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United Health (UNH) Offering Possible 7.07% Return Over the Next 30 Calendar Days
United Health's most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on United Health is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $260.00 short call and a strike $280.00 long call offers a potential 7.07% return on risk over the next 30 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were below $260.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.32 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $18.68 […]

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Boeing (BA) Offering Possible 38.89% Return Over the Next 30 Calendar Days
Boeing's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Boeing is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $325.00 short put and a strike $315.00 long put offers a potential 38.89% return on risk over the next 30 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $325.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $2.80 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $7.20 would be incurred if […]

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Why You Should Probably Avoid WeWork
With a mission to "elevate the world's consciousness," WeWork is definitely one of the least definable companies we've covered on Industry Focus. Is it a tech company? A real estate agency? An industrials player? Whatever it is, hosts Dylan Lewis and Nick Sciple are here to share what they know about it. Tune in and learn what the S-1 tells us about WeWork's financial health, what the long-term growth strategy is purported to be and why that quickly falls apart, some of the red flags that […]

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Aurora Cannabis Closes on Its Acquisition of Hempco Food and Fiber
Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) is expanding its empire. The marijuana titan announced on Monday that it completed its acquisition of Hempco Food and Fiber. As part of the deal, Aurora acquired all of Hempco's outstanding shares it didn't already own for approximately $63.4 million Canadian. Hempco will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora. Hempco is a provider of hemp-based foods, fiber, and nutraceuticals. Its brands include Planet Hemp food products and Praise nutritional […]

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After Hours: Baidu and iQiyi Report Starkly Different Q2s
Some investors are gazing across the Pacific tonight. That's because a pair of related Chinese tech companies, Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) and iQIYI (NASDAQ: IQ), reported their Q2 of fiscal 2019 results after market close. In numerous respects, it was a Tale of Two Techs. Here's the skinny: Image source: Getty Images. Baidu Q2: Big profit surprise Baidu is quite the recovery story tonight. Beaten down in the stock market lately, the internet service company delivered quarterly results that […]

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Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent: Investing in China’s AI Revolution
Artificial intelligence (AI) is considered a key piece of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Many believe AI will one day be as disruptive as the steam engine, electricity, and computing. In terms of its effect, AI will impact all sectors and unlock great wealth for investors. According to a McKinsey report, AI could unlock between US$1.4-2.6 trillion in value in marketing & sales alone. Image Source: Getty Images. One of the use cases for AI in marketing & sales would be to tailor […]

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Better Buy: Kinder Morgan Canada vs. Phillips 66 Partners
Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX: KML) and Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) share many characteristics. For starters, both are midstream companies controlled by much larger parents. They also pay well-supported high-yield dividends, which makes them compelling options for income-seeking investors. However, there's one key difference between these two companies. That's evident when looking at their bull and bear cases, which shows that one stands out as the better buy right now. Image source: Getty […]

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Does Netflix Have a Pricing Problem?
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been the most popular streaming video on demand (SVOD) service since its launch in 2007. As the elder statesman of the streaming space, it has set many of the norms for the industry. For a while, that included pricing. But Netflix has periodically hiked its subscription fees over the years, and not all of its competitors have followed suit. Now, new rivals are poised to enter SVOD at lower price points, even as investors process last quarter's disappointing Netflix […]

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Why Mallinckrodt and Endo International Shares Jumped Today
What happened Shares of Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK) closed up 12% on Monday while Endo International (NASDAQ: ENDP) jumped almost 13%, without either company releasing any news. It could just be a coincidence, but it seems likely that investors have more confidence that the opioid lawsuits that both companies face will be settled sooner rather than later. So what A decision in an opioid lawsuit between Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and the State of Oklahoma is expected in the coming weeks, so […]

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5 Companies Still Run by Families
This article was first published by MyWallSt. Get your free copy of "Buy Low, Sell High: Our Top 2 Pot Stock Picks" here! It was reported at the end of July that the family behind the name of retail giant Nordstrom were looking to take over a controlling share of their namesake. The family currently own a 31.2% stake in the American-based chain and are looking to increase that to more than half. Image source: Unsplash. This news sent shares up, which indicates support for family led private […]

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