Description: The electronics retailer’s results beat forecasts. Strong smartphone sales were a big plus for Best Buy. Thanks, Apple and Samsung! Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 21, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/05/21/best-buy-stock-earnings-apple-amazon-samsung.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What is the explanation for the stock improvement? Do you think the company has turned things around? Would you be… Read more »
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Description: CVS Health Corp. agreed to acquire nursing-home pharmacy Omnicare Inc. in a deal valued at $12.7 billion, adding services for the elderly to bolster its position as the biggest U.S. retailer of prescription drugs. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: May 21, 2015 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-21/cvs-to-buy-omnicare-in-12-7-billion-deal-for-pharmacy-expansion-i9y39jub Questions for Discussions: Summarize the financial highlights of this… Read more »
Description: David Crane sits down with Fortune’s Susie Gharib to talk about the changing landscape of the energy business. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: May 21, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1EhEjMg Questions for Discussions: What are the issues discussed in this report that should concern the energy industry, according to David Crane? How do you think… Read more »
Description: Hedge funds are the all-star teams on Wall Street. They command the highest fees and attract many of the best investing minds. Looking at what the 50 biggest hedge funds are buying and selling is akin to looking at what the Ivy League universities are doing. They’re trendsetters. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: May 21, 2015… Read more »
Description: If you happen to trade bonds for a living, it is entirely understandable if you are feeling a little anxious these days. Source: NYTimes.com Date: May 21, 2015 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/upshot/what-to-make-of-the-topsy-turvy-bond-market.html?abt=0002&abg=0 Questions for Discussions: What is happening in the bond market these days, according to the report? Do you agree with this analysis?
Description: Buffett joked that nobody smiles at the organic grocer. Investors aren’t either. Shares of Whole Foods plunged due to weak sales growth. Will new stores with cheaper products be the answer to its problems? Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: May 07, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/05/07/whole-foods-warren-buffett-stock.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why is Whole Foods out of… Read more »
Description: Alibaba’s plunging stock price is terrible news for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo plans to spin-off the rest of its Alibaba stake later this year. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: May 06, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/05/06/yahoo-alibaba-stock-buzz.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why are the two stocks out of favor with investors? Do you think they are oversold?
Description: The CEO of Novartis sits down with Fortune’s Susie Gharib and talks about how M&A’s help companies to develop innovative drugs faster. Source: Fortune.com Date: May 06, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1QnpHnu Questions for Discussions: Why is there more M&A interest in the pharmaceutical industry? Is this a good thing for the industry? How should investors… Read more »
Description: LAS VEGAS (MarketWatch)—Energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens says the drop in U.S. oil rig counts will keep a recent rally in crude prices alive, pushing prices to $70 a barrel by the end of the year. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 07, 2015 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/t-boone-pickens-sees-oil-back-to-70-a-barrel-by-year-end-2015-05-07 Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments for higher oil prices… Read more »
Description: Bond investors, for years accustomed to rising prices and big returns, are getting a stark reality check. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: May 07, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investors-get-stark-reality-check-as-global-bond-market-comes-unglued Questions for Discussions: Explain what the report says is happening to bonds and why? Do you agree with this assessment? What strategy would you suggest to those holding bonds?