The Fool Looks Ahead

Let's look at the stocks that will be making news in the week ahead.

Jul 5, 2014 at 10:00AM

There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is hoping that Android takes a bigger bit of the nascent smartwatch market. The first wave of Android Wear devices hits the market this week, when Samsung's Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch begin shipping on Monday.

Despite all of the buzz, smartwatches haven't exactly taken off. The Kickstarter-backed Pebble was revolutionary, but consumer tech giants diving in with more advanced Bluetooth-ready timepieces haven't had a lot of success in the niche. Google's hoping that the Android Wear platform will help change that before the inevitable iWatch arrives. 

The Container Store (NYSE:TCS) reports fresh financials on Tuesday afternoon. The retailer of storage items and other housewares soared when it went public at $18 late last year. Its shares doubled at the open, but it's been hard to sustain that kind of positive sentiment. Analysts see a small deficit during the seasonally sleepy fiscal quarter that ended in May.

CHC Group (NYSE:HELI) flies in with its latest quarterly report on Wednesday afternoon. Its CHC Helicopter subsidiary watches over 240 aircraft around the world, servicing everything from the oil and gas industry to assisting in search-and-rescue missions. CHC Group's Heli-One subsidiary maintains helicopters outside of its fleet.  

Revenue has been flat at CHC Group through the first nine months of fiscal 2014, and that's essentially what the company's been targeting for the entire fiscal year. CHC Group reports after the market close on Wednesday, hosting its conference call the following morning.  

There was a time when storage and cloud computing stocks were all the rage, and Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA) was hoping to cash in last November -- five days after The Container Store's IPO -- by going public. 

Barracuda has lived up to its end of the bargain. The provider of subscription-based IT solutions for network and data security has beaten Wall Street's profit targets with ease in its first two reports as a public company. It hopes to stretch that streak to three periods on Thursday.

The first of the "too big to fail" banks kicks off the new earnings season by reporting financial results on Friday morning. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has momentum in its corner. The stock hit a new high on Thursday, and the 2.6% yield that its investors are collecting is likely more than its customers are generating through Wells Fargo's interest-bearing accounts.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

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KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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