|Bid||27.70 x 1000|
|Ask||27.79 x 1200|
|Day's Range||27.59 - 29.24|
|52 Week Range||16.71 - 80.30|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.05|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.33|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||28.90|
Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...
Rising SG&A costs are likely to weigh on Guess?'s (GES) Q2 performance. Nevertheless, sturdy European operations and e-commerce are expected to remain tailwinds.
iQIYI's (IQ) second-quarter 2019 results benefit from subscriber growth and strong content slate. However, decline in online advertising services revenues was a dampener.
The company formerly known as Weight Watchers is experiencing pushback against a behavior-change program designed to help kids and teens ages 8 to 17 reach a healthier weight. Rebranded as WW (NASDAQ: WW) in late 2018 to focus on wellness, the company last week released “Kurbo,” a program based on Stanford University's Pediatric Weight Control Program. Kurbo uses a free mobile app and virtual coaching to encourage children and teenagers to make lifestyle changes that include sustainable healthy eating, physical activity and mindfulness habits.
WW Kurbo backlash is spreading as users online call out Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WW)for releasing a diet app for kids.Source: FOOTAGE VECTOR PHOTO / Shutterstock.com The idea of a diet app for kids is already behind some of the controversy surrounding the WW Kurbo backlash. It seems just how young of kids it targets is rubbing plenty of people the wrong way.Here's how Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) users are contributing to the WW Kurbo backlash.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * "Thoughts on Kurbo, Weight Watchers' new app for kids: 1. Dieting while still growing is dangerous 2. Dieting is single biggest predictor of eating disorders 3. 95% of diets fail. What more needs to be said about this other than it is a terrible idea?" * "I chose to sign up for Weight Watchers and it turned into a fifteen year battle with my body and severely fucked up my relationship with food. But I was an adult. That was my choice. But with Kurbo, WW is targeting kids kids as young as 8." * "This new app kurbo by WW is disgusting! And it is out right dangerous! Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses and teaching young people these messages is WRONG!" * "There is a special place in hell for adults who tell KIDS to go on diets. I am OUTRAGED over @weightwatchers's new weight loss app FOR CHILDREN. As a survivor of severe anorexia - THIS IS GROSSLY NEGLIGENT." * I was five years old the first time someone made a shaming comment about my body. I spent two decades of my life hating myself, and hundreds of hours in therapy learning not to. Hey @ww_us -- kids need LoveNotDiets. You need to pull Kurbo. This app WILL cause harm." * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On You can check out more of the WW Kurbo backlash by following this link. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.The post WW Kurbo Backlash: Diet App for Kids Stirs Up Controversy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the 2018 acquisition of mobile health company Kurbo, WW (WW) – Weight Watchers Reimagined – today released Kurbo by WW, a scientifically-proven behavior change program designed to help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight, derived from Stanford University's Pediatric Weight Control Program. Through a mobile app and virtual coaching, the program builds on Kurbo's evidence-based mobile platform to help children and teenagers, with support from their families, make lifestyle changes while receiving guidance around sustainable healthy eating, physical activity and mindfulness habits.
Rent-A-Center's (RCII) Q2 results mark the fifth successive quarter of positive earnings surprise. Also, management raises view for fiscal 2019.
Weight Watchers shares soared after the company raised its guidance and was upgraded at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Blue Apron is shifting strategies to focus on demographics and partnerships that target its best customers.
The macro world is in focus on Wednesday, as volatility continues to run freely through various asset classes. The problem? Too many people think they're overnight experts, even though many struggled to trade the stock market today.Pre-market trading showed that investors were continuing to breathe a sigh of relief, with equities slightly higher. Before they knew it though, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) and PowerShares QQQ ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ) were down. Both slogged to a 1.5% decline in early trading before closing higher on the day.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Recession Signs Flaring UpInvestors were hoping that the inverting yield curve was a mechanism of the Fed. In short, that by raising short-term rates while demand for long-term bonds from global investors remained high, the spread was shrinking. That was threatening to invert the yield curve, a long-time warning signal that a recession may be around the corner in the next 12 months.The consumer is doing well -- as we heard from JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), Visa (NYSE:V) and other companies -- but investment spending was at its lowest point in years according to the latest GDP report.When the Fed cut rates last week, the hope was that the pressure on the spread would loosen. However, the 3-month/10-year Treasury spread just hit a new low, while the 2-year/10-year spread is near its cycle lows. That's renewed worries of a recession -- and hammered bank stocks. * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip Coupled with increased volatility and an intensifying trade war situation, investors have been fleeing into bonds. More than that though, they've been gobbling up gold too, a common safe-haven asset. The SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) is up more than 6% in the past few days and 16.6% in 2019. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) has ripped almost 10% in just a few days too. Although, that trade looks likely to unwind soon.The long-term implications are still unclear. In the short term however, this morning's action felt more like confusion than panic. That came as other countries were also lowering rates. Other ConsiderationsLower rates are supposed to be good for assets like equities. Financing is cheaper and that benefits both businesses and consumers. While current price action has many investors in a risk-off mood, it's worth pointing out that the Fed and other central banks are likely to remain in a period of falling interest rates.Lower rates will allow companies with a lot of debt -- companies like AT&T (NYSE:T), CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and others -- to refinance at lower rates. It will let REITs do the same thing, as well as gobble up more properties with favorable borrowing terms. Disney vs. NetflixDisney (NYSE:DIS) reported its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Wednesday evening, and boy were they a doozy. Earnings of $1.35 per share came up well short of estimates for $1.74. Revenue of $20.24 billion missed estimates by more than $1 billion, despite growing ~33% on the year.The miss was mostly attributed to its Fox acquisition, but spending is a worry too. That's on account of increasing costs for its streaming platforms. The company announced that it will be bundling Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu (with commercials) for $12.99. Disney Plus will be available separately at $6.99 per month for those interested, with both options launching on November 12th.The $12.99 price tag is in-line with the standard option from Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), which offers Basic, Standard and Premium choices.Who will win? I wouldn't say there will only be one winner. NFLX has established itself as a top candidate in the streaming entertainment world. However, the company still generates negative free cash flow and is increasingly finding itself on the hook to produce more and more of its own content.That's as companies like Disney take back its own content, just like NBC and AT&T will do for Netflix's top two shows starting in 2020, with The Office and Friends, respectively.While Disney is paying the price now, it's still profitable and cash flow positive. It's also got a vault of content for its streaming platforms. Many believe that while it endures short-term pain, it should reap long-term gains. That said, shares fell almost 5% on the day.And for any wonder about the long-term trend of streaming check out the absolute monster of quarter Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) just printed after the close. Movers in the Stock Market TodayCVS Health finished near its highs -- up more than 7% -- after an impressive earnings report, although nothing looks as good as Weight Watchers (NASDAQ:WW). Shares surged more than 42% on the day after impressive earnings results. Here's how to trade both names now. * 5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday: TLT, WW, CVS, NVTA, MU Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) didn't finish at the highs, but a 24% gain is still impressive. The company beat on earnings and revenue expectations, while raising full-year guidance as well.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long ROKU, DIS and T. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip * The 5 Highest-Rated Dow Stocks Right Now * 4 Cybersecurity Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains The post Stock Market Today: Recession Worries; Disney vs. Netflix appeared first on InvestorPlace.
When volatility picks up, the moves get wild on both ends of the spectrum. In pre-market trading, the markets were set for another nice open, but traders suddenly found U.S. indices down about 1.5% going into the open. By the afternoon, equities were green. Let's look at some top stock trades in that mix. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: BondsAs you can see in the image above, there has been a flight to U.S. bonds, thus jolting the iShares 20+ Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) higher by almost 10% in just a few trading sessions. Heck, just look at the volume from the last few days. It's impressive, but looking exhausted.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 3 Steps Every Investor Should Take Before the Next Stock Market Crash Now look at the weekly chart below, looking at the last four years.Notice the orange line up at the top of the chart. This is the RSI, which measures the overbought and oversold condition of a particular security. The TLT has only been this overbought two other times in the past four years. Each other time it's led to a substantial correction.Talk to any semi-seasoned trader though and they'll be quick to point out that the RSI alone is not reason enough to take a trade. But when sentiment is at an extreme and shares begin to act irrational, a temporary high/low may not be far off.Notice how seemingly everyone's become a currency and yield-curve expert over the past week? That's not a coincidence. This week, TLT blew out of its channel, but looks like it could be topping.Look for a check-back down one of three areas: prior channel resistance near $137, the 10-week moving average now at $133 and climbing or range resistance at $133 (black line). Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: MicronMicron (NASDAQ:MU) took a tumble on Wednesday but was at least able to rally off the lows. Between the 20-day and 50-day moving averages now, let's see what's next before jumping in on MU.A further correction could send shares to $39, where it has the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. It also found this level as support in July.On a rally, see if it can reclaim the 20-day moving average. More importantly though, see how it handles the $44 to $45 area, a major zone of resistance in 2019. Over it puts the July highs back on the table. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: Weight WatchersWeight Watchers (NASDAQ:WW) erupted on Wednesday, climbing some 40% after the company reported earnings. Sheesh!Anyway, longs need to be careful. As if buying a 40% move isn't dangerous enough, WW is running right into its 200-day moving average. It's also hitting short-term channel resistance, although it's possible it breaks out.Over the 200-day sets up a potential rally for more gains, though. If it does, look for a move up to the $34.30 to $35 area. Although not pictured on the daily chart above, that's where WW will run into the 50-week and 200-week moving averages.If the 200-day acts as resistance, see how $25 holds as support on a potential pullback. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: CVS HealthLike it or not, CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) continues to slowly but surely improve. The stock is erupting more than 7% on strong earnings. Should shares finish strong on the day, it will be a perfect red-to-green candidate.For swing traders and investors, the stock continues to buoy nicely along channel support, making a perfect test just yesterday. Now up over $57, I want to see CVS hold above this zone. However, below $56 and the 20-day moving average may put channel support back in play.Should shares continue higher, look for a test of $60. That's where CVS will find channel resistance and the 200-day moving average. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: InvitaeInvitae (NASDAQ:NVTA) reported a really great quarter and rose nearly 20% in after-hours and pre-market trading. Those gains did not translate to the regular session though. The stock was up more than 13% at one point, but those gains have been axed in half toward the close. * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip If NVTA can hold up over $25, I'd consider it a positive development. Over Wednesday's high could easily send it to $30 if the broader market is cooperating. Below the 20-day and uptrend support, and NVTA may be headed to the 50-day currently at $22.33.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long NVTA. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip * The 5 Highest-Rated Dow Stocks Right Now * 4 Cybersecurity Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday: TLT, WW, CVS, NVTA, MU appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The health-and-wellness company was soaring Wednesday afternoon, following upbeat second-quarter earnings and a double upgrade from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Weight Watchers is under fire after unveiling a new app called Kurbo that is geared specifically towards children. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Anjalee Khemlani and Brian Cheung discuss.