|Bid||143.25 x 800|
|Ask||146.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||144.51 - 148.68|
|52 Week Range||76.60 - 173.72|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.81|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 5, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||159.09|
Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, Emily McCormick, and Scott Gamm discuss Wayfair employees's protest agains the company's business involvement with border camps.
Online furniture retailer Wayfair Inc (NYSE: W) is getting heat from its employees who don't like the company's agreement with a government contractor to supply beds for migrants held at detention facilities near the U.S.-Mexico border. Employees under the Twitter handle @wayfairwalkout have asked fellow employees to join them at a June 26 afternoon walkout near the company's headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. FreightWaves has been unable to verify whether @wayfairwalkout is owned by a Wayfair employee, but a crowd gathered in Boston's Back Bay near Wayfair's corporate offices at the appointed walkout time.
Wayfair employees generated widespread support for its protest against the furniture e-commerce retailer’s business dealings with the government and its contractors to furnish migrant detention centers.
Several hundred people, including employees of Wayfair Inc, rallied in Boston on Wednesday to protest the online retailer's sale of furniture for a Texas detention facility housing migrant children. It was the latest outpouring of anger over Republican U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. The protest drew the support of high-profile Democrats including U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a presidential candidate.
Wayfair employees left their desks at the Fortune 500 company’s headquarters on Wednesday afternoon and gathered in Copley Square to protest Wayfair selling furniture to the operators of the migrant detention camps along the U.S. southern border.
This doesn't look good. More than 500 workers have petitioned Wayfair to cut ties to a charity that bought its beds for migrant families held in Texas.
Some employees of the online furniture and home-furnishings retailer are planning to protest sales to outfit a migrant detention camp and to make Wayfair create a code of ethics for B2B sales.
Hundreds of employees of Wayfair Inc are expected to walk off the job on Wednesday in protest of what they said was the retailer's sale of more than $200,000 in bedroom furniture for a Texas detention facility for migrant children. The protest, in the online furniture retailer's home city of Boston, marks the latest outpouring of anger over Republican U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on illegal and legal immigration. It has drawn the support of high-profile Democrats including U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Massachusetts U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
A Twitter account under the handle @wayfairwalkout, created this month with a following of more than 13,000 including high-profile Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called for the work stop on Wednesday. Wayfair, headquartered in Boston, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The @wayfairwalkout account referred Reuters to the company and Reuters was not able to confirm it was created by Wayfair employees.
Employees at Boston-based Internet retailer Wayfair are preparing to demonstrate in Copley Square on Wednesday following the company’s alleged refusal to cease doing business with contractors furnishing border camps.
I read a funny article about Slack's (NYSE:WORK) direct listing recently that ridiculed the IPOs of both Uber (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT). I won't get into the details. Suffice to say, the writer wasn't pulling any punches when it came to Uber stock.Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe author, Bryan Menegus, wrote an entire article in May about just how bad Uber stock is. Entitled Congratulations to Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History, Menegus laid out some of the reasons why he thinks Uber stock is a hopeless cause, including the fact analysts believe the ride-hailing app company might not become profitable until 2024. * 3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy Today "In terms of percentage losses, Uber's dip doesn't even scratch the surface of the worst IPOs. But the staggering valuation of the company makes it, in raw scale, 'among the top 10 IPOs ever' including companies outside the U.S.," University of Florida professor Jay Ritter told Gizmodo in a phone interview. "That single digit decline resulted in an estimated $617 million paper losses."You're speaking to the choir, Bryan. On May 9, I wrote a piece for InvestorPlace that recommended investors NOT buy Uber on its first day of trading following Uber IPO because it was likely to open significantly higher than its IPO price of $45. In my defense, I was basing my observation on a potential valuation of between $80-90 billion. Uber's IPO valuation came in at $76.5 billion, well below what analysts were expecting, and significantly lower than the high-end, pre-IPO valuation of $120 billion. Missing a target by as much as 36% is a cause for concern and a big reason why investors put the brakes on. What Does This Have to Do With Wayfair?It never ceases to amaze me how many investors will invest in companies that lose money. Call a company a "disruptor" and all logic goes out the window. Who cares how much money it loses?CNBC named Uber to its 2018 "Disruptor 50" list, ranking it second behind only SpaceX, Elon Musk's space business. While the CNBC piece talked about the great things happening at Uber, it finished by gushing over the amount of money ($21 billion) the company had been able to raise to that point in its history. But a company is not a disruptor because it's able to raise $21 billion in venture capital funding; that only makes it well-connected and good at raising capital. That's the extent of it. For companies to be successful disruptors, shouldn't they have to prove they can make money? I'm not a techie, but if someone gave me $21 billion, I'm confident I could come up with something extraordinary that disrupts the world. Which brings me to Wayfair (NYSE:W) and its similarity to Uber. Wayfair is a company that can do no wrong, despite the fact it has lost $1.1 billion over the past five years selling furniture and household goods online. For every dollar of sales over this period, Wayfair's operating loss came in at 6 cents. In 2018, it generated $6.8 billion of sales. Yet its operating loss was $473 million or 7 cents per dollar of revenue, slightly worse than its five-year average. Furniture Today editor-in-chief Bill McLoughlin discussed disruptors in a May 2017 article. "The most seismic impact of disruptors, whether they've been successful or failed, is that every shopping experience has to be as elegant as Joybird, as extensive as Wayfair," said Blueport Commerce CEO Carl Prindle. "The seismic disruption model is Uber and Pinterest and sites like those. Furniture retailers are expected to be as good as all of those."McLoughlin goes on to discuss how Wayfair uses technology and logistics to deliver a first-rate experience for customers, including a top-notch home delivery operation. That's great in theory, but companies still have to make money or their disruption will end up in the dust bin of history. The Bottom Line on Uber StockLike Wayfair, if you're high on Uber, I'm sure you can find analyst commentary and Uber news to convince yourself that this so-called disruptor will make money some day. And perhaps it will.However, Wayfair's been on its current path since 2011, and it's yet to come anywhere close to making a profit. In the first quarter of 2019 it lost $193.6 million on$1.9 billion in sales. So the idea that Uber, which loses a lot more than Wayfair, is one or two quarters away from striking it rich is pure folly. I wouldn't own Uber stock or Wayfair regardless of the disruptive nature of their business models because, in my opinion, they don't have clear pathways to profit.This long into a bull market, betting on money losers is a recipe for disaster. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 5 Boring Stocks to Buy This Summer * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy With Little Debt and Lots of Profits Compare Brokers The post Uber Stock Reminds Me of Wayfair Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Biotech companies once again dominate the BBJ’s annual list of fastest-growing public companies in Massachusetts. Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc., headquartered in Boston, ranks first on the list this year with revenue growth between 2016 and 2018 of 58,924 percent.
Tech salaries are steadily rising everywhere in the U.S., but the biggest jump over the past year took place in Boston. According to a new report by California-based Hired, the average compensation for Boston tech workers increased from $117,000 in 2017 to $127,000 in 2018, or 9 percent year over year.
In an interview with Cheddar TV, IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone lays out the bull case for online pet supply heavyweight Chewy, which begins trading Friday after pricing at $22 a share Thursday night. The company and Amazon have roughly equal market share but Chewy is likely to take the lead thanks to its emphasis on customer service that's […]
Thomas said the option to use Progressive Leasing is presented alongside two other subprime creditors and a lease-to-own competitor, Zibby. The choices are separate from the Wayfair credit card offering, “which seems to be the primary credit offering,” he wrote.
Recent check reveal that Progressive Leasing was added as a financing alternative on Wayfair’s site in April, Thomas said in a Sunday note. Thomas projects the partnership will be accretive at the lower end of this range initially and could grow to the high end or even exceed the estimate in the next three to four years, if Wayfair ramps like other furniture retailers.
We at Insider Monkey have gone over 738 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of March 31st. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) based on that data. […]
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in April 2019\. It has been updated and republished.]If you're looking for consistent market success, the best thing you can do is to expand your time horizon. Chasing flavors of the week could profit you in the immediate frame, but too often, an unexpected event can derail your position. However, by picking ideas from the best long-term stocks, you improve your odds significantly.Primarily, a financially sound company's trading dynamics will replicate the law of averages. Nearer-term pressures and unfavorable news events can negatively impact the organization, but in the longer run, the fundamentals take over. In other words, time evens out the volatility. That's not the case for swing trades, where outliers can have a disproportionate effect.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsMoreover, genuine long-term stocks to buy usually have bullish arguments that extend beyond technical factors. A proven track record is a typically common attribute, as are other tailwinds, such as strong financial performances, or a robust, underlying industry.To better maximize these "patient" investments, investors should focus not just on corporate-growth prospects, but sector growth as well. In many cases, a rising tide lifts all boats, irrespective of individual performance. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows To that end, I present my top seven stocks to buy for the long haul: Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Wayfair (W)Some trends are significant but difficult to quantify. Others are patently obvious. A prime example is shifting consumer behavior toward e-commerce outlets. Put simply, online sales represent an increasing share of total retail sales. This undeniable fact has always led me to recommend a longer-term position in Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).I'm not backing away from that opinion. Amazon attracts all customers, but notably those in the middle-income bracket. It's also pushing into extremely lucrative markets like smart speakers. Its role in the economies of tomorrow is assured. But I don't want to keep talking about the same company again . That's why I'm putting Wayfair (NYSE:W) front and center on my long-term stocks to buy list.Wayfair is an online retailer specializing in home goods such as furniture and decorative products. And business has been good, with W generating nearly 45% direct-retail sales growth last year.The tremendous momentum has sparked a rapid rise in W stock. Since June 1, 2017, Wayfair stock has roughly doubled.The problem? Its net income is negative. Coincidentally, that's always been Amazon's issue until a few years ago. So long as shareholders continue to see top-line growth, they appear willing to overlook the bottom line.Over time, Wayfair could end up becoming a smaller version of Amazon, which isn't a bad gig. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: FedEx (FDX)Being as diplomatic as possible, the Trump administration has been a mixed blessing for the economy. On one hand, Trump has reinvigorated domestic industries, with calls about putting American interests first. But on the other hand, he hasn't produced a great image abroad in the non-Russian part of the world.A sharp consequence of Trump's foreign policy is the ongoing tariff wars with China. With the Asian economic giant being an exporting power, international couriers like FedEx (NYSE:FDX) felt the heat. As an example, FedEx delivered great results for its fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings report. Unfortunately, investors panicked on FDX stock due to shipment-slowdown fears.That's a shame because I strongly view FedEx as one of the best long-term stocks to buy. Outside of the tariff issue, the courier, along with rival United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), benefits from the aforementioned e-commerce trend. Consumers are no longer shopping in brick-and-mortar stores in the same volume like prior generations. The positive tailwind for both couriers is readily apparent. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows Critics may counter that Amazon is experimenting on their own delivery service. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the impact is likely overstated. The economies of scale involved in trying to take down a FedEx or UPS is enormous. Besides, the e-commerce sector will balloon to a size big enough for all current competitors. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Welltower (WELL)You hardly think about this when you're younger. But as the earth continues to revolve around the sun, you get closer to the inevitability of old age. After enough complete revolutions, you're at a point where you may no longer physically take care of yourself.Handling the challenges in senior-living solutions is Welltower (NYSE:WELL). Welltower is a real-estate investment trust that focuses largely on senior-housing and assisted-living facilities. The company also specializes in memory-care communities, post-acute care facilities and medical-office properties.The need for Welltower's primary business is obvious. Currently, Baby Boomers represent the largest living generation in the U.S. A significant number of this demographic are already retirement age, and soon, the majority will enter their golden years. That substantially boosts prospects for WELL stock, especially if you have a long-term strategy.Moreover, I believe Welltower's structure as a REIT is an advantage in this sector. Direct plays like Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) appear enticing at first. However, look deeper at the financials, and you'll likely discover a flawed opportunity. Welltower better absorbs sector risk by spreading it across multiple properties. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Rosetta Stone (RST)I dare say that most Americans take for granted that English is the uncontested international language. Everything that we consume has an English translation. Whenever we go to a foreign country, we can expect at least someone to speak some English.We really don't think twice about this dynamic because of historical imperialism. Western values and culture are exported everywhere thanks to ubiquitous brands like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and McDonald's (NYSE:MCD). But how long is this dynamic going to last? Even in our own nation, we're experiencing profound demographic shifts.Internationally, these changes are even more dramatic. Already, Chinese is the most spoken language in the world. Considering that China's population is roughly 1.4 billion, this fact will become further solidified.Here's the bottom line: Whether English remains the international standard, America cannot survive as a monoglot nation. That's where Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) comes in. As makers of language-education software, RST provides a critical solution to a growing need.RST has proven its worth in the markets, having jumped 50% so far in 2019. Still, it will require some patience moving forward. The company has had some poor sales and earnings performances in the era of Google Translate. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows However, learning languages isn't about merely translating words, but the meaning behind the words. Foreign language is a vital art that computers can't yet properly duplicate. If Rosetta Stone can sell that message, RST has the chance to consistently surprise. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Carvana (CVNA)The previous time I covered online car dealer Carvana (NYSE:CVNA) was as part of a gallery featuring up-and-coming publicly traded organizations. I also mentioned that I was in the market for a new ride. I'm still searching, which has led me to some additional thoughts about CVNA stock.First, car buying is a real pain in the behind. I spend endless hours looking for the right vehicle. If I find a few that meet my interests, I then have to physically go to the dealership. I haven't gotten around to this step because a) I'm lazy and b) I know I'm in for bitter negotiations.That, of course, is just my personal feelings on the matter … but I'm not the only one who feels this way. According to Time.com contributor Ian Salisbury:"It's long been a rite of passage -- if one that's universally bemoaned -- sitting at a car dealer's cluttered desk, dickering over the price of a new vehicle.But millennials -- used to purchasing everything from music to groceries to hotel stays online -- are starting to change that as a number of major care markers strike deals to sell cars at fixed list prices, according to a report in the Washington Post."This year, more millennials will be in America than members of any other generation. If millennials buy cars, they will increasingly choose the online route. Sorry, shady used-car dealers, but CVNA is about to eat your lunch. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: 51job (JOBS)Rooster's Lindsey Kline reported that millennials are giving corporate America the bird. But why do Kline and her fellow millenials feel so strongly about corporate employment? In her words, she prefers companies cut the BS, and instead provide "office kegs, pool tables, and air hockey." If today's employers can't get with the program, young workers will simply leave.Kline justifies this prideful attitude in that "Millennials are the most educated generation in history. We grew up in the midst of a digital era, and consequently, we're the only generation that doesn't have to adapt to new technologies."Some of you might find this thinking process arrogant, and I would agree. However, don't fight the tape: This is how the working environment operates today. And this points to the reason why I'm long-term bullish on ShiftPixy (NASDAQ:PIXY), especially if the price is right. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows However, this trend isn't exclusively an American one, which is why I'm putting 51job (NASDAQ:JOBS) on my long-term stocks to buy list. 51job is a next-generation employment recruiter and human-resources solutions provider for the young and tech-savvy. Better yet, it's a Chinese company that levers the advantages of a labor force that is over twice the size of the total U.S. population! That's a figure you simply can't ignore. Long-Term Stocks to Buy: Albemarle (ALB)A few years ago, Goldman Sachs boldly stated that lithium is the new gasoline. Most insiders, though, would probably say that the vaunted financial firm is merely profiting from the obvious. Companies like Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have long proven that lithium is indeed the next-gen fuel source.But try telling that to the markets. Tesla stock is down nearly 36% over the past year, and the lone lithium-based exchange-traded fund, Global X Lithium ETF (NYSEARCA:LIT), is down sharply this past year. Fortunately, so too is domestic-lithium specialist Albemarle (NYSE:ALB).So what's causing this prolonged downfall? While lithium demand is higher, so too is supply. Indeed, as the lithium price soared, more producers wanted in on the action. As a result, Argentina, Australia and Chile have ramped up production to the point where supply greatly exceeds demand. From Economics 101, you know where that situation leads.But like any commodity, the ebb-and-flow is difficult to predict. Sure, oversupply exists today. Tomorrow, that situation can change on a dime. Given that the broader technology industry points toward increased lithium usage, not less, my money is on ALB rising. Consider this lull in Albemarle shares as a discounted opportunity on one of the best long-term stocks to buy.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) * 7 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks to Buy at Least Yielding 3% * 7 Stocks to Buy That Don't Care About Tariffs * 5 Healthcare Stocks to Pick Up From the Wreckage Compare Brokers The post The 7 Best Long-Term Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Niraj Shah became the CEO of Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W) in 1970. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with...