Can Facebook, Inc. Continue to Surprise Investors?

Can Facebook, Inc. Continue to Surprise Investors?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Image source: Facebook. When it comes to outperforming analyst expectations, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has been crushing it — at least during the past few years. The social network has consistently outperformed expectations on both revenue and EPS. Can the social network pull it off again for Q3? As the social network’s → Read More

A Look at Ford's Sales Highlights in 3 Critical Markets

A Look at Ford's Sales Highlights in 3 Critical Markets

Lincoln was a bright spot for Ford last month. Image source: Ford Motor Company. Investors of Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) could easily be forgiven for missing some of the automaker’s sales data from its three critical markets, China, Europe, and of course, the United States. The three chunks of information get released at different times → Read More

Learning to code can get you a $70,000 job

Learning to code can get you a $70,000 job

Coding bootcamp: A college alternative It’s no secret that coding is a lucrative skill, but it turns out learning this skill can actually double your salary. Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp founded in 2012, released a report Tuesday, which found that 56.5% of its graduates earned less than $35,000 before enrolling. After completing the 14-week → Read More

DJI launches drone the size of water bottle

DJI launches drone the size of water bottle

DJI’s latest drone is so small it can fold up to the size of a water bottle. The Chinese manufacturer unveiled on Tuesday the Mavic Pro, which is nearly half the price and size of its flagship Phantom drone ($1400). While the form factor is unquestionably slimmer — and it weighs in at a lean → Read More

Copart Benefits From Increased Driving Activity

Copart Benefits From Increased Driving Activity

As the number of cars on the road has ticked up, along with miles driven, Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT) is humming along. The company, which provides online auction services for car sellers as well as marketing services, reported results that showed improvement during the fourth quarter.  Copart results: The raw numbers  Metric Q4 2016  Q4 2015 Growth (YOY) Sales → Read More

Why Cash Is King for Biotech Stocks

Why Cash Is King for Biotech Stocks

This podcast was recorded on Sept. 7, 2016. Kristine Harjes: Our next lesson is something that applies to all sectors, beyond just healthcare. That is cash and equivalents. This elevator pitch here — it’s basically the very top line on your balance sheet. It’s the most liquid thing on the balance sheet. It means everything → Read More

Free Cash Flow, Explained

Free Cash Flow, Explained

This podcast was recorded on Sep. 8, 2016. Sean O’Reilly: So, Professor Muckerman, we’re the lucky individuals who get to talk for back-to-school week about free cash flow. This is a term that you Google, and it has more than one definition. I would also argue that it depends on who you’re talking to. But, → Read More

Hedge Funds 101: What They Are and What They Do

Hedge Funds 101: What They Are and What They Do

This podcast was recorded on Aug. 30, 2016. Alison Southwick: When I think of the ’80s, a few things come to mind. Keds. Koosh balls. Tom Cruise being totally normal. Ron Gross: Wow! Southwick: I also think of hedge fund managers in French cuff shirts drinking three-martini lunches and talking about leveraged buyouts and spreads on orange juice → Read More

If You're In Your 40s, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

If You're In Your 40s, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

Image source: Getty Images. Hopefully by the time you reach 40-years old you’ve started building up your nest egg. But even if you haven’t, panic won’t solve anything. In fact, you’ve got over two decades to let your money start working for you. To bridge the gap between where you are and where you want → Read More

How Does Energy Transfer Equity LP Stack Up Against Its Pipeline Peers?

How Does Energy Transfer Equity LP Stack Up Against Its Pipeline Peers?

Image source: Kinder Morgan Inc. Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) is unique in the energy infrastructure sector. Not only does it operate farther across the value chain than most of its rivals but it makes most of its money by managing its affiliates and not directly from owning infrastructure assets. While that adds to its complexity, → Read More

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