Executive inventory shelves at Bed Bath & Beyond were a lot emptier during the holiday season. A half-dozen top executives left in an unusual shake-up for the struggling retailer, alerting optimistic stock option traders to an opportunity. Chief executive Mark Tritton who served as Chief merchandising officer at Target Corporation, joined Bed Bath & Beyond, and on December 17th announced that five Executives would leave … Continue reading Bed Bath & Beyond Clears Out Executive Inventory
Mattel Inc is working on a Barbie movie that will be released next year starring Margot Robbie. Mattel has eight movie projects in its timeline, including Major Matt Mason in a live-action movie. By bringing toys to the big screen, Mattel will take advantage of its tremendous opportunity to refresh its Global brands and reward stock option traders. Mattel Missteps and Bad Luck Mattel lost … Continue reading Barbie Mattel Launches Movie Career
Could Disney (DIS) challenge Netflix, which has 158 million subscribers, for its streaming crown? Disney + Launched in November for U.S. customers, has experienced explosive subscriber growth, much to the surprise of stock analysts trading options. The new Disney streaming service had 10 million subscribers within 24 hours, roughly 3% of Netflix’s Global subscriber count, adding 1 million per day thereafter. Streaming Wars Verizon is … Continue reading Mickey Mouse Scares Netflex
Charles Schwab (SCHW) is buying TD Ameritrade for $26 Billion. With Schwab’s $3.85 Trillion in assets and TD Ameritrade’s $1.3 trillion, a marriage would wind up with some $5 Trillion in assets. Charles Schwab History In 1963 Charles Schwab and two other partners launch an investment advisory letter. They incorporated in 1971 as First Commander Corporation to conduct a conventional broker-dealer securities business. In 1975 … Continue reading Charles Schwab and TD Soulmates
After the Parkland High School shooting, Dicks’s Sporting Goods CEO, Edward Stack, made big announcement of being a pro-gun control advocate by refusing to sell any more AR-15’s from his stores. He even began launching campaigns to promote AR-15 bans. Dick’s History Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (DKS) is an American sporting goods retail company, one of the biggest U.S. sellers of firearms, based in Coraopolis, … Continue reading Guns Heartbroken Over Split with Dick’s
Coca Cola Co’s (KO) mini cans are delivering maxi bottom line results. Only 7.5 ounces, 90 calories and 25 grams of sugar, mini appeals to health conscious consumers who don’t like diet sodas. The “Total Beverage Company” Dating back to 1886, Coke has been trying to move beyond its soft drink roots and become a “total beverage company” to attract stock investors and option traders. … Continue reading Coke’s Mini is Mighty
Grubhub (GRUB) has been publicly traded since 2014. This year has been a dramatic collapse for the food delivery specialist that was once the darling in the online ordering business, but the Perfect Storm of challenges has crushed the stock. Let’s Look at What Happened!? Grubhub had no significant competitive advantages. Restaurants wanted to be on as many ordering platforms as possible and customers shopped … Continue reading Grubhub – the Perfect Storm
The New York Times (NYT), established in 1851 as a penny paper appealed to an intellectual readership and is now “friends” with social media by participating in the debut of Facebook News on October 26, 2019. the Times Facebook News articles will be chosen partly by Facebook and also personalized based on news users prefer. Facebook is paying some publishers $1 Million to $3 Million … Continue reading Facebook LIKES New York Times
Wendy’s Co. beefed up its quarterly dividend 20% to 12¢ a share from 10¢, continuing its annual streak of modest dividend increases started in 2012 to attract stock option traders and investors. Baconator History The Baconator was introduced in April 2007 as part of a push to add menu items that appeal to 18 to 34-year-olds and expand late-night sales. Baconator was named the official … Continue reading Baconator Packs a Dividend Punch !
“Technology is the oil of the new century” goes the narrative and drives the 16 year old “Data-to-Everything” stock Splunk . Not exactly a household name right now, but their aim is to radically change how business operates in the digital age – so, they’re on their way! Splunk is a software company with a data-to-everything platform that enables customers to collect data and then … Continue reading Will SPLUNK go Kerplunk?