Square wraps up a strong fiscal year but shares fall on slowing growth. Same-store sales for Lowe’s grew 28% in the 4th quarter, but pessimism remains about 2021. Despite a rough 4th-quarter report, Six Flags hits a 52-week high on optimism for “The Great Reopening”. Clay Bruning analyzes those stories, and shares some boots-on-the-ground research from his days at a Six Flags theme park.
Clover Health (NASDAQ: CLOV) has been one of the most controversial Medicare insurance providers since being brought public by Social Capital and Hedosophia. In this Wildcard episode, Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall and analyst Emily Flippen discuss Clover’s business, its unique value proposition, and then debate if the controversial short-seller report should have investors running for the door.
Walmart shares slip on earnings. The Trade Desk surges on record revenue. Roku rises on an unexpected profit. Fastly falls on growth concerns. Shopify slips. CVS Health treads water. Berkshire-Hathaway makes some big investments. And Marriott suffers a big loss with the death of its CEO, Arne Sorenson. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on autonomous driving, big tech break-ups, and the streaming wars. Plus, Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Bluebird Bio and RadNet.
This month's mailbag is a celebration of the power of stories. The great stories. The ones that really matter. So what stands out? Where do you see yourself? What do you admire? And what actions will you take as a result of a great story?