Description: The struggling diet company is getting a much needed boost from Oprah Winfrey. She’s buying a 10% stake, becoming a Weight Watchers member and joining the company’s board. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 19, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/10/19/oprah-winfrey-weight-watchers-wtw.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: How has Oprah’s involvement affected expectations of financial improvement at Weight Watchers?… Read more »
Monthly Archives: October 2015
Description: Yes, the company known mainly for its Shape-ups is surging. Shares of Skechers are trouncing Nike, Under Armour and Adidas this year thanks to strong sales and profits. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 22, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/10/22/skechers-stock-skz-demi-lovato-meghan-trainor-ringo-starr.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why is Skechers doing so well financially? Do you think it can… Read more »
Description: Halloween likely to bring investors treats this year Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 23, 2015 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-best-six-months-for-stocks-is-about-to-begin-2015-10-23 Questions for Discussions: What is the basis for this prediction? Do you agree with the analysis and assessment presented?
Description: Valeant is getting crushed under allegations of fraudulent accounting. Source: BusinessInsider.com Date: Oct 23, 2015 Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/philidor-valeant-consumer-complaints-2015-10 Questions for discussion: Summarize the concerns with the company? How should investors deal with the present situation?
Description: Amid talk of a bubble, the private market continues to thrive. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: Oct 14, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/14/technology/cb-insights-venture-capital/index.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say about VC funding? What does this mean for stock market investors?
Description: The coffee king’s stock is at an all-time high and it’s hard to see anything on the horizon that can slow Starbucks down. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 13, 2015 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2015/10/13/starbucks-sbux-stock-all-time-high.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Is Starbucks unstoppable? What might challenge growth of sales, profits, or stock value growth?
Description: Paamco Portfolio Manager Sam Diedrich discusses hedge fund woes. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 15, 2015 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-10-15/why-hedge-funds-are-facing-headwinds Questions for Discussions: Summarize the opinions presented in this report of interest to investors in hedge funds. Do you agree with these assessments?
Description: Investors are worried about the company’s long-term investments paying off. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 15, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1Qxd5tf Questions for Discussions: Has the longtime perceived value of “bricks and mortar” become a liability for retailers like Wal-Mart? How should Wal-Mart’s balance sheet be “re-set” to reflect the financial challenges of building… Read more »
Description: Fast-food restaurant operator Yum Brands added an activist hedge fund manager to its board and cut its full year outlook in China on Thursday. Source: BusinessInsider.com Date: Oct 15, 2015 Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/yum-brands-adds-keith-meister-to-board-2015-10 Questions for discussion: Do you think a break-up is probable? How should investors play this situation?
Description: Volatility doesn’t make you money; paying a fair price for future earnings does Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 16, 2015 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-fast-we-forget-what-drives-stock-prices-2015-10-16?link=MW_popular Questions for discussion: What does the article say about investors’ thinking? Do you agree with this assessment?