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Another Record Week In The Markets Fueled By Vaccine, Stimulus & Economic Expansion Hopes

Investors embraced the major headlines of the week surrounding COVID-19, stimulus, and economic expansion resulting in the markets bullishly charging forward to new record highs. Indeed more COVID-19 vaccine progress was reported from Pfizer (FFE) and BioNTech (BNTX) which received approval for emer...

Pfizer States Sour Supply Chain Issue But Investors Make Lemonade On Thursday

Pfizer (PFE) ($40.09/share, -1.74%) surprised the markets with some sour tasting Wall Street Journal reported news that they are having a raw material supply chain issue which is forcing them to cut its 2020 COVID-19 vaccine production target in half and now only anticipates producing 50M doses.  P...

Pfizer & BioNTech Vaccine, Salesforce Acquisition, & Stimulus Talks Lead Markets On Wednesday

A number of significant headlines came across the "www" today that grabbed investors minds. The leader in that department was the news that a coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer (PFE) ($40.80/share, +3.5%) & BioNTech (BNTX) ($121.09/share,+6.2%) had been confirmed to have received emergency approval...

IBM To Cut 10k Jobs In Europe As They Spinoff Services Unit

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is planning to cut about 10,000 jobs in Europe affecting about 20% of staff in the region to lower costs at its slow-growth services unit and ahead for a spinoff of the business. The U.K. and Germany are set to be most impacted, with ...

Cisco Will Host 2020 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders On December 10

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) will host its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Virtually starting at 8:00 a.m. PST, on Thursday, December 10, 2020, via an audio webcast, in the presence of Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins. A replay of the Annual Shareholder Meeting will be available o...

3M & Safran Combining Strengths To Implement A Safe Travel Experience

As per reports, 3M (MMM) and Safran Cabin to enter in a partnership to implement and ensure a safe travel experience and to restore passenger confidence after the pandemic has had a huge impact on the travel industry. The partnership will work towards a shared vision for seamless, safe, and stress-f...

Walmart Removing $35 Delivery Minimum On Website Purchases Expanding Benefits For Walmart+ Members

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is removing the $35 minimum order value for Walmart+ members to qualify for free shipping, as the retailer gears up for its holiday season and shoppers also seek to avoid crowds during the pandemic, pushing a surge in e-commerce sales. This year in mid-Septemb...

Boeing’s 737 MAX To Return To UAE

As per the state news agency WAM, The United Arab Emirates civil aviation regulator is scheduled to announce the return schedule for the Boeing 737 MAX in a timely manner, after the aircraft was relieved from a 20-month-old flight ban by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), last week. The...

December Rings In With New Record Highs For Nasdaq And S&P 500

December kicked off with green painted across all indices. The Nasdaq which ended at 12,355.11 (+1.28%) and the S&P 500 which closed at 3,662.45 (+1.13%) also achieved fresh new record highs. The Dow 30 closed at 29,823.92 (+.63%) as Dow 30 component and healthcare giant UnitedHealth (UNH) clo...

Disney Increases Layoffs For 2021 As The Pandemic Continues To Surge Humbling Theme Parks

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) increased the number of layoffs at its theme parks from 28,000 to 32,000 as the company struggles with limited customers caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The layoff will take place in the first half of 2021 and will primarily be from its parks, experi...

Brazil Lifts Boeing 737 MAX Ban – Expects Aircraft To Fly By Year-End

Reportedly, the Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC has lifted the grounding of the Boeing (BA) 737 MAX after the aircraft received U.S clearance following a 20-month-old ban. Earlier, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) laid out conditions like new training and updating MCAS software inv...

JPMorgan Chase To Pay $250M Penalty Over ‘Pattern Of Misconduct’ In Wealth Management

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) to pay a $250 million fine after one of its U.S. regulators discovered a “pattern of misconduct” in its asset and wealth management division. “For several years, the Bank maintained a weak management and control framework for its fiduciary activitie...

Payment Start-Up Marqeta, Backed By Visa/Goldman, Looking Forward To 2021 IPO Garnering A $10B Valuation

Marqeta, a payments startup supported by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Visa Inc. (V) has hired underwriters for a planned 2021 initial public offering, as per reports. The company is working with Goldman and JPMorgan Chase & Co. on the listing, probably seeking a valuation of about $10 billi...

November Closes With a Thud, But Still Manages A Double-Digit Monthly Return

I hope every everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I believe that I am still recovering from the "food coma" that we all call Thanksgiving, but hopefully I will get back on a more normal diet this week. Nevertheless, the markets are back in full session this week as we are pushing forward into t...

8k Reveals That Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) Has Entered Into An Agreement with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.

An 8k was filed today at sec.gov by 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 (website: www.atossatherapeuti...

An Interesting Argument Surfaces For Treating Coronavirus Patients Prior To Requiring Hospitalization

Recently, the Wall Street Journal published an interesting article expressing the argument that our healthcare system would be "less burdened" if coronavirus patients were treated prior to requiring hospitalization and suggesting that their are therapeutic options that patients can take themselves ...

Merck To Buy Privately-held, Clinical-stage Biopharmaceutical Company OncoImmune Adding To Suite Of Clinical Programs For SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) to acquire a privately-held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, OncoImmune in a definitive agreement where Merck, will acquire all outstanding shares of OncoImmune for an upfront payment of $425 million in cash through a subsidiary. OncoImmune sha...

American Express Green, Gold & Platinum Cards Members Can Now Enjoy Uber Benefits

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) is now offering select U.S. consumer cardmembers the facility to register in a complimentary Uber Eats Pass membership for a 12 month period. The new addition eases expensive delivery fees and service charges when consumers order from the Uber Eats app. Th...

Honeywell & Nozomi Networks Partnering To Deliver Secure End-to-End Cybersecurity

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) and Nozomi Networks have entered a partnership to deliver a secure, comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity for Operational Technology environments, combining Nozomi Networks' OT & Internet of Things and Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity software. Nozomi Networks' OT &am...

Foxconn Reportedly Planning To Move Some Assembly Of iPads & MacBooks To Vietnam

As per reports, Foxconn Technology Group will move the assembly of some Apple Inc. Apple (AAPL)  iPads and MacBooks to Vietnam from China in order to minimize the impact of a Sino-U.S. trade war. Taiwanese manufacturers, worried about being caught up in a state of a trade war, have moved or are con...

UnitedHealth Group To Hold Its Annual Investor Conference On December 1

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is scheduled to hold its annual Investor Conference virtually with analysts and institutional investors starting at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The senior leaders will discuss the company’s progress in regards to the development of t...

Market Records Shattered In Shortened But Sweet Thanksgiving Holiday Week

The markets experienced a Thanksgiving holiday shortened & sugar sweetened week that saw all market indices achieve records rising  north of 2 percent across the board. The Dow 30 even hit the coveted and never reached before 30,000 level prior to Turkey Day. News was overall relatively light...

The Clorox Company’s Linda J. Rendle Joins Visa’s Board Of Directors

Reportedly, Linda J. Rendle has been appointed to the board of Visa.Inc  (V) effective November 23, 2020, for a term stated to expire at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The appointment brings Visa’s total board of directors to 12 members. “I am pleased to welcome Linda t...

Nasdaq Closes At New Record High – Balance of Market Sits Session Out Prior To Turkey Day!

Happy Wednesday before Thanksgiving all! I hope every single one of you are already out laying in a hammock somewhere like the peaceful soul pictured above.  I also hope that you are counting your fortunes from the amazing bull market we are still enjoying or at least relaxing with the family.  I...

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Service Now Available In Akron, OH & Nashville, TN

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is expanding its 5G coverage by deploying blazing-fast 5G Ultra Wideband service, built using mmWave spectrum, in Akron, OH, and Nashville, TN. The 5G service will allow customers in 57 cities to experience ultra-fast wireless speeds that can reach u...

Prime Contractor to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Leidos Selects 3M’s Health Information Systems

Reportedly, 3M Health Information Systems, a division of 3M Health Care, part of 3M Company (MMM) has been chosen by Leidos, prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to work on the Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) for its components of the 3M™ 360 Encompa...

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Adds Caterpillar

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has been listed to the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), including both the World and North America indices marking it as the 21st time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI based on numerous corporate economic, environmental and social perform...

Amazing? Frothy?…Regardless, Dow 30k & Nasdaq 12k Are Here!

Yes folks we indeed closed over 30k on the Dow and 12k on the Nasdaq today. We are also possibly peeking at 4k on the S&P 500 and 2k on the Russell 2000. These are all levels that we have never seen before as the recent melt up and bull market rush continues across the markets.  It seems like o...

Walgreen Boots Alliance Introduces 30-Minute Pickup

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) offers 30 minutes pick-up from placing an online order for health and wellness products from its stores under its loyalty program which has more than 100 million members in addition to at-home delivery and discounts on prescription drugs. Earlier this w...

Nike Makes Double-Digit Boost To Quarterly Dividend Payable Dec. 29

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has increased its quarterly dividend by 12%, or 3 cents per share. The company informed in September that it expects sales in the second half of its fiscal year ending May 2021 to be "up significantly", as it bounces back from a drop earlier this year due to the pand...

Visa Concludes Acquisition of Fintech Pioneer YellowPepper

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has completed the acquisition of a fintech pioneer with proprietary technology and partnerships, YellowPepper, lending support to financial institutions and start-ups in regions like Latin America and the Caribbean, first of its kind for Visa in the region. YellowPe...

COVID-19 Vaccine & Treatment/Yellen, EV News Creates Value in Cyclicals/Markets On Monday

The S&P 500 closed at 3,577.59 (+.56%), the Dow 30 closed at 29,591.27 (+1.12%), the tech heavy Nasdaq closed at 11,880.63 (+.22%), & the small caps on the Russell 2000  finished the session at 1,818.30 (+1.85%).  The markets received encourage news that a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from ...

Verizon & Apple Partner For Corporate 5G “Fleet Swap”

As per reports, Apple Inc (AAPL) and Verizon Communications (VZ) to launch a "Fleet Swap" program in which Verizon will subsidize the replacement of corporate customers' entire fleet of smartphones with any of Apple's iPhone 12 models (first family of phones with 5G networking capabilities) with "ze...

Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot Q3 Cash Dividend of $1.50 Payable December 17, 2020

As per reports, the board of Home Depot (HD) has announced its Q3 cash dividend of $1.50 per share payable December 17, 2020, to shareholders of record on the close of business on December 3, 2020. The dividend marks the 135th consecutive quarter the company has declared a cash dividend. The Home D...

Energy, EV’s, Vaccines, & Lockdowns Led The Markets To Overall Mixed Weekly Results

The world wide web delivered a plethora of stories this week concerning promising vaccines, treatments & prognostications, both good and bad, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to surge. A Pfizer (PFE) & BioNTech (BNTX) partnership filed for emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 ...

Boeing’s 737 MAX Still Has Long Road To Traverse

Reportedly, the United States has lifted the longest 20-month-old flight ban in commercial aviation history on Boeing Co's 737 MAX. Chief Steve Dickson, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, signed an order lifting the ban and released software, system, and training upgrades Boeing and airlines must...

Home Depot Reports Better Than Expected Q3

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced better than expected Q3 earnings this week, reporting a 24% increase in revenue to $33.54 billion, ahead of estimates at $31.9 billion and earnings per share of $3.18 a share beating analyst's expectation at $3.08. The retailer reported a 24.1% rise in same-store ...

Thursday’s Markets Swing To The Positive Side As EV Stocks Skyrocket

The S&P 500 closed at 3,581.87 (+.39%), the Dow 30 closed at 29,483.23 (+.15%), the tech heavy Nasdaq closed at 11,904.71(+.87%), & the small caps on the Russell 2000 dropped throughout the day and finished the session at 1,784.13 (+.84%).  On the macroeconomic front, the schedule produced...

Walmart Reports Rising Profits As The Retailer Rides High On Online Sales

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) released their quarterly earnings ending Oct. 31 beating market expectations as the retail giant reported a 79% surge in its online sales as spending on electronics, sporting goods, and groceries increased. Earnings Highlights: Sales at U.S. stores open at...

Home Depot Commits To Spend More Than $1B On Employees’ Compensation Annually

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is committing to spend more than $1 billion on employees' compensation annually, as the company benefits from growth in demand for paints, tools and building materials due to the COVID-19 pandemic as options for travel or leisure activities have reduced. Peo...

Global Infertility Industry Focused Medical Device Firm INVO Bioscience Makes Strategic Move To Add Scientific Advisory Board

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVO) ("INVO") is an innovative medical device company developing solutions for the global infertility industry. INVO's goal is to increase access to care and expand fertility treatment across the globe while seeking to lower the cost and increase the av...

Lockdowns, Rollbacks, & Growth Concerns Weigh Heavily On Wednesday’s Markets

Hump day produced numerous stories across the world wide web related to lockdowns, roll backs, and greater worries over economic growth as the number of coronavirus cases reportedly are surging across the world. This news and understanding proved to weigh heavily on the markets and helped push all i...

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) Releases Positive Q4 Earnings Beating Expectations

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported strong Q4 earnings recording more than 73M paid subscribers to its Disney+ streaming service by the end of the quarter exceeding expectations. The company reported a loss per share of 20 cents, vs 71 cents expected and $14.71 billion in revenue in comparison to...

Global Science Company 3M Releases October’s Sales Figures

Recently, global science company 3M (MMM) released sales information for the month of October 2020. Key Highlights: Total sales for October rose by 3 percent year-on-year to $2.9 billion. Organic local-currency sales rose by 2 percent. Total sales increased 4 percent in Safety and Industria...

Tuesday’s Markets Calm Down After Yesterday’s Vax Advance

After Monday's vaccine fueled advance to record highs, the markets took a bit of a break today as it treaded water throughout prior to dipping to end the day in the red. The large cap indices all closed in the down today as the S&P 500 closed at 3,609.53 (-.48%), the Dow 30 closed at 29,783.35 (...

Home Depot To Acquire Industrial Goods Wholesaler HD Supply Holdings For ~$8B

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is set to acquire industrial goods wholesaler HD Supply Holdings in a deal valued at about $8 billion. Home Depot will offer $56 per share in cash to HD Supply shareholders. HD Supply is one of the largest wholesale distributors in North America. The company...

IBM To Acquire TruQua, A SAP Consulting Partner Building On Its Hybrid Cloud Growth Agenda

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) will acquire IT services & consulting SAP development partner, TruQua Enterprises, LLC strengthening its hybrid cloud growth strategy to offer digital transformation for clients. The acquisition will assist IBM in moving financia...

“Deja Vu Monday” – Markets Propel To New Heights Powered By Promising Vaccine News

The markets indices drove on to new heights again today, much like last Monday, as new and promising coronavirus vaccine news once again surfaced.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,626.91 (+1.16%), the Dow 30 closed at 29,950.44 (+1.6%)/ very near the never seen before 30k level, the tech heavy Nasdaq ...

Nike To Announce Q2 2021 Earnings Results On December 18

As per reports, sportswear giant NIKE, Inc. (NKE) to release Q2 fiscal 2021 financial results at 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, December 18, 2020, after which the management team will host a conference call starting at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss and review the results. The conference will...

Cisco Realizes Declining Revenue In Fiscal Q1 2021 But Beats Wall Street

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported fiscal Q1 of 2021 ending October 24, reporting declining revenue and earnings from a year earlier but beating Wall Street's estimates. Revenues dropped 9% to $11.9 billion from a year earlier as corporate spending on network infrastructure reduced due to a shift i...

Johnson & Johnson Broadens Relationship With Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority With Regards To Phase 3 Of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has expanded its partnership with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) under its Janssen Pharmaceutic...

Post Elections Vaccine Hopes Drive Cyclicals, Russell 2000, Markets Higher This Week

It was a week in the markets that many investors relished after the election in the US had all been decided in most peoples' minds. Especially, for those investors that were well invested in the cyclical stocks and the small caps on the Russell 2000, which hit a new record high. In fact, the energy ...

Amgen, AstraZeneca Experimental Asthma Drug Shows Promise

Reportedly, Drugmakers Amgen Inc. (AMGN) and AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) announced that a crucial trial found that their experimental medication tezepelumab largely reduced asthma attacks for people suffering from severe forms of the respiratory condition compared to a placebo. The patients were also rece...

INVO Bioscience Announces Pricing of Follow-on Public Offering & Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market

Thursday after the markets closed, INVO Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVO) developers of INVOcell®, the world's only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System, announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,625,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $3.20 per share. Th...

Markets Drift Back To Earth On Thursday As Vaccine Rally Loses Steam

The markets indices dropped across the board today drifting somewhat back to earth as the vaccine rally lost steam. The S&P 500 closed at 3,537.01 (-1%), the Dow 30 closed at 29,980.17 (-1.08%), the tech heavy Nasdaq closed at 11,709.59 (-.65%), the Russell 2000 finished the session at 1,708.47...

3M Announces Q4 Dividend Payable On December 12

As per reports, the board of 3M (MMM) has declared a Q4 dividend of $1.47 per share, payable on December 12, 2020, to common stock shareholders, as of the close of business on November 20, 2020. The company has been paying dividends to its shareholders without fail for more than 100 years. 3M (MMM)...

American Express Customers Are Hoarding Their Points

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) Chief Financial Officer Jeff Campbell revealed that customers of American Express Co.’s travel-related co-brand cards along with the firm’s Platinum, Gold, and other proprietary cards, have been stockpiling their points and miles during the pandemic...

Walmart To Host Q3 Earnings Call On Nov. 17, 2020

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to host a live conference call with the Investors on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at 7 a.m. CST to review and discuss Q3 earnings results, 2021. The call will be hosted by Executive VP & CFO, Brett Biggs, and President & CEO, Doug McMillon. Interested p...

Information Tech & Consumer Discretionary Sectors Lead Markets On Veteran’s Day

Happy Veterans Day! We honor all US military veterans and thank them and their families for their services.  The markets ended mixed again today as we realized another sector rotation that saw investors move back into the popular information technology (+2.4%) & consumer discretionary (+1.5%) ...

Walmart To Test Self-Driving Electric Cars Next Year For Contact-Less Delivery

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to soon start testing contact-free delivery with Cruise, the only self-driving car company with a fleet of all-electric vehicles powered with 100% renewable energy early next year in Scottsdale, Arizona. For the pilot, “Customers can place an order fro...

Travelers To Launch Global Companion℠ Plus+ For U.S. Companies With Foreign Exposure

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced the launch of a new product, Global Companion Plus+, based on the company’s broad property and casualty offerings for U.S. firms with foreign exposures. Features of Global Companion Plus+ comprise of Primary Foreign Voluntary Workers Compe...

McDonald’s To Launch “McPlant” in 2021

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) to introduce "McPlant" in 2021, a line of plant-based meat alternatives driven primarily by concerns over meat's effects on consumer's health, the environment, and also animal welfare. The fast-food giant to offer chicken substitutes, plant-based burger...

Honeywell Beats Wall Street’s Estimates

Honeywell International Inc (HON) reported quarterly earnings recently, beating estimates as cost controls and strong demand for its warehouse automation equipment partially offset declining sales in its aerospace business due to air travel halt earlier in the year hurting aero parts makers. Earnin...

Microsoft Corp. Launches 2 Next-Gen Xbox Gaming Consoles

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) launched its two models of its Xbox gaming console seven years after the debut of its previous version, amid the pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending on games. The Xbox Series X which has been described as the "world's most powerful console" by Microsoft t...

As The Coronavirus Pandemic Surges Pfizer’s Vaccine Gives Hope, Eli Lilly’s Antibody Gets FDA Emergency Use Nod & Atossa’s Nasal Spray Trial Progresses

The coronavirus pandemic continues to surge across the world. On Tuesday,  it was reported that 51.2M cases have been recorded where 33.5M people have recovered and 1.27M people have died worldwide. In the US, we now have recorded 10.2M cases and ~239k Americans have died from the coronavirus.  ...

Disneyland Furloughs Additional Workers At Disneyland Parks

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co (DIS) announced the furloughing of additional workers from its Disneyland theme park in Southern California due to the continued uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The number of furloughs was not disclosed and include executive, salaried, and hourly workers a...

Dow 30 & Russell See Continuation But S&P 500 & Nasdaq Suffer Pullbacks on Tuesday

The markets ended mixed today as the sector rotation continued across the indices. On the positive side, the Dow 30 closed at 29,420.92 (+.9%) & the Russell 2000 closed at 1,737.01 (+1.88%) as the rotation of fortunes swung again to the energy sector which was up another 2.5% as oil pushed furt...

Verizon Media & Walmart Come Together For Joint Holiday Campaign

As per reports, Verizon Media (VZ) and Walmart (WMT) have come together again for a Joint Holiday Campaign with their “30 Days of Savings” program offering a first look at hundreds of Walmart products to save time and money for shoppers along with assisted innovative commerce content. The initi...

Boeing 737 MAX In Final Stages Of FAA Approval Expecting Lift Off In November

As per reports, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing suggested changes to Boeing Co's (BA) 737 MAX, which it expects to complete in the "coming days," resulting in the lifting of its grounding order on the plane as early as Nov 18. FAA Administrator Steve D...

Home Depot Sets Q3 2020 Earnings Date For Tuesday, November 17, at 9 a.m. ET

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) to hold its Q3 2020 earnings call on Tuesday, November 17, at 9 a.m. ET. The call webcast will be available by noon on November 17, at http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations under the Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon. The Home Depot, Inc. (...

48 Investing Quotes To Know When Investing In The Stock Market!

As we move forward to invest in the markets,  I would suggest that we should keep at least the following short list of quotes in mind from some of the best investors throughout history.  “A lot of people with high IQs are terrible investors because they’ve got terrible temperaments. You ne...

Walmart To Sell Its Argentina Business To Grupo de Narvaez

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is parting away with its Argentina business, which started in 1995, to local investor Grupo de Narvaez, that runs food, clothing, and consumer goods retail businesses in Latin American countries. The value of the transaction was not known, but Walmart to record...

Monday’s Markets Digest Pfizer’s Vaccine News – Energy, Financials & Russell 2000 Pops!

All indices jumped considerably today except for the tech heavy Nasdaq which dropped a significant 1.53%. The overall positive move in the markets came after investors received the amazing and unexpected news this morning that pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) ($39.20, +7.7%) & BioNTech's (BNTX...

Leading Low-Cost U.S. Silver Producer Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) Reported Record Adjusted EBITDA In Q3 2020

Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho, and Mexico and is a gold producer with operating mines in Quebec, Canada and Nevada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven world-class ...

Apple Puts Manufacturing Partner Pegatron On Probation For Violating It’s Supplier Code of Conduct

Reportedly, Apple Inc (AAPL) has put its Taiwanese supplier Pegatron on probation after the company was found to be violating Apple's supplier code of conduct by asking student employees to work night shifts or overtime. As per reports, Apple stated that Pegatron had misclassified and misinformed ab...

McDonald’s Beats Q3 Wall Street’s Estimates

Reportedly, burger giant McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) reported Q3 earnings beating market estimates, as customers continued to order through drive-thru outlets and delivery apps amid the pandemic. The company’s promotional deal with rapper Travis Scott also pushed sales. The company’s total r...

Verizon Honors Military Families & Veterans With Best Offers And Donation To Wounded Warrior Project

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has come up with benefits and offers for Military families in an initiative to serving and giving back to those who give the most. The telecom giant has come up with plans where Military families can get 4 lines for $30/mo per line on Start Unlimited and...

Aurora’s Jinnah Hosein Named As The VP Of Software Engineering At Boeing

As per reports, Jinnah Hosein has been appointed as Boeing's (BA) vice president of Software Engineering, effective immediately. Hosein to focus on software for products and services across the enterprise and will report to Boeing chief engineer & senior vice president of Engineering, Test &...

Disney Pushes Back Release Date of Agatha Christie Novel Based Film “Death on the Nile”

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has taken off the release of the Adventure movie “Death on the Nile” from the holiday calendar. It is the latest film to be pushed back as the entertainment industry grapples to get back to business amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The film was due to open in...

It Was An Election Inspired Reversal Producing Significant Market Gains!

It was a week in the markets that many investors enjoyed as we experienced a daily rises until Friday where the exuberance finally tempered. The markets in fact substantially reversed from the ~10% correction that we had experienced in the previous two weeks to a gain ranging from 6.9% - 9% across a...

Merck Enters Acquisition Deal With VelosBio To Improve Oncology Pipeline

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) and VelosBio Inc have entered a definitive agreement under which Merck, will acquire all outstanding shares of VelosBio for $2.75B in cash through a subsidiary, subject to certain customary adjustments. VelosBio, a private owned clinical-stage biopharmaceut...

Market Momentum Continues On Thursday – Upwork, Qualcomm, NIO Charge Higher

The markets jumped once again for the fourth straight day as investors piled more dollars into equities this week even though they still wait to know when and who will be the next president. The Fed continued to do its part to support market growth as it released its FOMC policy statement leaving th...

Apple’s New iPhone & HomePod Mini™Available For Preorders On Nov 6

As per reports, Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini to launch on Friday, November 13 in more than 50 countries and regions. Customers can start to pre-order the phones from Friday, November 6, at 5 a.m. PST, at the Apple Store® app, apple.com, and through Apple Authorized Resellers ...

IBM Launches Cloud Platform For 5G Telecom Operators

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has launched a cloud platform working for telecom operators deploying 5G and has signed up Nokia and Samsung as partners. The cloud platform uses software in place of physical equipment to do network operations helping telecom operators t...

American Express Commits $1B To Advance Racial & Gender Equality

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) to invest $1 billion to advance racial and gender equality and to promote social justice. The company also plans to promote practices to hire and retain underrepresented colleagues, including Black, Latinx, and female colleagues.  The credit card issu...

UnitedHealth Group Announces Cash Dividend

Reportedly, the board of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has announced a cash dividend of $1.25 per share payable on December 15, 2020, to all common stockholders as of the close of business on December 7, 2020. Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified ...

Merck Beats Q3 Expectations & Raises Outlook As Keytrada Sales Drive

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) reported Q3 profits last month performing ahead of market estimates, as it expects the majority of the blow from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic to now be behind it. Merck earned $1.74 per share, beating analysts’ average estimates of $1.44 per share. S...

Fate Therapeutics to Webcast Conference Call Reporting Q3 2020 Financial Results Nov. 5th At 2 PT

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders, today announced that the Company will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at...

Markets Leap Forward Post Election Day – Healthcare, FAANGs, Biogen, Uber Move Higher

The markets jumped considerably today as investors seemed to warmly embrace the broad election results that left us with a balanced House/Senate situation while also making a leap of faith with the pending presidential results.  The large caps in general had a hey day as the S&P 500 closed at ...

IBM Honored As Leader in The Forrester Wave™Customer Identity and Access Management, Q4 2020 Report

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Security has been honored as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Customer Identity and Access Management, Q4 2020 report. Forrester Wave, an Independent Research Firm evaluated 13 of the top CIAM providers on 32 criteria this year, collect...

Dish & Intel Partner For 5G Infrastructure Technology Rollout

Reportedly, DISH and Intel Corporation (INTC) have entered a partnership to integrate Intel 5G infrastructure technology into DISH's 5G virtualized, O-RAN compliant network, driving increased flexibility and agility. Dish has chosen the Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapter, Intel Xeon Scalable...

Election Day Brings Green, Green & More Green

The rebound continued again today and even picked up more momentum as it ended pretty much all green in the markets on election day. Many investors seemed to embrace the investing attitude that the world or at least the markets would not implode no matter which candidate won and it might even contin...

Walmart Scrapping Robotic Plans

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has scrapped plans to use robots to keep track of its inventory and scan shelves. The retailer ended its partnership with Bossa Nova Robotics Inc. dropping its long efforts to automate the task and make the job easier for staff. The shelf-scanning robots were ...

Cloud Powers Microsoft Earnings Beat

Microsoft Corp (MSFT) beat Q1 Wall Street earnings estimates reportedly driven by strong demand for its cloud computing products. The company earned $1.82 a share on sales of $37.15 billion in its fiscal first-quarter ending Sept. 30. Analysts expected Microsoft earnings of $1.54 a share on sales of...

Energy, Materials, & Industrials Drive A Monday Market Rebound

A rebound was once again back in fashion today while many of us discussed, argued, and worried about tomorrow's election dubbed the "most important election of our lifetime" by politicians, media, & extreme groups alike. Today's rebound was at least a technical bounce off the 10% drop from the h...

Natural Killer (NK) Cell-based Immunotherapy Firm Kiadis Reaches Buyout Agreement With Sanofi (SNY)- Who’s Next?

Recently, natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic approach for solid tumors and hematological malignancies. NK cells are innate lymphocytes with an array of functional competences, including anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-graft-vs. -host disease potenti...

Pfizer Reports Declining Sales For Third-Quarter, Narrows Yearly Earnings Range

As per reports, Pfizer (PFE) released Q3 earnings recently, reporting sales of $12.13B and EPS of 72 cents per share. The analysts were expecting EPS of 69 cents per share on $12.3 billion in sales. The company narrowed its yearly earning guidance to $2.88-$2.93 a share on revenue of $48.8 billion ...

Chevron Revenues Declined As Oil Prices Were Hard-hit By Pandemic

Chevron Corporation (CVX) reported a $207 million loss in Q3 and a 32% decline in revenue year over year, as oil prices were hard-hit by the pandemic. However , the company earned 11 cents per share, far ahead of the 27 cents per share loss expected by analysts. Revenue of $24.45 billion was also re...

Markets Served A Heaping Decline With A Side of Kombucha As The Correction Continued

Happy Halloween All. As I pop open another bottle of kombucha the weekend searching for answers, reflecting on the week's events, and soaking in the grape vibes flavored probiotic tea, it feels that I or rather we have been served more tricks than treats and we are stuck on a slippery down hill trea...

Apple Beats Quarterly Expectations, Low iPhone Sales Pull Stocks Down

As per reports, Apple Inc. (AAPL) exceeded fiscal fourth-quarter earnings estimates as sales from the company’s services offerings and Mac computers beat quarterly records. Revenue of $64.70 billion was reported, versus $63.47 billion expected, and EPS of 73 cents vs.70 cents was reported. Mac sa...

FAANGs Drive Market Rebound Thursday

We got ourselves a good old fashioned rebound today folks. After the last 3-days of declines we found a way to bounce off of the nearly 10% correction. Maybe the trading algorithms kicked in or maybe investors felt there was value or maybe it was the highly weighted FAANG stocks jump higher prior t...

Caterpillar Misses Q3 Earning Estimates-Reports 54% Drop In Profits

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported a 54% drop in third-quarter earnings caused by lower end-user demand for equipment and services, and the resultant decrease in dealer inventories driven by the pandemic. The company posted earnings per share of $1.34 on revenue of $9.9 billion, defeating analyst’s ...

Profits Plunge For Visa But Beats Estimates – Consumer Spending Drops Amid Pandemic

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) announced Q4 profits this week, much below Wall Street estimates driven by high unemployment caused by the coronavirus-induced recession and low consumer spending. Total spending decreased by 10% and the number of processed transactions dropped 13%. Cross-border transac...

Dr. Quay Publishes Paper Documenting That SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Began at General Hospital of Central Theater Command of People’s Liberation Army

A paper was published recently on Zenodo (DOI 10.5281/zenodo.4119263) by Dr. Steven Quay, M.D., PhD., head of two COVID-19 therapeutic programs at Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), which illuminates new scientific observations and conclusions documenting that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic began at...

PROGRESS REPORT: Atossa Therapeutics Completes Enrollment of Phase 1 Clinical Study of AT-301 Nasal Spray Being Developed for the Coronavirus Causing COVID-19

With the soaring numbers of worldwide coronavirus cases being reported daily with no viable vaccine realistically up for near term approval we need to find better solutions to treat patients that are infected. Recently, Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopha...

Markets Turn Deep Red As Increased Pandemic Fears/Growth Concerns Take Hold

It was a sea of deep red throughout today's market session. The markets were caught in the spiraling grasp of increased uncertainties in the world. It was enough to turn the best of us towards the nearest cocktail to calm our collective nerves. These uncertainties included the increasing reported nu...

3M Announces Q3 Earnings – Sees Healthcare Unit Record 25.5% Sales Increase

Dow 30 component, 3M (MMM) reported Q3 earnings this week, beating Wall Street estimates as demand for its N95 masks continues to grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales from its healthcare unit recorded a 25.5% increase and accounted for more than a quarter of the company’s total sales. Sales a...

Amgen Reports Q4 Earnings- Lowers 2020 Earnings Guidance

U.S. biotechnology company, Amgen (AMGN) reported Q4 earnings this week, reporting a 2% drop in product sales due to competition from lower-cost generic drugs and biosimilars. Earnings Highlights: Sales for the quarter totaled $5.88 billion. Total revenue dropped 1% to $6.2 billion, ahead of ...

Boeing Reports Q4 Loss As Sales Continue To Drop During Pandemic

As per reports, Boeing (BA) reported a Q4 loss this week, as the coronavirus pandemic and extended 737 MAX grounding hurt figures. Boeing reported a loss of $1.39 per share, lower than Wall Street's average expectation of a loss of $2.52 per share. Revenue dropped 29% to $14.14 billion but performed...

Procter & Gamble Sees Demand for Cleaning & Laundry Products – Beats Estimates- Increases Guidance

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported a 9% increase in fiscal first-quarter earnings, driven by demand for its cleaning and laundry products during the coronavirus pandemic, as per reports. The company also raised its sales outlook and expectations for fiscal 2021. An EPS of $1.63 was repo...

More Slippage In Tuesday’s Markets

We experienced a bit of market slippage without a stimulus package insight again today,  except for a few very large tech names that lifted the Nasdaq. On the macroeconomic front we received a number of mixed reports. The total durable orders report confirmed a rise by 1.9% month/month in September...

Travelers Report Q3 Earnings, Beat Estimates

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) reported third-quarter earnings this week, beating market estimates driven by lower costs, high premiums, and increasing returns from non-fixed income investments. The Property and casualty insurer net written premiums increased 3% to $7.77 billion for the quarte...

American Express Reports Declining Q3 Profits

American Express Company (AXP) announced Q3 earnings this week, reporting declining profits as its customers spend less during the COVID-19. The pandemic has resulted in mass layoffs resulting in bill defaulters, resulting in the bank to set aside money for potential payment defaults. American Expre...

United Health Foundation Offers $2M Grant To Support Family First Health’s Federally Qualified Health Center

Reportedly, The United Health Foundation has partnered for a three-year $2M grant with Family First Health’s Federally Qualified Health Center at Hannah Penn K-8 school. The partnership is aimed to improve access to health care for children and families and serving vulnerable populations in the K...

Intel Beat Earnings Estimates, But Misses Figures For Its Data Center Unit

Dow 30 component, Intel Corporation (INTC) reported Q3 earnings this week, in-line with analyst expectations but lacked growth in its data center business. Here’s how the company performed: An EPS of $1.11 per share was reported in-line with expectations. Revenue stood at $18.33 billion, ve...

Monday Brought Forth Tricks & Fear As Markets Slid

It was definitely a day of mostly tricks and not treats today as we continued rush towards Halloween and more importantly the presidential elections. The market was down significantly throughout the day. The S&P 500 actually dipped as much us 2.9% prior to clawing its way back to end down only 1...

Cisco’s Video-Conferencing App Webex Records 600M Participants As Pandemic Continues

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) video-conferencing app Webex recorded 590 million participants in September and is expected to record over 600 million this month as people continue to work from home and have switched to video conferencing platforms amid the pandemic. Webex had recorded 3...

The Home Depot Introduces Virtual Field Trips For Enhanced At-Home Learning For Kids

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) to introduce Virtual Field Trips to its digital DIY workshops library, that will include child-friendly behind the scenes tours, insights, and know-how as to how products come to life and reach the store's shelves. The new learning experience will provide a fun,...

Walgreens Includes Covid Testing Facility For Children Age 3 & Older

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has included testing sites for those aged 3 and older, previously testing was available to 18 years and above. Parents and Guardians can reach at Walgreens.com/COVID19Testing to schedule a test for the child along with electric consent and parents are also r...

Amgen Declares Q4 Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, the Board of Amgen (AMGN) has announced a $1.60 per share dividend for the Q4 of 2020, payable on December 8, 2020, to all stockholders of record as of November 16, 2020. If you liked this story please consider, visiting the Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) dedicated page at Vista Partners ...

Stimulus Kept Hovering Over The Markets This Week

It was week in the markets that seemed to hang on every report about the stimulus negotiations of Pelosi, Mnuchin, and Co. While this was going on the markets yoyo'd daily throughout the week staying essentially in check & ending about where it started. It would also seem that we may be in for m...

Robin Colucci’s 5 Basic “Steps” For Navigating The Traditional Publishing Process

Robin Colucci's clients have been published by “Big 5” and other top publishing houses and others have self-published. Many of her clients have won awards, received outstanding book reviews, and/or become bestsellers on Amazon, USA Today, and The New York Times bestsellers lists. Clients come t...

Encouraging Economic Data & Stimulus Hopes Drive Markets Higher Thursday

The markets continued its up-one-day-down-one-day pattern once again today swinging back into the positive territory this time as it continues to seek confirmation and direction regarding the pending stimulus negotiations. Indeed, today hope was in the air that a stimulus package could be agreed to ...

3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes & Eko Unite To Meet The Advancing Demands Of The Healthcare Industry

Reportedly, 3M™ (MMM) Littmann® Stethoscopes and Eko to collaborate in an initiative to bring science, technology, and comprehensive solutions to the public and redefine healthcare possibilities. Both 3M and Eko have agreed to work on stethoscope technology with advanced Eko digital innovations ...

JPMorgan Releases Strong Q3 Earnings Points To Stimulus

Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) reported strong third-quarter earnings, reporting figures better than market estimates. The bank reported revenue of $29.94 billion versus $28.39 billion expected and EPS of $2.92 versus $2.26 per share expected. The bank reserved $611 million for credit rese...

Coca-Cola Announces Quarter Earnings, Beat Estimates As Demands Resume

Beverage giant, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) released quarterly revenue this week, exceeding expectations as sales began to bounce back from the partial reopening of theaters, restaurants, and public avenues closed for months for the pandemic. “While many challenges still lie ahead, our progress ...

Stimulus Negotiations Weigh Heavily On Markets Wednesday – Precious Metals Rise

The markets drifted lower today in sort of a yoyo period that it is currently stuck in as it continues to carry the weight of the ongoing politically charged stimulus negotiations. To boot, the Senate did manage to surface with a smaller $500B COVID-19 stimulus package which was thought to provide...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Q3 Earnings, Raises Full-Year Guidance

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported Q3 earnings recently, beating Wall Street’s estimates. Earning Highlights: Adjusted earnings of $2.20 per share was reported, higher than the $1.98 per share estimate. The company generated $21.08 billion in revenue, better than $20.2 bil...

IBM Reports Q3 Earnings Inline With The Street

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reported Q3 earnings recently, in-line with analyst expectations. Key earning figures: EPS of $2.58 per share was reported, in-line with $2.58 per share expected. Revenue of $17.56 billion was reported versus $17.54 billion expected, reporting...

Dow 30 Component Walgreens Releases Q4 Earnings, Beat Estimates

Reportedly, the drugstore chain Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) released Q4 earnings recently. The company expects profit to grow in single digits in 2021, after witnessing better-than-expected fourth-quarter figures driven by an increase in sales at U.S. pharmacies. Same-store sales for the company...

Board Approves Coca-Cola Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

Reportedly, the board of Coca-Cola Company (KO) announced a regular quarterly dividend of 41 cents per common stock payable Dec.15, 2020. The dividend will be paid to stockholders as of the close of business on Dec. 1, 2020. Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverag...

Burger King Brazil Teams Up With IBM Services For the Development Of Virtual Assistant

Reportedly, IBM (IBM) Services has teamed up with Burger King Brazil to create a new virtual assistant, based on IBM Watson Assistant in the name of Technology Orienting People (TOP). TOP will assist Burger King Brazil's 16,000 employees, with more than 800 restaurants to be more connected to each o...

Markets Rebound Tuesday As Investors Eyed Stimulus

The markets rebounded on Tuesday as Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Mnuchin, apparently negotiating a stimulus package in earnest, had investors eyeing a positive outcome.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,443.12 (+.47%), the Dow 30 closed at 28,308.79 (+.4%), the tech heavy Nasdaq closed at 11,516.49 (+.33%) &...

UnitedHealth Reports Q3 Earnings, Raises Annual Profit Forecast

Reportedly, the UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)  announced its Q3 earnings this week beating estimates, the company raised its annual profit forecast pushed by growth in its Optum unit that deals in drug benefits. UnitedHealth alarmed demand for deferred services in May and June leading to hi...

Verizon To Acquire Central Kentucky’s Bluegrass Cellular

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. has agreed to acquire a rural wireless operator serving central Kentucky, Bluegrass Cellular. Bluegrass Cellular provides service to 210,000 customers in 34 counties in rural service areas 3, 4, and 5 in central Kentucky. Bluegrass customers will receive...

Honeywell Acquires Ballard’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Business

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) has acquired all of the "business assets" of Ballard's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for an undisclosed price. The employees of the UAV subsidiary will move to Honeywell Aerospace, as per reports. Both companies are also working on a long-term strategic agreement to bring...

Markets Fall On Monday As Pelosi Draws A Tuesday Stimulus Line

The markets began the day in positive territory and all seemed alright. Even the stimulus situation in the US seemed in good spirits as the White House had stated that they would seek to up their offer to almost $1.9 trillion.. However, when news hit that Nancy Pelosi had drawn a Tuesday deadline fo...

Boeing 737 Likely To Return To Service By Year End: Regulator EASA

As per a Bloomberg report, Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency has informed that Boeing 737 Max is safe to fly again before the end of the year. He further informed that the agency is reviewing the final documents before it issues an airworthiness directive by...

All To Do About Nothing In The Broad Markets This Week

  It was an overall "All To Do About Nothing" kind of week when it came down to the overall results in the broad markets. Only the NASDAQ pushed significantly higher closing at 11,671.56 up .8%. The markets seemed to be "knocked off" center  a bit with the negative news with regard to the v...

IBM & The Climate Service Partnering To Improve Measure & Quantify Risks Related to Climate Change

As per reports, IBM (IBM) and the Climate Service (TCS), a leader in climate risk analytics for investors and businesses announced their collaboration with financial institutions and corporations to improve measure and quantify risks related to climate change. TCS Climanomics® software platform wil...

Large Caps Fall Short of Positive But Russell, WBA & NIO Drive Higher

The large cap indices started out decidedly lower out of the gates this morning, but fought their way back ending just shy of positive. The S&P 500 closed at 3,483.23 (-down .15%, the Dow 30 closed at 28,494.20 down .07% & the tech heavy Nasdaq closed off .47% ending at 11,713.87. However t...

Apple To Now Ship Devices From Nearly 300 Retail Stores Across Canada and US

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) will now use its network of almost 300 retail stores spread across the U.S. and Canada as distribution centers to ship products. Earlier, Apple has shipped devices like iPhones, accessories, iPad, and Mac from warehouses located across a customer’s region or directly from ...

Microsoft Employees Can Now Remotely Clock In Up To Half Of Their Weekly Hours

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has allowed most of its employees to clock in up to half their weekly working hours from home, allowing flexibility even after offices reopen following the new working norm driven by the pandemic. However, the company did not confirm having every employee work remo...

McDonald’s Reports Improved Q3 Global Sales, Announces Increase In Quarterly Dividend

Fast food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) reported Q3 earnings, this week performing better than the previous quarter as drive-thru orders increased and special promotions recorded sales to the double-digit percentage increase in September. Comparable sales plunged 24% in Q2r as dining option...

Goldman’s Q3 Earnings Ride High On Trading, Consumer Banking

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) released its Q3 earnings this week, performing much ahead of Wall Street’s estimates. Some key earning highlights: An EPS of $9.68 versus reported versus $5.57 expected. Net revenue of $10.78 billion was reported versus $9.45 billion estimated. Trading r...

Caterpillar (CAT) Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Reportedly, the Board of Directors of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) announced that they have decided to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of $1.03 per share of common stock, to shareholders of record as on October 26, 2020. The dividend will be payable on November 20, 2020. "Caterpillar's dividend h...

Irish Airline Ryanair Expects Boeing 737 Max Aircraft To Return To Service By Next Month In US

Reportedly, Ryanair expects Boeing's (BA) 737 MAX aircraft to return to operations in the United States in the next month or so after it’s more than a year-long grounding. Investigators of the crashes blamed faults in the 737 Max's flight control system, which Boeing has been rebuilding for months...

Visa Recently Announced Dates For Q4 & Full-Year Fiscal Results In Late October

Visa Inc (V) is scheduled announce its Q4 and full-year 2020 financial results on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, as per reports. Visa’s team will host the live audio webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time 5:00 pm ET to discuss and review the results. Interested parties can reach the webcast at http://i...

Walmart Revamps Black Friday Savings & Deals, Offering A Different Shopping Experience

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is planning to spread out its Black Friday savings this year from one single day to three events bringing customers "Black Friday Deals for Days." The newly introduced promotion will offer Walmart shoppers reduced prices during three separate savings events acr...

Wednesday’s Markets See Further Decline But NIO, Oil, Gold & Silver Rise

It was another overall negative day in the markets for the 2nd consecutive day this week.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,488.67 down .66%, the Dow 30 closed at 28,514 down .58%, the tech heavy Nasdaq closed off .8% ending at 11,768.73 & the little guys on Russell 2000 pulled back .93% closing at ...

IBM Splitting In Two Companies, Shifting Focus To Cloud

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is essentially splitting itself into two public companies, diversifying its legacy business and focusing on high-margin cloud computing. The company is planing to list its IT infrastructure services unit, technical support for data ce...

Unfortunately Coronavirus Scored One Against JNJ, LLY Et Al. As Markets Pulled Back On Tuesday

All indices closed in negative territory today pulling back after the recent nearly week long run. The pause in the markets may be a natural pullback, but today we found out that the coronavirus had "scored a win" against us and specifically Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, $148.36/share, -2.3%). JNJ had...

NeuBase Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NBSE) Adds Peter Nielsen, Ph.D., Inventor of Peptide Nucleic Acid Technology, to SAB

Pittsburgh-based NeuBase Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NBSE) is a biotech firm that is accelerating the genetic revolution using a new class of synthetic medicines. NeuBase’s designer PATrOL™ therapies are centered around its proprietary drug scaffold to address genetic diseases at the source by combini...

Cisco Enters A Video Streaming Deal With Britain Telecom Giant BT

Reportedly, tech giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has entered a deal with Britain's biggest telecoms group BT for its new service built to speed up internet video traffic through its networks to meet the growing demand for video streaming driven by the pandemic. The new service is developed in coll...

Tech Sector, Apple, Amazon, & Jumia?.. Lead All Markets Higher On Monday

All indices moved up and ended significantly in positive territory today. The tech sector stood out with a 2.7% gain with the likes of the highly weighted FAANG stocks paving the way with notable standout performances coming in from Apple (AAPL) closed at $124.40/share up 6.35%, Amazon (AMZN) closed...

Russell 2000 & Acquisitions Rise During Overall Positive Week In Markets

  It was an overall fantastic week for the broad markets as all indices & sectors ended significantly in the green. Indeed, we even saw the little guys of the Russell 2000 race like a mustang once again realizing an amazing 6.4% gain week-over-week. A few headlines fed the general marke...

A Workmanlike Move In The Markets on Thursday

After yesterday's jump across the markets, which reacted to the President Trump's idea of standalone stimulus for airlines, small businesses, & US citizens alike, we saw bit of a continuation or a workmanlike effort today. All indices moved up and ended in the green today. The S&P 500 clos...

Verizon Signed Up As The Official 5G And Wireless Partner Of Prudential Center

As per reports, Verizon has been named as the exclusive 5G partner to the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center through a multi-year agreement. The collaboration will bring 5G services to Prudential Center and GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center (the home arena of the Devils and the firs...

Chevron’s Nigeria Unit To Cut Its Workforce By 25%

As per reports, the Nigerian unit of oil major Chevron Corporation (CVX), to cut its local workforce by 25% to reduce costs driven by the weak demand for oil amid the coronavirus pandemic. Layoffs to affect workers across its operations unit. The unit which operates in a joint venture with Nigeria'...

Honeywell To Provide Individual PPE Packs For Panthers Fans For a Safer Stadium Experience

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) has collaborated with NFL's Carolina Panthers, in an initiative to protect players, fans, and staff this season by providing a safer stadium experience amid the pandemic. Honeywell is providing an additional layer of safety to fans entering the stadium by providing them d...

Walmart Expects To Mark A $2.5B Non-Cash Loss On Asda

As per reports, Retail giant Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is expected to mark a non-cash loss of $2.5 billion this fiscal year, as a result of the sale of Asda, its British supermarket chain. Founders of petrol station operator EG Group, and private equity firm TDR Capital,  the billionaire brothers...

Disney To Lay-Off 28k Employees At Its U.S Theme Parks

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) to cut off nearly 28k employees at its U.S theme parks due to limited visitor capacity, and uncertainty on when the pandemic would end. The layoff will comprise of "domestic employees" out of which 67% are part-time employees. All of the company's parks ...

Caterpillar Acquiring Weir Oil & Gas In A $405 Million Deal

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has entered a deal with Weir Group PLC, to acquire its Oil & Gas Division, "Weir Oil & Gas" for a purchase price of $405 million to be paid in cash. Weir Group PLC is a Scotland-based global engineering business, headquartered in near Fort Worth, Texa...

J&J Shelling Out More Than $100M Talc Lawsuits

As per a Bloomberg report, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to pay more than $100 million in legal charges in order to settle over 1,000 lawsuits that claim that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer. J&J is under more than 19,000 lawsuits from its talcum powder users claiming its talc products cau...

Walt Disney will Announce Fiscal Full Year And Q4 2020 Results Thursday, November 12, 2020

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) to announce its fiscal full year and fourth quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. EST / 1:30 p.m. PST via a live audio webcast. The webcast can be reached at www.disney.com/investors. The webcast presentation will a...

McDonald’s Launches New Nationwide McCafé Bakery Menu Items

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has launched a new Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin, and Cinnamon Roll to its McCafé Bakery lineup, starting October 28. The new menu items will be available all day at participating restaurants nationwide along with the other McCafé cookies and pies. ...

Microsoft Agrees TO Build Data Centres In Greece

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) has agreed to build new data centers in Greece, making it the first country in southeastern Europe to host Microsoft data centers. The investment is expected to boost entrepreneurship and encourage companies to invest in the country after the country has been one of ...

Coca-Cola To Enter U.S Alcohol Market With Topo Chico Hard Seltzers

Beverage giant, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) to set its foot in the U.S alcohol market with the alcoholic version of Topo Chico sparkling water in partnership with beer giant Molson Coors Beverage Co, as per reports. The launch will be the company’s first alcoholic drink in the country, expanding it...

Intel Secures Second Phase Of Contract With Pentagon

Intel Corporation (INTC) has secured a second-phase contract in a project, positioned to help the U.S. military make more advanced semiconductors within the United States. Intel won the first phase of the contract in 2019. “I think one of the areas where we can have the most impact on China bro...

Standalone Stimulus Drives Wednesday’s Markets Higher

After yesterday afternoon's market crash which was in reaction to President Trump's statement that had effectively shutdown stimulus negotiations until after the elections,  it seemed pretty bleak. However, today's markets received new statements from the White House pushing the idea of standalone...

Registration Now Open For Atossa Therapeutics’ Tribe Public Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event (Oct. 13) – “Tackling Our Greatest Health Challenges – COVID-19 and Breast Cancer”

  In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atossa’s CEO Dr. Steven Quay, M.D., Ph.D. & CFO Kyle Guse will deliver a presentation titled “Atossa Therapeutics: Tackling our Greatest Health Challenges – COVID-19 and Breast Cancer”     Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq...

Tuesday’s Markets Take Hit From Stimulus Bombshell

The markets started off well enough today, that is, until the news that President Trump had virtually dropped a bombshell as he directed negotiators to end virus-related stimulus relief talks until after the election. This move essentially withdrew the anticipated support that traders, some investo...

S&P 500 Surpasses 50-Day Moving Average As Markets Leap Forward Monday

It was an overall positive day today for the markets. The S&P 500 cleared its 50-day moving average or 3365 and the all indices rose throughout the day. The S&P 500 ended at 3,408.63 up 1.8%, the Dow 30 closed at 28,148.64 up 1.68%, the tech heavy Nasdaq rose 2.32% ending at 11,332.49 &...

Russell 2000 & Real Estate Sector Rule As Markets Swing To Positive This Week

  It was certainly an interesting week where we saw the overall markets swing back to the positive for the first time in four weeks. The little guys of the Russell 2000 realized an outsized 4.4% weekly gain to lead all. It was a somewhat refreshing zen-like break from the overall recent beat...

Chevron Wins $4.2B Acquisition Deal For Noble Energy

Reportedly, Shareholders of Noble Energy have agreed to sell the oil and gas producer to Chevron Corp (CVX), placing Chevron at the 2nd spot as the U.S. shale oil producer behind EOG Resources and marks the first big energy deal since the coronavirus reduced global fuel demand.  The deal valued at ...

Thursday’s Markets See Continuation, FAANG’s/Tesla Fly, Investors React To Encouraging Macroeconomic Data

The markets realized continuation of positive momentum and ended in the green on this first day of October. The S&P 500 ended at 3,380.80 up .53% & the Dow 30 closed at 27,816.90 up .13%. The tech heavy Nasdaq rose 1.42% ending at 11,326.51 & the little guys on Russell 2000 added a soli...

September’s Markets End With A Sweet Green Song!

The markets mostly sang a positive song throughout the day and as all indices ended in the green on this last day of September. The S&P 500 ended at 3,363 up .83% & the Dow 30 closed at 27,781.70 up 1.2% even though The Walt Disney Company (DIS) closed at $124.13/share down 1% after announ...

Your Invited To Today’s Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Event “A Uniquely Scarce Investment” Presented by Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) CEO

Today, Wednesday, September 30th Tribe Public, website www.tribepublic.com, will host a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event with Mining Industry Expert Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President, and CEO of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) titled "Hecla- A Uniquely Scare Investment."   ...

Markets Turn Slightly Red On Tuesday

The markets swung a bit towards the red side on Tuesday after two consecutive days in the green. Only the communications sector ended in positive territory as it added .3% while the energy and financials sectors led the day from the negative side respectively dropping 2.7% & 1.2% after their goo...

J&J Enters Organizes Deal With Michigan’s Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing For Its COVID-19 Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has entered a manufacturing deal with Michigan-based, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, which is being developed with partial funding from the U.S. government, as per reports. Recently, J&J launched a late-stage trial of its ...

Verizon Enters A Multi-Year “Official 5G Partner” Deal With NHL

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has been signed as the official 5G partner, Official Wireless Services Partner, and Official Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Partner in the U.S for the National Hockey League in a multi-year agreement. The telecom giant has also been named as the Officia...

Honeywell’s BOD Announces Increased Annual Cash Dividend Effective In Q4

As per reports, The Board of Honeywell International Inc. (HON) has announced an increase in the company's regular annual cash dividend from $3.60 to $3.72 per share. The updated dividend will be effective with the fourth-quarter dividend of $0.93 per share, payable on December 4, 2020, out of surpl...

GE’s GE9X Jet Engine For Boeing 777X Passenger Jet Gains Nod From U.S. U.S. Aviation Safety Regulator

Reportedly, General Electric's GE9X engine designed for Boeing Co's (BA) 777X passenger jet has been certified by the U.S. aviation safety regulator, after unexpected wear in a part for the GE9X engine was found last year. The redesign caused several months of delay for Boeing to bring its new jet t...

Monday’s Markets Were Enough To Make Most Smile!

Yes indeed it was a positive day in the markets on Monday!  It was a clean sweep across all indices and all 11 sectors alike. The energy & financials sectors equally added 2.3% to lead all sectors. The little guys on Russell 2000 ruled the day with a 2.4% jump ending at 1,510.34 & the tech...

Apple May Legal And Regulatory Action For Its App Store Practices

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) will face legal and regulatory challenges for its current App Store practices. A group consisting of Spotify Technology SA, Match Group Inc., and "Fortnite" creator Epic Games have joined a nonprofit group, based in Washington, D.C., and Brussels to impose regulatory charges...

Coca-Cola To Release Q3 2020 Financial Report On Oct. 22, 2020

Dow 30 component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) announced the release of its Q3 2020 earnings report will be on Oct. 22, before the market opens.  Interested parties can reach the event at www.coca-colacompany.com/investors. Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage ...

3M In Talks To Sell Its Food Safety Division

Reportedly, 3M Co (MMM) is in talks for the sale of its food safety business with advisers. The company’s unit which, sells test kits and other products to assist food makers to manage sanitation and allergens is expected to bring in a sale of about $3.5 billion, giving 3M extra cash amid the coro...

The Markets Were “Stuck In the Mud” This Week

  It was a fairly volatile week that made us feel like we were stuck in mud at times as the balance of markets dropped again throughout the week making it feel a bit slippery, that is, until Friday when we had a nice across-the-board surge to help lift our spirits going in to the weekend. Ho...

Intel Announces Appointment Of Saf Yeboah-Amankwah As Its SVP & CSO

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has appointed Safroadu (Saf) Yeboah-Amankwah as its senior vice president and chief strategy officer, effective Nov. 1. Yeboah-Amankwah will lead the global strategy office, including Intel Capital, and will also assist the executive team in developing and dr...

Amgen’s Experimental Drug Shows Sign Of Improvement In Lung Cancer Patients With KRAS Gene Mutation

Reportedly, an experimental Amgen Inc (AMGN) drug meant for a specific genetic mutation reduced tumors in 32% of advanced lung cancer patients and 7% with those suffering from colon cancer in an early-stage trial. The drug sotorasib was given to lung cancer patients for 6.3 months and 4 months for c...

A Guarded Win Surfaced In Thursday’s Markets

The markets managed to end the day in what I would call a "guarded win." It did not seem satisfying, but rather a little unnerving. It just never really felt like the markets were on any sort of solid ground throughout the day even though all indices finished in the green & 10 of the eleven sect...

The World Is Changing As Walmart & Goldman Sachs Now Offering Online Sellers Business Credit Lines

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is teaming up with Goldman Sachs (GS) to offer business credit lines to small and medium-sized businesses selling on Walmart. The offer is being made by Marcus, Goldman’s online consumer banking unit, as per reports. Initially, sellers can access lines of credit between ...

Travelers Launch AI-Based Ergonomic Assessments Delivering Expedited Safety Recommendations

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced the launch of virtual and on-site ergonomic assessments using artificial intelligence for its business customers of all sizes in establishing processes that implement workplace safety. The new technology equipped with AI-based technolo...

Microsoft In “Ongoing Discussions” To Provide Gaming Service On Apple Devices

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is having “ongoing discussions” with Apple Inc. over App Store rules that have kept its video-game streaming service away from iPhones and iPads. Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer stated, “We’re committed to bringing xCloud to all mobile endpoints...

Microsoft & Shell Unite To Accelerate Their Combined Mission To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) have entered a new strategic alliance to create, develop, and deliver new solutions to assist customers, suppliers, and other businesses lower carbon emissions. The collaboration is expected to help Shell's ambition to be...

Surprise! Apple Terminates Barclays Credit-Card Partnership While Pushing Forward With Apple Card

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has ended its longtime card partnership with Barclays Plc. and is moving attention to its own Apple Card product-financing plans. The Barclaycard Financing Visa offered customers to purchase Apple products at no interest for different amounts of time depending on the am...

JPMorgan & BlackRock Team Up With Saphyre

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) and BlackRock Inc. have teamed up with Saphyre, an artificial intelligence technology startup to digitalize and automate the opening of custody accounts. The AI-powered system remembers when an asset manager uploads a specific document required to open a cus...

Travelers Unveils IndustryEdge Program For Professional Services – Offering Coverage Like General liability, Professional liability, etc.

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is preparing to launch IndustryEdge for Professional Services, a specially tailored business solution offering coverage like general liability, professional liability, property, commercial auto, and workers compensation to ease industry-specific ri...

American Express Scheduled To Release Q3 Earnings & Webcast On October 23, 2020

American Express (AXP) to hold its Q3 earnings live audio webcast on October 23, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ET to review and discuss its quarterly results, as per reports. The live audio webcast will be available on the company's website at http://ir.americanexpress.com for the general public followed by a ...

Amgen & Eli Lilly Enter Global Antibody Manufacturing Agreement For COVID-19 Antibody Therapies

As per reports, Eli Lilly & Company and Amgen have entered an agreement for a global antibody manufacturing to increase global supply capacity for Lilly's potential COVID-19 treatments. Lilly is currently researching a number of potential neutralizing antibodies for the prevention/treatment or b...

Energy Sector Leads Sweeping Tangible Decline Across The Markets During Wednesday’s Session & Then There’s SPI Energy’s Gaudy Four-Digit Move!

The markets were in a steady state decline essentially from the start this morning as risk was off and cash seemed to be king. Indeed, all sectors sold off throughout the day led by the energy sector which fell 4.6%. The S&P 500 ended at 3,3236.92 down 2.37%, the Dow 30 closed at 26,763.13 dow...

Nike Reports Strong Q1 Earnings Confirming An 82% Jump In Digital Sales

Sportwear giant NIKE, Inc. (NKE) released its Q1 earnings this week, performing above market estimates as digital sales surged and lockdown measures eased, allowing the brand to open stores worldwide. Nearly all of Nike’s locations were open across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

JPMorgan To Shift $230B Assets Ahead Of Brexit

As per the Bloomberg report, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) intends to shift 200B euros (US $233.76 B) from the UK to Germany ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union. The bank plans to migrate the assets to its Frankfurt-based subsidiary by the end of 2020. The bank has also announced to exp...

A Must Read: “Stay Safe: A Physician’s Guide to Survive Coronavirus” – A Resource That Will Help Protect Your Family Against the Coronavirus

Unfortunately, there are currently over 31.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and over 967,000 related deaths! Recently, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers that he doesn't expect a potential COVID-19 vaccine to be available for most Americans...

Amazon Pops! Tesla Drops! Markets Move Higher During Tuesday’s Session

It was a "tech on" kind day again today as the beloved and wildly followed FAANG stocks rose across the board while doing their very best to pull the markets up along with them. Indeed Amazon (AMZN) had an outstanding day popping 5.69% closing at $3,128.99/share up while the balance of FAANGs close...

A Gloomy Reversal Of Roles Evolved In The Markets On Monday

It was a gloomy type of day in the markets where nothing really seemed to be working. The S&P 500 dipped nearly 3% at one point in the session while the balance of the indices were also dropping significantly.  The markets were reacting to news items that hit the world wide web which were the s...

Oracle & Walmart Seek 20% Stake In TikTok Global After Trump’s Approval

Reportedly, ByteDance has received tentative approval for an agreement with the U.S. Government to clear its outstanding issues and allowing Oracle and Walmart together to invest and acquire 20% of the newly formed TikTok Global business, providing services to users in the United States and most of ...

The Russell 2000, IPO’s, & Cyclicals Had Their Way In The Markets This Week

  It seemed like the markets were falling precipitously throughout the week as highly weighted and wildly followed household names from the information technology, communication services, consumer discretionary, & consumer staples sectors i.e. Apple (AAPL) (-4.6% wk/wk) actually sold off...

The Walt Disney Company Lists Event Participation Of Senior VP & CFO, Christine McCarthy

As per reports, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Christine McCarthy to be a part of the question-and-answer session at the Citi 2020 Global Technology Conference. The event was hosted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 11:25 a.m. PDT/ 2:25 p.m. EDT. Christine...

SNOW Fell Adding To A “Downer Kind O’ Day” In the Markets On Thursday

It was a allot of blah, blah, blah, and a downer kind of day in the markets, for the most part, today after the earth-shattering over-marketed massive IPO of Snowflake took the markets by storm yesterday. However, today SNOW shares drifted lower today as investors locked in gains and hacking 10.39% ...

Walgreens Introduces Personalized Pain Management Offering And Owned Brand Arthritis Pain Relief Gel

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced the launch of diclofenac gel, an over-the-counter original prescription-strength arthritis pain relief in topical form for people suffering from chronic and acute pain. Specially trained Walgreens pharmacists, with support from the Global Healthy Living Founda...

PROGRESS REPORT: Atossa Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ATOS) Announces Positive Interim Safety Assessment in Clinical Study of AT-301 Nasal Spray Being Developed For Coronavirus Causing COVID

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, plans to develop its nasal spray to potentially help prevent COVID...

Verizon Acquires Pre-Paid Wireless Leader Tracfone For $3.125B In Cash & $3.125B In Stock

Dow 30 component, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has acquired pre-paid wireless leader Tracfone for $3.125 billion in cash and $3.125 billion in Verizon common stock, subject to customary closing adjustments, as per reports. The agreement also benefits from an additional $650 million in future ca...

American Express Appoints Colleen Taylor, President, Merchant Services

As per reports, Colleen Taylor has been appointed as the new President, Merchant Services,  American Express (AXP) U.S effective September 14. Taylor will report to Group President, Global Merchant & Network Services, Anré Williams, and will take charge of building relationships with the milli...

Microsoft Increases Quarterly Dividend By Nearly 10%

Software giant Microsoft (MSFT) announced an increase in its quarterly dividend by 9.8% to $0.56 per share from $0.51 per share, as per reports. The updated quarterly dividend of $0.56 per share amounts to an annualized dividend of $2.24 per share and is to be payable on Dec. 10 to shareholders of r...

McDonald’s To Expand Restaurants In Far East Russia

As per reports, Global fast-food giant McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is expanding in far east Russia in December with restaurants in cities like Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. The total number of restaurants to be opened was not confirmed however, the first phase is expected to create around 300 jobs....

JPMorgan Trading-Floor Senior Staff Have Been Asked To Return Office Amid The Pandemic By Sept 21

As per a Wall Street Journal report, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) executives have asked senior employees of the bank's sales and trading operation and their teams to return to office by Sept. 21. The message was delivered in a conference call by the bank’s global head of sales and research, Marc...

Cisco Announces Quarterly Dividend Date Payable October 21, 2020

The Board of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.36 per common share, payable on October 21, 2020, to all shareholders of record as on October 2, 2020. The company’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36 per common share was paid on July 22, 2020. Cisco Systems, Inc....

JPMorgan To Stop Reimbursing Junior Employees For Uber & Taxi Rides To Work

As per Bloomberg's report, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) will no longer pay its junior sales and trading staff for using an Uber or taxi to work, modifying the benefit which was given earlier to the staff below the managing director level amid the pandemic for commuting to work. The recent update h...

McDonald’s To Shift Its North American Financial Systems To Oracle’s Cloud

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) to shift some of their work to Oracle's cloud computing services. McDonald's will move its North American financial systems to Oracle's cloud, as per reports. Oracle is also trying to mobilize mature independent software firms to its cloud business to comp...

J&J Janssen Unit Begins Mid-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In Spain

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Janssen unit began mid-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in Spain on 14th September 2020. 190 people are reported to take part in the country's trials, which will take place in three hospitals and will be concluded by Sept. 22. Phase II trials are being ...

UnitedHealthcare And Optum Come Forward With Assistance To Support People Affected By Ongoing Wildfires In California, Oregon, Washington, etc.

As per reports, UnitedHealthcare (UNH) and Optum have come forward to help people affected by the ongoing wildfires across parts of California, Oregon, Washington, and several other Western States offering support to health plan participants with health arrangements to access care and early prescrip...

Travelers’ Traverse App Gets Enhanced Image Recognition Tech

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has enhanced the purchase ability of its online personal insurance product, Traverse with a mobile app and image recognition technology. The updated feature will allow buyers to insure the product they want to purchase by just clicking an image o...

Chevron Sues Australia’s Ampol Over Alleged Trademark Licence Issues

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) had sued the Australian fuel supplier Ampol Ltd over alleged 'Caltex' branding breaches under which Ampol previously used the U.S. company’s “Caltex” brand. The breaches occurred due to Ampol's usage of "non-compliant" signage at 177 of its about 800 c...

Visa Announces Global Partnership With PayPal Powering Faster Access To Funds Around the World

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and PayPal recently announced their global partnership that would help in expanding PayPal’s Instant Transfer service for small businesses and consumers that are sending or receiving money via PayPal, Venmo, or Xoom leveraging on Visa Direct for real-time payment capabilities ...

Latin America To Come Forward With 1/3 Of J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is expecting 20,000 volunteers for late-stage human trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine from Latin America, one of the worst affected regions by the pandemic making it an attractive testing sites for vaccine developers as it is an easier option to ...

Intel Launches “Tiger Lake,” The 11th Gen Flagship Chip For Laptops

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) launched "Tiger Lake," the 11th generation version of its flagship chip for laptops. The chips are manufactured with new techniques equipped with artificial intelligence that can reduce background noise during video calls. The company worked with laptop maker...

Fed Stays Pat, Snowflake IPO Surges, & Markets Close Mixed On Wednesday

The markets ended mixed today after Fed Chair Jerome Powell confirmed that the Fed would be leaving interest rates lower for the foreseeable future or until the US economy achieves "maximum employment" with an average 2% inflation rate in hand. On the positive side of the coin, the little guys on Ru...

Travelers Announce Dates For Q3 2020 Earning Results

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), Inc. to release its Q3 2020 earnings results on October 20, 2020, at 9 a.m. ET. Interested parties can join the call over a live webcast at investor.travelers.com or by dialing in 844.895.1976 (U.S) / 647.689.5389 (Outside U.S). A Replay version of th...

Selective Continuation, Biotech M&A, & The Snowflake IPO Marketing Machine In View On Tuesday

A continuation of momentum to a degree played out across the board in the markets today. The little guys on Russell 2000 that jumped 2.65% yesterday added .08% ending at 1,528.15, the Nasdaq added a healthy 1.21%, making ~+3% this week to end at 11,190.32 as tech stocks led the charge again, the S&a...

IBM Becomes The Newest Member Of World Business Council For Sustainable Development

Dow 30 component International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. Recently, IBM (IBM) has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, strengthening its commitment to sustainable leadership and development in m...

Buyout Bonanza Spurs A Jump By The Russell 2000 & All Indices On Monday

Markets rose across the board today with the little guys on Russell 2000 jumping 2.65% while ending at 1,536.97. The Nasdaq added 1.87% to end at 11,056.65, the S&P 500 ended at 3,383.54 up 1.27% & the Dow 30 closed at 27,993.33 up 1.18%.  All 11 sectors finished in the green as the real e...

Walmart Introduces Extended Benefits To Customers With Its Walmart+ Program

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced its new membership program Walmart+, offering in-store and online benefits to its customers, including free delivery, fuel discounts, and no checkout lines. The subscription will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month and will be available to all U.S.-based customers ...

Walmart Partners With Zipline For Testing On-Demand Drone Deliveries

Dow 30 component Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is teaming with Zipline to test its drone delivery testing, the future of on-demand delivery. The testing to start early next year near Northwest Arkansas beginning with Walmart’s “select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to ...

American Express Modifies Pay Off Flexibility For Charge Card Holders

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) is allowing pay off flexibility to its charge cardholders allowing them to borrow more on their cards. Customers holding the firm’s green, gold and platinum business cards can avail the option in November. The flexibility will allow cardholders to pay off...

Markets, Sentiment, etc. Turned For The Worse This Week

  Amazing how a few days can really make you feel that all is better or as it was this week, a turn for the worse. Indeed this week seemed to bring a tidal wave of pressure from all directions bringing forth a web of negative sentiment. Setting a strange and dark tone throughout the week, at...

Travelers Acknowledged As Military Times Best for Vets” Employer List

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc has been recognized as the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers list, for the seventh time. The organizations were selected based on practices related to the recruitment and retention of veterans, employment of military spouses, and accommodations fa...

Broad Based Selling Lands All 11 Sectors In The Red As The Markets Head Due South on Thursday

After we had the nice bounce yesterday the markets started moderately positive on Thursday but then headed due south. The Nasdaq dropped 1.99% to end at 10,919.59, the S&P 500 ended at 3,3939.19 down 1.76%. The Dow 30 closed at 27,534.58 off 1.45% and the Russell 2000 ended at 1,507.75 down 1.23...

Verizon Enters $6.6B Deal With Samsung For Network Equipment Through Dec. 31, 2025

Samsung Electronics succeeded in winning a $6.64 billion order to provide wireless communication solutions to Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) in the United States, as per reports. Verizon has been an existing Samsung customer before the order. "With this latest long-term strategic contract, we wi...

Nike Bringing Sports Science To Maternity Apparel With Nike (M)

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) has stepped into the maternity clothing market under Nike (M). The new launch aims to bring in sports science to maternity apparel, emphasizing style and performance. Nike began research on the needs of expecting mothers three years ago reviving data from more than 150,...

Chevron Re-elects Jon Huntsman Jr To Its Board Of Directors

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has re-appointed Jon Huntsman, Jr. to Chevron’s Board Of Directors, effective September 15, 2020. Huntsman, 60, will serve on the Management Compensation Committee and the Public Policy Committee. Huntsman had earlier served on the company's board for three y...

Alan Schnitzer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc. To Speak At Barclays Global Financial Services Conference Next Week

As per reports, Alan Schnitzer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) will join the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 8:15 a.m. ET to discuss the company’s business and/or financial performance. The event will be broadcast...

John Standley Appointed As The President Of Walgreens

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) Inc, has appointed John Standley as President of Walgreens leading all Walgreens operations and overseeing the development, growth, and management of the business. Interim President, Alex Gourlay to continue in his role as Co-Chief Operating Officer lead...

Walmart To Test A Pilot Project To Gear Up Delivery Business

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to test a pilot project to gear up its delivery business for the delivery of products with automated drones along with Flytrex, an end-to-end delivery firm. The test is expected to start in the second week of September in Fayetteville, North Carolina with cloud...

(Tech)nical Market Bounce Leads All Sectors & Indices Higher on Wednesday

Wednesday's markets seem to have brought forth a technical bounce of sorts after it had dropped significantly in recent sessions. Not much was revealed or decided today in the US or the world that should have made one's head swivel. The Nasdaq which had dropped approximately 10% over the last three...

Your Invited To Today’s Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Event “A Uniquely Scarce Investment” Presented by Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) CEO

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 30th at 8:30 am PT / 11:30 am ET. Please visit the Tribe Public website to join at www.tribepublic.com Today, Wednesday, September 9th Tribe Public, website www.tribepublic.com, will host a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event with...

Volatility To Downside Runs Rampant As Apple, Tesla, & Tech Cascade During Monday’s Market Trading Session

Tuesday's trading session was one that presented a great deal of volatility where all indices ended significantly in the red & momentum selling and fear set in. A couple of headlines added fuel to the fire including the House's Dems push back on the Senate's $300B coronavirus relief bill adding...

September’s Markets Welcomed A Weekly Reversal, Volatility & Labor Day Weekend

  I hope that all of you are out enjoying a wonderful 3-day Labor Day weekend here in the US and the balance of you are safe and sound around the world enjoying yourselves as well.  The first week of September welcomed a reversal of sorts coupled with increased volatility in the markets. A...

Apple Announces Launch Of 75 Million 5G iPhones, Along With New Watches, iPad And HomePod

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is gearing up to build at least 75 million 5G iPhones towards the year-end. The company is launching four new models in October with fifth-generation wireless speeds with different designs and a wider choice of screen sizes. Apple along with its manufacturing partners ha...

Investors Headed For The Exits During Thursday’s Market Trading Session

Thursday's trading session saw investors heading for the exit signs and all indices dropped into the close as there seemed like there were few places to hide from the decline. All eleven sectors closed in the red with the information technology sector leading the decline dropping 5.8% the consumer ...

New Walmart Health Center Opens To Provide Affordable Healthcare In Newnan, GA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has opened its new health center in the Newnan area located at 1025 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA, adjacent to the Supercenter. The facility will provide affordable and quality healthcare to its members, providing them with the right care at the right time an...

Smooth Sailing As S&P 500 & Nasdaq Establish New Record Highs During Wednesday’s Trading Session

Yes, indeed it was smooth sailing throughout Wednesday's trading session as all indices rose into the close. The S&P 500 gained .75% closing at 3,580.84 and the Nasdaq closed at 12,056.44 up .98% as both indexes established new all-time highs. The Dow 30 closed up 1.59% at 29,100 as it eyes its...

Intel Announces Promotion Of Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Barbara Whye

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced the promotion of its Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Barbara Whye, as corporate Vice President. Barbara Wyne also served as the Vice President of Social Impact and Human Resources joined Intel in 1995 as an engineer after which she fulfilled ...

Cisco Lists Participation For September 2020 Events With The Financial Community

Dow 30 component, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) confirmed its participation in the following conferences for September. A session with a webcast can be viewed at investor.cisco.com. Citi 2020 Global Technology Conference September 10, 2020, 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET in the presence of Sr. Vice Pre...

Docusign, Walmart, ZOOM Skyrocket As Markets Fly Higher In Tuesday’s Session

It was a bright and shiny kind of day in the markets on Tuesday as all indices rose into the close. The Dow 30 closed up .76% at 28,645.66 as it saw Dow 30 component Walmart (WMT) jump 6.3% to close at $147.59/share after it introduced its new Walmart+ membership program offering free delivery of gr...

Atossa Therapeutics Announces Positive Interim Safety Assessment With First Cohort In Phase 1 Using Proprietary Nasal Spray Delivered COVID-19 Drug Candidate AT-301

As of Tuesday, worldwide coronavirus cases now total 25.3M with 848k deaths, and 16.7M people have been reported to have recovered. In the US, we lead the world as we now have 6.09M reported cases and have realized 185k deaths. With that said, the world continues its fight and continues its searc...

Coca-Cola To Offer Voluntary Exits Amid Its Restructuring Plans

Reportedly, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) halves its operating units and offers a voluntary exit to 4,000 workers including, the U.S as, the beverage maker battles with declining sales reporting a 28% drop in sales in the last quarter of the year driven by coronavirus-led closures of restaurants, sport...

Tesla, Apple & Amazon Steal The Show Driving The Nasdaq Upward In Monday’s Session

Tesla, Apple, and Amazon continued to shine brightly today as they closed up significantly while also driving the Nasdaq higher to a new all-time high of 11,829.84 prior to closing at 11,775.46 up .68%. It has truly been a show this year that many have had a ticket to the show and been making fortun...

Goldman Sachs Settles 1MDB Payment To Malaysian Government With $2.5 Billion Payment

Reportedly, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) has made the $2.5 billion payment to the Malaysian government to settle charges of misconduct related to 1MDB. The government plans to use the funds to repay 1MDB’s outstanding debt, which includes $3.5 billion of bonds due in 2022 and 2023. The payme...

Nike Announces Release Date For Its Q1, Fiscal 2021 Earnings

Dow 30 component Nike Inc (NIKE) to announce its first-quarter fiscal 2021 financial results on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 1:15 p.m. PT, as per reports. The management team to host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss results. The event will be hosted live at http://investors.nike.com. ...

Canada Awaits Boeing 737 MAX Flight Tests Results

Reportedly, Canada has completed the simulator and flight tests of Boeing Co 737 Max jetliner and is analyzing the results. The aircraft has remained grounded for more than a year after two fatal crashes killing 346 lives onboard. "Canada is the first international regulator to complete validatio...

Verizon Foundation Donates $1 Million In Support Of Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to donate $1 million for immediate relief efforts across communities in Louisiana and Texas impacted by Hurricane Laura. The funds to be distributed equally between the American Red Cross and the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, for emergency response an...

Chile & Peru Added To The List Of Johnson & Johnson’s Latin America COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will be adding Chile and Peru to the Latin nations where it plans to conduct Phase III trials for its vaccine against COVID-19. The trial involves 60,000 volunteers from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, coordinated by J&J's pharmaceutical unit Jansse...

Brooklyn-based Tech Start-Up ConsenSys Announces Deal For JPMorgan’s Quorum

Reportedly, ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based technology start-up has acquired Quorum, JPMorgan Chase & Co's (JPM) marquee block-chain platform. JP Morgan also announced a strategic investment in ConsenSys however, financial terms of the deal remained undisclosed. "We have acquired the Quorum IP, J...

UnitedHealthcare To Serve Hoosier Care Connect Program Beneficiaries For State Of Indiana

As per reports, The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has chosen UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) to administer its Hoosier Care Connect program. The program is designed to help blind and disabled members, eligible aged, and foster population. The four-year contract to begin on ...

Walmart Eyeing Online Revenue With TikTok Bid In Partnership With Microsoft

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) proposed the purchase of popular short-form video app TikTok in partnership with Microsoft Corp, which could turn the retailer into an online advertising leader, analysts predict. The purchase would equip Walmart to compete with retail giants like Amazon.com Inc, Facebook...

It Was A Grand Slam Across The Board For Market Indices Led By Our “Uncle Jerry”

  All indices moved up strongly virtually hitting a grand slam across the board as all ended in the green. Now the Dow 30 (+.4%), the S&P 500 (+8.6%), and most incredibly the Nasdaq (+30.3%) are positive year-to-date. Only the Russell 200o, which has climbed back considerably from its tr...

3M Introduces 3M M*Modal Virtual Assistant Technology For Hey Epic! Voice Assistant

3M (MMM) Health Information Systems to launch 3M M*Modal virtual assistant technology with the Hey Epic! Voice Assistant in Epic® Hyperspace revolutionizing clinician’s experience with electronic health record documentation, as per reports. The 3M virtual assistant technology is currently used i...

Alfredo Rivera Succeeds Dinkins As The New President Of Coca-Cola North America!

As per reports, Alfredo Rivera is succeeding Jim Dinkins as the new president of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) North America, effective immediately. Jim Dinkins, 58 is retiring after more than three decades of service with the company. Dinkins joined Coca-Cola in 1988 and served in a series of success...

Fed Chair Powell Speaks From Jackson Hole – Financials & Dow 30 Rise

Today's markets heard from Fed Chair Jerome Powell who was virtually attending the annual Jackson Hole Symposium which this year is themed “Navigating the Decade Ahead: Implications for Monetary Policy.” He proceeded to share the central bank’s new inflation target “moderately” above its ...

American Express Secures Highest National Credit Card Issuer Ranking IN J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Satisfaction Study

As per reports, American Express (AXP) has been ranked as the highest national credit card issuer in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Study with a score of 838, outranking the national average by 28 points. The card giant was ranked highest among communication and benefits and servi...

Walmart To Host Free Online Wellness Event Featuring Patti LaBelle, Dr. Juan Rivera & Dr. Christine Crawford This Weekend

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is conducting a three-day event featuring insight from singer Patti LaBelle, cardiologist Dr. Juan Rivera and psychiatry expert Dr. Christine Crawford helping its customers to live better and healthy from the comfort of their homes. Walmart Wellness Live, a...

ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company President Bryan Milton To Retire Sept. 1

As per reports, Bryan Milton to retire as president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants effective September 1, 2020. The board of Exxon Mobil Corporation has appointed Ian Carr as the new president of ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company and as Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation. "We...

Boeing In-Process Of Developing Hand-Held UV Wand To Sanitize Cockpits, Cabins Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Boeing Co (BA) is reportedly developing a hand-held wand emitting ultraviolet light to neutralize viruses and bacteria to disinfect flight deck surfaces and controls, along with surfaces throughout the cabin. The rising concerns by airline workers and passengers about the spread of COVID-19 have bee...

Salesforce & Telsa Surge, FAANGS Jump, S&P 500 & Nasdaq Achieve New Record Highs

Today's markets saw the large caps charge forward forging new highs on both the S&P 500 which gained 1.02% closing at 3,478.73 & the Nasdaq which closed at 11,665.06 up 1.73%. The Dow 30 also gained .3% to close at 28,331.92. However, the little guys on the Russell 2000 pulled back by .7% c...

Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Drug Relieved Of Boxed Amputation Risk Warning

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has removed the boxed warning about amputation risk for Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) diabetes drug, Invokana. Amputations have been observed as the agency’s harshest warning. Approved in 2017, Invokana is advised to be used with diet and exerc...

Verizon Partnering With Twitch Rivals North America To Push Boundaries of Gaming

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is the official 5G and 4G LTE network partner of a tournament series made for Twitch streamers, Twitch Rivals North America. Verizon and Twitch to collaborate on activations at Twitch events, media, and broadcast integrations in Twitch Rivals streams...

The Home Depot To Assist Communities Dealing With Hurricane Laura On The Gulf Coast

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) will turn on its Hurricane Command Center to support communities preparing for the Hurricane Laura approaching toward the Gulf Coast. The Hurricane Command Center works virtually this time, keeping safety and social distancing in mind. The associates from th...

Walmart To Treat Its Customers To Its First-Ever Drive-In!

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to open its parking lots for the Walmart Drive-in movie theater experience across its 160 stores starting this month, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival. The service will be available for free to its customers starting from August 14 through October ...

Would You Like To Turn Your Manuscript Into A Bestselling Book or Booklet?

If you would like to turn your manuscript into a bestselling booklet then I would suggest you speak to my friend and New York Times Bestseller Book Coach Robin Colucci. She also can assist you in making sure that your booklet doesn’t get overlooked… and instead, it climbs the Amazon bestseller...

Dow 30 & Apple Backs Off While The Balance of The Indices Plow Forward On Tuesday

Today's markets saw the Dow 30 lose .21% to close at 28,308.46, however that balance of the market indices kept on with their winning ways. The S&P 500 gained .36% closing at 3,443.62, the Nasdaq closed at 11,466.47 up .76% achieving all-time new record highs and the Russell 2000 rose .17% clos...

Free Registration Now Open for NeuBase Therapeutic’s CEO, Dietrich A. Stephan, Ph.D., Tribe Public Presentation and Q&A Webinar Event on August 26, 2020

Tribe Public announced that Dietrich Stephan, Chief Executive Officer of NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBSE), a biotechnology company developing next-generation antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapies using its scalable PATrOL™ platform to address genetic diseases, will present at Tribe Pu...

American Express To Acquire Kabbage Seeking to Expand Its Digital Cash Flow Management Solutions For Small Businesses

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) has announced the acquisition of Kabbage, a  financial technology company providing Digital Cash Flow Management solutions to small businesses. The association marks an important step for American Express of being an essential partner to small businesses a...

Cyclicals Joined The FAANG, Apple, Fueled Market Party On Monday!

Today's markets got a boost from the cyclical side of things as the energy sector jumped 2.8%, the financials jumped 2.3%, the industrials sector moved up 1.8%, & the materials sector added 1.7% to lead all sectors as they seemed to be fed by the newly inspired COVID-19 optimism that leaped int...

Boeing Secures 737 Max Orders From Polish Charter Airline, Enter Air

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured its first order for its 737 Max planes since November from a Polish charter airline, Enter Air with an agreement to buy more. Enter Air and Boeing have also entered a settlement over the grounding of the 737 Max, which has remained grounded since March ...

The Home Depot Releases Q2 Results With Sales of $38.1B & Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) released Q2 earnings recently, reporting sales of $38.1B, a 23.4 percent sales increase in comparison to last year's earnings for the same quarter. Net Earnings of $4.3 billion were reported or $4.02 per share, both witnessed an increase from the last year's figures. The ...

IBM Developing AI-based Virtual Assistant With The City of Seoul Targeting Discovery Survey On COVID-19 Impacts On Citizens

Dow 30 component, IBM (IBM) has collaborated with the city of Seoul, South Korea for the launch of an AI-based virtual assistant for Seoul citizens, as part of the city’s "I Care You" project using IBM Watson Assistant. The initiative is designed to survey and review the changes and challenges fac...

Johnson & Johnson Struck $6.5B Cash Buyout For Autoimmune Disease Developer Momenta

As per reports,  Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is set to buy Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $6.5 billion to strengthen its portfolio of drugs for hard-to-treat autoimmune diseases. Treatments specializing in autoimmune conditions have gained importance and have fetched billions of dollars in ...

Walgreens Extending Support Services And Financial Assistance To Derecho Storm Hit Illinois & Iowa Communities

Dow 30 component, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) to donate $10,000 to American Red Cross derecho assistance, providing relief efforts to tens of thousands of Iowans and Illinoisans impacted by derecho storm recently causing massive damage to life with heavy rains, flash floods, and strong hurricane w...

JP Morgan Chase Declares Dividend On Series V, X & II Preferred Shares

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) announced dividends on the outstanding shares of the Firm’s Series V, X and II preferred stock. More information can be accessed on jpmorganchase.com/press-releases. JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment ban...

Chevron Commences Evacuation From Gulf Platforms Ahead Of Two Tropical Cyclones

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) is evacuating offshore personnel from its offshore oil facilities as two tropical cyclones head toward the U.S Gulf of Mexico. The company is evacuating and initiating shut-in procedures at its Big Foot, Genesis, Jack/St. Malo and Tahiti platforms and removi...

Johnson & Johnson Poised To Commence 60K Participant Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial In September

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is set to commence the large scale late-stage trial of its potential coronavirus vaccine next month. The trial is looking forward to enrolling up to 60,000 healthy people randomly selected from the age of 18 years and above across 180 locations in the U.S....

Boeing Acknowledged With 2020 Sustainability Leadership Award

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been honored with the 2020 Sustainability Leadership Award from the National Association of Manufacturers, recognizing the company’s efforts to recycle excess aerospace carbon fiber. Company’s partnership with UK-based ELG Carbon Fibre since 2018, allows Bo...

Boeing CEO Predicts Smaller Marketplace Over Next Three Years

Reportedly, Boeing Co (BA) offers a voluntary layoff package to its employees for the second time this year, as the travel industry faces low air travel demand amid the pandemic in addition to Boeing's existing woes of year-long grounding of the 737 MAX and production freeze following two fatal cras...

S&P 500 & Nasdaq Power Up to New Record Highs As Apple, FAANG’s Tesla, Tech Sector & Existing Home Sales Surge

  It was a week in the markets that seemed to be dominated by Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) narratives as they pushed forward to all-time new record highs while the FAANG's & the tech sector, in general, rose significantly to push the S&P 5oo and the Nasdaq to do the same. The growi...

3M Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable September 12, 2020

The Board of 3M (MMM)  announced a cash dividend of $1.47 per common share for the third quarter. The dividend is to be paid on September 12, 2020, to shareholders as on August 24, 2020. 3M has maintained paying dividends to shareholders without fail for more than 100 years. 3M (MMM) is a global s...

Britain Secures Relationship With J&J & Novavax For Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Supplies

As per reports, Britain has secured a deal for the potential COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Novavax Inc. The latest addition brings Britain's total number of doses to 340 million, with options for millions more for its population of 66 million. "For now that is probably th...

IBM Launches Power10 Chip For Data Centers

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to launch a new processor chip, Power10 chip for data centers, that will be equipped to handle workload three times more than its predecessor. The new chip has been designed to be faster at artificial intelligence and with 20 times faster...

Tesla Hits +$2021, FAANG’s Rise Powering Nasdaq To All-Time New High on Thursday!

Elon Musk's amazing electric car company, Tesla (TSLA), continued its recent skyrocketing ride as it moved to an all-time high of $2021.99/share prior to closing at $2011.83/share up 6.56% today.  The ever-popular FAANG stocks also had a fantastic day as follows:  Facebook (FB) closed at $269.01/s...

Walmart Beats Q2 Estimates On Strong Shoulders Of E-Commerce Growth

Walmart Inc's. (WMT) second-quarter earnings ride high on e-commerce sales reporting a jump by 97%, as customers preferred getting their packages shipped to their home amid the pandemic.  Walmart expressed plans to build on the E-commerce gains by adding membership services that would speed up deli...

Procter & Gamble Rides High On Q4 Sales, As Cleaning Products Sees Increased Demand Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported strong Fourth-Quarter revenue (ending June 30) as sales for consumer goods like Tide laundry detergent and Mr. Clean products surged amid the COVID-19 lockdown witnessing higher organic sales. “There may be a long term increase focused on home — ...

3M Releases July 2020 Sales Report Confirming Broad Based Improvement

3M (MMM) released its sales report for July 2020, reporting broad-based improvement in sales trends across businesses and geographies. Total Sales of $2.8 billion reported(a 6% increase year on year). Organic local-currency sales witnessed a growth of 3 percent year-on-year. Sale Figures: Total...

Chevron’s Future Energy Fund Invests In Fusion Technology Focused Zap Energy Inc.

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) disclosed a Series A investment in a Seattle-based start-up company, Zap Energy Inc via its Future Energy Fund. The investment from the Chevron Technology Ventures’ marks an opportunity to build on the company’s diverse portfolio of low-carbon energy res...

JP Morgan Announces Appointment Of Britain’s Former Finance Minister Sajid Javid

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) announced the appointment of Britain's former finance minister Sajid Javid as a senior adviser of the bank's advisory council for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Javid departed from his government role earlier this year after differences with Pri...

CCEP Enters Deal With IBM To Accelerate Its Digital Transformation Using Red Hat OpenShift & Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Reportedly, the world's largest Coca-Cola bottler (based on revenue), the Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), has entered into a multiyear agreement with IBM to move to an open hybrid cloud environment using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The partnership is aimed to reduce CCEP’s ...

Walmart & Instacart Partner For Grocery Delivery In Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Tulsa

As per reports, Walmart (WMT) grocery shopping can now be done via Instacart app in some U.S. cities offering same-day delivery, as Instacart starts its pilot delivery program in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Tulsa with Walmart.  In June, the company had raised 225 million in a new fu...

Disney Surprised With Quarterly Earnings As Streaming Surges- Disney+ Had 60.5M Subscribers As of Aug. 3

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported third-quarter earnings recently and announced the premiere of "Mulan” on Disney+ in some markets. Disney reported earnings of 8 cents a share and revenue of $11.78 billion, witnessing a drop of 42%. Other Earning Highlights: Disney parks revenue dropped ...

Cisco Reports Q4 Earnings – Lowers Guidance – Offers Cost Cutting Restructuring Plan

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported Q4 earnings recently and forecasted its Q1 earnings below Wall Street Estimates as the pandemic outbreak resulted in low spend by its clients. The company laid down its restructuring plan for the first-quarter, which includes voluntary retirement and layoffs costi...

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Admitted To Coveted “Billionaire Club” As Apple Joins The New “2 Trillion Club”

Apple hit the amazing milestone of being the first company to be valued at $2T today. Apple's (AAPL) Chief Executive Tim Cook is now a part of the "billionaire club" as Apple stocks continue to achieve all-time new highs and the company continues to realize strong results. Mr. Cook directly owns 847...

Apple Hits $2 Trillion, J&J Snags Momenta for $6.5B, Russell Moves Higher But Balance of Indices Decline After FOMC Minutes On Hump Day

It's amazing that any company is worth $2 trillion, but yes Apple (AAPL) achieved this feat today when it hit $467.77/share during Wednesday's trading session. It is interesting to note that its market cap value would land Apple in the 5th position on the GDP list if it was a country as only the US,...

The Home Depot Donates Kids Workshop Kits To The Boys & Girls Club of America, YMCA, ToolBank & More

As per reports, The Home Depot (HD) has donated 500,000 Kids Workshop kits and more to a number of non-profit organizations, and schools including the Boys & Girls Club of America, YMCA, and ToolBank across the country over the past four months, as its in-house workshop classes, are on hold due ...

S&P 500 & Nasdaq Achieve New Record Highs on Tuesday While Tesla & The FAANGs Move in Concert!

Tuesday's markets brought forth new record highs for the S&P 500 .23% closing at 3,389.78 & the Nasdaq which closed at 11,210.84 moving up .73%. However, the Dow 30 dropped .24% closing ar 27,778.07 and the Russell 2000 closed at 1,569.77 off .99%. Tesla (TSLA) powered upward once again to...

Atossa Announces Advancement of COVID-19 Novel Nasal Spray Drug Treatment Candidate – “Focusing On Moving COVID-19 Clinical Studies As Quickly As Possible”

As of Monday night, worldwide coronavirus cases now total 22,049,426 with 777,439 deaths and 14,791,859 people have been reported to have recovered. In the US, we lead the world as we now have 5,612,027 reported cases, 173,716 deaths, and 2,973,587 have now recovered. With that said, the world co...

Monday’s Market Clocks in With Nasdaq Record High, Tesla’s Double Digit Day, Sanofi’s $3.7B Biotech Bonanza & NAHB Housing Market Index All-Time High

The Dow 30 sort of took the day off today as it closed at 27,844.91 ticking down .31%, however, the Nasdaq jumped 1% to achieve a new record high closing at 11,129.73. The S&P 50o closed at 3,381.99 up .27% near a new record high & the Russell 2000 closed 1,585.47 up .48%. Around the horn, ...

Net Positive Weekly Market Index Performances While Politicians Wrangle Over $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

  Overall the markets pushed higher across the board this week as all indices ended in net positive territory.  The Dow 30 led the week as it rose 1.8% and now is only down 2.1% YTD. The growing number of coronavirus cases in the world and specifically in the US along with the associated d...

Dow, S&P Close Lower But Apple’s New Record High Drives Nasdaq’s Rise On Thursday

 Tech behemoth Apple (AAPL) moved to a new record high of $464.15/share during intraday trading while closing at $460.04/share up 1.77% now enjoying a $1.97 trillion market cap. The push helped lead the tech-heavy Nasdaq higher as it closed at 11,042.50 up .27% on Thursday. The balance of the FAA...

Coca-Cola Q2 Revenue Drops As Social Spaces Remained Closed Amid Covid-19

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) released second-quarter earnings last month, reporting net revenues of $7.15B. The soda giant witnessed a 28.5% drop in quarterly revenue as sales of its trademark sodas dropped due to closure of restaurants, theaters, and sporting venues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. N...

Tesla, Apple, & Today’s Macroeconomic Reports Propel Markets Higher On Wednesday

Two larger than life popular tech names who both recently announced future-forward stock splits, Tesla (TSLA) ($1,554.76, +13.1%) & (Apple (AAPL) ($452.04/share, +3.3%) had steller days along with several other tech names to help lift spirits and the markets on Wednesday. The balance of the FAA...

Financials & Industrials Led Early Positive Swing But The Power Hour Dragged The Markets Down On Tuesday

The financials sector up 1.3% & the industrials sector up .5% led all sectors throughout the day, however, despite their strength the markets moved into the red today during the power hour as the utilities sector down 2.2%, the real estate sector down 1.9% & the information technology secto...

Energy, Industrials, & Stimulus Executive Order/Hopes Lead Dow And S&P 500 Higher

Sector rotation into the energy & industrials sectors today provided out-weighted gains of 3.1% and 2.4% while leading all sectors. These sector moves also supported a positive move higher for the Dow 30 (27,386.98, +1.37%), S&P 50o (3,360.47, +.27%), and the Russell 2000 (1,584.67, +.99%) w...

Walmart Announces Second-Quarter Earnings Release Date

As per reports,  Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to host the Q2 2020 earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 18, at 7 a.m. CDT. President and CEO, Doug McMillon along with Brett Biggs, executive vice president, and the chief financial officer will host the event to discuss and review the results. Th...

JP Morgan Reported Better Than Expected Q2 Earnings But Dimon Inserted Economic Uncertainty Cloud

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) announced Q2 earnings recently and performed better than the street's expectations. The bank reported revenue of $33.83 billion versus $30.57 billion expected and EPS (adjusted) of $1.38 versus $1.01 per share expected. Net income plunged by 51%, as the bank set aside $...

Chevron’s Gorgon LNG Plant To Be Inspected By Australian Regulator

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has been issued orders by a Western Australia regulator to inspect some trains at its Australian Gorgon liquefied natural gas plant for the propane heat exchangers. Earlier last month, Australia's Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) were ...

Russell 2000, Gold & Silver Surge As Markets Push Higher For Weekly Gains

  Overall the markets pushed higher across the board this week as all indices ended significantly higher. The Russell 2000 had a particularly stellar week as it rose 6% and now is only down 5.9% YTD. The precious metals also surged forward as gold and silver continued to fly higher to level...

3M Appoints Jeffrey R. Laver As New Executive Vice President of Consumer Business Group

As per reports, 3M (MMM) named Jeffrey R. Laver, 57 as its new executive vice president, Consumer Business Group, succeeding Paula Keel effective immediately. Laver joined 3M in 1987 and fulfilled roles both as a functional and business leader.  "Jeff is a highly accomplished leader with a demon...

The Home Depot To Host Q2 Financial Results Call On August 18

As per reports,  The Home Depot, Inc (HD) to host the Q2 2020 earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 18, at 9 a.m. ET. The event will be webcast live by logging onto http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations. The webcast will be archived and available by noon on August 18. The Hom...

Caterpillar Q2 Earnings Were Better Than Wall Street’s Expectations

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported Q2 earnings last month, beating expectations. Earnings per share dropped 70% to 84 cents, beating analyst expectations at 66 cents. Revenue dropped 31% to $10.0 billion. On March 26, Caterpillar had pulled guidance and didn't offer any further forecasts. The company ...

FAANGs, Large Caps, Gold & Silver Continue Climb As Job Claims Data Beats Expectations

Shares of the heavily weighted, widely followed, large-cap FAANG stocks rose significantly again today helping push the major indices higher once again. Facebook (FB) closed at $265.28/share up 6.49%, Amazon (AMZN) closed at $3,225/share up .62%, Apple (AAPL) closed at $455.61/share up .36%, Netflix...

Apple CFO Luca Maestri Announces Delayed Launch Of New 5G Enabled iPhone 12

As per reports, Apple's (AAPL) next iPhone launch will be delayed by a "few weeks", announced Apple CFO Luca Maestri during the company's Q3 2020 earnings call. Apple's latest launch of iPhone, presumably called the iPhone 12 is expected to be the company’s first 5G-capable product offering faster...

American Express Reports Mixed COVID-19 Shutdown Influenced Q2 Results

Dow Jones payments giant American Express Company (AXP) announced Q2 earnings recently, reporting earnings of 29 cents/share versus the street's expectation of 13 cents. Revenue declined 29% to $7.68 billion below analysts' expectations of $7.9 billion. The company set aside $1.6 billion for credit ...

Pfizer, BioNTech Adds Japan To Coronavirus Vaccine Supply List For First Half of 2021

As per reports, Pfizer (PFE) and BioNTech SE to supply 120 million doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccine to Japan in the first half of 2021. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. Earlier, The United States also entered a similar deal with Pfizer and BioNtech for 100 millio...

Walgreens Backs INFORM Consumers Act Aimed At Organized Retail Crime

As per reports, Walgreens has come out in support of the INFORM Consumers Act launched in the U.S. House of Representatives, this week by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens issued a statement, "The lack of transparency and accountability in today’s digital market...

Chevron Reported $8.27B Q2 Net Loss

Chevron Corporation (CVX) released Q2 earnings, reporting a net loss of $8.27 billion, or $4.44 per share for the quarter ending June 30 in comparison to a net income of $4.31 billion, or $2.27 per share, a year earlier. The company took charges of $5.2 billion due to a drop in oil prices caused by ...

Travelers Europe Announces Travelers CyberRisk, Enhancing Cyber Security Solutions

As per reports, Travelers Europe (TRV) has enhanced its cyber insurance product, Travelers CyberRisk offering risk management and more coverage to enhance customers’ overall cybersecurity programs available to organizations of all sizes in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new coverage solution...

Travelers Received Clear Assured Gold Status From The Clear Company

Reportedly, the UK subsidiary of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has become the first insurer to have been received Clear Assured Gold status from the Clear Company for diversity and inclusion. A leading auditor of inclusive best practices, The Clear Company assesses organizations and businesses...

3M Enters Patent License Agreement For Metal Mesh Technology

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) Innovative Properties Co. and Cinotop Electronics Co have entered a patent license agreement for use of 3M’s metal mesh technology used widely in the construction of projected capacitive touch sensors for commercial and consumer applications. Metal mesh conductors have broad a...

Microsoft & TikTok Talks Continue but…

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is still in talks to strike a deal by Sept. 15 for TikTok's U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand operations from the Chinese internet giant ByteDance. The deal would help Microsoft build on its $27 billion purchase of LinkedIn to become a bigger player in in...

Disney Leads Dow 30 Above 27K While Gold & Silver Continue Torrid Run Higher on Wednesday

Shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) closed at $127.61/share up 8.8% today leading the markets higher while simultaneously giving the Dow 30 an outweighed push to help it end above the 27k level again at 27,201.52 up 1.39%.  Disney shares popped as they reported Q3 and Nine Months Earnings for F...

3M Reports Coronavirus Crisis Hit Q2 Demand

3M (MMM) released its quarterly revenue recently, reporting a 12% drop in revenue for the quarter ending June 30 as demand for its products dropped due to the global economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Net sales dropped to $7.2 billion from $8.2 billion. Net income increased to $1....

Nike Shuffles Up It Leadership Team & Focuses On Job Cuts

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is gearing up for some leadership changes along with job cuts to focus on its digital business and engaging directly with customers as COVID-19 impacts the buying habits of consumers. The company informed that the changes it is making will lead to a “net loss of jobs ...

Information Sector Pushes Nasdaq Forward But Balance of Market Indices Checked

  Overall the markets were left a bit in check this week except for the mighty Nasdaq index which moved 3.7% higher again. The Nasdaq is now up nearly 20% in 2020, surging forward on the broad shoulders of the information tech sector which rose 5%. The Nasdaq's move also came as the earnings...

Apple Promises To Bring Its Entire Carbon Footprint To Net Zero By 2030

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) unveiled its plan and mission to be carbon neutral across its entire business manufacturing supply chain and product life cycle by 2030 implying that every Apple device will be part of zero climate impact. The company plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 and indul...

Atossa Therapeutics Announces Interim Findings Following 18 Months Expanded Access Single-Patient Study of Atossa’s Endoxifen In Breast Cancer

Thursday, July 30th, 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 interim findings following 18 months...

Q2 GDP Tanks, Job Claims Rise, Markets Capitulate Ahead Of AAPL, AMZN, FB, & Alphabet Earnings Reports

The markets ended somewhat mixed today as investors were served with somewhat negative but also expected data from the macroeconomic schedule. This came in the face of impending after the market earnings reports from no less than four of the FAANG stocks, Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG)...

Verizon’s Q2 Earnings Rise During Lockdown

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) released Q2 earnings this week, beating estimates for quarterly profit and revenue as demand for its phone and internet services increased due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown pushing a rapid shift to remote working and learning. Also, higher demand for internet services ...

Intel Shuffles Key Technical Group Into 5 Teams To Directly Report To CEO Bob Swan

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) Murthy Renduchintala, Chief Engineering Officer is scheduled to depart on Aug 3, as part of a move where the company's key technology unit will be separated into five teams. Intel is reorganizing its technology, client group, and systems architecture. All the new...

Visa Reports Q3 Earnings – Stumbles As Spending Remained Tight

Visa Inc.(V) released their quarterly earnings this week, reporting a 23% drop in quarterly profit for the quarter ending June 30, as consumer spending remained tight driven by unemployment caused by the COVID-19 imposed lockdown. Net income dropped $2.37 billion, or $1.07 per Class A share, lower t...

Pfizer And BioNTech Pushing Forward With Pivotal Global Study Of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

As per reports, U.S. drugmaker Pfizer (PFE) and German biotech BioNTech begin a pivotal global study to assess the performance of its COVID-19 vaccine which it calls BNT162b2. Successful completion of the study will enable the companies to submit the vaccine for regulatory approval by early October,...

Aerospace Giant Boeing Released Q2 Results Considers Slowing Aircraft Production Amid COVID-19

Aerospace Giant, Boeing (BA) reported a $2.4 billion second-quarter loss and plans to slow production of its key commercial aircraft as coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the travel industry hurting demand for new planes and it's best selling 737 Max jets remain grounded since March 2019, du...

Microsoft Beats Wall Street Q4 Estimates Powered By Cloud Computing

Microsoft (MSFT) reported Q4 earnings last week, exceeding Wall Street estimates powered its fast-growing cloud computing business. The tech giant reported revenue of $38 billion vs. $35.5 billion expected. Earning Per Share of $1.46 was reported higher than $1.36 expected. It's Intelligent Cloud un...

Intel Announces Shift Of Manufacturing Its Components

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced to give up manufacturing its components after falling far behind schedule developing its newest technology. Intel shares dropped 15% soon after its CEO Bob Swan informed the investors last week on a conference call that the company's new 7-nanometer...

Intel Releases Q2 Earnings But Significant Chip Delay Is Concerning

Intel Corporation (INTC) reported Q2 earnings last week exceeding the street's expectations, however, announced the delay of next-gen chips with tiny 7-nanometer transistors for better performance as it discovered an issue in the manufacturing process leading to lower yields of the chips. Intel now ...

Markets Swiftly Rise Wednesday As The Fed Plays Ball & Pending Home Sales Make A Double Digit Jump In June

The markets moved swiftly higher on Wednesday during this "yo-yo like" week.  Investors today were served a tasty serving of data from the macroeconomic schedule and the Fed as well to help fuel today's rise. The US pending home sales report confirmed a sizable 16.6% jump in June on the backside o...

Apple Announces Opening Of Apple Central World The Company’s Second & Largest Retail Location In Thailand

Reportedly, Apple Central World is scheduled to open on Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. ICT in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s iconic intersection, where customers will be welcomed by more than 130 new team members speaking 17 languages. Apple Central World, to be the company's second and largest...

Wrangling Over HEALS ACT & Mixed Economic Reports Dragged Markets Down Tuesday Ahead of FOMC Meeting

The markets moved lower on Tuesday giving back much of Monday's gains. Investors were forced to sift through conflicting economic reports while suffering the results of the current political wrangling around the next round of stimulus, not to mention the upcoming election campaigns. The Conference...

Markets Rise On Monday As Business Spending , Information Tech, Gold & Silver Surge Higher

The markets moved higher on Monday as the total durable goods orders report confirmed that US business spending increased in June by 7.3% month/month & when you excluded transportation, orders rose nicely by 3.3%. All indices ended in the green today. The Dow 30 closed at 26,584.77 up .43% as ...

Growing Coronavirus Cases & Delayed Reopening’s Plus Escalating US-China Tensions Weigh Heavily This Week

  Overall the markets ended in negative territory again this week as the markets seemed to take on the increasing weight of the growing number of coronavirus cases in the world and specifically in the US while the associated delays or rollbacks of reopenings in a few states took further effe...

Initial Jobless Claims Report Sours Markets On Thursday

The markets, for the most part, left a sour taste in investors' mouths on Thursday as 9 of eleven sectors finished in the red. The markets turned south throughout the session reacting to the reported continued rise in coronavirus cases in the US that have led to further rollbacks of reopening measur...

Travelers Q2 Earnings Take Hit From Catastrophe Losses

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Recently, Travelers (TRV) announced its Q2 earnings reporting a net loss of $40 million, or 16 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30. Their earnings we...

Microsoft Made Further Cuts Ahead of New Fiscal Year

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has cut its workforce across a number of teams and locations as it entered its new fiscal year that began on July 1. As per reports, the company has cut roles at its online news portal MSN.com and its Azure cloud division. However, Microsoft declined to comment on t...

Caterpillar To Publish Fiscal Q2 Earnings on July 31

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) will announce announces its fiscal Q2 2020 earnings on Friday, July 31 at 5.30 am CDT. The results will be published on the company's website at investors.caterpillar.com/financials/quarterly-results. Listen-only, real-time teleconference, and webcast of the resul...

Goldman Sachs Reports Stronger-Than-Expected Q2

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported stronger-than-expected Q2 earnings this week reporting a revenue of $13.3 billion versus $9.71 billion expected and an EPS of $6.26 versus $3.95 per share estimated.  The bank's Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities (FICC) sales, and trading revenue r...

Britain Enters Deals For Possible COVID-19 Vaccine Doses From Pfizer/BioNTech, Valneva

As per reports, Britain has entered deals to buy 90 million doses of two possible COVID-19 vaccines from an alliance of Pfizer Inc (PFE) and BioNTech, and French group Valneva. Britain has signed in to procure 30 million doses of the early to mid-stage trials BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine and 60 million d...

Pfizer Enters $1.95B Deal To Provide U.S. With COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Reportedly, Pfizer (PFE) has entered a $1.95 billion deal to provide 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. government, with an additional right to purchase more 500 million doses. The company said that the Americans will be treated with the vaccine for free. The vaccine is in developme...

IBM Reports Strong Q2

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reported Q2r earnings this week, reporting figures better than estimates, gaining on the strength of its cloud business division. “It’s likely that we see that the economic recovery is looking to be longer and more protracted than we might hav...

McDonald’s Board Announces Cash Dividend Payable September 15

The Board of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) declared a cash dividend of $1.25 per common share for the quarter, this week. The dividend is set to be payable on September 15, 2020, to shareholders as on September 1, 2020. For any important updates or information regarding McDonald's, like the timing ...

UnitedHealth Released Q2 Earnings, Warns Of Rising Costs But Sticks To Forecast

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) reported earnings for Q2 ending June 30 and stuck to its full-year forecast, as per reports. The company warned of rising costs later this year as Americans catch up on less urgent surgeries put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic.  The Insurer also expects fut...

Disney Trimming Ad Spending On Facebook

Reportedly, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) will lower its advertising and marketing spend on Facebook (FB) after the social media giant experienced an ad boycott over its handling of controversial content, hate speech, and enforcement of policies surrounding the objectionable content. Disney didn't m...

Pfizer, Microsoft & Existing Home Sales Jump To Lead The Dow Past 27k

The Dow 30 received out weighted daily gains from biopharmaceutical giant Pfizer (PFE) & tech giant Microsoft (MSFT) to lift it today past 27k to 27,005.84 despite some US-China trade war shenanigans surfacing where the US ordered that China's must close its doors in Houston, TX on or before th...

Gold, Silver & Oil Rise To Lead the Markets Today

Continuing their recent winning ways, Gold closed above the $1800 mark again at $1,843(+24) & silver prices surged to close above $22 for the first time in ages at $22.29/oz (+2.04.) North American silver and gold producer Hecla Mining Company (HL) closed at $4.98/share up 2.89% after establishi...

NASDAQ & FAANGs Make It Rain Again On Monday!

The highly weighted large-caps issues led the broad markets higher on Monday while the NASDAQ forged to a new record closing high of 10,767.09 up a stout 2.51%. The FAANG stocks ended in positive territory as follows: Facebook (FB) closed at $245.42/share up 1.42%, Amazon (AMZN) closed at $3,196.8...

Nasdaq Drifted Lower This Week As The Dow 30, S&P 500 & Russell 2000 High Five

  Overall the markets ended in positive territory again this week, except for the recently white-hot & record-breaking Nasdaq that fell back 1.1%. The earnings season once again kicked off as a number of banks reported & generally beat earnings expectations. However, the same banks ...

Markets Pullback Across The Board on Thursday

The markets felt a bit tired throughout the day today. Many of the most desirable and household tech names along with the heavily-weighted information tech sector dropped 1.2% and helped to drag all indices into the red. The constant reporting of the increase of coronavirus cases and lack of a coord...

Apple Succeeds In $15B Irish Tax Issue

Reportedly, this week Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) triumphed against European Commission over its dispute of non-payment of 13 billion euros in Irish taxes. The European Commission failed to substantiate that the Irish government had given the company a tax advantage, after its claimed in August 20...

INVO Bioscience Takes Key Commercialization Step With Registration of INVOcell in Turkey

“As the world’s only Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell, a streamlined treatment solution, is uniquely positioned to address the challenges within the infertility industry.”- Steve Shum, CEO of INVO Bioscience (INVO) INVO Bioscience, Inc. ( INVO) (“INVO”) is an innovative medical devi...

Walmart Makes Face Masks A Mandate For All Its Stores In The US

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has joined many other retail outlets making face masks compulsory for all its customers and employees at all locations starting from July 20. The decision comes in to control the spread of the growing COVID-19 cases in the US. Walmart operates more than 4,7...

Atossa Therapeutics Announced Successful In Vitro Testing Of Its COVID-19 Nasal Spray Formulation Treatment Candidate

According to a New York Times database, the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly increased in 41 states over the past 2 weeks and reached 3.5M total infections as of Wednesday.  Along with this growing concern and working to towards a treatment for COVID-19, Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (...

Little Guys On The Russell 2000 Led All Markets On Hump Day As Reopening Was Back in View

The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index of the smallest 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index, led the charge on hump day as it realized a 3.5% gain closing at 1,478.27. The Dow 30 rose .85% closing at 26,870.10.  The Nasdaq added .59% closing at 10,550.49.  The S&P 500 moved up .9...

American Express Introduces Its First Automated Accounts Payable Solution

American Express Company (AXP) recently launched its first proprietary automated accounts payable (AP) solution, American Express One AP™ helping U.S. businesses to process supplier payments more easily and efficiently. The platform offers complete end-to-end payment processing supporting multiple...

3M Announces Details For Q2 Earnings Call On July 28

As per reports, 3M (MMM) to host the Q2 2020 earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 8 a.m. CDT.  To join the call, interested parties can dial in (800) 762-2596 within the U.S. or +1 (212) 231-2916 outside the U.S. The event will be webcast live, the replay version of the event...

Cyclicals Lead Markets Higher Tuesday In A Tale Of Two Tapes

It was another tale of two tapes again today for the markets. We began the session in the red then proceeded to experience somewhat of a banner day ending soundly in the green. During the first part of the trading session, the markets digested negative headlines that surfaced from the financial sect...

J&J Receiving Pressure From Nonprofits To Discontinue Sales Of Baby Powder

As per a statement from advocacy group Black Women for Wellness, reportedly more than 170 nonprofit groups which include educational institutions such as Emory University and activist groups such as Greenpeace, among others have urged Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s ...

Walgreens & VillageMD Partnering To Open Up To 700 Full-Service Doctor Offices Attached to Drug Stores in US

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD to offer doctor offices attached to its drugstores across the United States as a move to expand and offer healthcare services under one roof. The company is planning to open 500 to 700 physician-led primary ...

Microsoft Q4 Earnings Due July 22

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) to release its fiscal Q4 2020, earning figures on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, after the market closes. The results to be published on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/ and interested parties can listen to the live we...

Hong Kong Disneyland To Re-Close Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Reportedly, Disney (DIS) is scheduled to re-close its theme park in Hong Kong due to a rise in COVID-19 cases there. Hong Kong Disneyland reopened on June 18 and will now “temporarily” close again on July 15 after Hong Kong reported 52 new COVID-19 cases this week. Hotels at the Hong Kong theme ...

Boeing Attmepting To Arrange 737 MAX Funding

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) is trying to attempt to arrange funding for its 737 MAX, as it awaits regulatory approval for design changes amid 15 months grounding following two fatal crashes. The aerospace giant seems to be anxious to resume deliveries even once the regulators declare it safe,...

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...

Walgreens Reports Q3 Loss Driven By Higher Costs/Low Doctor Visits

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) released fiscal its Q3 earnings recently, reporting lower profits as there was a shift in sales to low-margin items, increased supply-chain costs, and increased expenses for labor and store cleaning. Walgreens confirmed that its profits were dragged down primarily by t...

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. ...