Description: Two winning fund managers pick some favorite cash-generating stocks Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 20, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-secrets-of-dividend-investing-from-a-couple-of-stock-pros-who-beat-the-market-2020-02-19?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What are the key financial ratios considered by these analysts? Do you think their strategy still makes sense in today’s environment?
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Description: In Uber’s earnings report last week, the acronym EBITDA showed up 42 times. Pinterest used it 25 times the same day. The term showed up 33 times in Lyft’s report this week, while Yelp included it 39 times in its earnings release after the close of trading on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 15, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/15/why-ebitda-earnings-are-used-by-so-tech-companies-like-uber-and-yelp.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for… Read more »
Description: Tesla has a long way to go before it justifies its current stock price, New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran told CNBC on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/damodaran-tesla-needs-vw-like-sales-apple-like-margins-to-justify-stock.html Questions for discussion: Explain what Aswath Damodaran means when he says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to… Read more »
Description: Shares of Tesla soared as much as 18% on Monday after Argus Research raised its price target to $808 from $556. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 03, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/tesla-stock-soars-hitting-700-per-share-for-the-first-time.html Questions for discussion: Why is Tesla stock suddenly on fire? What do short selling positions have to do with Tesla stock prices?
Description: Analysts on Wall Street recommend buying the recent dip in Nike’s stock, which is getting hit on worries about the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 03, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/analysts-recommend-buying-nike-on-coronavirus-weakness-multi-year-buying-opportunity.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for buying shares now? Do you agree with this line of thinking?
Description: Bank looking to deepen ties with Canadian households, eyeing further growth in capital markets and investment banking business Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 24, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/protect-our-home-base-scotiabank-sees-more-room-to-grow-within-domestic-banking-sector Questions for discussion: Summarize the positive and negative aspects of the bank’s current operations. Would you be a new investor at this time? Explain your decision.
Description: Oppenheimer just became Wall Street’s biggest bull on Tesla. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/tesla-shares-jump-after-oppenheimer-raises-price-target-to-612-highest-on-wall-street.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the bullishness? Do you agree with this assessment?
Description: Elon Musk’s electric automaker Tesla on Wednesday once again reclaimed its title as Wall Street’s most-shorted stock. That was, at least, until Apple stole it back. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/16/apple-tesla-in-flux-as-most-shorted-stock-in-us-stock-market.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How do hedge funds strategize investments? What are they doing now? How should investors interpret this information?
Description: Stock buybacks are better from a tax perspective than dividends Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-shareholders-should-be-thankful-the-company-isnt-handing-them-more-cash-2020-01-13?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. Do you agree with the assessments and advice to investors?
Description: Momentum investing revolves around the idea of following a stock’s recent trend in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will be essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” With this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more… Read more »