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These 5 Stocks Are Coronavirus Bargains
The coronavirus has paralyzed numerous businesses, while slowing down others. Many chains have been forced to close, while others operate under heavy restrictions as people follow stay-at-home orders or social distancing guidelines. There are a number of companies, however, that are trading well below their 52-week highs but should make their way back when normal life returns. It may take years, but these stocks belong in your long-term portfolio. Amazon has been strained by demand. Image […]

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Simon Property (SPG) Offering Possible 21.21% Return Over the Next 16 Calendar Days
Simon Property's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Simon Property is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $50.00 short put and a strike $40.00 long put offers a potential 21.21% return on risk over the next 16 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $50.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.75 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $8.25 would be […]

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Target (TGT) Offering Possible 7.84% Return Over the Next 16 Calendar Days
Target's most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Target is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $97.50 short call and a strike $103.00 long call offers a potential 7.84% return on risk over the next 16 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were below $97.50 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.40 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $5.10 would be incurred if […]

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Southwest (LUV) Offering Possible 5.77% Return Over the Next 16 Calendar Days
Southwest's most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Southwest is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $36.50 short call and a strike $42.00 long call offers a potential 5.77% return on risk over the next 16 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were below $36.50 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.30 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $5.20 would be […]

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e.l.f. Beauty, Relatively Unscathed by COVID-19, Says Its 2020 Guidance Is Still Valid
Shrugging off the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic, e.l.f. Beauty (NYSE: ELF) said today it's standing by its fiscal 2020 guidance, issued on Feb. 5. The cosmetics, beauty, and personal care company stands in stark contrast to numerous other consumer goods enterprises, which have withdrawn their guidance in the face of coronavirus-related economic disruption and either scheduled new guidance for a later date or postponed the information indefinitely. e.l.f. Beauty said earlier this year […]

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Why Wendy's Stock Was Gaining Today
What happened Shares of Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) were gaining today as the fast-food chain seemed to benefit from an analyst note and rose along with the broader market. The stock finished up 6.4% as a number of restaurant stocks moved higher, and the S&P 500 rose 3.4% as well. Image source: Wendy's. So what Hope that the U.S. is making progress toward controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and signs that the spread is slowing in Europe seemed to lift markets today. A foreseeable end to the pandemic […]

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Restaurant Brands Issues Cash Advances and Rent Deferrals to Struggling Franchisees
Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR), the company behind the Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes fast-food chains, is accelerating efforts to protect the business as COVID-19 containment measures pummel its industry. In an open letter, CEO Jose Cil on Monday outlined some of those initiatives, which are aimed at helping employees and franchisees navigate through what executives called an "unprecedented crisis." Image source: Getty Images. Restaurant Brands is providing paid sick leave […]

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HEXO Shares Slump 27% on Second-Quarter Results
HEXO's (NYSE: HEXO) week is not starting off well. On Monday, the cannabis products maker released its results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2020, and the market responded by selling off its stock. For the quarter, the Ottawa-based company booked net revenue of 17 million Canadian dollars ($12.1 million), 17% higher than in Q1. On the bottom line, its net loss narrowed to slightly over CA$298 million ($213 million); the previous quarter's deficit was more than CA$364 million ($260 […]

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Why Kohl's Stock Was Falling Again Today
What happened Despite gains in the broad market today, Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) shares were sliding as the company's prospects continued to dim in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. This afternoon, the department store chain said its stores will be closed until further notice, extending a prior store closure announcement, and it announced a number of other decisions to shore up its financial position and liquidity while stores are closed. The stock finished the day down 8.7%. Image source: Kohl's. […]

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Why Dave & Buster's Entertainment Stock Plunged 16.3% on Monday
What happened Shares of entertainment and restaurant company Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ: PLAY) plunged as much as 17.7% in trading Monday as investors fled the industry. Shares closed down 16.3%, despite the S&P 500 climbing 3.4% on the day. So what There wasn't much specific news about Dave & Buster's outside of announcing that fiscal fourth-quarter 2019 results will be released after the market close on Thursday. That's really when we'll get an idea how COVID-19 is […]

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