David Einhorn on GM Value, Tesla Profit, Apple

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: David Einhorn, president at Greenlight Capital, explains what he aims to accomplish in his proxy battle with General Motors Co. and discusses Tesla Inc.’s inability to produce a profit and a big similarity he sees between GM and Apple Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com… Read more »

How a short-seller may have caused an accidental sell-off for two Canadian companies

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: Shares of two Canadian companies were taken on a dramatic ride Wednesday in what appears to have been a mistaken reaction to a social media posting from a U.S. short-seller. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: May 31, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/element-fleet-says-unaware-of-reason-as-stock-plunges-38 Questions for discussion: Explain what happened to the stock value? Is there any way to mitigate… Read more »

Kinder Morgan Canada to Price IPO at C$17 in Canadian Debut

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Financial Planning, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is expected to raise C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) in its initial public offering after setting the price of its shares at C$17 each, below the previous range, according to terms of the deal. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 17, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/kinder-morgan-canada-said-to-price-ipo-at-c-17-in-canadian-debut Questions for discussion: How should investors evaluate this IPO?… Read more »

Snap Inc’s Shares Are Plunging After Its Q1 Earnings Report

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: It didn’t hit analysts’ expectations. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: May 10, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2r19CMH Questions for discussion: What are the key financial numbers investors are using to evaluate the stock value? Do you think this company’s financial performance will improve as did Facebook?

Valeant shares rocket 24% as investors cheer moves to reduce debt

Posted by & filed under Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: Troubled drug company refinanced debt, extended maturities and adjusted terms last quarter Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 12, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/valeant-shares-rocket-23-as-investors-cheer-moves-to-reduce-debt-2017-05-09?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Why did the stock price jump? Do you think the current value is fair, with respect to the level of debt and revenue projections?

Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. Source: AssociatedPress.com Date: April 17, 2017 Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NETFLIX_MAJOR_MILESTONE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Questions for discussion: Summarize the key financial information provided in this… Read more »

Here’s why Costco may be the one company Amazon can’t destroy

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: Investors should buy Costco shares because it is one of the few retailers that can succeed versus e-commerce competition, according to Barclays, which upgraded the wholesale club chain to overweight from equal weight. Source: CNBC.com Date: April 21, 2017 Link: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/heres-why-costco-may-be-the-one-company-amazon-cant-destroy.html Questions for discussion: Which financial factor do you believe is most important in… Read more »

Uber, Lifting Financial Veil, Says Sales Growth Outpaces Losses

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation.

Description: The ride-hailing giant opens up about its financials for the first time in an interview with Bloomberg. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: April 14, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-14/embattled-uber-reports-strong-sales-growth-as-losses-continue Questions for discussion: What does the report say abount Uber’s financials? On the whole, should the firm’s investors be satisfied? How will this disclosure affect any future IPO?

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?

Posted by & filed under Economic Analysis, Financial analysis, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis.

Description: Along the cobblestone streets of SoHo, Chanel handbags and Arc’teryx jackets are displayed in shops like museum pieces, harking back to the height of the neighborhood’s trendiness. But rents there are softening, and the number of vacant storefronts is rising. Source: NYTimes.com Date: April 15, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/business/retail-industry.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What can management… Read more »