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The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.

The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.


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Motley Fool


The Motley Fool's daily look at stocks in the news, the top business/investing stories, and occasional tangents.




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Quibi is Proof that Capitalism Works

Tesla produces its 5 consecutive profitable quarter. Chipotle shares drop 5% despite strong 3-quarter results. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses the short, expensive, painful life of Quibi, the short-video streaming service that closed due to complete lack of interest.


Netflix, Snap, WD-40

Subscriber growth for Netflix is at its lowest point in four years. Snap’s 3-quarter surprise sends the stock up 30%. WD-40 hits an all-time high after strong 4-quarter results. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and shares which upcoming Netflix show she’s most looking forward to.


The U.S. vs Google

Procter & Gamble hits an all-time high on strong 1-quarter sales. Albertson’s pops after digital sales in the 2 quarter rise 243%. Logitech’s 2-quarter profits triple Wall Street’s expectations. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google.


“I wouldn’t go near this with YOUR money.”

Solar energy stocks have been on a tear, but is now the time to buy? What happens to the ever-popular PE Ratio if a company’s profits don’t exist? Jim Gillies tackles those questions and shares what he’s watching this earnings season. To get 50% off our flagship service, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, just go to


Fastly Drops, Sleep Number Pops

Fastly falls 25% as the edge cloud platform company warns of lower revenue from its biggest customer (TikTok). Sleep Number hits a new all-time high after strong 3-quarter profits surprise Wall Street. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories, as well how Peleton, Planet Fitness, YogaWorks and others are dealing with the evolving fitness industry.


Nuthin’ But A 5G Thang

Apple’s iPhone 12 event was all about 5G. Tim Beyers analyzes the new devices and shares two additional companies with a stake in Apple’s fortunes. Plus we discuss the latest earnings from UnitedHealth and whether its worth holding on to shares of Disney that bought in 1993.


Disney’s Changing of the Guard is Official

Disney CEO Bob Chapek reorganizes the business in an even greater commitment to streaming video. Johnson & Johnson’s 3-quarter earnings take a back seat to news about its Covid-19 vaccine trial. Shares of Ethan Allen pop on increased guidance for actual profits in the 1 quarter. Jason Moser analyzes these stories and gives a quick preview of what investors should expect from Big Banks this earnings season.


Should Gen Z Own Dividend Stocks?

Twilio uses $3.2 billion worth of stock to buy Segment, a privately-held provider of customer data platforms. Apple and Amazon have big events on Tuesday, so how should investors be thinking about them? Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and discusses whether investors in their 20s should have a place in their portfolios for dividend-paying stocks like Pepsi.


Big Tech, Big Bank, Big Pizza

IBM shares pop as Big Blue announces a surprising spin-off. Morgan Stanley makes a $7 billion deal for Eaton Vance. Shares of Domino’s Pizza fall as rising cheese costs outweigh robust same-store sales in the 3 quarter. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and reflects on National Pizza Month.


Howard Stern: The Billion-Dollar Man

Shares of Levi Strauss pop on strong 3-quarter online sales. AT&T looks to sell DirecTV for much less than the asking price. Sirius XM gets set to pay Howard Stern $120 million a year. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and shares why he owns stock in one of Levi’s rivals.


Apparel Retail is Worse Than You Think

Alteryx pops 25% after the data analytics software company raises guidance on 3-quarter results. The retail landscape is shifting dramatically with some companies seeing higher profit margins while apparel retail is in a world of hurt. Bill Barker analyzes those stores and discusses Mondelez shifting their capital allocation strategy.


Movie Theater Stocks Have Two Problems

Venmo introduces a new credit card. Movie theater stocks get pummeled as the 2-largest chain in the world closes all of its theaters in the U.S. and UK. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and talks portfolio allocation strategy as we dip into the Fool Mailbag.


The “Obviously-Going-To-Die” Stocks

Bed Bath & Beyond pops more than 30% on a surprisingly strong 2-quarter report. Pepsi treads water as 3-quarter sales of snacks make up for weak soda sales. Playboy Enterprises plots a return to the public markets via a reverse-merger with Mountain Crest Acquisition. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and shares why he’s intrigued by companies that everyone assumes are going to die.


GM-Nikola Deal in Flux

Disney lays off 28,000 employees from its U.S. theme parks. The deal between General Motors and Nikola gets some last-minute revisions as negotiations continue. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and discusses newly-public Asana Software.


McCormick, Google, BBBY

McCormick posts a strong 3-quarter report and announces a 2-for-1 stock split. Google starts getting serious about charging a 30% fee within its Google Play platform. Bed Bath & Beyond partners with Instacart and Shipt on same-day delivery. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Brian Cornell’s leadership at Target.


Trend: Chinese Stocks Delisting

Sina Corp becomes the latest China-based business to go private. Amazon announces Prime Day and UPS gets an upgrade, but do either portend good things for the holiday retail season? Emily Flippen analyzes those topics and explains why investor shouldn’t rely on any single metric, including (especially?) the PEG Ratio.


Cars, Food, Video Games

CarMax falls despite strong 2-quarter results. Darden Restaurants rises despite 1-quarter revenue dropping nearly 30%. Maria Gallagher analyzes those stories and discusses recent IPO Unity Software.


Nike Soars, Stitch Fix Stumbles

Nike’s digital sales in the 1 quarter propel the stock to a new all-time high. Stitch Fix posts a much bigger loss in the 4 quarter than Wall Street was expecting. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories and discusses Tesla’s “Battery Day” announcements.


3 Baskets of Stocks

AutoZone closes out the fiscal year with record same-store sales growth. Quibi is “exploring strategic alternatives”. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, and shares the 11 stocks in his “War on Cash” basket, “Healthcare & Wealthcare” basket, and “Triple A” basket.


Nikola Founder Quits

Nikola’s founder quits effective immediately and shares of the electric truck maker fall 20%. Deutsche Bank and HSBC hit all-time lows in the wake of financial scandals. Brookfield Asset Management shares are down for the year, prompting questions of a potential buying opportunity for the stock. Bill Barker analyzes those stories and discusses the latest medical research on the health benefits of coffee.