Description: Thanks to profit sharing. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Feb 16, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2lWFlfH Questions for Discussions: What do these numbers say to employees and investors? Would you be buying shares today?
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Description: It’s now valued at billions of dollars less. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Feb 17, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2lPuMiB Questions for Discussions: Do you think Snap Inc.’s IPO price reduction makes sense? How do you think IPO investors will respond to the reduction?
Description: FRANKFURT — General Motors floated the possibility on Tuesday that it could exit the large but troubled European market by selling its chronically unprofitable Opel unit to the French maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 14, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/business/dealbook/general-motors-peugeot-opel.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: Summarize the reasons for GM’s thinking. Do you… Read more »
Description: How the mighty have fallen. Toshiba Corp., a company that was worth more than Apple Inc. as recently as 2004, could soon be effectively worthless. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 14, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-02-14/toshiba-s-thin-ice Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial story of Toshiba’s decline. Can the firm recover, in your opinion? How should investors deal… Read more »
Description: Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.16% rallied 1.2% in afternoon trade Tuesday to reach an all-time intraday record, extending the run of gains following strong quarterly results and amid growing optimism over new iPhone releases. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 14, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-stock-surges-to-all-time-intraday-high-2017-02-14 Questions for discussion: What explains Apple’s recent stock performance? Do you… Read more »
Description: And its shares are soaring. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Feb 10, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2kclCYa Questions for Discussions: Why has Sears’ stock price jumped? Do you think this change reflects expected future profitability or just a halt to losses? What would you advise investors?
Description: A former TV star as U.S. president doesn’t seem to have injected markets with much of a ‘‘fear factor.’’ But digging beneath the surface of an eight-year bull run exposes subtle signs that hint at an uneasy optimism. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Feb 07, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-06/five-charts-that-say-all-is-not-well-in-markets Questions for Discussions: What do… Read more »
Description: He is the most successful and influential investor you have probably never heard of. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 06, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/business/dealbook/sorkin-seth-klarman-trump-investors.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 Questions for Discussions: Summarize the opinions presented and the explanations provided. Do you agree with these sentiments?
Description: LONDON — The risk of an escalating trade war between China and the US is rising fast. Source: BusinessInsider.com Date: Feb 07, 2017 Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-how-donald-trump-will-escalate-a-trade-war-with-china-2017-2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented in this opinion piece. Do you agree with this line of thinking? How should investors deal with this risk?
Description: Canada’s largest software company expects to get even bigger. Source: FinancialPost.ca Date: Feb 09, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/opentext-has-been-on-a-us3-billion-buying-spree-and-its-ceo-says-its-not-done-yet?__lsa=e4f5-f69a Questions for discussion: What is OpenText’s strategy for growth? Have investors done well with this stock? What advice would you give investors today?