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McDonald’s Announces Top Executive Changes – $MCD $DIA

As per reports, McDonald's Corp (MCD) has named company veteran and president of its international business, Ian Borden, as finance chief, succeeding incumbent Kevin Ozan, who is set to retire in mid-2023. With 30 years of association with the company, Borden will take charge on Sept. 1, while Ozan...

Q3 Stock Market Kicks Off With A Bang Going Into The July 4th Holiday Weekend – $AMC $CPNG $CVX $INMB $INVO $JKS $MCD Rise!

Quote of the Day: "I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need." - Auguste Rodin   Happy Fourth of July Weekend! I hope that you and your family and friends are out celebrating your freedom in any way that suits you all.  As for the markets this week, investors experienced...

Verizon Frontline To Add A Member To Its First Responder Advisory Council – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon (VZ) Frontline announced to formally introduce the newest member of the Verizon First Responder Advisory Council (VFRAC), Sheriff Susan Benton (Ret.) at next week’s 2022 National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference joining the council as its 14th member.  Sheriff Sus...

JP Morgan To Webcast Q2 Earnings On July 14 – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is to release its Q2 2022 earnings on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (EDT) followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). Web & Call Details: The live audio webcast can be reached under the Investor Relations, Events & Prese...

Walgreens Pulls Out Boots Sale Amid Turbulent Credit Market – $WBA $DIA

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has abandoned the sale of its Boots drugstore chain that was expected to bring +$6B after failing to secure the desired valuation for the UK business amid an unstable credit market. The healthcare group had been in talks with a consortium between Relian...

Disney Withdraws Disney+ Streaming Deal With YES, Israel’s Telecom’s Satellite TV Unit – $DIS $DIA

Reportedly, Israel's Competition Authority has closed a case against Walt Disney (DIS) and YES, Bezeq Israel Telecom's satellite TV unit after the companies agreed to cancel an exclusive streaming deal. The companies applied for permission from the Competition Authority.   Earlier this month, Dis...

Chevron To Relocate Headquarters Within California – $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) plans to relocate its global headquarters to a newly leased space in California and sell its existing head office in the state. The oil giant is expected to shift its headquarters to the new site during the third quarter of 2023. "The current real estate ma...

Nasdaq Ends Q2 Confirming Its Worst Start Ever – $INVO $JKS $NBSE $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break." - Earl Wilson   Q2 ended with yet another declining stock market session on Thursday assuring the S&P 500's worst start to a year in +40 years as it is down 20.7% YTD and close...

3M Investing +$170M In Cordova Pursuing Goal To Reduce Use of Water – $MMM $DIA

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) is investing more than $170 million at its Cordova, Illinois, site to engineer and install cutting-edge technology building its company-wide goal of enhancing the quality of water returned to the environment. Launched in 2021, the company expects to reduce overall water use at ...

Bob Chapek To Continue As CEO As Disney Adds Contract Renewal – $DIS $DIA

As per reports, the board of Walt Disney Co (DIS) has unanimously voted to extend Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek's contract for three years showing a major vote of confidence in his leadership. Chapek's current contract was set to expire in February. In February 2020, Chapek, 63, became Disney'...

Reportedly Reliance Industries Preparing To Acquire Walgreens Boots Alliance’s International Arm – $WBA $DIA

As per reports, Reliance Industries Ltd. is in talks with several global banks to raise as much as $8 billion for its planned leveraged buyout of Walgreens (WBA) Boots Alliance’s international arm. The company is in talks with Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank...

McDonald’s Adding Greater Clarity, Transparency, & Consistency Into FranchisingProcess – $MCD $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is building new rules for franchisees, including performance reviews every 20 years to bring "greater clarity, transparency, and consistency into our franchising process." Joe Erlinger, president of the Chicago-based burger giant announced the changes info...

JPMorgan To Cover Travel Costs For U.S Employees For Out-Of-State Abortions – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is set to cover travel expenses for employees that are U.S based and who need to travel more than 50 miles to get a medical service like an abortion, according to a memo dated June 1. "We're focused on the health and well-being of our employees, and want to...

Walgreens Agrees To Pay $105M All-Cash Settlement – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) to pay $105 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading stockholders about how rising generic drug prices and reimbursement pressures would hurt its pharmacy business. The preliminary all-cash settlement was filed in a fed...

Honeywell Announces Release Date Of Q2 Earnings – $HON $DIA

As per reports, Honeywell will release its second-quarter financial results on Thursday, July 28 before trading starts, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT. A real-time audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at http://www.honeywell.com/investor. All related materials will be p...

American Express Announces Release Of Q2 Earnings July 22, 2022- $AXP $DIA

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) is scheduled to host a live audio webcast of its earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 22, 2022, to discuss second quarter 2022 financial results. The webcast can be reached at the American Express Investor Relations website at https://...

McDonald’s & Adyen, A Global Fintech Platform To Continue Mobile App Partnership To The U.S – $DIA $MCD

Reportedly, McDonald's Corporation (MCD) is expanding its partnership with Adyen, the global financial technology platform for the expansion of mobile app partnership to the U.S.   "As consumer demand evolves, Adyen has responded to our needs in a rapidly changing market. Adyen has handled ...

Nike’s Q4 Earnings – $NKE $DIA

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) reported fourth-quarter earnings, which surpassed some analysts’ estimates and overcame supply-chain pressures that have lingered, however the sports giant said it expects gross margin to be flat to down 50 basis points. “We did take a cautious approach to Greater China. And we...

GDP Revised Down While The Stock Market Oscillates On Hump Day – $AAPL $ATOS $FATE $GBT $INMB $NBSE $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Progress was all right. Only it went on too long." - James Thurber   Heading the macroeconomic schedule today and to some degree the markets, the Q1 US GDP report confirmed that it was revised down to 1.6%, while the Q1 GDP Deflator came in at 8.2% & Q1 personal consum...

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Raises Investment In Support Of Homeless Youth – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, TradeWorx, launched by The Home Depot (HD Canada Foundation in 2021 is a collaboration with 10 successful Canadian employment social enterprises (ESEs) to help fill systemic gaps and prevent youth homelessness. TradeWorx partners offer at-risk youth skills training needed to secure a lon...

Verizon To Webcast Q2 Earnings On July 22 – $VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is to release second-quarter 2022 earnings on Friday, July 22. The webcast of the results will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. Access instructions and presentation materials, including Verizon’s earnings news release and financial tables, will be available at 7...

P&G Schedules Q4 Release On July 29

As per reports, the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is scheduled to announce its Q4 earnings results on July 29, 2022, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. The live webcast of the event can be reached at www.pginvestor.com starting at 8:30 a.m. ET.   The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 c...

Tuesday’s Stock Market Session Sours With Consumer Confidence – $INVO $KZR $VIX $WYNN Rise!

Quote of the Day - "If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees." - Hal Borland   Three macroeconomic reports of significance floated the markets way on Tuesday including the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index report, which confirmed a meaty drop to 98.7 in...

Apple Unveils New Features Of Its iPhone Software & Mac Computer Processor – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) recently unveiled new features of its next smartphone operating system that will power the upcoming iPhone 14 and older compatible handsets. It also showed off a second-generation Mac processor for two new laptops. The announcement was made during a keynote presentation ...

Walgreens To Release Q3 Results On June 30 – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) will release its fiscal 2022 third-quarter earnings results on Thursday at 7 a.m. ET on June 30, 2022, followed by a one-hour conference call with the management starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. The event can be reached at http://investor.walgreensbootsalliance.co...

Cisco Schedules Quarterly Dividend Date Payable July 27, 2022- $CSCO $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Cisco (CSCO) announced a quarterly dividend of $.38 per common share payable on July 27, 2022. The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of July 6, 2022.   Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet P...

Majors Experience Volatility As The Russell 2000 Moves Higher On Monday – $ATOS $AXSM $INVO $ISLE Rise!

Quote of the Day - "We aim above the mark to hit the mark." - Ralph Waldo Emerson   A couple of macroeconomic reports surfaced during Monday's session including the total durable goods orders report, which showed a rise by .7% M/ M. The May Pending Home Sales report also showed a .7% rise....

Caterpillar Announces Dividend Increase Payable August 19, 2022 – $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, the Board of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) announced an increase in the quarterly cash dividend by nine cents, an 8% increase, to one dollar and twenty cents ($1.20) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on August 19, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jul...

IBM Lays Off Employees In Russia – $IBM $DIA

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is laying off employees and winding down its business in Russia. After Russia's Ukraine invasion in February, IBM joined hundreds of other companies in suspending business in the country, while many others announced a complete exit from R...

Stock Market Widely Rebounds, Biotech Rocks Higher As Recession Understanding Surface – $AAPL $ATOS $FATE $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day: "Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers." - Robert Green Ingersoll   Investors experienced one heckava rebound this week in the markets. The S&P 500 closed at 3,911.74 (+6.4%) for the week and is now down 17.9% YTD. 10 of the 11 sectors closed in the green...

Intel Appoints April Miller Boise To Lead Intel’s Global Legal, Trade & Government Affairs – $INTC $DIA

As per reports, April Miller Boise has been appointed executive VP and chief legal officer to lead Intel Corporation (INTC) global legal, trade, and government affairs team, starting July 6. Miller Boise succeeds Steven Rodgers, who retired this year after more than 20 years of association with Inte...

P&G To Use Microsoft’s Azure To Build The Future of Digital Manufacturing – $MSFT $PG $DIA

As per reports, Procter & Gamble Company (PG) announced a partnership with Microsoft to build the future of digital manufacturing. P&G has signed a multi-year deal with Microsoft to use its Azure cloud computing platform to digitize and integrate data from more than 100 manufacturing sites a...

The New Russia McDonald’s Owner Sets To Reopen & Expand – $MCD $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Russia aims to reopen all restaurants in two months, its new owner Alexander Govor informed further adding his aim to expand to 1,000 locations from the 850 he took over last month. In May, McDonald's Corp sold the restaurants to Govor, one of its licensees...

Walmart Announces The Construction of 4 E-Commerce Warehouses Creating +4k Jobs – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to build four new e-commerce warehouses in a push to speed deliveries, with the help of an automated system to pick out items while also creating more than 4,000 jobs. The company informed, in combination with traditional fulfillment centers, that the new f...

Microsoft Stops Sale Of AI Facial-Analysis Tools Over Bias & Inaccuracy Issues- $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that it is stopping the selling of their artificial intelligence-based facial-analysis software tools that infer a subject’s emotional state, gender, age, mood, and other personal attributes after the algorithms were shown to exhibit problematic bia...

Microsoft’ Wants You To Use Their Newer Edge Browser – $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) has finally discontinued its Internet Explorer, as the company announced its users to move on from the 27-year-old application and use its newer Edge browser instead.  Microsoft released the first version of Internet Explorer in 1995 when web surfing was dominated ...

Tight Labor Market Causing Delivery Delay To Boeing’s New Air Force One – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, the next-generation presidential aircraft being built by Boeing may face further delays due to a tight labor market for mechanics and lower-than-expected security clearance rates. Also, the need for Boeing to switch to an alternative supplier for some interior work may pose a major sched...

Microsoft Acquires NY-Based Miburo, A Cyber Threat Analysis Startup – $MSFT $DIA

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) has announced acquiring a cyber threat analysis startup specializing in detecting foreign-information attacks. Miburo, a New York-based company started by a former FBI agent, will help the Redmond-based software maker "expand its threat detection and analysis capabilitie...

David L. Gitlin Joins Boeing’s Board Of Directors – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, the Board of Boeing (BA) announced the election of David L. Gitlin, 53 as its newest member. Gitlin will join the Aerospace Safety Committee and the Finance Committee. Currently, Giltin serves as chairman and CEO of Carrier and brings to the Board more than 20 years of aerospace indust...

Visa Enters Deal With M-Pesa, Mobile Phone-based African Money Transfer Service – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa Inc.  (V)and M-Pesa, the mobile phone-based African money transfer service owned by Kenya's Safaricom Plc have entered a deal to launch a virtual payment card in a bid to cover some of the continent's $40 billion-a-year subscriptions market. The M-Pesa Global Pay Visa Virtual card ...

JP Morgan & Fintech OmniLatam Partnering To Offer Credit Lines to Mid-sized & Small Suppliers In Latin America – $JPM $DIA

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co has partnered with fintech OmniLatam to offer credit lines to mid-sized and small suppliers of big corporations in Latin America. With operations in Colombia and Chile, OmniLatam recently opened an office in Brazil, offering receivable-backed credit and workin...

PMI Drops As CounterCyclicals Lead The Stock Market Into The Green On Thursday- $AAPL $ATOS $INM $INVO $WEBR $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." - Desmond Tutu   A number of macroeconomic reports surfaced during Thursday's session that helped along the blossoming growth concerns that have taken hold of investors minds these days. The report...

Caterpillar Announces Relocation Of Its Global Headquarters To Texas- $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced their plans to move its global headquarters to the company's existing office in Irving, Texas, from its current location in Deerfield, Illinois. The company will begin transitioning its headquarters to Irving in 2022. "We believe it's in the best stra...

Home Depot To Use Adobe’s Personalized Marketing Tool – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, Home Depot (HD) has signed on to use digital media and marketing software firm Adobe's latest personalized marketing tool. Home Depot to use Adobe's Real-Time Customer Data Platform, which is part of the Adobe Experience Platform. The Real-Time Customer Data Platform will allow retailers...

J&J To Soon Terminate Emergent Manufacturing Deal For COVID Vaccine Production – $JNJ $DIA

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) had formally informed Emergent BioSolutions Inc. of its decision to terminate the agreement with the contract manufacturer to make the COVID-19 vaccine for the drugmaker. Earlier, Emergent informed that J&J breached an agreement by failing to buy the m...

Samsung’ 2022 Smart TV Users Can Now Enjoy Xbox Games Sans Console – $MSFT $DIA

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) will include several Xbox games in Samsung's 2022 smart TVs from June 30 in a crucial step towards attracting gamers without the console. Subscribers to Xbox's cloud-gaming service can play more than 100 titles on the TVs, which will be able to pair with Bluetooth-e...

Coca-Cola’s African Bottling Unit ~$3B Johannesburg Stock Exchange IPO Shelved – $KO $DIA

Reportedly, Coca-Cola Company (KO) had delayed the plans of an estimated $3 billion initial public offering (IPO) of its African bottling unit to 2023 due to turbulence in the market. The flotation of the division, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa is expected to be the biggest on the Johannesburg Stock E...

Travelers Schedules Q2 Release On July 21 – $TRV $DIA

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has scheduled to review its second quarter 2022 results at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 21, following the release of results early that morning. Investors can access the call via webcast at the company's website and by dialing 888-440-6281 within th...

Chevron Collaborates With KazMunayGas Exploring Lower Carbon Opportunities In Kazakhstan – $CVX $DIA

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) through its subsidiary Chevron Munaigas Inc, and JSC NC "KazMunayGas" have announced a memorandum of understanding to explore potential lower carbon business opportunities in Kazakhstan.  At the 34th Plenary session of the Foreign Investors Council led by Pres...

Merck Appoints Chirfi Guindo To Lead The Marketing For Merck Human Health – $MRK $DIA

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has appointed Chirfi Guindo to lead Human Health Marketing as chief marketing officer for Merck Human Health. Guindo will lead Merck’s Executive Team, effective July 1, 2022, and will report directly to Robert M. Davis, CEO, and president, of Merck. Jann...

Updates From UnitedHealth’s 2022 Annual Shareholder Meeting – $UNH $DIA

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) released updates on its 2022 annual shareholder meeting and actions by its Board of Directors. The Shareholders elected all those nominated to the Board; Timothy P. Flynn, Paul R. Garcia, Stephen J. Hemsley, Michele J. Hooper, F. William McNabb III, Valerie C. Montgomery Ric...

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Ends Proxy Fight Over Kroger’s Pig Policy – $MCD $KR $DIA

As per reports, Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is dropping a proxy fight focused on the treatment of pregnant pigs at Kroger Co. (KR) after losing a similar fight with McDonald's Corp last month.  "I congratulate the McDonald's team on their victory in this proxy engagement and, after much contem...

Caterpillar Enters Multi-Year Global Sponsorship With NHL – $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has been announced as the Official Heavy Equipment and Industrial Power Sponsor of the National Hockey League (NHL), beginning in the 2022-23 NHL Season. The NHL and Caterpillar announced a multi-year global sponsorship focussing on recognizing the people who ...

JPMorgan Raised Its Prime Lending Rate – $JPM $DIA

As per reports, U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has raised its prime lending rate by 75 basis points to 4.75%, that was effective 16th June 2022. The move follows the Federal Reserve's decision to raise its target interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point, the biggest by the U.S....

Growth Concerns Flourish During Hump Day’s Stock Market Session – $ATOS $FATE $INVO $PHAT $XBI $WBER $ZLAB Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson   Talk around the markets today was centered around Fed Chair "Uncle Jerry" Powell's statement to the Senate, which confirmed that he and the Fed were "strongly committed" ...

Walmart Adds “Progressive Wage Model” For Pharmacy Workers – $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced an increase in the average pay of pharmacy workers to more than $20 per hour and offer more frequent and automatic pay raises as part of a new "progressive wage model" to address the rising concern of a tight domestic labor market. The raises will be...

Tesla Cars To Get More Expensive – $TSLA

Reportedly, Tesla (TSLA) has increased prices across models amid ongoing supply chain woes and elevated inflation. Model 3 Long Range will now cost $57,990 from $54,490, up by $2,500.  Model Y Long Range increased to $65,990 from $62,990, up by $3,000. Model X Dual Motor All-Whee...

Walmart & Roku Partnering To make TV Streaming The next E-commerce Shopping Destination – $ROKU $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) and America’s #1 TV streaming platform, Roku, Inc. (ROKU) have entered a first-of-its-kind partnership making TV streaming the next e-commerce shopping destination. Walmart as an exclusive retailer will enable streamers to purchase featured products fulfilled...

Nike Announces To End Run Club App In China – $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, Nike Inc, (NKE) the world's largest sportswear maker, is discontinuing its popular Nike Run Club (NRC) app in China from July. The U.S. sportswear brand announced to its mainland China users through the app and thanked them for their support. However, the sportswear giant did not give a ...

Microsoft Lowered Sales & Revenue Forecast As Dollar Surged – $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) has cut its fourth-quarter forecast for profit and revenue citing a hit from a stronger dollar. Microsoft, which earns half its revenue from outside the United States, has lowered its revenue forecast for all three segments, including Windows products, personal compu...

Verizon Slashes Broadband Price To $25 A Month For Wireless Customers – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has reduced its home broadband price to $25 a month for wireless customers in select areas where its Fios fiber network and wireless internet service are available. The offer is available in more than 2,700 cities to customers with premium 5G mobile ...

Walgreens Diversifying Into Clinical Trials Business- $WBA $DIA

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) launched a clinical trials business that aims to use patient data from its pharmacies to help boost recruitment in studies conducted by drugmakers. Last year, Walgreens invested $5.5 billion to take majority stakes in two health care providers, VillageMD...

Are Chemicals In Hair Products A Possible Risk Of Breast Cancer In Black Women?

Reportedly,  parabens, a class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in hair and personal care products, have been found to promote viability and gene expression of a breast cancer cell line in Black women, as per the data presented at ENDO 2022. The researchers evaluated the effects of three ty...

Adidas Sues Nike in Texas For Copying Its Smart Shoes Technology – $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, Adidas is suing NIKE, Inc. (NKE) over claims that the brand infringed its patents with its mobile applications and shoe-fitting technology. The lawsuit, filed in Texas, claims that Nike’s Run Club, Training Club, and SNKRS mobile apps and Adapt system violate nine Adidas patents for ex...

Boeing Receives $811 Loan Guarantee From EXIM Over The Sale Of Its 787 Jetliners To Air France-KLM SA- $BA $DIA

As per reports, the Export-Import Bank ("EXIM") of the United States informed that its board of directors approved an $811 million loan guarantee to help finance the sale of Boeing's (BA) wide-body aircraft to French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM SA. EXIM informed that the loan guarantee would suppo...

Stock Market Strongly Rebounds In First Session Post The Juneteenth Holiday-Shortened Week – $AAPL $FATE $INM $INVO $ISLE $TSLA $XBI $XOM Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson." - Elon Musk   After the beatdown that was the markets again last week, Father's Day, & the Juneteenth-holiday long weekend, the markets opened and essentially fought back strongly throughout the fir...

China Lockdowns Apparently Do Not Hurt Operations As Much As Had Expected, Says Foxconn – $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Foxconn, a major assembler of Apple's (AAPL) iPhones, informed that the impact of China’s Covid lockdowns on its operations is not as worse as expected. In late March, China ordered a series of lockdowns in some of its major cities after witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases. Followi...

Verizon Appoints Sowmyanarayan Sampath As CEO For Verizon Business – $VZ

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced the appointment of Sowmyanarayan Sampath to Executive VP and CEO of Verizon Business, effective July 1, 2022. Sampath will succeed Tami Erwin, who will lead the role of Strategic Advisor to the CEO until the end of 2022. Sampath will report dir...

3M Warns That Q2 Suffering From China Demand & Supply Chain Issues – $MMM $DIA

As per reports, 3M (MMM) warned of a $300 million hit to revenue in the current quarter as COVID lockdowns in China hurt demand and intensified supply chain issues. The company also expects an impact of 30 cents on per-share earnings in the second quarter, informed Chief Executive Michael Roman at t...

Apple’s Maryland Retail Store Employees Vote For Unionization- $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) workers in Maryland have voted in favor to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of the iPhone maker to unionize in the United States. More than 100 workers in Towson near Baltimore "have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists a...

Increased Confusion, Fear, & Volatility Forces A Weekly Stock Market Selloff – $AMC $FATE $GME $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day: "He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." - Lao Tzu   Deutsche Bank's Chief U.S. economist, Matt Luzzetti, wrote in a note to his clients this week, "The Fed has undertaken a more aggressive hiking path, financial conditions have tightened sharply and eco...

Recessionary Fears Set In As Investors Thrashed The Stock Market On Thursday – $INM $INVO $HL $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Great things are done when men and mountains meet." - William Blake   The day after the Fed raised short term interest rates by .75% proved to be a day ridden with recessionary fears and the markets sold off strongly and virtually throughout the session. The Fed's Chairman...

Fed’s Moves Strongly Check Boxes During Hump Day’s Stock Market Session – $AAPL $ATOS $DIS $FATE $INMB $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The man who has no imagination has no wings." - Muhammad Ali   The FOMC Meeting concluded on hump day as expected with the Fed raising short term interest rates by .75%. The Fed's Chairman "Uncle Jerry" Powell also stated, "We’re not trying to induce a recession now, let...

More Fed Fear Haunting Tuesday’s Stock Market Session- $AAPL $FDX $ORCL $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil." - J. Paul Getty   The stock market and investors were once again wrapped in the anticipated follies of the Fed today. They will once again conclude their FOMC meeting on Wednesday this week and most likely will move ...

Dana Walden Appointed As Chairman Of Disney Entertainment, As Peter Rice Exits – $DIS $DIA

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS) has named Dana Walden chairman of General Entertainment Content, overseeing original programming for Disney’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks, replacing Peter Rice, who is leaving the company. Walden will have oversight of ABC Entert...

Stock Markets Slip Slide Away Again on Monday – $OIL & $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Action is the foundational key to all success." - Pablo Picasso   The stock market sank to lower depths again today as the yield curve continued to rise on Monday continuing.  On the backside of Friday's CPI report where inflation came in above expectations investors were...

Stock Market Sees (+5%) Weekly Decline As Investors Sober To Energy & Food Inflation Costs – $ATOS $INMB $INVO $OIL Rise!

Quote of the Day: "Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." - Stewart Udall   Yes. It was an overall negative sentiment kind of week for investors that resulted in a decline across the board for the major indices. The S&P 500 closed at 3,9...

Friday’s CPI Report Shadows The Stock Market On Thursday – $ATOS $INMB $INVO $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day -"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." - Samuel Smiles   The stock market took a ride down negative street again on Thursday dropping essentially throughout the day. With the CPI report due out on Friday, it appeared...

Hump Day’s Stock Market Drops As Investors Consumed By Growth Fears – $ATOS $INMB $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy." - Carl von Clausewitz   The markets overall rolled back over today as investors were hit with a number of headlines and reports, which increased the level of fear that the world is facing growth issues. Continued and ...

Stock Market Rolls Lucky On Tuesday – $ATOS $FATE $INM $INVO $XOM $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "There are no shortcuts in evolution." - Louis D. Brandeis   The markets overall rolled into the lucky circle after initially seemingly rolling craps out of the gate today. A negative profit margin report from Target (TGT, $155.98, -2.31%), the Aussies moved to raise intere...

Stock Market Swings Positive While Oil Falters On Monday – $AMZN $INVO $INMB $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony." - Leni Riefenstahl    The S&P 500 rose today to close at 4,121.43 (+.31%) as the energy sector fell .01% in concert with oil prices pulling back .8% down to $118.21/bbl after p...

Reportedly Tesla Informed Of Cut Of Salaried Workers Aims To Rely More On Hourly Workers – $TSLA

Reportedly, Elon Musk,  Tesla (TSLA) CEO informed that the EV's giant overall headcount will rise over the next 12 months, but the count of salaried staff will remain flat, as it has become overstaffed in many areas, but the hourly headcount will increase. According to a Tesla U.S. regulatory fili...

Interest Rates Rise In Concert With Weekly Stock Market Decline – $AAPL $AG $AMZN $ATOS $CRM $INMB $MSFT $XLE $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day: "In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision." - Dalai Lama   An overall negative bias and widely distributed pessimistic picture continued to cloud and weigh on the markets during this Memorial Day Holiday shortened week producing an overall...

After An Early Dip The Stock Market Moves Broadly Higher On Thursday – $AAPL $AG $ATOS $FB $INMB $SQ $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau   After an early morning dip, the stock market rose throughout the balance of ...

Thomas Cassin Appointed As Vice Chair Of JP Morgan’s Debt Capital Market Unit – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has named Thomas Cassin as vice-chair of global debt capital markets for the bank's investment banking unit. Cassin will lead acquisition and strategic financing opportunities in his new role and will assist in expanding the bank's financing footprint. Insid...

Hump Day’s Stock Market Met Jamie Dimon’s Economic ‘Hurricane’ – $CRM $EVEX $HP $ISLE Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one." - Marcus Aurelius   Hump Day's stock market session was met with a busy macroeconomic schedule that brought for the an overall negative response. The reports included the May ISM Manufacturing Index rep...

Norwegian Air Enters Deal With Boeing Resolving Dispute – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Norwegian Air has entered a deal to buy 50 Boeing (BA) 737 MAX 8 aircraft, additionally securing options for a further 30 of the planes at an undisclosed price, ending a contract dispute between the two firms. The airline informed, that the deal includes compensation to Norwegian as sett...

Salesforce Raises Profit Forecast Foresees Strong Demand – $CRM $DIA

Reportedly, On May 31, Salesforce (CRM) released their Q1 earnings ending April 30, raising its full-year adjusted profit forecast. The company informed that there is a strong demand for its software from companies looking to improve efficiencies and incorporate modern-day workflows, including hybri...

Verizon Schedules Quarterly Dividend Payable August 1- $VZ $DIA

Reportedly, the Board of Directors at Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend of 64 cents per outstanding share, payable on August 1, 2022. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 8, 2022. Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg stated, "Wi...

Caterpillar Enters Sponsorship Deal With MLS, America’s Fastest Growing Sports League- $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has entered a multi-year sponsorship with North America's fastest growing sports League, the Major League Soccer (MLS). The sponsorship is aimed to boost the Caterpillar brand exposure to a more diverse audience in the United States and Canada and also engage ...

The Stock Market Drops While Oil & Interest Rates Climb To Close Out May- $ATOS $DIS $INMB $TXMD Rise!

Quote of the Day - "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." - Aristotle Onassis   Welcome back from the long Memorial Day Weekend and to the last day of May. Today also marked the first trading session of this holiday-shortened 4-day week. Unfortunately, the m...

Cisco Lowers Outlook Pointing To China Lockdowns & Ukraine Crisis – $CSCO $DIA

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) lowered its full-year earnings forecast after COVID lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine pulled sales below estimates in the third quarter. The company now expects revenue growth of 2% to 3% in fiscal 2022, lower than the earlier forecast of 5.5% to 6.5%. ...

Microsoft Moves To Revise Cloud Service Terms Amid EU’s Complaints – $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT)  is set to revise its licensing terms and allow cloud service providers to better compete in response to complaints, informed its president Brad Smith. The technology giant had been fined 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) by EU antitrust regulators. "It really start...

Stock Market Jumps As GDP Moves Lower On Thursday – $AAPL $ATOS $CRTD $INM $INMB $INVO $M $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." - George S. Patton   The stock market jumped across the board during Thursday's session. The S&P 500 closed at 4,057.84 (+1.99%), the Dow closed at 32,637.19 (+1.61%), the Nasdaq closed at 11,740.65 (+2.68%), & the sm...

Multi-Specialty National Telehealth Provider MeMD Announces Official Transition To Walmart Health Family – $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, MeMD, a multi-specialty national telehealth provider, announced its name change to Walmart Health Virtual Care marking its official transition to the Walmart Health (WMT) family. The name change marks the final stages of MeMD’s acquisition by Walmart Health, which was initially announc...

Reaffirming Fed Minutes Propel Markets Forward On Hump Day – $AAPL $BKSY $FATE $INMB $TSLA $ZM Rise!

Quote of the Day - "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi   The stock market bounced higher today, starting slow, but then gaining momentum into the close after the Fed released its May minutes. The Fed's minutes simply reaffirmed their plans to raise intere...

UnitedHealth Group Schedules Q2 July Earnings Date – $UNH $DIA

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) is to release its second-quarter 2022 financial results on Friday, July 15, 2022, before trading opens followed by a  teleconference call at 8:45 a.m. ET with analysts and investors to discuss and review the results. The webcast can be reached on th...

Home Depot To Pay Q1 Dividend On June 16 – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced that its first quarter cash dividend of $1.90 per share will be payable on June 16, 2022. The dividend is payable to shareholders as of  June 2, 2022. The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is the world’s largest home improvement retailer with reta...

The Stock Market Sees Pressure From Recessionary Reports On Tuesday – $ROIV $VIX $ZM Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson     The stock market seemed to wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning as it immediately headed deeply and widely south as the S&P 500 closed at 3,...

Airbus Taps Honeywell For Its Flight Management System – $HON $DIA

Reportedly, Honeywell's (HON) Flight Management System (FMS) has been selected by Airbus to meet the air traffic management needs of the future A320, A330, and A350 aircraft. The new FMS will allow airline customers to experience best-in-class operational efficiency, reliability, and safety.  It al...

Stock Market Swings Positively Throughout Monday’s Session – $AAPL $DIS $GOVX $INM $INVO $VMW Rise!

Quote of the Day - "It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered." - Aeschylus     The stock market moved in a decidedly positive direction throughout the day on Monday swinging up from beginning and into the close.  The overall move came in...

McDonald’s Russian Franchisees May Opt To Continue Operations Under New Brand

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) franchisees in Russia will have the option of working under a new brand that is likely to launch, informed Oleg Paroev, McDonald's Russia's general director. The McDonald's restaurants in Russia will be sold to Alexander Govor, who runs a franchise operati...

Nike’s Diversity Head Felicia Mayo To Exit The Company – $NKE $DIA

As per reports, NIKE's, Inc. (NKE) head of diversity, Felicia Mayo, is scheduled to leave the company at the end of July after two years, marking the second executive to leave that role in as many years. Since July 2020, Felicia Mayo served as chief talent, diversity, and culture officer. Mayo join...

Self-driving British Startup Wayve Implementing Microsoft’s Supercomputer Infrastructure – $MSFT $DIA

Reportedly, British startup Wayve is to implement a supercomputer infrastructure designed by Microsoft (MSFT) to process vast amounts of data, as it is developing machine learning-based models for self-driving cars. Wayve's technology is built on machine learning instead of the conventional method t...

High Costs Crack Retail, But Biotech Stocks Bounce During Overall Negative Week – $AFRM $AMC $GOVX $SHIP $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day: "A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." - Bob Dylan   It was an overall sobering week both economically and in the markets for most investors. The macroeconomic picture & outlook changed for the worse this week as several eco...

Russell 2000 Smalls Exhibit Strength As Large Caps Falter On Thursday – $FATE $GRAB $INM $INMB $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu   The macroeconomic picture seemed to turn a bit worse today overall. The initial claims report for the week ending May 14 confirmed a rise by ...

Stock Market Cascades Lower On Hump Day – $DLO $NUTX $TJX $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." - Lao Tzu   The stock market experienced a hard reversal on hump day, just after Tuesd...

Interesting…JPMorgan Shareholders Vote Against Executive Compensation – $JPM $DIA

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) shareholders have voted against the bank’s executive pay plan, delivering a sharp rebuke to chief executive Jamie Dimon and his management team. At the "say-on-pay" vote at the bank’s annual meeting only 31% of votes were cast in favor of JPMorgan's executive...

Walmart Lowers Profit Forecast Amid Rising Food & Fuel Costs – $DIA $WMT

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) released first-quarter earnings below expectations and cut its profit outlook due to inflationary pressures, especially in food and fuel. Adjusted profit dropped to $1.30 a share during the first quarter ended in late April below $1.48 analyst estimates. Retai...

Home Depot’s Quarterly Earnings Surprise Street To The Upside – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) increased its full-year profit forecast as home improvement chain benefit from higher prices and consistent demand for tools and building materials. Home Depot earned $4.09 per share in the reported quarter, beating estimates of $3.68. Same-store sales increased...

Whoa!..Did Intel Shareholders Just Cast A Vote Against Executive Compensation For Top Executives – $INTC $DIA

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) shareholders rejected compensation packages for top executives, including a payout of as much as $178.6 million to Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger. About 1.78 billion votes were cast against executive compensation at the annual meeting and 921.2 million vot...

Goldman Sachs Prepares To Further Diversify Its Workforce – $GS $DIA

Reportedly, the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) has increased its diversity recruiting team and increased its budget by $10 million to meet its goals to add more Blacks, women, and Latinos to its workforce. The bank has included roughly 25 new recruiters focused on hiring diverse employees since the ...

Inflation Costs Hit, Verizon Now Set To Increase Wireless Charges – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ)  will be increasing prices on its wireless bills for the first time in two years as the US wireless carrier struggles with higher costs. A $1.35 increase in administrative charges for each voice line will start reflecting in the customers June phone...

Growth, Biotech, Tech, & New Issues Soar During Tuesday’s Stock Market – $AAPL $BGXX $FRGE $INM $NBSE $VEDU $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey   The stock market enjoyed a broad based rally, while investors celebrated as growth stocks flew up today.  In fact, the small caps on the Russell 2000 produced a stand...

Caterpillar Releases Its 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Report – $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has released its 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Report and a new diversity and inclusion website that reflects the company's strong focus on continuing to build a rich culture of inclusion. "The competitive advantage of a diverse team and inclusive culture...

Oil Surges While Nasdaq, Manufacturing, & Tech Decline During Monday’s Stock Market Session – $INMB $INVO $SAVE Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey   The macroeconomic schedule also offered a couple of reports including the Producer Price Index for final demand report, which showed a .5% rise M/M in April, but in li...

McDonalds Exiting Russian Market After 30 Years Of Service – $MCD $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is selling all of its restaurants in Russia, exiting the country after more than 30 years of presence following its invasion of Ukraine. McDonald's informed it was looking to sell all its restaurants in Russia to a local buyer, but will continue to retain t...

FAA Notifies Boeing For More Documentation On Its 787 Jets In Order To Resume Deliveries – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Federal Aviation Administration has asked Boeing (BA) for more documentation in order to resume deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jet, signaling it may face a further delay before the Federal Aviation Administration signs off on its inspections and repairs to the plane.  The development ...

Nike Terminates Sponsorship Deal With Russian Premier League Club Spartak Moscow – $NKE $DIA

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has terminated its sponsorship deal with Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow as the team will not be taking part in European competitions next season. The governing body of European soccer, UEFA informed Russia will have no affiliated teams participating in it...

Caterpillar Highlights Progress Via 2021 Sustainability Report – $DIA $CAT

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) released its Sustainability Report describing the company's progress helping customers build a better, more sustainable world. The 2021 Sustainability Report outlines Caterpillar's approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The report also lays...

Musk Puts $44B Twitter Acquisition ‘temporarily on hold’ Over Fake Accounts

Reportedly, Tesla's (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc. (TWTR) is “temporarily on hold”, tweeted the CEO until more information about the proportion of fake accounts is received, sending the social media giant into a tailspin. Fighting the fake accounts has been a keys...

Stock Market Stages Comeback At End of Overall Negative Weekly Outing – $AFRM $BMBL $BWV $CELH $FATE $RIVN Rise!

Quote of the Day: "Inflation destroys savings, impedes planning, and discourages investment. That means less productivity and a lower standard of living." - Kevin Brady   Stock market volatility was in full swing again this week and all major indices closed lower ending with a weekly decli...

Mimi Poon Succeeds Charles Kiang As IBM’s New General Manager Hong Kong – $IBM $DIA

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Director, Software Group, Hong Kong Mimi Poon is now set to lead as General Manager, IBM Hong Kong effective immediately. In her new role, Mimi will oversee IBM's business operations and strategic development in Hong Kong and Macau. Mi...

State of Missouri Names UnitedHealthcare As One Of Three Organizations To Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries – $UNH $DIA

As per reports, the state of Missouri has selected UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Missouri as one of three managed care organizations to administer its MO HealthNet Managed Care Program for Medicaid members in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Fa...

Disney Releases Q2 Earnings As Streaming Subscribers Grow – $DIS $DIA

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company (DID) reported stronger-than-expected growth in streaming subscribers across all of its media platforms, but raised concerns over the impact of Covid on its theme parks in Asia. Total Disney+ subscriptions increased to 137.7 million during the fiscal second qu...

Thursday’s Rollercoaster Stock Market Sees The Russell 2000 Turn Up Sharply – $ATOS $AFRM $BMBL $BWV $CEPH $INM $RIVN $Rise!

Quote of the Day - "He who angers you conquers you." - Elizabeth Kenny   The stock market in general was once again volatile and felt a bit like a scary rollercoaster ride for most on Thursday, but at least the ride was heading up at the end of the session. In fact, the small caps on the Ru...

J&J Appoints Thibaut Mongon As CEO Of Its Soon To Be Spun Off Consumer Health Unit – $JNJ $DIA

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has appointed Thibaut Mongon as the chief executive officer of the consumer health division, the division which the pharmaceutical giant plans to spin off into a listed company by the end of next year. Mongon joined the company in 2000, and currently serves as...

Dubai’s Emirates Airlines Concerned About Delayed Boeing’s 787 Deliveries – $BA $DIA

The Dubai-based carrier, Emirates airline announced that it may face further delayed deliveries of Boeing's (BA) 787 Dreamliners by atleast a year until 2024 and that it could be even longer due to Boeing’s continued delivery suspension over structural flaws. Three years ago, Emirates ordered 30 7...

Is Intel’s New AI Chip A Threat To Nvidia Corp’s Dominant AI Chip Market? – $INTC $NVDA $DIA

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) has launched a new chip called Gaudi2 focused on artificial intelligence computing, as the chip manufacturer strengthens its push into the AI chip market currently dominated by Nvidia Corp. Gaudi2 marks the second-generation processor by Habana Labs, an Israeli A...

Walmart Schedules Q1 Release Date on May 17- $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is scheduled to release its first-quarter earnings results at 6 a.m. CDT on May 17 followed by a live conference call with the Investment Community at 7 a.m to discuss the company’s first-quarter earnings results for the fiscal year 2023. The call will be hos...

CPI Report Ignites Stock Market Selloff On Hump Day – $BWV $CELH $INVO Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life." - Victor Hugo   Broadly, the major indices headed south on hump day from about 9:30 pacific onward. There seemed to be no safety net available & most equities seemed to be on fire. The market's southern tra...

Global CRM Leader Salesforce Schedules Q1 Release For May 31 – $CRM $DIA

As per reports, Salesforce (CRM) announced the release of its Q1 fiscal year 2023 will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 after the market closes. The company will host a conference call to discuss and review the results at 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 2:00 p.m. (PT) with the investment community. Live Webcast & R...

Intel Appoints Former $AMD Executive Matt Poirier As Senior VP Of Corporate Development – $INTC $DIA

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced the appointment of Matt Poirier as senior VP of corporate development, effective May 30, 2022. Poirier will join the company’s executive leadership team and report to CEO Pat Gelsinger. He has more than 20 years of leadership, finance, and corporate d...

US Health Regulators Limit The Use Of J&J’s COVID Vaccine Over Blood Clot Risks – $JNJ $DIA

Reportedly, the U.S. health regulator has issued notice to limit the use of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine for adults due to the high risk of a rare blood clotting syndrome. The Food and Drug Administration informed, that the J&J vaccine can be administered in cases where autho...

3M To Pay Q2 Dividend On June 12 – $MMM $DIA

The board of 3M (MMM) has announced a quarterly dividend of $1.49 per share on the company's common stock for the second quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable on June 12, 2022, to shareholders as of  May 20, 2022.    3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to neve...

Boeing Relocating Headquarters From Chicago To Washington, D.C. – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, aerospace giant Boeing (BA) announced its moving its headquarters to the Washington, D.C. area from Chicago, moving closer to federal lawmakers and rival defense contractors. Boeing informed that it will shift its base to Arlington, Virginia, joining fellow military contractors Northrop ...

Nike Announces Common Stock Dividend Payable July 1, 2022- $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, the board of NIKE, Inc. (NKE) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $.305 per share on its Common Stock payable to shareholders as of June 6, 2022. The dividend is payable on July 1, 2022.   NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic f...

Tech Giants Apple, Google & Microsoft Agree To Introduce ‘New Common Passwordless’ Sign-Ins – $AAPL $GOOG $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, technology giants Apple (AAPL), Google, and Microsoft (MSFT) have agreed to support a new type of online sign-in which could replace passwords and is designed to make the web more “secure and usable for all”. The technology giants have agreed to support a new common passwordless ...

Caterpillar Announces Acquisition Of EaaS Company, Tangent Energy Solutions- $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has acquired a U.S.-based energy-as-a-service company, Tangent Energy Solutions, headquartered in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Tangent Energy offers customers turnkey solutions for reducing energy costs, increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions, monetizin...

Biotech Stocks Catch A Ride On Tuesday – $ATOS $AUPH $BHVN $CYN $FATE $INM $QQQ Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm." - Aldous Huxley   If you are invested in biotech, then you had a good day in general for once as the beaten down sector regained its form on the back s...

AmEx Announces Dividend Payable August 10, 2022 – $AXP $DIA

Reportedly, the Board of American Express Company (AXP) announced a regular quarterly dividend of $.52 per common share to the stockholders as of July 1, 2022. The dividend is payable on August 10, 2022. The company also declared a quarterly dividend on the Company’s 3.550% Fixed Rate Reset Noncum...

The Stock Market Drops As Investors Head For More ‘Certain’ Land – $BNTX $CYN $NWL $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch   Investors were selling from the start today apparently seeking safer or at least less 'uncertain' grounds and the markets essentially dropped into the close. It was not pretty and even the ultimate opti...

Cisco Announces Earnings Release Date For Q3 Fiscal 2022 Results – $CSCO $DIA

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. is to host a conference call for its third-quarter fiscal year 2022 results on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 1:30 PM (PT); 4:30 PM (ET). A live and replay audio of the event can be reached at the company's website. To Listen via Telephone: 888-848-6507 212-519-08...

Walgreens To Pay Quarterly Dividend On June 10 – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced a quarterly dividend of 47.75 cents per share payable on June 10, 2022. The dividend is payable to shareholders as of May 20, 2022. The dividend remains unchanged from the previous quarter and marks an increase of 2.1 percent from the year-ago quar...

Caterpillar To Conduct Virtual Annual Shareholders Meet On June 8 – $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) plans to conduct its virtual annual shareholder meeting at 8 a.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Common Stockholders as of April 13, 2022, are entitled to participate, vote, and submit questions at the meeting.   Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. ...

An Uncomfortably Volatile Week In The Stock Market Ends Lower – $CVX $FRGE $INM $INVO $JPM $SHIP Rise!

Quote of the Day: "If we give something positive to others, it will return to us. If we give negative, that negativity will be returned." - Allu Arjun   Stock market volatility was significant again this week providing yet another 'yoyo' ride of sorts as inflationary worries uncomfortably b...

The Stock Market Sinks On Cinco De Mayo – $DIA $QQQ $SPY $VIX

Quote of the Day - "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." - Amelia Earhart   Fresh off the Fed's decision to raise interest rates and the markets surge in the backside of yesterday's session, the stock market proceeded to sink throughout the Cinco De Mayo Day session with a ...

Cisco Announces Predictive Enterprise Network Technology – $CSCO $DIA

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is launching a technology that can help predict issues on enterprise networks before they happen to assist in preventing problems and improving customer experience. The predictive software engine will gather data from various sources within a company's netw...

JP Morgan Schedules Investor Day On May 23 – $JPM $DIA

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is to host an Investor Day on May 23, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. ET in New York City. A live audio webcast will begin at 8:00 a.m.ET and will be available for replay on the company's website under Investor Relations, Events & Presentations tab. The general ...

The Fed’s Jerome Powell Juices The Stock Market On ‘Star Wars Day’ – $AAPL $ATOS $DIS $FRGE $INVO $ISLE $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success." - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam - Indian Statesman, October 15, 1931 - July 27, 2015   Like a cool refreshing drink served at the beach on hot Summer's day, Fed Chair Jerome 'Uncle Jerry' Powell serve...

Caterpillar’s Chairman & CEO Jim Umpleby To Discuss Enterprise Strategy – $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is scheduled to host a video webcast of its Investor Day on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, beginning at 10:25 a.m. CDT. Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby and members of the company's Executive Office will discuss Caterpillar's enterprise strategy for profitable gro...

Nike Appoints Maggie Gauger As Its New Global VP Of Direct Acceleration – $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has appointed Maggie Gauger as its new global VP of direct acceleration. Gauger most recently served as Nike’s global VP of the marketplace, leading a team of more than 150 people to execute Nike’s B2B platform. Earlier, she served as Nike’s VP of global marketplac...

9 Sectors Close Green & Volatility Tames During Tuesday’s Stock Market – $AAPL $BWV $INMB $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha   The stock market moved north today as volatility was somewhat diminished and the CBOE Volatility Index or Vix dropped 9.55% to close at $29.25 & below the...

Apple’s Robust Services Business Lifts Q2 Earnings – $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) beat second-quarter estimates reporting $1.52 a share on sales of $97.28 billion in the quarter ended March 26. Analysts expected the iPhone giant to earn $1.42 a share on sales of $94 billion. On a year-over-year basis, Apple sales and earnings both increased 9%.  "We are...

Honeywell Raises Full-Year Forecast As Aviation Sector Revives – $HON $DIA

As per reports, the multinational conglomerate Honeywell (HON) raised its full-year profit forecast as the aviation market has been revived & is boosting demand for the company's software, parts, and aftermarket services. Quarterly results were also boosted by higher sales in the unit that makes...

Intel Reports Q2 Beats, Reaffirms Full year Guidance – $INTC $DIA

Intel Corporation's (INTC) first-quarter release reported adjusted earnings of 87 cents a share on sales of $18.35 billion, beating estimates of 78 cents a share on sales of $18.33 billion for the March-ended quarter. On a year-over-year basis, Intel earnings declined 35% while sales dropped 1%. Int...

Monday’s Stock Market Swiftly Circles Green – $AAPL $FATE $FRGE (+44%) $INM (+15%) $INMB $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." - Edmund Burke   The stock market remained extremely volatile as we kicked off the first trading day of May. However, this time the markets circled to the positive into the clos...

Microsoft’s Cloud Strength Boosts Q3 Earnings Beat – $MSFT $DIA

Microsoft (MSFT) recently exceeded its fiscal Q3 earnings riding high on the cloud computing business. The technology reported adjusted earnings of $2.22 a share on sales of $49.4 billion in the quarter ended March 31, exceeding estimates of $2.19 a share on sales of $49 billion. For the current qua...

3M Expanding Production Capacity for PELTOR™ Hearing Protection Products In Nebraska – $MMM $DIA

As per reports, 3M (MMM) announced plans to grow its plant in Valley, Nebraska. The company is investing approximately $58 million to fund the 80,000 square foot expansion creating around 50 new jobs at the facility. The initiative plans to invest in additional production capacity for PELTOR™ hear...

Apple’s Launching “Expanded Protections For Children” In UK – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is introducing its controversial protections for children on iPhones in the UK, referred to by the company as “expanded protections for children” and lives within the Messages app on iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, and macOS. Already launched in the US, the feature will now be...

Boeing Surprises To The Downside – $BA $DIA

Boeing (BA) reported came in below expectations with greater than expects losses and decline in the Q1 revs amid higher costs while at the same time they delayed its newest passenger jet. Boeing widened its loss to $2.75 a share while revenue dropped 8% to $13.99 billion. In Q1, Boeing disclosed th...

Higher Menu Prices Help Fuel McDonald’s Earnings Beat – $MCD $DIA

Fast Food giant, McDonald’s (MCD) quarterly sales beat estimates despite inflationary pressure on consumers, the war in Ukraine, and COVID-19 lockdowns in China, assisted by menu price hikes and the introduction of a new loyalty program. Global comparable sales increased 11.8%, above estimates for...

Volatility & Fears Engulfed The Stock Market This Week – $INM $INMB $MSFT Rise!

Quote of the Day: "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." ~ George S. Patton   Volatility increased significantly this week as investors minds and accounts were consumed with a rash of fears. A 'rerating' of sorts hit equities across the board a...

Merck’s Keytruda & COVID Pill Push Quarterly Beat- $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.'s (MRK) quarterly earnings beat estimates reporting a 50% increase in revenue to $15.9 billion with the majority of the growth coming from sales of molnupiravir (approved in November). The drugmaker also raised its full-year forecasts on strong demand for top-sellin...

14.3% Rise In Quarterly Revenue For Caterpillar – $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT)  enjoys a 14.3% rise in first-quarter revenue pushed by higher construction activity and a rise in commodity prices. Strong demand allowed the company to raise prices, protecting its margins, even though the company has been weighed down by production delays due ...

Higher Oil & Gas Prices Power Quarterly Profits For Chevron – $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation's (CVX) profits quadrupled during the first quarter of 2022, boosted by higher oil and gas prices. The oil giant reported $6.3 billion in earnings during the period up from $1.37 billion during the same quarter in 2021. Chevron’s revenue increased to $54.37 bill...

Biotech Giant Amgen Post Quarterly Beat, However… – $AMGN $DIA

Amgen reported a strong quarter with sales increasing 6% to $6.24 billion and exceeding expectations at $6.07 billion. Earnings also came in above projections at $4.25 per share, up 15% on a year-over-year basis. Amgen's osteoporosis treatment Evenity and migraine drug Aimovig reported strong growt...

The Wild Stock Market Ride Continued On Thursday – $AAPL $FB $INM $INMB $ISLE $QCOM Rise!

Quote of the Day - "You must do the things you think you cannot do." ~  Eleanor Roosevelt   The US's Real GDP was reported to have dropped 1.4% in Q1 today, surprising many, as expectations were that it was to grow by 1%. This report seemed to set off a few alarm bells that the US may ...

Visa Selects 5 Startups For Its Visa Accelerator Program 2022 – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has selected five startups to join the 2022 cohort of its Visa Accelerator Program in the Asia Pacific, Cymonz, Moneytree, Perfios, TallyKhata, and TripleA. The startups will work closely with Visa over the next six months creating defined commercial opportunities th...

IBM Approves Quarterly Dividend Increase For 27th Consecutive Year – $IBM $DIA

Reportedly, the board of (IBM) announced an increase in the regular quarterly cash dividend to $1.65 per common share, marking it the 27th year in a row that the company has increased its quarterly cash dividend. The dividend is payable on June 10, 2022, to stockholders as of May 10, 2022. This is t...

3M Reports Declined Profits As N95 Mask Demand Dips – $MMM $DIA

As per reports,  Industrial giant 3M (MMM) reported a drop in quarterly adjusted profit driven by declining demand for its disposable N95 masks as COVID-19 recedes. A fall in COVID-19 cases globally due to high vaccination rates caused demand for masks to decrease, impacting the margins of the bigg...

Honeywell To Pay Quarterly Dividend On June 3 – $HON $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Honeywell.Inc (HON) announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.98 per share on the common outstanding stock payable on June 3, 2022. The dividend is payable to stockholders as of May 13, 2022. Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”) is a California Registered Investment Advisor ...

Hump Day Brings A Bounce To The S&P 500 – $ALKS $ATOS $INVO $TSLA $V Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Success is dependent on effort." - Sophocles   At the close today the S&P 500 closed at 4,183.96 (+.21%), but jumped 1.6% and dropped slightly into the red during the session as 3 big names moved significantly higher today including Microsoft (MSFT, $283.22, +4.8...

Coca-Cola Quarterly Revenue Exceeded Expectations – $KO $DIA

Coca-Cola Company's (KO) quarterly earnings exceeded estimates as consumers drank more of its namesake soda, Powerade, and Costa coffee. The beverage giant's unit case volume increased 8% during the quarter, fueled by demand for drinks like Powerade and Coke Zero Sugar. Despite the suspension of its...

Stock Market Falls Back To Earth On Tuesday – $BRQS $GOVX $INVO $NBSE Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." - George Halas   The stock market descended towards earth today moving more fiercely than it bounced up on Monday as fears of inflation, interest rates rising, the Russian-Ukraine War and supply chain disruption clicked sell...

Amgen Due To Release Q1 Earnings Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – $AMGN $DIA

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) is to release its first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, after the market closes, followed by a conference call with the chairman and CEO Robert A. Bradway, the investment community, and other members of the company's senior management team at 2:00 p.m. PT. Liv...

Estée Lauder’s Christina Schelling Announced As Verizon’s Senior VP, Talent & Diversity – $EL $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ)  announced that Christina Schelling will be joining as Senior Vice President of Talent and Diversity on May 2. Schelling will lead Verizon’s DE&I, talent acquisition, learning and development, career planning, and leadership programs. Recently...

McDonald’s Raises Objection Over Icahn Demands On Sourcing Pigs – $MCD $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has raised concerns over Carl Icahn's demand for the burger chain to stop buying pork from suppliers that keep the animals in crates calling it expensive, and logistically unfeasible. Carl Icahn, who owns roughly $50,000 worth of McDonald's stock, is pressi...

Monday’s Welcomed Intraday Stock Market Bounce – $ATOS $FATE $INMB $NKTX (+140%) $TWTR $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~ Oprah Winfrey   The stock market turned out to be a tale of two tapes today as we started out dipping strongly seeing the S&am...

Travelers Publishes Annual Community Report Detailing Its $228M Charitable Contributions Over Decade – $TRV $DIA

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) released its annual Community Report, announcing 2021 charitable contributions of $24 million, bringing in the company’s total giving to approximately $228 million over the past decade. "We have a culture deeply rooted in helping others. Our communi...

Goldman Sachs’ Q1 Earnings Ride High On Wealth Management & Trading – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported a 43% drop in first-quarter profit but exceeded market estimates, as its wealth management performed strong and trading businesses partly offset a drop in equity underwriting as stock market listings dried up. Its global markets segment reporte...

Verizon’s Monthly Phone Subscribers Numbers Support 5G Efforts – $VZ $DIA

Verizon Communications, Inc.'s (VZ) quarterly release reported the loss of fewer-than-expected monthly phone subscribers in the first quarter, showing that the wireless carrier is benefiting from its huge investments in expanding its 5G and new broadband services, The company reported a loss of 36,0...

Former Twitter Executive Dantley Davis Joins Nike As VP Of Digital Design – $TWTR $NKE $FB $NFLX

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has named Dantley Davis as the company’s Vice President of digital design. Earlier Davis was positioned as the first chief designer officer at Twitter. According to his LinkedIn profile, he also served as the director of product design at Facebook and as a design d...

Fed Fear Mongering Takes Down The Markets Again This Week – $BBBY $CYN $INM $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day: - "We know what we are, but know not what we may be." - William Shakespeare   The markets overall experienced yet another broadly-based sell-off this week pressured by last week's Fed's Minutes & individual FOMC voters sounding off hawkishly, and then this week's Fed C...

‘Uncle Jerry’ Trips Thursday’s Market Session With ‘Expeditious’ Views – $CYN $INM $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "And when I breathed, my breath was lightning." - Black Elk     Fed Chair Jerome Powell offered one of his fire breathing statements again today while part of an International Monetary Fund panel moderated by CNBC that served as a lever for the markets to sell o...

Home Depot Announces New CIO & EVP – $HD $DIA

Reportedly, the Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced two major appointments this week, appointing Matt Carey as its executive vice president (EVP) of customer experience effective immediately. In this newly formed role, Carey will lead the vision, design, and development of new and innovative solutions t...

IBM Releases Q1 Earnings Finding Growth In The Cloud – $IBM $DIA

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) released first-quarter earnings, reporting a revenue increase of 8% to $14.20 billion in the first quarter, beating estimates of $13.85 billion. Adjusted profit of $1.40 per share also topped expectations of $1.38. IBM expects to hit the top end of i...

Goldman Sachs Pushing To Hire Senior Investment Bankers In Singapore – $GS $DIA

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is boosting the hiring of its senior investment bankers in Singapore, as the U.S. lender looks to bolster its dealmaking capabilities in Southeast Asia. The firm has hired Chua Hui Yin from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to cover corporate finance and execution,...

P&G Quarterly Earnings Display Promising Results Raises Full-Year Sales Forecast

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported quarterly earnings ended March 31 reporting an increase in net sales by 7% to $19.38 billion. Total sales volumes rose 3% despite price increases across most of P&G's product range. P&G earned $1.33 per share, beating the quarterly expectations of $...

Defensive Issues Led Mixed Moves On Hump Day – $ABT $ATOS $CAR $INM $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues." - Joseph Hall     The stock markets broadly ended a bit mixed today even though 8 of the 11 sectors closed in the green. The defensive issues from the real estate, consumer staples...

Walmart Reports Jump In Trucker Applicants In Concert With Supply Chain Induced Salary Hike – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) sees the number of trucker applicants jump 8 to 10 times since the salary hike as the retailer recently shifted its pay structure so that truck drivers can earn up to $110,000 in their first year. "So far, and it's still in its early days, but we've see...

Joseph Romanelli Returns To Merck To Lead Human Health International – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) announced that Joseph Romanelli will lead Human Health International, and join Merck’s Executive Team, effective August 1, 2022, and will directly report to Robert M. Davis, chief executive officer, and president, of Merck. In this role, Romanelli will have ...

J&J Trims Annual Profit Forecast Due To Vaccine Performance – $JNJ DIA

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) released quarterly earnings, refusing to provide a forecast for sales of its COVID-19 vaccine, as vaccine hesitancy in low-income countries and low demand in higher-income nations, lead to a surplus. J&J also cut both ends of its full-year profit forecast by 25 cents ...

Property & Casualty Insurer Travelers Reports 48% Increase In Q1 Profits – $TRV $DIA

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) reported a 48% increase in quarterly profit exceeding analysts’ estimates as lower catastrophe-related claims filled up from investment losses. The company’s core income increased to $1.04 billion, or $4.22 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from ...

IMF Downgrades Global Growth & Stock Market Rips Higher Tuesday – $FATE $INM $INMB $JNJ $SMCI $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." - Maya Angelou     The stock markets wer...

P&G Announces CEO Jon R. Moeller As Chairman To The Board – $PG $DIA

As per reports, the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has appointed Jon R. Moeller as Chairman of the Board, effective July 1, 2022. Moeller will take the position in addition to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of current Executive Chairman David Taylor. Th...

Caterpillar Announces Q1 Earnings Release Thursday, April 28

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is to release first-quarter 2022 financial results at 5:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, April 28. The release can be reached at investors.caterpillar.com/financials/quarterly-results.   Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufact...

India’s Reliance Industries Studying A Bid For Walgreens’s Boots Chain – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd is exploring a bid for drug retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance's (WBA) UK-based Boots business. The Boots business spans 2,200 stores in the UK, including pharmacies, and health and beauty stores, according to the chain's websit...

P&G Reports Increased Dividend – $PG $DIA

Reportedly, the Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) have declared a 5% increase in the quarterly dividend. The consumer giant is to pay 91.33 cents a share, up from a previous 87 cents a share, on May 16 to shareholders of record as of April 22. This dividend increase will ma...

Apple, Dell & Other Laptop Makers May Face Shipment Delays Amid China Lockdown – $AAPL $DELL $DIA

Reportedly, shipments of some Apple (AAPL) products, as well as Dell and Lenovo laptops are likely to face delays if China's COVID-19 lockdowns persist, analysts predict. China's attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 has jammed highways and ports, stranded workers, and left countless factories awai...

Boeing Reports Q1 2022 Deliveries – $BA $DIA

Boeing (BA) reported major program deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2022. Major Programs  - Commercial Airplanes Programs - 1st Quarter 2022 737 86 747 1 767 5 777 3 787 - Total 95   Defense, Space ...

Inflationary Pressures Weigh On Monday’s Stock Market Session – $BAC $INM $TSLA $TWTR Rise!

Quote of the Day - "If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster." - Clint Eastwood   Adding pressure to the markets and growth stocks in general, the yield curve rose again today as the 2-yr yield moved up two basis points to 2.47%, while the 10-yr yield rose 3 basis points to 2.86%. The Fed...

PayPal’s Finance Chief John Rainey Joins Walmart As CFO – $PYPL $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has appointed PayPal Holdings Inc's (PYPL) finance head, John Rainey, as its chief financial officer (CFO),  effective June 6, replacing Brett Biggs. Brett Biggs served as Walmart's finance chief since 2015 and will continue to serve as an adviser until he...

Intel Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable June 1, 2022 – $INTC $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Intel Corporation (INTC) announced a quarterly dividend of $.365/share on common stock ($1.46 per share on an annual basis). The dividend will be payable on June 1, 2022, to stockholders of record on May 7, 2022.   Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the bounda...

Caterpillar To Pay Quarterly Dividend On May 20 – $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has confirmed that they will maintain a quarterly dividend of $1.11 per share of common stock, payable May 20, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 25, 2022.   Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world...

China Resumes Flights Using Boeing 737-800 Jetliners After March Crash – $BA $DIA

As per reports, China Eastern Airlines has restarted using Boeing's (BA) 737-800 jetliners for commercial flights less than a month after a crash that killed 132 people on board, and grounded over 200 of its aircraft. China Eastern flight MU5843, operated by a three-year-old Boeing 737-800 aircraft,...

JP Morgan Q1 Profits Drops CEO Jamie Dimon Raises Concerns – $JPM $DIA

JPMorgan Chase & Co's (JPM) first-quarter earnings report disappointing figures amid concerns over U.S. bank ties to Russia and worries of an economic slowdown. The bank reported adjusted revenue of $31.59 billion versus the $31.44 billion expected. Adjusted Earnings per share of $2.63 were repo...

Yield Curve Jumps, Major Indices Fall On Last Trading Day Of Holiday-Shortened Week – $C $INM $MS Rise!

Quote of the Day - "We are an impossibility in an impossible universe." - Ray Bradbury   Thursday's more than busy macroeconomic schedule produced a number of overall inflationary telling reports including the total retail sales report that confirmed a .5% rise M/M in March. The Initia...

UnitedHealth’s Raises Full-Year Earnings Guidance – $UNH $DIA

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's (UNH) Q1 earnings exceeded market estimates, reporting an adjusted profit of $5.49, up 3.4% from a strong year-ago quarter and 11 cents ahead of estimates. Revenue increased 14.2% to $80.149 billion, above estimates of $79 billion. The medical cost ratio, paid benef...

Cisco, Nvidia, Salesforce Top Fortune Magazine’s Best Place To Work in US List! – $CRM $CSCO $NVDA $DIA

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCOI has been ranked by Fortune Magazine as one of the best companies to work for in the U.S. Fortune praised the commitment of Cisco to the well-being of its nearly 39,000 workers worldwide as they return to work. Cisco topped last year's ranking, too, and has app...

Chevron Meets United Steelworkers Union (USW) Over Refinery Strike – $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) and the United Steelworkers union (USW) recently met to end a 3-week-old strike by 500 workers at the company's Richmond, California, refinery marking the first face-to-face discussion between the two sides. The first vice president of USW Local 12-5, B.K. W...

Honeywell Q1 Earnings Scheduled To Be Released On April 29 – $HON $DIA

Honeywell (HON) is scheduled to release its Q1 financial results before the opening of the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday, April 29, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT, as per reports. The live webcast can be reached at http://www.honeywell.com/investor. Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”)...

Yield Curve Tames As Hump Day’s Stock Market Surges -$AAPL $ATOS $DAL $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people." - Confucius   Following Tuesday's CPI report that confirmed that our economy had just experienced the fastest rate of inflation in 40 ye...

VillageMD Adds Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer To Board Of Directors – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) chief executive officer Roz Brewer has joined the board of VillageMD, a company focused on developing hundreds of doctor-staffed clinics & connected to Walgreens drugstores across the U.S. Brewer, as well as another Walgreens board member, Dr. David ...

Merck’s Q1 Earnings To Be Released On April 28 – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is scheduled to hold its Q1 2022 earnings conference call with investors and analysts at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 28, discussing the company's performance for the quarter and outlook. Interested parties may access the live audio webcast of the call on ...

Walmart Announces Salary Raise For Freight Drivers Amid Shortage – $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is increasing starting salaries for its freight drivers to between $95,000 and $110,000 a year, up from an average starting salary of $87,500. The push comes as supply-chain problems add challenge to the already troubled trucking industry. The American Trucking...

Tesla Recalls A Number Of Model 3s In China Related To Semiconductor Components- $TSLA

As per reports, EV giant Tesla (TSLA) announced it is recalling 127,785 units of Model 3 cars in China, after potential faults in semiconductor components that might lead to collisions were discovered. According to the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation, the company will recal...

Inflation Hits 40-Yr High While Large Caps Drift Lower On Tuesday – $AAL $AAPL $EVTL $FATE $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed." - Robert H. Schuller   7 of the 11 sectors closed lower during Tuesday's market session pushing all large cap indices to close in the red again for the second consecutive day...

United Airlines Reportedly Confirms Delay of Boeing’s 777s With Pratt & Whitney Engines – $BA $UAL $DIA

Reportedly, United Airlines confirmed the delay in the return of some grounded Boeing (BA) 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines until at least May 12. An engine on a United Airlines 777 jet failed shortly after takeoff from Denver in February 2021, dropping debris over nearby cities but ...

Visa Brings Board Level To 11 With Terry List’s Appointment – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) announced that Teri List has been appointed to its board of directors, effective April 11, 2022. Ms. List was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap Inc. from January 2017 until March 2020 and served as an advisor until June 2020. Ms. List also serves o...

Chevron Schedules Q1 Earnings Release For Friday, April 29, 2022 – $CVX $DIA

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) is to host its first-quarter conference call on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT).  Speakers: Mike Wirth – Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Pierre Breber – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Roderick Green ...

Floridians Can Now Enjoy Affordable & Convenient Health Care Services At 5 New Walmart Health Centers – $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced the opening of 5 new Walmart Health centers across North and Central Florida, marking its expansion into Florida. Situated adjacent to Walmart Supercenters, these convenient state-of-the-art Walmart Health centers provide diverse services, including p...

Is Tesla Going to Begin Lithium Mining Amid High Demand & Price Surges? – $TSLA

Tesla's (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is reportedly planning to or contemplating to begin mining for lithium as the price of the battery metal skyrockets. Lithium is an important component in electric vehicle batteries and so automakers are rushing for supplies, as a surge in demand is witnessed amid a globa...

All 11 Sectors Descend During Monday’s Stock Market Session – $INMB $SST $T Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu   All sectors proceeded to move directly south throughout Monday's session, except for the small caps on the Russell 2000 that started off mov...

Walmart’s Indian E-commerce Co. Flipkart’s IPO Valuation Reportedly Raised To $60-70B Range – $WMT $DIA $AMZN

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Indian e-commerce company Flipkart has internally raised its IPO valuation target to $60-70 billion, and now plans a U.S. listing in 2023 instead of this year. Flipkart, which competes with Amazon.com (AMZN) in India's booming e-commerce space, earlier had an I...

Goldman Sachs Agrees To Acquire Chicago-based Fintech Firm NextCapital – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is set to acquire NextCapital, a Chicago-based fintech firm that provides automated advice to corporate retirement plan participants. The acquisition is among the top five asset management deals New York-based Goldman has done. The deal offers Goldman a...

Strategic Partnership With Microsoft Seeks To Accelerate Boeing’s Digital Transformation – $MSFT $BA $DIA

As per reports, Boeing (BA) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced that they are deepening their strategic partnership to accelerate Boeing's digital transformation.  Through the expanded collaboration, Boeing will leverage the Microsoft Cloud and its AI capabilities to update its technology infrastr...

Bose Working With Salesforce To Deliver Personalized Experiences & Service – $CRM $DIA

As per reports, a leader in premium audio products Bose is scheduled to deploy Salesforce's (CRM) Customer 360 expanding its robust direct-to-consumer business, offering personalized and tailored experiences delighting customers and building trust. Bose is set to specifically deploy Marketing Cloud...

Disney Appoints Ex-Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine Education Campaigner As Executive VP, Global Communications – $DIS $DIA

As per reports, Kristina Schake has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Global Communications at The Walt Disney Company (DIS) effective immediately reporting to Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Geoff Morrell. Schake will lead the Company’s worldwide communications strategy and operations, ...

Tesla Promises Futuristic Robotaxi At Its Texas Factory Opening – $TSLA

Electric carmaker Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk promises a "dedicated" self-driving taxi that will "look futuristic," without giving a timeframe. The announcement came at the opening of Tesla's $1.1 billion valued factory in Texas, which is home to its new headquarters. "Massive scale. Full self-drivi...

Walmart Scheduled To Hold 2022 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting On June 1 – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc.(WMT) is scheduled to hold its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, in a virtual-only format beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT. While shareholders will be able to attend the meeting online through a live audio webcast, there will be no physical loc...

Visa Announces To Release Fiscal Q2 Earnings On April 26 – $V $DIA

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) has scheduled the release of its fiscal Q2 2022 financial results on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The company's executive management team will host a live audio webcast beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss and review the results. After trading closes, Visa wi...

The Fed’s Hawkish Ways Pressured Stocks Broadly Lower Again This Week – $CVX $MCD $XLE Rise!

Quote of the Day: - "Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts." - Soren Kierkegaard   The markets overall experienced a broadly negative week pressured by the Fed's Minutes and magnified by the plethora of individual FOMC voters sounding off hawkishly. They were at leas...

Amgen Contemplates Further Issuance of Green Bonds- $AMGN $DIA

Reportedly, Pharmaceutical giant Amgen Inc. (AMGN) is planning to sell more bonds to benefit the environment and society after its debut green bond was received well by investors. Amgen raised $4 billion in February in a four-part transaction including a $750 million green-bond tranche, a first for ...

Health Care Sector Leads Thursday’s Market Session Higher – $AAPL $BRK.B $HPQ $INM $INVO $SST $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." - Thomas Sowell     Investors got a bit of a break from the beat down they were taking this week as Thursday's stock market session closed positive at least on the top end. The S&a...

Fed Draws Oxygen Out of Stock Market Again On Hump Day – $AG $ATOS $FATE $INMB $INVO $NEGG $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha     Unfortunately, Hump Day's market session was filled more negative and worrisome rhetoric from yet another FOMC voter just like Tuesday's session. They ...

Boeing’s Senior Executives To Discuss Company’s Outlook On April 22 – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Aerospace giant Boeing (BA) is to release its first-quarter, 2022 results at 10:30 AM EDT, on Wednesday, April 27. The results will be discussed and reviewed by David Calhoun (President and Chief Executive Officer) and Brian West (Executive VP and CFO). The webcast can be reached at ht...

Markets Move Sharply Lower In Concert With The Fed’s Chirping – $SAVE $TWTR $ULCC Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us." - Boris Pasternak, Russian Novelist, January 29, 1890 - May 30, 1960     Unfortunately, Tuesday's market session behaved and performed almost in complete contrast to Monday's session where the markets flew...

UnitedHealth To Acquire Home Healthcare Services Co. LHC Group For $5.4B In Cash

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is to acquire providers of healthcare services at home, LHC Group for $5.4 billion in cash, expanding its home health services. The deal will combine the LHC Group with UnitedHealth's Optum unit, primarily for older patients dealing with chronic illness and i...

Tech, Biotech, Growth Stocks Sparkle On Monday – $AAPL $ATOS $INM $INMB $INVO $NBSE $TSLA $TWTR Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity." - Khalil Gibran, Lebanese Poet, January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931     It was an overall good day in the markets as the major indices all closed in the green. It was especially good for those investors...

Oil Retreats & Yields Invert Leading Markets To Produce Mixed Weekly Results – $FATE $MCD $TELL $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day: - "Attitude determines the altitude of life." - Edwin Louis Cole   The markets overall experienced a "fair to partly cloudy" sort of week, which ended with the indices producing mixed results and leaving many investors guessing as Q1 ended and April Fool's Day kicked off Q...

Large Caps & Oil Prices Drop In Virtual Lockstep On March 31- $INM $INVO $NVX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee     All eleven sectors closed in the red on the last trading day of March and/or the end of the first quarter. The fi...

Muddy Macroeconomic Picture Leaves Markets In The Red On Hump Day- $FRGE $HL $NBSE $LULU Rise!

Quote of the Day - "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson     Hump day saw investors heading for the exits to a degree and locking in gains after the recent double digit run on the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 and leading the marke...

Air Lease To Provide Aeromexico Airlines 9 Boeing Planes – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Mexican airline Aeromexico has reached an agreement to rent nine Boeing (BA) planes, informed Air Lease Corporation. The deal will expand the carrier's fleet as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Air Lease will provide Aeromexico with two new 737-8s and seven new 737-9s, expected to ...

iPhone Users May Soon Be Able To Pay Monthly For Their Devices – $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) could offer the iPhone in a new subscription plan that allows people to pay monthly for their devices. The deal will allow people to subscribe to a hardware service that would mean they would get hold of an iPhone or iPad. Recently, the iPhone maker has launched a range of m...

Tuesday’s Cease Fire Talks Extended Stock Market Gains Despite Flattening Yield Curve – $AAPL $DIS $FATE $HOOD $INM $INMB $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -  Colin Powell     The big cats were out on the prow again on Tuesday and the markets took on a decidedly bullish disposition throughout the day and into t...

Boeing Announces Leanne Caret To Retire – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Boeing's (BA) head of defense division, Leanne Caret, 55 is set to retire after nearly 35 years of association with the aviation company and will be succeeded by Ted Colbert effective April 1. Caret supervised the development of the successful MQ-25 drone program and the U.S. Air Force's...

Salesforce.com Announces Name Change Effective April 4 – $CRM $DIA $FB

As per reports, Salesforce (CRM) has now declared a change in its legal name to Salesforce, Inc. from salesforce.com, inc, effective April 4, 2022. Not quite the radical change or move that Facebook (FB) took when they renamed themselves Meta, but still it is a relatively big move for the CRM behemo...

Is Apple Feelin’ The Heat Now That Google Allows Alternative Payment Systems On Play Store? – $AAPL $GOOG $DIA

Reportedly, Google's (GOOG) shift to allow alternative payment systems on its Google Play store is expected to put pressure on Apple (AAPL) to adopt a similar change to its App Store. Recently, Google launched an alternative billing system in South Korea in response to a new law there and is now exp...

Stocks End In Well After Dipping Early During Monday’s Session- $AAPL $AMC $INVO $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Mahatma Gandhi   The markets started off with a bit of an overhang on Monday as investors were focused on stories related to yet another Covid-19 related lockdown in China, the risk of increased taxes surfacing ...

Stocks & Oil Prices Jump As Home Sales Drift Lower Again This Week- $AAPL $GME $INM $INMB $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day: - "Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth   The markets proved to be overall positive over the course of the week at least on the large side of things. Indeed the S&P 500 closed at 4,543.06 (+1.8%) for the week and is now only down 4.7% YTD.  Th...

J&J & Legend Biotech’s Multiple Myeloma CAR-T Therapy Receives Recommendation From European Medicines Agency – $JNJ $LEGN $DIA

Reportedly, the European Medicines Agency has recommended the use of CAR-T therapy to treat multiple myeloma by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and its partner Legend Biotech Corp. (LEGN) nearly a month after the treatment was cleared in the United States. The drug now needs the approval of the European...

Coca Cola To Host Conference Call On April 25 Following Q1 Release – $KO $DIA

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) is to release its first quarter of 2022 financial results on April 25 before the market opens, followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results. The event can be reached at  www.coca-colacompany.com/investors.    Dow 30 ...

Apple Investing In First Large Batch Of Carbon-Free Aluminum For ‘Low-Cost’ iPhone SE – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is set to purchase its first industrial-size batch of carbon-free aluminum to use in its 'low-cost' iPhone SE, as it steps up efforts to reduce the carbon footprint from the metal it uses heavily in product casings. The company has been taking steps to reduce its use of ...

It Was All About Tech, Tech, & Biotech During Thursday’s Market Session – $AAPL $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up." - Allen Klein   It wa...

Merck’s Head Of Global Clinical Development & Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roy D. Baynes Announces Retirement – $MRK $DIA

As per reports, the head of Global Clinical Development (GCD), and Chief Medical Officer, Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) (MRK) , Dr. Roy D. Baynes announces retirement from the position in July. He will be succeeded by Dr. Eliav Barr, effective April 1, 2022. Dr. Baynes will continue to report to...

P&G Announces Q3 Earnings Scheduled For 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – $PG $DIA

As per reports, the Procter & Gamble Company to webcast the release of its third-quarter earnings results at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. A live audio webcast of the event can be reached at www.pginvestor.com.     The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component...

Apple Buys London’s Startup Credit Kudos – $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has acquired London-based credit scoring startup Credit Kudos Ltd., strengthening its push into payments technology. Credit Kudos allows businesses to assess loan applicants by analyzing banking data, such as user transactions and offers a service for potential borrower...

Oil & Energy Increase As Markets Fall On Hump Day – $AAPL $AG $CENX $HL $IQ $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement." - W. Clement Stone     It was on overall down day in the stock market as 9 of the 11 sectors closed in the red. However, if you were invested in energy stocks, then you had a banner day as it rose 1.7...

UnitedHealth Schedules Q1 2022 Release On April 14 – $UNH $DIA

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is to release its Q1 2022 financial results on Thursday, April 14, 2022, before the market opens, followed by a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss the results with analysts and investors. The call will be a webcast on the Investor Relations page of the...

Apple Settles Patent Dispute With Canadian Patent-Licensing Company WiLAN – $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Canadian patent-licensing company WiLAN Inc. has entered in to a new license agreement with Apple (AAPL) related to wireless technology, resolving a patent fight between the companies just weeks after Apple won an appeal of an $85 million court win for WiLAN. Quarterhill Inc., WiLAN’s ...

10 Sectors Power Tuesday’s Broadly Positive Stock Market Move – $AAPL $INMB $INVO $IQ $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau     It was an indeed a broadly positive day in the stock market. 10 sectors closed the day in the green with the consumer discretionary sector leading with a solid 2.5% gain ...

AstraZeneca-Merck’s Lynparza Early-Stage Breast Cancer Drug Gains U.S. FDA Approval – $AZN $MRK $DIA $ATOS

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the cancer drug, jointly developed by Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and AstraZeneca Plc. (AZN) as a treatment for patients with early-stage breast cancer with certain mutations. The drug, Lynparza, was approved for patients suffering f...

De Grivel Nigam Succeeds Barry Meyers As Head Of JP Morgan’s ECM In U.K. & Ireland – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) has appointed Virginie de Grivel Nigam to lead its equity capital markets business in the U.K. and Ireland, replacing Barry Meyers. De Grivel Nigam has most recently been head of JPMorgan’s equity-linked operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. ...

Walmart GoLocal Partners With Delivery Solutions To Deploy Omnichannel Shopping Experience- $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart GoLocal, Walmart's (WMT) white-label delivery offering,  has partnered with the leading provider of third-party aggregation and orchestration software, Delivery Solutions, for last-mile delivery and fulfillment. The collaboration will further enable Delivery Solutions, customers...

Marina Pariseau Rejoins 3M As Chief Diversity Officer – $MMM $DIA

As per reports, Marina Pariseau joined 3M (MMM) as its chief diversity officer and vice president, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Human Resources starting Feb. 14. Marina started her Human Resources career at 3M, and her presence offers diverse & inclusive human resources experience. Earlier,...

Travelers Schedules Q1 Release For April 19 – $TRV $DIA

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is scheduled to review and discuss its first quarter 2022 results at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 19, following the release of results earlier that morning. The webcast can be reached at investor.travelers.com. The event can also be reached by dialing 8...

Fears Of Plenty Dragged Markets Down During Monday’s Session – $BNTX $INMB $NLSN $REGN $TMC Rise!

Quote of the Day - "In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same." - Albert Einstein     7 of the 11 sectors closed in the red today dragging the markets lower as frequent and broad...

Tesla Is Witnessnessing Exponential Growth As Gas Gets Costlier – $TSLA

Reportedly, as gas prices are surging higher and faster than before, EV giant Tesla (TSLA) is believed to be experiencing an in concert surge in sales. Three Tesla models topped the list of BEV sales in the US in January, with Model Y registrations at 18,549 (36.8% of all BEVs) and Model 3 at 13,604...

Stock Market Takes Solid Hit This Week As War & Worries Raged On – $AG $BBBY $BTC $FATE $HL $SHIP Rise!

Quote of the Day: - "Life is too short for long-term grudges." - Elon Musk   As the Russia-Ukraine war raged on this week, all manners of worries and issues plagued investors minds blurring visions & eroding risk appetites.  Sanctions, supply constraints, surging/volatile movements in ...

Six Sectors Weigh On Thursday’s Market Session – $AG $FCEL $HL $INM Rise!

Quote of the Day - "There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." - Henry Kissinger     Six of the 11 sectors closed in the red today dragging the markets lower. Thursday's market session ended with the S&P 500 closing at 4,259.52 (-.43%), the Dow 30 closed at 33,1...

British Beauty Products Brand ‘BEAUTYSPACENK’ To Leverage Walmart Platform- $WMT $DIA

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) and British retailer Space NK are teaming up to bring prestige beauty products to Walmart.com and nearly 250 Walmart stores nationwide this summer. The unique collaboration, called BEAUTYSPACENK, leverages Walmart’s size and scale with the iconic British pers...

Wall Street Giant Goldman Sachs Exits Russia – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) became the first Wall Street bank to close its operations in Russia and exit the country following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Operating in Moscow has been increasingly difficult for Western financial institutions amid international sanctions against ...

Visa Acquires Open Banking Platform Tink – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa  (V) has completed the acquisition of Tink, an open banking platform that enables financial institutions, fintech, and merchants to build financial products and services and move money. Through a single API, Tink offers its customers to move money, access aggregated financial data,...

American Express Announces A 20% Dividend Increase – $AXP $DIA

As per reports, the board of American Express Company (AXP) has approved a dividend of $.52 per common share, a 20% increase from $.43 cents,  in the regular quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock payable on May 10, 2022, to shareholders as on April 8, 2022.   Dow 30 component ...

3M Added To List Of Western Firms To Halt Operations In Russia – $MMM $DIA

Reportedly, Industrial giant 3M (MMM) has halted operations in Russia adding to the list of Western firms that have suspended operations in the country after the Ukraine invasion. "After re-assessing our business in Russia, we have decided to suspend all business operations there," the company stat...

Caterpillar Suspends Operations In Its Russian Manufacturing Facilities – $CAT $DIA

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is suspending operations in its manufacturing facilities in Russia, joining increasingly long list of the companies that have halted business in the country after the invasion of Ukraine. "Operations in Russia have become increasingly challenging, including ...

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP Agreed To Spend $118M To Clean & Upgrade Petrochemical Plants- $CVX $DIA

Reportedly, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, a joint venture between Chevron Corporation (CVX) and Phillips 66 has agreed to spend $118 million to clean and upgrade three of its petrochemical plants on the Gulf Coast. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has been ordered to pay $3.4 million as ...

Amen!..Oil Drops & Markets Pop On Hump Day – $AAPL $ASTS $ATOS $BMBL $FATE $INM $NBSE $TSLA $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." - Oliver Goldsmith, Irish Poet, November 10, 1730 - April 4, 1774     Hump day's market session traded amazingly positive virtually from the beginning to the end of the day. It was a great show and I wish...

United Health Foundation Donate $1M To Support Relief Efforts In Ukraine – $UNH $DIA

As per reports, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), the United Health Foundation, is to donate $1 million in support of relief efforts in Ukraine. The donation includes $500,000 to Save the Children, the U.S. affiliate of Save the Children International, supporting Ukraine Cris...

McDonald’s To Incur Significant Losses Over Russian Store Closures – $MCD $DIA

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) informed that the temporary closure of its 847 stores in Russia will cost the fast-food chain about $50 million a month. A cascade of major American brands, including Starbucks Corp, PepsiCo Inc, and Coca-Cola Co, followed McDonald's to cease some or al...

Walmart Announces Plans To Open New Fulfillment Center In Southern Pennsylvania – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is set to open a new fulfillment center in southern Pennsylvania to support the retailer’s rapidly increasing supply chain network and eCommerce capabilities. The 1.8M+ square-foot Shippensburg facility will be located at 2281 United Drive and is expected...

AmEx Exits Russia Amid Invasion In Ukraine – $AXP $V $MS $DIA $AAPL

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) is the latest credit card company to announce it is pulling out of Russia and Belarus as Vladimir Putin’s invasion into Ukraine escalates. The company informed that globally issued American Express cards will no longer work at merchants or ATMs in Russia....

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Procter & Gamble Company Halts New Capital Investments In Russia – $PG $DIA

As per reports, Cincinnati, Ohio-based Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to halt all new capital investments in Russia and reduce its portfolio to focus on health, basic hygiene, and personal care items, informed CEO Jon Moeller. P&G is also suspending all media, advertising, and promotional act...

U.S. Russian ‘Energy Imports’ (Oil) Ban Produces Volatile Market Session – $AG $ATOS $CVX $FATE $SPWR $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever." - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky     Tuesday's market session certainly proved to be yet another volatile session. In fact, the large cap indices traded in a bell shaped curve...starting low, t...

Verizon Offers Expanded Calling, Texting & Data Relief Services For Customers In Eastern Europe – $VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is expanding relief efforts in order to keep its customers connected to family, friends, and loved ones in the affected areas in Eastern Europe amid the Russian Invasion. Verizon is waiving international calling, texting, and in-country data charges for ...

Oil Prices Spike To $130 Producing A ‘Not So Pretty’ Market – $BBBY $BRQS $CVX $HL $HUSA $RIG $SHIP Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living." - Omar N. Bradley, American General, February 12, 1893 - April 8, 1981     Monday's session was not a pretty outing fo...

Apple Announces Spring Product Launch Event For March 8- $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple Inc. (AAPL) announced its annual spring product launch event on March 8, with an idea to launch a low-cost version of its popular iPhone with 5G, a high-end Mac Mini, and a new version of the iPad Air. The new launch would be the first update to the iPhone SE model in two years...

Merck’s COVID-19 Antiviral Pill Receives WHO Recommendation For High-Risk Patients – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, the World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel has backed the use of Merck & Co Inc's (MRK) COVID-19 antiviral pill for high-risk patients. The expert panel conditionally recommended the pill, molnupiravir, for patients with the non-severe disease with a high risk of hospitalizatio...

Amgen To Pay Q2 2022 Dividend On June 8 – $AMGN $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Amgen (AMGN) has announced a $1.94 per share dividend for the second quarter of 2022, payable June 8, 2022, to all shareholders of record as of  May 17, 2022. If you liked this story please consider, visiting the Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) dedicated page at Vista Partners...

Walmart’s ‘Walmart2Walmart’ Introduces Low-Price Fee On Money Transfers To Mexico – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) money transfer program, Walmart2Walmart is offering significantly cheaper rates for its customers to send money from any Walmart store in the U.S. to any Walmart store in Mexico for as little as $2.50 per transaction. The low fee marks another major milesto...

Visa Appoints BlackRock’s Frank Cooper III As New CMO – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Frank Cooper III will join Visa (V) as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in May 2022. Additionally, he will also serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and report to Al Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Cooper will head the global marketing organiza...

War & Inflationary (Oil) Issues Pressure Markets Lower This Week – $AG $HL $NBSE $TSLA $XLE $XLV Rise!

Quote of the Day: - "Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it." - Rumi, Poet, September 30, 1207 - December 17, 1273   The Russia-Ukraine war, of course, has escalated over the course of the week, which has resulted in and increase of deaths, sanctions, ...

Maggie Hallbach Appointed To Lead Public Sector Business At Verizon – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Business (VZ) announced the appointment of Maggie Hallbach to the role of senior vice president for Verizon Public Sector, leading the team that serves the company’s federal, state, local, education, and Verizon Frontline public safety customers. Hallbach's 25 years at Veri...

Markets Experience Rocky Ride On Thursday – $CVX $INM $PSTG Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson, American Author,  December 28, 1911 - August 27, 1980     It was a decidedly rocky and overview sharply downward moving market session after Wednesday's surge and as the Russia-Ukraine war escalated....

San Ramon, California-based Chevron Doubles Stock Repurchase Program- $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced that it will double its share buyback to as much as $10 billion a year. The San Ramon, California-based company is looking to buy back between $5 billion and $10 billion of stock each year, an increase from previous guidance of $3 billion to $5 bil...

Salesforce Beats Q4 Revenue Estimates, Raises Outlook For April Quarter – $CRM $DIA

The enterprise software maker, Salesforce released Q4 earnings, reporting a revenue increase of 26% to $7.33 billion, including $312 million from Slack. A year earlier, Salesforce earnings were $1.04 a share, including investment gains, on sales of $5.82 billion. Salesforce earnings dropped 19% to 8...

Verizon Gets Its First U.S. Private 5G Client – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to build a private 5G network for BlackRock Inc. at its new Hudson Yards headquarters, marking the beginning of what the telecom giant expects to be a major business opportunity. New 5G wireless technology can replace Wi-Fi and will enhance BlackRoc...

JPMorgan Chase Schedules 2022 Investor Day On May 23, 2022 – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is to hold an Investor Day in New York City on Monday, May 23, 2022. A live audio webcast and presentation slides can be reached on the same day at the company's website under Investor Relations, Events & Presentations.   JPMorgan Chase & Co...

Merck Announces Exit Of Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, Chief Patient Officer & Executive VP Population Health & Sustainability – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) chief patient officer and executive vice president, population health and sustainability, Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, to retire from the company in May 2022. Dr. Gerberding to join as CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) on May 16. ...

Gerflor Group Takes Over 3M’s Floor Products Business In Western Europe – $MMM $DIA

As per reports, 3M (MMM) has completed sales of its floor products business in Western Europe, formerly known as Dinac, to Gerflor Group, a global leader in the production and distribution of floorings, wall coverings, and finishes. The business unit was part of 3M's Construction and Home Improvemen...

Entertainment Giants Disney, Sony, Warner Bros. Place Hold On Upcoming Films In Russia

As per reports, Hollywood studios Disney (DIS), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner Bros. announced to pause theatrical releases of upcoming films in Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The Walt Disney Co. will  pause the release of theatrical films in Russia, starting with the upcom...

Powell Pumps “Breath of Fresh Air” Into Hump Day’s Stock Market Session – $AAPL $ATOS $DIS $INMB $TDCX $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all." - Nelson Mandela, South African Statesman, July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013       Happy Hump Day to you all. No it is not spring yet, but it sure felt as though spring had sprung today, that is, in the markets. The m...

Russia May Be Removed From JPMorgan’s ESG Bond Indexes – $JPM $DIA

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is in discussion to remove Russia from the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) versions of its JPMorgan's Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets indexes, and the Emerging Market Bond Index, while it continues to review the country's ejection from...

+$100 Oil & Rising Worldwide Fears Fueled A Broad Stock Market Decline On Fat Tuesday – $AG $ATOS $HL $IQ $NBSE $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future." - John Maynard Keynes, English Economist, June 5, 1883 - April 21, 1946       Stock market volatility continued to increase on Fat Tuesda...

Verizon To Pay Quarterly Dividend On May 2 – $VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced its quarterly dividend of 64 cents per outstanding share. The board announced the dividend is payable on May 2, 2022, to all stockholders of record as of April 8, 2022. Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg stated, “We are pleased that our consiste...

Magdeburg In Germany Identified For Intel’s Prospective Multibillion-Euro European Chip Factory

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has chosen the east German city of Magdeburg as the site for a new multibillion-euro European chip factory and is expected to make the decision public on March 4. The small city of Magdeburg is the capital of Saxony-Anhalt state and has space for a new plant ...

New Data To Be Presented By Neubase Therapeutics On Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Program At #MDA2022 In Nashville- $NBSE $XBI

Patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) suffer from cognitive deficits and muscle pathology caused by a trinucleotide expansion in the DMPK gene. NeuBase’s DM1 investigational genetic therapy targets DMPK pre-mRNA with a novel peptide-nucleic acid (PNA) pharmacophore and is designed to sele...

Boeing May Face Another Blow Over If 777X Jets Delivery is Delayed- $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Emirates may cancel an order for Boeing (BA) 777X passenger jets if the model's delivery slips beyond the end of 2023. Dubai's Emirates is the largest customer for the upgraded version of Boeing's 777 mini-jumbo. The upgrade is under additional scrutiny and certification delays in the wa...

Two Senior Executives From “Call of Duty” Maker Activision Blizzard To Step Down Ahead Of Microsoft Deal – $ATVI $MSFT $DIA

Reportedly, two senior executives of Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc's (ATVI) mobile gaming unit are leaving the company before its deal with Microsoft (MSFT). In January, Microsoft announced that it was buying the "Call of Duty" maker for $68.7 billion marking the biggest deal in the histo...

Chevron To Acquire Renewable Energy Group, North America’s Largest Producer of Advanced Biofuels – $CVX $DIA $REGI

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has announced that it is acquiring Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REGI) for about $3.15 billion. The transaction marks a significant boost for the oil giant's investment in renewable fuels, demand for which is expected to grow in the near future as businesses ...

Stock Market Volatility Increases During Monday’s War Laden Session – $AAPL $BTC $CVX $IWC $REGI $TSLA $VIX Rise!

Quote of the Day - "A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology." - Robert Tr...

UnitedHealth Care Faces Lawsuit By U.S. Justice Department Over $7.8B Acquisition Of Change Healthcare – $UNH $DIA

As per reports, the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to stop UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) from acquiring Change Healthcare, stating that the $7.84B deal would give UnitedHealth access to its competitors' sensitive information. The largest U.S. health insurer informed that it woul...

Ukraine’s Vice PM Mykhailo Fedorov Seeks Cooperation From Apple Regarding Business In Russia – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Mykhailo Fedorov, serving as Ukraine’s vice prime minister and overseeing digital operations is seeking cooperation from iPhone maker Apple Inc. (AAPL) employing them to halt product sales in Russia and shut down its App Store in the country. Making the request in a letter to Appl...

Chevron Invests In The World Leader In Building Cost-Effective Industrial Carbon Capture Methods- $CVX $DIA

As per reports, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (CVX), Chevron U.S.A. Inc., is investing in Carbon Clean, a world leader in building cost-effective industrial carbon capture methods. Carbon Clean’s technology is built to reduce the costs and physical footprint required for carbon capture in co...

Home Depot Adds PepsiCo & Clear Inc. Execs To Its Board – $HD $PEP $DIA

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced the appointment of Paula Santilli, CEO of PepsiCo Latin America, and Caryn Seidman-Becker, chair, and CEO of CLEAR, to its board of directors, effective March 1, 2022, making it a total of 14 directors to its board. Since 2019, Santilli has served...

Is Goldman Seeking The Return Of Bonuses From Bankers Leaving The Bank? – $GS $DIA

As per reports, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)  is looking for ways such as seizing vested pay to discourage top bankers from leaving. The U.S major is looking at confiscating vested stock of Omer Ismail and David Stark, both of who left the bank last year. Additionally, Goldman is also pullin...

Sports Wear Giant Nike To Release Q3 Earnings On March 21 – $NKE $DIA

Reportedly,  NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is to release its third-quarter fiscal 2022 financial results at approximately 1:15 p.m. PT on Monday, March 21, 2022, followed by a conference call conducted by Nike's management starting at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss and review results. The conference call will be broad...

U.S. Stock Market Sees Positive Weekly Returns Despite Russia’s “Special Military Operation” – $BBBY $FATE $IBB $MSFT $NBSE $NFLX Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." - Albert Einstein   As we all know by now, the sad fact is that Putin & Co., representing Russia, has unfortunately invaded Ukraine and are still pushi...

Could 5G Deployment Be A Potential Threat To Radio Altimeters On Most Boeing 737s?- $BA $DIA

Reportedly, U.S. regulators are warning that 5G wireless operations could affect radio altimeters in most Boeing (BA) 737 aircraft and impact crew workload and airplane landings. The Federal Aviation Administration's directive affects Boeing's 737s, except its 200 and 200-c series, the Federal Regis...

Growth Stocks Lead War Torn Market Turnaround On Thursday – $AAPL $ATOS $INMB $NBSE $RUN $STAA $TSLA $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory." - Blaise Pascal, French Philosopher, June 19, 1623 - August 19, 1662     Unfortunately, the markets were once again headed in a negative direction out of the gate this morning & were approaching nearly a 3% d...

Travelers Acquires Insurtech Company Trōv Technology – $TRV $DIA

As per reports, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has acquired one of the earliest and most widely recognized insurtechs, Trōv. Trōv, which is known to have introduced numerous digital solutions transforming the insurance industry over the last several years, including on-demand insurance, micro...

Home Depot Releases Q4 Earnings – Warns Of Surging Costs Emerge – $HD $DIA

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) released fourth-quarter earnings this week, with sales rising 10.7% to $35.72 billion, while earnings per share of $3.21 were reported to exceed estimates of $3.18. Expenses along with surging costs of everything from fuel to wages led to a 35-basis point de...

Billionaire Activist Investor Carl Icahn Intensifying McDonald’s Fight Over Pork Sourcing

Reportedly, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has nominated two members to McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) board of directors for election during the company’s 2022 annual shareholder meeting in the fight over the treatment of pigs by the burger chain's suppliers. The other odd thing is that...

Disney’s Executive Mike White To Lead Its Metaverse Strategy – $DIS $FB $DIA

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) has appointed Mike White, an executive in the Media and Entertainment Distribution group, to the new role of senior vice president of Next Generation Storytelling and Consumer Experiences, leading the entertainment giant's metaverse strategy. White will ...

J&J In Close Talks With S.Africa’s Aspen Over Vaccine Licensing Deal – $JNJ $DIA

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is close to a vaccine licensing deal with South African group Aspen Pharmacare, informed a senior executive at the company. In November, Aspen signed non-binding terms with subsidiaries of J&J, marking a step towards a licensing deal for Aspen to package a...

Hump Day’s Stock Market Delivers Extended & Broad-Based Losses – $BTU $INM $INVO $NBSE $SKIN Rise!

Quote of the Day - "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing." - W. Edwards Deming, American Scientist,  October 14, 1900 - December 20, 1993     Happy Hump Day All!   Unfortunately, the markets were once again headed in a negative direct...

Intel Pushes Back Planned Roll-Out Of Its Standalone Desktop Graphics Chips To Q2 – $INTC $DIA

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has pushed back the launch of standalone graphics chips for desktops to the second quarter, however, the ones for laptops will be rolled out in the first quarter as originally planned. Last year in August, the chip giant informed that the graphics chips for P...

Verizon Returns With Its 4th Transaction In The Green Bond Market -$VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is back to the green bond market with a $1 billion offering, its fourth transaction since it first started raising funds earmarked for environmental projects in 2019. As per sources, the telecom giant is selling the bonds in one tranche maturing in 30 yea...

Disney’s Streaming Drives Earnings Beat – $DIS $DIA

The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) quarterly earnings release revived faith in the entertainment giant’s streaming services, along with recovery at its theme parks boosting shares. The company reported addition of 11.8 million Disney+ subscribers in the first quarter, and forecast higher subscriber g...

Merck Announces 3 New Leadership Appointments For Its Human Health Business – $MRK $DIA

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) announced three new leadership for its Human Health business, effective Feb. 28, 2022. Arpa Garay will lead Human Health Global Marketing, Jannie Oosthuizen will lead Human Health U.S., and the company is recruiting externally to fill the Human Health Inte...

Walmart Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates, Announces Buyback & Dividend Increase – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc.'s (WMT) fourth-quarter earnings beat estimates reporting a 10% increase to $1.53 per share, with sales of $152.87 billion. U.S. Walmart same-store sales excluding fuel advanced 5.6%, in line with forecasts. Walmart's U.S. e-commerce sales were up just 1% versus ...

Disney Announces Building Local Theme Based U.S. Residential Communities – $DIS $DIA

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS) is to design U.S. residential communities in deals with property developers, capitalizing on fans' passion and enthusiasm for the entertainment giant’s control of detail, elaborate and fancy experiences. Recently, Disney announced Cotino, its first residentia...

Christoph Schell Succeeds Michelle Johnston As Intel’s New Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer of SMG – $INTC $DIA

As per reports, Christoph Schell has been appointed executive vice president and chief commercial officer to lead the Sales, Marketing, and Communications Group (SMG), Intel Corporation (INTC) effective March 14. Schell will succeed Michelle Johnston Holthaus, who will continue in his new role as ge...

Tuesday’s Markets Pulled Lower By Escalating Circumstances – $HL $MTOR $ROKU Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte, French Statesman, August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821     The markets did not provide a pleasing first trading day of the week on Tuesday as it we started and ended in negative territory seeing on...

Amazon & Visa Resolve Dispute Over Payment Fees – $AMZN $V $DIA

Reportedly, Amazon (AMZN) and Visa Inc. (V) have resolved their dispute where Amazon was considering a ban on U.K.-issued Visa credit cards,  threatened to damage the financial giant’s business, and disrupt e-commerce payments. The retailer informed it will no longer charge customers who use Visa...

Cisco Records Q2 Earnings Beat, Adds Bullish Forecast & Boosts Share Buyback – $CSCO $DIA

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) recorded a Q2 earnings beat giving a bullish forecast for the current quarter and boosting its share buyback program. The company forecasts sales to increase 3% to 5% in the period ending in April, compared with an average analyst projection of 4% revenue growth, or $13.3 ...

American Airlines Trims International Summer Flights Amid Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Delay – $AAL $BA $DIA

As per reports, Texas-based carrier American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) is trimming its summer schedule due to the delayed delivery of Boeing Co's (BA) 787 Dreamliner jets. The airline informed it now expects to receive only 10 Dreamliner planes this year and not 13 as expected. Also, the remaining j...

UnitedHealth Announces Cash Dividend On Common Stock- $UNH $DIA

Reportedly, the board of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) declared a cash dividend of $1.45 per share,  payable to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of March 14, 2022. The dividend is to be paid on March 22, 2022.   Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group ...

Darius Adamczyk, Chairman & CEO Honeywell, Appointed To Johnson & Johnson’s Board – $HON $JNJ $DIA

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced the appointment of Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell, to its Board of Directors. Currently, in his role as the Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, Darius Adamczyk has helped to bring solutions and technology to market that...

Ditto… GeoPolitical Tension, Inflation,& Fed Fears Tap The Markets Again This Week – $AG $INVO $SHIP Rise!

Quote of the Day:  "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." - Abraham Lincoln   Happy Presidents' Day Weekend All! I hope that you all survived the endless negativity that was the world's news this week and are sipping on nice glass wine or whatever floats your boat...

Markets Crashed By More Geopolitical Posturing On Thursday – $AG $INVO $ISPO $WMT Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Without investment there will not be growth, and without growth there will not be employment." - Muhtar Kent, Former CEO of Coca Cola (KO), Born: December 1, 1952     With the back drop of inflationary concerns and future reactive interest rate hikes by the Fed, the p...

Tech Giant Intel Acquiring Israeli Chipmaker Tower Semiconductor For $5.4B – $INTC $DIA $TSEM

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) has entered a deal to buy Israeli chipmaker Tower Semiconductor for $5.4B focusing on further expanding its manufacturing capacity and technology portfolio amid rising demand. The transaction is expected to close in about 12 months and has been unanimously appro...

Merck To Discuss Its ESG Priorities On Feb 23

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is scheduled to hold a virtual Investor Event where its senior management team will discuss Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) priorities on Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m. EST. The webcast can be reached by analysts, investors, members of t...

Fed Minutes Revealed To Help Turn Markets Upward On Hump Day- $CSCO $DIS $INM $INMB $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." - Abraham Lincoln     The Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee January 25–26, 2022 were released today and it appears that investors seemed to like what they revealed. In turn, the stock...

Boeing’s E-Commerce Unit Achieves $2B Sales Mark in 2021- $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) recorded e-commerce parts sales last year with more than $2 billion in online orders. Boeing Distribution Inc. (formerly Aviall) sold nearly 70,000 parts products through its e-commerce site to commercial and government customers. Commercial orders reported $1.5 billion in sa...

Stock Market Surges As Russia Provides A ‘Carrot’ On Tuesday – $ATOS $FATE $INM $INVO $MAR $NBSE $TSEM $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." - John F. Kennedy, American President, May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963     The stock market received welcomed news on Tuesday putting a smile on many investors faces! Russia's defense ministry reportedly confir...

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated U.S. Workers – $WMT $DIA $AMZN

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has removed the mask mandate for fully vaccinated workers working in company facilities in the United States unless ordered by a state or local mandate. However, employees working in clinical care units. i.e. health clinics and pharmacies and having direct cust...

Coca-Cola Pushes Towards 25% Reusable Packaging By 2030 – $KO $DIA

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) aims for 25% of its packaging globally to be reusable by 2030, after being criticized for worldwide plastic pollution. According to the global coalition Break Free From Plastic's annual report released in October, the company was the world's worst plastic pollu...

Walmart Schedules Q4 Earnings Call On Feb 17 – $WMT $DIA

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is to release its fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at 7 a.m. CST. The live conference call will be hosted by the president and CEO, Doug McMillon, and Brett Biggs, executive VP, and CFO with the Investment Community, to discuss the result...

3M Appoints Fiserv’s Suzan Kereere To Its Board – $FISV $MMM $DIA

 Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has appointed Suzan Kereere, Head of Global Business Solutions at Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) to its Board of Directors, effective February 10, 2022, increasing the Board size from 12 to 13 members. Kereere has more than 20 years of experience in leading global businesses around the w...

Investors Experience Sloppy Red Markets On Valentine’s Day – $AAPL $CNR $DIS $HL $INMB $TSLA $ZWS Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!" - Donna Karan, American Designer, Born: October 2, 1948     Happy Valentine's Day!   I hope that you are having a better day and night than what most of us experienced in the markets today. In general, most polled, and ...

Visa U.S. Spending Momentum Index Show Drop In Consumer Spending For January -$V $DIA

As per reports, Visa Inc. (V) announced that the U.S. Spending Momentum Index (SMI) came in at 102.4 in January, dropping from 109.4 in December. The SMI’s decline from December was mainly due to the rise in new Omicron variant cases. The Visa SMI is an economic indicator of consumer health spendi...

Walgreens Advertising Group Launches New Solutions For Brand Advertisers – $WBA $DIA

As per reports, Walgreens Advertising Group (wag) is set to launch new self-serve programmatic and clean-room solutions allowing brand advertisers to run campaigns more openly on their terms. The new offering will offer businesses the ability to target consumers by applying audiences based on Walgre...

Coca-Cola Earnings Beat Q4 Estimates – Sees Inflationary Pressures – $KO $DIA

Soda giant, Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported strong Q4 earnings that beat estimates, but the company predicts a weaker-than-expected outlook, predicting that higher inflation would continue to weigh on its profits throughout 2022. Earning Highlights: Adjusted Earnings per share were 45 cents ver...

Honeywell To Pay Quarterly Dividend On March 11 – $HON $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Honeywell International Inc (HON) has announced a quarterly dividend of $.98 per share, payable on March 11, 2022. The dividend is payable out of surplus to common stockholders as of February 25, 2022. Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”) is a California Registered Investment A...

Jennifer Como Promoted To Head Of Investor Relations For Visa – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) has appointed Head of Investor relations succeeding Mike Milotich who will leave Visa later this month and join as chief financial officer of a publicly-traded company. She joined the company in 2019, and currently serves as the senior vice president of investor relations a...

Russell 2000 Lifts As Large Caps Get Rocked This Week – $AMC $ATOS $DIS $HL $INM $INMB $SHIP $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day: "It's crazy how fast time flies and how things progress." - Nathan Chen, American Olympic Champion Figure Skater   Happy Weekend All! As we gear up for Super Bowl Sunday and some more Winter Olympics, I hope that you are having a great and restful weekend. I do not have a ...

Swiss Climate Finance Specialist South Pole Taps Temasek & Salesforce.Com For Investment – $CRM $DIA

As per reports, climate finance specialist the South Pole has gained the investment arm of Salesforce.Com Inc. (CRM) and Singapore's Temasek as minority investors after a new round of funding. The South Pole develops projects to reduce carbon emissions and has gathered finance for nearly 1,000 proje...

EU Countries Donate 2M Doses Of J&J COVID Vaccine To Nigeria As A Part Of COVAX Initiative

Reportedly, Nigeria has received 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccine from Finland, Greece, and Slovenia. More EU donations are expected to arrive in the coming weeks, as part of a donation pledge by the European Union to African countries via the COVAX initiative laun...

CPI, Jobs, Interest Rates, & Bullard’s Rhetoric Pops Stocks Weekly Bubble On Thursday – $DDOG $DIS $KO $OSH Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein     The markets flipped to the other side of the coin today around noon eastern decidedly turning worse for inve...

3M Announces Q1 Dividend – $MMM $DIA

Reportedly, the board of 3M (MMM) announced their Q1 common stock dividend of $1.49 per share payable on March 12, 2022. The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of Feb. 18, 2022. 3M has paid dividends to its stockholders without interruption for more than 100 years and has returned over $14 b...

Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot Schedules Q4 & Fiscal 2021 Earnings Release On Feb 22 – $HD $DIA

As per reports, The Home Depot® (HD) is to announce its Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2021 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, February 22, at 9 a.m. ET. The webcast can be reached under the Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon at http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentations.   ...

Bullish COVID, Inflation, & Rate Views Blast Markets Higher – $AAPL $ATOS $DIS $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO $TSLA $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw     It seemed that just about everyone joined in on the party that was the stock market on hump day as all 11 sectors charged forward.  The communication services sector moved u...

Walgreens Schedules Quarterly Dividend Payable On March 11 – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced a quarterly dividend of 47.75 cents per share, similar to the previous quarter and an increase of 2.1 percent from the year-ago quarter. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record as of Feb. 18, 2022, payable on March 11, 2022....

Boeing Reports Lower Dreamliner Delivery Issues For January – $BA $DIA

As per reports, Boeing (BA) has delivered 32 aircraft in January the lowest in three months, as its sidelined 787 Dreamliner program continued to weigh on the planemaker's ability to capitalize on the recovery in air travel. Boeing handed over 27 737 MAX jets in January and three widebody aircraft, ...

INVO Bioscience Eyes +20 U.S. Cities To Expand Rollout Of Advanced Infertility Treatment ‘INVO Centers’ – $INVO

Today, the global fertility market is a multi-billion industry, yet remains severely underserved, with estimates suggesting more than 90% of couples in need of infertility treatment going without care. INVO Bioscience (NASDAQ: INVO), a commercial-stage fertility company focused on expanding access t...

IBM Working With Canadian Province Of Quebec To Boost Deployment Of Quantum Computing

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is partnering with the Canadian province of Quebec to boost quantum computing, which could help advance areas like battery development. Anthony Annunziata, IBM's director of accelerated discovery informed that IBM is deploying the quantum...

8 Sectors Close Higher During Tuesday’s Stock Market Session – $AMGN $AAPL $ATOS $INMB $HOG $PTON $TSLA Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius     The large cap indices moved higher today across the board with 8 sectors closing in the green. The materials sector rising 1.6% & the information technology sector rising 1.3% to led all sectors.  T...

IBM Acquires Boston-Based Sentaca – A Leading Telco Consulting Services & Solutions Provider

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has acquired Sentaca, a leading telco consulting services and solutions provider headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The acquisition will accelerate IBM’s hybrid cloud consulting business, adding critical skills to help communic...

Amgen’s Q4 Earnings Report Confirms Increase in Revenues – $AMGN $DIA

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) released Q4 revenue reporting a 3% increase driven by the sales of a COVID-19 antibody treatment it has partnered with Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY). However, sales its of own legacy drugs dropped 1%, amid pricing pressure from lower-cost competition. The Dow 30 component reporte...

Boeing Enters Agreement With EPIC Fuels For Sustainable Aviation Fuel In Washington & South Carolina – $BA $DIA

As per reports, Boeing (BA) has entered a supply agreement with EPIC Fuels for a million gallons (7.5 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to power it's Commercial Airplanes operations in Washington state and South Carolina through 2022. The transaction marks the largest annou...

Cisco To Release Q2 Earnings On Feb 16 – $CSCO $DIA

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) to release the second-quarter fiscal year 2022 financial results for the period ending Saturday, January 29, 2022, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 1:30 PM (PT) /4:30 PM (ET). Dial-In & Web details: 888-848-6507 & 212-519-0847 (for International Ca...

Walgreens Announces Appointment Of HealthCare Tech Co. Expert Steven J. Shulman As 11th Board Member – $WBA $DIA

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced the appointment of Steven J. Shulman to the company’s board of directors becoming the board’s 11th member, effective Jan. 27, 2022. Shulman appointment will offer expertise in healthcare management, as well as an extensive leadership background...

Russell 2000, Biotech, Energy, Precious Metals Strong During Monday’s Session – $ATOS $DIS $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE $PTON $SAVE Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you." - Anna Lee, English Actress, January 2, 1913 - May 14, 2004   The large cap indices traversed a somewhat volatile session today as the ...

Nike Sues Online Reseller StockX Over Sell Of Sneaker NFTs – $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has sued online reseller Detroit-based StockX in New York federal court for selling unauthorized images of Nike shoes, making it the latest lawsuit over digital assets known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). StockX, a platform for reselling sneakers, handbags, and other goo...

FAA To Propose Revised Pilot Training Ensuring Focus On Flightpath Management – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing training revisions to help pilots avoid overreliance on autopilot and to ensure focus on flightpath management. The regulatory body is issuing draft guidance and recommended practices, informing that it was important that even on aut...

Merck Releases Q4 Earnings Stays Bullish On COVID-19 Pill Sales – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) released fourth-quarter earnings recently. They confirmed that they expecting its 2022 sales to increase as much as 18 percent over last year, mostly on sales of its new COVID-19 pill, molnupiravir. The drugmaker also informed that the sales of the COVID-19 dr...

Goldman Sachs Q4 Profits Drop Amid Surging Expenses & Equities Trading Slowdown – $GS $DIA

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) fourth-quarter reported a 13% decline in profits from a year earlier to $3.94 billion, or $10.81 a share, below the $11.76 analyst estimate. Revenue of $12.64 billion was reported versus $12.08 billion expected. The bank’s operating expenses surged 23% on higher ...

Stocks Realize ‘Surprising’ Weekly Move – $AAPL $AMZN $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO $NBSE Rise!

Quote of the Day: "A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them." - John C. Maxwell   At the end of the week, all major stock market indices closed up week over week.  This might come as some sort of surprise to many inv...

Honeywell’s Q4 Earnings Fail To Meet Estimates – $HON $DIA

As per reports, Honeywell International Inc (HON) reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales reporting a decline in sales in three out of its four segments, hurt by supply chain challenges at its aerospace segment and a fall in demand for masks.  Sales at Honeywell's high-margin aerospace segment...

Home Depot Gearing Up To Hire 100K Workers For Busy Spring Season – $HD $DIA

As per reports, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announces the hiring of more than 100,000 workers across its stores and warehouses, as the home improvement giant is gearing up for its high spring selling season as demand for home-improvement products is at its peak. For home improvement chains Spring marks t...

Boeing Reports Quarterly Loss As $3.5B Pre-Tax Non-Cash Charge Realized – $BA $DIA

Boeing's (BA) quarter earnings fell short of market estimates reporting a loss of $7.69 per share as revenue fell 3% to $14.79 billion. The loss was largely due to the company taking a $3.5 billion pre-tax non-cash charge on its 787 Dreamliner program, and a halt in deliveries amid discussions with ...

Broad Markets Stung By Meta On Thursday – $AMZN $DXC $INMB $INVO $TMUS Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller     The broad markets pulled back significantly today after the recent 4-day run. The decline seemed to be led by the unfortunate demise of Meta (FB), formerly known as Faceboo...

Apple Appeals U.S Lawmakers To Say No To App Store Bill – $AAPL $DIA

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has urged U.S. lawmakers to not approve an app store bill, expected to be approved by a Senate panel this week. The bill would restrict Apple and Google from requiring app providers to use their payment system, and would further prohibit them from punishing apps that of...

3M Records Strong Q4 Backed By Strong Demand For Air Filters & Scotch-Branded Products $MMM $DIA

As per reports, 3M (MMM) reported better than expected quarterly profit as more people purchased its air filters and Scotch-branded products.  3M's transportation & electronics and safety & industrial units witnessed 1.5% and 2.2% declines in sales respectively. Net income dropped to $1.34...

Intel’s Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates – $INTC $DIA

Intel Corporation (INTC) released Q4 earnings that ended December 26, exceeding market estimates. The chip giant reported adjusted revenue of $19.5 billion versus $18.31 billion expected and adjusted EPS of $1.09 versus $0.91 expected. Intel expects $18.3 billion in adjusted sales in the first quart...

JOIN US TODAY FOR Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Feb 3 (8AM PT / 11AM ET) Event “Drugging The Genome” – $NBSE $IBB $XBI

You are cordially invited to join Vista Partners' sister organization, Tribe Public, for a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held today, Thursday, February 3rd (8:00 am PT/ 11:00 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-m...

Russell 2000 Pulls Back As Large Caps Make It Four – $AMD $AAPL $GOOG $INVO $TXN Rise!

Quote of the Day - "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." - Charles Darwin   The large caps indices continued to power higher for a fourth consecutive session, although it did feel like they were losing a bit of their steam as advancing issues were...

Stock Market Bags A Hat Trick For Us On Tuesday – $ATOS $GOOG $INMB $INVO $NBSE $UPS $XOM Rise!

Quote of the Day - "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo, Italian Artist,  March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564   Brilliant! The markets have now rewarded us with three...

Caterpillar’s Q4 Earnings Beat Amid Sustained Heavy Machinery Demand – $CAT $DIA

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) beat fourth-quarterly revenue estimates boosted by the sustained demand for its heavy machinery and construction equipment as global economic activity recovers from pandemic lows. The company's decision to raise equipment prices leveled the impact of global supply...

Visa Reports Quarterly Beat As Travel & Online Spend Witness Upward Trend – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa ( V) quarterly earnings beat estimates as more international travel and e-commerce witnessed an increase in spending. Even though travel spending dropped since late December due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the company executives believe the recovery will resume and n...

Chevron’s Q4 Earnings Surprisingly Disappoint – $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX)’s fourth-quarter earnings disappointed despite higher oil and gas prices. The oil giant reported adjusted earnings of $5.1 billion, or $2.65 a share, missing analyst estimates of $3.12 per share profit. In its oil and gas producing unit, Chevron reported ...

Markets Make A Refreshing Move On Last Day Of January- $AAPL $ATOS $INM $INMB $INVO $NBSE $TSLA $XBI Rise!

Quote of the Day - "Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian Explorer, October 6, 1914 - April 18, 2002     The last day of the month brought forth a deeply pleasing and welcomed significant move across all sectors and sizes, an especially refreshin...

Alexia Quadrani Appointed As Senior Vice President, Investor Relations At Walt Disney – $DIS $DIA $JPM

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) announced Alexia Quadrani as the newly appointed Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, and will report directly to Christine McCarthy, Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Quadrani served as Managing Direc...

Apple Wins Against Supply Odds Records Earnings Beat

Apple (AAPL) beats quarterly estimates, winning against a supply-chain crunch fueled by the pandemic and chip shortages. Sales climbed 11% to a record of $123.9 billion in the fiscal first quarter, beating analyst estimates of $119.1 billion on average. Earnings increased to $2.10 a share in the fir...

McDonald’s Profits Drop Amid Rising Costs & Slowing Sales in Australia & China – $MCD $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) missed Wall Street estimates as a result of higher costs and slowed sales in its over 4,500 restaurants in Australia and China even thought they realized gains from growth in the United States in the fourth quarter. Operating costs increased 14% to $3.61 b...

American Express Company Announces Preferred Stock Dividend Payable March 15, 2022 – $AXP $DIA

Reportedly, the board of The American Express Company (AXP) announced a quarterly dividend on the Company’s 3.550% Fixed Rate Reset Noncumulative Preferred Shares, Series D, of $8,875 per share (equivalent to $8.87500 per related Depositary Share) payable on March 15, 2022, to shareholders as of M...

‘Humble’ Fed, Inflation, Fear, Earnings Tugged At Markets This Week – $AAPL $BBBY $INMB $MSFT $SHIP $XLE Rise!

Quote of the Day: "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne The story of the week controlling the markets was certainly the narrat...

Tesla’s Q4 Earnings Display Strong Performance Amid Supply Chain Woes – $TSLA $DIA

As per reports, Tesla (TSLA) recorded strong fourth-quarter results beating analyst estimates amid supply chain headwinds that have troubled the global auto industry at an unprecedented scale. The EV maker reported revenue of $17.719 billion up 65% year over year and above $16.64 billion expected. A...

Stock Market’s Needle Stuck On Red Thursday – $AAPL $CVX $DIS $DOW $NTCT Rise!

Quote of The Day - "I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it's proactive and there is positive intent behind it." - Michael J. Fox, Canadian Actor, Born: June 9, 1961   The market's needle seems to be stuck playing a song that most investors do not enjoy....

Apple Poises To Launch iPhone-Based Direct Payment Service For Small Businesses – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is launching a new service that will allow small businesses to accept payments directly on their iPhones without extra hardware. To receive payments on iPhone, retailers currently use payment terminals on their iOS devices that are connected via Bluetooth, such as Block ...

American Express Company’s Quarterly Earnings Point To Strong Consumer Spending In Face of Omicron – $AXP $DIA

Reportedly, American Express Company's (AXP) quarterly profit beat market estimates as consumers continued to spend to dine out during the holidays, fading the company's fears of a big impact from the Omicron variant. The company forecast 2022 net revenue growth of between 18% and 20% and earnings p...

Verizon Tops Quarterly Subscriber Estimates, Expects Strong Fiscal 2022 – $VZ $DIA

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) added more-than-expected wireless subscribers that pay a monthly bill in the fourth quarter ending December 31 & is expecting a strong year ahead assisted by the increased adoption of 5G services. The telecom giant added 558,000 subscribers in the qu...

Microsoft Reports Strong Q2 Earnings – Cloud Services Segment Soars – $MSFT $DIA

Microsoft (MSFT) reported fiscal Q2 earnings exceeding expectations with its cloud services revenue soaring 46%. Highlights from the release: Revenue stood at $51.7 billion versus $50.9 billion expected. Earnings per share of $2.48 were reported to exceed expectations at $2.31. Intelligent ...

J&J Reports Mixed Quarterly Report & 24.8B Sales – $JNJ $DIA

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported mixed quarter results with $28.4 billion in sales. Adjusted profit of $2.13 per share was reported a little higher than $2.12 expected and driven by high Covid vaccine sales. On a year-over-year basis, sales grew more than 10% and earnings advance...

‘Humble’ Fed Conveys Uncertainty & Stock Market Flops On Hump Day- $HUDI $INVO $MSFT $SRRA $TSLA Rise!

Quote of The Day- "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn, British - Actress May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993     The markets started off with a bang today as all indices moved north significantly. There seemed to be a certain understanding in the the ...

Boeing Investing An Additional $450M In California-Based Wisk – A Flying Pilotless Taxi Developer

Reportedly, Boeing (BA) is investing another $450 million in Wisk Aero to support the development of future pilotless flying taxis. California-based Wisk is one of the dozens of electric vertical take-off and landing makers but differs in focusing its efforts on an autonomous flight. Wisk is owned b...

IBM Reports Double Digit Q4 Growth In Cloud & Consulting Businesses

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) beat Wall Street estimates for revenue in the fourth quarter, as the technology giant focussed on the cloud after exiting the slow-growing managed infrastructure business. Excluding items, IBM earned $3.35 per share, beating estimates of ...

Tuesday’s Volatile Market Session Wrapped In FOMC Induced Anxiety – $FATE $INMB $INVO $NBSE $XLE Rise!

Quote of The Day- "But investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion." - Bill Nye, Born: November 27, 1955   Tuesday's market session took us on yet another volatile ride as investors continued to be an...

Luke Sarsfield Appointed As Co-Head Of $2.47T Asset Management Unit For Goldman Sachs – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has appointed Luke Sarsfield as the global co-head of its $2.47 trillion asset-management business, which offers advisory and investment services to several clients, including insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, and public and private pension fu...

McDonald’s To Pay Cash Dividend Payable On March 15 – $MCD $DIA

As per reports, the board of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.38 per share of common stock to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2022, payable on March 15, 2022. McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retail...

Boeing’s 737 Max To Soon Resumes Operations In Hong Kong – $BA $DIA

As per reports, Hong Kong has allowed airline operators to restart the use of Boeing Co's (BA) 737 Max aircraft in the city's airspace, informed its Civil Aviation Department (CAD) lifting its ban on the aircraft after nearly three years.  Airlines looking to fly the 737 Max in Hong Kong's airspac...

Merck Announces Exit Of Executive VP & President For Human Health, Frank Clyburn – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Frank Clyburn, executive vice president, and president, Human Health, to leave Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) on Feb. 1, 2022, and continue with leadership opportunity in another company. Clyburn joined Merck in 2008 and held several leadership positions with increasing responsibility throu...

Somehow Monday’s Boomerang Stock Market Ended Green – $BTC $FATE $INMB $INVO $KSS $NBSE $SG Rise!

Quote of The Day - "Bitcoin, in the short or even long term, may turn out be a good investment in the same way that anything that is rare can be considered valuable. Like baseball cards. Or a Picasso." - Andrew Ross Sorkin, American Journalist, Born: February 19, 1977     Whoa! A seemingl...

Verizon Set To Release Q4 2021 Financial Results On January 25 – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) will report Q4 2021 earnings on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The company will present results on a webcast starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Verizon’s earnings news release and other financial documents will be available on the website starting at ...

Walmart Stores’ Chief E-Commerce Officer Casey Carl Exiting Feb. 1 – $WMT $DIA $AMZN

Reportedly, Walmart's (WMT) top e-commerce executive Casey Carl is leaving the company at the end of February after nearly two years of service. Carl will be replaced by Walmart's senior vice president, Tom Ward, of last-mile deliveries with a new title as executive vice president and chief e-commer...

U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Enterd Deal To Produce Low-Cost Versions Of Merck’s COVID-19 Pill- $MRK $DIA

As per reports, the U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has entered a deal with nearly 30 generic drugmakers to make low-cost versions of Merck & Co's., Inc. (MRK) COVID-19 pill molnupiravir for poorer nations, allowing access to the drug globally. As per the clinical trial results, the anti...

McDonald’s Expands Testing Of McPlant In San Francisco Bay & Dallas-Fort Worth Areas – $MCD $BYND $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is expanding the test of its McPlant, a plant-based burger made by Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND), from Feb. 14 to ~600 locations in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. The McPlant U.S test began Nov. 3 in eight locations in Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, ...

Fears A Plenty, Algos, Stop Limits, Etc. Accelerate Bear Market Selloff This Week – $AG $ATVI $HL $INMB Rise!

Quote of the Day: "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." - Charlie Chaplin, English Actor, April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977   Sheesh! This exclamation pretty much sums up how I and many other investors are feeling after the markets sold off indiscriminately o...

Intel Announces $20B Investment To Build Chip Plants In The Buckeye State – $INTC $DIA

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced that they will be investing of up to $100 billion to build the world's largest chip-making complex in Ohio, focussed to boost capacity amid a global shortage of semiconductors used in everything from smartphones to cars. The step is part of Chief Execu...

Investors Head Indiscriminately To The Exits On Thursday – Gold, Silver, $LAZR $TSLA Rise!

  Quote of The Day - "No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things." - Demi Lovato,  American Musician, Born: August 20, 1992 ...

Diversified Health & Well-Being Company UnitedHealth Group Releases Q4 Earnings – $UNM $DIA

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) reported Q4 earnings & exceeded Wall Street's quarterly profit estimates. The beat was powered in part by lower medical costs due to fewer elective surgeries. Health insurers also gained as people who were afraid of contracting the virus and ...

Intel Orders ASML’s Advanced Chipmaking Machine – $INTC $DIA

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has placed the first order with ASML for an advanced chipmaking machine that won't be delivered for years and is still on the drawing board. ASML's most advanced commercial machines are the size of a bus and cost around $150 million each, they are known as EU...

P&G Earnings Exceed Expectations Amid Increasing Product Prices

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported strong quarterly earnings and revenue exceeding market estimates as price hikes helped offset higher commodity and freight costs. Executives informed in the conference call that they already told retailers about the increase in fabric care products, like Ti...

Caterpillar Schedules Q4 & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Release On Jan 28 – $CAT

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is to release its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results at 5:30 a.m. CST on Friday, January 28, followed by a real-time, listen-only teleconference and webcast with the investment community at 7:30 a.m. CST.  The call can be reached in real-time at ...

Merck To Supply 3M Courses Of COVID-19 Antiviral Pill To UNICEF – $MRK $DIA

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have entered an agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to supply up to 3 million courses of their COVID-19 antiviral pill. Merck would supply the pill, molnupiravir, to UNICEF through the first hal...

Leading Rare Cannabinoid Developer InMed (NASDAQ: INM) Is Gaining Traction In The Marketplace & Wall Street!

There are more than 100 rare cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant, making up less than 1% of the plant biomass. Beyond the well-known cannabinoids of THC and CBD, there’s a whole world of rare cannabinoids including CBG, CBN, CBC and THCV with unique properties that are believed to have a wide...

Markets ‘Stair Step’ Down Again On Hump Day – $AG $HL $PG $UNH $VALN Rise!

  Quote of The Day - "Infrastructure investment in science is an investment in jobs, in health, in economic growth and environmental solutions." - Oren Etzioni, American Businessman, Born: 1964     The markets teased us a bit today as it climbed out of the gate then proceeded to stair...

China Readies To Resume Flying Boeing’s 737 Max – $BA $DIA

As per reports, Boeing Co.’s (BA) 737 Max is expected to resume commercial flights in China starting this month. A recent operational readiness flight was conducted by Hainan Airlines on Jan. 9, showing positive signs of a return in the coming weeks. A nearly empty Max 8 belonging to Hainan Air to...

Microsoft Strengthens Its Server Designing Initiative Hires Former Apple Engineer Mike Filippo – $MSFT $AAPL $DIA

As per Bloomberg's report, Microsoft (MSFT) hired a key Apple Inc. engineer to design its own chips for its servers. The software giant hired chip industry veteran Mike Filippo, who was with Apple for over two years. The dependency of Cloud computing on Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel to supp...

IBM Announces Successful Implementation Of Vehicle Management System For Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has successfully implemented a Vehicle Management System on SAP S/4HANA at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) preceded by the migration out of the AS/400 platform and as a part of the automobile manufacturer's digital transf...

Apple Agrees To Third-Party Payments In Dutch Dating Apps

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has agreed to comply with a Dutch ruling to allow third-party payment options for dating apps, this is the first time the company is allowing outside payments within App Store apps. The company informed that it will allow developers to implement their third-party paymen...

UnitedHealthcare Introduces Eye Care Program For Children As Exposure To Digital Devices Surge In Pandemic – $UNH $DIA

As per reports, UnitedHealthcare is building ways to help children and adults across the country reduce their exposure to blue light and support the overall wellness of their eye health as the use of screens during the pandemic has increased remarkably. UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group Incorpo...

More Market Malaise After MLK – $ATVI $DIS $HL $INMB $INVO Rise!

  Quote of The Day - "Educating our children and giving them the skills they need to compete in a global economy is a smart investment in our country's future." - Sheldon Whitehouse, American Politician Born: October 20, 1955     Yikes! Many of us were hoping that after Friday's sessi...

Travelers To Include Telematics Offerings With IntelliDrivePlus™ – $TRV $DIA

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has expanded its telematics auto insurance offerings with the launch of the app-based program, IntelliDrivePlus™. At each renewal, IntelliDrivePlus calculates a new premium by measuring miles driven and driving behaviors, such as acceleration, brakin...

JP Morgan Releases Q4 Earnings Reports Slow Trading & High Expenses – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) released quarterly earnings, posting a decline in trading revenue, both commercial and consumer loans fell from a year earlier. Net interest income increased 3% in the quarter, bringing JPMorgan’s total 2021 NII haul to $52.3 billion. The bank also reporte...

M&A Highlight: Microsoft To Acquire ‘Candy Crush’ & ‘Call of Duty’ Maker Activision Blizzard For $68.7B – $ATVI $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) to buy Activision Blizzard (ATVI), the video game publisher of world renowned games 'Candy Crush’ & ‘Call of Duty', for $68.7 billion in cash. The deal will accelerate the growth of Microsoft's gaming business across mobile, PC, cloud, and console and provide...

Visa To Release Q1 Earnings On Jan 27 – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) to report its fiscal Q1 2022 financial results on Thursday, January 27, 2022, after the market closes. The release will be followed by an executive management team hosting a live audio webcast beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss financial...

Microsoft To Evaluate Its Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Policies In Response To Shareholders – $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) will review the effectiveness of its gender discrimination policies and sexual harassment practices in response to a shareholder proposal that was passed at its latest annual meeting.  The review will work to produce a transparency report with results of any se...

P&G To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 15 – $PG $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Procter & Gamble (PG) declared a Common Stock quarterly dividend of $0.8698 per share payable on or after February 15, 2022, to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on January 21, 2022. A quarterly dividend of $0.8698 per share was announced on th...

Coca-Cola Q4 Full-Year Earnings Release Feb 10 – $KO $DIA

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) is set to release its Q4 and full-year 2021 financial results on Feb. 10 before the New York Stock Exchange opens, followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results. Interested parties can join in at www.coca-colacompany.com/inv...

Markets Experience Sobering Week Until Friday – $AAPL $DOGE $F $HL $INVO $TSLA Rise!

"Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories." - Sun Tzu, Chinese Philosopher   Happy MLK Weekend All! I hope that you are out having a wonderful time with you friends and family.  This week was a bit of a rough ride in the markets to say the least for the firs...

3M Committed To Making Sure Everyone Who Needs An N95 Has Access – $MMM $DIA

Amid the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, 3M (MMM) has been providing information about 3M N95 respirators, including where to buy them, ensuring a proper fit, and why they are considered the standard for protection. "As we have throughout the pandemic, 3M is committed to making sure everyone w...

Walgreens & CVS Update Paid COVID -19 Sick Leave Policy For Employees In Alignment With CDC Guidance – $WBA $CVS

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and CVS Health Corp (CVS) have cut paid sick leave for workers who test positive for COVID-19 in line with a change in U.S. health guidance. Recently, the board of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidelines that Covid infected people ...

A Somewhat Indiscriminate Market Selloff Session Presented On Thursday – $GRUB $INVO $KBH Rise!

Quote of The Day - "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."  - Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Statesman, 5 BC - 65 AD     Can we please begin the day over again?... I am guessing that is how many of us invested in the market feel this evening as the markets...

CPI Lifts As Large Cap Indices Drift Higher on Hump Day – $AAPL $CLAQ $INVO $TSLA $VIR Rise!

    "Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day." - Franz Liszt, Hungarian Composer October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886     Hump Day's markets were met with a number of macroeconomic reports. The Total CPI report confirmed a rise by .5% M/M in December &...

IBM Strengthens Environmental Commitment With Acquisition Of Australian Analytics Firm Envizi – $IBM $DIA

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has acquired an Australian analytics provider, Envizi Pty Ltd, that specializes in the automation of the collection of emissions data. The acquisition will expand IBM's investments in artificial intelligence to help companies make the...

Intel Announces Former Micron Technology Executive David Zinsner As Executive VP & CFO – $INTC $MU

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced the appointment of David Zinsner as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 17, 2022. Zinsner will report to Gelsinger and lead Intel’s global finance organization, including finance, accounting and reporti...

Powell Steadies, Treasury Yields Back Off, Markets Move Higher on Tuesday – $AAPL $ILMN $INM $INVO $SPIR $VORB Rise!

  "The sofa is a really important investment for anybody, and I don't mean financially. You need to find a really great sofa that can transition with you, and you can build from there." - Jeremiah Brent, American Celebrity,  Born: November 24, 1984     Tuesday's markets started off with...

Visa & Uber Join To Offer $1M In Grants & Resources Supporting Small Businesses – $UBER $V

As per reports, Uber and Visa (V) announced Grants for Growth, a program that will provide $1 million in grant funding to small businesses in 10 U.S. cities that are currently active on Uber Eats, focussing on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship, the program was created to support merchants whe...

Merck Schedules Fourth-Quarter & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Call On February 3 – $MRK $IBB

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) to host its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 sales and earnings conference call with institutional investors and analysts on Thursday, Feb. 3. at 8:00 a.m. EST. Link & Call Details: Interested parties can reach a live audio webcast of the call on Merck...

JOIN US TODAY at Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Jan.11 (11AM ET) Event “From Space to sea – Tesla of the Subsurface” – $CLAQ $AVAV $RIG $SLB

You are cordially invited to join Vista Partners' sister organization, Tribe Public, for a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held today, Thursday, January 11 (8:00 am PT/ 11:00 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-min...

Markets Swing ‘Out of The Rough’ On Monday – $FATE $INMB $INVO $MRNA $PFE $TSLA $ZYNG Rise!

"There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment." - Orison Swett Marden, American Writer,  1850 - 1924     In the early going on Monday investors seemed to have pushed the "SELL, SELL, SELL" button...

Fed Minutes Hit Real Estate, Tech & Health Care Stocks Strongly This Week – $CVX $F $DIS $INVO $JPM Rise!

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie, Polish Scientist,  November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934   The Fed came out this week with their 'Minutes', which gave the markets a gut check, especial...

Goldman Sachs Joins Other Wall Street Banks Delaying Employees Return To Office As Omicron Spreads

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is encouraging its U.S. staff to work from home until Jan. 18, as the Omicron variant spreads. However, the offices will continue to remain open with previously announced COVID-19 safety protocols such as vaccine requirement, booster requirement for all eli...

Fed Induced Hangover Pushes Large Caps Into The Red on Thursday – $DIS $BBBY $BYND $GME $INMB Rise!

  "There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself." - Louis XIV, French - Royalty September 5, 1638 - September 1, 1715       The day after the Fed released its spooky 'Minutes' pushing for higher rates sooner than later,  the markets did not feel or perform much bett...

Tesla Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarter Of Record Deliveries – $TSLA

Reportedly, Tesla (TSLA) recorded quarterly deliveries exceeding Wall Street estimates, marking the sixth consecutive quarter that the world's most valuable automaker posted record deliveries. The electric vehicle giant delivered 308,600 vehicles in the fourth quarter, above analysts' estimates of ...

‘Hawkish’ Fed Minutes Forces Stock Market Selloff On Hump Day – $CLF $INVO $VZ Rise!

  "In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment." - Masayoshi Son, Japanese Businessman,  Born: August 11, 1957     The Fed released its 'Minutes' today seemingly confirming that they may move more aggressively to raise rates,...

JP Morgan Delays Staff Return To Office Amid Omicron Scare

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has offered its staff to work from home for the first two weeks of 2022 and also informed that all employees are expected to return to the office no later than Feb. 1. The bank told workers it was not changing the long-term plans of working from the off...

AT&T, Verizon To Delay Scheduled 5G Deployment As U.S. Officials Raise Aviation Safety Concerns

Reportedly, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had previously ordered Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and AT&T Communications to delay the planned Jan. 5 introduction of the new 5G wireless service over aviation safety con...

INVITATION: Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Jan. 6 Event Titled “InMed Pharmaceuticals (INM): Addressing The Increasing Demand For Rare Cannabinoids”

You are cordially invited to join Vista Partners sister organization, Tribe Public for a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held tomorrow, Thursday, January 6 (8:00 am PT/ 11:00 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-min...

Cyclicals & Russel 2000 Lead Markets On Tuesday – $AXL $F $INVO $REE $XLE $YUM Rise!

"A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane." - Jackie Kennedy, American First Lady,  July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994     A couple of macroeconomic reports continued to paint an interesting picture for investors today including the December ISM Manufacturing Index report, which came in ...

The Stock Market Starts Off Green In 2022 – $AAPL $ATOS $INM $INMB $IMMX $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life." - Bill Gates, American - Businessman Born: October 28, 1955     The first day of the year for the market began and ended quite firmly in the green. Both the S&am...

Home Depot Offers Increased Military Discount Benefit for All Veterans – $HD $DIA

As per reports, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) has increased its military discount benefit to include all U.S. veterans, active service members, and spouses every day, working towards the company’s commitment to serving the U.S. military community nationwide. U.S. veterans, active service members, and spo...

Intel Completes First Closing In Sale Of Its NAND & SSD Business To Seoul Based SK Hynix

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has completed the first closing sale of its NAND and SSD business, selling its SSD business, including the transfer of certain NAND SSD-associated intellectual properties and employees, and the Dalian NAND memory manufacturing facility in China to SK Hynix, a...

J&J’s Booster Shot Effective In Preventing Hospitalization Caused By Omicron Variant In S. Africa -Study

Reportedly, a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Inc's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be 84% effective at preventing hospitalization in South African healthcare workers who became infected with the fast-spreading Omicron variant. The real-world study was based on a second dose o...

Chevron Delays Scheduled January Return To Office As Omicron Spreads – $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has delayed January's full return to office for its two largest U.S. worksites San Ramon and Houston offices as the Omicron variant spreads across the United States. The country is reporting an alarming rate of new infections every day. Amid the Omicron risi...

Home Depot Honors Nike Grind With 2021 Environmental Partner Of The Year -$HD $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, Home Depot (HD) has named Nike Grind as the 2021 Environmental Partner of the Year. Many things go into Nike shoes, from foam cushions for feet, rubber provides traction and accents made with plastics, and leather and colorful textiles to complete the look. These different elements can c...

Is Apple’s Unusual Stock Bonuses To Top Engineers A Step To Prevent Talent From Moving To Meta? -$AAPL $FB

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has issued significant and unusual stock bonuses to some top-performing engineers to retain talent and avoid defections to tech rivals such as Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB). The bonuses came as a huge surprise to those who received them, having ranged from abo...

Dow, S&P 500, & Russell See Weekly Gains While Santa Rally Fails To Deliver – $DIS $F $INVO $XLE $XLV Rise!

"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure." - Confucius, Chinese Philosopher, 551 BC - 479 BC   Happy New Year! I hope that you are out this weekend finding the best ways to ring in the new year. Isn't it incredible that it is alre...

Santa Rally Fizzles, But MicroCaps & Biotechs Bounce On Thursday – $AMC $ATOS $EXFY $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO $HL Rise!

  "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Edward Everett Hale, American Clergyman, April 3, 1822 - June 10, 1909     Thursday's market session was overwhelmingly positive, that is, until the last hour of the day hit, then we took rid...

Ethiopian Airlines Fleet To Return With Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft in 2022 – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Ethiopian airlines have agreed to resume flying Boeing (BA) 737 MAX planes on its fleet in February 2022, after it was satisfied with their enhanced safety measures. In 2019, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX bound aircraft for Kenya, crashed from Ethiopia’s capital Addis...

Indonesia Lifts Ban, Clears Way For Boeing’s 737 MAX Aircraft

Reportedly, the transport ministry Indonesia has lifted the ban on the Boeing (BA) 737 MAX three years after the crash of one of the aircraft operated by domestic carrier Lion Air killing all 189 people on board. The approval for the aircraft's return in Indonesia comes months after it returned to s...

Dutch Antitrust Authority Orders Apple To Allow Dating Apps To Use Other Payment Systems – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has been ordered by the Dutch antitrust authority to allow dating apps to use other payment systems Michael J Tattersfield is President/CEO at Krispy Kreme Inc or pay a fine of as much as 50 million euros / $56 million. In a press release, the Netherlands Authority for ...

S&P 500 & Dow Hit Records As Tax Selling Persisted in MicroLand on Wednesday – $AAPL $BIIB $CALX $INVO $VSCO Rise!

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it." - Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955     Hump Day's market session produced record highs for both the S&P 500, which closed at 4,793.06 (+.14%) and the Dow 30, which closed at 36,488.63 (+.25%), while ...

Horacio Gutierrez Succeeds Alan Braverman As Disney’s New General Counsel & Secretary – $DIS $DIA

Reportedly, Horacio Gutierrez has been named Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of The Walt Disney Company (DIS), succeeding Disney veteran Alan Braverman who is retiring after nearly two decades as General Counsel. Mr. Gutierrez joins Disney from Spotify, where he serve...

Merck’s Antiviral Covid-19 Pill Gets Approval In Japan

As per reports, the Japanese health ministry panel has approved the use of the COVID-19 antiviral pill, molnupiravir developed by Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) as a part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan to roll out new treatments by year-end amid growing concerns for the rising Omnicron variant....

Apple Shuts Down 12 NYC Stores As Omicron Cases Surge – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has closed all of its 12 New York City stores to indoor shopping as cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant increased across the United States. The affected stores include outlets at Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, and SoHo. Customers are eligible to pick up online orders at...

Goldman Sachs Issues Mandate For Its U.S. Employees To Get Booster Shots – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) will require its employees and visitors to its U.S. offices receive booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting next year. The spokesperson informed that starting next year February, anyone eligible to receive a booster shot must have obtained one in ...

Dow 30 Advances As Small Cap Tax Selling Persisted Tuesday – $ALNY $DIS $DNUT $FATE $WGO Rise!

    "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey, American Boxer,  June 24, 1895 - May 31, 1983     Tuesday's markets realized positive moves again today. The S&P 500 achieved a new all-time intraday high moving above the 4.8k mark for the first time ever &...

U.S. Pharmacy Chains Reportedly Limiting Home COVID-19 Test Sales Amid Omicron..?

Reportedly, Walmart (WMT), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), and CVS Health Corp (CVS) have limited sales of at-home COVID-19 testing kits as testing demand surges due to the increasing spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The variant has become a cause of concern, ruining hopes for a mo...

Santa Claus Rally Continues North After Xmas – $AAPL $HLTH $INVE $INVO $SG $TSLA Rise!

  "Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey, American - Politician Born: July 11, 1946     According to our good friends at Wikipedia, a Santa Claus rally is a calendar effect that involves a rise in stock prices during the ...

Santa Rally Brings Home Significant Weekly Returns – $AAPL $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE $XBI $TSLA Rise!

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson, English Writer, September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday weekend and Santa treated you well. If he did not get you all ...

Walmart Marketplace U.S To Include Verifique™ Test Products

Reportedly, Veriteque USA, Inc. to list Verifique brand on the Walmart (WMT) Marketplace in the United States, as a newly registered seller on the platform. Verifique will further list both of their USA made products on the platform including the Verifique Cannabis Detection Test, and the Verifique ...

AT&T’s Xandr Ad Unit To Be Sold To Microsoft For $1B

Reportedly, AT&T Inc. (T) agreed to sell its Xandr division to Microsoft (MSFT) a long-anticipated divestiture. The transaction will offer customers on Microsoft’s properties, such as MSN, access to Xandr’s marketplace for automated online advertising. The deal is valued at about $1 billion,...

Thursday’s Market Session Sees Santa Rally Continue – $AAPL $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE $TSLA $XBI Rise!

"In my view, the biggest investment risk is not the volatility of prices, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. Not only is the mere drop in stock prices not risk, but it is an opportunity. Where else do you look for cheap stocks?" - Li Lu, American Businessman, Born: April 6, ...

AstraZeneca-Amgen Drug For Severe Asthma Gains U.S. FDA Approval

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca (AZN) and Amgen's (AMGN) asthma drug, Tezspire, to treat severe asthma for those aged 12 years and above. The approval comes based on late-stage trial data that shows the drug cut the rate of asthma attacks by 56% among p...

Disney Extends Contract Of CFO & 22-Year Co. Veteran Christine M. McCarthy Through June 30, 2024

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) has extended Christine M. McCarthy’s contract as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through June 30, 2024. Ms. McCarthy, a 22-year veteran of the Company first joined Disney in 2000, and prior to becoming CFO in 2015, she was E...

Stock Market Follows Through Nicely On Hump Day – $AAPL $BIRD $DIS $FORG $INM $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

    "A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology." - Robert Trout, American...

American Express Company Announces Q4 & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Release Date – $AXP

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) announced to host a live audio webcast of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results on January 25, 2022, Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. (ET) following the release at approximately 7 a.m. (ET). General Public can access the webcast through the American E...

United Health Announces Q4 & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Release On Jan 19

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) announced to release fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The release will be followed by a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET with investors and analysts to discuss the results. ...

Visa Acquires Cross-Border Payments Co. Currencycloud

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) has completed the acquisition of Currencycloud, a global platform enabling banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments. The acquisition builds on an existing strategic partnership between Currencycloud and Visa. The transact...

COVID Sentiment Change + Oversold Equities Turn Markets North Tuesday – $INM $INVO $NBSE $MU $NIKE $TSLA Rise!

  "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author,  Born: 1940   Tuesday's stock market session was met with the President Joe Biden's message to Americans that we should expect a holiday surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron varian...

Nike Reports Strong Q2 Earnings With Renewed Focus – $NKE

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) reported better-than-expected second-quarter results as the sports apparel retailer as the retailer continued to focus on cutting ties with retail partners in order to focus on its own stores. Dealing with tight inventories due to supply-chain issues, the sportswear giant is looking...

Insurance Giant Travelers To Release Q4 Earnings On Jan 20

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), Inc will review its fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 20. Website & Call Details: Investors can access the call via webcast on the company’s website. Interested parties can dial 844-895-1976 within t...

Verizon Teams With Google To Offer Smart Factories & Autonomous Robots

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has signed a deal with Alphabet Inc's (GOOG) Google Cloud to use its 5G network and the tech firm's computing power to offer services such as smart factories and autonomous robots. Telecom companies are partnering with technology firms to automate bu...

COVID Concerns & Yearend Apathy Trim Markets Again On Monday – $FATE $CERN $INVO $NBSE $XSPA $XBI Rise!

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."  - Elie Wiesel, American Novelist, September 30, 1928 - July 2, 2016     The stock market took another broad based hair cut today. Overly reported COVID ...

Just In Time For Holidays YouTube Reaches Agreement Terms With Disney

As per reports, Alphabet Inc's (GOOG) YouTube recently restored access to Walt Disney Company (DIS) channels on its platform as the companies reached a distribution agreement to end a two-day blackout and just in time for all to enjoy during the holidays. The financial terms of the deal were not dis...

Broad Markets Endure Weekly Decline As Biotech Stocks Reemerge! – $AMC $FATE $INVO $IBB $XBI Rise!

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson, English Writer, September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784   Happy Weekend All! I hope all is moving forward for you on all fronts during this busy holiday season.  Unfortunately, the 'yo...

Thursday’s Markets Retreat Post Fed’s Induced Surge – $F $PFE $ROKU $T Rise!

  "Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests." - Liya Kebede, Ethiopian Model, Born: March 1, 1978     The stock markets pulled back across the board as growth...

INVO Bioscience Expands Ovoclinic Relationship To Accelerate Adoption of INVOcell in Spain & European Union – $INVO

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO) is a medical device and fertility clinic development company focused on creating simplified, affordable treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO® Procedure, is a revolutionary in-vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers p...

American Express Company To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 10 – $AMP

Reportedly, the Board of Directors of American Express Company (AXP) announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.43 per common share to all stockholders as of January 7, 2022, payable on February 10, 2022.   Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP) and its subsidiaries provide custo...

Santa’s Little Helper (The Fed) Shows Up As Expected On Hump Day! $AAPL $FATE $INM $INMB, $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace." - Mike Ditka, American Coach, Born: October 18, 1939     Santa Claus, or as some investors like to call him these days, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, appeared and delivered the pac...

McDonald’s Offers Low-Cost Short Term Loans To Boost Franchisees – $MCD

As per reports, McDonald's Corp (MCD) will be providing $250 million of low-cost, short-term loans over five years in the United States boosting diversity among its franchisees. The burger giant is also planning to increase its franchisee recruiting and development efforts globally to draw new opera...

PPI, Inflation, Fed Worries Pressure Tuesday’s Stock Market Lower – $BIRD $FATE $INVO $LCID $UBER Rise!

    "The amount of work and the amount of both physical and emotional investment it takes to get to the top." - Drew Bledsoe, American Athlete Born: February 14, 1972     Santa Claus certainly did not come early today for most investors, as Tuesday's stock markets once again opened &am...

Caterpillar To Pay Quarter Dividend On Feb 18

Reportedly, the board of directors of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has approved a quarterly dividend of one dollar and eleven cents ($1.11) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on February 18, 2022, to shareholders as of January 20, 2022. The company paid a cash dividend every year since th...

Monday’s Markets ‘Hungover’ After Strong Weekly Advance – $ARNA $INVO $NUE $PFE Rise

  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain     Monday's markets felt a lot like a relatively bad, but somewhat expected hangover, after an amazing week of partying or in last week's case, a rush up in market value. Indeed we started and ended in the red today as 7 o...

JPMorgan Chase Eases Overdraft Charges Comforting Customers

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) allows customers more space on overdrafts before charging fees, giving up revenue in a bid to attract customers and to keep up with competitors. The bank informed that beginning next year it will allow customers a full day to restore overdrawn balances a...

Apple’s Ambitious Self-Driving Car Project Loses 3 Engineers – $AAPL

As per reports, Apple's (AAPL) self-driving car project has lost three key engineers in recent weeks adding to the list of departures at the iPhone maker’s ambitious car project. Recently, Apple’s chief engineer for radar systems on the project, Eric Rogers joined flying-taxi startup Joby Aviat...

Verizon To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 1

Reportedly, the board of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend of 64 cents, the same as the previous quarter, payable on February 1, 2022.  The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of January 10, 2022. Chairman and CEO, Verizon Hans Vestberg stated, “Our disciplin...

Stocks Rally In Concert With Omicron, Ceiling Debt, & Inflation Views – $AAPL $ATOS $F $INM $INMB $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson, English Writer, September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784   Happy Weekend All! I hope all is well with you this fine day and that you are out enjoying yourself where that may be. It is am...

Chevron Joins Decarbonization Initiative Under The Sea Cargo Charter – $CVX

Reportedly, Chevron Shipping Company has joined the Sea Cargo Charter, a benchmark initiative for responsible shipping activities, transparent reporting of greenhouse gas, and improved decision making in line with targets set by the United Nations. The Sea Cargo Charter establishes a common baseline...

Thursday’s Markets Pullback As Jobless Claims Fall – $CVS $INVO $ISIG Rise!

"No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one." - Jessica Savitch, American Journalist,  February 1, 1947 - October 23, 1983     Well folks, the party that we were enjoying for the last 3 days felt as though it was a bit too good to be true, and so ...

Apple Nearing A $3T Valuation – $AAPL $MSFT

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) may soon achieve the lofty valuation of $3 trillion, which would make it as big as the world's fifth-largest economy after Germany, just over a year after breaching the $2 trillion mark. Apple hit $1 trillion in market capitalization in 2018 and took two years to double...

Visa U.S. Spending Momentum Index (SMI) Rises To 111.9 In November – $V

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V)  announced the U.S. Spending Momentum Index (SMI) of 111.9 in November adjusted seasonally, an increase from 1.3 points in October, marking the second consecutive month of acceleration in consumer spending momentum. The SMI’s further increase above 100 shows that even mo...

INmune Bio’s CEO Publishes Article “Alzheimer’s disease should be approached as white matter disease, not gray” – $INMB

 VP Watchlist company, INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB), is a publicly-traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms that are both in clinical trials. The DN-TNF product platform uti...

Hump Day’s Stock Market Keeps It Green – $AAPL $INM $INMB $INVO $ISIG $NBSE $PLAB $TSLA Rise!

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe, American Tennis Player,  July 10, 1943 - February 6, 1993   Happy middle of the week folks. I hope that you all had one 'helluva' day today. We amazingly confirmed our third consecutive positive day across board in the ma...

AmEx Global Business Travel Announces $5.3B SPAC Deal With Apollo Global -$ASGC $GBTG

Reportedly, American Express Global Business Travel has announced to merge into with Apollo Global Management Inc. backed blank-check firm or SPAC to go public in a deal valued at around $5.3 billion. The deal with Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (ASGC) is expected to deliver gross proceeds of up to...

Microsoft’s Announces First-Ever Standalone Microsoft Teams Offering – Teams Essentials

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) announced the availability of the first-ever standalone Microsoft Teams offering, Teams Essentials made specifically for small businesses, offering professional yet affordable meetings solution to support connection, collaboration, and productivity in a hybrid work e...

U.S. District Judge Rejects Byron Allen’s $10B Discrimination Lawsuit Against McDonald’s

Reportedly, a U.S. judge has dismissed a $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) by the media entrepreneur Byron Allen, who claimed the burger giant of racial discrimination for not advertising with Black-owned media outlets. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles info...

Is Apple Experiencing Falling Demand For Its iPhone 13?

According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has warned that demand for its iPhone 13 has waned, as customers are not willing to try to get the hard-to-find item. Earlier, the company had cut production of iPhone 13 by as many as 10 million units due to a global chip shortage, but now it informed the v...

Walmart Schedules Climate Change Discussion On Dec 10 Hosted By Kathleen McLaughlin

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) will host a discussion on Walmart’s climate change strategy on Friday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. CST, hosted by the executive vice president and chief sustainability officer & president of the Walmart Foundation, Kathleen McLaughlin. The discussion will focu...

Investors Experience Wild Roller Coaster Ride This Week – $AAPL $INVO Rise!

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." - Matt Cameron, American Musician, Born: November 28, 1962   Happy Weekend All! I hope all is well with you during this first week in December. As we speed towards the end of the year, the markets are becoming increasingly volatile as t...

Microsoft To Review Sexual-Harassment Policies – Proposal Introduced By Activist Arjuna Capital

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) shareholders have urged the software maker to reassess its approach to sexual harassment in a vote at the company’s annual meeting, following reports that co-founder Bill Gates behaved inappropriately toward female employees years ago. The proposal, introduced by a...

IBM Strengthens Cloud Offering With Acquisition Of Cloud Based Aussie Co. SXiQ

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specializing in cloud applications, cloud platforms, and cloud cybersecurity. Businesses are now rapidly turning to multiple cloud providers and plat...

Chevron Boosts Share Buyback & Investing – Watches Spending

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) plans to boost its share buyback to as much as $5 billion per year, as the oil giant uses higher commodities prices to step up returns to investors and not invest in production growth., as the company is wary of plowing that cash back into new production at a ti...

Boeing’s 737 MAX Believed To Resume Operations In China Around Year-End

Reportedly, Boeing Co's (BA) 737 MAX operations are expected to resume by the end of this year or the beginning of next year informed China's aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) was the first regulator globally to ground the MAX in March 2019 after two deadly crashe...

Walgreens Enters Deal To Fully Acquire German GEHE-Alliance Healthcare JV

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corporation have reached an agreement for WBA to acquire the remaining 30% share of the joint venture of GEHE Pharma Handel (GEHE) and Alliance Healthcare Deutschland (AHD). The deal will allow WBA to become the 100% owner of the combined GEHE a...

Salesforce Reports Q3 Earnings – Announces Promotion Of Bret Taylor To Co-CEO

CRM giant, Salesforce (CRM) reported third-quarter earnings ended October 31, reporting an increase in revenue by 27% to $6.86 billion. Profit, excluding some items, was $1.27 a share. The company released revenue and profit forecasts for the current period that fell below analysts’ estimates. For...

Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, BofA Finance Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Research – $KRYS $INM

  What is epidermolysis bullosa (EB)? Epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, is a rare genetic skin disease characterized by fragile skin that can lead to extensive blistering and wounding. It is a painful and often debilitating disease that affects skin and mucous membranes, particularly of the gas...

Thursday’s Market Session Sees Broad Jump – $AMC $ATOS $DIS $INVO $INMB $SNOW Rise!

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau, American - Author July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862   It was a clean sweep in the markets today as t...

Portland’s Susan Arnold Named As The New Chairman Of The Board – Walt Disney Co.

Reportedly, Portland-based Susan Arnold, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) succeeding Bob Iger, becoming the first woman to be named to the role in its 98-year-long history. Arnold was serving on the board for 14 years and will succeed on Dec. 31. ...

Will Apple Launch Augmented Reality Glasses In Late 2022?

Reportedly, iPhone maker Apple (AAPL) is expected to launch its long-rumored augmented reality glasses in late 2022, informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. The Apple headset will have a processor with the same computing power as a Mac or PC, it also will have a lower-end proce...

Salesforce Announces 14,444 Restricted Stock (RSU) Units For 12 LevelJump employees

Reportedly, Salesforce (CRM), the global leader in CRM, announced recently that it has granted equity awards under its 2014 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan to new employees (non-executive officers) who joined Salesforce related with the acquisition of LevelJump. The step was initiated by the Salesf...

Hump Day’s Seesaw Session Falls Into the Close – $BOX $F $ROIV Rise!

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." - Hans Selye, Canadian Scientist,  January 26, 1907 - October 16, 1982   Wednesday's markets started off well enough seeing the S&P hit a session high up 1.9% at about 11am ET, but things turned terribly u...

Goldman Sachs Announces Increased Employee Benefits To Attract & Retain Talent

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is offering a series of benefits for its employees, in an attempt to ease the strain on its workers and attract talent. The bank is increasing its retirement fund, matching contributions for U.S. employees to 6% of total compensation, making a jump of 2%. T...

EU’s Regulator Expected To Reveal ‘Opinion’ On Merck’s COVID Pill ‘Within Weeks’

Reportedly, the European Union's drug regulator has started reviewing U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc's (MRK) experimental COVID-19 antiviral pill for adults following an application and is expected to issue an opinion "within weeks." In October, the European Medicines Agency has already evaluated...

S. Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare Enters Agreement To Acquire License Of J&J’s COVID Vaccine

Reportedly, South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare has signed a non-binding agreement with subsidiary firms of U.S. company Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) for a licensing deal to package, market and sell the J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine in Africa. Currently, Aspen packages J&J's COVID-19 vaccine at its S...

P&G Voluntarily Recalls Specific Old Spice & Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirant Products After Detection Of Benzene

As per reports, the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has voluntarily recalled all lots of specific Secret aerosol spray antiperspirant products and Old Spice sold in Canada, due to the presence of cancer-causing benzene. Exposure to benzene can occur orally, by inhalation, and through the skin that...

Apple & Google Fined By Italy’s Antitrust Regulator For “Aggressive Practices”

Reportedly, Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Apple (AAPL) and Alphabet's Google (GOOG) 10 million euros ($11.23 million), each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data.  The authority informed that the two tech groups do not provide clear and immediate information a...

Caterpillar & Microsoft Team Up For A Project Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Reportedly, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) entered a three-year project through a collaboration with Microsoft (MSFT) and Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) to demonstrate a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce sustainable and reliable backup power for Microsoft data centers. Par...

Verizon & AT&T Agree To Monitor Revised Precautionary Measures Addressing 5G Implementation

Reportedly, telecom giants AT&T and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) have agreed to adopt new precautionary measures to address air safety concerns raised from the planned use of C-Band spectrum for 5G wireless. The aviation industry and Federal Aviation Administration raised concerns about pot...

Apple’s Global Battery Development Chief Ahn Soonho Exits

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) global battery development chief, Ahn Soonho, has moved to Volkswagen, to lead the automaker's development of electric vehicle batteries. The exit marks the second time in recent months that an Apple executive has left for an automaker. Earlier, Apple’s head of car project...

The Fed’s Sentiment Change Forces Market Selloff On Tuesday – $AAPL $ATOS $INMB $INVO $TSLA $XBI Rise!

"Money is something that keeps you alive and healthy and just keeps you focused. It's the drive. It's the passion." - Travis Scott, American Rapper, Born: April 30, 1992   The markets closed broadly down as a yearend selloff of magnitude was hastened today as new fears and confusion blossome...

The U.S Federal Communications Commission Approves +$6B Verizon & TracFone Wireless Deal

Reportedly, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) more than $6 billion acquisition of pre-paid mobile phones provider TracFone Wireless, following the California Public Utilities Commission's approval of the deal last week.  FCC informed the requ...

Disney’s Thanksgiving Release “Encanto” Brings A Relief To Box Office Sales

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS) has regained its rightful place at the top of Thanksgiving box office charts with "Encanto," its new animated musical fable, with $40 million in sales. Disney releases a family-friendly movie around Turkey Day, and "Encanto," an animated movie with critical accl...

JP Morgan Named The World’s Most Systemic Bank By FSB

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has once again become globally the most systematically important bank, as per the latest annual ranking of top lenders by global regulators, with BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs also adding to the list with being more systemic, moving up one position. The...

Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy Currently Under Review At Disney World

Reportedly, Disney World near Florida, Orlando operated by Walt Disney Co. (DIS) has put its COVID-19 vaccination mandate on hold for review, amid the Biden administration's workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule, which requires businesses with at least 100 employees to require staff to get Covid-19 vaccin...

Canada Allows Import Of J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine From The Troubled Emergent Facility

As per reports, the Canadian health regulator has approved Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to import its COVID-19 vaccine manufactured at Emergent BioSolutions Inc's plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The decision came after Health Canada completed an inspection of the facility, along with the European Medic...

Join Today’s Tribe Public FREE Webinar “A Town Hall Q&A Event With Atossa Therapeutics Management Team”

Please join our sister organization, which is hosting a Tribe Public  FREE Q&A Webinar Event today, Tuesday, November 30 (8 am PT/ 11 am ET). The events are approximately 30 minutes in duration. Tribe Public LLC is a San Francisco, CA based organization that hosts complimentary worldwide webina...

UnitedHealth Group To Host 2021 Investor Conference On Nov 30

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) to conduct its annual Investor Conference in New York City beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, with analysts and institutional investors. In addition, to the Investor Conference, an updated view of financial performance for 2021 and the init...

Monday’s Stock Market Shrugs Off ‘Omicron Strike’ – $AAPL $ADGI $INM $INVO $MRNA $TSLA Rise!

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein     After Friday's significant market selloff, which was ignited by the overreaction, over reporting, & increased investor fears surrounding the the Omicron variant, today's markets recovered...

A Reasonable Holiday Trading Week Until ‘Lord Omicron’ Showed… $MRK $PFE Rise!

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." - Matt Cameron, American Musician, Born: November 28, 1962   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Day holiday shortened week and that you found many ways to make a dollar or two in the markets while getting fu...

S&P, Nasdaq, Russell Bump Higher On Thanksgiving Eve – $ATOS $DE $FATE $HPQ $INMB $INVO Rise!

"View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch, American Educator, Born: August 8, 1951   Wednesday's session or as many are affectionately calling it, the 'Thanksgiving Eve' session,  saw the S&P 500, the Nasdaq, & the Russell 2000 edge higher, while the Dow 30 tick...

JPMorgan’s Hong Kong Staff Can Be Paid Up To $5,000 For Hotel Quarantine

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) to pay some of its Hong Kong-based staff up to $5,000 each for their hotel quarantine stay. As per the company memo, employees at the executive director level and below would be entitled to the one-off payment for a single quarantine stay in Hong Kong. T...

Merck’s Acquisition Of Acceleron Pharma Inc. Finalized

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has completed the acquisition of Acceleron Pharma Inc, a public American "clinical stage biopharmaceutical company" building on mobilizing the power of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta superfamily of proteins that plays a key role in the regulation of...

Walgreens To Administer Covid-19 Booster Shots For U.S. Individuals Aged 18+

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) recent announced that all individuals over the age of 18 can now receive a Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster in stores nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration’s recently authorized the Emergency Use of Pfizer and M...

Tuesday’s Session Sees Increased Sector Rotation – $AAPL $BURL $DLTR $INMB Rise

"View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch, American Educator, Born: August 8, 1951   Tuesday's session saw a continued rotation away from growth towards more defensive and/or interest rate sensitive sectors i.e. the energy sector which rose 3%, the financials which rose...

Jerome Powell’s Renomination Dominates Monday’s Market Session – $AAPL $BBBY $INVO $LVGN $TSLA Rise!

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." - John Lennon, English Musician, October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980   Monday's session seemed to be dominated by the news that President Joe Biden is renominating Jerome Powell for his second term as Fed Chair, while praising him f...

Nike Increases Quarterly Dividend By 11 Percent, Payable Dec 28

As per reports, Nike Inc’s (NKE) board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.305 per share on the company’s outstanding Class A and Class B Common Stock, payable on December 28, 2021. The dividend is payable to stockholders as of December 6, 2021, and marks an increase of 11 percent from ...

Nike Schedules Q2 Earnings Release On Dec 20

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is to release its second quarter, 2022 financial earnings at approximately 1:15 p.m. PT, on Monday, December 20, 2021, after trading closes.  The Nike management will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT to review the results. The live call can be reached at the c...

Minor Gas Leak Reported At Chevron’s Australian Gorgon LNG Train 1

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has reportedly closed down one of three processing units, called trains, at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas plant off Western Australia as a precautionary measure, after a minor gas leak was identified. The leak was found on piping related to the dehydration un...

Large Caps Led Markets Higher This Week – $AAPL $GME $INM $NVDA $TSLA Rise!

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a great week in the markets and otherwise. The markets this week were definitively led by the large caps while the growth side of the market, i.e. the small...

Home Depot Will Pay A Q3 Cash Dividend On Dec 16

As per reports, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) will pay a third-quarter cash dividend of $1.65 per share, on December 16, 2021.  The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on the close of business on December 2, 2021, and marks the 139th consecutive quarter the world's largest home improvement retail...

Walgreens To Extend Operating Hours During Thanksgiving Day Holiday

As per reports, on Thanksgiving Day, the majority of Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) stores will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., for last-minute healthcare and essential needs. 24-hour Walgreen's locations and 24-hour pharmacies will also continue to remain open.   Walgreen Boots Alliance ...