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With Only a Fraction of Amazon's Sales, Alibaba Earns Nearly the Same Profit
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) has often been called the, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) of China. The companies make for an easy comparison: both are known for their e-commerce activity, but also offer a myriad of services including cloud infrastructure, one of Amazon’s fastest-growing segments. While its sales still pale in comparison to America’s e-commerce giant, when it comes
3 Ways Amazon Could Transform Health Care
Capital Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was reported last week to be building out a health and wellness team within its Alexa division to better integrate the assistant in health care. Loup Ventures considers this program just the start of a broader, three-pronged invasion of the $3.3 trillion industry. “Companies across the entire healthcare industry are quickly discovering that AI will be
It’s All About the Multiples
Capital Markets
Earnings are strong, markets less so. As Russ explains, investors are paying attention to valuations and the economy. Despite unusually high expectations, companies are actually delivering on first quarter earnings. Roughly halfway through reporting season, 74% of companies reporting sales and 79% reporting earnings are beating expectations, both above the five-year average. Still, the market cannot get out of its
Fed Poised to Let Inflation Accelerate, a Little
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With little in the recent economic data to warrant a change in the U.S. outlook and bond markets that were largely aligned with the Federal Reserve’s 2018 rate hike projections, today’s statement from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) needed only to reaffirm the messages conveyed at the March meeting. We think this was achieved. The statement emphasized the symmetry
Apple's Stock Soars to Record High After Warren Buffett Ramps Up Investment
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Apple shares briefly hit an all-time on Friday after Warren Buffett told CNBC that Berkshire Hathaway had bought an additional 75 million shares in the first quarter. Apple's shares rose 3.8 percent, briefly hitting a record $183.65, topping its previous record of $183.50. With the 170 million shares it owned at the end of 2017, Berkshire Hathaway was already Apple's
The Future of Retail is 'SIMPL': What it Means and Why it Matters For Apple Investors
The competitive landscape in retail will continue changing and the ultimate victors will be those that excel in being "SIMPL," according to D.A. Davidson. The Analyst Analyst Tom White initiated coverage of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) with a Buy rating and 12-18 month price target of $220. The Thesis "SIMPL" refers to social networking, international expansion, mobile, payments and logistics,
Snap's Stock Sinks After Terrible Earnings Report - and the Worst May Be Yet to Come
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It turns out Snap Inc.'s comeback was very short-lived. After the beleaguered social media company's 4Q last year shocked Wall Street with its best quarterly earnings since its IPO - its sales surged 72 percent to $285.7 million, easily beating the $252.8 million average forecast of analysts - Snap came crashing back down the earth. Its Q1 earnings missed badly
Online Dating Stocks Plummet After Facebook Says it Will Have New Features to Create 'Real Long-Term Relationships'
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Amid criticism of fueling social dissolution, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is intent to facilitate relationships. Now, the platform that branded itself as a “friends” zone is ready to take the next step. What Happened CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday at the Facebook Developer Conference that the firm’s main platform would soon include dating features, allowing the company to take part
Cambridge Analytica is Shutting Down Following Facebook Data Scandal
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Controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign and is at the center of the data scandal that has roiled Facebook, is shutting down, the Wall Street Journal reports. Approximately 87 million Facebook users had their data mined without their permission. This data was allegedly shared to Cambridge by Aleksandr Kogan, a Cambridge University
Steve Ballmer Says He's Sold All His Shares in Twitter
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Although Twitter appears to finally be crawling back to respectability, count Steve Ballmer among those who won't be watching its stock price closely in hopes of a big payoff. The former Microsoft CEO, who just two years ago acquired a 4-percent stake in Twitter, told CNBC on Tuesday that he's now sold all his shares in the company, with his