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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Listen to Why We’re Watching Margins This Earnings Season
“It’s like trying to run a race in the fog.” That’s how senior analyst Seth Jayson describes trying to predict how Uber and Lyft will get to profitability. We discuss those businesses in advance of their impending IPOs, plus we sift through the wreckage of 4th-quarter reports from Overstock.com and Lumber Liquidators.
Dollar General falls despite a relatively strong 4th-quarter report. Tailored Brands (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank) falls 25% after same-store sales in the 4th quarter fall. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes those stories and shares why Tailored Brands is not a buying opportunity. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss reverse stock splits and the Fool 100 Index. (Tangents include award-winning pies and the classic film “Blazing Saddles”.)
Aurora Cannabis pops 10% when a famous activist investor enters the scene. Aaron Bush shares how he views activist investing and why he’s not buying Aurora Cannabis on this news. Plus we discuss Spotify’s complaint against Apple Music and dip into the Fool Mailbag to examine the best ways to invest in video games and the rise of esports.
Stitch Fix surges on strong earnings and upbeat guidance. Will the personalized apparel company continue to deliver for investors? Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross tackle that question, delve into earnings from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and celebrate the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web.
Boeing shares fall after another deadly crash involving its 737 Max 8 aircraft. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the challenges for Boeing, as well as a big merger in the gold mining industry between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining. Plus, we discuss innovations in professional baseball with producer Dan Boyd sharing his strong opinions from behind the glass.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook wanted to become a "privacy-focused communications platform." What would a move toward privacy mean for investors? Analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss Facebook’s need for privacy and dig into earnings news from Barnes & Noble and Kroger.
Abercrombie & Fitch rises 20% on better-than-expected earnings. So why isn’t analyst Emily Flippen impressed? We discuss the challenged apparel retailer’s future, along with the latest earnings from Dollar Tree, Brown-Forman, and NIO (the “Tesla of China”). Hello Monday from LinkedIn https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
Target rises on strong holiday results. Salesforce.com falls on guidance (not results). Abi Malin discusses those stories, analyzes the current landscape for food delivery stocks, and shares her Fat Tuesday experiences.
Gap prepares to spin off Old Navy into a separate public company. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes Gap’s stagnant revenue growth over the past 15 years and shares why Old Navy has earned a higher multiple from investors. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss shorting stocks, a potential acquisition of FedEx, and how our “Apropos Of Nothing” episodes are actually not that bad! (Tangent’s include Bill’s birthday, medical school teachings about coffee, Christopher Walken’s dance moves, and more.) Hello Monday from LinkedIn https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
Laura Adams became the first star of financial podcasting in 2008 when she started hosting the “Money Girl” podcast. An award-winning writer and personal finance expert, Laura sits down with Chris Hill to discuss her origins in finance, how she got started in podcasting, which financial headlines give her cause for concern, and much more. You can find Laura’s show wherever you get your podcasts, and by clicking here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/money-girl
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