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Markets Rebound, Dow Closes Above 35k, Q2 Earnings Season & Summer Doldrums Roll On

"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." - Mike Murdock Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great week and your individual portfolios continued to blossom.  As for the markets this week, they rebounded substantially, essentially shrugging off last week's growth co...

Visa Announces Acquisition Of Currencycloud – Pushing Forward Goal To Facilitate Global Money Movement

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a global platform that enables banks and fintech to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments, Currencycloud. The deal builds on existing strategic partnerships between the two companies and values ...

INmune Bio Employs LUMICKS’ z-Movi Cell Avidity Analysis Platform To Demonstrate That The MOA of The Tumor-Priming Is The Increase In NK cell: Tumor Cell Avidity

LUMICKS is a leading life science tools company that develops equipment for Dynamic Single-Molecule and Cell Avidity analysis, two rapidly emerging areas in biology research and immuno-oncology. Built upon innovative technologies, such as optical tweezers (Nobel Prize for Physics 2018) and STED supe...

Green Day For Bigs But Russell 2000 Turns Red On Thursday – $FATE $IPA $NRXP $SCKT $TWTR Move Higher!

"Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive." - Leah LaBell...

Salesforce Closes Slack Technologies Purchase Deal

Reportedly, Salesforce.com (CRM) has closed its $27.7B purchase of Slack Technologies Inc, allowing Slack's workplace app to become popular for collaborations within and between companies. The U.S. antitrust regulators cleared the deal this week, posing a stronger challenge to Microsoft Corp, the to...

Verizon Q2 Earnings Top Estimates – Reports Strong Postpaid Wireless Subscribers Growth

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) second-quarter earnings performed better than analyst’s estimates, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $1.37 and revenue climbing 11% to $33.8 billion for the quarter ending June 30.  Analysts had estimated Verizon earnings of $1.30 a share on revenue of $32...

Apple Schedules Release For All 5G-Enabled iPhones For 2022

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is to release 5G-enabled iPhones starting next year. The budget iPhone SE will be powered by its A15 processor and its 5G connectivity will be enabled by Qualcomm Inc's X60 modem chip and is expected to be available for sale in the first half of 2022. The company will n...

Fate Therapeutics to Host Virtual Event Highlighting Interim Phase 1 Clinical Data from its Off-the-Shelf, iPSC-derived NK Cell Franchise for B-cell Lymphoma

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer, announced this week that management will host a virtual event to highlight interim Phase 1 clinical data from its FT596 and FT516 program...

Wednesday’s Markets Shrug Off Delta & Rise With Improved Earnings Guidance – $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO Move Higher!

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work". -Thomas A. Edison, Inventor, Born: February 11, 1847   Happy Wednesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Hump day and that your accounts jumped once again along with the markets rise overall. The...

Travelers Beats Wall Street’s Q2 Expectations

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) released strong Q2 profit figures driven by higher premiums, the surge in returns from investments, and lower catastrophe losses beating analysts' average earnings per share forecast by more than $1.00, or about 44%. Travelers' pre-tax net investment ...

Coca-Cola Beats Estimates As Demand Bounces For Beverages At Theaters, Restaurants, Stadiums

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported strong Q2 figures as demand bounces back for its beverages as theaters, restaurants, and stadiums reopen. Revenue in Coca-Cola's North America business increased 28% in the second quarter as public venues reopened and restrictions eased out across the United State...

Peloton Ties With UnitedHealth Offering Free Fitness Classes To Its Insured Members

Reportedly, upscale fitness bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc. (PTON) is teaming up with insurer UnitedHealth Group (UNH) to offer fitness classes to fully insured UnitedHealth members. The members of the U.S. health insurer can enroll with Peloton starting Sept. 1. "Expanding access to Peloton's ...

Johnson & Johnson Releases A Q2 Earnings Beat – Medical Device Unit Reported 62.7% Increase

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings exceeding analyst estimates reporting an adjusted EPS of $2.48 per share vs $2.27 expected. Revenue of $23.31 billion was reported, versus $22.21 billion expected. Johnson expects to sell $2.5 billion of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, even as its effect...

Verizon & Google Coming Together To Offer Advanced Messaging Services

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and Google are coming together to expand advanced messaging services to Android users in the U.S. starting next year using the Messages by Google app. The service will be based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard, which provides a more inte...

FAA Issues Directive To Boeing 737 Planes Operators To Inspect Possible Switch Failures

As per reports, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a directive to operators of all Boeing Co (BA) 737 series airplanes to conduct inspections to check possible failures of cabin altitude pressure switches. The directive includes 2,502 U.S.-registered airplanes and 9,315 airplanes worldw...

Russell 2000 Rebounds To Lead During Tuesday’s Broad-Based Leap – $AMC $AAPL $ATOS $INVO $INM Move Higher

  "Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey, Politician, Born: July 11, 1946   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Tuesday and that you participated in the significant broad-based bounce, rebound, or lea...

IBM Releases Q2 Earnings Confirm Analysts’ Beat & Fastest Revenue Growth In 3 Years

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reported Q2 earnings & beat analysts' expectations. The company reported adjusted earnings of $2.33 per share vs. $2.29 per share expected. Revenue grew 3% year over year in the quarter and stood at $18.75 billion, vs. $18.29 billion expected. ...

Johnson & Johnson’s Board Schedules Q3 Dividend

Reportedly, the board of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to pay a cash dividend of $1.06 per share on the company's common stock, for the third quarter of 2021 payable on September 7, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 24, 2021.   Dow 30 c...

Chevron Misses Carbon Capture Target At Its Gorgon Australia Plant

As per reports, Chevron Corporation's (CVX) system at the $54 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas export plant in Australia missed a local government target to inject captured carbon dioxide underground. Global expectation and ambition to capture and store carbon dioxide is not working like it shou...

Insurer UnitedHealth Group Announces Strong Quarter Earnings- Raises Full-Year Earnings Target

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) reported strong quarterly profit and also raised its full-year earnings, boosted by strong growth in its Optum unit that manages drug benefits. Spending on medical services at the company’s health insurance business, UnitedHealthcare, regained in the latter pa...

Intel In Discussion To Purchase GlobalFoundries For ~$30B Owned By Mubadala Investment Co.

As per reports, Intel Corp (INTC) is in talks to buy semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc, owned by Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co, with a manufacturing footprint across the U.S., Europe, and Asia for about $30 billion.  The discussion comes in as a semiconductor s...

Caterpillar Inc. Schedules Q2/2021 Financial Results On July 30

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) to release Q2/2021 financial results on Friday, July 30 at 5:30 a.m. CDT, followed by a real-time, listen-only teleconference and webcast at 7:30 a.m. CDT with securities analysts and institutional investors. Web & Dial-in details: The call can be reached at...

Monday’s Simply Red Trading Session Sees Biotech Swing – $BTX $FATE $INVO $MRNA Move Higher

  "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato, Greek Philosopher, Born 427 BC   Happy First Day of The Week! I hope that you all had a great start to the week and that you made significant profits in the markets on Monday. However, today...

INmune Bio (INMB) Will Deliver A Talk Titled “Therapeutic Approaches Targeting Innate Immunity in AD” At The Upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Congress #AAIC2021

INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB), clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms. The DN-TNF product platform utilizes dominant-negative technology to selectively ne...

Walmart Partners With Tween Brand ‘Justice’ (Owned By Bluestar Alliance)

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced a new collaboration with the Justice brand, bringing its popular tween assortment to even more girls just in time for back to school, with Justice’s signature line of fresh, trend-inspired designs across tween apparel, accessories, and home on W...

Walgreens Increases Quarterly Dividend, Payable Sep 10

As per reports, the board of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has increased the quarterly dividend by 2.1 percent, to 47.75 cents per share. The dividend is payable on September 10, 2021, to shareholders of record as of August 20, 2021. The increase raises the company's annual rate to $1.91 a sh...

Verizon Knots Deal With Mastercard On 5G Contactless Payments & Autonomous Checkout Service For Retail

As per reports, Verizon Business (VZ) has signed a deal with Mastercard Inc. to use 5G and wireless technology for contactless payments and enable an autonomous checkout service for retail stores. The Verizon Business tie-up with Mastercard is aimed to utilize 5G smartphones and near-field communic...

Summer Doldrums Provide Full Swing To The Negative This Week -$AAPL $MSFT Move Higher

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." - Swami Vivekananda   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great week and your portfolios swelled to new high's beyond your imagination.  As for the ...

P&G Announces Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, the Board of the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $.8698 per share on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock and the Common Stock of the Company payable on or after August 16, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of ...

JPMorgan Clocks Quarterly Earnings Beat

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) reported strong earnings this week boosted by a 'strong economy' and the release of credit reserves. The bank reported better than expected Q2 earnings with adjusted EPS of $3.78 versus $3.15 estimate and revenue stood at $31.4 billion versus $30.06 billion estimates. T...

Immunology Co. INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB) Enters Definitive Agreement With Healthcare Focused Institutional Investor & A Family Office To Raise ~$40M

On June 14th, VP Watchlist stock, INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB), a clinical-stage immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness a patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with one healthcare focused institutional inve...

Summer Doldrums & Growth Concerns Covered Thursday’s Markets – $AMC $MRNA $NBSE $UNH Move Higher

  "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill, British Statesman, Born: November 30, 1874   Happy Thursday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful summer day and that your individual investments performed well. Inde...

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Version Of Windows Operating System

Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is offering its Windows operating system as a cloud-based service, making it easier to access business apps that need Windows from a wider range of devices like a Mac, PC, iPhone, Android phone, or Chromebook, compatible with HTML 5. The service, Windows 365 will roll out on A...

A Trend Continues -Disney Increases Monthly, Annual Fees For ESPN+

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co (DIS) announced an increase in its monthly and annual subscription fees for sports streaming platform ESPN+ in the United States. The monthly price will increase by $1 to $6.99, and the annual plan will cost $10 more at $69.99. ESPN+ has about 14 million subscribers. These...

J&J Suspends/Recalls Aerosol Sunscreens Over Presence Of Carcinogen In Some Sprays

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is voluntarily suspending all lots of five Aveeno and Neutrogena brand aerosol sunscreen products from the market after internal testing identified low levels of a cancer-causing chemical, benzene in some samples. Benzene is known as a human carcinogen, a subs...

Travelers Makes Strategic Investment In Fidelis – Specialty Reinsurance Products Offering

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced a strategic minority investment in a privately owned global insurer, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited. Fidelis offers specialty, bespoke, and reinsurance products. The company also has a fee income business, which supports its insurance ope...

INVO Bioscience Appoints World Renowned Women’s Health Expert Dr. Barbara Levy To Accelerate Affordable Infertility Treatment INVOcell’s Global OB/GYN Clinical Integration Strategy

INVO Bioscience's INVOcell (IVC) system, an effective and affordable treatment for patients diagnosed with infertility, is positioned to serve a vastly underserved global market.  Today, approximately 90% of infertile couples go untreated primarily due to effective care is not available at an ...

Smalls & MicroCaps Chunk Lower As Large Caps & Inflation Worries Swell On Wednesday! – $AAPL $ATOS $VRPX $WFC Move Higher

  "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam, Poet, Born: May 18, 1048 Happy Wednesday! I hope that all went well enough for your portfolios today. However, the best part of the day for most of us was when the markets opened & quickly moved to the high of ...

Goldman Sachs Reports Strong Q2 Beating Estimates – Raises Dividend

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported strong Q2 earnings this week that exceeded Wall Street expectations, riding high in investment banking amid a robust IPO market. The bank reported earnings of $15.02 per share vs. $10.24 expected & Revenues stood at $15.39 billion versus $12.17 billion...

Microsoft Announces Agreement For Acquisition Of San Francisco Security Software Maker RiskIQ

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has agreed to acquire RiskIQ, a security software maker, expanding its products and protecting its customers amid a rising tide of global cyberattacks. The terms of the deal remained undisclosed. Founded in 2009, San Francisco-based RiskIQ deals in cloud software f...

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Event Technology Platform Firm Socio Labs

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) announced the completion of the acquisition of Socio Labs, Inc., an event technology platform that will become a part of Cisco’s Webex cohort, post the buyout. The addition is expected to benefit Cisco in terms of customizable and inclusive offerings, primari...

Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ Debuts With Impressive $158 Million In Theaters Globally

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Marvel's superhero adventure "Black Widow" recorded a massive $80 million in its first weekend, beating records for the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic. The film opened simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus on July 7 with Premier Acces...

Tuesday’s Markets Pull Back After Record Setting Performances – $ATOS $AAPL $INMB $HL Leg Forward

  "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Lewis Carroll, Author, Born: January 27, 1832   Happy Tuesday! I hope your investing decisions were spot on today and that you made a fortune,  however it was a bit of a pullback across the board for the m...

Major Indices See Record Highs Across The Board! – $ATOS $DIS $INMB $TSLA Leg Forward

  "Don't worry about being a star, worry about doing good work, and all that will come to you." - Ice Cube (Musician, Actor, Born June 15, 1969)   Happy First Day After The Weekend! I hope all went well with you all in the markets today. Overall, the majors moved higher to close a...

INmune Bio (INMB) Treats First Patient In High-Risk MDS With NK Cell Platform INKmune

MDS is a serious hematopoietic stem cell disorder in which patients have functionally defective NK cells and the level of dysfunction is predictive of overall survival. Approximately one-third of MDS cases progress to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Current treatments, including chemotherapy and b...

Honeywell To Announce Q2 Financial Results On Friday, July 23

As per reports, Honeywell (HON) is scheduled to release its second-quarter financial results on Friday, July 23 before the market opens, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Other Details:  Dial (866) 548-4713 (domestic) or (323) 794-2093 (international) with conference ID "HON2Q21"...

Amgen – AstraZeneca Asthma Drug Granted Speedy FDA Review

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) and AstraZeneca's (AZN) experimental asthma drug tezepelumab has been granted a speedy review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for potential approval.  The drug displayed promising results to reduce asthma attacks in patients with uncontrolled and severe forms of th...

Tech Giant Microsoft Recognizes Winners & Finalists For 2021 Partner Of The Year Awards

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) announced winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. All the award winners and finalists from around the world will be recognized at the all-digital Microsoft Inspire, July 14-15, 2021. The annual awards recognize Microsoft partners disp...

Markets Swing To The Positive Positive This Week – $AAPL $AMZN $INMB $SPCE Move Higher

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - William Shakespeare   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great holiday-shortened trading week, you found many ways to increase your wealth, you are out enjoying the summer weekend, & that you will be able to ...

Disney Hopes High For Its Worldwide “Black Widow” Theatrical Release

The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) "Black Widow" is set for its theatrical release worldwide on July 9 as the entertainment giant is gearing up for a big weekend at the box office. The Marvel movie is premiering 15 months later than the initial plans. Estimates show "Black Widow" could bring in betwee...

Walgreens & VillageMD Partner To Open 29 Full-Service Primary Care Practices In Austin, Houston, El Paso

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has announced plans to include 29 new Village Medical at Walgreens practices in Austin, Houston, and El Paso this year with VillageMD, in line with its goal to open at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens in more than 30 U.S. markets over the next four yea...

Walmart Continues Unveils Project To Promote Climate Change

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) unveiled a project aimed at cutting emissions in a tie-up with the U.N. group COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champions, and the business organization the World Business Council for Sustainable Development along with other retailers H&M, Ikea, and Kingfishe...

Boeing To Discuss Q2/2021 Earnings On July 28

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) to release its second quarter 2021 earnings on Wednesday, July 28, followed by a conference call at 10:30 a.m E.T. to discuss and review the results. The call will be hosted by David Calhoun, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Dave D...

Thursday’s Markets Serve Up A Sour Glass of Red, But Biotech & Oil Rise! – $INMB $INVO $NBSE $SPCE Climb

  "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." - Niels Bohr (Danish Physicist)   Happy Thursday! I hope all is well with you and that you found a way to increase your personal accounts today. However, Thursday's markets took an overall turn for the worst as wor...

Chevron Corporation Announces Q2 Earnings Call Release Date

Chevron Corporation (CVX) is scheduled to host its Q2 earnings conference call on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT). The webcast can be reached at www.chevron.com. Other Details: Dial-in # (Listen-only mode): 646-828-8156 or 800-289-0585 Conference ID #: 8697566 Speakers: J...

Customer Spending On Crypto-Linked Cards Exceed $1B In 1H2021 Per Visa

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) informed that more than $1 billion has been spent by its customers on its crypto-linked cards in the first half of this year. The company is taking the necessary steps to smoothen crypto transactions and partnering with 50 cryptocurrency platforms, making it easier for ...

Is Nike Losing Out To Chinese Rivals Amid The Xinjiang Cotton Boycott?

As per reports, Chinese sportswear makers are performing better than their global peers fueled by the Xinjiang cotton controversy amid Chinese consumer support in response to the alleged human-rights issues in the Xinjiang region. The incident has boosted at least one local sneaker maker by some 250...

P&G To Release Q4 2020/21 Earnings Results On July 30

Reportedly, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to host a webcast of its fourth-quarter earnings results beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on July 30, 2021. Interested parties can access the live audio webcast at www.pginvestor.com, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.   The Procter & Gamble Company (P...

Hump Day Produces More Green For Majors – $AAPL, $INMB, $NEGG & $NBSE Move Higher

  "It is indeed true that the stock market can forecast the business cycle." - Paul Samuelson (American Economist)   Happy Hump Day! I hope all is well with you and that the markets treated you well as the majors were up across the board on Hump Day. The S&P 500 closed at 4,3...

Chevron Commits $3B By 2028 For The Future Of Low Carbon Energy

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has committed $3 billion by 2028 to advance its energy transition strategy. The oil giant is seeking to lower carbon intensity, increasing renewables, and offsets in support of their business, and also investing in low-carbon technologies. More info can be reac...

PROGRESS REPORT: ATOSSA THERAPEUTICS MOVES FORWARD WITH DEVELOPMENT OF NEBULIZED FORMULATION TO IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION IN BOTH ACTIVE-DISEASE COVID-19 PATIENTS & “LONG HAUL” PATIENTS WITH POST-INFECTION PULMONARY DISEASE

According to the CDC, long-haul Covid is “a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months…[which] can happen to anyone who has had Covid-19.” According to the New England Journal of Medicine long-haul Covid "symptoms are reported to be affecting a wide number of organ systems, occur in div...

Researchers At Michigan State University To Use AI To Detect Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Approximately 5.8 million people in the United States age 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease. Of those, 80% are 75 years old and older. Out of the approximately 50 million people worldwide with dementia, between 60% and 70% are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease. Reportedly, research...

Nike Announces ‘Rawdacious Tokyo Collection’ In Honor Summer Olympics

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has launched its Rawdacious Tokyo Collection in honor of the 2020 Summer Olympics. The collection includes a range of running silhouettes, including the Air Zoom MaxFly ($180), ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2 ($250), Air Zoom Victory ($180), ZoomX Dragonfly ($150), Air Zoom L...

Saleforce’s Slack Unveils ‘Slack Huddles’

Reportedly, Slack Technologies Inc. (WORK) is launching new features to help people work with their colleagues whether in the office or at home, enhancing its offerings around managing a hybrid workforce. The new tool, Slack Huddles will allow users to have casual audio conversations across channel...

Markets Hit ‘Oily’ Patch To Start The Holiday-Shortened Trading Week – $AAPL $AMZN $ATOS $BSQR $NEGG Jump!

"The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. Usually, of course, we do the opposite. When everyone else is buying, we assume they know something we don't, so we buy. Then people start selling, panic sets in, and we sell too." - Jonathan Sacks  ...

InMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INM) Closes Net Proceeds of Approx. $11M With An Institutional Investor

InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: INM), a leading clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing cannabinoid-based drug candidates for high unmet medical needs and IntegraSyn, a proprietary and cost effective manufacturing approach for synthesized rare cannabinoids, has been very busy lately! &...

IBM’s President Jim Whitehurst To Resign From His Position

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation's President, Jim Whitehurst, who played a major role in the $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat two years ago, will step down from his position. Whitehurst was named President in January 2020. Whitehurst will continue to work as senior adviser t...

Is Disney+ Subscriber Growth Sinking?

Reportedly, Disney's (DIS) streaming video subscriber growth has slowed down recently as per the internal data that The Information reviewed. The reports informed that Disney+ had little more than 110 million total subscribers late in the third fiscal quarter versus 103.6 million in the second quart...

IBM Enters Hybrid Cloud Deal With Telecommunication Giants Verizon & Spain’s Telefonica

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has entered hybrid cloud deals with global telecommunication giants Verizon and Spain’s Telefonica as the company aims to build out 5G and edge networks. The deal expands on existing partnerships IBM has with the two telecom operators. ...

As US Gears Up American Express Includes Premium Benefits To Its Platinum Card

American Express Company (AXP) is adding numerous new perks to its Platinum product, from $200 in annual hotel credits to deals for chartering private jets as a broad move to revamp the popular premium card. The credit card giant has increased the annual Platinum fee to $695 from $550. “We’re...

Majors & Large Tech Move Higher But Small Caps Suffer This Week – $AAPL $INM $MRIN $SPCE Move Higher

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great week in the markets and that you and your family are out celebrating the 4th of July Holiday Weekend. This week's mar...

Walgreens Raises Yearly Forecast, Reports Strong Q3 Earnings

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) reported strong third-quarter earnings this week, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $1.51 versus $1.17 expected, and revenue of $34.03 billion was reported versus $33.76 billion expected. The retailer raised its outlook for the year, expecting about 10% growth in...

Investment Bank JP Morgan Opens European Headquarters In Paris

Reportedly, Investment bank JP Morgan (JPM) has opened up its European headquarters in Paris as Brexit has meant the UK is losing its importance as the financial center of the region. The Investment bank to move 140 employees to Paris as part of its European-wide Brexit strategy and aims to have 800...

Energy Stocks Fuel A Q3 Kick Off Into Record Territory – $ATOS $FATE $INMB Rise

"Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late." - Thomas Sowell   Happy Thursday! I hope that you had a great day in the markets. Q3 kicked off in spectacular fashion, especially for those that were inves...

Lightning Seemingly Strikes Twice This Week For InMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INM)

Indeed, I truly believe that it has been a very large week for newly added VP Watchlist company InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: INM), a clinical-stage company developing cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug candidates as well as manufacturing technologies for pharmaceutical-grade rare cannabin...

INVO Bioscience Expands INVOcell Clinic North American Footprint With Atlanta-based Bloom Fertility

  Depending on what statistics that you review today, Industry forecasts suggest that no more than 10% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are currently being treated. After further research, this severely underserved market has been created and left unaddressed primaril...

Verizon Showcases 5G-United Robots At Barcelona Conference

Telecom giant Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) showcased two robots on the stage of the Mobile World conference, stating that robots use 5G connectivity and mobile edge computing to communicate with each other, as per reports. Edge computing uses machine learning and augmented reality to analyze bu...

Boeing Receives Largest Aircraft Order In 10 Years

Reportedly, United Airlines (UA) has placed orders for 200 Boeing (BA) 737 Max jets and 75 Airbus 321neo aircraft making it the biggest single order by any carrier in at least a decade. The announcement places hope on extended travel revival in the coming years. The aerospace giant has witnessed ord...

Walmart Announces Its Low-Priced Private Label Analog Insulin With Novo Nordisk

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has launched its private-label analog insulin at a huge discount to branded insulin vials and pens, driving growth in its healthcare business. The product, ReliOn NovoLog, is rapid-acting analog insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children wi...

Walmart Introduces New Digital Offers With A Leading U.S Cash Back Rewards Platform, Ibotta

Reportedly, Walmart (WMT) has entered a strategic agreement with a leading cashback rewards platform in the United States, Ibotta to create and launch a new digital offers program on Walmart.com and the Walmart app. With the new program, Walmart customers will have access to hundreds of cash rebate...

UnitedHealth Group Schedules Q2 Earnings On July 15

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group has scheduled to release its Q2 2021 earnings on Thursday, July 15, 2021, before the market opens, followed by a conference call at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss and review results with analysts and investors. The webcast of the call can be reached at the company’s website...

JPMorgan Chase Announces Second-Quarter 2021 Earnings Release On July 13

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) to release second-quarter 2021 financial results on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 7:00 a.m (EDT), followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). JPMorgan Chase will notify the public about the release through Twitter, and by a press release over Business Wi...

Walt Disney To Release Of Q3 2021 Financial Results Via Webcast August 12, 2021

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) to release fiscal third-quarter 2021 financial results beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, August 12, 2021, via a live audio webcast. Interested parties can listen to the webcast, at www.disney.com/investors.   Dow 30 Component, Th...

Q2 Ends With A S&P 500 Record Bang! – $DIDI $INVO $NEGG $BBBY Rise

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll Happy Hump Day! I hope that you had a great day in the markets and all is well in your part of the world. The end of Q2 went out with sort of a bang as the S&P 500 achieved another record closing high at 4,3...

Intel & Microsoft Collaborate On Intel’s Bridge Technology

As per reports, Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) have deepened their partnership offering an impressive computing experience with the upcoming Windows 11 for more than three-fourths of Windows PCs powered by Intel® processors. The new New PCs enabled by Intel® Core™ processors along with Intel...

JPMorgan Chase Announces Entered Strategic Relationship & Ownership Position In Brazil’s C6 Bank

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) and Brazilian digital bank, C6 Bank have entered into a strategic agreement, where JPMorgan Chase will take a 40% ownership stake in the full-service, subject to regulatory approvals. "We’re excited to be partnering with one of Brazil’s fastest growing ...

Majors Close Slightly In Positive Territory On Tuesday – $EXLA $MRIN $INM Fly Higher!

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." - Eminem   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you had a great day in the markets and all is well otherwise. Truth be told today, it was a bit of strange and somber day for me as I swallow...

Coca-Cola Company Announces Release Of Q2 2021 Earnings July 21

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) to announce its Q2 2021 earnings on July 21 before trading opens, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss and review the results with the investor community. Interested parties can reach the webcast for this event at the company’s website...

Microsoft Windows 11 Upgrade May Not Be For All!

Microsoft (MSFT) announced a free Windows 11 upgrade to Windows 10 machines, however, many users will be unable to use the benefit, as the newly launched operating system will only support eighth generation and newer Intel Core processors, Apollo Lake, and newer Pentium and Celeron processors. Wind...

Travelers’s 2021 Championship Produces More Than $2 Million For 112 Charitable Organizations

As per reports, the 2021 Travelers Championship has generated more than $2 million for 112 charitable organizations informed the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV). The insurance provider became the title sponsor in 2007, and the tournament has generated $22.5 million for more than 800 non-profits acro...

Walmart Extends Relationship With Inovalon & The Inovalon ONE® Platform To 2028

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has expanded and extended its partnership with Inovalon, a noted provider of cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare. The partnership will assist Walmart with cloud-based capabilities through the Inovalon ONE® Platform in its extensive network ...

CEO Of INmune Bio Speaks At A Clarivate Event Titled “Drugs to Watch: Innovation in Alzheimer’s disease research”

On June 7th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab, the first new Alzheimer’s treatment since 2003. Aducanumab is a monoclonal antibody that has been shown to reduce the build up of a protein known as beta amyloid that some think might be one of the possible causes of Alzheimer...

Monday’s Markets See Record Setting Start For Nasdaq & S&P 500 – $FB $FATE $MRIN $NTLA $NVDA Jump

"View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch   Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great start to the week in the markets. Today's session saw records broken on both the Nasdaq & the S&P 500. The moves were led by the highly weighted information technology sector ...

Salesforce To Form Global Advisory Board Offering Guided Digital Growth To Companies

Reportedly, Salesforce (CRM), the global leader in CRM, recently announced the formation of a Global Advisory Board to offer strategic guidance and assist the company's growth into new markets, strengthening and deepening Salesforce's role as a trusted digital advisor to CEOs and leaders around the ...

The Home Depot Offers Online Rental Reservations – Opens 8 New Rental Locations

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is upgrading the customer experience at its 1,300 rental locations with the launch of new "Rent Online, Pick-up In Store" technology, saving Pro and DIY customers time and trips to the store. Ranging from demolition tools like breakers and concrete saws to lands...

Intel Partners With India’s Reliance Jio On Building 5G Network Technology

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) is collaborating with India's Reliance Jio to develop 5G networking technology. Last year, Intel's venture capital unit invested $250 million in Reliance Industries Ltd's Jio Platforms unit, hoping the two companies would find areas of technology partnership. "T...

It Was An ‘Eye-Popping’ Week In The Markets! – VP Watchlist Stocks $ATOS $FATE $INMB $INM $TSLA Mover Higher

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door." - Kyle Chandler   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a fabulous week in the markets and otherwise and that you built massive wealth for you and your family. This week's market certainly gave us all a h...

American Express To Announce Q2 2021 Results On July 23

Reportedly, American Express Company to release its Q2 2021 financial results on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 7 a.m. (ET), followed by a live audio webcast at 8:30 a.m. (E.T) to discuss and review the results. The webcast can be reached by the general public at the American Express, Investor Relations ...

Nike Crushes Q4 Earnings Expectations – Witnesses Growth In North America & Greater China

As per reports, Nike Inc. (NKE) reported fiscal Q4 earnings and sales this week, beating analyst estimates. The sports giant also offered a better-than-expected sales outlook for the upcoming year, driven by optimistic growth around its women’s category, apparel business, and Jordan brand. Nike wi...

Blockchain Capital Raises $300M From Investors Including Visa, PayPal, Etc.

Reportedly, Blockchain Capital, a cryptocurrency- and blockchain-focused venture capital firm, raised $300 million in funding for its Fund V from investors including Visa Inc.(V) and PayPal Holdings Inc. Blockchain Capital informed that some investors in Fund V, including PayPal and Visa, will also ...

Market Records Set, Cyclicals, Biotech Push Thursday’s Stellar Session! – $ATOS $INM $INMB $INVO $NKE $TSLA Move Higher

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Lewis Carroll   Happy Thursday! I hope that you had a fantastic day in the markets. Thursday's session saw records broken on the Nasdaq & the S&P 500 as the cyclicals joined the game where the financials moved u...

IBM Completes Acquisition Of Application Resource Management Provider, Turbonomic. Inc.

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the closing of its acquisition of Turbonomic, Inc., an Application Resource Management (ARM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) software provider based in Boston, MA. The recent closure complements IBM's recent acquisition...

Intel In Talks With German State Of Bavaria To Build Chip ‘Megafactory’

Reportedly, Germany's southern state of Bavaria is in discussion with Intel (INTC) to build a European chip factory to meet supply bottlenecks that have hindered production in the automotive sector. Recently, Intel has been seeking 8 billion euros/ $9.5 billion in public subsidies to build a semicon...

Mixed MacroEconomic Data Kept Investors Busy On Hump – $ATOS, $GOED, $INMB, $INVO $TSLA Move Higher

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson   Happy Humpday! I hope that you had a fantastic day and that you continued to find many ways to build wealth in the markets.  Hump Day's market session was met with a healthy do...

McDonald’s To Introduce Loyalty Program Across The United States Beginning In July

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) will introduce its U.S. loyalty program across the country at participating restaurants starting on July 8. Late last year in a few markets, McDonald's' started testing its MyMcDonald's Rewards program, allowing subscribers on its app to earn points that t...

Walmart Invests In DroneUp Further Positioning For Delivery

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has invested in drone delivery company, DroneUp following a pilot last year with automated deliveries of COVID-19 nasal swab test kits as the company aims for drone deliveries in large numbers. "The trial demonstrated we could offer customers delivery in min...

JPMorgan Asset-Management Arm Buys Campbell Global LLC – A $5.3B Forest Investor

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s (JPM) asset-management arm has agreed to purchase Campbell Global LLC, which focuses on timberland and natural resources and has $5.3 billion in investments. The bank aims to become an active participant in carbon offset markets, using forests to capture ...

The Bulls Were Running During Tuesday’s Markets – $ATOS $ALF $GME $INVO Move Higher

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you had a wonderful day and that you continued to find select ways to profit from the markets today.  Today, we experienced more of the same bullish and record setting market ways that we sa...

JPMorgan Boosts Overseas Retail Digital Banking Expansion Via Acquisition of Nutmeg, A Robo Wealth Manager

Reportedly, JP Morgan Chase (JPM) has bought UK robo wealth manager Nutmeg, complementing the digital bank it plans to launch in the UK later this year under the Chase brand. Sanoke Viswanathan, head of JPMorgan’s international consumer division, stated: "We are building Chase in the UK from scra...

FAA Makes Inspection Mandate For Boeing’s 737 MAX Key Automated Flight System

Reportedly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a directive for Boeing Co. (BA) requiring operators of 737 MAX airplanes to conduct additional inspections for the plane's automated flight control system. The directive makes mandatory instructions released by Boeing in December that ...

Verizon Acquires Senion – A Global Leader In Location-Responsive Solutions

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced the acquisition of Senion, a global leader in location-responsive solutions. Developer of an indoor positioning platform, Senion’s advanced machine-learning sensor fusion technology delivers sub-meter accuracy for precise positioning and navi...

Microsoft Board Names CEO Satya Nadella As Chairman To The Board & Announces Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, 53 as its new chairman in place of John Thompson, intensifying Nadella’s influence on the company after more than seven years as the top executive. John Thompson took over as chairman in 2014 from Bill Gates, will ...

The Markets Created Smiles For Many On Monday! – $ATOS $INVO $TRCH Jumped In Aftermarkets!

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie   I hope all had a wonderful Monday and that you found a way to create more wealth for you and your families! After Friday's somewhat somber close, Mon...

Apple’s Cook Raises Concern Over EU’s Tech Rules Which Is Believed To Place Security Of iPhones At Risk

Apple’s (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook raised how proposed European rules aimed at curbing the power of U.S. tech giants, could pose security and privacy risks to iPhones. Cook, in his first public comments about the Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposed by EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, raised concerns...

Cisco & Goldman Sachs Announce ESG Conference Call/Webcast For June 22

Reportedly, Cisco & Goldman Sachs will host an Environmental, Social, and Governance Webcast / Conference Call on June 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT/4:00 p.m. BST) for the Financial Community. Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tae Yoo, will discuss Cisco's Corporate Social R...

Boeing Announces Successful First Flight Of Its Largest MAX Plane 737-10

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) completed the first flight of 737-10, the biggest plane in the company’s 737 MAX range on June 19. The flight took off at 10:07 a.m. from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, and landed at Boeing Field in Seattle at 12:38 p.m. 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson stated...

Verizon Schedules Q2 Earnings On July 21st

Reportedly, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) to report second-quarter 2021 earnings on Wednesday, July 21 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Instructions and presentation materials, including Verizon’s earnings news release and financial tables, will be available at 7:30 a.m. on https://www.verizon.com/ab...

InMed’s IntegraSyn™ Produces Cannabinoid Yield (5 g/L) That Significantly Exceeds Currently Reported Industry Yields

InMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INM) is a clinical-stage company developing a pipeline of cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug candidates, initially focused on the therapeutic benefits of cannabinol (“CBN”), and is developing IntegraSyn™ to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids. The Compan...

American Express Allows Employees To Work From Home Permanently For 2 Days A Week

Reportedly, American Express Co (AXP) will allow most employees to work from home for up to two days a week permanently, unveiling a hybrid back-to-office approach. As per an internal memo by AmEx Chief Executive Officer Stephen Squeri, most of the U.S. and U.K. staff of the credit card issuer will ...

Cristiano Ronaldo Chooses Water Over Coca Cola ‘Shaving Value’ From The Beverage Giant’s Shares

Reportedly, Coca-Cola’s share price dipped by $4bn (£2.8bn) after Cristiano Ronaldo, captain of Portugal national football team removed two bottles of the carbonated drink in front of him as he sat down to speak to the media at Euro 2020 press conference ahead of  Group F opener against Hungary,...

Markets Moved South & Volatility ‘Irrationally’ Increased With Fed’s ‘Twisted’ Comments This Week

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a fabulous week in the markets and otherwise. However, as for the markets, it was an overall broadly negative week where in the first half many were sitting on their hands w...

Ronaldo, Pogba Ditch Coke & Beer At Euro 2020 Conference

Reportedly, France midfielder Paul Pogba, a practicing Muslim removed a bottle of Heineken beer in front of him at a Euro 2020 news conference. A day after, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo also removed two Coca-Cola (KO) bottles as he sat down to speak to media ahead of the Group F opener agains...

Board Of Caterpillar Inc. Announces Dividend Increase

Reportedly, the board of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has voted to increase the quarterly cash dividend by eight cents, an 8% raise, to $1.11 per share of common stock, payable to shareholders as of July 20, 2021. The dividend is payable on August 20, 2021.   "Through the execution of our enterp...

Information Tech/Growth/FAANGs Stocks Lift Nasdaq Higher During Thursday’s Session – $AMC $AMZN $ATOS $INM $NVDA Move Higher

"I'm involved in the stock market, which is fun and, sometimes, very painful." - Regis Philbin   Happy Thursday Folks! I hope all had a wonderful day and that you found a way to create more wealth for you and your families! Thursday's session seemed to be plagued a little by the Fed's inte...

P&G Informs Of Rise In Commodity & Freight Costs For This Fiscal Year

Reportedly, Procter & Gamble Co's (PG), Chief Financial Officer, informed that freight and commodity costs have amounted to around $600 million after-tax so far, this fiscal year exceeding prior expectations of more than $200 million in freight costs and about $125 million in commodity costs. T...

Cytovia Therapeutics Takes Another Step Towards An IPO – Hires Experienced Public Co. CFO, William Sullivan, CPA, MBA

  Cytovia Therapeutics (www.cytoviatherapeutics.com) aims to accelerate patient access to transformational cell therapies and immunotherapies, addressing several of the most challenging unmet medical needs in cancer. Cytovia focuses on Natural Killer (NK) cell biology and applies precision engin...

Fed Speaks & Investors Spin On Hump Day

"Who owns the future? This is the question at the heart of every stock market." - John Landgraf Happy Hump Day All! I hope all had a wonderful day and that you also made a few bucks in the markets too!   Wednesday's session was a little strange as investors seemed to be waiting around for the Fe...

Apple Hires Ulrich Kranz (Former BMW Executive) Determined To Build A Self-Driving Electric Car

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has hired a former senior executive at BMW AG’s electric car division, Ulrich Kranz to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Kranz formerly served as chief executive officer of Canoo Inc., a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was...

PROGRESS REPORT: INVO Bioscience Appoints Andrea Goren As CFO – An Exec With Strong Ties To Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

INVO Bioscience (NASDAQ: INVO)  operates within the ~$15-$18 Billion global infertility industry growing ~8-10% annually and  is commercializing the world's only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System (IVC), INVOcell® (pictured below), an accessible, inclusive, and affordable treatment for patients ...

A Bit of Red Served During Tuesday’s Market Session As Oil & $AMC Continue Higher!

"One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute." - William Feather Happy Tuesday All! I hope all is well with you and yours, however Tuesday's session did not make many of us feel to great as it traded a bit heavy ...

U.S. and EU Agreed To Suspend Tariffs Related To Boeing-Airbus Subsidies

Reportedly, the U.S. and EU agreed to suspend tariffs for another five years related to Boeing (BA) and Airbus subsidies, as the Biden administration looks to target China's practices in the aviation industry. The agreement was reached at a U.S.-EU summit meeting in Brussels following the G7 meeting...

Walgreens Collaborates With Uber Eats Now Offering Same-Day Delivery From +7,800 Stores In US

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has collaborated with Uber Technologies (UBER) to offer products directly on the Uber Eats platform to customers across the United States. Customers can get health and wellness, beauty and personal care, household essentials, over-the-counter medications...

Verizon Business Launches Commercial Private 5G In U.S

Reportedly, Verizon Business (VZ) has launched its first commercially available private 5G network in the U.S. to offer businesses and government departments high-speed indoor or outdoor connectivity. 5G network removes the need for businesses to jostle for speed with others on a public network and ...

IBM’s U.S Employees Are Heading Back To Offices In Fall (September)

Reportedly, U.S employees of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will be returning to company offices the week of Sept. 7. In a memo, Chief Human Resources Officer Nickle LaMoreaux cited “improving U.S. clinical conditions and broad access to Covid-19 vaccines” for the company’s decisi...

Insurance Provider Travelers To Announce Q2 2021 Results On July 20

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to release its Q2 2021 results on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, followed by a conference call at 9 a.m. ET to review the results. Interested parties can access the call via webcast at investor.travelers.com and by dialing, 844.895.1976 (United States). ...

Nasdaq & S&P Achieve Records As FAANGs & Bitcoin Move Higher Monday – ($AAPL $AMC $ATOS $GOED $INMB Rise)

"While I'm sure some millennials are concerned with the ethical issues involved in mining for diamonds, the main reason they steer clear of the gems is because, well, they're a dumb investment." - Ana Kasparian   Happy 'Back To Work Day' All! After throwin' down a few cups of Joe to kick off...

INmune Bio (INMB) Purchases Xencor’s Option Potentially Eliminating Approx. 2.1M Shares of Future Dilution

INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB), clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms. The DN-TNF product platform utilizes dominant-negative technology to selectively ne...

Tesla Launches Ridiculously Fast Model S Plaid With 390-Mile Range

Reportedly,  Tesla (TSLA) launched its Model S Plaid last week, the car is equipped with a 390-mile range and has the power to accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds. The interior features a steering yoke instead of a wheel and an 8-inch display in the back. It also has ...

American Express Secures First Spot In Customer Satisfaction In The J.D. Power U.S. Online & Mobile App Credit Card Studies

Reportedly, the American Express (AXP) App1 and the American Express website both have been ranked number one in customer satisfaction among the U.S. credit card companies’ mobile apps and credit card websites, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Online & Mobile App Credit Card Satisfaction ...

Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Shell Life Extension Via FDA

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the shelf life of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from three months to four-and-a-half months, as millions of unused doses nationwide near expiry amid safety concerns and flagging demand for vaccinations....

Merck Enters Supply Agreement With U.S. Government For Investigational Oral Antiviral Candidate For COVID-19

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has entered into a procurement agreement with the United States government for molnupiravir (MK-4482). Molnupiravir is under Phase 3 clinical trial, the MOVe-OUT study for the treatment of non-hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and at lea...

Boeing States Possible Delay & Price Rise For Air Force One Contract

Reportedly, Boeing Co (BA) has informed that there may be delays and that intend raise the price of the next-generation presidential aircraft due to COVID-19 delays and a subcontractor.  Boeing received a $3.9-billion contract in July 2018 to build two 747-8 aircraft for use as Air Force One, set f...

Yield Curve Flattens As S&P 500 Achieves Record High – Real Estate, Healthcare, Biotech Sectors Lead

"The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell. Usually, of course, we do the opposite. When everyone else is buying, we assume they know something we don't, so we buy. Then people start selling, panic sets in, and we sell too." - Jonathan Sacks Happy...

Swedish Medical Product Agency (MPA) Confirms Atossa Therapeutics Approval to Initiate Phase 2 Of Oral Endoxifen For Reduction of MBD

MBD is an emerging public health issue affecting more than 10 million women in the United States and many more worldwide.   Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in oncology and infectious dise...

S&P 500 Treats Investors To A New Record High On Thursday- $FATE $INVO $INMB $ORPH Move Higher!

"We must shift our thinking away from short-term gain toward long-term investment and sustainability, and always have the next generations in mind with every decision we make." -  Deb Haaland   Happy Day Before Friday All! I hope you had a great market session on Thursday and managed to cre...

American Express Announces “Membership Week” From June 14 – June 18 Featuring Offers, Deals & Experiences

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) is conducting its first-ever five-day Membership Week from June 14-June 18, featuring offers, experiences, and special deals for American Express ® U.S. Consumer and Small Business Card Members. "Part of what makes our brand so special is our commun...

Walmart Announces Community Academy Program Offering Free Educational Opportunities

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is offering free classes to the public for personal and career investment as an initiative to give back to the community. Andy Trainor, Vice President of Learning, released a statement stating details about the Community Academy initiative. The program aims to help commun...

Nike Launches “Be True” Collection Celebrating Pride 2021

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) & its subsidiary, Converse continue to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with their colorful new footwear. Nike has celebrated its Pride Month with its “Be True” collection since 2012. Nike’s “Be True” footwear and apparel collection, offers each sneaker a velcro patch ...

Atossa Therapeutics Phase 2 Endoxifen Breast Cancer Study Hits Primary Endpoint – Management Conducts Webinar Discussion (View Event Video!)

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2021, 281,550 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. and 43,600 will die. ER+ breast cancer makes up approximately 78% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer.   Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical stage bio...

Million Of J&J Vaccine Remain Unused In U.S, States Asked To Seek To Lengthen Shell Life

Reportedly,  state governors to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be extending the shelf life of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine after White House orders, as millions of doses remain unused nationwide and are near to expiry. "I would encourage every governor who...

Walgreens Schedules Third-Quarter Earnings Release On July 1, 2021

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is now scheduled to release its fiscal third-quarter, 2021 earnings results on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 7 a.m. ET, followed by a one-hour conference call with WBA management beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. The live call can be reached at http://investor.walgre...

Boeing’s MQ-25 Successfully Refuels A U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

Reportedly, Boeing’s (BA) MQ-25 Stingray drone successfully has refueled a U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, marking it the first time an unmanned aircraft has refueled another plane pushing Boeing Stock higher. The F/A-18 pilot flew as close as 20 feet from the drone at operational speeds and...

Honeywell Quantum To Enter A Joint Venture With Cambridge Quantum Computing

As per reports, Honeywell International Inc. (HON) and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC), a quantum computer software startup are set to enter a joint venture integrating Honeywell’s quantum computer unit with CQC. Honeywell will invest between $270 million and $300 million in the new company and...

Markets Drift Lower As Cyclicals Falter On Hump Day – $GEO $CLNE $MRK $FATE $INMB Move Higher!

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Hump Day All! I hope you had a great day and managed to create a bit of wealth for you and yours in the markets. Unfortunately, the broad markets did not give us much help as the majors and small caps drifted lower today ...

The Russell & MicroCaps Continue North On Tuesday – $ATOS, $CLOV, $GME, $KDNY $WEN Climb!

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." - Bear Bryant   Happy Tuesday All! I hope you made strides toward multi-generational  wealth today or at least advanced the ball. Overall, t...

YOU ARE INVITED! To The Tribe Public Atossa Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ATOS) FREE Webinar Event – June 9 – 8am PT

    You are invited to join me on Wednesday June 9th at 8am PT/ 11am ET at the Tribe Public Presentation & Q&A Event with Atossa Therapeutics’s (NASDAQ: ATOS) CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D., CFO Kyle Guse, & B. Heather Fraser, Ph.D. VP Clinical, Regulatory & CMC...

Biogen’s Historic FDA Nod For Alzheimer’s Treatment Is Boosting Hopes & Values

Approximately 5.8 million people in the United States age 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease. Of those, 80% are 75 years old and older. Out of the approximately 50 million people worldwide with dementia, between 60% and 70% are estimated to have Alzheimer’s disease. On Monday, June 07, ...

Biotech & Healthcare Stocks Lead Nasdaq, Russell, & MicroCaps Higher Monday- $ATOS, $AMC, $BIIB, $INMB Leap

"Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests." - Liya Kebede Happy Monday All! I hope you had a great start to the week and made money again in the markets today. I also h...

Mexico To Administer J&J’s COVID-19 US Supplied Vaccine To 18-40 Year Olds Along Mexico-U.S. Border

Reportedly, Mexico will seek to administer Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine to 18 to 40-year-olds along the Mexico-U.S. border region with the aim of reopening the shared border by late June, informed Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. After a conversation with U.S. Vice President Kamal...

Walmart Set To Give Nearly Half Of Its U.S Store Employees Free Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphones

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is set to give more than 740,000 of its U.S employees, Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro smartphones, cases, and protection plans by the end of the year allowing them to use an app the company has developed to manage shifts, clock in, and stay in "constant communication." The app ...

Salesforce Schedules Annual Virtual Stockholders Meeting On Thursday, June 10, 2021

As per reports, Salesforce to hold its annual meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. (PT) / 2:00 p.m. (ET). This year’s meeting is a virtual stockholder meeting conducted exclusively via a live audio webcast at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CRM2021.  Shareholders as of April 15, 2...

Will Biogen’s Highly Anticipated Alzheimer’s Drug Receive FDA Approval Today?

According to the Alzheimer's Association, around 6.2 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's but the number is expected to hit 13 million by 2050. The winning approval for Alzheimer's treatment could generate billions in sales and would also open the door for other biotech stocks wor...

Verizon Announces Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, the Board of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) declared a quarterly dividend of 62.75 cents per outstanding share payable on August 2, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 9, 2021. “We remain committed to delivering value to our sha...

Bob Iger, Disney Chairman, Sells Nearly $100M In Shares

 Reportedly, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) Chairman Bob Iger, 70, sold $98.7 million worth of shares in the company as an effort to diversify his portfolio. Iger disposed of 550,570 shares at an average price of $179.21 on June 1, which cut the shares he owns directly by 50% to 555,865. “The v...

Apple Continues To Defend App Store & Work With Small Developers

Apple (AAPL) continued to defend its App Store revealing how the small developers have found success through an online marketplace. A study conducted by the Analysis Group and funded by Apple “A Global Perspective on the Apple App Store Ecosystem,” found that total billings and sales in the App ...

June Markets Kick Off Positively Led By A Ridiculous Energy Sector Jump!

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great week investing and trading in the markets. It was a generally positive week that saw June ring in another positive week in 2021. The ...

Merck Completes Spinoff Of Organon & Co. Aiming To Create 2 patient-focused Companies

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) has completed the spinoff of Organon & Co. The spinoff aims to create two patient-focused companies with an enhanced strategic and operational focus, simplified operating models, improved agility, improved financial profiles, and optimized capital struct...

Apple Targeting September Return To Offices But With Flexible Setup

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) employees may start returning to offices in early September for at least three days a week, informed Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Tim Cook. The tech giant is planning to bring back employees to offices on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at a minimum, while remote...

Fate Therapeutics Highlights Positive Interim Data from its Phase 1 Study of FT516 in Combination with Rituximab for B-cell Lymphoma at 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer, today highlighted positive interim Phase 1 data from the Company’s FT516 program for patients with relapsed / refractory B-cell lymphom...

3M Partners Working With Pandemic Action Network To Prepare For Future Pandemics

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) and Pandemic Action Network have collaborated on programs to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and also announced a commitment to work together to help prepare for any future pandemics. 3M will combine its learnings and insights from the Pandemic Action Network (a coalition of m...

Majors Serve A Taste Of Red During Thursday’s Session – $ADT $ATOS $F $INVO $NBSE Leg Higher

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius Happy Thursday All! I hope that you continued to trade an invest profitably today. Overall, the markets traded a bit heavy today leaving some investors whining or heading for a nice glass of wine and wishi...

INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB) Confirms USAN Has Adopted “Pegipanermin” For XPro1595 – A Potential Treatment For Alzheimer’s

VP Watchlist Stock, INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB), a clinical-stage immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness the patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, confirmed today via announcement that the United States Adopted Name Council (USAN) has adopted the name “Pe...

A Green Sweep For The Markets Today!- $AMC $ATOS $BBBY $BB $SKLZ Blast Off!

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." - Archimedes   Happy Wednesday All! I hope that you successfully continued on the process towards generational wealth today. Overall, the markets pushed forward to see the markets end in the green p...

The Coca-Cola Company Becomes The First Global Implementation Partner For The Ocean Cleanup’s River Project

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) has partnered with The Ocean Cleanup’s River Project. The partnership brings in Coca-Cola’s Global Network with The Ocean Cleanup’s Technology Supporting Solutions for 15 Rivers Around the World, preventing plastic waste from entering the oceans. The obje...

Verizon Offering Offering free Apple & Android Phones To Sign Up For Unlimited 5G Plans

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. is offering free Apple and Android phones to customers who sign up for its unlimited plans on its faster 5G network. The largest U.S. wireless carrier is now matching similar trade-in offers from AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile US Inc. in an effort to reverse...

Chevron Allowed To Continue Restricted Operations In Venezuela

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX), the last major U.S. oil company still operating in Venezuela, received a new U.S. government license allowing it to continue operations in Venezuela until Dec. 1, informed the Treasury Department. The previous deadline was June 3. In 2019, the United States imp...

Russell 2000, Micros, & Energy Continue While Majors Waffle – $AMC $ATOS $CLDR Jump!

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell   Happy Tuesday All! I hope that the long Memorial Day Holiday weekend treated you and your family well and the markets did the same today. Overall, the majors sort of waffled after begin...

Microsoft Seeking To Launch Its Windows Cloud PC Desktop-As-A-Service

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) seeking to roll out its Windows Cloud PC desktop-as-a-service, a Wall Street analyst says. The desktop-as-a-service offering could be announced at a Microsoft partner conference in July, informed Jefferies analyst Brent Thill. The tech giant first disclosed its Cloud PC ...

Merck & Sanofi Has Developed First Hexavalent Combination Vaccine Vaxelis™ In US

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) has developed a hexavalent combination vaccine Vaxelis™ in partnership with Sanofi Pasteur, the global vaccines business unit of Sanofi. Vaxelis will be widely available in the U.S. via traditional private and public channels, including directly from Sanof...

Russia Issues Warning To Disney Against Distribution Of Its Short Film “Out” Featuring Gay Character

As per reports, Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor warned Walt Disney Co (DIS) against distributing content of its short film, "Out", which features a gay main character, stating it portrays harmful content to the children in Russia. Disney+ released “Out" in the United States last yea...

Cisco Announces $.37 Quarterly Cash Dividend

Reportedly, the board of Cisco Systems, Inc. announced a quarterly cash dividend of $.37 per common share to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 6, 2021. The dividend is payable on payable on July 28, 2021. Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, m...

Apple Delays Launch Of Podcast Subscription Service Until June After Show Concerns

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) delays the launch of its podcast subscription service until June after some of the podcast creators raised concerns over delays in their shows appearing after uploading them. The service was initially scheduled to start in May. In April, Apple informed that it was introduci...

Intel CEO On Global Chip Supply Shortages

During a virtual session of the Computex trade show in Taipei this week, Intel Corporation (INTC) CEO, Pat Gelsinger informed that the global shortage of semiconductors will take several years to be resolved. The effect of which can be felt in production lines, and consumer electronics. He said that...

Amgen Lung Cancer Drug Sotorasib With Specific Mutation Gains FDA Approval

Reportedly, Amgen Inc.'s (AMGN) drug sotorasib for non-small cell lung cancer with a specific mutation in a gene known as KRAS in patients whose disease has worsened after treatment with chemotherapy or other medicines gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sotorasib, to be sol...

The Walt Disney Company Adds Two New Directors From Lululemon & Tech Industry

Reportedly, the Board of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has elected two new directors Calvin McDonald, CEO of Lululemon Athletica inc., and Amy Chang, a veteran technology executive, effective immediately. "Amy Chang and Calvin McDonald are highly-respected leaders with a deep understanding of the...

Merck Announces Q3 2021 Dividend Payable July 7, 2021.

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) has announced a quarterly dividend of $0.65 per share of the company’s common stock for the third quarter, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2021. The dividend is payable on July 7, 2021. Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is ...

Britain Authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Use

Reportedly, Britain's medicine regulator has approved Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for use, making it the fourth COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in Britain. Britain had earlier approved vaccines made by Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna. The country reduced its order to 20 m...

Riskier Side Of The Markets Catch Bids As Inflation Concerns Take a Back Seat This Week

"If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not." - Elon Musk   Happy Memorial Day Weekend All! I hope that all of you had a great week and once again made progress towards creating generational wealth for you and your family....

Salesforce Reports Strong Q1 Results- Raises Fiscal Guidance

As per reports, Salesforce (CRM) released strong Q1 earnings ending April 30 as they confirmed a 23% growth in revenue year over year. Key Highlights: Adjusted earnings per share of $1.21 were reported, versus 88 cents per share as expected. Revenue stood at $5.96 billion, vs. $5.89 billion a...

Thursday’ Session Sees MemeStocks Fly, Micros Catch Bids, & Funny Money – $AMC $F $RBLX $SPCE Continue

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward   Happy Thursday All! I hope the markets overall positive nature today provided you with increased wealth.  Thursday's market session saw large indices close in ...

Boeing Sees Promise Of Air Freighter Sales In China

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA), which is struggling in China with sales of passenger planes due to the grounding of its 737 MAX and trade tensions, is hopeful about the outlook for freighter plane sales as e-commerce demand surges. Last May China Cargo Airlines, owned by China Eastern Airlines ...

Microsoft Connects With Accenture, Goldman To Build Software To Produce Fewer Data Center Carbon Emissions

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp., (MSFT) Accenture Plc, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have joined hands with nonprofits like the Linux Foundation and climate groups to develop ways to build software that produces fewer carbon emissions when used in data centers, preventing high-powered computers from cons...

Goldman Sachs Wins China Approval For Joint Wealth Management Venture With ICBC

Reportedly, China has approved the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Unit and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) joint venture to set up a foreign-controlled wealth management firm. The unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc will offer a 51% funding contribution ratio, while the wealth management ...

Hump Day’s Market Session Ends In The Green! – $AMC $GME $F & $INMB Fly Higher!

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe   Happy Hump Day! I hope your day has led you towards greater prosperity in all aspects of your life.  Today's 'Hump Day' market session provided significantly more green in most investors accounts, especially for thos...

GAP To Launch Home Products Line On Walmart.com

Reportedly, Gap Inc. is launching its new brand of home products that will be available exclusively on Walmart's (WMT) website in June, making it the first fashion retailer to get into a multi-year partnership with Walmart in home furnishing. The home goods market has witnessed increasing demand ove...

GAVI Vaccine Alliance To Purchase 200M Doses Of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Reportedly, the GAVI Vaccine Alliance to buy 200 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, as a major shortfall in the COVAX vaccine-sharing program is caused as India suspends vaccine exports. The country is fighting vaccine shortage and fails to fulfill its home demand as it fight...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Included 3BL Media’s Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance has been placed to 3BL Media’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, with outstanding ESG transparency (environmental, social, and governance) and strong performance among the 1,000 largest, publicly listed companies in the U.S. "Being a good corporate ...

Walgreens Reaches 20M COVID-19 Vaccinations- Expects Possible Rise In “More Normal” Cough & Cold Season

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has administered more than 20 million COVID-19 vaccinations as of May 24 closer to the target of about 30 million shots this year. The company has also done more than 8 million COVID-19 tests, informed Walgreens senior vice president Rick Gates. On Marc...

Nike Schedules Fiscal Q4 2021 Earnings Release On June 24

As per reports, Nike Inc (NKE) to release its fourth-quarter fiscal 2021 financial results at approximately 1:15 p.m. PT on Thursday, June 24, 2021, followed by a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT to review the results by the management team. The live call can be reached at http://investors.nike.com....

Broad Markets Edge Lower On Tuesday – $AMC & $GME Trend Higher Again!

"Netflix, Amazon, iTunes - whatever platforms emerge - we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers...

McDonald’s Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable On June 15

Reportedly, the board of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.29 per share to common stockholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2021. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2021. McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retaile...

World’s Largest Copper Producer Codelco Fast-Tracking Digitization With Microsoft

As per reports, the world's largest copper producer, Chile's Codelco has struck a deal with tech giant Microsoft (MSFT) to fast-track the digitization of its sprawling mining operations, improving automation and analytics. The collaboration with Microsoft will improve the company's capacity to make ...

Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets Places Hold On Boeing-Backed Aerion’s AS2 Orders

Reportedly, Berkshire Hathaway's private aircraft firm NetJets has halted plans to add supersonic jets to its fleet as Boeing Co (BA)-backed Aerion failed to raise funds for production. The world's largest private jet company, NetJets informed in March that it had obtained purchase rights for 20 of ...

IBM To Deliver Global Hybrid Cloud Transformation For Pitney Bowes

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has entered an agreement with Pitney Bowes, under which IBM will deliver IT automation, machine learning, and managed infrastructure services designed to assist Pitney Bowes to enhance and include hybrid cloud computing to support its glo...

Overwhelmingly Positive Monday Market Session – $SPCE $SCPS Jump As $ADT $TSLA Move Higher!

"When you have no one to answer to, vendetta as investment strategy is as legitimate as anything." - Carl Icahn   Happy Monday! I hope that the markets treated you all well again today. Monday's session was overwhelmingly positive for the top side of the market as all major indices began an...

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos & LVMH Duking It Out For ‘World’s Richest Person’ – Tesla’s Musk In 3rd!

Bernard Arnault, CEO and majority owner of French luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy)  became the 'world’s richest person' this morning unseating Amazon (AMZN, $3,244.99, +1.31%) founder Jeff Bezos prior to relinquishing the title at the end of today's trading session.  According ...

JPMorgan Morgan Health In Washington DC With Deploying Up To $250M

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) announced details about Morgan Health, a new business venture focused on improving the efficiency, quality, and equity of employer-sponsored healthcare. The unit will be led by Dan Mendelson, CEO of Morgan Health. Mendelson will report to the Vice-Chair...

McDonald’s U.K. Supplies ‘Derailed’ Due To Protest By Vegan Activists

Reportedly, animal rights activists have blocked supplies of an approx of 1,300 U.K. restaurants operated by McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) in an attempt to convince the fast-food giant to include an entirely plant-based menu. Around 50 Animal Rebellion protesters have blocked all four of the compan...

Israel Government Orders Push Chevron To Restart Operations At Offshore Tamar Natural Gas Platform

As per reports, Israel's energy ministry has instructed Chevron Corporation (CVX) to restart operations at the offshore Tamar natural gas platform almost after nine days after it was shut on May 12 as per government instructions, due to Israel-Gaza unrest in the region. Chevron holds a 25% stake in...

Home Depot Announces Q1 Cash Dividend + $20B Stock Buyback Program!

Reportedly, the board of Home Depot, Inc. (HD) declared a first-quarter cash dividend of $1.65 per share to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 3, 2021.  The dividend is payable on June 17, 2021, and is the 137th consecutive quarter the company has paid a cash dividend. The boa...

Broad Markets Tread Water As Microcap Bids Resurface This Week – See $ATOS $INVO $INMB & $KDNY

"In my view, the biggest investment risk is not the volatility of prices, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. Not only is the mere drop in stock prices not risk, but it is an opportunity. Where else do you look for cheap stocks?" - Li Lu   Happy Saturday All! I hope tha...

Thirsty Thursday Pushes Markets & VP Watchlist Stocks Higher- ($AAPL $ATOS $DIS $FATE $INMB $HL $INVO $KDNY $TSLA)

"Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research."- Ike Skelton   Happy Thirsty Thursday! I hope that the markets treated you all well again today. Today's Thirsty Thursday certainly b...

Microsoft To Say Goodbye To Internet Explorer & Hello To Edge!

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) will unplug its well-known browser, Internet Explorer next year as the technology giant prepares to compete with market leader Chrome with its slicker Edge browser. Internet Explorer, launched in 1995 became the prominent browser for over a decade as it was pac...

J.P. Morgan Secures Top Spot As European Web Transaction Acquirer

Reportedly, J.P. Morgan (JPM)  has secured the top spot in the Nilson Report’s European ranking of merchant acquirers for the sixth year in Europe by web-based transactions. As per the report,  the 45 largest acquirers handled over 22 billion web-based transactions with a value of over $1 trill...

Cisco Releases Q3 Earnings- Lowers Earnings Guidance Amid Supply Chain Issues

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) released its third-quarter earnings this week and raised concerns that supply chain issues will be prevalent till the end of 2021. The technology giant also forecast its current-quarter profit below estimates. "Notwithstanding what's going on in the supply chain, our re...

Markets Move Lower As Bitcoin Gets Crushed – $ATOS $INMB $INVO $KDNY & $TGT Rise

"Stock market goes up or down, and you can't adjust your portfolio based on the whims of the market, so you have to have a strategy in a position and stay true to that strategy and not pay attention to noise that could surround any particular investment." - John Paulson   Happy Hump Day! I h...

Goldman’s Consumer Business CFO, Sherry Ann Mohan To Join JPMorgan Chase Business Banking Unit

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has hired Sherry Ann Mohan as the chief financial officer of its business banking unit, formerly MD, and CFO for Goldman's (GS) consumer business. Mohan served at Goldman's consumer business, which includes Marcus and Apple Card. Sherry Ann Mohan's depa...

Walmart Exceeds Q1 Estimates – Raises Outlook

Dow 30 component, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) reported strong first-quarter earnings, witnessing a strong push from e-commerce and grocery sales. Key Highlights: Walmart reported an adjusted EPS of $1.69 versus $1.21 expected. Revenue stood at $138.31 billion versus $131.97 billion expected fo...

JPMorgan Lays Down Carbon Reduction Goals For Clients

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has set out mid-term, carbon reduction goals for clients, as the bank faces pressure to align their financing activities with their climate change commitments. JPMorgan Chase & Co is asking its clients in the auto industries and electric power to meet ca...

IBM’s ‘Hybrid Work Plans’ For Returning To Work Post Pandemic

In a recent interaction with Yahoo Finance Presents, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) CEO, Arvind Krishna discussed how the company expects at least 80% of the company’s 350,000 employees to opt for a hybrid model of work post-COVID -19 vaccination rollout. A hybrid model is such ...

Major Indices & Dollar Dip While Biotech Stocks Find Ground – See $XBI, $INMB, $FATE $NBSE

"Your mindset matters. It affects everything - from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being." - Peter Diamandis   Happy Tuesday! I hope that the markets treated you all personally well today. However and...

IBM Acquires Salesforce Partner Waeg

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is buying Waeg, a consulting partner for Salesforce (CRM) extending its range of services and supporting its hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence strategy. Waeg, based in Brussels serves clients across Europe, complements IBM's ac...

Home Depot Rides High On Q1 Earnings, Crushes Estimates

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) reported strong quarterly earnings, reporting a 31% jump in quarterly same-store sales, as revenue and profit surged as Americans continued to invest more to upgrade their living spaces. Home Depot also benefited from a years-long focus on e-commerce, particularly in servic...

Please Join Me Today To Meet the CEO of INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB) After The Market’s Close!

  Alzheimer disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of the brain that causes gradual loss of memory, judgment, and the ability to function socially. Alzheimer disease currently affects about 5 million people.About 75 percent of Alzheimer disease cases are classified as sporadic, which means t...

Verizon Opens Recruitment Nationwide For 1,000 Roles, Amid Surge In Customer Demand

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is launching its largest recruitment effort in more than five years to handle the demand around 5G, new devices, and gaming, along with increasing customer visits to its nationwide stores. The company is adding more than 1,000 retail positions to ensure ...

Verizon Media Expands Partnership With Condé Nast’ Offering Exclusive Content & Commerce Experience To Consumers

Reportedly, Verizon Media (VZ) and Condé Nast announced an expansion of their partnership to build the next generation content and advertising experiences for consumers and advertisers. The partnership unlocks new content distribution opportunities and increased access to Condé Nast’s premium in...

Disney World Revises Mask Rules As Per Latest CDC Guidelines

Reportedly, Disney World, and other amusement parks have updated their mask policy following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Masks have been made optional in outdoor areas and pool decks at Walt Disney Inc's Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from May 15. Howe...

Boeing Receives 737 MAX Jets Orders From Alaska Air

As per reports, Alaska Air Group has placed orders for 13 Boeing Co (BA) 737-9 MAX airplanes and 17 Embraer 175 jets, as the U.S. carrier is expecting bookings to come back after Covid-19 vaccinations and travel to resume. "Alaska expects domestic travel to return to pre-COVID levels by the summe...

Major Indices Drop As A Handful of VP Watchlist Stocks Jump on Monday! – See $ATOS, $HL, $INVO, $INMB, & $KDNY

"Inflation destroys savings, impedes planning, and discourages investment. That means less productivity and a lower standard of living." - Kevin Brady   Happy Monday! I hope the markets treated you well today, but it was a somewhat negative or pause kind of day for the broad markets. The Do...

Coca-Cola Announces The Discontinuation Of Coca-Cola Energy In North America

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) is discontinuing its energy drink, Coca-Cola Energy,  in North America just over a year after it was rolled out. The beverage giant will focus on its fast-moving beverages as consumers pick up more of its traditional sodas and flavored sparkling waters as ...

Nike Looks Forward To Phased Return Of Employees To Office

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is preparing for a phased return of its employees to its offices subject to the employee's geographical location. As COVID-19 vaccinations are in full swing, the sportswear giant is one of a growing number of companies planning for life after the pandemic. A phased retu...

Walmart Schedules First Quarter Earnings Release On May 18, 2021

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) will release its first-quarter earnings results at 6 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, followed by a live conference call with the Investment Community at 7 a.m. CDT to discuss the results. The call will be hosted by Doug McMillon, President & CEO, an...

Walmart Allowing Fully Vaccinated Employees To Ditch Their Mask

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to allow fully vaccinated workers without masks at work following the latest guidelines issued from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As per an internal memo issued by the retailer to U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs, and supply chain facilities, u...

Inflationary Fears Flamed Markets Decline Until Fed’s ‘Transitory’ Statement Entered Investors’ Minds

  "Cash - in savings accounts, short-term CDs or money market deposits - is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing pow...

Visa Collaborates With Wave, Offering Instant Payouts To Canadian Small Business Owners

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) has partnered with Wave, an all-in-one accounting and business banking platform to launch Instant Payouts to Canadian small businesses helping them to manage their cash flow. The platform will be enabled by Visa Direct, Visa's real-time2 push payments platform, and made ava...

Disney Reports Mixed Second-Quarter Earnings – Disney+ Miss Expectations

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported mixed fiscal second-quarter earnings, as the entertainment giant added fewer new subscribers than expected for its streaming service, Disney+. The company closed its second quarter with 103.6 million subscribers, missing estimates for 110.3 million. Disney's di...

Investors Take Another Scoop On Thursday As CDC Sets The Fully Vaccinated ‘FREE’!

"Bitcoin, in the short or even long term, may turn out be a good investment in the same way that anything that is rare can be considered valuable. Like baseball cards. Or a Picasso." - Andrew Ross Sorkin   Happy Thursday! I hope the markets treated you well today.  I guess the good vibes th...

McDonald’s Announce Increase In Hourly Wages By 10% For +660 U.S. Owned Restaurants

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is looking to increase the hourly wages by an average of 10%, for more than 36,500 employees at more than 660 of its U.S. restaurants. The move comes as McDonald's employees are planning to strike across 15 cities on May 19 to demand higher wages. The ...

Wednesday Loudly Stated That We Had Not Reached A Bottom

"To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game." – Rich Dad Pour Dad   Happy Hump Day! I hope you had a wonderful and profitable day. However, if you were like many of us, it was a less...

Boeing 737 MAX Deliveries Decline Drastically In April Amid Electrical Issue

Boeing (BA) recently reported a major decline in the sale of 737 MAX jet deliveries for the month of April. Deliveries dropped to 4 in April from 19 in the previous month, as the aircraft struggles with an electrical problem that has re-grounded the aircraft. Boeing started delivering the 737 MAX ai...

Hmmm….Did We Finally Reach A Bottom On Tuesday?

"I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock and there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies." – Peter Lynch   Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful and profitable day...

Chevron & Noble Midstream Partners LP Announce Complete Merger

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) and Noble Midstream Partners LP announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition, resulting in Noble Midstream as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron. Noble Midstream’s common units will not be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Mar...

IBM Introduces World’s First 2-Nanometer Chip Technology

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has unveiled the world's first 2-nanometer chipmaking technology that could be 45% faster and up to 75% more power-efficient than the mainstream 7-nanometer chips used in many of today's laptops and phones. The technology is expected to ...

Nike To Pay Quarterly Dividend On July 1

As per reports, the board of Nike, Inc. (NKE) has announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.275 per share on the outstanding Class A and Class B Common stock to shareholders of record on June 1, 2021, payable on July 1, 2021. NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributo...

Nasdaq & Russell Drop As Tech & Biotech Stocks Falter To Start Week- $AMZN Issues First $1B Sustainability Bond

  "Historically, there has been a bull market in the commodities every 20 or 30 years." – Jim Rogers   Happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a great Mother's Day weekend and the markets treated you well enough today. However, for many of us the markets, in general, felt very heavy...

Meryle Lynn Chamberlain Hired to Head Aggressive Go-To-Market Sales, Partnerships, & Marketing For INVO Bioscience

Today, INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO), a medical device company focused on commercializing the world’s only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System (IVC), INVOcell®, announced the appointment of tenured women’s health & fertility solution marketing professional, Meryle Lynn Chamberlain,...

American Express Announces Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, the Board of American Express Company (AXP) announced a regular quarterly dividend of $.43 per common share to shareholders of record on July 2, 2021, payable on August 10, 2021. Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globa...

Cisco Announces Q3 Release Details

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings, 2021 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 1:30 PM (PT) / 4:30 PM (ET). The press release of the earnings will be posted on the company's website under the "Newsroom" section. Dial-in details: 888-848-6507 & 21...

Walmart Health Enters Agreement To Acquire With Telehealth Provider MeMD

As per reports, Walmart Health has entered an agreement with MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth provider. The agreement strengthens Walmart's commitment to integrated, omnichannel health delivery spread across data and technology to enhance engagement and outcomes. The partnership will allow Walmart...

Salesforce Schedules Q1 Earnings On May 27

Reportedly, Salesforce (CRM) is scheduled to release its first quarter, 2022 results on Thursday, May 27, 2021, after trading closes, followed by a conference call at 2:00 p.m. (PT) / 5:00 p.m. (ET) with the investment community to discuss and review the results. Live webcast and replay of the even...

Blue Chips & Cyclicals Rule This Week While Tech & Biotech Take A Dip

  "The markets generally are unpredictable, so that one has to have different scenarios. The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market." – George Soros   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you created significant wealt...

Apple Hires Cisco’s Stella Low As Chief Communications Officer

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has named the chief communications officer at Cisco, Stella Low as the company’s head of communications, filling in the role that has been empty since the departure of Steve Dowling in 2019. Low will lead external communications and public relations and will report to ...

Home Depot To Release Q1 Earnings On May 18

As per reports, the world's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is scheduled to announce its first-quarter earnings conference call on Tuesday, May 18, at 9 a.m. ET. The webcast can be reached at http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations under the First Quarter Earnin...

Hecla Q1 Results Register Record Cash Margin, Adjusted EBITDA, & 2nd Highest Revenue In 130-Year History

VP Watchlist company, North American Silver and Gold producer Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) announced Q1 2021 financial and operating results on Thursday. Shares closed at $7.29, +16.64% on Thursday. The 52-wk range is $2.47-$8.47. Hecla's Board of Directors also increased their silver-linked divi...

Blue Chips Lead The Way As Smalls & Biotech Swing Wildly On Thursday – VP Watchlist Stock $HL Pops +16.64%

  "Stop trying to predict the direction of the stock market, the economy or the elections." – Warren Buffett   Happy Thursday! I hope that you all created wealth again today in what I would suggest was a wild and wooly kind of day in the markets. Especially, if you were invested in th...

Walgreens Collaborates Uber Technologies Inc (UBER), DoorDash Inc, Etc. To Launch Same-Day Delivery

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has partnered with Uber Technologies Inc (UBER), DoorDash Inc, and others to launch same-day delivery under two hours for its retail products in the United States. The same-day purchases placed via its app or online will be packed by store workers and delive...

Saadia Madsbjerg Named President of The Coca-Cola Foundation & VP of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

As per reports, Saadia Madsbjerg has been named as the President of The Coca-Cola Foundation and VP of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company (KO), effective June 1. Madsbjerg, 44 succeeds Helen Price and will report to Bea Perez, Chief Communications, Sustainability & Strategic Part...

Microsoft Allows Its EU Public & Commercial Sector Customers To Store & Process Data In The Region

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has allowed public and commercial sector customers in the European Union to store and process all of their data in the region, amid growing demand from some clients. Microsoft to complete the implementation of all engineering work required to execute the decision by...

Salesforce Joins As Innovation Partner Of The Walt Disney Studios StudioLAB

Reportedly, Salesforce and Disney (DIS) Studios Content have entered a partnership to support Disney marketers and filmmakers via the Salesforce platform. With Salesforce as StudioLAB Innovation Partner, the companies will look for new ways to use technology to manage and grow the content production...

Caterpillar Reports Improved Quarter Earnings- Raises Supply Chain Issues

 Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported strong quarterly earnings last week and raised concerns over the global shortage of semiconductor chips, which could affect its ability to keep up with increasing customer orders. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Bonfield informed that the company is witnessing reco...

Intel Investing $600M In Israel To Expand Its R&D Work -Also Spending $10B On New Chip Plant

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) is set to invest another $600 million in Israel for the expansion of its research and development (R&D) and it will also spend $10 billion on a new chip plant. The company to invest $400 million to turn its Mobileye unit into an R&D campus for developing ...

Dow 30 Achieves New Record High As Cyclicals Rotation Continues – Jessica Alba’s $HNST(+43%) IPO Debuts

  "An important key to investing is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets." – Peter Lynch   Happy Wednesday! I hope the markets treated you well today.  Today, we saw the Dow 30 march forward to close at 34,230.34 (+.29%) achieving yet another record high. The S&P ...

Markets Sell Off Tuesday As Janet Yellen Amplifies Interest Rate Fears – $BLRX, $CVS, $EDSA, & $SPCE Leg Higher

"Learn everyday, but especially from the experiences of others. It’s cheaper!" – John Bogle   Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful day.  As for the markets, unfortunately we experienced a somber day of sorts as we began and ended in the red across the board, save the Dow which limp...

Mixed Markets With Mixed MacroEconomic Data – $ATOS, $KDNY & $HL Move Higher

"When purchasing depressed stock in troubled companies, seek out the ones with the superior financial positions and avoid the ones with loads of bank debt." – Peter Lynch Happy Monday! I hope you had a great start to the week. As for the markets, we saw a bit of a mixed day as it initially rose...

Chevron Quarterly Earnings Recover- Raises Dividend By 4%

Chevron Corporation (CVX) reported better than expected first-quarter earnings recently, with an adjusted EPS of 90 cents per share and revenue of $32.03 billion, ahead of $30.37 billion estimates. Net income stood at $1.377 billion, a 62% decrease year over year. Last quarter, Chevron posted a $665...

Boeing Reports More Quarterly Losses – Remains Positive On Air Travel Recovery

Boeing (BA) reports a sixth consecutive quarterly loss as the aerospace giant struggles with production issues and a weak jetliner market. Boeing reported a net loss of $561 million for the first three months of 2021 on revenue of $15.2 billion, 10% lower than last year but slightly ahead of analyst...

Travelers (TRV) Publishes 2020 Community Report – Total Giving Over Decade Approx. $225M

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) published its annual Community Report that includes its 2020 charitable contributions of nearly $23 million, bringing the company’s total giving over the past decade to approximately $225 million. The company’s charitable activities 2020 includ...

Verizon Selling Media Unit (Yahoo & AOL) To Apollo For $5B

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to sell its media unit, which includes Yahoo and AOL, to Apollo Global Management Inc for $5 billion, in a move to offload its digital media business. Verizon declared the unit nearly worthless with a $4.6 billion write-down in 2018, as major market gia...

Visa Quarterly Earnings Signal Reviving Economy

Visa (V) earnings are showing signs of recovery as an increase in online shopping helped the world's biggest payment processor quarterly earnings beat Wall Street estimates and overcome sluggish travel spending. Visa's total payment volumes increased 11% on a constant dollar basis. Visa's net revenu...

3M Reports Strong Q12021 Earnings – Sees Higher Costs

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) posted strong profit and revenue estimates in the first quarter, as more and more people bought products to prevent potential coronavirus infections i.e. 3M's N95 masks and general cleaning equipment. Sales for the safety and industrial unit increased 13.7% to $3.3 billion for t...

Peter Mitchell Appointed As General Manager For Verizon Connect

Reportedly, Peter Mitchell has been appointed as the general manager of Verizon Connect, an important part of Verizon Business’ product portfolio and also one of the world’s largest SaaS-based fleet management providers. Mitchell expands his role as the company’s chief technology officer. Mit...

Boeing Has Fired Employees On Racist, Discriminatory Or Hateful Conduct

As per reports, Boeing Co (BA) has fired 65 employees over the last year for engaging in or being part of racist, discriminatory or hateful conduct. The planemaker informed in a report that the employees were terminated between June 2020 and April 21, 2021. Boeing said about 69% of its U.S. workforc...

‘Sideways To Partly Cloudy Skies’ For Large Caps This Week But Micros Find Bids Again

  “No stock price is too low for bears or too high for bulls." –  John F. Heerdink, Jr.   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you have made significant progress in the markets again this week & that you are out enjoying a wonderful weekend where it may take you. This w...

Markets See Green Throughout Thursday’s Market Session – $ATOS, $FB, & $KDNY Jump!

    "Investment is most successful when it is most businesslike." – Ben Graham   Happy Thursday! We saw a bit more volatility in the markets today, but it was overwhelmingly a positive day for the major indices with only the Russell finishing in the red at 2,295 (-.46%).  ...

Former Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Cellular Therapy Development VP Appointed As Chief Medical Officer of NKcell Focused Cytovia Therapeutics

Cytovia Therapeutics aims to accelerate patient access to transformational cell therapies and immunotherapies, addressing several of the most challenging unmet medical needs in cancer. Cytovia focuses on Natural Killer (NK) cell biology and applies precision engineering to induced pluripotent stem c...

Highlights From McDonald’s Q1 Earnings

Fast-Food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) first-quarter net sales topped pre-pandemic levels, beating Wall Street estimates. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.92 versus $1.81 expected. Fiscal first-quarter net income stood at $1.54 billion, or $2.05 per share, up from $1.1...

Merck Reports Disappointing Profits In Q1

Merck & Co. Inc.  (MRK) reports disappointing Q1 profit figures, hurt by the low demand for drugs that need to be administered at a doctor's office, as the pandemic fear continued. The company informed that two-thirds of its treatments and vaccines need to be administered by a doctor, usage of...

IBM Reports Increase In Quarterly Cash Dividend

As per reports, the board of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) will increase the regular quarterly cash dividend to $1.64 per common share, payable to all shareholders as of May 10, 2021. The dividend is to be paid on June 10, 2021. Arvind Krishna, IBM chairman, and the chief exec...

Apple Surpasses Earning Estimates – Reports 54% Revenue Increase

Dow 30 component, Apple (AAPL) reported Q2 earnings this week, beating analyst expectations. Revenue soared 54% year-over-year on strong hardware sales in the quarter. Revenue stood at $89.58 billion versus $77.3 billion expected. Earnings per share of $1.40 were reported versus $0.99 expected. iPh...

Amgen Reports Disappointing Q1 Earnings

Amgen (AMGN) reports disappointing q1 earnings, with earnings declining 12% to $3.70 per share. Sales dropped 4% to $5.9 billion. Amgen's highest selling, an inflammatory treatment called Enbrel reported $924 million, a 20% decline and missed forecasts for nearly $1.1 billion. The company noted sea...

Fed Stays True As Markets End Somewhat Level on Hump Day- AAPL & FB Smash Expectations

  Value stocks are about as exciting as watching grass grow, but have you ever noticed just how much your grass grows in a week? – Christopher Browne Happy Hump Day! Investors minds and pocket books were essentially all wrapped up in the Fed's interest rate decision today. The Fed did not ...

Microsoft Reports Earnings

Microsoft (MSFT) reports reports earnings expectations. The technology giant’s majority growth contributor was its Azure cloud division, pushing its market capitalization close to $2 trillion. For the quarter, the company reported $15.12 billion in revenue from the segment, a 23% year-over-year in...

Improving Macro Reports & Sideways Markets Ahead of Fed’s Rate Decision – GOOG Crushes Q1!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "Even the intelligent investor is likely to need considerable willpower to keep from following the crowd." – Benjamin Graham Happy Tuesday! Today's markets ended generally flat to mixed across the board after beginning the session with a positive continuation trade in...

Former Coca Cola & Uber Global Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina Joins INVO Bioscience’s Board

  It’s estimated that nearly 90% of couples in need of infertility treatment go without care! INVO Bioscience's (NASDAQ: INVO) mission is to increase access to care and expand fertility treatment across the globe with a goal to lower the cost of care and increase the availability ...

Merck Partners With Indian Generic Drugmakers For COVID-19 Drug Production & Access To Molnupiravi

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) has partnered with five Indian generic drugmakers, including Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd & Cipla Ltd, to expand production and access to its experimental COVID-19 drug, molnupiravir. The partnership will allow the companies with licenses to supply...

Salesforce Attains #1 CRM Provider Status For 8th Consecutive Year Via IDC

Reportedly, the global leader in CRM, Salesforce (CRM) has secured the #1 CRM Provider position for the 8th consecutive year by International Data Corporation (IDC) in its latest Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker.  The IDC data shows that Salesforce has positioned itself as the market share le...

Honeywell BOD Declares Quarterly Dividend

As per reports, the board of Honeywell (HON) has announced a regular quarterly dividend payment of $0.93 per share to all shareholders of the common stock as of May 14, 2021. The dividend is payable on June 4, 2021. Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor base...

Small Caps Fly As S&P & Nasdaq Achieve Record Highs On Monday – ATOS, FATE, INVO Leg Higher!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "Individual who cannot master their emotions are ill-suited to profit from the investment process." – Benjamin Graham Happy Monday! I hope today's trading session moved all of your accounts north. Today's markets were generally positive across the board. In particular, ...

Amgen Schedules To Report Q1 Financials Tuesday, April 27

As per reports, Amgen (AMGN) will announce its first-quarter financial results tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, after the market closes. A conference call will be held with the investment community at 2:00 p.m. PT following the results. Robert A. Bradway, chairman, & CEO, along with the member...

Honeywell Reports Q1- Battles Amid Slow Recovery In Its Aerospace Business

Honeywell International In. (HON) released first-quarter earnings recently, reporting an EPS of $1.92 per share, beating market estimates of $1.80 per share. Net income dropped nearly 10% to $1.43 billion in the quarter. The company now expects full-year sales to be between $34 billion and $34.8 bil...

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures Wins Best Picture Trophy

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company Searchlight Pictures won the best picture trophy for "Nomadland" at the Oscars, marking the fourth time in eight years the studio has collected the film industry's most prestigious recognition. The victory for Searchlight Pictures "Nomadland" left Netflix Inc...

Apple Launching COVID-19 Shots Program For Its Workers At Its Offices

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to launch a program to help its employees get voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations at its offices, along with collaboration with drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc as its vendor. The company to open a website for its workers to sign up for appointments, an Ap...

Large Caps Take A Dive While MicroCaps Find Ground Again This Week

  “I made my first investment at age eleven. I was wasting my life until then.” - Warren Buffett   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you have made significant progress in the markets again this week & that you are out enjoying a wonderful weekend. However, the broad m...

Cytovia Therapeutics Files New Provisional Composition of Matter Patent Applications for Natural Killer Cell Engager Multifunctional Antibodies (FLEX-NK®)

"Precision NK therapies have the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment with unsurpassed safety and efficacy. We are excited to bring NK Cell Engager antibodies and CAR-NK cell therapies to initial clinical trials starting in 2021, moving towards broad patient access to cancer-defeating cures...

IBM Reports Encouraging Q1 Revenue Growth & Beat!

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reports Q1 revenue growth after four quarters of declining figures. The technology giant reported an adjusted EPS of $1.77 per share versus $1.63 per share as expected by analysts. Revenue of $17.73 billion was recorded, a little ahead of market esti...

American Express Exceeds Quarterly Profits- Benefits of $675M From Release of $1.05B From Loan-loss Reserves

As per reports, American Express Co (AXP) released strong quarterly earnings, beating market estimates. The business card for companies is improving as government incentives and vaccine rollouts point at economic recovery, assisting the industry to recover from a pandemic-driven low in non-essential...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Schedules Quarterly Dividend On June 11

As per reports, the Board of Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has announced a quarterly dividend of 46.75 cents per share payable on June 11, 2021, to stockholders of record as of May 21, 2021. Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of tru...

Intel Reports Q1 2021 Earnings – States “This is a pivotal year for Intel”

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) released Q1 earnings this week, first with CEO Pat Gelsinger in leadership. Sales remained flat and profit dropped in the first quarter of 2021. However, earnings per share were significantly higher than analyst estimates and the company’s expected forecast. C...

Majors Close Systematically Lower As ‘Increased Capital Gains Taxes’ News Surfaces On EarthDay2021- EFX & INVO POP

  QUOTE OF THE DAY -"I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over." — Warren Buffett Happy Thurdsay! I hope that Thursday's trading session produced personal wealth for one and all, but the major indices all fell almost in a direct line as ...

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Gains Support From INVO Bioscience – The Providers of The Affordable Treatment Option- INVOcell

  It’s estimated that nearly 90% of couples in need of infertility treatment go without care! Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure...

Disney – Sony Pictures Deal Bringing “Spider-Man” & Other Movies To Disney+ After Netflix 18-Month Exclusive Period

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has entered a deal with Sony Pictures to play new "Spider-Man" movies and other films to Disney's streaming services and TV networks in the United States after they play on Netflix. The company has also secured rights to offer hundreds of older Sony fil...

Apple Unveils The New iPad Pro Powered With Its Custom M1 Chips

Apple (AAPL) launched its latest line of iPad Pros during a special virtual event held on Tuesday, April 20 at its Cupertino, California, headquarters, as per reports. The newly launched iPads are the first to be powered by Apple’s custom M1 chips, the same used in its Mac line of laptops and des...

Greece To Start Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccinations Next Month

Reportedly, Greece starts the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine on May 5 after Europe's drug regulator backed its use, informed health authorities. “We expect decisions by the CDC and FDA on Friday and then by our national committee on vaccinations in the following day...

A Broad & Strong ‘Hump Day’ Market Advance – ATOS, FATE, INVO & TSLA Move Nicely Higher

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long r...

Procter & Gamble Quarterly Earnings Beat Market Estimates- Consumers Continue Buying Pandemic Inspired Cleaning Products

Reportedly, the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) third-quarter earnings exceeded analyst estimates as consumers continue to purchase more cleaning supplies and also bounce back to buying beauty products. Key Earning Highlights for the quarter ending March 31: Earnings per share of $1.26 were r...

Johnson & Johnson Reports Strong Quarter Earnings- Increases Quarterly Dividend By 5 Cents

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) released its first-quarter earnings this week, reporting adjusted earnings of $2.59 per share and revenue of $22.32 billion, beating estimates of $21.98 billion. The company reported $100 million in sales for its COVID-19 vaccine, which was put on hold by ...

Chevron & Honeywell Collaborate On World’s First Commercial ISOALKY™ Ionic Liquids Alkylation Unit

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) and Honeywell have announced the commissioning and start-up of the world's first commercial-scale ISOALKY process unit that uses ionic liquids to produce alkylate. The ISOALKY technology marks a major innovation in alkylation technology and offers wider and impr...

Coca-Cola Reports Strong Quarterly Earnings- Remains Positive On Growth Amid Economic Recovery

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) released quarter earnings this week, reporting a revenue of $9.02 billion versus $8.6 billion expected. Adjusted earnings per share stood at 55 cents versus 50 cents expected. The beverage giant reported a fiscal first-quarter net income of $2.25 billion, or 5...

Verizon Reports Strong Q1 2021 Earnings

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) reported first-quarter adjusted earnings that topped estimates. For the quarter ending March, Verizon's adjusted earnings were $1.31 per share, excluding items. Revenues increased 4% to $32.9 billion. A year earlier, Verizon earned $1.26 a share on revenue of $31.6 ...

Microsoft & Discord End Deal Talks

Reportedly, messaging platform Discord Inc. to end deal talks with Microsoft Inc. (MSFT) and focus on expanding the business as a standalone company through its chat platform and doing business from its user base that has grown rapidly during the pandemic, as per sources. Earlier it was reported in ...

Markets Fall For 2nd Consecutive Day – Defensive Sectors Rise – NFLX Misses -TSLA’s Musk Tweets

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble” — Warren Buffett  Happy Tuesday! I hope that the second trading session of the week treated you well. However, once again the broad markets remained in negative territory th...

Amgen Completes Acquisition Of Five Prime Therapeutics

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) has successful completed its previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Five Prime Therapeutics for $38 per share in cash. Five Prime Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working on developing immuno-oncology and...

Markets Pause On Monday – AAPL, INVO, HOG, & NFLX Move Higher!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.” — Warren Buffett  Happy Monday! I hope that the first trading session of the week treated you well individually. However, broadly all indices remained in negative territory throughout...

INVO Bioscience & Lyfe Medical Partnering To Establish An INVOcell Clinic In The San Francisco Bay Area – (Affordable Infertility Treatment Option)

    INVOcell is the first Intravaginal Culture (IVC) system granted FDA clearance in the United States, providing millions of infertile couples across the country access to this revolutionary infertility treatment. This novel device and procedure provides a more natural, safe, effectiv...

McDonald’s Introduces Mandatory Anti-Harassment Training To Combat Harassment & Discrimination At Its Restaurants

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is planning to make it's 2 million workers take anti-harassment training after the fast-food giant has been accused of series of workplace abuse claims. The new training comes in the light as the company tries to address allegations that it has ignored hara...

Verizon Launches 5G Internet In 21 U.S. Cities For Commercial Entities

As per reports, one of the largest U.S. telecom companies Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is launching 5G internet for businesses in 21 U.S. cities this month, expanding its reach from Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. The telecom giant is offering a 10-year price lock for new customers, no data...

Microsoft Introduces Kid-Friendly Version Of Its Edge Web Browser, Edge Kids Mode

 Microsoft (MSFT)  introduced its new kid's mode for its Edge web browser, in a move to ensure that parents can easily allow their children to go online without being concerned about the kind of content they’ll come across. The introduction is the first such feature from any major browser, desig...

‘Bigs’ & Crypto’s Rule The Week As Micros Struggle to Find A Bid But…

  "How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case." — Robert G. Allen Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you have made significant progress in the markets again this week & that you are out enjoying a wonderful weekend...

JPMorgan Reports Positive Q1 Earnings, Crushing Market Estimates

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) released first-quarter earnings, performing better than market estimates as the economy starts to revive from the COVID-19 crisis. Key Earning Highlights: Adjusted earnings per share of $4.50 were reported versus the $3.05 estimate. Revenue stood at $32.3 billion...

Kidney Disease Focused Precision Medicine Firm Chinook Therapeutics Presents 6 Posters At ISN World Congress of Nephrology

Chronic kidney diseases are a severe and growing worldwide problem with a lack of effective treatments often leading to dialysis, transplantation, and high costs to health care systems. In the U.S. alone, kidney diseases affect an estimated 37 million people and account for over $120 billion in an...

Boeing Releases Q1 Deliveries Update

The Boeing Company (BA) released its first-quarter, 2021 major deliveries across its commercial and defense operations, as follows: Commercial Airplanes Programs:  737 63 747 1 767 5 777 6 787 2 Total 77   Defense, Space & Security Programs ...

Home Depot Sets-Up 3 New Distribution Centers In The West Palm Beach, Miami, & Fort Myers Area

Reportedly, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) has opened three new distribution centers across Florida, from West Palm Beach and Miami to Fort Myers, offering faster delivery options to customers in the South Florida region. The home improvement giant also plans to open two additional Miami distribution center...

Caterpillar Announces Retirement Of 2 Long-Time Board Members & Addition Of CEO Of Cargill To Board

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has announced the retirement of its 2 long-time members of the board of directors, Juan Gallardo and William (Bill) Osborn, along with the election of Cargill Board Chair and CEO, David MacLennan to the board, effective April 14, 2021. Gallardo, 73 was electe...

American Express Gains 10th Spot On 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S.

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) has been ranked 10th on the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S, for the second consecutive year of being among the Top 10. The ranking is based majorly on feedback from its employees and the company’s success in providing a dive...

Verizon Enters SBA/Crown Castle Deal To Quicken Deployment of C-band Equipment For Launch of 5G

As per reports, Verizon (VZ) has entered deals with SBA and Crown Castle, two-tower companies already hosting Verizon infrastructure equipment, to quicken the deployment of C-band equipment for the launch of 5G Ultra-Wideband and fixed wireless broadband service on this newly acquired spectrum. Ver...

UnitedHealth Reports Q1 Earnings – Raises 2021 Earnings Guidance

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) reported strong Q1 earnings, raising prior earning guidance for full-year 2021. The adjusted earnings per share increased 42.7% to $5.31. Revenue increased 9% to $70.2 billion, driven by 11% growth in revenue for the Optum health services division to $36.4 billi...

Stronger Macro Data + Lower Rates Propel Markets Higher on Thursday – UNH , HL, KDNY Jump!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price, than a fair company at a wonderful price." — Warren Buffett  Happy Thursday! I hope that the markets treated you well again today. All indices moved higher as the S&P 500 closed at 4,179.42 (+1.11%), ...

Goldman Sachs Reports Q1 Earnings, Exceeding Market Expectations

Reportedly, the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported first-quarter net profits and revenues, beating analysts’ estimates driven by a strong performance from the firm’s investment banking and trading businesses. “We have been working hard alongside our clients in preparation for a world b...

Banks Beat, COIN Opens, & Oil Jumps During Hump Day’s Market Session!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “A market downturn doesn’t bother us. It is an opportunity to increase our ownership of great companies with great management at good prices.” — Warren Buffett  Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) portfolio is holds 84.29% of assets in 3 sectors incl...

IBM Is Naming Its Independent Managed Infrastructure Services Business “Kyndryl”

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corp (IBM) managed infrastructure services business will be called "Kyndryl" and will be headquartered in New York after a planned spinoff later this year. "Kyndryl evokes the spirit of true partnership and growth," stated Martin Schroeter, Chief Execut...

Salesforce May Soon Welcome Vaccinated Employees Back To Office

Reportedly, CRM giant Salesforce.com (CRM) has decided to bring back vaccinated employees back to some of its offices, giving vaccinated workers preferential treatment over those who have not taken the shot. Vaccinated employees will be able to work from its headquarters in San Francisco including l...

Nasdaq, FAANGs, TSLA, Bitcoin & NVCR Power Forward On Tuesday!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.” — Jim Cramer Happy Tuesday! I hope that the markets treated you well today as Tuesday's markets felt a bit stronger across the board all the way down the food curve. However th...

FDA Halts Usage Of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, As Blood-Clot Reports Appear

Reportedly, the Food and Drug Administration has halted the use of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) coronavirus vaccine, after reports of blood clots in six recipients were reported, pushing Johnson & Johnson's stock down. All six cases occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 48 with sympto...

Honeywell Schedules Release Of Q1 Financial Results

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings before trading opens on Friday, April 23, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss and review the results. Dial-in details: (800) 263-0877 for domestic or (646) 828-8143 for international. Conference code...

Nike Launches Nike Refurbished As A Part Of Its Sustainability Initiative

As per reports, Nike Inc (NKE) will begin refurbishing sneakers including Vapormaxes, Air Max, and Reacts, returned by shoppers and resell them at lower prices, in order to reduce consumer waste as a part of its Move-to-Zero initiative under a business model called Nike Refurbished. In order to qual...

Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Under Review By EU Regulator After Blood Clots Reports Surface

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Covid-19 vaccine is under review by the European Union’s drug regulator after four critical cases of unusual clots accompanied by low blood platelets were reported after taking the immunization with the J&J shot. The regulator is now investigatin...

Markets A Bit ‘Squishy’ On Monday After Fed’s ’60 Minutes’ Boom Statement – TSLA, UBER, & NVDA Jump!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “The person who starts simply with the idea of getting rich won’t succeed; you must have a larger ambition.” — John D. Rockefeller Happy Monday! I hope that of you had a nice weekend and that Monday's markets treated you well too.  After record setting performa...

Disney Announces June Opening For Its Disneyland’s Avengers Area

Reportedly, a new avenger themed area to open at Walt Disney Co's (DIS) Disneyland Resort in California on June 4. The area will feature a Spider-Man ride, roaming superheroes, and a shawarma food cart. The addition will come weeks after the resort in Anaheim, about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles...

Microsoft In Advanced Talks To Sign A Deal With AI Speech Tech Firm Nuance

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is in advanced talks to buy Nuance Communications Inc, an artificial intelligence and speech technology company. The deal could value Nuance at about $56 a share, subject to change in terms. Microsoft and Nuance have been in collaboration since 2019 on technologies to d...

McDonald’s Announces Hiring Of 25k Staff In Texas This April

Reportedly, McDonald's Corp (MCD) plans to hire 25,000 people in its restaurants across Texas in April. The burger giant announced it will hire for crew and management positions in a three-day event starting April 13-15. The company runs about 14,000 restaurants in the United States and hires thousa...

Boeing’s 737 Max Aircraft Faces Inspection After Electrical Problems Were Reported On Specific Jets

As per reports, Boeing’s (BA) 737 Max planes have reported an electrical fault on a specific group of jets. The company informed that the “production issue” does not affect its entire fleet and 16 operators have been asked to halt operations involving the jet until the issue is addressed. Boe...

Honeywell Makes Major Climate Pledge To Go Carbon Neutral By 2035

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) is making a major climate pledge of becoming carbon neutral in its operations and facilities by 2035. To achieve the target, Honeywell plans to further invest in energy-saving projects, use more renewable energy sources, complete capital improvement projects, and utilize ...

Information Tech & Consumer Discretionary Sectors Power Record Filled Week In The Markets

  "Know what you own, and know why you own it." – Peter Lynch Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you have made significant progress in the markets again this week & that you are out enjoying a wonderful weekend. Overall the markets were strong this week as two sectors in particula...

JPMorgan Chase Introduces Specialized Green Economy Team Supporting Environment Friendly Companies

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) Commercial Banking has launched the new Green Economy Specialized industry team, supporting environmentally-friendly goods and services companies with dedicated banking services and expertise. Brian Lehman with more than 20 years of client-facing experience ...

UnitedHealth Group Appoints Brian Thompson As CEO For Its UnitedHealthcare Unit

Brian Thompson has been named as the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, the health benefit unit of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), as per reports. Thompson joined UnitedHealth Group in 2004 and recently served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare's government programs including the Medicare & Retireme...

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) Announced Prelims For Silver & Gold Q1 Production

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) today announced its preliminary silver and gold production for the first quarter of 2021. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED: Silver production of 3.5 million ounces, an increase of 7%, due to growing Lucky Friday production. Gold production of 52,004, a decrease of 12%, becau...

Information Tech – FAANG’s Propel Markets Forward on Thursday

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "Although it’s easy to forget sometimes, a share is not a lottery ticket… it’s part ownership of a business." – Peter Lynch Happy Thursday! I hope that of you had a nice day and that your investment portfolio is continuing to rise in value. As for the markets as...

Atossa Therapeutics Announces Ovarian Cancer Patient has Begun Treatment with Oral Endoxifen under FDA’s Expanded Access Pathway

Sometimes called “compassionate use,” expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical t...

Walgreens-Backed Primary Healthcare Provider, VillageMD Prepares For IPO

As per reports, VillageMD, backed by Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is preparing to go public in the U.S. in an IPO. Founded in 2013, VillageMD, a primary healthcare provider plans to raise more than $500 million in a listing that is expected to happen in the third quarter. The IPO could raise as muc...

UBS Predicts Big Win For Apple In The Electric Vehicle Market

UBS analyst David Vogt raises Apple (AAPL) stock to a Buy, raising his price target to $142 from $115, highlighting the company’s ambitious entry in automotive space arguing "auto optionality will offset a 'normal' iPhone Cycle." Vogt predicts Apple can capture some of the battery electric vehicl...

Nikkei Reports That Apple Faces Supply Issues & Delays Production Of MacBook, iPad

Reportedly, production of some of Apple Inc's (AAPL) MacBooks and iPads has been delayed due to a global component shortage. Chip shortages have caused delays in MacBook production, and iPad assembly is facing a shortage of displays and display components. Apple has pushed back a portion of componen...

Microsoft Secures Multi-Billion Deal With U.S. Army For HoloLens Advances

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) has secured a deal worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years to sell the U.S. Army augmented reality headsets set on its HoloLens product, backed by Azure cloud computing services. For the last two years, Microsoft has worked with the Army on the prototyping phase o...

Verizon Strikes Its First Private 5G Contract In Europe

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has entered into its first private 5G contract in Europe with Associated British Ports for the deployment of the mobile network at the Port of Southampton, with the port becoming the first mainland port in the UK to have private 5G. On England's south c...

Goldman May Soon Offer Bitcoin To Wealth Management Clients

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) is reportedly planning to offer investment vehicles for Bitcoin and other digital assets to its private wealth management unit clients.  ″We are working closely with teams across the firm to explore ways to offer thoughtful and appropriate access to the ecosystem f...

Chinook Therapeutics Provides Business Update and Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

Chinook Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KDNY), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of precision medicines for kidney diseases, today provided a business update and reported financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2020. “We are executi...

JPMorgan Chase Announces Release Date For First-Quarter 2021 Earnings

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is scheduled to release its first-quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 7.00 am ET, followed by a conference call to review the results at 8:30 am ET. The live audio webcast can be reached on the company’s website under Investor ...

Merck Acquires Pandion Therapeutics

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has completed the acquisition of Pandion Therapeutics, Inc, for all of the outstanding shares of the common stock of Pandion Therapeutics, Inc at $60 per share through a subsidiary after successful completion of the cash tender offer. Pandion is set to bec...

Major Indices Coast, Smalls Step Noticeably Lower, & Yellen Speaks Taxes

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Wise spending is part of wise investing. And it’s never too late to start.” - Rhonda Katz Happy Wednesday! I hope that of you had a nice day and that your investments increased in value today. As for the markets as a whole, the major indices effectively coasted ...

Johnson & Johnson Now In-Charge Of COVID-19 Vaccine Production At Baltimore Plant After 15 Million Doses Spoil

Reportedly, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in charge of the Emergent BioSolutions facility in Baltimore that ruined 15 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The incident has stopped British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc from using the facility and w...

Apple CEO Tim Cook On Augmented Reality, Self-driving Cars & Retirement

Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook's recent podcast interview with the New York Times discussed how artificial intelligence and augmented reality are significant for the company's growth in the future. The CEO spoke on the company’s interest in autonomy and its underlying benefits for several products, an...

Goldman Sachs Preparing London Staff To Return Office

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) is preparing the return for hundreds of staff back in its London office, after Easter Break, as companies now expect normal working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 200 of Goldman's 6,000 London employees are expected to return to the offic...

Boeing 737 MAX Planes Allowed To Transit In Vietnam After Ban Lift

Reportedly, Vietnam has allowed Boeing (BA) 737 Max planes to transit in the country after they were suspended in 2019 over safety concerns, as per the Ministry of Transport. In March 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority Of Vietnam deferred issuing licenses to 737 MAX aircraft till the cause of an Eth...

Chevron Announces First-Quarter, 2021 Earnings Call & Webcast

Chevron Corporation (CVX) is scheduled to discuss its quarterly earnings via a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET, on Friday, April 30, 2021.  The meeting will be hosted by Pierre Breber, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, and Roderick Green, General Manager, Investor Relations. Dial-in d...

McDonald’s Appoints Desiree Ralls-Morrison As General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has appointed Desiree Ralls-Morrison as the company’s global legal operations and corporate governance. Starting office on April 26, 2021, Desiree will be based at the company's Chicago headquarters in the West Loop. Most recently, Ralls-Morrison serv...

3M Launches New Silicone Adhesive

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that balances strength, flexibility, and comfort, the 2484 3M™ Single Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner. The adhesive is breathable, comfortable, and enables up to a seven-day wea...

Amgen Announces Acquisition Of Rodeo Therapeutics Corporation

As per reports, Amgen Inc. (AMGN) has reached an agreement to acquire Rodeo Therapeutics Corporation, a Seattle-based privately-held biopharmaceutical company that develops small-molecule therapies focused to promote the repair and regeneration of multiple tissues. As per the terms of the deal, Amg...

Merck Announces Q1 2021 Sales & Earnings Release & Conference Details – April 29

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK). is set to host its first-quarter 2021 earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 29. The live call webcast can be reached on the company’s website under “Events & Presentation”. Investors and analysts can dial (833) 353-0277 o...

Fiji Airways Gains Regulator’s Approval For Return Of 737 MAX Planes

As per reports, Fiji Airways has secured approval from its national aviation regulator for the return of its Boeing Co (BA) 737 MAX aircraft after a two-year grounding following two deadly crashes. Its national regulator will allow flights to resume operations following additional crew training, inc...

Markets Downshift Over the Course Of Tuesday’s Session – PTON & RMO Pop Higher!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” - Shelby M.C. Davis Happy Tuesday! I hope that of you had a nice day and that you invested well in the markets.  After a record setting day on Monday & absent any significant macroe...

FAANG Induced Blue Sky Produces New Record High’s On Monday- GME Seeks $1B

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Fear incites human action far more urgently than does the impressive weight of historical evidence.” - Jeremy Siegel Happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend and that Monday's markets treated you well.  Broadly, it was a significantly...

Walmart Schedules Virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meet On June 2

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is scheduled to hold its virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT. The meeting will not be held in a physical location following the Covid-19 norms but will be available online through a live audio webcast, as per repor...

It Was A Positive Milestone / ‘Biden Bucks’ Kind Of Week In The Markets!

"With a good perspective on history, we can have a better understanding of the past and present, and thus a clear vision of the future." — Carlos Slim Helu   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you have made significant progress in the markets again this week & that you are out enjo...

Apple To Use Tesla Batteries For Its Solar Farm In California

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is set to use Tesla’s Megapack at its new battery-based renewable energy storage facility at its California solar farm. Apple informed the facility to store 240 megawatt-hours of energy, strong enough to power more than 7,000 homes for one day. The setup will consist o...

April Fools’ Day Produces Market Records With Flowery Biden Bucks & Positive Macro Reports In View

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “If we like a business, we’re going to buy as much of it as we can and keep it as long as we can. And when we change our mind, we don’t take half measures.” - Warren Buffett Happy Thursday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day and that the markets treated ...

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVO) Reports Yearend Financial Highlights & Recent Operational Highlights Financial Highlights

On March 30, 2021  INVO Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: INVO), a medical device company focused on creating alternative treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility and developers of INVOcell®, the world’s only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System, announced its financial results for the year e...

Chinook Therapeutics’ Upcoming Data Presentations at ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021 and 58th ERA-EDTA Congress

  Chinook Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KDNY) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing precision medicines for kidney diseases. Chinook’s product candidates are being investigated in rare, severe chronic kidney disorders with opportunities for well-defined clinical pathways. Chino...

Markets Realize Overall Positive End To Q1! – APPL, FATE, TSLA & WBA Jump!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself." — Peter Thiel Happy Hump Day & welcome to the end of the quarter! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day and that the markets treated you profitably today. Today's market ...

Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) Financial Results & Key Developments For The Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020

Today, Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in oncology and infectious disease with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced financial results for the fiscal year ended ...

Merck’s Spinoff Unit Organon To Acquire Alydia Health – Medical Device Co. Focused on Preventing Maternal Mortality

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc.(MRK) Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Alydia Health, following the spinoff of its women’s health under the new company, Organon. Organon, a global healthcare company will acquire Alydia Health, focusing on improving the overall health of women...

Walgreens Beats Q2 Estimates – Raises 2021 Profit Forecast

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) reported its second-quarter earnings this week beating estimates and reporting an 8.4% rise in quarterly profit due to higher sales at its pharmacy stores in the U.S. and the UK. The retailer reported a 4.5% increase in its same-store sales at its U.S. ...

Apple Invests In Steve Toute’s UnitedMasters Music-Distribution Co. Focused On Building Independent Artists

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) is buying a stake in UnitedMasters, a music-distribution company formed by Steve Stoute in 2017, trying to undercut major record labels by offering artists full control of their music. The company assists artists who don’t have a traditional record label and distributes th...

Visa Enhances Global Money Movement Capabilities With Its Visa Direct Payouts

Reportedly, Visa (V) has announced the expansion of Visa Direct with the introduction of Visa Direct Payouts. The new solution allows global Visa clients and partners to use a single point of connection to push payments to eligible cards and/or accounts for cross-border payments, and eligible cards ...

The Smalls On The Russell 2000 Ruled on Tuesday – TSLA, INVO & KDNY Jump!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Never depend on a single income, make an investment to create a second source.” - Warren Buffet Happy Tuesday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day and that the markets treated you well. Today's market session seemed to be all about the Russell 2000 as the in...

VISTA ALERT: INVO Bioscience (NASDAQ: INVO) Releasing Results After Market Close Today! – Conference Call 4:30pm ET

INVO Bioscience, Inc.(NASDAQ: INVO), a medical device company focused on commercializing the world's only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System (IVC), INVOcell®, an effective and affordable treatment for patients diagnosed with infertility, will report financial results for its fourth quarter and fis...

Immune Monitoring Technology Firm Aditxt Prepares Therapeutic Program For Psoriasis For First-In-Human Clinical Trials

Mountain View, California-based Aditx Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ADTX) is developing technologies specifically focused on improving the health of the immune system through immune monitoring and reprogramming. The Company's immune monitoring technology is designed to provide a personalized comprehensive ...

Dow Achieves Record, Growth Stocks Sour, & Interest Rates Rise During Monday’s Session

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Games are won by players who focus on the playing field –- not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.” ― Warren Buffett Happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend and that Monday's trading session has left your accounts in relatively ...

American Express Announces Q1 Earnings Release Date

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) to release its first-quarter 2021 financial earnings on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 7.00 a.m. (ET), followed by a conference call at 8.30 am to discuss and review the results. The webcast can be reached by the interested parties on the company’s website un...

The Dow 30 & S&P 500 Advance As Growth Stocks Experience Volatile ‘Gut Check’ Kind Of Week

"The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them." – Peter Lynch Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you made significant progress in the markets this week & that you are having a wonderful time with the family or with whatever pursuits that you fancy this weekend. Thi...

INVO Bioscience to Report Q4 & Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results on Tuesday, March 30 – Conference Call To Follow

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: 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 revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intim...

INVIMA Confirms Johnson & Johnson’s One Shot Covid-19 Vaccine Shot Receives Approval For Emergency Use In Columbia

Reportedly, Colombia has approved the emergency use of Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, informed the director of food and drug regulator INVIMA. The government has entered an agreement to buy 9 million doses of J&J's one-shot vaccine. "In its capacity as regulator, INV...

Investors Enjoy A Positive Swing During Thursday’s Session- AMC, GME, INVO, & RUBY Pop!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets ... any sound investment will eventually pay off." — Carlos Slim Helu Happy Thursday! I hope that all of you found ways to make money during this interesting day in the markets. What seemed so dire yesterday across the...

P&G To Release Q3 2020/21 Earnings On April 20

Reportedly, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Interested parties can access the live audio webcast at www.pginvestor.com, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 comp...

Microsoft To Bring Some Employees Back To Office Beginning March 29

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) will allow employees to work from its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and nearby campuses beginning March 29. Employees working at headquarters or nearby campuses have the choice to return to the office, shift to a hybrid model, or continue working remotely th...

Intel To Spend $20B At Chandler, Arizona Plant Expansion

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) is set to expand its semiconductor manufacturing capacity, beginning with plans for two new factories or "fabs" at the company’s Ocotillo campus in Chandler, AZ. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the news during Intel’s global "Intel Unleashed: Engineerin...

Disney Announces To Release ‘Black Widow’ & “Cruella,” In Cinemas & Disney+ The Same Day

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has announced the release of “Black Widow” and “Cruella,” in theatres on the same day as it will be available on its streaming service. “Black Widow,” featuring Scarlett Johansson will debut on Disney+ and in theaters on July 9, and “Cruella”...

Rebecca Herron, A Woodway Woman, Inspires Others With Her Breast Cancer Journey Through Photo Shoot

Rebecca Herron of Woodway, 52, shares her journey of her battle with breast cancer seeking to inspire many to stay strong and positive. After two months of diagnosis, Herron started her fight with the potentially deadly disease through chemotherapy. She chose to portray her journey with a series of ...

Disney To Increase Disney+ Subscription Prices In U.S

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) is increasing Disney+ subscriptions to $7.99 per month, or $79.99 per year, for U.S. subscribers starting this week. Earlier the subscriptions were priced at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. The price hike is the first increase in rates for U.S. consum...

Wednesday’s Markets Proved To Be Too Slippery As Investors Headed For The Exit Towards The Close!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” - Grant Cardone Happy Wednesday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day and found ways to make money in the markets. Today's markets started off fairly well and even felt sort of posi...

UnitedHealth Group Announces Q1 Earnings Release Date

Reportedly, the UnitedHealth Group (UNH) will announce its first-quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, April 15, 2021, before the stock market opens. The company to host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss and review the results with analysts and investors.  The call will be available...

Boeing Signs $5.28B 2-Yr Revolving Credit Agreement

Reportedly, Boeing Co (BA) has entered into a $5.28 billion, two-year revolving credit agreement as the aerospace giant is facing severe crisis and slowdown further pushed by the pandemic. The credit agreement is scheduled to end on March 19, 2023. "We have no current plans to draw on our credit ...

INVESTING QUOTE OF THE DAY! – John Maynard Keynes

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “As time goes on, I get more and more convinced that the right method of investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes.” — John Maynard Keynes       Discove...

Boeing Loses Out On Missile Defense Deal

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) lost on a Pentagon contract to develop a new interceptor to protect the U.S. against intercontinental ballistic missile threats. "Boeing is disappointed the U.S. Missile Defense Agency did not advance our team to the next phase of competition in the development of the Next...

Tuesday’s Markets Were Covered In Red As DLPN Skyrockets On NFT News!

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "As time goes on, I get more and more convinced that the right method of investment is to put fairly large sums into enterprises which one thinks one knows something about and in the management of which one thoroughly believes." — John Maynard Keynes Happy Tuesday! I h...

Goldman Considering Take Over Of JetBlue’s Credit Card Business

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is in talks with JetBlue Airways Corp to take over its credit card program. The bank is competing with Barclays PLC, which is the current issuer of JetBlue's credit cards and is reportedly in talks with the low-cost airline to str...

FAA Takes Over The Review Of Specific 787 Dreamliners Before They Enter Service

Reportedly, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued directions that its regulators and not Boeing (BA) employees, would inspect specific 787 Dreamliners before they resume operations. Boeing had been responsible for the basic final safety checks needed to issue an airworthiness certificate be...

Microsoft To Discuss Deal With Discord For More Than $10 Billion

As per reports, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is in talks to acquire Discord Inc., a video-game chat community for more than $10 billion.  Discord, a San Francisco-based company is well-known for its free service allowing gamers to communicate by voice, text, and video. During pandemic people stuck at ho...

Monday’s Markets Were Green Except For Russell’s ‘Little Guys’ – (AAPL, TSLA, KDNY Move Up!)

  QUOTE OF THE DAY - "Given a 10% chance of a 100 times payoff, you should take that bet every time.” — Jeff Bezos Happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a great start to the week in the markets and otherwise.  All indices were traveling squarely down the fairway in the green today, e...

Atossa Therapeutics Adds $50M Via Registered Direct Offering On Monday!

Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS)  is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need. Atossa’s current focus is on breast cancer and COVID-19. On March 11, 2021 announced the FDA has issued a “Saf...

EMA Issues Warnings Against The Use Of Merck’s Anti-Parasite Drug For COVID-19

As per reports, the European Medicines Agency has issued warnings against the use of ivermectin, Merck & Co's (MRK) anti-parasite drug for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 outside clinical trials. A similar warning was also issued from the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration stating, as p...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Approved For Use In Switzerland

Reportedly, Swiss drug regulator Swissmedic has approved Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine for usage in the country, following the earlier two approved vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech and from Moderna. Switzerland has so far not ordered J&J's one-shot vaccine, while deliveries hav...

Disneyland California To Re-Open Its Doors For Visitors From April 30

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co's (DIS) two theme parks in California to reopen on April 30 with limited capacity, almost after a year of COVID-19 induced closures. Attendance will be initially capped at 15% capacity, with advance reservations and a valid ticket required for entry. Guest will have to wea...

Visa Faces Probe By U.S. Justice Department Over Debit-Card Routing Practices

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) is under investigation by the U.S Department of Justice to probe the credit card’s giant involvement in anti-competitive practices in the debit-card market. The antitrust division is probing the network’s rules for routing transactions both in stores and online.  ...

Visa Elects Michelle Gethers-Clark As Its Chief Diversity Officer & Head Of Corporate Responsibility

Visa Inc. (V) announced the appointment of Michelle Gethers-Clark as its Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility. Gethers-Clark to be a part of Visa’s Executive Committee and will report to Al Kelly, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. Gethers-Clark will be responsible for...

Johnson & Johnson’s Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Drug Secures FDA Approval – Launching April 2021

Reportedly, FDA has approved Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Ponvory, as a daily oral drug to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis MS. The drug is expected to launch in early April 2021, entering a market currently dominated by big names like Novartis’ Kesimpta, Roche’s Ocrevus, and Gilen...

The Coca-Cola Company Schedules Release Of Q1 2021 Earnings For April 19

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) to release its first-quarter 2021 financial results on April 19 before the market opens, followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss and review the results. Interested parties can join a webcast for this event at www.coca-colacompany.com/...

Microsoft Launches Revised Covid-19 Vaccine Tool, Addressing Previous Glitches

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has unveiled its new updated technology to assist government and health care organizations’ with Covid-19 vaccine management systems, fixing the drawbacks weeks after the company's initial custom-built programs were launched to perform in few states. The recent,...

Broad Markets Drifted Lower This Week While DKFG, JILL, & UPST Shined!

Happy Saturday All! I hope that you all are having a wonderful time with the family or with whatever suits you this weekend. As for the week, the markets hit all time new highs early on & it seemed that the friendly 'bunny hop' market was moving along smoothly and here to stay just like it has ...

Markets Dip, Yields Spike, Europe Shuts Down, & Upstart Rips On Thursday

Today was one of those days that it felt like you needed to throw on some floaties and maybe hold your nose in order to invest broadly as the markets & sentiment were on the downside. All indices ended in the as the S&P 500 closed at 3,915.46 (-1.48%), the Dow ended at 32,862.30 (-.46%), th...

American Express Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable May 10, 2021

Reportedly, the board of American Express Company (AXP) announced a quarterly dividend of $.43 per common share to shareholders as of April 2, 2021. The dividend is payable on May 10, 2021. Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses global...

Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Working With Salesforce To Deliver A Streamlined & Personalized Experience

Reportedly, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has selected Salesforce technology to deliver more personalized experiences and programs to the 4.6 million young people it serves, across its more than 4,700 Clubs. For 160 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs have provided safe places for kids and teens, ...

JPMorgan Widens Recruitment Program To Include More Black College Students

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is widening a recruitment program to include more Black college students for internships and jobs in the investment bank, commercial bank, and asset & wealth management businesses. The six-week paid, professional development, Advancing Black Pathways fel...

Goldman Sachs Partner Matthew Verrochi To Be New Co-Head Of Fixed-Income Sales

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has promoted Matthew Verrochi to lead fixed-income sales in the Americas alongside Av Bhavsar amid a leadership shuffle. Matthew Verrochi, with 17-year service to the firm, previously served as the regional head for the trading division in San Francisco. Mat...

Walmart Collaborating With American Fashion Designer Brandon Maxwell

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has collaborated with Brandon Maxwell to design its Free Assembly and Scoop apparel brands. Brandon Maxwell is a well-known American designer known for dressing Lady Gaga on numerous occasions, including Met Gala events. Maxwell to act as Creative Director ...

‘Bunny Market’ Hops After St. Patty’s Day FOMC Comments – Volkswagen AG (VWAGY) Breaks Out!

Happy St. Patty's Day! I hope that all of you are celebrating your day in the markets and otherwise. Today, the Fed issued its FOMC statement where they forecasted stronger economic growth (moving real their GDP numbers from 4.2% to 6.5%) & higher inflation in 2021, but also reiterated that the...

Disney Schedules Release Of Fiscal Q2 Results On May 13

Reportedly, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) will release its fiscal second-quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, May 13, 2021, after the market closes followed by a review of the same beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT). To listen to the webcast, interested parties can visit www.disney.com...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Gains Approval From Italy’s Medicines Agency For Usage

Reportedly, AIFA, Italy's medicines agency has approved the use of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson following approval from the European drugs regulator last week. The J&J's vaccine approval marks fourth to be allowed for use in the European Union after vaccines...

Markets Digest Macro Reports Prior To Wednesday’s FOMC Statement- JILL & MRNA Charge Forward

After yesterday's markets hit record highs and prior to Wednesday's FOMC interest rate policy statement reveal, we saw a day of digesting where the markets seemed stuck in the mud. The S&P 500 closed at 3,961.25 (-.06%), the Dow ended at 32,825 (-.39%), and the Russell 2000 ending at 2,309.90 ...

Disney’s Avatar Returns As The Highest-Grossing Film After Its Re-Release In China

As per reports, the blockbuster movie Avatar re-claims its position as the highest-grossing film of the all-time spot after its re-release in China, pushing it above the $2.8bn marks on the last weekend. China has been the top-performing film market since pandemic lockdowns. Avatar debuted in 2009 a...

PROGRESS REPORT: INVO Biosciences Signs JV Agreement To Open 1st U.S. INVOcell-Exclusive Clinic

The infertility population in the U.S. is large and significantly underserved. Currently, it is estimated that more than 90% of the patients who need advanced fertility treatment are unable access it. - Dr. Karen Hammond INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO) is a medical device company focused on...

Monday’s Markets Take Off After Second Cup!- AMC, INVO, JILL, PENN, JETS, & SHIP Rise

As the markets continued to digest Uncle Joe's $1.9 trillion stimulus package over the weekend, both literally and figuratively, the markets began the week a bit sluggish or hungover then proceeded to stumble to a day low about 2 hours into the session. However, the markets seemed to perk up after i...

Disney Enters Seven-Year Multi-Platform Broadcast Deal With NHL

As per reports, the National Hockey League and Walt Disney Co (DIS) have entered a partnership with seven-year TV, streaming, and media rights that will entertain with games with ESPN, ABC, and streaming platforms. The partnership will begin with the NHL's 2021-22 season, with the exclusive coverage...

Travelers Announces Q1 2021 Earnings Release Date

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to discuss and review its first quarter 2021 results on Tuesday, April 20, at 9 a.m. ET soon after the release of results earlier that morning. Investors can reach the call via webcast on the company’s website under Investor Relations. Alternately In...

Intel Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

As per reports, the board of Intel Corporation (INTC) announced a quarterly dividend of $0.3475 per share on the company’s common stock payable on June 1, 2021, to stockholders as of record on May 7, 2021. Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most a...

Broad Markets Lift Strongly On Promise Of ‘Uncle Joe’s Stimulus’ This Week

It is amazing how one week in the markets can be so different these days. After last week's somewhat sobering experience, we received a number of bullish headlines that directed the markets to go up this week. Underlying and then headlining this week's news flow was 'Uncle Joe's or rather President ...

Apple Commences Its iPhone 12 Assembly In India

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has begun with the assembly of the iPhone 12 in India. The Indian unit of Apple's Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn to assemble the device in its plant in southern Tamil Nadu state, as per sources. "We are proud to be starting production of iPhone 12 in India fo...

JP Morgan To Strengthen New Remote Financial Advice Offering By Hiring Over 100 Financial Advisors In Phoenix Metro Area

Reportedly, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management (JPM) to hire more than 100 financial advisors in the Phoenix metro area by 2022, working on the bank’s commitment to growing in Arizona. The new employees will be a part of J.P. Morgan’s growing U.S. wealth management business, with a focus to offer pro...

Chevron’s Australia Gorgon Train 3 To Be Shut Down In Q2

As per reports, Chevron Corp (CVX) plans to shut down Train 3 at the Gorgon liquefied natural gas plant off Western Australia in the second quarter for weld inspections and maintenance. Problems were discovered in propane kettles in Trains 1 and 2 at the three-train, 15.6 million tonnes a year plant...

Market Records Powered By Biden’s Early Stimulus Signing On Thursday

President Joe Biden pulled a fast and early trick today, signing the $1.9 trillion stimulus package into reality thereby rushing money into most citizens and investors alike just a wee bit sooner than expected! Thank you Uncle Joe! The markets in turn moved sharply in the green throughout the day a...

FDA Issues “Safe to Proceed” Letter Under Expanded Access Pathway Permitting Use of Atossa’s Oral Endoxifen as Treatment In An Ovarian Cancer Patient

FDA Expanded Access is sometimes called “compassionate use,” expanded access is a potential pathway for a patient with serious disease or condition, or an immediately life-threatening condition, to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatmen...

Travelers Collaborates With Westhill In Move to Improve Claim Experience

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has tied up with an innovative technology solution designed by Westhill. Travelers customers filing property claims in select states can now help themselves with Westhill’s digital platform, allowing them to communicate with reputable contractors in ...

House Gives Final Approval On $1.9T Stimulus – Dow’s Record High – Roblox Emerges

The House gave their final approval for the $1.9 trillion stimulus package today and now it it is headed for President Joe Biden's sign off that is expected on Friday. I am not sure why this next move needs to wait until Friday, but hey it is politics and it seems fairly certain. At then end of the ...

‘Kid Focused’ Gaming Co. Roblox (RBLX) Debuts Direct Listing on NYSE

Shares of a San Mateo-based gaming company that is most popular among children, Roblox Corp., debuted today via a direct listing onto the NYSE under the ticker RBLX. Shares started trading at about 1:30 p.m. ET & jumped of an intraday price of $74.83 up from a reference price of $45.  The comp...

Disney+ Exceeds 100 Million Subscribers

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company's  (DIS) Disney+ streaming program has surpassed 100 million new subscribers, reaching the 9-digit subscriber mark in only 16 months of operations as its users continued to grow during the pandemic. The news was welcomed by Disney CEO Bob Chapek during the compan...

Honeywell Grabs Place In Fast Company’s Annual List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies For 2021

Reportedly, Honeywell (HON) has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2021. Ranked among the top five companies in the Enterprise category. Honeywell was recognized for its contribution to quantum computing and for developing new prod...

American Express Widens Its Hiring Choices , As Work From Home Continues To Stay

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) may prefer to hire from a larger talent pool in the future from cities where it does not have offices, as most of its employees would continue working from home. "I don't think the work environment as we left it, will be the work environment we come ...

Merck Stocks Rise As Its Oral Antiviral Treatment Shows Promising Results

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) stocks soared after its Ridgeback Biotherapeutics-partnered Covid-19 treatment known as molnupiravir displayed promising results in an interim analysis of a Phase 2. Merck stock recently slipped this year after the company scrapped the development of two "i...

Boeing Reports Positive Bookings For February, Stock Rises

Aerospace giant, Boeing (BA) reported more orders than cancellations in February after 14 months of unrest that included the 737 Max grounding and the pandemic. Boeing managed 82 new orders in February, including 25 Boeing 737 Max jets orders by United Airlines and 14 737 Max planes for an unidentif...

Disneyland California & Other Theme Parks To Reopen April 1, With Restrictions

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company's  (DIS) Disneyland and other theme parks in California are expected to reopen from April 1 after nearly a year of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, subject to their removal from the "purple" tier which is the system's most strict classification for Co...

Markets Rebound On Growth Stocks Shoulders – INVO (+202.25%), GME,& TSLA Blast Off!

It was one of those magical rebound days in the markets where most stocks seem do be in the green, especially for those of us that enjoy investing in growth companies. The Dow 30 ending at 31,832.74 (+.1%) as Boeing (BA) closed at $230.61, +2.9nas the company was reported to have sold 31 planes in F...

McDonald’s To Not Lift Ban On Dining In Texas & Mississippi, Even After The States Lift Curbs

Reportedly, McDonald's Corp (MCD) will not lift dining bans for its McDonald’s Texas and Mississippi restaurants, even after the two U.S. states lifted coronavirus curbs easing businesses to operate at full capacity. The fast-food giant informed that it has no plans to make any changes to its Covi...

Dow & Russell Move Higher On International Women’s Day- INVO & EYES Take Off – Tech Gets Hit!

Fresh off the Senate's weekend passing of the $1.9T stimulus package, the markets seemed somewhat destined to move higher today on International Women's Day, However, at the end of the day only the Dow 30 ending at 31,803.44 (+.97%) & the Russell 2000 ending at 2,202.98 (+.49%) moved higher, w...

PROGRESS REPORT: INVO Bioscience & Ferring Pharma Agree For Increase Of INVO Company-Owned U.S. Clinics

  INVO Bioscience, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: INVO) INVOcell® is the first Intravaginal Culture (IVC) system in the world used for the natural in vivo incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development, as an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and In...

Boeing In Search Of New $4B Liquidity From Banks

As per reports, Boeing (BA) has approached a group of banks for a new $4 billion revolving credit facility to sail through a lengthy slowdown in global aircraft demand. As per sources, the aerospace giant has the option to increase the size of the two-year facility to as much as $6 billion. Boeing h...

Amgen Buys Five Prime Deal For $1.9B Boosting Its Cancer Pipeline

As per reports, Amgen Inc. (AMGN) will buy Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. for $1.9 billion in cash that will add new cancer therapies to the pharmaceutical giant’s pipeline. Amgen will pay $38 a share for Five Prime, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter. South San F...

Disney Gives Us A Taste Of A Post-Pandemic Economy, Shifts Focus On Streaming & Online Services

Entertainment giant, Disney recently announced that it will close 20% of its 300 retail stores globally with additional store closures and an undisclosed number of layoffs to follow, as per reports. The company continues to shift its focus towards its e-commerce business by offering more products an...

Former AT&T Chairman & CEO Randall Stephenson Joins Walmart Board

As per reports, the Board of Directors, Walmart (WMT) has appointed Randall Stephenson, 60, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Inc., as a new member of the company’s board, effective March 3. Stephenson adds as the 12th member of the board.  Stephenson retired in January of ...

Moderna & IBM Work Together To Support Smarter Real-Time COVID-19 Vaccine Adoption & Management

Reportedly, Vaccine maker Moderna Inc. (MRNA) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) join hands to work together on technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and hybrid cloud to track COVID-19 vaccine administration. The aim is to identify ways technology can be used...

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

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

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

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

Verizon Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable May 3, 2021

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

AstraZeneca-Amgen Asthma Drug Shows Promising Results

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

Nike’s North America Head Steps Down

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

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

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

Rising Interest Rates + Inflation Fears Equal Midweek Market Declines

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

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

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

Disney+ Is A Hit In Households Sans Kids

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

Walmart’s Express Delivery Gets Much Easier

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

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

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

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

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

Goldman Sachs’ Head Lawyer Karen Seymour Exits Position

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NKCell Firm Cytovia Therapeutics Announced The Opening of New Boston R&D Center of Excellence & cGMP Manufacturing Facility

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

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

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

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

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

Nike Announces Dates For Q3 Fiscal 2021 Earnings & Conference Call

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group Board Announces Cash Dividend, Payable On March 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walgreens Collaborating With Instacart To Offer Same-Day Delivery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apple Has Reportedly Acquired 100 companies Over The 6 Last Years

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delta Airlines Enters Multi-Year Cloud Related Agreement With IBM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coca-Cola Confirms 59th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Reports Strong Q4 Revenue Growth But Saw Increased Costs

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

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

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

Travelers Secures Score of 100 on 2021 Corporate Equality Index

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warren Buffett Discloses Increased Stake In Verizon, Chevron & More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goldman Launches Marcus Invest An Automated Wealth-Management Platform

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

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

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

S&P Lowers Grades Chevron & Exxon Regarding Climate Risk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honeywell To Pay Quarterly Dividend On March 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nike Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

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

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

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

Disney Surprises With Massive Rise In Disney+ Subscribers In Q1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cisco Releases Q2 Earnings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Express Pushes Uber Perks To Gold Card

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

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

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

Chevron Offers To Acquire The Balance of Noble Midstream Partners LP

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

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

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

Walmart Continues To Strenghten Digital Ad Business Via Acquisition of PaperG

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

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

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

Amgen Releases Q4 Earnings – Lowers 2021 Outlook Below Estimates

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

UnitedHealthcare Enters The Oklahoma Medicaid Market With SoonerSelect

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

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

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

Merck Releases Q4 Earnings Below Estimates

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

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Awaits FDA Authorization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chevron Announces Quarterly Dividend Date

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

Chevron Reports Q4 Losses Of $11 Million

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Verizon Reports Q4 Earnings, Stays Bullish On 2021 Outlook

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

Tuesday’s Economic Recovery Hopes Power Broad Based Market Advances

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

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

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

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

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

Caterpillar Posts Promising Q4 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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