Description: The banking industry is telling the Federal Reserve that a flattening yield curve could squeeze their businesses. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Nov 13, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/banks-ready-tighten-lending-yield-curve-inverts-210834687.html Questions for discussion: What are the banks’ concerns in terms of the spread? What should investors do, given this situation?
Posts Categorized: Company Analysis
Description: Everyone is concerned about an overvalued stock market. And they should be. You don’t reach a full decade of a bull run without asking the reasonable question about stock values. A simple explanation that Warren Buffett once gave for knowing when the market is overvalued doesn’t present a full-throated endorsement of market bargains being… Read more »
Description: Walmart reported 43% e-commerce growth and U.S. same-store sales growth of 3.4% in the third quarter Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 15, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/walmarts-focus-on-lower-prices-e-commerce-pays-off-as-costs-rise-and-tariffs-loom-2018-11-15 Questions for discussion: Summarize and interpret the reported financial results at Walmart. What explains these results? How should investors treat this information?
Description: Dell agreed on Thursday to improve a takeover offer for owners of a special class of shares to about $23.9 billion, hoping to quell a shareholder rebellion against a deal meant to return the computer maker to the public markets. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 15, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/business/dealbook/dell-takeover-deal.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights… Read more »
Description: Staying focused on the longer-term prize has worked well for Anthony Wood since he founded Roku in 2002. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rokus-founder-isnt-fazed-1-billion-market-value-wiped-145936189.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the positive and negative reported news about Roku. Do you think the sell-off is over-done? Does this present a buying opportunity to investors,… Read more »
Description: CEO Rich Williams is seeing momentum with card-linked offers that move beyond traditional coupons Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/groupon-ceo-talks-life-after-vouchers-as-stock-heads-for-worst-day-in-18-months-2018-11-07?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo Questions for discussion: Is there a future for this firm? How should investors deal with this stock?
Description: An October beating hurt many stocks Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bottom-fishers-these-stocks-are-within-5-of-their-52-week-lows-2018-11-01 Questions for discussion: What explains the recent declines in these stocks? Why should their present prices interest investors?
Description: Apple Inc. gave an underwhelming forecast for the key holiday period suggesting weaker-than-expected demand for pricier new iPhones. The company further stoked concerns by saying it will stop reporting unit sales of its most-important product. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-01/apple-holiday-forecast-misses-analysts-estimates-shares-fall Questions for discussion: Why did Apple share value fall?… Read more »
Description: Stock market darling Advanced Micro Devices appears to be a darling no more. The company, which makes microchips to power PCs and servers as well as video graphics cards, saw its share price shrivel by almost 25% in trading just on Wednesday through midday on Thursday. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 25,… Read more »
Description: ‘I scratch my head’ at General Motors’ low valuation, says John Buckingham, editor of the Prudent Speculator Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 25, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/teslas-success-underscores-the-tremendous-bargain-of-gms-shares-2018-10-25 Questions for discussion: What is the argument made for buying GM? Do you agree with the analysis and recommendation?