Join host Chris Hill and a panel of Motley Fool investment analysts each week as they cover the week’s top business news and financial headlines, while breaking down the stock market implications for investors. Plus, interviews with best-selling authors, industry experts, and an inside look at stocks on our radar.
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Disney hits an all-time high as Disney+ reports 95 million subscribers. Dating app Bumble surges 70% in its Wall Street debut. Twitter and Zillow surge on earnings. Affirm Holdings and Cloudflare slip. Electronic Arts buys mobile video game developer Glu Mobile. And Under Armour reports a surprise profit. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories, weigh in on the future of pharmacies, and share two stocks on their radar: Brooks Automation and Unity Software. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner shares his thoughts on Amazon’s next CEO, Jeff Bezos’ second act, and how today’s stock market compares to the one 20 years ago.
Jeff Bezos announces he’s stepping down as CEO, with Andy Jassy (the head of AWS) named to take over. Amazon also reports a $125 billion quarter. Activision Blizzard, Alphabet, PayPal, and Pinterest rise on earnings. Chipotle and Unity Software fall on earnings. And Uber surges after it announces plans to buy alcohol-delivery company Drizly. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Scotts Miracle-Gro and Synaptics. Plus, Chad Millman, Chief Content Officer at The Action Network, talks about the big business of Super Bowl betting.
Super Bowl ad time are the most expensive you’ll find on television. So after companies spend the money, what’s the best advertising strategy to use with your time? Jeanine Poggi, senior editor at Ad Age, believes that branding (over a specific call-to-action) is the way to go.
Investors react to the escalating drama with Redditt, speculators, and GameStop. Johnson & Johnson reports Phase 3 trial results from its one-shot vaccine. Apple reports record-breaking revenue. Microsoft hits a new high on earnings. Facebook slides. Atlassian rises. Starbucks surprises. And Tesla dips. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Mastercard, Visa, and General Motors. Ron and Andy share two stocks on their radar: NextEra Energy and Unity Software. Plus, Ad Age’s Jeanine Poggi previews the advertising for Super Bowl LV.
Creating a powerful experience for customers can deliver economic upside for businesses. Dan Heath, co-author of the best-selling book The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, explains how Southwest Airlines makes more money by entertaining passengers during their flights.
Netflix hits an all-time high on strong subscriber growth. Bank of America, IBM, Intuitive Surgical, and Procter & Gamble slip on earnings. Intel stays flat despite surprising PC sales. Lumentum joins forces with fellow laser maker Coherent. Google grounds its balloon initiative. And Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group complete their merger and take on a new name: Stellantis. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: McCormick and Schrodinger. Plus, Professor Erin Meyer talks about her best-selling book, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention.
JPMorgan Chase reports big earnings. Citigroup surprises. Wells Fargo disappoints. Online clothing reseller Poshmark and fintech company Affirm have big Wall Street debuts. Petco rises on its IPO. Zoom Video and Lemonade issue secondary offerings. Visa and Plaid call things off. Beyond Meat rises on a deal with Taco Bell. Intel gets a new CEO. And Ben & Jerry’s launches frozen dog treats. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Penumbra and Pinterest. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner and Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers talk with Twilio co-founder and CEO Jeff Lawson about his new book, Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century.
Does having deep expertise automatically ensure a leader will be great? Adam Grant, author of The New York Times bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, explains how the ability to get outside of one’s comfort zone contributes to leadership success.
The business world reacts to the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon pull the plug on health venture Haven. Teledyne Technologies and FLIR Systems team up in an $8 billion merger. Bed Bath & Beyond tumbles on earnings. Constellation Brands rises on earnings. Fintech start-up SoFi prepares to go public via a SPAC. Qualcomm’s CEO retires. Starbucks’ CFO steps down. And Roku buys the Quibi catalog. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Burger King’s rebranding and Chipotle’s cauliflower rice. And Ron and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Beam Therapeutics and Itron. Plus, Wall Street Journal Senior Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern talks CES, Facebook, Twitter, and weird tech.
When a company in your portfolio holds a conference call with analysts, is the call in the morning or afternoon? As best-selling author Dan Pink writes in his book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, the answer matters more than you think.