Could GE get booted from the Dow after 110 years?

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Description: Shares of General Electric (GE) keep falling after the company reported lousy earnings last week. GE is down more than 30% this year, easily the worst performer of the 30 companies in the venerable stock average. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 25, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/25/investing/ge-stock-dow-exit/index.html Questions for discussion: Why is GE at risk of delisting from the… Read more »

eMarketer Releases New Worldwide Ad Spending Estimates

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Description: Spending on paid media worldwide will increase 7.0% in 2017 to $584.14 billion Source: eMarker.com Date: Oct 16, 2017 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/eMarketer-Releases-New-Worldwide-Ad-Spending-Estimates/1016621?ecid=NL1009 Questions for discussion: What do these figures tell investors? Which stocks do you think will partake in this predicted spending growth?

Opinion: The bad news on Amazon’s stock price is only beginning

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Description: Analyst downward revisions tend to beget even more such revisions Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 26, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-bad-news-on-amazons-stock-price-is-only-beginning-2017-08-25 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for negativity on Amazon stock price? How do you think the market will respond?

Netflix Looks Like a Loser. But Here’s Why It’s Probably a Winner

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Description: Netflix Looks Like a Loser. But Here’s Why It’s Probably a Winner Source: Fortune.com Date: Aug 15, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/08/15/netflix-looks-like-loser-feels-like-winner/ Questions for discussion: Why does Netflix worry some investors? What are the reasons presented for optimism? What do you see in the firm’s future?

ESPN Can’t Afford to Go On Like This

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Description: ESPN, which laid off 100 people this week, has a multitude of problems, but the basic one is this: It pays too much for content and costs too much for consumers. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: April 28, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-28/espn-can-t-afford-to-go-on-like-this Questions for discussion: Why is ESPN in trouble? What should management do to fix the… Read more »

Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

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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 »

Uber, Lifting Financial Veil, Says Sales Growth Outpaces Losses

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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?

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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 »