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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nike Reported Q3 Fiscal 2020 Earnings Exceed Analysts Expectations

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

McDonald’s Drops Stock Buybacks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UnitedHealth Group Announces Date For Q1 2020 Earnings & Call

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walgreens Revises Store Operating Hours Beginning March 19

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

Apple Launches Updated MacBook Air With Modified Keyboards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Steps Down From Board

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

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

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

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

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

Intel Announces Quarterly Dividend Payable On June 1, 2020

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

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

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

Apple Reopening Their 42 Branded Stores In China

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

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

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

JP Morgan Rates Boeing As Neutral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travelers’ Traverse Now Available In Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Intends To Hire 700 In Phoenix Area

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

Home Depot Reports Better-Than-Expected Q4

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

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

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

Has Pfizer Identified Compounds For Treatment Of Coronavirus?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goldman Sachs Advises Employees To Avoid All Non-Essential Business Travel Due To Coronavirus

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per the Reuters report, Goldman Sachs has instructed its employees to postpo...

Tokyo Disneyland Announces Two Week Closure Over Coronavirus Concerns

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

“Indiscriminate FEAR = Indiscriminate SELLING” – Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – Feb. 28, 2020

The perfect storm this week came in the form of indiscriminate fear which produced indiscriminate selling in the broad markets over the course of the last 7 trading days resulting in the largest weekly drop in a decade.  The growing, but not well-understood, coronavirus situation & associated b...

Microsoft Shares Selling Off With Markets & The Threat Of Coronavirus Upsetting Supply Chain

Shares of the tech giant, Microsoft (MSFT) dropped this week along with the market and the company's announcement that their falling PC business is due to the failing supply chain because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The statement came after other industry giants like Apple and HP announced similar ...

Disney’s Robert Iger Steps Down – Bob Chapek Takes Control As Seventh CEO

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

Blackstone To Acquire IQ Student Accommodation From Goldman Sachs For $6B

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the Wellcome Trust are set to sell the...

P&G Honors Six Brand-Building External Partners

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.  Procter & Gamble recognized six brand-building external partners with Agency Excellence Awards for exceptional partnership and work over past years. The evaluat...

Intel Launches Updated Processor For Data Centers & Wireless 5G

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel launched new microprocessors, including a 10nm chip for wireless 5G base stations and a sec...

“The Art of Media’s Fear Mongering” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 27, 2020

Fear seems to be feeding fear in the markets this week and the media seems to be thriving in it.  On my flight back from three Tribe Public events that were held in Florida this week for Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) where I met with a number of other investors that were portfolio managers, famil...

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 25, 2020

We experienced another sobering day in the broad markets as we gave back another ~3% across the board today after a quick reactionary bounce this morning. As they say, selling begets more selling and this snowball is definitely rolling downhill. At the same time, this flushing is quickly getting us ...

Travelers Recognized As Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Equality

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. As per reports, The Travelers Companies has achieved a full score on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The recognition...

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella Praises Its Cloud Partnership With Reliance (India)

Reportedly, CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft (MSFT) recently promoted its new India cloud partnership with Reliance Industries at an event held in Mumbai, India sharing the stage with Reliance's Chairman, Mukesh Ambani. Microsoft’s partnership with Reliance entered last year marks a 10-year deal to m...

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap – February 24, 2020

This was not a happy day in the markets for most, to say the least. Unless of course you were already in a nice cash position and ready to strike or you were betting against the markets in some way. The broad markets took a nosedive right out of the gates, bounced a little and then managed to close ...

United Airlines Extends Relationship With Visa And Chase Credit Card Through 2029

Reportedly, United Airlines, a unit of United Airlines Holdings has entered into a multi-year extension of business with Chase Credit Card Services and Visa stretching into 2029. The deal puts rumors of United looking for a better credit card deal with Chase or another credit card provider to rest. ...

Vista Partners’ Weekly Market Wrap – Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

The broad markets overall closed off of last week's mark after hitting new record highs in the early part of the week. We saw fears of slowing global growth, as a result, of further disruption of supply and business,  as deaths from the coronavirus grew. We also saw further flattening yield curve a...

Shares of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (AVDL) Are Surging In Concert With $65M Private Placement Led By Jefferies, Piper Sandler, and Stifel

Shares of Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (AVDL) are surging today hitting an intraday high of $9.64/share ( a new-52-wk an all-time high) and currently is trading at $9.12/share, +28%. Their 52-wk range is $1.03 - $9.64. Avadel is a company focused on developing FT218, an investigational, once-nightly f...

Procter & Gamble Raises Earnings Concern Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.   Reportedly, Procter & Gamble stated that its current-quarter revenue and profit are expected to be affected due to coronavirus outbreak in China causing disru...

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Hits New All-Time High During Investor Conference Schedule

Shares of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (FATE) hit an all-time new high today reaching $30.60/share which puts an approximate $2.3 Billion Market Cap. The 52-wk range is $12.59 - 30.60. Fate is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies f...

Microsoft Intends To Invest $1.1B In Mexico Over Next Five Years

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is set to invest $1.1B in Mexico over the next five years as per a promotional video released by the Mexican government this week. Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella stated the investment is "focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organ...

“Markets Dip, Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade, & Stamps.com Jumps +65.5%”

The broad markets took a dip today across the board, except for the little guys on the Russell 2000 that moved higher by +.21% ending at 1,696.07 and getting near to its all-time high of 1,715.08. The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.23, -.38%,  the tech-heavy Nasdaq closed at 9,750.97, -.67% & the...

Home Depot To Hire 80k Part-Time Associates For 1,988 U.S. Stores Ahead Of Spring Season

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

Is There An Intersect Between Breast Cancer & Heart Disease?

The growing awareness among Americans with respect to breast cancer and heart disease is quite evident, pink ribbons and red dresses have helped millions of men & women become aware of the risks, precautions, and prevention related to the above two most common illnesses. However, not many know ...

3M To Migrate Its Enterprise IT To Amazon’s AWS

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Verizon To Offer Its 5G Wireless Service At NASCAR Events To Modernize Wi-Fi Experience

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to take over the charge of wireless services at NASCAR racetracks after Sprint opted out as the title sponsor of the Cup Series following the 2016 season. The partnership between NASCAR and Verizon was announced last week and is expected to track Wi-...

Walmart Falls Short Of Earnings For The Holiday Quarter

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

Board of UnitedHealth Group Announces Dates For Next Cash Dividend

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

IBM’s Cloud Based Study Advance Designed To Optimize Time And Cost For Clinical Trials

As per reports, IBM Watson Health launched its latest cloud-based technology IBM Study Advance at the 11th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE). The tool is equipped to assist in optimizing clinical trial protocol design by allowing automated access to real-world patient population data...

McDonald’s, Starbucks, Etc. Gearing Up For ‘Contactless’ Pickup In China

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

“Virgin Galactic, Tesla, Hecla & Enphase Charge Forward As Markets Hit Records”

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) shot up another amazing +23.27% today to close at $37.35/share after hitting $38.72/share in intraday trading, a new all-time high yesterday. The 52-wk range is $6.90 – $38.72. Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated aerospace company, announced las...

“Apple Recovers, Virgin Galactic & Hecla Mining Climb, & Franklin Templeton Buys Legg Mason”

After yesterday's Presidents' Day announcement by Apple (AAPL), where they issued a letter confirming that they do not expect to meet its Q2 forecast for revenue pointing to global supply constraints for iPhones and lower Chinese demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it was reasonable to ...

Vista Partners’ Quote of the Day Via Bob Iger, Ceo of Disney

"The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo. I get up at 4:30 in the morning, seven days a week, no matter where I am in the world. I think it is important for people who are given leadership roles to assume that role immediately. What I've really learned over time is that optim...

Disney Quarter Earnings Exceed But Guidance Backs Off

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

Apple Warns On Presidents’ Day

In an article published on CNBC on Presidents' Day, Apple (AAPL) was confirmed to have warned that it does not expect to meet its Q2 forecast for revenue. Apple pointed to global supply constraints for iPhones and lower Chinese demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Apple had previously e...

Tech Giant Cisco Reports Declining Revenue

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. This week, Cisco reported Q2 results, ahead of analysts’ expectations. The company reported earnings of 77 cents per share vs. the...

Boeing Extends With Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, Boeing has agreed to a tentative deal with its engineers' union in the extension of its labor contract by four years. ...

Nike Announces $.245 Quarterly Dividend Payable on April 1, 2020

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. As per reports, Nike announced a quarterly cash dividend of ...

“New Market Records, Coronavirus Cloudy, Virgin Galactic Hits New Highs” Vista Partners Friday’s Weekly Market Wrap For Feb.14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day to one in all and I hope you are with your loved ones today! Interesting to note that the Greeks actually used 4 different words for love. "Eros" (passionate or intimate love), "Philia" (friendship or affectionate love among friends or family), "Sorge" (affection for family) an...

Samsung Launches New Compact 5G Foldable Phone Priced at $1380

This week, Samsung Electronics presented its foldable smartphone shaped like a large makeup compact with 5G network capabilities. The Galaxy Z Flip with folding glass starts as a large square when closed and expands like most smartphones. The smartphone priced at $1380 will be available in purple, g...

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) Prices $475M of 7.25% Senior Notes Due 2028

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) today announced that it has priced its previously announced public offering of senior notes (the "Offering"). The Company has agreed to sell $475.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2028 (the "Notes"). The Offering is expected to close on F...

“Down Day For Major Indices But Russell Charges Forward, INVO Bioscience Hires, Hecla Prices Debt Offering”

After yesterday's more than rosy day where we saw the 3 majors indices achieve new record highs we got hit with increased coronavirus fears as increased cases were reported out of China and we saw a bit of a reversal today in the markets.  The S&P 500 closed at 3,373.94, -.16% as the utilities...

INVO Bioscience Progresses With Hiring of Inger Britt Carlson, Ph.D., Former Global Director of CooperSurgical Fertility & Genomics

INVO Bioscience (IVOB), under the guidance of newly appointed CEO Steve Shum (Q4, 2019), continues to make progress towards building a vibrant and growing organization in the fertility space. Today, INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a publicly-traded medical device company focused on treating infertili...

“Striking Distance Of Dow at 30k, Nasdaq at 10k & S&P 500 at 4k…”

It is hard to believe that we are in the striking distance of the Dow at 30k, Nasdaq at 10k, & S&P 500 at 4k but here we are folks. Wednesday's trading session moved the markets higher as it was inspired by an improving outlook surrounding the control of coronavirus situation, a Fed that is ...

“New Highs For Nasdaq & S&P 500, Jerome’s Testimony, COVID-19, & Sprint + T-Mobile Jump On NY Fed Court Approval”

Tuesday's trading session saw the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 achieve new highs even though the second half of the session came in a bit after an early morning charge. The S&P 500 closed at 3,357.75, +.17% as the real estate, +1.2%, and the energy, +1% sectors led the charge while the communicat...

“FAANG Stocks Propel Markets Forward Today!”

Monday's trading session was propelled by nice moves across the board from the beloved and widely held FAANG stocks which aided in moving the major indices into green territory throughout the day and into the close. The FAANG's finished as follows:  Facebook (FB) closed at $213.06/share, +.34%, Alp...

The Home Depot’s Exec. VP Of Merchandising Ted Decker Presenting At Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference In March

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

China Pushes $10.26B Forward to Make Sure Public Not Hampered Financially In Dealing With Coronavirus Outbreak

According to Reuters today,  "China's finance ministry said on Sunday all levels of government had allocated a total of 71.85 billion yuan ($10.26 billion) as of Saturday afternoon to fight coronavirus....

“Strong Week But Weak Friday In The Markets” Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For Feb.7, 2020

The broad markets overall rose this week (the biggest move in approx. 6-months) with a number of economic reports showing strong or steady moves including Friday's Nonfarm payrolls report for January which moved higher by 225,000, the wholesale inventories report dropped by -.2% in December, & C...

Chevron Reports Q4 $6.6B Loss Due To Write-Offs

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Chevron reported a loss of $6.6Bn loss due to $10.4 billion write-offs related to its shale gas production, primarily in Appalachia as reported in its Q...

Nonfarm Payrolls Skyrocket 225k In January, Exceeds Wall Streets Estimates

The U.S. jobs market powered on to more gains, as nonfarm payrolls rose  225k for January exceeding Wall Street estimates. While the unemployment rate walked higher to 3.6% in concert with the labor force participation rate rising +.2 percentage points to 63.4%.  The improvement is thought to be ...

Caterpillar Releases Q4 Earnings, Forecasted Weaker-Than-Expected Guidance

Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported a revenue miss in the fourth-quarter earnings last week indicating “global economic uncertainty.” The company reported an Adjusted EPS of  $2.63 per share in comparison to an estimate of $2.37 by analysts’. Revenue declined 8% year over year to $13.144 billion...

“S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow Achieve New Highs…Twitter, Hecla & Isoray Pop”

Thursday's trading session saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq & Dow achieve new highs. This trifecta of advances was charged with an initial claims report for the week ending February 1 confirming a drop by 15k to 202k. A positive chess move in the US-China trade war was also announced that confirmed t...

Boeing Reports Quarter Loses As Its 737 Max Still Awaits Safety Clearance

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing reported its quarterly earnings confirming an operating loss of $2.53B, or $2.33/share, in comparison to a profit of $3.87 ...

Goldman Collaborates With Amazon To Offer Lending Support To Small Businesses

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per the Financial Times, Goldman Sachs is in discussion with Amazon (AMZN) t...

3M Hits 62nd Consecutive Year Milestone For Increasing Its Dividend

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

INVO Bioscience Receives IRB Approval to Commence INVOcell Clinical Trial To Gain Expanded Labeling Including Live Birth After 5-Days of Continuous Vaginal Incubation

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB) is a medical device company focused on treating infertility with its FDA-cleared INVOcell® product. the INVO® Procedure is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and intimate experience. Their lead produc...

Boeing’s 777X Jetliner Debuts Successful First Flight

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As per reports, Boeing's twin-engined jetliner 406-seater 777X plane took its first flight last month. The 777X, the world's large...

“Hump Day Brings Positive Economic Data & Reduced Fears To Stock Market” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 5, 2020

Wednesday's trading session brought forth more good feelings and positive moves across the board today. These upwards moves seemed to be fueled by mostly positive economic reports and reduced fears surrounding the coronavirus situation as beliefs of a possibility of containment and a remedy are beli...

Arvind Krishna To Take Over As IBM’s CEO

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has elected Arvind Krishna, 57, as chief executive and a member of the Board of Directors. Krishna currently serves as IBM senior vice president for IBM's cloud and cognitive software division and had played a major role company's acquisition of Red ...

Verizon Reports Mixed Q4 Results

Telecom Giant, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) released its Q4 earnings on Thursday declaring mixed results. It reported adjusted earnings of $1.13 a share, while revenue rose by 1.4% to $34.8 billion in comparison to analysts’ estimates of earnings of $1.14 a share and revenue of $34.52 billion...

“New Nasdaq Record, Tesla Squeezes Higher, Disney Beats & It’s World Cancer Day” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 4, 2020

Tuesday's trading session brought forth great fortune for many as the Nasdaq charged forward to a new record high closing at 9,467.97, +2.1%. The S&P 500 & The Russell 2000 tied for second moving higher by +1.5% ending respectively at 3,297.59 & 1,656.77.  The Dow Jones Industrial Aver...

Interview with Atossa Therapeutics’ Kyle Guse On World Cancer Day “Transforming Breast Cancer Treatment”

Every February 4th is World Cancer Day, the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalyzing personal, collective, and government action, they are working to reimagine a world where millions of pre...

Amazon Beats Earnings Estimates With Assistance From a “Record-breaking” Holiday Shopping Season

Amazon (AMZN) reported its Q4 2019 earnings on Thursday last week, exceeding market estimates and pushing its stock up by 8% after the release. Revenue of $87.4 billion was reported versus $86.17 billion expected and EPS of $6.47 versus $4.11 expected, as compiled by  Bloomberg. The online giant...

Highlights From Visa’s Earnings Release

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Exxon Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

“Markets Rebound With ISM But Energy Sector Drags” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Feb. 3, 2020

It was a nice start to the week today as we saw a rebound for last week's sell-off as we saw the ISM manufacturing index come in again above the Mendoza line at 50.9% which is back above the expansion mode level. The positive move helped a little after my hometown San Francisco 49ers failed to deliv...

3M Reports Narrowly Misses Quarterly Expectations As It Stumbled in China

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Travelers Discusses The Future Of Insurance & Autonomous Vehicles

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. As per reports, Travelers hosted an event at its Hartford, Connecticut office to discuss the emergence of autonomous vehicles and their effects on the insuranc...

Apple Records Soaring iPhone Sales Above Wall Street Expectations

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

McDonald’s Releases Earnings, Beats Wall Street Estimates

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

Walgreens Lends Support To Puerto Rico After The Region Wrestles With Earthquake Aftermath

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens is providing aid and supporting community efforts in Puerto Rico after the region...

Visa Inches Forward To Serve The Growing Cashless And Digital Economy Via Plaid Acquisition

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Dow 30 Component Pfizer Reports Quarterly Earnings But Falls Short of Expectations

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Pfizer reported quarterly profits on Tuesday, falling short of market estimates for the first time in the last two years. Sale of its patent drug Lyrica...

“Score: (Coronavirus 2 – Market -733)” Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 31, 2020

The broad markets overall declined again for the second week in a row plagued by the reported developments & fear of the coronavirus situation adding to the real or perceived realization of waning global growth. Investors fled to safety throughout the week and we experienced a great deal more vo...

CROC Defers Launching Of Strike Against Home Depot

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

Microsoft Taps In With Better-Than-Expected Earnings Prompted By Expansion Of Cloud Division

This week, Dow 30 component and tech-giant Microsoft (MSFT) reported quarterly earnings ending December 2019, beating analysts’ estimates and pushing its stock up by 3% in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The strong performance in the quarter has been pushed by the continuous growth in Microsoft...

American Express Announces Date For Its Annual Investor Day

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. As per reports, American Express is ...

Exxon Trades March-April Russian Sokol Crude Cargoes

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

“A Tale of Two Tapes Again Today” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 30, 2020

It was a tale of two tapes again today as we moved down significantly in the early going as fears of coronavirus developments permeated the world wide web and then the markets and moods reversed later when The World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international ...

Intel And AREA15 Collaborating To Offer Live events, Immersive Experiences In Vegas

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Reportedly, Intel is set to enter a collaboration with Arena15 to offer live events, immersive ex...

Will Verizon Go Carbon Neutral By 2035?

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) CEO, Hans Vestberg confirmed Verizon’s commitment to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2035 making it the first U.S. telecommunications company to issue a green bond, with funds from the $1B bond targeting renewable energy, green buildings, su...

American Express Inches A Step Closer To Enter China’s $27T Market

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Reportedly, the central bank accepte...

Pfizer To Initiate IPO Of Its Consumer-Health JV With Glaxo

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

Walmart Invites Changes In Its Executive Team After 2019 Holiday Season

As per reports, Walmart (WMT) is shuffling its executive team after the 2019 holiday season. According to an internal memo of the company the company’s chief merchant Steve Bratspies is set to depart and will be replaced by Scott McCall. All of the changes are effective Feb 1, as per the memo. ...

Symphonix Health Insurance, A UnitedHealth Care Company Credited With Financial Strength Rating of A

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

Walmart India Fires More Than 50 Executives

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

IBM’s Q4 Earnings Beat

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) raised its full-year profit forecast, after reporting high revenue growth for the quarter as per reports. Revenue soared on the back of its high-margin cloud computing business. Highlights from the earnings release: Revenue from the cloud bus...

Citic Looking For Buyers To Sell Its Stake In McDonald’s China For $300M

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

“Apple, Boeing, GE, DOW, McDonald’s Lead But Fed & Coronavirus Counter” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 29, 2020

A number of earnings beats from Dow 30 components (Apple, Boeing, Dow, & McDonald's) and a former Dow 30 component GE led the initial charge up today, but the good old Fed kept interest rates the same & repo's going through April and stories of the coronavirus having infected greater numbers...

Intel Reports Better Than Expected Q4

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel recently reported Q4 2019 earnings exceeding analysts’ expectations. George Davis, Int...

Travelers Beats Flying High On Premiums & Strong Underwriting

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Travelers released quarterly earnings reports last Thursday which moved higher on the shoulders of the increased premiums and strong underwriting. The Company...

Chevron To Withdraw Its Stake In Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) Project

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. As per reports, U.S oil giant Chevron is planning to sell its participating interest in the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project to cut co...

“Markets, Yields, Apple Rebound As Coronavirus Fears Are Tamed” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 28, 2020

News of China's increased enforcement of travel restrictions and improved control of the coronavirus situation seemed to calm things down a bit today as fears were tamed.  This was paired with a "controlled" coronavirus situation in the U.S. that was also being reported as we remain at 5 reported c...

Inspirational Quote Of The Day for January 28, 2020

"Let this scenario play out on its own, in its own fashion. As you watch it unfold, you will soon be grateful that you choose the peaceful path. Remember -- those who live by the sword, die by the sword."   San Francisco-based Vista Partners LLC is a California Registered Investment Advis...

“Coronavirus News Infects Markets – FAANG Stocks Tank – Fear Gauge & Coronavirus Stocks Skyrocket” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 27, 2020

Even though The World Health Organization declined to declare the coronavirus situation as an international public health emergency last week, we now are seeing that the news & fear surrounding it are continuing to infect many more as the resulting death toll is being reported to be now more t...

INVO Bioscience To Attend The Arab Health Exhibition The Largest Gathering In The MENA Region

The Arab Health Exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive gathering for the healthcare industry in the MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) region. It first took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in 1975 and is now recognized as the second-largest healthcare exhibition and congress ...

P&G Reports Mixed Results But Raised Fiscal 2020 forecast

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble is making a return to CES 2020 scheduled to showcase cutting-edge technologies promising to transform the consumer experience with innovative pro...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 24, 2020

The broad markets overall declined this week after hitting new record highs. The S&P 500 ended the week at 3,295.47, representing a -1% weekly decline and now up +2 % YTD. The energy, -4.3%, materials, -2.3%, & financials, -2.2% sectors weighed heaving on the S&P 500 this week.  The Do...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Therapeutics CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay Issued An Annual Letter to Shareholders Highlighting Key Accomplishments and Strategy for 2020

Seattle-based Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.   This week Atossa Therapeutics' President and CEO Dr. Steven C. Quay Issued an Annual Lette...

American Express Reports Strong Earnings, Riding high On Its Credit Card Division

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Credit card giant, American Express ...

Johnson & Johnson Reports Earnings, Beats Wall Street Profit Estimates But Misses On Revenue

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services. Johnson & Johnson reported its fiscal Q4 profit results, beating Wall Street’s expectations...

3M’s Post-It Launches Environment Friendly Post-it Flex Write Surface

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Visa Announces Date For Fiscal Q1 2020 Results Release

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Walgreens Gains First Enterprise-Wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens has received the first enterprise-wide URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy f...

“World Health Organization Declines, NASDAQ Hits Record, INVO Bioscience & Netflix Move Higher” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 23, 2020

The World Health Organization declined to declare an international public health emergency with regard to the coronavirus today which many expected. This inaction seemed to quell a great deal of fear and the selling in the markets experienced in early trading reversed for the most part. The Nasda...

“Coronavirus Threat Continues But Broad Markets, INVO Bioscience, Tesla, & Virgin Galactic Fly Higher” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 22, 2020

The broad markets seemed to get a bit more comfortable initially with the widely reported measures that the US and China are taking to control the coronavirus outbreak as the major indices rebounded today to achieve new highs, however, they backed off in late trading. The S&P 500 ended at 3,32...

“Coronavirus Outbreak – Beyond Meat, Novavax, Isoray, Tesla & Uber Surge” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 21, 2020

The markets had to swallow a negative pill today as news of the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world wide web to add a dose of fear & uncertainty which resulted in a sell-off. According to several sources now including the CDC the pneumonia-like illness or coronavirus from China has k...

Goldman Sachs Reports Quarter Revenue, Faces Declining Profits Due To Legal Charges Of $1.1 billion

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. On Wednesday, Goldman Sachs reported quarterly profits beating analysts’ esti...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 17, 2020

The broad markets advanced again this week to new record highs as a healthy job market & a low-interest-rate environment continue to drive spending again this year. The earnings report schedule began to roll out which was most favorable out of the banking sector from the likes of Morgan Stanley ...

“Day 4 JPM2020 Complete & Broad Markets Rise To New Record Levels” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 16, 2020

Day 4 of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco is now complete. I logged in a few more meetings with companies in the biotech and healthcare sectors & also attended the Tribe Public Keynote Speaker luncheon event where Dietrich Stephan Ph.D., CEO of  Pittsburgh-ba...

United Technologies Announces Q4 2019 Earnings Release on Jan. 28 & Call Details

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Reportedly, United Technologies Corp will release its Q4 2019 earnings on January 28, 2020, prior ...

Microsoft To Share Chat Scanner “Project Artemis” Targeting Child Sex Predators

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) is set to share its tool used on its Xbox gaming service to detect online text chats and adults exploiting and misleading children for sexual purposes. The technique, Codenamed Project Artemis scrutinizes messages looking for patterns and features before raising an a...

INVO Bioscience (IVOB) Signs First JV To Operate Dedicated INVOcell Fertility Clinics in India

The INVOcell system (picured below) is a novel fertility treatment that uses a woman's own body as a natural incubator for the incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development. INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB) believes this process is cost-effective and has shown comparab...

Is American Airlines Receiving Compensation From Boeing Over 737 MAX Grounding?

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, American Airlines Group has reached a confidential agreement with Boeing Co to compensate damages the airline faced in...

“Day 3 JPM2020 – Momenta & IsoRay Surge – Phase One Trade Deal Signed” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 15, 2020

Day 3 of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco is complete and I have logged in another double-digit round of meetings with companies in the biotech and healthcare sectors. I met with interesting companies like CRISPR leader firm Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) & Millen...

“Day 2 JPM2020 – Denali Therapeutics, Momenta Pharmaceuticals & Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Jump ” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 14, 2020

Day 2 of the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco is nearly complete. I met with another 12 companies in the biotech and healthcare sectors including interesting companies like Oncolytics Biotech (ONCY),  Syros Pharmaceuticals, (SYRS), Prevail Therapeutics (PRVL) & man...

“JPM2020 The S&P 500, Nasdaq & Apple Soar To New Records” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 13, 2020

The 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference kicked off today in San Francisco. It is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investme...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 10, 2020

The broad markets moved higher this week as ongoing surface tensions eased between the US and the Middle East.  Technology stocks led the way as the S&P 500 information technology sector jumped +2.2% & the communication services sector rose +2.0%. The FAANG stocks closed as follows on Fr...

“More Green, More Records For The Markets, Apple, Facebook & GOOG” – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 9, 2020

The broad markets drove further afield into more green territory today as the Iran tension situation seemed to ease.  The S&P 500, The Dow Jones Industrial Average, & The Nasdaq Composite hit new all-time highs today. The S&P 500 ended at 3,274.70, +.67%. 11 of the eleven S&P 500 s...

Nike’s So-called Super-Shoe Gains Limelight At Japan’s Road Races

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Reportedly, Nike's Vaporfly Next% sneakers or so-called supe...

Intel Features Its Mobileye Demos Autonomous Car At CES

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. As per reports, Intel released a video of its Mobileye autonomous car navigating the streets of J...

“S&P 500, Nasdaq, Apple Achieve Record Highs As Grubhub & Medical Device Co. IsoRay Ignite” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 8, 2020

The broad markets rebounded in trading today as many became more comfortable that the middle east situation would not be escalating after Iran's firing ballistic missiles against the US in Iraq. President Trump did confirm that the US would be adding economic sanctions on Iran but not military act...

“Broad Markets Tread While APA, APLS, CRM & HL Move Higher” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 7, 2020

Trading today brought forth a great deal of sideways action that ended in the broad markets trading a bit down across the board. The rising tensions in the middle east continue to add a cloud of darkness but the markets seem to be proving quite resilient as the situation evolves. On the day, the S&...

American Express Members To Enjoy Access To Centurion & Escape Lounges at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Reportedly, American Express cardhol...

P&G Exhibiting Promising New Technology Aimed At Elevating Consumer Experiences At CES2020

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble is making a return to CES 2020 scheduled to showcase cutting-edge technologies promising to transform the consumer experience with innovative pro...

“Markets Rise In Face of Middle East Tensions” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 6, 2020

We have just completed the first day of the first full week of trading of the new year and it was a bit of a roller coaster. The markets were met with an ugly hangover and sluggish weight from the rising tensions in the middle east as the widely reported footage of massive crowds in Tehran for the f...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For January 3, 2020

The broad markets sold off on Friday seemingly in part reacting to the news that US's airstrike had killed Iran's top military commander. In turn threats from Iran surfaced and fear was now in the markets as escalation is believed to be in the cards. The "fear gauge" Vix (TVIX) ended at $51.88/shar...

“Job Claims, China Stimulus, Disney+, Markets Hit Records” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For January 2, 2020

With the New Year's Eve & Day celebrations in our rearview mirrors, the markets positively toasted in the new year. All three major indices achieved new records once again as the party continued. The major indices and the global growth picture got another boost today as China announced that it...

“It’s A Wrap” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For December 31, 2019

I hope all of you have a wonderful New Years' Eve celebration ahead of you tonight! Yes, it is also officially time to put a bow on trading the broad markets for 2019 as it is a wrap as of 4ET today. And what a tastefully good present this year was as the S&P 500 advanced +28.9% YTD, the Dow J...

US Stock and Bond Market Hours This New Years Holiday Week

The stock market is open for regular trading on New Year's Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. However, the bond market closes early, at 2 p.m. ET. New Year's Day is a stock market holiday. The bond market is also closed on Wednesday. Otherwise they are open during normal hours the balance of the week....

Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For December 30, 2019

The broad markets received some economic data today, but little else came forth and the markets sold off throughout. The Pending Home Sales Report showed a +1.2% move higher in November. The Advance Report for International Trade in Goods for November also surfaced and confirmed a deficit of $63.2...

Walmart To Exclusively Launch New Atvio Roku TV Lineup in Its Mexican Stores

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

VIQTORY, Publisher of G.I. Jobs Recognized Travelers As A 2020 Military Friendly® Company

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Recently, The Travelers Companies were acknowledged as a Military Friendly® Company by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs. The Military Friendly lists are gather...

NVIDIA & Acquisition of Mellanox Will Result In Offering Thought To Optimize Datacenter-Scale Workloads

Recently, Mellanox (MLNX) announced they entered a definitive agreement with Nvidia (NVDA) whereby NVDA will be acquiring all of the outstanding and issued common shares of Mellanox in cash for $125/share resulting in a total enterprise value of  $6.9 billion approximately. The increasing intensit...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For December 27, 2019

The broad markets experienced another week of records which culminated in the S&P 500 & the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining new record closes on Friday too. As a result on Friday, the S&P 500 ended the day at 3,240.02, representing a +.6% weekly advance leaving it up +29.2% YTD. In...

Towa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. To Strengthen Its Global Generic Medicine Business With The Acquisition Of Pensa Investments

As per reports, Kadoma, Osaka Japan-based company Towa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. that specializes in generic drugs announced it is acquiring 100% ownership of Pensa Investments, S.L. (Pensa), the generics division of the Spanish pharmaceutical company ESTEVE. The deal to be an all-cash deal with an up...

“9000 & Beyond!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap (12-26-19)

It just took one trading day post the Christmas holiday for the Nasdaq to hit over 9000 as it closed at 9022.41 up another +.78% albeit trading volume was relatively light. It has been an unbelievable run this year for the Nasdaq this year as it has come up from the 6,336.97 level. Not to be outdon...

IBM Thinks Seawater Could Be The Answer For Batteries

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

Did Faulty Drinks Machine Cause The Deaths At A McDonald’s In Peru?

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

Xmas Eve’s 1/2 Day Of Trading Uneventful On 1st Day Of The Santa Claus Rally (Gold & Silver Jump)

Today's trading session, which ended early at 10 am pacific in observance of the Xmas eve holiday, could have gone on without happening as it was fairly uneventful for the most part. Indeed nothing of dire significance outside of a hint of North Korean missile testing story surfaced. Quite a bit dif...

ExxonMobil Kicks Off Liza Phase 1 Oil Production in Guyana

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

China Cuts Tariffs, Boeing CEO Resigns, Durable Goods Drop, New Home Sales/Prices Rise & Markets Hit Records

Today, China announced that they would be cutting tariffs on a number, possibly totaling in the 100's, of US goods from all sectors that are due to take effect on Jan1, 2020. Recently maligned aircraft manufacturer and maker of the MAX 737 Boeing (BA) announced that its CEO had resigned propelling ...

IFF To Merge With DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences Business Valuing Combined Entity At $45.4B

This week, IFF and DuPont announced a definitive agreement for the merger of DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business and IFF in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction valuing the combined company at $45.4B on an enterprise value basis. The transaction was approved by both Boards of Directors and...

New York Life Set To Acquire A Cigna Subsidiary For $6.3B

Reportedly, New York Life is set to acquire Cigna's life and disability business in a definitive agreement for $6.3B. The deal is expected to be completed in Q3 2020 and is subject to regulatory approvals and conditions. Cigna expects to realize $5.3N approximately of net after-tax proceeds from t...

Vista Partners’ Friday Weekly Market Wrap For Dec. 20, 2019

The broad markets experienced a week of records which culminated in Friday's session topping again above previous levels. The President Trump impeachment process, the USMCA deal, the US-China trade war movements and a number of economic reports (summarized in the economic report section below) rece...

Cisco Aiming To Acquire Australia’s Advanced Network Devices Designer Exablaze

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. As per reports, Cisco is aiming to acquire Exablaze, a privately held, Australia-based designer and manufacturer of advanced network...

Goldman Sachs Now Assisting WeWork With $1.75B Credit Facility

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per reports, shared workplace operator WeWork has arranged a $1.75B letter o...

Shares of Atossa Rise After Contracting For Phase 2 MBD Study In Women & An Analyst BUY Recommendation

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the US with more than 268,000 new cases in 2019 according to the  American Cancer Society.   Legislation has been recently enacted in over 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have Mammographic breast density (MBD) and those ...

S&P Closes Above 3200, Axsome Therapeutics Closes Offering, Conagra Beats Q2, & Nike Down In Aftermarket

The President Trump impeachment process in the House commanded the US's attention & fancy while headlines of the USMCA deal possibly adding +.5% to US GDP caught attention too. Reuters also reported progress from the US-China trade war stating that "China unveiled a new list of tariff exemption...

Coca-Cola’s Chief Growth Officer Francisco Crespo & SVP Bernhard Goepelt Announce 2020 Retirement Plans

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. This week, the Coca-Cola Company announced tw...

Mixed Broad Market Results As Shares of Atossa Genetics, Axsome Therapeutics & Fluent Ran

The broad market results on Wednesday were a bit mixed at the end of the day while remaining within a very tight band of trading throughout. The political scene brought forth a day of "news" items regarding the President Trump impeachment process & the US-China Trade wars took and a back seat wh...

Scientists Reveal Exxon’s Natural Gas Well In Ohio Released Large Methane Leak

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Corporation is a global oil and natural gas company.  Founded in 1870 and headquartered in Irving Texas, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, manufacture and markets commodity petrochemicals, and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleu...

Pfizer & Astellas Pharma’s XTANDI Gains Supplemental FDA-Approval For The Treatment Of Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

Housing Starts, Building Permits, Industrial Production Numbers Propel Markets Forward For 5th Consecutive Day!

The broad markets on Tuesday moved up to new highs for a 5th consecutive day on the back of solid economic reports. Today we received the total housing starts report which showed mover higher by +3.2% month/month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.365M. Total building permits came in with +1....

Disney+ To Debut On Vivendi SA’s Canal+ Pay-TV Platform March 2020

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance Enters Joint Venture With McKesson

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens Boots Alliance and McKesson Corporation are entering into a joint venture to merg...

Monday’s Markets Fly To Record Highs While Apple, Axsome Therapeutics & Neubase Therapeutics Soar

The broad markets on Monday moved on to new record highs flying on the wings of a number of economic events including the tentative Phase One agreement in the US-China trade war, the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to amend a North American trade deal, China's better than expected industri...

Boeing To Reconsider Production Plans For Its 737 Max Aircraft

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, Boeing is reconsidering a temporary cut or halt of production of its grounded 737 MAX soon after the Federal Aviation ...

Home Depot Confirms Disappointing 2020 Sales Forecast And Margins

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

Merck Announced the Acquisition of Cancer-Drug Developer ArQule For $2.7B

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at the le...

Dizzying US-China Trade War Headlines Lead To Records As SRPT, NBSE, ASO’s Rise!

Vista Partners Friday-Weekly Recap For Dec. 15, 2019 The broad markets on Friday suffered through the ups and downs of the continuing US-China Trade War saga headlines that were a bit dizzying at times, but we still managed to see the markets lift into record territory. Friday's conclusion can be s...

“Phase One Positively Positioned For Progress, CIEN, MDLA, WYNN Jump!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 12, 2019

The broad markets on Thursday charged forward on the positive outlook shared originally by Bloomberg and reshared across the globe that a  "Phase One" deal with regard to the US-China trade wars was close and that the Dec. 15 tariffs due to go in place may be pushed, averted, or removed entirely. A...

“Broad Markets Bump Post FOMC Decision, BLCM and IVOB Jump” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 11, 2019

The broad markets on Tuesday moved marginally higher across the board today as the Fed's last interest rate decision came is as the market ordered in leaving the same after the three consecutive cuts in 2019. The Fed also left an understating that no further action is likely in the cards next year ...

Intel Introducing “Horse Ridge” Quantum Computers Chips

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Reportedly, Intel Corp is planning to modify and simplify the tangle of wires at the background o...

“Broad Markets Move Sideways, BLUE and AVDL March Higher” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 10, 2019

The broad markets on Tuesday moved a bit sideways for the second day in a row we await the Fed's last interest rate decision tomorrow as the US-China trade wars offered a glimpse of positive hope that the Dec. 15 increased US tariffs' deadline could possibly be moved. The S&P 500 ended the day d...

J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies To Provide 200k Ebola Vaccine Regimens to the Republic of Rwanda

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services. Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies is set to provide 200k Ebo...

Walmart De Mexico Reports Biggest Monthly Sales Gain In November

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

Nike Increasing Its Adaptive Clothing Offering

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Reportedly, Nike is increasing its offering of adaptive clot...

Broad Markets Pause While Robust Biotech Mergers Surface! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap For Dec. 9, 2019

The broad markets on Monday took a pause after last Friday's surge. It would seem that markets' participants may be waiting for the confirmation on Wednesday that the Fed will be holding interest rates steady after the 2019's three earlier cuts. There is also a looming little issue/deadline weighing...

Intel Finalizes Sale Of Its Smartphone Modem Business

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Intel recently announced the completion of the sale of its majority-owned smartphone modem busine...

UnitedHealth’s Optum To Purchase Diplomat Pharmacy For About $300M

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

3M To Soon Sell Its Drug Delivery Systems Unit?

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Jobs, Consumer Sentiment, & China Ag Move Drive Broad Markets! — Vista Partners Daily Market Recap & Weekly Wrap – 12/6/19

The markets on Friday moved up strongly throughout the day as risk appetite increased post certain economic reports. The November nonfarm payrolls report jumped by 266k while private-sector payrolls rose by 254k as the unemployment rate was 3.5%; all results were better than expected. Also, the aver...

Aurinia Pharma Surges ($15.00, +78.8%), Restoration Hardware Pops ($233.17, +13.40%), Hecla Mining Climbs ($2.92, +5.42%) – US Broad Markets Chop Higher – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/5/19

The markets continued to move higher at the end of the day today but without the US-China trade war saga causing fair bits of anguish. Today the "value" of farm goods that the U.S. supposedly desires China to acquire was the bit of negative news that gave pause to investors and caused the market's w...

Breast Cancer Novel Therapeutics Firm Atossa Genetics Will Be Presenting at LD Micro Main Event Conference on Tuesday Dec 10 In LA

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced that Kyle Guse, CFO, will be a featured presenter at the LD Micro Main Event on December 10, 2019, at 12:...

Seattle Genetics & Astellas Enter An Agreement With Merck To Assess Effectiveness Of Drug For Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at the le...

Verizon & Amazon Team Up On 5G Edge Cloud Computing Push

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and Amazon (AMZN) are preparing to enhance 5G Edge Cloud Computing with their partnership focussing to bring the processing power and storage closer to 5G users and wireless devices and allowing businesses to download data from the cloud at speeds that ...

Home Depot On The Hunt For Warehouse Space In Rotterdam, NY

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

3M Open & Minnesota Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph Teaming Up To Design Custom Cleats For NFL’s Charity Campaign

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Two California Biotech Firms Fly! Kodiak Sciences ($73.41, +49.21%) & Allakos ($137.73,+43.56%) As US Markets Claw Back – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/4/19

The markets devoured a more palatable bit of news today regarding the US-China trade war saga that surprisingly confirmed that we once again are in a position to possibly see a deal closed soon vs. what we heard yesterday. This comforting news was enough to increase confidence and the markets clawe...

Audentes Therapeutics “BOLDly” Moves (+105.98%), Hecla Mining (+8.75%), & TVIX (+12.43%) As Markets Tank on Fear – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/3/19

It was a bit of a roller coaster again today where we saw accelerated downward pressure on the markets to make it 3-days of consecutive declines. The markets swallowed unhealthy and bad tasting pills with regard to the US-China trade war saga once again as President Trump stated that he had "no dead...

United Health Foundation & The Colorado Center For Nursing Excellence Seeking To Produce Better Behavioral Health Clinical Practice

Reportedly, The United Health Foundation is initiating a $1.5 million grant to the Colorado Center for the next three-years. This will go to support and recruit 39 currently-employed rural Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Behavioral Health Fellows. The move will further go to help the fellows to r...

Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon To Present At Barclays in NYC on Dec. 4th

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

Highlights From Best Buy’s Q3 Earnings Report

Recently, Best Buy Co., Inc. (BBY) announced its earnings report for the 13-week third quarter ending November 2, 2019, raising revenue expectations for the next quarter as well as full-year FY20 outlook, as per reports. Corie Barry, Best Buy CEO stated “Our teams delivered another strong quart...

Aslan Skyrockets (+36.13%), NeuBase Therapeutics Pops (+8%), Hecla Bumps (+2.43%) & Market/Manufacturing Drops – Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 12/2/19

The broad markets dropped this first trading day in December in a reaction to the ISM Manufacturing Index report for November which confirmed a 48.1% reading vs. a 48.3% reading for October still south of the Mendoza line for expansion and this did nothing to excite the market. The S&P 500 real...

Home Depot To Host 2019 Investor & Analyst Conference Dec. 11

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

Goldman To Advise U.S. Prudential Financial In South Korea Sell

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Reportedly, U.S. life insurer Prudential Financial has hired Goldman Sachs to s...

ExxonMobil’s Singapore Plant Is Flaring

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics...

The Latest on Gene Silencing Biotech Firm Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Fiscal Year 2019 Results

Recently, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (ARWR), a company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing genes that cause them, announced its earnings report for the quarter ending September 30, 2019. The company hosted a live webcast of the event, a replay of which will be availab...

“Can We Expect More In December?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-30-19

Vista Partners has published "Can We Expect More In December?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-30-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range...

Tech Data Leaps (+12.32%) On Apollo Bid & Broad Markets Take It On Chin! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/29/19

Big Movers Shares of Tech Data (TECD) lept +12.32% today closing at $144.89/share. Private equity firm Apollo Global Management agreed to pay $145/share for TECD on Wednesday, up from its original bid of $130/share of Warren Buffett's Berkshire bid of $140/share from last week. TECD op...

Unexpected Key Data Points, AVX Corp (+18.97%), INVO Bioscience (+9.09%) & Broad Markets Rise! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/27/19

Big Movers Shares of AVX Corporation (AVX) jumped +36.37% today. AVX is a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions that yesterday won the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contrib...

Intel To Sell Connected Home Division Unit

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally. Reportedly, Intel is looking for buyers for its connected home division unit. The unit makes chip...

Nike Invests In Utah-based Technology Company Handsfree Labs, Inc.

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. As per reports, Nike has invested in Handsfree Labs Inc, a U...

Arrowhead Pharma, Nutanix, Retail Sector & Broad Markets Rise! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/26/19

Big Movers Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARWR), a company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them rose +18.79% today closing at $67.70/share. Yesterday after the close the company hosted the fiscal year 2019 conference call to review t...

Microsoft And Philips Unveil HoloLens 2 – The Ultimate Mixed Reality Device?

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.  Microsoft along with Philips unveiled HoloLens 2 at MWC Barcelona, stating i...

Select Walgreens Stores To Launch UnitedHealthcare’s Member Medicare Services Centers

Reportedly, UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens are set to launch 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare services centers within Walgreen stores in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cleveland, Denver, and Memphis markets in January 2020. The initiative which is part of a multiyear agreement between the companies will allow Walg...

The Medicines Company (MDCO), IBB, & Russell 2000 Post Big Wins! Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/25/19

Big Movers Novartis (NVS) announced that it is buying The Medicines Company (MDCO) and its experimental treatment inclisiran uses a new approach to lower bad cholesterol in especially hard to treat patients for $9.7B. Shares of MDCO jumped +22.25% closing at $83.80/share. The Ishares Nasdaq ...

Uber Sprouting Foreign Wings Acquiring Middle East Ride-Hailing Giant Careem

Uber Technologies Inc. (UBER) is set to put down roots in the Middle East with its $3.1 billion acquisition of Middle East rival Careem after more than nine months of negotiation. Uber will pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes in a deal that makes Careem a wholly-owned subs...

PayPal Acquiring LA’s Honey Science For ~$4 Billion

This week, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) announced that it is acquiring Honey Science Corporation for approximately $4 billion, as per reports. Honey Science is a fast-growing technology platform for shopping and rewards, and along with PayPal’s two-sided network both the companies aim to transform...

“Turkey Time” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-23-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Turkey Time" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-23-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acros...

“Friday Market Drifts Up, Nordstrom & Buffett’s StoneCo Ltd. Surge!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/22/19

Big Movers Nordstrom (JWM) soared to $37.95/share up +10.58% today after beating Wall Street's expectations as they saw their digital sales drive Q3 performance leading them to revise their guidance upward. A leading provider of financial technology solutions that empower merchants to conduc...

Coca-Cola To Promote Plastic-Free Environment With Fully Recyclable Paperboard KeelClip Across Europe

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. As per reports, Coca-Cola along with its stra...

“TD Ameritrade Flys On Chuck Schwab Interest” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/21/19

Big Movers According to a plethora of sources, today Charles ("Chuck") Schwab (SCHW) is making a move to combine with rival brokerage firm TD Ameritrade (AMTD), a deal that could be worth more than $25B. It would also create a new behemoth company in the brokerage space with over $5T in combi...

New Type of IVF Treatment From Newcomer INVO Bioscience Is Headed To Reno

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. With this in mind, the business, art, & the science of gettin...

Emirates Announces $8.8 Billion Purchase Agreement For Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, Boeing and Emirates announced a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes at the Dubai Airshow, valued at $...

Will Novartis Acquire Parsippany-based The Medicines Company?

Reportedly, Novartis AG is in talks to acquire Parsippany, New Jersey-based The Medicines Company (MDCO) a developer of a promising cholesterol drug, as per sources. Other potential acquirers have also shown interest in the purchase of Medicines, tripling the value of its shares recently this year ...

Team, A Workplace App From Microsoft, Reports To Have +20 Million Daily Active Users

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. As per reports, Microsoft Corp recently claimed that its workplace app, Teams,...

“No Phase One In 2019? – Target & Neubase Therapeutics Jump!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/20/19

Big Movers Target Corporation (TGT) jumped +14.06% closing at $126.43/share after crushing earnings expectations and reporting a surge of +4.5% in same-store sales in Q3. Vista Partners recently highlighted a "one-to-watch-stock" in the weekly market recap called Neubase Therapeutics (NBSE),...

The Home Depot Cuts 2019 Sales Forecast

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

McDonald’s Sued Over “Prevalent Sexual Misconduct” In Michigan

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

“Karuna 2.0 & Another Nasdaq Record” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/19/19

Got to love biotech! Shares of Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KRTX) closed at $96/share up +$78.32 +442.99% after hitting $100 intraday trading yesterday. This move came after Karuna, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel therapies with the potential to t...

INVO Bioscience, Developers Of The World’s Only In Vivo FDA Cleared Intravaginal Culture System, Will Host A Live Investor Webcast at 11:00 AM ET (8:00 am PT) on Thursday, November 21, 2019

 The business, art, & the science of getting pregnant in today's world is receiving greater focus from venture capitalists, private equity firms, mutual funds, and family offices. This interest is evidenced in the increasing number of startups innovating in the fertility space in recent years a...

Merck Acquires (Developer Of Selective Small Molecule Agonists to TRPML1) Calporta Therapeutics

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at the le...

PepsiCo’s CEO & Chairman Ramon L. Laguarta Joining Visa’s Board

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

“More Rarified Air (Karuna)!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/18/19

More rarefied air was achieved at the end of the day in the markets as large caps ended the day marginally up but in record territory. This was despite the tit for that continues to go in the US-China trade war with its on again off again theatrics. The Dow closed up +31.33 points +.11% closi...

Microsoft Hires U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder To Examine Israeli Facial Recognition Startup AnyVision

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Reportedly, Microsoft has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder along...

Cisco Beats Q1 Expectations But Q2 Outlook Falls Short

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Cisco announced Q1 earnings recently reporting figures that fell short of Wall Street targets for the second-quarter outlook even th...

Walmart Welcomes Greater E-Commerce Growth In Q3

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

“Is Santa Here Already?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-16-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Is Santa Here Already?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-16-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ...

“Apparently Kudlow + Retail = 28k” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/15/19

Apparently, when you add up positive "Phase One/US-China trade war" comments from Larry Kudlow (NEC Director) with somewhat positive economic data, it produces fuel for the Dow to move into record territory. The October retail sales report came in today and also showed a rise of +.3% month/m...

Disney Confirms Initial Strong Demand For Its New Streaming Service Disney+

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

Visa Invests In Nigeria’s Digital Payment Firm Interswitch

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

INVO Bioscience, Developers of INVOcell® (The World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System), Reports Q3 Progress

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. The INVOcell system (pictured above) is a novel fertility treat...

“Walmart & Uncle Jerry” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/14/19

Of major significance to the market and the economy, Dow 30 component and worldwide retailer Walmart (WMT) reported earnings before the market open, beating analyst expectations as earnings were propelled forward on the back of strong online sales. WMT further reported Q3 FY20 GAAP EPS of $1.1...

Google Enters Agreement With Ascension, The Largest Catholic Health System In The World

Reportedly, Google (GOOG) has entered an agreement with Ascension, its biggest cloud-computing customer in healthcare to date. Ascension, having operations over 150 hospitals across the United States is expected to move some data and analytics tools in its facilities to Google's servers. The deal wi...

Anheuser-Busch Purchases Remaining Shares of Portland’s Craft Brew Alliance

The Portland-based brewing company, Craft Brew Alliance (“CBA”), creator of world-class craft beers, and Anheuser-Busch (“A-B”) have entered into an agreement that carries on from their successful 25-year old partnership. Anheuser-Busch will also purchase the remaining Craft Brew Alliance sh...

Breast Cancer Treatment Developer Atossa Genetics Announced Recent Q3 Developments & Upcoming Significant Q4 2019 Milestones

Atossa Genetics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, and provides an update on recent co...

“Go Aces!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/13/19

Kudos goes out to the University of Evansville Purple Aces Men's Basketball Team for defeating the #1 ranked team in the land, the infamous Kentucky Wildcats last night in regular-season play 67-64. This is significant on a number of levels for me as many of you know Evansville is where I was ...

Microsoft Partnering With Charlotte On Smart City Initiatives

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft announced a 3-year agreement with the city of Charlotte at Junior Ac...

INVO Bioscience Enters New Commercialization Agreements For INVOcell®, The World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System, In Eurasia (Turkey & Jordan)

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the estimated 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. The INVOcell system (pictured above) is a novel fertility tre...

UnitedHealth Group Appoints Sir Andrew Witty As President

As per reports, Andrew Witty has been appointed as the President for the UnitedHealth Group. Witty is now set to manage enterprise business strategy formulation and development, as president in addition to his responsibilities as Optum CEO. Witty was formerly named as the executive vice president, ...

“0.00” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/12/19

Overall the markets were in an uptrend today that included the Nasdaq closing at an all-time high at 8486.09 up 21.81 points +.26%,  but the Dow closed flat with a 0.00 point move (a strange sight) & closing at 27,691.49, to say the least. The S&P 500 ended today's session +4.86 poin...

3M Collaborating With Well Living Lab Alliance – A Delos & Mayo Clinic Combined Effort

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

The Walt Disney Company Beats Wall Street Quarterly EPS Estimates

Dow 30 Component, The Walt Disney Company (DIS),  and its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Disney reported Q4 earnings on Th...

“Thank You, Veterans!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/11/19

Happy Veterans Day to all and thank you goes out to all veterans for their service! Here's a bit of a history lesson regarding Veterans Day which was originally known as Armistice Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring milit...

Walmart’s CFO, Brett Biggs Presenting At Stephens 2019 Nashville Investment Conference Nov. 15th

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

Israel’s Ithaca Completes Acquisition Of Chevron’s North Sea Oil & Gas Fields

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, Ithaca, a subsidiary of Israel's Delek Group announced the acquisition of most of Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for $2 bill...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 11-10-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

“5-Straight Weeks” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-9-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "5-Straight Weeks" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-9-2019! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range...

The Latest Q3 2019 Earnings, Beats, & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies (updated 11-8-19)

Here's the current scorecard for Q3 earnings with regard to the Dow 30 companies. Fifteen companies have beaten estimates and ten companies have missed Wall Street's estimates. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorgan...

“Tres Leches Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/8/19

Friday, November 8th brought about an end to the week that was as sweet as "tres leches" as we finished trading in record territory across the three major indices while the little guys on the Russell supplied a nice little strawberry on top as well. This seemed to be powered by positive though...

Caterpillar Lays Off Workers At Its Texas Plant

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving p...

“To Be Or Not To Be…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/7/19

Thursday, November 7th the markets reacted positively to stories swirling that China's Commerce Ministry stated that China had reached an agreement with the U.S. where both sides were going to phase out tariffs over time which got somewhat countered when other stories took off that there may b...

New Commercialization Partners’ Agreements Support INVO Bioscience’s Planned Worldwide Rollout of INVOcell – The World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. INVO Bioscience's (IVOB) INVOcell system is a novel fertility treatment tha...

CEO Michael Wirth Confirmed That Chevron Is Adding $100k Towards Relief Efforts Of California Wildfires

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, Chevron is set to contribute $100,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to the American Red Cross for the relief efforts for wildfires ...

ExxonMobil & FuelCell Agree To Boost Carbonate Fuel Cell Technology For Capturing Industrial Facility Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics...

China Poised To Become Largest Bank Card Market by 2020

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

“Pause” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/6/19

Wednesday, November 6th seemed to produce a time that most were pausing as the markets were basically flat.  The markets' recent runup into record territory called for this to happen and of course, we had to deal with yet another turn of understanding with regard to the trade wars too as stor...

P&G Pledges To Involve Only Female Music Artists For Its Secret Dry Sprays Product Ads

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Procter & Gamble recently announced that all the future advertising campaigns for the secret deodorant brand to feature and include only females including singers...

Parents Magazine Recognizes INVO Bioscience Pioneers of World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System – INVOcell

Parents magazine, a leading publication devoted to parenting from pregnancy to the school years, announced in its recent issue that the Center for Assisted Reproduction in Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas, owned by Drs. Kevin and Kathy Doody have been judged to be one of the 10 Best Fertility Clinics f...

Apple Pushing $2.5B Towards Effort To Improve California’s Housing Issues

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

Profits Decline For Chemical Maker Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical, and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, ...

“Holy Biotech Batman! (NXTC +248.92%, $2.09B Mkt Cap)” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/5/19

Tuesday, November 5th brought forth a reminder of why I continue to invest in the biotech space as NextCure, Inc. (NXTC) jumped an amazing +248.92% closing at $92.22/share after reaching $109/share. NXTC traded 7.88 million shares and now enjoys a 2.09B market cap. NXTC opened trading at $25.5...

Exxon Reports Q3 EPS of $.75

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics...

American Express Teams With Nova Technology To Ease Credit Card Application Process For Immigrants In U.S.

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Reportedly, American Express has tea...

Disney Unveils New Attractions At Its Magic Kingdom Park

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

P&G Pushing Environment Friendly Refills

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. As an initiative to reduce environmental waste from the use of single-use containers retail giants, Procter & Gamble Co, Unilever, and The Body Shop are offerin...

Chevron Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable December 10, 2019

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. A quarterly dividend of $1.19 per share to holders of common stock, payable on December 10, 2019, at the close of business on November 18, 2019, was ann...

“Phase 1 Today” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/4/19

Monday, November 4th brought our attention again towards stories regarding the US-China trade wars. Specifically that we should have confidence that a phase 1 agreement is still on track for this year between these two super economic powers. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shared that he be...

Chevron Reports Q3 Results – Sees Dip In Earnings

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Chevron announced Q3 earnings recently reporting earnings of $2.6 billion, a 36% decline in earnings in comparison to a year earlier due to falling oil ...

Chris Kempczinski Takes The Reins at McDonald’s

Reportedly, Chris Kempczinski has taken the reins at McDonald’s replacing Steve Easterbrook as the company’s new CEO. On Sunday reportedly Easterbrook was ousted after a recent "consensual relationship" with an employee was disclosed. Kempczinski, an MBA graduate from Harvard Business School co...

“Charging Forward” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-2-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Charging Forward" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 11-2-2019! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range...

“Smashing” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 11/1/19

We welcomed our first day of November with the October jobs report surfacing and smashing expectations. The unemployment is now at a 5-decade low while wages were confirmed to have increased a bit. This was indeed enough to give the markets the much-needed fuel to move higher. As a result, th...

Pfizer Strong Sales of Cancer Drug Ibrance In Q3 – Raises 2019 Forecast

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

Apple Reports Q4 Beat & Highlights Strong Holiday Forecast

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

“Happy Halloween” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/31/19

Happy Halloween! Well, as the lead picture in this story might indicate it was not so happy of a day for market participants today as the markets sold off for the most part as concerns around the US-China trade wars surfaced its scary head again.  Reports that officials in China having doubts...

Hits & Misses From Walgreens Q4 Report Plus Jenny Craig Relationship

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a relatively recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Walgreens Boots Alliance’s reported its fiscal Q4 profit...

Please Read Alternative Infertility Treatments Firm INVO Bioscience, Inc.’s (IVOB) New CEO Letter To Shareholders

Today INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company focused on creating alternative treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility and developers of the FDA cleared INVOcell®, the world's only in vivo Intravaginal Culture System, published a letter to shareholders written by its newly ...

“Third Time Is A Charm?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/30/19

It would seem that the Fed's move today to cut interest rates by another quarter-point for the third time this year was indeed a charm as the markets continued moving upward for the most part. The benchmark interest rate is now in a target range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The fed stated that the move w...

Visa Exceeds Wall Street Earnings Estimates

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Merck Records High Q3 Profits, Beat Estimates

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at the le...

“Waiting…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/29/19

As we await the Fed's Wednesday decision to lower interest rates again for the third time this year,  the S&P 500 hit an all-time new high prior to ending today's session down by 2.53 points or -.08% as it closed at 3,036.89. Firms making up just over 50% of the S&P 500’s market ...

Visa Acquires Token Services & Ticketing Businesses From Premier Silicon IP & Chip Provider

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has acquired token services and ticketing businesses from a premier silicon IP and chip provider, Rambus, to enable deliver data faster and safer and strengthen Visa’s tokenization capabilities. The acquisition is believed to intensify Visa’s tokenization capabi...

3M Trims Earnings Outlook For 2019 During Q3 Report

3M reported third-quarter earnings recently,  reporting earnings of $1.58 billion, or $2.72 a share in comparison to $1.54 billion, or $2.58 a share for the same period a year ago and exceeding expectations at $2.49 per share. CEO Mike Roman stated  “While the macroeconomic environment remain...

Tech Giant Intel Beats Q3 Expectations

Tech giant Intel Corporation (INTC) released its Q3 earnings report recently. Here are key highlights from the earnings report: • Revenue of $19.19 billion was reported, beating expectations at 18.05 billion. • Adjusted EPS of $1.42 per share, versus $1.24 was reported. • Company’s Clien...

Verizon Rides Highly In Third Quarter on Back Of Postpaid Wireless Customer Additions

On Friday, Verizon Wireless announced its third-quarter earnings beating analysts’ estimates. The telecom giant reported revenue of $32.9 billion versus $32.7 billion expected with adjusted EPS of $1.25 versus $1.24 expected. 601,00 postpaid wireless customer additions were recorded, almost double...

“Looking Probably Ahead” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/28/19

The markets today seemed to be reacting to a number of actions at the macro level that once again buoyed the markets into positive and record territory. Today, according to a Reuters article,  one of those factors played a hand we heard from President Trump regarding the US_-China trade wars ...

Former Ebay Chief John Donahoe Set To Take Over As CEO of Nike

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Reportedly, John Donahoe, a member of Nike’s board since 2...

“One, Two…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-26-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "One, Two..." Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-26-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acros...

The Latest Q3 2019 Earnings, Beats, & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies (updated 10-25-19)

Here's the current scorecard for Q3 earnings with regard to the Dow 30 companies. Five companies have beat estimates and eight companies have missed Wall Street's estimates. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorgan (J...

“Positive Sentiment” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/25/19

At the end of the day, the results of the market rose strongly on the sentiment that the US-China trades were heading towards a positive outcome as we head into next week's likely interest rate cut as the Fed makes its decision on Wednesday.  The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 12.26 ...

Microsoft Soundly Beats Q1 2020 Expectations

Redmond, Washington-based American multinational technology company Microsoft (MSFT) develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft announced Q1 2020 earnings on Wednesday reporting a revenue of $33.1...

Boeing Q3 Report Falls Short, Anticipates Quick Comeback Of 737 Max

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing reported Q3 earnings on Wednesday falling short of what analysts expected, as the company battles to recover from two fatal...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa Genetics Is Presenting At Dawson James Small Cap Growth Conference In Jupiter Oct. 29th

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions, announced that Kyle Guse, CFO and General Counsel of Atossa Genetics will be a featured presenter at the 5th...

Consumer Goods Giant P&G Report Exceeds Wall Street Q1 Expectations

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), a Dow 30 component,  supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe. Consumer goods giant P&G reported its Q1 earnings ending Sep 30 on Tuesday, exceeding expectations. The quarter saw revenue of $17.80 billion versus $17.42 bill...

McDonalds Reports Q3 Missing Wall Street Expectations

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent busi...

INVO Bioscience Gains EU CE Mark For World’s Only In Vivo Intravaginal Culture System

Worldwide, the fertility treatment market is severely underserved. Currently, only 1% to 2% of the 150 million infertile couples worldwide are treated, or approximately 1.5 million IVF cycles annually, with the primary prohibiting factor being cost and access to treatment. The INVOcell solution, whi...

“Microsoft, Dow, Paypal, INVO Bioscience, & Tesla Jump Today” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/24/19

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT), Dow (DOW), Paypal (PYPL), INVO Bioscience (IVOB) & Tesla (TSLA) all jumped today.  Microsoft released Q3 earnings after the close yesterday beating expectations as cloud services boosted revenue and ended today's trading at $139.94/share up 1.97%. Dow (DOW) ...

United Technologies Reports Q3 & Raises Full-Year Profit Outlook

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. United Technologies released its Q3 2019 results on Tuesday, reporting sales growth of $19.5B, up ...

Boeing Replaces Head Of Its Commercial Airplane Unit

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Reportedly, Boeing has replaced the head of its commercial airplane unit, Kevin McAllister on Tuesday amid its flagship aircraft 7...

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar Misses Earning Expectations

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving p...

“Moderately Green Session” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/23/19

A number of companies from the S&P 500 & Dow 30 continued to report their Q3 earnings again today with varying degrees of success or failures to meet Wall Street's expectations, but at the end of the day, the markets ended in moderately green territory. Of note, Boeing (BA) reported ea...

NBA Champion Michael Jordan Funding Healthcare Clinics In Charlotte

Last week, Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion and owner of Charlotte Hornets unveiled its first out of two medical clinics in the North Carolina city. The clinics which are strategically placed in areas in need of quality medical care will offer health-care services to Charlotte residents, incl...

The Chase Center & Other Sports Arenas To Go Live With Verizon’s 5G Mobility Service

Reportedly, Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service will be going live in 10 arenas, hosting millions of basketball fans, hockey fans, and concert-goers each year by the end of the 2019-2020 season. Verizon’s 5G to be available in Talking Stick Resort Arena, Chase Center, Pepsi Center, and ...

Positive Topline Results For Seattle Genetics’ Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Study

Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer have tumors with high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the aggressive spread of cancer cells. An estimated 271,270 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2019.1 Between 1...

The Latest Q3 2019 Earnings, Beats, & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies

Here's the current scorecard for Q3 earnings with regard to the Dow 30 companies. Five companies have beat estimates and eight companies have missed Wall Street's estimates. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorgan (J...

Walmart Offloading British Subsidiary’s Retirement Plan For $2.2B Pretax Charge

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

Travelers Reports Disappointing Q3 Earnings

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Travelers reported weak Q3 earnings ending Sep 30 this morning prior to the open. The insurer reported earnings of $1.43/share, below Wall Street's estimate of ...

“Earnings & Brexit” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/22/19

A number of companies from the S&P 500 & Dow 30 continued to report their Q3 earnings today while the Brexit reared its ugly head towards the end of the day to put a damper on any excitement that was bubbling early in the markets. Procter & Gamble (PG) beat expectations, United Tec...

SAP “Embrace” Microsoft Via 3-Year Cloud Partnership

Reportedly, the business software group SAP has entered into a three-year partnership, named “Embrace” with Microsoft to assist its large enterprise customers to move businesses into the cloud. The integrated product to be sold through Microsoft's distribution channels, as reported. "We bundl...

“Apple Leads Market” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/21/19

Apple (AAPL) hit a new high as Raymond James updated its AAPL price target from $225 to $280 today which in turn led the market forward. AAPL shares closed at $240.51/share after hitting a new all-time high of $240.99 a touch higher. At the end of the day, the S&P 500 ended today's sessio...

Coca-Cola Reports Strong Q3 Results

Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 500 plus brands in over 200 countries and is committed to reducing sugar in its drinks and providing new and diverse drinks to people everywhere. Coca-Cola released its Q3 revenue report last...

Intel Acquires Smart Edge, Aims To Lead Position In Edge Computing.

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has recently entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge, an intelligent-edge platform from an IT infrastructure and service provider, Pivot Technology Solutions Inc., marking an important growth opportunity for Intel for expansion of comput...

Dow 30’s AXP Beats Q3 Wall Street Estimates

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. American Express reported its Q3 pro...

“Marching…” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-19-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Marching..." Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-19-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acros...

“Heavy Friday” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/18/19

The market traded in the red today as a few issues were feeling a bit heavy. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) with the headlines swirling about their baby powder which was apparently found to have traces of asbestos, Boeing (BA) with a report that surfaced suggesting that they may have misled the F...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 10-18-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Exxon Mobil To Lend Expertise To India’s ONGC

Reportedly, Global energy giant Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is set to offer its expertise and technology to India’s state-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd (ONGC) and help establish its resources in the offshore block, as per sources. Both the parties are looking forward to jointly loc...

“Splash Of Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/17/19

It was a splash of green for all across the board in the markets today as it pointed to a number of better than expected earnings reports and news from across the pond that a Brexit deal may be in the works. The S&P 500 ended today's session up by 8.26 points or .28% as it closed at 2,99...

Dow 30 Tech Giant IBM Reports Q3 Results That Disappoint Wall Street

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

Pfizer Shares Results Of Phase 3 Data For Abrocitinib In Moderate To Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Beats Q3 Profit Estimates

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking. On Tuesday, J.P. Morgan Chase reported its Q3 earnings exceeding Wall Street expecta...

Investing Quote Of The Day Via Mae West

Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breas...

J&J Exceeds Q3 Expectations/Raises Full-Year Forecasts In the Face Of Legal Issues

Dow 30 component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is a worldwide healthcare focused company that embraces research and science so that it can provide customers with innovative ideas, products, and services. On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson reported their successful Q3 earnings, confirming that they had...

3M Acquires Acelity, Inc.

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has completed the acquisition of Acelity, Inc., a leading global medical technology and its worldwide KCI subsidiaries for a total enterprise value of approximately $6.7 billion inclusive of debt and other adjustments. The deal was advised by Apax Partners along with controlled ...

Goldman Sachs Reports Q3 Earnings Missing Expectations

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Goldman Sachs reported Q3 earnings on Tuesday disappointing expectations and ...

UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Releases Its Q3 Analyst Beating Earnings Report

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) declared its Q3 earnings report ending Sep 30th, on Tuesday exceeding analysts' expectations and raising its 2019 earnings forecast to 14.90 to $15 per share, in comparison to an earlier forecast of between $14.70 and $14.90, as per reports. UNH's revenues saw ...

Raytheon & United Technologies Shareholders Approve Merger

As per reports, shareowners of Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation (UTX) have approved of all the necessary proposals to conclude the merger of equals business combining United Technologies' aerospace businesses, consisting of Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney, with Raytheon...

Netflix Beats Wall Street Q3 Expectations But…

Netflix (NFLX) closed at $286.28/share gaining .71% today but reported Q3 earnings beat after the close despite missing subscriber forecast. Netflix reported earnings of $1.47 a share on sales of $5.25 billion, up from profit of 89 cents a share on revenue of $3.91 billion a year ago as analysts exp...

“Mixed At Best” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/16/19

 The S&P 500 ended today's session down by 5.99 points or .2% as it closed at 2,989.69 just shy of the 3k level. The Dow lost 22.82 points closing over the 27k level at 27,001.98 down by .08%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed above the 8k mark closing at 8,124.18 down .30% or 24.5...

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, A “Major” Research University & Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Are Collaborating On Phase 2 Study of Intraductal Microcatheter Technology In Breast Cancer

The Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research's mission is to end breast cancer. It challenges the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. The Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with nontraditio...

Uber To Acquire Leading Online Grocery Provider In Chile, Mexico

Recently, San Francisco-based Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER) announced the acquisition of a leading online grocery provider called Cornershop located in Chile, Mexico.  Upon the closure of the deal, Cornershop is set to continue working under its current leadership but will report to a board with t...

Netflix Due To Report Earnings After Wednesday’s Closing Bell

Wall Street analysts are expecting that streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) will report Q3 adjusted earnings of $1.23/share on $5.25B in revenues when they report post the closing bell on Wednesday. The competitive landscape or minefield has weighed heavily on many invested in Netflix. Disney (DIS), App...

“A Fresh Wave Of Earnings” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/15/19

Today, a wave of earnings kicked into high gear today which seemed to block out the ongoing trials and tribulations of the US-China trade war and we managed to have a very positive day in the markets. From the Dow 30, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings of $2.12, beating estimates of...

Recent Q3 Earnings Beats & Misses & Upcoming Schedule for Dow 30 Companies

    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings on 10/15/2019  of $2.12, beating estimates of $2.048/share. JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 of $2.68, beating estimates of $2.483 per share. UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 10/15/2019 of $3.88, beating estimates ...

Boeing’s Board Divides Role Of Chairman & CEO

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As per reports, the Board of Directors of Boeing have announced separate roles of the chairman and the chief executive officer of ...

Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing Over Concealing Functionalities Of Unsafe Max

Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been sued by the union of Southwest Airlines Co. pilots, the largest operator of it’s Max aircraft for rushing the output of the 737 Max jet to stay competitive and confining key information about features which contributed to two fatal crashes. The union is seek...

Interview With Atossa Genetics Founder & CEO Steven Quay MD, Ph.D. Over Gynecomastia

Steven Quay received an M.D. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT with Nobel Laureate H. Gobind Khorana, a resident at the Harvard-MGH Hospital, and was on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine. His contributions to medicine have been cited over...

“Simply Red Columbus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/14/19

Today felt like a day where many were hiding or trying to hide in the US as schools, banks, and a few other companies celebrated the Columbus Day holiday but there is no rest for the wicked as the markets were open. It was lighter than normal volume day as many did play a bit of hookey and mad...

Impala Platinum Holdings Limited to Acquire North American Palladium Ltd

As per reports, North American Palladium Ltd. has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with Impala Platinum Holdings Limited, where the latter will acquire 100% of issued and outstanding common shares of NAP for a total cash consideration of C$1.0 billion approximately. As per the deal, N...

Creator Of Alternative Infertility Treatments INVO Bioscience Hires NEW CEO Steven Shum

Infertility is “the inability to conceive after 12 months.” This means that a couple is not able to become pregnant after a year of trying. However, for women aged 35 and older, the inability to conceive after 6 months is generally considered infertility. According to fertilitycenter.com, the ab...

Verizon & TomTom Explore Ways To Implement Road Safety Of Emergency Vehicles

Reportedly, TomTom and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced that they are working on a 5G innovation project together at TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference aimed at making intersections safe for emergency vehicles with near real-time alerts and information to stamp out fatalities and accidents ...

J&J Ordered To Pay Record Amount For Its Antipsychotic Drug Believed To Have Caused Gynecomastia

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson has been asked to pay $8 billion as penalty charges to Nicholas Murray,who previously won $680,000 over his claims where J&J failed to alert young men over usage of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal causing gynecomastia, growth enlargement of male breasts, in a v...

Post-It App Launches Its Mac Desktop Version On High Demand From Users

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

Merck’s Two Applications For DIFICID® Drug On Review Priority List Of FDA

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at the le...

Walmart Launches Low-Cost Healthcare Program For Its Employees To Curb Its Healthcare Costs

The retail giant, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) with 1.4 million in its collective workforce in the U.S is launching various healthcare pilot programs for its U.S employees starting January 1 in an attempt to cut healthcare costs which are a major expense for the retailer after wages, as per reports. ...

“Reduced Uncertainty?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-12-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Reduced Uncertainty?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-12-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ra...

“Optimistic Market Music” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/11/19

The optimism and sweet tune or news that the US-China 'partial' trade deal was in play, imminent and apparently agreed to today fueled the market throughout as it reached mid-session highs. The Dow was up over 500 points at one point before tailing off into the close.  We should also mention ...

Boeing’s HorizonX Ventures To Invest In Virgin’s Space Travel Program

Reportedly, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to invest $20 million for a minority stake in a start-up that is gearing up to fly its customers into space next year, Virgin Galactic founded by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic is also preparing to reduce global airline travel time to two ...

Senators Alert Payment Processing Companies Regarding Cryptocurrency Libra

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure ...

Travelers Host Event To Highlight Ways To Combat “Distracted Driving”

The Travelers Institute held a conference on “Harnessing Psychology, Tech, and Innovation to Combat Distracted Driving,” on October 2, 2019, at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The awareness drive is a part of the company’s Every Second Matter education series...

“Partial To Green” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/10/19

The US-China trade wars were squarely in the markets' line of view again today.  An optimistic understanding flew around the "www" today that at least a partial agreement with China may be in the cards.  A meeting with President Trump and China's Vice Premier, Liu He, also had wings and that...

Pfizer Presents Interim Analysis From Phase 3 Trial In Advanced BRAFV600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer announced the results of the interim analysis of the Phase 3 BEACON CRC trial with a combination of BRAFTOVI® (encorafenib), MEKTOVI® ...

INVO Bioscience Will Exhibit At The World Congress of the International Society for In-Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF) on October 24-26 in Barcelona

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc.  (IVOB), a US publicly-traded medical device company that was granted FDA clearance for the first Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, will exhibit at the 20th World Congress of the International Society for In-Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF) on October 24-26, 2...

“Open…?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/9/19

All the markets apparently needed today was one word from the Chinese regarding the trade wars, "open", and the game was back on. Mind you that the Chinese only suggested that they were open to a partial deal but again the markets these days seem to hold on to what they want to here and today...

Microsoft & Avaya Announce Avaya IX-CC A Next Gen Contact Center As A Service Platform

Recently at the 39th GITEX Technology Week, Microsoft (MSFT) and Avaya, a global leader in solutions creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees announced that they are joining forces to bring in contact center services to the cloud. The next-generation contact cente...

The Walmart Foundation Backs Organizations Fighting For Hunger Crunch In Texas

Recently, the Walmart Foundation announced $4 million in grants to organizations working to reduce the hunger crisis in Texas where more than 4 million people battle with hunger, including 1.6 million children, as per Feeding America. Organizations Brighter Bites and Baylor University’s Texas Hung...

“Expanding” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/8/19

"Expanding" seemed to be the word of the day today. First, it was widely reported that the U.S. Commerce Department expanded its Entity List" with 28 additional Chinese firms as they had played some role in "fostering violations of human rights" against a Muslim minority in China. A Beijing f...

“Trade, Cut, Confusion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/7/19

With Warner Brothers' new supervillain movie Joker experiencing an opening weekend with $247M in global ticket sales you might think all is well as headlines flew around the world today preaching its success. However, a Bloomberg article did its best to counter these good feelings with another...

Did Pilots’ ‘High Workload Environment’ Contribute To Boeing’s 737 Max Crash?

Reportedly, pilots of Boeing 737 Max airplane crash killing 346 people were exposed to “high workload environment,” as per early investigation reports informed CEO Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing at the Economic Club of New York in Manhattan. Earlier investigations revealed that a single airplane sens...

IBM Watson Announces Agreement With A Leading Diagnostic & Imaging Specialist To Upgrade Prostate Cancer Treatment

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

“ER Volatility?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-5-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "ER Volatility?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 10-5-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

“Fragile Wings!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/4/19

We received a good ending to a volatile week that certainly left many of our heads still spinning. As has been the custom this week the markets seem to be riding up and down on the fragile wings of each piece of economic data more than normal. Today, the economic schedule confirmed that the Se...

United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Unit Gains Order for 183 F-35 Engines

As per reports, Pratt & Whitney unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTX) was awarded a contract to build 183 F-35 engines by Pentagon for the Defense Department amid the fighter struggling with testing glitches. The contract nearly worth $2.2 billion included F-35 engines,112 engines for th...

Walgreen Collaborates With Novant Health To Expand Retail Health Care In North Carolina

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a relatively recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens and Novant Health, a leading healthc...

“Rate Cut…!” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/3/19

On Thursday, more economic data was released and hit the markets at 7 am pacific. The markets took an initial nosedive prior to recovering into the close after we received the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index report for September which dropped to 52.6% from the 56.4% mark in August. Layering this p...

Cisco’s Introduces Webex Security Equipped To Meet Rigorous Data Security Needs

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Recently, Cisco announced its Cisco Webex Control Hub Extended Security Pack in addition to its existing well-known end-to-end encry...

Johnson & Johnson Comes to $10M Settlement In Ohio

Reportedly, JJohnson & Johnson (JNJ) along with its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered a settlement agreement with the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga and Summit settling all the claims for a combined payment of $10 million with no further admission of liability. The settlement has also rem...

Travelers Launch Catastrophe Map Viewer To Speed Up Claim Process

Recently, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) introduced the Travelers Catastrophe Map Viewer allowing agents and brokers to view before-and-after photos of disaster-affected areas. The feature will help inform customers about the condition of their property by offering high-resolution aerial images...

INVO Bioscience Will Exhibit at American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2019 In Philadelphia Oct. 12-16

Sarasota-based INVO Bioscience, Inc.  (IVOB), a US publicly-traded medical device company that was granted FDA clearance for the first Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, will exhibit at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2019 Scientific Congress October 12-16, 2019 in Phi...

“Double Down?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/2/19

No sir!... I am not suggesting you double down on the stock market or anything at this point,  however, we did double our consecutive down days today as the markets got stung again & proceeded fall significantly across the board once again. The downward move came in reaction to additional...

World’s Largest Consumer Goods Companies To Miss Deforestation Goals For 2020

Reportedly, the world's two largest consumer goods companies Procter & Gamble Co and Nestle SA have confirmed that they are falling short of targets to achieve zero deforestation goals by 2020, an initiative where products which contribute to deforestation are discouraged by the companies. P&...

Former Vanguard Chief Bill McNabb Joins IBM Board

Last week, F. William McNabb III joined the IBM board of directors adding a total of 13 directors to the board. Mr. McNabb a graduate of Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania formerly served The Vanguard Group, Inc, as chief executive officer and c...

Sony & Disney Continue Producing Spiderman Movies Starring Tom Holland

Reportedly, Marvel Studios is set to continue producing the Spider-Man Homecoming series, as announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios comforting fans fearing that spiderman might vanish from the big screen after the deal between Disney and Sony expired. There were reports of ...

“Manufacturing Woes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 10/1/19

Today, the markets suffered through a bit of negative economic news that came out of the manufacturing sector that seemed to surprise and bring forth woes for many on this first day of October. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index was reported to have slipped to 47.8 in Septem...

Nexstar Acquires Tribune Media With Hopes of Being Largest Local Television Broadcaster

Recently, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Tribune Media Company for an approximate value of $7.2 billion (including Tribune Media’s outstanding debt). The deal is set to equip Nexstar Media Group with wide coverage and flexibility to reach 39% of U.S. television households a...

Breast Cancer Focused Atossa (ATOS) Successfully Meets All Objectives In Phase 1 Study Today

Legislation has been recently enacted in approximately 35 states requiring that women be notified if they have mammographic breast density (MBD) and those notifications typically state that women with MBD have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and that mammography may not be as effective in...

“Q3 Positively Ends” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/30/19

Today, the markets ended Q3 on a positive swing after a US Treasury representative on Saturday followed up by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro essentially refuted Friday's Bloomberg story that stated that the Trump administration is considering limits to US investors' flows into China ...

Chevron May Face Penalty Charges For Australian LNG Emissions

Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. Reportedly, major oil giant Chevron may face penalty charges for carbon emissions from its Gorgon LNG plant-based in Western Australia licensed since Ju...

McDonald’s To Test Its New Plant-Based Burger “The PLT” In Canada

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) to conduct a 12-week test for its new plant-based burger consisting of Plant, Lettuce, and Tomato (PLT) with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario from September 30. The P.L.T. to be priced at $6.49 CAD plus tax and w...

Exxon Stepping Forward With $350k For Flood Victims In Texas

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics...

Apple To Feature Films In Theaters By Mid-2020

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

“More Politics?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-28-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "More Politics?" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-28-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range acr...

“China Limits” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/27/19

The markets ended the week on a downward slope as we continued to get less than positive news from many fronts spearheaded by the trade wars that continue to bring uncertainty and weigh on the markets this week. Bloomberg ran a story today stating that the Trump administration is considering l...

“Adrift” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/26/19

The markets seemed to be without a great deal of conviction and/or just adrift but lower today in a sea of headlines related to trade wars (Huawei again), tariffs, impeachment, whistleblower action more positive economic reports, and historically low jobless claims. The S&P 500 ended today...

McDonald’s Using Voice-Initiated Application “McDonald’s Apply Thru” To Hire 2400 in Houston

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is seeking to hire 2,400 people in Houston this fall, using the world’s first voice-initiated application process, “McDonald’s Apply Thru” in collaboration with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant devices in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and ot...

3M Sides With Clean Air Asia Initiative

3M (MMM) is a global science company that seems to never stop inventing. Using 46 technology platforms, their integrated team of scientists and researchers works with customers to create breakthroughs. Their inventions have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. W...

“New Homes Push” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/25/19

After yesterday's somewhat somber "impeachment inquiry' news we started out a bit sluggish in the markets & understandably so. Then the market was given some notes from President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Zelensky and the trade wars to a bit of back seat to the new home sales r...

Microsoft Ups Game In Cloud-Computing Clash With Amazon

Reportedly, Microsoft is intensifying its cloud-computing rivalry with Amazon.com with the launch of its Dynamics 365 Commerce and Dynamics 365 Connected Store allowing brands to create personalized and detailed product webpages with customer ratings and reviews. Dynamics 365 Commerce is an omnichan...

Merck’s Blockbuster Keytruda Plus Chemotherapy Demonstrates Improvement In Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Merck & Co., Inc.  (MRK) is a global healthcare solutions provider that has been working towards bringing forward medicine and vaccines for some the of the world’s most challenging diseases for more than a century.  They are committed to increasing health care access and continue to be at th...

Nike Beats Earnings Estimates Q1 Fiscal 2020

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Nike  reported its quarterly earnings for the first quarter...

McDonald’s Announces 8% Increase In Its Quarterly Dividend

Recently, fast-food giant McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) announced a quarterly cash dividend of $1.25/share for shareholders holding common stock which represents an 8% increase. The dividend is set to be payable on December 16, 2019, at the close of business on December 2, 2019. This would bring in...

“Somber” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/24/19

It was sobering if not a somber day in the markets and throughout the US as many seemed to focus on the negative and uncertainty rather than what came about that was positive. In the economy, we learned that the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for September dropped to 125.1 which...

Travelers Gains Approval From High Court of England and Wales for Insurance Business Transfer

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Reportedly, Travelers has recently received approval from the High Court of England and Wales for insurance business transfer under Part VII of the Financial S...

Walmart To Drop E-Cigarettes From Its Shelves

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, according to Reuters report and as mentioned in an internal memo of the company. Growing and Unmonitored usage of vaping products among teenagers has been a major cause of health co...

American Express Expected To Raise Dividends Next Week By 8%

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. As per reports, Financial data firm ...

“Eyes On German PMI” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/23/19

All eyes were on the German PMI situation on Monday as it showed that the German economy, the European union's largest economy,  had contracted in September & confirming that the manufacturing and service sectors worsened. September’s IHS Manufacturing PMI for Germany read 41.4, signal...

McDonald’s Acquires Mountain View-Based Voice Technology Firm

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global food service retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent bus...

American Express Company Announces Details For Its Q3 2019 Earnings Call

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success. Reportedly, American Express Company...

“Expected Delivery” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-21-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Expected Delivery" Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-21-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range ...

Walmart & Capital One To Introduce Combined Retail Credit Card Program

Capital One & Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) are now launching the Capital One Walmart Rewards Credit Card Program with two new credit cards rewarding customers for shopping at Walmart and other places where the card is accepted. The program's signature card, the Capital One Walmart Rewards Maste...

“No To Montana?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/20/19

Who says no to visiting Montana this time of year? It's so beautiful & peaceful this time of year, correct? Well...the Chinese that's who.  The Chinese agricultural delegates, in fact, dared to say "no" to their previous invite and plan to visit Montana-based farms today. The markets took this ...

Chevron Targeting to Restart Production In Saudi-Kuwait Oil Field

Reportedly, Chevron Corp is targeting to restart oil production in the partitioned zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, informed Executive Officer Mike Wirth in an interview with the CNBC. The zone capable of producing as much as 500,000 barrels a day has been kept closed for at least four years du...

Walmart Adding New Jobs At Johnstown Distribution Center

Walmart is reportedly adding 80 jobs at its Johnstown distribution center this fall, as the grocery business soars throughout New York state. Currently, the 1 million-square-foot distribution center employs 750 forklift operators, order fillers and support staff supplying food and non-perishable goo...

Apple Allocates $250M From The U.S. Manufacturing Fund For Corning

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

Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Closes Underwritten Public Offering For Proceeds of ~$173.1 million

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

“Ho-Hum” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/19/19

After yesterday's "big decision" was revealed where the Fed met again and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%, we experienced a bit of a "ho-hum" sort of day as the markets pretty much stayed in place on relatively low volume.  The ...

“7-3 Vote” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/18/19

Well, we got it, folks. Yes, the Fed met again today and voted 7-3 to raise interest rates for the second time this year by another .25 basis points to 1.75-2%. This move was as the market had widely expected. President Trump also continued to tell the Fed tht they have it all wrong stating "Jay Pow...

“Fed Up Next” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/17/19

The broad markets finished higher again today, except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index which moved lower by .40% or 6.31 points closing at 1,578.29. the overall positive move came about with the impending interest...

Cisco Acquires Mountain View, CA’s Privately-Held Voicea

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has reported that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Voicea, a creator of a market-leading real-time solution that provides meeting transcription, voice search, and meeting highlights/action items, with robust data privacy. Voicea, headquart...

Walmart Partnering With A-list Chefs Via “Rediscovering America”

As an effort to support fresh produce and the U.S. farmers, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is reportedly launching a program called “Rediscovering America.” The retail giant via this new program is partnering with A-list chefs including Phoenix’s Justin Beckett. Beckett is set to feature a menu...

“Jerome Reiterates” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/6/19

It was a relatively decent day in the markets that saw Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterate his position on the economy stating "We are not forecasting or expecting a recession." He also confirmed again that he and the Fed will do whatever is needed to keep the US economy growing. Speaking of the eco...

Why Did Disney’s Bob Iger Resigns From Apple’s Board?

Reportedly, Bob Iger, Chairman &  CEO of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) resigned from the board of directors of Apple (AAPL) as both the companies are preparing to launch their streaming services within days, citing it as a possible cause for the resignation. Iger served as a director since 20...

“Oil Interrupted” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/16/19

The broad markets finished down today all except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  moved up by .41% or 6.46 points closing at 1,584.60. The downward pressure on the balance of the markets looked to be square...

P&G Set To Support NWSL By Purchasing 9k Tickets Starting Sept. 17th

Reportedly, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is set to buy thousands of tickets at soccer stadiums around the US in order to boost game attendance, revenue and promoting players with one of P&G’s brands. Starting Sept. 17th  P&G will being to purchase a total of 9k tickets in an ef...

Cloudera Announces Acquisition Of Arcadia Data

Enterprise data cloud company, Cloudera is set to acquire certain assets of Arcadia Data, a cloud-based  AI-powered business intelligence, and real-time analytics, as per reports. Arcadia’s data build promotes faster and deeper understanding from modern data platforms like cloud object stores, ...

“8-3-$250B” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 9-14-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "8-3-$250B" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 9-14-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across ...

“Friday’s Mixer” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/13/19

The markets finished a bit mixed today but the Dow proceeded to charge forward as it gained 37.07 points closing at 27,219.52 up .14% & now moving well above the 27k mark and dare I say eyeing 28k? The Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the...

Visa Renewed Sponsorship For NYFW

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced that they are the Official Payment Technology Partner for New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFW) along with its renewed sponsorship for the event for the third time. Visa has come up with Everywhere Fashion Week Pop-Up shop at Spring Studios along with the sponsorsh...

Centurylink Acquires Streamroot Potentially Strengthening Its OTT Video Content

Reportedly, on Sept. 6, 2019, CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) acquired Streamroot Inc., a privately held leading provider of disruptive technology to boost video and static content delivery for bandwidth-constrained areas with the help of Streamroot's disruptive content delivery model. CenturyLink expects...

“Extended” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/12/19

All markets moved higher today extending their recent run except for the Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  which dropped .04% of .65 points closing at 1,575.07. The Russell 2000 had outpaced the balance of the markets...

Merck’s Treatment For Rare NSCLC Gains FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Reportedly, Merck KgaA’s tepotinib, a treatment for the MET exon14 skipping mutation in the genetic makeup of a lung tumor, has been awarded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's breakthrough therapy designation. Breakthrough therapy is a United States Food and Drug Administration designation ...

China Airlines Awards Boeing ~$2.1B Deal

Reportedly, China Airlines has entered into an agreement with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the delivery of six 777 Freighters for an approximate value of $2.1 billion according to the list price. The airline currently is operating with the world's largest 747 Freighter fleets is now set to launch operat...

“Rarefied Boneheads” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/11/19

All markets rose today including the Dow move over 27k and the S&P 500 move over 3k! This positive move came in concert with news from the trade war saga that our good friends in China were getting ready to release a list of 16 US products that they will exempt or waive from a higher tariff ra...

P&G Launches “Smart Lab” At University of Illinois Research Park

Reportedly, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has come up with its first "Smart Lab" in association with the University of Illinois Research Park to speed up research and development. The initiative is proposed to bring together students and P&G employees and speed up the execution of rese...

“How About Apple Today?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/10/19

All markets rose today except the tech-heavy Nasdaq which closed at 8,084.16 down 1.23% or 18.76 points. Apple (AAPL) did its part to help out as it rose 1.18% ($216/70/share) today after announcing their new iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, iPad and that their new streaming offeri...

Cloud Migration Firm Movere Being Acquired By Microsoft

In order to further facilitate a seamless cloud migration for its customers, Microsoft is acquiring Movere whose innovative methods and assessment capacity along with Microsoft's integrated partner solutions are thought to boost and make migration of applications and infrastructure a simpler proce...

“Smalls, Oil & Expansion” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/9/19

It was a day that saw the "smalls" or Russell 2000, the small-cap stock market index representing the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index,  lead the way and look very strong closing up 1.3% at 1,524.23 up 19.06 points. However, the balance of the markets, the "bigs", sort of limped alo...

NYC Big Mac Lovers Can Now Get Them Delivered

Big Mac lovers in New York City can now place orders via Grubhub as food giant Mc Donald’s has partnered with Grubhub offering services across restaurants in NYC and Tri-State Area. Grubhub, a Chicago-based online food delivery company promises diners food hot and fresh as possible. Earlier, Mc ...

Palo Alto Networks Enters Agreement To Acquire Zingbox

Reportedly, the global cybersecurity leader, Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Zingbox, an Internet of Things (IoT) lifecycle management solution provider for $75 million. The deal is expected to close during the fiscal first quarter of 2020 of Palo ...

“Welcome To September” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 9-7-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Welcome To September" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 9-7-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that ran...

Exxon Set To Exit Operations From Norwegian Fields

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

Goldman Sachs Set To Reduce Partner Numbers

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. As per reports, the Goldman Sachs Group is set to bid goodbye to a number of ...

“Jerome Reiterates” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/6/19

It was a relatively decent day in the markets that saw Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterate his position on the economy stating "We are not forecasting or expecting a recession." He also confirmed again that he and the Fed will do whatever is needed to keep the US economy growing. Speaking of the eco...

“A Very Good Day” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/5/19

We had a very good day in the markets, to say the least. The markets were thrust forward by reports that the US will hold trade talks with China in October. Secondarily we received a smattering of somewhat positive economic reports that made many feel that we were not heading towards a recession...

Exxon Open For Merger & Acquisitions To Meet Growing Energy Demands

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plas...

Home Depot To Set-Up Large Distribution Centre In South Florida

Reportedly, Florida East Coast Industries is planning to develop 1 million-square-foot distribution warehouse for Home Depot in Hialeah. The warehouse is expected to be developed on 72.74 acres of land from West 40th Avenue to Northwest 107th Avenue and West 104th Street to West 108th Street. Th...

Walmart Restricts Ammunition Sales

As per reports, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) recently announced its decision to stop the sale of handguns as well as ammunition for assault-style weapons after the two recent deadly shootings at the retailer's stores. The recent gun violence in the U.S has been drawing attention from fund-managem...

“Extraordinary Extradition” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/4/19

We woke up to the futures being charged into positive territory today on the news that Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam had completely withdrawn the bill for that would allow extradition to mainland China after 3- months of highly publicized umbrella protests. Their markets (Heng Seng jumped 3.9%) a...

Global Tech Firm Cisco’s September Financial Conference’s Calendar

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol-based networking and other communications technology. Cisco recently announced its participation at a couple of financial conferences that will be held during the month of September: ...

Walmart ‘s Now Has “3-Hour” Delivery In Mexico

Reportedly, the Mexico unit of Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is offering 3-hour delivery service for its home and technology products within certain targeted areas of Mexico. The service is applicable to approximately 12,000 products that include laptops, cell phones, televisions, and clothing irons...

“Manufactured Decline” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/3/19

We got hit with a solid club this weekend as the additional tariffs went in to effect on the Chinese levied by the White House and the markets did not like it on this first trading day in September. The certainty of the uncertainty or the trade wars continues to weigh heavy on the markets. We also...

“Chilling End” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 9/3/19

It was a chilling sort of end to trading today on this last trading session of August where little to nothing was really changed in a broad sense. It may have been because of the recent significant moves higher, or that little to nothing was reported today, or that its the Friday on Labor Day Week...

Atossa Genetics Completes Enrollment, Dosing & Expects to Report Preliminary Results For Phase 1 Study Of Oral Endoxifin in Next 30 Days

It is estimated that approximately ten million women in the United States have MBD, for which there is no FDA-approved treatment. Although oral tamoxifen is approved to prevent breast cancer in “high-risk” women, it is used by less than 5 percent of women with an increased risk of developing b...

Disney & Fox Issue 5th Round Of Layoffs Post Merger

Reportedly, pink slips have been issued to 60 employees of Disney and Fox marking it the 5th round of layoffs including high-rank executives Greg Drebin, and Jennifer Chai of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment since the merger. Disney completed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainmen...

Is Exxon Really Dropping From S&P 500’s Top 10 Spot?

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

McDonald’s Launches Training for Approximately 850,000 Workers

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) along with the National Franchisee Leadership Alliance (NFLA), the elected body representing more than 2,000 McDonald's U.S. franchisees are launching a training program for approximately 850,000 individuals working at McDonald's brand restaurants across the countr...

Is TSA’s Ban Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ‘Thermal Detonator’ Coke Bottles Fair?

Reportedly, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned passengers seeking to carry $5 collectibles bottles of Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite which are one of the cheapest and unique additions to the list of souvenirs available at the Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park in Orla...

“Happy Labor Day Weekend” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 8-31-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Happy Labor Day Weekend" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 8-31-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that...

Collins Aerospace To Update ’70s Era Aircraft With Flight 2 Avionics For U.S Air Force

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Reportedly, a unit of United Technologies Corp, Collins Aerospace Systems is being pulled in...

“Chilling End” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/30/19

It was a chilling sort of end to trading today on this last trading session of August where little to nothing was really changed in a broad sense. It may have been because of the recent significant moves higher, or that little to nothing was reported today, or that its the Friday on Labor Day Week...

“Calming Rally” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/29/19

A "Thank you" seems to be is in order for China Commerce Minister Gao Feng for providing the calming statement and much-needed energy that apparently served to fuel the market's rally today. According to a CNBC's translation of his Mandarin-language, they published “We firmly reject an escalatio...

Cisco Eyes To Acquire Salt Lake City Based CEM Firm CloudCherry

As per reports, IT and Networking giant, Cisco plans to acquire Customer Experience Management company, CloudCherry based in Salt Lake City, UT by the first quarter of Cisco's fiscal year 2020. CloudCherry is a privately-held entity offering innovative ways to track customer journey through its ...

Amgen Gears Up To Own Worldwide Rights Of Otezla®

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) has entered in an agreement with Celgene Corporation (CELG) to acquire the worldwide rights of the only oral, a non-biologic treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, Otezla. The acquisition is set to proceed for an amount of $13.4 billion in cash, or approximately...

Kroger & Walgreens Extending Partnership In Into Tennessee

Reportedly, Kroger Co. is extending its partnership with Walgreens after its successful penetration in the market of Northern Kentucky. Kroger is planning to expand its Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup offerings to 35 Walgreens stores in Knoxville, Tenn, and Walgreens to launch its beauty products...

Hain Celestial Announces $342 Million Divestiture of Its Premium Rice Brand

Reportedly, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN), a premium, organic and natural product company operating in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East announced the strategic sale of its premium basmati rice brand, Tilda® to Ebro Foods S.A for a purchase price of $342 million in ...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 8-28-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Disney & Target Team Up For The Launch Of Disney’s Exclusive Retail Store

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

“Energy Leads” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/28/19

The energy sector led the way to ensure a positive move in the markets overall today. The energy sector was up 1.4% as oil prices moved up 1.6% to close at $55.76/bbl. 10 of the eleven S&P 500 sectors were up today. The S&P 500 gained 18.78 points or .65% to end the session at 2,887.94. T...

Will Gas Prices Drop Significantly This Fall?

Reportedly, many U.S states may be set to experience significantly lower gasoline prices. Many may see prices fall below $2 per gallon this year due to the onset of the colder months ahead, as per experts at GasBuddy. “There’s more price sensitivity in the summer when people have the means,...

J&J Charged With Penalty Of $572 Million By Oklahoma Court Over Opioid Crisis

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) along with its subsidiaries have been charged with a penalty of $572 million for fueling the opioid crisis in the state of Oklahoma by Thad Balkman, Cleveland County District Judge on Monday. "The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma,". "It mus...

“Inverted Confidence” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/27/19

After a positive start to the week, the markets ushered in an '"inverted" sort of day today as the US yield curve turned for the worse and ended inverted while the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for August came in at 135.1 confirming a relatively strong consumer confidence position i...

Walmart & Amazon Report Issues With Tesla Solar Panel Installations

Reportedly last week, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) filed a lawsuit against Tesla (TSLA) accusing it of faulty panel installations, that led to a fire at two of its stores in May 2018. Walmart had leased or licensed roof space for approximately more than 240 stores to Tesla’s energy unit for insta...

“Game On” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/26/19

It was "game on" again for the most part with US markets rising significantly during Monday's trading.  During President Trump's continuing poker ganme with China and the world he offered the notion that China has called US delegates to move US-China trade war negotiations forward and offered his...

UnitedHealthcare & Optum To Offer Assistance To Iowa Severe Weather Victims

The health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), UnitedHealth Care & Optum, have come forward with medical and emotional help to people affected by severe weather in Madison, Marion and Warren counties in Iowa. Participants with medical ID cards can call customer care ...

The Simply Good Foods & Quest Nutrition Combining For Healthy Offering

Reportedly, the Simply Good Foods Company and Quest Nutrition, LLC have entered in a definitive agreement where Simply Good Foods is set to acquire Quest on a cash-free and a debt-free basis for $1.0 billion in cash, or $870 million net of tax benefits. The transaction which is expected to close t...

A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success In Life, Investing & Trading! (Updated 8-25-19)

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element in building long-term financial and emotional wealth. With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and ...

Telecom Firms Along With Other Legal Bodies Aiming To Reduce Robot Calls

Reportedly, the attorney generals from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia along with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ), Comcast Corp, Sprint Corp, and T-Mobile Us are planning to take what is believed to be the necessary steps to...

Apple To Introduce New “Pro” Models, IPads, & MacBook Pros This Fall!

As reported in a Bloomberg article, Apple is set to launch three new iPhones next month. The offering is scheduled to include two new “Pro” models which are  to replace the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and a successor to the iPhone XR. The “Pro” models will include Apple’s first signifi...

“Unsettling Pitches” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 8-24-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Unsettling Pitches" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 8-24-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that rang...

“Sliding…” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/23/19

The US markets slid aggressively throughout the day reacting negatively to the US-China trade wars and their associated fears. The trade war situation turned for the worse early Friday morning when China announced that they would be adding tariffs on $75B of US goods imported starting on Sept. 1 &...

Exxon Sells Sokol Crude Cargoes To Dubai

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

Goldman Rumored To Be In Talks To Sale Its Auto Warranty Business

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Reportedly, Goldman is now working with advisers to analyze the sale of Safe-...

Pfizer Investing In Gene Therapy Facility Seeking Treatments for Late-stage Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Reportedly, Pfizer is investing $500 million in Sanford, North Carolina to expand the manufacturing facility for gene therapy. The investment to add a...

Verizon Moves To Close Hyperlocal Cable-News Channel Fios1

As per reports, Verizon is set to close Fios1 News, one of the two hyperlocal cable-news channels operational in New York City’s metro area. The shut-down will also cause the end of its 10-year contract with New York’s Regional News Network, Rye Brook. Fios1 was first introduced by Verizon 10...

“Anticipation” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/22/19

The markets closed mixed today as we anticipate Fed Chair Jerome Powell's comments that are due to surface during the annual meeting in Jackson Hole tomorrow. Today the markets were met with interviews of a couple of the members of the FOMC which expressed that they were against last month's inter...

Walgreen’s Digital BRhc Program Continues To Encourage Healthy Habits

Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA), a fairly recent addition to the Dow 30, is a pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. Reportedly, Walgreens has secured the 13th spot on the annua...

Walmart Earnings Beat Q2 Estimates

Recently, Wal-mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) reported their Q2 earnings ending 31st July, beating analysts’ expectations. Here are some highlights: 1. Adjusted Earnings per share of $1.27 reported vs $1.22 expected. 2. An increase of 1.8% at $130.38 billion in revenue was reported vs. $130.11 billio...

Home Depot Shares Have Charged Forward Post Q2 Earnings

The Home Depot reported its second-quarter earnings recently missing analysts' expectations and lowering its full-year sales outlook due to "lumber price deflation."The company pointed that weak lumber prices, which are down by 16% since February account for about 8% of Home Depot’s total sales ...

Microsoft Adding 3 Million Square Feet Campus Headquarters

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) is renovating its headquarters in order to add 3 million square feet of space to the campus including 500,000 square feet of amenities, with 17 new buildings built across 72 acres. To add to the excitement of the employees Microsoft is using its technology which will a...

“Flexible Minutes” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/21/19

The markets moved up nicely today post receiving a message via the FOMC minutes that seemed to express a willingness of the Fed to be "flexible" when it comes to interest rates and dealing with the economy based on data. This also caused some selling on the shorter end of the yield curve which inv...

Apple & EU Hearing To Be Held Next Month

Apple's (AAPL) battle with the European Union for 13 billion-euro (US $14.4 billion) is set to be investigated under EU’s second-highest tribunal, EU’s General Court on Sept. 17-18. The hearing to crackdown tax deal offerings to big companies by antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s. L...

Exxon Enters Agreement with Singapore’s Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

“The Waiting Game” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/20/19

It was a down day for the markets.  It seemed to be a day where most spent their time playing a waiting game as we quickly move towards the release of the Fed’s July meeting minutes tomorrow and then onward to Jerome Powell's Friday comments from the Annual Jackson Hole meeting.  Coupled with...

Nike Updates Pregnancy Benefits For Sponsored Athletes

NIKE, Inc. (NIKE) is the world’s top designer, marketer, and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, apparel, and accessories. The Beaverton, Oregon based company offers products for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. As per reports, Nike has recently come forward for the ben...

Disney & Charter Communications Come Together Via Distribution

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

Tech Giant Cisco Released Q4 Earnings Report Missing Expectations

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) announced its Q4 earnings recently missing Wall Street expectations and portraying disappointing environment currently for corporate spending on technology. The company reported EPS of 83 cents and revenue of $13.4 billion for the period ending 31st July in comparison to...

“Double Order of Stimulus” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/19/19

The markets advanced today after receiving a double order of possible stimulus with with cheese from our friends in China and Germany. Reports that China and Germany may step forward with a stimulus package excited the world and the markets moved forward as it was a quiet day for the fed and the w...

Travelers Appoints A Chief Sustainability Officer

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Yafit Cohn has been appointed as the Chief Sustainability Officer by Travelers and is set to head the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) ...

“Erratic” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 8-17-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Erratic" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 8-17-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across a ...

“Roaring Back” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/16/19

The markets advanced today. All 11 S&P 500 sectors roared higher as we received many economic reports that painted a better than expected picture (see the Economy section below.) The Dow ended at 25,886.01 up 1.20% adding 306.62 points. The S&P 500 gained 41.08 points or 1.44% to end the ...

UnitedHealth Group Quarterly Dividend Payable September 24

The Board of Directors of UnitedHealth Group declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on September 24, 2019, to shareholders holding common stock for the close of business on September 16, 2019. Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions...

“Retail Rescue” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/15/19

Buy! Buy! Buy!... This is at least what the American consumer was stating and also moving forward with last month.  Today these actions came to the market's rescue as the Retail Report for July surfaced confirming a .7% increase month-over-month which was more than double estimates. The markets a...

Exxon Seeing to Push Hibernia Back Into Production

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

Exxon In Talks To Exit Operations From UK North Sea

Reportedly, Exxon is exiting from the British North Sea oil and gas basin after doing business in the region for more than 50 years. Exxon operations are managed by a 50-50 joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell, known as Esso Exploration and Production UK. The decision to move out would mark a cr...

JP Morgan Makes “Friendly” Gesture Exiting Canadian Credit Card Market

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is a global financial service leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and businesses, financial transaction processing, asset management, and commercial banking. Reportedly, Chase Bank, a unit of J.P Morgan Chase & Co has decided to "forgiv...

“Mounting Fears” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/14/19

Yikes! And Double Yikes! Fears ran rampant across the markets again today resulting in the worst selloff this year.  Before the market opened today, we discovered that the yield curve had indeed inverted as the 2-yr Treasury yield made a move above the 10-yr yield after its recent moves had threa...

KNKT to Release Final Report On Crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max

Indonesia's transport safety agency (KNKT) to release a final report on the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max in September after receiving feedback from stakeholders, as reported by country's director-general of civil aviation. Last Year, Lion Air Boeing 737 Max took lives of 189 people on board...

Record Q2 Announced By Fertility Med Device Firm INVO Bioscience- (Increase of 498%)

Sarasota, FL-based INVO Bioscience, Inc. (IVOB), a medical device company that was granted FDA clearance for its Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell®, released its financial results for Q2 2019. The INVO Procedure is a new and effective fertility treatment option allowing fertilization and ear...

Travelers Earns 2nd “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” Award

Dow 30 component, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property-casualty insurance for home, auto, and business. Reportedly, Travelers has been awarded the “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the second consecutive year by Disability: IN and the Americ...

P&G Seeking To Target “Smart Audiences”

As per reports, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) spent $6.751 billion on advertising and promoting for the fiscal year 2018-19 which was $352 million less invested in comparison to the previous year. Nearly one-third of P&G’s ad spend directed to digital marketing. The reduction in ad ...

Seattle’s Atossa Genetics (ATOS) Published Q2 Financial Results & Company Update

Seattle-based Atossa Genetics Inc. (ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics and delivery methods to treat breast cancer and other breast conditions, today published their financial results for Q2, 2019 and provided an update on recent company developments. ...

“Welcomed Delay” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/13/19

The markets welcomed in a tariff delay today that was conveniently put forth by the White House and we were off to the races back up today.  Specifically, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative or USTR announced that there would be a delay until December 15th on the tariffs that were set to ...

Nike Announces Dates For Quarterly Dividend Payable in September

NIKE, Inc. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share on the company’s Class A and Class B outstanding common stock as announced by the Board of Directors recently. The dividend is to be payable to shareholders on September 30, 2019, for the close of business on September 3, 2019. NI...

Microsoft – Samsung Teaming Up Via Mobile Apps

Microsoft (MSFT) is reportedly strengthening its partnership with Samsung Electronics Co by blending in Office applications with Samsung’s latest launch Galaxy Note 10. At the unveiling event in New York recently, the companies confirmed that the new phone will come with an Outlook email app pre...

“Gloomy” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 8/12/19

It was a downright gloomy day today in the markets and seemingly across the world. Every which way you would look today seemed to bring forth yet another issue, risk or cloud that was dropping already or possibly could drop on our "heads" in the not-too-distant future. US-China trade tensions &...

Global Private Equity Firm Advent Dropping Walmart Name From Brazilian Markets

Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms. With offices on four continents, we have established a globally integrated team of more than 195 investment professionals, focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in five core sec...

The Home Depot Set To Release Q2 Earnings Aug. 20th

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

Apple Exceeds Q3 Earnings & The Cook Is Excited

Apple announced its Q3 earnings on Tuesday after the market closed and exceeded expectations. Revenue of $53.8 billion was reported exceeding analysts' forecast of $53.39 billion. Revenue was up by 1 percent in comparison to the quarter a year ago. Some Key Points from the report: • EPS: Earni...

“The Axe Fell” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/31/19

The wait is over and now approximately 80% of the markets' participants have received the .25 point interest rate cut that they were expecting (about 20% wanted a .50 pointcut), unfortunately, the Fed also lowered their ax and served a hawkish message. Fed Chair Jerome Powell stated, “Let me be ...

P&G Beats Trimmed Expectations Amid Gillette Write-Down

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) released its quarterly earnings ending June 30 on Tuesday this week. Cincinnati-based consumer goods giant confirmed that it performed well enough to exceed Wall Street expectations even after the company had to bear $8 billion charges for its popular Gillette...

Pfizer Spinning Combined Off-Patent Drug Business With Generic Drugmaker Mylan NV

Pfizer (PFE)  is a leading global provider of anti-infective medicines, offering patients access to a diverse portfolio of more than 80 products. Recently, Pfizer annonced that it will combinen off-Patent Drug Business, Upjohn, with generic drugmaker Mylan NV. This combination will surfacd on the...

Exxon Mobil Set To Announce Q2 Earnings On August 2nd!

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plasti...

Atossa Genetics CEO Steven Quay Gives Tedx Talk Regarding Relationship of Dense Breast Tissue & Breast Cancer Risk

Steven Quay is the founder of Seattle-based Atossa Genetics, Inc., dedicated to breast cancer prevention. He received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a M.D. from the University of Michigan, a postdoc at MIT and Harvard, and he was a faculty member at Stanford Medical School. His contributions ...

McDonald’s Q2 Results Confirm Record Sales Growth

Last week, the U.S fast-food giant, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in is the leading global foodservice retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in released its Q2 2019 results which confirmed that they had performed well beyond ...

“Rolling With Apple” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/30/19

The FOMC got their 2-day meeting underway today however we will have to wait until tomorrow to get the interest rate decision. In the meantime, the markets continue to digest another 30% of the S&P 500 earnings reports. What we do not have to wait for anymore is Apple's (AAPL) earnings report ...

Dow’s Misses Q2 Expectations & Seeks to Reduce Spending

Dow (NYSE: DOW) released its Q2 results last week missing analysts’ expectations. The company is now expected to cut the year spending amid prolonged U.S-China trade dispute and attributes excess supply of ethylene and polyethylene from the United States, China, Korea, and Thailand for disrupti...

“The Wait” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/29/19

The markets were a bit uncommitted & mixed today as it lays in wait for the FOMC decision on Wednesday, July 31. The markets also needed to collect itself in the so-called summer doldrums after establishing all-time highs last week. Let's not for a minute forget that we also have the trade tal...

Intel Revenue Falls For Q2 But Beats Analysts’ Estimates

Intel Corporation (INTC) reported its Q2 earnings on Thursday last week and confirmed that revenue fell by 3 percent in comparison to the same period last year. However, Intel managed to beat analysts’ estimates for its major business segments. Earnings per share of $1.06 were reported beating a...

3M Reported It Faces Sluggish Global Economic Growth

3M (MMM) reported its quarterly profit had dropped by 39.3% and believes that it was a result of sluggish global economic growth. Net income a year earlier was reported to be $1.86 billion at $3.07 per share which dropped down to $1.13 billion or $1.92 per share for the quarter ending June 30, thi...

Boeing Reports Q2 As Woes Continue For the Moment

Boeing declared its Q2 earnings on Wednesday this past week, reporting a quarterly loss of $2.9 billion, as its now infamous 737 Max jet continues to remain grounded after two fatal crashes resulting in loss of orders and constant maintenance cost.  Revenues were reported to have dropped to $15.8...

Facebook Q2 Earnings Beat But $5B Settlement & Investigation Surfaces

Facebook (FB) announced its Q2 2019 earnings on Wednesday this week, beating analysts’ expectations. The social media giant also announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened an antitrust investigation in addition to the earlier $5 billion privacy settlement over Cambridge Analyti...

“Leo Season” Vista’s Weekly Market Update 7-27-19

Vista Partners has published Vista’s View "Leo Season" Vista Partners' Weekly Market Update 7-27-19! "Vista's View" is a weekly market update that covers how the US markets performed for the week & insight into the week ahead. It also includes stories, videos, and commentary that range across...

“Now Serving Q2 GDP” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

The markets were served a solid serving of better than expected Q2 GDP results (showing less of a slowdown than expected) today, which seemed to give market participants' enough of a jolt once again and we turned a nice shade of green into Friday's close. We also received a healthy serving solid ...

A Bit More On Travelers Q2 Earnings Report Miss!

Travelers released its Q2 profit results on Tuesday, disappointing Wall Street expectations. Claims for the quarter increased by 5.7% to $4.82 billion which led to the decrease in underwriting gain by only 18% to $74 million in the quarter due to the destruction caused strong wind and hailstorms a...

“Downward Dog” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/25/19

After we flew to new heights in the yesterday, the markets took a decidedly negative ride into the close today. We continued to see several earnings reports surface and many are highlighted in the balance of the letter. The S&P 500 lost 15.89 points or .53% to end the day at 3,003.67. The Dow ...

United Technologies Released Q2 Earnings With Positive News For Investors

United Technologies Corporation (UTX) reported its Q2 earnings early on Tuesday this week, exceeding Wall Street expectations. United Technologies earning per share rose to $2.20 a share exceeding analysts' expectations of $2.04. Revenue increased by 17.5% to $19.63 billion beating Wall Street ex...

High Customer Spend & Fees Push Visa’s Earnings Forward

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported its Q2 earnings on Tuesday and confirmed a solid 33% rise in quarterly profits, beating analysts’ estimates. Payments representing the dollar amount of purchases made with a Visa card rose by 8.7% to $2.23 trillion. The number of transactions rose 11.7% to $35.43 bi...

Why Did Caterpillar’s Q2 Results Miss Expectations?

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) released its Q2 earnings early on Wednesday which missed Wall Street Expectations. The Company pointed to weak China sales, higher productions and restructured costs for the less than stellar results. The company’s EPS increased by less than 1% to $2.83 in com...

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) Exceeds Q2 Profit Expectations & Expects Interest Rate Cuts

Last week, J.P. Morgan Chase released its Q2 earnings report recently that revealed a $9.65 million profit at $2.82 per share beating analysts’ estimate of $2.50. However, their net interest income was cut by $500 million to $57.5 billion in comparison to $58 billion targets for the previous qua...

Collin Aerospace To Provide PRC-162 Radios For The U.S. Army

Reportedly, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Collins Aerospace Systems received its sixth order for PRC-162 software-defined ground radios from the U.S army. The $12.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract is expected to be completed by March 2026. PRC-162, the two-channel ground radio...

Goldman Sachs Beats Q2 Expectations While Maintaining Top Deal Maker Position

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is one of the world’s leading investment bankers & also a securities and investment management firm that offers a wide range of financial services with a diversified client base. Recently, Goldman Sachs released its Q2 earnings report beating Wall Street...

“Climbing To New Levels” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/24/19

The markets climbed to levels today that the investing world has never seen before! The S&P 500 knocked it out the park as it set a new record high of 3,019.59 during intraday trading and closed the day adding 14.09 points or .47% & at 3,019.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq also charged forward...

“All Roses Again?” Vista Partners Daily Market Recap 7/23/19

The markets were overwhelmingly positive again today and they even invited the little guys on the Russell 2000 to play. All things seemed to get all roses again when Bloomberg reported that US representatives will be headed over to China Monday to Wednesday next week to once again meet in-person ...

UnitedHealth Group Beats Q2 Expectations As Optum Revenues Rise

Dow 30 component United Technologies Corporation (UTX) creates smart, sustainable solutions that are used to provide high-technology systems and services to both the building and aerospace industries. Recently, UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported its Q2 earnings recording a 12.7% rise in second-quar...