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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...

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...

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...

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...

“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 ...

“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...

“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 (...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

“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 ...

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...

“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) ...

“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 ...

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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

Recent Q3 Earnings Beats & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies

    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 of $2.68, beating estimates of $2.483 per share. UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 of $3.88, beating es...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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 ...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cloudera Announces Acquisition Of Arcadia Data

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

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...

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...

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