The Doctor is In at Best Buy!

Best Buy (BBY) wants to be Seniors BFF in health care! Expanding into home healthcare technology, remote monitors and predictive wearables, Best Buy plans to help Seniors age at home by “Building the New Blue: Chapter Two.” Healthcare by Acquisition Best Buy historically known for growth without acquisition, started the healthcare push in 2018 by acquiring Great Call. Specializing in emergency-response devices for the aging, … Continue reading The Doctor is In at Best Buy!

Weight Watchers Stock Anorexic ?

Weight Watchers’ (WW) stock, the most well known brand in dieting, bottomed out on the bathroom scale after ditching their 5-decades old name ! What Happened ?? After Weight Watchers announced a rebranding with a new name of “WW” and new tagline, “Wellness That Works”, the stock plummeted. Afterall, Weight Watchers has spent nearly half a century building a weight loss awareness that became … Continue reading Weight Watchers Stock Anorexic ?

Take the Letter T’s (Time Warner and Turner) Out of AT&T ?

Elliott Management, a hedge fund, announced September 9, 2019, it owns $3.2 Billion in AT&T (T) stock. The stock closed 09/9/19 @ $37.91, up just 52ยข. The hedge fund stated it hopes to trim assets to improve the business to realize a historic increase in value of at least $60 per share. Elliott Management is critical of the $104 Billion takeover of Time Warner’s … Continue reading Take the Letter T’s (Time Warner and Turner) Out of AT&T ?

Can Pfizer Perform Without Viagra?

Pfizer’s fertile days were over with Viagra when they lost a portfolio of drugs no longer protected by patents. In the aftermath of generic launches by Mylan (MYL) and Teva (TEVA), Viagra sales plunged 73% in 2018. History Pfizer Inc. (PFE), one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in terms of market value, was started in 1849 by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart from Germany … Continue reading Can Pfizer Perform Without Viagra?

FedEx Still a Blackjack Gamble ?

In 1971 Frederick Smith founded FedEx (FDX) with $84 Million of loans and inheritance. In 2 years when FedEx’s funds dwindled to $5,000, Smith was desperate and impulsively flew to Las Vegas and played blackjack with the last $5,000. Amazingly, he turned the $5,000 into $27,000 for one more week of operation and motivation to obtain more financing. About FedEx FedEx Corp with annual … Continue reading FedEx Still a Blackjack Gamble ?

CVS and Walgreens Duke It Out !

In The Ring The U.S. drugstore market is dominated by CVS and Walgreens (WBA) . Walgreens operates 8,100 stores, plus their purchase of Rite Aids (RAD) 1,932 stores. CVS operates 9,700 pharmacies with a more diversified business model as one of the largest Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBM) and retail health clinics. Mergers and Acquisitions CVS acquisition of Omnicare was an entry in the long-term … Continue reading CVS and Walgreens Duke It Out !

Steaks Retaliate Against Beyond Meat

The Frenzy Everyone is jumping on (BYND), the plant-based meat that it will be the next big craze. Just like the cannabis and cryptocurrency frenzies that have seen significant losses. Not Beyond Meat though, it has gone from its IPO price of $25 per share to over $100, and then soared after its first quarterly report. Partnerships Beyond already landed Famous Dave’s (DAVE) and … Continue reading Steaks Retaliate Against Beyond Meat

Take a “Spin” in a Ford 2-Wheeler

Scooter History Back in 1916, Post Office Carriers used motorized scooters. It took 100 years for scooters to catch back on. Bicycles and skateboards became more popular. In 1990 there was a scooter revolution when Razor introduced an aluminum kick scooter. Ford Motor Company Acquisition Now Ford Motor Co. (F) spent $80 Million to get into the electric scooter business by acquiring “Spin”. Easy to … Continue reading Take a “Spin” in a Ford 2-Wheeler

Ali baba and the 40 Thieves – BABA Still a steal !

  In the legend of Ali baba, he stumbles upon a secret cave of gold and treasure hidden by 40 thieves. Ali learns the secret message (“open sesame”) to open the cave and steals the treasures. Alibaba vs Amazon From its humble beginning as an Amazon wannabe, Alibaba (BABA) is a big data Chinese conglomerate, listed 4 years ago on the NYSE. However, is not … Continue reading Ali baba and the 40 Thieves – BABA Still a steal !