Walmart’s same-store sales in the 1st quarter rose 6%. That was just one of the highlights from a strong report. Home Depot’s revenue in the 1st quarter rose 33%, but shares fell slight in part due to lack of guidance. Twilio shares rise after it buys Zipwhip for $850 million and cash and stock. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories, as well as the highlights from Berkshire-Hathaway’s latest round of buying (Verizon, Kroger) and selling (Chevron, Wells Fargo).
AT&T announces its merging its media assets with Discovery. The result will be a streaming monstrosity that includes HBO, CNN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, TLC, Food Network, HGTV and more. Jason Moser analyzes what it means for AT&T, Discovery, Netflix, and Disney, and discusses the latest news from AppHarvest, Twitter, and Hostess Brands.
Casper Sleep’s 1st-quarter report shows things are improving, but Wall Street’s not impressed yet. Yeti shares rise as 1st-quarter profits and revenue are higher than expected, and global sales continue to grow. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses Bill Ackman taking a 6% stake in Domino’s Pizza.
FuboTV’s revenue more than doubled in the 1st quarter. Unity Software sells off despite improving numbers in their 1st quarter. Electronic Arts wraps up its fiscal year and offers upbeat guidance for the new one. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and shares her favorite video game.
Roblox shows robust growth in its first report as a public company. Callaway Golf closes in on an all-time high as it deals with “unprecedented” demand for golf equipment and apparel. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, but first discusses the recent sell-off in the market and how investors can deal with it.
Marriott’s numbers are trending in the right direction, but their loyalty program membership is out of this world. Cerence posts strong numbers in the 2nd quarter and raises guidance for the full year. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and The Trade Desk’s 10-for-1 stock split.
Despite strong 1st-quarter results, Etsy shares fall 14%. PayPal’s stock gets a boost after 1st-quarter payment volume exceeded results from the holiday quarter. Alicia Alfiere analyzes those stories, along with Zynga’s strong quarter and acquisition of Chartboost, an ad-tech company.
1st-quarter profits for General Motors set the stage for a strong fiscal year. Shares of Editas Medicine rise despite a mixed 1st quarter. The “Call of Duty” franchise highlights Activision Blizzard’s Q1. Ron Gross analyzes those stories and weighs in on Match Group’s hope for a “summer of love” in 2021.
CVS Health hits a 2-year high after 1st-quarter profits and revenue are higher than expected. iRobot takes a hit due to the rising cost of components. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and weighs in on the latest results from online education company Chegg.
Berkshire-Hathaway’s 1st-quarter results weren’t nearly as interesting as the news that Greg Abel will be the next CEO. Verizon sells AOL and Yahoo to Apollo Global Management for 50% less than what they paid. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and shares a few thoughts on the old investing adage: “Sell in May and go away.”