|Bid||159.86 x 1000|
|Ask||160.20 x 800|
|Day's Range||158.68 - 162.01|
|52 Week Range||150.94 - 266.67|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.70|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.77|
|Earnings Date||Jun 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.60 (1.37%)|
|1y Target Est||208.48|
The Dow jumps 200 points. So what happens next? A look at what the traders bought today, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Brian Kelly, Mark Tepper and Tim Seymour.
Something really interesting has happened to Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG). And it's not just the fact that the PLUG stock price has doubled so far in 2019. More interestingly, investors actually seem to have started to trust Plug Power stock.After all, Plug Power's earnings earlier this month missed analysts' average estimates badly. And while the miss was driven in part by accounting vagaries, even aside from those, the quarter looked relatively weak. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer After 20 years on the public markets, and a wealth of disappointment, one might think the PLUG stock price would plunge on that type of news. That's doubly true, given how important 2019 is to Plug Power stock. Plug Power's management has promised positive adjusted EBITDA this year, a long-awaited (emphasis on both "long" and "awaited") target for Plug Power. It hardly looked like Plug Power was off to a good start.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsPLUG stock price did drop briefly, but it rebounded quickly. In fact, it now trades where it did before the report. Investors are giving PLUG the benefit of the doubt, which history suggests is dangerous. Will this time finally be different? The Case Against Plug Power StockThe case against PLUG at the moment is reasonably simple: this is the ultimate "show-me" stock, and it hasn't shown enough. Its Q4 results were positive in one way, but incredible in another: as Bloomberg noted, the company generated positive adjusted EBITDA for the first time in 20 years.In, those two decades Plug Power stock has repeatedly disappointed investors. On a split-adjusted basis, the PLUG stock price touched $1,000 during the dot-com bubble. It hit just above $7 in 2011, and $6 in 2014. A major deal with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) caused PLUG stock price to double in 2017, but the gains were gone within 18 months.Given PLUG's history, there seems at least a significant risk that the 100%+ rise in PLUG stock price this year is another head fake. The company is targeting positive adjusted EBITDA this year, but even its operating cash flow will likely come in negative. And while PLUG stock price might seem cheap at about $2.50, Plug Power stock isn't cheap. The stock trades at 2.5 times its billings guidance for this year and about two times analysts' consensus revenue estimates for next year.It is, as I wrote even when I recommended PLUG stock, the ultimate "this time is different" story. Given that, as the old adage goes, those are the four most dangerous words in investing. investors should be cautious at the very least. The Case for PLUGBut maybe, just maybe, this time is different. Amazon isn't the only key customer: Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) are on board as well. Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh has teased additional announcements this year, and backed his predictions by personally buying Plug Power stock.A pilot test with FedEx (NYSE:FDX) means Plug Power could expand beyond forklifts. Its debt has been refinanced, and Plug Power has roughly $100 million in cash on its balance sheet.Meanwhile, PLUG has started to deliver on its promises. Marsh predicted positive adjusted EBITDA for the second half of 2018, and Plug Power did reach that goal. Its 2019 guidance was well above expectations, helping to bring about the recent rally of Plug Power stock.And PLUG's underlying business model has some value. There's a reason investors have been upbeat about its outlook, in various forms, for twenty years. Hydrogen fuel cells offer real promise , and the backing from Amazon and Walmart (both of whom own warrants on Plug Power stock) doesn't hurt as well.History might not be favorable for Plug Power stock, but at this point it's just that: history. A stock is based on the net present value of its future cash flow. Plug's future looks much brighter than it has in quite a while. Be Careful Out ThereGoing forward, the run of PLUG looks like it may have gone too far, too fast. There is a lot riding on its Q2 results; investors are not going to tolerate another miss. And as seen in December, Plug Power stock can fall quickly if macro worries arise.Still, PLUG has an intriguing story, and if Plug Power can deliver, PLUG stock price can rise by a large amount. Investors are starting to believe this time is different; if they're right, the rally will continue.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post This Time Might Actually Be Different for Plug Power Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Each year, FedEx Corp. spends billions with suppliers. From vehicles to uniforms to catering, the Memphis-based logistics and delivery giant has to ensure its global operations and 450,000 employees have what they need to get the job done. Sue Spence, vice president of sourcing and procurement for FedEx Services, and her team oversee how FedEx spends $17 billion annually across an array of categories.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight as businesses look in the future to unleash the unmanned devices in droves above busy streets and buildings.
Dodge & Cox, which manages six no-load mutual funds, bought shares of the following stocks during the first quarter. The guru added 22.38% to its FedEx Corp. (FDX) position. The trade had an impact of 0.53% on the portfolio.
At age 50, Sue Spence moved away from home for the first time in her life. With 28 years on her resume at United Technologies Corp., Spence said she was not really looking to make a change, but the timing, a recruiter, and a chance to transform FedEx’s sourcing and procurement operations led her to Memphis in 2013. Spence, who holds the title of vice president of sourcing and procurement for FedEx Services, said when she joined the company, she was told to make her group world class, save the company money, and put good processes in place.
FedEx Supply Chain will supplant XPO Logistics Inc. as the operator of Cummins Inc.'s aftermarket distribution center in Memphis, Cummins said Wednesday, May 22. “The world doesn’t stop, and as we power a world that is always on, our employees and the work they do each day at our distribution center are critical to the success of our customers,” Doug Sunkel, Cummins' executive director, global logistics, said in a statement.
Citing the German publication Deutsche Verkehrs Zeitung (DVZ), a recent Lloyd's Loading List article suggests Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expanding its European air operations. If true, Amazon could threaten the control of the European express market by the triumvirate of DHL, UPS Inc (NYSE: UPS) and FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX). Amazon expanded its online retail platform into Europe in its early days.
Football fans know that Nashville is home to the Titans of the National Football League, but according to a recent Forbes report, several titans of the business world also call Music City home. Forbes has released its 2019 Forbes Global 2000 — a list of the 2,000 largest public companies in the world — and four Middle Tennessee-based companies made the cut, led by HCA Healthcare Inc.
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For the past nine years, our primary goal with the Ultimate Stock-Pickers concept has been to uncover investment ideas that reflect the most recent transactions of our grouping of top investment managers in a timely enough manner for investors to get some value from them. In cross-checking the most current valuation work and opinions of Morningstar's own cadre of equity analysts against the actions of some of the best equity portfolio managers in the business, we hope to uncover a few good ideas each quarter that investors can dig into a bit deeper to see if they warrant further action. With all but one of Ultimate Stock-Pickers having reported their holdings for the first quarter of 2019, we now have a good sense of which stocks piqued their interest during the period.
Benzinga has examined prospects for many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bearish calls included biotechs and a recent IPO. Furthermore, investors also saw mixed economic numbers, as well as positive surprises in quarterly reports and initial public offerings, bad news for a market darling from the Supreme Court, and fresh news for whale watchers.
FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ) is scheduled to report fiscal fourth-quarter results in late June, but what's more important for investors is the company's fiscal 2020 guidance, according to Morgan Stanley. ...
FedEx’s latest quarterly results were a disappointment to shareholders. It could happen again: Morgan Stanley sees a host of continuing challenges for the logistics company.
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"I believe we're set upon a course, especially here in Memphis, to create those right pipelines [of IT workers]."
Perhaps no other company defines this century's digitized economy better than Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). By simply mentioning AMZN stock, the U.S. has a game-changing institution that's the envy of the world. But with unprecedented dominance comes fierce criticism and opposition.Source: Shutterstock Especially in the current political environment, it's become routine to blast the e-commerce giant as disruptive and exploitative. Even President Trump -- a man who isn't exactly popular -- went on the offensive against AMZN stock.Admittedly, many of these accusations have a ring of truth to them. But what's also true is that the company has made genuine efforts to revitalize the broader economy. For instance, in its latest bid to bring one-day deliveries to Prime customers, Amazon is funding courier service entrepreneurs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere's the rub: they're asking AMZN employees to step up to the plate.Essentially, management wants some of their workers to quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. The idea here is that these business owners will grow a delivery fleet to serve only Amazon customers, streamlining a segment of a multi-billion dollar industry. Of course, with e-commerce representing a greater share of all retail sales, this is a viable operation. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites To further incentivize volunteers, AMZN is offering a very generous offer: $10,000 to help with start-up costs, in addition to three-months' pay. Not only will this move boost the Amazon stock price longer-term, it may finally ease PR pressure. AMZN Employees Have Opportunity of a LifetimeOne of the best investments you could have made was to invest in Amazon stock early on. One meme circulating shows how $1,000 at the IPO would be worth $1.2 million today. Failing that, the next best choice is to partner with the company as it attempts to utterly dominate retail.Given a choice, I'll take the entrepreneurship offer over free shares of AMZN stock. Why? As a non-dividend paying growth name, you can't do much with the equity. Shares will either move higher or lower. But with the delivery-service partnership, you have the ability to control their compensation.Best of all, you don't have to deal with office politics. Your success (or failure) is entirely dependent on you. I believe this is a pivotal reason why entrepreneurs are happier than employees. This happiness segues perfectly into my next point… Partnership Offer Is a Great Deal for Amazon StockAs a former employee of several large corporations, I've experienced private couriers like FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) from several angles. Generally speaking, the level of service varies by specific worker or business unit.I've encountered delivery drivers who made it clear that they hated their jobs. And over time, I've noticed less-personable service as a retail customer. Nowadays, the "track my shipment" option that many couriers offer is totally useless because the estimated arrival time window is too big.Most likely, that will change with a dedicated delivery network, eventually driving up the Amazon stock price. I say this because business owners, not employees, will handle the one-day delivery services. If a problem pops up, the managers of that particular route have every incentive to resolve it. If not, the entire business suffers. * 6 Trade War Stocks With a Lot of Risk Because personal pride and reputation is associated with each Prime shipment, I think you'll see better-than-expected performances. You can't say that about FedEx or UPS because each cog is tied to a bigger one. Therefore, on the delivery end, you don't find much motivation for operational excellence. This is an underappreciated tailwind for AMZN stock. AMZN Stock Can Finally Shed Its PR ControversiesAs I mentioned earlier, Amazon stock carries with it many controversies. Primarily, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has disrupted the retail sector so much that several malls have simply collapsed. In those failures, however, lie terrible human tragedies.In addition, high-profile politicians and social advocates have accused Amazon of being tone deaf. The uproar was so great that ultimately, AOC upended HQ2 in NYC. Plus, you have Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang calling out the company for not paying federal taxes.But with the delivery-partnership program, AMZN can finally attract positive attention. That's because this program is an immediate job creator. True, Amazon has automated thousands of jobs into oblivion. But this partnership opportunity rewards those with a visionary spirit. In turn, these folks can grow their businesses in their communities, sparking a hiring surge.It also does away with the notion that Amazon stock is merely a consumptive entity. This bold strategy levers an accretive effect on communities impacted by either automation or disruption. At the very least, the move forces a nuanced discussion of big business in the 21st century.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Retirement Stocks That Won't Wilt in a Bear Market * 5 Consumer Stocks Ready to Push Higher * 3 of the Best ETFs to Buy for a Play on Gold Stocks Compare Brokers The post 3 Reasons Why The New Delivery Service Program Will Lift Amazon Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Cannabis presents a huge opportunity for transportation and logistics firms willing to navigate the chaos of an emerging market, a leading cannabis economist told FreightWaves. "Because this is such a nascent industry, there really are no rules and regulations, or they are based on precedents of other industries," said Beau Whitney, a Portland-based senior economist with New Frontier Data, a cannabis intelligence firm. A former high- tech business analyst, he got into the industry five years ago, after a student in an economics class Whitney was teaching at the University of Phoenix asked him about the size of the cannabis market.
Amazon wants to be plenty of things, the most predictable of which is itsambition to control America's shipping backbone