Square buys Afterpay, the Australian payments company, for $29 billion in stock. Foot Locker buys two smaller athletic apparel retailers (WSS and Atmos) for a combined $1.1 billion. Jason Moser analyzes both acquisitions, as well as Square’s 2nd-quarter results.
BlackBerry shares pop after 2nd-quarter results were better than expected. Darden Restaurants hits an all-time high after surprisingly strong results in the fine dining segment. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and shares why the complete overhaul of eHealth’s management team intrigues him as an investor.
Bellwether company FedEx falls after a rough start to the fiscal year and lowered guidance for the rest of it. Adobe posts record revenue in the 3rd quarter but shares of the software giant fall anyway. Andy Cross analyzes those stories and a surprisingly profitable quarter from Stitch Fix.
Should Uber’s stock really have risen 10% after management increased guidance? With the SEC taking a closer look at it, what does the future of payment for order flow look like? Bill Mann answers those questions, discusses ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood, and reacts to a fantastic arrest in New Zealand.
Streaming services dominate the Emmy Awards. Amazon’s rise in the digital ad market is fueled by an increase in sponsored links atop search results. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on playing with house money?
DoorDash shares pop on an upgrade. Walmart teams up with Ford Motor to test robo-deliveries in three cities. Alicia Alfiere analyzes those stories as well as the surprisingly good retail numbers from August.