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Rite Aid Is a Cautious Buy Ahead of Earnings
Rite Aid Is a Cautious Buy Ahead of Earnings
September 23rd, 2020  1:00 AM

After last quarter’s earnings report, you can’t fault investors for applying the “once you’re lucky, twice you’re good” mantra to Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) stock.

As Goes Darden, So Goes the Economy?
As Goes Darden, So Goes the Economy?
September 23rd, 2020  1:00 AM

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it frequently rhymes. So when I suggest that the U.S. economy is intertwined with the fortunes of restaurant stocks like Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI), I say it with my tongue firmly in my cheek.

Business Model Makes Stitch Fix a Question Mark For Both Bulls and Bears
Business Model Makes Stitch Fix a Question Mark For Both Bulls and Bears
September 21st, 2020  1:00 AM

Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX) reports earnings after the market closes on September 22. Analysts are expecting the online personal shopping company to post improved numbers from the prior quarter.

FedEx Proving It’s Absolutely, Positively Part of the New Normal
FedEx Proving It’s Absolutely, Positively Part of the New Normal
September 16th, 2020  1:00 AM

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) just delivered an earnings report that is causing the stock to soar. It appears that shares of the delivery services company will open up nearly 10% above its closing price of $236.67

3 Vaccine Stocks That May Be Flying Under Your Radar
3 Vaccine Stocks That May Be Flying Under Your Radar
September 11th, 2020  1:00 AM

The race for a Covid-19 vaccine is dominating the news cycle. Dozens of companies from around the globe are participating in one of the more fascinating scientific quests of all time.

Peloton Shareholders Are Getting the Last Laugh
Peloton Shareholders Are Getting the Last Laugh
September 10th, 2020  6:05 AM

Shares of Peloton climbed over 70% from the middle of October into December and then gave all those gains back and more when the market crashed in March.

3 Stay-At-Home Stocks That Are Still Going Strong
3 Stay-At-Home Stocks That Are Still Going Strong
September 10th, 2020  1:00 AM

looking beyond e-commerce stocks (which are really a category by themselves) and identifying three stay-at-home stocks that are going strong now and look to have a long runway.

Investors Need To See More Than Just Good Enough From GameStop
Investors Need To See More Than Just Good Enough From GameStop
September 9th, 2020  6:05 AM

GameStop (NYSE:GME) will report its 2020 second-quarter earnings on September 9, 2020 after the market closes. In a parallel universe, there may be things to get excited about for GME stock investors

It’s Time to Stop Playing Around With Dave & Buster’s Stock
It’s Time to Stop Playing Around With Dave & Buster’s Stock
September 9th, 2020  1:00 AM

One of the more intriguing companies to report earnings this week is the restaurant and entertainment franchise Dave & Busters (NYSE:PLAY).

3 Things To Watch When Slack Reports Earnings
3 Things To Watch When Slack Reports Earnings
September 8th, 2020  1:00 AM

Slack (NYSE:WORK) reports earnings after the market closes on September 8. Shares of WORK stock have been sliding in the five days prior to earnings.

A No-Lose Situation May Still Not Push Roku Stock Higher
A No-Lose Situation May Still Not Push Roku Stock Higher
September 3rd, 2020  1:00 AM

This might be seen as the ultimate contrarian opinion, but I would be concerned about buying Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) at its current price.

MOMO Is Not Getting Love From Investors
MOMO Is Not Getting Love From Investors
September 2nd, 2020  1:00 AM

The Chinese social media company, Momo (NASDAQ:MOMO), is many things. One part of the company, Tantan, is an online dating site that is compared to Tinder.

Is Broadcom Set For a Memorable End to 2020?
Is Broadcom Set For a Memorable End to 2020?
September 2nd, 2020  1:00 AM

Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) could very well be looked at as the forgotten semiconductor stock. AVGO stock is “only” up about 16% for this year.

3 Questions That Five Below Needs to Answer
3 Questions That Five Below Needs to Answer
September 1st, 2020  1:00 AM

There’s a lot to like about Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE). The company appeals to a specific niche and does so at discount prices. FIVE stock has bounced back 110% since hitting a low of $52.27

Expect a Slow Return to Normal For H&R Block Stock
Expect a Slow Return to Normal For H&R Block Stock
August 31st, 2020  1:00 AM

Investors that can do basic math will realize that the numbers that H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) is likely to report in its first-quarter 2021 earnings report are decoupled from reality.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Is a Solid Buy For These Uncertain Times
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Is a Solid Buy For These Uncertain Times
August 27th, 2020  6:05 AM

It’s always good to find a bargain. And it’s especially good to make a dollar stretch further in uncertain economic times like these. That’s formula is working for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

Is Dollar General or Dollar Tree the Better Discount Retail Stock?
Is Dollar General or Dollar Tree the Better Discount Retail Stock?
August 27th, 2020  1:00 AM

A growing subsector of discount retail is the dollar store chains. Two of the best-known names are Dollar General (NYSE:DG) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR).

Buy Box Stock Before the Industry Consolidates
Buy Box Stock Before the Industry Consolidates
August 26th, 2020  6:00 AM

Box (NYSE:BOX) reports earnings on August 26. At this time, the company is projected to deliver earnings per share of 12 cents per share on revenue of just over $190 million.

Buy Splunk Stock Now For the Inevitable Growth of Big Data
Buy Splunk Stock Now For the Inevitable Growth of Big Data
August 26th, 2020  1:00 AM

Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) was trading in a tight range for most of the year, but has seen a breakout recently. The question is will it power higher after earnings?

The One Thing That Can Derail Intuit Stock Post Earnings
The One Thing That Can Derail Intuit Stock Post Earnings
August 25th, 2020  1:00 AM

Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) will report earnings after the market closes on August 25. And after a quarter in which the company delivered the performance normally expected during tax season,

Don’t Count Out Children’s Place Stock Just Yet
Don’t Count Out Children’s Place Stock Just Yet
August 24th, 2020  1:00 AM

At a quick glance, there’s not a lot to like about Children’s Place (NYSE:PLCE) stock. The company had to shutter its brick-and-mortar operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Look Beyond Earnings, Elective Procedures Will Rise and Medtronic Will Rally
Look Beyond Earnings, Elective Procedures Will Rise and Medtronic Will Rally
August 24th, 2020  1:00 AM

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) has been an overlooked stock in 2020. And the novel coronavirus has been a big reason for that. As the year started, Medtronic was continuing to enjoy a rally that started in the middle of 2019

Will J.M. Smucker Continue Its Sweet Run After Earnings?
Will J.M. Smucker Continue Its Sweet Run After Earnings?
August 24th, 2020  1:00 AM

J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) will release earnings for its fiscal year 2021 first quarter before the bell on August 25. At this time, analysts are projecting the company to post earnings of $1.69 per share

Buy Into the Future of Farming with Deere Stock
Buy Into the Future of Farming with Deere Stock
August 21st, 2020  6:00 AM

If you think of John Deere (NYSE:DE) as “just” an agricultural business, you’ll have a difficult time of making heads or tails on the future direction of the stock.

Alibaba Earnings Should Open Up the Buying Window
Alibaba Earnings Should Open Up the Buying Window
August 20th, 2020  6:00 AM

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) will report earnings on August 20. Investors are expecting to see the company post numbers that indicate the company’s e-commerce business is free of the novel coronavirus and firing on all cylinders.

Will Lowe’s Follow Home Depot’s Slump After Earnings?
Will Lowe’s Follow Home Depot’s Slump After Earnings?
August 19th, 2020  5:00 AM

Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) is widely expected to deliver a stellar earnings report when the market opens on August 19. The consensus of analysts is for Lowe’s to deliver earnings per share (EPS) of $2.94.

Be Realistic About the Growth Prospects For Walmart Stock
Be Realistic About the Growth Prospects For Walmart Stock
August 19th, 2020  1:00 AM

As expected Walmart (NYSE:WMT) reported exceptional earnings on August 18. Earnings per share came in at $1.56 well above consensus expectations of $1.25.

Why the Analysts Are Right to Be Bullish on Nvidia
Why the Analysts Are Right to Be Bullish on Nvidia
August 18th, 2020  1:00 AM

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) reports earnings on August 19. And NVDA stock is climbing on news that analysts have increased their price targets for the stock.

Ayro May Be the Right Stock For The Wrong Time
Ayro May Be the Right Stock For The Wrong Time
August 14th, 2020  7:00 AM

And investors who are speculating in Ayro (NASDAQ:AYRO) would agree.  Despite being up at times, AYRO stock is down 15% for the year.

Is Canopy Growth or Tilray the Better Cannabis Stock?
Is Canopy Growth or Tilray the Better Cannabis Stock?
August 14th, 2020  5:00 AM

That would seem to bode well for Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) and Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY). Both of these cannabis stocks were expected to make it through the consolidation phase that the market needs to go through.

Forget College Football and Buy DraftKings Stock Anyway
Forget College Football and Buy DraftKings Stock Anyway
August 14th, 2020  5:00 AM

What a difference one month makes. 30 days ago, the forecast for DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) was looking like a bad poker hand. But putting aside the very real possibility that there will be no college football in 2020

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Is Another 2nd-Half Winner You Need To Own
Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) Is Another 2nd-Half Winner You Need To Own
August 14th, 2020  1:00 AM

Applied Materials issued a 2nd quarter earnings report (FQ3) any company would be proud of. The only negative is GAAP EPS fell short of consensus by $0.03 (about 4%) but that is easy to overlook.

Don’t Buy the Idea of a Lift in Lyft Stock
Don’t Buy the Idea of a Lift in Lyft Stock
August 13th, 2020  1:00 AM

Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) reported earnings on August 12. The company posted lower revenue (as expected). However the ride-hailing company was able to beat on earnings due to cost-cutting measures

Medical Marijuana Makes Tilray a Buy-on-the-Dip Pot Stock
Medical Marijuana Makes Tilray a Buy-on-the-Dip Pot Stock
August 11th, 2020  1:00 AM

Shares of Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) stock are likely to start trading sharply lower after an earnings report that showed continued weakness in cannabis demand.

Look to Buy Duke Energy On The Recent Dip
Look to Buy Duke Energy On The Recent Dip
August 10th, 2020  1:00 AM

In mid-day trading, investors are still trying to decide what to do with Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK). After an initial spike in pre-market trading, DUK stock is down over 1%

Livongo Health Will Be a Buy As It Merges With Teladoc
Livongo Health Will Be a Buy As It Merges With Teladoc
August 6th, 2020  1:00 AM

Shares of Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO) are up 6% in early trading as investors are celebrating the company’s stellar earnings report.

Aging of America is a Catalyst for Flexion Therapeutics
Aging of America is a Catalyst for Flexion Therapeutics
August 5th, 2020  1:00 AM

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) will report earnings after the markets close on August 5. The company is expected to announce negative earnings per share of 70 cents on revenue of $9.9 million.

Amarin Stock Needs Everything to Break The Right Way
Amarin Stock Needs Everything to Break The Right Way
August 4th, 2020  1:00 AM

I know that most companies could say they need a good break or two, but in the case of Amarin (NASDAQ:AMRN) it has a particular meaning.

Disney Remains a Common Sense Investment
Disney Remains a Common Sense Investment
August 4th, 2020  1:00 AM

Disney (NYSE:DIS) will report earnings for its fiscal third quarter when the market closes on August 4. And if you put stock in things like the whisper number, it could be a dismal report for Disney.

Hyatt Hotels Stock Will Be Worth the Wait
Hyatt Hotels Stock Will Be Worth the Wait
August 3rd, 2020  1:00 AM

Travel stocks such as Hyatt Hotels (NYSE: H) were keenly affected by the novel coronavirus.  Investors will get a sense of just how badly some hotel chains fared

Nokia is in a tug-of-war with China and 5G
Nokia is in a tug-of-war with China and 5G
July 30th, 2020  1:00 AM

The Finnish company Nokia (NYSE: NOK) reports earnings on July 31. The consensus of analysts is for Nokia to report earnings of 3 cents per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.

Blue Apron is Officially a Winner of the Pandemic
Blue Apron is Officially a Winner of the Pandemic
July 29th, 2020  1:00 AM

Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) has been a company that appeared to be on the road to nowhere. However, as the company gets ready to announce earnings on July 29, the tide may be turning.

Expect Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) to Struggle After Earnings
Expect Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) to Struggle After Earnings
July 29th, 2020  1:00 AM

Analysts are expecting Yum! Brands to post earnings per share of 50 cents on revenue of $1.15 billion. The whisper number is saying Yum will surprise to the upside at 54 cents EPS.

History Shows Why Pfizer Needs Its Vaccine Candidate to Grow
History Shows Why Pfizer Needs Its Vaccine Candidate to Grow
July 28th, 2020  1:00 AM

And that’s important to note when you try to make sense of the Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) earnings report. The company released earnings on July 28.

Is It Time to Gamble on Boyd Gaming Stock?
Is It Time to Gamble on Boyd Gaming Stock?
July 27th, 2020  1:00 AM

Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) will report earnings on July 28. The numbers are likely to be dreadful as the company will report on business activity from April 1 through June 30. During this time, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closing of all of Boyd’s 29 properties.

It’s Time to Take a Bite of McDonald’s Stock
It’s Time to Take a Bite of McDonald’s Stock
July 27th, 2020  1:00 AM

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) appears to be a solid buy as the iconic fast-food chain prepares to report revenue on July 28. The company’s earnings are expected to reflect how deeply the Covid-19 pandemic affected every part of our economy.

Should Discover or Capital One Have a Place In Your Portfolio?
Should Discover or Capital One Have a Place In Your Portfolio?
July 23rd, 2020  6:00 AM

On the heels of the big banks reporting earnings last week, two of the largest credit card issuers were on deck this week. Capital One (NYSE: COF) reported earnings after the market closed on July 21. Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) reports after the closing bell on July 22.

Microsoft Post-Earnings Dip Shows Tech Stocks Not as Safe as They Seem
Microsoft Post-Earnings Dip Shows Tech Stocks Not as Safe as They Seem
July 23rd, 2020  1:00 AM

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is looking more and more like a forever stock. But as MSFT stock is showing the day after its earnings report, let the buyer beware.

What to Think About Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Earnings?
What to Think About Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Earnings?
July 23rd, 2020  1:00 AM

Hershey’s (NYSE: HSY) illustrates the fascinating part of being an investor in 2020. The company posted mixed earnings (beat on earnings, missed slightly on revenue).

Sun Communities Looks to Be a Buy Heading Into Earnings
Sun Communities Looks to Be a Buy Heading Into Earnings
July 22nd, 2020  1:00 AM

Sun Communities (NYSE: SUI) will announce second-quarter earnings after the market closes on July 22. At this time, analysts expect SUI’s earnings to come in at $1.17 per share on revenue of $330.71 million.

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