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Intel Introducing “Horse Ridge” Quantum Computers Chips

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. Reportedly, Intel Corp is planning to modify and simplify the tangle of wires at the background...

UnitedHealth’s Optum To Purchase Diplomat Pharmacy For About $300M

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 employer...

J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies To Provide 200k Ebola Vaccine Regimens to the Republic of Rwanda

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. Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies is set to provide 200k E...

Nike Increasing Its Adaptive Clothing Offering

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. Reportedly, Nike is increasing its offering of adaptive cl...

Walmart De Mexico Reports Biggest Monthly Sales Gain In November

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

3M To Soon Sell Its Drug Delivery Systems Unit?

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. W...

Breast Cancer Novel Therapeutics Firm Atossa Genetics Will Be Presenting at LD Micro Main Event Conference on Tuesday Dec 10 In LA

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced that Kyle Guse, CFO, will be a featured presenter at the LD Micro Main Event on December 10, 2019, at 12:...

Seattle Genetics & Astellas Enter An Agreement With Merck To Assess Effectiveness Of Drug For Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some 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 the le...

Verizon & Amazon Team Up On 5G Edge Cloud Computing Push

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and Amazon (AMZN) are preparing to enhance 5G Edge Cloud Computing with their partnership focussing to bring the processing power and storage closer to 5G users and wireless devices and allowing businesses to download data from the cloud at speeds that ...

Home Depot On The Hunt For Warehouse Space In Rotterdam, NY

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 service ...

3M Open & Minnesota Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph Teaming Up To Design Custom Cleats For NFL’s Charity Campaign

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. W...

Aslan Skyrockets (+36.13%), NeuBase Therapeutics Pops (+8%), Hecla Bumps (+2.43%) & Market/Manufacturing Drops – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/2/19

The broad markets dropped this first trading day in December in a reaction to the ISM Manufacturing Index report for November which confirmed a 48.1% reading vs. a 48.3% reading for October still south of the Mendoza line for expansion and this did nothing to excite the market. The S&P 500 real...

Intel Finalizes Sale Of Its Smartphone Modem Business

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 recently announced the completion of the sale of its majority-owned smartphone modem busi...

Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon To Present At Barclays in NYC on Dec. 4th

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

United Health Foundation & The Colorado Center For Nursing Excellence Seeking To Produce Better Behavioral Health Clinical Practice

Reportedly, The United Health Foundation is initiating a $1.5 million grant to the Colorado Center for the next three-years. This will go to support and recruit 39 currently-employed rural Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Behavioral Health Fellows. The move will further go to help the fellows to r...

“Can We Expect More In December?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-30-19

Vista Partners has published "Can We Expect More In December?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-30-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ran...

Tech Data Leaps (+12.32%) On Apollo Bid & Broad Markets Take It On Chin! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/29/19

Big Movers Shares of Tech Data (TECD) lept +12.32% today closing at $144.89/share. Private equity firm Apollo Global Management agreed to pay $145/share for TECD on Wednesday, up from its original bid of $130/share of Warren Buffett's Berkshire bid of $140/share from last week. TECD op...

Goldman To Advise U.S. Prudential Financial In South Korea Sell

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, U.S. life insurer Prudential Financial has hired Goldman Sachs to...

Home Depot To Host 2019 Investor & Analyst Conference Dec. 11

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 service ...

ExxonMobil’s Singapore Plant Is Flaring

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 plastics...

Unexpected Key Data Points, AVX Corp (+18.97%), INVO Bioscience (+9.09%) & Broad Markets Rise! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/27/19

Big Movers Shares of AVX Corporation (AVX) jumped +36.37% today. AVX is a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions that yesterday won the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Con...

Highlights From Best Buy’s Q3 Earnings Report

Recently, Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) announced its earnings report for the 13-week third quarter ending November 2, 2019, raising revenue expectations for the next quarter as well as full-year FY20 outlook, as per reports. Corie Barry, Best Buy CEO stated “Our teams delivered another strong quarter...

The Latest on Gene Silencing Biotech Firm Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Recently, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (ARWR), a company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing genes that cause them, announced its earnings report for the quarter ending September 30, 2019. The company hosted a live webcast of the event, a replay of which will be availab...

Arrowhead Pharma, Nutanix, Retail Sector & Broad Markets Rise! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/26/19

Big Movers Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARWR), a company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them rose +18.79% today closing at $67.70/share. Yesterday after the close the company hosted the fiscal year 2019 conference call to revi...

Nike Invests In Utah-based Technology Company Handsfree Labs, Inc.

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 invested in Handsfree Labs Inc, a...

Intel To Sell Connected Home Division Unit

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. Reportedly, Intel is looking for buyers for its connected home division unit. The unit makes ch...

The Medicines Company (MDCO), IBB, & Russell 2000 Post Big Wins! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/25/19

Big Movers Novartis (NVS) announced that it is buying The Medicines Company (MDCO) and its experimental treatment inclisiran uses a new approach to lower bad cholesterol in especially hard to treat patients for $9.7B. Shares of MDCO jumped +22.25% closing at $83.80/share. The Ishares N...

Select Walgreens Stores To Launch UnitedHealthcare’s Member Medicare Services Centers

Reportedly, UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens are set to launch 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare services centers within Walgreen stores in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cleveland, Denver, and Memphis markets in January 2020. The initiative which is part of a multiyear agreement between the companies will allow Walg...

Microsoft And Philips Unveil HoloLens 2 – The Ultimate Mixed Reality Device?

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 along with Philips unveiled HoloLens 2 at MWC Barcelona, stating...

“Turkey Time” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-23-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Turkey Time" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-23-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

“Friday Market Drifts Up, Nordstrom & Buffett’s StoneCo Ltd. Surge!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/22/19

Big Movers Nordstrom (JWM) soared to $37.95/share up +10.58% today after beating Wall Street's expectations as they saw their digital sales drive Q3 performance leading them to revise their guidance upward. A leading provider of financial technology solutions that empower merchants to ...

Uber Sprouting Foreign Wings Acquiring Middle East Ride-Hailing Giant Careem

Uber Technologies Inc. (UBER) is set to put down roots in the Middle East with its $3.1 billion acquisition of Middle East rival Careem after more than nine months of negotiation. Uber will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes in a deal that makes Careem a wholly-owned subs...

PayPal Acquiring LA’s Honey Science For ~$4 Billion

This week, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) announced that it is acquiring Honey Science Corporation for approximately $4 billion, as per reports. Honey Science is a fast-growing technology platform for shopping and rewards, and along with PayPal’s two-sided network both the companies aim to transform...

“TD Ameritrade Flys On Chuck Schwab Interest” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/21/19

Big Movers According to a plethora of sources, today Charles ("Chuck") Schwab (SCHW) is making a move to combine with rival brokerage firm TD Ameritrade (AMTD), a deal that could be worth more than $25B. It would also create a new behemoth company in the brokerage space with over $5T in c...

Coca-Cola To Promote Plastic-Free Environment With Fully Recyclable Paperboard KeelClip Across Europe

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. As per reports, Coca-Cola along with its st...

Will Novartis Acquire Parsippany-based The Medicines Company?

Reportedly, Novartis AG is in talks to acquire Parsippany, New Jersey-based The Medicines Company (MDCO) a developer of a promising cholesterol drug, as per sources. Other potential acquirers have also shown interest in the purchase of Medicines, tripling the value of its shares recently this year ...

“No Phase One In 2019? – Target & Neubase Therapeutics Jump!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/20/19

Big Movers Target Corporation (TGT) jumped +14.06% closing at $126.43/share after crushing earnings expectations and reporting a surge of +4.5% in same-store sales in Q3. Vista Partners recently highlighted a "one-to-watch-stock" in the weekly market recap called Neubase Therapeutics (...

Emirates Announces $8.8 Billion Purchase Agreement For Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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. Reportedly, Boeing and Emirates announced a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes at the Dubai Airshow, valued at...

Team, A Workplace App From Microsoft, Reports To Have +20 Million Daily Active Users

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. As per reports, Microsoft Corp recently claimed that its workplace app, Team...

New Type of IVF Treatment From Newcomer INVO Bioscience Is Headed To Reno

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. With this in mind, the business, art, & the science of gettin...

“Karuna 2.0 & Another Nasdaq Record” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/19/19

Got to love biotech! Shares of Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KRTX) closed at $96/share up +$78.32 +442.99% after hitting $100 intraday trading yesterday. This move came after Karuna, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies with the potential to...

INVO Bioscience, Developers Of The World’s Only In Vivo FDA Cleared Intravaginal Culture System, Will Host A Live Investor Webcast at 11:00 AM ET (8:00 am PT) on Thursday, November 21, 2019

 The business, art, & the science of getting pregnant in today's world is receiving greater focus from venture capitalists, private equity firms, mutual funds, and family offices. This interest is evidenced in the increasing number of startups innovating in the fertility space in recent years a...

The Home Depot Cuts 2019 Sales Forecast

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 service ...

“More Rarified Air (Karuna)!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/18/19

More rarefied air was achieved at the end of the day in the markets as large caps ended the day marginally up but in record territory. This was despite the tit for that continues to go in the US-China trade war with its on again off again theatrics. The Dow closed up +31.33 points +.11% clo...

McDonald’s Sued Over “Prevalent Sexual Misconduct” In Michigan

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 busi...

PepsiCo’s CEO & Chairman Ramon L. Laguarta Joining Visa’s Board

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 secure ...

Microsoft Hires U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder To Examine Israeli Facial Recognition Startup AnyVision

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Reportedly, Microsoft has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder alo...

Merck Acquires (Developer Of Selective Small Molecule Agonists to TRPML1) Calporta Therapeutics

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some 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 the le...

“Is Santa Here Already?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-16-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Is Santa Here Already?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-16-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary tha...

Walmart Welcomes Greater E-Commerce Growth In Q3

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

Cisco Beats Q1 Expectations But Q2 Outlook Falls Short

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Cisco announced Q1 earnings recently reporting figures that fell short of Wall Street targets for the second-quarter outlook even ...

“Apparently Kudlow + Retail = 28k” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/15/19

Apparently, when you add up positive "Phase One/US-China trade war" comments from Larry Kudlow (NEC Director) with somewhat positive economic data, it produces fuel for the Dow to move into record territory. The October retail sales report came in today and also showed a rise of +.3% month...

INVO Bioscience, Developers of INVOcell® (The World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System), Reports Q3 Progress

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. The INVOcell system (pictured above) is a novel fertility t...

“Walmart & Uncle Jerry” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/14/19

Of major significance to the market and the economy, Dow 30 component and worldwide retailer Walmart (WMT) reported earnings before the market open, beating analyst expectations as earnings were propelled forward on the back of strong online sales. WMT further reported Q3 FY20 GAAP EPS of $1...

Visa Invests In Nigeria’s Digital Payment Firm Interswitch

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 secure ...

Disney Confirms Initial Strong Demand For Its New Streaming Service Disney+

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, Walt Disney’s str...

Breast Cancer Treatment Developer Atossa Genetics Announced Recent Q3 Developments & Upcoming Significant Q4 2019 Milestones

Atossa Genetics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, and provides an update on recent co...

“Go Aces!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/13/19

Kudos goes out to the University of Evansville Purple Aces Men's Basketball Team for defeating the #1 ranked team in the land, the infamous Kentucky Wildcats last night in regular-season play 67-64. This is significant on a number of levels for me as many of you know Evansville is where I wa...

Anheuser-Busch Purchases Remaining Shares of Portland’s Craft Brew Alliance

The Portland-based brewing company, Craft Brew Alliance (“CBA”), creator of world-class craft beers, and Anheuser-Busch (“A-B”) have entered into an agreement that carries on from their successful 25-year old partnership. Anheuser-Busch will also purchase the remaining Craft Brew Alliance sh...

Google Enters Agreement With Ascension, The Largest Catholic Health System In The World

Reportedly, Google (GOOG) has entered an agreement with Ascension, its biggest cloud-computing customer in healthcare to date. Ascension, having operations over 150 hospitals across the United States is expected to move some data and analytics tools in its facilities to Google's servers. The deal wi...

INVO Bioscience Enters New Commercialization Agreements For INVOcell®, The World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System, In Eurasia (Turkey & Jordan)

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. The INVOcell system (pictured above) is a novel fertility tre...

“0.00” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/12/19

Overall the markets were in an uptrend today that included the Nasdaq closing at an all-time high at 8486.09 up 21.81 points +.26%,  but the Dow closed flat with a 0.00 point move (a strange sight) & closing at 27,691.49, to say the least. The S&P 500 ended today's session +4.86 po...

“Thank You, Veterans!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/11/19

Happy Veterans Day to all and thank you goes out to all veterans for their service! Here's a bit of a history lesson regarding Veterans Day which was originally known as Armistice Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring m...

UnitedHealth Group Appoints Sir Andrew Witty As President

As per reports, Andrew Witty has been appointed as the President for the UnitedHealth Group. Witty is now set to manage enterprise business strategy formulation and development, as president in addition to his responsibilities as Optum CEO. Witty was formerly named as the executive vice president...

3M Collaborating With Well Living Lab Alliance – A Delos & Mayo Clinic Combined Effort

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. W...

Israel’s Ithaca Completes Acquisition Of Chevron’s North Sea Oil & Gas Fields

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, Ithaca, a subsidiary of Israel's Delek Group announced the acquisition of most of Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for $2 bi...

The Walt Disney Company Beats Wall Street Quarterly EPS Estimates

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. Disney reported Q4 earnings on ...

Walmart’s CFO, Brett Biggs Presenting At Stephens 2019 Nashville Investment Conference Nov. 15th

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

The Latest Q3 2019 Earnings, Beats, & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies (updated 11-8-19)

Here's the current scorecard for Q3 earnings with regard to the Dow 30 companies. Fifteen companies have beaten estimates and ten companies have missed Wall Street's estimates. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMo...

Microsoft Partnering With Charlotte On Smart City Initiatives

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 announced a 3-year agreement with the city of Charlotte at Junior ...

“Tres Leches Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/8/19

Friday, November 8th brought about an end to the week that was as sweet as "tres leches" as we finished trading in record territory across the three major indices while the little guys on the Russell supplied a nice little strawberry on top as well. This seemed to be powered by positive thou...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 11-10-19)

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 ...

“5-Straight Weeks” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-9-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "5-Straight Weeks" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-9-2019! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ran...

“To Be Or Not To Be…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/7/19

Thursday, November 7th the markets reacted positively to stories swirling that China's Commerce Ministry stated that China had reached an agreement with the U.S. where both sides were going to phase out tariffs over time which got somewhat countered when other stories took off that there may...

New Commercialization Partners’ Agreements Support INVO Bioscience’s Planned Worldwide Rollout of INVOcell – The World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. INVO Bioscience's (IVOB) INVOcell system is a novel fertility treatment tha...

ExxonMobil & FuelCell Agree To Boost Carbonate Fuel Cell Technology For Capturing Industrial Facility Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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 plastics...

“Pause” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/6/19

Wednesday, November 6th seemed to produce a time that most were pausing as the markets were basically flat.  The markets' recent runup into record territory called for this to happen and of course, we had to deal with yet another turn of understanding with regard to the trade wars too as st...

Caterpillar Lays Off Workers At Its Texas Plant

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 p...

CEO Michael Wirth Confirmed That Chevron Is Adding $100k Towards Relief Efforts Of California Wildfires

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, Chevron is set to contribute $100,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts for wildfire...

China Poised To Become Largest Bank Card Market by 2020

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 secure ...

P&G Pledges To Involve Only Female Music Artists For Its Secret Dry Sprays Product Ads

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble recently announced that all the future advertising campaigns for the secret deodorant brand to feature and include only females including singe...

Parents Magazine Recognizes INVO Bioscience Pioneers of World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System – INVOcell

Parents magazine, a leading publication devoted to parenting from pregnancy to the school years, announced in its recent issue that the Center for Assisted Reproduction in Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas, owned by Drs. Kevin and Kathy Doody have been judged to be one of the 10 Best Fertility Clinics f...

“Holy Biotech Batman! (NXTC +248.92%, $2.09B Mkt Cap)” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/5/19

Tuesday, November 5th brought forth a reminder of why I continue to invest in the biotech space as NextCure, Inc. (NXTC) jumped an amazing +248.92% closing at $92.22/share after reaching $109/share. NXTC traded 7.88 million shares and now enjoys a 2.09B market cap. NXTC opened trading at $25...

American Express Teams With Nova Technology To Ease Credit Card Application Process For Immigrants In U.S.

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. Reportedly, American Express has t...

Disney Unveils New Attractions At Its Magic Kingdom Park

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, Walt Disney World i...

“Phase 1 Today” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/4/19

Monday, November 4th brought our attention again towards stories regarding the US-China trade wars. Specifically that we should have confidence that a phase 1 agreement is still on track for this year between these two super economic powers. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shared that he ...

Apple Pushing $2.5B Towards Effort To Improve California’s Housing Issues

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 ex...

Chris Kempczinski Takes The Reins at McDonald’s

Reportedly, Chris Kempczinski has taken the reins at McDonald’s replacing Steve Easterbrook as the company’s new CEO. On Sunday reportedly Easterbrook was ousted after a recent "consensual relationship" with an employee was disclosed. Kempczinski, an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School ...

Profits Decline For Chemical Maker Dow

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, ...

Exxon Reports Q3 EPS of $.75

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 plastics...

“Charging Forward” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-2-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Charging Forward" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-2-2019! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ran...

Chevron Reports Q3 Results – Sees Dip In Earnings

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Chevron announced Q3 earnings recently reporting earnings of $2.6 billion, a 36% decline in earnings in comparison to a year earlier due to falling oi...

P&G Pushing Environment Friendly Refills

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. As an initiative to reduce environmental waste from the use of single-use containers retail giants, Procter & Gamble Co, Unilever, and The Body Shop are offerin...

Chevron Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable December 10, 2019

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. A quarterly dividend of $1.19 per share to holders of common stock, payable on December 10, 2019, at the close of business on November 18, 2019, was a...

“Smashing” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/1/19

We welcomed our first day of November with the October jobs report surfacing and smashing expectations. The unemployment is now at a 5-decade low while wages were confirmed to have increased a bit. This was indeed enough to give the markets the much-needed fuel to move higher. As a result, ...

“Happy Halloween” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/31/19

Happy Halloween! Well, as the lead picture in this story might indicate it was not so happy of a day for market participants today as the markets sold off for the most part as concerns around the US-China trade wars surfaced its scary head again.  Reports that officials in China having doub...

Please Read Alternative Infertility Treatments Firm INVO Bioscience, Inc.’s (IVOB) New CEO Letter To Shareholders

Today INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company focused on creating alternative treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility and developers of the FDA cleared INVOcell®, the world's only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System, published a letter to shareholders written by its newly ...

Apple Reports Q4 Beat & Highlights Strong Holiday Forecast

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 ex...

Pfizer Strong Sales of Cancer Drug Ibrance In Q3 – Raises 2019 Forecast

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 announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

“Third Time Is A Charm?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/30/19

It would seem that the Fed's move today to cut interest rates by another quarter-point for the third time this year was indeed a charm as the markets continued moving upward for the most part. The benchmark interest rate is now in a target range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The fed stated that the move...

Merck Records High Q3 Profits, Beat Estimates

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some 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 the le...

“Waiting…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/29/19

As we await the Fed's Wednesday decision to lower interest rates again for the third time this year,  the S&P 500 hit an all-time new high prior to ending today's session down by 2.53 points or -.08% as it closed at 3,036.89. Firms making up just over 50% of the S&P 500’s market ...

Visa Acquires Token Services & Ticketing Businesses From Premier Silicon IP & Chip Provider

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has acquired token services and ticketing businesses from a premier silicon IP and chip provider, Rambus, to enable deliver data faster and safer and strengthen Visa’s tokenization capabilities. The acquisition is believed to intensify Visa’s tokenization capa...

Hits & Misses From Walgreens Q4 Report Plus Jenny Craig Relationship

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a relatively 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’s reported its fiscal Q4 prof...

Visa Exceeds Wall Street Earnings Estimates

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 secure ...

Tech Giant Intel Beats Q3 Expectations

Tech giant Intel Corporation (INTC) released its Q3 earnings report recently. Here are key highlights from the earnings report: • Revenue of $19.19 billion was reported, beating expectations at 18.05 billion. • Adjusted EPS of $1.42 per share, versus $1.24 was reported. • Company’s C...

Verizon Rides Highly In Third Quarter on Back Of Postpaid Wireless Customer Additions

On Friday, Verizon Wireless announced its third-quarter earnings beating analysts’ estimates. The telecom giant reported revenue of $32.9 billion versus $32.7 billion expected with adjusted EPS of $1.25 versus $1.24 expected. 601,00 postpaid wireless customer additions were recorded, almost double...

3M Trims Earnings Outlook For 2019 During Q3 Report

3M reported third-quarter earnings recently,  reporting earnings of $1.58 billion, or $2.72 a share in comparison to $1.54 billion, or $2.58 a share for the same period a year ago and exceeding expectations at $2.49 per share. CEO Mike Roman stated  “While the macroeconomic environment remains ...

Former Ebay Chief John Donahoe Set To Take Over As CEO of Nike

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. Reportedly, John Donahoe, a member of Nike’s board since...

“One, Two…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-26-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "One, Two..." Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-26-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

The Latest Q3 2019 Earnings, Beats, & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies (updated 10-25-19)

Here's the current scorecard for Q3 earnings with regard to the Dow 30 companies. Five companies have beat estimates and eight companies have missed Wall Street's estimates. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorga...

“Looking Probably Ahead” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/28/19

The markets today seemed to be reacting to a number of actions at the macro level that once again buoyed the markets into positive and record territory. Today, according to a Reuters article,  one of those factors played a hand we heard from President Trump regarding the US_-China trade war...

“Positive Sentiment” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/25/19

At the end of the day, the results of the market rose strongly on the sentiment that the US-China trades were heading towards a positive outcome as we head into next week's likely interest rate cut as the Fed makes its decision on Wednesday.  The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 12.2...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Genetics Is Presenting At Dawson James Small Cap Growth Conference In Jupiter Oct. 29th

Seattle-based 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 Kyle Guse, CFO and General Counsel of Atossa Genetics will be a featured presenter at the 5th...

“Microsoft, Dow, Paypal, INVO Bioscience, & Tesla Jump Today” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/24/19

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT), Dow (DOW), Paypal (PYPL), INVO Bioscience (IVOB) & Tesla (TSLA) all jumped today.  Microsoft released Q3 earnings after the close yesterday beating expectations as cloud services boosted revenue and ended today's trading at $139.94/share up 1.97%. Dow (DOW) ...

Boeing Q3 Report Falls Short, Anticipates Quick Comeback Of 737 Max

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. Boeing reported Q3 earnings on Wednesday falling short of what analysts expected, as the company battles to recover from two fat...

INVO Bioscience Gains EU CE Mark For World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, or approximately 1.5 million IVF cycles annually, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. The INVOcell solution, whi...

Boeing Replaces Head Of Its Commercial Airplane Unit

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. Reportedly, Boeing has replaced the head of its commercial airplane unit, Kevin McAllister on Tuesday amid its flagship aircraft...

Microsoft Soundly Beats Q1 2020 Expectations

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 announced Q1 2020 earnings on Wednesday reporting a revenue of $33...

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar Misses Earning Expectations

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 p...

“Moderately Green Session” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/23/19

A number of companies from the S&P 500 & Dow 30 continued to report their Q3 earnings again today with varying degrees of success or failures to meet Wall Street's expectations, but at the end of the day, the markets ended in moderately green territory. Of note, Boeing (BA) reported ...

Positive Topline Results For Seattle Genetics’ Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Study

Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer have tumors with high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the aggressive spread of cancer cells. An estimated 271,270 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2019.1 Between 1...

The Latest Q3 2019 Earnings, Beats, & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies

Here's the current scorecard for Q3 earnings with regard to the Dow 30 companies. Five companies have beat estimates and eight companies have missed Wall Street's estimates. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorga...

Travelers Reports Disappointing Q3 Earnings

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Travelers reported weak Q3 earnings ending Sep 30 this morning prior to the open. The insurer reported earnings of $1.43/share, below Wall Street's estimate of ...

McDonalds Reports Q3 Missing Wall Street Expectations

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 busi...

“Earnings & Brexit” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/22/19

A number of companies from the S&P 500 & Dow 30 continued to report their Q3 earnings today while the Brexit reared its ugly head towards the end of the day to put a damper on any excitement that was bubbling early in the markets. Procter & Gamble (PG) beat expectations, United T...

United Technologies Reports Q3 & Raises Full-Year Profit Outlook

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. United Technologies released its Q3 2019 results on Tuesday, reporting sales growth of $19.5B, u...

Consumer Goods Giant P&G Report Exceeds Wall Street Q1 Expectations

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Consumer goods giant P&G reported its Q1 earnings ending Sep 30 on Tuesday, exceeding expectations. The quarter saw revenue of $17.80 billion versus $17.42 ...

NBA Champion Michael Jordan Funding Healthcare Clinics In Charlotte

Last week, Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion and owner of Charlotte Hornets unveiled its first out of two medical clinics in the North Carolina city. The clinics which are strategically placed in areas in need of quality medical care will offer health-care services to Charlotte residents, incl...

“Apple Leads Market” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/21/19

Apple (AAPL) hit a new high as Raymond James updated its AAPL price target from $225 to $280 today which in turn led the market forward. AAPL shares closed at $240.51/share after hitting a new all-time high of $240.99 a touch higher. At the end of the day, the S&P 500 ended today's se...

The Chase Center & Other Sports Arenas To Go Live With Verizon’s 5G Mobility Service

Reportedly, Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service will be going live in 10 arenas, hosting millions of basketball fans, hockey fans, and concert-goers each year by the end of the 2019-2020 season. Verizon’s 5G to be available in Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Center, Pepsi Center, and ...

Walmart Offloading British Subsidiary’s Retirement Plan For $2.2B Pretax Charge

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

SAP “Embrace” Microsoft Via 3-Year Cloud Partnership

Reportedly, the business software group SAP has entered into a three-year partnership, named “Embrace” with Microsoft to assist its large enterprise customers to move businesses into the cloud. The integrated product to be sold through Microsoft's distribution channels, as reported. "We bundled...

Coca-Cola Reports Strong Q3 Results

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 released its Q3 revenue report la...

“Heavy Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/18/19

The market traded in the red today as a few issues were feeling a bit heavy. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) with the headlines swirling about their baby powder which was apparently found to have traces of asbestos, Boeing (BA) with a report that surfaced suggesting that they may have misled the...

Dow 30’s AXP Beats Q3 Wall Street Estimates

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. American Express reported its Q3 p...

Intel Acquires Smart Edge, Aims To Lead Position In Edge Computing.

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge, an intelligent-edge platform from an IT infrastructure and service provider, Pivot Technology Solutions Inc., marking an important growth opportunity for Intel for expansion of comput...

“Splash Of Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/17/19

It was a splash of green for all across the board in the markets today as it pointed to a number of better than expected earnings reports and news from across the pond that a Brexit deal may be in the works. The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 8.26 points or .28% as it closed at 2,99...

Dow 30 Tech Giant IBM Reports Q3 Results That Disappoint Wall Street

Dow 30 component International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. IBM announced recently two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantum...

J&J Exceeds Q3 Expectations/Raises Full-Year Forecasts In the Face Of Legal Issues

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. On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson reported their successful Q3 earnings, confirming that they h...

Goldman Sachs Reports Q3 Earnings Missing Expectations

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 Sachs reported Q3 earnings on Tuesday disappointing expectations and ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 10-18-19)

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 ...

Investing Quote Of The Day Via Mae West

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast ...

Netflix Beats Wall Street Q3 Expectations But…

Netflix (NFLX) closed at $286.28/share gaining .71% today but reported Q3 earnings beat after the close despite missing subscriber forecast. Netflix reported earnings of $1.47 a share on sales of $5.25 billion, up from profit of 89 cents a share on revenue of $3.91 billion a year ago as analysts exp...

“Mixed At Best” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/16/19

 The S&P 500 ended today's session down by 5.99 points or .2% as it closed at 2,989.69 just shy of the 3k level. The Dow lost 22.82 points closing over the 27k level at 27,001.98 down by .08%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed above the 8k mark closing at 8,124.18 down .30% or 24...

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, A “Major” Research University & Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Are Collaborating On Phase 2 Study of Intraductal Microcatheter Technology In Breast Cancer

The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research's mission is to end breast cancer. It challenges the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. The Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with nontraditio...

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Beats Q3 Profit Estimates

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. On Tuesday, J.P. Morgan Chase reported its Q3 earnings exceeding Wall Street expec...

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Releases Its Q3 Analyst Beating Earnings Report

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) declared its Q3 earnings report ending Sep 30th, on Tuesday exceeding analysts' expectations and raising its 2019 earnings forecast to 14.90 to $15 per share, in comparison to an earlier forecast of between $14.70 and $14.90, as per reports. UNH's revenues sa...

Netflix Due To Report Earnings After Wednesday’s Closing Bell

Wall Street analysts are expecting that streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) will report Q3 adjusted earnings of $1.23/share on $5.25B in revenues when they report post the closing bell on Wednesday. The competitive landscape or minefield has weighed heavily on many invested in Netflix. Disney (DIS), A...

“A Fresh Wave Of Earnings” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/15/19

Today, a wave of earnings kicked into high gear today which seemed to block out the ongoing trials and tribulations of the US-China trade war and we managed to have a very positive day in the markets. From the Dow 30, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings of $2.12, beating estimates ...

Exxon Mobil To Lend Expertise To India’s ONGC

Reportedly, Global energy giant Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is set to offer its expertise and technology to India’s state-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC) and help establish its resources in the offshore block, as per sources. Both the parties are looking forward to jointly loc...

Raytheon & United Technologies Shareholders Approve Merger

As per reports, shareowners of Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation (UTX) have approved of all the necessary proposals to conclude the merger of equals business combining United Technologies' aerospace businesses, consisting of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, with Raytheon...

Interview With Atossa Genetics Founder & CEO Steven Quay MD, Ph.D. Over Gynecomastia

Steven Quay received an M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and was on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. His contributions to medicine have been cited over...

“Simply Red Columbus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/14/19

Today felt like a day where many were hiding or trying to hide in the US as schools, banks, and a few other companies celebrated the Columbus Day holiday but there is no rest for the wicked as the markets were open. It was lighter than normal volume day as many did play a bit of hookey and m...

Creator Of Alternative Infertility Treatments INVO Bioscience Hires NEW CEO Steven Shum

Infertility is “the inability to conceive after 12 months.” This means that a couple is not able to become pregnant after a year of trying. However, for women aged 35 and older, the inability to conceive after 6 months is generally considered infertility. According to fertilitycenter.com, the ab...

Uber To Acquire Leading Online Grocery Provider In Chile, Mexico

Recently, San Francisco-based Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER) announced the acquisition of a leading online grocery provider called Cornershop located in Chile, Mexico.  Upon the closure of the deal, Cornershop is set to continue working under its current leadership but will report to a board with t...

3M Acquires Acelity, Inc.

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has completed the acquisition of Acelity, Inc., a leading global medical technology and its worldwide KCI subsidiaries for a total enterprise value of approximately $6.7 billion inclusive of debt and other adjustments. The deal was advised by Apax Partners along with controlled ...

Pfizer Shares Results Of Phase 3 Data For Abrocitinib In Moderate To Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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 announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

Boeing’s Board Divides Role Of Chairman & CEO

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, the Board of Directors of Boeing have announced separate roles of the chairman and the chief executive officer o...

J&J Ordered To Pay Record Amount For Its Antipsychotic Drug Believed To Have Caused Gynecomastia

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson has been asked to pay $8 billion as penalty charges to Nicholas Murray,who previously won $680,000 over his claims where J&J failed to alert young men over usage of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal causing gynecomastia, growth enlargement of male breasts, in a v...

Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over Concealing Functionalities Of Unsafe Max

Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been sued by the union of Southwest Airlines Co. pilots, the largest operator of it’s Max aircraft for rushing the output of the 737 Max jet to stay competitive and confining key information about features which contributed to two fatal crashes. The union is seek...

“Optimistic Market Music” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/11/19

The optimism and sweet tune or news that the US-China 'partial' trade deal was in play, imminent and apparently agreed to today fueled the market throughout as it reached mid-session highs. The Dow was up over 500 points at one point before tailing off into the close.  We should also mentio...

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited to Acquire North American Palladium Ltd

As per reports, North American Palladium Ltd. has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, where the latter will acquire 100% of issued and outstanding common shares of NAP for a total cash consideration of C$1.0 billion approximately. As per the deal, N...

Verizon & TomTom Explore Ways To Implement Road Safety Of Emergency Vehicles

Reportedly, TomTom and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced that they are working on a 5G innovation project together at TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference aimed at making intersections safe for emergency vehicles with near real-time alerts and information to stamp out fatalities and accidents ...

“Partial To Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/10/19

The US-China trade wars were squarely in the markets' line of view again today.  An optimistic understanding flew around the "www" today that at least a partial agreement with China may be in the cards.  A meeting with President Trump and China's Vice Premier, Liu He, also had wings and th...

Travelers Host Event To Highlight Ways To Combat “Distracted Driving”

The Travelers Institute held a conference on “Harnessing Psychology, Tech, and Innovation to Combat Distracted Driving,” on October 2, 2019, at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The awareness drive is a part of the company’s Every Second Matter education series...

Walmart Launches Low-Cost Healthcare Program For Its Employees To Curb Its Healthcare Costs

The retail giant, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) with 1.4 million in its collective workforce in the U.S is launching various healthcare pilot programs for its U.S employees starting January 1 in an attempt to cut healthcare costs which are a major expense for the retailer after wages, as per reports. ...

“Open…?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/9/19

All the markets apparently needed today was one word from the Chinese regarding the trade wars, "open", and the game was back on. Mind you that the Chinese only suggested that they were open to a partial deal but again the markets these days seem to hold on to what they want to here and tod...

Merck’s Two Applications For DIFICID® Drug On Review Priority List Of FDA

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some 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 the le...

Post-It App Launches Its Mac Desktop Version On High Demand From Users

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. W...

Senators Alert Payment Processing Companies Regarding Cryptocurrency Libra

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 secure ...

Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures To Invest In Virgin’s Space Travel Program

Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to invest $20 million for a minority stake in a start-up that is gearing up to fly its customers into space next year, Virgin Galactic founded by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic is also preparing to reduce global airline travel time to two ...

“Expanding” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/8/19

"Expanding" seemed to be the word of the day today. First, it was widely reported that the U.S. Commerce Department expanded its Entity List" with 28 additional Chinese firms as they had played some role in "fostering violations of human rights" against a Muslim minority in China. A Beijing...

Pfizer Presents Interim Analysis From Phase 3 Trial In Advanced BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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 announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

Microsoft & Avaya Announce Avaya IX-CC A Next Gen Contact Center As A Service Platform

Recently at the 39th GITEX Technology Week, Microsoft (MSFT) and Avaya, a global leader in solutions creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees announced that they are joining forces to bring in contact center services to the cloud. The next-generation contact cen...

“Trade, Cut, Confusion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/7/19

With Warner Brothers' new supervillain movie Joker experiencing an opening weekend with $247M in global ticket sales you might think all is well as headlines flew around the world today preaching its success. However, a Bloomberg article did its best to counter these good feelings with anoth...

The Walmart Foundation Backs Organizations Fighting For Hunger Crunch In Texas

Recently, the Walmart Foundation announced $4 million in grants to organizations working to reduce the hunger crisis in Texas where more than 4 million people battle with hunger, including 1.6 million children, as per Feeding America. Organizations Brighter Bites and Baylor University’s Texas Hung...

“Fragile Wings!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/4/19

We received a good ending to a volatile week that certainly left many of our heads still spinning. As has been the custom this week the markets seem to be riding up and down on the fragile wings of each piece of economic data more than normal. Today, the economic schedule confirmed that the ...

IBM Watson Announces Agreement With A Leading Diagnostic & Imaging Specialist To Upgrade Prostate Cancer Treatment

Dow 30 component International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. IBM announced recently two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantu...

Did Pilots’ ‘High Workload Environment’ Contribute To Boeing’s 737 Max Crash?

Reportedly, pilots of Boeing 737 Max airplane crash killing 346 people were exposed to “high workload environment,” as per early investigation reports informed CEO Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing at the Economic Club of New York in Manhattan. Earlier investigations revealed that a single airplane sens...

“Rate Cut…!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/3/19

On Thursday, more economic data was released and hit the markets at 7 am pacific. The markets took an initial nosedive prior to recovering into the close after we received the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index report for September which dropped to 52.6% from the 56.4% mark in August. Layering this...

INVO Bioscience Will Exhibit At The World Congress of the International Society for In-Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF) on October 24-26 in Barcelona

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc.  (IVOB), a US publicly-traded medical device company that was granted FDA clearance for the first Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, will exhibit at the 20th World Congress of the International Society for In-Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF) on October 24-26, 2...

INVO Bioscience Will Exhibit at American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2019 In Philadelphia Oct. 12-16

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc.  (IVOB), a US publicly-traded medical device company that was granted FDA clearance for the first Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, will exhibit at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2019 Scientific Congress October 12-16, 2019 in Phi...

“Double Down?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/2/19

No sir!... I am not suggesting you double down on the stock market or anything at this point,  however, we did double our consecutive down days today as the markets got stung again & proceeded fall significantly across the board once again. The downward move came in reaction to addition...

Johnson & Johnson Comes to $10M Settlement In Ohio

Reportedly, JJohnson & Johnson (JNJ) along with its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered a settlement agreement with the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga and Summit settling all the claims for a combined payment of $10 million with no further admission of liability. The settlement has also rem...

Walgreen Collaborates With Novant Health To Expand Retail Health Care In North Carolina

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a relatively 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 and Novant Health, a leading healt...

United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Unit Gains Order for 183 F-35 Engines

As per reports, Pratt & Whitney unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTX) was awarded a contract to build 183 F-35 engines by Pentagon for the Defense Department amid the fighter struggling with testing glitches. The contract nearly worth $2.2 billion included F-35 engines,112 engines for th...

“Manufacturing Woes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/1/19

Today, the markets suffered through a bit of negative economic news that came out of the manufacturing sector that seemed to surprise and bring forth woes for many on this first day of October. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index was reported to have slipped to 47.8 in Sept...

Cisco’s Introduces Webex Security Equipped To Meet Rigorous Data Security Needs

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Recently, Cisco announced its Cisco Webex Control Hub Extended Security Pack in addition to its existing well-known end-to-end enc...

Travelers Launch Catastrophe Map Viewer To Speed Up Claim Process

Recently, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) introduced the Travelers Catastrophe Map Viewer allowing agents and brokers to view before-and-after photos of disaster-affected areas. The feature will help inform customers about the condition of their property by offering high-resolution aerial images...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa (ATOS) Successfully Meets All Objectives In Phase 1 Study Today

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 effective in...

“Q3 Positively Ends” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/30/19

Today, the markets ended Q3 on a positive swing after a US Treasury representative on Saturday followed up by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro essentially refuted Friday's Bloomberg story that stated that the Trump administration is considering limits to US investors' flows into Chin...

Former Vanguard Chief Bill McNabb Joins IBM Board

Last week, F. William McNabb III joined the IBM board of directors adding a total of 13 directors to the board. Mr. McNabb a graduate of Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania formerly served The Vanguard Group, Inc, as chief executive officer and c...

World’s Largest Consumer Goods Companies To Miss Deforestation Goals For 2020

Reportedly, the world's two largest consumer goods companies Procter & Gamble Co and Nestle SA have confirmed that they are falling short of targets to achieve zero deforestation goals by 2020, an initiative where products which contribute to deforestation are discouraged by the companies. P&...

Sony & Disney Continue Producing Spiderman Movies Starring Tom Holland

Reportedly, Marvel Studios is set to continue producing the Spider-Man Homecoming series, as announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios comforting fans fearing that spiderman might vanish from the big screen after the deal between Disney and Sony expired. There were reports of ...

Nexstar Acquires Tribune Media With Hopes of Being Largest Local Television Broadcaster

Recently, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Tribune Media Company for an approximate value of $7.2 billion (including Tribune Media’s outstanding debt). The deal is set to equip Nexstar Media Group with wide coverage and flexibility to reach 39% of U.S. television households a...

Apple To Feature Films In Theaters By Mid-2020

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 ex...

Exxon Stepping Forward With $350k For Flood Victims In Texas

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 plastics...

“China Limits” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/27/19

The markets ended the week on a downward slope as we continued to get less than positive news from many fronts spearheaded by the trade wars that continue to bring uncertainty and weigh on the markets this week. Bloomberg ran a story today stating that the Trump administration is considering...

“Adrift” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/26/19

The markets seemed to be without a great deal of conviction and/or just adrift but lower today in a sea of headlines related to trade wars (Huawei again), tariffs, impeachment, whistleblower action more positive economic reports, and historically low jobless claims. The S&P 500 ended tod...

Chevron May Face Penalty Charges For Australian LNG Emissions

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, major oil giant Chevron may face penalty charges for carbon emissions from its Gorgon LNG plant-based in Western Australia licensed since ...

McDonald’s To Test Its New Plant-Based Burger “The PLT” In Canada

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) to conduct a 12-week test for its new plant-based burger consisting of Plant, Lettuce, and Tomato (PLT) with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario from September 30. The P.L.T. to be priced at $6.49 CAD plus tax and w...

“New Homes Push” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/25/19

After yesterday's somewhat somber "impeachment inquiry' news we started out a bit sluggish in the markets & understandably so. Then the market was given some notes from President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Zelensky and the trade wars to a bit of back seat to the new home sales...

Nike Beats Earnings Estimates Q1 Fiscal 2020

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. Nike  reported its quarterly earnings for the first quart...

“Somber” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/24/19

It was sobering if not a somber day in the markets and throughout the US as many seemed to focus on the negative and uncertainty rather than what came about that was positive. In the economy, we learned that the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for September dropped to 125.1 whi...

McDonald’s Announces 8% Increase In Its Quarterly Dividend

Recently, fast-food giant McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $1.25/share for shareholders holding common stock which represents an 8% increase. The dividend is set to be payable on December 16, 2019, at the close of business on December 2, 2019. This would bring in...

Microsoft Ups Game In Cloud-Computing Clash With Amazon

Reportedly, Microsoft is intensifying its cloud-computing rivalry with Amazon.com with the launch of its Dynamics 365 Commerce and Dynamics 365 Connected Store allowing brands to create personalized and detailed product webpages with customer ratings and reviews. Dynamics 365 Commerce is an omnichan...

“Eyes On German PMI” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/23/19

All eyes were on the German PMI situation on Monday as it showed that the German economy, the European union's largest economy,  had contracted in September & confirming that the manufacturing and service sectors worsened. September’s IHS Manufacturing PMI for Germany read 41.4, sign...

Merck’s Blockbuster Keytruda Plus Chemotherapy Demonstrates Improvement In Triple-Negative Breast 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...

3M Sides With Clean Air Asia Initiative

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. W...

Travelers Gains Approval From High Court of England and Wales for Insurance Business Transfer

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Reportedly, Travelers has recently received approval from the High Court of England and Wales for insurance business transfer under Part VII of the Financial...

Walmart To Drop E-Cigarettes From Its Shelves

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, according to Reuters report and as mentioned in an internal memo of the company. Growing and Unmonitored usage of vaping products among teenagers has been a major cause of health co...

American Express Expected To Raise Dividends Next Week By 8%

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. As per reports, Financial data fir...

American Express Company Announces Details For Its Q3 2019 Earnings Call

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. Reportedly, American Express Compa...

“No To Montana?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/20/19

Who says no to visiting Montana this time of year? It's so beautiful & peaceful this time of year, correct? Well...the Chinese that's who.  The Chinese agricultural delegates, in fact, dared to say "no" to their previous invite and plan to visit Montana-based farms today. The markets took this ...

Walmart & Capital One To Introduce Combined Retail Credit Card Program

Capital One & Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) are now launching the Capital One Walmart Rewards Credit Card Program with two new credit cards rewarding customers for shopping at Walmart and other places where the card is accepted. The program's signature card, the Capital One Walmart Rewards Maste...

Walmart Adding New Jobs At Johnstown Distribution Center

Walmart is reportedly adding 80 jobs at its Johnstown distribution center this fall, as the grocery business soars throughout New York state. Currently, the 1 million-square-foot distribution center employs 750 forklift operators, order fillers and support staff supplying food and non-perishable goo...

Chevron Targeting to Restart Production In Saudi-Kuwait Oil Field

Reportedly, Chevron Corp is targeting to restart oil production in the partitioned zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, informed Executive Officer Mike Wirth in an interview with the CNBC. The zone capable of producing as much as 500,000 barrels a day has been kept closed for at least four years du...

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Closes Underwritten Public Offering For Proceeds of ~$173.1 million

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics (FATE) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders.  The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal...

“Ho-Hum” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/19/19

After yesterday's "big decision" was revealed where the Fed met again and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%, we experienced a bit of a "ho-hum" sort of day as the markets pretty much stayed in place on relatively low volume.  The ...

“7-3 Vote” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/18/19

Well, we got it, folks. Yes, the Fed met again today and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%. This move was as the market had widely expected. President Trump also continued to tell the Fed tht they have it all wrong stating "Jay Pow...

“Fed Up Next” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/17/19

The broad markets finished higher again today, except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index which moved lower by .40% or 6.31 points closing at 1,578.29. the overall positive move came about with the impending interest...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

Sarasota, FL-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company that 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 and...

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....

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...

“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...

“Leo Season” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-27-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Leo Season" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across...

“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...

“Choppy Waters” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-20-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Choppy Waters" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-20-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

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...

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...

“Records, Records, Records” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-13-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Records, Records, Records" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-13-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary th...

“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...

“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...

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...

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...

“Independence Week” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-6-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Independence Week" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-6-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ...

“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...

“Goodbye June” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-29-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Goodbye June" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-29-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acro...

“+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...

“Dovish Records” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-22-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Dovish Records" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-22-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ac...

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 ...

“Cautiously Higher” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-15-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Cautiously Higher," Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-15-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

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 drivi...

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 ...

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...

“Fed Power!” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-8-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Fed Power!",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-8-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acro...

“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 ...

“Look Out Below” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 6-1-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Blitzed",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 6-1-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across ...

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...

“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...

“Swinging Lower” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-25-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Swinging Lower",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-25-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

“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...

“Trade War Jitters?”

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published May 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Trade War Jitters?" Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Gro...

“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...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-21-2019)

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 ...

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....

“Shifting Sentiment” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-18-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Shifting Sentiment",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-18-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that r...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

“Descending With China” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 5-11-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Descending With China",  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-11-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary tha...

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)

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 ...

“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...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 5-4-2019)

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 ...

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...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 5-4-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 5-4-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a va...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“The Digital Economy & World Markets” Vista Partners April 2019 Macro Economic & Investment Newsletter 4-30-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published April 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "The Digital Economy & World Markets." Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Compone...

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...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-27-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

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...

“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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-27-2019

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-20-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-13-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-13-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

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...

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...

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 drivi...

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...

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...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 4-6-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 4-6-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a va...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-30-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-30-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

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...

Procter & Gamble Moves Forward With “Home made simple” Products

Procter & Gamble (PG) supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. P&G launches its affordable plant-based products prepared with 95% plant-derived ingredients. It includes hand soap, dish soap, multipurpose cleaner, laundry detergent, and fabric softener. These...

Goldman Sachs Fined 34.3 Million Pounds By FCA

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. The Multinational Investment bank has been fined by Britain’s Financial Aut...

Former BP Oil Trader Ruddin Dhilawala Hired By Exxon

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...

Breast Cancer Treatment Innovator Atossa Genetics Announced Year End 2018 Financial Results & Provided Business Update This Week

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. Today Atossa announced year-end 2018 financial results and provided an update on recent company de...

Goldman Partnering With Apple For Credit Card Deal For iPhone Users

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 Sachs Group Inc’s (GS) credit card deal with Apple Inc will pot...

Judge Beth Labson Freeman of U.S. District Court for N.D. of California Adopted/Ordered Claim Constructions on 6 of 10 Finjan’s Patents Against Sonicwall

Palo Alto-based Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN) 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 emerging threat...

German Airline Lufthansa Seeking More Boeing Aircrafts

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 ...

Industry Impact of Grounding Boeing’s 737 MAX

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 ...

$300 Million Tech (“AI-Powered”) Acquisition for McDonald’s

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...

Microsoft Takes Control of 99 Websites Used By “Malicious Group”

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 (MSFT) recently took control of 99 websites used by a "malicious ...

“Bull Market Hopping?” Vista Partners March 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 3-27-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published March 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Bull Market Hopping?" Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging...

Apple Progresses With Launch of New Products, Streaming Services & Content

Dow 30 component & tech giant  Apple (AAPL) launched its new Siri compatible AirPods with wireless charging recently. The headphones will be on sale starting at $159. In addition to the above launch, Apple bombarded the market with the launch of two new iPads and new iMacs. The above launche...

Institutional Review Board Approves Use of Atossa’s Oral Endoxifen as Post-Mastectomy Treatment for a U.S. Breast Cancer Patient

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) ("Atossa") is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.  Shares of Atossa jumped to a high of $4.865 today and are currently trading at $4.14 u...

“Sharply” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/22/2019

Stocks in the US markets moved sharply lower today as they were fed reports that Germany & US manufacturing tumbled in March which seemed to ignite the fear that global growth is slowing even further than anticipated.  Germany's manufacturing industry indeed has dropped for the 3rd consecut...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-23-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View”,  Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-23-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a v...

Antonia Gagliardi Joins American Express Leadership Team

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. American Express recently announce...

“A Struggle to Digest” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/21/2019

Stocks in the US markets finished the day higher after moving lower in the morning.  The markets seemed to initially be struggling to digest the Fed's decision yesterday afternoon where they left interest rates alone &  further suggested that they would not raise them in 2019. However, tech...

Breast Cancer Treatment Focused Biotech Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ: ATOS) Raises $10 Million – Jumps Again!

Atossa Genetics (ATOS) a Seattle-based biotech firm focused on developing treatments for breast cancer had another wonderful day as it jumped up 24.47% closing at $4.40 on 24.84 Million shares of trading. This increase came about today as ATOS announced that on March 14th and 15th, 2019, it rece...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-16-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-16-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks In Focus" section, featured...

Apple Announces Dates of WWDC 2019

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) 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 expe...

MARKET ALERT: Atossa Genetics Announces FDA Approval of Oral Endoxifen for “Expanded Access” as Post-Mastectomy Treatment for a U.S. Breast Cancer Patient

Sometimes called "compassionate use," expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical tri...

Verizon Launches 5G in Two U.S. Cities

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) seems to have won in the race to release the first fifth-generation mobile services. The 5G services were launched in two United States cities: Chicago and Minneapolis. The services come at an additional cost of $10 for those customers with existing unlimited plans...

INVO Bioscience Partners with “Egg Whisperer” To Launch San Francisco Bay Area Embryology Center

MEDFORD, MA-based INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experi...

Is It Really Possible That Apple’s New Streaming Service Could Pull 100 Million Subscribers?

In a couple of weeks, Dow 30 component and tech giant Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil its plan for its new streaming service that will likely debut in the fall of this year, and Daniel Ives - an analyst from Wedbush Securities - is boldly predicting but without risk that the new platform could...

“A Little Mixed Up” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 3/12/2019

The major indices were mixed today with two of the three seeing gains while the Dow ended the day in the red. The S&P 500 increased 0.3% (8.22 points) while the Nasdaq climbed 0.44% (32.97 points). The Dow was dragged down by Boeing (BA) once again today, and by the time the market closed, it ...

San Francisco Bay Area’s 2019 Tech IPO Market Poised To Produce Riches & Real Estate Buyers

An increase in millionaires by the thousands is expected to come later this year as several big-name tech companies go public. Employees of the companies, including Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Pinterest among others, are to set to be major beneficiaries of the currently "open for business" IPO market...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 3-12-19)

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 ...

Vista Partners Publishes “Vista’s View” Weekly Market Update 3-9-19

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 3-9-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

Developer o​f Programmed Cellular Immunotherapies Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE) Reports Q4 & Full Year 2018 Financial Results – Highlights Operational Progress

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders, today reported business highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31...

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

It was a very volatile session for U.S. stocks today with major indices flip-flopping several times between gains and losses before finally ending just in the red. The Nasdaq finished the day down 0.02% (1.21 points) while the S&P 500 dropped 0.11% (3.16 points). After several twists and turns...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 3-4-19)

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 ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-2-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 3-2-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Launch Walmart Baby Line of Premium Products at Non-Premium Prices

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, cas...

Intel Introduces New Acceleration Card to Better the Growing 5G Network

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 recently announced the Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 at the Mobile Worl...

“On Fed’s Wings” Vista Partners February 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 2-27-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published February 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "On Fed's Wings." Vista's monthly newsletter contains macroeconomic views & investment considerations that center around Vista's Coverage of the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging G...

The Home Depot Recognized for Being a Leader in Climate Action

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 service ...

Roche Looks to Acquire Spark & Its Attractive Gene Therapy Platform

Roche recently placed a $4.8 billion bid or $114.50/share for the Philadelphia-based gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ: ONCE). This is thought to place Roche at the forefront of the race for developing treatments for rare, debilitating diseases including blindness, haemophilia ...

First Majestic (NYSE: AG) Announces 2018 Exploration Results at Eemitano & Financial Results for Q4 and Year End 2018

First Majestic (NYSE: AG) announced the results from its 2018 exploration program at the Ermitaño Silver/Gold project located four kilometres south of the producing Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine in Sonora, Mexico. The initial discovery hole (EW16-04) was previously announced on January 17, 2017, w...

Major Companies to Boost U.S. Shale Oil Boom

As major companies like Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) turn their attention and resources toward the Permian Basin in Texas, the U.S. shale oil boom is likely to continue its growth. Oil giants are increasingly seeing the value in investing in production in the Permian Basin and this investm...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 2-22-19)

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 ...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-23-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-23-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

American Society of Breast Surgeons Now Recommends Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients

The American Society of Breast Surgeons released new recommendations last Thursday that suggested genetic testing for inherited mutations should be offered to all breast cancer patients. These recommendations are in somewhat of opposition with those offered by the National Comprehensive Cancer Ne...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-16-19 Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-16-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

Will It Now Be More Difficult for Cisco (CSCO) to Avoid Liability Under Finjan’s “Battle-Hardened” Patents?

Established 20 years ago, Palo Alto-based Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN) 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 u...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 2-14-19) (Happy Valentines Day!)

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 ...

Are Scientists Really In A Rat Race to Make Drinkable Weed?

With the legalization of marijuana spreading throughout the US and the world, the race is apparently on to develop new and a wide variety of cannabis products as reported by Bloomberg this week. One of the categories with the largest potential is the cannabis-infused beverages market which could b...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update (2-9-19) Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-9-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

Dow and USA Luge Team Renew Partnership

Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. Dow combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials sc...

MARKET ALERT: Atossa Updates Status of Pre-menopausal, Estrogen-receptor Positive Breast Cancer Patient

Sometimes called "compassionate use," expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical tri...

Largest Bank Deal in Nearly a Decade to Take Place Between BB&T and SunTrust

BB&T Corp, a U.S. regional lender, announced that it will buy its rival SunTrust Banks Inc for nearly $28 billion in stock. This will be the biggest bank merger since the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The deal is expected to close later this year. Until the Trump Administration eased back the c...

Fertility Treatment Innovator INVO Bioscience Adds Michael J. Campbell as COO/VP of Business Development

Medford, MA-based INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology. The INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation tha...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 2-6-19) (31 now!)

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...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-31-19)

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...

It’s Time to Read “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-2-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 2-2-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured s...

“Global Expansion Slows” Vista Partners January 2019 Macro Economic and Investment Newsletter 1-30-19

Vista Partners ("Vista") has published January 2019's FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter, "Global Expansion Slows." Vista's monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Gold, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Mining, Natural...

Travelers Reports Q4 and Full Year 2018 Financial Results

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and busines Travelers reported fourth quarter 2018 earnings of $2.13 per share, missing estimates that called for $2.315 per share. Travelers, which reported its earnings ...

Breast Cancer Treatment Innovator Atossa Genetics’ CEO Issues Annual Letter to Shareholders Highlighting Strategy for 2019

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS) a  clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions issued the following letter from Dr. Steven C. Quay, President, and CEO, to Atossa shareholders:    ...

Cloud Services Provider Fusion Announces 3-Year Agreements in January Totaling $7.7M With National Retailer & Healthy Lifestyle Food Brand

Fusion (FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced in January that it has secured a $6.5 million cloud solutions agreement to provide Fusion's award-winning SD-WAN, Unified Threat Management and fully redundant Internet access to a major retailer operating across the United States. The...

SmartAg Driverless Tractors to be Ready for Fall 2019 Harvest

SmartAg, an ag tech company, announced that it plans to have its autonomous grain cart system, AutoCart, ready for commercial use by the 2019 fall harvest. The company first unveiled the new concept last year and prepared twelve prototypes that were used throughout last years harvest. Now they s...

Walmart “Walks Out” On Google

Walmart (WMT) is reportedly "walking out" on Google (GOOGL) after deciding to no longer make their products available on the tech giant's Google Shopping Actions or Google Express delivery service. The two companies' collaboration was an attempt to dethrone Amazon (AMZN) as the top online retaile...

Current Beats, Meets & Misses of Dow 30 Company Q4 Earnings Reports (1-25-19)

With the fourth quarter of the fiscal year having come to a close we are squarely in the "earnings season' again.  The components of the Dow 30  have also begun releasing their current Q4 earnings reports and we have seen seven of the Dow 30 components beat  estimates, one company meet estimates...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-26-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-26-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

Dow 30 Component American Express (NYSE: AXP) Declares Dividend Payable March 15, 2019

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. American Express recently declared...

Commuting to Work Like George Jetson Just Got a Little Closer!

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 product...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-24-19)

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...

“I Have A Dream…” – Happy MLK Jr. Day!

After a week of gains, investors will get some time to relax on Monday as the markets close in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today's holiday celebrating the beloved civil rights leader was first celebrated on the federal level in 1986 after being signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. B...

“Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-19-19…Now Available!

Vista Partners has published “Vista’s View” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 1-19-19!" Each weekly newsletter is written by Vista Partners' Managing Director, John Heerdink.   Vista's View includes an exclusive view on the stock market for the week, a "Stocks To Watch" section, featured ...

INVO Bioscience & Ferring Pharmaceuticals Close Exclusive U.S. Licensing Agreement to Commercialize INVOcell™ For Treatment of Infertility

INVO Bioscience (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure, is a disruptive new technology & is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural a...

Microsoft Committing $500M Towards Affordable Housing Situation in Seattle

Microsoft (MSFT) announced on Thursday this week that it is committing  $500M towards the worsening affordable housing situation in Seattle. The vast majority of the money is to be used to increase housing options for low and middle-income workers as they are being priced out of Seattle. Mic...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 1-18-19)

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...