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“Friday’s Mixer” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/13/19

The markets finished a bit mixed today but the Dow proceeded to charge forward as it gained 37.07 points closing at 27,219.52 up .14% & now moving well above the 27k mark and dare I say eyeing 28k? The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in t...

Centurylink Acquires Streamroot Potentially Strengthening Its OTT Video Content

Reportedly, on Sept. 6, 2019, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) acquired Streamroot Inc., a privately held leading provider of disruptive technology to boost video and static content delivery for bandwidth-constrained areas with the help of Streamroot's disruptive content delivery model. CenturyLink expec...

“Extended” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/12/19

All markets moved higher today extending their recent run except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  which dropped .04% of .65 points closing at 1,575.07. The Russell 2000 had outpaced the balance of the marke...

Merck’s Treatment For Rare NSCLC Gains FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Reportedly, Merck KgaA’s tepotinib, a treatment for the MET exon14 skipping mutation in the genetic makeup of a lung tumor, has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's breakthrough therapy designation. Breakthrough therapy is a United States Food and Drug Administration designatio...

P&G Launches “Smart Lab” At University of Illinois Research Park

Reportedly, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has come up with its first "Smart Lab" in association with the University of Illinois Research Park to speed up research and development. The initiative is proposed to bring together students and P&G employees and speed up the execution of re...

“How About Apple Today?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/10/19

All markets rose today except the tech-heavy Nasdaq which closed at 8,084.16 down 1.23% or 18.76 points. Apple (AAPL) did its part to help out as it rose 1.18% ($216/70/share) today after announcing their new iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad and that their new streaming offe...

“Smalls, Oil & Expansion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/9/19

It was a day that saw the "smalls" or Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  lead the way and look very strong closing up 1.3% at 1,524.23 up 19.06 points. However, the balance of the markets, the "bigs", sort of limped a...

China Airlines Awards Boeing ~$2.1B Deal

Reportedly, China Airlines has entered into an agreement with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the delivery of six 777 Freighters for an approximate value of $2.1 billion according to the list price. The airline currently is operating with the world's largest 747 Freighter fleets is now set to launch oper...

NYC Big Mac Lovers Can Now Get Them Delivered

Big Mac lovers in New York City can now place orders via Grubhub as food giant Mc Donald’s has partnered with Grubhub offering services across restaurants in NYC and Tri-State Area. Grubhub, a Chicago-based online food delivery company promises diners food hot and fresh as possible. Earlier, M...

Palo Alto Networks Enters Agreement To Acquire Zingbox

Reportedly, the global cybersecurity leader, Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Zingbox, an Internet of Things (IoT) lifecycle management solution provider for $75 million. The deal is expected to close during the fiscal first quarter of 2020 of Pal...

Cloud Migration Firm Movere Being Acquired By Microsoft

In order to further facilitate a seamless cloud migration for its customers, Microsoft is acquiring Movere whose innovative methods and assessment capacity along with Microsoft's integrated partner solutions are thought to boost and make migration of applications and infrastructure a simpler pro...

Cisco Acquires Mountain View, CA’s Privately-Held Voicea

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has reported that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Voicea, a creator of a market-leading real-time solution that provides meeting transcription, voice search, and meeting highlights/action items, with robust data privacy. Voicea, headquart...

Why Did Disney’s Bob Iger Resigns From Apple’s Board?

Reportedly, Bob Iger, Chairman &  CEO of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) resigned from the board of directors of Apple (AAPL) as both the companies are preparing to launch their streaming services within days, citing it as a possible cause for the resignation. Iger served as a director since 20...

“Jerome Reiterates” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/6/19

It was a relatively decent day in the markets that saw Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterate his position on the economy stating "We are not forecasting or expecting a recession." He also confirmed again that he and the Fed will do whatever is needed to keep the US economy growing. Speaking of the e...

“A Very Good Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/5/19

We had a very good day in the markets, to say the least. The markets were thrust forward by reports that the US will hold trade talks with China in October. Secondarily we received a smattering of somewhat positive economic reports that made many feel that we were not heading towards a recession...

Exxon Set To Exit Operations From Norwegian Fields

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Exxon Open For Merger & Acquisitions To Meet Growing Energy Demands

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Home Depot To Set-Up Large Distribution Centre In South Florida

Reportedly, Florida East Coast Industries is planning to develop 1 million-square-foot distribution warehouse for Home Depot in Hialeah. The warehouse is expected to be developed on 72.74 acres of land from West 40th Avenue to Northwest 107th Avenue and West 104th Street to West 108th Street. Th...

Walmart Restricts Ammunition Sales

As per reports, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) recently announced its decision to stop the sale of handguns as well as ammunition for assault-style weapons after the two recent deadly shootings at the retailer's stores. The recent gun violence in the U.S has been drawing attention from fund-managem...

“Manufactured Decline” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/3/19

We got hit with a solid club this weekend as the additional tariffs went in to effect on the Chinese levied by the White House and the markets did not like it on this first trading day in September. The certainty of the uncertainty or the trade wars continues to weigh heavy on the markets. We al...

Atossa Genetics Completes Enrollment, Dosing & Expects to Report Preliminary Results For Phase 1 Study Of Oral Endoxifin in Next 30 Days

It is estimated that approximately ten million women in the United States have MBD, for which there is no FDA-approved treatment. Although oral tamoxifen is approved to prevent breast cancer in “high-risk” women, it is used by less than 5 percent of women with an increased risk of developing b...

Global Tech Firm Cisco’s September Financial Conference’s Calendar

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Cisco recently announced its participation at a couple of financial conferences that will be held during the month of September: ...

“Extraordinary Extradition” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/4/19

We woke up to the futures being charged into positive territory today on the news that Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had completely withdrawn the bill for that would allow extradition to mainland China after 3- months of highly publicized umbrella protests. Their markets (Heng Seng jumped 3.9%)...

McDonald’s Launches Training for Approximately 850,000 Workers

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) along with the National Franchisee Leadership Alliance (NFLA), the elected body representing more than 2,000 McDonald's U.S. franchisees are launching a training program for approximately 850,000 individuals working at McDonald's brand restaurants across the countr...

Is TSA’s Ban Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ‘Thermal Detonator’ Coke Bottles Fair?

Reportedly, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned passengers seeking to carry $5 collectibles bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite which are one of the cheapest and unique additions to the list of souvenirs available at the Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park in Or...

“Chilling End” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/30/19

It was a chilling sort of end to trading today on this last trading session of August where little to nothing was really changed in a broad sense. It may have been because of the recent significant moves higher, or that little to nothing was reported today, or that its the Friday on Labor Day We...

“Calming Rally” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/29/19

A "Thank you" seems to be is in order for China Commerce Minister Gao Feng for providing the calming statement and much-needed energy that apparently served to fuel the market's rally today. According to a CNBC's translation of his Mandarin-language, they published “We firmly reject an escalat...

Collins Aerospace To Update ’70s Era Aircraft With Flight 2 Avionics For U.S Air Force

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Reportedly, a unit of United Technologies Corp, Collins Aerospace Systems is being pulled in...

Cisco Eyes To Acquire Salt Lake City Based CEM Firm CloudCherry

As per reports, IT and Networking giant, Cisco plans to acquire Customer Experience Management company, CloudCherry based in Salt Lake City, UT by the first quarter of Cisco's fiscal year 2020. CloudCherry is a privately-held entity offering innovative ways to track customer journey through its ...

Hain Celestial Announces $342 Million Divestiture of Its Premium Rice Brand

Reportedly, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a premium, organic and natural product company operating in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East announced the strategic sale of its premium basmati rice brand, Tilda® to Ebro Foods S.A for a purchase price of $342 million i...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 8-28-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Energy Leads” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/28/19

The energy sector led the way to ensure a positive move in the markets overall today. The energy sector was up 1.4% as oil prices moved up 1.6% to close at $55.76/bbl. 10 of the eleven S&P 500 sectors were up today. The S&P 500 gained 18.78 points or .65% to end the session at 2,887.94....

Amgen Gears Up To Own Worldwide Rights Of Otezla®

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) has entered in an agreement with Celgene Corporation (CELG) to acquire the worldwide rights of the only oral, a non-biologic treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, Otezla. The acquisition is set to proceed for an amount of $13.4 billion in cash, or approximate...

Will Gas Prices Drop Significantly This Fall?

Reportedly, many U.S states may be set to experience significantly lower gasoline prices. Many may see prices fall below $2 per gallon this year due to the onset of the colder months ahead, as per experts at GasBuddy. “There’s more price sensitivity in the summer when people have the means,...

Kroger & Walgreens Extending Partnership In Into Tennessee

Reportedly, Kroger Co. is extending its partnership with Walgreens after its successful penetration in the market of Northern Kentucky. Kroger is planning to expand its Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup offerings to 35 Walgreens stores in Knoxville, Tenn, and Walgreens to launch its beauty produc...

Disney & Target Team Up For The Launch Of Disney’s Exclusive Retail Store

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. In the recently held Disney...

“Inverted Confidence” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/27/19

After a positive start to the week, the markets ushered in an '"inverted" sort of day today as the US yield curve turned for the worse and ended inverted while the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for August came in at 135.1 confirming a relatively strong consumer confidence position...

J&J Charged With Penalty Of $572 Million By Oklahoma Court Over Opioid Crisis

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) along with its subsidiaries have been charged with a penalty of $572 million for fueling the opioid crisis in the state of Oklahoma by Thad Balkman, Cleveland County District Judge on Monday. "The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma,". "It mus...

UnitedHealthcare & Optum To Offer Assistance To Iowa Severe Weather Victims

The health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), UnitedHealth Care & Optum, have come forward with medical and emotional help to people affected by severe weather in Madison, Marion and Warren counties in Iowa. Participants with medical ID cards can call customer car...

Walmart & Amazon Report Issues With Tesla Solar Panel Installations

Reportedly last week, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) filed a lawsuit against Tesla (TSLA) accusing it of faulty panel installations, that led to a fire at two of its stores in May 2018. Walmart had leased or licensed roof space for approximately more than 240 stores to Tesla’s energy unit for ins...

“Game On” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/26/19

It was "game on" again for the most part with US markets rising significantly during Monday's trading.  During President Trump's continuing poker ganme with China and the world he offered the notion that China has called US delegates to move US-China trade war negotiations forward and offered h...

“Sliding…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/23/19

The US markets slid aggressively throughout the day reacting negatively to the US-China trade wars and their associated fears. The trade war situation turned for the worse early Friday morning when China announced that they would be adding tariffs on $75B of US goods imported starting on Sept. 1...

The Simply Good Foods & Quest Nutrition Combining For Healthy Offering

Reportedly, the Simply Good Foods Company and Quest Nutrition, LLC have entered in a definitive agreement where Simply Good Foods is set to acquire Quest on a cash-free and a debt-free basis for $1.0 billion in cash, or $870 million net of tax benefits. The transaction which is expected to close...

Telecom Firms Along With Other Legal Bodies Aiming To Reduce Robot Calls

Reportedly, the attorney generals from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia along with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ), Comcast Corp, Sprint Corp, and T-Mobile Us are planning to take what is believed to be the necessary steps ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 8-25-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Anticipation” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/22/19

The markets closed mixed today as we anticipate Fed Chair Jerome Powell's comments that are due to surface during the annual meeting in Jackson Hole tomorrow. Today the markets were met with interviews of a couple of the members of the FOMC which expressed that they were against last month's int...

Apple To Introduce New “Pro” Models, IPads, & MacBook Pros This Fall!

As reported in a Bloomberg article, Apple is set to launch three new iPhones next month. The offering is scheduled to include two new “Pro” models which are  to replace the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and a successor to the iPhone XR. The “Pro” models will include Apple’s first sig...

Microsoft Adding 3 Million Square Feet Campus Headquarters

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is renovating its headquarters in order to add 3 million square feet of space to the campus including 500,000 square feet of amenities, with 17 new buildings built across 72 acres. To add to the excitement of the employees Microsoft is using its technology which will...

Pfizer Investing In Gene Therapy Facility Seeking Treatments for Late-stage Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Reportedly, Pfizer is investing $500 million in Sanford, North Carolina to expand the manufacturing facility for gene therapy. The investment to a...

Goldman Rumored To Be In Talks To Sale Its Auto Warranty Business

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Reportedly, Goldman is now working with advisers to analyze the sale of S...

Walmart Earnings Beat Q2 Estimates

Recently, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) reported their Q2 earnings ending 31st July, beating analysts’ expectations. Here are some highlights: 1. Adjusted Earnings per share of $1.27 reported vs $1.22 expected. 2. An increase of 1.8% at $130.38 billion in revenue was reported vs. $130.11 ...

Home Depot Shares Have Charged Forward Post Q2 Earnings

The Home Depot reported its second-quarter earnings recently missing analysts' expectations and lowering its full-year sales outlook due to "lumber price deflation."The company pointed that weak lumber prices, which are down by 16% since February account for about 8% of Home Depot’s total sale...

Exxon Sells Sokol Crude Cargoes To Dubai

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Verizon Moves To Close Hyperlocal Cable-News Channel Fios1

As per reports, Verizon is set to close Fios1 News, one of the two hyperlocal cable-news channels operational in New York City’s metro area. The shut-down will also cause the end of its 10-year contract with New York’s Regional News Network, Rye Brook. Fios1 was first introduced by Verizo...

Walgreen’s Digital BRhc Program Continues To Encourage Healthy Habits

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a fairly recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens has secured the 13th spot on the a...

“Flexible Minutes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/21/19

The markets moved up nicely today post receiving a message via the FOMC minutes that seemed to express a willingness of the Fed to be "flexible" when it comes to interest rates and dealing with the economy based on data. This also caused some selling on the shorter end of the yield curve which i...

“The Waiting Game” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/20/19

It was a down day for the markets.  It seemed to be a day where most spent their time playing a waiting game as we quickly move towards the release of the Fed’s July meeting minutes tomorrow and then onward to Jerome Powell's Friday comments from the Annual Jackson Hole meeting.  Coupled wi...

“Double Order of Stimulus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/19/19

The markets advanced today after receiving a double order of possible stimulus with with cheese from our friends in China and Germany. Reports that China and Germany may step forward with a stimulus package excited the world and the markets moved forward as it was a quiet day for the fed and the...

Travelers Appoints A Chief Sustainability Officer

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Yafit Cohn has been appointed as the Chief Sustainability Officer by Travelers and is set to head the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) ...

Disney & Charter Communications Come Together Via Distribution

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media Reportedly,  Disney and Charter...

Nike Updates Pregnancy Benefits For Sponsored Athletes

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. As per reports, Nike has recently come forward for the...

“Roaring Back” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/16/19

The markets advanced today. All 11 S&P 500 sectors roared higher as we received many economic reports that painted a better than expected picture (see the Economy section below.) The Dow ended at 25,886.01 up 1.20% adding 306.62 points. The S&P 500 gained 41.08 points or 1.44% to end th...

Exxon Enters Agreement with Singapore’s Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Tech Giant Cisco Released Q4 Earnings Report Missing Expectations

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) announced its Q4 earnings recently missing Wall Street expectations and portraying disappointing environment currently for corporate spending on technology. The company reported EPS of 83 cents and revenue of $13.4 billion for the period ending 31st July in comparison ...

“Retail Rescue” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/15/19

Buy! Buy! Buy!... This is at least what the American consumer was stating and also moving forward with last month.  Today these actions came to the market's rescue as the Retail Report for July surfaced confirming a .7% increase month-over-month which was more than double estimates. The markets a...

“Mounting Fears” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/14/19

Yikes! And Double Yikes! Fears ran rampant across the markets again today resulting in the worst selloff this year.  Before the market opened today, we discovered that the yield curve had indeed inverted as the 2-yr Treasury yield made a move above the 10-yr yield after its recent moves had threa...

Record Q2 Announced By Fertility Med Device Firm INVO Bioscience- (Increase of 498%)

Sarasota, FL-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company which was granted FDA clearance for its Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, released its financial results for Q2 2019. The INVO Procedure is a new and effective fertility treatment option allowing fertilization an...

Exxon In Talks To Exit Operations From UK North Sea

Reportedly, Exxon is exiting from the British North Sea oil and gas basin after doing business in the region for more than 50 years. Exxon operations are managed by a 50-50 joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell, known as Esso Exploration and Production UK. The decision to move out would mark a cr...

Exxon Seeing to Push Hibernia Back Into Production

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

JP Morgan Makes “Friendly” Gesture Exiting Canadian Credit Card Market

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking. Reportedly, Chase Bank, a unit of J.P Morgan Chase & Co has decided to "fo...

Travelers Earns 2nd “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” Award

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Reportedly, Travelers has been awarded the “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the second consecutive year by Disability: IN and the Americ...

KNKT to Release Final Report On Crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max

Indonesia's transport safety agency (KNKT) to release a final report on the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max in September after receiving feedback from stakeholders, as reported by country's director-general of civil aviation. Last Year, Lion Air Boeing 737 Max took lives of 189 people on b...

Seattle’s Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Published Q2 Financial Results & Company Update

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today published their financial results for Q2, 2019 and provided an update on recent company developments....

“Welcomed Delay” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/13/19

The markets welcomed in a tariff delay today that was conveniently put forth by the White House and we were off to the races back up today.  Specifically, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative or USTR announced that there would be a delay until December 15th on the tariffs that were set t...

“Gloomy” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/12/19

It was a downright gloomy day today in the markets and seemingly across the world. Every which way you would look today seemed to bring forth yet another issue, risk or cloud that was dropping already or possibly could drop on our "heads" in the not-too-distant future. US-China trade tensions &a...

Global Private Equity Firm Advent Dropping Walmart Name From Brazilian Markets

Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms. With offices on four continents, we have established a globally integrated team of more than 195 investment professionals, focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in five core sec...

Nike Announces Dates For Quarterly Dividend Payable in September

NIKE, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the company’s Class A and Class B outstanding common stock as announced by the Board of Directors recently. The dividend is to be payable to shareholders on September 30, 2019, for the close of business on September 3, 2019. NI...

P&G Seeking To Target “Smart Audiences”

As per reports, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) spent $6.751 billion on advertising and promoting for the fiscal year 2018-19 which was $352 million less invested in comparison to the previous year. Nearly one-third of P&G’s ad spend directed to digital marketing. The reduction in ad ...

The Home Depot Set To Release Q2 Earnings Aug. 20th

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional servic...

Microsoft – Samsung Teaming Up Via Mobile Apps

Microsoft (MSFT) is reportedly strengthening its partnership with Samsung Electronics Co by blending in Office applications with Samsung’s latest launch Galaxy Note 10. At the unveiling event in New York recently, the companies confirmed that the new phone will come with an Outlook email app pre...

Disney & Fox Issue 5th Round Of Layoffs Post Merger

Reportedly, pink slips have been issued to 60 employees of Disney and Fox marking it the 5th round of layoffs including high-rank executives Greg Drebin, and Jennifer Chai of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment since the merger. Disney completed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainmen...

Is Exxon Really Dropping From S&P 500’s Top 10 Spot?

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

“Oil Interrupted” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/16/19

The broad markets finished down today all except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  moved up by .41% or 6.46 points closing at 1,584.60. The downward pressure on the balance of the markets looked to be squa...

Walmart Partnering With A-list Chefs Via “Rediscovering America”

As an effort to support fresh produce and the U.S. farmers, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is reportedly launching a program called “Rediscovering America.” The retail giant via this new program is partnering with A-list chefs including Phoenix’s Justin Beckett. Beckett is set to feature a me...

P&G Set To Support NWSL By Purchasing 9k Tickets Starting Sept. 17th

Reportedly, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is set to buy thousands of tickets at soccer stadiums around the US in order to boost game attendance, revenue and promoting players with one of P&G’s brands. Starting Sept. 17th  P&G will being to purchase a total of 9k tickets in an ef...

Visa Renewed Sponsorship For NYFW

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced that they are the Official Payment Technology Partner for New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFW) along with its renewed sponsorship for the event for the third time. Visa has come up with Everywhere Fashion Week Pop-Up shop at Spring Studios along with the sponsor...

“Rarefied Boneheads” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/11/19

All markets rose today including the Dow move over 27k and the S&P 500 move over 3k! This positive move came in concert with news from the trade war saga that our good friends in China were getting ready to release a list of 16 US products that they will exempt or waive from a higher tariff ...

“Jerome Reiterates” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/6/19

It was a relatively decent day in the markets that saw Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterate his position on the economy stating "We are not forecasting or expecting a recession." He also confirmed again that he and the Fed will do whatever is needed to keep the US economy growing. Speaking of the e...

Cloudera Announces Acquisition Of Arcadia Data

Enterprise data cloud company, Cloudera is set to acquire certain assets of Arcadia Data, a cloud-based  AI-powered business intelligence, and real-time analytics, as per reports. Arcadia’s data build promotes faster and deeper understanding from modern data platforms like cloud object stores...

Goldman Sachs Set To Reduce Partner Numbers

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per reports, the Goldman Sachs Group is set to bid goodbye to a number...

Walmart ‘s Now Has “3-Hour” Delivery In Mexico

Reportedly, the Mexico unit of Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is offering 3-hour delivery service for its home and technology products within certain targeted areas of Mexico. The service is applicable to approximately 12,000 products that include laptops, cell phones, televisions, and clothing irons...

Apple & EU Hearing To Be Held Next Month

Apple's (AAPL) battle with the European Union for 13 billion-euro (US $14.4 billion) is set to be investigated under EU’s second-highest tribunal, EU’s General Court on Sept. 17-18. The hearing to crackdown tax deal offerings to big companies by antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s....

UnitedHealth Group Quarterly Dividend Payable September 24

The Board of Directors of UnitedHealth Group declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on September 24, 2019, to shareholders holding common stock for the close of business on September 16, 2019. Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solut...

“The Axe Fell” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/31/19

The wait is over and now approximately 80% of the markets' participants have received the .25 point interest rate cut that they were expecting (about 20% wanted a .50 pointcut), unfortunately, the Fed also lowered their ax and served a hawkish message. Fed Chair Jerome Powell stated, “Let me be ...

Apple Exceeds Q3 Earnings & The Cook Is Excited

Apple announced its Q3 earnings on Tuesday after the market closed and exceeded expectations. Revenue of $53.8 billion was reported exceeding analysts' forecast of $53.39 billion. Revenue was up by 1 percent in comparison to the quarter a year ago. Some Key Points from the report: • EPS: Earni...

Atossa Genetics CEO Steven Quay Gives Tedx Talk Regarding Relationship of Dense Breast Tissue & Breast Cancer Risk

Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Genetics, Inc., dedicated to breast cancer prevention. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a M.D. from the University of Michigan, a postdoc at MIT and Harvard, and he was a faculty member at Stanford Medical School. His contribution...

“Rolling With Apple” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/30/19

The FOMC got their 2-day meeting underway today however we will have to wait until tomorrow to get the interest rate decision. In the meantime, the markets continue to digest another 30% of the S&P 500 earnings reports. What we do not have to wait for anymore is Apple's (AAPL) earnings report ...

P&G Beats Trimmed Expectations Amid Gillette Write-Down

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) released its quarterly earnings ending June 30 on Tuesday this week. Cincinnati-based consumer goods giant confirmed that it performed well enough to exceed Wall Street expectations even after the company had to bear $8 billion charges for its popular Gillet...

Pfizer Spinning Combined Off-Patent Drug Business With Generic Drugmaker Mylan NV

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer annonced that it will combinen off-Patent Drug Business, Upjohn, with generic drugmaker Mylan NV. This combination will surfacd on t...

“The Wait” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/29/19

The markets were a bit uncommitted & mixed today as it lays in wait for the FOMC decision on Wednesday, July 31. The markets also needed to collect itself in the so-called summer doldrums after establishing all-time highs last week. Let's not for a minute forget that we also have the trade tal...

Exxon Mobil Set To Announce Q2 Earnings On August 2nd!

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Dow’s Misses Q2 Expectations & Seeks to Reduce Spending

Dow (NYSE: DOW) released its Q2 results last week missing analysts’ expectations. The company is now expected to cut the year spending amid prolonged U.S-China trade dispute and attributes excess supply of ethylene and polyethylene from the United States, China, Korea, and Thailand for disrupti...

McDonald’s Q2 Results Confirm Record Sales Growth

Last week, the U.S fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in released its Q2 2019 results which confirmed that they had performed well beyond ...

“Now Serving Q2 GDP” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

The markets were served a solid serving of better than expected Q2 GDP results (showing less of a slowdown than expected) today, which seemed to give market participants' enough of a jolt once again and we turned a nice shade of green into Friday's close. We also received a healthy serving soli...

3M Reported It Faces Sluggish Global Economic Growth

3M (MMM) reported its quarterly profit had dropped by 39.3% and believes that it was a result of sluggish global economic growth. Net income a year earlier was reported to be $1.86 billion at $3.07 per share which dropped down to $1.13 billion or $1.92 per share for the quarter ending June 30, thi...

Intel Revenue Falls For Q2 But Beats Analysts’ Estimates

Intel Corporation (INTC) reported its Q2 earnings on Thursday last week and confirmed that revenue fell by 3 percent in comparison to the same period last year. However, Intel managed to beat analysts’ estimates for its major business segments. Earnings per share of $1.06 were reported beating a...

Boeing Reports Q2 As Woes Continue For the Moment

Boeing declared its Q2 earnings on Wednesday this past week, reporting a quarterly loss of $2.9 billion, as its now infamous 737 Max jet continues to remain grounded after two fatal crashes resulting in loss of orders and constant maintenance cost.  Revenues were reported to have dropped to $15.8...

Facebook Q2 Earnings Beat But $5B Settlement & Investigation Surfaces

Facebook (FB) announced its Q2 2019 earnings on Wednesday this week, beating analysts’ expectations. The social media giant also announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened an antitrust investigation in addition to the earlier $5 billion privacy settlement over Cambridge Analyti...

“Downward Dog” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

After we flew to new heights in the yesterday, the markets took a decidedly negative ride into the close today. We continued to see several earnings reports surface and many are highlighted in the balance of the letter. The S&P 500 lost 15.89 points or .53% to end the day at 3,003.67. The Do...

Why Did Caterpillar’s Q2 Results Miss Expectations?

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) released its Q2 earnings early on Wednesday which missed Wall Street Expectations. The Company pointed to weak China sales, higher productions and restructured costs for the less than stellar results. The company’s EPS increased by less than 1% to $2.83 in c...

A Bit More On Travelers Q2 Earnings Report Miss!

Travelers released its Q2 profit results on Tuesday, disappointing Wall Street expectations. Claims for the quarter increased by 5.7% to $4.82 billion which led to the decrease in underwriting gain by only 18% to $74 million in the quarter due to the destruction caused strong wind and hailstorms...

High Customer Spend & Fees Push Visa’s Earnings Forward

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported its Q2 earnings on Tuesday and confirmed a solid 33% rise in quarterly profits, beating analysts’ estimates. Payments representing the dollar amount of purchases made with a Visa card rose by 8.7% to $2.23 trillion. The number of transactions rose 11.7% to $35.43 ...

United Technologies Released Q2 Earnings With Positive News For Investors

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) reported its Q2 earnings early on Tuesday this week, exceeding Wall Street expectations. United Technologies earning per share rose to $2.20 a share exceeding analysts' expectations of $2.04. Revenue increased by 17.5% to $19.63 billion beating Wall Stree...

“Climbing To New Levels” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/24/19

The markets climbed to levels today that the investing world has never seen before! The S&P 500 knocked it out the park as it set a new record high of 3,019.59 during intraday trading and closed the day adding 14.09 points or .47% & at 3,019.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq also charged forward...

Coca-Cola Shares Hit New Record High Today!

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. Coca-Cola shares opened hit a record high t...

Collin Aerospace To Provide PRC-162 Radios For The U.S. Army

Reportedly, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Collins Aerospace Systems received its sixth order for PRC-162 software-defined ground radios from the U.S army. The $12.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract is expected to be completed by March 2026. PRC-162, the two-channel ground rad...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 7-23-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“All Roses Again?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/23/19

The markets were overwhelmingly positive again today and they even invited the little guys on the Russell 2000 to play. All things seemed to get all roses again when Bloomberg reported that US representatives will be headed over to China Monday to Wednesday next week to once again meet in-person ...

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) Exceeds Q2 Profit Expectations & Expects Interest Rate Cuts

Last week, J.P. Morgan Chase released its Q2 earnings report recently that revealed a $9.65 million profit at $2.82 per share beating analysts’ estimate of $2.50. However, their net interest income was cut by $500 million to $57.5 billion in comparison to $58 billion targets for the previous q...

Goldman Sachs Beats Q2 Expectations While Maintaining Top Deal Maker Position

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Recently, Goldman Sachs released its Q2 earnings report beating Wall Street...

“Technologically Driven” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/22/19

As we count down the handful of trading days left until July 31 when the Fed makes their decision to or not to make their first interest rate reduction in 10 years,  the markets today were overwhelmingly positive and "technologically driven" by some of the name brand tech and so-called FANG stock...

UnitedHealth Group Beats Q2 Expectations As Optum Revenues Rise

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Recently, UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported its Q2 earnings recording a 12.7% rise in second-quar...

Microsoft Beats Expectations While Pushing Cloud Strategy

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Recently, Microsoft Corp reported its Q2 sales and profit earnings that beat...

“Drifting Into The Close” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/19/19

After our "Red Wednesday" & "Green Thursday" this week (see the last 2 days of recaps), we seemed to drift and/or selloff across all markets into the close today. The Dow lost 68.77 points today closing down .25% closing at 27,154.20. The S&P 500  gave back 18.50 points or .62% closing...

IBM Reports Beats Q2 Earnings, Records High Growth For Its Cloud Business

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) beat consensus analysts Q2 estimates. The company earned $3.17 per share beating analysts’ estimates of $3.07. Profits were buoyed by high margin growth in its cloud business, amid slow growth in its legacy business including mainfra...

“Green Thursday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/18/19

After yesterday's trading produced a "Red Wednesday" in the markets as I wrote about yesterday, we thankfully received a green or positive move across the board in the markets by the end of today's trading session. The Dow gained 3.12 points today closing up .01% closing at 27,222.97. The S&P...

“Red Wednesday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/17/19

The markets were all in the red today.  Earnings reports continued to roll out with mixed messages as the bank sector (i.e JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Citigroup (C) & Bank of America (BAC) have led the way but have been countered by the likes of CSX Corporation (CSX) which missed expec...

Visa Invests In Go-Jek Coordinating to Offer Cashless Payments

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secur...

London Based Fintech Start-Up Raises 330 Million-Euro Backed By Goldman Sachs & Others

A six-year-old London based electronic payments startup, SumUp Inc. secured a 330 million-euro ($371 million) loan backed by Goldman Sachs Private Capital, Bain Capital Credit, and others to meet its expansion goals. “This cash injection will significantly accelerate the growth of our customer b...

Johnson & Johnson Beats Expectations & Raises Full-Year Sales Forecast

Recently, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) lifted its full-year sales forecast 2019 as its cancer drugs Darzalex and Imbruvica beat the sales forecast for the second-quarter earnings. The recent approval of its cancer drug Erleada for J&J's pharmaceuticals unit proved to help push earnings to beat ...

“Little Russell Tags In” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/16/19

The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index tagged in today & gained a weak .17 points closing at 1,562.00 up .01% but did manage to outperform the remaining indices even though there were a number of earnings beats in larg...

20 Top U.S. Energy Companies Are Contributing To Build Charter Schools In West Texas

Twenty Top U.S. energy companies, which are part of the Permian Strategic Partnership, including oil giants like Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp, Occidental Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, and many others are set to contribute $16.5 million in aid to open new schools in West Texas, a region with majo...

“Interest Parade Continues” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/15/19

The markets moved further into new record territory again today. The locomotive like recent move seems to be continuing to gain its power from the strong belief that we deserve and need an interest rate cut on July 31st when the Fed meets again. However, earnings season is swinging into high gear ...

Home Depot Providing Support For Hurricane Barry Locals

Reportedly, Home Depot has dispatched 35 truckloads of generators to stores in the areas hit by tropical storm Barry to help locals cope with power outages. Reportedly, in addition to the above initiative, 250 additional truckloads of supplies in the 28 stores in Louisiana and Mississippi in the s...

UnitedHealth Partners With AACC Assisting Students In Data Science

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is set to partner with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC), the oldest and largest group of historically black colleges and universities in a five-year collaboration worth $8.25 million to prepare students in the growing market for data...

Walgreen Growing Kaleo Partnership Amid National Shortage Of Allergy Shots

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Last week, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc announced that it is ex...

Coca-Cola Set To Introduce Energy Drink Globally

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. Reportedly, Coca-Cola has been granted ...

J&J Continuing Research For Mid-Stage HIV Vaccine

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is staged to move forward with a late-stage study of an investigational vaccine for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a condition that weakens the immune system of the body in countries like America and Europe. The company is continuing its research...

Nike To Advance Manufacturing Plans In Arizona

Reportedly, Nike is seeking to go ahead with its manufacturing plant facility worth an investment of at least $184 million in Goodyear, Arizona even after the state refused any incentives for the sports brand when it landed into controversy for the release of its sneaker ahead of fourth of July ho...

Oracle’s Pushing Charges To Delay Pentagon’s Decision For “War Cloud” System?

Amazon and Microsoft continue to wrestle for a $10 billion opportunity to build the first “war cloud” computing for U.S. military under the name The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan (JEDI) after Oracle and IBM were excluded at the earlier round of the competition. The project power...

“More Fed Market Magic” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/12/19

The markets moved sharply higher today. Friday's trading saw both the large caps and the small caps participate. The markets' strength seems to be squarely sitting on the strong shoulders or belief that a quarter-point interest rate cut will likely be in the cards on July 31st. The Dow, S&P 50...

Atossa Announced Development of New Proprietary Modified-Release Oral Tablet Form of Its Endoxifen

Today, Atossa Genetics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced that it is developing a new proprietary modified-release oral tablet form of its Endoxifen, which is th...

“27K Magic” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/11/19

The markets or at least the large caps today were further buoyed by the warm-and-fuzzy feeling that Fed Chair Jerome Powell has given us this week that a quarter-point interest rate cut would be in the cards by July 31st. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 moved past and/or into record territory whi...

Cisco Recently Announced The Acquisition Of Optical Networking Strategy Co. Acacia Communications

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology,  announced this week that they have agreed to acquire Acacia Communications (NasdaqGS: ACIA), an optical networking st...

The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Biohaven’s Phase 3 Trial For Acute Treatment Of Migraine

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd., (BHVN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting migraine and neurological diseases, including rare disorders, announced recently the pricing of an underwritten public offering o...

Chevron In Talks Regarding License Renewal For Venezuela Operations

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Recently, as per reports, the Trump Administration is discussing the renewal of Chevron Corp.’s license due to expire on July 27, to continue oper...

India Seeking Boeing’s P-8 Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Airplanes

Reportedly, Boeing is poised to sign an exclusive contract in 2020 for 10 Boeing P-8 maritime patrol and reconnaissance airplanes after India's Ministry of Defense approved the purchase. The purchase is reported to be worth up to $3 billion. India currently has a fleet of eight P-8s and ordered fo...

“Markets Love Insurance” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/10/19

The markets today seemed to love the insurance or at least the belief that Fed Chair Jerome Powell provided with his prepared remarks within the semi-annual Monetary Policy Report that he served Congress. Basically, he gave most the feeling that a quarter-point interest rate cut would be in the ca...

“A Medley” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/9/19

The markets seem to be a bit of a medley today as we spent a great deal of it in the red and it was not tasting well.  However, three of the four indices made it back to positive territory at the close. The S&P 500 managed to move up 3.68 points while closing at 2,979.63 down .48% after swimmi...

Microsoft Partnering With Providence St. Joseph Health To Move to the Cloud

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Recently, Providence St. Joseph Health and Microsoft reportedly entered ...

Will Apple’s App Services & Growth In China Power Q3 Results?

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ...

MARK THESE DATES ALERT: Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company (BHVN) July 11-14, 2019

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare disorders. Biohaven has combined internal development and research with intellectu...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 7-9-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

“Swing Low” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/8/19

The markets swung lower today as we all shrug off the long holiday week or weekend depending on how you handled Independence Day. Two Dow 30 components that hold a great deal of weight were hit with negative news and sentiment today which helped pull it down.  Apple (AAPL) was yanked down when Ros...

Papa John Hires McDonald’s Jim Norberg As Chief Of Restaurants Operations

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent bu...

Walt Disney Announces August Release Date For Its Q3 2019 Financial Results

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Reportedly, the Walt Disney Com...

China’s Missfresh Grocery Startup Raising Funds

Beijing Missfresh Ecommerce Co, a grocery delivery start-up with backers Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Tiger Global Management is looking to raise new funds with at least a $3 billion valuation, as start-up capital funding gets challenging amid a sluggish world economy. Companies have recently bee...

Saudi’s Flyadeal Cancels Orders Of Boeing’s 737 Max Aircraft

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As per reports, Flyadeal a Saudi Arabian budget carrier cancels orders for Boeing 737 Max aircraft after the latter faced two de...

“Job Gains – Market Losses” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/5/19

The markets today were ruled by the news that the US had realized a better than expected jobs report for the month of June. The US economy added 224K new jobs in June which was well above the 161k monthly average in 2019. The June unemployment rate was reported as 3.7% versus 3.6% in May, but still...

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Poised to Aid Investigation of Amazon & Google

Reportedly, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) with members including Walmart Inc, Target Corp, and Best Buy Co to approach Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon.com Inc and Google's "control" over internet search and for damaging competition. The gr...

Australian & New Zealand Banks Evaluating Blockchain Technology For Retail Financing With IBM

Reportedly, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corp and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd to test & evaluate a new bank guarantee platform for shopkeepers using a shared database, which is expected to be world’s first-ever blockchain technology used in retail financing...

“Early Fireworks” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/3/19

In this shortened holiday trading day, where the markets closed at 1 pm eastern, we were served an early and brilliant fireworks display in the form of a record day for the S&P 500, Dow and the Nasdaq.  The S&P 500 moved up 22.81 points and closed at 2,995.82 up .77% on the day. The Dow a...

Boeing Reported To Be Compensating Families Of 737 Max Crash Victims

Reportedly, Boeing will be compensating families of the 346 people killed in the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia in October 2018 and March this year respectively. They have set up a $100 million fund to reach victim’s families through local governments and non-prof...

Pfizer Presented Data On Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) In Florida

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer Inc introduced the initial Phase 1b clinical data on PF-06939926 at 25th Annual Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) Connect Conference...

“Bumping Forward” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/2/19

The markets were a bit rocky out of the gate today as they initially dropped post the solid move yesterday after the weekend's news that the US-China trade wars were finding their way forward again. However, by the end of the trading day, the markets regained strength to bump forward once again. Th...

Nike Recalls Air Max 1 Sneaker Launch Over US Flag Depiction Issue

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is withdrawing financial incentives from Arizona after it decided to pull back the release of a sneaker featuring "Betsy Ross flag" stated to release ahead of the fourth of July holiday. The Air Max 1 sneaker faced criticism and disapproval from Nike sponsor Colin Kae...

P&G Withdraws Gillette Venus Simply3 Razors

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) recently announced the withdrawal of Gillette Venus Simply3 razors that was reportedly due to a misalignment of the blades leading to the risk of cuts during usage. The withdrawal applies to 87,000 of the disposable razors sold in the United States and 2,700...

Women’s World Cup Excitement Scores Record Soccer Jersey Sales for Nike

Reportedly, the U.S. women's national soccer jersey is breaking record sales on Nike’s website with nearly, two-thirds of the teams sported Nike kits at the start of the tournament that has been hosted by France. The soccer jersey is priced at $90 on the Nike website this is no laughing matter...

Jamie Dimon On Facebook’s Libra & The Cryptocurrency Era!

The recent cryptocurrency wave excited enthusiasts after JP Morgan Chase launched its cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. But soon after the release, questions were raised on JPM coin being an internal token used to settle transactions within JPM clients and fully controlled by JP Morgan. This year we have ...

A Midyear Visit With The “Dogs of the Dow”

The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy which proposes that an investor annually selects for investing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price. As of June 30th or the first half of 2109 the “Dogs of the Dow” have realized ...

“Q3 Cannon” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/1/19

The markets shot out like a cannon this morning but tailed off over the course of the day to finish higher on this first day of July and the first day of Q3 2019. The markets initial reaction seemed to be fueled by positive news that a trade truce materialized between the US & China over the w...

Nike’s Greater China Growth Sees Strong Momentum

The recent additional tariffs on Chinese imports has been a great concern for many major sportswear brands, however, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) confirmed recently that the stressed trade relations that the US is having with China have had no impact on its business in the country. In their earnings call rig...

Apple Jettison’s Production Of New Mac Pro Away From U.S.

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ...

Highlights Of Walgreens Boots Alliance Fiscal 2019 Q3 Results

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) declared its financial results...

Walmart To Relist Its Japan Based Chain Seiyu

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Wal-mart U.S., Wal-mart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash an...

Nike Puts Q4 & Full Year Ending May 31, 2019 Financials In The Books

At the end of June, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) announced its Q4 & full-year financials for the period ending May 31, 2019. Its Q4 revenue rose by 4% to $10.2 billion & full-year revenue increased to $39.1 billion up by 7%. Diluted earnings per share for Q4 was $0.62 and $2.49 for the full year. Mar...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-30-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and t...

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: CEO of Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:BHVN)

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd., (BHVN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative, late-stage product candidates targeting migraine and neurological diseases, including rare disorders, announced recently (June 18) the pricing of its underwritten public o...

“+1955” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/28/19

The markets finished the last day of trading in June on the positive side and at a level representing the best June in the markets since 1955 as the S&P 500 finished up a whopping 6.9% over the course of trading in June. Also, coming off yesterday's 1.9% upward move the Russell 2000, the small...

Walmart To Relist Its Japan Based Chain Seiyu

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Wal-mart U.S., Wal-mart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash an...

What To Expect From Nike’s Earning Report This Week?

Reportedly, Nike Inc. will be reporting its fourth-quarter fiscal earnings on Thursday and host a conference call at 5 p.m E.T. The sportswear giant’s stock is almost up by 17% in last one year but here are some recent events that might get you wondering how they  may report: • Nike’s thir...

Israeli’s Nutritional Insights Provider DayTwo Raises $31 Million Funding via Seventure Partners & Johnson & Johnson

Reportedly, Israel's DayTwo raised $31 million in private financing bringing in a total of $48 million funding for the health tech start-up. DayTwo existing investors Seventure Partners and Johnson & Johnson were also participants at the event. DayTwo provides nutritional insights on intestina...

Atossa Genetics Reports Preliminary Analysis From Phase 2 – “Proprietary Topical Endoxifen Significantly Reduced Breast Density”

Legislation has been recently enacted in approximately 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have Mammographic Breast Density (MBD) and those notifications typically state that women with MBD have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and that mammography may not be as effect...

“Little Russell’s Day!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/27/19

It was the Russell 2000's day today as the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index moved up nicely by 1.9%.  The balance of the markets struggled to find there way again today as it awaits the over reported G-20 Summit -President Trump - Xi Jinpi...

“A Mnuchin Fizzle” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/26/19

The markets initially popped to the positive side today reacting early to a CNBC interview that revealed that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had told CNBC that the "U.S. and China were close to a trade deal, and he's optimistic that progress can be made during weekend talks between President Do...

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Launches The NYSE Board Advisory Council

Reportedly, The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) parent company of NYSE recently announced the launch of the NYSE Board Advisory Council to connect board candidates with NYSE-listed companies and conduct live networking sessions to promote diversity among corporate boards. The advisory council cons...

“Fed Mega Pressure” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/25/19

The markets felt negative pressure today from the further selloff of the mega caps as it digested a tempered and or a clipped alternative approach to monetary policy which was described by Fed Chair Jerome Powell. He seemed to be trying to revise the markets' previous understanding regarding an int...

Linde’s Singapore Investment Set To Support Exxon’s New Integrated Refining Complex

Exxon Mobil Corp's new integrated refining complex is reportedly due to start in 2023. This complex will convert fuel oil and other residual crude products into higher-value lube base stocks and meet stringent emissions rules by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Recently, IMO had in...

Investment Restriction Withdrawn From Norway Wealth Fund

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund is reportedly now permitted again to invest in miner Rio Tinto and retailer Walmart after it was excluded and prohibited from the fund's investments on ethical grounds previously, as reported by the board of the Central Bank. The board informed the reinvestments ...

Goldman Sachs Criminal Case By Malaysia’s 1MDB Postponed To September

U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs criminal case for misappropriation involving $6.5 billion 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bonds was postponed to September 30th, 2019. The defense asked for more time in order to settle on facts and gain more information from their clients abroad. Malaysian p...

Chevron & Qatar Petroleum To Set Up New Plant In Doha

Chevron & Qatar Petroleum have come together and are in agreement for the development of a new petrochemicals complex at Ras Laffan Industrial City. The plant expected to be operational by 2025 will be owned via 30% stake by Chevron and 70% via Qatar Petroleum, as reported and informed by Qa...

P&G Forms Alliance Stressing Safe & Responsible Media Content

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) along with 16 world’s leading advertisers and in collaboration with ad agencies, media companies, and social media platforms formed an alliance raising concerns about responsible media content and brand safety. The movement expects to oppose fake, corrupt,...

“Mixed Conviction Blues” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/24/19

The markets caught a bit of 'mixed conviction blues' this Monday as it laid in wait for further clarity from both Iran situation and the US-China trade wars this week and on the backside of such a significant run this year not to mention the 7-8% run in June alone. The S&P 500 dropped 5.11 poi...

General Electric To Shutdown California-Based Inland Empire Power Plant

General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York City and headquartered in Boston  & is a worldwide infrastructure and financial services company. It combines outstanding engineering with software and analytics to help the world tackle its big...

Wal-Mart Accused of Violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), accused of violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), agreed to pay $144 million to the SEC and $138 million to the Justice Department in order to settle all the criminal and civil claims made by its consultants in B...

Exxon To Sell All Stakes Off Norwegian Fields

Reportedly, Exxon Mobil will be selling all of the stakes that it holds in oil and gas fields located off the Norwegian coast. Exxon had sold its operated assets in the area two years back and was currently in possession of more than 20 fields, including the Equinor-operated Snorre and Shell-op...

Susquehanna’s Analyst Predicts Visa Shares May Surpass Mastercard

Reportedly, Susquehanna’s analyst James Friedman predicts Visa may surpass shares of the rival MasterCard in the near future. Both Visa and MasterCard's business has been performing quite well and possess extensive growth opportunities. MasterCard shares have seen market growth of ~41% this year...

Indonesia’s State Energy In Talks To Purchase Exxon, Chevron Indonesian Crude

Pertamina, Indonesia's state energy company reportedly wishes to reduce imports by buying more of its domestic crude. The decision has urged the state energy company to strike a deal with U.S. oil majors Chevron Corp (CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) and purchase their share of Indonesian ...

GlaxoSmithKline & Pfizer Joint Venture Awaits EU Clearance

Last year December, GlaxoSmithKline announced a deal or joint venture with Pfizer's consumer health business. The joint venture was expected to put them in an enviable competitive position in relation to its rivals like Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and Sanofi. Recently, GlaxoSmithKline offered co...

Pfizer To Acquire Array BioPharma Seeking to Strengthen Its Innovative Biopharmaceutical Business

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. This week, Pfizer Inc announced to acquire Array BioPharma Inc in a definitive merger agreement. Array BioPharma Inc, a biopharmaceutical company ...

“Quadruple-Witching Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/21/19

Quadruple-witching day presented itself this fine Friday after a week of market jumps & eclipsed records which were fueled by the ongoing flow of dovish comments and confirmations by the Fed.  What is quadruple-witching day?  It is when the markets simultaneously experience the expiration of...

“Breaking Records” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/20/19

Thursday brought forth a record-breaking day for the S&P 500 as it climbed to an intraday all-time high of 2,958.06 prior to closing at 2,954.18 up .95% on the day. The move came after yesterday's Fed motion to leave interest rates alone for the time being while also making it clear that they...

Low-Cost Fertility Treatment Firm INVO Bioscience Hires Former Cooper Surgical Executive

On a worldwide basis, there are approximately 150 million infertile couples. Approximately 1.5 million IVF cycles are performed annually corresponding to approximately 1% of the infertile couples worldwide. Including IUI (another 1% worldwide), this represents an approximate $6.6 billion worldwi...

Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals Report Speaks to Exclusion of Plastic Waste In Environment

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical, and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems...

“Dovish Summer Tones” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/19/19

This fine day of summer brought forth the end of the Fed's two-day meeting and along with it came Fed Chair Powell's comments and conclusions. The comments continued to be dovish in nature but officially removed the word "patient." However, interest rates were left alone for now as the FOMC voted 9-...

IBM & Red Hat Combination Reported To Be In Line To Receive EU’s Clearance

Reportedly, EU antitrust regulators are set to approve IInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM) $34 billion bid for Red Hat, a software company without demanding any concessions. Red Hat represents that is is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a com...

Antisense Focused Stoke Therapeutics’ IPO Is Off To A Great Start Today!

Bedford, Massachusetts-based Stoke Therapeutics is a biotechnology company pioneering a new way to treat the underlying cause of severe genetic diseases by precisely upregulating protein expression. They develop antisense oligonucleotide medicines that increase gene expression to treat genetic epile...

Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals Report Speaks to Exclusion of Plastic Waste In Environment

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical, and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems...

“Taco Tuesday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/18/19

It was a  "Taco Tuesday special" kind of day for those involved in the markets today as as we continue to wait for the Fed to announce their much-anticipated interest rate decision tomorrow.  In other words the markets charged upward and it tasted good. The S&P 500 ended the session .98% at...

Facebook Joining The Cryptocurrency Crusade

This week, Facebook (FB) announced that they are moving forward with their cryptocurrency called Libra. It is reported to be governed by the Libra Association, a group of companies with an equal stake and say in the management of the cryptocurrency. With 30 firms joining the group, Facebook also e...

Amazon, Exxon Among 700 Companies Under Scrutiny Regarding Carbon Disclosure Project Compliance

Reportedly, 700 companies including Amazon, Exxon & Volvo are been questioned on their climatic transparency by environmental groups consisting of investors and interested observers. HSBC Global Asset Management, Investec Asset Management and other 85 investors with combined assets of $10 tril...

“Tech, Biotech Lead” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/17/19

Overall the markets were up today as it waited for the FOMC to begin its 2-day meeting tomorrow. Attention is once again pointed towards their decision to lower or delay the lowering of interest rates. Consensus still has it that we will not see a rate cut this week but we instead continue to rece...

Boeing’s 777X Flight To Face Delay, Faulty Engine To Blame

The new Boeing 777X passenger, touted as the world's largest twin-engine jetliner plane, reportedly will face several months of delay to take its maiden flight after an unexpected fault was detected in a part of its new engine designed by the engine maker, GE Aviation. GE Aviation Chief Executive ...

Recently Morgan Stanley Raised Price Target For Disney

Recently, Morgan Stanley analysts revised their price target on shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) from $135 to $160 predicting its streaming service, Disney+,  will lure more customers than expected. The Media Giant’s streaming service Disney+ is set to launch in the U.S on November 12 &a...

Exciting FDA Approval Gained For Merck’s Keytruda in Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at th...

Boeing Buying California-based Encore Group

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Recently, it was confirmed that Boeing is purchasing the EnCore Group, a California based aerospace interiors company.  This ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-16-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Semi Slowing?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/14/19

Negative reports came out of the semiconductor sector today which slowed things to a bit of a halt. This is significant as the sector typically serves as a harbinger for the market and economic conditions. In particular, Global chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO) Ceo Hock Tan gave the world and the markets ...

Caterpillar Asia-Pacific Sales Dragging

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

Exxon Partnering With Saudi Basic Industries To Develop Texas Petrochemical Plant

This week, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) and Saudi Basic Industries Corp announced their 50-50 Joint Venture to construct a petrochemical plant in Texas worth $9 billion. The new venture named as Gulf Coast Growth Ventures to be equipped to produce 1.8 million metric tons a year and store mono-e...

“Energy Powers?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/13/19

Amazing what a good old fashioned crisis, not to mention an attack on an oil tanker or two, like the unfortunate mishaps that happened not too far the coast of Iran today, will do to move oil prices higher.  And when you move oil prices higher it is generally a good recipe for energy stocks to mo...

IBM Partnering With University the of Witwatersrand To Push Quantum Computing In Africa

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is stepping forward to partner with the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in order to train hundreds of engineers and scientists in Africa on Quantum coding, experimental research to succeed computer-processor technology. Earlier thi...

Salesforce & Tableau Coming Together To Revolutionize The Digital Era

This week, Salesforce (CRM) the global leader in CRM announced that it is acquiring Tableau, the world’s number one analytics platform via an all-stock transaction. The two global leaders are positioned to come together to revolutionize the digital era enhancing customer experience and encouragi...

“Summer Consumer Inflation?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/12/19

The consumer inflation or CPI reports came in today and basically met expectations. The total CPI & the core CPI (sans food & energy prices) both increased by .1%. What does the mean? Basically, inflation is in check and reinforces the belief that The Fed will likely need to raise interes...

JPMorgan Rehiring Patrik Czornik To Head M&A Business In Germany

Reportedly, Patrik Czornik is set to re-join JP Morgan as a Managing Director in-charge of M&A business in Germany. His immediate goal will be to expand the client base in Europe’s largest economy, as per the memo sent to staff by the bank. Czornik has been associated with JP Morgan for 12 ...

Merck Announces The Acquisition Of TGFβ Focused Tilos Therapeutics

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be a...

“China 1 – Market 0” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/11/19

I guess the markets' streak of winning days had to end at some point, right?  The recent five consecutive days of upward movement in the markets that we just experienced was a very good run. Did you know that the S&P 500 is up north of 6% just since June 1?  Part of the problem today is that...

Dow 30 Component United Technologies & Raytheon To Unite

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. This week, United Technologies and Raytheon Co, a supplier of military aircraft and missile equi...

“Gracias Mexico” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/10/19

 The markets today push forward for yet the 5th day in a row. A "gracias" or "thank you very much" seems to be in store for our friends located south of the US border,  Mexico! The markets moved swiftly higher after receiving another shot of adrenaline from the tariff related news over the weeke...

JPM’s Infrastructure Investments Fund Purchasing El Paso Electric Company

J.P. Morgan Investment Management's advised investment vehicle, the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF), is reportedly purchasing the El Paso Electric Company (EPE) for $68.25 in cash per share in an agreement representing a collective value of approximately $4.3 billion. The deal is approved by...

Dow Showcasing Breakthrough Technology & Design In Glass Designs At GDP 2019

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is showcasing its silicone modernization along with other complementary technologies used to improve the life cycle and system performance of glass facades on June 26 to 28 in Tampere, Finland during the Glass Performance Days (GPD). The event will witness experts speak on Dow’s...

Walmart Seeks To Strengthen Local Community Engagement Through The “Walmart Rise Initiative “

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) recently announced that their program called "Walmart Rise initiative" is positioned to empower local communities while simultaneously allowing local communities to become closer and to deepen their connection. As a part of the initiative, the company will shell out an ...

Vista Partners Quote of the Day – John F. Kennedy

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly." —John F. Kennedy Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor based in San Francisco. Vista delivers timely and relevant insights via the website: www.vistapglobal.com with daily stories, weekly market upd...

Will Microsoft & Oracle’s Joint Cloud Services Change The Cloud Computing Arena?

Microsoft (MSFT) and Oracle  (ORCL) have reportedly come together with a goal of to enhance their cloud computing services with high-speed links between both company’s data centers which is believed to enable them to pitch & to a greater degree win large businesses and government organizati...

“Four For You” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/7/19

The markets this Friday once again performed for you which now makes it four consecutive days of positive movement.  Today we received the May employment report which the consensus determined that it came in "soft." In other words, the job creation & the average hourly earnings growth came i...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-9-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Three’s A Charm” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/6/19

Today marked the third consecutive day that the broad markets moved higher.  Stories that the tariffs on Mexico that are set to go in effect on Monday next week could possibly be delayed or shortlived, flew across the world wide web today and seemed to add just enough power for the markets to mar...

Walmart Working With Volkswagen’s Electrify America To Add More EV Chargers By Yearend

Reportedly, the Volkswagen AG unit, Electrify America, is due to expand electric vehicle charging stations at Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) stores while concentrating more on America's heartland states. Electrify America with more than 120 operational charging stations currently at Walmart stores in...

FCC Votes To Allow Carriers & Companies To Block Unwanted “Robocalls”

Reportedly, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted recently to allow phone companies to block unwanted calls by default in order to curb misleading and annoying calls. The body also voted to allow carriers to let companies block any call, not on the contact list of a customer if op...

United Technology Announces New CEOs of Carrier & Otis Units Prior to Public Spinoffs

United Technologies Corp. (UTX) named David Gitlin as the Chief Executive Officer of Carrier air conditioners. Previously, Gitlin served as the president of UTC Aerospace Systems. Judith Marks was also declared as the new Chief Executive Officer for Otis elevators & had joined Otis as Presiden...

The New York Jury Awards $325 Million To Couple from J&J For Asbestos Exposure

As per reports, St. Louis-based mesothelioma law firm of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd representing Donna and Robert Olson on their claim of lifetime exposure to asbestos causing terminal mesothelioma due to the usage of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower won a $325 million award in New ...

Is Russia A Major Global Focus Market For P&G?

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Reportedly, Procter & Gamble is due to expand its manufacturing & distribution center while localizing production in Russia. The Consumer good giant has inv...

Chevron To Introduce Shipping Fuel In Compliance With New IMO Restrictions

In an initiative to reduce air pollution, International Maritime Organization (IMO)  restricts ships to use fuel with not more than 0.5% of sulfur from 2020 in comparison to the current  3.5 percent of sulfur usage in fuel. Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) plans to introduce shipping fuel...

“Loving Cut” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/5/19

Participants and pundits alike seemed to believe and love the idea that the Fed will be cutting interest rates this year and possibly even as soon as their next meeting. This belief was fueled by Fed Chair Jerome Powell's recent comments assuring the Fed would do what it had to do to continue expa...

Apple Mandates Developers Move Login Button Ahead

As per developer guidelines released this week, Apple (AAPL) has requested that all place its new "Sign on with Apple" button in apps for its devices above Google and Facebook buttons. Apple’s recent launch of its login button underlines user’s privacy as it generates random an email address r...

“2% For Everyone” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/4/19

Wow! It is amazing what 24 hours of time, a new belief that the markets were oversold and a few interest rate adjustment comments from the Fed can do for the markets.  We had our best day in the markets since January this year as the markets moved 2% or higher across the board. Everyone is appare...

Goldman To Purchase Virginia Based, Capital Vision Services

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is set to purchase Capital Vision Services, which manages MyEyeDr, an optometry practice,  from its current owners Altas Partners LP and Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) according to the Wall Street Journal. The purchase rep...

Walt Disney World Set To Host Its First Ever Nighttime Christmas Show

Walt Disney World is reportedly set to host its first Christmas nighttime show from November 8 – December 22 in Orlando, FL. Further details of the upcoming event were shared in Disney Park’s blog as below: “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show, hosted by the one-and-only Minnie...

Boeing Reduces 737 Max Production

Reportedly Boeing recently cut down the production rate of its 737 Max aircraft from 52 to 42 per month with effect from mid-march this year. Dennis Muilenburg CEO, Boeing said company’s long-term production amidst the grounding has not changed. However, Muilenburg was uncertain as to when the p...

“To Trust or Antitrust” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 6/3/19

At least the world order these days is consistent in providing the markets with enough reasons to be concerned and/or continue to fuel the sell-off. Today the bearish theme for the tape was fed another serving from the US-China trade wars.  This time the entree was a slice of Chinese negative pie...

Chevron Speculates New Tariffs On Mexico May Hurt Imports of U.S. Gasoline & Diesel

Reportedly, Oil Giant Chevron Corporation (CVX) said that the recent implementation of tariffs could affect Mexico’s newly opened market for imports of U.S. gasoline and diesel. Company’s spokesman Braden Reddall stated “Chevron supports free and fair trade and believes the imposition of ...

“Hello, Mexico!!!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/31/19

The markets' crashed today post President Trump's declared threat of imposing a new 5% tariff became clear. This tariff could possibly go in effect as early as June 10th and did not have anything to do with China. This time it's in store for our good ol' friends that live south of the border that ...

Nike Plans To Release Q4 Fiscal 2019 Financial Results Thursday, June 27, 2019

Reportedly, Nike’s fourth-quarter financial results 2019 to be declared on June 27, 2019, at 1:15 pm Pacific Time approximately. The management team will host a conference call at 2.00 pm PT to review the results, to be broadcasted live over the internet at http://investors.nike.com. A recorded ...

How Will The African Swine Fever Affect McDonald’s?

As per reports, the recent African swine fever could alter the fast-food giant Mc Donald’s menu offerings. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook stated, “African swine fever hurts us a little on the pork". "That limits the movements of pork and pushes it up here in the U.S." as reported to CNBC. ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 6-2-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Inverted Waters” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/30/19

The markets' waters remained a bit rough again today but they ended up for the most part as we glided into the close,  except for the Russell 2000 which lost .3% and closed at 1485.53. The S&P 500 ended the session up .21% at 2788.86. The Dow ended higher by 43.47 points and ended up .17% cl...

Will Georgia’s Abortion Law “Force” Disney To Stop Filming In The State?

As per Reuters report, Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company (DIS), informed all that the implementation of the abortion law in the State by Georgia's Republican governor would make filming in the state “Very Difficult”. The law restricts abortion of a well-formed six weeks old fetus with ...

Israeli Billionaire Backed Delek Group Ltd. Buys Chevron’s North Sea Oil & Gas Fields

The Israeli billionaire Yitzhak Tshuva backed energy company, Delek Group Ltd, announced that it is buying Chevron Corp’s North Sea oil & gas fields via a $2 billion deal. The deal marks the beginning of a strategy for Delek to expand its roots beyond its domestic market and transform the ...

Chevron Pushing Forward With Electric Car Charging Ports Effort

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) is planning to offer electric car charging ports at a few of its stations in California, initially near LA and San Francisco. The fast charging spots are due to be installed by EVgo which is currently operating car charging networks in over 34 U.S states....

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) Director Michael Dinkins

One of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the US and a leading operator of acute care hospitals in communities across the country, Community Health Systems, Inc (CYH) hit an intraday high of $3.06/share & a low of $2.895/share today and closed the day at $2.93/share down 4.56% on...

“Rare Earth Fears” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/29/19

It was quite a day that was full of fear and volatility in the markets. The US-China trade wars continued to produce its daily headlines on cue and the markets crashed early on with it but began to recover towards the end of the day. The S&P 500 ended the session down .69% at 2783.02 above its...

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter Files Multibillion-dollar “Opioid” Case Against J&J

Reportedly Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has been accused of using deceitful methods to encourage the over-use of opioid painkillers that has led to a U.S. opioid epidemic. Mike Hunter, Oklahoma Attorney General recently filed a  multi-billion dollar case demanding J&J to pay for helping cau...

Walmart Appoints Former Google Exec Suresh Kumar As CTO & CDO

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) recently appointed Suresh Kumar as its Chief Technology Officer & Chief Development Officer amidst a period of great digital transformation and growth for the retail chain. Suresh Kumar has a Ph.D. in Engineering from Princeton University and also completed a Bachel...

Disney Scores Another Magical Memorial Day Weekend Hit Via Aladdin

Reportedly Disney's Aladdin debuted at number one this weekend with an estimated $112.7 million in box office receipts which apparently places it as the fifth-highest Memorial Day weekend ever. Directed by Guy Ritchie Aladdin is the story of a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the...

Dow CEO Jim Fitterling Participating In Bernstein’s NYC Fireside Chat May 30th

Dow (DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance ma...

“A Mighty Nice Start…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/28/19

It was a mighty nice welcome back today, that is, for the first part of the markets trading session as it was relatively on fire. However, as the day proceeded the markets began to accelerate its losses into the close and fizzle.  The markets overall still seem to be trying to get comfortable wit...

Travelers Now Targeting Medical Tech, Pharmaceuticals & Digital Health Firms With Life Sciences Offering

Recently, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) was reported to have introduced a complete Life Sciences practice offering insurance and risk management solution in pharmaceuticals, digital health and medical devices including health care IT, medical software, and telemedicine. Their program is ...

Russia Restricts Shipments Of Coal and Gas To Ukraine From Its Territory

Reportedly via Reuters article, Russia has banned shipments via railway from passing through its territory forcing Kazakhstan's state railway company to suspend shipments of LPG and coal to Ukraine. Apart from Kazakh Railway Company, Russia has also restricted its own companies from exporting oil ...

Air New Zealand To Include Eight Boeing 787 -10 Dreamliner Jets To Its Fleet

According to several reports recently, Air New Zealand placed an order for eight Boeing Co 787-10 Dreamliner jets with an agreement including an option to increase the number to 20. The new jets are to be powered with General Electric Co engines replacing Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC engines. The 787 ...

Has The Reputation of the FAA Been Affected By The Grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max?

Recently it was reported at the Skift Forum Asia conference in Singapore that United Airlines President, Scott Kirby stated that Boeing Co 737 Max grounding has affected the reputation of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA). Kirby added, "The brand of the FAA has certainly been impact...

Walmart Organizes NYC Event Aiming to Attract Advertisers Away From Amazon, Facebook, & Google

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has organized an event called "5260" and invited large consumer good companies and advertising firms to attend the New York event in the coming week to pitch its first-ever advertising business. Apparently, the retailer is gearing up to persuade companies and advertiser...

Performance Based Targets On Hold For Pregnant Athletes Per Nike

Recently the Sportswear giant Nike faced severe criticism for holding payments of its athletes pregnant or on maternal leave. Hence in order to show support, the company has decided to waive off performance-based targets for their pregnant athletes for 12 months, as reported in the New York Times....

Is Apple Selling Its iTunes Customer Data?

Apple’s advertising promise “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone” is under question as reportedly Apple (AAPL) has been sued by customers using iTunes claiming their personal information has been sold and unlawfully disclosed. Two customers from Rhode Island and one from Michiga...

FDA Approves Novartis AG’s PI3K Inhibitor Treatment For Advanced Breast Cancer In Men & Women

According to multiple reports on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis AG’s PI3K inhibitor treatment,  a drug called alpelisib, which will be marketed under the brand name Piqray. Piqray is approved to be administered in combination with hormone therapy for post...

“Favorable Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/24/19

Prior to all of us in the US made our way to the exit doors today for a wonderful 3-day Memorial Day Weekend, the sun shined on the markets once again & many risk assets headed relatively north. Part of the reason that the day was slightly more favorable is that late Thursday trade tensions w...

PTAB Rules Palo Alto Networks Failed to Prove Cybersecurity Firm Finjan’s 154 Patent Unpatentable

Established more than 20 years ago, Finjan is a globally recognized leader in cybersecurity. Their  inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and emerging threats on a real-time, ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-26-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Main Concerns” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/23/19

The markets fell today as we all had many concerns.  It was one of those days that felt as though our coveted ice cream cone had been dropped before we got the first taste.  The main concerns swirling around the markets and the world today were of the trade war tensions variety, economic growth ...

Walmart Increasing Efforts to Help Mothers Bounce Back Into Careers

Research shows on an average an American woman at the age of 26 on a five-year career break loses $467,000 in her lifetime earnings. A number of working mothers in the U.S quitting their job to take care of families is 3 times more than male employees, as per reports. Hagit Katzenelson, a product...

Merck Acquiring Peloton Therapeutics Pushing to Diversify Offerings In Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at ...

Is Apple Facing Another Trade War Related Hit in China?

Reportedly last week the U.S President banned U.S companies from working with Huawei possibly making business operations a bit more difficult for Apple Inc. in China. Trump’s decision could trigger a strong reaction from China, primarily by banning Apple products or by imposing production restri...

“Cobra Kai Wins…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/22/19

The markets these days feel a bit like being in a "Karate Kid" movie where one day you wake up to getting your rear kicked by the Cobra Kai and the next morning you are performing the crane kick and winning the tournament. Today, unfortunately, volatility swung to the dark side as the Cobra Kai wa...

“Easy Peasy” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/21/19

Yes, it was a bit more "easy peasy lemon squeezy" today in the markets today folks as the technology sector/the "US-China trade war" headlines that dragged us down again yesterday managed to loosen their stranglehold. Out of the starting blocks today, the markets were met with the overnight news ...

IBM Will Have To Wait For EU’s Red Hat Decision

According to reports, International Business Machines Corporation's (IBM) $34 billion bid for Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will just have to wait for the EU antitrust regulator's decision & possibly until June 27. Touted as IBM’s "biggest deal ever," Red H...

McDonald’s Faces Sexual Harassment Charges From Employees

Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union, the labor group Fight for $15, and the Times Up Legal Defense Fund filed charges against the multinational food chain McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) for sexual harassment in the workplace. The legal actions include three new civil rights lawsuits, out ...

Delayed Spring Slows Q1 Growth But Home Depot Reaffirms Guidance?

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional servic...

Exxon Pulls Out Officials From Iraq

Reportedly Exxon pulled out 80 officials from Iraq due to the rising tension between the US and Iran. The withdrawal has been termed as “unacceptable and unwarranted” by the Iraqi energy minister and he has demanded clarification and the return of the officials. Thamir Ghadhban Iraq’s Oil...

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INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) Director James S. Ely III

One of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the US and a leading operator of acute care hospitals in communities across the country, Community Health Systems, Inc (CYH) hit an intraday high of $3.29/share & a low of $3.115 today and closed the day at $3.28 up nicely 3.14% on 1.23 m...

“Uncomfortable Tech Drag” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/20/19

The technology sector as it specifically relates to the US-China trade war dragged us down again today.  Headlines and actions out of large chipmakers like Intel to Qualcomm were flying as they were complying with the US's new tech ban.  This ban is forcing them to proceed to cut off the suppl...

Nike Pledges To “Go Even Further” To Support Female Athletes During Pregnancy

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is reportedly going to modify terms in its new contracts in order to support female athletes during pregnancy. Recently, the sports brand was criticized for holding or "pausing" payments for expecting mothers on leave. Here's the complete statement at the Nike website.  As publi...

Goldman Sachs Stepping In As Stabilizing Agent For Saudi Arabia’s Arabian Centres

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is reportedly stepping in this week to act as a stabilizing agent for Saudi Arabia’s mall owner Arabian Centres. Arabian Centres recently raised 2.47 billion riyals (US $659 million) via their initial public offering (IOP).  This IPO was Saudi Arabia’s sinc...

3M Closes Near 52-wk Low Post Results Misses & Litigation Concerns

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world....

“Stalled” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/17/19

After a nice 3-day run the US markets hit a speedbump today when news hit that US-China trades had "stalled." The news followed that seem to confirm it too as China officials added that they thought the US negotiating tactics need to change from its "bullying" ways prior heading their way. I would...

“The Rule of Three” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/16/19

US markets moved higher for the third straight day possibly making many of us wonder if indeed there is any magic or power in the "rule of three" as it is believed to be in stories, fairy tales, and myths.  I am not entirely sure if there is but I do not know that we did get three reports directl...

Why Is Goldman Sachs Reducing Emerging Market Exposure?

it was reported this week that Goldman Sachs Asset Management is reducing their "excess exposure" to emerging market currencies, debt, and U.S. corporate credit, due to the strained trade relationship between two global powers the United States and China. The bank said the decision is here to stay...

Global Technology Leader Cisco Beats Analysts Predictions & “Positioned” For Trade War

Recently global technology leader Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported that its total revenue rose approx. 4 percent to $12.96 billion, beating analyst’s expectation of $12.89 billion.  Cisco also earned 78 cents/share beating expectations of 77 cents/share. Forward-looking, Cisco added that th...

Apple’s FREE Gaming App “Steam Link” Now Available

Apple Inc is now offering Steam Link, a free gaming app on iPhone, iPad, and the Apple TV that allows gamers to play PC games on mobile devices. The app uses the processing power of the desktop or laptop and streams high graphics games on mobile devices or set-top boxes over a home network.  The ...

Low-Cost Infertility Treatment Innovator INVO Bioscience Reports Q1 82% Revenue Gain

In the United States, statistics show that over 1.4 million women may benefit from advanced fertility treatment. However, only approximately 130,000 people begin such treatment. Medford, MA-based INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for pat...

“Unsettlingly Higher” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/15/19

US markets moved unsettlingly higher today, but not before they dropped coming out of the gates.   The slow start for the markets could be easily attributed to the lingering US-China trade war,  but the mood was also dampened by other factors. US Retail sales were reported to have fallen .2% in ...

Why Are Companies Using IBM’s New Business Transactional Intelligence (BTI) For Supply Chain Disruptions?

IBM launched its Business Transactional Intelligence (BTI) at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit on the 14th of May 2019. The BTI solution is reported to provide meaningful and informative data to companies to help manage their supply chain variations or irregularities. Further, it uses ma...

United Technologies’ Collin Aerospace Systems Set To Initiate The First Ever International Space Trade Summit

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp, along with the U.S. Department of...

American Express Announces Its Quarterly Dividend To Be Paid 8/9/19

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. A Quarterly dividend of $0.39 ...

“An Extraordinary Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/14/19

Today the markets moved nicely higher after crashing feverishly yesterday. Amazing how a change of sentiment and associated action can change the market value and mood. TAt the end of the day today the S&P 500 bounced nearly a point or .80% ending the session at 2834.41. The Dow rose .82% end...

How Is Tech Giant Apple Attempting To Simplify Modern TV Watching?

Recently, Apple (AAPL) launched its new and apparently "much improved" television watching App for its devices and some internet compatible Television sets. The new app is believed that it will trigger an increase Apple's revenue via the reselling other companies programming in addition to its own...

Seattle’s Atossa Provides Q1 Results & Progress Developments

Seattle based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions. On Monday after the market close Atossa announced their financial results for the quarter ended Ma...

Will The US-China Trade War Hit Apple The Most?

China’s decision to raise the tariffs on a number U.S goods (set to go effective June 1, 2019) after President Donald Trump threatened to raise the tariff on Chinese products came as a blow to the technology giant Apple, pulling down its stock by 6% as per reports in trading yesterday. Many bel...

“Never Surrender” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/13/19

Unfortunately, by using the title "Never Surrender" I am not writing about how we should all rollback time today and break out our cassette tapes to listen to 80's pop star Cory Hart's hit "Never Surrender" or even "Sunglasses at Night." However,  this action might make you feel better after a da...

Why is Walmart Shuttering E-commerce Operations In Brasil?

It was reported recently that Walmart Brasil will close down its e-commerce operations in Brazil and concentrate more on its wholesale business as the country is slowly moving out from a severe recession. Walmart launched its e-commerce business in Brazil in 2011 and by 2017 direct sales were di...

Cisco To Develop Industrial Internet Of Things With Snam

Snam, a European natural gas utility and Dow 30 component and tech giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) are seeking to come together to develop an industrial internet of things, research, development, and innovation for the major European utility. Snam signed a memorandum of understanding with the tec...

Will Chevron’s Anadarko “Pass” Produce Capital Discipline For Shareholders?

Recently, Occidental Petroleum Corp with the financial assistance of $10 billion from the billionaire investor Warren Buffett overtook Chevron's takeover bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp at $38 billion (£29.17 billion). Chevron refrained from raising its initial offer after Occidental’s $76 per...

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Pushes Forward GSK-Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Business

The GlaxoSmithKline' deal seeking to purchase & combine Pfizer's consumer healthcare business  with their own has recently received approval from Australia’s antitrust regulator recently  called the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC.)  It was reported that the ACCC anti...

“Constructive Bounce?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/10/19

U.S. equities bounced on Friday after four straight days of declines.  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the Chinese trade talks this week were "constructive."  This statement alone seemed to be enough to allow the markets to bounce after initially dropping this morning post new US t...

“Excellent Pressure” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/9/19

U.S. equities dropped again on Thursday as the China trade saga applied a significant amount of worry, concern and downward pressure on the markets as many fled to "safety." President trump offered that he had an "excellent alternative" to a trade deal with China but it is was made certain that h...

UnitedHealth Group Initiates “Low Cost” Maternity Care Programs

Increasing healthcare costs has become a major concern in the United States especially when it comes to maternity costs from prenatal to postpartum care which has been surging. Now UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has come up with a health care plan to cut maternity cost where partner hospita...

Disney Pushes Avatar2 Release But Confirms “Star Wars” Rollout

“Avatar2” the sequel to 2009 blockbuster “Avatar” got a new and delayed release date which is now  December 2021 and the“Star Wars” films will now start in December 2022, as announced by Walt Disney Co.  Recently, Walt Disney added “Avatar” and other movies to its kitty and bols...

Walmart Expands Veterinary Care Offering By 100 Clinics

It is good news for pet owners as Walmart is set to launch 100 veterinary clinics in its stores over a span of 12 months adding to the list of 21 existing operational clinics. The clinics to provide vaccines and assist in basic health and care needs of pets. In addition to the above clinics, the m...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-12-2019)

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“Cautious Moves” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/8/19

U.S. equities rose throughout most of the day seemingly coming to grips with the ongoing China trade issues while confirmations that the Chinese delegation would indeed grace Washington DC with their presence streamed wildly.  However, the markets came back to earth in a cautious manner in the la...

INSIDER BUYING ALERT: Chairman & CEO of Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH)

An SEC FORM 4 was filed Tuesday, May 7 2019 as Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) Chairman & CEO Wayne T. Smith bought 323,084 shares of CYH stock on Friday, May 3rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $3.32 per share, for a total of $1,072,638.88. See the complete filing at the SEC.G...

“Safety, Please?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/7/2019

U.S. equities tanked today as investors fled to safety after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joined the President’s recent tweet parade by issuing a statement that the tariffs on Chinese goods would be increased from 10% to 25% at 12:01 am on May 10, 2019.  This spurred stories that...

JP Morgan Announces May 21, 2019 Shareholders Annual Meeting

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) recently announced that it will hold its annual meeting for shareholders at the Chase Tower in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m (central). The General Public can listen to the event by dialing U.S & Canada - (866) 541-2724  & Other Internat...

Goldman Sachs Announces New Leadership For Global Equities Trades & Execution Services Team

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) announced the retirement of Brian Levine, co-head of global equities trades and execution services in a memo published by the bank. Philip Berlinski and Jeff Nedelman to join the existing co-head, Michael Daffey and jointly lead the global equities and execution serv...

Pfizer’s Drug For Treating Fatal Heart Disease Gains FDA Approval

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer Inc.'s oral drug tafamidis effective in treating “transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy”, a rare and fatal heart disease recently gained appr...

“More Caffeine Please” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/6/2019

U.S. equities overall did not fare well on Monday and required that many of us, including yours truly, add another cup of Joe to stay alert and on top of things. I wish it tasted as well as the richly pictured cup above but this was not the case. This downward move came on the backside of the Pr...

Did Apple Overcharge Spotify Over In-App Subscription Purchases?

Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple (AAPL) to the European Commission claiming that the technology giant is charging a 30 percent fee on developers for its in-app subscription purchases made through App store. The audio streaming platform expressed how difficult it is to maintain competiti...

Will Microsoft & VMware’s New Partnership Boost Cloud Computing Growth?

It would seem that Microsoft has taken a page from its cloud computing rival, Amazon Web Services that partnered with VMware Inc. in 2016 to draw customers to its network. Recently, it was reported that Microsoft (MSFT) is currently partnering with VMware Inc. to attract more customers to its Azur...

Berkshire’s Earnings Soared After Investment in Apple (AAPL) But…

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's Berkshire Hathaway‘s earnings soared more than $10 billion after its investment in Apple Inc. pushing its shares up by 20% in its first quarter. However, Charlie Munger agrees that not buying Google’s shares was a blunder and he expressed “We’re ashamed....

Boeing 737 Skids Into Florida River, No Casualties Reported

A Boeing 737 800 chartered plane operated by Miami Air International skidded off the runway into the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida on May 3rd at 9.40 pm approximately, as per reports. The aircraft carrying 143 people including seven crew members were arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo ...

Select Shareholders Withdraw Current Support Over Re-election Of Exxon Directors

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)  explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

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Online Sales Focus Boosts Adidas Profits

Adidas (ADDYY) reported that operating margin rose 1.4 percentage points to 14.9% percent in Q1. Under Chief Executive Kasper Rorsted 's leadership, the company is witnessing a significant rise in operating margin.  Rorsted's major focus was on expansion in North America and Asia via online sale...

“Strong” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/3/2019

U.S. equities did well on Friday, buoyed up by a strong jobs report for April. While analysts had expected the unemployment rate for April to hold steady at 3.8%, it actually decreased to 3.6% as 263,000 jobs were added. The increase in payrolls brought unemployment to the lowest level it's been a...

Disney & Sinclairs To Reach A Deal Worth More Than $10 Billion Over Sports Network

Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday the acquisition of 21 regional sports networks of Walt Disney Co by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. The deal could possibly include sports channels in Los Angeles and Detroit, as per reports. Disney had previously won the acquisition of $71 billion for Fox's f...

Walmart To Impement New Employee Structure For Its Stores

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is testing out ways to implement new employee structure in its stores. The company aims to reduce its mid-level store managers move in an attempt to reduce its labor cost but at the same time channelizing the right talent in the company. Wal-morts additional goal is to...

“Another Step Down” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/2/2019

U.S. stocks took another step down on Thursday as they extended losses from the previous session. The Nasdaq slipped 0.16% (12.87 points) today, despite seeing gains briefly near the beginning of the session. The S&P 500 followed that same pattern, ending the day down 0.21% (6.21 points). The ...

McDonalds Announces Its First Quarter Results Ending March 31, 2019

The American fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced this week its first-quarter earnings for the year on April 30, 2019. As per reports, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook stated “We started the year strong with our 15th consecutive quarter of p...

“Below The Surface” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 5/1/2019

Despite starting the day with gains, U.S. equities couldn't stay in positive territory and ended below the surface - even with the Fed's announcement that they will not be hiking the interest rate which was widely expected. The Nasdaq closed out the session down 0.57% (45.75 points) despite being ...

McDonald’s Attracts Foodies With Value Meals, Boosts Profits In Q1

Recently, McDonald’s Corp introduced short-term bacon promotions & value meals to attract customers and boost sales in the U.S. in Q1 which is part of its “Experience of the Future"  strategy in which the company promises to deliver great deals, attractive restaurant ambiance, and hassle-...

McDonald’s Announces 15th Consecutive Quarter of Positive Global Comparable Sales

The American fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced its Q1 earnings on April 30, 2019. As per reports, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook stated “We started the year strong with our 15th consecutive quarter of positive global comparable sales, r...

“Earnings are Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/30/2019

Earnings once again took the spotlight during Tuesday's session, while stocks ended the session mixed. The S&P 500 started in the red and then climbed to break even. It ended the day up 0.10% (2.80 points). The Nasdaq, on the other hand, was never able to crack the barrier today and it ended d...

Dow Shines At The 2019 Ringier Plastics Technology Innovation Awards

Dow shined in the Plastics Raw Materials & Additives category at the 2019 Ringier Plastics Technology Innovation Awards as it won two esteemed innovation awards. The launch of new solvent-less adhesive, PACACEL™ 968/C-108 and TUNABLE hand-wrap products were reported to be the most talked abo...

United Healthcare Received $4.5M Funded 5-year Accountable Health Communities Award In Hawaii

United Healthcare recently received a $4.5 million funded 5-year Accountable Health Communities award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve social related health services in Oahu, Hawaii. The program seeks to partner with Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, ...

Travelers Announces Its Reforestation Initiative With “American Forests”

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) in a joint initiative with the country’s oldest non-profit conservation group, American Forests announced to plant a tree when a customer opts for a paperless transaction. The venture aims to plant one million trees through April 2020 in aid to support refores...

Consumer Spending Drives Visa’s Q1 Profits Higher

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secur...

“An Eye on the Prize” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/29/2019

After finishing up a week of records, the market looked to continue making gains today. The Nasdaq climbed 0.19% (15.46 points) today while the Dow ended the session up 0.04% (11.06 points). The S&P 500 hit an intraday high, although it pared some of those gains, closing out the day with an in...

Applications Removed From Apple’s App Store Over Privacy Issues

Apple Inc. (AAPL) removes several apps built with parental controls (restricting screen time or features) from its app store over "Violation of App store Policies". The Multinational giant responded on the issue when recently, The New York Times had reported that Apple is eliminating 11 out of its...

Will More Detailed Training Of Pilots On 737 Max Aircraft Produce More Trust?

Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing pilots at American Airlines Group Inc. have demanded a more informative, recurring and detailed training on the Boeing's 737 Max aircraft operations as submitted to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The pilots have raised concerns and expressed...

Disney’s “Avengers Endgame” Continues To Smash Records!

The last saga of the Superhero Avengers series continues breaking records at the theatres. The Walt Disney Co-presentation beat records in many countries generating a revenue of $1.2 billion. The movie earns an impressive $350 million in the United States, Canada and $330.5 million in China in its...

Will Amazon Offer FREE One-Day Shipping To Over 100 Million Subscribers?

As it announced a very impressive earnings report for the first quarter, Amazon (AMZN) also revealed that it is working on offering Prime members free one-day shipping on many items instead of the two-day shipping that it currently touts. As of Amazon's last update in the first quarter of 2018, Pr...

Overwatch League Confirms Deal With AB InBev As Its Official Sponsor

Overwatch is an intense 6v6 action game that emphasizes teamwork and individual skill. Players choose heroes with diverse and powerful abilities, then clash on a variety of maps set in famous locations across the globe. The Overwatch League is an international esports league comprising 20 city-ba...

Boeing Forced To Remove Jet Airways Orders From Backlog

Indian airline Jet Airways has faced a recent crisis in their business which forced a  suspension of their operations on April 17, 2019. The suspension also pushed them to put a hold its orders for Boeing’s 200 737 Max single-aisle jets and 10 787 Dreamliner wide-body jets. The Mumbai-based ai...

“Crawling Back” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/26/2019

After starting the day down, U.S. equities crawled back today even bringing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record highs for the second time this week. The Dow wasn't able to notch any records, but it still managed to end the day up 0.31% (81.25 points). The Nasdaq rose 0.34% (27.72 points) while th...

“A Twenty-First Century Approach: From Primary Prevention to Intraductal Immunotherapy”

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced this week that Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D., Atossa’s President, and CEO, provided an update on the Company...

Will Netflix Subscribers Ditch Its Streaming Service For Disney+?

In a recent survey by "Streaming Observer" (an independent site that covers streaming technology) Netflix (NFLX) is expected to see a reduction in its subscriber base if Walt Disney (DIS) launches its streaming services Disney+ in November. Netflix which currently has a paid subscriber base of 60 ...

“Retreat” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/25/2019

The market, and the Dow in particular, had a bit of a retreat today after 3M (MMM) offered disappointing earnings and guidance when it reported before the session began. The Dow slipped 0.51% (134.97 points) before the market closed while the S&P 500 fell 0.04% (1.08 points) despite holding on...

Lululemon Stepping Soundly Into The Footwear Business

Recently, the CEO of Lululemon (LULU) Calvin McDonald shared with analysts that the company is planning to launch its own footwear line as a part of its five-year growth plan, upon successful collaboration with sneaker company Athletic Propulsion Labs, Los Angeles. The brand well known for its Ap...

“Mixed Messages” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/24/2019

The market got some mixed if not negative messages on Wednesday from earnings reports, which led equities to end the day down after the recent move higher. The Nasdaq slipped from its record high at close yesterday, and finished out the session with losses of 0.23% (18.81 points). The S&P 500 ...

Will The $250 Million Deal Between Royal Dutch Shell & BP Over Shearwater Be Completed?

As per industry sources, Royal Dutch Shell intends to buy BP’s stake in the Shearwater oil and gas field. Shearwater, discovered in 1988 is located 225 kilometers east of Aberdeen. At present, Shell holds a 28% stake in Shearwater, 27.5% is under BP while Exxon Mobil (XOM) holds the remaining s...

Joe Heyd, Director Of Global Litigation P&G To Head Cincinnati Bar Association

Joe Heyd currently acting as P&G’s director of global litigation was sworn in as President of Cincinnati Bar Association recently at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati. Mr. Heyd is to succeed Kelly Mulloy Myers and take over the responsibilities. Mr. Heyd who has been working at P&...

Can We Conclude That Cryptocurrencies Are No Longer A Surprise Component For Multinationals?

Gavin Brown, co-founder and director Blockchain Capital at the Credit Suisse Global Supertrends Conference in Singapore in an interaction with CNBC’s Martin Soong stated “What we’re seeing really is the democratization of money so you know, if you and I wanted to, we could create a CNBC coin...

“Record Highs” – Vista Partners Daily Recap 4/23/2019

U.S. equities were full steam ahead on Tuesday, as they rose and lifted the market to record highs. The S&P 500 climbed 0.88% (25.71 points) while the Nasdaq also rose 1.32% (105.56 points). The Dow ended the session with gains of 0.55% (145.34 points). Four Dow Jones companies reported earni...

T-Mobile US Inc & Sprint Corp Merger Awaits Clearance From Justice Department And FCC

As per reports on Thursday, T-Mobile US Chief Executive John Legere and Chief Operating Officer Michael Sievert along with Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure and other senior executives met Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to discuss a merger between the two companies....

Stars Grace The Premiere Of “Avengers: Endgame” In Los Angeles

The Avenger superhero cast showed up at the grand premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” (last chapter of the 22- movie saga) at Los Angeles on Monday. The event was attended by cast, fans, media, and VIPs. Actors Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)...

Procter & Gamble Co To Stop Advertising On Digital Media?

In a recent industry conference Marc Pritchard, P&G Chief Brand Officer criticized Digital marketing channels for lack of transparency, fraud, and spreading of unethical and harmful content next to their ads. The company now aims to look for marketing channels that are more real, free of offen...

“Keep On Truckin’” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/22/2019

The market kept on truckin' Monday as earnings reports continue to pour out this week. The S&P 500 squeaked out a gain today of 0.1% (2.94 points), and the Nasdaq was right by it as it rose out of the red this morning and finished out the day with an increase of 0.22% (17.21 points). The Dow w...

The Procter & Gamble Releasing Earnings Tuesday April 22nd

P&G to hold a conference call at 8.30 am Eastern Time on Tuesday to report its earnings. Currently, the company’s stock is up 15.4 percent year to date. Here are recent moves and actions by P&G: Concentrated on organic growth steered by demand rather by discounts. Had a strong star...

Were Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 Jets Built With Manufacturing Defects?

As reported in The New York Times, Boeing manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina overlooked manufacturing defects in the jets raised by employees and pressurized the team to speed up the production process. The report pointed out how “hundreds of pages of internal emails, corp...

JP Morgan Appoints New CFO, Exiting CFO To Lead Consumer Lending Business

Recently, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) in an internal memo to employees announced the appointment of a new CFO, Jennifer Piepszak that will take effect on  May 1st.  She is acting as currently CEO for card services for the bank. Current CFO Marianne Lake will continue serving the bank in her n...

Hope For Restoring Young Cancer Patient’s Fertility Emerges After New Research

Researchers with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute, have successfully restored fertility to non-human primate model of childhood cancer, creating hope that the same process may be successful in humans. The researchers were able to cryopreserve ...

Markets Hours For Easter Holiday Weekend

The market will take a break from a busy week on Friday as the markets close in observance of Good Friday. Good Friday is the only instance that U.S. markets close in observance of something that is not a federal holiday. In addition to the NYSE and the Nasdaq closing today, the futures and commo...

“Just A Couple of IPO’s” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/18/2019

Two new tech companies hit the market today, but other than those equities the markets experienced somewhat mixed results today. The Nasdaq spent most of the day in the red, although it just barely broke above of it briefly and ended up 0.02% (1.98 points). The S&P 500, though was mostly in t...

Reducing This Amino Acid May Aid In Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to The American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will d...

Is Amazon Closing Down Their China E-commerce Offering?

Amazon recently announced that it will close down its online e-commerce operations in China by July 18 due to low profits and stagnant growth. The move came in after the e-commerce giant faced severe competition from China’s rooted e-commerce sites like Tmall (Alibaba Group Holding's) and JD.com...

INVO Bioscience (IVOB) Reports Q4 & Year End Financial Progress

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), is a medical device company, headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts, focused on creating simplified, lower cost treatment options for patients diagnosed with infertility. The company's lead product, the INVOcell, is a novel medical device used in infertility treatmen...

“On Their Toes” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/17/2019

The market kept investors' on their toes today as it fluctuated several times throughout the session, bouncing between gains and losses. The S&P 500 finished out the day with a loss of 0.23% (6.63 points). The Nasdaq also found itself in the red as the final bell rang with a drop of 0.05% (4.1...

Did Apple Conceal An iPhone Sales “Slump?”

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ...

United Airlines Believes The “Troubled” 737 Max Will Be Back In Service Over the Summer

As per many reports, this week, Chicago-based United Airlines foresees 737 Max's to return to operations by this summer. Delivery of the aircraft is expected by the fourth quarter. The airline owns 14 737 MAX aircraft and is awaiting delivery for another 14 jets by the year-end. Chief Financial Of...

Wealth Management & Cost Cutting Measures Lead The Charge for Morgan Stanley In Q1

Market conditions have been weak for Morgan Stanley (MS) and other Wall Street Banks, due to slower investment banking related activities in the first quarter of 2019. However, the 6th-largest US bank Morgan Stanley managed to beat wall street's expectations as its wealth management (where it ga...

J&J Accelerates Quarterly Profits

Recently, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced that their Q1 earnings which exceeded market expectations. The company highlighted how their drug Stelara, used for the treatment of psoriasis and Crohn's disease, enjoyed a double-digit increase of about 32% bringing it to  $1.41 billion & now ...

Walmart Pushes Further Into Kids Apparel Business With Kidbox Partnership

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is apparently attempting to leave no stone unturned in order to grow its overall apparel business in a number of ways be it partnering with Lord & Taylor, launching exclusive clothing lines by roping in celebrities or adding hundreds of apparel brands on its website...

“Earnings, Earnings, Earnings” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/16/2019

Stocks ended the day up today, with all three of the major indices notching gains. The Nasdaq finished the session with an increase of 0.30% (24.21 points). Meanwhile, the S&P 500 climbed 0.05% (1.48 points) to end the session. The Dow closed out the day up 0.26% (67.89 points). Earnings cont...

Goldman Letting Go of Nearly 100 Employees In New York

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Goldman employs approximately 36,000 people worldwide. After Goldman reported ...

“No Bank You” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/15/2019

Less than stellar earnings reports from a couple of big banks helped to bring the market down on Monday. S&P cut some of its losses from earlier in the session although it was still down 0.06% (1.83 points) by the time the market closed. Although it was up briefly at the very beginning of the ...

Race For 5G Is On!

Major US phone companies are battling to build in the market for high-speed networks. As per analyst Simon Flannery, Morgan Stanley Sprint’s 5G service launch could pose risk to the other players in the market. Flannery stated in a report "We will be very interested in the performance and prici...

How Will Big Blue’s Red Hat Deal Look Post Their Earnings Report On April 16th?

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. IBM or "Big Blue" reports its Q1 2019 earnings tomorrow, Tuesday prior to the market's open. Many are wondering how we might begin to see the significant contribution and growth...

Best Buy Appoints “Growth Architect” Corie Barry As New CEO

Best Buy Co., (NYSE: BBY) Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota. It was originally founded by Richard M. Schulze and James Wheeler in 1966 as an audio specialty store called Sound of Music. Best Buy has been in turnaround mode in rec...

Book Lover? Some Recommendations From Microsoft’s Founder Himself

William Henry Gates III ("Bill Gates") is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and programmer. He is best known as the principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation. An interesting fact about Bill Gates is that he prioritizes his sleep as it keeps him act...

New EU Copyright Laws Seek To Hit Back at Google, Facebook

Unless something unforeseen happens, the EU looks set to pass a new set of copyright laws for the first time in twenty years on Monday as they seek to protect artists, journalists, publishers, and others from losing fair compensation for their work. In particular, the new laws appear to be a way t...

Have No Fear, A Drop In The VIX Is Here

The Cboe Volatility Index, more commonly known as the VIX, hit six-month lows on Friday dropping to 11.95 at one point during the session. The index, which is frequently referred to as Wall Street's "fear index," is often used as a measure of investors' fear. In theory, the more it drops, the less...

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson’s Advanced Bladder Cancer Drug

According to The American Cancer Society’s website estimates for bladder cancer in the United States for 2019 are about 80,470 new cases of bladder cancer (about 61,700 in men and 18,770 in women and about 17,670 deaths from bladder cancer (about 12,870 in men and 4,800 in women. The rates of n...

UnitedHealthcare Widens Collaboration With Care Providers In More Than 30 States

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group  Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company's UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employ...

The Travelers Institute Kicks Off “Distracted Driving” Awareness Month At Morgan State University

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Recently, The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. hosted a conference at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Mar...

“Bumpity Bump” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/12/2019

U.S. equities got a little "bumpity bump" to close out the week as stocks ended the session higher on Friday. The S&P 500 increased 0.66% (19.09 points) while the Nasdaq had climbed 0.46% (36.80 points) by the time the market closed today. As an index, the Dow was the highest riser with gains ...

The Village School Partners With Tech Giant Cisco For Students To Seek Real-Time Training

The Village School, a Nord Anglia Education (NAE) international school, is partnering with technology giant Cisco (CSCO) to provide an industry-oriented learning program for its students. The association will open opportunities for students to delve into career paths and aspirations throughout the...

Walgreens & VillageMD Integrating Adult Primary Health Care & Pharmacy Offering In Houston

Leading Primary health care provider VillageMD and Walgreen announced that they are coming together to offer valuable primary health care services under the brand “Village Medical at Walgreens” to adult patients within the Houston community.  Initially, VillageMD is to set up health care clin...

“Can’t Hold On” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/11/2019

Stocks started out strong on Thursday, but couldn't hold on to gains as equities dropped mid-session. The Nasdaq fell throughout the day to end trade down 0.21%. The Dow started out the day with gains, but quickly dropped and couldn't make up the lost ground. The index ended with losses of 0.05% (...

Caterpillar Inc. Schedules Q1 2019 Financial Results April 24th Teleconference

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving...

“When Doves Fly” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/10/2019

After slumping yesterday, stocks ended the session higher on Wednesday. The S&P 500 saw gains of 0.35% (10.01 points) while the Dow managed to squeak out a win by closing out the day up 0.03% (6.58 points). The Nasdaq hit a year-to-date high as of closing by ending the session up 0.69% (54.97 ...

“There Goes Our European Vacation” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/9/2019

The winning streak is done. After eight days of gains, stocks fell today with all three of the major indices ending lower. The Nasdaq slumped 0.56% (44.61 points) before trade ended while the S&P 500 slid 0.61% (17.57 points). The Dow sank 0.72% (190.44 points). Nearly all components of the D...

Can Apple Carve Out A Niche In Consumer Health?

Apple Inc is setting its table in its hope to emerge as a leader in the health care industry. The new aspiration for the technology giant holds a good chance to take over the health market keeping in mind its vast user base and past successful penetration into the music and mobile services via iT...

“Just Out of the Red” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/8/2019

U.S. equities were down for much of the session on Monday although they did manage to rally just before the bell. The S&P 500 closed out the day up 0.10% (3.03 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.19% (15.19 points). The Dow wasn't able to make it out of the red, though, and the index was down 0...

Microsoft Top Executives To Meet & Discuss Harassment Issues At Upcoming Employee Meeting

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft Corp’s top officials are scheduled to meet and discuss the issue...

Will Apple (AAPL) Shares Soar for Nine Straight Days?

Shares of Tech giant Apple (AAPL) have soared for eight days in a row closing at $199.44/share on Friday, April 5th. Apple shares still remain ~15% lower than October 2018 record $233.47. Will they Soar for nine straight days? It looks like they just might as they are currently up 1.33% today at ...

Boeing’s 737 Max Monthly Production To Be Reduced By 20%

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and...

Is Amazon Challenging Google’s “Gorilla-Like” Ad Dominance?

There's been a shift in the search ad market recently, and it's not in Google's (GOOG) favor. Another behemoth company, Amazon (AMZN) is slowly snagging dollars from the parent company of the famous search engine as businesses spend more money on advertisements on the online retailer's website. S...

“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/5/2019

Jobs stole the spotlight on Friday and helped lift U.S. equities higher. The S&P 500 extended its multi-session winning streak as it ended the day up 0.46% (13.31 points). The Nasdaq fared similarly today as it sailed through the session with a mostly even keel and closed trade with gains of 0...

DowDuPont Branches Off Dow Shares

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that seek to lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help ...

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Holds More Than 50.1M Shares of J.P Morgan (JPM)

JP Morgan has become the 9th largest stock holding for the American multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway, with more than 50.1 million shares. Berkshire also holds positions in Bank of America (BAC), Goldman Sachs (GS), Bank of New York Mellon (BK-PC), and PNC Financial (PN...

“Ready to Roll?” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/4/2019

The stock market ended the day with some mixed results on Thursday, with the major indices split between gains and losses. The S&P 500 was up 0.21% (5.99 points) today, making it the sixth straight day of gains. Likewise, the Dow increased by 0.64% (166.50 points) by the time the market closed...

Japan Display Inc To Enter OLED Battle

Recently, it was reported that Japan Display Inc will enter the OLED display or screen market by initially supplying them for the production of Apple watches later this year. The collaboration comes as a relief for Japan Display, whose business has suffered due to Apple’s recent shift from LCD a...

Boeing Meets With Norwegian

Last week, Norwegian Air a major client of Boeing sought compensation over Max groundings. On April 3rd it was reported that Bjoern Kjos, CEO Norwegian Air had tweeted "We have had some good meetings with Boeing today discussing the grounding of the MAX and how we can maneuver through this difficu...

Intel Wrestles Away Qualcomm’s CFO George Davis

This week it was reported that Intel Corporation (INTC) hired away Qualcomm's now-former CFO George Davis to fill in their CFO post that has been vacated since January. Davis joined Qualcomm in 2013 and served the company as mobile chip supplier chief and was also a part of the executive committe...

P&G’s “Tide Loads of Hope” Assisting Nebraska Flood Victims

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. In the past, we have seen how P&G lends a supporting hand to the social community in need. This time P&G along with its Tide Loads of Hope has come forward ...

Intel’s New Server Chips To Leverage The Market

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. It was recently announced that Intel is introducing 90 different versions of the Xeon processor...

“Not Worn Out Yet” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/3/2019

U.S. stocks rose again on Wednesday after seeing some mixed results during Tuesday's session. The S&P 500 closed out the session up 0.21% (6.16 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.60% (48.84 points). The Dow briefly dipped into the red a few times today, but when the final bell rang, the index ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 4-3-2019)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“Scattered” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/2/2019

US equities saw scattered results on Tuesday, with the Dow sinking while the other two major indices rose. The Nasdaq rose throughout the session before ending the day up 0.25% (19.78 points). The S&P 500 spent most of the day in the red although it did climb into the green at the very end of ...

Boeing 737 Max Grounding delays Launch Of Seasonal Routes By Air Canada

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and ...

Is Saudi Aramco The World’s Most Profitable Company?

Saudi Aramco is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. As per Bloomberg News, it is the most profitable company in the world. Saudi Aramco made an eye-popping $111 billion in 2018 as per financial data disclosed by the state-run oil giant. The o...

Will Walmart & Google Convince Consumers To Order By Voice?

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Wal-mart U.S., Wal-mart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and ...

Intel Capital Continues To Grow Its Appetite For Israeli Start-ups

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel's venture arm Intel Capital founded in 1991 has invested US$12.4 billion in 1,544 compani...

Perella Weinberg Partners Plucks A Couple of Goldman Execs

Wall Street veterans Joe Perella and Peter Weinberg founded Perella Weinberg Partners LP in 2006. The firm deals in mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Recently, it was reported that Parella plucked Clinton Ray and Guy Morgan from the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in order to expand its Europ...

“Play Ball!” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 4/1/2019

Now that April has arrived and baseball season is back in gear, the market responded by putting on its rally cap on Monday. U.S. equities rose broadly with all three of the major indices seeing over a 1% gain. The S&P 500 climbed 1.16% (32.79 points) while the Nasdaq shot up 1.29% (99.59 point...

United States Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board Entered Decision Denying Institution of IPR Against Juniper Networks

 Palo Alto-based Finjan Holdings, Inc.  (NASDAQ: FNJN) ("Finjan") is a globally recognized pioneer in cybersecurity. Finjan, Inc.'s inventions are embedded within a strong portfolio of patents focusing on software and hardware technologies capable of proactively detecting previously unknown and ...

Government Extends No Support To Aramco’s Planned Bond

Saudi Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It is the world's most profitable company according to accounts seen by Bloomberg News and one of the largest companies in the world by revenue. Ho...

Did Johnson & Johnson’s Shampoo Fail A Quality Test By The Indian Organization?

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services. A Reuters story reported that a quality test conducted by The Rajasthan Drugs Control Organisat...

Report on Ethiopian Plane Crash To Be Released Soon

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and ...

Did “Chinese iPhones” Just Get Cheaper?

Apple (AAPL) slashed the prices of several of the products sold on its official Chinese online store on Monday - and it wasn't an April Fools' Day prank. The tech giant lowered its prices on some of its biggest sellers like the iPhone, the iPad, AirPods, and Mac computers by up to 6%. An iPhone X...

Saudi Arabian Airline flyadeal “Holding Off” on Boeing Order

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and ...

“Out Like A Lion” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/29/2019

March went out like a lion on Friday with U.S. equities trading higher and the market continuing to roar three months into the new year. Looking back at the year so far, it has been the best start for the S&P 500 in over two decades; the index was up 12.3% year-to-date. The S&P 500 finishe...

Walgreens Joining CVS Entry In CBD Market

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Walgreen announced this week that it is launching CBD products in t...

JP Morgan & Cisco Hosting Joint Conference Call Regarding Intent–Based Networking Strategies

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Cisco to discuss deployment of its Intent-Based Networking across all networks with its Senior Vice president Scott Harrell, JP Mo...

JPMorgan To Implement Staff Reduction For Asset & Wealth Management Division

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking. As a part of the bank’s normal annual review process, it is dismissing hundr...