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Has Apple Found Its Next Acquisition?
Shares of CVS Health fall despite strong 2nd-quarter profits and raising guidance. Live Nation Entertainment’s 2nd-quarter results has their CEO excited for 2022 and 2023. Jason Moser analyzes those stories and discusses whether Apple’s new partnership with Affirm Holdings indicates more than just the partnership.
3 Good Brands in 3 Different Places
Clorox ends its fiscal year with a whimper, not a bang. Under Armour shares rise on a strong 2nd-quarter and reasons for optimism. Gartner pops more than 10% on its own strong 2nd quarter. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and shares why having a good brand is helpful, but not always enough.
Square’s Deal Down Under
Square buys Afterpay, the Australian payments company, for $29 billion in stock. Foot Locker buys two smaller athletic apparel retailers (WSS and Atmos) for a combined $1.1 billion. Jason Moser analyzes both acquisitions, as well as Square’s 2nd-quarter results.
Facebook is Really, Really Good at Advertising
Facebook’s 2nd-quarter revenue growth was driven by its ability to charge more for ads. PayPal’s 2nd-quarter payment volume grew 40%, but shares sell off due to concerns related to eBay. John Rotonti analyzes those stories, iRobot’s 2nd-quarter results, and which companies have (and don’t have) the ability to raise prices.
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Starbucks, Alphabet, Shopify
It’s not that Starbucks’ 3rd-quarter comps were higher than a year ago, it’s that they were higher than two years ago. Alphabet demonstrates that online advertising isn’t dead. Shopify continues to impress with their 2nd-quarter results. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories and provides his headlines to the latest quarters from Apple and Microsoft.
Planes, Paints & Automobiles
Tesla posts record profits in the 2nd quarter. AerCap wins regulatory approval to buy GE’s aircraft leasing business. Sherwin-Williams posts pretty good 2nd-quarter results. Asit Sharma analyzes those stories and discusses the importance of finding management teams with strong capital allocation skills.
Congrats Chris and my favorite guests: Bill Barker, Jason Moser and Abby Malin! All the other guests are great as well! Chris there are two must listen daily podcasts in my world! Clark Howard’s and of course Market Foolery! Having said that do you not think after 2000 podcasts that you might have more than dozens of listener’s? Hopefully that is the case and we can extinguish that oft played line! Regardless this podcast will continue to be a staple in my life , CONGRATS!
Guys! The typing noise in the background is terribly distracting. Do the podcast or finish your book report. Don’t try an do both at the same time please. Sheesh and thank you!
I miss Bill Barker
I've been listening to Marketfoolery for quite a few years now, and I've enjoyed the show quite a bit. It's nice and short and catches up on the news each day. However, what has always been a 4 star show I'm decreasing to 3 because there has been one guest who hasn't been on the show in 2 months. I miss Bill Barker. I don't know if the show would be what it is today if it hadn't been for Barker. We have the apropos of nothing episodes because of Bill. The phrase "Dozens of listeners" debuted on a Bill Barker show. The witty banter between Barker andHill was always a delight and some of the best moments of this show were some of the tangents they went on.
That has been missing for the last 2 months. I think the quality of the show has deminished a little bit as well because of that.