Tesla’s shares drop as Musk gives bizarre earnings call

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Description: CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal speaks about Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk’s recent lashing out at analysts. Tesla’s shares drop as Musk gives bizarre earnings call from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: May 03, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/05/03/teslas-shares-drop-as-musk-gives-bizarre-earnings-call.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues faced by CEOs at public meetings with analysts? Do you think… Read more »

Ignore Trump’s Amazon bashing and buy the stock on any weakness: Deutsche Bank

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Description: President Donald Trump may be “obsessed” with Amazon, but that doesn’t mean the company will face any meaningful action from the president, Deutsche Bank says. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/as-trump-takes-down-amazon-with-tweet-deutsche-bank-calls-presidents-bluff.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report and the reasons for buying the stock. Do… Read more »

Dropbox prices IPO at $21 per share

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Description: Dropbox priced its IPO above expectations at $21 per share on Thursday night, setting the stage for the software company’s stock to hit the public market on Friday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/22/dropbox-will-price-ipo-at-21-per-share-source-says.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial details in this IPO. Do you think it is a good… Read more »

Cigna to buy Express Scripts for $67 billion

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Description: Health insurance company Cigna Corp. CI, +0.06% said Thursday it will purchase Express Scripts Holding Co. ESRX, +17.13% in a cash-and-stock deal worth $67 billion. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 08, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/07/health-insurer-cigna-is-close-to-buying-express-scripts.html Questions for discussion: How does the financial structure of this merger/acqusition compare to other deals on this scale? Do you think it is a good deal for… Read more »

Walmart’s e-commerce growth wanes, sending shares tumbling

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Description: Walmart on Tuesday reported earnings that missed analysts’ expectations for the holiday period as its e-commerce operations cooled off, overshadowing the fact that same-store sales and revenue surpassed forecasts. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 20, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/20/walmart-q4-2017-earnings.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the reason for Walmart’s stock drop?… Read more »

Goldman says options-market activity suggests pain ahead in these sectors

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Description: The cost of hedging against downside risk is up substantially for Amazon, Citigroup, and health-care stocks Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/goldman-says-options-market-activity-suggests-pain-ahead-in-these-sectors-2018-02-22 Questions for discussion: How are options used as indicators? What is the technical basis for the predictions? Do you agree with the predictions?

Dow sinks 600 points: Here’s what’s behind the big drop

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Description: CNBC’s Mike Santoli discusses the volatile activity in stocks as the Dow sees a 600-point drop before the close. Dow sinks 600 points: Here’s what’s behind the big drop from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 02, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/02/02/dow-sinks-600-points-heres-whats-behind-the-big-drop.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the 600 point… Read more »

Facebook results top estimates, but stock whipsaws after CFO’s upbeat forecast

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Description: Facebook reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Wednesday that crushed expectations, as it made more money than expected from each user. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 01, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/facebook-earnings-q4-2017.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the results reported. Would you be a buyer or seller of Facebook today? Explain your reasoning.

Eleven Weeks of Bliss Shattered for the Stock Market’s Hottest Trade

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Description: It’s tough luck for semiconductor bulls that during a stretch in which one of their favorite things, bitcoin, surged to $11,000, the industry took its worst stock market beating in 23 months. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Dec 01, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-01/eleven-weeks-of-bliss-shattered-for-stock-market-s-hottest-trade Questions for discussion: Explain what happened to the stocks in this sector? What is… Read more »

Netflix can shake off Kevin Spacey scandal — and ‘Stranger Things’ will help

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Description: Streaming giant will survive the sexual harassment scandal as long as it remains an isolated incident, analyst says Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Dec 02, 2017 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/netflix-can-shake-off-kevin-spacey-scandal-and-stranger-things-will-help-2017-12-01 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about how the recent scandal has impacted Netflix profitability? Do you think the risk to investors has substantially changed? How… Read more »