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A Wild & Wacky Week In The Markets Tested Our Tolerance For Growth

It was certainly a week that tested the best of us and our tolerance for volatility, especially in growth names i.e tech, biotech, and consumer discretionary names, that cascaded at times and provided for some wild and wacky rides. However, if you were invested in the energy sector, which rose 10.1...

‘Uncle Jerry’ Assists Markets To Lower Levels On Thursday – GOOG, PLTR & Energy Rise!

It was not like the market needed any assistance to move lower again today as it is still running around naked without an approved stimulus package, but then our good 'ole Fed Chair 'Uncle Jerry' Powell pushed the proverbial elevator button this morning to help us speed to a lower level. In short, h...

Verizon Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable May 3, 2021

As per reports, the Board of Directors at Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend of 62.75 cents per outstanding share, payable on May 3, 2021, to Verizon shareholders as of April 9, 2021. Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is a worldwide leader in delivering communications a...

AstraZeneca-Amgen Asthma Drug Shows Promising Results

Reportedly, Amgen's (AMGN) and AstraZeneca's (AZN) experimental drugs have proven to reduce asthma attacks in patients with uncontrolled and severe forms of the respiratory condition in a large study. The medicine, tezepelumab, cut the rate of asthma attacks by 56% among patients when compared to p...

Nike’s North America Head Steps Down

Reportedly, Nike Inc’s (NKE) Ann Hebert, Vice President and General Manager, North America geography, has departed from the company, effective today, March 1. Ann Hebert leaves the company after 25 years of service. The company plans to announce a new head of its North American geography shortly. ...

iPSC-Derived Cell Therapy Firm, Century Scores Casdin Capital Led $160M Series C Financing

Philadephia-based Century Therapeutics reports to be harnessing the power of adult stem cells to develop curative cell therapy products for cancer that overcome the limitations of first-generation cell therapies. Their genetically engineered, iPSC-derived iNK and iT cell products are said to be desi...

Rising Interest Rates + Inflation Fears Equal Midweek Market Declines

It seemed like more of the same again today as the markets drifted lower seemingly steered by a rising interest rate environment & nagging inflation fears as the US economy pushes forward to reopen on the expanded and confident shoulders of the Biden administration's assurance that all will be v...

Chevron Invests In Sweden’s Baseload Capital AB, A Geothermal Development Company

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has announced an investment in a Sweden-based private investment company, Baseload Capital AB, building on the development and operation of low-temperature geothermal and heat power assets. The investment includes existing Baseload Capital investors Breakthrough...

Disney+ Is A Hit In Households Sans Kids

Walt Disney Co's (DIS) Disney+ streaming service surprisingly has gathered strong interest from adults who do not have kids at home which has substantially increased subscriptions. Disney+ launched in November 2019, has exceeded Wall Street expectations and the company’s forecast. Disney is known...

Walmart’s Express Delivery Gets Much Easier

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) customers now no longer need to meet the minimum order requirement to get the items they need in a hurry, as the retailer removes the $35 minimum order requirement for Express delivery beginning March. Express delivery offers customers to order items from Walma...

Green Hydrogen Solutions Company Plug Power Q4 Highlights & Yearly Strategic Investments

Plug Power (PLUG) reported $337M Q4, 2020 in Gross Billings for 2020, an increase from 42.5% year over year. It further announced multiple partnerships and executed strategic acquisitions, establishing a global platform as a Green Hydrogen Solutions Company. As announced earlier, reported revenue a...

Walgreens Boots Alliance To Release Fiscal 2021 Q2 Earnings On March 31, 2021

As per reports, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. will announce its fiscal 2021 second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 7 a.m. Eastern time. The release will be followed by a one-hour conference call with the management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call c...

Goldman Sachs’ Head Lawyer Karen Seymour Exits Position

As per the Bloomberg report, Goldman Sachs Group Inc's (GS)  general counsel Karen Seymour is leaving the bank. Seymour played a pivotal role in the bank's negotiations to settle U.S. and international investigations into the role Goldman Sachs bankers played in Malaysia's 1MDB corruption scandal. ...

Merck To Assist In Production Of J&J’s Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine, Snags Funds From BARDA To Expand Facilities

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) has entered into multiple agreements to expand and support the manufacturing capacity and supply of  SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 medicines and vaccines. BARDA, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, a unit of the Office of the Assistant Secret...

TRIBE INVITATION: “Advancing A Unique Broad-based Vaccine Approach To Fighting COVID-19, Ebola & Beyond!”

You are cordially invited to join me at our sister organization's Tribe Public Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held today, Wednesday, March 3 (8:30 am PT/ 11:30 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-minute events that seek...

Plug Power & Universal Hydrogen Expand Partnership To Pushing Green Hydrogen to Become Cost-Competitive

Reportedly, Power Inc. (PLUG) has expanded its partnership with Universal Hydrogen Co., a pioneer in hydrogen aviation. Both the companies had previously announced a partnership to develop a fuel cell-based hydrogen powertrain for regional aircraft. The recent investment addition by Plug Power will ...

Markets Pull Back During Tuesday’s Session But RKT Blasts Off To ‘Memesville’

In contrast to yesterday's significant broad market surge higher, Tuesday's markets oscillated around the Mendoza line for most of the day prior to closing in the red across the board. Ten of 11 indices closed in negative territory as the information technology sector dropped 1.6% & the consume...

Mexico’s COFEPRIS Approves The Importation of INVO Bioscience’s INVOcell, An Effective & Affordable Alternative To IVF

    COFEPRIS or the Federal Committee for Protection from Sanitary Risks (Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios) is the department within the Mexican Secretariat of Health that deals with the importation of medical devices and issues advertising permits for...

Markets Headed One-Way (North) During Monday’s Session- APPL, TSLA, PLUG Rise (+5-8%)

Monday's markets were white hot and headed in a northerly direction throughout the session. After the market's selloff last week, investors were willing to come back in and seemed willing to place bets in all directions as all 11 sectors closed in the green. The information technology sector rose 3....

VP WATCHLIST PROGRESS REPORT: Chinook Therapeutics (KDNY), INVO Bioscience (INVO), PLUG Power (PLUG)

The VP Watchlist currently contains 10 coverage companies that we believe deserve consideration for short term and long term portfolio additions. Here are today's updates on 3 of the companies from the list.  Chinook Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KDNY) ($17.23, +4.17%) and Evotec SE today announc...

Nike Announces Dates For Q3 Fiscal 2021 Earnings & Conference Call

Sports-wear giant, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) to announce Q3 fiscal 2021 earnings at 1:15 p.m. PT on Thursday, March 18, 2021,  after the market closes. NIKE management will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT followed by the release, to review results. The call can be reached live at http://investors.nik...

FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Shot For Use In The U.S

As per reports, the Food & Drug Administration has given clearance to Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Covid-19 one-shot vaccine giving the U.S its third vaccine to prevent the pandemic. Health officials have been waiting for a one-dose option instead of two to help fasten the vaccination drive, as t...

Plug Power To Extend Footprint in New York With New State-Of-The-Art Green Hydrogen Production Facility

Reportedly, Plug Power Inc (PLUG) a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions building the global green hydrogen economy is further expanding its footprint in New York with the construction of its new state-of-the-art green hydrogen production facility and electric substation in the New York Sc...

Interest Rate Spikes Sans The $1.9T Stimulus Package Produced A Broad Market Pullback This Week

The markets simply closed lower again this week continue to correct substantially across the board.  The Nasdaq is now down over 7% from its recent lofty all-time high of 14,175.12. So not quite a 10% correction, but pretty close. What seemed 'Squishy" to me in last week's 'weekly' seemed without f...

CRM Giant Salesforce Exceeds Q4 Earnings Estimates – Updates Full-Year Guidance

Reportedly, Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) reported its Q4 earnings this week, exceeding analysts’ estimates. The enterprise-software company reported adjusted earnings of $1.04 per share versus 75 cents per share as expected by analysts. Revenue stood at $5.82 billion versus $5.68 billion expected. I...

Plug Power Partners With SK Group In A $1.6B Investment To Accelerate Hydrogen As An Alt-energy In Asian Markets

Reportedly, Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) and SK Group one of the leading South Korean business groups, announced the completion of the $1.6 billion capital investment partnership aimed at accelerating hydrogen as an alternative energy source in Asian markets. The executives of SK and Plug Power had a virt...

PROGRESS REPORT: Atossa Therapeutics Announces Final Results from Phase 1 Clinical Study Showing Safety and Tolerability of AT-301 Nasal Spray Being Developed for COVID-19

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 in oncology and infectious diseases, with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced final results...

There Seemed To Be Nearly ‘No Where To Hide’ During Thursday’s Market Selloff!

Thursday's markets missed having any form of savior of sorts stating that 'all things will be fixed' as it had enjoyed from the Powell-Schumer combo the last couple of days and it pretty much declined from start to finish.  The yield curve continued to be popularly blamed for the downward pressure ...

UnitedHealth Group Board Announces Cash Dividend, Payable On March 23

As per reports, the board of the UnitedHealth Group (UNH) has announced a cash dividend of $1.25 per share to all common stock shareholders as of March 15, 2021. The dividend is to be paid on March 23, 2021. Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and...

South Korea’s Transport Ministry Orders Grounding Of All Local Airlines’ Boeing 777s With PW4000 Engines

Reportedly, South Korea's transport ministry has ordered the grounding of all local airlines' Boeing (BA) 777s with PW4000 engines, also the ministry has banned all foreign aircraft with PW4000 engines from operating in South Korea airspace from this week. The ministry has ordered local airlines As...

Chevron’s New Fund To Invest $300 Million Targeting Low-Carbon Technology Initiatives

Reportedly, Chevron Corp (CVX) has launched a $300 million fund focused on low-carbon technology, as traditional global oil and gas aim to invest more in green energy and manage climate change. Energy giants are working on exploring investments in renewable energy & green technology reducing gre...

Colleen Foster, Goldman’s Global Head Of Commodities Finance Is Retiring

Reportedly, Colleen Foster, global head, commodities finance solutions, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) is retiring after serving the firm for more than twenty years. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1999 as a vice president in energy sales and was named partner in 2006. Foster's last role was in investmen...

Schumer & Powell Confirmations Push Markets Higher – TSLA, NVDA, PLUG Rebound & GME Returns?

Hump Day's trading session saw a early market dip into the red, but then all indices proceeded to climb throughout the day.  The move was somewhat similar to yesterday's action, which got a shot in the arm by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's monetary policy comments, as Senate Majority Lead...

NK Cell Firm Fate Therapeutics Reports Q4 & Full Year Results While Confirming ‘2020 Was A Pivotal Year’

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

3M Honored As One Of The World’s Most Ethical Companies For 8th Consecutive Year By Ethisphere Institute

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for 8th Consecutive Year for ethics and integrity in business conduct and compliance. The assessment included more than 200 questions on environmental, cultural, and social practices, ethics...

Walgreens Collaborating With Instacart To Offer Same-Day Delivery

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has expanded its on-demand delivery solutions with the leading online grocery platform in North America, Instacart for consumers across Illinois. Customers can now order from a range of Walgreens favorites, including health and wellness, beauty and perso...

Home Depot Releases Q4 & Fiscal 2020 Results – Increases Quarterly Dividend Payable March 25

Home improvement giant, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced Q4 and fiscal 2020 results this week. Here's how the company performed. Fourth-Quarter Earnings Highlights: Fourth-Quarter sales stood at $32.3 billion, an increase of $6.5 billion, or 25.1 percent from the fourth quarter of the previous y...

EV Firm Lucid Motors Goes Public Via CCIV SPAC (Value $11.75B)

Reportedly, luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors has announced that it is going public by merging with blank-check or SPAC firm Churchill Capital IV Corp (CCIV) valuing the combined company at $11.75 billion. The deal with CCIV includes a private investment of $2.5 billion from Saudi Arabia's ...

FAA Issues An Emergency Airworthiness Directive For Boeing 777s Following United Engine Failure

As per reports, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency airworthiness directive after reports of an engine failure of a United Boeing (BA) 777 in Denver was released, requiring stepped-up immediate inspections of similar planes. The directive covers Boeing 777 airplanes equi...

Cisco Finalizes Acquisition of IMImobile- A Leading Global Provider of Cloud-Based Communications Software & Services

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has completed the acquisition of IMImobile PLC, a leading global provider of cloud-based communications software and services driving critical business interactions at scale. IMImobile manages, monitors, automate, and delivers the customer interactions that...

Apple Has Reportedly Acquired 100 companies Over The 6 Last Years

Technology giant and iPhone maker, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has reportedly acquired 100 companies over the last six years, informed the company’s chief executive Tim Cook at Apple’s annual meeting of shareholders this week. The company recently announced its largest quarter ever by revenue clocking in ...

Markets Rebound As Fed Chair Powell Confirms His Monetary Policy As Economic Outlook Is “Highly Uncertain”

Tuesday's trading session moved sharply down a quick and slippery path right out of the gate as all indices were significantly in negative territory 30-minutes into the session. The tech heavy Nasdaq & the small caps on the Russell 2000 also dropped as much as 3.5% at one point as it seemed that...

McDonald’s Moves To Include Diversity In Its Workforce – Set To Tie Executive Bonuses

Reportedly, McDonald’s (MCD) will be tying executive bonuses to new goals for diversifying the company and publicly releasing the demographic details of its workforce, for the first time. Under the new guidelines, McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski may lose 15% of his approximately $2.25 million an...

Verizon Foundation Donates $250K To Feeding Texas To Support Storm Hit Communities

As per reports, the Verizon Foundation (VZ) is contributing $250K to Feeding Texas to support relief efforts in communities across the state after a recent historic storm. The organization will use the funds to relieve hunger needs, which was further saddened by the storms. Verizon customers can con...

Johnson & Johnson Submits Covid-19 Vaccine Data To World Health Organization For Emergency Use Listing

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has submitted data to the World Health Organization (WHO) for emergency use listing of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, allowing wider access. The healthcare giant informed that an emergency use listing is mandatory for supplying vaccines to the COVAX va...

Delta Airlines Enters Multi-Year Cloud Related Agreement With IBM

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Delta Air Lines have entered a multi-year agreement under which IBM will assist Delta towards the public cloud, in order to increase its flexibility, innovation capabilities targeting digital transformation, and speed to market. IBM ...

50+ Inspirational Investing Quotes To Consider As We Reach For The Moon!

I am always in search for inspiration as I move through my daily life, invest & create. Please enjoy the following quotes that I believe are interesting and valuable.  I will continue to add to this list as we move forward and include them in the 'The View' and 'The WeekEnder' our markets insig...

Two Boeing Directors (Susan Schwab & Arthur Collins) To Step Down After Their Term Expires

As per reports, the board of Boeing Company (BA) informed that two veteran directors Susan Schwab and Arthur Collins will step down from the board after their term expire. Both the directors will not stand for re-election at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders. A former chairman and chief ...

Tech Stocks (FAANGs, TSLA, PLUG, NVDA) Sing The Blues Monday, But 6 Sectors & Dow 30 Advance

Monday's trading session seemed a bit heavier than usual as the highly followed tech stocks left investors singing the blues. The tech heavy Nasdaq shaved off a cool 2.46% today closing at 13,533.05. The FAANG's ended lower across the board as follows: Apple (AAPL) shares closed at $126, -2.98%, Am...

Coca-Cola Confirms 59th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

Reportedly, The Board of the Coca-Cola Company (KO) announced the company’s 59th consecutive annual dividend increase by 2.4 percent from 41 cents to 42 cents per common share, payable on April 1 to shareholders of record on March 15. The board also announced the election of Stacy Apter as vice p...

‘Squishy’ Trading Week But Energy, Financials, & Bitcoin Have Their Day

I struggled to settle on a word this week that would appropriately describe the markets, but overall it simply seemed 'squishy', that is, unless you were invested in the energy sector which rose 3.1%,  the financials sector which increased 2.8% and/or Bitcoin which soared to an all time high now at...

San Diego-Based Fate Therapeutics To Host Q4/Full Year 2020 Earnings & Corporate Update Conference Call Wednesday, February 24, 2021

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE) has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company’s immuno-oncology product can...

Walmart Reports Strong Q4 Revenue Growth But Saw Increased Costs

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) reported improved Q4 revenue driven by strong e-commerce growth that increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there was an increase in costs due to a pay hike for its frontline workers. The retailer reported adjusted EPS of $1.39 versus $1.50 estimate, revenue stoo...

Jobless Claims, Housing Starts, & ‘Political GameStop Testimony Theater’ Helped Drag Thursday’s Session Lower

Thursday's trading session kicked off with a negative tone and quickly rushed its way with an hour to the low of the day (~-1.2%) and then proceeded to fight its way back but still end in the red. The day was met by a number of macroeconomic reports headlined by tow negative reports. The Initial jo...

Travelers Secures Score of 100 on 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has secured a score of 100 on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, maintaining its position for the sixth consecutive year as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a national benchmarking tool monitored by the Human R...

Leading North American Low-Cost Silver Producer Hecla Mining Company (HL) Reports Q4 & Full-year 2020 Results

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is a leading, low-cost silver producer with operating silver mines in Alaska (Greens Creek), Idaho (Lucky Friday), and Mexico (San Sebastian) and is a growing gold producer with operating mines in Quebec, Canada (Casa Berardi) and Nevada (Fire Creek). In addition to i...

The Home Depot Allocates $1M To Assist Campus Improvements At Historically Black Colleges & Universities

As per reports, The Home Depot (HD) to contribute $1 million in charity with its annual Retool Your School program to support campus improvements at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Retool Your School program, established in 2009 program promotes Historically Black Colleges and Universi...

Astronauts At The International Space Station Proceed With Testing Boeing’s Virus-fighting Surface Coating

As per reports, astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting series of experiments with an antimicrobial surface coating designed by the joint research project including Boeing (BA) and the University of Queensland to fight the spread of viruses and bacteria, including the Eart...

Warren Buffett Discloses Increased Stake In Verizon, Chevron & More

Reportedly, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed its new stake in Verizon Communications (VZ) with 147.6 million shares, a stake valued at around $8.6 billion at the end of 2020, according to a 13-F securities filing making it the 6th largest position in its portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway ...

bp Collaborates With IBM Quantum Network Encouraging Use Of Quantum Computing In Energy

As per reports, bp has joined the IBM Quantum Network (IBM) to enhance the use of quantum computing in the energy industry. As an industry partner, bp will have access to IBM's quantum expertise, software, and cloud-based access to the largest universal quantum system available with a premium 65-qub...

Iowa Withdraws From Microsoft’s COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Software Deal

As per reports, Iowa is backing out of a plan to use Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) software for registering and scheduling patients for the Covid-19 vaccinations. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced the news at a conference, this week. He said state officials concluded it would be too hard to combine exis...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Value Jumps To $74B As It Raises $850M To Push Starlink & Starship Rocket Initiatives

As per reports, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised $850 million in equity funding last week sending the company’s valuation to $74 billion. SpaceX is simultaneously developing and investing in its two ambitious and capital-intensive projects Starlink and Starship rocket. Starlink is a highly anticip...

Goldman Launches Marcus Invest An Automated Wealth-Management Platform

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is launching an automated wealth-management platform responsible to rebalance and allocate customers' wealth across portfolios of bonds and stocks. The bank informed consumers can open an account with Marcus Invest with a minimum of $1,000 and will be charge...

Economic Data Pushes Reopening/Energy Plays Higher – Dow 30 Achieves Record High – Bezos Moves To No.1

Hump day's trading session saw the Dow 30 close at yet another new record close of 31,613.02 (+.29%) on a busy macroeconomic reporting day while the balance of the indices ticked lower.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,931.33(-.03%), the Nasdaq closed at 13,965.50 (-.58%) & the Russell 2000 closed ...

S&P Lowers Grades Chevron & Exxon Regarding Climate Risk

As per reports, S&P Global Ratings has lowered credit ratings of top U.S. oil producers including Chevron Corp (CVX), Exxon Mobil Corp, and ConocoPhillips, slipping the ratings to 'AA-,' due to the rising risk from energy transition and volatile commodity prices. The oil sector posted billions ...

Plug Power & ACCIONA Enter A Joint Venture Building Green Hydrogen Platform For Iberia

As per reports, Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) a global leader in hydrogen fuel cell systems and fueling solutions, and ACCIONA S.A, a global leading supplier of sustainable infrastructure solutions have entered a 50-50 joint-venture to be headquartered in Madrid. The Joint Venture will be a leading green ...

Dow 30 Achieves New Record High As Apple’s Socket Mobile (SCKT) & Blockchain Stocks (SOS, MARA, RIOT) ‘Go Bananas’

The markets provided an overall positive welcome back from the long holiday weekend in this shortened trading week. In fact, Tuesday's trading session saw all indices hit intraday record highs, however the Dow 30 was the only major index that managed to close in at a record close of 31,522.75 (+.2%...

TALEN® Gene-Edited iPSC-Derived Natural Killer Cells To Be Developed By Cytovia Therapeutics & Cellectis (NASDAQ: CLLS) Partnership

Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) are fusion proteins that combine an extracellular antigen recognition domain with an intracellular co-stimulatory signaling domain. Natural Killer (NK) cells are modified genetically to allow insertion of a CAR. CAR-NK cell therapy has demonstrated initial clinical r...

Honeywell To Pay Quarterly Dividend On March 12

As per reports, Honeywell (HON) will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.93 per share on the outstanding common stock, to all shareholders as of February 26, 2021. The dividend is to be paid on March 12, 2021, as announced by the company's Board of Directors. Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology company ...

North America’s Leading Online Grocery Platform, Instacart Acquires 250 Patents From IBM

Reportedly, Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, has acquired over 250 patents from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Both IBM and Instacart have entered into a mutual patent cross-license. The deal allows Instacart to strengthen its own patent portfolio,...

All-Time High’s, Successful IPO’s, & Bullish Indicators Were Served Again This Week

It's a long weekend for many of us, as we are celebrating Valentine's Day, the Chinese New Year, & then on Monday we are observing President's Day while the market is closed. I hope that you made a fortune in the markets again this week as it was up to its record setting ways. Investors once ag...

PROGRESS REPORT: NeuBase Therapeutics (NBSE) Reports Financial Results for Q1 Fiscal Year 2021

Pittsburgh-based NeuBase Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NBSE) is a biotechnology company accelerating the genetic revolution using a new class of synthetic medicines which have been shown to be able to increase, decrease and change gene function, as appropriate, to resolve causal genetic defects in living sy...

Boeing’s B. Marc Allen Joins P&G Board Of Directors

Reportedly, the Board of Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has appointed B. Marc Allen, chief strategy officer and senior VP of Strategy & Corporate Development at Boeing Company to its Board of Directors, effective February 10, 2021. Mr. Allen has been with Boeing since 2007 and is responsible ...

Nike Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

As per reports, Nike Inc. (NKE) will pay a quarterly cash dividend of $.275 per share to all outstanding common stock shareholders of Class A & Class B as of March 1, 2021. The dividend is to be paid on April 1, 2021, as announced by the company's Board of Directors. NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is the wor...

Coca-Cola Introduces 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles In U.S.

As per reports, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is introducing sodas in bottles made from 100% recycled plastic material in the United States, reducing its use of new plastic by more than 20% across its North American portfolio compared with 2018. The soda and beverage giant has been criticized for being...

Disney Surprises With Massive Rise In Disney+ Subscribers In Q1

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported its fiscal first-quarter earnings, riding high on its streaming services. Disney+ subscribers jumped to 94.9 million as of Jan. 2, an increase of 9% from 86.8 million on Dec. 2 and 258% from a year ago. The service is expected to post a bigger revenue boost in...

Nasdaq Hits Record As Bumble IPO, SOS, & INVO Advance

Thursday's trading session ended up being overall positive with the Nasdaq actually closing at a record close of 14,025.77 (.38%).  To round out the indices results today, the S&P 500 closed at 3,916.38 (+.17%), the Russell 2000 closed at 2,285.32 (+.13%) & the Dow 30 closed at 31,430.7 (-...

Coca-Cola Announces Q4 Earnings, Cost-Cut Helps The Beverage Giant MoveThrough Pandemic Times

Beverage Giant, Coca Cola (KO) reported Q4 earnings this week, exceeding estimates but realized lower revenues as the business has suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Company worked on its workforce restructuring and slimmed down its portfolio to deal with the crisis. The company recorded ...

Home Depot Schedules Q4 & Fiscal 2020 Earnings Conference Call On February 23

The Home Depot (HD) to release its fourth-quarter & fiscal 2020 Earnings Conference Call at 9 a.m ET on Tuesday, February 23. A webcast of the call can be reached at http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations under the icon Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call. The same will be archived...

Plug Power $2B+ Raise Pushes Total Cash Balance To Over $5B

As per reports, the leader in a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) recently announced the completion of its previously announced upsized offering of 32,200,000 shares including the underwriters with an option to purchase an additional 4,200...

Cisco Releases Q2 Earnings

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported second-quarter earnings this week, exceeding analyst estimates. The technology giant's earnings rose 2% to 79 cents a share from a year earlier. Revenue stood at $12 billion, nearly flat versus the year-earlier period. Analysts had expected Cisco earnings of 76 ce...

Tesla’s Interesting $1.5B Investment & Willingness To Accept Bitcoin Payments

Reportedly, electric car maker Tesla (TSLA) has invested $1.5B in Bitcoin and will also soon start accepting payments for its cars in Bitcoin "subject to applicable laws and initially on a limited basis," making it the first S&P 500 company to invest in Bitcoin. Last month, a change in investmen...

Apple’s Tim Cook’s Understands The World Better Than Many Others

Team Player, problem Solver, a sensible player, and a design genius Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs on 25 August 2011 from his previous position as COO leading Apple to become a $2.3 Trillion unbeatable company. “Tim may not be able to design a product like Steve. But Tim un...

A Letter From Atossa Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ATOS) President and CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay M.D., Ph.D.

  Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need in oncology and infectious diseases, with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19. Atossa Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ATOS) P...

Dow Closes At Record High As Tilray, SNDL, NVDA, AYRO, TRXC Surge

Hump day's trading session was a v-shaped experience as the indices began moving higher out of the gate, then they turned sharply lower around the middle of the day prior to recovering essentially into the close.  The Dow 30 was the only index that managed to close in the green as it achieved a new...

Visa’s US Consumer Credit Account Holders Can Now Enjoy Benefits With NortonLifeLock

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) has announced the availability of a new benefit for its Visa consumer credit account holders in the U.S. Consumers holding Visa Infinite, Visa Signature, or Visa Traditional credit cards can now enroll and enjoy benefits of complementary offers and discounts on product...

Salesforce Schedules Q4 & Full Year Fiscal 2021 Results On Feb 25

Reportedly, Salesforce to announce its Q4 and fiscal 2021 financial results on Thursday, February 25, 2021, after the market closes. Salesforce to conduct a conference call to review and discuss its financial results with investors at 2:00 p.m. (PT) / 5:00 p.m. (ET).  The live webcast of the call a...

JP Morgan Appoints Simone Haslinger & Jonas Troeber to Head Australian & New Zealand Equity Capital Markets

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has appointed Simone Haslinger and Jonas Troeber to head its Australian and New Zealand equity capital markets units, replacing Jabe Jerram and Dyson Bowditch who left the bank recently to join Barrenjoey Capital. Haslinger has been with JPMorgan in 2010 an...

American Express Pushes Uber Perks To Gold Card

Reportedly, American Express Co (AXP) is twisting the rewards on its Gold card as the credit card giant strives to retain its affluent customers. Customers holding a $250-a-year card will now receive a $10 monthly credit for purchases made with Uber Technologies Inc including their rides or food del...

Coca-Cola’s South African Bottler To Revise Black Ownership Stake To 20%

As per reports, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) will increase the stake held by black empowerment investors and employees in the company to 20%, in a bid to meet merger conditions specified by competition authorities. The Coca-Cola Company and SABMiller Plc reached an agreement in 2014, un...

Chevron Offers To Acquire The Balance of Noble Midstream Partners LP

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has offered to buy the shares of Noble Midstream Partners LP that it does not already own for about $422 million, further tightening the integrated relationship. Chevron owns a majority of Noble Midstream with a 62% stake following its last year’s acquisition ...

Russell 2000, Nasdaq (Now 14k+), Tilray, GLU Mobile, & NeuBase Therapeutics Advance in Tuesday’s Markets

Tuesday's trading session saw the major indices achieve new record highs, but only the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 managed to end in the green. The S&P 500 closed at 3,911.23 (-.11%), the Nasdaq closed at 14,007.70 (+.14%) finally breaking the 14k mark, and the Russell 2000 closed at 2,299 (+.4...

Walmart Continues To Strenghten Digital Ad Business Via Acquisition of PaperG

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to acquire the technology and assets of PaperG Inc., which does business as Thunder Industries and uses automation to create digital ads. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal does not include Thunder's existing customer contracts but includes a major ...

Merck CEO, Kenneth C. Frazier To Step Down – Board Elects CFO Robert M. Davis As Successor

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) chairman and chief executive officer, Kenneth C. Frazier will retire as CEO, effective June 30, 2021, but will continue to serve on Merck’s board of directors as executive chairman, for a transition period yet to be determined by the board. The board o...

Amgen Releases Q4 Earnings – Lowers 2021 Outlook Below Estimates

U.S. biotech, Amgen (AMGN) announced a higher-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter reporting adjusted earnings per share of $3.81 beating the analyst estimate by 41 cents. Net profit for the quarter dropped 3% to $2.76 per share. Revenue increased 7% to $6.6 billion. Sales of rheumatoid arthr...

UnitedHealthcare Enters The Oklahoma Medicaid Market With SoonerSelect

Reportedly, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority has selected the UnitedHealthcare (UNH) Community Plan of Oklahoma to administer SoonerSelect, its statewide Medicaid program starting later this year. UnitedHealthcare will work with the state offering self-management care solutions and improving the ...

Yellen’s Rosie Stimulus Fueled Economy Pushes Markets On Monday – Bitcoin Surges On TSLA Buy

Monday's trading session was fueled by the bullish and amazingly optimistic views that newly appointed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen shared with the world on Sunday. In summary, she stated that the US could return to full employment in 2022 if President Biden’s $1.9T stimulus package is put in ...

Merck Releases Q4 Earnings Below Estimates

Merck & Co. Inc.  (MRK) reports disappointing quarter results with coronavirus pandemic impacting $400 million on fourth-quarter sales. Sales increased 5% to $12.51 billion but missed analyst forecasts for $12.67 billion. Adjusted earnings came in at $1.32 per share missing estimates of $1.38 p...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Awaits FDA Authorization

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has submitted its single-shot coronavirus vaccine for emergency use with the Food and Drug Administration for authorization. If authorized, the company plans to supply the U.S. with 100 million doses in the first half of 2021, also it expects to begin shipment...

Reopening, Vaccine Distribution, & $1.9T Stimulus Hopes Turbo Charged The Markets This Week

It was certainly an amazing week in the markets as we rebounded strongly after last week's selloff while seemingly being turbo charged with high octane fuel. In fact it was best weekly performance since November. The fuel came primarily in the form of a growing understanding that the economy is furt...

3M Announces Increase In Quarterly Dividend For 63rd Consecutive Year

Reportedly, the board of 3M announced its common stock dividend of $1.48 per share for the first quarter of 2021, to be paid on March 12, 2021, to shareholders at the close of business on February 12, 2021. The dividend is an increase of 1 percent over the quarterly dividend paid in 2020 marking it ...

New Records Were In Play During Thursday’s Session- Apple, Atossa, INVO, NBSE, SKLZ Move Higher!

Thursday's trading session was amazingly positive where it seemed that record moves in equities and indices were everywhere. The S&P 500 closed at 3,871.74 (+1.09%), the Nasdaq closed at 13,777.74 (+1.23%), and the Russell 2000 closed at 2,202.42 (+1.98%) which were all record highs. The Dow...

FDA Grants Rare Pediatric Disease Designation to Precision Medicine Firm Chinook Therapeutics’ CHK-336 For Primary Hyperoxaluria (PH)

  Hyperoxalurias, including PH, are diseases caused by excess oxalate, a potentially toxic metabolite typically filtered by the kidneys and excreted as a waste product in urine. Symptoms of PH include recurrent kidney stones, severe pain, blood in the urine and urinary tract infections; which when...

The Home Depot Opens 1.5 million-square-foot Distribution Center In Dallas Creating 1,500 New Jobs

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) has opened a new 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center in Dallas to fulfill its online orders and store orders. The store is designed to meet customers' delivery needs through various channels, including delivering items directly to customers' homes or fo...

Chevron Announces Quarterly Dividend Date

The Board of Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced a quarterly dividend of one dollar and twenty-nine cents ($1.29) per share to all common stockholders at the close of business on February 17, 2021, payable on March 10, 2021. Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, en...

Chevron Reports Q4 Losses Of $11 Million

U.S Oil Giant, Chevron Corporation (CVX) reported Q4 results with an $11 million loss pushed by acquisition costs, low margins on fuel, and foreign currency effects.  The company was, however, quick to respond to the crisis last year as it reduced 15% of its global workforce, cut down new project o...

Salesforce To Launch Vaccine Cloud To Assist COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

As per reports, Salesforce Inc. (CRM) will launch Vaccine Cloud to assist healthcare providers and the government to globally record, manage, maintain records of COVID-19 vaccinations digitally. The vaccine Cloud will assist people to register and schedule for their vaccine shots, share their vaccin...

American Express Elects Thomas J. Baltimore, President of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc., To Its Board

Reportedly, Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. has been elected to be a part of the American Express (AXP), Board of Directors effective January 27, 2021. Mr. Baltimore was elected Chairman of the Park Hotels & Resorts’ ...

Wednesday’s Markets Produce Alphabet’s Earnings Beat, GW Pharma $7.2B Buyout, & An Atossa Therapeutics Skyrocket Move

Wednesday's trading session was generally positive across the board. The large caps on the S&P 500 closed at 3,830.17 (+.1%) & the Dow 30 closed at 30,723.60 (+.12%). The Russell 2000 also closed in the green at 2,159.7 (+.38%), however the Nasdaq closed slightly lower at 13,610.54 (-.02%)....

JPMorgan Chase To Offer Digital Consumer Banking In in Canary Wharf, London

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is set to launch a digital retail bank under its Chase brand with headquarters in Canary Wharf, London with a contact center in Edinburgh. The bank will provide products and features tailored to meet the needs of customers in the U.K., delivered via an innovative mobile...

Verizon Reports Q4 Earnings, Stays Bullish On 2021 Outlook

Verizon Communications (VZ)  reported their Q4r earnings beating market estimates recently. Verizon reported an adjusted EPS of $1.21 excluding items and revenue dropped 0.2% to $34.7 billion, for the quarter ending December 31.  Verizon Media revenue increased by 11.4% to $2.3 billion on better-...

Tuesday’s Economic Recovery Hopes Power Broad Based Market Advances

Tuesday's trading session was powered by the hopes for economic recovery which was reportedly based on an understanding that we are making progress on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations & that Joe Biden will be driving the $1.9 Trillion stimulus infusion into the economy's hands in the no...

Caterpillar Completes Acquisition Of Weir Oil & Gas, Introduces SPM Oil & Gas

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has completed the acquisition of the Oil & Gas Division, "Weir Oil & Gas" of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. SPM Oil & Gas, Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas will continue to produce flow iron, a full line of pumps,...

Disney To Makeover Its Jungle Cruise Ride Over Critics Opinion Of Racist Depiction

As per reports, Disney’s (DIS) Jungle Cruise ride in California and Florida to get a makeover after critics accused the Jungle Cruise of displaying "negative depictions" of some cultures. Disney informed that the riverboat attraction would be updated to "reflect and value the diversity of the worl...

Caterpillar Posts Promising Q4 Results

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported Q4 earnings recently beating analyst estimates. The mining and construction equipment maker posted adjusted fourth-quarter earnings of $2.12 a share, above the $1.45 average of analysts’ estimates. Full-year revenue in 2020 was $41.7 billion, a 22% decr...

Major Indices Bounce Beautifully As FAANG’s, TSLA, & Silver Stocks Fly High During Monday’s Session

Monday's market session was a refreshing way to start the week after last week's correction. The Nasdaq & the Russell 2000 had stellar days rising over 2.5%. The Nasdaq closed at 13,403.394 (+2.55%) & the Russell 2000 closed at 2,126.16 (+2.53%).  The big boys faired quite well too as the ...

Markets Correct This Week As Reddit & Robinhood (R&R) Investors Have ‘Their Day’ In The Limelight

It was certainly an increasingly volatile week as we saw the markets swing substantially throughout, while ending overall substantially in the red. Simply put, there were no winners in the broad sense. Almost in exact fashion the S&P 500 closed at 3,714.24 (-3.3% wk/wk) (-1.1 YTD), the Dow ended...

INVO Bioscience Launches INVOcell Infertility Treatment In Spain/European Market – Realizes First Sales In Region

Spain has a total population of approximately 47 million people. According to the World Bank, Spain has one of the lowest fertility rates in Europe, affecting approximately 15% of the population, or one in seven couples of reproductive ages. According to reports, in 2010, there were approximatel...

Breast Cancer & COVID-19 Focused Atossa Therapeutics Receives Another $21M & Presenting Feb.2 At Tribe Public

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 it has received $21 million from the exercise of outs...

Boeing Elects Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women Award’ Winner Lynne Doughtie To Its Board Of Directors

Reportedly, The Board of Directors, Boeing Company (BA) has elected Lynne Doughtie to the board, replacing Caroline Kennedy who has resigned after three years of service. Lynne Doughtie, 58 the first woman to be elected U.S. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, retired from KPMG in 2020. Doughtie has been reco...

Walmart To Bolster Its Advertising Business, Eyeing Its Rival Amazon

As per reports, Walmart Inc. (WMT) is planning to expand its advertising business by adding space for its ads at its U.S. stores along with sharing its massive shopper data with brands. The retailer is looking to challenge its rival Amazon.com Inc. as a media powerhouse, with its vision of achieving...

Visa Beats Q1 Estimates As Holiday Shopping Revives Consumers Spending

Visa Inc. (V) reports quarterly profits, beating Wall Street estimates and witnessing a surge in online shopping during Christmas and New Year holidays, a much-needed recovery in payment volumes from the coronavirus-driven slump. U.S. holiday sales increased 8.3% last year to record their best growt...

McDonald’s Earnings Disappoint, As Extended Lockdown Flattened Sales

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) reported quarterly profit and revenue this week, much below market estimates as the second round of pandemic lockdowns were announced in parts of Europe, hurting the business and affecting the company’s sales growth in the U.S. market too. The burger giant informed t...

Major Indices Rebound As Interesting Batch of Economic Reports Surface & Silver Stocks Jump Thursday

Thursday's market session saw the indices rebound strongly throughout the day but the little guys on the Russell 2000 missed the mark closing lower at 2,106.61 (-.1%). The big boys again faired quite well as S&P 500 closed at 3,787.38 (+.98) and was up as high as 2.1% at one point, the Nasdaq c...

NeuBase Therapeutics’ Acquisition Of Gene Modulating Technology Believed To Extend Ability Of Existing Tech Platform To Directly Modulate The Human Genome

Today, Pittsburgh-based NeuBase Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBSE), a biotechnology company accelerating the genetic revolution using a new class of synthetic medicines to drug the genome, announced the execution of a binding agreement to acquire infrastructure, programs and intellectual property for...

Chevron Invests In Carbon Capture Start-Up Blue Planet Systems Corporation

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has made a Series C investment in Blue Planet Systems Corporation. The oil giant has also signed a letter of intent with Blue Planet regarding full assistance and cooperation on pilot projects and other commercial opportunities in major geographic locations with...

Apple Reports Strong Holiday-Quarter Earnings With Improved Wearables & iPhone Sales

iPhone maker, Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported strong earnings for the holiday quarter thanks to strong sales of iPhones, wearables, and services. The company earned $1.68 a share on sales of $111.44 billion in its fiscal first-quarter ending December 26. Analysts expected Apple earnings of $1.41 a share ...

Market Indices Turn Deep Red While The Reddit Powered WallStreetBets Small Cap Plays GME, AMC, NOK, BBBY Turn ‘Ridiculously’ Green

Wednesday's market session saw the indices fall into a relatively deep negative & red territory throughout the day, into the close, and across the board. The S&P 500 closed at 3,750.77 (-2.57%), the Nasdaq at 13,270.60 (-2.61%), the Dow 30 closed at 30,303.17 (-2.05%) & the little guys...

Travelers Ride High On Quarterly Earnings Driven By Higher Premiums & Strong Underwriting

Property and casualty insurer, Travelers (TRV) reported fourth-quarter earnings recently, beating analyst’s estimates boosted by a rise in premiums and strong underwriting. Travelers reported a rise in net written premiums by 6% to $7.08 billion. Its underwriting gains more than tripled to $513 mi...

Honeywell Selling Performance & Lifestyle Footwear Business to Rocky Brands For ~$230 Million

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) has entered an agreement with a leading manufacturer of premium footwear and apparel, Rocky Brands to sell its performance and lifestyle footwear business for approximately $230 million, expected to close end of the first quarter of 2021. As per the agreement, Honeywell w...

Highlights From Johnson & Johnson’s Q4 Earnings Release

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported their Q4 earnings and revenue numbers which exceeded  market estimates, reporting EPS of $1.86 per share versus $1.82 expected and revenue of $22.48 billion versus $21.67 billion expected. The company’s pharmaceutical unit, also working on a coronavirus vacci...

Aerospace Giant Boeing (BA) Reports Huge Q4 losses Plus Delayed Entry of 777X Jet

Aerospace giant, Boeing (BA) reports huge Q4 losses as the company recorded numerous charges and the delayed the entry of its 777X jet. The company reported a net loss of $11.9 billion and a core loss of $15.25 per share as it booked $8.3 billion in pre-tax charges. Revenue dropped 15% to $15.3 bill...

Intel To Invest Additional $475 Million In Intel Products Vietnam Facility

Reportedly, Intel Corp (INTC) has invested an additional $475 million in its Intel Products Vietnam facility to improve technologies and further boost the production of its 5G products and core processors. The addition takes Intel's total investments in Vietnam to around $1.5 billion. "Intel Prod...

American Express Exceeds Q4 Estimates & Hoping For More

American Express (AXP) beat the Q4 estimates, reporting an EPS of $1.75 on revenue of $9.35 billion, beating estimates at $1.26 a share. Consumer service revenue dropped 14% to $5.5 billion. Commercial services revenue decreased 20% to $2.7 billion. Merchant and network services revenue also dropped...

Walmart To Announce Its Fiscal Q4 Earnings On Feb 18

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to announce its fourth-quarter financial results at 6 a.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. The retailer's executive management team will conduct a virtual meeting at 7 a.m. CST following the results to discuss and review the results, along with an update on its...

Microsoft Beat Q2 Earnings Estimates On Strength Of Cloud & Personal Computing Strength

Microsoft Corp (MSFT) topped second-quarter 2021 earnings, exceeding expectations on the top and bottom lines driven by its cloud and personal computing strength. Revenue of $43.1 billion was reported versus $40.2 billion expected, EPS of $2.03 was reported versus $1.64 expected. The company’s per...

Stock Market Indices Drift Lower However PLUG Power, Gamestop, & Vir Biotechnology Skyrocket In Tuesday’s Session

Tuesday's stock market session saw the indices drift somewhat lower today across the board. At the end the day, the S&P 500 closed at 3,849.62 (-.15%), the Nasdaq at 13,626.06 (-.07%), the Dow 30 closed at 30,937.04 (-.07%) & the little guys on the Russell 2000 closed at 2,149.86 (-.62%) ....

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation Issues Conditional Approval For Cisco – Acacia Deal

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc . (CSCO) has received conditional approval from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation over the Acacia Communications Inc deal. The approval stated the companies agree to continue to honor contracts with existing clients in China for the next five years f...

3M Beats Q4 Estimates On Shoulders of Health-Care Division During The Covid-19 Pandemic

3M (MMM) reported better than expected Q4 earnings recently, driven by an increase in demand for its healthcare products during the Covid-19 pandemic. The company’s health-care unit recorded 12.3% in 2020 due to high consistent demand for its disposable respirators and safety products such as hand...

Salesforce Kickoffs With Investment In India’s Darwinbox, A Developer of Human Resources Software

As per reports, Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) is investing $15 million in an Indian company, Darwinbox. Darwinbox is a developer of human resources software serving several of Asia’s largest tech startups. Darwinbox is headquartered in Hyderabad, India and the start-up has already raised $35 million ...

McDonald’s Board Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable March 15, 2021

The Board of McDonald’s Corporation has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.29 per share of common stock payable to all shareholders at the close of business on March 1, 2021, and payable on March 15, 2021. McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly...

Goldman Sachs Reports Strong Q4 Earnings Riding High On Equities Trading & Investment Banking

Wall Street giant, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported Q4 earnings recently, exceeding market estimates as they rode high on equities trading and investment banking. The bank reported EPS of $12.08 versus. $7.47 expected. Net revenue of $11.74 billion was reported versus. $10.07 billion expected...

Volatility Hits But Bulls Win Out – Apple, Tesla, Moderna, & Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) Surge!

It was a volatile storm of sorts in the markets today bit good and bad. We started out in a fresh new field of green highs, then swiftly moved to session lows around 8am pacific across all indices prior to recovering substantially for the rest of the day. Volatility is definitely in full swing again...

Atossa Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay & Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director NIAID to Speak at Precision Medicine World Conference January 25-27, 2021 – “Development of New SARS-CoV-2 Therapeutics”

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 today that Dr. Steven C. Quay, MD., Ph.D., P...

IBM To Acquire Taos – A Top Cloud Professional Service Provider

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to enter an agreement to acquire one of the largest multi-cloud consulting and managed services firms in North America, Taos.  The deal progresses IBM's cloud migration and transformation capabilities, deepening the company’s commi...

UnitedHealth Reports High Profits, Exceeds Expectations On Lower Medical Costs Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) released better than expected quarterly earnings this week, reporting adjusted earnings of $2.52 per share while beating Wall Street estimates by 11 cents, as per reports. Health insurers incurred lower healthcare costs, for much of 2020 as people avoided docto...

JPMorgan Reports Better Than Expected Q4 Profits

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) reported Q4 earnings recently, ahead of market estimates. The bank reported earnings of $3.79 a share, exceeding estimates at $2.62 per share. Revenue of $30.16 billion was reported, vs. $28.70 billion expected. The firm reported having released $2.9 billion from its s...

You Are Cordially Invited To Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Event “ALIGNed in the Fight Against Kidney Diseases” -Tuesday, January 26th (Meet Eric Dobmeier, CEO of Chinook Therapeutics (KDNY)

You are cordially invited to attend the next Tribe Public FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event titled "ALIGNed in the Fight Against Kidney Diseases."  The event will be co-hosted by yours truly, John F. Heerdink, Jr., managing member fo Tribe Public and Vista Partners and Eric Dobmeier, Pre...

Intel Releases Quarterly Earnings- Bob Swan’s Finale

Intel Corporation (INTC) reported earnings this week, its last with Bob Swan serving as CEO role before Pat Gelsinger, Intel’s incoming CEO takes over. Here’s how the chip giant performed for the quarter ending December: Earnings per share (EPS) of $1.52 was reported versus $1.10 expected. ...

IBM Reports Declining Q4 Revenue, Shares Slide After The Release

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reported declining Q4 2020 revenue falling short of analyst’s estimates. The company reported earnings of $2.07 per share, versus $1.79 per share as expected by analysts. Revenue of $20.37 billion was reported versus $20.67 billion estimated by an...

INVO Bioscience Seeks To Expand Access To Infertility Care With INVOcell In The Fifth Most Populous Country In The World, Pakistan, With ~212 million People

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO), a medical device company focused on commercializing the world’s only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System (IVC), INVOcell®, an effective and affordable treatment for patients diagnosed with infertility, recently announced it has entered an exclu...

Holiday Shortened Inauguration Jammed Week Sees Outsized FAANG Powered Jump in Nasdaq While The Russell Continues

During this MLK-holiday shortened inauguration day filled week, we had to fit all of our investing/trading in to four days. However, it was a very positive overall four days where all indices ended in the green and achieved to all-time highs. Indeed, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite roared like a li...

S&P & NASDAQ Charged Forward On Continued Strength of FAANG’s, Apple, Amazon, etc…

The continued strength of the heavily weighted and the ever so popular FAANG's helped lift the S&P 500 which closed at 3,853.07 (+.03%) and the Nasdaq which closed at 13,530.92 (+.55%) to new highs again today. At the end of the day the FAANG's, led by Apple's outweighed performance (now at a...

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day Sees JLO, Lady Gaga, & Garth Brooks Perform As Markets Achieve Record Highs

Joe Biden's memorable inauguration day ceremony that saw J.Lo, Lady Gaga, and Garth Brooks perform was also paired with another positive day in the markets. As though on cue, the market indices managed to achieve new record highs ending well into the green across the board. Outpacing the group again...

Nasdaq, Alphabet, Aclaris Therapeutics & PLUG Power Solidly Outpace The Markets On Tuesday

It was on overall solid day in the markets during the first trading day of this MLK holiday shortened trading week where all indices end in the green. Outpacing the group, the Nasdaq closed at 13,197.18 (+1.53%) & the little guys on the Russell 2000 closed at 2,151.14 (+1.32%). The S&P 500 ...

Goldman Inks Deal For General Motors Credit-Card Business

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has signed a deal to take over General Motors Co.’s credit-card portfolio. Goldman Sachs will be the issuer for the automaker’s credit-card program with an expected start  date in  September. Mastercard Inc. will remain the network for the cards. ...

Canada To Lift Ban On Boeing’s Grounded 737 Max Aircraft

Reportedly, Canada is lifting a near two-year flight ban on Boeing's (BA) 737 MAX aircraft on Jan. 20, grounded since March 2019 following two fatal crashes. Last year November, the United States allowed the aircraft to resume operations in the country. Regulator Transport Canada also informed that ...

Visa To Announce Fiscal Q1 2021 Earnings On January 28, 2021

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) will announce its fiscal first-quarter of 2021 on Thursday, January 28, 2021, after the market closes.  Visa’s executive management team to host a live audio webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/ 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss and review the financial results and business highligh...

Goldman & Marqeta Partnering Personalized & Feature-rich Digital Banking Services

As per reports, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) has partnered with the card-issuing startup Marqeta to develop digital checking accounts set to launch this year. The bank expects the partnership will enable it to offer more personalized and feature-rich digital banking services to its customers....

Microsoft, Oracle, Cigna, Mayo Clinic , etc. Forming Coalition To Digitally Track Covid-19 Vaccinations

Reportedly, Tech giants Microsoft Corp (MSFT) & Oracle Corp, and healthcare companies Cigna Corp and the Mayo Clinic are part of an alliance working to help people get encrypted digital copies of their immunization records stored in a digital wallet of their choice under the project called Vacci...

Honeywell Introduces Reliable, Lighter Weight Cabin Pressure Control & Monitoring System For Aircrafts

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) has introduced the next generation of its Cabin Pressure Control and Monitoring System, all-electric and much lighter-weight with applications in both commercial and military aircraft. The new version is available now for business and regional aviation as well as tactical...

A ‘Sourness’ Weighed On The Broad Markets, But Russell 2000, Energy, & IPO’s Did Their Work This Week!

Basically, there seemed to be an overall sourness that snuck back into the minds of investors this week; especially in the back half of it. This swing of sentiment came forward as a combination of impending lockdown fears surfaced mixed with confusion and lack of coordination surrounding vaccinatio...

Cytovia Therapeutics Partners with National Cancer Institute to Develop Novel Gene-Edited, iPSC-Derived GPC3 CAR NK Cells for the Treatment of Solid Tumors

Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR) are fusion proteins that combine an extracellular antigen recognition domain with an intracellular co-stimulatory signaling domain. Natural Killer (NK) cells are modified genetically to allow insertion of a CAR. CAR-NK cell therapy has demonstrated initial clinical r...

Russell 2000, Energy, Petco & Posh IPO’s & Initial Claims Surge As Large Caps Sag On Thursday

The broad market indices set out on a positive course during early part of the trading session, but about noon they proceeded to drift lower leaving only the little guys on the Russell 2000 in positive territory. However the Russell 2000 had a very good day indeed as it closed at 2,111.97 (+2.05%). ...

Intel CEO Bob Swan To Step Down In February As VMWare CEO To Take Over

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC), CEO Bob Swan to step down from his role as of Feb. 15. Swan was elected as the CEO of the company in January 2019 and earlier served as the interim CEO for seven months and as CFO since 2016. Pat Gelsinger, serving as CEO of VMWare since September 2012 is set t...

Chevron Corporation Announces Q4 Earnings Release Date For Friday, January 29, 2021

As per reports, Chevron Corporation Corp (CVX) to conduct its fourth-quarter earnings conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT, on Friday, January 29, 2021. The event can be reached live at www.chevron.com. The meeting will be conducted by the senior leadership team. Interested parties can d...

Hecla Reports Preliminary Results & Second Highest Silver Production in Hecla’s History

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

Intel, Plug Power, & GameStop Jumped During Wednesday’s Market Session

The market indices had an overall mixed '50/50 split' kind of day and ended as follows: the Nasdaq closed at 13,128.95 (+.43%) as hydrogen energy provider Plug Power (PLUG) continued to due its work upward closing at $69.50/share, +5.27% after yesterday's announcement their joint development of hyd...

Visa $5.3B Purchase of Plaid Following Antitrust Pushback From The Department Of Justice

Reportedly, Visa Inc (V) has withdrawn from its $5.3 billion purchase of payment-processing technology company, Plaid following an antitrust pushback from the Department of Justice. The deal was proposed in January 2020. Plaid’s infrastructure allows consumers and businesses to make payments dire...

Walmart To Launch Fintech Start-Up With Ribbit Capital

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to launch a financial technology (fintech) startup in partnership with Palo Alto, California-based venture capital firm Ribbit Capital which has backed investment platform personal finance portal Credit Karma, Robinhood, and other big names in the industry. The new compan...

Amgen Announces Seven-Year Environmental Sustainability Plan

As per reports, Amgen (AMGN) has announced its new seven-year environmental sustainability plan 2027 with a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality along with a reduction in water use by 40% and waste disposal by 75%. Since 2007, Amgen has achieved a 33% reduction in carbon emissions, a 30% reducti...

Intel’s Delayed 10-Nanometer Server Chips Are Reportedly On The Way for Q1 2021

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) is soon going to launch a server chip in large volumes built with its best production technique in the first quarter. This is seen as an attempt to convince its customers that its manufacturing operations are recovering from long delays. The Xeon Scalable third g...

Russell 2000, Plug Power, & Tesla Hop As Broad Markets End In Positive Territory

The Market indices all ended in the green on Tuesday bouncing back a bit from Monday's down day and ended as follows: the little guys on the Russell 2000 had a very good day closing at 2,127.96 (+1.77%), the Nasdaq closed at 13,068.69 (+.28%) as Biden influenced clean energy players generally advanc...

Disneyland Creating A Super Point-Of-Dispensing (POD) For Mass COVID-19 Vaccination In Orange County

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co's (DIS) Disneyland which has been closed since March 2020 will become the first largest Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in Orange County, California. The facility is expected to host the operations later this week, informed government...

McDonald’s UK Holds Walk-In Takeaways Amid New Lockdown Restrictions

As per reports, McDonald’s (MCD), UK is putting its walk-in takeaway services on temporary hold as the country has imposed new lockdown restrictions following the rising cases of Coronavirus in the country. The burger giant also informed that the dine-in meals will be unavailable temporarily. Driv...

Google Preparing To Add App Store Privacy Labels To Its iOS Apps

Reportedly, Alphabet Inc's Google (GGO) to add App Store privacy labels to applications using the iOS operating system from Apple (AAPL), as soon as this or next week. The new policy, a part of the company’s larger privacy push, requires developers to disclose how data is collected from App Store ...

Plug Power & South Korean SK Group Enter A Strategic Partnership To Advance Hydrogen Economy Expansion In Asian Markets

As per reports, Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) and one of the leading South Korean business groups, S.K Group to enter a strategic partnership to accelerate hydrogen as an alternative energy source in Asian markets. Plug Power and SK Group both intend to provide hydrogen fueling stations, hydrogen fuel cell...

P&G Promises To Advance Healthy Oral Care Habits Among People

As per reports, Procter & Gamble (PG) Oral Care is working to incorporate healthy oral care habits while reducing the impact on the planet through its new environmental sustainability commitments. The platform, "Healthy Smiles. Healthy Lives. Healthy Planet." in association with its oral care br...

Merck Schedules February 4 To Release Its Financial 2020 Results

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) to review and discuss its full-year and fourth quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Interested parties can reach the live audio webcast of the event at the company’s website under “Events & Presentation”. A replay ver...

Some Big Small Biotech Winners On Monday In An Overall Negative Day In The Markets

The market indices all began and ended in negative territory, but we did see some amazing big moves in a number of small biotech firms on Monday. The indices ended as follows: the Nasdaq was overall the big loser today as it lost 1.25% closing at 13,036.43 as we saw popular and major components pull...

Cisco Secures Court Order Which Blocks Acacia’s Cold Feet

As per reports, Cisco (CSCO) has been successful in gaining a temporary court order blocking Acacia Communications Inc. from dropping out of a planned merger between the two companies. Acacia was sued by Cisco in Delaware Chancery Court last week. After the hearing, Chancellor J. Travis Laster grant...

Apple’s Executive Bonuses Will Be Based On Company’s Social Environmental Goals

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) to modify executive cash bonuses based on progress toward the company's social and environmental goals, the company said in its annual proxy filing this week. "Beginning in 2021, an environmental, social, and governance modifier based on Apple Values and other key co...

Apple Entering Interesting Partnership With Hyundai For The Launch Of Electric Vehicle

Hyundai Motors and Apple Inc. (AAPL) to enter a partnership for the production of autonomous Apple electric cars by March with production starting as early as 2024 in the United States, as reported by a local newspaper Korea IT News. The companies plan to build the cars at Kia Motors', (an affiliat...

P&G Terminates Merger With Billie Inc. Following FTC Lawsuit

As per reports, Procter & Gamble Co (PG) and Billie Inc. have decided to terminate their planned merger agreement, after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint last month aiming to stop the deal on the grounds that the merger would eliminate competition in the wet shave razor market...

Boeing Fined $2.5B As Penalty To Resolve Fraud Charges Over Its 737 Max Aircraft

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) is reportedly pay more than $2.5B in penalties, including nearly $1.8 billion in compensation for airlines, to resolve charges for misleading U.S. aviation authorities with wrong information related to its 737 Max aircraft, informed the Justice Department. The investigation f...

Walgreens Tops Earning Estimates, Assisted By Strong Pharmacy Sales

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) reported its fiscal Q1 earnings, beating Wall Street estimates driven by strong pharmacy sales. Earning highlights for the first quarter ending November, 30: Adjusted EPS of $1.22 cents per share was reported, versus $1.03 expected. Revenue of $36.31 billion was ...

JPMorgan Chase Schedules Q4 & Full-Year 2020 Earnings On January 15

Reportedly, leading global financial services firm, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) will announce financial full-year and Q4 results on January 15, 2021, at 7.00 a.m. ET, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss and review the results. Live webcast of the event can be reached at the In...

Apple Adds Monica Lozano, Publisher & Editor of La Opinion, To Its Board Of Directors

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has added Monica Lozano, CEO College Futures Foundation, to its board, bringing the total number of Apple’s board of directors to eight. Monica Lozano is also a member of the boards of Target and Bank of America. Lozano served as a publisher and editor of La Opinion, ...

Record Market Expansion Registered As Investors Surfed Past Political Chaos This Week

Overall, we had a sad showing in the US this week as hooligans charged Capitol Hill placing us on the worldwide map as an embarrassment to all that hold an appreciation for democracy, and I suppose for those that do not. However, we have experienced other low moments in our nation's history and have...

Post-it® Brand From 3M Introduces New collection Noted

Reportedly, Post-it® Brand from 3M (MMM) has introduced a new collection of beautifully designed stationery and desktop accessories, Noted. The range offers products like notebooks, planner pads, list notes, acrylic trays, felt tip pens, and more. The new line brings the unmatched technology of Po...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Q1 2021 Dividend Date

Reportedly, the Board of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has declared a cash dividend of $1.01 per share payable on March 9, 2021, to shareholders of common stock and of record at the close of business on February 23, 2021. Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused ...

Key Developments & Future Initiatives Position INVOcell® Within the Severely Underserved Fertility Market

Good morning! I hope that all of you are having a great start to your day here in the states or if I am reaching you across the world then hopefully your evening is treating you well too.  I wanted to make sure that you were aware that INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO) ($2.99/share, $28.59M ...

Qatar Airways Cargo Adds 3 Boeing 777 Freighters To Its Fleet Of Cargo Division

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) has delivered three 777 Freighters to Qatar Airways Cargo as the airline continues to build its cargo division with the world's largest and most capable twin-engine freighter, marking the 200th 777 Freighter to be delivered. With the new addition of 777 Freighters, Qatar Airw...

Fate Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock & Pre-Funded Warrants – ~$400 Million!

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 clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-...

Atossa Therapeutics Announces Pricing of $25.2 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-The-Market

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 today that it has entered into a securitie...

The Market Bulls Were Surely Running on Thursday! (i.e. PLUG, TSLA)

Amazing how a day can make a world of difference for so many things in this world. As they say, the only thing that is constant is change. Today was no different, as investors placed the crazy stampede on the capital yesterday further in their rear mirrors & the democrats were confirmed to have...

Walmart Expands Its eCommerce Applications With Plug Power Driven Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Solutions

Reportedly, Plug Power, architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology is expanding its relationship with Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) by supplying the retailer's e-commerce network with sustainable solutions. GenKey hydrogen and fuel cell solutions offer flexibility, scalability, and fast fuel...

United Health’s OptumInsight & Change Healthcare Joining Forces To Implement Modern Information & Technology-Enabled Health Care Platform

Reportedly, Optum, a diversified health services company and part of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Change Healthcare, a health care technology leader have agreed to come together to improve and upgrade healthcare services for everyone. Change Healthcare will join with OptumInsight to provide technol...

Sichuan Airlines Selects Honeywell To Provide 131-9A Auxiliary Power Units For 93 New A320 Aircraft

As per reports, Honeywell (HON) has been selected by Sichuan Airlines to provide 131-9A auxiliary power units (APUs) for its 93 new A320 aircraft (entering service by 2025) as a part of its five-year agreement, marking the largest APU retrofit deal in Honeywell's history. The airline will also repla...

Apple’s Supplier Foxconn May Fund Chinese EV Startup, Byton Ltd

Recently, major tech companies are investing further into the development next-generation cars, including all-electric vehicles and smart technologies. Reportedly, Apple Inc’s (AAPL) Taiwan based supplier Foxconn Technology Group is in talks to enter a deal with Chinese electric-vehicle startup B...

Verizon & Hearst Television Reach Agreement On Terms

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. has reached an agreement with Hearst Television to avoid a New Year's Day blackout of the broadcasting group's channels on Verizon's fiber-optic networks in the U.S, including Boston and Baltimore. The agreement also covers viewers in Manchester, New Hamp...

Walgreens Steps Up VillageMD Investment For Large-Scale Rollout Of Primary Care Clinics

Reportedly, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has increased its investment in  VillageMD to support the opening of 600 to 700 Village Medical at Walgreens primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets within the next four years, with an intent to build more in near future. Last year in July, Walg...

EV Giant Tesla Recently Released Q4 2020 Vehicle Production & Deliveries

Electric Car company, Tesla (TSLA) recently reported its Q4 2020 vehicle production and deliveries that beat wall street's expectations. Its Model Y production in Shanghai has started, with deliveries expected to begin shortly. Below is the summarized report: Quarter 4, 2020: Model S/X reported pr...

Discovery+ Streaming Service Launches In U.S On Amazon Fire TV, Roku…

Discovery Inc.’s new streaming service Discovery+ is set to launch in the United States this week on services and platforms like Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The media company has a U.S. distribution deal with Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) that will make its service available to 50 million customer...

Cyclicals, Russell 2000, Tesla Charge Forward As Chaos Appears At Capitol Hill

What in the world is going on with our nation folks? What would men like Abraham Lincoln say? How can it be acceptable for our citizens to be rioting Capitol Hill and not allow the electoral process to be completed? If you have any answers, then please let me know as I cannot see how this type of ...

AmerisourceBergen Corp Agrees To Purchase Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s Pharmaceutical Business

Reportedly, AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC) will purchase Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s (WBA) pharmaceutical wholesale businesses for about $6.5 billion in cash and stock, extending its reach in Europe. The deal includes $6.275 billion in cash and 2 million in shares. Walgreens and AmerisourceBerg...

Markets Swing Soundly Into The Green On Tuesday

We experienced a bit of a reversal on Tuesday as the market indices swung soundly ending in the green across the board. At the end fo the day the Dow 30 closed at 30,391.60 (+.55%).  The S&P 500 also closed at 3,726.86 (+.71%) as the energy sector ran up 4.5% to lead all sectors as oil prices...

P&G Earnings Top Q2 Expectations – Raises Fiscal 2021 Outlook

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) announced its fiscal second-quarter revenue this week with an 8% increase in revenue driven by the huge demand for its cleaning products and grooming tools, as the pandemic continued to impact consumer behavior. The consumer giant also raised its fiscal 2021 out...

Market Indices Close Down In First Day of Trading In 2021, But Not Without A Few Brights Spots…

Happy 2021 All! Yes, we successfully made it to another year, however the new year's first trading session opened and closed in sour fashion as the major indices ended in the red today. The Dow 30 closed at 30,223.89 (-1.25%).  The S&P 500 also closed at 3,700.65 (-1.48%) as the real estate s...

EV Maker Tesla Gearing Up To Sell Model Y SUVs In China – The World’s Biggest Car Market

Reportedly, Electric Vehicle maker Tesla Inc. to start delivering China-made Model Y sport-utility vehicles (SUV) this month expanding sales in the world's biggest car market. China which is Tesla’s largest market after the U.S is offering huge subsidies for electric vehicles as it plans to cut ...

Banco Santander Signs ~$700M 5-Yr Global Tech Deal With IBM

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has entered a five-year global technology agreement with Banco Santander valued at approximately $700M to accelerate Santander Group's growth and deepen its business transformation. The agreement is expected to enable Santander Group...

The Amazing Market Of 2020 & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021 folks! Let's hope that the markets can be half as good as they were to us in 2020 and that the coronavirus pandemic can be placed in our rearview mirrors sometime soon or least by 2022.  As the title of this story confirms, the markets produced amazing returns yea...

Apple To Team With Healthvana To Track COVID-19 Vaccine Users

Reportedly, a health startup Healthvana to team up with Apple (AAPL) to enable COVID-19 vaccine tracking in Apple Wallet in partnership with Los Angeles County in order to digitize the information and assist users with their second dose notifications. The offering will first be introduced in Los Ang...

Verizon May Stop Broadcasting Channels By Hearst Television

Reportedly, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) may stop broadcasting channels owned by Hearst Television next year as the company has been asking for higher rates to broadcast its channels on Verizon's fiber-optic networks. Verizon informed that Hearst TV, the owner of channels like WBAL-NBC in Balti...

Columbia Enters Deal With Janssen For 9M COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

As per reports, Columbia has signed an agreement with Janssen, Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) pharmaceutical division to acquire 9 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. Columbia with over 1.6 million cases of coronavirus and 43,000 deaths, had earlier secured deals with Pfizer and AstraZeneca Plc t...

AstraZeneca & Merck LYNPARZA®Receives Three New Advanced Cancer Approvals In Japan

As per reports, AstraZeneca and Merck’s (MRK) LYNPARZA has been approved in Japan for the treatment of three types of advanced cancer: ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer. The approvals authorize LYNPARZA for use as maintenance treatment after first-line chemotherapy for the above cancers. Th...

Dow & Tesla Hit New Records In Concert With A Generally Positive Trading Session On Wednesday

In a generally positive session on Wednesday, the Dow 30 closed at a new record high at 30,409.56 (+.24%) as two Dow components, The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) ($181.17, +2.2%) & Visa (V) ($218.36,+1.9%), both had banner days to support the move.  The S&P 500 also closed at 3,732.04 (+.13%) as...

American Airlines Is Returning With U.S. Commercial Boeing 737 MAX Flights

Reportedly, American Airlines (AAL) is set to restart the U.S. Boeing (BA) 737 MAX commercial flights this week, marking another milestone for Boeing after its 737 Max received FAA approval last month to resume operations after the company agreed to software upgrades and new safeguards that reported...

Goldman’s Asset Unit Chairman Sheila Patel To Step Down

Reportedly, Sheila Patel, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s (GS) asset-management unit is retiring after almost two decades of service at the firm. Patel is among the company’s senior women and has headed some of Goldman’s highest-profile relationships with investors around the world. Pat...

Boeing Receives Orders for 23 More 737’s

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) has received orders for 23 more Boeing 737 Max jets from Alaska Airlines making its largest U.S. order for the aerospace giant since its return to service. Alaska Airlines now has 68 Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order and 52 on option. "We believe in this airplane, we believ...

IBM Completes Acquisition Of Helsinki’s Cloud Firm Nordcloud

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has acquired Helsinki, Finland based cloud consulting services provider, Nordcloud, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2011, Nordcloud currently has a  turnover of around 50 million euros with 400+ employees. Cloud computing refe...

Large Caps Ticked Lower While Russell 2000 Received A Hit on Tuesday

The large cap stocks ticked lower at the close today after hitting new record highs in the early going. At the end of the session, the Dow 30 closed at 30,335.67 (-.22%), the S&P 500 closed at 3,727.04 (-.22%) & the tech heavy Nasdaq closed at 12,850.22 (-.38%) while the little guys on the ...

Self Driving Tech From Ouster Going Public Via Colonnade SPAC

As per reports, Ouster Inc, a five-year-old San Francisco-based startup making lidar sensors for self-driving cars and smart cities has decided to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Colonnade Acquisition Corp, valuing the start-up at around $1.9 billion and fi...

JPMorgan Chase To Acquire Stamford-Connecticut-based cxLoyalty Group Holdings

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is set to acquire the global loyalty division of Stamford-Connecticut-based cxLoyalty Group Holdings Inc, a third-party credit card loyalty program service provider. The inclusion will integrate cxLoyalty’s technology platforms, gift cards, full-service travel agency ...

White House’s $908B Stimulus Resolution Creates Apple-FAANG-Major Indices Advances on Monday

The White House's sign off on a $908B stimulus package was a welcomed site to many businesses and individuals across the land. Investors also seemed to express their bullish reaction today as the large cap indices rose to record high. The Dow 30 closed at 30,403.97 (+.68%), the S&P 500 closed a...

UnitedHealth Group To Declare Earnings On January 20, 2021

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated will announce its full-year 2020 and fourth-quarter financial results on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, before the stock market opens. The company will host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss and review the results with investors. The webcast of...

Amgen’s Sotorasib Submitted For Marketing Authorization Application In Europe

Reportedly, Amgen has submitted Marketing Authorization Application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for sotorasib, an investigational KRASG12C inhibitor for patients previously treated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with the KRAS G12C Mutation. The submission is backed by positive Phase ...

The Home Depot Closes Previously Announced $8 Billion Acquisition Of HD Supply

As per reports, The Home Depot has completed the acquisition of HD Supply Holdings, Inc., for a total enterprise value (including net cash) of approximately $8 billion. The agreement to acquire HD Supply was announced on November 16, 2020. The deal is expected to position The Home Depot as a leadin...

Procter & Gamble To Provide Q2 Earnings On January 20

Reportedly, Procter & Gamble (PG) to release its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties can reach the live webcast at www.pginvestor.com. The webcast will also be available for replay. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 3...

Verizon Communications Schedules January 26, 2021 For Its Q4 Earnings Release

As per reports, Verizon Communications Inc. to present its fourth-quarter  2020 earnings on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, via a webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m ET. All relevant information and materials for the call will be available at 7:00 a.m. at https://www.verizon.com/about/investors. Verizon Comm...

Disney’s Alan Horn Steps Down As Co-Chairman Walt Disney Studios But Continue As Chief Creative Officer

Reportedly, Alan Horn is stepping down as co-chairman of Walt Disney Studios (DIS) leaving Alan Bergman as the sole chairman effective Jan 1. Alan horn will continue as a chief creative officer of the company. The shift has come after the company announced that it was restructuring its media and ent...

Yikes! Air Canada Boeing 737 Max Flight Must Divert To Arizona After Engine Issue Alert

Reportedly,a Montreal-bound Air Canada Boeing (BA) 737 Max had to be diverted in Arizona earlier this week due to an engine issue. The pilots on Air Canada Flight 2358 received an engine alert shortly after takeoff from Marana, Arizona. The flight had no passengers and three crew members, the plane...

The Russell 2000 & Apple’s Electric Car Efforts Created Value During This Holiday Shortened Trading Week

It was a COVID-19 stricken locked-down holiday-shortened trading week where the politicians once again could not agree on passing a much needed stimulus package to aid the US economy. Nevertheless, it was a mostly positive week across the indices as we saw records broke across the board. The many i...

Merck Enters Supply Agreement With U.S. Government For Investigational Biological Therapeutic, MK-7110 For Severe & Critical COVID-19

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) has entered an agreement with the United States Government development, manufacture, and initial distribution of an investigational biological therapeutic, MK-7110 upon approval or Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....

Walmart Launches Easy Return Option For Its Customers

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) customers can now easily schedule a return for a product bought in-store, online, or from a third-party vendor. The service can be reached either on the retailer's app or website, under its Carrier Pickup by FedEx service. Customers choosing to return a product can select ...

Russell 2000 Closes At New Record High (Above 2000) During Wednesday’s Market Session

Today was certainly the little little guys or small caps on the Russell 2000's day to shine.  The Russell achieved a new all-time record high & closed above 2000 for the first time at 2,007.10 (+.87%). The Dow 30 also closed in the green too at 30,129.83 (+.38%) as did the S&P 500 which cl...

Honeywell Dives Deeper Into Life Sciences Expansion With $1.3B Acquisition Of Sparta Systems

As per reports, Honeywell to acquire privately-held Sparta Systems, a leading provider of enterprise quality management software including a next-generation SaaS platform for the life sciences industry for $1.3 billion in an all-cash transaction from New Mountain Capital. The acquisition will streng...

Apple Jumps After Autonomous EV News While Markets End Mixed During Tuesday’s Session

Yes indeed it was a good day to be an owner of Apple (AAPL) shares as it rose to $131.88/share up 2.85% today & near its 52-week high of $137.98. Apple's market cap is $2.24 trillion now. The positive move came after their recent confirmation and multiple news reports that they plan to produce a...

Coca-Cola Restructuring Plans Leads To Layoff Of 2,200 Jobs In Its Global Workforce

Reportedly, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) will cut about 2,200 jobs in its global workforce, with the bulk of the layoffs in the US, where it is expected to shed 1,200 jobs. The move is a part of the restructuring plan driven by the coronavirus pandemic. Approximately, half of Coca-Cola's sales typic...

Apple Expects To Begin Production Of An Autonomous Electric Car By 2024

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) is planning to manufacture and sell an autonomous electric car by 2024, marking the start of the tech giant’s entry into the automotive world. This car offering will also be using its “breakthrough battery technology”. Apple has been working to make breakthroughs in b...

European Regulator Executive Director Patrick Ky “Certain” That Boeing’s 737 Max Safe To Fly

As per reports, Boeing's (BA) 737 Max may soon return to operations as Executive Director Patrick Ky, head of Europe's aviation safety agency informed that he is "certain" that the aircraft is now safe to fly and may be allowed to resume operations in Europe by mid-January. The aircraft has already ...

Monday’s Markets Provide A Wild Ride As A New Corona Strain + Lockdowns Progress

As the world further digested to the idea and reality that a new strain of the coronavirus that can spread a whopping 70% faster is now growing in the UK and may come to visit the rest of us sometime soon, the markets in turn took a wild ride today. It fact it dipped as much as a 2% out of the gate ...

MacKenzie Scott Donates Another ~+ $4B

MacKenzie Scott, 50, formerly married to Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO is containing to give away her fortune at a miraculous pace, with donations of more than $4 billion in four months after announcing $1.7 billion in gifts in July. Scott, the world’s 18th-richest person with her wealth climbing $23.6 ...

Apple Temporarily Shuts Some California Stores Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) is temporarily shutting some stores in California, following a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. The company’s website showed that at least 12 stores were being shut by the end of this week ahead of the holiday season, including those at Grove, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly...

Walmart Foundation To Donate $12 Million To Feeding America Ahead Of The Holiday Season

Reportedly, the Walmart Foundation will donate $12 million over two years to Feeding America to support families and individuals to meet their hunger needs during the challenging pandemic times and ahead of the holiday season. As per the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding Americ...

Nike Reports Strong Q2 Earnings While Increasing Full-Year Sales Forecast

Sportswear giant, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) reported strong fiscal Q2 earnings, as its digital sales witnessed a boost amid the pandemic as people have been logging into Nike’s workout and store apps driving significantly higher online sales all year. Revenue increased about 9% to $11.24 billion in the se...

Boeing Employs Pilots To Assist The Return Of Grounded 737 Max

As per reports, Boeing (BA) has hired 160 pilots to be placed at airlines in a bid to help the grounded 737 Max to return to smooth service. The “Global Engagement Pilots” to act as cockpit observers or instructors on a 35-day assignment is a part of a broader program to support customers on all...

Walgreens To Administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine In Long-Term Care Facilities

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) plans to administer Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 3 million residents and staff in 35,000 long-term care facilities as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Program for long-term care program. The pharmacists are providing the...

IBM Purchases Canada’s Fintech From Expertus To Strengthen Payment Offerings

As per reports, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has purchased a Canadian financial-technology firm Expertus Technologies Inc. to boost its electronic-payments capabilities that will assist in more than $50 billion in transactions a day. Expertus to be a part of the IBM Global Business Ser...

Investors Enjoyed A Fed Liquidity Main With A Side Order of Vaccine & Stimulus Hope

"Uncle Jerry" Powell and his crew at the Fed committed to pushing all manner of liquidity to support the economy this week, including committing to keep interest rates low until yearend 2023. Investors seemed eat it up with gusto and the indices once again achieved all-time record highs.  Investors...

Arvind Krishna Succeeds Virginia M. Rometty, As IBM’s New Chairman

As per reports, the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) board has elected Arvind Krishna as the new chairman of the IBM board, effective January 1, 2021, succeeding the company’s executive chairman Virginia M. Rometty, who is retiring on December 31, 2020. Mr. Krishna, 58, was appoi...

Uncle Jerry’s Fed Circus Drives Markets To Record Highs

"Uncle Jerry" Powell and the Fed circus came to town again yesterday waving their magical wand & committing to keep money available and cheap through the end of 2023. Today, the markets appropriately responded with excitement & liquidity while driving all indices to all-time record highs. It...

Honeywell To Acquire Adelaide, Australia-Based SaaS Company, Sine Group

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) to acquire Sine Group, an Australia-based technology, and software as a service (SaaS) company offering visitor management, workplace, and supply chain solutions that are easily accessible with mobile devices. Sine's technologies will provide support to the cloud-based m...

Verizon Business & Walgreens Come Together To Enhance Digital Customer Experiences At Walgreens Stores

Reportedly, Verizon Business (VZ) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) have entered a multi-year strategic partnership where Verizon will deploy their Network as a Service (NaaS) to deliver an enhanced customer experience to more than 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade retail locations across the US. The...

Boeing To Inspect 787 Dreamliner Fuselages

Reportedly, Boeing’s quality inspections in regard to its earlier known production flaws in its 787 Dreamliner found some similar issue in other parts of the jet. Earlier this month, the company said that the 787 production issues were taking longer than expected, obstructing the U.S. planemaker...

NASDAQ Surfs To New Record High As Fed Promises To Keep Rates Low To YE 2023

Today Fed Chair "Uncle Jerome" Powell stated that he sees strong growth in the second half 2021 based upon his belief that progress will be made with the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine, but also warned that the increased cases will likely suppress economic activity in Q1. He and the Fed als...

Travelers To Review Q4 2020 Results On Jan. 21 At 9 a.m. ET

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to review and discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 results at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 21, after the results are declared that morning. Interested parties can access the call via webcast at investor.travelers.com or by dialing 844.895.1976 ...

The Walt Disney To Conduct Annual Meeting Of Shareholders On March 9, 2021

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company to conduct its annual meeting of shareholders virtually on March 9, 2021, Tuesday  (1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT ). The meeting can be reached via webcast on the company’s website  (www.disney.com/investors) Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS)...

The Russell 2000 Surges While Apple’s Nickel Move Leads Large-Cap Indices March Forward

It was a very good session in the markets, that is, if you were long today. Sorry shorts, you definitely did not win in a broad sense today as it seemed that everything was up! Today's significant move across all indices was generated by a number of positive factors including the fact that a number ...

Apple’s Cook Urges For Stronger Corporate/Government Climate Goals At U.N. Summit

As per reports, Tim Cook, Apple (AAPL) CEO has proposed businesses and the government to implement firm climate targets starting next year at the United Nations' Climate Ambition Summit. The chief did not specify goals but informed that Apple is assisting 95 of its suppliers to move to renewable ene...

Chevron Seeking To Lower Carbon Emissions While Raising Shareholder Returns

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) is working to achieve a lower carbon energy system, and lessen dependence on fossil fuels embracing a lower carbon future, informed its CEO, Mike Wirth in a CNBC interview. The company is seeking to provide high returns to shareholders while lowering carbon...

3M Releases November 2020 Sales Report- 8% Y/Y to $2.9B

Dow 30 component, 3M (MMM) released its sales figures for the month of November 2020. Key highlights: Total sales for November increased 8 percent year-on-year to $2.9 billion. Totals sales in Safety and Industrial increased 16 percent in both, and Consumer, while Health Care unit grew 5 perc...

Pfizer’s Vaccine Delivery Afoot & Corona Surges As Monday’s Market Indices End In Splitsville

The Pfizer (PFE)  ($39.21/share, -4.6%) & BioNTech (BNTX) ($108.27/share, -15%) COVID-19 vaccine began to be delivered per the emergency authorization FDA orders and the markets began on a strong note.  However, investors then began to grasp the realizations that it might be a very long time ...

Cisco To Upgrade Webex Video Meeting Software Catering +600 Million Participants

As per reports, Cisco (CSCO) will update and enhance its Webex video meeting software with the addition of new features such as background noise cancellation and transcription service in 15 different languages. The meeting software currently caters to more than 600 million meeting participants almos...

Verizon Business Opts For Touchless Payment With Fiserv’s Clover

As per reports, Verizon Business (VZ) has entered an agreement with Fiserv, a well-known global provider of payments and financial services solutions, benefitting Verizon Business customers to use the Clover point-of-sale platform from Fiserv including the all-in-one mobile Clover Flex enabling touc...

3M’s Introduces Longer Wear Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has launched the next generation of silicone adhesives, 3M™ Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive Tapes, the first of its class the 2480 3M™ Single Coated Medical Nonwoven Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner, offers longer wear, supports heavier devices, and offers more secure ...

AstraZeneca Agrees To Buy Rare Disease Firm Alexion For $39B Expanding Its Immunology Portfolio

As per reports, AstraZeneca (AZN) a leading Covid-19 vaccine developer and large multinational pharmaceutical firm has agreed to buy Boston-based biotechnology firm Alexion (ALXN) for $39 billion strengthening its position in immunology and rare diseases. Alexion shareholders will receive $60/share...

Merck ‘s KEYTRUDA® Gains Positive Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency Approval

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) known as MSD outside the United States and Canada recently announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has released a positive opinion for the approval of KEYTRUDA, Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, as monotherapy for th...

American Express Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $.43

The American Express Company (AXP) board of directors declared its common stock quarterly dividend of $.43, payable on February 10, 2021, to all shareholders of record as of January 8, 2021. Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globa...

Vaccines, Stimulus & IPO’s Ruled Investors Minds This Week As The Pandemic Raged On

In the first part of the week investors once again embraced the optimism surrounding COVID-19 vaccines & the possibility of further economic stimulus. The indices also proceeded to achieve new record highs. The  COVID-19 vaccine progress and optimism surrounding it was particularly infectious a...

Walgreens To Announce Fiscal 2021 First Quarter Earnings On Thursday, January 7, 2021

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 2021 first-quarter earnings results on Jan. 7, 2021, Thursday at 7 a.m. ET. The release will be followed by a one-hour conference call with WBA management beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. For interested parties, the conference ...

Airbnb Nasdaq IPO Opened At $146 Based On Strength of Q3 Demand

Travel Company, Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) went public this week with its initial public offering (IPO) at $68 with a roughly $47 billion valuation. The trading opened on the Nasdaq at $146 per share this week, higher than its IPO price and valuing the company at more than $100 billion. While the company...

Shocker…Disney Increases Disney+ Price & Ups Subscriber Projections For 2024

As per reports and predictably so, the braintrust at The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is now set to raise your monthly subscription price for the Disney+ streaming service to $7.99 per month in March 2021, making it the first price hike since the service launched in November 2019. Basically, Disney is ...

Russell 2000 Hits Record As Airbnb IPO & Jobless Claims Rise On Thursday

It was a mixed bag of sorts in the markets today as the indices ended with the big guys closing in the red and the little guys in the green. The S&P 500 moved lower closing at 3,668.10 (-.13%) as 8 of the 11 sectors closed in negative territory while the energy sector led all sectors with a 2.9%...

UnitedHealth Partners With Lilly To Launch The Study Of Its COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) and Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co and have come together to conduct a study of Lilly's COVID-19 antibody treatment bamlanivimab in patients who are at risk of becoming severely infected such as those over the age of 65 or the ones suffering from o...

Travelers Announces Acquisition Of Digital Independent Insurance Agency InsuraMatch

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced the acquisition of a digital independent insurance agency, InsuraMatch, LLC from the Plymouth Rock Group of Companies. The deal is subject to customary closing procedures. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. InsuraMatch offers an on...

Global Technology Leader Cisco To Pay Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable January 20, 2021

As per reports, the board of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per common share to all stockholders as of the close of business on January 5, 2021, payable on January 20, 2021. The company’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.36 per common stock was paid on ...

Mexico May Order 22 Million Additional COVID Vaccine Doses From J&J

As per reports, Mexico could order an additional 22 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit, signed under a memorandum of understanding giving it the option of ordering additional doses, informed the Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell. Recently, Mexico be...

Greenwich LifeSciences Makes Superman-Like Move On Breast Cancer Data, DASH IPO Pops, But Market Indices Falter

Out of the gate today the market indices hit new record highs, but soon thereafter investors were swimming in a sea of red for the balance of the day. The S&P 500 moved lower closing at 3,672.82 (-.79%) as the popular names in the information technology sector dropped 1.9%,  the communication ...

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, the board of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has announced to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of 1.03 per share of common stock to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 20, 2021. The dividend is to be payable on February 19, 2021. Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend ev...

PLUG Jumps, CRIS Skyrockets, & FATE Therapeutics Continues Elevating As Markets Climb on Tuesday

It was a good day for many investors in the markets to say the least... Leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, Plug Power (PLUG), closed at $28.74/share jumping 16.12% after reaching a new all-time high of $29.48. Recently, PLUG confirmed that they had sold ...

Natural-Killer Cell Treatment Developer FATE Therapeutics & Nasdaq Fly To Record New Highs During Monday’s Market Session

San Diego-based Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE) closed at $83.77/share up a whopping +37.8% prior to reaching a new all-time high of $89.92 today. FATE now enjoys a $7.321 Billion market cap! As many of you know, we started covering FATE +3 years ago when the stock was trading in the $3-$4 range. ...

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