3rd-quarter same-store sales for Dollar General rise 14%, but it’s not enough to impress Wall Street. Crowdstrike hits an all-time high after the cybersecurity company posts a surprising profit in the 3rd quarter. Stitch Fix falls on an analyst downgrade. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and shares why investors should consider having a place in their portfolio for cybersecurity stocks.
Holiday Song - "Pretty Paper" by Dolly Parton (with Willie Nelson)
With a $27 billion acquisition of Slack, Salesforce sets its sights on Microsoft. Jim Gillies shares why Slack shareholders should be happy with the deal, and analyzes why Blackberry has been on a tear lately. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss early morning trading hours and what negative equity means for investors.
Zoom Video posts a strong 3rd quarter but concerns over slowing revenue send the stock south. Shares of Kohl’s pop 14% after the retailer announces a 10-year partnership with Sephora. Plus, we answer a listener question about potential investments for a “war on meat”. Bill Barker analyzes those topics and pitches his idea for a TV series involving Santa Claus, as we kick off our annual drive to expand the universe of holiday music.
Holiday music - “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Shaggy
Salesforce is reportedly set to announce an acquisition of Slack, but what will the result be for shareholders? General Motors walks away from taking an equity stake in Nikola, causing Nikola shares to fall 25%. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, as well as Shopify’s role in a record-setting Black Friday for online sales.
Janet Yellen is set to become the first female U.S. Treasury Secretary. Dollar Tree, Best Buy, and Burlington Stores issue 3rd-quarter reports. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as McCormick’s move to buy Cholula hot sauce for $800 million. (Tangents include power couples, Cholula vs. Frank’s RedHot, and the proper way to store hot sauces.)
Snap unveils Spotlight, a TikTok-like feature on Snapchat. Korn Ferry bounces back in the wake of more positive vaccine news. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss the role that ETFs can play in your investing.
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Nvidia posts big numbers in the 3rd quarter, but shares of the chipmaker fall a bit on guidance. Macy’s 3rd-quarter digital sales can’t save the troubled retailer. The SEC is reportedly working on a plan to require Chinese companies to use auditors overseen by the U.S. or risk being shut out of American stock exchanges. Bill Mann analyzes those stories and weighs in on the early rush of radio stations flipping to “Holiday Music” formats.
Target’s stock hits an all-time high after a blowout 3rd quarter. Lowe’s falls despite 3rd-quarter sales rising 30%. Ron Gross analyzes those stories, as well as the latest vaccine news, and a pair of secondary offerings from cruise lines.
The launch of “Amazon Pharmacy” sends shares of CVS Health, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and GoodRX down 10-20%. Jason Moser analyzes the opportunity for Amazon and the various threat levels for different companies in the industry. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Walmart and Home Depot, outlook for the holiday season, and Home Depot’s lack of a loyalty program for everyday consumers.
Moderna shares hit a new high after promising results from the latest trial of their Covid-19 vaccine. Simon Property Group finalizes a deal to buy rival mall operator Taubman Centers. Home Depot buys HD Supply in a deal worth $8 billion. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as PNC Financial’s deal to acquire the U.S. business from BBVA.