Shares of leading online travel agent Expedia (EXPE) have been taking a beating in recent months after the company surprised investors with its 2018 spending plans. With a string of acquisitions behind them, EXPE is now focused on driving more customers to their leading array of travel booking websites, as well as increasing their supply to satisfy as many of those customers’ needs as possible. As a result, margins are going to come down in the short term, leading to profit growth that will lag revenue growth in 2018.
Adding to the cash flow headwinds is the fact that Expedia is in the process of building a new corporate headquarters in downtown Seattle, which will ultimately cost more than $750 million by the time construction is completed in late 2019. In the meantime, they are paying rent on their existing office space while simultaneously building the new campus.
Given Wall Street’s extreme focus on short-term financial results, perhaps it is not surprising that Expedia shares have been pummeled:
Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: HNI Corporation(HNI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.
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Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund, Inc(EMD)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Emerald Crypto (EMD) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
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Top Growth Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA)
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
HEFA debuted in early 2014 as the currency hedged alternative to traditional MSCI EAFE strategies. HEFA is essentially the MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSE: EFA) with a currency hedged kicker. EFA, one of the largest developed market ETFs, is HEFA lone equity holding. HEFA has amassed $3.61 billion in assets since coming to market.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Smart Portfolios LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 2,906 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $202,000.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
SimpliFi Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) by 0.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 156,749 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 967 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF accounts for about 9.0% of SimpliFi Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 6th largest holding. SimpliFi Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF were worth $10,922,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.