Stronger Travel Trends Point to Profitability For this Industry Leader

After being pent up at home for months on end, consumers are looking to get out and travel more. That’s a trend showing signs of growth, a welcome indicator as the economy contends with persistent inflation and supply chain issues for physical goods. With that trend moving higher, a number of companies are likely to benefit. Probably not airlines, given higher energy prices. But investors who look elsewhere can be rewarded. One big potential winner is Airbnb (ABNB). The rental platform doesn’t ...
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Insider Trading Report: Life Time Group Holdings (LTH)

Partners Group Private Equity, a major holder at Life Time Group Holdings (LTH), recently added 277,777 more shares. The buy increased the fund’s holdings by over 4 percent, and came to a total cost of just under $5 million. This marks the first insider transaction since the company went public earlier in the month. Overall, company insiders own nearly 15 percent of shares. Since going public, the owner of health, fitness, and wellness facilities has seen shares trade roughly flat. Operationally, ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Wells Fargo & Company (WFC)

Shares of megabank Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) have nearly doubled in the past year. However, over the past 5 years, shares are largely down thanks to a number of scandals. One trader expects a further decline in shares in the next few years. That’s based on the January 2024 $40 put. With 826 days until expiration, over 10,760 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 442, for a 24-fold jump in volume. The buyer of the put paid $5.60 ...
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Time to Buy the Dip On this Leading Global Brand

Investors are willing to pay a premium for a brand. The name brand of anything, from shoes to soda will carry a premium compared to a lesser-known or even a store brand. Companies with strong brands tend to have premiums attached to their share price too, which can make it hard to buy shares at a reasonable price. That’s why traders should use any market volatility to focus on buying strong branded companies, as they end up being the proverbial baby ...
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Insider Trading Report: Landmark Infrastructure Partners (LMRK)

Landmark Dividend, a major holder of Landmark Infrastructure Partners (LMRK), recently added 852,748 shares to their holdings. The buy increased the fund’s stake in the firm by over 24 percent, and came to a total purchase price of just over $14 million. This follows up on a 158,261 share buy from the fund last month as well. These two buys mark the only insider activity since 2018, when the fund and another insider last bought shares as well. Overall, insiders own ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB)

Shares of financial analytics company Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) have been trending down steadily over the past year, before a brief spike higher in the past few weeks. One trader sees the longer-term downtrend continuing. That’s based on the January $17.50 puts. With 99 days until expiration, over 4,220 contracts traded hands, a 35-fold rise in volume from the prior open interest of 120. The buyer of the puts paid $0.98 to make the trade. With shares in the low $18 range, ...
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The Market Will Reward This Fast-Growing Company

A record number of companies have gone public so far this year, with a few more months left on the calendar. And the total amount of capital raised has been a record too. Yet many freshly-public companies haven’t been strong performers. In time, that will change, as fast-growing companies start to show their mettle and move higher on the back of strong growth. Recently-public companies that can’t grow will likely see their shares slide in time. One fast-grower is SoFi Technologies (SOFI) ...
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Insider Trading Report: Akerna Corp (KERN)

Matthew Kane, a director at Akerna Corp (KERN), recently picked up 128,160 shares. The buy increased his holdings by over 48 percent, and came to a total price of just over $346,000. This marks the first insider buy at the company since 2018, when shares last went for a much higher price than where they traded today. Earlier this year, a major owner and the company CEO, who is also a major owner, have been modest sellers of shares. Overall, insiders ...
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