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.
Abercrombie & Fitch soars while Express falls in the face of a tough holiday quarter. Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail industry and shares the secret to Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest success. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the unsexy-yet-profitable world of waste management stocks. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
Tiffany shares have their worst day in nearly 4 years. JM Smucker struggles on several fronts. And shares of Chico’s fall nearly 40%. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those stories and shares how Burlington Stores has found the golden equation for retailers. (Tangents include listeners in Sweden, open jobs at JM Smucker, our idea for a Yukon Cornelius origin story.) Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
United Technologies splits itself into three separate companies. President Trump suggests that the U.S. could impose 10% tariffs on iPhones imported from China. And Amazon says Cyber Monday was its biggest shopping day in history. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and indulge in some elevator humor. Thanks to Slack for supporting MarketFoolery. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.
General Motors lays off 15% of its employees and scales back production. David Kretzmann analyzes why GM had to make these tough decisions. Black Friday sets a new record for online sales. We discuss why the holiday quarter is so crucial to some retailers. Plus, David shares highlights from attending MJBizCon in Las Vegas. Go to www.Harrys.com/Fool to redeem your offer and let them know we sent you to help support the show!
Retails stocks get hammered as Target, Lowe’s and L Brands all report 3rd-quarter earnings. MFAM Funds analyst Bill Barker discusses those companies and tries to make sense of where the opportunities exist (or don’t) for investors. Plus, we preview our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode and the start of our annual holiday music campaign with producer Dan Boyd! (Tangents include holiday scents and how we may have influenced Bath & Body Works’ candle sales.)
Looking to steer your Thanksgiving dinner table conversation away from politics? We’re here to help! Taylor Muckerman and Jason Moser offer perspective on some timely business discussion topics, including seasonal hiring for retail and restaurants, the rise of cord-cutting, and the increasing drama in Facebook’s C-Suite.
Walmart reports a 43% growth in e-commerce. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway reports its ten biggest holdings. And Levi’s considers a return to the public markets. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share a few fashion tips. Thanks to Netsuite for supporting MarketFoolery. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
With NVIDIA, Western Digital, and Micron Technology all falling in recent days, are chipmakers a buying opportunity or should investors stay away? Bill Mann analyzes the landscape as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Plus, we discuss Amazon’s missed opportunity, SurveyMonkey’s 1st report as a public company, and National Pickle Day! Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Amazon makes it official by selecting NYC and Crystal City for its two new offices. Jim Mueller discusses the process Amazon went through, starting with its list of 20 finalists. Plus, we try to make sense of Home Depot shares falling despite a strong 3rd-quarter report and raising its guidance, and we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Netsuite for supporting MarketFoolery. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
SAP gives Qualtrics International 8 billion reasons not to go public, and shares of SurveyMonkey rise as a result. Bill Barker from MFAM Funds analyzes the state of SAP, as well as Comcast winning the weekend box office with the new animated version of “The Grinch”. (Tangents include monkeys vs. dolphins, the “Arsta Rule”, and Bill’s upcoming appearance on CNBC.) 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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