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Atossa Therapeutics Teams With Nasal Spray Specialist Summit Biosciences To Develop Proprietary Drug Candidate AT-301 Intended to Prevent COVID-19 & Treat Early Cases

Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced on Thursday, May 28th that it has begun the...

Apple Secures Rights For Scorsese’s Next Film “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese's next film, "Killers of the Flower Moon,” staring star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. As per the Wall Street Journal and Deadline, the film will be labeled an Apple Original Film, and ViacomCBS Inc's Paramoun...

The Board of McDonald’s Announces Dates For Quarterly Dividend Payable June 15, 2020

The Board of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced a quarterly dividend of $1.25 per common share payable on June 15, 2020, to shareholders as on June 1, 2020. For more information and updates interested parties can visit the Company's Internet home page at www.investor.mcdonalds.com. McDonald...

3M & Wrapmate Broaden Relationship

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) and Wrapmate are entering a three-year global collaboration agreement in addition to the initial six-month collaboration that they had announced in September of 2019. The relationship is set to assist businesses to improve their marketability within the signage, print, and vehic...

Walmart To Expand The Number Of COVID-19 Testing Facilities At Its Parking Lots

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to continue to expand COVID-19 testing facilities in its store parking lots. “We have got about 180 sites that are doing coronavirus testing today. We just launched a site last week where we can do coronavirus testing at the drive-thru at a neighborhood ma...

Home Depot Quarter Earnings Hit By Expanded Worker Benefits And Social Distancing Norms At Stores

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) suspended its 2020 earnings guidance while reporting worse than expected earnings recently, due to high expenses incurred for the well-being of its workers. Home Depot spent $850 million on its expanded worker benefits during the quarter including paid time ...

Walmart Emerges With Strong Quarter Earnings Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Walmart Inc (WMT) released quarter earnings this week, beating Wall Street’s estimates. The retailer witnessed sales surge as consumers stocked up on food and essential supplies amid COVID-19 imposed lockdown. The company experienced a surge in demand late in March and early in April like many oth...

Successful Results Announced From In Vitro Testing of AT-H201, Atossa’s Proprietary COVID-19 Drug Candidate

Earlier today, Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, today announced the successful results from in vitro...

Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Will Continue To Be Sold in U.K

Reportedly, healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to continue selling its talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in the UK and the rest of the world, after facing ban in the US and Canada. The component talc which is mined from the earth and is found close to that of asbestos, known to cause cance...

Microsoft To Pushing Cloud Software Offering Into Healthcare Industry

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) plans to launch a version of its cloud-based software to suit the needs of healthcare organizations. The company is implementing technology into a package, "Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare” allowing hospitals to maintain and preserve data throughout an interaction ...

American Express Expressed Need For Employees To Work From Home For The Balance Of The Year

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) Chief Executive Officer, Steve Squeri expressed the need for its employees to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping in mind the safety of its employees. “If you can work from home and you do not want to come in, you do not have to come...

Nike Turns The Lights Back On In China & South Korea

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE)  is stated that they reopening 100% of its company-owned stores and over 95% of its partner stores in China and South Korea. The company stores have remained closed since mid-march to control the spread of COVID-19 and have been relying on the digital space to pull...

Cisco Systems Beats Estimates Citing Growth In Work-From-Home Apps

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported quarterly revenue recently beating profit estimates as COVID-19 lockdowns boosted demand for its remote-work tools and networking equipment. Companies went online to continue operations during lockdown increasing the use of video conferencing and virtual private n...

Seattle-based Biotech Firm Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) Announces Q1 Progress

Seattle-based biotech firm Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need announced its Q1 2020 Financial Results and confirmed the following progress:  Launched a new dr...

Fertility Benefits Management Company Progyny, Inc. (PGNY) Realized A 72% Increase in Q1 2020 Revenue

Today, Progyny, Inc. (PGNY), a leading benefits management company specializing in fertility and family building benefits solutions in the United States,  announced its financial results for the 3-month period ended March 31, 2020, as compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2019. PGNY co...

The Visa Foundation Granted $2M To Support Frontline Workers In North America

Reportedly, The Visa Foundation has granted $2M for COVID-19 relief programs to organizations in the U.S. and Canada that are supporting the frontline workers and assisting in critical poverty alleviation. The organizations include Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, American Red Cross, Direct Relie...

J&J Beat Estimates, Lowers Full Year Guidance, & Raises Dividend

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) recently released its quarterly earnings which beat market estimates. JNJ also made the decision to raise its dividend from $.95 cents a share to $1.01. The company forecasted 2020 adjusted earnings will reach the $7.50 to $7.90 per share level, much lower than its prior ...

American Express Sets Quarterly Dividend Payable Aug. 10

The Board of American Express Company announced a quarterly dividend of $.43 per common share payable on August 10, 2020, to shareholders as on July 2, 2020. Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit paymen...

IBM Announces Two significant Quantum Processor Upgrades & Quarterly Earnings

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...

Goldman Sachs Reports Declining Profits On Mounting Loan Loss Provisions

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported quarterly earnings recently confirming a 49% fall in their quarterly profits. The bank has reported having put aside nearly $1B to meet future loan defaults and booked heavy losses on its debt and equity investments. The bank’s net earnings payable to co...

Microsoft Investing In The Potential to Accelerate Innovation Through Italian Datacentre

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT)  is scheduled to launch its first datacentre region in Italy under a $1.5 billion investment plan, expanding its cloud computing services to more locations across the world. The new datacentre region to be based in the Milan area, in addition to other Microsoft's o...

Boeing Points To Deeper Workforce & Airplane Production Cuts

Boeing reported a $641M loss in the Q1 and forced to cut its workforce and aircraft production. The aerospace giant announced quarter earnings recently reporting an adjusted per-share loss of $1.70 and revenue of $16.91 billion. The company has already been facing major losses and challenges due to ...

Microsoft Reports Durable Business Model, Diversified Portfolio, & Differentiated Tech Stack Positions Them Well

Microsoft (MSFT) reported Q3 earnings recently, with its cloud division jumping 27% year-over-year. Earning highlights in comparison to analysts' expectations compiled by Bloomberg Revenue of $35 billion reported versus $33.6 billion expected. Earnings per share of $1.40 versus $1.28 expected...

Intel Reported Revenue of $19.83 Billion In Q1

Intel Corporation (INTC) released Q1 earnings recently reporting EPS of $1.45 per share and revenue of $19.83 billion. Revenue increased 23% on an annualized basis for the quarter ending March 28, above the company’s $19.00 billion forecasts. The company expects $1.10 in adjusted earnings per sha...

Chevron Plans To Cut Production In May & June

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Chevron recently reported quarterly earnings last week, cutting down its 2020 capital spending plan. The U.S oil giant reported earnings per share of $1...

Disney Suspends Quarterly Dividend

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported quarterly earnings and suspends its dividend payment as coronavirus lockdowns drain businesses of earnings. Updates from the Senior Leadership Team: CFO, Christine McCarthy stated that the company will forgo a July dividend payment to preserve $1.6 billion o...

Popular Meat Alternative Producer Beyond Meat (BYND) Beats Q1 Earnings & Stock Pops!

Beyond Meat reported Q1 earnings that beat wall street analyst expectations today as concerns about a meat-shortage grow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place pressure on the meat supply chain. BYND's results came in as follows: Net Sales: $97M vs. estimates for $88.2M Gross Margin: 38....

Exxon Mobil Reports $610M Losses, Amid Plunging Oil Prices Caused By Global Pandemic

Major U.S oil giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation reported sobering news and its first loss in decades as oil prices plunged to historic lows due to drop-off in demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company lost $610M in the first quarter due to $2.9B in write-downs tied to falling oil prices. ...

UnitedHealth Group Beats Quarterly Profits

Dow 30 component, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) released quarter earnings recently beating analyst expectations and upholding its 2020 outlook boosted by strength across its businesses. The company announced the medical loss ratio of 81.0%, beating analysts’ estimates of 81.57% for the qua...

American Express Reports Massive Drop In Quarterly Profits During COVID-19 Pandemic

Credit card issuer American Express Company (AXP) recently announced its quarterly earnings reporting a 76% drop in Q1 profits. The company’s net income fell to $367 million, or 41 cents per share, for the quarter ending March 31 from $1.55 billion, or $1.80 per share, a year earlier. Total reve...

Procter & Gamble Realizes Quarterly Growth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic But Uncertain On Fiscal 2020 Outlook

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported quarterly earnings last month, riding high on staples like Charmin toilet paper and Bounty paper towels pushing U.S sales up by 10% amid the pandemic, as consumers stock on necessities. The company reported an EPS of $1.17 versus $1.13 expected. Revenue...

Travelers Reports 25% Drop In Quarterly Earnings

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) reported quarterly earnings recently realizing a 25% drop in quarterly profits while claiming compensation coverage for dismissed employees would impact results for the year. The company foresees "elevated claims frequency and severity" for its workers' compensati...

Pfizer Realizes Decline In Q1 Sales But Exceeds Expectations

Pfizer (PFE) reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, beating Wall Street Expectations. The drugmaker announced an adjusted EPS of 80 cents per share, 7 cents higher than Wall Street estimates. The company recorded total sales of $12 billion, an 8% decline in comparison to a year ...

McDonald’s Reports Double-Digit Earnings Dip Amid Pandemic -Withdraws Fiscal 2020 Outlook

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) reported its fiscal first-quarter earnings ending March 31 this week. The company witnessed a 17% decline in earnings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Highlights from the release: Adjusted EPS of $1.47 per share and revenue of $4.71 was reported. Net income of...

Visa Earnings Exceed Fiscal Q2 Analysts Estimates

As per reports, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported fiscal Q2 results recently with EPS of $1.39 per share and revenue climbing to $5.90 billion, beating analyst expectations at $1.35 per share and $5.75 billion. The Profits climbed 4% to $3.08 billion. Chief Executive Officer, Visa Al Kelly warned the f...

Caterpillar Q1 Sales Drop to $10.6B Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported a 21% decline in Q1 sales caused due to falling demand in the construction and mining sectors caused by the pandemic. The company reported revenues of $10.6 billion in the first quarter, compared with $13.5 billion in the first quarter of 2019. The company reported a...

Verizon Reports Q1 2020 Earnings & Removes Full Year Revenue Outlook

Telecom Giant, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) released first-quarter 2020 earnings recently reporting earnings per share of $1.26, beating analysts’ estimate of $1.22. Total operating revenue of $31.6 billion was recorded, a 1.6% drop from a year earlier. Verizon lost 68,000 phone subscribers ...

The Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement Keeping Rates In Check

Here's today's FOMC statement:   The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. The coronavirus outbreak is causing tremendous human and economic har...

IBM Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend of $1.63/share to Shareholders of Record As Of May 8, 2020

As per reports, the IBM board of directors announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.63 per common share to shareholders of record as of May 8, 2020, payable on June 10, 2020. The dividend represents an increase of $.01 per common share. Arvind Krishna, IBM chief executive officer, stated...

3M Records Higher Profits Amid Growing Demand For N95 Masks

Reportedly, global science company 3M (MMM) has been riding high on additional profits due to the huge current demand of its N95 respirator masks during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, pushing its stocks up as much as 6%. 3M is the largest maker of masks witnessed a surge as the COVID-19 outbreak ...

Coca-Cola Signs 5-Yr Microsoft Tech Deal To Gather Information On Internal Systems

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) has signed up a five-year deal with Coca-Cola (KO) for the supply of business software, including its Teams chat app and tools for customer service agents. The deal reportedly includes Dynamics 365, however, companies did not disclose the size of the deal. James Phi...

ExxonMobil To Release Q1 2020 Financial Results on May 1

As per reports, Exxon Mobil (XOM)  is scheduled to release Q1-2020 financial results on Friday, May 1, 2020. Chairman & CEO, Darren Woods and Vice President & Secretary, Stephen Littleton to address and review the results during a live, listen-only conference call at 8:30 a.m. CT. The eve...

COVID-19 HOPE Clinical Study Update: Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) Contracts with NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

“Managing patient care and ventilator use has become a major challenge. We have an urgent need for a therapy to reduce reliance on ventilators and we are looking forward to playing a key role in what could be a much-needed solution for our sickest COVID patients.” commented Getaw Hassen, M.D.,...

3M Announces To Host A Virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 12

Dow 30 component, 3M (MMM) is scheduled to hold its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders virtually due to the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic keeping the safety of its members in mind. The Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Central Daylight Time. The com...

Boeing Terminates Its Master Transaction Agreement with Embraer

Boeing (NYSE: BA) recently announced the termination of its Master Transaction Agreement with Embraer. The agreement's proposed intent was to create a joint venture with Embraer's commercial aviation business and a second joint venture was set to introduce new markets for the C-390 Millennium mediu...

Apple, Google Revise Coronavirus Contact Tracing Tech Ahead Of Its Launch Next Month

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) and Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOG) have updated technical details of the coronavirus contact tracing system set to release next month. The updated features to strengthen privacy and will provide health authorities with more detailed data. The apps to use Bluetooth technolo...

UnitedHealth Group Led Initiative Providing Coventor, A Newly Invented “Light” Ventilator, During COVID-19 Pandemic

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has teamed up with Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and the University of Minnesota for the distribution of 3k newly invented "light" ventilators to meet the limited stock of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. UnitedHealth Group is ...

Vios Fertility Institute Highlights INVO Bioscience’s INVOcell Infertility Treatment On The Morning Blend

April 19th-25th is National Infertility Awareness Week. Currently, it is estimated that only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are being treated, but help is on the way... This week, The Morning Blend aired an interview on WTMJ-4 Milwaukee where Dr. Ellen Hayes, a R...

Travelers Canada Expanding COVID-19 Relief Efforts With Stay-at-Home Auto Premium Credit Program

Reportedly, Travelers Canada, the Canadian division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), has announced its new Stay-at-Home Auto Premium Credit Program offering its Canadian personal auto insurance customers a credit of 25% on one month’s premium. For the majority of customers' processing of t...

McDonald’s To Offer Meals To First-line Workers

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has volunteered to give away free meals to healthcare and first-line workers for the next two weeks starting from April 22 until May 5. "We have been inspired by the way our franchisees have been going above and beyond to support their local communities ...

American Express Introduces Coalition For U.S. Small Businesses Amid Economic Slowdown

Dow 30 component, American Express announces the establishment of  ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies comprising across media, professional services, technology, consumer goods, and many other industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses from the impact of ...

The COVID-19 HOPE Trial Is Believed To Be The First Pharmaceutical Study Seeking To Address Getting Patients Off Mechanical Ventilators & Reducing High Death Rate

The number of worldwide coronavirus cases has grown to more than 2.4 million while the number of worldwide deaths have jumped to north of 170,000.    Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), announced today that it has applied to the FDA for approval to commence a clinical stu...

Visa Scheduled To Release Fiscal Q2 Financial Results on April 30, 2020

As per reports, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A live webcast of the event will be available beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. ET) at http://investor.visa.com to discuss financial results and hig...

Boeing & FIRST Robotics Partnering To Bring PPE (Masks) From China To New Hampshire Healthcare Professionals

Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) partnered with FIRST Robotics to bring 540,000 medical-grade face masks from China to the US which are planned to be delivered to healthcare professionals battling COVID-19 in New Hampshire. FIRST® Robotics founder Dean Kamen, also a founder of DEKA Research and Dev...

Nike Is Now Making Protective Gear For Hospitals

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) has walked into making protective gear for hospitals including face shields and air-purifying respirator lenses. Nike has further decided to expand the number of protective gear in the coming days, to help protect front-line personnel from COVID-19. The equipment is...

Boeing Scheduled To Resume Philadelphia Operations This Week

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) is scheduled to resume operations at production facilities in Philadelphia next week. The plant manufacturing military rotorcraft including the H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey, and MH-139A Grey Wolf, is expected to restart operations on Monday with enhanced safety measu...

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Joins The Board

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...

Exxon Raised Debt Of $9.5B In Order To Stock Up Cash

As per reports, U.S oil giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation raised $9.5 billion in new debt as it seeks to boost its finances as debt markets remain open to new deals. The company raised $9.5 billion by selling five different bonds with duration ranging from five years to 31 years. Last year in Augu...

Nike Names Ohio University Graduate Ann Hebert As VP, GM Of North America Geography

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) veteran Ann Hebert, Vice President of Global Sales, to become Vice President, General Manager of North America Geography effective June 1 succeeding Tom Peddie, a long time executive retiring from the company. Hebert, graduated from Ohio University before starting her ...

Consumer Goods Giant P&G Announcing Q3 Results April 17, Boosting Quarterly Dividend

As per reports, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) raised its quarterly dividend by 6% and announced that it is releasing its third-quarter results on April 17, earlier than its previously announced schedule of April 21. The consumer goods giant declared a quarterly dividend of 7.907 cents per sh...

Free Laundry Service Offered By P&G To Cincinnati’s First Line COVID-19 Responders

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component, supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.  As per reports, four locations of Procter & Gamble Company's (PG) Tide Cleaners in Greater Cincinnati are offering free laundry services to medical personnel and ...

IBM Conducting Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 28

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) will conduct its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EDT via a virtual meeting. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the safety of its members along with public emergency orders and re...

3M Files Lawsuit Against Unauthorized Vendor Selling 3M-Branded N95’s At 500-600% Premiums

As per reports, 3M (MMM) has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan against New Jersey-based, Performance Supply LLC on Friday alleging that the company posed itself as an authorized vendor of 3M-branded N95 respirators and offered millions for sale to New York City officials at prices much h...

ExxonMobil Attempting to Reduce Methane Emissions With Tech

As per reports, Oil major Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is conducting field trials of eight methane detection technologies along with satellite monitoring in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is being carried out in 1,000 sites in Texas and New Mexico along with drones, helicopte...

Caterpillar Maintaining Long Standing Dividend – Payable May 20, 2020

Dow 30 component, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT),  announced it will maintain the quarterly cash dividend of $1.03 per share to shareholders of common stock. The dividend is to be payable on May 20, 2020, to shareholders on record at the close of business on April 20, 2020. Caterpillar has paid a cash di...

McDonald’s Varied Declining Global Sales Across Markets During The COVID-19 Epidemic

Reportedly, 25 percent of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) restaurants around the world remain closed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis as Restaurants are closed in the countries of France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. However, un the U.S  99 percent of McDonald's restaurants remain open...

Walgreens To Set-Up Temporary COVID-19 Testing Centres

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is set to expand drive-thru testing at 15 new sites in seven states to further strengthen its commitment to provide greater access to COVID-19 testing and community resources. The initiative includes states Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisian...

Hexcel & Woodward Call Off $6.4B Merger Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) suppliers Hexcel Corp and Woodward Inc have called off their all-stock merger, a $6.4 billion deal due to worldwide travel bans amid coronavirus pandemic. Boeing is Hexcel's second-biggest customer, contributing to a quarter of the company's annual sales. "Alth...

IBM Announces Howard Boville As Head of Cloud Business

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced Howard Boville, as head of its cloud business. Boville previously served as a chief technology officer, Bank of America Corp where he was responsible for building and running the second-largest U.S. bank's cloud services. Earlier, IBM’s ...

FOX NEWS INTERVIEW TODAY: “Atossa Therapeutics'(ATOS) CEO Steven Quay MD, PhD Regarding New COVID-19 Hope Trial”

Steven Quay M.D., Ph.D. is the founder, Chairman & CEO of Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from The ...

Walmart To Narrow Number Of Buyers In Stores As Coronavirus Cases Jump

As per reports,  Walmart is restricting the number of buyers in stores to encourage social distancing among customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The retailer to allow not more than five customers per 1,000 square feet at a given time. The customers to be admitted one by one and monitored by store ...

Apple Acquires AI Dublin Start-Up Voysis

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has acquired Dublin, Ireland-based Voysis, an artificial intelligence startup developing a platform for digital voice assistants. Voysis has been working to improve digital assistants inside online shopping apps by improving search results and shopping phrases such as ...

INVO Bioscience Appoints Christopher A. Myer as Vice President Of Business Development – Americas

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (INVO) is a medical device company focused on treating infertility with its FDA-cleared INVOcell® product. INVOcell is the first intravaginal culture device used for the incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development using the women's body fo...

Travelers Announces More Than $100 Million In Commission Payments Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Oil producer group OPEC and its allies failed to comprehensively secure a deal to take a historic amount of crude off the market on Thursday, after Mexico balked at the suggested production cuts. As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced that it is making commission payments to ...

3M To Ramp Up Production Of Face Masks After Defense Production Act Orders

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) is continuing to increase the production of face masks after President Trump announced that he was invoking the Defense Production Act to get the company production rolling for more face masks. 3M to work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to produce the masks....

Chevron Announces May 1, 2020 Q1 Earnings Call

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) is set to hold its quarterly earnings conference call on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The event to be presented by Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Pierre Breber and Wayne Borduin, General Manager, Investor Relations. Interested parties ...

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Shares Jump In Aftermarket Trading Post Announcing Worldwide Collaboration with Janssen

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders, announced today a global collaboration and option agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen), one of the Jansse...

P&G’s Manufacturing Plant In Oxnard, CA Bounces Back After Fire Outbreak

As per reports, Procter & Gamble Company's (PG) 51-year-old manufacturing plant in the production of Charmin toilet paper and Bounty paper towels suffered fire damage on Monday impacting 10% of the huge P&G complex in Oxnard, Calif, but reportedly the workers are getting equipment back to se...

Visa Reports Declining Transactions As COVID-19 Pandemic Grows

Dow 30 component, Visa (V) reported declining sales and transactions as COVID-19 pandemic has taken over consumer spending including shoppers and cross-border travel-related spending. "As countries have imposed social distancing, shelter-in-place or total lock-down orders, domestic spending, most...

INVO Bioscience Reports A 199% Increase in Topline Revenues in 2019

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (INVO) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified, lower-cost treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO Procedure, is a new technology. The INVO Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers pat...

Walmart Introduces To Test Store Workers For COVID-19 Before Shifts

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is set to start taking the temperature of its employees before the start of their shift along with basic health-related screening questions as to safety measures amid the rapidly growing Coronavirus. The company plans to send infrared thermometers to all locati...

Walgreens Increases On-Demand Delivery Services Across Stores With Postmates Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has partnered with Postmates to address the rising need for home delivery nationwide amid the coronavirus outbreak. Consumers can now get health and wellness items including some OTC products medications, household essentials from more than  7,000 Walg...

J&J Announces Lead COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Committing More Than $1B To Co-fund Development

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. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced that it has selected a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate whic...

Raytheon & United Technologies Merger To Trade On NYSE With Symbol “RTX”

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. As per reports, United Technologies Corporation and Raytheon Company announced that they have obta...

Microsoft To Acquire Qualcomm Ventures Backed 5G Software Maker For $1.35B

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is acquiring 5G software maker Affirmed Networks Inc, valuing the company at $1.35 billion. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Earlier Microsoft also struck an agreement with AT&T Inc. last year to move the carrier’s network to its platform, building...

Intel Is Providing Money & Equipment For COVID-19 Relief Programs In Oregon & Beyond

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) is working to provide money and equipment to health agencies and other COVID-19 relief programs. The company informed that $1 million out of $4 million announced this week will back groups in Oregon for essential services and equipment. The following community-ba...

NeuBase Expects To Announce Pharmacokinetic Data In Non-human Primates & In-vitro Pharmacodynamic Data For Its PATrOL™ Platform Next Week

Pittsburgh-based NeuBase (NASDAQ: NBSE) has developed a modular antisense peptide nucleic acid (PNA) platform with the capability to address rare genetic disease caused by mutant proteins with a single, cohesive approach. NeuBase believes that it has improved gene silencing therapies to include th...

Nike Reported Q3 Fiscal 2020 Earnings Exceed Analysts Expectations

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) reported Q3 fiscal 2020 quarterly earnings on Tuesday after the market closed which exceeded analyst expectations despite the current economic slowdown amid COVID-19 outbreak. The sportswear giant announced $10.1 billion in quarterly sales, a 7 percent increase irrespective of curr...

3M Has Doubled Its Global Output of N95 Respiratorstors In COVID-19 Fight

3M (MMM) has doubled its global output of N95 respirators to an annual rate of over 1.1 billion per year, or approximately 100 million per month. The company is also increasing its investments, particularly in the U.S to boost its global capacity by 30% over the next year. The production for hand sa...

American Express Announces Details Of April 24, 2020 Q1 Earnings Call

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) announced it will be hosting a live audio webcast to review its Q1 2020 earnings at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Friday, April 24, 2020, to discuss the results of its first-quarter 2020 results. The general public can access the live audio webcast through the America...

Procter & Gamble’s Vicks Contributes $1M Funding To Assist Front Line Health Workers of COVID-19

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)'s Vicks® family of cold and flu brands – NyQuil™, DayQuil™ and VapoRub™ are donating $1 million to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization aiming to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies, including COVID-19. T...

McDonald’s Drops Stock Buybacks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has suspended share buybacks to sail through the coronavirus crisis but its dividend policy has remained unchanged, stated Chief Executive Officer Chris Kempczinski to CNBC. This year in January, McDonald's declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 p...

Boeing Taking Necessary Steps To Curb Fallout From The COVID-19

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 (NYSE: BA) will cancel CEO's pay, suspend its dividend and extend a pause on share buybacks as companies are ...

Goldman Sachs Reports $4 Million Increase In CEO David Solomon’s 2019 Total Compensation

Reportedly, the total compensation of Chief Executive David Solomon, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) rose by 19% or $4 million for 2019 in comparison to 2018. Solomon's total compensation for 2019 was $24.7 million, as per reports. The revelation comes as the company faces pressure to lower payou...

Disney Delays Launch Of Its Streaming Service Disney+ Launch In Europe

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...

UnitedHealth Group Announces Date For Q1 2020 Earnings & Call

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) will release its Q1 2020 financial results on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, before the market opens. The company to host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to be webcast on the Investors page of the company’s web site at (www.unitedhealthgroup.com)...

Intel Assures Worldwide Delivery Of Products Is Greater Than 90% On Time

As per reports, the world’s biggest chipmaker, Intel Corporation (INTC) confirmed that it is maintaining above 90% on-time delivery of its products from factories worldwide. Chief Executive Officer Bob Swan applauded the efforts of the team and stated that he is “inspired by the deep commitme...

Verizon Ensures “Power Of Connectivity” Amid The Growing COVID-19 Outbreak

As per reports, one of the world’s leading providers of technology, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced that for the next 60 days it will waive late fees of any small business or residential customers because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus and the company will n...

Walgreens Revises Store Operating Hours Beginning March 19

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced revised operating hours for its stores and pharmacy beginning from Thursday, March 19 amid the growing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised operating hours to be implemented keeping in mind the safety of its store team members and ensuring to meet its customer's ne...

Apple Launches Updated MacBook Air With Modified Keyboards

This week, Apple (AAPL) unveiled an updated version of its MacBook Air with modified keyboards. The company switched back to the "scissor" mechanism of keyboards and discarded the "butterfly" which is used in its most popular line of models. The change was incorporated after customers complained tha...

McDonald’s In Talks To Add Measures To Support Franchisees Amid The Coronavirus

As per reports, fast-food giant McDonald’s is considering rent deferral and other steps to secure liquidity at its franchisees around the world amid the limitations imposed on dine-in restaurants to promote social distancing to control the spread of COVID-19. "At this time, neither the duration...

Walmart & The Walmart Foundation Allocates $25M To Support Global Coronavirus Efforts

As per reports, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have come forward with $25M in aid to support organizations working towards the coronavirus outbreak.  "In times of need, we see communities come together to do extraordinary things. This pandemic is no different. We are humbled by the efforts o...

Pfizer To Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine With BioNTech

As per reports, U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc and Germany's BioNTech SE have come together to develop a potential COVID-19 medicine using BioNTech's mRNA-based drug development platform. The drugmaker to start the collaboration immediately, the terms and conditions to be finalized over the next few week...

Infertility Treatment Innovator INVO Bioscience Makes Strategic Branding Move – Changes Trading Symbol to INVO

The Global Fertility Services market size is expected to reach $36 billion with a CAGR of 8.5% by 2023, according to a recent report by Market Research Future (MRFR) highlighted in Forbes. With that being the case, over the last handful of years, we are seeing growing investor interest and a growing...

Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Steps Down From Board

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from the company's board to focus on philanthropic works related to global health, welfare, education, and climate change. Bill Gates along with his wife Melinda runs one of the world's largest charities, the Gates Foundation he...

Nike Announces Closure Of All U.S. Stores In Coordination With Social Distancing COVID-19 Efforts

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is set to close all its Nike-owned stores in multiple countries around the world from March 16 through March 27, including in the United States, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to control the spread of COVID-19. The customers can continue shoppin...

The Coronavirus Outbreak & Containment Measures Forces Fed To Slash Interest Rates To Zero & Crank Up QE

In yet an another amazing but anticipated emergency move, the Fed has slashed interest rates to zero ahead of their meeting this week. The Fed is also cranking up QE support in reaction to the spread of coronavirus, containment measures and resulting slowing or halting economy hoping to support and ...

Disney Announces Release Of “Frozen 2” On Disney+ Today!

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

Atossa Therapeutics Due To Meet FDA To Discuss The Clinical Development of Oral Endoxifen to Reduce Mammographic Breast Density (MBD)

MBD is an emerging public health issue affecting over 10 million women in the U.S. MBD is a recognized risk factor for future breast cancer and there is no approved therapy to reduce MBD. High-risk women are usually advised to have more frequent or sophisticated mammograms and to make lifestyle c...

3M & The BrandLab Joining Forces To Promote Diversity In Design Sector

As per reports, 3M (MMM) and The BrandLab, a local nonprofit organization aiming at changing the creative industry of advertising and marketing are joining forces and have entered into a two-year (2020 and 2021) initiative to promote diversity within creative career paths for students, including gra...

Apple Reopening Their 42 Branded Stores In China

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...

Intel Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable On June 1, 2020

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. As per reports, the Dow 30 component Intel declared a quarterly dividend of $.33/share on the com...

JP Morgan Rates Boeing As Neutral

Reportedly, JP Morgan analysts have given up on their long-term "overweight" call on Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA), the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security system shares lowering their price target for the company...

INVO Bioscience Continues Global Buildout With Hire Of Yve Lyppens As Director Of Business Development Asia Pacific

According to the CDC's website, in general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year (or longer) of unprotected sex. Because fertility in women is known to decline steadily with age, some providers evaluate and treat women aged 35 years or older after 6 mont...

Walmart To Enforce Emergency Leave Policy After Cynthiana, Kentucky Associate Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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...

Walgreens Issues Statement In Fight Against Organized Retail Crime (ORC)

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc issued a statement in support ...

Aon & Willis Towers Watson Merging To Offer Tech-Enabled Global Services Focusing On Risk, Retirement, & Health

Reportedly, Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) and Aon plc (ALC) have entered a definite all-stock transaction with a combined equity value of approximately $80 billion. "The combination of Willis Towers Watson and Aon is a natural next step in our journey to better serve our clients in the areas of peo...

UnitedHealthcare & Optum Stepping Forward To Offer Care & Support To Members Amid COVID-19

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...

Tune In To The March 13 Call To Discuss Cisco’s Optical Business

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. As per reports, tech giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) will host a conference call on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 ...

P&G Seeks to Offer Relief To Victims Affected Recent Tennessee Tornadoes

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Reportedly, P&G will be distributing free personal care kits with everyday essentials, home care needs, as well as, cleaning supplies to the tornado affected area...

3M Relies On Regional Suppliers To Meet The Growing Demand For Masks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 3,200 people and has reached more than 80 nations  & increasing the demand for medical supplies like face masks and sanitizers due to huge demand from citizens all over. As per the Reuters report, 3M (MMM) has ramped up testing and production of its ...

Travelers’ Traverse Now Available In Texas

Traverse, a personal insurance product of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), is providing a way that consumers may customize, purchase and service policies online and is now available to those residing in Texas. Launched in New York in 2018, Traverse provides coverage options for items like mobi...

Thermo Fisher Scientific To Buy Global Provider of Molecular Diagnostics QIAGEN for ~$11.5B

Reportedly, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO), the world leader in serving science. is set to acquire Qiagen (QGEN), a Netherlands-based holding company and global provider of molecular diagnostics and sample preparation technologies. The deal received approval by the boards of directors, as well...

Homewood’s America Institute of Reproductive Medicine Is Reducing IVF Costs With INVO Bioscience’s INVOcell Device

If you have never heard of a town called Homewood then you are probably not alone. Homewood is a town that is located adjacent to Birmingham, AL and has an unremarkable population of approximately 26,000 on a good day. So why am I interested?  Simply put, Homewood is the home of the America Instit...

MIT’s Dr. Susan Hockfield To Join Pfizer’s Board Of Directors

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. As per reports, Pfizer declared the election of Dr. Susan Hockfield to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hockfield will be added immediately & will also b...

Walmart Intends To Hire 700 In Phoenix Area

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...

Home Depot Reports Better-Than-Expected Q4

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 ...

Has Pfizer Identified Compounds For Treatment Of Coronavirus?

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products.  Reportedly, Drugmaker Pfizer has informed that it has identified certain antiviral compounds in development that has the potential to inhibit coronavir...

Atossa Therapeutics Achieves Important Milestone In Mammographic Breast Density & Gilead Puchases Forty-Seven, Inc. For $4.9B

MBD is an emerging public health issue affecting more than 10 million women in the United States. Studies conducted by others have shown that MBD increases the risk of developing breast cancer, and reducing MBD can reduce the incidence of breast cancer. Today Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ...

Goldman Sachs Advises Employees To Avoid All Non-Essential Business Travel Due To Coronavirus

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per the Reuters report, Goldman Sachs has instructed its employees to postpo...

Tokyo Disneyland Announces Two Week Closure Over Coronavirus Concerns

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, Tokyo Disneyland is s...

Intel Gains $600M Bond Approval To Support Intel’s $7B Arizona Manufacturing Expansion

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. Recently, Intel received approval for a new $600 million tax-exempt bond through Chandler’s Ind...

P&G Honors Six Brand-Building External Partners

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.  Procter & Gamble recognized six brand-building external partners with Agency Excellence Awards for exceptional partnership and work over past years. The evaluat...

Microsoft Shares Selling Off With Markets & The Threat Of Coronavirus Upsetting Supply Chain

Shares of the tech giant, Microsoft (MSFT) dropped this week along with the market and the company's announcement that their falling PC business is due to the failing supply chain because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The statement came after other industry giants like Apple and HP announced similar ...

Disney’s Robert Iger Steps Down – Bob Chapek Takes Control As Seventh CEO

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. As per reports, Robert Iger to st...

Blackstone To Acquire IQ Student Accommodation From Goldman Sachs For $6B

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Wellcome Trust are set to sell the...

Intel Launches Updated Processor For Data Centers & Wireless 5G

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 launched new microprocessors, including a 10nm chip for wireless 5G base stations and a sec...

Travelers Recognized As Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Equality

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. As per reports, The Travelers Companies has achieved a full score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The recognition...

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella Praises Its Cloud Partnership With Reliance (India)

Reportedly, CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft (MSFT) recently promoted its new India cloud partnership with Reliance Industries at an event held in Mumbai, India sharing the stage with Reliance's Chairman, Mukesh Ambani. Microsoft’s partnership with Reliance entered last year marks a 10-year deal to m...

United Airlines Extends Relationship With Visa And Chase Credit Card Through 2029

Reportedly, United Airlines, a unit of United Airlines Holdings has entered into a multi-year extension of business with Chase Credit Card Services and Visa stretching into 2029. The deal puts rumors of United looking for a better credit card deal with Chase or another credit card provider to rest. ...

Shares of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (AVDL) Are Surging In Concert With $65M Private Placement Led By Jefferies, Piper Sandler, and Stifel

Shares of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (AVDL) are surging today hitting an intraday high of $9.64/share ( a new-52-wk an all-time high) and currently is trading at $9.12/share, +28%. Their 52-wk range is $1.03 - $9.64. Avadel is a company focused on developing FT218, an investigational, once-nightly f...

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Hits New All-Time High During Investor Conference Schedule

Shares of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (FATE) hit an all-time new high today reaching $30.60/share which puts an approximate $2.3 Billion Market Cap. The 52-wk range is $12.59 - 30.60. Fate is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies f...

Procter & Gamble Raises Earnings Concern Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.   Reportedly, Procter & Gamble stated that its current-quarter revenue and profit are expected to be affected due to coronavirus outbreak in China causing disru...

Microsoft Intends To Invest $1.1B In Mexico Over Next Five Years

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is set to invest $1.1B in Mexico over the next five years as per a promotional video released by the Mexican government this week. Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella stated the investment is "focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organ...

Is There An Intersect Between Breast Cancer & Heart Disease?

The growing awareness among Americans with respect to breast cancer and heart disease is quite evident, pink ribbons and red dresses have helped millions of men & women become aware of the risks, precautions, and prevention related to the above two most common illnesses. However, not many know ...

Verizon To Offer Its 5G Wireless Service At NASCAR Events To Modernize Wi-Fi Experience

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to take over the charge of wireless services at NASCAR racetracks after Sprint opted out as the title sponsor of the Cup Series following the 2016 season. The partnership between NASCAR and Verizon was announced last week and is expected to track Wi-...

The Home Depot’s Exec. VP Of Merchandising Ted Decker Presenting At Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference In March

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 ...

IBM’s Cloud Based Study Advance Designed To Optimize Time And Cost For Clinical Trials

As per reports, IBM Watson Health launched its latest cloud-based technology IBM Study Advance at the 11th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE). The tool is equipped to assist in optimizing clinical trial protocol design by allowing automated access to real-world patient population data...

3M To Migrate Its Enterprise IT To Amazon’s AWS

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...

Vista Partners’ Quote of the Day Via Bob Iger, Ceo of Disney

"The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. I get up at 4:30 in the morning, seven days a week, no matter where I am in the world. I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately. What I've really learned over time is that optim...

Walmart Falls Short Of Earnings For The Holiday Quarter

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...

Apple Warns On Presidents’ Day

In an article published on CNBC on Presidents' Day, Apple (AAPL) was confirmed to have warned that it does not expect to meet its Q2 forecast for revenue. Apple pointed to global supply constraints for iPhones and lower Chinese demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Apple had previously e...

Home Depot To Hire 80k Part-Time Associates For 1,988 U.S. Stores Ahead Of Spring Season

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 ...

Board of UnitedHealth Group Announces Dates For Next Cash Dividend

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...

McDonald’s, Starbucks, Etc. Gearing Up For ‘Contactless’ Pickup In China

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...

Disney Quarter Earnings Exceed But Guidance Backs Off

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 recently reported quarterl...

Tech Giant Cisco Reports Declining Revenue

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. This week, Cisco reported Q2 results, ahead of analysts’ expectations. The company reported earnings of 77 cents per share vs. the...

Boeing Extends With Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)

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 agreed to a tentative deal with its engineers' union in the extension of its labor contract by four years. ...

Nike Announces $.245 Quarterly Dividend Payable on April 1, 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. As per reports, Nike announced a quarterly cash dividend of ...

Samsung Launches New Compact 5G Foldable Phone Priced at $1380

This week, Samsung Electronics presented its foldable smartphone shaped like a large makeup compact with 5G network capabilities. The Galaxy Z Flip with folding glass starts as a large square when closed and expands like most smartphones. The smartphone priced at $1380 will be available in purple, g...

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) Prices $475M of 7.25% Senior Notes Due 2028

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) today announced that it has priced its previously announced public offering of senior notes (the "Offering"). The Company has agreed to sell $475.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes"). The Offering is expected to close on F...

INVO Bioscience Progresses With Hiring of Inger Britt Carlson, Ph.D., Former Global Director of CooperSurgical Fertility & Genomics

INVO Bioscience (IVOB), under the guidance of newly appointed CEO Steve Shum (Q4, 2019), continues to make progress towards building a vibrant and growing organization in the fertility space. Today, INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a publicly-traded medical device company focused on treating infertili...

China Pushes $10.26B Forward to Make Sure Public Not Hampered Financially In Dealing With Coronavirus Outbreak

According to Reuters today,  "China's finance ministry said on Sunday all levels of government had allocated a total of 71.85 billion yuan ($10.26 billion) as of Saturday afternoon to fight coronavirus....

Nonfarm Payrolls Skyrocket 225k In January, Exceeds Wall Streets Estimates

The U.S. jobs market powered on to more gains, as nonfarm payrolls rose  225k for January exceeding Wall Street estimates. While the unemployment rate walked higher to 3.6% in concert with the labor force participation rate rising +.2 percentage points to 63.4%.  The improvement is thought to be ...

INVO Bioscience Receives IRB Approval to Commence INVOcell Clinical Trial To Gain Expanded Labeling Including Live Birth After 5-Days of Continuous Vaginal Incubation

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on treating infertility with its FDA-cleared INVOcell® product. the INVO® Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experience. Their lead produc...

Goldman Collaborates With Amazon To Offer Lending Support To Small Businesses

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per the Financial Times, Goldman Sachs is in discussion with Amazon (AMZN) t...

Boeing’s 777X Jetliner Debuts Successful First Flight

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, Boeing's twin-engined jetliner 406-seater 777X plane took its first flight last month. The 777X, the world's large...

3M Hits 62nd Consecutive Year Milestone For Increasing Its Dividend

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...

Interview with Atossa Therapeutics’ Kyle Guse On World Cancer Day “Transforming Breast Cancer Treatment”

Every February 4th is World Cancer Day, the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalyzing personal, collective, and government action, they are working to reimagine a world where millions of pre...

Boeing Reports Quarter Loses As Its 737 Max Still Awaits Safety Clearance

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 its quarterly earnings confirming an operating loss of $2.53B, or $2.33/share, in comparison to a profit of $3.87 ...

Caterpillar Releases Q4 Earnings, Forecasted Weaker-Than-Expected Guidance

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported a revenue miss in the fourth-quarter earnings last week indicating “global economic uncertainty.” The company reported an Adjusted EPS of  $2.63 per share in comparison to an estimate of $2.37 by analysts’. Revenue declined 8% year over year to $13.144 billion...

Chevron Reports Q4 $6.6B Loss Due To Write-Offs

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Chevron reported a loss of $6.6Bn loss due to $10.4 billion write-offs related to its shale gas production, primarily in Appalachia as reported in its Q...

Exxon Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

Highlights From Visa’s Earnings Release

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 ...

Amazon Beats Earnings Estimates With Assistance From a “Record-breaking” Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon (AMZN) reported its Q4 2019 earnings on Thursday last week, exceeding market estimates and pushing its stock up by 8% after the release. Revenue of $87.4 billion was reported versus $86.17 billion expected and EPS of $6.47 versus $4.11 expected, as compiled by  Bloomberg. The online giant...

Arvind Krishna To Take Over As IBM’s CEO

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has elected Arvind Krishna, 57, as chief executive and a member of the Board of Directors. Krishna currently serves as IBM senior vice president for IBM's cloud and cognitive software division and had played a major role company's acquisition of Red ...

Verizon Reports Mixed Q4 Results

Telecom Giant, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) released its Q4 earnings on Thursday declaring mixed results. It reported adjusted earnings of $1.13 a share, while revenue rose by 1.4% to $34.8 billion in comparison to analysts’ estimates of earnings of $1.14 a share and revenue of $34.52 billion...

Microsoft Taps In With Better-Than-Expected Earnings Prompted By Expansion Of Cloud Division

This week, Dow 30 component and tech-giant Microsoft (MSFT) reported quarterly earnings ending December 2019, beating analysts’ estimates and pushing its stock up by 3% in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The strong performance in the quarter has been pushed by the continuous growth in Microsoft...

McDonald’s Releases Earnings, Beats Wall Street Estimates

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...

Dow 30 Component Pfizer Reports Quarterly Earnings But Falls Short of Expectations

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer reported quarterly profits on Tuesday, falling short of market estimates for the first time in the last two years. Sale of its patent drug Lyrica...

Apple Records Soaring iPhone Sales Above Wall Street Expectations

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...

3M Reports Narrowly Misses Quarterly Expectations As It Stumbled in China

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...

Inspirational Quote Of The Day for January 28, 2020

"Let this scenario play out on its own, in its own fashion. As you watch it unfold, you will soon be grateful that you choose the peaceful path. Remember -- those who live by the sword, die by the sword."   San Francisco-based Vista Partners LLC is a California Registered Investment Advis...

INVO Bioscience To Attend The Arab Health Exhibition The Largest Gathering In The MENA Region

The Arab Health Exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive gathering for the healthcare industry in the MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) region. It first took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in 1975 and is now recognized as the second-largest healthcare exhibition and congress ...

Chevron To Withdraw Its Stake In Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) Project

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. As per reports, U.S oil giant Chevron is planning to sell its participating interest in the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project to cut co...

Travelers Beats Flying High On Premiums & Strong Underwriting

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Travelers released quarterly earnings reports last Thursday which moved higher on the shoulders of the increased premiums and strong underwriting. The Company...

Intel Reports Better Than Expected Q4

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 reported Q4 2019 earnings exceeding analysts’ expectations. George Davis, Int...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay Issued An Annual Letter to Shareholders Highlighting Key Accomplishments and Strategy for 2020

Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.   This week Atossa Therapeutics' President and CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay Issued an Annual Lette...

American Express Reports Strong Earnings, Riding high On Its Credit Card Division

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. Credit card giant, American Express ...

Johnson & Johnson Reports Earnings, Beats Wall Street Profit Estimates But Misses On Revenue

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. Johnson & Johnson reported its fiscal Q4 profit results, beating Wall Street’s expectations...

P&G Reports Mixed Results But Raised Fiscal 2020 forecast

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble is making a return to CES 2020 scheduled to showcase cutting-edge technologies promising to transform the consumer experience with innovative pro...

Symphonix Health Insurance, A UnitedHealth Care Company Credited With Financial Strength Rating of A

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...

3M’s Post-It Launches Environment Friendly Post-it Flex Write Surface

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...

Walmart Invites Changes In Its Executive Team After 2019 Holiday Season

As per reports, Walmart (WMT) is shuffling its executive team after the 2019 holiday season. According to an internal memo of the company the company’s chief merchant Steve Bratspies is set to depart and will be replaced by Scott McCall. All of the changes are effective Feb 1, as per the memo. ...

IBM’s Q4 Earnings Beat

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) raised its full-year profit forecast, after reporting high revenue growth for the quarter as per reports. Revenue soared on the back of its high-margin cloud computing business. Highlights from the earnings release: Revenue from the cloud bus...

American Express Announces Date For Its Annual Investor Day

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, American Express is ...

Pfizer To Initiate IPO Of Its Consumer-Health JV With Glaxo

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® ...

Exxon Trades March-April Russian Sokol Crude Cargoes

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

CROC Defers Launching Of Strike Against Home Depot

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 ...

Will Verizon Go Carbon Neutral By 2035?

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) CEO, Hans Vestberg confirmed Verizon’s commitment to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 making it the first U.S. telecommunications company to issue a green bond, with funds from the $1B bond targeting renewable energy, green buildings, su...

Visa Inches Forward To Serve The Growing Cashless And Digital Economy Via Plaid Acquisition

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 ...

“Day 4 JPM2020 Complete & Broad Markets Rise To New Record Levels” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 16, 2020

Day 4 of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco is now complete. I logged in a few more meetings with companies in the biotech and healthcare sectors & also attended the Tribe Public Keynote Speaker luncheon event where Dietrich Stephan Ph.D., CEO of  Pittsburgh-ba...

INVO Bioscience (IVOB) Signs First JV To Operate Dedicated INVOcell Fertility Clinics in India

The INVOcell system (picured below) is a novel fertility treatment that uses a woman's own body as a natural incubator for the incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development. INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB) believes this process is cost-effective and has shown comparab...

Goldman Sachs Reports Quarter Revenue, Faces Declining Profits Due To Legal Charges Of $1.1 billion

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. On Wednesday, Goldman Sachs reported quarterly profits beating analysts’ esti...

“Day 3 JPM2020 – Momenta & IsoRay Surge – Phase One Trade Deal Signed” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 15, 2020

Day 3 of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco is complete and I have logged in another double-digit round of meetings with companies in the biotech and healthcare sectors. I met with interesting companies like CRISPR leader firm Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) & Millen...

Walgreens Lends Support To Puerto Rico After The Region Wrestles With Earthquake Aftermath

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) 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 is providing aid and supporting community efforts in Puerto Rico after the region...

Visa Announces Date For Fiscal Q1 2020 Results Release

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 ...

Intel And AREA15 Collaborating To Offer Live events, Immersive Experiences In Vegas

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 set to enter a collaboration with Arena15 to offer live events, immersive ex...

“Day 2 JPM2020 – Denali Therapeutics, Momenta Pharmaceuticals & Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Jump ” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 14, 2020

Day 2 of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco is nearly complete. I met with another 12 companies in the biotech and healthcare sectors including interesting companies like Oncolytics Biotech (ONCY),  Syros Pharmaceuticals, (SYRS), Prevail Therapeutics (PRVL) & man...

“JPM2020 The S&P 500, Nasdaq & Apple Soar To New Records” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 13, 2020

The 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off today in San Francisco. It is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investme...

Walmart India Fires More Than 50 Executives

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...

Travelers Discusses The Future Of Insurance & Autonomous Vehicles

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. As per reports, Travelers hosted an event at its Hartford, Connecticut office to discuss the emergence of autonomous vehicles and their effects on the insuranc...

American Express Inches A Step Closer To Enter China’s $27T Market

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, the central bank accepte...

Citic Looking For Buyers To Sell Its Stake In McDonald’s China For $300M

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...

Microsoft To Share Chat Scanner “Project Artemis” Targeting Child Sex Predators

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) is set to share its tool used on its Xbox gaming service to detect online text chats and adults exploiting and misleading children for sexual purposes. The technique, Codenamed Project Artemis scrutinizes messages looking for patterns and features before raising an a...

Nike’s So-called Super-Shoe Gains Limelight At Japan’s Road Races

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's Vaporfly Next% sneakers or so-called supe...

United Technologies Announces Q4 2019 Earnings Release on Jan. 28 & Call Details

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Reportedly, United Technologies Corp will release its Q4 2019 earnings on January 28, 2020, prior ...

Walgreens Gains First Enterprise-Wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens has received the first enterprise-wide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy f...

Is American Airlines Receiving Compensation From Boeing Over 737 MAX Grounding?

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, American Airlines Group has reached a confidential agreement with Boeing Co to compensate damages the airline faced in...

Intel Features Its Mobileye Demos Autonomous Car At CES

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. As per reports, Intel released a video of its Mobileye autonomous car navigating the streets of J...

American Express Members To Enjoy Access To Centurion & Escape Lounges at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

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 cardhol...

P&G Exhibiting Promising New Technology Aimed At Elevating Consumer Experiences At CES2020

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble is making a return to CES 2020 scheduled to showcase cutting-edge technologies promising to transform the consumer experience with innovative pro...

Walmart To Exclusively Launch New Atvio Roku TV Lineup in Its Mexican Stores

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...

VIQTORY, Publisher of G.I. Jobs Recognized Travelers As A 2020 Military Friendly® Company

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Recently, The Travelers Companies were acknowledged as a Military Friendly® Company by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs. The Military Friendly lists are gather...

Towa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. To Strengthen Its Global Generic Medicine Business With The Acquisition Of Pensa Investments

As per reports, Kadoma, Osaka Japan-based company Towa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. that specializes in generic drugs announced it is acquiring 100% ownership of Pensa Investments, S.L. (Pensa), the generics division of the Spanish pharmaceutical company ESTEVE. The deal to be an all-cash deal with an up...

IBM Thinks Seawater Could Be The Answer For Batteries

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 Faulty Drinks Machine Cause The Deaths At A McDonald’s In Peru?

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...

ExxonMobil Kicks Off Liza Phase 1 Oil Production in Guyana

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

NVIDIA & Acquisition of Mellanox Will Result In Offering Thought To Optimize Datacenter-Scale Workloads

Recently, Mellanox (MLNX) announced they entered a definitive agreement with Nvidia (NVDA) whereby NVDA will be acquiring all of the outstanding and issued common shares of Mellanox in cash for $125/share resulting in a total enterprise value of  $6.9 billion approximately. The increasing intensit...

New York Life Set To Acquire A Cigna Subsidiary For $6.3B

Reportedly, New York Life is set to acquire Cigna's life and disability business in a definitive agreement for $6.3B. The deal is expected to be completed in Q3 2020 and is subject to regulatory approvals and conditions. Cigna expects to realize $5.3N approximately of net after-tax proceeds from t...

Shares of Atossa Rise After Contracting For Phase 2 MBD Study In Women & An Analyst BUY Recommendation

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the US with more than 268,000 new cases in 2019 according to the  American Cancer Society.   Legislation has been recently enacted in over 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have Mammographic breast density (MBD) and those ...

Goldman Sachs Now Assisting WeWork With $1.75B Credit Facility

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per reports, shared workplace operator WeWork has arranged a $1.75B letter o...

Cisco Aiming To Acquire Australia’s Advanced Network Devices Designer Exablaze

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. As per reports, Cisco is aiming to acquire Exablaze, a privately held, Australia-based designer and manufacturer of advanced network...

Scientists Reveal Exxon’s Natural Gas Well In Ohio Released Large Methane Leak

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

Pfizer & Astellas Pharma’s XTANDI Gains Supplemental FDA-Approval For The Treatment Of Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate 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® ...

Boeing To Reconsider Production Plans For Its 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. Reportedly, Boeing is reconsidering a temporary cut or halt of production of its grounded 737 MAX soon after the Federal Aviation ...

Disney+ To Debut On Vivendi SA’s Canal+ Pay-TV Platform March 2020

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. As per reports, Walt Disney is se...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Enters Joint Venture With McKesson

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) 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 Boots Alliance and McKesson Corporation are entering into a joint venture to merg...

Home Depot Confirms Disappointing 2020 Sales Forecast And Margins

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 ...

Merck Announced the Acquisition of Cancer-Drug Developer ArQule For $2.7B

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...

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 o...

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 Ebo...

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 clot...

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 busine...

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 range...

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 s...

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 Contrib...

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 quart...

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 review t...

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 U...

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 chip...

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 Nasdaq ...

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 i...

“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 acros...

“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 conduc...

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 combi...

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 stra...

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 (NBSE),...

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, Teams,...

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 t...

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% closi...

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 along...

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 that ...

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 th...

“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/m...

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 treat...

“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 $1.1...

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 strea...

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 was ...

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 poin...

“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 milit...

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 bill...

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 Th...

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. JPMorgan...

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 Ac...

“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 though...

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 range...

“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 b...

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 stor...

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 wildfires ...

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 singers...

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 $25.5...

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 tea...

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 is ...

“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 be...

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 co...

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 range...

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 oil ...

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 ann...

“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, th...

“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 doubts...

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 w...

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 capabi...

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 profit...

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 Clien...

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 remain...

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 2...

“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 acros...

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. JPMorgan (J...

“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 wars ...

“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 12.26 ...

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 fatal...

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 7...

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 $33.1...

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 ea...

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. JPMorgan (J...

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 Tec...

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, up ...

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 bill...

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 sessio...

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 bundl...

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 last...

“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 F...

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 pro...

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 had...

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 breas...

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 24.5...

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 expecta...

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 saw ...

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), App...

“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 of...

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 mad...

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 of ...

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 mention ...

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 that...

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 today...

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 f...

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 cente...

“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 another...

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 Se...

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 p...

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 additional...

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 healthc...

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 Septem...

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 encry...

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 China ...

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 l...

“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 today...

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 Ju...

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 r...

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 quarter...

“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 which...

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, signal...

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 S...

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 firm ...

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 Company...

“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 designation ...

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 rese...

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, Mc ...

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 plasti...

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 b...

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 approximately...

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 t...

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 billio...

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 ear...

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 contributions ...

“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 Gillette...

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 the...

“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 plasti...

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 solid ...

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 Dow ...

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 com...

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 a...

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 bi...

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 Street ex...

“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 radio...

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 ...

“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 qua...

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...