• Earnings extravaganza — What to know in the week ahead
    Yahoo Finance

    Earnings extravaganza — What to know in the week ahead

    Earnings will be the focal point for investors this week, as about a quarter of the S&P 500 companies gear up to report results.

  • Amazon Week 3 Highlights: Prices Get Close to $1,800
    Market Realist

    Amazon Week 3 Highlights: Prices Get Close to $1,800

    During the third week of October, Amazon Inc. (AMZN) stock rebound. Compared to week 1 and week 2, the third-week patterns were somewhat different.

  • What Are the Top Holdings of Fisher Asset Management?
    Market Realist

    What Are the Top Holdings of Fisher Asset Management?

    Kenneth Fisher is the founder of Fisher Asset Management LLC. He in July 2016. But now he's the executive chairman of Fisher Asset Management.

  • Netflix scores big with 'Breaking Bad' but streaming wars loom large
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    Netflix scores big with 'Breaking Bad' but streaming wars loom large

    Netflix is betting heavily on original content slate, but the streaming wars loom large.

  • Big tech, big profits? Amazon sales poised to leap 24%
    The Guardian

    Big tech, big profits? Amazon sales poised to leap 24%

    Shares have risen fivefold in five years and despite the shadow over tech analysts bet Amazon is immune to a backlash. Remember when Silicon Valley was a force for good? With their young bosses, origins in garages and revolutionary products, US tech companies were worshipped for bringing information, choice and innovation to the world. As reporting season for the US tech sector revs up this week the sheen has come off as campaigners, politicians and the wider public have asked questions about the darker side of the digital revolution. Facebook, Amazon, Google’s parent, Alphabet, Microsoft and Apple are all reporting in the next couple of weeks. Misuse of people’s data, aggressive tax avoidance, treatment of workers, enabling hate speech and the sheer size and power of the tech giants are all in the spotlight. The US government is conducting an antitrust review and Elizabeth Warren, the new frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic nomination, has pledged to break up the digital monopolies. Amazon, which reports third-quarter results on Thursday, is a case in point. Jeff Bezos’s company has faced repeated questions about working conditions at its warehouses in the US and the UK, where it is running an ad campaign featuring happy workers. Critics hold it partly responsible for the crisis on the high street. Amazon’s sprawling business – from retail sales and computer gaming to advertising and entertainment streaming – is in Warren’s sights and in Britain the competition authorities are investigating its investment in Deliveroo. It could also be affected by proposals to make big tech companies pay more tax in countries where they make sales. The Seattle-based company has told investors to expect third-quarter sales to jump by as much as 24% to a maximum of $70bn as it piles on revenue from cloud computing and its Prime service’s one-day delivery offer. Operating profit, though, is set to fall from $3.7bn to between $2.1bn and $3.1bn as Amazon spends on transport to expand its fast delivery offer. Amazon’s shares have fallen by about 10% since disappointing second-quarter results in July as investors digested its heavy spending message, amid general wariness about the tech sector made worse by dud share sales by companies such as Uber, Lyft and Slack. Neil Campling, head of technology research at Mirabaud Securities, said: “There is an overhang on big tech at the moment which is weighing on Amazon. You have got very high expectations and companies with very high valuations, and when a sector is priced for perfection that creates extra risk.” The shares are worth more than six times what they were just five years ago and Wall Street analysts reckon there is more to come. The company has so many irons in the fire that it’s hard to understand what’s going on. Supporters have to believe that its size, ability to invest and Bezos’s relentless focus on keeping customers happy is a magic combination. Andrew Murphy, managing partner of US tech investor Loup Ventures, says Amazon is still a high-growth company because of its willingness to experiment, and will escape a forced break-up despite its size. “While they’ve demonstrated the capability of turning on the profitability spigot at will in a given quarter, they are still in investment mode,” Murphy said. “Amazon will experiment and spend to test seemingly anything.” Is Amazon a risk-taking innovator or a relentless sucker up of other people’s business? Campling points out that Amazon’s cloud service supports many other companies, “creating an economy of its own”, but adds that Amazon can use the information it gets from the service to move in on the next trend. “Amazon is affecting every part of our lives,” Campling said. “Some people will think it’s the devil and others will think it gives us choice.”

  • Financial Times

    Hedge funds and mutual funds converge on US stock holdings

    About 12 per cent of the top 50 US stocks held as overweight positions by hedge funds and traditional mutual funds are owned by both sets of managers, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Savita Subramanian, head of US equity and quantitative strategy at BofA, said strong momentum effects in the US market were one possible explanation.

  • What's Next for Netflix Stock After Q3 Earnings as Apple & Disney Launch?
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    What's Next for Netflix Stock After Q3 Earnings as Apple & Disney Launch?

    Netflix's post-release positivity was short lived as NFLX stock fell Thursday and slipped another 6% Friday. Now what?

  • Could Microsoft Azure Be the Next Windows?
    Market Realist

    Could Microsoft Azure Be the Next Windows?

    Analyst Christopher Eberle reiterated a "buy" rating and a price target of $161 on Microsoft stock. He predicts that Azure could grow 61.6% in Q1.

  • Are Q3 2019 Earnings Results Really That Good?
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    Are Q3 2019 Earnings Results Really That Good?

    Are Q3 2019 Earnings Results Really That Good?

  • Will Twitter (TWTR) Stock Continue Its 2019 Success After Q3 Earnings?
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    Will Twitter (TWTR) Stock Continue Its 2019 Success After Q3 Earnings?

    Twitter (TWTR) is set to report its third quarter results on Thursday, October 24 before the opening bell.

  • Alibaba Options Traders Betting on a Bullish Jump
    Market Realist

    Alibaba Options Traders Betting on a Bullish Jump

    In the October 18 trading session, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) stock is trading at $170.14, down 3.79% from the previous session.

  • Snap's (SNAP) New Dynamic Ads Target E-commerce Advertisers
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    Snap's (SNAP) New Dynamic Ads Target E-commerce Advertisers

    Snap announces new advertising product, Dynamic Ads to boost advertisement revenues from retail, e-commerce and other direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands.

  • Facebook's (FB) Watch to Get Exclusive Shows From FOX Sports
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    Facebook's (FB) Watch to Get Exclusive Shows From FOX Sports

    Facebook's (FB) Watch to receive sports-related digital shows and content from recent partnership with Fox Sports amid the intensifying sports streaming battle.

  • Microsoft, Nuance Team Up to Accelerate Healthcare Delivery
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    Microsoft, Nuance Team Up to Accelerate Healthcare Delivery

    Microsoft (MSFT) partners Nuance Communications (NUAN) to deliver robust conversational AI and ambient intelligence technologies to transform doctor-patient interaction.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Gap and Target
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    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Gap and Target

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Gap and Target

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: JD.com, Alibaba, Baidu and SINA
    Zacks

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: JD.com, Alibaba, Baidu and SINA

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: JD.com, Alibaba, Baidu and SINA

  • Microsoft (MSFT) to Report Q1 Earnings: What to Expect?
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    Microsoft (MSFT) to Report Q1 Earnings: What to Expect?

    Microsoft's (MSFT) first-quarter results are anticipated to reflect enterprise strength, robust Office 365 & Azure adoption.

  • Large-scale credit card hackers back for the holiday season, ex-FBI investigator says
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    Large-scale credit card hackers back for the holiday season, ex-FBI investigator says

    Credit card hacker group FIN7 has returned after a year of laying low. In the past the group stole card info from Chipotle, Chili's Arby's red Robin, Sonic, Trump Hotels, Whole Foods, and Hudson Bay stores.

  • Amazon AWS Selected by Old Mutual, Expands Cloud Clientele
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    Amazon AWS Selected by Old Mutual, Expands Cloud Clientele

    Old Mutual selects Amazon's (AMZN) AWS as the preferred cloud provider, which highlights the reliability of the company's cloud computing services.

  • Solid Q3 Makes Netflix Pricey: 4 Low-Cost Media Picks
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    Solid Q3 Makes Netflix Pricey: 4 Low-Cost Media Picks

    Solid Q3 results have encouraged firms to jack up their price targets for Netflix (NFLX), making it pricey. For small investors, we have picked media stocks that are low-priced and have growth potential.

  • YAHOY vs. AMZN: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?
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    YAHOY vs. AMZN: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

    YAHOY vs. AMZN: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

  • Alcoa (AA) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 6%
    Zacks

    Alcoa (AA) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 6%

    Alcoa (AA) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped nearly 6% on the day, amid huge volumes.

  • Is the Retail Picture Truly Gloomy? ETFs in Focus
    Zacks

    Is the Retail Picture Truly Gloomy? ETFs in Focus

    We need to see some more months of data before being sure about a retail slowdown.

  • Intel Q3 2019 Earnings Preview: Will INTC Stock Climb?
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    Intel Q3 2019 Earnings Preview: Will INTC Stock Climb?

    Intel stock has lagged far behind the broader semiconductor industry's 2019 climb. So let's take a look at what to expect from Intel's upcoming Q3 2019 earnings results to see if INTC stock might be set to pop...

  • Ford Partners with Amazon to Charge Electric Cars
    Market Realist

    Ford Partners with Amazon to Charge Electric Cars

    Ford Motor Company (F) will be partnering with Amazon (AMZN) and Volkswagen in a bid to leverage the growth of electric cars.