Facebook has unveiled a new device for the home called Portal. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Facebook’s entry into the home assistant space. “Venom” had a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office. Plus, Bill shares why he’s watching margins this earnings season. (Tangents include the New York Yankees, Halloween candy, and the prospects for another “Apropos Of Nothing” episode. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
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Pfizer buys Array Biopharma for $11.4 billion, sending shares of Array up 57%. Ron Gross analyzes the acquisition spree among big pharmaceutical companies. Target has a massive outage over the weekend, but we still have a few more questions about why. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag and discuss the latest news from Papa John’s. Thanks to Sprout Social for supporting Motley Fool. To learn how your brand can create real connection, visit sproutsocial.com/fool today.
Lululemon athletica and RH both rise on strong 1st-quarter reports, but MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker is more bullish on one than the other. Plus, Suntrust and BB&T unveil the name of their recently-merged $66 billion bank and it’s……Truist??? We share our reactions, as well as the business case against the new name. (Tangents include competitive yoga, why the Stanley Cup is the best trophy in North American sports, and how the classic movie “This Is Spinal Tap” relates to the 6th-largest bank in the U.S.)
Dave & Buster’s misses quarterly earnings by one penny and shares drop 22%. Seth Jayson analyzes why a new multi-year low isn’t enough to get him interested in this stock. Plus, we discuss Tesla’s annual meeting, TheStreet.com leaving the public markets, and a preview of Lululemon athletica’s upcoming earnings report. Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
Casey’s General Stores hits a new all-time high after blowout 4th-quarter earnings. Bill Mann analyzes how Casey’s is quietly a threat to McDonald’s. Plus, we discuss Foxconn’s potential move out of China, Wells Fargo’s challenge to find a new CEO, and highlights from FoolFest 2019.
United Technologies and Raytheon combine forces to form the second largest aerospace and defense company in the U.S. Salesforce.com buys Tableau Software. Video conferencing technology company Zoom continues its rise. And Canadian cannabis producer Tilray surges on good news. Get $50 off your first job post at www.LinkedIn.com/Fool.
GameStop shares fell nearly 40% this morning. Can anything save the video game retailer? Jason Moser analyzes prospects for survival. Plus, we discuss Salesforce.com’s strong 1st-quarter report, augmented reality takeaways from Apple’s WWDC, and share a preview of this year’s FoolFest.
Box (cloud storage) and Lands’ End (apparel) are two very different businesses, but what do they have in common? Both are looking like potential buyout opportunities. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the latest quarterly results from Box, Lands’ End and Tiffany. Plus, we celebrate the state of California coming to its collective good senses regarding the health merits of coffee.
The U.S. Department of Justice is going to have a few questions for the folks at Google. Emily Flippen analyzes whether Alphabet should pre-emptively spin off a business and prospects for the stock. Nestle gears up to launch the “Awesome Burger” in the U.S. Plus, Emily shares a couple of stocks she’s going to be focusing on at our upcoming “FoolFest 2019” event and we preview our YouTube Live Q&A! To see great investing videos (for free!) on The Motley Fool’s YouTube channel just click here: https://www.youtube.com/TheMotleyFool
Greg Fitzsimmons is one of the most popular stand-up comedians in America. Having played in clubs all over the country, Greg has also produced stand-up specials for Netflix and Comedy Central and won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards as a writer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He’s also the host of the popular and long-running comedy podcast “Fitzdog Radio”. In this conversation we discuss the business of comedy, the impact of Netflix, the role of social media, what makes a good comedian, and the worst heckle Greg ever received.
Dollar Tree and Dollar General report solid 1st quarters. Both stocks rise, with Dollar General’s hitting a 52-week high. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes how both retailers have steadily grown their businesses. Movado Group, on the other hand, is hitting a 52-week low because luxury watches just aren’t selling like they used to. Plus, Bill shares a few things he observed at a recent investment conference in Singapore. (Tangents include great luxury watch scenes in “Trading Places” and “Doctor Strange”, and this weekend’s bonus interview with comedian Greg Fitzsimmons!) Thanks Clear. Get your first two months of Clear for free by going to clearme.com/fool2019 and using promo code fool2019.
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