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Apple's HomePod Makes a Small Dent in Smart Speaker Market During Debut Quarter

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) officially jumped into the smart speaker market in the first quarter with the HomePod, and analysts believe that sales thus far are “underwhelming.” Siri remains less capable than its competing counterparts, HomePod only supports Apple Music for full functionality, and the $350 price tag positions it at a significant premium. With HomePod being included in the company’s....More>>>

Tencent Takes Gaming By Storm

In this episode of the Market Foolery podcast, host Mac Greer talks with Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Matt Argersinger about the market’s hottest stories. For a company with $500 billion in market cap, Tencent(NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) just put up some astonishing growth this quarter — and yet, the stock fell a little bit today.

Traditional retail actually saw a bright spot today....More>>>

Strong Quarter Affirms the Bull Thesis for Tencent Holdings Stock

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings/ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) just reported first quarter numbers, and they were much better than expected. Revenue growth remained robust, while earnings came in well above expectations, easing concerns surrounding persistent margin-compression headwinds. As a result, Tencent stock traded more than 6% higher to just over $53.

But Tecent earnings are....More>>>

Diamonds In The Rough Of The Consumer Cyclicals Sector

The Consumer Cyclicals sector currently earns an Unattractive rating based on the market-weighted aggregation of the 443 stocks we cover in the sector. The Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) impact and slow growing economy has led to declining profits and even bankruptcy for many companies in the sector. However, a few companies have overcome these struggles and managed to thrive.

By leveraging our Robo-Analyst....More>>>

Walmart Inc Stock Down Despite Earnings Beat, Online Sales Growth

Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) saw its stock drop on Thursday despite releasing a strong earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

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Earnings per share reported by Walmart Inc for the first quarter of the year came in at $1.14. This is up from its earnings per share of $1.00 from the same time last year. It also just beat out Wall Street’s....More>>>

Tencent Takes Gaming By Storm

In this episode of the Market Foolery podcast, host Mac Greer talks with Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Matt Argersinger about the market’s hottest stories. For a company with $500 billion in market cap, Tencent(NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) just put up some astonishing growth this quarter — and yet, the stock fell a little bit today.

Traditional retail actually saw a bright spot today....More>>>

25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What

There is a lot of noise in the stock market. Every day, discrete events send stocks up and down. These discrete events can be company-specific, like earnings reports, murmurs about mergers and acquisitions, analyst upgrades and downgrades, or investor presentations. Those discrete events can also be macro-related, including economic data or geopolitical news.

Nonetheless, every day, multiple....More>>>

How Netflix, Inc. Uses Big Data to Grow Sales and Shareholder Value

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has doubled in the last 12 months, climbing steadily from $160 per share to $328.19 per share as of Wednesday’s close. In recent years, the company has been spending more and more money on content development — a reality that’s left NFLX with over $15 million in liabilities in 2017 compared to a third of that total in 2014.

That trend is....More>>>

There Still Isn’t Any Reason to Buy Blue Apron Holdings Inc Stock

A good number of high-profile IPOs have a brief honeymoon on Wall Street where the stock trades notably higher. Then, the numbers roll in, and either that honeymoon lasts, and the stock jumps, or it doesn’t, and the stock drops.

Meal kit maker Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE:APRN), though, didn’t even get a brief honeymoon. APRN went public at $10 per share, and it hasn’t....More>>>

3 Reasons Walmart's Flipkart Acquisition Is Its Most Important Yet

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has agreed to purchase a 77% stake in India’s leading e-commerce company, Flipkart, for $16 billion. Walmart is buying out shares from existing investors, but several key companies are keeping their stakes, including Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and Microsoft.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) — the No. 2 e-commerce company in India — was also reportedly interested in....More>>>

Should You Buy Home Depot Stock After Earnings? 3 Pros, 3 Cons.

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) disappointed investors with a rare soft earnings report on Tuesday. The company did beat on EPS by two cents. It came up very short on the revenues line, however, with $24.9 billion in sales falling $270 million short of expectations. That left Home Depot with just a 4.4% year-over-year growth rate. That wasn’t enough to please investors. HD stock is trading down modestly....More>>>

2018’s Biggest Stock Market Winners so Far

After a nearly perfect 2017 that saw big gains happen alongside mitigated volatility, the stock market hasn’t been able to replicate that success in early 2018.

Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is essentially flat. More than that, at one point in late January, the S&P 500 was up nearly 8% on the year. By the beginning of February, it was down 1% on the year.

In other words,....More>>>

Amazon Go Stores Are Coming to Chicago and San Francisco

It’s been just under four months since Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) opened the doors to Amazon Go, its futuristic brick-and-mortar store with no checkout lines and no cashiers.

That Seattle technology showcase has proven popular, and the company was expected to open six more locations in 2018. But analysts wondered about AMZN’s strategy. Would the company focus on its home....More>>>

Sears Holdings Corp Stock Surges on Potential Sale of Kenmore & Other Assets

Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) stock was on the rise Monday following news that it may sell some its assets.

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Sears Holding Corp says that it has an interest selling the following assets.

The Kenmore brand and its related assets. The Sears Home Improvement Products business of the Sears Home Services division. Its Parts Direct....More>>>

6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Many investors believe the price of oil will go higher. According to Reuters:

Oil futures prices have soared past three-year highs, OPECs deal has cut millions of barrels of inventory worldwide and investors are betting in record numbers that prices could rocket past $80 and even hit $90 a barrel this year.

But physical markets for oil shipments tell a different story. Spot crude prices....More>>>