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Monday’s Markets Proved That What Goes Up Can Come Back Down…

During the first part of the trading session today it seemed that all was again truly golden as market indices traded soundly into the green. However, as a number of not so positive stories, not to mention recently inflated valuations of darling tech names took hold, the narrative began to change an...

Markets Rise With Expansion Data, Nasdaq, FAANG’s, Tesla & Gilead Leading Way This Week

  Overall the markets ended in positive territory again this week aided by the ongoing low-interest-rate environment & the monetary and fiscal stimulus that has continued to be pumped in during the Covid-19 pandemic. This week we received overall positive macroeconomic reports showing e...

Markets Rise This Week With Expansion Data, Nasdaq, FAANG’s, Tesla & Gilead Leading Way

  Overall the markets ended in positive territory again this week aided by the ongoing low-interest-rate environment & monetary and fiscal stimulus that is continued to be pumped in. There were also a number of somewhat positive macroeconomic reports, a couple of records on the Nasdaq w...

It Was All About The Nasdaq On Thursday!

The Nasdaq managed to close at another new all-time record high today up 1.53% closing at 10,547.25. The move was again led by the heavily weighted FAANG stocks that had a good day overall closing higher as follows: Facebook (FB) closed at $244.50/share up .38%, Amazon (AMZN) closed at $3,182.63/sha...

Atossa Therapeutics Advancing With Key Clinical & Regulatory Hires With Focus On COVID-19 & Breast Cancer Programs

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 Wednesday that it has hired key personnel i...

A Bit of A Rainbow For The Markets Today While Netflix Hits New 52-Wk High Closing Above $500

The markets rose across the board today as the information technology sector climbed 1.6% and the consumer discretionary sector closed up 1.5% which led the way. The Nasdaq closed at up 1.44%% closing at 10,492.50. The S&P 500 closed up .78% at 3,169.94. The Dow closed up .68% popping above ...

UnitedHealth Group To release Fiscal 2020 Q2 Earnings on July 15

Reportedly, the UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is scheduled to release its fiscal 2020 Q2 earnings on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, before the stock market opens. The company to hold a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to review and discuss the results. Interested parties can view the call webcast o...

Cisco To Support Malaysian SMEs With 3-Year Financing Program

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has launched a 3-year financing program for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia on all Cisco products including software, hardware, and services with 0% interest and no upfront costs for purchases from USD 20,000 to USD 300,000 (RM 85,600 to RM 1.28...

Visa Set to Announce Q3 2020 Earnings Release Date July 28th, 2020

As per reports, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) to release its Q3, 2020 earnings on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Visa’s executive management team to come together for a live audio webcast at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss and review the results. Interested parties can listen to the live webcast at http://investor.visa.c...

Markets Pause But Novavax, Sunrun & Tesla Fly Ahead

The markets took a little breather today after having a nice run as some are pointing again that it may be overextended and/or that further fears of the coronavirus cases are surging and may cause further slowing of the economy. 10 out of eleven sectors finished in the red today as the lone holdout,...

Daimler Expands IBM Relationship

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Daimler have expanded their agreement allowing Dialmler to migrate its global after-sales portal to the IBM public cloud, implementing an intelligent cloud solution driven by innovation and at the same time maintaining and benefit...

2020 Travelers Championship Raises Greater Than $1.6M For +100 Charitable Organizations

As per reports, the 2020 Travelers Championship collected more than $1.6M for more than 100 charitable organizations. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) took over as the title sponsor in 2007, since then the event has achieved more than $20 million for over 750 charities across the region. The 2021...

Intel Teaming With IOC To Extend Life Coaching & Access To Tools To Athletes Worldwide Amid Pandemic

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) is working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) extending life coach, mentoring, and learning to more than 50,000 athletes who are a part of the Olympic community and are managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the postponed Olympic Gam...

Buffett’s Berkshire Increases Footprint In US Interstate Natural Gas Business With Dominion Purchase

Reportedly, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire is all set to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy for $4B, including the assumption of debt, the deal total balloons to almost $10 billion. The deal marks the first major purchase of the conglomerate since the coronavirus pa...

Bullish Monday Produces Nasdaq Record & Skyrocketing Electric Car Stocks

The markets jumped across the board today as 10 of eleven sectors ended in the green. The consumer discretionary sector led with a rise of 3.2% and the lone hold out was the utilities sector that lost 1.3%.  The move seemed to be fueled by a combination of expectations that grabbed hold of investor...

Holiday Shortened Trading Week Produces Positive Results/Records For Nasdaq & Tesla Going Into The 4th

  Overall the markets ended in positive territory this week with a number of somewhat improving macroeconomic reports, earnings beats by a few companies, a record on the Nasdaq, and a record Q2 for the Dow 30 which closed up 17.8% for the quarter, its best since the 1987 market crash. The po...

Better Than Expected Employment Data Pushed Markets Higher On Thursday, July 2nd

The markets received a significant push today from a set of employment data reports that beat expectations. The markets moved up sharply in early going only to sell-off as the trading session came to a holiday week shortened ending, but still managed to remain in positive territory on Thursday. June...

Chevron Completed The Acquisition of Australia’s Puma Energy Holdings Pty Ltd For AU$425M

As per reports, Chevron Australia Downstream Pty Ltd., an entirely owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced the acquisition of Puma Energy (Australia) Holdings Pty Ltd from Puma Energy Asia Pacific B.V. comprising of all shares and equity interest for AU$425 million. The acquisition a...

Will Visa & Mastercard Revoke Wirecard AG’s Ability To Process Payments On Their Networks Post $2B Plus Scandal?

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) may revoke Wirecard AG’s ability to process payments on their networks, after it started insolvency proceedings citing over-indebtedness and inability to assure it can continue as a going concern. The firm also faced a recent scandal that l...

Q3 Begins With Record High For Nasdaq As We Swiftly Move Towards The Last Day Of Trading This Week

Q3 began with a bit of a bang for the Nasdaq as it closed at a new record high up .95% closing at 10,154.63. Performances from the highly weighted FAANG stocks helped make this day happen for the Nasdaq as they closed overall all strongly as follows: Facebook (FB) closed at $237.55/share up 4.62%, A...

Microsoft Announces Permanent Closure Of All Physical Store Locations As Sales Grow Online

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) is set to permanently close all its physical store locations but will continue to invest and encourage investment in a digital storefront along with third-party retailers for sales of products such as the Xbox game player and Surface tablets. “Our sales have gro...

Q2 2020 Produces Market Records With More Stimulus In Mnuchin & Powell’s View Plus $1800/oz Gold

Buoyed by stimulus packages in play over the last couple of months and with more stimulus measures in their sites today, the markets rose again as they have done almost dependably throughout the 2nd quarter. Q2 also brought forth a new all-time record high on the Nasdaq while also producing the best...

Intel To Partner With Arizona’s MCCCD For First Intel-Designed AI Associate Degree

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) is partnering with Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) for the launch of its first Intel-designed artificial intelligence (AI) associate degree program in the United States. The Arizona Commerce Authority to also provides a workforce grant of $100k...

Set Your Schedules as Disney’s Live Action Feature “Mulan” Will Be Released On August 21, 2020

The Walt Disney Studios (DIS) announced the release of "Mulan," a live-action epic directed by renowned filmmaker Niki Caro in theaters on August 21, 2020. The film's earlier release of July 24, 2020, was delayed due to the theatre closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney’s Mulan depicts an e...

Markets Rise As Pending Home Sales Report Confirms 44.3% Month/Month Jump in May

The markets today rose across the board as the Dow 30 gained 2.32%, the S&P 500 gained 1.47%, the Nasdaq gained 1.20%, and the Russell 2000 jumped 3.1%.  This move came as a macroeconomic snapshot helped swing the markets into positive territory as the doom and gloom sentiment growing at the en...

Nike’s Reported Fiscal Q4 Losses Driven By Coronavirus Closures

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) recently reported Q4 losses as they were forced to close global store closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown. Revenue of $6.31B was reported versus $7.38B expected and loss per share of $.51, versus earnings of 10 cents per share expected. About 90% of Nike’s phys...

Descending Views Climb On Covid-19 Growth

  Overall the markets ended in negative territory this week succumbing to the widely reported and feared rise of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, slowing or delays of reopening steps in states like Florida, Texas, & in my home state of California, newly initiated 14-day quarantines in ...

A Swing Into The Green On Thursday

The markets today were like a tale of two tails as we started out in the first half in the red and then it turned around to swing firmly into the green at the close. Coronavirus concerns, fears, and considerations were still part of the mix and cloudy and confusing skies as nothing has been solved. ...

Growing Coronavirus Concerns, Fears & Considerations Consumes Investor Sentiment Today

The markets today finished firmly in the red as coronavirus concerns, fears and considerations seemed to take over investors' minds and reopening hopes faded a little. My home state of California and Texas added to these fears reporting another daily record of newly confirmed coronavirus cases &...

3M And HP Collaborate Promoting Social Distancing

As per reports, 3M (MMM) and HP Inc. announced a new collaboration to share large-format graphics for commercial signage applications free-of-charge, to encourage and communicate social distancing and safety messages at public spaces, workplaces, and businesses amid reopening and the continued COVID...

US-China Trade Deal Intact, New How Sales Bounce, Gold Rises & Markets End In Green

The markets today finished in the green while the Nasdaq closed at yet another record high ending the trading session at 10,131.37 up .74%. The market's positive move surprisgly came after the apparently "misinterpreted" White House trade advisor Peter Navarro was quoted stating that the US-China tr...

Nasdaq Hits Record High, Existing Home Sales Drop, & Coronavirus Cases Climb…

Overall the markets today finished in the green with the Nasdaq closing above 10k or 10,056.48, a new record high up 1.11%. The Nasdaq's move came squarely on the backs of the highly weighted tech sector stocks as the information technology sector rose 1.9%. The FAANG stocks rose across the board as...

Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Clean & Clear Fairness & Neutrogena Fine Fairness Lines

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to stop selling skin whitening creams which are very popular in Asia and the Middle East after such products gained social pressure in recent weeks amid debate about racial inequality globally. The company to stop selling its Clean & Clear Fairness lin...

Interesting Inclusion by Verizon Of Cisco’s 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System In VNS Offering

Reportedly, Verizon Business Group is expanding its Virtual Network Services (VNS) portfolio with the inclusion of Cisco’s 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) for its enterprise customers. The Cisco ENCS purpose-built platform optimized for Network Function Virtualization to be in...

Walgreens Restarts Immunization Services

As per reports,  Walgreens (WBA) has restarted immunization services, taking care of all safety measures for pharmacy team members and patients.  The changes comply with the updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines keeping in mind the flu season ahead, which may coi...

The Markets Eked Out A Positive Win This Week Despite Second Wave Worries!

  Overall the markets produced marginal gains this week as reported rise COVID-19 cases & the threat or fear of a "second wave" was all over the world wide web. It indeed proved to be a cloud that weighed on the spirits of investors while trimming returns towards the week's end as hope...

A Vista Partners Interview With Steve Shum CEO of INVO Bioscience Regarding Increasing Access To Care For Fertility Treatment

As compared to other countries, public payers in the US for the most part do not cover infertility services and, while a few state mandates for some coverage are in place, most private plans are exempted, leaving the majority of patients to pay out of pocket for their infertility care. With that min...

Greater Than Expected Jobs Claims & COVID-19 Fears Keep Lid On The Markets Thursday

Overall the markets today managed to stay within a certain and relatively level range as different forces battled for the minds of investors. On the relatively neutral to the positive side of the US macroeconomic coin, the initial jobless claims report for the week ending June 13 came in above expec...

McDonald’s Gears Up For Reopening With $200 Million Advertising Boost

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) reported a 30% decline in its global sales in the first two months for the current quarter even though lock-down restrictions eased amid the pandemic, allowing the reopening of the majority of its restaurants worldwide. The fast-food giant reported improved demand from...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Announces July 9, 2020 For Its Fiscal 2020 Q3 Earnings

As per reports, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) is scheduled to release its fiscal 2020 Q3 earnings on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at results at 7 a.m. Eastern time. A one-hour conference call with WBA management to begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The event can be accessed at WBA investor relatio...

Eli Lilly Completes Successful Phase 3 Study On Breast Cancer Relapse

Reportedly, Eli Lilly (LLY), an American pharmaceutical company is expected to grab a significant share of Pfizer's (PFE) breast cancer treatment market after the completion of a successful Phase 3 study of Verzenio. The researchers at Eli Lilly tested Verzenio in combination with standard endocrin...

Nike Marks Juneteenth As An An Annual Paid Holiday Going Forward

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) to recognize Juneteenth as an annual paid holiday for U.S. employees, announced CEO John Donahoe, as per an internal staff memo. In addition, the brand has also launched a diversity education program. Donahoe stated, “Education can play an important role in the fi...

The Markets Dragged Along on Humpday

The markets overall today seemed to drag along at a snail's pace mired in a sense of worry regarding reopening success rates or failure probabilities which continue to be weighed against current escalated valuations after the recent sharp V-shaped recovery of the markets. A couple of macroeconomic ...

American Express Joint Venture To Start Operations In China Ahead Of China’s Central Bank Approval

Reportedly, China's central bank The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has approved network clearing license for Express (Hangzhou) Technology Services Co, an American Express joint venture between American Express and LianLian DigiTech Co Ltd. American Express had applied in January to start operations...

United Health Foundation Commits $500k For Urgent Assistance via Arizona Food Bank Network

The United Health Foundation has pledged $500k to provide urgent assistance to Arizona residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aid for the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN ) is a part of UnitedHealth Group’s more than $75 million commitment to fight COVID-19 and help those directly affected by...

Walmart & CVS Pledge to Keep Multicultural Beauty Products Out Of Locked Cabinets

Reportedly, CVS Health Corp along with Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced to discontinue personal and beauty care products fashioned for people of color in locked display cases after the tradition drew criticism following the death of African American George Floyd last month due to police brutalit...

Walmart Introduces Debt-Free Education To Increase Skilled Trade Workers

Reportedly, The Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is looking to grow its educational offerings and programs in line with its vision of focussed and future-oriented training for its workforce with skilled training. “While the economy and our company will continue to be technology-driven, we also recogn...

Reopening Macroeconomic Data, Further Stimulus & COVID-19 Treatment Hopes Drive Markets Further North But…

After receiving news yesterday that the Fed was increasing its stimulus measures to support liquidity, the market recovered strongly into the close. Today the markets got additional propelling news in the form of positive reopening fueled macroeconomic data reports which surfaced and drove the marke...

UnitedHealthcare To Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries Of Commonwealth Of Kentucky

As per reports, The Commonwealth of Kentucky has selected the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kentucky as one of its five organizations to manage its statewide Medicaid program, effective January 1, 2021. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has reportedly partnered with managed care health plans to impr...

Second Wave Fears & Expanded Fed Policy Swings Markets

This weekend the current COVID-19 fear of the day, the "second wave," grew as it was reported that nearly half of the US was seeing cases uptick which could retard the reopening steps and delay recovery. In reaction, the futures were down significantly heading into Monday's open and once we opened t...

A Week of Market Records, Losses, & Volatility

It was a week that brought forth a record high on the Nasdaq pushing it north of 10,000 for the first time ever & the other indices were not too far off of their marks either in the early going. However, a number of negative views & new stories surfaced and volatility to the downside charged...

Fate Therapeutics Announces Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock At $28.31/share & Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Fate Therapeutics”) (NASDAQ: 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 cl...

Fear, Fed & Technicals Feed Indiscriminate Market Selloff on Thursday

Today's indiscriminate market selloff can possibly be attributed to many issues including the fear and evidence of a COVID-19 resurgence in many states like Texas, California, and Arizona as reopening steps stride forward, the Fed's somewhat bleak outlook that was shared with us yesterday where they...

Atossa Therapeutics Announces Availability of Manuscript on Results from In vitro Testing of COVID-19 Drug, AT-H201

SEATTLE, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 that the manus...

Fed Stays Pat As Nasdaq, Gold & Silver Surge

The markets were overall sour today except for the Nasdaq which moved further into record territory closing above 10k at 10,020.35 up .67%. The energy sector down 4.9% and the financials sector down 3.8% were the main culprits in the overall markets decline. Starbucks (SBUX) ($79.01/share, -4.1%) di...

FAANG Stocks Push Nasdaq to New Highs Ahead of Fed’s Meeting

Tuesday markets saw somewhat of a selloff across a number of sectors putting pressure on the Dow, S&P 500, and the Russell 2000 which all closed down. In contrast, the FAANG stocks surged pushing the NASDAQ to a new closing high as it rose .29% closing at 9,953.75 and is now knocking on the 10k ...

Travelers Declares Financial Support Towards Advancing Racial Equality In Twin Cities

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to come forward with $1 million in aid to support non-profit bodies working to support the black community and racial equality across the country along with fixing broken businesses in Minnesota, as per reports. The funds to be distributed among organizations such...

Americans Saying “Let’s Run” During Covid-19 Pandemic Driving Nike, etc. Forward on Shoe Demand

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been pushing the fitness and health enthusiasts to embrace solo fitness endeavors like running a major part of the lifestyle, making the running sneaker industry a winner. The trend caused by the pandemic beats the 2010's, group classes which were the world’s hott...

Verizon’s Board Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable August 3, 2020

The Board of Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend of 61.50 cents per outstanding share payable on August 3, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 10, 2020.  The company has 4.1 billion shares of common stock outstanding and $10.02 billion in c...

Nike To Bring Forward $40 Million Over Four-Years In Aid The Black Community

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE), along with its Jordan and Converse brands. is seeking to support the black community over the next four years with $40 million in aid. The funds will be donated to organizations and groups working to bring in social justice, equality, education, and focus on racial...

Reopening Trades Roar As The Dow & Russell Rule The Week

Like the king of the jungle, the markets roared throughout the week & moved higher into Friday's close riding on optimistic reopening expectations staring directly in the face of civil protests throughout the US and the continued growth of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the world. On Friday...

Chris Newkirk Snares Visa’s Newly Created Position Of Chief Strategy Officer

Recently, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced the appointment of Chris Newkirk as Chief Strategy Officer, joining office from June 15. Mr. Newkirk to head the Corporate Strategy organization and be part of the strategic planning for the company in collaboration with the company’s regional teams. Mr. Ne...

Gillette Promises One-Stop-Shop For All Men With Facial Hair With New King C. Gillette Line

Reportedly, Procter & Gamble Company (PG)'s Gillette announced the launch of its new range of products under the name King C. Gillette, offering a complete range of tools and products for men, helping them to perfect their facial hairstyle and grooming at the ease of their home. The launch meets...

Jobs Picture Throttles Market Advance But American Airlines Flys Higher On Reported Demand

Thursday's markets seemed to be throttled by further negative macroeconomic data including the Initial claims report for the week ending May 30, which confirmed a decline by 249k to 1.877M while the Continuing claims report for the week ending May 23 confirmed a rise by 649k to 21.487M. These report...

Will The Coronavirus Infect Every Human On The Planet? Atossa’s CEO Says…

In a recent article published at Best Life Online, Steven Quay M.D., Ph.D., the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and COVID-19 therapeutics, stated "corona...

Apple Adds Another AI-Related Acquisition With Ontario’s Inductiv!

As per reports, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has bought machine-learning Ontario-based startup Inductiv Inc. adding to the list of dozen AI-related acquisitions over the last few years. The team of Inductiv is believed to be working on Siri, machine learning, and data science. Apple confirmed the deal and s...

European Health Regulators Bless J&J’s Ebola Vaccine

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) two-dose experimental vaccine for Ebola in the European Union has received approval from the European health regulators. The vaccine is prepared to target the Ebola strain that causes the disease in most people, J&J submitted the approval application...

Today’s Macroeconomic Stories Lift Humpday’s Markets

Wednesday's market received a couple of  "surprise" results from macroeconomic reports that lifted spirits and lifted the markets. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index report confirmed a jump to 45.4% in May from the 41.8% in April while the ADP Employment Change Report confirmed that ~2.76M private-sec...

Nike Will Release Fiscal Q4 2020 Earnings on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) will release its fiscal Q4 2020 earnings on Thursday, June 25, 2020, after the market closes. The company to host a business call at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss the results, which can be reached live at http://investors.nike.com. An archived version of the call will be avai...

Cisco To Acquire Sequoia Backed Startup ThousandEyes

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) will purchase San Francisco-based startup ThousandEyes Inc. for about $1 billion to boost its software and service capabilities. ThousandEyes keeps in check whether the end-user of internet service is getting what’s promised and intended, and tracks how ...

Travelers Joins First Broker-led Investor Group and Accelerator Program BrokerTech Ventures As Its First Carrier Partner

Reportedly, the industry’s first broker-led investor group and accelerator program BrokerTech Ventures (BTV) announced the addition of its first carrier partner, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), to the platform.  “The elevated relationship between BrokerTech Ventures and Travelers was a ...

Broad Markets Edge Higher – Energy, Material, Industrials Lead

Tuesday markets managed to move a little forward again today as protests and reopening measures across the US proceed and clash simultaneously.  The following sectors led the way: energy +2.7%, materials, +1.8% & industrials, +1.3% as the balance of the 11 sectors ended in the green too. The S...

Boeing Resumes 737 Max Production But Prepares For Job Cuts Hitting Nearly 13000 Workers

As per reports, Boeing workers in the U.S  are set to lose jobs in the coming weeks, as it is the company's plan to slash its global workforce by 10%. More layoffs are expected to take place including layoffs in the U.K too. "I wish there were some other way," wrote chief executive Dave Calhoun ...

Travelers Extends Stay-at-Home Auto Premium Credit CIVID-19 Relief Program

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is extending its Stay-at-Home Auto Premium Credit Program by relaxing its U.S. personal auto insurance customers with a 15% credit on their June premiums in addition to credit on their April and May premiums previously announced. The company is obt...

Amidst Protesting & Rioting Atmosphere Monday’s Stock Market, Gold & Silver Move Higher

If the COVID-19 pandemic situation was not enough for all us to deal with, we are now having to deal with protests, rioting, looting, and curfews. Hopefully, we will see better times soon as attitudes and mindsets level, but in the meantime, the markets bumped higher on Monday with the following sec...

The Bigs & Financials Lead Positive Charge During Holiday-Shortened Trading Week

I hope that you all had a wonderful week and that the social distancing, washing hands, and mask-wearing measures that we are all practicing will continue to pay off and keep us safe from COVID-19. However, this week we still saw some growth, albeit at a slower pace, but we have not won the war. The...

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...

Fog Rolls In On Thursday To Cool Markets Off

The fog rolled back in last night as predicted in The City (San Francisco). The cooling off was welcomed as it helps one sleep here and allows for a slow way to roll into the day. Today's markets seemed to be in concert too as its own fog rolled in in the form of fear that US-China trade wars escal...

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...

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...

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 Russell 2000, AAL, TRIP, & STNE Advance on Wednesday

We are currently experiencing one beautiful day after another here in San Francisco and today was no different and I hope to get outside soon. However, I can only believe through experience that the fog must roll back in soon and cool us off but we will definitely do our best to enjoy it while it la...

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...

Markets Fly On Reopening Wings After Memorial Day Weekend

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! It has been unbelievably beautiful the last few days here in San Francisco and today was no different. I again took the chance to sneak out this afternoon after the close with the family to enjoy the beach at Crissy Field with its amazing views of the...

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...

Russell 2000 Leads All Markets Rebounding Into Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope all of you are out BBQ'ing, practicing safe social distancing, and enjoying your family time as we continue to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Please remember that Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military person...

Worldwide COVID-19 Cases Eclipse 5M Mark As Negative Macroeconomic Reports Surface to Pressure Markets Thursday

We are passed the 5 million mark as we now have 5,014,943 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.909M cases that have recovered and more than 328k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.597M confirmed cases with 303k that have recovered with 94,629 deaths. At the same time, the reopening pr...

Wednesday Brings Market Surge As ATOS, FB, VIR, Oil, Silver & Gold Leap Higher

We now have seen more than 4,952,882 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.723M cases that have recovered and more than 325k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.57M confirmed cases with 290k that have recovered with 93,111 deaths. At the same time, the reopening processes across the US ...

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...

Markets Move Lower On Tuesday As Housing Starts Report Confirms Precipitous Drop In April

We now have seen more than 4,867,515 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.664M cases that have recovered and more than 321k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.55M confirmed cases with 291k that have recovered with 91,582 deaths. At the same time, the reopening processes across the US ...

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 ...

Uncle Jerome’s 60 Minutes Interview & COVID-19 Vaccine Stocks Propel Market Forward Monday

We now have seen more than 4,758,937 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.754M cases that have recovered and more than 316k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.525M confirmed cases with 286k that have recovered with 90,263 deaths while our economy is rolling out a reopening of varying ...

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...

COVID-19, Negative Macroeconomic Reports, Unemployment Trends, & Trade Wars Pull Markets Down This Week

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 4,483,864 from 3.9 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 303,825 from 272k. The good news is that 1,609,475 cases have now recovered. In the US, we now have over 1,460,159 cases up from 1.3M cases last Fri...

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...

A Positive Reversal In The Cards Today

We now have seen more than 4,371,611 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.562M cases that have recovered and more than 297k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.436M confirmed cases with 247k that have recovered with 85,846 deaths while our economy is still shut down for the most part a...

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...

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...

Fed’s Remarks, US-China Tensions, COVID-19 Testing/Reopening Uncertainty Weigh On Market Today

We now have seen more than 4,308,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.518M cases that have recovered and more than 294k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.411M confirmed cases with 240k that have recovered with 83,953 deaths while our economy is still shut down for the most part a...

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 ...

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...

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...

Uncoordinated Reopening Confusion & Frustration Helps Drive Markets Down Today

We now have seen more than 4.23M confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.48M cases that have recovered and more than 290k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.39M confirmed cases with 223k that have recovered with 82,485 deaths while our economy has been shut down for the most part, but ho...

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...

Nasdaq & S&P Climb As Dow and Russell End in The Red

We now have seen more than 4,148,034 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1,428,161 cases that have recovered and more than 284k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.369M confirmed cases with 213,555 that have recovered with 80,653 deaths. Reopening measures are pushing forward and many c...

Energy Sector, FAANGs, & Reopening Sentiment Led Markets To Rise Into Mother’s Day Weekend

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 3.9 million from 3.3 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 272,778 from 235k. The good news is that 1,306,204 cases have now recovered. In the US, we now have over 1.3M cases up from 1.1M cases last Friday...

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...

Nasdaq Soars Into Positive YTD Territory While Fastly (FSLY) Reports Thriving In Shutdown

We now have seen more than 3,784,084 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1,255,685 cases that have recovered and more than 264k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.283M confirmed cases with 172k that have recovered with 76,421deaths. Reopening measures are pushing forward and many citiz...

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...

Nasdaq Market Heads North Today On Backs Of Apple, Amazon, Big Tech

We now have seen more than 3,682,968 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1,207,548 cases that have recovered and more than 257k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.246M confirmed cases with 166k that have recovered with 73,211 deaths. Reopening talks and active measures are pushing forw...

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 ...

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...

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....

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...

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 ...

Oil Prices, Reopening Talks & Healthcare Sector Progress Pull Markets Into Positive Territory

We now have seen more than 3,618,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.18M cases that have recovered and more than 253k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.226M confirmed cases with 162k that have recovered with 71,532 deaths. However, reopening talks and active measures are pushing...

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...

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...

May 4th’s Markets Ended In Positive Fashion With The Energy Sector Leading the Pack

We now have seen more than 3.57M confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1.16M cases that have recovered and more than 251k worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1.21M confirmed cases with 160k that have recovered with 69,430 deaths and counting and we still do not have a reliable treatment, bu...

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. ...

Sobering COVID-19 Influenced Economic & Corporate Earnings Reports Keep Markets In Check This Week

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 3.3 million from 2.7 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 235,290 from 190k. The good news is that 1,039,588 cases have now recovered. In the US, we now have over 1.1M cases up from 905,000 cases last Fri...

Markets Backoff on Last Trading Day In April

We now have seen more than 3,1249,022 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 1,006,112 cases that have recovered and more than 230,804 worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1,092,328 confirmed cases with 128,436 that have recovered with 63,538 deaths and counting and we still do not have a rel...

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...

Monster Moves By FAANGs, Energy, & Gilead’s COVID-19 Treatment News Drives Markets Forward on Wednesday

We now have more than 3,170,335 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 958,353 cases that have recovered and more than 224,708 worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1,052,069 confirmed cases with 119,130 that have recovered with 60,726 deaths and counting and we still do not have a reliable tr...

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...

Today’s Market Soured By Germany’s COVID-19 Reopening Issues

We now have more than 3,083,467 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world with 915,988 cases that have recovered and more than 213,824 worldwide deaths. In the US, we have 1,032,962 confirmed cases with 117,708 that have recovered with 58,986 deaths and counting and we still do not have a reliable tr...

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 ...

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...

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...

“Reopening Moves” Empower Markets

We now have more than 3,055,651 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world & more than 211,065 worldwide deaths while the US has 1,004,942 confirmed cases with 56,527 deaths and counting and we still do not have a reliable treatment or vaccine. Nevertheless, we now have nine states, not to mention...

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...

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...

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.,...

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...

COVID-19 Growth & Treatment Updates, Oil Volatility, Stimulus Grip The Markets This Week

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 2.7 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 191,000. The number of people that have recovered from coronavirus is up to 760,000. In the US, we now have over 905,000 cases up from 680,000 last Friday and 51,2...

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 ...

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...

Markets End Mixed Having Digested Remdesiv Failure, Jobs Claims & Home Sales Reports

Thursday's markets ended mixed and seemingly confused as it had a number of significant news items and economic points to digest in addition to the fact that the COVID-19 situation continues to persist. We now have more than 2,682,225 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world & more than ...

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...

Hump Day Produces Positive Swing Fueled By Oil, Stimulus & Reopening

Our proverbial hump day of the week produced a market that shrugged off the news that we now have more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world & more than 182k worldwide deaths while the US has 847,849 confirmed cases with 47,349 deaths and the fact that we still do not have a ...

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 ...

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...

Information Tech, Energy, Existing Home Sales Led Tuesday’s Markets South

The U.S. markets were led lower for the second day in a row on Tuesday with the decline in the information technology & the energy sectors which dropped by -4.1% & -1.7% respectively. Simultaneously we received the report that March's existing-home sales fell by -8.5% m/m missing estimates. ...

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...

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...

Oil Confusion Weighs Heavily on Monday’s Markets

The energy sector, down -3.2%, and specifically the May oil (WTI crude) contract took the center stage today weighing heavily on and confusing many in the markets. In a Barrons article today, the bewilderment was summed up as fairly as possible as follows: "Oil was down more than 200% in late tradin...

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...

“The Bigs Pull Markets Forward Despite COVID-19 Growth & Negative Economic Data” – Vista’s Weekly Recap

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 2 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 140,000. The number of people that have recovered from coronavirus is up to 550,000. In the US we now have over 680,000 cases up from 450,000 last Friday and 30,000 ...

Popular Tech Stocks Help Bump Markets Higher

The tech sector helped bump the markets a little higher today on the back of the popular FAANG stocks and video streaming stocks that continued their impressive recent moves during the COVID-19 crisis. Amazon (AMZN) closed at $2,408.19/share, up by +4.36% after establishing another new 52-wk high o...

Atossa Therapeutics Launches COVID-19 HOPE Drug Development Program – ATOS Shares Charge Forward

“The rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 patients needing mechanical ventilation is deeply worrisome, as more than one-third of these patients will never recover lung function and will die on the ventilator. The problem is confounded by the fact that hospitals may soon be facing a ventilator sho...

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...

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 ...

Sour-Tasting Economic & Earnings Reports Pressure Markets Today

The big story today that shared the limelight with the growth of the coronavirus pandemic (now over 2.2M worldwide cases), was the sour-tasting and significant US economic reports & earnings reports that combined to place significant pressure on the markets. The economic reports came in is as fo...

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...

United Health Foundation Adds Another $1M To Support New York Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Reportedly, The United Health Foundation has pledged $1 million to provide urgent assistance to New York residents suffering from homelessness and food insecurity as they face severe adversity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnerships with the Food Bank For New York City and Care For the Homel...

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...

Reopening Political Rhetoric Drives Markets Forward

The political rhetoric of the day preached across our fair land referred to plans of cooperation within states and across states that we will lead to a successful reopening of our economy in the US assuming a successful flattening of the curve campaign against COVID-19. For the life of me and at thi...

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...

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 ...

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...

“SCWorx Scores With COVID-19 Order, FAANGs Jump, But Markets Drift Lower” – Vista’s Daily – April 13, 2020

A big story today came out of the COVID-19 testing market as SCWorx Corp. (WORX) whose shares closed at $12.02/share up a remarkable +424.89% as they announced that it had received a committed purchase order from Rethink My Healthcare, a U.S.-based virtual healthcare network, for two million COVID-...

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...

“Coronavirus Growth Meets Widespread Double-Digit Market Rebound” – Vista’s Weekly For April 9, 2020

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 1.5 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 93,000. The number of people that have recovered from coronavirus is up to 346,000. In the US we now have over 450,000 cases up from 266,000 last Friday and 15,000...

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...

“Improved COVID-19 Sentiment Lifts Markets- Annaly (NLY) Jumps” – Vista’s Daily – April 8, 2020

Wednesday's markets received a solid lift from today's improved sentiment regarding the COVID-19 epidemic after NIAID Director Fauci, President Trump's right-hand man during the crisis,  stated that the COVID-19 death models are improving and we could possibly see further evidence of progress as s...

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...

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 ...

“A Bit Of A Slide But Carnival, Neubase & Pinterest Rise” – Vista’s Daily – April 7, 2020

Tuesday in all fairness was a bit of a slide in the markets. We reached the top mark of the day within minutes of the open as the Dow was up 900 points. Monday's momentum had carried us forward and Asia and European markets experienced a positive move overnight too based on improving COVID-19 report...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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....

“A Happier Monday” – Vista’s Daily – April 6, 2020

From the opening bell on Monday, we saw all major indices in the green. The markets were seemingly standing on the shoulders of yet another selloff on Friday & the optimistic wings of the news from late Sunday night/early Monday morning confirming that fewer coronavirus deaths were being seen in...

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 ...

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...

Vista’s Quote Of The Day Via Warren Buffett

“I haven’t the faintest idea as to whether stocks will be higher or lower a month or a year from now. What is likely, however, is that the market will move higher, perhaps substantially so, well before either sentiment or the economy turns up. So if you wait for the robins, spring will be over....

“Coronavirus, Job Claims, Oil, Markets & Four Healthcare Stocks in Focus” – Vista’s Weekly For April 3, 2020

This week, we saw the number of worldwide coronavirus cases grow to more than 1 million while the number of worldwide deaths jumped to 54,000. The number of people that have recovered from coronavirus is up to 218,000. In the US we now have over 266,000 cases up from 86,012 last Friday and 7000 US c...

Atossa Announces Progress With Phase 2 Study Administering Oral Endoxifen Between Diagnosis of Breast Cancer & Surgery

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2020, 276,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. Every two minutes an American woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 42,170 dies each year. Although about 100 times less common than in women, breast cancer also affects men. ...

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...

“Oil Surges On Truce As Broad Markets Bounce” – Vista’s Daily – April 2, 2020

April 2nd proved to be quite a different story as we saw the markets bounce even though the number of worldwide coronavirus cases was reported to have exceeded 1 million.  The S&P 500 closed up +2.28% with the energy sector up by +9.1% & the utilities sector up by 3.2% leading the way. ...

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...

“April Fools Day Brings More Meandering Market Pain” – Vista’s Daily – April 1, 2020

The first day of April, "April Fools Day" as we call it, was no laughing matter as it brought forth another market selloff. This selling continued to flow along in concert with the growth of the number of worldwide coronavirus cases which now total +900,000 including +45,000 deaths. The US is now pr...

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...

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...

“Markets Drop To End Q1 – Plus A Couple Of Bright Spots in Healthcare” – Vista’s Daily – March 31, 2020

The first quarter is finally over folks but unfortunately, we are still not out of the scary side the woods yet as the worldwide coronavirus cases number is now at 846,000, including 41,000 deaths. Now the US ranks number one with over 175,000 cases & 4000 deaths & businesses continue to clo...

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...

“Health Care & Tech Sectors Lead Monday’s Market Higher” – Vista’s Daily – March 30, 2020

At the close of trading of the markets today the S&P 500 closed up +3.35%, the Dow also added +3.19%, the Nasdaq gained +3.62% & the Russell 2000 rose +2.33%. The health care sector led the way closing up +4.7% with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) rising +8% as it announced that it has select...

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...

“Markets Rebound With Massive Stimulus Measures” – Vista’s Weekly – March 27, 2020

This week, the world has seen the coronavirus cases number grow to more than 576,800 across the planet. We have also seen more than 26,800 worldwide deaths while more than 129,800 people have recovered from coronavirus. 86,012 cases are now in the U.S with 4,588 in my home state of California, incl...

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...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Therapeutics Provides Company Update, Q4 & Year End 2019 Financial Results

Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced their financial results for Q4 and year ended December 31, 2019, and provided an update on recen...

“US Jobless Claims, Coronavirus Cases, Stimulus & Markets Surge…” – Vista’s Daily – March 26, 2020

The markets remained on its currently upward trajectory today surging in the face of coronavirus cases jumping worldwide to a number that is north of 520,000 and in concert with the economic report confirming that US Initial job claims for the week ending March 21 amazingly increased by over +3 mil...

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...

“$2 Trillion or Not?…Was The Question” – Vista’s Daily – March 25, 2020

The markets got excited again over the possibility of a $2 trillion stimulus package coming to the economic rescue after it was blessed by the Senate last night and they moved up as much as 5% in early trading, however, doubt and worry over potential delays from the house showed up and the markets r...

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...

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...

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...

“Markets Love Promise of Further Stimulus & Getting Back to Work Idea” – Vista’s Daily – March 24, 2020

At the close of trading today all markets moved significantly higher. The S&P 500 jumped +9.38% as all 11 sectors moved higher with energy leading the way rebounding +16.3% as oil prices moved up +1.9% to $23.93/bbl and global growth prospects seemed possible. The Dow also flew up +11.37% as Ch...

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...

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...

“Fed Offers QE Infinity, Senate Gives The Heisman While Amazon, Netflix & Zoom Fly” Vista’s Daily – March 23, 2020

The Federal Reserve announced another round of new stimulus programs with the goal of keeping the market working for us today as the coronavirus epidemic was confirmed to have spread to 350k of global cases and 15k deaths and the WHO director stating that it is accelerating while businesses across t...

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...

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 ...

“The Yoyo & The Stampede For Liquidity” – Vista’s Weekly – March 20, 2020

We experienced another volatile and downward trending week during our currently contained state of existence that will hopefully prove to be effective in the worldwide fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The markets suffered another "stampede" or rush towards the exits searching for liquid...

“Stimulus Rolling With COVID-19, Oil, McDonald’s, Russell 2000 Surge, Major Indices End Positively” Vista’s Daily – March 19, 2020

It was another "yoyo" kind of day for the major indices which ended in positive territory after experiencing a decent amount of volatility throughout. More stimulus rolled out in the form of further Fed support which established a Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) a new acronym for...

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...

“Stimulus & Japanese Flu Drug Surface, Murky Markets Persist, Amazon, Walmart Rise While Bioamerica Skyrockets” Vista Partners Daily – March 18, 2020

We had another ugly day in the markets as it continued to exhibit its yoyo & volatile nature. There continued to be next to no safe havens as indiscriminate selling persisted in the markets as views of where the economy is headed remained at best murky. However, our suggested bet (TVIX) from ye...

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...

“Happy St. Patty’s Brings Stimulus & Rising Markets” Vista Partners Daily – March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patty's Day to one and all. I truly hope that you are enjoying a green beer or a beverage of choice in the current worldwide contained state that we are living in.  We survived our first day of "Shelter In Place" in San Francisco which means we are enjoying even greater time with the fami...

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...

“Tumbling Markets, Shelter In Place In Bay Area, VIR & INVO Rise” Vista Partners Daily – March 16, 2020

The US Government and the Fed continue to push forward stimulus measures as we continue to rollout containment steps to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Here in the Bay Area, we stopped short of being lockdown today, but are now ordered to "shelter in place" at 12:01 am on Tuesday until April 7....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

“March Market Madness Receives Federal Lift” – Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – March 13, 2020

We had a completely volatile week in both the markets and in life with all manner of headlines coming at us along with a number of changes to our normal lifestyles.  It was exhausting, to say the least as most do not like change, & this week's market sessions did not make it any easier. The mar...

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...

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...

“Negative Nines & $1.5T” Vista Partners Daily – March 12, 2020

The world and the US economy slowed down measurably again today as a number of coronavirus containment procedures rolled out and surfaced via announcements including closures & suspensions of many schools, athletic tourneys and leagues, businesses, and flights between the US to Europe to name a ...

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...

“Global Pandemic, Shutdowns, Quarantines, & Market Crashes” Vista Partners Daily – March 11, 2020

The world moved back to its aggressive selling ways today after yesterday's brief relief in the markets. Both fears & realities of the growth of coronavirus, cities & schools shutting down, quarantines being implemented, and global growth being halted were flying about wildly and unchecked b...

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...

“New Fiscal Stimulus Concepts & Deep Value Plays Lift Markets” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – March 10, 2020

Tuesday brought forth a very positive swing in the markets after yesterday's abrupt and harsh trading session where we saw a number of interesting values created as stocks were sold indiscriminately.  Today's positive swing in was proceeded by a positive overnight move in the Asian markets as China...

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...

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...

“Extreme Issues, Rampant Fear & Indiscriminate Selling” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – March 9, 2020

Monday was a day where the markets were confronted with a number of extreme issues. A shocking oil price & continued interest rate decline led to indiscriminate selling & a resulting precipitous fall in the markets which triggered a trading halt for 15-minutes early on today. This was marrie...

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 ...

“Increasing State of Uncertainty, Fear & Volatility” – Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – March 6, 2020

This week's market sessions were filled with an increasing perception and reality of uncertainty, fear and market volatility in concert with the over-reporting of the coronavirus situation, an associated waning global growth picture, and a counter-story from a slate of relatively positive economic r...

“Fear & Interest Rates Torpedo Markets” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – March 5, 2020

Fear soared again throughout the lands and the markets sold off sharply once more! We continued to follow the up and down pattern swings that seem to happen daily and be normal these days. Today's Newsline included stories of treasury yields being pushed down to historically low levels married with ...

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...

“Hump Day Market Sentiment Swings North” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – March 4, 2020

Hump day brought forth a positive swing in sentiment and in the markets. Indeed stocks flew higher today, more than recovering yesterday's losses induced by the Fed's 'bull-in-the-china-shop" interest rate surprise move that triggered a sell-off. The S&P 500 & Dow 30 each climbed by +4% whil...

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...

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...

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 ...

“Unwanted Surprise” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – March 3, 2020

Well, that was a helluva "howdy-do" this morning. The Fed surprised most of us with an interest rate cut of a half-point bringing the fed funds rate to 1-1.25%. This was a move that was supposedly in response to the growing economic threat from the coronavirus and after it was reported earlier in ...

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...

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...

“Smiles Everyone” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – March 2, 2020

Amazing how a weekend and a day can make you feel like there is hope and put a smile back on your face. It's not quite a "V" formation in the markets yet like I prognosticated at the end of last week, but it was a very good start towards it today! After Sunday's proclamations from WHO Director-Gener...

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...

“Indiscriminate FEAR = Indiscriminate SELLING” – Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – Feb. 28, 2020

The perfect storm this week came in the form of indiscriminate fear which produced indiscriminate selling in the broad markets over the course of the last 7 trading days resulting in the largest weekly drop in a decade.  The growing, but not well-understood, coronavirus situation & associated b...

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...

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...

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...

“The Art of Media’s Fear Mongering” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 27, 2020

Fear seems to be feeding fear in the markets this week and the media seems to be thriving in it.  On my flight back from three Tribe Public events that were held in Florida this week for Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) where I met with a number of other investors that were portfolio managers, famil...

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 25, 2020

We experienced another sobering day in the broad markets as we gave back another ~3% across the board today after a quick reactionary bounce this morning. As they say, selling begets more selling and this snowball is definitely rolling downhill. At the same time, this flushing is quickly getting us ...

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...

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 24, 2020

This was not a happy day in the markets for most, to say the least. Unless of course you were already in a nice cash position and ready to strike or you were betting against the markets in some way. The broad markets took a nosedive right out of the gates, bounced a little and then managed to close ...

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. ...

Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

The broad markets overall closed off of last week's mark after hitting new record highs in the early part of the week. We saw fears of slowing global growth, as a result, of further disruption of supply and business,  as deaths from the coronavirus grew. We also saw further flattening yield curve a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Markets Dip, Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade, & Stamps.com Jumps +65.5%”

The broad markets took a dip today across the board, except for the little guys on the Russell 2000 that moved higher by +.21% ending at 1,696.07 and getting near to its all-time high of 1,715.08. The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.23, -.38%,  the tech-heavy Nasdaq closed at 9,750.97, -.67% & the...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Virgin Galactic, Tesla, Hecla & Enphase Charge Forward As Markets Hit Records”

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) shot up another amazing +23.27% today to close at $37.35/share after hitting $38.72/share in intraday trading, a new all-time high yesterday. The 52-wk range is $6.90 – $38.72. Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated aerospace company, announced las...

“Apple Recovers, Virgin Galactic & Hecla Mining Climb, & Franklin Templeton Buys Legg Mason”

After yesterday's Presidents' Day announcement by Apple (AAPL), where they issued a letter confirming that they do not expect to meet its Q2 forecast for revenue pointing to global supply constraints for iPhones and lower Chinese demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it was reasonable to ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

“New Market Records, Coronavirus Cloudy, Virgin Galactic Hits New Highs” Vista Partners Friday’s Weekly Market Wrap For Feb.14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day to one in all and I hope you are with your loved ones today! Interesting to note that the Greeks actually used 4 different words for love. "Eros" (passionate or intimate love), "Philia" (friendship or affectionate love among friends or family), "Sorge" (affection for family) an...

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...

“Down Day For Major Indices But Russell Charges Forward, INVO Bioscience Hires, Hecla Prices Debt Offering”

After yesterday's more than rosy day where we saw the 3 majors indices achieve new record highs we got hit with increased coronavirus fears as increased cases were reported out of China and we saw a bit of a reversal today in the markets.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.94, -.16% as the utilities...

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...

“Striking Distance Of Dow at 30k, Nasdaq at 10k & S&P 500 at 4k…”

It is hard to believe that we are in the striking distance of the Dow at 30k, Nasdaq at 10k, & S&P 500 at 4k but here we are folks. Wednesday's trading session moved the markets higher as it was inspired by an improving outlook surrounding the control of coronavirus situation, a Fed that is ...

“New Highs For Nasdaq & S&P 500, Jerome’s Testimony, COVID-19, & Sprint + T-Mobile Jump On NY Fed Court Approval”

Tuesday's trading session saw the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 achieve new highs even though the second half of the session came in a bit after an early morning charge. The S&P 500 closed at 3,357.75, +.17% as the real estate, +1.2%, and the energy, +1% sectors led the charge while the communicat...

“FAANG Stocks Propel Markets Forward Today!”

Monday's trading session was propelled by nice moves across the board from the beloved and widely held FAANG stocks which aided in moving the major indices into green territory throughout the day and into the close. The FAANG's finished as follows:  Facebook (FB) closed at $213.06/share, +.34%, Alp...

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 ...

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....

“Strong Week But Weak Friday In The Markets” Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For Feb.7, 2020

The broad markets overall rose this week (the biggest move in approx. 6-months) with a number of economic reports showing strong or steady moves including Friday's Nonfarm payrolls report for January which moved higher by 225,000, the wholesale inventories report dropped by -.2% in December, & C...

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...

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 ...

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...

“S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow Achieve New Highs…Twitter, Hecla & Isoray Pop”

Thursday's trading session saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow achieve new highs. This trifecta of advances was charged with an initial claims report for the week ending February 1 confirming a drop by 15k to 202k. A positive chess move in the US-China trade war was also announced that confirmed t...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Hump Day Brings Positive Economic Data & Reduced Fears To Stock Market” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 5, 2020

Wednesday's trading session brought forth more good feelings and positive moves across the board today. These upwards moves seemed to be fueled by mostly positive economic reports and reduced fears surrounding the coronavirus situation as beliefs of a possibility of containment and a remedy are beli...

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...

“New Nasdaq Record, Tesla Squeezes Higher, Disney Beats & It’s World Cancer Day” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 4, 2020

Tuesday's trading session brought forth great fortune for many as the Nasdaq charged forward to a new record high closing at 9,467.97, +2.1%. The S&P 500 & The Russell 2000 tied for second moving higher by +1.5% ending respectively at 3,297.59 & 1,656.77.  The Dow Jones Industrial Aver...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

“Markets Rebound With ISM But Energy Sector Drags” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 3, 2020

It was a nice start to the week today as we saw a rebound for last week's sell-off as we saw the ISM manufacturing index come in again above the Mendoza line at 50.9% which is back above the expansion mode level. The positive move helped a little after my hometown San Francisco 49ers failed to deliv...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

“Score: (Coronavirus 2 – Market -733)” Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 31, 2020

The broad markets overall declined again for the second week in a row plagued by the reported developments & fear of the coronavirus situation adding to the real or perceived realization of waning global growth. Investors fled to safety throughout the week and we experienced a great deal more vo...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

“A Tale of Two Tapes Again Today” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 30, 2020

It was a tale of two tapes again today as we moved down significantly in the early going as fears of coronavirus developments permeated the world wide web and then the markets and moods reversed later when The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international ...

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...

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...

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...

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® ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Apple, Boeing, GE, DOW, McDonald’s Lead But Fed & Coronavirus Counter” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 29, 2020

A number of earnings beats from Dow 30 components (Apple, Boeing, Dow, & McDonald's) and a former Dow 30 component GE led the initial charge up today, but the good old Fed kept interest rates the same & repo's going through April and stories of the coronavirus having infected greater numbers...

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...

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...

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...

“Markets, Yields, Apple Rebound As Coronavirus Fears Are Tamed” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 28, 2020

News of China's increased enforcement of travel restrictions and improved control of the coronavirus situation seemed to calm things down a bit today as fears were tamed.  This was paired with a "controlled" coronavirus situation in the U.S. that was also being reported as we remain at 5 reported c...

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...

“Coronavirus News Infects Markets – FAANG Stocks Tank – Fear Gauge & Coronavirus Stocks Skyrocket” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 27, 2020

Even though The World Health Organization declined to declare the coronavirus situation as an international public health emergency last week, we now are seeing that the news & fear surrounding it are continuing to infect many more as the resulting death toll is being reported to be now more t...

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 ...

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...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 24, 2020

The broad markets overall declined this week after hitting new record highs. The S&P 500 ended the week at 3,295.47, representing a -1% weekly decline and now up +2 % YTD. The energy, -4.3%, materials, -2.3%, & financials, -2.2% sectors weighed heaving on the S&P 500 this week.  The Do...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

“World Health Organization Declines, NASDAQ Hits Record, INVO Bioscience & Netflix Move Higher” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 23, 2020

The World Health Organization declined to declare an international public health emergency with regard to the coronavirus today which many expected. This inaction seemed to quell a great deal of fear and the selling in the markets experienced in early trading reversed for the most part. The Nasda...

“Coronavirus Threat Continues But Broad Markets, INVO Bioscience, Tesla, & Virgin Galactic Fly Higher” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 22, 2020

The broad markets seemed to get a bit more comfortable initially with the widely reported measures that the US and China are taking to control the coronavirus outbreak as the major indices rebounded today to achieve new highs, however, they backed off in late trading. The S&P 500 ended at 3,32...

“Coronavirus Outbreak – Beyond Meat, Novavax, Isoray, Tesla & Uber Surge” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 21, 2020

The markets had to swallow a negative pill today as news of the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world wide web to add a dose of fear & uncertainty which resulted in a sell-off. According to several sources now including the CDC the pneumonia-like illness or coronavirus from China has k...

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...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 17, 2020

The broad markets advanced again this week to new record highs as a healthy job market & a low-interest-rate environment continue to drive spending again this year. The earnings report schedule began to roll out which was most favorable out of the banking sector from the likes of Morgan Stanley ...

“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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

“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...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 10, 2020

The broad markets moved higher this week as ongoing surface tensions eased between the US and the Middle East.  Technology stocks led the way as the S&P 500 information technology sector jumped +2.2% & the communication services sector rose +2.0%. The FAANG stocks closed as follows on Fr...

“More Green, More Records For The Markets, Apple, Facebook & GOOG” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 9, 2020

The broad markets drove further afield into more green territory today as the Iran tension situation seemed to ease.  The S&P 500, The Dow Jones Industrial Average, & The Nasdaq Composite hit new all-time highs today. The S&P 500 ended at 3,274.70, +.67%. 11 of the eleven S&P 500 s...

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...

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...

“S&P 500, Nasdaq, Apple Achieve Record Highs As Grubhub & Medical Device Co. IsoRay Ignite” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 8, 2020

The broad markets rebounded in trading today as many became more comfortable that the middle east situation would not be escalating after Iran's firing ballistic missiles against the US in Iraq. President Trump did confirm that the US would be adding economic sanctions on Iran but not military act...

“Broad Markets Tread While APA, APLS, CRM & HL Move Higher” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 7, 2020

Trading today brought forth a great deal of sideways action that ended in the broad markets trading a bit down across the board. The rising tensions in the middle east continue to add a cloud of darkness but the markets seem to be proving quite resilient as the situation evolves. On the day, the S&...

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...

“Markets Rise In Face of Middle East Tensions” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 6, 2020

We have just completed the first day of the first full week of trading of the new year and it was a bit of a roller coaster. The markets were met with an ugly hangover and sluggish weight from the rising tensions in the middle east as the widely reported footage of massive crowds in Tehran for the f...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 3, 2020

The broad markets sold off on Friday seemingly in part reacting to the news that US's airstrike had killed Iran's top military commander. In turn threats from Iran surfaced and fear was now in the markets as escalation is believed to be in the cards. The "fear gauge" Vix (TVIX) ended at $51.88/shar...

“Job Claims, China Stimulus, Disney+, Markets Hit Records” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 2, 2020

With the New Year's Eve & Day celebrations in our rearview mirrors, the markets positively toasted in the new year. All three major indices achieved new records once again as the party continued. The major indices and the global growth picture got another boost today as China announced that it...

“It’s A Wrap” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For December 31, 2019

I hope all of you have a wonderful New Years' Eve celebration ahead of you tonight! Yes, it is also officially time to put a bow on trading the broad markets for 2019 as it is a wrap as of 4ET today. And what a tastefully good present this year was as the S&P 500 advanced +28.9% YTD, the Dow J...

US Stock and Bond Market Hours This New Years Holiday Week

The stock market is open for regular trading on New Year's Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. However, the bond market closes early, at 2 p.m. ET. New Year's Day is a stock market holiday. The bond market is also closed on Wednesday. Otherwise they are open during normal hours the balance of the week....

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For December 30, 2019

The broad markets received some economic data today, but little else came forth and the markets sold off throughout. The Pending Home Sales Report showed a +1.2% move higher in November. The Advance Report for International Trade in Goods for November also surfaced and confirmed a deficit of $63.2...

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...

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...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For December 27, 2019

The broad markets experienced another week of records which culminated in the S&P 500 & the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining new record closes on Friday too. As a result on Friday, the S&P 500 ended the day at 3,240.02, representing a +.6% weekly advance leaving it up +29.2% YTD. In...

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...

“9000 & Beyond!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap (12-26-19)

It just took one trading day post the Christmas holiday for the Nasdaq to hit over 9000 as it closed at 9022.41 up another +.78% albeit trading volume was relatively light. It has been an unbelievable run this year for the Nasdaq this year as it has come up from the 6,336.97 level. Not to be outdon...

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...

Xmas Eve’s 1/2 Day Of Trading Uneventful On 1st Day Of The Santa Claus Rally (Gold & Silver Jump)

Today's trading session, which ended early at 10 am pacific in observance of the Xmas eve holiday, could have gone on without happening as it was fairly uneventful for the most part. Indeed nothing of dire significance outside of a hint of North Korean missile testing story surfaced. Quite a bit dif...

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...

China Cuts Tariffs, Boeing CEO Resigns, Durable Goods Drop, New Home Sales/Prices Rise & Markets Hit Records

Today, China announced that they would be cutting tariffs on a number, possibly totaling in the 100's, of US goods from all sectors that are due to take effect on Jan1, 2020. Recently maligned aircraft manufacturer and maker of the MAX 737 Boeing (BA) announced that its CEO had resigned propelling ...

IFF To Merge With DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences Business Valuing Combined Entity At $45.4B

This week, IFF and DuPont announced a definitive agreement for the merger of DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business and IFF in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction valuing the combined company at $45.4B on an enterprise value basis. The transaction was approved by both Boards of Directors and...

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...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For Dec. 20, 2019

The broad markets experienced a week of records which culminated in Friday's session topping again above previous levels. The President Trump impeachment process, the USMCA deal, the US-China trade war movements and a number of economic reports (summarized in the economic report section below) rece...

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...

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...

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 ...

S&P Closes Above 3200, Axsome Therapeutics Closes Offering, Conagra Beats Q2, & Nike Down In Aftermarket

The President Trump impeachment process in the House commanded the US's attention & fancy while headlines of the USMCA deal possibly adding +.5% to US GDP caught attention too. Reuters also reported progress from the US-China trade war stating that "China unveiled a new list of tariff exemption...

Coca-Cola’s Chief Growth Officer Francisco Crespo & SVP Bernhard Goepelt Announce 2020 Retirement Plans

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. This week, the Coca-Cola Company announced tw...

Mixed Broad Market Results As Shares of Atossa Genetics, Axsome Therapeutics & Fluent Ran

The broad market results on Wednesday were a bit mixed at the end of the day while remaining within a very tight band of trading throughout. The political scene brought forth a day of "news" items regarding the President Trump impeachment process & the US-China Trade wars took and a back seat wh...

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® ...

Housing Starts, Building Permits, Industrial Production Numbers Propel Markets Forward For 5th Consecutive Day!

The broad markets on Tuesday moved up to new highs for a 5th consecutive day on the back of solid economic reports. Today we received the total housing starts report which showed mover higher by +3.2% month/month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.365M. Total building permits came in with +1....

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...

Monday’s Markets Fly To Record Highs While Apple, Axsome Therapeutics & Neubase Therapeutics Soar

The broad markets on Monday moved on to new record highs flying on the wings of a number of economic events including the tentative Phase One agreement in the US-China trade war, the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to amend a North American trade deal, China's better than expected industri...

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 ...

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...

Dizzying US-China Trade War Headlines Lead To Records As SRPT, NBSE, ASO’s Rise!

Vista Partners Friday-Weekly Recap For Dec. 15, 2019 The broad markets on Friday suffered through the ups and downs of the continuing US-China Trade War saga headlines that were a bit dizzying at times, but we still managed to see the markets lift into record territory. Friday's conclusion can be s...

“Phase One Positively Positioned For Progress, CIEN, MDLA, WYNN Jump!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 12, 2019

The broad markets on Thursday charged forward on the positive outlook shared originally by Bloomberg and reshared across the globe that a  "Phase One" deal with regard to the US-China trade wars was close and that the Dec. 15 tariffs due to go in place may be pushed, averted, or removed entirely. A...

“Broad Markets Bump Post FOMC Decision, BLCM and IVOB Jump” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 11, 2019

The broad markets on Tuesday moved marginally higher across the board today as the Fed's last interest rate decision came is as the market ordered in leaving the same after the three consecutive cuts in 2019. The Fed also left an understating that no further action is likely in the cards next year ...

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...

“Broad Markets Move Sideways, BLUE and AVDL March Higher” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 10, 2019

The broad markets on Tuesday moved a bit sideways for the second day in a row we await the Fed's last interest rate decision tomorrow as the US-China trade wars offered a glimpse of positive hope that the Dec. 15 increased US tariffs' deadline could possibly be moved. The S&P 500 ended the day d...

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...

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...

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...

Broad Markets Pause While Robust Biotech Mergers Surface! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 9, 2019

The broad markets on Monday took a pause after last Friday's surge. It would seem that markets' participants may be waiting for the confirmation on Wednesday that the Fed will be holding interest rates steady after the 2019's three earlier cuts. There is also a looming little issue/deadline weighing...

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...

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...

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...

Jobs, Consumer Sentiment, & China Ag Move Drive Broad Markets! — Vista Partners Daily Market Recap & Weekly Wrap – 12/6/19

The markets on Friday moved up strongly throughout the day as risk appetite increased post certain economic reports. The November nonfarm payrolls report jumped by 266k while private-sector payrolls rose by 254k as the unemployment rate was 3.5%; all results were better than expected. Also, the aver...

Aurinia Pharma Surges ($15.00, +78.8%), Restoration Hardware Pops ($233.17, +13.40%), Hecla Mining Climbs ($2.92, +5.42%) – US Broad Markets Chop Higher – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/5/19

The markets continued to move higher at the end of the day today but without the US-China trade war saga causing fair bits of anguish. Today the "value" of farm goods that the U.S. supposedly desires China to acquire was the bit of negative news that gave pause to investors and caused the market's 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...

Two California Biotech Firms Fly! Kodiak Sciences ($73.41, +49.21%) & Allakos ($137.73,+43.56%) As US Markets Claw Back – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/4/19

The markets devoured a more palatable bit of news today regarding the US-China trade war saga that surprisingly confirmed that we once again are in a position to possibly see a deal closed soon vs. what we heard yesterday. This comforting news was enough to increase confidence and the markets clawe...

Audentes Therapeutics “BOLDly” Moves (+105.98%), Hecla Mining (+8.75%), & TVIX (+12.43%) As Markets Tank on Fear – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/3/19

It was a bit of a roller coaster again today where we saw accelerated downward pressure on the markets to make it 3-days of consecutive declines. The markets swallowed unhealthy and bad tasting pills with regard to the US-China trade war saga once again as President Trump stated that he had "no dead...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

“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...

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...

“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...

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...

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 $...

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 ...

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,...

“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),...

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 ...

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...

“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...

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...

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 ...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

“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 ...

“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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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, ...

“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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

“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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

“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...

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...

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...

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, ...

“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...

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...

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 ...

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...

“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...

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 ...

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...

“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...

“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...

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® ...

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...

“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...

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...

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 ...

“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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

“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 ...

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...

“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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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) ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

“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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

“Marching…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-19-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Marching..." Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-19-19! "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...

“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...

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 ...