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Are trade war issues simmering down? Maybe. According to NBC, Larry Kudlow believes that a deal with Mexico is close. This stands in contrast to an NY Times story from last week that issues related to autos were proving to be a sticking point:
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Walmart's (NYSE:WMT) strengths are coming into sharper focus. The $270 billion retailer increased quarterly sales on Thursday. That pales next to its Seattle rival's latest growth rate. But Walmart's workers are as productive as ever while Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is employing many more and getting less in return.
Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both experienced their fourth consecutive close in the red as the Turkish Lira hit a record low after having dropped more than 20% the prior Friday. Fears over the crisis in Turkey led to declines in emerging market shares with the iShares MSCI Emerging Market ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) falling 1.6% for the day and 18.4% from its 52-week high.
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I like what leadership is doing even as it sacrifices margins for quite a few years, as I doubt that structural margins of 5-6% can be achieved in the future.
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Most of the headlines about the grocery wars are about the battle between Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Most recently, Walmart’s management told investors its grocery business had grown rapidly in the latest quarter than it has in years. Amazon continues to target the grocery industry with discounts and special services for many of its 100 million Prime members, particularly for shoppers at Whole Foods, which it bought just over a year ago.
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You see it in the streets — people in their 70s walking around in t-shirts and gym shorts. You can even see it on TV, with anchors going on without ties, slowly dressing down to meet the audience.
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If there were any doubts both Wall Street and Main Street enjoy Walmart Stores (NYSE:WMT), those worries were laid to rest following the retailer’s latest earnings report. But for price-sensitive investors interested in shopping today, a bullish options combination on WMT stock looks like “merchandise” worth buying.
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There’s nothing more thrilling than telling the tale of an incredible trade that dished out massive, short-term gains. Though most of these proverbial “whale hunts” don’t pan out as initially hoped, enough of them do to keep investors ever-searching for them.
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Investors should buy M stock, as these catalysts should continue to boost its results going forward, while its valuation is extremely attractive and lower than that of many brick-and-mortar retailers. The sharp drop in Macy’s stock on Wednesday was irrational and has created an extremely attractive entry point.
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On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson recap this week’s global macroeconomic headlines and highlight the latest earnings results from Nvidia (NVDA - Free Report) , Walmart (WMT - Free Report) , and the U.S. department store giants.
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2018-07-09 - Asif
Overview Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores and through eCommerce. Through innovation, Walmart is striving to create a customer-centric experience that seamlessly integrates its eCommerce and retail stores in an omni-channel offering that saves time for its customers. Each week, the company serve nearly 270 million customers who visit its more than 11,700 stores and numerous eCommerce websites under 65 banners in 28 countries. The company's strategy is to lead on price, invest to differentiate on access, be competitive on assortment and deliver a great experience. Leading on price is designed to earn the trust of its customers every day by providing a broad assortment of quality merchandise and services at everyday low prices ("EDLP"). EDLP is its pricing philosophy under which the company price items at a low price every day so its customers trust that its prices will not change under frequent prom...
2018-08-18 - Asif
Business overview Rennova Health, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Rennova”, “we” or the “Company”) is a provider of an expanding group of health care services for healthcare providers, patients and individuals. Beginning in 2018, the Company intends to focus on and operate two synergistic divisions: 1) Clinical diagnostics through its clinical laboratories; and 2) Hospital operations through its Big South Fork Medical Center, which opened on August 8, 2017, and a hospital in Jamestown Tennessee, including a doctor’s practice, the assets of which the company expect to acquire in the second quarter of 2018, pursuant to the terms of a definitive asset purchase agreement that the company entered into on January 31, 2018, as more fully discussed below. The company believe that its approach will produce a more sustainable business model and the capture of multiple revenue streams from medical providers, patients and hospital services. Management determined that because Big So...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Core Business At Ballard, Ballard Power Systems is building a clean energy growth company. Ballard Power Systems is recognized as a world leader in proton exchange membrane (“PEM”) fuel cell power system development and commercialization. The company's principal business is the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of PEM fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on its power product markets of Heavy-Duty Motive (consisting of bus, truck, rail and marine applications), Portable Power, Material Handling and Backup Power, as well as the delivery of Technology Solutions, including engineering services, technology transfer, and the license and sale of its extensive intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for a variety of fuel cell applications. A fuel cell is an environmentally clean electrochemical device that combines hydrogen fuel with oxygen (from the air) to produce electricity. The hydrogen fuel can be obtained from natural g...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Overview Marathon Patent Group was incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 23, 2010 under the name Verve Ventures, Inc. On December 7, 2011, the company changed its name to American Strategic Minerals Corporation and were engaged in exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals business. In June 2012, the company discontinued its minerals business and began to invest in real estate properties in Southern California. In October 2012, the company discontinued its real estate business when its former CEO joined the firm and the company commenced its IP licensing operations, at which time the Company’s name was changed to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. On November 1, 2017, the company entered into a merger agreement with Global Bit Ventures, Inc. (“GBV”), which is focused on mining digital assets. Marathon Patent Group has since purchased its cryptocurrency mining machines and established a data center in Canada to mine digital assets. Following the me...
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