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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...

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...

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

Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATOS), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced that it has received $21 million from the exercise of outs...

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

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

Walmart To Bolster Its Advertising Business, Eyeing Its Rival Amazon

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

Visa Beats Q1 Estimates As Holiday Shopping Revives Consumers Spending

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

McDonald’s Earnings Disappoint, As Extended Lockdown Flattened Sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights From Johnson & Johnson’s Q4 Earnings Release

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

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

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

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

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

American Express Exceeds Q4 Estimates & Hoping For More

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

Walmart To Announce Its Fiscal Q4 Earnings On Feb 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATOS), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced today that Dr. Steven C. Quay, MD., Ph.D., P...

IBM To Acquire Taos – A Top Cloud Professional Service Provider

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

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

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

JPMorgan Reports Better Than Expected Q4 Profits

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

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

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

Intel Releases Quarterly Earnings- Bob Swan’s Finale

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

IBM Reports Declining Q4 Revenue, Shares Slide After The Release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goldman Inks Deal For General Motors Credit-Card Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart To Launch Fintech Start-Up With Ribbit Capital

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

Amgen Announces Seven-Year Environmental Sustainability Plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merck Schedules February 4 To Release Its Financial 2020 Results

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

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

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

Cisco Secures Court Order Which Blocks Acacia’s Cold Feet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walgreens Tops Earning Estimates, Assisted By Strong Pharmacy Sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johnson & Johnson Announces Q1 2021 Dividend Date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Verizon & Hearst Television Reach Agreement On Terms

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

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

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

EV Giant Tesla Recently Released Q4 2020 Vehicle Production & Deliveries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Markets Swing Soundly Into The Green On Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Amazing Market Of 2020 & Happy New Year!

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

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

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

Verizon May Stop Broadcasting Channels By Hearst Television

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goldman’s Asset Unit Chairman Sheila Patel To Step Down

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

Boeing Receives Orders for 23 More 737’s

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

IBM Completes Acquisition Of Helsinki’s Cloud Firm Nordcloud

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

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

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

Self Driving Tech From Ouster Going Public Via Colonnade SPAC

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group To Declare Earnings On January 20, 2021

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

Amgen’s Sotorasib Submitted For Marketing Authorization Application In Europe

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

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

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

Procter & Gamble To Provide Q2 Earnings On January 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Launches Easy Return Option For Its Customers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MacKenzie Scott Donates Another ~+ $4B

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

Apple Temporarily Shuts Some California Stores Amid Rising Coronavirus Cases

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

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

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

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

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

Boeing Employs Pilots To Assist The Return Of Grounded 737 Max

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uncle Jerry’s Fed Circus Drives Markets To Record Highs

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

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

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

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

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

Boeing To Inspect 787 Dreamliner Fuselages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chevron Seeking To Lower Carbon Emissions While Raising Shareholder Returns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Verizon Business Opts For Touchless Payment With Fiserv’s Clover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Express Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $.43

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelers Announces Acquisition Of Digital Independent Insurance Agency InsuraMatch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cisco Will Host 2020 Annual Meeting Of Shareholders On December 10

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

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

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

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

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

Boeing’s 737 MAX To Return To UAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An 8k was filed today at sec.gov by Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19 (website: www.atossatherapeuti...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group To Hold Its Annual Investor Conference On December 1

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

Market Records Shattered In Shortened But Sweet Thanksgiving Holiday Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Adds Caterpillar

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

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

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

Walgreen Boots Alliance Introduces 30-Minute Pickup

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

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

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

Visa Concludes Acquisition of Fintech Pioneer YellowPepper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boeing’s 737 MAX Still Has Long Road To Traverse

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

Home Depot Reports Better Than Expected Q3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Science Company 3M Releases October’s Sales Figures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nike To Announce Q2 2021 Earnings Results On December 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amgen, AstraZeneca Experimental Asthma Drug Shows Promise

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

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

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

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

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

3M Announces Q4 Dividend Payable On December 12

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

American Express Customers Are Hoarding Their Points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDonald’s To Launch “McPlant” in 2021

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

Honeywell Beats Wall Street’s Estimates

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

Microsoft Corp. Launches 2 Next-Gen Xbox Gaming Consoles

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

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

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

Disneyland Furloughs Additional Workers At Disneyland Parks

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

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

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

Verizon Media & Walmart Come Together For Joint Holiday Campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart To Sell Its Argentina Business To Grupo de Narvaez

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McDonald’s Beats Q3 Wall Street’s Estimates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It Was An Election Inspired Reversal Producing Significant Market Gains!

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

Merck Enters Acquisition Deal With VelosBio To Improve Oncology Pipeline

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

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

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

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

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

IBM Launches Cloud Platform For 5G Telecom Operators

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group Announces Cash Dividend

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

Merck Beats Q3 Expectations & Raises Outlook As Keytrada Sales Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dish & Intel Partner For 5G Infrastructure Technology Rollout

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

Election Day Brings Green, Green & More Green

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

Walmart Scrapping Robotic Plans

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

Cloud Powers Microsoft Earnings Beat

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

Energy, Materials, & Industrials Drive A Monday Market Rebound

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apple Beats Quarterly Expectations, Low iPhone Sales Pull Stocks Down

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

FAANGs Drive Market Rebound Thursday

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

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

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

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

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) announced Q4 profits this week, much below Wall Street estimates driven by high unemploym