United Airlines announces that CEO Oscar Munoz is stepping down in May and will be replaced by United President Scott Kirby. Messaging platform Slack connects on earnings. And discount retailers Five Below and Dollar General report some healthy growth despite concerns over tariffs. Thanks to Brave for supporting our show. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at www.brave.com/FOOL.
Alphabet’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, take a step back from their duties and hand the reins to Sunder Pichai. Meanwhile, Expedia’s CEO resigns after clashing with chairman Barry Diller. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as Postmates’ missed opportunity to go public and Constellation Brands’ sale of Ballast Point Brewing. (Tangents include the awesomely-named “Kings & Convicts Brewing Company”, casting a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, and podcasts about candle scents.) Holiday music: “Christmas All Over Again” by Puss N Boots Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Lands’ End pops 17% on surprising same-store sales growth. Bill Mann analyzes the apparel retailer’s brand strength and makes the case for it being acquired. We reflect on the passing of Mark Butler, CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss what to do with cash in your portfolio, whether Chesapeake Energy is a value play or value trap, and Giving Tuesday. Holiday Music: “Santa Claus Blues” by Keb’ Mo’. Thanks to Brave for supporting our show. Change your browser experience today by switching to Brave at www.brave.com/FOOL.
Black Friday’s online sales set a new record, but Cyber Monday could be even higher. Gambling revenue in Macau fell in November, so why aren’t casino stocks falling as well? McDonald’s is testing out a new crispy chicken sandwich in two markets. How good does it need to be to get a national rollout? Dan Kline analyzes those stories and helps kick off our annual drive to expand the universe of holiday music. Holiday Music: “If I Get Home on Christmas Day” by Letters to Cleo Thanks Netsuite. Get the FREE guide, “7 Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” at www.NetSuite.com/Fool.
Best Buy rises on better-than-expected earnings and optimism over the holiday quarter. Alibaba has a big debut on the Hong Kong market. And CVS Health gets a big new investor. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and talk Dollar Tree and budget retail. Thanks Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool www. GETQUIP.COM/fool for your first refill free!
Three deals in three different industries. Jason Moser analyzes LVMH buying Tiffany, Schwab and TD Ameritrade finalizing their paperwork, and eBay selling StubHub to Viagogo. Plus, Jason shares a couple of last-minute cooking tips for Thanksgiving. Thanks Health IQ. See if you qualify for lower rates! Go to www.healthiq.com/fool www.GETQUIP.COM/fool for your first refill free!
Charles Schwab is reportedly buying TD Ameritrade for $26 billion. What does the deal mean for investors? for consumers? for the competition? Motley Fool analysts Aaron Bush and Emily Flippen tackle those questions and weigh in on PayPal’s acquisition of Honey, Google Stadia’s sluggish start, and Macy’s retail woes.
Target hits a new high after a fantastic 3rd-quarter report. Bill Mann reflects on the leadership of Target CEO Brian Cornell and shares why he thinks Target is still a buy at this price. Plus, we discuss Lowe’s latest results, the upcoming IPO of Saudi Aramco, and the precise location of America’s Midwest. (To get 50% off our flagship Stock Advisor service, go to www.StockIdeas.Fool.com.) Thanks to Audible for supporting The Motley Fool Podcasts. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for $6.95 a month at www.audible.com/Fool or text FOOL to 500500.
The problem with Home Depot’s latest quarter? Shrink. Bill Barker explains the very real challenge retailers face with shrink. Plus, we discuss Kohl’s rough 3rd-quarter report and Roku’s plan to sell one million shares of stock. (Tangents include fictional companies, where the Midwest actually begins, and a preview of our upcoming “Apropos Of Nothing” episode.)
John Legere is stepping down as CEO of T-Mobile, leaving a tough act to follow for his successor. Jason Moser analyzes Legere’s potential next act as well as the prospects for shareholders. A survey of wealthy investors shows skepticism for 2020 and a surprisingly large amount of cash on the sidelines. Dunkin’ Brands is ditching Styrofoam coffee cups and putting money behind a marketing campaign banning “double-cupping”. We discuss those stories and dip into the Fool Mailbag for news on the war on cash, soda comparisons, and an update on our swag shop! Thanks to Audible for supporting The Motley Fool Podcasts. For a limited time, get 3 months of Audible for $6.95 a month at www.audible.com/Fool or text FOOL to 500500.