We’re back with another non-investing bonus episode! Hang on as longtime Fool Roger Friedman returns to join MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill to discuss the relative importance of Roman numerals, cursive writing, and knowing how to drive a stick-shift. We share summer jobs we had as kids, cities that surprised us (in a good way) and which liquor brands we’d put on Mount Rushmore. We also discuss “Avengers: Endgame” [SPOILERS], which great movies Roger hasn’t seen yet, and the amazing game producer Dan Boyd used to play with his father.
May 18,2019 • 00:00
Listen to Apropos of Nothing V: Roman Numerals Strike Back!
Despite 4th-quarter revenue of more than $39 billion, shares of Alphabet fell due to concerns about spending. Emily Flippen analyzes the latest results and shares why the cloud business bears watching. Plus, we discuss Viacom’s new deal with Netflix, preview Disney’s upcoming earnings, and share some programming news of our own. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
After the Super Bowl, isn’t it appropriate that Papa John’s is in the news? MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes the ongoing drama with Papa John’s, as well as the latest earnings report from Clorox. “Merger Monday” lives up to its name as Ultimate Software is acquired in an all-cash deal worth $11 billion. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss dividend reinvestment strategies, and debate the ripple effects of a single beer commercial during the Super Bowl. (Tangents include charcoal brands and how seriously Anheuser-Busch InBev takes their marketing.)
Facebook shares have their biggest post-earnings rise in 3 years, Apple bans a Facebook research app from its store. PayPal’s costs are rising, but its 4th-quarter report gives investors plenty of reasons for optimism. Tesla’s CFO is leaving while Intel’s interim CEO gets the “interim” tag removed. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories, and shares how he looks at a company’s management when he’s evaluating the business.
Shares of Apple rise on earnings despite declining iPhone sales. Apple disclosed that the total number of iPhones worldwide is 900 million. But what do declining iPhone sales mean for investors? Does Apple need a second act? Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser tackle those questions, dig into SiriusXM earnings, and debate whether there’s life after Howard Stern.
Verizon closes out the fiscal year with a whimper, not a bang. PG&E’s stock rise after the California utility files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bill Mann analyzes those stories, and shares why the U.S. Department of Justice is not messing around with its indictment of Huawei and the company’s CFO. Plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the deadly disaster in Brazil that involves Vale, the world’s largest iron-ore miner.
NVIDIA shares take a hit after the chipmaker warns quarterly revenue will drop because of the economic slowdown in China. Caterpillar drags down the Dow after 4th-quarter sales came in lower due to (wait for it!) lower demand in China. Emily Flippen analyzes the results and shares why NVIDIA has more challenges than just the ones in China. Now that the federal government is open for business again we discuss how many companies will use the month-long shutdown as an excuse for future misses. Plus, producer Dan Boyd weighs in with the results of this morning’s taste test of the new limited-edition Oreos.
JetBlue, Alaska Air, Southwest, and American Airlines all saw their stocks take off today on the latest batch of earnings. MFAM Funds portfolio manager Bill Barker analyzes this cyclical industry, as well as McCormick’s disappointing 4th-quarter report. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the relative price swings of individual stocks. (Tangents include phases of the moon, the baseball Hall of Fame, and the latest limited-edition Oreos.) Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
Big Blue shares pop on a good 4th-quarter report and guidance for 2019. Aaron Bush analyzes the challenges facing IBM and warns investors not to get too excited. Plus, we discuss Comcast’s latest results and the activist shareholders pushing for more spinoffs from eBay.
What happens with a board of directors suddenly backs out of a deal? In the case of Arconic, the aluminum parts manufacturer, one result is shares hitting a 30-year low. Taylor Muckerman analyzes the prospects for a rebound and shares why investors are right to be unsettled. Plus, we discuss restaurants that are bucking the current trend of lowering guidance and share an investor’s guide to this mornings Academy Awards nominations. Thanks to Molekule for supporting MarketFoolery. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool75”.
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