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Target (TGT) Offering Possible 5.04% Return Over the Next 23 Calendar Days
Target's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Target is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $105.00 short put and a strike $97.50 long put offers a potential 5.04% return on risk over the next 23 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $105.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.36 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $7.14 would be incurred if […]

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Home Depot (HD) Offering Possible 13.25% Return Over the Next 23 Calendar Days
Home Depot's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Home Depot is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $230.00 short put and a strike $220.00 long put offers a potential 13.25% return on risk over the next 23 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $230.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.17 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $8.83 would be […]

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2 Companies That Pose a Serious Threat to Slack
This article was first published by MyWallSt. Do you want access to 25 years of market-beating experience in one day? Find out more about MyWallSt's exclusive InPerson November event! In a recent interview, when asked about Slack's (NYSE: WORK) mounting competition, CEO Stewart Butterfield stated: "A smaller company, if it has real traction with customers, in some cases has a bit of an advantage against a larger company with multiple lines of business." He propped this statement up with two case […]

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Here’s Why Seattle Genetics Climbed Higher Today
What happened Shares of Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ: SGEN) are up 15% at 11:55 a.m. EDT after the biotech reported positive results for the HER2CLIMB phase 2 study testing tucatinib in patients with late-stage breast cancer. So what Treatment with tucatinib plus Roche's Herceptin and Xeloda reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 46% compared to Herceptin and Xeloda alone. The triple combination also reduced the risk of death by 34% compared to Herceptin and Xeloda alone. Looking at the […]

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A Foolish Take: How Big Is the National Debt Now?
For ordinary Americans, deficit spending just isn't an option, and getting yourself into huge amounts of debt is a recipe for financial disaster. However, the U.S. government has had no qualms about continually spending more than it brings in, and regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats have controlled the White House and Congress, the trend for the national debt has been unquestionably on the upswing. The Treasury Department recently reported its latest information on the size of the […]

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A Foolish Take: PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Dominates Gen Z's Snacking Habits
The global snack food industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3% between 2019 and 2024, according to Mordor Intelligence. That market's future could be defined by the tastes of Gen Z consumers, who are expected to account for 40% of all U.S. consumers by 2020. That's great news for PepsiCo's (NASDAQ: PEP) Frito-Lay, since it owns three of the five top snack brands (Lay's, Doritos, and Cheetos) in Piper Jaffray's latest "Taking Stock With Teens" survey of 9,500 U.S. […]

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Walmart Hammers Amazon in India, Gets Ready to Deal Another Blow
India is turning out to be an intense battleground for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT). Both companies have poured billions of dollars into this fast-growing e-commerce market, which is expected to hit $200 billion in revenue by 2027, according to Morgan Stanley estimates, and one of them seems to be coming out on top. Walmart turns on the heat Walmart was late to the Indian e-commerce scene, even though it had been operating physical cash-and-carry stores in the country since […]

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Weekly Cannabis Stock News: Say Hello to Cannabis 2.0
Canada's so-called Cannabis 2.0 was the major news item in marijuana stocks last week. Coming one year after the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the big country, Cannabis 2.0 sanctions the sale of derivatives like cannabis-laced edibles and beverages. Although there is a catch or two with Cannabis 2.0, it's a momentous event in the unfolding history of legal weed. Nothing matched it for potential impact on the cannabis industry during the week, although Aphria's (NYSE: APHA) […]

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Five Below Tries to Fend Off Amazon by Showing It Has Game(s)
It's sounds pretty unusual, though not outright outlandish. Value-oriented "fun" retailer Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is introducing esports game-play at a handful of stores beginning next year. If all goes well, more of the company's 850-plus locations will be adding 3,000-square-feet localhost spaces connected to their stores. Details of the initiative are still scant, like how Five Below's gaming infrastructure partner, Nerd Street Gamers, will staff, manage, and promote these spaces -- […]

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How Much U.S. Electricity Will Come From Renewables in 2030?
Earlier this year, NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) made subtle changes to its outlook for renewable energy in the United States. Using a combination of data from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and its own internal analysis, the company estimates that America could generate 50% of its total electricity from renewable sources by 2030. It remains the most optimistic projection of its kind -- and even it might understate the future's potential. On the one hand, considering the United States […]

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