What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of November 7-11, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha YETI Holdings, Inc. (YETI), an outdoor products company, had its stock price shoot up by +31.6% per share on Thursday, November 10, 2022, followed by another +10.0% per share on Friday, November 11, 2022. The company announced strong performance results in 3Q2022, and this information drove the increase in the stock …

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 16-20, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST), an American chain (“Ross Dress for Less”) of discount department stores, had its stock price drop by -22.5% per share on Friday, May 20, 2022. 1Q2022 sales were down from the same figure released for 1Q2021. Inflationary pressures have resulted in customers spending less overall, including at …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of January 24-28, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) is an American department store retail chain, founded by Maxwell Kohl in 1962. On Monday, January 24, 2022, the company’s stock delivered a +36.0% return for the trading day. Why? The stock was in the public eye and in play due to the company receiving takeover offers through …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of November 8-12, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, shares of Roblox Corporation (RBLX), an online gaming and entertainment platform which brings people together over common interests, shot up by +42.2% for the trading day. (See What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of March 8-12, 2021; By Kuldip K. Ambastha for …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of October 25-29, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha In this past trading week, Sweetgreen Inc. (SG), a fast-casual restaurant chain, was revealed to be going public via an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This IPO was announced in a Form S-1 document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), stating that …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of August 16-20, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Sonoma Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SNOA) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on conditions which could be treated using stabilized hypochlorous acid (HOCl or HClO) in various ways. The company’s stock had a volatile end for this past trading week, with a gain of +50.6% on Thursday, August 19, 2021 followed by a …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of June 21-25, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, U.S. Supreme Court rulings (on Collins vs. Yellen, 19-422; Yellen vs. Collins, 19-563; and Mnuchin vs. Yellen, 19-563) led to Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae, FNMA) having a -32.1% loss and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, FMCC) having a -36.8% loss. Fannie Mae …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of February 8-12, 2021

By Kuldip K. Ambastha During this trading week, retail investors focused on stocks in the marijuana sector. Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) is one such company, based in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. Per the table above, three days of positive returns were followed by two days of negative returns. Aside from retail investor interest, the hopes …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of December 28-31, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Per the table shown above, FuelCell Energy, Inc. (FCEL) had a trading week of three down days and one up day. FuelCell Energy focuses on fuel cell technology, and also provides ultra-clean, comprehensive power solutions to customers. While the company is not currently profitable, its forecasted earnings growth rate for the …