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Big Shoe > Big Blue
Shares of Crocs pop nearly 10% after a strong 3rd quarter and raised full-year guidance. IBM falls after disappointing results from its two largest divisions. Ron Gross analyzes those stories, discusses Facebook’s potential name change, and shares where Kit Kats and Reese’s Peanut Butter Brittle Cups fall in the pantheon of Halloween candy.
Netflix, Verizon, Facebook’s New Name
3rd-quarter subscribers come in higher than expected for Netflix, but shares drop anyway. 5G adoption helps boost Verizon’s 3rd-quarter results. The Verge reports that Facebook will unveil a new name for the company next week. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and shares his thoughts on overrated/underrated Halloween candies.
P&G Isn’t Worried About Rising Costs
Costs are rising for Procter & Gamble but 1st-quarter profits still came in higher than expected. Bank of New York Mellon continues a solid 2021 with 3rd-quarter beats on the top and bottom lines. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and Walmart’s potential for earnings growth.
Zillow Pauses, Disney Postpones
Shares of Zillow Group fall 10% as its home-buying service goes on a brief hiatus. Disney postpones a slate of movies over the next two years as the CEO (reportedly) looks at the pros and cons of spinning off ESPN. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses Walmart’s plan to boost subscribers to its membership service.
Enterprise Software, Video Software
German software giant SAP increases guidance for the 3rd time this fiscal year. Vimeo pops 12% on good results in September. Emily Flippen analyzes those stories along with the latest results from JPMorgan Chase.
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2 Stocks Getting Upgrades
Airbnb and Nike both get upgrades from Wall Street analysts, but one seems a bit “fuzzier” than the other. Asit Sharma takes a closer look at the upgrades and analyzes the latest results from Fastenal.
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