What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of August 8-12, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The stock of VIZIO Holding Corp. (VZIO), a company involved in designing and manufacturing consumer electronics, had a +18.1% per share rise in price on Thursday, August 11, 2022. For 2Q2022, the company’s sales did not match or exceed Wall Street equity research analyst expectations. However, the company also delivered a …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of May 2-6, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, the stock price of Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), a direct-to-student online learning platform, dropped by -30.3% per share. (See past coverage if needed: “What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of November 1-5, 2021; By Kuldip K. Ambastha.”) In the latest quarter, the company …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of September 27-October 1, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The stock of Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR), a prominent discount variety store chain operator in North America, had an impressive gain of +16.5% for the trading day of Wednesday, September 29, 2021. As dollar store chains have faced rising inflationary, raw material cost, freight shipping cost, and labor cost pressures, store …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of May 24-28, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (SPCE) had two impressive trading day returns in the past trading week. On Monday, May 24, 2021, the stock had a +27.6% return. Over the past weekend, the company had its first successful test flight to space in over two years. Also, on Thursday, May 27, 2021, …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of March 29-April 1, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Chewy Inc. (CHWY) is an American company focused on the online retailing of pet food and other pet-related items. On the trading day of Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the stock rose by +5.4% due to impressive quarterly performance figures. In the latest quarter, sales exceeded $2 billion for the first time …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of November 23-27, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The Gap, Inc. (GPS) is a prominent American company in the clothing and accessories retail sector, with store locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the company’s stock had a -19.6% …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of October 26-30, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha SAP SE (SAP) is a German software company in the enterprise software sector, focused on business operations and customer relations. The company operates in many countries around the world and has well-known enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities. SAP stands for “Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing.” On Monday, October 26, …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of October 19-23, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha During this past trading week, the energy sector saw announcements of industry consolidation. ConocoPhillips (COP) will be buying Concho Resources Inc. (CXO) while Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) will be buying Parsley Energy, Inc. (PE). ConocoPhillips will buy Concho Resources Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $9.7 billion. Pioneer Natural …

Jobs, Unemployment, and the Dow Jones – Week of March 30 – April 3, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The Dow Jones was up and down this week day by day, similar to what has been seen in the past few weeks. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and its related public health concerns around the world, massive changes have been seen in the USA and these changes have been affecting …