Home Depot stock rises despite lowering guidance for the full year. Emily Flippen analyzes how Home Depot was able to increase average ticket despite lumber prices continuing to fall. Baidu’s stock rises after the “Google of China” beats low expectations. We discuss the latest results from iQiyi (the “Netflix of China), SINA, and Weibo. Plus, Emily shares three video-streaming stocks from China that she likes right now.
Booking,com and Expedia both have pretty similar business models. At their core, both companies sell travel bookings -- hotels, airfares, and rental cars primarily -- and they do so in a variety of different ways. Each company collects a fee for each booking it completes, acting as a middleman. That’s a strong business which requires no inventory but it’s also a model that comes with the risk of partners creating stronger direct relationships with their customers.
Most Americans have only a vague idea of how much they should be saving. Jeannie Thompson, Head of Workplace Solutions Thought Leadership at Fidelity Investments, explains the company’s age-based savings guidelines, the cost of health care in retirement, and how retirement planning can present more challenges for women.
Walmart stock pops on another strong quarter, while shares of Macy's and Tapestry both suffer double-digit losses. Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze the current state of retail and share why they believe Nordstrom and Under Armour have genuine opportunities to improve their standing with investors. We discuss the latest with General Electric, NVIDIA, Darden Restaurants, Berkshire-Hathaway, and Hologic. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner discuss when to sell, when to add to your winners, investing takeaways from his recent trip to China, and his upcoming investor presentation on August 20th. (For more information on David Gardner's investor presentation visit http://Blast.Fool.com.)
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Aug 14, 2019 •
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