Retail Sales and Factory Output – Week of April 13-17, 2020

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc all around the world. In the USA, retail sales declined by 8.7%, making for a record decline. The previous record was 3.9% in November 2008, during the Great Recession / global financial crisis (GFC) era. Clothing and accessories sales declined 50.5%. Food services and …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of November 28-December 2, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The stock price of Zscaler, Inc. (ZS), a cloud security company, dropped by -10.7% per share on the trading day of Friday, December 2, 2022. In its latest quarterly results, Zscaler surpassed expectations when it came to earnings and revenues. However, the expected billings figure for the full year is lower …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of November 21-25, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the stock price of Coupa Software Incorporated (COUP), a technology company focused on “Business Spend Management,” shot up by +28.9% per share. (See past coverage if needed: “What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of March 14-18, 2022; By Kuldip K. Ambastha.”) The …

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 29-September 2, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the stock of Okta, Inc. (OKTA), a technology company providing cloud-based identity management support for businesses, fell in price by -33.7% per share for the trading day. While 2Q2022 results surpassed Wall Street expectations, areas of concern on a going forward basis drove this sharp decline …

What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of August 15-19, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha On the trading day of Friday, August 19, 2022, the stock price of Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), a multi-channel athletic shoe and apparel retailer, rose by +20.0% per share. For 2Q2022, the company reported a $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) figure, which surpassed expectations. That said, the company also disclosed a …

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 July 18-22, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha Carnival Corporation & plc (CCL), a leisure travel company, had its stock fall by -11.2% on Thursday, July 21, 2022 and -6.0% on Friday, July 22, 2022 to close out the trading week. (See past coverage if needed: “What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of December 20-23, …

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 April 25-29, 2022

By Kuldip K. Ambastha The stock of Teladoc Health, Inc. (TDOC), a multinational virtual healthcare and telemedicine company, dropped by -40.2% per share on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (See past coverage if needed: “What Caught Our Attention in the Investment World? – Week of April 26-30, 2021; By Kuldip K. Ambastha.”) Wall Street did not …