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Apple May Legal And Regulatory Action For Its App Store Practices

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

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

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

3M In Talks To Sell Its Food Safety Division

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

The Markets Were “Stuck In the Mud” This Week

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

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

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

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

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

A Guarded Win Surfaced In Thursday’s Markets

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

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

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

Travelers Launch AI-Based Ergonomic Assessments Delivering Expedited Safety Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JPMorgan & BlackRock Team Up With Saphyre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JPMorgan To Shift $230B Assets Ahead Of Brexit

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

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

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

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

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

A Gloomy Reversal Of Roles Evolved In The Markets On Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, plans to develop its nasal spray to potentially help prevent COVID...

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

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

American Express Appoints Colleen Taylor, President, Merchant Services

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

Microsoft Increases Quarterly Dividend By Nearly 10%

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

McDonald’s To Expand Restaurants In Far East Russia

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

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

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

Cisco Announces Quarterly Dividend Date Payable October 21, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelers’ Traverse App Gets Enhanced Image Recognition Tech

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

Chevron Sues Australia’s Ampol Over Alleged Trademark Licence Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelers Announce Dates For Q3 2020 Earning Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Introduces Extended Benefits To Customers With Its Walmart+ Program

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

Walmart Partners With Zipline For Testing On-Demand Drone Deliveries

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

American Express Modifies Pay Off Flexibility For Charge Card Holders

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

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

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

Travelers Acknowledged As Military Times Best for Vets” Employer List

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Standley Appointed As The President Of Walgreens

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

Walmart To Test A Pilot Project To Gear Up Delivery Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intel Announces Promotion Of Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Barbara Whye

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

Cisco Lists Participation For September 2020 Events With The Financial Community

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

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

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

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

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

Coca-Cola To Offer Voluntary Exits Amid Its Restructuring Plans

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

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

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

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

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

Nike Announces Release Date For Its Q1, Fiscal 2021 Earnings

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

Canada Awaits Boeing 737 MAX Flight Tests Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Eyeing Online Revenue With TikTok Bid In Partnership With Microsoft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chevron Commences Evacuation From Gulf Platforms Ahead Of Two Tropical Cyclones

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

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

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

Boeing Acknowledged With 2020 Sustainability Leadership Award

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

Boeing CEO Predicts Smaller Marketplace Over Next Three Years

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

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

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

3M Announces Quarterly Dividend, Payable September 12, 2020

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

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

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

IBM Launches Power10 Chip For Data Centers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3M Releases July 2020 Sales Report Confirming Broad Based Improvement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Announces Second-Quarter Earnings Release Date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar Q2 Earnings Were Better Than Wall Street’s Expectations

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

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

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

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

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

American Express Reports Mixed COVID-19 Shutdown Influenced Q2 Results

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

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

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

Walgreens Backs INFORM Consumers Act Aimed At Organized Retail Crime

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

Chevron Reported $8.27B Q2 Net Loss

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

Travelers Europe Announces Travelers CyberRisk, Enhancing Cyber Security Solutions

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

Travelers Received Clear Assured Gold Status From The Clear Company

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

3M Enters Patent License Agreement For Metal Mesh Technology

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

Microsoft & TikTok Talks Continue but…

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

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

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

3M Reports Coronavirus Crisis Hit Q2 Demand

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

Nike Shuffles Up It Leadership Team & Focuses On Job Cuts

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

Information Sector Pushes Nasdaq Forward But Balance of Market Indices Checked

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 30th, Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced interim findings following 18 months...

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

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

Verizon’s Q2 Earnings Rise During Lockdown

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

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

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

Visa Reports Q3 Earnings – Stumbles As Spending Remained Tight

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft Beats Wall Street Q4 Estimates Powered By Cloud Computing

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

Intel Announces Shift Of Manufacturing Its Components

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

Intel Releases Q2 Earnings But Significant Chip Delay Is Concerning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Initial Jobless Claims Report Sours Markets On Thursday

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

Travelers Q2 Earnings Take Hit From Catastrophe Losses

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

Microsoft Made Further Cuts Ahead of New Fiscal Year

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

Caterpillar To Publish Fiscal Q2 Earnings on July 31

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

Goldman Sachs Reports Stronger-Than-Expected Q2

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Reports Strong Q2

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

McDonald’s Board Announces Cash Dividend Payable September 15

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

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

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

Disney Trimming Ad Spending On Facebook

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

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

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

Gold, Silver & Oil Rise To Lead the Markets Today

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

NASDAQ & FAANGs Make It Rain Again On Monday!

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

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

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

Markets Pullback Across The Board on Thursday

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

Apple Succeeds In $15B Irish Tax Issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Express Introduces Its First Automated Accounts Payable Solution

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

3M Announces Details For Q2 Earnings Call On July 28

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

Cyclicals Lead Markets Higher Tuesday In A Tale Of Two Tapes

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft Q4 Earnings Due July 22

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

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

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

Boeing Attmepting To Arrange 737 MAX Funding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It Was All About The Nasdaq On Thursday!

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group To release Fiscal 2020 Q2 Earnings on July 15

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

Cisco To Support Malaysian SMEs With 3-Year Financing Program

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

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

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

Markets Pause But Novavax, Sunrun & Tesla Fly Ahead

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

Daimler Expands IBM Relationship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bullish Monday Produces Nasdaq Record & Skyrocketing Electric Car Stocks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nike’s Reported Fiscal Q4 Losses Driven By Coronavirus Closures

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

Descending Views Climb On Covid-19 Growth

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

A Swing Into The Green On Thursday

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

Growing Coronavirus Concerns, Fears & Considerations Consumes Investor Sentiment Today

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

3M And HP Collaborate Promoting Social Distancing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walgreens Restarts Immunization Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eli Lilly Completes Successful Phase 3 Study On Breast Cancer Relapse

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

Nike Marks Juneteenth As An An Annual Paid Holiday Going Forward

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

The Markets Dragged Along on Humpday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Introduces Debt-Free Education To Increase Skilled Trade Workers

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

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

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

UnitedHealthcare To Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries Of Commonwealth Of Kentucky

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

Second Wave Fears & Expanded Fed Policy Swings Markets

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

A Week of Market Records, Losses, & Volatility

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

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

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Fate Therapeutics”) (NASDAQ: FATE) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders.  The Company has established a leadership position in the cl...

Fear, Fed & Technicals Feed Indiscriminate Market Selloff on Thursday

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

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

SEATTLE, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced that the manus...

Fed Stays Pat As Nasdaq, Gold & Silver Surge

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

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

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

Travelers Declares Financial Support Towards Advancing Racial Equality In Twin Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reopening Trades Roar As The Dow & Russell Rule The Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

European Health Regulators Bless J&J’s Ebola Vaccine

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

Today’s Macroeconomic Stories Lift Humpday’s Markets

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

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

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

Cisco To Acquire Sequoia Backed Startup ThousandEyes

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

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

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

Broad Markets Edge Higher – Energy, Material, Industrials Lead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fog Rolls In On Thursday To Cool Markets Off

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3M & Wrapmate Broaden Relationship

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

Markets Fly On Reopening Wings After Memorial Day Weekend

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

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

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

Walmart Emerges With Strong Quarter Earnings Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

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

Russell 2000 Leads All Markets Rebounding Into Memorial Day Weekend 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft To Pushing Cloud Software Offering Into Healthcare Industry

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

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

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

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

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

Nike Turns The Lights Back On In China & South Korea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Positive Reversal In The Cards Today

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

American Express Sets Quarterly Dividend Payable Aug. 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Announces Two significant Quantum Processor Upgrades & Quarterly Earnings

Dow 30 component International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. IBM announced recently two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. These upgrades represent rapid advances in quantum...

Uncoordinated Reopening Confusion & Frustration Helps Drive Markets Down Today

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

Goldman Sachs Reports Declining Profits On Mounting Loan Loss Provisions

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

Microsoft Investing In The Potential to Accelerate Innovation Through Italian Datacentre

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

Boeing Points To Deeper Workforce & Airplane Production Cuts

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

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

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

Intel Reported Revenue of $19.83 Billion In Q1

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

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

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

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

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

Chevron Plans To Cut Production In May & June

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

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

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

Disney Suspends Quarterly Dividend

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

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

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

Pfizer Realizes Decline In Q1 Sales But Exceeds Expectations

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

Travelers Reports 25% Drop In Quarterly Earnings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visa Earnings Exceed Fiscal Q2 Analysts Estimates

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

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

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

Verizon Reports Q1 2020 Earnings & Removes Full Year Revenue Outlook

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group Beats Quarterly Profits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Markets Backoff on Last Trading Day In April

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

The Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement Keeping Rates In Check

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3M Records Higher Profits Amid Growing Demand For N95 Masks

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

ExxonMobil To Release Q1 2020 Financial Results on May 1

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

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

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

“Reopening Moves” Empower Markets

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

Boeing Terminates Its Master Transaction Agreement with Embraer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDonald’s To Offer Meals To First-line Workers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oil Confusion Weighs Heavily on Monday’s Markets

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

Nike Is Now Making Protective Gear For Hospitals

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

Boeing Scheduled To Resume Philadelphia Operations This Week

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

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Joins The Board

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

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

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

Popular Tech Stocks Help Bump Markets Higher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sour-Tasting Economic & Earnings Reports Pressure Markets Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reopening Political Rhetoric Drives Markets Forward

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

IBM Conducting Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 28

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

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

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

ExxonMobil Attempting to Reduce Methane Emissions With Tech

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

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

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

Caterpillar Maintaining Long Standing Dividend – Payable May 20, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walgreens To Set-Up Temporary COVID-19 Testing Centres

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

Apple Acquires AI Dublin Start-Up Voysis

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Announces Howard Boville As Head of Cloud Business

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

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

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

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

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

Chevron Announces May 1, 2020 Q1 Earnings Call

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vista’s Quote Of The Day Via Warren Buffett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visa Reports Declining Transactions As COVID-19 Pandemic Grows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced that it has selected a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate whic...

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

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

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

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. As per reports, United Technologies Corporation and Raytheon Company announced that they have obta...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nike Reported Q3 Fiscal 2020 Earnings Exceed Analysts Expectations

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

McDonald’s Drops Stock Buybacks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group Announces Date For Q1 2020 Earnings & Call

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

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

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

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

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) will cancel CEO's pay, suspend its dividend and extend a pause on share buybacks as companies are ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walgreens Revises Store Operating Hours Beginning March 19

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

Apple Launches Updated MacBook Air With Modified Keyboards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Steps Down From Board

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

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

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

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

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

Intel Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable On June 1, 2020

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. As per reports, the Dow 30 component Intel declared a quarterly dividend of $.33/share on the com...

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

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

Apple Reopening Their 42 Branded Stores In China

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ex...

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

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

JP Morgan Rates Boeing As Neutral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employer...

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

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

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

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

Travelers’ Traverse Now Available In Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Intends To Hire 700 In Phoenix Area

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry...

Home Depot Reports Better-Than-Expected Q4

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional service ...

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

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

Has Pfizer Identified Compounds For Treatment Of Coronavirus?

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

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

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Recently, Intel received approval for a new $600 million tax-exempt bond through Chandler’s Ind...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tokyo Disneyland Announces Two Week Closure Over Coronavirus Concerns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

P&G Honors Six Brand-Building External Partners

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

Intel Launches Updated Processor For Data Centers & Wireless 5G

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel launched new microprocessors, including a 10nm chip for wireless 5G base stations and a sec...

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

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

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 25, 2020

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

Travelers Recognized As Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Equality

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. As per reports, The Travelers Companies has achieved a full score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The recognition...

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella Praises Its Cloud Partnership With Reliance (India)

Reportedly, CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft (MSFT) recently promoted its new India cloud partnership with Reliance Industries at an event held in Mumbai, India sharing the stage with Reliance's Chairman, Mukesh Ambani. Microsoft’s partnership with Reliance entered last year marks a 10-year deal to m...

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 24, 2020

This was not a happy day in the markets for most, to say the least. Unless of course you were already in a nice cash position and ready to strike or you were betting against the markets in some way. The broad markets took a nosedive right out of the gates, bounced a little and then managed to close ...

United Airlines Extends Relationship With Visa And Chase Credit Card Through 2029

Reportedly, United Airlines, a unit of United Airlines Holdings has entered into a multi-year extension of business with Chase Credit Card Services and Visa stretching into 2029. The deal puts rumors of United looking for a better credit card deal with Chase or another credit card provider to rest. ...

Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

The broad markets overall closed off of last week's mark after hitting new record highs in the early part of the week. We saw fears of slowing global growth, as a result, of further disruption of supply and business,  as deaths from the coronavirus grew. We also saw further flattening yield curve a...

Shares of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (AVDL) Are Surging In Concert With $65M Private Placement Led By Jefferies, Piper Sandler, and Stifel

Shares of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (AVDL) are surging today hitting an intraday high of $9.64/share ( a new-52-wk an all-time high) and currently is trading at $9.12/share, +28%. Their 52-wk range is $1.03 - $9.64. Avadel is a company focused on developing FT218, an investigational, once-nightly f...

Procter & Gamble Raises Earnings Concern Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.   Reportedly, Procter & Gamble stated that its current-quarter revenue and profit are expected to be affected due to coronavirus outbreak in China causing disru...

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Hits New All-Time High During Investor Conference Schedule

Shares of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (FATE) hit an all-time new high today reaching $30.60/share which puts an approximate $2.3 Billion Market Cap. The 52-wk range is $12.59 - 30.60. Fate is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies f...

Microsoft Intends To Invest $1.1B In Mexico Over Next Five Years

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is set to invest $1.1B in Mexico over the next five years as per a promotional video released by the Mexican government this week. Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella stated the investment is "focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organ...

“Markets Dip, Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade, & Stamps.com Jumps +65.5%”

The broad markets took a dip today across the board, except for the little guys on the Russell 2000 that moved higher by +.21% ending at 1,696.07 and getting near to its all-time high of 1,715.08. The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.23, -.38%,  the tech-heavy Nasdaq closed at 9,750.97, -.67% & the...

Home Depot To Hire 80k Part-Time Associates For 1,988 U.S. Stores Ahead Of Spring Season

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional service ...

Is There An Intersect Between Breast Cancer & Heart Disease?

The growing awareness among Americans with respect to breast cancer and heart disease is quite evident, pink ribbons and red dresses have helped millions of men & women become aware of the risks, precautions, and prevention related to the above two most common illnesses. However, not many know ...

3M To Migrate Its Enterprise IT To Amazon’s AWS

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Verizon To Offer Its 5G Wireless Service At NASCAR Events To Modernize Wi-Fi Experience

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to take over the charge of wireless services at NASCAR racetracks after Sprint opted out as the title sponsor of the Cup Series following the 2016 season. The partnership between NASCAR and Verizon was announced last week and is expected to track Wi-...

Walmart Falls Short Of Earnings For The Holiday Quarter

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry...

Board of UnitedHealth Group Announces Dates For Next Cash Dividend

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employer...

IBM’s Cloud Based Study Advance Designed To Optimize Time And Cost For Clinical Trials

As per reports, IBM Watson Health launched its latest cloud-based technology IBM Study Advance at the 11th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE). The tool is equipped to assist in optimizing clinical trial protocol design by allowing automated access to real-world patient population data...

McDonald’s, Starbucks, Etc. Gearing Up For ‘Contactless’ Pickup In China

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

“Virgin Galactic, Tesla, Hecla & Enphase Charge Forward As Markets Hit Records”

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) shot up another amazing +23.27% today to close at $37.35/share after hitting $38.72/share in intraday trading, a new all-time high yesterday. The 52-wk range is $6.90 – $38.72. Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated aerospace company, announced las...

“Apple Recovers, Virgin Galactic & Hecla Mining Climb, & Franklin Templeton Buys Legg Mason”

After yesterday's Presidents' Day announcement by Apple (AAPL), where they issued a letter confirming that they do not expect to meet its Q2 forecast for revenue pointing to global supply constraints for iPhones and lower Chinese demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it was reasonable to ...

Vista Partners’ Quote of the Day Via Bob Iger, Ceo of Disney

"The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. I get up at 4:30 in the morning, seven days a week, no matter where I am in the world. I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately. What I've really learned over time is that optim...

Disney Quarter Earnings Exceed But Guidance Backs Off

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Disney recently reported quarterl...

Apple Warns On Presidents’ Day

In an article published on CNBC on Presidents' Day, Apple (AAPL) was confirmed to have warned that it does not expect to meet its Q2 forecast for revenue. Apple pointed to global supply constraints for iPhones and lower Chinese demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Apple had previously e...

Tech Giant Cisco Reports Declining Revenue

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. This week, Cisco reported Q2 results, ahead of analysts’ expectations. The company reported earnings of 77 cents per share vs. the...

Boeing Extends With Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, Boeing has agreed to a tentative deal with its engineers' union in the extension of its labor contract by four years. ...

Nike Announces $.245 Quarterly Dividend Payable on April 1, 2020

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. As per reports, Nike announced a quarterly cash dividend of ...

“New Market Records, Coronavirus Cloudy, Virgin Galactic Hits New Highs” Vista Partners Friday’s Weekly Market Wrap For Feb.14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day to one in all and I hope you are with your loved ones today! Interesting to note that the Greeks actually used 4 different words for love. "Eros" (passionate or intimate love), "Philia" (friendship or affectionate love among friends or family), "Sorge" (affection for family) an...

Samsung Launches New Compact 5G Foldable Phone Priced at $1380

This week, Samsung Electronics presented its foldable smartphone shaped like a large makeup compact with 5G network capabilities. The Galaxy Z Flip with folding glass starts as a large square when closed and expands like most smartphones. The smartphone priced at $1380 will be available in purple, g...

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) Prices $475M of 7.25% Senior Notes Due 2028

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) today announced that it has priced its previously announced public offering of senior notes (the "Offering"). The Company has agreed to sell $475.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes"). The Offering is expected to close on F...

“Down Day For Major Indices But Russell Charges Forward, INVO Bioscience Hires, Hecla Prices Debt Offering”

After yesterday's more than rosy day where we saw the 3 majors indices achieve new record highs we got hit with increased coronavirus fears as increased cases were reported out of China and we saw a bit of a reversal today in the markets.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.94, -.16% as the utilities...

INVO Bioscience Progresses With Hiring of Inger Britt Carlson, Ph.D., Former Global Director of CooperSurgical Fertility & Genomics

INVO Bioscience (IVOB), under the guidance of newly appointed CEO Steve Shum (Q4, 2019), continues to make progress towards building a vibrant and growing organization in the fertility space. Today, INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a publicly-traded medical device company focused on treating infertili...

“Striking Distance Of Dow at 30k, Nasdaq at 10k & S&P 500 at 4k…”

It is hard to believe that we are in the striking distance of the Dow at 30k, Nasdaq at 10k, & S&P 500 at 4k but here we are folks. Wednesday's trading session moved the markets higher as it was inspired by an improving outlook surrounding the control of coronavirus situation, a Fed that is ...

“New Highs For Nasdaq & S&P 500, Jerome’s Testimony, COVID-19, & Sprint + T-Mobile Jump On NY Fed Court Approval”

Tuesday's trading session saw the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 achieve new highs even though the second half of the session came in a bit after an early morning charge. The S&P 500 closed at 3,357.75, +.17% as the real estate, +1.2%, and the energy, +1% sectors led the charge while the communicat...

“FAANG Stocks Propel Markets Forward Today!”

Monday's trading session was propelled by nice moves across the board from the beloved and widely held FAANG stocks which aided in moving the major indices into green territory throughout the day and into the close. The FAANG's finished as follows:  Facebook (FB) closed at $213.06/share, +.34%, Alp...

The Home Depot’s Exec. VP Of Merchandising Ted Decker Presenting At Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference In March

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional service ...

China Pushes $10.26B Forward to Make Sure Public Not Hampered Financially In Dealing With Coronavirus Outbreak

According to Reuters today,  "China's finance ministry said on Sunday all levels of government had allocated a total of 71.85 billion yuan ($10.26 billion) as of Saturday afternoon to fight coronavirus....

“Strong Week But Weak Friday In The Markets” Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For Feb.7, 2020

The broad markets overall rose this week (the biggest move in approx. 6-months) with a number of economic reports showing strong or steady moves including Friday's Nonfarm payrolls report for January which moved higher by 225,000, the wholesale inventories report dropped by -.2% in December, & C...

Chevron Reports Q4 $6.6B Loss Due To Write-Offs

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Chevron reported a loss of $6.6Bn loss due to $10.4 billion write-offs related to its shale gas production, primarily in Appalachia as reported in its Q...

Nonfarm Payrolls Skyrocket 225k In January, Exceeds Wall Streets Estimates

The U.S. jobs market powered on to more gains, as nonfarm payrolls rose  225k for January exceeding Wall Street estimates. While the unemployment rate walked higher to 3.6% in concert with the labor force participation rate rising +.2 percentage points to 63.4%.  The improvement is thought to be ...

Caterpillar Releases Q4 Earnings, Forecasted Weaker-Than-Expected Guidance

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported a revenue miss in the fourth-quarter earnings last week indicating “global economic uncertainty.” The company reported an Adjusted EPS of  $2.63 per share in comparison to an estimate of $2.37 by analysts’. Revenue declined 8% year over year to $13.144 billion...

“S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow Achieve New Highs…Twitter, Hecla & Isoray Pop”

Thursday's trading session saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow achieve new highs. This trifecta of advances was charged with an initial claims report for the week ending February 1 confirming a drop by 15k to 202k. A positive chess move in the US-China trade war was also announced that confirmed t...

Boeing Reports Quarter Loses As Its 737 Max Still Awaits Safety Clearance

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing reported its quarterly earnings confirming an operating loss of $2.53B, or $2.33/share, in comparison to a profit of $3.87 ...

Goldman Collaborates With Amazon To Offer Lending Support To Small Businesses

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per the Financial Times, Goldman Sachs is in discussion with Amazon (AMZN) t...

3M Hits 62nd Consecutive Year Milestone For Increasing Its Dividend

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

INVO Bioscience Receives IRB Approval to Commence INVOcell Clinical Trial To Gain Expanded Labeling Including Live Birth After 5-Days of Continuous Vaginal Incubation

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on treating infertility with its FDA-cleared INVOcell® product. the INVO® Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experience. Their lead produc...

Boeing’s 777X Jetliner Debuts Successful First Flight

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As per reports, Boeing's twin-engined jetliner 406-seater 777X plane took its first flight last month. The 777X, the world's large...

“Hump Day Brings Positive Economic Data & Reduced Fears To Stock Market” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 5, 2020

Wednesday's trading session brought forth more good feelings and positive moves across the board today. These upwards moves seemed to be fueled by mostly positive economic reports and reduced fears surrounding the coronavirus situation as beliefs of a possibility of containment and a remedy are beli...

Arvind Krishna To Take Over As IBM’s CEO

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has elected Arvind Krishna, 57, as chief executive and a member of the Board of Directors. Krishna currently serves as IBM senior vice president for IBM's cloud and cognitive software division and had played a major role company's acquisition of Red ...

Verizon Reports Mixed Q4 Results

Telecom Giant, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) released its Q4 earnings on Thursday declaring mixed results. It reported adjusted earnings of $1.13 a share, while revenue rose by 1.4% to $34.8 billion in comparison to analysts’ estimates of earnings of $1.14 a share and revenue of $34.52 billion...

“New Nasdaq Record, Tesla Squeezes Higher, Disney Beats & It’s World Cancer Day” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 4, 2020

Tuesday's trading session brought forth great fortune for many as the Nasdaq charged forward to a new record high closing at 9,467.97, +2.1%. The S&P 500 & The Russell 2000 tied for second moving higher by +1.5% ending respectively at 3,297.59 & 1,656.77.  The Dow Jones Industrial Aver...

Interview with Atossa Therapeutics’ Kyle Guse On World Cancer Day “Transforming Breast Cancer Treatment”

Every February 4th is World Cancer Day, the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalyzing personal, collective, and government action, they are working to reimagine a world where millions of pre...

Amazon Beats Earnings Estimates With Assistance From a “Record-breaking” Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon (AMZN) reported its Q4 2019 earnings on Thursday last week, exceeding market estimates and pushing its stock up by 8% after the release. Revenue of $87.4 billion was reported versus $86.17 billion expected and EPS of $6.47 versus $4.11 expected, as compiled by  Bloomberg. The online giant...

Highlights From Visa’s Earnings Release

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Exxon Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

“Markets Rebound With ISM But Energy Sector Drags” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 3, 2020

It was a nice start to the week today as we saw a rebound for last week's sell-off as we saw the ISM manufacturing index come in again above the Mendoza line at 50.9% which is back above the expansion mode level. The positive move helped a little after my hometown San Francisco 49ers failed to deliv...

3M Reports Narrowly Misses Quarterly Expectations As It Stumbled in China

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Travelers Discusses The Future Of Insurance & Autonomous Vehicles

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. As per reports, Travelers hosted an event at its Hartford, Connecticut office to discuss the emergence of autonomous vehicles and their effects on the insuranc...

Apple Records Soaring iPhone Sales Above Wall Street Expectations

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) has revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless ex...

McDonald’s Releases Earnings, Beats Wall Street Estimates

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

Walgreens Lends Support To Puerto Rico After The Region Wrestles With Earthquake Aftermath

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens is providing aid and supporting community efforts in Puerto Rico after the region...

Visa Inches Forward To Serve The Growing Cashless And Digital Economy Via Plaid Acquisition

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Dow 30 Component Pfizer Reports Quarterly Earnings But Falls Short of Expectations

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer reported quarterly profits on Tuesday, falling short of market estimates for the first time in the last two years. Sale of its patent drug Lyrica...

“Score: (Coronavirus 2 – Market -733)” Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 31, 2020

The broad markets overall declined again for the second week in a row plagued by the reported developments & fear of the coronavirus situation adding to the real or perceived realization of waning global growth. Investors fled to safety throughout the week and we experienced a great deal more vo...

CROC Defers Launching Of Strike Against Home Depot

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with retail stores all across North America. The Home Depot sells building materials and home improvement products, as well as lawn and garden supplies, and provides installation, home maintenance, and professional service ...

Microsoft Taps In With Better-Than-Expected Earnings Prompted By Expansion Of Cloud Division

This week, Dow 30 component and tech-giant Microsoft (MSFT) reported quarterly earnings ending December 2019, beating analysts’ estimates and pushing its stock up by 3% in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The strong performance in the quarter has been pushed by the continuous growth in Microsoft...

American Express Announces Date For Its Annual Investor Day

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. As per reports, American Express is ...

Exxon Trades March-April Russian Sokol Crude Cargoes

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

“A Tale of Two Tapes Again Today” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 30, 2020

It was a tale of two tapes again today as we moved down significantly in the early going as fears of coronavirus developments permeated the world wide web and then the markets and moods reversed later when The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international ...

Intel And AREA15 Collaborating To Offer Live events, Immersive Experiences In Vegas

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Reportedly, Intel is set to enter a collaboration with Arena15 to offer live events, immersive ex...

Will Verizon Go Carbon Neutral By 2035?

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) CEO, Hans Vestberg confirmed Verizon’s commitment to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 making it the first U.S. telecommunications company to issue a green bond, with funds from the $1B bond targeting renewable energy, green buildings, su...

American Express Inches A Step Closer To Enter China’s $27T Market

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Reportedly, the central bank accepte...

Pfizer To Initiate IPO Of Its Consumer-Health JV With Glaxo

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

Walmart Invites Changes In Its Executive Team After 2019 Holiday Season

As per reports, Walmart (WMT) is shuffling its executive team after the 2019 holiday season. According to an internal memo of the company the company’s chief merchant Steve Bratspies is set to depart and will be replaced by Scott McCall. All of the changes are effective Feb 1, as per the memo. ...

Symphonix Health Insurance, A UnitedHealth Care Company Credited With Financial Strength Rating of A

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employer...

Walmart India Fires More Than 50 Executives

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is a worldwide retailer that operates in various formats. The three segments of the company include Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam’s Club. The company is comprised of discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry...

IBM’s Q4 Earnings Beat

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) raised its full-year profit forecast, after reporting high revenue growth for the quarter as per reports. Revenue soared on the back of its high-margin cloud computing business. Highlights from the earnings release: Revenue from the cloud bus...

Citic Looking For Buyers To Sell Its Stake In McDonald’s China For $300M

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

“Apple, Boeing, GE, DOW, McDonald’s Lead But Fed & Coronavirus Counter” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 29, 2020

A number of earnings beats from Dow 30 components (Apple, Boeing, Dow, & McDonald's) and a former Dow 30 component GE led the initial charge up today, but the good old Fed kept interest rates the same & repo's going through April and stories of the coronavirus having infected greater numbers...

Intel Reports Better Than Expected Q4

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel recently reported Q4 2019 earnings exceeding analysts’ expectations. George Davis, Int...

Travelers Beats Flying High On Premiums & Strong Underwriting

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Travelers released quarterly earnings reports last Thursday which moved higher on the shoulders of the increased premiums and strong underwriting. The Company...

Chevron To Withdraw Its Stake In Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) Project

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. As per reports, U.S oil giant Chevron is planning to sell its participating interest in the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project to cut co...

“Markets, Yields, Apple Rebound As Coronavirus Fears Are Tamed” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 28, 2020

News of China's increased enforcement of travel restrictions and improved control of the coronavirus situation seemed to calm things down a bit today as fears were tamed.  This was paired with a "controlled" coronavirus situation in the U.S. that was also being reported as we remain at 5 reported c...

Inspirational Quote Of The Day for January 28, 2020

"Let this scenario play out on its own, in its own fashion. As you watch it unfold, you will soon be grateful that you choose the peaceful path. Remember -- those who live by the sword, die by the sword."   San Francisco-based Vista Partners LLC is a California Registered Investment Advis...

“Coronavirus News Infects Markets – FAANG Stocks Tank – Fear Gauge & Coronavirus Stocks Skyrocket” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 27, 2020

Even though The World Health Organization declined to declare the coronavirus situation as an international public health emergency last week, we now are seeing that the news & fear surrounding it are continuing to infect many more as the resulting death toll is being reported to be now more t...

INVO Bioscience To Attend The Arab Health Exhibition The Largest Gathering In The MENA Region

The Arab Health Exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive gathering for the healthcare industry in the MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) region. It first took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in 1975 and is now recognized as the second-largest healthcare exhibition and congress ...

P&G Reports Mixed Results But Raised Fiscal 2020 forecast

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble is making a return to CES 2020 scheduled to showcase cutting-edge technologies promising to transform the consumer experience with innovative pro...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 24, 2020

The broad markets overall declined this week after hitting new record highs. The S&P 500 ended the week at 3,295.47, representing a -1% weekly decline and now up +2 % YTD. The energy, -4.3%, materials, -2.3%, & financials, -2.2% sectors weighed heaving on the S&P 500 this week.  The Do...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay Issued An Annual Letter to Shareholders Highlighting Key Accomplishments and Strategy for 2020

Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.   This week Atossa Therapeutics' President and CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay Issued an Annual Lette...

American Express Reports Strong Earnings, Riding high On Its Credit Card Division

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Credit card giant, American Express ...

Johnson & Johnson Reports Earnings, Beats Wall Street Profit Estimates But Misses On Revenue

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services. Johnson & Johnson reported its fiscal Q4 profit results, beating Wall Street’s expectations...

3M’s Post-It Launches Environment Friendly Post-it Flex Write Surface

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Visa Announces Date For Fiscal Q1 2020 Results Release

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Walgreens Gains First Enterprise-Wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens has received the first enterprise-wide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy f...

“World Health Organization Declines, NASDAQ Hits Record, INVO Bioscience & Netflix Move Higher” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 23, 2020

The World Health Organization declined to declare an international public health emergency with regard to the coronavirus today which many expected. This inaction seemed to quell a great deal of fear and the selling in the markets experienced in early trading reversed for the most part. The Nasda...

“Coronavirus Threat Continues But Broad Markets, INVO Bioscience, Tesla, & Virgin Galactic Fly Higher” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 22, 2020

The broad markets seemed to get a bit more comfortable initially with the widely reported measures that the US and China are taking to control the coronavirus outbreak as the major indices rebounded today to achieve new highs, however, they backed off in late trading. The S&P 500 ended at 3,32...

“Coronavirus Outbreak – Beyond Meat, Novavax, Isoray, Tesla & Uber Surge” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 21, 2020

The markets had to swallow a negative pill today as news of the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world wide web to add a dose of fear & uncertainty which resulted in a sell-off. According to several sources now including the CDC the pneumonia-like illness or coronavirus from China has k...