be Overblown Here, As Vol Is Really Picking Up In Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 14:17:01:000

Market Intro CNBC: 1:38PM The five-day action shown above for S&P 500 futures ( SPY ) demonstrates that indeed investors are in fact fretting. Treasury yields make for a reasonable story line, but note that the US10-Yr ( IEF ) is basically unchanged for the day (a little down: see … read more...

Office REITs: WeWork To The Rescue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 13:27:44:000

REIT Rankings: Office In our REIT Rankings series, we analyze each of the commercial and residential real estate sectors. We rank companies within the sectors based on both common and unique valuation metrics, presenting investors with numerous options that fit their own investing style … read more...

Netflix plunged into a correction this week, but one top technician says this is a chance to buy

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 12:40:00:000

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Morgan Stanley: The stock market is at a 'tipping point' because of higher rates, dump growth names

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 09:50:00:000

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This Dividend Aristocrat Offers A Record High Dividend For A Historically Low Multiple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 08:38:16:000

Cardinal Health ( CAH ) is one of the largest drug distributors in America. Together with McKesson ( MCK ) and AmerisourceBergen ( ABC ), they form the Big 3 of drug wholesalers and account for 85%-90% of all US drug distribution revenue. Cardinal Health is the smallest of the 3 but by a narro… read more...

Sen. Bernie Sanders asks Amazon about potential losses to wage hike

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 07:55:33:000

Senator Bernie Sanders, a vocal Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) critic who initially praised the minimum wage raise to $15/hour, sent a letter to the company asking it to confirm how the total compensation of employees with stock options would be affected by the change. More news on: Amazon.com,… read more...

Google drops out of race for $10B Pentagon cloud contract

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 17:10:30:000

Google has dropped out of the race for the winner-takes-all, $10B Pentagon cloud contract. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Microsoft Corporation, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

CNBC: Advertisers moving hundreds of millions from Google to Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 15:43:25:000

Some advertisers are moving half the budget normally spent with Google ( GOOG -0.9% )( GOOGL -1.1% ) search to Amazons ( AMZN -1.2% ) ads instead, according to CNBC sources. The moves could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alpha… read more...

Eldorado Gold: Know The Management Team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 15:33:54:000

One CEO took home less than an $82,000 salary in 2017, the other took home a salary of $916,000, with an additional cash bonus of $490,000. One of these companies is valued at over $1 trillion and saw the company's market capitalization appreciate by 55% in 2017, the other company is valued at… read more...

Some advertisers are moving half of their search budget from Google to Amazon: Ad industry sources

via: CNBC at 2018-10-08 14:54:00:000

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Streaming services are feeding a boom in smart speakers such as Echo, HomePod: Study

via: CNBC at 2018-10-08 14:33:00:000

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Microsoft: We See Addressable IT Spend Increasing By $2 Trillion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 14:29:54:000

Microsoft presentation image "The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it." - Satya Nadella, Build 2018 On September 6, 2018, Microsoft ( MSFT ) executive Judson Althoff w… read more...

Air Transport Group: Warning, Contents Have Shifted In Flight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 14:14:44:000

Air Transport Group ( ATSG ) has chosen to alter its business in a pretty significant way with the $845 million acquisition of Omni Air . With this acquisition, Air Transport will be far more exposed to passenger-oriented ACMI and charter services, and the company will also add Boeing ( B… read more...

AT&T: Xandr Appears Mostly Hype

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 12:49:56:000

Last week, AT&T ( T ) ushered in the aggressive move into advertising. The wireless giant hopes to more effectively compete in the advertising sector against the tech giants by collecting more data from customers via various video and wireless connections. Unfortunately, the newly creat… read more...

Death Of Momo Investing?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 10:52:53:000

Introduction The tendency to frame the current war in terms of the last one is always great. Each of the last two rate back-ups have led to increased stock market volatility (see rate chart in Figure 1): the back-up of around 40 bps in January Figure 1: 10-Year Treasury Yields Figure… read more...

Here are all the gadgets Google is expected to announce at its big event Tuesday

via: CNBC at 2018-10-08 10:20:00:000

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It's Rough At The Margins

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 12:04:00:000

A week ago, in " Remember The Trade Wars? This Isn't Complicated ", I brought you a common sense take on what across-the-board tariffs on Chinese imports would likely mean for corporate bottom lines. In that post, I cited some simple math from Goldman who, in a note out late last month, posi… read more...

Sharing is caring, particularly with Netflix, Hulu and Uber accounts

via: CNBC at 2018-10-07 11:00:00:000

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Podcast: HP PC Event, Microsoft Surface Event, BlackBerry Security Summit, SuperMicro China Server Story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 06:29:21:000

This weeks Tech.pinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob ODonnell discussing several New York City-based industry events from the last week, including HPs (HPQ) launch of their Spectre Folio convertible PC, the Microsoft (MSFT) Surface, Windows 10 and Office … read more...

Amazon is doubling down on its private label business, stoking 'huge fear' in some sellers

via: CNBC at 2018-10-06 10:15:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: Spotlight On Banks, Google Hardware And IPOs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-06 09:28:42:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Banks and interest rates are set to dominate the discussion next week after Treasur… read more...

Brutal Week For Real Estate As Rates Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-06 06:36:23:000

Real Estate Weekly Review The sudden surge in the 10-Year yield to levels last seen in 2011 pressured interest rate-senstive sectors this week, along with the broader US equity market. The S&P 500 ( SPY ) retreated more than 1% this week despite strong economic data and positive news o… read more...

Cloudera CEO on Hortonworks merger: People expect us to be the next Oracle

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 18:22:00:000

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Top VC deals: Elastic and Upwork IPO; cybersecurity, AI and biotech start-ups close rounds

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 15:29:00:000

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Sequoia Fund added to Facebook stake in Q3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 14:59:42:000

The Sequoia Fund spent Q3 buying more Facebook ( FB -0.6% ), says Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Facebook, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Search company Elastic rises 104 percent on first trading day

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 12:38:00:000

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Search company Elastic nearly doubles on first trading day

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 12:38:00:000

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China spy chip's ultimate market risk: The profits built on big tech's low-cost global supply chain

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 12:00:00:000

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Elastic soars on first trading day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 11:53:47:000

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC ) shares open their first day at $70, up from the $36 pricing, a gain of about 94% . More news on: Elastic, Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, IPOs, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

M&A Updates: Patience Is The Key For Digirad/Aetrium Deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 10:59:50:000

Take a look at Digirad/ATRM deal, which Ive also added to my followed deals. It is a super small transaction as ATRMs market cap is only $1.3m (as at October 4), so it is surprising that it is a public company in the first place. Both stocks are illiquid, however I believe a … read more...

China's alleged tiny-chip spying on US tech giants was 'pretty amateurish,' says ex-Senate advisor

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 09:07:00:000

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Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: Third Quarter Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 09:05:37:000

The most common messages that I get here at Seeking Alpha are those asking about my holdings. Ive come to learn that readers, new and old, like to know what makes up contributors' portfolios. I dont blame them; its nice to know that writers have a bit of skin in the g… read more...

Canopy investment 'has nothing to do with' our core business, Constellation Brands CEO says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 18:23:00:000

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Cramer reveals the 10 'telltale signs' that could prolong the sell-off

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 18:13:00:000

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Apple says it has 'absolutely no evidence' of China spy chip claims, says it's not under gag order

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 16:15:00:000

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Bernie Sanders to McDonald's: Raise your minimum wage to $15

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 14:32:00:000

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Amazon quietly launched a new 'accelerator' program to create more exclusive brands for its website

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 14:26:00:000

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MercadoLibre -5% on Amazon logistics pilot report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 14:11:44:000

Bloomberg reports that Amazon ( AMZN -2.6% ) is working on a logistics pilot project in Brazil. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., MercadoLibre, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Amazon leads toy shopping in consumer-spending survey

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 13:18:38:000

A Stifel consumer-spending survey shows that Amazon ( AMZN -2.3% ) was the preferred toy shopping destination over Walmart ( WMT -0.2% ), Costco ( COST -0.7% ), and Target ( TGT -1.3% ). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Tech stocks … read more...

Spotlight on wages in retail sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 12:35:40:000

Senator Bernie Sanders has called on McDonald's ( MCD +0.6% ) and Walmart ( WMT +0.2% ) to lift their minimum wage to $15 per hour to match other large companies such as Disney ( DIS -1% ), Target ( TGT -1% ) (phasing in) and Amazon ( AMZN -2.1% ). More news on: McDonald's Corp… read more...

Shares of the small server company at the center of a China tech spying scandal shed 41%

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 11:25:00:000

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What Amazon's Minimum Wage Hike Says About The U.S. Economic Cycle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 10:50:11:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) grabbed headlines this week, announcing it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. While the stock has slipped since the news and pulled down the Consumer Discretionary sector down with it Hedgeye Macro analyst Christian Drake notes that the announce… read more...

Cramer says 'Fed should be careful what it wishes for' with wage inflation

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 18:11:00:000

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Barnes & Noble names board committee to review possible sale, shares soar

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 16:19:00:000

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Cloudera and Hortonworks shares skyrocket as rivals merge

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 16:09:00:000

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Amazon workers losing bonuses, stock awards in wage increase

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 16:07:08:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) warehouse workers are losing monthly bonuses and stock awards after the minimum wage increase. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon's hourly workers lose monthly bonuses and stock awards as minimum wage increases

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 15:51:00:000

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Holiday retail sales forecast to rise 4.3% to 4.8%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 15:09:22:000

The National Retail Federation issues its forecast for 2018 holiday sales. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

What Will Trigger The Next Bear Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 12:20:42:000

To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina , all bull markets are alike; each bear market takes place for its own particular reasons. Now that the wreckage of the past financial crises is firmly in our rear view mirror, it is time for us to start pondering the causes of the next one. I&#x… read more...

Amazon has a new $50 Fire TV Stick 4K, but the remote is the best part

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 12:16:00:000

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Amazon's Savvy Pay Raise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 11:48:08:000

Image via NBC News . Cover up, cover up, cover up that you're ruthless Nobody, Nobody, nobody's ever gonna notice And I am catchin' up and I am seein' red How about I prove I'm right and raise it overhead? - Chvrches, " Bury It " Amazon Acts Against Its Greatest Threat - Agai… read more...

EBay accuses Amazon of 'unlawful' merchant poaching

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 10:38:00:000

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Amazon will hire fewer people, not spend more on higher wages, wealth manager says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 17:49:00:000

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Amazon raises UK minimum wage to up to £10.50

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 15:27:09:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) wage hike is also hitting the UK with the minimum wage set to rise to 10.50 ($13.59) per hour for all employees in the London area and 9.50/hour for other parts of the country. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more ….. read more...

Shares of retailers drop on worries that they will have to raise wages, just like Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 15:11:00:000

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Amazon has been promoting its own products at the bottom of competitors' listings

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 14:44:00:000

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Blockchain could be a $7 billion market and a major boost to Amazon, Microsoft, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 12:34:00:000

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Amazon's minimum wage hike puts the pressure on Walmart, Target and others to follow

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 12:17:00:000

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Netflix: Sit Back, Relax, And Enjoy The Show

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:00:52:000

Netflix ( NFLX ) has been attacked by bears for quite some time now. Especially those who state that the stock is drastically overvalued. And based on intrinsic value, they are not wrong. However, I am not here to vindicate the bears that are jumping at the bit for Netflix to top out. Below yo… read more...

Apple Is Outperforming, But...

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 11:42:55:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has shown substantial gains in the past eighteen months. My first article on Apple was on 19th April 2017, where I mentioned some of the troubling data points shown by Apple. At that time, Apple was at $140 level and since then, it has shown close to 58.6% growth. However, muc… read more...

Facebook adds new video features, anti-bullying tools

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 11:31:08:000

In a spate of new feature updates, Facebook ( FB -1.4% ) has added an interactive video format and other creator benefits along with new tools to protect users from bullying and harassment. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Re… read more...

Trump's White House and Bernie Sanders applaud Amazon's $15 minimum wage in a rare moment of agreement

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 11:17:00:000

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Amazon: Two Clear Reasons To Stay Long

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 19:49:28:000

Another week, another Amazon ( AMZN ) over-valued article. The analysts that have been bearish Amazon continue to compose article after article in hopes that their newest piece will finally mark the end of what's been an arduous battle trying to time the top. What these bearish analysts conven… read more...

Amazon should be added to 'Notorious Markets' list for counterfeit problem, industry group says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-01 19:34:00:000

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Cramer: 'Think twice before you sell' shares of companies competing with Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-10-01 18:33:00:000

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6 Reasons I Just Bought Amazon (The Only Non-Dividend Stock I Plan To Own)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 16:53:38:000

(Source: imgflip ) Long-time readers know that the core strategy of my high-yield, income growth retirement portfolio is buying stocks when they offer the best combination of: maximum safe yield (including during a recession) fast long-term dividend growth potential (usually doubl… read more...

CNBC: Amazon's IMDB launching free video service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 16:09:45:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) IMDB will announce a new free video service this week, according to CNBC sources. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon's IMDb will announce this week a new free video service to compete for TV ad dollars

via: CNBC at 2018-10-01 15:50:00:000

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Elastic IPO: Amazing Business, But It Seems Overvalued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 14:45:47:000

With a large industry emerging around big data, companies like Elastic ( ESTC ), which helps execute search and analysis, are growing at a high pace. ESTC is showing 81.37% revenue growth with large gross profit margins. It is a stock to be followed closely after the IPO goes live. With that, … read more...

Amazon Goes Truly Global With Iridium Communications

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 14:04:45:000

2018 just keeps getting better for Iridium Communications ( IRDM ) and its shareholders. So far this year, market participants have been enthralled by the stocks stunning rise. Not only has the firm benefited from improving financials and from reduced uncertainty regarding its new … read more...

DHL sponsors esports league ESL One in bid to reach a younger audience

via: CNBC at 2018-10-01 11:08:00:000

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Discover's new CEO sees tech giants partners, not rivals: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-01 10:25:28:000

While other banks may view Amazon's ( AMZN +1.3% ) foray into financial services suspiciously, Discover Financial Services' ( DFS +1.1% ) new CEO doesn't see tech giants as likely threats. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Discover Financial Services, Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Financial sto… read more...

VMware: The Numbers Look Good

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-30 15:08:27:000

WMware (VMW) is the market leader in machine virtualization. According to data from Gartner, the company owns a dominant market share of 91% in the virtualization infrastructure software sector. The company is one of the main beneficiaries from the increasing adoption of cloud-based solution… read more...

What Sector Reclassifications Mean

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-30 10:32:57:000

Investors might need to relearn some long-held assumptions following a major reshuffle of stock sector classifications. Leading astronomers made a surprise ruling 12 years ago: Pluto, the smallest planet circling the sun, is not a planet at all. The cosmic reclassification, giving Eart… read more...

SoftBank Vision Fund Runs With Unicorns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-29 10:48:19:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Did we miss a notable deal? Let us know in the comments. Indian budget lodging: SoftBank ([[SFTBF]], [[SFT… read more...

Making Sense Of The Industrial Internet Of Things (Lessons From GE Digital)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-29 00:04:30:000

1.0 Executive Summary Originally, the intent of this report was to examine what went wrong with GE ( GE ) Digital such that the company now plans to auction key pieces of this business which "loses money despite billions in investment" . My initial impetus for that analysis was to r… read more...

Top VC deals: SurveyMonkey goes public, SoftBank leads three massive rounds

via: CNBC at 2018-09-28 16:03:00:000

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EU regulators want to make sure Amazon isn't undercutting sellers, commissioner says

via: CNBC at 2018-09-28 15:39:00:000

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Lions Gate rises as investor floats hope of Amazon takeover

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 13:31:23:000

Lions Gate Entertainment is sharply higher today ( LGF.A +5.9% , LGF.B +6.1% ) after a report that its No. 4 Class A investor raises hopes that the company's Amazon.com ( AMZN +0.1% ) partnership could lead to a takeover . More news on: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Lions Gate En… read more...

Amarin Plays Out, CBL Assets Get A Closer Look - The Idea Guide

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 13:06:07:000

by Daniel Shvartsman Checking Seeking Alpha and Twitter ( TWTR ) last night after a dinner (Spanish time) was a fairly immersive experience. Between the ongoing rehashing of yesterday's confirmation hearings in Congress for Brett Kavanaugh and, closer to home, the news of the SEC filing su… read more...

Is Essex Property Trust Worth Its Premium Valuation?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 13:02:52:000

Essex Property Trust ( ESS ) is a top-tier multi-family REIT that has proven to have a superior business model, has maintained a strong balance sheet, and has grown dividends consistently over time. However, the portfolio's concentration on the West Coast gives me some concern given the growin… read more...

Micro-Bubble Winners

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:49:41:000

" Micro bubbles " are groups of stocks with extraordinary risk within an overall market that is reasonably valued . Since shorting these stocks can be expensive and difficult, this report presents a list of long ideas for stocks that should rise when the micro-bubble stocks we listed in our… read more...

U.S. smart speaker adoption up to 24% in Q2

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 11:07:37:000

U.S. smart speaker adoption in Q2 was up to 24%, up two percentage points on the prior quarter, according to Nielsen data . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, , Read more … read more...

Sears shares fall below $1 as key debt deadline nears

via: CNBC at 2018-09-28 10:14:00:000

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Technology: Where's The Tipping Point?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 07:30:00:000

With Tesla (TSLA) shares tumbling Thursday on news of an SEC lawsuit brought on in large part by the bombastic tweets of the eccentric Elon Musk, there seems no better time to take a peek at the tea leaves for the tech sector as a whole and to try to tease out the stories investors should be… read more...

Cisco CEO says Silicon Valley companies 'have to care' about issues like homelessness

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 18:44:00:000

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AWS Announces New Amazon EC2 High Memory Instances for Large In-Memory Databases

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-27 17:13:00:000

New High Memory instances offer up to 12 TB of memory today, scaling to 24 TB in 2019 High Memory instances will deliver the most memory of any SAP-certified cloud instance Today Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced the availability of n… read more...

Here's how to watch NFL's Thursday Night Football on Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 15:28:00:000

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Stifel raises Amazon to Street-high target implying $1.23T valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-27 13:44:09:000

Stifel gives Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) the new Street-high price target of $2,525, a 27% upside implying a $1.23T valuation. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Amazon just opened a new store that sells items from its website. Here's what it looks like inside

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 10:02:00:000

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Best And Worst-Performing Stocks In The S&P 500 Over The Last 20 Years And How They Have Performed In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-27 09:32:18:000

Background Twenty years ago, on August 17th, 1998 to be precise, a financial crisis hit Russia ( RSX , ERUS ). It resulted in the Russian government and the Russian Central Bank devaluing the ruble and defaulting on its debt. The Russian crisis of 1998 happened only one year after the Asi… read more...

Michaels expands kids' crafting section in bid to win sales left behind by Toys R Us

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 08:00:00:000

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There's a new biggest bull on Wall Street covering Amazon as Stifel predicts nearly 30% surge

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 07:50:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest move premarket: AAPL, ACN, CAG, MKC, RAD & more

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 07:43:00:000

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Rite Aid overhauls board after failed Albertsons merger

via: CNBC at 2018-09-27 07:28:00:000

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Amazon opening physical store with top-rated items

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 16:35:04:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is opening a retail location with a quality bent : It will only sell items from the website that garner top ratings, top sales or are "trending." More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon is opening a new store that sells items from its website rated 4 stars and above

via: CNBC at 2018-09-26 16:22:00:000

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Amazon: Stay Clear

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 13:12:37:000

Investment Thesis Great investing is more about capital preservation than winning on a long shot. While I passionately argue to stay clear of Amazon's ( AMZN ) stock, this is not the same as arguing for anyone to follow David Einhorn's footsteps and shorting Amazon. Amazon is a tremen… read more...

Facebook's latest Oculus headset is called Quest and costs $399

via: CNBC at 2018-09-26 13:12:00:000

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Hey Google, Should Amazon Be Worried?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 11:41:36:000

It seems like 2018 may go down as the year the smart speaker went mainstream. In the most recent quarter, nearly 12 million units flew off the shelves. Its not hard to imagine that this holiday season, smart speakers will be one of the biggest sellers of the season. Not surprisingly, t… read more...

This Is Why Retail Earnings Will Shine This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 09:06:57:000

Consumer Confidence Expands Along With Labor Consumer confidence surged to a new high in September and points to healthy consumer spending in the second half of the year. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Survey jumped 3.7 points in the last month to reach 138.4 and the highest le… read more...

SurveyMonkey CEO on IPO day: We pay 'great heed' to protect customer data

via: CNBC at 2018-09-26 08:47:00:000

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Amazon Music Expands to Canada with Launch of Amazon Music Unlimited

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-26 08:00:00:000

Amazons premium music streaming service unlocks millions of songs, thousands of playlists and personalized stations Today, Amazon Music listeners in Canada now have even more ways to access music through voice with Alexa in the Amazon Music app and on Echo devices Prime an… read more...

Snapchat's UK ad revenue growth slows, but it is set to capture more teen users

via: CNBC at 2018-09-26 07:58:00:000

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Downside Of Disruption - Cramer's Mad Money (9/25/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-26 07:40:52:000

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Tuesday , September 25. Cramer was at the Dreamforce conference where he will be interviewing executives and getting a peek at new technologies. Technology forms 20% of the S&P500 and hence it's import… read more...

Salesforce CEO on Apple partnership: 'I have Apple in my veins'

via: CNBC at 2018-09-25 19:42:00:000

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Cramer: Right now, chipmakers represent the downside of disruption

via: CNBC at 2018-09-25 18:12:00:000

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Tesla's Supercharger Moat Is Under Siege

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 14:52:16:000

Audi ( OTCPK:AUDVF ) has been making waves in the past couple weeks with the reveal of its fully electric e-tron . Audi sees the two-row, five-seat crossover SUV as a direct competitor to the current king of the EV space: Tesla ( TSLA ). With a 250-mile range and starting price of $75,795 b… read more...

Amazon's Alexa Fund invests in first homebuilder

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 14:06:33:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Alexa Fund invests in a $6.7M round for Plant Prefab, a startup that uses sustainable construction practices to build prefabricated custom homes. The round also included Obvious Ventures. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more …... read more...

8 Key Issues Hedge Funds Are Ignoring About Spotify

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 13:06:19:000

Bandwagons are easy to jump on but it can be hard to decide when its time to get off, especially when a stock has famous hedge funds like Soros Fund Management, Philippe Laffont of Coatue Management, and Louis Bacons Capital Management holding sizable stakes . Since its IPO in… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 43

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 13:03:43:000

Safety first: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (via Autowise ). Bulletproof Investing: Week 43 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This … read more...

Amazon makes first investment in a homebuilder, backing start-up focused on prefabricated houses

via: CNBC at 2018-09-25 13:00:00:000

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Amazon Has $7.9 Billion Reasons To Buy 20,000 Vans

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 12:10:14:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) recently ordered 20,000 delivery vans from Mercedes-Benz. This was a significant increase over the companys previous order of 5,000 vehicles. Amazon plans to lease these vans to third-party partners for last-mile delivery. Most of the articles Iv… read more...

FANGS? Square should be added to the big tech stock basket, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-09-25 11:27:00:000

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Jefferies: Amazon could hit $1.5T by 2020

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-25 11:16:31:000

Jefferies says Amazon ( AMZN +0.7% ) could hit a $1.5T market cap within the next two years. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Telegraph: Amazon made early buyout approach to Deliveroo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 18:05:36:000

With Uber ( UBER ) reportedly circling Deliveroo, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has been linked to two of its own preliminary approaches of the British food-delivery firm, the Telegraph reports. More news on: Uber, Amazon.com, Inc., Merger & acquisition news, Tech stocks news, Global … read more...

Amazon: The $940 Billion Startup That Cannot Be Accurately Valued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 15:00:16:000

Thesis - The $940 billion start-up We believe Amazon ( AMZN ) is at a stage where its valuation cannot be accurately quantified. This is because it has aggressively invested in new and novel initiatives that did not previously exist but that every company and household will desperately need … read more...

Analysts see Sirius XM success likely in Pandora bid

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 13:26:46:000

Sirius XM ( SIRI -8.3% ) is likely to come through successfully with its bid for Pandora Media ( P +1.3% ), analysts say, with few antitrust issues likely to get in the way and little likelihood of a higher bidder. More news on: Spotify, Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks n… read more...

Microsoft unveils AI-focused Azure Data Box

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 13:25:49:000

Microsoft ( MSFT +0.2% ) unveils the Azure Data Box Edge, which allows businesses to run AI computations efficiently without installing special processors. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Snap jumps on visual-shopping deal with Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 12:19:38:000

Snap (NYSE: SNAP ) has jumped to its session high, now up 1% , on word that it's partnering with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) to allow shopping directly from Snapchat. More news on: Snap Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Snapchat will add Amazon product search, so you can buy products directly from the app

via: CNBC at 2018-09-24 12:14:00:000

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Amazon And XLY: Time To Move On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-24 11:28:28:000

( Pic Sourced Here ) Just days away from greatest sector shakeup ever attempted, where companies making up more than 10% of the S&Ps market cap shifted to a brand-new sector within the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). Even so, the minds at State Street are still tr… read more...

Cramer: Using an iPhone for business just got way better under a new partnership with Salesforce

via: CNBC at 2018-09-24 10:44:00:000

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Microsoft, SAP and Adobe team up to help companies solve a vexing problem

via: CNBC at 2018-09-24 09:28:00:000

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Microsoft leapfrogs Amazon with a special-purpose A.I. box for cloud customers

via: CNBC at 2018-09-24 09:00:00:000

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'We need an Honest Abe conversation': A $3B money manager warns a big trend can't sustain the rally

via: CNBC at 2018-09-23 17:00:00:000

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The 3 Essential Investing Lessons Of The Financial Crisis

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-23 12:25:27:000

(Source: Imgflip ) On September 15th, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for the largest bankruptcy in US history and kicked off the darkest days of the financial crisis. This was the worst capital market collapse since the Great Depression and resulted in the most severe recession since World W… read more...

Amazon And Apple At A Trillion Dollar: A Follow-Up On Uncertainty And Catalysts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 13:56:09:000

In my last post , I looked at Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN), as their market caps exceeded a trillion dollars, tracing the journey that they took over the last two decades to get to that threshold and valuing them given their current standing. While you can check out the stories that I told … read more...

Comcast outbids Fox in a $39 billion takeover of Sky

via: CNBC at 2018-09-22 12:22:00:000

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Amazon Competitor Gets $300M At $1.2B Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-22 10:16:19:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Did we miss a notable deal? Let us know in the comments. Amazon (AMZN) and GrubHub (GRUB) competitor: Tiger Glo… read more...

Facebook: What Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 19:39:59:000

While the NASDAQ is up right around 5% since the beginning of Q1 2018, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) is down 19%. It does not take a financial analyst to tell you that this is bad news. Shockingly (or not) , this all stems from a certain announcement made back on July 25th. Without looking at the n… read more...

GMO asset allocation expert on how investors can avoid 'massive premium' on US stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-09-21 16:04:00:000

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Shares of luxury online marketplace Farfetch jump 53 percent in IPO's first day of trading

via: CNBC at 2018-09-21 11:32:00:000

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Alibaba Vs. Amazon: A Simple Choice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 11:24:17:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) and Amazon ( AMZN ) are two of the great success stories of the 21st century, which have grown from nothing to the leaders of many industries today. These companies have rewarded investors very well over the past 3 years, growing at around 150% and 280%, respectively. Both con… read more...

The Market Rally Is Sustainable - Cramer's Mad Money (9/20/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 07:37:45:000

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday , September 20. Is the market rally and the new all-time highs built to last? Cramer thinks the rally is sustainable. The market rally in the earlier part of the year was led by FANG stocks, and n… read more...

Stocks Back At Record Highs (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 07:34:42:000

Today's Top Stories: Stocks back at record highs; US/Canada not close to closing NAFTA deal; and crowds, albeit smaller than last year, line up for new Apple products. Click play to listen in your browser. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Stocks Back At Record Highs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-21 06:59:29:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Another day of gains looks in store for U.S. equities as stocks advance across the globe, with China's Shanghai Co… read more...

Alphabet, Facebook and Netflix are about to destroy the stock market's biggest dividend trade

via: CNBC at 2018-09-21 06:53:00:000

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New Relic Playing In A Growth Market, But Challenges Remain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 22:44:02:000

In its analyst day presentation held in June of 2018, New Relic ( NEWR ) talked about how by 2021, 50% of the global GDP would be digitized. Smartphone, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, and the arrival of 5G are some of the drivers of this digitization trend. New Relic has a very large tot… read more...

Listen To Earnings Beat - Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 19:30:31:000

When I write this (9/20/2018), 99% of companies in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY ) has published quarterly reports with full comparative data for Q2 2018. 80% has beaten EPS estimates and 73.6% has beaten sales estimates. It is the highest rate since 2013. The next chart plots "beaten and mis… read more...

Cramer says it's 'highly unlikely' tariff costs will all trickle down to consumers

via: CNBC at 2018-09-20 18:11:00:000

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There will soon be a new way to play FANG stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-09-20 17:03:00:000

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After-hours buzz: MU, UNFI & more

via: CNBC at 2018-09-20 16:49:00:000

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Amazon just showed how serious it is about owning the smart home - and made Apple look slow

via: CNBC at 2018-09-20 16:24:00:000

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Toys R Us nostalgia may not be enough to fuel toy sales this holiday season

via: CNBC at 2018-09-20 16:24:00:000

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Whatever They Told You About The Recent Amazon Share Rally Is Wrong - This Chart Shows Why

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-20 15:44:47:000

A stock rally of over 60% in 2018, a market cap ranging between $ 900 billion to $ 1 trillion, and an outrageous P/E ratio of over 150x ((TTM)) are enough to label Amazon (AMZN) stock as overpriced. The below stock price chart (quarterly average since listing) depicts this view vividly: From… read more...

This is Amazon's new microwave that uses Alexa

via: CNBC at 2018-09-20 15:03:00:000

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Alexa is Now Even Smarter-New Features Help Make Everyday Life More Convenient, Safe, and Entertaining

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-20 14:58:00:000

Alexa now knows how to do millions of things, including new capabilities across Routines, Music, Smart Home, Home Monitoring, Alexa Calling, Amazon FreeTime on Alexa and more All new Alexa features begin rolling out to select new and existing Echo devices in the coming months (NA… read more...

Amazon Introduces Fire TV Recast, a DVR That Lets You Watch and Record Live Over-the-Air TV at Home and On Your Mobile Devices-All With No Monthly Fees

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-20 14:57:00:000

Watch on all of your Fire TV streaming media players, Fire TV Edition TVs, or Echo Show devices, and use the all-new Fire TV app to stream on compatible Fire tablet, iOS and Android devices Use Alexa on Fire TV and Echo Show devices to search for shows, browse and schedule recordings, … read more...

More details on Amazon cashierless store report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 16:30:16:000

Some grocery stocks are seeing volatile trading after hours as details emerge about the late-day report that Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is looking at opening up to 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021 -- its latest major shot across the bow of an entrenched industry. More news on: Amazon.c… read more...

Amazon's HR boss tells employees it's 'wrong' to deface LGBT posters, months after first incidents

via: CNBC at 2018-09-19 16:19:00:000

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Watch Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos talk about space at Air Force Association conference

via: CNBC at 2018-09-19 15:38:00:000

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Amazon is reportedly considering opening as many as 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021

via: CNBC at 2018-09-19 15:18:00:000

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The U.S. Is Beating The World Markets By A Wide Margin

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 14:34:30:000

US Stock Market Is Beating the Rest Of The World… By A Wide Margin The US-based market's performance in the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Russell 2000 have diverged from the rest of the world. The Trump Tariff narrative has devastated emerging and developed markets. The SPY is up roughly 9% o... read more...

Google Home tops Q2 speaker shipments; Apple HomePod doesn't rank

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 13:48:53:000

Google ( GOOG +0.2% )( GOOGL ) Home Mini was the best-selling voice-enabled speaker in Q2, according to new Strategy Analytics data. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon is testing a shopping site called Scout that recommends products based on your likes

via: CNBC at 2018-09-19 12:03:00:000

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EU regulators looking into Amazon's use of merchant data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 11:17:58:000

EU antitrust regulators are investigating Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) use of third-party merchant data. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon hit by EU antitrust probe

via: CNBC at 2018-09-19 10:05:00:000

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EMarketer: Amazon will pass Oath, Microsoft in 2018 digital ad sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-19 09:02:13:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) could become the third largest U.S. digital ad player this year, according to eMarketer research . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Verizon Communications, Microsoft Corporation, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

FedEx: Amazon's new delivery service 'should not be confused as competition'

via: CNBC at 2018-09-18 17:59:00:000

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Microsoft is upping its A.I. battle with Salesforce

via: CNBC at 2018-09-18 17:48:00:000

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FedEx: Once Again, Buying The Dip

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 15:19:38:000

Background On June 29, I wrote my first article on FedEx ( FDX ). FDX was at $227, down from its January high near $275, but its business was operating well and there was light at the end of the costly TNT Express integration and IT system remediation efforts. In addition, fuel costs had s… read more...

Best Buy's 5.5% 2021 Bonds Slide Amid Rate Rise And Other Downside Risks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 15:07:25:000

Richfield, Minnesota-based Best Buys (NYSE: BBY ) bonds have been losing value, amid a recent rise in U.S. interest rates, intensified competition, as well as sector headwinds, tariffs, and reports of customer dissatisfaction. Although traditional brick-and-mortar electronics retaile… read more...

Farfetch IPO May Be Undervalued At $10 As JD.Com Buys Shares

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 14:26:01:000

Selling shares at 6x sales and with JD.com ( JD ) as a big shareholder, Farfetch will be a very interesting name once the IPO goes live. The stock seems quite interesting at $10. The only risk is that the company was incorporated in Cayman, where shareholders rights are less protecte… read more...

FedEx: Taking Another Look At $250

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 14:16:54:000

Over the course of the last 9 months, the market is clearly moving towards a delivery economy where existing delivery networks have high value. FedEx ( FDX ) remains a premier package delivery service that has shaken off the Amazon ( AMZN ) fears as the opportunities move far beyond simple… read more...

Should You Still Purchase Amazon At This Level?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 11:57:50:000

In my last article , I was bullish on Amazon ( AMZN ) as I expected it to have a steep ascent from the price level of $1,400. This came true last week when Amazon rose till the $2,039-mark. Hence in this article, I shall ascertain the possibility of Amazon having a short-term correction after… read more...

Amazon Partners With Audi For The E-Tron SUV

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 10:59:00:000

We have known it since we first saw it exactly three years ago at the Frankfurt Auto Show September 2015 - but the Audi (VLKAY) ( OTCPK:VLKAF ) eTron was finally unveiled in its final form on Monday. It entered production in Belgium two weeks ago. In a surprise move, Audi has partnered wit… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update, Week 42

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 10:45:33:000

Safety first: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (via Autowise ). Bulletproof Investing: Week 42 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

Appeals court backs Copyright Royalty Board's decisions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-18 10:26:11:000

The D.C. Appeals Court has affirmed rate determinations by the Copyright Royalty Board for 2016-2020, in all respects. More news on: Pandora Media, Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Spotify, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

CNBC: Amazon plans eight new Alexa-enabled devices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 17:12:12:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) plans to release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices, according to CNBC sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Viomi Technology Files Proposed Terms For U.S. IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 17:11:46:000

Quick Take Viomi Technology ( VIOT ) intends to raise $114 million from the sale of ADSs in a U.S. IPO, per an amended registration statement . The company designs and manufactures Internet of Things [IoT] devices primarily for its major partner Xiaomi. VIOT has produced enviable fina… read more...

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

via: CNBC at 2018-09-17 17:00:00:000

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Ex-media exec: A well-intentioned proprietor is best for a media company

via: CNBC at 2018-09-17 16:51:00:000

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Macy's teams with Facebook to bring new brands to pop-up shops for the holidays

via: CNBC at 2018-09-17 16:15:00:000

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Amazon Announces Second Stockton Fulfillment Center

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-17 15:54:00:000

Combined, Amazons two Stockton facilities will bring more than 2,000 full-time jobs Amazon has created more than 39,000 full-time jobs in California and invested over $19 billion in the state since 2011, including infrastructure and compensation Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: … read more...

Online retail jolted by Amazon small business play

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 15:00:54:000

Etsy ( ETSY -4.9% ), Wayfair ( W -3.2% ), 1-800 Flowers.com ( FLWS -7.8% ) and Overstock.com ( OSTK -4.6% ) are sharply lower after Amazon ( AMZN -2.6% ) launches a new small business section on its website called Amazon Storefronts. More news on: Etsy, Inc., Wayfair, 1-800 FL… read more...

Retire Early With Effectiveness And Financial Freedom, But Don't Forget The Softer Side

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 13:59:00:000

Growing up in Florida, there was always grass to be cut. So, during middle and high school, I cut grass, trimmed bushes, and cleaned pools. It was hard work, but it was rewarding and it was a nice little business for a teenager. I used my dads equipment and paid him 10% of sales. A g… read more...

Target Is Up 30% And Still Undervalued

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 13:45:01:000

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) has been on one of the better runs in the market this year. Investors have been treated to a roughly 30% increase in the stock just since January. It seems like this is a multi-year pattern with the retailer. In 2013, 2015, and 2016, Target stock jumped in pric… read more...

9/15/2018: 10th Anniversary Of The Lehman Bankruptcy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-17 12:06:11:000

September 15th marks the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. This is how the market and financial stocks closed on that day… S&P 500 ( SPY ): -5% Wells Fargo ( WFC ): -10% JPMorgan ( JPM ): -10% Goldman Sachs ( GS ): -12% Morgan Stanley ( MS ): -14% Citigroup ( C ): -1... read more...

ETF Inclusion Of DBX

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-16 16:20:51:000

Plenty of investors still live and die by old market wisdom or what they find in the Stock Traders Almanac, rules like sell in May and go away or September is always the worst month of the year but one they havent learned yet is beware of ETFs. M… read more...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's new $2 billion philanthropic fund faces many unanswered questions

via: CNBC at 2018-09-16 10:00:00:000

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About one-quarter of Netflix subscribers would jump if it runs ads

via: CNBC at 2018-09-16 08:00:00:000

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An analyst warns investors against falling for a widely-held assumption about rising tech stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-09-15 16:00:00:000

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How Facebook AI may help to change the way we shop online in the future

via: CNBC at 2018-09-15 10:00:00:000

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Lenovo's CEO says a trade war isn't good for anyone, calls on US and China to resolve differences

via: CNBC at 2018-09-15 09:00:00:000

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One unintended consequence of Lehman collapse: The birth of a new kind of bank

via: CNBC at 2018-09-15 04:06:00:000

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Cramer Remix: When it comes to trade, ignore Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 18:59:00:000

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Trump loves to hate Bezos, but he 'needs a strong Amazon,' analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 17:20:00:000

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Will Amazon Kill Tech Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 15:44:25:000

(Image Source ) Significant disappointments were seen for several large tech companies this earnings season, and this has many sector-based investors on edge. Given the unfavorable response to earnings reports from Facebook ( FB ) and Netflix ( NFLX ), it would not be entirely surprising to… read more...

The real reason Amazon's HQ2 will be near Washington, D.C.

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 13:26:00:000

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Bezos warns Amazon employees: 'When the stock is up 30% in a month, don't feel 30% smarter'

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 13:04:00:000

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This chart shows Apple's new iPhones didn't wow consumers and that may hurt the stock

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 12:54:00:000

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Shares of Alibaba could be a better bet than Amazon, trader says

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 11:54:00:000

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Jeff Bezos says great business opportunities share these 4 traits

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 09:30:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest move premarket: ADBE, AMZN, LB, HAS, DNKN & more

via: CNBC at 2018-09-14 07:38:00:000

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Carolinas Brace For Hurricane Florence (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-14 07:28:51:000

Today's Top Stories: Carolinas brace for Hurricane Florence; another storm rages in the Pacific; and multiple gas explosions in Boston bring NiSource shares down premarket. Click play to listen in your browser. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start… read more...

Sears slows same-store sales decline, but losses double with more closures ahead

via: CNBC at 2018-09-13 16:41:00:000

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Amazon's rising stock gives Jeff Bezos 'financial muscle' in outer space equal to whole countries

via: CNBC at 2018-09-13 15:46:00:000

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What Jeff Bezos spending $2 billion would feel like to the average American

via: CNBC at 2018-09-13 14:59:00:000

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Price check on Whole Foods Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 14:13:16:000

A detailed study indicates that pricing at Whole Foods is on average only about 0.8% lower than when Amazon ( AMZN ) acquired the company about 14 months ago. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Kroger Co., Ingles Markets, Incorporated, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Microsoft buys Lobe, a small start-up that makes it easier to build A.I. apps

via: CNBC at 2018-09-13 13:53:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update, Week 41

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 12:43:04:000

Safety first: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (via Autowise ). Bulletproof Investing: Week 41 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

What Credit/Yield-Based Models Suggest About The Odds Of A Recession Coming Soon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 10:28:40:000

Introduction Earlier this week we asked (while referring to the markets) 'Is It A Wonderful World'? and the simple answer was that it very much depends where you look. On one hand, It's All In The Numbers And The Numbers Never Lie . On the other hand, Will This Time Be Different? I St… read more...

I Sold JD.com, Here's Why

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 09:49:14:000

Photo Source JD.com ( JD ) inevitably has been a great growth story, known by many as the Amazon of China. The company has been growing like a weed, expanding its footprint all over China and with plans to expand into the rest of the world. However I deviated from one of my investment ru… read more...

John And Jane's August Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Taxable Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 08:12:35:000

Investment Thesis This article marks the 10th month that I've been keeping track of John and Jane's Taxable portfolio and continued to discuss the dividend raises that continue to benefit the income produced by the portfolio. The story over the last month has remained consistent in tha… read more...

E.U., U.K. And Turkey Central Banks To Announce Policies Today (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 07:46:18:000

Today's Top Stories: EU, UK and Turkey central banks to announce policies today; Hurricane Florence downgraded to cat 2; and the Great Crypto Crash of 2018 extends collapse. Click play to listen in your browser. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to star… read more...

Cramer introduces 'cloud princes,' the riskier, faster-growing versions of cloud kings

via: CNBC at 2018-09-12 18:35:00:000

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Amazon's Healthcare Strategy Takes Shape

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 14:10:38:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) is known for making waves when it enters a new industry. In fact, it has developed a reputation of crushing the competition and taking over from defeated incumbents. Amazon devastated the once-dominant big booksellers. It has done likewise to many other retail businesses. Now, … read more...

How Seriously Should We Take Social Media Antitrust Concerns?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 13:39:38:000

Facebook ( FB ) and Twitter ( TWTR ) have had a turbulent few weeks, amid an already declining season over revenue guidance worries, as both came before Congress earlier this month to testify on a wide-ranging series of public concerns regarding their companies. Despite the seeming continu… read more...

23,000 Millennial and Gen Z workers listed their dream employers and there's 1 key difference

via: CNBC at 2018-09-12 13:24:00:000

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Modern Cryptocurrency Portfolio Theory

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 12:55:46:000

Why Modern Portfolio Theory doesn't work with cryptos Aside from the obvious (that Cryptocurrencies are not companies, they're just software and the network of people involved), MPT asks the portfolio manager to make some basic assumptions. We are able to estimate the likely return of … read more...

Amazon Vs. McKesson And Its Pharma Distribution Peers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 12:29:18:000

McKesson ( MCK ) has long held a dominant position in the pharmaceutical distribution oligopoly with its peers Cardinal Health ( CAH ) and AmerisourceBergen ( ABC ). The company is often praised for its barriers to entry and attractive returns. But potential changes to the US health care indus… read more...

At This Level, Does Amazon Stock Make Sense?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 11:21:18:000

Investors in stock of Amazon Inc. (AMZN) have made out like bandits in the past. Anyone who bought it 21 years ago, back in 1997 - and had the longevity and patience to hang on - multiplied their initial investment by 552 times. What needs to happen in future for the stock to make sense? A th… read more...

Should You Be Buying Amazon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 11:07:19:000

Investment Thesis Amazon ( AMZN ) is a remarkable company, led by fantastic management. It has changed the retail landscape forever and pioneered the cloud sector. However , I passionately argue that every investor knows this already and that this has already been reflected man… read more...

Online Shopping Is Overhyped - Don't Buy Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-12 10:00:00:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) just recently hit new all-time-highs at $2,050 per share with a market cap in excess of $1 trillion, a price-to-earnings ratio in the 100s and a historically elevated price-to-sales at 4.5 and price-to-cash flow at 43. The share price has almost tripled in the last 3 years al… read more...

Macy's to hire 80,000 holiday workers, on pace with last year, as retailer sees 'strong and successful' season

via: CNBC at 2018-09-12 08:29:00:000

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Amazon's cloud-computing business is looking to space

via: CNBC at 2018-09-11 19:26:00:000

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How I'm Trading This Fall (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 15:03:41:000

As the seasons move from summer in to fall, the markets are also seeing a transition. As a trader, you want to be able to recognise the signals to ensure you are adjusting your trades according to how the market is moving. The S&P is no different. This past summer was particularly interest… read more...

Deutsche Bank: 85% of insured Prime members would buy drugs at Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 13:52:06:000

A Deutsche Bank survey of Amazon ( AMZN +1.4% ) Prime members with health insurance showed that 85% would consider buying medication on the site. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

After less than four years, Amazon's business supplies site is on pace to pass $10 billion a year

via: CNBC at 2018-09-11 12:40:00:000

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85% of insured Amazon Prime members open to buying drugs on the site, Deutsche Bank says

via: CNBC at 2018-09-11 12:31:00:000

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Michaels: Is The Market Being Too Pessimistic?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 09:40:02:000

Michaels Companies ( MIK ) reported Q2 results not long ago, sending shares into yet another free fall. After listening in on the company's earnings call, we believe that the headwinds in the arts & crafts ("A&C") space are secular and underemphasized by management. Source: Forbes … read more...

Big Ticket 2018 Picks: August Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 09:09:59:000

In early January, I published my top picks for 2018, see article here . As a reminder for readers not familiar with my strategy, I am a dividend growth investor in my mid-30s with a long-term horizon (hopefully), and my plan is to invest in well-rounded companies with a quality track record… read more...

The Sad Decline Of International Business Machines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 09:00:17:000

IBM is no longer a tech company. They have no vision. What they've evolved into is a company that does [arbitrage] on acquisitions. It's stock buybacks. Who is IBM anymore? Mark Cuban Thesis From a distance, International Business Machines ( IBM ) seems like an ideal bu… read more...

Amazon's business-to-business company hits $10B annualized rate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-11 08:41:44:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) says its business-to-business platform sales hit a $10B annualized rate globally. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest move premarket: SONO, TSLA, NKE, TRV & more

via: CNBC at 2018-09-11 08:09:00:000

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App Economy Portfolio: A New Marketplace Service On Seeking Alpha

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-10 10:00:00:000

(Editors' Note: This article is meant as an introduction for App Economy Portfolio , a new Marketplace service by App Economy Insights.) As a former Big Four consultant for years, I had the opportunity to work with a wide range of companies and industries, going through three-statemen… read more...

Citi raises its Amazon target, forecasts 275M Prime subscribers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-10 09:41:55:000

Citi raises its Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) price target from $2,100 to $2,250, a 15% upside. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

'What A Wonderful World'? Well, That Very Much Depends Where You Look

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-10 09:20:02:000

What A Wonderful World The Dow ETF ( DIA ) has not closed (on a total return basis) below its 200-day moving average since March 2016, the longest streak in its history. DIA data by YCharts None of the previous record-similar streaks in nowhere near the current streak we're in. … read more...

Amazon: 5 Reasons To Avoid This Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-10 07:16:24:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) is among my least favorite stocks on the market and doesn't trade close to a price where I'd consider buying it. Despite impressive revenue growth , Amazon still produces lackluster profit margins and virtually no real free cash flow (when factoring in capital leases). My main… read more...

The Risk/Reward Of Owning A $1 Trillion Amazon Is Terrible

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-09 12:55:35:000

Congratulations to every Amazon ( AMZN ) bull who has been laughing in the face of us value investors for what feels like forever. You win. You were right, we were wrong. Except there's one thing. I don't think we're wrong. At least not when it comes to recognizing an insane valuation and ramp… read more...

What The FB Is Going On Here?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-09 10:39:53:000

Shares of Facebook are breaking down. The trouble started back on July 25. After wrapping up trading that day with a new all-time high, the social media company reported its latest quarterly results after the close that were in a word disappointing. But after plunging by more than -20%, it … read more...

Olivia Cooke Receives the IMDb Starmeter Award in Toronto

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-08 13:00:00:000

Breakout Star Olivia Cooke Receives the 2018 IMDb STARmeter Award as Determined by IMDbPro Data on the Page Views of More Than 250 Million Monthly IMDb Visitors Worldwide Previous IMDb STARmeter Award Recipients Include Bill Skarsgrd, Sam Rockwell, Tatiana Maslany, Brie Larson,… read more...

Goldman Sachs, Tencent Led $450M In Chinese E-Commerce Grocer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-08 09:23:50:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Did we miss a notable deal? Let us know in the comments. Chinese produce: Goldman Sachs (GS) Investment Part… read more...

Amazon Will Rapidly Improve Margins Through Lower Online Store Sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-08 06:48:18:000

Contrary to common belief, Amazon ( AMZN ) is actually trying to keep a lid on its online store sales. In the past few years, Amazon's fulfillment sales have gone through the roof. Not only on a gross basis, which is to be expected due to surging sales, but also as a percentage of net sales. O… read more...

The Information: Amazon bringing Go to NY

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 15:07:26:000

Amazon ( AMZN +0.1% ) plans to open a cashierless Go store in New York, according to The Information . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part - The Idea Guide

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 14:52:12:000

Many stockpickers like to take credit for unearthing an idea, and expect that once they unearth it the market will have nothing to do but come to agree with you. And that does happen sometimes - a new idea can move the market and catalyze a change in perception, or at least start the process o… read more...

Alibaba: Digital Media Losses Getting Bigger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 14:03:50:000

Alibaba's ( BABA ) losses in its media segment are mounting up as it tries to attract more customers and expand the number of shows and movies it produces. In the year ending March 31st, 2018, this segment showed an EBITA loss of RMB 8,305 million or $1.3 billion. In comparison, the full-year … read more...

"Project Runway" stars Klum, Gunn head to Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 12:48:08:000

Amazon ( AMZN +0.1% ) has hired Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn from Project Runway for a new fashion show, according to The Hollywood Reporter . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Netflix, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) August Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 11:03:14:000

AUM of $73.7B More news on: Invesco QQQ ETF, Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., , Read more … read more...

Interview With Home Depot Co-Founder Ken Langone On The Most Important Determinants Of A Successful Business (And Much More)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 09:30:00:000

The Boyar Value Group recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone. In this wide-ranging interview, Ken discusses: His fantastic new book, I Love Capitalism The most important determinants of a successful business The importance of risk-taking … read more...

Tracking Ole Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-07 07:32:17:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Ole Andreas Halvorsen's 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Viking Global's regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking Ole Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global… read more...

Barnes & Noble: Resist The Temptation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 17:06:23:000

A dividend yield of 13%, a current-year P/E of 7.8x, EPS projected to grow in the next fiscal year. My hands are itching for shares of Barnes & Noble ( BKS ), trading mid-session this Thursday once again at its all-time low, after a very short-lived rebound in the second quarter of t… read more...

An Idea For Amazon: Asset Allocation Daily

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 15:26:09:000

Amazon I have no doubt that the stock is trading at a bubble valuation. What other word adequately describes a stock with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 156, and a ratio of price to free cash flow (P/FCF) that's well above 200 (properly calculated)? Investors will need some ser… read more...

Tech giants, semis lead 1% decline for Nasdaq

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 14:49:48:000

Pressure from D.C. on players like Facebook ( FB -3.1% ), Google ( GOOG -1.9% ), Amazon ( AMZN -2.1% ), Twitter ( TWTR -5.6% ) continues to mount. More news on: Facebook, Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, News on ETF… read more...

A Look At The 5G Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 13:46:00:000

This article first appeared on Trend Investing on August 2, therefore all data is as of that date. What is 5G? 5G networks is the next (fifth) generation of mobile (wireless) internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices… read more...

Stocks To Avoid (Or Sell): Spotify

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 13:06:12:000

Introduction Apple ( AAPL ) was valued at $80B after introducing iPhone in 2007. That year, its revenue was $24B, and its net income was $3.5B. Last year, Spotify's ( SPOT ) revenue was one-sixth of that while adding another unprofitable year to its streak. Despite the vast difference in rev… read more...

Is Amazon A Bad Employer? (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 12:50:35:000

Bernie Sanders has introduced the BEZOS bill meant to stop bad employers like Amazon (AMZN). Amazon has been accused of many things but is it fair to call it a bad employer? Its possible that Amazon is a better-than-average employer, despite problems in the bro… read more...

WSJ: Whole Foods workers attempting unionization

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 10:38:31:000

Whole Foods workers are attempting to unionize under new owner Amazon ( AMZN -1.3% ), according to The Wall Street Journal sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

At This Valuation, Investors Should Think Critically Rather Than Rejoice

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 09:42:45:000

Most observers of Amazon ( AMZN ) know what there is to like about the company. In short, through the third quarter of 2018, a company with $230 billion in annual sales continues to grow in excess of 30% and has more than doubled it's trailing twelve months (TTM) operating income over the pa… read more...

Amazon brings Pay to Japan

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-06 09:24:19:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Japan unit teams with startup Nippon Pay to launch Amazon Pay at dozens of small businesses in Tokyo and Fukuoka. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Introducing the All-New Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa Hands-Free

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-06 09:16:00:000

The all-new Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8 HD display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with support for up to 400 GB more via microSD, and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery lifeonly $79.99 Introducing always-ready, hands-free… read more...

Amazon, Splunk competitor Elastic files for IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 14:32:37:000

Search software company Elastic ( ESTC ) files for an IPO of up to $100M. The company wants to list on the NYSE under the ticker ESTC. More news on: Elastic, Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Price Checks, Big Data Analysis, And A Forensic Accounting Review Suggest Financial Strain At Weis Markets And 45%-65% Downside Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 13:13:18:000

Report entitled Every Day High Prices Guaranteed Spruce Point is pleased to release a unique forensic research report on Weis Markets, Inc (NYSE: WMK , "Weis" or "the Company") a northeastern regional supermarket. We believe Weis faces 45%-65% downside risk, or $17.60 t… read more...

Senator Sanders introduces the BEZOS bill

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 12:50:42:000

Senator Bernie Sanders introduces his new BEZOS legislation with a press conference today. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 40

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 11:26:58:000

Safety first: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (via Autowise ). Bulletproof Investing: Week 40 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is a… read more...

Amazon orders 20K Mercedes-Benz vans for delivery service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 10:46:08:000

Continuing its challenge to players like UPS ( UPS ) and FedEx ( FDX +0.3% ), Amazon ( AMZN -1.7% ) says it's ordering 20K Mercedes-Benz ( OTCPK:DDAIF ) vans. More news on: United Parcel Service, Inc., FedEx Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Tech stocks news, Top s… read more...

Fox invests $100M in Twitch rival Caffeine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 09:39:19:000

Twenty-First Century Fox ( FOX -0.1% , FOXA ) has led a funding round for Caffeine , a Twitch-like "social broadcasting platform" focused on videogaming/esports, sports and entertainment, with a $100M investment. More news on: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Twenty-First Century Fox, I… read more...

Amazon Fashion Launches J.Crew Mercantile

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-05 09:00:00:000

This is the first partnership between Amazon and J.Crew Group - Amazon customers can now shop a curated assortment of J.Crew Mercantiles Fall 18 collection for men and women (NASDAQ:AMZN)Amazon Fashion announces the arrival of J.Crew Mercantile on Amazon. For t… read more...

Tracking Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 08:31:00:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Chase Colemans Tiger Global Management 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Tiger Globals regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking Chase Co… read more...

Amazon expands San Diego Tech Hub and announces plans to create 300 high tech jobs

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-05 08:00:00:000

Amazon opens new 85,000 sq. ft office in the University Town Center neighborhood of San Diego to more than double its tech workforce in the area Amazon has created more than 39,000 full-time jobs in California and invested over $19 billion in the state since 2011, including infrastruct… read more...

Big Tech To Testify Before Senate (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-05 07:48:06:000

Today's top stories: Big tech to testify before Senate; U.S.-Canada NAFTA talks continue; and J.D.com CEO Richard Liu accused of rape. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Al… read more...

Pentagon extends deadline for JEDI cloud contract

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 18:34:29:000

The Pentagon is adding three more weeks to its deadline for a key multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon-Berkshire-JPM health venture names Jack Stoddard as COO: CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 15:41:46:000

The health joint venture formed by Amazon ( AMZN +1.4% ), Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A +0.4% )( BRK.B +0.3% ), and JPMorgan ( JPM +0.4% ) hires Jack Stoddard , most recently general manager for digital health at Comcast, as chief operating officer, CNBC reports. More news on: Amazon… read more...

Tracking Al Gore's Generation Investment Management Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 15:10:44:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Generation Investment Managements 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Al Gores regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking Al Gores Generat… read more...

Study: Telecoms throttling traffic to top video apps

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 13:16:06:000

On the net neutrality front, new research suggests that the country's biggest telecoms are slowing traffic to some of the most popular apps -- particularly video, including YouTube ( GOOG -1.7% , GOOGL -1.6% ) and Netflix ( NFLX -1.2% ). More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet… read more...

Amazon hits $1T market cap

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 12:00:06:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) follows Apple into the $1T club. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Amazon's deeper push into the $88B online ad market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 11:33:04:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) trades up following an NYT piece about the companys momentum in the $88B online advertising market. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Facebook, Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

IMDb Returns to the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival with Top Celebrities, the IMDb STARmeter Award and the Premiere Party for Teen Spirit to Celebrate the IMDbPro App

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-04 09:00:00:000

IMDb Activities at TIFF will Include Original Celebrity Video Interviews Presented by Land Rover and Hosted by IMDb Special Correspondent Dave Karger, the Presentation of the IMDb STARmeter Award to Olivia Cooke and the Annual IMDb Dinner Party at TIFF The IMDbPro App, Now Available fo… read more...

HubSpot Selects AWS as its Preferred Public Cloud Provider

via: Business Wire at 2018-09-04 09:00:00:000

One of the leading customer growth platforms runs the vast majority of its infrastructure on AWS for greater reliability and speed, the best performance, and access to the most comprehensive set of cloud services Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), to… read more...

Amazon Is More Overvalued Than Nvidia: 126.19 Price To Free Cash Flow, 45.76 Price To Operating Cash Flow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 07:35:43:000

Let me say this first: any asset bubble can keep going higher before it bursts. That applies to Amazon ( AMZN ) stock just as much as bitcoin or anything else. Once the prices and valuations stop making sense, there is not necessarily a limit to how little sense they can make on the high end. … read more...

Visa Call Options Have Fantastic Upside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 07:00:00:000

Visa ( V ) shares have been on a tear lately, up nearly 29 percent since the beginning of the year. The move is grounded in rapid earnings growth, and Visa has cruised past analyst expectations quarter after quarter. I expect this to continue. We own a lot of Visa through our overweight positi… read more...

JPMorgan: Backing Up The Truck Before Having To Chase It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 23:42:47:000

Background On July 3, i.e. before JPM's Q2 results were announced, I reviewed the stock in JPMorgan And Dimon's 'Golden Age Of Banking' - An Assessment . My assessment was to have bought the dip in JPM, which had been trading in the $103-105 range, down from its February high above $119. … read more...

Tracking George Soros's Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 14:22:12:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to George Soros's 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on George Soros's regulatory 13F Form filed on 08/16/2018. Please visit our Tracking Soros Fund Management Holdings article for an … read more...

Upcoming index shakeup has broad market implications - Barron's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-02 01:35:58:000

Both S&P and MSCI are overhauling their Global Industry Classification System ("GICS"), which is likely to have significant implications as ETFs, mutual funds, and various and sundry sector balancers rejigger their portfolios, Barron's says in this weekend's cover story.Shuffles … read more...

Toyota Puts $500M Into Uber's Self-Driving Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-01 11:29:20:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Did we miss a notable deal? Let us know in the comments. Toyota, Uber tie-up : Toyota (TM) invested $500… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Time To Talk Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-01 08:28:12:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The stock market could get a bit of a test as traders return back to their desks fo… read more...

Don't Get Into IBM For The Wrong Reasons

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-01 03:02:53:000

International Business Machines Corporation ( IBM ) is a company that is caught between its past and the future. That has made it a highly debated topic as investors grapple over whether the company's push into "strategic imperatives" such as cloud, security, artificial intelligence, and mobil… read more...

Sprint adds to high end of 'unlimited' plan offerings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 16:37:51:000

Sprint (NYSE: S ) is rolling out a new niche of its "unlimited" plans targeting higher-end power users with key partnerships. More news on: Sprint Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Uber, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

My Short Move On Sears Holdings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 14:25:36:000

Through the use of a $1 put option, I recently took a short position against Sears Holdings ( SHLD ). It's my first foray into options. I'm excited and nervous all at once. I've been a bear on Sears for two years, and I see nothing that has changed the company's prognosis. The stock jumped 13%… read more...

U.S. Senate postpones Postal Service hearing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 12:59:54:000

A Senate hearing about reforming the U.S. Postal Service has been delayed, according to Reuters sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Stamps.com Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

JD.com: Fundamentals Intact But Growth And Margins Have Disappointed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 12:26:21:000

Business With a net revenue of RMB362.3 billion in 2017, JD.com (NASDAQ: JD ) is China's largest online retailer by revenue and the second largest e-commerce firm as measured by B2C gross merchandise volume ((GMV)) in China, and the company's success can be attributed to a number of factors … read more...

Last Push For Trilateral NAFTA (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 07:51:44:000

Today's top stories: Our top stories today: Last push for trilateral NAFTA; Trump snubs EU car tariff offer; and Coca-Cola acquires Britain's biggest coffee chain. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Last Push For Trilateral NAFTA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 07:01:20:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). A deadline today set by President Trump looms over Canada as it intensifies negotiation with the U.S. to hammer ou… read more...

Amazon now most shorted U.S. stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-31 03:12:30:000

With Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) shares briefly dipping below the $300 level on Thursday, the electric carmaker ceded its spot as the most shorted U.S. stock to Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ), according to data from S3 Partners. More news on: Tesla, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read m… read more...

Amazon's Tire Deal Won't Stop Sears' Skidding

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 22:18:40:000

Any good news for Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD ) these days is few and far between. Its shares thus soared when news broke that the company would be expanding a deal involving its auto centers and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ). However, despite this pop, I don't think anything substantial has ch… read more...

Can The Trade Desk Be A Viable Value Investment?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 18:43:09:000

The fair value of a company is essentially the "true" worth of its assets. In the stock market, the fair value relates to the "true" worth of the publicly traded shares. There's ample evidence that suggests that value investors tend to outperform the market, or at least achieve satisfactory … read more...

Viomi Technology Files For $150 Million U.S. IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 12:56:02:000

Quick Take Viomi Technology ( VIOT ) intends to raise gross proceeds of $150 million of ADSs from a U.S. IPO, according to an F-1 registration statement . The firm develops AI-powered IoT (Internet of Things) smart home appliances. VIOT is growing rapidly but is heavily dependent on i… read more...

Amazon: Buying An Umbrella When It's Sunny Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 12:00:27:000

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty ) A New High For Amazon, And New Warnings On Wednesday, as Amazon ( AMZN ) closed at a record high, we saw a couple of warnings on Seeking Alpha. First, SA News Editor Brandy Betz reported that short positions in FAANG stocks were up… read more...

Amazon launching food sales in Mexico; shares hit $2,000 for first time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 11:00:18:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) will start selling food and beverages through its online platform in Mexico, which launched in 2015. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Walmart Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

How To Retire At 63 With A Measly Half-Million

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 10:24:58:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . How to retire is a pressing issue many of us face today. Countless readers come to Seeking Alpha to handle the challenges that face retirees today. Retirees need to know how to build a steady … read more...

Investors Have Misdiagnosed Amazon's Push Into The Pharmacy Business

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 08:01:35:000

Companies everywhere, in every business, are paranoid about Amazon.com (AMZN). This sort of paranoia is healthy for the long-term well-being of our investment portfolio, as it is creating interesting buying opportunities. A case in point: My firm spent a lot of time thinking about pharmacies… read more...

What's Next For Apple?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 06:45:00:000

Figuring out whether Apple ( AAPL ) is still a great stock to buy is always one of my biggest challenges. The stock price has risen astronomically and I wonder how much higher the stock price can go? Especially after the company reached a market capitalization of $1 trillion - you'd think th… read more...

Why Netflix May Be Forced To Change Its Film Distribution Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 05:04:57:000

The uniqueness of the streaming space is, ironically, the fact that it is very fluid. Companies are making up the rules as they go along, and while thats been successful, it also is a double-edged sword. One of two things happen: the consumer gets used a certain method and gets upset… read more...

High Tech And More Mo'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-30 01:08:37:000

There was something ironic about Wednesday's tech ( QQQ ) rally. Maybe you noticed, but my guess is the vast majority of readers are unaware, so I wanted to point it out. One of the catalysts for the Nasdaq's outperformance on Wednesday was a bullish call on Amazon ( AMZN ) and Alphabet ( GO… read more...

Alibaba Reveals Bigger Threats Than Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 23:25:06:000

Alibaba (BABA) has expanded its business interests outside of China at a rapid pace in the past few years. It has increased investments in the cloud segment, which should put the company among the top 3 cloud players by the end of next year. It is also investing billions of dollars to impr… read more...

Amazon's AWS Faces Another Threat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 17:02:50:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) has built an enviable cash cow with its Amazon Web Services, AWS, but this could soon be under a big threat. In the recent quarter, AWS posted $6.1 billion in revenue. This was a 49% jump from year-ago revenue of $4.1 billion. There was an even bigger jump in the operating inco… read more...

Dick's Sporting Goods: Company Focuses On Profitability, Street Doesn't Like It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 12:27:00:000

The Street has yet again given the sports retailing space two thumbs down. The victim of the day is Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS ), a company that reported earnings on Wednesday ahead of the opening bell. A strong earnings beat of 14 cents and raised full year guidance by 9 cents at the m… read more...

Apple Vs. Amazon: The Right Choice Is Simple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 11:32:34:000

With each stock trading at all-time highs, both Apple ( AAPL ) and Amazon ( AMZN ) have performed well so far this year for investors. Both continue to be on a torrid growth path and have a similar enterprise value, but that's where I see the similarities stop. I consider Apple to still be o… read more...

Amazon responds to Senator Sanders "corporate welfare" claims

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 10:36:42:000

Amazon ( AMZN +1.5% ) responds to Senator Bernie Sanders, who plans to introduce legislation next week aimed at curbing the corporate welfare of large companies. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

FAANG short positions +42% in past year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 10:01:43:000

Short positions against the FAANG stocks have increased 42% in the past year to about $37B worth, according to Bloomberg and S3 Partners data. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Facebook, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Morgan Stanley raises Amazon target, implies $1.2T value

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 08:41:46:000

Morgan Stanley becomes the biggest Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) bull with a new Street-high target. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery program

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 08:32:42:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) announces an expansion of its delivery program from Whole Foods Market stores. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Kroger Co., Sprouts Farmers Market, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon expands Whole Foods Prime Now delivery

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 08:27:29:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) expands its Whole Foods Prime Now delivery to Columbus, Dayton, Portland, Greater Washington D.C., and additional areas of NYC including Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Union Square, and Murray Hill. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move… read more...

(Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 07:35:05:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome WSB Podcast as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Today's top … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Efforts Continue To Update NAFTA

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-29 06:59:55:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). There was reportedly little substance to talks yesterday between Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and U… read more...

Roku dips on report of Amazon plans for ad-supported Fire TV streaming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 17:10:07:000

Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU ) shares slipped after hours following a report at The Information that Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is planning a free, ad-supported streaming service for its Fire TV devices. More news on: Roku Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more… read more...

Amazon: Valuation Update After Quarterly Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 16:35:40:000

I will traditionally start with the technical parameters of the stock price dynamics. As it is typical for most public companies, the dynamics of Amazons ( AMZN ) stock over a long period of time is quite qualitatively described by the exponential trend that acts as a specific averag… read more...

Don't Buy Walmart

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 16:21:20:000

I'll go through my experiences with Walmart as a supplier as well as an updated look at Walmart's valuation. Selling to Walmart ( WMT ) as a wholesaler to their Walmart.com division has opened my eyes to the scope of their distribution and supply chain management. You don't think of supp… read more...

Bloomberg: Amazon talking to Sony, Paramount for streaming rights

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 15:11:26:000

Amazon ( AMZN +0.5% ) is talking to Sonys ( SNE -0.7% )studio division and Viacoms ( VIA +0.4% ) Paramount Pictures to offer more films on its streaming service, according to Bloomberg sources . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Sony Corporation, Viacom Inc., Te… read more...

These 2 Walgreens Charts Do Not Go Together

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 14:37:57:000

I bought Walgreens ( WBA ) back in early 2015 as part of my real-life, real monies index skimming ( VIG ) exercise. I skimmed 15 of the largest cap Dividend Achievers. That included WBA and CVS Health ( CVS ). The stock prices of those two companies continue to face pressure. The greatest fear… read more...

Wayfair: Citron Is Listening To The Smartest Guys In The Room. First Stop Back To $100

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 14:20:00:000

Since first writing on Wayfair ( W ), Citron has acknowledged the breadth of the moviepass economy ( click the link ), and weve refrained from commenting further on Wayfair, as the market continues to reward top line growth at all costs. BUT We also understand how quick… read more...

VMware To Acquire CloudHealth Technologies For Cross-Platform Management

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 14:19:04:000

Quick Take VMware ( VMW ) has announced it will acquire CloudHealth Technologies for approximately $500 million (Reuters). CloudHealth has developed a cross-platform cloud operations management system for organizations of all sizes. VMW is acquiring CloudHealth as part of its ong… read more...

Silly Adults, Dividends Are For Kids

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 12:18:58:000

The conventional wisdom goes something like this: When youre young and dont need the income; steer clear of dividend stocks. Younger folks are better off holding high-growth businesses that are plowing revenue back into the company. Stocks returning money to shareholders via di… read more...

Netflix: The Big Picture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 11:21:57:000

Source: Technews.tw Netflix: The Big Picture Netflix ( NFLX ) has been on wild roller coaster ride over the past year, with shares trading from just $165 all the way up to $420. Currently, the stock is trading at around $368, which is roughly 84 times next years estimated earning… read more...

Amazon Prime Book Box for children now generally available

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-28 09:54:16:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) launches the childrens Prime Book Box service into general availability. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Target: Stock Is In Uncharted Territory

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 15:28:50:000

Synopsis For the past few years, Target's ( TGT ) stock had been consolidating as headwinds faced the traditional brick-and-mortar retail space. The traditional brick-and-mortar retailers Walmart ( WMT ), Target and Costco ( COST ) have been taking a beating as Amazon ( AMZN ) grabs nearly … read more...

Alibaba: The Only Chinese Stock You Need To Own

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 14:36:37:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) is a megacap Chinese internet company with a sprawling empire covering ecommerce, cloud computing, entertainment, and more. The company is levered to megatrends in Chinese consumer spending, Chinese internet usage, and globalization. The company trades at an elevated valuation… read more...

Amazon deepens its partnership with VMware to go after companies that don't use the cloud

via: CNBC at 2018-08-27 12:34:00:000

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I Got 43% Return On My Obesity-Themed Portfolio. Janus Henderson Investors Did Better With SLIM.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 11:39:03:000

Hey, lookit dat! I can make a comparison! I had an epiphany. In my last article I shot my mouth off about not having made any comparisons of the non-neg Efficient Frontier ((EF)) process against other methods. While strictly true, maybe that intent can be approached by comparing my Mot… read more...

My Top 10 Stocks For The Next 10 Years

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-27 10:14:32:000

A month or so ago, I posted an article outlining my portfolios holdings. Obviously, these are my favorite stocks in the market (which is why I own them), but I realize that many investors arent interested in managing portfolios comprised of ~70 holdings. In a piece I published … read more...

Netflix is soaring, and new highs could be next

via: CNBC at 2018-08-27 07:16:00:000

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Walmart adds Moosejaw to its website, defending itself further against Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-08-27 00:01:00:000

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Hibbett: Following Selloff, I Don't See A Buying Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 16:33:52:000

It's not everyday that one sees the stock of a profitable, highly liquid company take a significant hit of 30% or more, even when near-term guidance gets a haircut. This is what happened to Hibbett Sports ( HIBB ) on Friday, following an earnings miss that sent shares back to December 2017 … read more...

Target - Hitting Its Targets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 16:26:01:000

Target ( TGT ) is really hitting its targets as investors had serious doubts about the long term fate of the business suffering from stiff competition from both Walmart ( WMT ) and Amazon.com ( AMZN ) , of course. The company is currently on fire in terms of operating (sales) performanc… read more...

Alibaba's Earnings: Much Better Than Mr. Market Suggests

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 14:24:38:000

Source: Hacked.com Alibaba's Earnings: Better Than Mr. Market Suggests Alibaba ( BABA ) recently reported fiscal 2019s Q1 earnings, but despite delivering robust results in many areas of its business the stock ultimately traded lower on the day. It was a peculiar post earnings t… read more...

The S&P 500 Median Price To Free Cash Flow Ratio Is Now 34.66

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-26 13:03:26:000

I don't usually focus an entire article on a single statistic, but I believe this particular statistic at this particular time deserves this level of attention: The S&P 500 ( SPY ) median Price to Free Cash Flow ratio is now 34.66. In other words, investors who are buying US stocks a… read more...

Tech companies are spending millions to secure and transport their top execs

via: CNBC at 2018-08-26 10:30:00:000

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VC Deals Of The Week: Mega-Rounds For Slack, One Medical, And Getaround

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 09:33:17:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Did we miss a notable deal? Let us know in the comments. Slack boost: Microsoft (MSFT) Teams competitor S… read more...

The Hot Stove Keeps Burning - The Idea Guide

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 07:30:00:000

By Daniel Shvartsman This week's Idea Guide - apologies for missing our midweek publication - has a lot of material to work from. Though you might think this is a dead zone for investors, authors have been keeping us busy with plenty of investing ideas. And though the renewed burst to all-… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 07:07:25:000

Stocks To Watch: Tesla Twist And Retail Rocket Ride Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The retail sector is on fire … read more...

Ollie's Or Amazon? Which Is Your Portfolio's Better Bet Right Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-25 06:48:38:000

A choice Between Battling Retail Competitors Some outfits you know, maybe some you dont. At least not as well as some big-money fund portfolio managers do. They hold all of the float of Ollies Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. ( OLLI ) common stock. Insiders have the other 16%…. read more...

Cramer's game plan: The end of earnings season can still deliver upside surprises

via: CNBC at 2018-08-24 18:18:00:000

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The Army just set up a new command focused on the future of war - and it's located in Austin, Texas

via: CNBC at 2018-08-24 17:20:00:000

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SPY: The Beginning Of The End?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 14:55:33:000

In my previous article on the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ( SPY ), I outlined many of the foundational economic reasons which support my bullish stance on the ETF. The ripple effect of the Trump tax cuts continues to pay dividends (literally), and this created a favorable macro environment for co… read more...

CEO looking to reinvent going to the doctor says he can cut all US health costs by 10 percent

via: CNBC at 2018-08-24 14:04:00:000

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The 3 Industries Amazon Will Disrupt Next

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 12:27:20:000

If you own a business and you expect Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) to leave you alone, think again. A company that generates over $50 billion in sales in three months, must constantly look for new markets to enter, to maintain the ridiculous growth investors expect. From books, to general merc… read more...

FANG Dominated This Decade, PANDA Will Dominate The 2020s

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-24 10:20:15:000

In this article, I will be covering five stocks that I believe are poised to dominate the 2020s. FANG stocks have dominated this decade and some will continue to dominate in the 2020s. The acronym that I believe is going to dominate the 2020s is PANDA. The stocks I will be covering all… read more...

Fortnite's revenue is growing at its slowest pace ever but it is still beating out cable's top shows

via: CNBC at 2018-08-23 21:04:00:000

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Strategist maintains $250 target on Alibaba, despite trade war fears

via: CNBC at 2018-08-23 18:40:00:000

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Cramer: Williams-Sonoma shows how retail can win

via: CNBC at 2018-08-23 18:19:00:000

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Software services are the linchpin of Apple's long-term growth, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-08-23 16:07:00:000

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Tesla Is Uninvestable And Thoughts On Investability - The 'Making Money While I Sleep' Portfolio August Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 15:29:21:000

Im out to earn some money while I sleep, because Im not planning to work until I die. This is the second installment of the Making Money While I Sleep Portfolio , the compounding force through which I will achieve financial independence. My first … read more...

Markets At All-Time Highs: Time To Sell Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 14:24:33:000

With the S&P 500 index making all-times highs this week, many investors are feeling reluctant to initiate new positions at current prices, and some also may consider taking some chips off the table. This is completely understandable from an emotional and intuitive point of view. If price… read more...

Eventbrite files for IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 12:59:36:000

Eventbrite (EB, EBTE ) files for a $200M IPO. More news on: Eventbrite, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., eBay Inc., Consumer stocks news, Tech stocks news, IPOs, Read more … read more...

Ticketing site Eventbrite files to raise up to $200 million in IPO

via: CNBC at 2018-08-23 12:24:00:000

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Target: Bullseye In The Age Of Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 12:06:54:000

How TGT survives in the era of Amazon In morning trading on Wednesday, shares of Target Corp. ( TGT ) soared as much as 6% to about $87 a share. Factors such as an increase in traffic and sales growth have propelled the company in their fight against the Amazon Effect. This is fairly amazing… read more...

Is Corporate Concentration The Cause Of Wage Stagnation?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 10:47:43:000

On August 17, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the arm of the Fed that runs the annual Jackson Hole economic meeting at the end of August, announced the symposium topic for 2018. The announcement seems rather opaque to me, but perhaps that is intentional, in the best central banker a… read more...

Apple: Lowering Expectations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-23 10:25:56:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has repeatedly mentioned the progress it is making in the payments segments. A recent report from Juniper Research strengthens their point by showing massive growth in mobile wallets of OEM or original equipment manufacturer. The report says that OEM mobile pay users will incr… read more...

L Brands falls after slashing profit forecast

via: CNBC at 2018-08-22 18:23:00:000

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Cramer: Analysts have been 'dead wrong' about retail performance

via: CNBC at 2018-08-22 18:14:00:000

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Amazon could be worth $2.5 trillion by 2024, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-08-22 17:39:00:000

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Who Is Who In China Retail

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 17:30:37:000

With most U.S. tech stocks richly priced, we have been hard at work researching China tech. In fact, we are determined to make China one of our core competencies, so expect ticker-focused articles on the likes of Alibaba ( BABA ) (BBAAY ), Tencent ( OTCPK:TCEHY ) ( OTCPK:TCTZF ) and Baidu (… read more...

Amazon adds clothing sales in Brazil

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 13:19:37:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) announces it will start selling sportswear and clothing in Brazil. Third-party sellers will list the goods on Amazons site. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

MKM gives its Amazon target a 20% boost

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 12:18:11:000

MKM analyst Rob Sanderson maintains a Buy rating and raises his Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) price target from $1,840 to $2,215. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

If you invested in these companies when the market bottomed in 2009, here's how much you'd have now

via: CNBC at 2018-08-22 10:56:00:000

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Million-Dollar Portfolio: First Month

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 10:41:33:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Disruptive Capital Management as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more &#xBB… read more...

Scared Of FAANG? Open Some Cheap Chips And Short QQQ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 10:13:58:000

I wrote an article last summer on the solid upside potential of a long big oil, short financial/banks pair trade idea. While that trade has performed with mixed results, it still earned a single digit to +10% return, including/expensing dividends and interest over the next year. Below is a 1… read more...

Plant-Based Renewal In The Food Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-22 10:12:15:000

In the movie Forks over Knives , we see Drs. Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman taking their patient, Lee Fulkerson on a shopping expedition to teach him how to buy food. In the plant-based nutrition area, this is becoming almost the new normal, for food labels are designed to deceive, with… read more...

AWS Announces Availability of T3 Instances for Amazon EC2

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-21 19:32:00:000

Next generation burstable general-purpose instances provide up to 30% better price performance over T2 instances and include unlimited bursting by default Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the availability of T3 instances, the next gene… read more...

Cramer: The longest-ever bull market overcame these 10 obstacles

via: CNBC at 2018-08-21 18:16:00:000

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Some Amazon sellers are outraged over a new payment policy designed to attract corporate buyers

via: CNBC at 2018-08-21 16:31:00:000

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Ventas: Sell Or Buy This 'Blue-Chip' In 2018?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 15:30:20:000

This report has been produced together with High Dividend Opportunities author Jussi Askola . When high-quality companies are temporarily offered on sale due to temporary issues, it is time to back up the truck . It is rare enough for quality companies to ever trade at… read more...

Best Buy To Acquire GreatCall For Health Service Platform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 13:51:48:000

Quick Take Best Buy ( BBY ) has announced it has agreed to acquire GreatCall for $800 million. GreatCall operates as connected health company creating easy-to-use technology for elderly consumers. BBY hopes to combine GreatCalls service platform with its retail presence as … read more...

RIT Capital Partners Continues To Perform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-21 13:09:24:000

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, British investment company RIT Capital Partners ( RITPF ) announced its half-year 2018 results . Overall, the company delivered a very strong showing, particularly given some of the choppiness that we saw in the global markets during the first half of the year. In … read more...

JPMorgan has a new free investing app - here are some other popular alternatives

via: CNBC at 2018-08-21 13:01:00:000

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Netflix, Amazon and Nvidia are some of the top stocks since the '09 bottom. One looks better than the rest

via: CNBC at 2018-08-21 12:49:00:000

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Serta Simmons to merge with Tuft & Needle

via: CNBC at 2018-08-21 12:06:00:000

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Amazon Game Studios Announces The Grand Tour Game

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-21 11:00:00:000

Upcoming episodic game based on hit Prime Original series lets players race exotic cars, recreate wild challenges, and join in Clarkson, Hammond, and Mays shenanigans Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are bringing … read more...

Cramer: It's not too late to buy Walmart

via: CNBC at 2018-08-20 18:38:00:000

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Let Me Tell You Who Is Moving Off Of Oracle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 16:29:26:000

Oracle ( ORCL ) has a big problem: high-profile customers are moving off of its proprietary database. ORCL bulls and management seem to be unaware of, or in denial about, this trend. In this article, I will make a case for why this should be more of a "top of mind" risk for ORCL investors by f… read more...

China is now the world's second-highest spender on TV shows after the US

via: CNBC at 2018-08-20 11:59:00:000

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Nike shares rise as retailer is seen taking market share from Adidas, Foot Locker

via: CNBC at 2018-08-20 10:22:00:000

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Alibaba Cloud Will Soon Be In Top 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 10:07:44:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) trounced International Business Machines ( IBM ) in terms of market share in the cloud segment in the last quarter. This is a big moment for Alibabas cloud efforts as it will put it on equal footing to other major cloud players. Synergy Research Group has published i… read more...

London-based luxury online marketplace Farfetch files for IPO

via: CNBC at 2018-08-20 09:30:00:000

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Announcing Audible's Fall Slate at the Minetta Lane Theatre

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-20 09:00:00:000

Aasif Mandvi and Patti Smith among the performers taking the Audible stage this fall in shows driven by language and voice Tickets go on-sale on August 22 nd , but Audible members receive early access beginning today Audible Inc., the worlds largest seller and… read more...

Online fashion player Farfetch files for IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 08:29:06:000

Fashion unicorn Farfetch ( FARF , FTCH) files for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. More news on: Farfetch, Amazon.com, Inc., Tapestry, Inc., Consumer stocks news, IPOs, Read more … read more...

Are Amazon's Historic Profits Sustainable?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 07:06:28:000

Though Amazon ( AMZN ) did not end up becoming the world's first $1 trillion company as many believed it might, nonetheless the company has continued to rally well even as many of its fellow tech companies have struggled this past quarter. Its revenue-missing but historically profitable Q… read more...

The Biggest Understatement Of The 21st Century: An Unfair Battle Is Going On Between Brick & Mortar And Online Retailers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-20 05:03:04:000

Background I wrote about the brick-and-mortar retail arena many times before: The Stunning Story Of Retail eREITs And Why Total Return Matters Even For Dividend Growth Investors Is Brick-And-Mortar Retail Dead? Probably Not, But That's Not The Question You Should Ask A Guide T… read more...

Walmart Vs. Amazon: Who's Scared Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-19 12:16:01:000

Walmart ( WMT ) knocked the cover off the proverbial baseball with its latest earnings release and the stock still looks as though it has much more bullish room to run. For the second quarter, Walmart posted adjusted earnings at $1.29 per share (against expectations of $1.22) on revenues of $1… read more...

Millennials are sharing streaming passwords, costing companies millions in revenue

via: CNBC at 2018-08-19 09:05:00:000

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Walmart Sharpens As Amazon Efficiency Edge Dulls

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-19 06:27:58:000

By Breakingviews Walmart's (WMT) strengths are coming into sharper focus. The $270 billion retailer increased quarterly sales on Thursday. That pales next to its Seattle rival's latest growth rate. But Walmart's workers are as productive as ever while Amazon (AMZN) is employing many more a… read more...

Knight Swift: The Best Trucking Company For A Trucking Shortage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-18 23:27:54:000

Intro: As the rise of E-commerce have caused increased demand for logistical transport and technological advancements have decreased the demand for trucker jobs, we see the trucker shortage hitting the U.S. raging on and some of the largest trucking companies are feeling the strain. The… read more...

Was January 2018 The Global Stock Market Top?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-18 21:48:07:000

I have been bullish on US and global stocks in 2017 and 2018, but right now is a critical moment that forces me to re-examine the long-term trends and fundamental direction of global markets in 2018. To summarize the performance of markets this year: US stocks are mostly up, the rest of the … read more...

An 8.1% Yield REIT That Benefits From The 'Amazon' Trend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-18 09:15:00:000

This report has been produced together with High Dividend Opportunities author Jussi Askola . Lexington Realty Trust ( LXP ) is a diversified REIT in transition to becoming an industrial REIT, similar to Gramercy Property Trust ( GPT ), which we recommended to our investors and read… read more...

Sinking Or Swimming A Few Ideas - The Idea Guide

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-18 08:00:11:000

by Daniel Shvartsman Today's Idea Guide visits a few industries that can be seen as having headwinds and skepticism around them. Sometimes that means the market has overdone it and left opportunity on the table. Other times it means the market hasn't caught on to the imminent obsolescence,… read more...

Cramer's game plan: Get ready for a packed earnings week

via: CNBC at 2018-08-17 18:10:00:000

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Shares of Sears fall to record low as CEO Lampert's hedge fund eyes Kenmore

via: CNBC at 2018-08-17 16:06:00:000

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The Secret Weapon Amazon's Ad Business Has Over Competitors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 16:01:14:000

Source: ppc.land Amazon ( AMZN ) CFO Brian T. Olsavsky noted in the last earnings report that its advertising business has now become a "multi-billion dollar business" for the company. He said the adoption of the service, which includes third-party advertisers, authors, sellers and A… read more...

Cigna: Pyrrhic Victory?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 15:55:37:000

On August 24, Cigna (NYSE: CI ) shareholders will vote on the companys decision to acquire Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ) for $67 billion. After a week of opposition from Carl Icahn, it seems that the deal will be approved, as advisory firms like ISS and Glass Lewis both sa… read more...

Interview With Phil Goldstein And Andrew Dakos Of Bulldog Investors, Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 15:39:18:000

Phil Goldstein Andrew Dakos Yesterday I ventured 15 minutes from my home to Saddle Brook, NJ to meet with Phil Goldstein, Bulldog Investors Principal, Co-Founder, and Portfolio Manager and Andrew Dakos, Bulldog Investors Principal and Portfolio Manager. They were generous with their time… read more...

Walmart Not Out Of The Woods

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 15:25:13:000

Image Source: Mike Mozart By The Valuentum Team Walmart ( WMT ) took the market by storm the trading session of August 16. The big box retailer put up one of the best quarters we've seen from it in a long time. Comparable sales in the US , for example, rose 4.5% in the second quarter, w… read more...

Netflix Investors Are Paying 70+ Times Earnings For This?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 14:51:13:000

Let me get this out of the way right up front, I use Netflix (NFLX) and I consider it a video utility. When looking for something to watch, Netflix is the first stop. Many investors are likely telling themselves the old Peter Lynch phrase "buy what you know." However, an often forgotten tidb… read more...

Cheap Tech Stocks Can Fight The 'Bubble' - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 14:40:56:000

Source This earnings season we have seen an array of negative headlines devoted to tech stocks which have been present throughout the financial news media. This has put tech investors on edge and led some analysts to suggest that another "bubble" environment might be in place for the techn… read more...

TiVo sinks on report of Amazon DVR plans

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-17 14:38:35:000

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO ) is off 3.9% , bouncing off a near-10% dive on a Bloomberg headline that Amazon.com ( AMZN -0.5% ) is reportedly planning a live television recorder. More news on: TiVo Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

TiVo falls on report Amazon is developing live TV recording device

via: CNBC at 2018-08-17 14:13:00:000

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Cramer: Forget FANG, the market loves WANG

via: CNBC at 2018-08-16 18:13:00:000

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Loved Stocks To Avoid (Or Sell): Netflix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 17:44:01:000

Introduction With what feels like life-threatening effort, I can run a 6-minute mile. I'm proud but a high schooler wouldn't be and some athletes can run a mile more than two minutes faster. Furthermore, over 2500 marathoners average a pace of under 5 minutes for 26 consecutive miles. Wh… read more...

Walmart's brick-and-mortar stores could give it an edge over Amazon, ex-Walmart US CEO says

via: CNBC at 2018-08-16 17:33:00:000

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Companies that Amazon was smashing are fighting back

via: CNBC at 2018-08-16 17:14:00:000

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Warren Buffett's warning on Walmart: There are better stocks than retailers

via: CNBC at 2018-08-16 16:22:00:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 38

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 16:05:51:000

Safety first: Sprint car driver McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 38 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This… read more...

Deadline: Amazon not running for Landmark acquisition

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 15:34:12:000

Deadline sources say Amazon ( AMZN +0.3% ) isnt in the running or the final round of discussions to acquire Landmark theatres. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc, Cinemark Holdings, Inc, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Consumer stocks news, … read more...

These 10 retailers have a smaller market cap than the $28 billion Walmart gained in one morning

via: CNBC at 2018-08-16 14:50:00:000

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Is Macy's A Turkey?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 12:32:34:000

Following Q2 earnings , Macy's ( M ) is getting crushed as if the company is a retailer in Turkey. The big beat in the quarter confirms that the pain is over for the retailer, but giving up the stock gains since mid-July isn't too surprising. Image Source: Macy's website Improving Tre… read more...

5 Charts That Prove We're Not In Another Tech Bubble

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-16 12:01:43:000

There's a bubble in people saying "there's a bubble." Every day another headline asks " When Will the Tech Bubble Burst? " With the S&P 500 up over 300% since its 2009 low and the NASDAQ up over 450%, many analysts claim that valuations are unsustainably high. What those analysts won't t… read more...

Cramer: Global sell-off isn't 'as special as it seems'

via: CNBC at 2018-08-15 18:11:00:000

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Are FANG Investors Playing The Role Of Greater Fools? Analyze Out Loud Analysis Of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix And Google

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 15:36:05:000

Introduction The greater fool theory is an investing metaphor that suggests that if you pay more for a stock than it is worth (intrinsic value indicates) that you are only doing this on the basis that a fool greater than you will come along and willingly pay you more. When you think about it… read more...

Amazon, Microsoft tie-up comes to public preview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 14:36:07:000

Amazon ( AMZN -2% ) and Microsofts ( MSFT -2.3% ) tie-up is now available to U.S. users as a public preview. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Netflix pays more for TV shows up front, but keeps more upside on big hits, insiders say

via: CNBC at 2018-08-15 12:40:00:000

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Bloomberg: Amazon's Twitch push includes $1B ad sales goal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 11:58:56:000

Amazon ( AMZN -2.1% ) wants to turn its Twitch gaming property into a broader video service to take on Alphabets ( GOOG -2.4% )( GOOGL -2.3% ) YouTube, according to Bloomberg . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news, R… read more...

Macy's plunges 16 percent, leads rout in retail stocks sell-off

via: CNBC at 2018-08-15 11:04:00:000

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Thinx CEO: This is the 'secret sauce' to running a successful e-commerce business in an Amazon world

via: CNBC at 2018-08-15 11:04:00:000

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Amazon's smart speaker share fell in Q2 while Google grew

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 09:04:47:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) share of the global smart speaker shipments fell to 41% in Q2 from 44% in Q1 and 76% in last years period, according to Strategy Analytics data . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news, Read m… read more...

Amazon Alexa completes its tie-up with Microsoft Cortana

via: CNBC at 2018-08-15 09:00:00:000

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IBM: Inflection Point On The Horizon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 08:48:35:000

IBM (IBM) has hit another rough patch. After a revenue beat for Q2, many analysts lowered their targets. The stock price has been dropping in the last five years to $142, but I think this is another buying opportunity. Bulls and bears are looking at the same data and news, but the bigger pictu… read more...

Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies

via: CNBC at 2018-08-14 18:01:00:000

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This bull market is about to become historic and may have even more room to run

via: CNBC at 2018-08-14 15:50:00:000

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The Shifting Nature Of Technology At Work

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 15:31:00:000

In the business world, technology products and solutions have played an important role in some companies for several decades. In today's era, however, it's safe to say that technology plays a critical part in almost every company, regardless of its size. From key infrastructure systems that se… read more...

Costco: Great Company, Pricey Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 14:41:57:000

Image Source: Mike Mozart By The Valuentum Team We remain impressed with the differentiated business model successfully implemented and executed soundly by Costco ( COST ). The company continues to operate as one of the very best in the retail industry, in our view, thanks in large … read more...

Kroger to sell products on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba

via: CNBC at 2018-08-14 14:16:00:000

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WSJ: Microsoft retooling Cortana, Alexa collab could launch this week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 11:15:31:000

The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) is retooling its voice assistant Cortana after its Windows-only debut four years ago. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Facebook is bringing Spanish soccer to India's billion-strong consumer market - for free

via: CNBC at 2018-08-14 09:06:00:000

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Amazon Prime's one-day delivery claim misled consumers, advertising body says

via: CNBC at 2018-08-14 08:39:00:000

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Sogou: Be More Cautious Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 08:18:55:000

Sogou Overview Sogou Inc. ( SOGO ) is a leading search engine and has grown to become the second largest search engine (smaller than Baidu BIDU ) by mobile queries and the fourth largest Internet company (smaller than Baidu, Shenma and 360) based on monthly active users (MAU) in September… read more...

While The S&P 500 Is Close To An All-Time High, There Are So Many Assets At Record Lows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-14 08:02:24:000

Introduction The divergence we are witnessing across many markets and/or assets is nothing short of stunning. We already showed that it's all in the numbers , but now we wish to demonstrate that it's also in the right/wrong On one hand, we have the S&P 500 ( SPY ) near an all-time hig… read more...

Snap Is Headed To $8

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 19:18:27:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome MangoTree Analysis as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Snap (… read more...

Cramer Remix: Don't worry about this stock's post-earnings drop

via: CNBC at 2018-08-13 19:00:00:000

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Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

via: CNBC at 2018-08-13 18:49:00:000

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WSJ: India looks to "level playing field" with U.S. tech giants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 13:58:50:000

India lawmakers are looking for ways to curb the power of U.S. tech giants with draft rules calling for companies to store local user data in India with the info accessible to the government. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, Read mor… read more...

Mark Cuban owns just a handful of stocks and tons of cash because he's worried about the market

via: CNBC at 2018-08-13 13:26:00:000

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Mark Cuban: Tesla's Elon Musk is like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos

via: CNBC at 2018-08-13 13:22:00:000

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Facebook: The New Internet?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 13:00:34:000

Image Shown: An excerpt from Valuentum's 16-page report on Facebook (FB). We think shares are worth $236 each on an advertising-only basis. Ancillary business opportunities could represent considerably more upside, however. By Brian Nelson, CFA We think the Internet is Facebook's to lo… read more...

Snow White, Amazon And The Shrinking Retail Dwarfs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 12:53:41:000

The Common (Stock) Wisdom Is every retail corner in the process of being Amazon-ized? To the point where just Amazon, Inc. ( AMZN ) will be the only one left? That seems to be a pervasive media picture, particularly among the investing community. But you should utilize one of the best st… read more...

Analyst: Facebook is the 'most appealing risk-reward' stock in tech

via: CNBC at 2018-08-13 12:40:00:000

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Amazon's advertising profits will surpass its cloud computing income by 2021: Piper Jaffray

via: CNBC at 2018-08-13 09:53:00:000

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Amazon Analysts Are About To Be Wrong Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-12 19:23:26:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) is a massive company and thinking that a company that is so well followed could pull off a surprise seems ludicrous. However, Amazon did exactly that by beating estimates by more than 100% last quarter . Analysts had to play catch up, and estimates have been sign… read more...

Why I'm Downgrading Vereit To A Hold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-12 14:20:51:000

Vereit ( VER ) continues to make solid progress on its initiatives, and even reported encouraging advances on its litigation settlements in Q2. However, after the recent ~10% run-up in shares, the current dividend yield is just not attractive enough to buy without near to medium term dividend … read more...

Reiterating $2 Price Target After Rite Aid Cancels Albertsons Merger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-12 03:38:20:000

On the eve of the Rite Aid ( RAD ) tallying votes for its merger with Albertsons, the drug store scuttled the deal . The news, along with downgrades and warnings from Moodys, sent the stock down nearly 20 percent on the week. Is the selling overdone? These bearish reports against … read more...

S&P 500: It's All In The Numbers And The Numbers Never Lie

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-12 01:44:43:000

Introduction With 60% of 2018 already behind us and as the S&P 500 ( SPY ) is on the verge of making a new all time - we thought that it's as a good time as any to look at the YTD stats of the index. ^SPX data by YCharts S&P 500 Q2/2018 Y/Y Sales Growth by Sector Energ… read more...

Big U.S. Stocks' Q2'18 Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-11 01:40:44:000

The mega-cap stocks that dominate the US markets are just finishing another monster earnings season. It wasnt just profits that soared under Republicans big corporate tax cuts, but sales surged too. Thats no mean feat for massive mature companies, but sustained growth… read more...

Energy Recap: Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Reaches New Heights

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 19:03:00:000

Welcome to the latest edition of the Energy Recap. This week, the Business Renewables Center announced that "corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in 2018, with 3.57 gigawatts of clean energy projects announced this year to date in the U.S. This number exceeds both the … read more...

These 4 Stocks Went From $325 Billion To $3.5 Trillion In Less Than 10 Years

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 16:39:40:000

With Apple (AAPL) crossing the $1 trillion market cap level last week, below is a chart showing the historical market caps for the four largest S&P 500 stocks at the moment. What an incredible run these four stocks have had over the last ten years! At the Financial Crisis lows in March 2… read more...

How To Prepare Your Portfolio For Stagflation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:45:17:000

Photo Source The Unfortunate Case For Stagflation Stagflation has become a real consideration due to recent escalations in trade tensions between the U.S. and its largest trade partners. Stagflation is that unfortunate condition in which economic growth slows at the same time that pr… read more...

Tech vs. the consumer: The market's top two groups this year are neck and neck

via: CNBC at 2018-08-10 12:19:00:000

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Play The Dividend Aristocrats With NOBL - Or Can You Do Better?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 12:01:54:000

Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet/Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Apple ( AAPL ). These stocks, which often go by the acronym 'FAANG', as well as other tech-related stocks found in the NASDAQ index, have been the story so far in 2018. Turn on CNBC in the morning, as … read more...

Amazon's Aurora Serverless gets general release

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 11:44:09:000

Amazon ( AMZN -0.3% ) Web Services announces the general availability of Aurora Serverless, a new deployment option that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity for applications with less predictable usage needs. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news,… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Flat Trade Over The Week Segues Into Stronger Volatility Potential On Friday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-10 10:08:01:000

Market Intro CNBC: Thursday Close US stocks are set to take a leg lower as global equity markets ( ACWI , ACWX , EEM , EFA ) deal with the collapse of the Turkish Lira and stock market ( TUR ). The Thursday session ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) turned out to be quite sleepy, with o… read more...

Trader: Roku can easily hit $60, fundamentals remain strong

via: CNBC at 2018-08-10 09:19:00:000

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AT&T's acquisition spree is part of a plan to dominate advertising on connected TVs and devices

via: CNBC at 2018-08-10 09:04:00:000

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'Amazon tax': Britain is reportedly considering introducing a special tax to help online retailers

via: CNBC at 2018-08-10 08:41:00:000

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Cramer: I'd rather own the 'given-up-on' stock of Viacom than CBS

via: CNBC at 2018-08-09 18:10:00:000

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via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 16:19:24:000

As Verizon Communications ( VZ ) approaches the annual dividend hike in September, the temptation is to encourage the company to make a big hike. After all, tax reform boosted profits and cash flows this year beyond the normal level. My recommendation though is for the wireless giant to f… read more...

Only The Paranoid Survive: My Personal Grey Swans 'Risk-List'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 14:44:05:000

It's August. It's beach time. Why coming with such a boring article? Long time ago, an elementary school teacher gave me a summer assignment. Take a 30-minute reflection period, every day. As you can imagine there were no cell phones! That task was easier to complete then, but still… read more...

Microsoft: Winning The Cloud Wars And Becoming A Trillion Dollar Company

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 14:17:04:000

First and foremost, I believe that Microsoft will soon become a $1 trillion dollar company. The revenue growth that is required for this to happen will come from the Intelligent Cloud product group, which focuses on allowing users to store information and increase business efficiency using the… read more...

Markets On Pause, Corporate Buybacks To The Rescue?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 14:10:23:000

What now for the equity markets? The S&P 500 has been contained in a range between 2,550 and 2,875 since late 2017, with the markets not possessing the necessary conviction to send the index out of either side of the range. We have been fed a deluge of macroeconomic news of late - both pos… read more...

Retail stocks just hit record highs, but one market watcher says the rally is at a crossroads

via: CNBC at 2018-08-09 13:24:00:000

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Amazon eyes primary care clinics for employees

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 13:05:23:000

CNBC reports that Amazon ( AMZN +1% ) is looking at setting up primary care clinic at its HQ in Seattle. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Why You Missed The Technology Boom And What To Do About It Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 11:46:38:000

I often review the portfolios of new subscribers looking for fundamental flaws in their investment approach and it is not unusual for me to find some real disasters. The Armageddon scenario was quite popular a decade ago. You know, the philosophy that said that the Dow ($INDU) was plunging t… read more...

Amazon releases Alexa Auto SDK for developers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 11:29:10:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) releases its Alexa Auto SDK for developers on GitHub. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

FAANG Earnings Review: Are There Any Trades?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-09 10:41:52:000

All five of the "FAANG" stocks (Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG) (GOOGL)) recently reported earnings results. Now that the numbers are all in and we have seen the market's initial reaction, it is time to discuss where investors can go from here. Is … read more...

Cramer Remix: Even the Death Star can't wipe out an industry overnight

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 19:00:00:000

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Cramer: Disney's Bob Iger deserves the benefit of the doubt after earnings miss

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 18:13:00:000

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Musk tweet sparks debate on Tesla leadership

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 16:59:00:000

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Samsung Heavy Industries Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Provider

via: Business Wire at 2018-08-08 16:30:00:000

One of the largest shipbuilders in the world develops its next-generation autonomous smart ship systems on AWS Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Samsung Heavy Industries selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to support … read more...

Twenty-First Century Fox beats on earnings and revenue

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 15:30:00:000

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Stocks Enjoy Two-Front Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-08 14:22:15:000

With the bulk of companies having reported earnings, two conclusions can be made from Q2 earnings season. The first is that stocks have been, and most likely will remain, buoyed by strong internal momentum reflected in the NYSE 52-week new highs and lows which is mainly the result of a growing… read more...

Avis Budget shares tumble 15 percent after cutting full-year revenue forecast

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 13:52:00:000

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Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) July Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-08 10:12:51:000

July monthly performance was: +2.74% More news on: Invesco QQQ ETF, Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., , Read more … read more...

Cigna CEO is 'disappointed' Carl Icahn shared his concerns about Express Scripts deal in open letter

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 10:07:00:000

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YouTube is about to pass Facebook as the second biggest website in US, according to new study

via: CNBC at 2018-08-08 09:43:00:000

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Cramer's charts say Costco and Target are ready for pullbacks, but Walmart's a buy

via: CNBC at 2018-08-07 18:43:00:000

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Larry Ellison says it will be 'really hard' for Amazon not to use Oracle

via: CNBC at 2018-08-07 17:50:00:000

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Etsy's CEO says it's tackling a stubborn problem - hiring and promoting more women

via: CNBC at 2018-08-07 14:50:00:000

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Vonage Acquires TokBox For WebRTC Video Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 13:59:53:000

Quick Take Vonage ( VG ) has announced it has acquired TokBox from Telefonica for $35 million. TokBox has developed the OpenTok platform which allows companies to add live video, interactive broadcast, and video chats directly to their websites and mobile apps. VG management is s… read more...

The FAANGs: What Do Their Financial Statements Tell Us?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 13:40:00:000

First, a little quiz. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the answers, some of which surprised me. Which of the FAANGs has appreciated the most since 2009? Which is the most stable in terms of cash earnings and stock price volatility? Which is the fastest growing when earni… read more...

2 Reasons To Hold Apple For 2 Years

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 13:38:03:000

Introduction Last month Market Watch asked over 4,000 people who they thought would be the first trillion-dollar company, Apple ( AAPL ) or Amazon ( AMZN ). I easily picked Apple but was surprisingly in the minority - 66% of voters chose Amazon. That's when I remembered how many farfetched v… read more...

Ranking The Strongest Sectors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 13:07:32:000

There is a split condition in the stock market right now, with the NYSE showing signs of being internally stronger than the Nasdaq. However, though the Nasdaq is struggling with internal selling pressure, the message of the tape is that there is still enough power in the tech sector to pull it… read more...

Apple: The Model Of The Future

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 11:48:37:000

I began writing about the new Modern Corporation in early May of this year and Apple, Inc. (AAPL) was the model that was chosen to exemplify this new being. The two primary characteristics of this new Modern Corporation was that it dealt in … read more...

Kroger explores options for Turkey Hill ice cream brand

via: CNBC at 2018-08-07 11:43:00:000

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Amazon Can't Kill Stitch Fix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-07 11:42:16:000

Stitch Fix ( SFIX ) is undervalued here. Our team is looking at potentially opening a position in the company. The video above will explain why. SFIX is an online subscription clothing service that went public last December. It works by choosing a delivery frequency, a box a month or… read more...

JRS: An Interesting Real Estate Income Play

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 18:33:22:000

As I have written about a few times in the past, real estate is one of the best asset classes for income-focused investors. This is due to several different factors, one of which is that most real estate companies are organized as real estate investment trusts, which are required to pay out at… read more...

Why the DOJ keeps going after the AT&T-Time Warner deal

via: CNBC at 2018-08-06 16:25:00:000

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Discovery taps Amazon's Faricy as global direct-to-consumer chief

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 15:54:37:000

Discovery ( DISCA -0.6% ) has named Peter Faricy to a newly created role of CEO, Global Direct-to-Consumer. More news on: Discovery Inc A, Amazon.com, Inc., Read more … read more...

The End Of FAANG?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 15:46:32:000

Fueled by Trump Tax Cuts, the 2018 2Q earnings have largely all been exceeding market expectations. Overall, the S&P 500 is seeing 22.4 percent earnings growth and 8.6 percent revenue growth. 70% of S&P 500 companies are also beating EPS estimates while 73% beat sales estimates. Th… read more...

Amazon cloud executive Tim Wagner joins crypto platform Coinbase

via: CNBC at 2018-08-06 15:36:00:000

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The Stock Market And The FAANGs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 13:52:30:000

Last Friday, I wrote about The Future of the Stock Market and the Future of the FAANGs. The FAANGs are, of course, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) and Alphabet's Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ). The re… read more...

Tech stocks make up too much of the S&P 500, so the index has big move planned for Google, Facebook

via: CNBC at 2018-08-06 13:51:00:000

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Is Apple At One Trillion The Peak For FAANG?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 13:40:20:000

As a professional money manager, I was once again chest-deep in my waders as I fished the many tributaries of the market this past week. It is usually about a ten-hour process for me each trading day. My trading day begins with a one-hour prep for my national Best Stocks Now Radio Show, and … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: US Stocks Digest Recent Gains, While VIX Hangs Near 11

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-06 11:32:37:000

Market Intro CNBC: ACWX While US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) hem and haw without much direction in early Monday trade, international shares ( ACWX ) are taking to the back foot. It is notable that this tradable index of only foreign stocks is trading closer to 52-week lows rath… read more...

This could be an earnings season for the record books

via: CNBC at 2018-08-06 10:50:00:000

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China's Effect On The FAANG Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-05 18:40:19:000

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A company that bills itself as 'Uber for trash' uses rideshare technology to collect waste

via: CNBC at 2018-08-05 15:07:00:000

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BlackLine: Not Exciting Enough For The Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-05 13:01:20:000

Ever since its IPO in late 2016, BlackLine ( BL ) has been a longtime investor favorite that has traded at perennially high multiples. Strong performance has taken the company up to a ~$2.5 billion market cap, a stunning achievement for a company that went public at a valuation of less than ha… read more...

Roku: Riding The Wave Of The OTT Revolution

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-05 12:24:05:000

Investment Thesis Roku ( ROKU ) is the smallest company and the largest player in the over-the-top ("OTT") streaming market. This is a rapidly-expanding sector: Data shows triple-digit growth in global streaming TV consumption year-over-year. That growth is likely to continue with the pr… read more...

Yay Capitalism.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-05 02:06:31:000

Apple's (AAPL) market capitalization breached $1T this week. I'm a bit sanguine, as I've been predicting, with enormous confidence, that Amazon (AMZN) would get there first . It's not easy to be wrong dozens of times , on national media , every week for three years, but I've managed. Oh… read more...

Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: Ride-Share Grabs $2B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-04 10:10:18:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Asia ride sharing: Grab (GRAB) announced it pulled in $2B in new funding including the $1B investment … read more...

Watch 11 market experts debate FANG stocks and the tech sector

via: CNBC at 2018-08-04 08:55:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: Meet The New Ford

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-04 08:42:14:000

Stocks To Watch: Meet The New Ford Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Investors head into next week with a bit of mo… read more...

Top VC Deals: Cisco buys Duo Security, Peloton valuation soars and Sonos goes public

via: CNBC at 2018-08-03 19:35:00:000

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Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 18:15:47:000

Every few months, followers new and old ask me about my actual portfolio. Because Ive spread my holdings out across multiple brokerages, its a lot of spread sheeting work to combine all of the data and typically I shy away from these pieces because frankly, I have better things… read more...

Cramer's game plan: 'Stick to your knitting' and keep an eye on consumer data, earnings

via: CNBC at 2018-08-03 18:09:00:000

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Top Ten Trending Stocks For August

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 15:15:47:000

The Trendrating Top Ten list is compiled using our proprietary Smart Momentum Score to find the strongest trends within the S&P 500. July was the best month for the S&P 500 since January, but some large names weren't along for the ride. Below, we will discuss the top ten holdings from … read more...

Netflix Is Contagious, And The Cure Is Comming.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 14:15:27:000

In a previous article, I modeled the way Netflix ( NFLX ) adds subscribers with an adapted model of how diseases spread. Two quarters have passed, and the model seems to be highly accurate. Domestic growth is lower than previously modeled, but the international growth aligns perfectly with t… read more...

Hanesbrands: I'm Buying The Dip

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 14:03:43:000

I am buying Hanesbrands ( HBI ) following the market sell-off of shares because the reaction to Target's ( TGT ) non-renewal of its C9 by Champion contract in 2020 is overblown and the business is just now entering its rebound stage where management's growth strategy should begin bearing fruit… read more...

Ex-Apple CEO Sculley: Tim Cook got Wall Street to fall in love with what Steve Jobs built

via: CNBC at 2018-08-03 13:55:00:000

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These are the next companies poised to hit $1 trillion

via: CNBC at 2018-08-03 13:34:00:000

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Sitting On The Other Side Of The Fence - A Value Investing Story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 13:11:09:000

In this article, I want to take a step back from all the figures, balance sheets, and cash flows and share some of my thinking behind the current state of the market and some of the stocks that are currently appealing to the vast majority of retail investors. What Is Hot These Days Source… read more...

If I Had A Trillion Dollars

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-03 12:29:56:000

If I had a million dollars we wouldn't have to eat Kraft dinner (But we would eat Kraft dinner) (Of course we would, we'd just eat more) (And buy really expensive ketchups with it) (That's right, all the fanciest dijon ketchups, hmm) --If I Had $1000000, Ba… read more...

Cramer Remix: Apple won't be the only company to hit $1 trillion

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 18:59:00:000

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Cramer: Don't own the stocks of companies fending off competition-they can be 'treacherous'

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 18:33:00:000

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Cramer: 10 reasons why Apple hitting $1 trillion matters for the stock market

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 18:15:00:000

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Amazon: A Tipping Point For Brick And Mortar Retailers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 15:49:24:000

I would be remiss in not beginning this article with an explanation as to why, at its end, the reader will see it marked that I am not invested in Amazon ( AMZN ). The reason is simple I was invested in Amazon and, at what I thought an opportune moment, sold and allocated the gains els… read more...

Apple's stock may wear the trillion-dollar crown, but IBM held more sway over the stock market in its heyday

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 15:25:00:000

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Apple just hit a trillion but its stock performance has been dwarfed by the other tech giants

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 14:39:00:000

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Jeff Bezos' parents invested nearly $250,000 in Amazon - they might be worth $30 billion today

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 14:21:00:000

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After Apple rallies to $1 trillion, even the uber bullish crowd on Wall Street believes it may need to cool off

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 13:26:00:000

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If you invested $1,000 in Apple 10 years ago, here's how much you'd have now

via: CNBC at 2018-08-02 13:05:00:000

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Comcast bringing Amazon Prime Video to Xfinity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 12:41:09:000

Comcast ( CMCSA -1.5% ) has become the first to bring Amazon Prime Video ( AMZN +0.1% ) to a U.S. pay service with a new deal between the two companies. More news on: Comcast Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Roku Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Cramer Remix: Why Amazon's latest quarter was a thing of beauty

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 19:00:00:000

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Cramer finds new ways to play the 'stay-at-home' economy

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 18:42:00:000

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Apple just updated its share count, here's what it will take to hit $1 trillion in market cap

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 16:42:00:000

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Amazon moving off Oracle by 2020 - CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 15:00:40:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has already become more competitor than customer of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL ), and is now planning to be completely off of Oracle's database software by Q1 of 2020, according to CNBC. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the mo… read more...

Apple services revenue could soar to about $50 billion faster than even CEO Tim Cook lets on: Tech investor Calacanis

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 14:46:00:000

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Amazon plans to move completely off Oracle software by early 2020

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 14:30:00:000

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Barnes & Noble says sales of books related to anxiety are soaring

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 14:23:00:000

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Amazon's cloud business is signing longer deals and now sits on $16 billion of unrecognized revenue

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 13:54:00:000

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Did Helios & Matheson Analytics Just Change The Game?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-01 13:25:40:000

On Tuesday, Helios and Matheson Analytics ( HMNY ) said that it would be increasing MoviePass prices, limiting the use of the service, and making other changes to cut costs and work toward profitability. The stock climbed early on, nearly doubling in value before falling to minimal gains as I … read more...

Cramer on Apple: Investors should be willing to pay more for the 'ultimate consumer products company'

via: CNBC at 2018-08-01 11:42:00:000

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4 Reasons Monster Growth Remains In Amazon's Future

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 17:36:08:000

source: geekwire While some in the market have been hand-wringing over theories of what can go wrong with Amazon ( AMZN ), the company continues to beat guidance and exceed expectations, as it expands and grows its businesses outside of e-commerce, boosting its bottom line. There have be… read more...

When You See The Size Of This Market, You'll Buy Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 13:46:31:000

Investment Thesis The cloud computing market is expected to be worth $302bln by 2021. Amazon ( AMZN ) controls a large part of this market, and the AWS business holds strong margins. AWS AWS ("Amazon Web Services") is becoming a core driver of Amazon's business. Not only does AWS del… read more...

Amazon: Strong Improvement, Shares Fall

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 11:03:17:000

Investment Thesis Do you want to know when Amazon's ( AMZN ) valuation is fully priced? When in spite of delivering strong results, its share price is lower a few days post earnings results. I continue to believe that investing in Amazon is a risky endeavor which offers poor prospe… read more...

Howard Marks warned investors about FANG stocks' hype earlier this month: 'Nothing works forever'

via: CNBC at 2018-07-31 10:48:00:000

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Strong Investor Interest In $250 Million Sonos IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-31 10:44:47:000

Quick Take The Sonos ( SONO ) IPO is indicating strong demand according to IPO information service IPO Boutique . Sonos is a high-end audio and smart speaker company that sells to consumer audiophiles who value quality wireless speakers. In light of a recent increase in tech stock v… read more...

Shopify shares dive after tepid guidance, worries about future growth

via: CNBC at 2018-07-31 09:11:00:000

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Here's what eight experts had to say about Apple ahead of earnings

via: CNBC at 2018-07-31 09:08:00:000

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Michael Lewis Creates and Performs The Coming Storm for Audible

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-31 09:00:00:000

Audible Original takes listeners through the future of data as it intersects with power, the weather, and Washington Audible Inc. , the worlds largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of bestsell… read more...

Apple shed $24 billion in market value in three days, but one chart points to recovery

via: CNBC at 2018-07-31 08:36:00:000

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Is the retail collapse over? Shopping mall owners think so.

via: CNBC at 2018-07-31 08:00:00:000

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Earnings Releases: Hindsight, Foresight Or The Road Not Taken

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 19:10:52:000

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. - Steven Wright Let me start out by saying I'm amazed how little valuable information is being delivered after the Facebook (FB) "episode". Here we are, having just witnessed the biggest one day drop of market cap in hi… read more...

And Then There Were None

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 18:49:29:000

Over the last year, we have progressively seen global equity markets undergo significant declines from their highs while U.S. markets have remained resilient. This is likely due to the tax stimulus passed last year as well as record corporate buybacks. While seeing more and more equity markets… read more...

Tech stocks will regain losses, say financial advisors, so buy during the dip

via: CNBC at 2018-07-30 18:47:00:000

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Cramer flags the 'clear winners' of earnings season: AMD, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet

via: CNBC at 2018-07-30 18:22:00:000

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Cramer: Facebook's 'collateral damage' could be a buying opportunity

via: CNBC at 2018-07-30 18:11:00:000

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FAANG Funk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 18:05:57:000

Beware the winds of change . It is extraordinary how quickly a narrative can change. Up until a few days ago, the so called FAANG stocks of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google parent Alphabet were the unstoppable toast of Wall Street, the financial media, and investors at large. But … read more...

McCullough: The Story On Amazon Is Changing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 16:19:23:000

Are cracks ( finally ) appearing in high-flying FAANG stocks like Amazon ( AMZN )? While the tech giant reported a great quarter on an absolute basis, it guided revenue below Street estimates for the first time in six quarters. This is yet another sign corroborating our outlook for a broad… read more...

Amazon: Q2 Results Surprised - Here's Why

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 16:03:52:000

Amazon Does It Again It is a tall order to keep growing at high growth rates over a long period of time. Maintaining high growth rates gets exponentially harder in succeeding time periods. A few quarters back, Amazon Web Services [AWS] growth rate faltered, but it proved to be only temporary… read more...

Jamie Dimon once talked to Jeff Bezos about taking a job at Amazon - here's why he decided not to

via: CNBC at 2018-07-30 16:03:00:000

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Examining The Differences Between Tesla's Equity And Bond Prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-30 15:20:56:000

Interactive Brokers chief options strategist Steve Sosnick discusses what investors might be reading into the difference between Tesla's equity and bond prices. https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/?f=5599&vid=19061 [ Note: This video was originally published on IBKR Traders' I… read more...

As Microsoft gains cloud share, competitors are changing their stance

via: CNBC at 2018-07-29 16:26:00:000

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After Last Week, Is The FAANG Trade Over?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-29 10:33:15:000

As a professional money manager, I was neck-deep in my waders this past week, as I fished as many tributaries of the market as I could. It is at least a ten-hour process for me each trading day. My trading day begins with a one-hour prep for my national Best Stocks Now Radio Show, and then t… read more...

10.8% Yield With Exposure To Technology And Growth, Attractive Price And Upside Potential

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-29 09:15:00:000

This report has been produced together with High Dividend Opportunities author Julian Lin . The Business Development Companies ("BDCs") space continues to see significant improvements in its outlook: First of all this is a sector with a pure exposure to the United States; with the U… read more...

The FAANG-Nary In The Coal Mine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-29 08:31:50:000

Two weeks ago, I issued a report to Peak Prosperity's premium subscribers, warning of an imminent downwards re-pricing of the FAANG stocks. I even made a rare recommendation for taking an active short position against them (one now up 18%). That report proved quite timely. Over the past 10… read more...

How indie audio companies are pulling out all the stops to compete against Amazon, Apple

via: CNBC at 2018-07-28 12:00:00:000

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Kanye West beat the market by more than 40 percent

via: CNBC at 2018-07-28 10:50:00:000

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Dish chairman Charlie Ergen is running out of time on his $20 billion bet

via: CNBC at 2018-07-27 17:38:00:000

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Investor advisory firms Glass Lewis, ISS oppose Rite Aid's $24 billion merger with Albertsons

via: CNBC at 2018-07-27 16:43:00:000

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Five experts debate Amazon's growth story and its most recent quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-07-27 16:38:00:000

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Amazon sales grew by $15 billion year over year - its peers don't come close to that level of growth

via: CNBC at 2018-07-27 13:12:00:000

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Alibaba Might See A Big Erosion In Value

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-27 13:06:28:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) has shown rapid growth in revenue and income for the past few years but it also has seen a much bigger jump in the share-based compensation, or SBC, offered by the company. For fiscal year 2018 , this number was 29% of the income. For the recent quarter ending March 31st 2018… read more...

Loup Ventures' Gene Munster expects a 'divergence' in FAANG stocks over the next 6 to 12 months

via: CNBC at 2018-07-27 12:17:00:000

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Passive Index Investing, A Bubble Bound To Burst?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-27 10:10:07:000

Over the past decade, trillions of dollars have flown out of actively managed equity funds and into passive investment vehicles, most popularly in the form of mutual funds and ETFs that track specific indexes or sectors (( SPY ), ( IVV ), ( VTI ), ( VOO )). (Via ThinkAdvisor ) We've… read more...

Amazon hits new all-time high after earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-27 09:58:16:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) hit a new all-time highthis morning with shares touching $1,880.05 before pulling back. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Disney-Fox merger gets shareholder approval. Here's what consumers can expect

via: CNBC at 2018-07-27 09:50:00:000

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Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft And Others May Dim Cloudera's  Dreams

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-27 09:21:51:000

Background: Cloudera ( CLDR ) was a visionary and a pioneer, of sorts, in the enterprise and big data and analytics space. The company's founders did a tremendous job evangelizing about the benefits of using Apache Open Source technology, the benefits of offloading data into less expensive d… read more...

After-hours buzz: AMZN, EXPE & more

via: CNBC at 2018-07-26 17:42:00:000

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Amazon +3.2% on Q2 EPS beat, 49% AWS growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 16:26:59:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) gains 3.2% aftermarket on Q2 results that beat EPS estimates but missed on revenue despite a 39% Y/Y revenue growth. Q3 guidance has downside revenue of $54B to $57.5B (consensus: $58.04B) with upside operating income from $1.4B to $2.4B (consensus: $1.3B)… read more...

Amazon cloud revenue jumps 49 percent

via: CNBC at 2018-07-26 16:22:00:000

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Amazon beats by $2.54, misses on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 16:02:50:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ): Q2 EPS of $5.07 beats by $2.54 . Revenue of $52.9B (+39.4% Y/Y) misses by $470M . Shares +2.3% . Press Release More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Earnings news and commentary, Stocks on the move, Tech stocks news, read more...

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 39% to $52.9 Billion

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-26 16:01:00:000

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June30, 2018. Operating cash flow increased 22% to $21.8 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $17.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended June30, 2017. Free … read more...

Amazon misses on revenue but earnings came in more than double what the Street expected

via: CNBC at 2018-07-26 15:29:00:000

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Amazon investors only care about one thing, Cowen trader says

via: CNBC at 2018-07-26 15:26:00:000

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What to watch in Amazon's Q2 report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 15:21:45:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) reports Q2 results aftermarket today. Analysts expect EPS at $2.48 with revenue of $53.37B (+41% Y/Y). Amazon expects sales of $51B to $54B and operating income of $1.73B (the company doesnt guide for EPS). More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, S… read more...

Hedge funds lose nearly $6 billion on Facebook, their favorite holding

via: CNBC at 2018-07-26 15:14:00:000

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Despite Being Fundamentally Strong, Cintas May Witness An End To Its Rally

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 15:04:13:000

Cintas Corporation ( CTAS ) is a US-based specialized services company headquartered in Ohio. The company provides uniforms to corporate customers and also provides cleaning products and services. Cintas is one of the top companies in the specialized services' space and forms part of the S&amp… read more...

AWS Makes New Amazon EC2 Instances Available to Process Large Amounts of Data, Faster

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-25 18:26:00:000

New high frequency z1d instances deliver sustained all core frequency up to 4.0 GHz, the fastest of any cloud instance New memory optimized R5 instances deliver improved price-per-gigabyte for memory intensive applications Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com com… read more...

Tech stocks set to crater on Thursday with Facebook on track for biggest drop ever

via: CNBC at 2018-07-25 18:16:00:000

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Notable earnings after Thursday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 17:35:24:000

AFL , AJG , AMGN , AMZN , ATR , AUY , BCOV , BJRI , BOFI , BOOM , BYD , BZH , CINF , CLD , CMG , COLM , CUBE , CVA , CXP , CY , CYH , DECK , DFS , DLR , EA , EGHT , EIX , ELLI , EMN , ENVA , EW , EXPE , FBHS , FHB , FICO , FII , FIX , FLEX , FSLR , FT… read more...

How to borrow free audiobooks from your local library on your phone

via: CNBC at 2018-07-25 12:23:00:000

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Google's cloud team is building A.I. chips for web-connected devices

via: CNBC at 2018-07-25 12:00:00:000

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TGV Partners Fund Shareholder Letter H1 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 11:13:29:000

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Amazon will pass Apple to be first $1 trillion company, investors say

via: CNBC at 2018-07-25 11:09:00:000

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FAANG It! The Stock Market Is Just 5 Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 10:12:31:000

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How To Make Sense Of Amazon's Mad Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-25 10:00:11:000

Introduction Amazon has had an incredible run. The stock is up 50% YTD, and the average return was 42% over the last 5 years (geometric compounding). At $880B, Amazons market cap is second only to that of Apple. Many investors are highly skeptical of Amazons valuation becau… read more...

Trump targets FCC for stalling Sinclair-Tribune merger: 'So sad and unfair'

via: CNBC at 2018-07-25 08:53:00:000

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Cramer says FANG stocks could still have room to run after Alphabet's quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-07-24 18:31:00:000

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Head of Amazon Studios film division to leave the company

via: CNBC at 2018-07-24 17:58:00:000

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Market Volatility Bulletin: Stock Market's Google Earnings Celebration Fizzles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 15:10:04:000

Market Intro CNBC: Tuesday 2:38 EST Google earnings arguably gave the whole world a boost after Monday's close. Shares of the tech giant at one point were up about 5% in the pre-market. CNBC: Google The S&P 500 ( SPY ) nudged to 2831 in the morning session, before spilling lo… read more...

Microsoft Overvaluation Concerns: DéJà Vu All Over Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 14:45:54:000

Microsoft ( MSFT ) reported another stellar quarter and fiscal year ended June 2018. They beat expectations for virtually every important metric and more importantly strengthened their market leadership in the cloud, internet of things or IoT and digital transformation services. These markets … read more...

An Easy Way To Increase Your Portfolio's Long-Term Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 14:38:12:000

In my last article last week, I highlighted how future stock returns are likely to be better than many pundits think . As the U.S. economy expands over the next 20-30 years, the gains will not be distributed equally. Not all sectors have equal expected returns. Technology is likely to see muc… read more...

Google's Cloud CEO just took a jab at Amazon's Prime Day failure

via: CNBC at 2018-07-24 13:28:00:000

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Amazon Hits $900 Billion But Why I Am Never Selling The Greatest Growth Stock Of Our Generation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 10:47:33:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) is considered to be one of the greatest growth stocks of our generation. After a mixed but overall positive Prime Day, AMZN reached an all time high price of $1860, reflecting a market capitalization greater than $900 billion, which would make it the second most valuable compan… read more...

Square partners with eBay to expand lending for 'underserved' small businesses

via: CNBC at 2018-07-24 10:30:00:000

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UnitedHealth Group: Buy Or Sell?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-24 09:23:55:000

The world is accelerating into an energy crisis, and a recession is looming. I am transitioning the Value Portfolio from its current energy tilt, which has benefited subscribers, to recession-resistant businesses at reasonable prices. Today, I explore UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UN… read more...

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery in New York, Florida

via: CNBC at 2018-07-24 08:51:00:000

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Google's Nest has talked to senior living facilities about smart home products for elderly people

via: CNBC at 2018-07-23 15:40:00:000

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Best Buy Is Surfing The Success Of Big Tech Companies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 15:05:04:000

Best Buy ( BBY ) has an asset the big tech companies need: over 1200 physical locations. This is more than three times as many physical locations as any of the big tech firms. Brick and mortar stores serve an important purpose: physical locations give customers the chance to see products first… read more...

Experienced investors signal that too much focus on FANG stocks misses bigger point about tech

via: CNBC at 2018-07-23 14:40:00:000

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Alphabet crawls closer to $1 trillion after reporting earnings that beat expectations

via: CNBC at 2018-07-23 13:28:00:000

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Amazon accelerator announces new startups

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 12:59:11:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and Techstars announce the new class of startups selected to participate in the 12-week Alexa Accelerator program. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Lessons From A Market Great: Nicholas Darvas

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 10:50:28:000

While most investors have likely heard of Paul Tudor Jones, George Soros and Richard Dennis, one of the pioneers of momentum trading was a lesser known individual by the name of Nicholas Darvas. Darvas began trading in the 1950's and managed to parlay his initial stake of less than $100,000 in… read more...

Amazon -1.5% as President Trump tweets about Post Office, Washington Post

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 09:59:30:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) on the move after some tweets from President Trump. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Trump rips into 'The Amazon Washington Post' after report on North Korea talks

via: CNBC at 2018-07-23 09:42:00:000

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Earnings Season Kicks Into High Gear (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-23 07:54:07:000

Today's top stories: Earnings season kicks into high gear; Bank of Japan may change its quantum easing program; and a gravely ill Sergio Marchionne to leave key positions post-surgery. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the fo… read more...

A surprising group of stocks is disproving one of the biggest myths in the market

via: CNBC at 2018-07-23 07:11:00:000

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Everything Looks Worse In Black And White

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 10:43:23:000

This article is the latest in the Market Sounds Of Summer series on Seeking Alpha. I can read the writing on the wall --Kodachrome, Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin Simon, 1973 The stock market has an increasing concentration problem . The U.S. stock marke… read more...

Aristocrats Or Achievers For Long Term Dividend Growth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 10:31:39:000

Dividends and dividend growth are simple factors that can help investors find a wonderful basket of companies, whether they buy the individual stock holdings, or buy an ETF. Dividends will find profitability. As they say … You can't fake a dividend. Or let's say you can't fake a divid... read more...

Microsoft: Letting This Bull Rampage On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-22 09:40:56:000

Background After years of being an Apple ( AAPL ) fan who viewed Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) as the Evil Empire in the Gates era, then as a bumbling Inspector Clouseau-type company in the Ballmer era, I've been reassessing it under CEO Satya Nadella, a new era which I call Microsoft 3.0. By th… read more...

Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa attempt to counter tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-21 19:22:05:000

Companies are attempting to avoid any confrontation with President Trump but want to exert as much influence as they can to dissuade him from tearing up trade agreements or introducing fresh tariffs, Reuters reports . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation, Alcoa Corpora… read more...

Stocks To Watch: FANGs Out In Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-21 08:59:33:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. There's no hiding this week if you're an investor in the tech sector, with heavywei… read more...

Quarterly Review Of DivGro: Q2 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 23:49:17:000

Welcome to the 22nd quarterly review of DivGro, my portfolio of dividend growth stocks. My quarterly reviews provide a summary of dividend income, dividend changes, and transactions executed in the past quarter. I also provide some charts showing various portfolio statistics. While these rev… read more...

Five Kindle Direct Publishing Authors Win Top Romance Writing Award

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-20 19:35:00:000

Kara Isaac, J. Kenner, Kait Nolan, Stephanie Rowe and Lexi Ryan recognized by Romance Writers of America for excellence in romance novels (NASDAQ: AMZN)Five indie authors have been named winners of Romance Writers of America 2018 RITA Awards, which recognize excellence in publ… read more...

Earnings deluge expected and data should show best growth in four years

via: CNBC at 2018-07-20 18:31:00:000

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The 'Making Money While I Sleep' Portfolio - Introduction And July Purchases

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 18:27:19:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Theory of Living Investments as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more … read more...

Elon Musk, Google's DeepMind co-founders promise never to make killer robots

via: CNBC at 2018-07-20 14:35:00:000

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How Microsoft could become a $1 trillion company

via: CNBC at 2018-07-20 14:23:00:000

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Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center in Spokane

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-20 13:10:00:000

Amazon currently employs more than 50,000 people in Washington State; new facility will employ more than 1,500 associates Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open in Spokane its first fulfillment center in Eastern Washington, creating more than 1,500 full-time j… read more...

Here's how to use Amazon's iPhone app to find parts for things around your house

via: CNBC at 2018-07-20 12:41:00:000

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Alibaba Is Good, But This Company Is Even Better - And It's Not Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 11:05:05:000

Article Thesis Alibaba ( BABA ) is a high-growth company that is fundamentally strong and that is well positioned in key markets and key technologies. Alibaba is not trading at an overly low valuation, but still looks like a relatively strong investment right here. Altaba ( AABA ) offers t… read more...

Five Below downgraded as shares of the value retailer soar 125 percent over the last 12 months

via: CNBC at 2018-07-20 09:37:00:000

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Deutsche Bank: Amazon top internet pick with 21% upside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-20 08:55:04:000

Deutsche Bank calls Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) its top internet pick and raises the price target from $1,800 to $2,200, a 21% upside to yesterdays close. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

When Earnings Are Around The Corner: Amazon, Which Way To Go?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 19:39:00:000

Earnings releases always carry a certain extra added level of anxiety. This is often magnified by investors, positioning themselves beforehand and giving a false sense (either up or down) of the real direction of the stock. Take a high-beta stock, like Am azon ( AMZN ). Investors are ofte… read more...

Olivia Munn Receives the IMDb STARmeter Award Aboard the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-19 16:03:00:000

Fan Favorite Olivia Munn Receives the 2018 IMDb STARmeter Award as Determined by IMDbPro Data on the Page Views of More Than 250 Million Monthly IMDb Visitors Worldwide Previous IMDb STARmeter Award Recipients Include Bill Skarsgrd, Sam Rockwell, Tatiana Maslany, Brie Larson, Fel… read more...

Internal documents show how Amazon scrambled to fix Prime Day glitches

via: CNBC at 2018-07-19 14:43:00:000

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Walmart reportedly plans to launch subscription video service through Vudu in fourth quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-07-19 14:35:00:000

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Steve Ballmer says he and Bill Gates recommended Nadella as Microsoft CEO, praises his performance

via: CNBC at 2018-07-19 13:40:00:000

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A Portfolio With Few Stocks, Good Return, And Low Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 12:01:22:000

Investment Thesis: I created a new kind of portfolio in 2018 that attempted to reduce risk without the use of fixed income. My portfolio is made out of entirely common stock with a focus on REITs. With this strategy, I've been able to so far outpace the S&P 500 in 2018. But I have been a… read more...

Walmart streaming service a go: Variety

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 11:34:21:000

Variety confirms that Walmart ( WMT ) plans to compete with Netflix ( NFLX -1.4% ), Amazon ( AMZN -0.5% ) and Hulu with a new streaming service. More news on: Walmart Inc., Netflix, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon is hot on Apple's trail in the race to $1 trillion

via: CNBC at 2018-07-19 10:35:00:000

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Ready For Facebook Earnings? Trends, Consensus, And Questions For Q2 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 10:17:46:000

Facebook ( FB ) is scheduled to report earnings on July 25th, after the market close. In this article, we will first go over historical trends and consensus numbers for key financial metrics. Then, I will close with two questions I hope management will answer during the call. Unless otherwise … read more...

Wedbush: Amazon Prime Day sales up 33% to $4B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-19 10:17:08:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) shoppers spent $4.2B during the Prime Day sale, up 33% Y/Y, according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Cramer's take on retail REIT stocks: Their 'remarkable comeback' might not be worth your cash

via: CNBC at 2018-07-18 18:40:00:000

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Cisco +3.7% on report Amazon denies plans to compete in switches

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 17:29:34:000

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO ) is back on the rise postmarket, up 3.7% , after a report that Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is denying it will challenge the equipment maker by selling its own network switches. More news on: Cisco Systems, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Juniper Networks, Tech stocks… read more...

Howard Marks is worried about tech's 'FANG' stocks: Things that are most hyped tend to 'produce the most pain'

via: CNBC at 2018-07-18 15:26:00:000

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Large retailers see more than 50% bump in online sales on Prime Day

via: CNBC at 2018-07-18 15:10:00:000

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AutoZone, O'Reilly fend off Amazon and Walmart in battle over auto parts market ... for now

via: CNBC at 2018-07-18 14:47:00:000

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Amazon touches $900B value for first time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 13:20:58:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) reaches a $900B market value for the first time, nipping at Apples heels as Wall Streets most valuable. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

General Electric And Microsoft: A Match Made In Heaven

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 13:18:41:000

* Taken from Microsoft For all its faults and shortcomings, one thing the management team at General Electric (GE) has done well on is the transition the world is making from analog to digital. The latest proof of this came on July 16th when management announced an expanded partnership … read more...

A Belated Breakout In The Broker/Dealers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 13:10:45:000

After being chopped around by the trendless market in the last few months, investors in both camps are looking forward to the return of a momentum-driven market. The murky waters created by a choppy, directionless trading environment are making it difficult to predict the near-term trends for … read more...

Twilio, Etsy and three other small-cap tech stocks are blowing FANG out of the water

via: CNBC at 2018-07-18 13:09:00:000

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Roku: The Dominant Smart TV Platform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-18 12:40:34:000

In what has quickly become a commoditized product category, Roku ( ROKU ) has established itself as a clear winner within the battle for Smart Television operating systems. As the cost of Smart TVs continue to come down, cord cutting accelerates and Roku shifts into advertising and channel dis… read more...

Stocks are setting up to break to new highs

via: CNBC at 2018-07-17 19:11:00:000

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Not all FAANG stocks are created equal

via: CNBC at 2018-07-17 18:51:00:000

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Amazon Prime Day. Small to medium businesses rake in over $1B

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 17:19:58:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) provides a Prime Day update. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Prime Day 2018 Update: Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Worldwide Have Exceeded More Than $1 Billion in Sales on Amazon Since Yesterday

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-17 17:06:00:000

Prime Day sales in the U.S. continue to be bigger than ever - in fact, in the first10hours, Prime Day grew even faster, year-over-year, than the first 10hours last year For the first time, Prime members celebrated Prime Day at Whole Foods Market where they saved milli… read more...

Investor explains why 'duller' tech stocks can have better returns than 'high-flying' tech names

via: CNBC at 2018-07-17 16:58:00:000

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Netflix And Freak Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 14:27:17:000

Netflix and miss . The online video provider announced its latest quarterly results that fell short of expectations. While the shares sold off in the wake of the news into Tuesdays trading, the shareholder pain has been relatively minimal. This price action reinforces one shorter term… read more...

Walmart eyes challenging Netflix, Amazon in streaming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 13:46:08:000

Walmart ( WMT +0.9% ) plans to launch a video streaming service in a direct challenge to Netflix ( NFLX -5.4% ) and Amazon ( AMZN +1.4% ), according to The Information. More news on: Walmart Inc., Netflix, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, Tech stocks news, Read mor… read more...

Amazon shares rebound, report says Prime Day sales jumped 89 percent in first 12 hours of the event

via: CNBC at 2018-07-17 13:11:00:000

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Prime Day sales up 89% - Feedvisor

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-17 12:47:37:000

Total cumulative sales for the first twelve hours of Prime Day were up 89% from Prime Day a year ago, according to Feedvisor . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Even with Netflix slowing, the market rally is likely not over

via: CNBC at 2018-07-17 11:35:00:000

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Cramer flags opportunity in FANG after Netflix's 'less-than-stellar' quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 18:10:00:000

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After-hours buzz: NFLX, AMZN & more

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 17:49:00:000

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Amazon cloud hits snags after Amazon Prime Day downtime

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 17:34:00:000

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Tech stocks set to sink on Tuesday after rough evening for 'FANG'

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 16:45:00:000

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Amazon's site crashes at Prime Day launch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 15:50:02:000

Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) website crashed as its Prime Day event kicked off. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Netflix plummets after missing big on subscriber growth

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 15:31:00:000

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This wristband lets humans control machines with their minds

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 15:28:00:000

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Amazon suffers glitches at the start of Prime Day

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 15:09:00:000

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Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in modern history

via: CNBC at 2018-07-16 14:55:00:000

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Cisco: The Amazon Sell-Off Is Silly

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-16 13:49:48:000

Late last week, a report came out on the potential entry of tech giant Amazon ( AMZN ), through its Web Service division, into the network switching business. The initiative would allegedly involve the selling of low-cost, white box equipment to the enterprise market (i.e. I interpret the … read more...

Amazon Hastens Retail Pharma's Last Stand

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 11:28:23:000

Amazons ( AMZN ) interest in the $450 billion US pharmaceutical market is long-standing. The company already sells over-the-counter medicines like aspirin and antihistamines, to go along with its copious offerings of supplements and vitamins on its worldwide platform. It already has li… read more...

10 brick-and-mortar stores that will match lower prices found on Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-07-15 10:00:00:000

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The unintentional winners of Prime Day: Amazon's competitors

via: CNBC at 2018-07-15 09:59:00:000

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H-B-Oh No!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-15 04:40:49:000

From the age of 2540, my range of emotions could generously be described as narrow. I loved nobody, and the only real emotions I felt were satisfaction or disappointment from my ambition as I howled in the money storm. My approach to life could best be summarized as &#… read more...

Amazon Publishing Author Christine Bell Wins International Thriller Writers' 2018 Thriller Award for Grievance

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-14 22:21:00:000

(NASDAQ: AMZN)Tonight, Christine Bells haunting and suspenseful novel, Grievance , was named the winner of the International Thriller Writers 2018 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel. Grievance was published in 2017 by Lake Union Publishing, the bo… read more...

Telegraph: Amazon plans smart television, TV service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 16:06:44:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is planning a smart television set and its own TV service, according to London's Telegraph. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Sky Plc ADR, Liberty Global, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Amazon Celebrates More Than 4,000 Full-Time Employees in Wisconsin

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-14 09:00:00:000

Between 2014 and 2017, Amazons investments contributed more than $1 billion into Wisconsins economy, indirectly creating 5,500 additional jobs on top of the 4,000 the company employs directly (NASDAQ: AMZN) This year, Amazon will celebrate its third year fulfi… read more...

Amazon Prime Day hauls will be more expensive to ship this year

via: CNBC at 2018-07-14 08:00:00:000

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Amazon Will Become A Network Vendor

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 06:22:45:000

A news on Seeking Alpha cited today an article from theinformation.com about Amazon (AMZN) planing to sell its own network switches to business customers, competing directly with Cisco ( CSCO ), Arista ( ANET ), and Juniper ( JNPR ). Considering the reputation of Amazon and its ability t… read more...

Shopify's 600,000 Online Merchants: Too Many For Our Planet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-14 00:05:11:000

Shopify (SHOP) claims to have over 600,000 online merchants , the vast majority of which are smaller online stores. While this number may be correct as of today, it is not sustainable for the long term, and this number is bound to drop significantly. This article looks more into the macro s… read more...

Homebuilders And REITs Shrug Off Geopolitics

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 21:37:10:000

Real Estate Weekly Review After reaching a fever-pitch last week with tit-for-tat tariff announcements between the US and China, geopolitical and trade concerns eased this week following reports of a productive and constructive European tour by the Trump Administration. The S&P 500 ( S… read more...

RBC: Cisco, Arista can compete if Amazon gets into switches

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 15:21:19:000

An entry into networking switches by Amazon Web Services ( AMZN +0.6% ) is a "notable negative" for rivals in the sector, but Cisco Systems ( CSCO -4.2% ) and Arista Networks ( ANET -3.9% ) are probably OK just the same, RBC says. More news on: Juniper Networks, Amazon.com, Inc., C… read more...

It's war: Target, eBay and other retailers pile on deals to compete ahead of Amazon Prime Day

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 14:02:00:000

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Cisco, networking stocks drop on a report Amazon Web Services is considering selling network devices

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 13:34:00:000

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Amazon anxiety in network switches sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-13 13:23:31:000

Amazon ( AMZN +0.7% ) is considering making a move into network switches, according to an exclusive posted by The Information. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, , Read more … read more...

Microsoft's president says the government needs to step up regulation of face recognition technology

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 12:45:00:000

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Trump's SCOTUS nominee thinks ISPs have First Amendment rights, which could hurt privacy laws

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 11:35:00:000

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Watch out, retailers. This is just how big Amazon is becoming

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 11:24:00:000

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An Amazon Prime Day for health care? Here's what experts say it could look like

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 11:06:00:000

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Amazon just hit a new high, and one trader sees more to come

via: CNBC at 2018-07-13 07:51:00:000

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Blue Origin will begin selling tickets for spaceflights after first crewed flights

via: CNBC at 2018-07-12 20:30:00:000

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Cramer: Most market-watchers are wrong. Stocks just aren't that expensive

via: CNBC at 2018-07-12 18:20:00:000

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Amazon.com to Webcast Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results Conference Call

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-12 16:01:00:000

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2018 financial results on July 26, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET. The event will be webcast live, and the audio and associated slides will be available for at least three… read more...

CNBC: Amazon, Xealth plan healthcare delivery pilot

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 14:13:39:000

CNBC sources say Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and startup Xealth are planning a pilot program that would deliver doctor-recommended products after patients check out of the hospital. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Amazon, Xealth working on pilot program to deliver products to patients after hospital discharge

via: CNBC at 2018-07-12 13:55:00:000

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Netflix just beat out HBO in Emmy nods, snapping HBO's 17-year streak

via: CNBC at 2018-07-12 13:00:00:000

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5 Ways To Beat The Market: Update On Equal Weighting

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 12:05:56:000

The strategies I have discussed in this series thus far ( size , value, low volatility , dividend growth ) are all low-cost ways of getting broadly diversified domestic equity exposure with factor tilts that have generated long-run structural alpha. The final strategy - equal weighting - m… read more...

Amazon Reveals Back-To-School and Off-To-College Deals for Prime Day

via: Business Wire at 2018-07-12 10:01:00:000

Amazon.com customers purchased more pencils, pens, notebooks, glue sticks, lunchboxes and backpacks on Prime Day in 2017 than any other day of the year According to a June 2018 poll conducted by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than half of back… read more...

If There's One (Non-Consensus) Bull Case On Amazon, This Is It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 09:39:46:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) may be hiding an ace up its sleeve according to Hedgeye Retail analyst Brian McGough . Right now, Alibaba dwarfs Amazon in the number of customer transactions it does a year. One of the reasons is Alibabas Tmall, which is essentially a virt… read more...

Amazon gets price target boost on strong fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-12 09:39:25:000

Canaccord Genuity raises its Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) price target from $1,800 to $2,000, a 14% upside to yesterdays close. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon shares hit a record as Canaccord calls it 'the most robust and durable' among the FANG stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-07-12 09:39:00:000

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Cramer Remix: After Trump's NATO comments, these sectors are worth owning

via: CNBC at 2018-07-11 19:05:00:000

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Cramer's lightning round: Amazon doesn't always destroy-just look at Roku

via: CNBC at 2018-07-11 18:51:00:000

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Microsoft Is Smoking Amazon In The Cloud

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 16:27:51:000

Amazon's AWS ( AMZN ) has remained the downright leader in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) space for many years straight, but its hegemony may not last for long. Microsoft's Azure ( MSFT ) has been gaining ground consistently over the past couple of year… read more...

Wait until there's real revenue growth before buying Nordstrom: Trader

via: CNBC at 2018-07-11 16:24:00:000

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Sears laid off 200 more people at its corporate offices

via: CNBC at 2018-07-11 15:30:00:000

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Pentagon says final proposals for cloud contract coming soon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 15:26:58:000

The US Defense Department says a final request for cloud contract proposals is coming soon and that the Pentagon is conducting a full review of the project. More news on: Oracle Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Tech stocks news, Stocks on… read more...

Sonos IPO filing reveals Amazon's incredible leverage over speaker maker, declining profitability

via: CNBC at 2018-07-11 12:24:00:000

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos is $50 billion richer than any other person alive

via: CNBC at 2018-07-11 12:08:00:000

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Why Alibaba Is A No-Brainer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 11:54:33:000

Oops. Sorry. Last time , I said I'd get to the valuation, but that will have to wait a little. First, I'll address the reoccurring questions that came up. As background, in case you missed the original article, I'm providing our "inside opinion" based off of what I have witnessed and hear… read more...

Quick Picks: How Trucker Shortages Will Affect Businesses From Amazon And Walmart To Tyson Foods And Union Pacific

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-11 10:47:43:000

Trucking Shortage: As e-commerce and logistical needs grow, the need to ship items across the country has grown with it. Most companies in our country have to send large amounts of freight every year to both manufacture and sell their products. As a WSJ article mentions, companies spent … read more...

Outside Of A Buyout, Groupon Doesn't Have Much To Offer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 19:34:23:000

News broke this morning that Groupon ( GRPN ) may be hunting for a buyer. Naturally, the stock is up today. Outside of a buyout, which would obviously make shareholders rejoice, the company has had a troubled history. Let's take a look at what this company has to offer to a potential new owner… read more...

Amazon: Are Expectations Too High?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 19:24:19:000

When I last covered Amazon ( AMZN ) in February, I detailed why I didn't think the stock would stop rallying at $1,500 per share. With strong growth continuing and competitors struggling, this has become one of the street's favorite stocks. While I still like the long-term future of the co… read more...

Walmart and Target will 'survive' against Amazon, says O'Leary

via: CNBC at 2018-07-10 18:50:00:000

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FAANG Reclassification Won't Make Much Of A Difference - Playing Defense Will

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 16:30:37:000

There are many familiar faces in the world's 20 largest tech giants by market-cap: Apple ( AAPL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Alphabet's Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ), Microsoft (MSFT), Facebook ( FB ), Alibaba ( BABA ), Tencent ( TCEHY ), Netflix ( NFLX ), Ant Financial, Salesforce ( CRM ), Booking Holdings… read more...

Snap: Prepare For A False Rally To $20

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 13:08:32:000

Despite a very negative view on the shares of Snap ( SNAP ), the stock could actually rally to $20. My previous research suggested the jump to $12 on the Citron Research bull call was a time to exit the stock, but the momentum remains too strong regardless of the reality. Image Source:… read more...

Just three stocks are responsible for most of the market's gain this year

via: CNBC at 2018-07-10 12:59:00:000

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Delivery start-up Postmates expanding to 100 new cities and going deeper with Chipotle

via: CNBC at 2018-07-10 11:54:00:000

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Analyst says his downgrade of Walgreens 'one of the more painful experiences' in his 15-year career

via: CNBC at 2018-07-10 11:30:00:000

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Amazon ties Whole Foods to Prime Day, plans Ottawa fulfillment center

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-10 10:16:40:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods from July 11 to the end of Prime Day will receive a $10 credit to use on Prime Day. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Murdoch can't say 'screw you' if Comcast one ups Disney for Fox: Media guru Ken Auletta

via: CNBC at 2018-07-10 10:13:00:000

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Cramer advises using Toys R Us-related weakness to 'scale into Hasbro'

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 18:34:00:000

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Cramer's new call on Stitch Fix: Seize on pullbacks in this soaring stock

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 18:21:00:000

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Nordstrom isn't going private anytime soon, so it needs to focus on these 4 things

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 17:06:00:000

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Indexing Is Making The Markets More Efficient - The Economist.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 16:50:04:000

There's no denying that index investing is an incredible force and trend. Indexing has changed the face of the investment world for the better, and is perhaps the greatest development for investors since that introduction of mutual funds. It's a revolution. It puts the power of and potential o… read more...

Apple: 5th Best Still Great

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 14:58:40:000

Back in April, one report noted that Apple's ( AAPL ) newest product, the HomePod, was off to a very slow start . There may have been a multitude of reasons for this, like a premium price and limited initial features. A few months later, another research firm has come out with a note that app… read more...

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn's stumble may mean a value investing resurgence is near

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 14:00:00:000

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Kellogg, McCormick and other staples are surging, and the rally might just be getting started

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 13:48:00:000

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Snap gains on report of Amazon search tie-in

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-09 13:42:27:000

Some digging by an app researcher reveals hidden code inside of SnapChat that delivers search users to Amazon ( AMZN +1.1% ) listings. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Snap Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Nordstrom plans to open more stores with no inventory in Los Angeles, New York

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 12:35:00:000

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Cramer: The summer rally in tech stocks is 'breathtaking' but mysterious

via: CNBC at 2018-07-09 10:31:00:000

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Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods flipped the meal kit industry upside down; celebrity spokesmodels, football stars help sell vegan dinners

via: CNBC at 2018-07-08 13:00:00:000

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Korea Telecom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-08 12:36:32:000

Beyond the regulatory horizon is 5G opportunity We believe telco shares have bottomed out after suffering sharp corrections since the beginning of the year caused by negative sentiment over the implementation of deeper discounts on cell plans and rate reductions for the underprivileged in… read more...

Silicon Valley firms are facing anger from a new source: Their own employees

via: CNBC at 2018-07-08 08:57:00:000

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Alexa may be better at selling you things, but Google is more likely to understand, says ad industry

via: CNBC at 2018-07-07 14:48:00:000

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Latching On To Fastenal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-07 05:44:36:000

Source: company website Fastenal ( FAST ), unsurprisingly, is a distributor of fasteners. This is literally a nuts-and-bolts company. It also provides screws, pins, sockets, rivets, and the like. In addition to fasteners, it also sells a large variety of other supplies, including: tools, … read more...

Netgear's Arlo unit files for IPO; shares +3%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 18:11:35:000

Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR ) camera unit Arlo Technologies has filed its registration statement for an initial public offering. More news on: NETGEAR, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Tech stocks news, IPOs, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Average Stock Declines From Their 52-Week Highs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 17:41:49:000

In a tweet yesterday, we noted that the S&P 500 was trading right at the exact mid-point of its 2018 closing high and closing low, putting the index about 5% below its 52-week high. While that's a relatively modest decline, stocks in the S&P 1500, which includes large, mid, and small… read more...

Tech giants could finally win in health care because they're sticking to what they know

via: CNBC at 2018-07-06 13:57:00:000

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Is The Walgreens Rite Aid Merger Working?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 13:19:12:000

There appear to be some serious on the ground problems with Walgreen's (NASDAQ: WBA) takeover of 1,000 Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) stores. I observed the takeover process first hand on August 27, when I filled a prescription at a Rite Aid on South Colorado Boulevard in Denver's University-Hills… read more...

Opportunity Or Threat? It All Lies In The Eyes Of The Beholder And The Portfolio Of The Holder

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 11:17:48:000

A lively discussion about immigration has developed along the thread of a recent article , where I touched upon banks on both sides of Atlantic with an emphasis on the leading (and troubled) Deutsche Bank ( DB ). Immigration, trade wars, tariffs and geographical diversification are all part… read more...

Amazon undercuts drugstores on prices for most over-the-counter drugs

via: CNBC at 2018-07-06 10:11:00:000

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My 44 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 09:43:08:000

What's New? June was a particularly busy month for me; birthdays, graduations, Father's Day, vacations, the list is seemingly endless! This is all on top of the typical daily responsibilities of work, running a business, family life and running a household. With all of these daily demands,… read more...

Smart speaker company Sonos files for an IPO - on track to do over $1 billion in revenue this year

via: CNBC at 2018-07-06 09:26:00:000

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Smart speaker juggernaut Sonos files for IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 09:21:03:000

Consumer electronics company Sonos ( SONO ) files for an IPO on the Nasdaq. More news on: Sonos, Inc., Bang & Olufsen, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Consumer stocks news, IPOs, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Here Are 2 Better Acquisition Targets For Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-06 08:42:19:000

Over the past few weeks, rumors have been circulating that Amazon (AMZN) is shopping for a mortgage origination company. For some reason, all the focus has been around the private company, loanDepot. "will Amazon disrupt the residential lending landscape the way it has brick-and-mortar reta… read more...

The Big FAANG Theory: 5 Reasons To Stop Dancing With Your Favorite Big 5

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 19:16:49:000

I trust you are all familiar with the word " FAANG ", one on the financial world's most famous acronym. The commonly used acronym represents five of the most popular, leading and best-performing tech stocks in the market: Facebook ( FB ), Apple ( AAPL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ), and … read more...

Cramer says 'accidentally anti-Chinese' FANG stocks are 'perfect for this market'

via: CNBC at 2018-07-05 18:24:00:000

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Canadian General Investments YTD NAV rises 9.0%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 17:05:10:000

Canadian General Investments ( OTCPK:CGRIF ) reports net asset value per share of C$35.73 at June 30, 2018, resulting in NAV return of 9.0% with dividends reinvested More news on: Canadian General Investments, Limited, NVIDIA Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Financial stocks news, … read more...

Wayfair Should Pull An AOL/Timer Warner And Acquire Bed Bath & Beyond

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 15:58:25:000

BBBYs recent earnings got me thinking a lot about the home furnishing space, and broader ecom driven bear narrative in that segment as it relates to them and Wayfair. While BBBY managements communication leaves a lot to be desired, I am now far more convinced that they are well… read more...

Amazon: Still Plenty Of Room To Pump Up Price Of Prime

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 15:39:22:000

Prime is worth at least $180 to the average U.S. member today. Amazon Primes (AMZN) price increase for annual subscriptions (which account for the vast majority of Prime users) took effect for existing subscribers in mid June. At $119, an annual prime subscription jumped the $100 m… read more...

Reddit - one of the world's most popular websites - is trying to cash in through advertising

via: CNBC at 2018-07-05 12:42:00:000

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Einhorn's Greenlight Capital shrinks by half, investors flee: WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 12:38:13:000

After more than 10 years of outstanding gains, David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital has dwindled to about $5.5B in assets under management from $12B in 2014 , the Wall Street Journal reports, citing interviews with Greenlight investors. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., athenahealth, Inc., … read more...

Amazon: This Investment Fails A Generation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 12:18:00:000

Investment Thesis Amazon ( AMZN ) is the investment which failed a generation. The company's present valuation of $820 billion is supported by little more than hope and hype. Background Amazon is split into three reporting segments. Very roughly, as of Q1 2018, 90% of Amazon's revenue … read more...

Walgreens & CVS: DEFCON Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-05 12:08:35:000

"Give me a place to stand and a lever and I will move the whole world. " Archimedes "Give me a zero cost of capital and a market that quakes with trepidation and I will move the whole S&P 500." Jeff Bezos Ok, he did not actually say that. But it seems fitting considering the rampan… read more...

Amazon reportedly planning holiday toy catalog, mimicking traditional retailers

via: CNBC at 2018-07-05 09:41:00:000

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New Position Alert: Walgreens

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 15:21:18:000

Walgreens ( WBA ) sold off 10% on the news of Amazon's ( AMZN ) acquisition of PillPack. On the same day, Walgreens announced earnings that beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines. In addition to the earnings beat, WBA announced a double-digit raise to the dividend as well as a huge… read more...

New Position Alert: Walgreens

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 15:21:18:000

Walgreens ( WBA ) sold off 10% on the news of Amazon's ( AMZN ) acquisition of PillPack. On the same day, Walgreens announced earnings that beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines. In addition to the earnings beat, WBA announced a double-digit raise to the dividend as well as a huge… read more...

Sorry Drake, you can't hype your way into song of the summer

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 15:07:00:000

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Sorry Drake, you can't hype your way into song of the summer

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 15:07:00:000

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Titans Of China Series - Volume 2: Alibaba

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 14:15:15:000

The second titan in our series is none other than the great Alibaba (BABA). Jack Mas brainchild is probably one of the more well-known Chinese companies and just like Tencent (TCEHY), it has its fingers in many different pies. Investment Thesis Alibabas flywheel and wil… read more...

Titans Of China Series - Volume 2: Alibaba

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 14:15:15:000

The second titan in our series is none other than the great Alibaba (BABA). Jack Mas brainchild is probably one of the more well-known Chinese companies and just like Tencent (TCEHY), it has its fingers in many different pies. Investment Thesis Alibabas flywheel and wil… read more...

'Boycott Walmart': Website sells anti-Trump clothing that says 'Impeach 45,' sparking outrage

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 12:35:00:000

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'Boycott Walmart': Website sells anti-Trump clothing that says 'Impeach 45,' sparking outrage

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 12:35:00:000

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Guess Who's Driving Those FAANG Stocks Higher?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 11:54:27:000

It is a popular canard to blame the rise in "passive" index investing for the ongoing and dramatic increase in the stock prices of the popular Facebook ( FB ), Apple (AAPL), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Google ( GOOG ) (GOOGL). But guess what, the broad market indices or index funds… read more...

Guess Who's Driving Those FAANG Stocks Higher?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 11:54:27:000

It is a popular canard to blame the rise in "passive" index investing for the ongoing and dramatic increase in the stock prices of the popular Facebook ( FB ), Apple (AAPL), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Google ( GOOG ) (GOOGL). But guess what, the broad market indices or index funds… read more...

US malls haven't been this empty since 2012

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 11:34:00:000

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US malls haven't been this empty since 2012

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 11:34:00:000

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Amazon could start selling prescription drugs as soon as PillPack deal closes

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 09:25:00:000

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Amazon could start selling prescription drugs as soon as PillPack deal closes

via: CNBC at 2018-07-03 09:25:00:000

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Is The S&P 500 Becoming A Tech Index?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 09:13:19:000

Back in March, I published an article to Seeking Alpha that discussed how an outsized portion of the S&P 500's ( SPY ) total returns over the past few years have been due to a handful of technology stocks. These five stocks are Facebook ( FB ), Apple ( AAPL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Microsoft … read more...

Is The S&P 500 Becoming A Tech Index?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 09:13:19:000

Back in March, I published an article to Seeking Alpha that discussed how an outsized portion of the S&P 500's ( SPY ) total returns over the past few years have been due to a handful of technology stocks. These five stocks are Facebook ( FB ), Apple ( AAPL ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Microsoft … read more...

Amazon talking to logistics companies about Sweden launch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 08:39:33:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is in talks with several Nordic logistics companies including PostNord about a potential launch in Sweden, according to local media reports . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon talking to logistics companies about Sweden launch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 08:39:33:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is in talks with several Nordic logistics companies including PostNord about a potential launch in Sweden, according to local media reports . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Spotlight on Whole Foods during Amazon Prime Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 07:48:17:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) announces that its Prime Day event will start at 3:00 p.m. ET on July 16 and run through July 17. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Kroger Co., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

Spotlight on Whole Foods during Amazon Prime Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-03 07:48:17:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) announces that its Prime Day event will start at 3:00 p.m. ET on July 16 and run through July 17. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Kroger Co., Costco Wholesale Corporation, Consumer stocks news, Read more … read more...

China Has Fallen: Alibaba Is A Conviction Buy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 17:48:56:000

Alibaba ( BABA ) is frequently called the Amazon ( AMZN ) of China, but I feel that does not do justice to this technology giant. I suspect that many investors have steered clear due to political uncertainty as well as simply not knowing what BABA does. This makes sense - becau… read more...

Virtual doctor start-up American Well is raising over $300 million and Philips is a new investor

via: CNBC at 2018-07-02 17:01:00:000

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Netflix: Great Business, But How Much Is Priced In?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 15:33:34:000

Overview: Netflix is a fairly simple business, one even a novice investor can understand in concept. Being a simple business does not make it simple to analyze. Given the relative insignificance of Netflixs historical DVD streaming business, Netflixs entire business is effect… read more...

New-To-Market ETF: VETS

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 14:27:42:000

When it comes to ETF trends, the only thing that may be hotter than Strategic Beta is Impact Investing, an umbrella term for a wide range of investment practices focused on investing in companies that share their investors principles. Call it a natural extension of the voting w… read more...

Will eSports Be The Next Major Catalyst For Amazon?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 13:55:58:000

Source: Amazon - GameOn Introduction/Thesis Amazon ( AMZN ) is one of the most popular and fastest growing stocks on the market today. Growing 503% in the last 5 years may seem exuberant for most companies, but the breadth of Amazon's offerings and products keeps their growth potential u… read more...

Walgreens: Tough Week Yields Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 11:08:07:000

Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA ) had a tough week after joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday by replacing General Electric ( GE ). The pharmacy news from Amazon ( AMZN ) was a well established fear already in the stock price so the new 2.9% dividend yield and huge share … read more...

50 Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks In 1H18

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 10:45:00:000

Charles Dickens' historical novel "A Tale of Two Cities" opens up with the famous phrase: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…". In a recently published article, I have already covered the worst of the first half of 2018, highlighting the 50 S&P 500 ( SPY ) constituents ... read more...

Project $1M: Mid-Year Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 10:28:25:000

Project $1M is a concentrated portfolio that I am running with the aim of growing a ~$275k base into $1M over a 10-year period. I achieved a very satisfactory first-half performance for 2018, with the portfolio up 14% compared to 2.65% for the S&P 500. I compare the portfolio's performan… read more...

Don't Fear Visa's Merchant Settlement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 06:43:24:000

Visa (V) experienced a volatile week of trading, like many 2018 high fliers, as news of tariffs shook the market. Visa, however, also announced a decision to fund a $600 million escrow fund for litigation . Near the end of the week, news broke that Visa, Mastercard (MA), and the card issuers … read more...

Current Portfolio Positioning Heading Into The 2nd Half Of 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-02 04:09:23:000

As a long-time believer in the "sector" approach to investing, watching Technology and Financials lead the bull market of the 1980's and 1990's and then watching those two sectors get taken to the woodshed - first Technology in 2001 and 2002, and then Financials in 2007 and 2008 - it only rein… read more...

Amazon could be heading for a plateau-but here's what could help it get over the hump

via: CNBC at 2018-07-01 16:52:00:000

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Here are some of the best summer discounts you can get in July

via: CNBC at 2018-07-01 10:00:00:000

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Amazon And Health Care: The Acquisition Of PillPack, Inc.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-01 09:46:56:000

Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) is moving into the prescription-drug supply chain world with the acquisition of PillPack, Inc. for a reported $1 billion. As with its move into the grocery business with the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is stepping out to claim new ground and help to &#x201C… read more...

Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: SoftBank Leads $200M Into Indian Insurance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-30 10:13:00:000

Welcome to Seeking Alphas Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Indian digital insurance: SoftBanks ([[SFTBF]], [[SFTBY]]) Vision Fund led a $200M round in Indian… read more...

By The Numbers: Consistent Growth Stocks With Strong Fundamental Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-30 08:17:48:000

Investing in growth stocks can generate outstanding returns over the long term. However, growth stocks are also particularly volatile, and companies with superior growth can many times carry above-average risks too. The key, like usually happens, is separating the fundamentally sound companies… read more...

FedEx: Buying For The Long Haul Into The Negative Newsflow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 18:13:56:000

Background of the specific catalyst for the article As most readers likely know, Amazon ( AMZN ) is getting into the delivery business - at least, sort of. Per a Seeking Alpha report that broke Thursday: Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is building out its own last-mile delivery service, pushi… read more...

Tesla still isn't profitable 8 years after its IPO. But, it hasn't been alone.

via: CNBC at 2018-06-29 17:19:00:000

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Amazon's Gain Is Rite Aid's Pain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 17:09:32:000

June 28th was a scary day for any shareholders of drugstore chains like Rite Aid (RAD), CVS Health (CVS), and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). What investor optimism might have previously existed for these companies eroded when news broke that Amazon (AMZN) entered into a deal to buy … read more...

Toys R Us stores close Friday, leaving behind nostalgia, anger and a chance of revival

via: CNBC at 2018-06-29 17:00:00:000

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Amazon's new inventory index goes live this weekend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 14:17:37:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is instituting its Inventory Performance Index this weekend. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

GrubHub: Too Successful

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 13:39:04:000

GrubHub ( GRUB ) has seen the stock reach a phenomenal level as the market increasingly accepts the food ordering and delivery concept. Canaccord Genuity even suggests that online food order and delivery service has become 'second nature' in the category. The huge success of the sector has… read more...

Canal Plus shutting down Netflix rival as subscribers leave

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 12:58:01:000

France's Canal Plus ( VIVHY +0.2% ) is set to shut down video-on-demand service CanalPlay, which bled out subscribers against a Netflix ( NFLX -1.1% ) launch in late 2015. More news on: Vivendi SA ADR, Netflix, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Global news and forex, Read… read more...

Atul Gawande And The Future Of Healthcare, 'ABC' And Otherwise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 12:35:27:000

The new CEO has been announced and it is Dr. Atul Gawande, but a name for 'ABC Healthcare' remains to be found. NPR reports Dr. Gawande's first job will be to find a name. In this article, I will examine what Dr. Gawande has to work with and what his real qualifications are, as well as how '… read more...

The Most Overhyped Company In The World Strikes Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-29 12:35:20:000

It was a double whammy on Thursday . The one-two punch came once again from the most overhyped company in the world. Why do I love the most overhyped company in the world? Because they provide great discounts not only on so many goods that I buy on any given day, but also on the stocks of hig… read more...

Amazon's new warehouse policy will start penalizing sellers that store products for too long

via: CNBC at 2018-06-29 11:34:00:000

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Amazon wiped out $17.5 billion from eight companies in one day

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 17:12:00:000

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Walgreens promises investors it has a plan, but it isn't enough to ease their concerns

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 15:49:00:000

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Loop Capital analyst calls Amazon's PillPack acquisition a "shot across the bow"

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 15:28:16:000

Loop Capital analyst Anthony Chukumba calls Amazons ( AMZN +2.6% ) PillPack deal a shot across the bow for retail pharmacy players during an appearance on CNBC More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Loop Capital analyst: Amazon's PillPack deal is "a Trojan Horse"

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 14:45:00:000

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Value Tesla On The Basis Of Innovation And R&D

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 14:39:32:000

Thesis Tesla ( TSLA ) is widely touted as overvalued and in a bubble. This company may very well change the shape of future technology. I believe investors should learn from the lesson of Amazon ( AMZN ), which eluded many investors who were looking at the wrong metrics. In t… read more...

Amazon is buying companies at an unprecedented rate - and why it matters

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 13:48:00:000

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Amazon swooped in to buy PillPack for around $1 billion after lead buyer Walmart dragged its feet

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 13:30:00:000

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Tech Stocks: Great Earnings Season Or Export Controls?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-28 12:31:04:000

Intel ( INTC ) had a big news day last Thursday. For investors though there was one key stat that helped confirm a tech boom. Intel's revenue growth accelerated once again which confirms something we've been seeing from many tech giants. What better stat is there than accelerating revenue grow… read more...

Sell Walgreens Boots Alliance because of Amazon online pharmacy 'threat': Bank of America

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 12:31:00:000

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As Amazon moves deeper into health care with PillPack buy, here's what we know about its plans

via: CNBC at 2018-06-28 12:25:00:000

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Stocks look shaky, and it could be a warning

via: CNBC at 2018-06-27 19:06:00:000

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Is The Retail Rally Real, Or Is It Nearly Spent?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 16:09:48:000

The financial media and analyst coverage have been rife with articles and notes proclaiming a so-called " retail apocalypse " for years, usually placing most of the blame squarely on Amazon's shoulders. Things appear to finally be looking up for the sector, but not all retail stocks are benefi… read more...

Video Games Are Taking Over - Will ESports Become Larger Than Sports?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-27 15:55:30:000

Investment Thesis Source: eSports Observer From the time video games entered homes, they have only risen in popularity among people of all ages . Video game publishers and developers will continue to see revenue increases from the growing sale of their games as well as their involvement… read more...

Amazon Prime deals roll out to Whole Foods stores this week - here's what you can expect

via: CNBC at 2018-06-27 14:13:00:000

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This Amazon job post may reveal the e-commerce giant's next move in China

via: CNBC at 2018-06-27 14:04:00:000

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The Container Store is redesigning its stores to include more tech. Here's what that looks like

via: CNBC at 2018-06-27 12:04:00:000

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Digitally native start-up Parachute raises $30 million as home decor category heats up

via: CNBC at 2018-06-27 09:58:00:000

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Attention Parents, Students and Educators: Amazon Launches Back to School and Off to College Stores

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-27 09:18:00:000

Customers can shop millions of back-to-school and off-to-college products in one convenient location from anywhere they roam this summer, making shopping for school the easiest part of the equation From glitter glue to textbooks and bikes to backpack charms, Amazon is offering customer… read more...

Carey Mulligan Performs Girls & Boys for Audible

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-27 09:00:00:000

Acclaimed play premieres on-stage at the Minetta Lane and as a digital download for Audible listeners everywhere Audible Inc., the worlds largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of Girls & B… read more...

MoffettNathanson: Amazon should buy CBS to take on Netflix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 15:14:27:000

MoffettNathanson senior research analyst Michael Nathanson says Amazon ( AMZN +1.8% ) should purchase a media company like CBS ( CBS -0.7% ) to expand its content library to rival Netflix. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., CBS Corporation, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Rea… read more...

Alibaba passes IBM in cloud computing and is winning business from European and US clients

via: CNBC at 2018-06-26 13:26:00:000

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Alibaba Is A No-Brainer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 12:20:48:000

I'm not Chinese. I'm a foreigner like most people reading this, but my experiences with Alibaba (BABA) likely go beyond what most investors and analysts have experienced with the company. If you want a one sentence version, this whole article it is this: I am long Alibaba and plan to be… read more...

Acquiring CBS would be a 'logical' way for Amazon to win the streaming wars, MoffettNathanson says

via: CNBC at 2018-06-26 11:58:00:000

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American Express to launch co-branded Amazon card for small business

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 10:21:19:000

American Express ( AXP +0.4% ) will launch a co-branded Amazon ( AMZN +1.1% ) credit card for small businesses in the U.S. More news on: American Express Company, Amazon.com, Inc., Financial stocks news, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Microsoft's 1-Foot Hurdle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 09:39:22:000

Investment Thesis It always puzzles me why investors try so hard to complicate what should be relatively simple. Buying good quality companies when they are not priced-to-perfection leads to great results over time. I don't try to jump over 7-foot hurdles: I look for 1-foot hurdles t… read more...

American Express has a deal with Amazon for card aimed at small businesses

via: CNBC at 2018-06-26 09:08:00:000

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Amazon Launches Support for Arabic Language Books on Kindle

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-26 05:00:00:000

Readers around the world can now enjoy a growing selection of more than 12,000 Arabic language Kindle books on the free Kindle app and Kindle devices Authors can now publish Kindle books in Arabic with Kindle Direct Publishing (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon announced today that K… read more...

Amazon Prime: The Moral View

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-26 03:09:10:000

I'm an Amazon Prime (AMZN) member in Spain. The cost over here is far cheaper than the US, where we pay around 20 euros a year for an annual membership, but obviously we would not have the same level of services that a Prime membership in the US entails. Things are changing though in internati… read more...

Amazon Expands Grocery Delivery from Whole Foods Market to Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio

via: Business Wire at 2018-06-26 00:01:00:000

Prime members can enjoy delivery in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market Ultrafast delivery from Whole Foods Market is now available in 19 cities through Prime Now, more to come in 2018 (NASDAQ: AMZN)Amazon and Whole Foods Market today launched delivery of natural… read more...

CVS Health: Surviving Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-25 17:18:38:000

CVS Health ( CVS ) started 2018 at multi-year lows on re-emergence of the fears of Amazon ( AMZN ) entering the online drugs market. My previous research last June questioned the reality of this threat with data suggesting that patients needed to spend more time with pharmacists, not les… read more...

IBM: Available At A Discount To Pessimism

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-25 16:17:08:000

IBM Cloud Business IBM's ( IBM ) cloud revenue have touched $17.7 billion for the last-twelve months period as per the latest quarterly report. This makes it a top 3 cloud provider with Amazon Web Services ( AMZN ) and Microsoft Azure ( MSFT ). IBM's cloud revenues grew at the rate of 24% … read more...

Packaged food category not likely to grow: Analyst

via: CNBC at 2018-06-25 15:58:00:000

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Orlando police ends Amazon facial recognition pilot program

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-25 15:56:29:000

The Orlando Police Department announces ending its pilot program of Amazons (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Rekognition facial recognition software. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Amazon's favorite poaching ground for senior executives is Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2018-06-25 15:47:00:000

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