Description: Shares of General Electric (GE) keep falling after the company reported lousy earnings last week. GE is down more than 30% this year, easily the worst performer of the 30 companies in the venerable stock average. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 25, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/25/investing/ge-stock-dow-exit/index.html Questions for discussion: Why is GE at risk of delisting from the… Read more »
Monthly Archives: October 2017
Description: Comcast is earning its peacock feathers. The $170 billion media firm was early and careful in expanding beyond cable. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 26, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/business/dealbook/comcasts-careful-steps-to-grow-past-cable-yield-results.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Explain Comcast’s success? What other acquisitions do you think management should consider?
Description: There is no official measurement of a market bubble, but one could be the speed and force of the rise, a technique borrowed from the physical realm. Dot-com stocks rose 680 percent from the beginning of 1996 to the end of March 2000. Bitcoin has risen nearly 825 percent in the past year alone, to about $5,700. Source:… Read more »
Description: This Bud’s not for you? Anheuser-Busch InBev, the owner of Budweiser, Bud Light and Stella Artois, said that beer sales in the U.S. fell 5.6% in the third quarter. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/26/investing/anheuser-busch-inbev-budweiser-beer-sales/index.html Questions for discussion: What might explain poor sales? What does the report suggest about… Read more »
Description: Toronto-Dominion Bank’s new U.S. head isn’t being critical when he describes the lender as “sub-scale” in small business and corporate lending, and “underweight” in wealth management. He just thinks there’s market share to be had. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 23, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-23/td-has-quickly-become-a-top-10-u-s-bank-and-it-s-not-done-yet Questions for discussion: How has TD Bank grown… Read more »
Description: The Dow has rocketed through yet another milestone — 23,000. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 17, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/17/investing/dow-23000-stocks-trump/index.html?iid=EL Questions for discussion: Why have some Dow listed stocks declined as the index grew? How much further do you think investors will push the Dow before there is a general correction?
Description: Facebook acquires app aimed at teens, ‘tbh Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/19/investing/facebook-stock/index.html Questions for discussion: Explain the stock valuation and appreciation of Facebook? How can Facebook generate more cash flow and profit?
Description: The 2017 rally isn’t a rerun of the 1987 pre-crash runup Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 19, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-how-the-stock-market-stacks-up-on-30th-anniversary-of-1987-crash-2017-10-19?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the comparison? What do you think investors will do about the attention paid to this very public discussion?
Description: Spending on paid media worldwide will increase 7.0% in 2017 to $584.14 billion Source: eMarker.com Date: Oct 16, 2017 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/eMarketer-Releases-New-Worldwide-Ad-Spending-Estimates/1016621?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: What do these figures tell investors? Which stocks do you think will partake in this predicted spending growth?
Description: Analysts are bullish about McDonald’s thanks to value pricing, menu mix, technology initiatives and more Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 20, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mcdonalds-earnings-1-drinks-premium-sandwiches-and-digital-will-drive-growth-2017-10-19?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Why are analysts bullish on McDonald’s? Do you agree with this assessment?