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  • Elon Musk Calls Bill Gates Underwhelming After Billionaire Buys a Porsche
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Elon Musk Calls Bill Gates Underwhelming After Billionaire Buys a Porsche

    If he was expecting kind words in return from Elon Musk, he apparently shouldn't have spoken about challenges that still lie ahead -- or about his new Porsche. Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corp., spoke with a YouTube influencer last week about the challenges of reducing emissions to slow climate change. “And certainly Tesla, if you had to name one company that's helped drive that, it's them,” Gates told YouTuber Marques Brownlee.

  • Wall Street Has a New Big Bull on Tesla
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    Bloomberg

    Wall Street Has a New Big Bull on Tesla

    Piper raised its target to $928 from $729, making it the most bullish among forecasters tracked by Bloomberg. “It's easy to forget that TSLA sells batteries and solar power products; after all, the segment was only 6% of sales in 2019,” analysts Alexander Potter and Winnie Dong wrote in a Feb. 18 note. In order to gauge Tesla's chances of success in generating and storing solar power, the analysts recently installed a solar-based system to use for charging a Model X and the results have been “illuminating” so far, they wrote in the note.

  • Billionaire Ray Dalio Pulls the Trigger on 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks
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    TipRanks

    Billionaire Ray Dalio Pulls the Trigger on 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks

    On top of this, he pointed out, “Debunking 'too big to grow fears,' BLK delivered 7%-plus organic asset growth for the full year 2019, which is an acceleration from 2.1%-plus organic growth in 2018 and 4.3%-plus average growth rate over last five years. Importantly, strong net new money growth translated into 5% organic base fee growth in 2019, better than the 2% growth in 2018. Based on this report, Cyprys expects other analysts to make adjustments to their outlooks for 2020.

  • Chinese Companies Say They Can’t Afford to Pay Workers Now
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    Bloomberg

    Chinese Companies Say They Can’t Afford to Pay Workers Now

    With classes canceled at a coding-and-robotics school in Hangzhou, employees will lose 30% to 50% of their wages. The Lionsgate Entertainment World theme park in Zhuhai is closed, and workers have been told to use up their paid vacation time and get ready for unpaid leave.“A week of unpaid leave is very painful,” said Jason Lam, 32, who was furloughed from his job as a chef in a high-end restaurant in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood. Across China, companies are telling workers that there's no money for them -- or that they shouldn't have to pay full salaries to quarantined employees who don't come to work.

  • 10 Stocks' Profit Will Soar More Than Anyone Dreamed, Analysts Say
    Business
    Investor's Business Daily

    10 Stocks' Profit Will Soar More Than Anyone Dreamed, Analysts Say

    Analysts' forecast for S&P 500 profit for 2020 has declined all year, says FactSet. Digging further shows you just how much. Analysts Souring On S&P 500 Earnings Most S&P 500 companies are expected to make less than thought in 2020, not more.

  • The Wuhan Virus and Research-Focused Biotech Companies
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    GuruFocus.com

    The Wuhan Virus and Research-Focused Biotech Companies

    The problem with these companies is that their low or nonexistent revenues result in a weak investor perception as the qualitative benefits of their research cannot be measured tangibly. However, with the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the importance of investing in the research of such companies is suddenly a hot topic in the investor community, which is why many of these stocks have seen their prices rise. Warning!

  • InMode Reverses Lower
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    Investor's Business Daily Video

    InMode Reverses Lower

    InMode reported strong earnings, sales and guidance … but after surging at the open shares reversed lower. Has a 53.30 cup-with-handle buy point. Looked like an early entry at the open – but good idea to wait 5 minutes or even for topping first-hour high, especially with a volatile IPO like INMD.

  • 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks Top Investors Are Snapping Up Right Now
    Business
    TipRanks

    3 “Strong Buy” Stocks Top Investors Are Snapping Up Right Now

    See Centene stock analysis on TipRanks) Applied Materials (AMAT) Next up is a fellow large cap, though from an entirely different sector. Semi-conductor company Applied Materials makes integrated circuit chips for a wide range of electronics, including TVs, smartphones and flat panel display screens. The $61 billion heavyweight's robust start to 2020 is a direct continuation of 2019's stellar performance; last year's gains of 90% have been boosted by a further 9% year-to-date.

  • Virgin Galactic's stock soars, fueled by retail investors
    Business
    Reuters

    Virgin Galactic's stock soars, fueled by retail investors

    Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc shares surged 24% on Tuesday, extending a rally since early December to over 400% and evoking a warning from an analyst who likes the space tourism company but warns it has become overbought. Shares of the company backed by billionaire Richard Branson have taken off in popularity among individual investors in recent sessions, nearly displacing Tesla Inc , another favorite among non-professional investors. Virgin Galactic was the third most traded stock on Fidelity's online brokerage in recent sessions, with two thirds of clients buying shares, rather than selling.

  • Dow Jones Futures: AMD Ignores Apple-Led Retreat; Enphase, SolarEdge, Amedisys, 10X Genomics, Palomar Are Key Movers
    Business
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Futures: AMD Ignores Apple-Led Retreat; Enphase, SolarEdge, Amedisys, 10X Genomics, Palomar Are Key Movers

    Dow Jones futures rose modestly Tuesday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The stock market rally held up well Tuesday despite an Apple revenue warning on the coronavirus. Enphase Energy, Amedisys and 2019 IPO stocks 10X Genomics and Palomar Holdings reported earnings.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    Tesla Stock Is Still Skyrocketing. Critics Are Giving Up.

    Investors who thought (TSLA) stock's volatility would calm down after its epic stock price rise are, apparently, wrong. Tesla (ticker: TSLA) stock was up more than 7% in trading on Tuesday, to about $858.40 a share at the close, after three bearish Wall Street analysts increased their price targets. None, however, upgraded the stock.

  • Marijuana Stocks Are Tumbling — Are Any Good Buys Right Now?
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    Investor's Business Daily

    Marijuana Stocks Are Tumbling — Are Any Good Buys Right Now?

    Marijuana stocks received enormous hype after legal recreational sales took hold in Canada and sales became legal in some form or another across more than half of the U.S. Producers in Canada listed on the big U.S. exchanges, while their U.S. counterparts sought listings in Canada. Are any marijuana stocks on major U.S. exchanges a good buy now?

  • HSBC to slash 35,000 jobs as profit slumps
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    HSBC to slash 35,000 jobs as profit slumps

    Shares of HSBC are under pressure as the largest European bank by assets announces it will cut 35,000 jobs and take $7.3 billion in charges as part of its overhaul. Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith to discuss on The Ticker.

  • If you could buy only one stock for 5G and artificial intelligence exposure, this would be it
    Business
    MarketWatch

    If you could buy only one stock for 5G and artificial intelligence exposure, this would be it

    During the California gold rush, many miners went bankrupt. Most investors recognize that the gold rush is on in 5G and artificial intelligence. The picks and shovels for the present-day gold rushes are semiconductors.

  • Bloomberg's new plan to crack down on Wall Street includes a financial transaction tax
    Politics
    Yahoo Finance

    Bloomberg's new plan to crack down on Wall Street includes a financial transaction tax

    Bloomberg has been campaigning as a more moderate alternative to candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and has been courting business leaders and Wall Street executives — who will likely cringe at the idea of a financial transaction tax. But the more progressive wing of the party has championed even tougher regulations and taxes on Wall Street on the wealthiest Americans. Bloomberg's financial transaction tax would be phased in gradually, starting at 0.02% to “monitor and minimize unintended consequences.

  • Walmart expects to save $60 million annually on shopping bags
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    MarketWatch

    Walmart expects to save $60 million annually on shopping bags

    Walmart Inc. is saving big bucks on an unexpected part of the business: shopping bags. The world's largest company by revenue expects to save $60 million annually on plastic shopping bags, “just by changing our buying process and better utilizing our scale,” Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs said. The remarks were made after the retail giant announced its fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday.

  • Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management Buys 5 Stocks in the 4th Quarter
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    GuruFocus.com

    Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management Buys 5 Stocks in the 4th Quarter

    GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with BBBY. Click here to check it out. BBBY 30-Year Financial Data The intrinsic value of BBBY Peter Lynch Chart of BBBY As of quarter-end, Scion's $82 million equity portfolio contains nine stocks, with turnover of 48%.

  • Here’s the reason Americans are saving so much of their income
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    MarketWatch

    Here’s the reason Americans are saving so much of their income

    U.S. household wealth compared to income is near a record high. In the fourth quarter, savings as a percent of disposable income was 7.7%, more or less the post-crisis average. Some of the explanation can be boiled down to: Goldman's clients.

  • Roku, Inc. Just Released Its Yearly Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Estimates
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Roku, Inc. Just Released Its Yearly Results And Analysts Are Updating Their Estimates

    The yearly results for Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROKU) were released last week, making it a good time to revisit its performance. Following the result, analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there's been a strong change in the company's prospects, or if it's business as usual. Following the latest results, Roku's 15 analysts are now forecasting revenues of US$1.61b in 2020.

  • Business
    TheStreet.com

    Nvidia Is at All-Time Highs, Yet It's Still Too Cheap

    For now, the stock remains cheaply valued and worth considering. Here's why: Faultless Fourth-Quarter Results Nvidia's fourth-quarter results were everything shareholders could have a wished for and more. Revenue was up 41% year over year, which drove gross profit margin expansions of more than 9%, and its adjusted per-share earnings numbers were up 136% year over year to $1.89.

  • What ‘Rothifying’ 401(k)s Would Mean for Retirees
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    The Wall Street Journal

    What ‘Rothifying’ 401(k)s Would Mean for Retirees

    Research shows that switching 401(k)s to after-tax contributions would boost tax returns in the short term, but leave retirees worse off.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    Alibaba Is a ‘Category Killer.’ Never Mind the Coronavirus, Analyst Says.

    dropped some bad, if not entirely surprising, news when it reported quarterly earnings on Feb. 13 and said that the coronavirus outbreak was having a negative impact on its business. The virus, Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang said, was a “black swan event” that was having a negative impact on the company's employees and suppliers. CFO Maggie Wu said on a conference call, “While demand for goods and services is there, the means of production in the economy has been hampered by the delayed opening of offices, factories and schools after the Lunar New Year holiday.

  • Business
    GuruFocus.com

    SpaceX: Starlink IPO Should See Hope Trump Economics

    GuruFocus has detected 8 Warning Signs with IRDM. Click here to check it out. IRDM 30-Year Financial Data The intrinsic value of IRDM Peter Lynch Chart of IRDM An expensive endeavor Musk made Starlink the key pillar of his pitch to investors during SpaceX's most recent funding round, espousing his belief that it will be the profit engine that will drive the company's more ambitious, but less lucrative, pursuits.

  • Business
    TheStreet.com

    How Much Do Doctors Make?

    Doctors adhere to the Hippocratic Oath, which stems from Greek medical history, and calls for physicians to swear to uphold the highest ethical standards in the service of medicine. The numbers do vary for the average physician salary, depending on the source of the information. Data from ZipRecruiter notes the average annual pay for a "medical doctor" stands at $224,190 in 2018, with the highest salaries in the $397,000 range and on the lower end at $23,500.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    12 Stock Picks That Will Please Both Growth and Value Investors

    As U.S. stocks continue to set record highs led by the fastest-growing companies, growth stocks have trounced value in recent years. With the bull market over a decade old and valuations toward the high end of their historical range, many have called for a comeback in value investing. Growth stocks are most simply defined as those that are expected to increase their earnings or revenues at a faster rate than the rest of the market.