Rank #1: Samsung (Smartly) Postpones Release of Galaxy Fold
If you were looking forward to Samsung’s event on Wednesday unveiling its new Galaxy smartphone with a foldable display, bad news. Samsung postponed the event after early reviews of the device were much worse than expected. Seth Jayson analyzes the potential ripple effects and shares why Samsung made the right move. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to discuss buying stocks with high valuations and Seth shares why he’s watching consumer goods stocks this earnings season.
Rank #2: Prescription for Success?
Shares of Johnson & Johnson rise on strong earnings and strong growth in prescription drug sales. AT&T unloads its stake in Hulu. And Walmart announces a fashionable partnership with Kidbox. Analysts Emily Flippen and Jason Moser discuss those stories and share some fashion hits and misses. Check out Hello Monday from LinkedIn. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
Rank #3: Domino's Pizza and Canadian Cannabis
Domino’s has delivered huge returns for investors over the past 5 and 10 years. On Thursday, shares of the pizza giant slipped on concerns over slowing growth. Analysts David Kretzmann and Jason Moser discuss the future of Domino’s, and weigh in on earnings news from American Express and eBay. Plus, we take stock in a community bank in Georgia and a cannabis company in Canada. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool .
Rank #4: Apparel Retail Is Nuts
Stitch Fix falls 30% on weak 2nd-quarter guidance, while Ascena Retail Group pops 25% on better-than-expected comps. What in the world is going on??? Emily Flippen analyzes the apparel retail landscape and shares why she’s not treating Stitch Fix’s drop as a buying opportunity. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag to answer two important questions: What’s the rule-of-thumb when your stock gets bought out? How come ducks don’t get frostbite?
Rank #5: Toll Brothers, Tesla, and the Bull Case for Unhealthy Foods
Luxury home builder Toll Brothers surprised some investors with a strong 3rd-quarter report and increased guidance. Investor-At-Large Tim Hanson digs into the home-buying (and rental) trends that indicate Toll Brothers’ boom may have staying power. Plus, we discuss a survey of Tesla’s suppliers as well as the stock idea Tim picked up on a recent family vacation to western Canada. Thanks to Away for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to awaytravel.com/fool and use the promo code “fool” to get $20 off a s
Rank #6: 1500th episode? “We’re just getting started.”
It’s our 1500th episode! Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger analyze the market’s volatility and look for opportunities among falling stock prices. Sears falls 35% as it prepares for bankruptcy. Starbucks gets a new investor. Snap hits a new low as a leaked memo from the CEO makes headlines. Plus, we take a quick look back at where the market was when we started doing MarketFoolery in January 2011.
Rank #7: The Curious Case of Richard Liu
Over the weekend Richard Liu, the billionaire CEO of JD.com, was arrested in Minneapolis and later released. As shares of JD.com hit an 18-month low Matt Argersinger analyzes what we know so far and shares how big a factor Liu is in the bull case for the company. Plus we discuss Amazon hitting the $1 trillion market cap mark, Nike shares falling in the wake of its latest ad campaign, and Dunkin’ Donuts pouring salt in the wounds of football fans in Massachusetts.
Rank #8: “CEO of the Year” Race is Over
Tesla’s 2nd-quarter loss was its biggest ever, so of course shares are up 10% today. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross analyze the electric automaker’s results and near-term future. Plus, we discuss the latest from FitBit and Square, say goodbye to Brookstone, and wonder if Jack Dorsey should be handed the “CEO of the Year” trophy right now.
Rank #9: Funding Secured!
Elon Musk tweets about taking Tesla private. What happens now? David Kretzmann and Aaron Bush analyze potential outcomes for Tesla and its shareholders. Plus, we discuss the latest results from Match Group, Camping World and Papa John’s. Thanks Handy. To get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan, visit Handy.com/fool and use promo code “fool”.
Rank #10: China's Change of Tune?
The market gets a boost from a Wall Street Journal report that China is working to increase access for overseas companies. Tencent Music rises in its Wall Street debut. And Dave & Buster’s declines on earnings. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss these stories and talk about Verizon’s broken Oath. Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
Rank #11: Han Solo vs. Indiana Jones
We’re back with another non-investing episode! Strap in as MFAM Funds’ Bill Barker and Chris Hill are joined by longtime Fool (and good friend) Bill Mann to talk about James Bond’s early training and the smallest hill we’re willing to die on. Plus, we also discuss Bill Mann’s comedy influences, Barker’s death threat, Hill’s origin story movie pitches, and who would win a fight between Han Solo and Indiana Jones. Producer Dan Boyd weighs in on various topics and kicks off our 4th annual drive to share awesome holiday music with some help from Dropkick Murphys.
Rank #12: “Microsoft LOVES developers.”
Microsoft buys Github for $7.5 billion in stock. David Kretzmann analyzes the deal as we wonder why Microsoft didn’t pay in cash. We dip into the Fool Mailbag to consider the relative merits of Garmin, both as a business and a stock. Plus, we shares some highlights from FoolFest 2018. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to https://www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 credit toward your first job post.
Rank #13: Will Twitter Fly Higher?
Will Twitter continue its hot streak? What’s the biggest threat to Amazon? Will privacy concerns catch up with Facebook? And what does insider-selling mean for investors? On today’s episode, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman tackle these questions. Thanks to Blooom for supporting MarketFoolery. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool .
Rank #14: Netflix, HBO Bring Home The Gold
Netflix & HBO dominated last night’s Emmy Awards. Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss the payoff for spending billions on original content. Plus, we analyze the latest results from FedEx, General Mills, and AutoZone, and share a few TV recommendations.
Rank #15: Trash, Turnarounds, and Tiger
Waste Management buys Advanced Disposal Services for $3 billion in cash. Analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross talk about the big deal with trash and evaluate the prospects of Waste Management’s market-beating stock. Plus, we discuss Best Buy’s new CEO and take stock in Tiger Woods’ big win at the Masters. Check out Hello Monday from LinkedIn https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday/id1121084031?mt=2
Rank #16: Sex, Coke, and Video Streaming
Coca-Cola shares have their worst day in over a decade. Apple gets ready to launch a video streaming service. Jim Mueller analyzes those stories and answers the timeless question, “How many stocks should someone have in their portfolio?” Plus we discuss a survey about Americans’ attitudes towards Netflix, including how many would choose Netflix over sex.
Rank #17: Barnes & Noble For Sale
The bookseller’s for sale, but with the price 20% higher today than it was yesterday who’s going to buy? Seth Jayson analyzes Barnes & Noble’s quandary, and the latest results from Constellation Brands. Seth shares why companies facing tariffs (e.g., Titan International) are on his radar this upcoming earnings season, and we share the news of our upcoming listener meetup in Denver! Thanks to Slack for supporting The Motley Fool. Slack: Where work happens. Go to Slack.com to learn more.
Rank #18: Activision's Battle Royale with Fortnite
Shares of Activision Blizzard jump on positive reviews for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Will the new Call of Duty, with its Battle Royale mode, kill Fortnite? Motley Fool analyst Aaron Bush tackles that question, weighs in on Alibaba’s big deal in Russia, and talks Netflix vs. HBO. Thanks to Casper for supporting The Motley Fool. Save $50 on a mattress at http://www.casper.com/fool (use the promo code “Fool”)
Rank #19: Time to Buy Chinese Tech Stocks?
Should Square buy eBay? Is there a downside to diversification? And what the heck is going on with Chinese tech giants like Alibaba and Baidu? Matt Argersinger analyzes those questions as we dip into the Fool Mailbag. Thanks to Molekule for supporting our podcast. Get $75 off your 1st order at http://www.molekule.com and use the promo code “fool”.
Rank #20: Why We’re Watching Margins This Earnings Season
Facebook has unveiled a new device for the home called Portal. Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker analyzes Facebook’s entry into the home assistant space. “Venom” had a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office. Plus, Bill shares why he’s watching margins this earnings season. (Tangents include the New York Yankees, Halloween candy, and the prospects for another “Apropos Of Nothing” episode.