Good News Should Boost a Top Oligopoly Play

While competition is great for consumers, it’s terrible for businesses. That’s why industries with a large number of competitors tend to have lower profit margins, and those with few competitors can perform well, offering shareholders fat profit margins for years. With some market turbulence at the start of the year, any positive news for an oligopoly company may get overlooked, which in turn could mean a bigger rally when stocks move higher again. Case in point? Visa (V). Shares took a hit ...
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Insider Trading Report: Duolingo (DUOL)

Durable Capital Partners, a major holder of Duolingo (DUOL), recently added 157,977 shares. The buy increased the fund’s stake by over 8.5 percent, and came to a total price of $15.3 million. That’s on top of some more recent buys from the fund since the start of the year, for 112,111 shares, 79,111 shares, and 69,626 shares. Those buys have added another $25 million in buying for the fund so far in 2022. Overall, insiders own just 2 percent of shares, ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Healthpeak Properties (PEAK)

Shares of healthcare REIT Healthpeak Properties (PEAK) have been trending in a range for the past few months. One trader sees shares moving to the higher end of their range, and possibly breaking to new highs. That’s based on the April $37 calls. With 85 days until expiration, 9,500 contracts traded hands, a 91-fold jump in volume compared to the prior interest of 104. The buyer of the calls paid $1.05 to make the trade. With shares around $36, the option is ...
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Invest in Inflation-Beating Companies Until Price Increases Die Down

An inflationary environment, where prices continue to increase at higher-than-desired levels, can cause a lot of changes in consumer and investor behavior. However, some investments can fare well. One such type of company is one that won’t lose customers even if it can continue to deliver its product or service at a higher price. Companies that charge monthly are also in a great spot of being able to change prices more quickly compared to some companies that may go years without ...
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Insider Trading Report: Greenwich LifeSciences (GLSI)

Jaye Thompson, a VP at Greenwich LifeSciences (GLSI), recently picked up 1,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 0.4 percent, and came to a total price of just over $20,000. He was joined by the company’s Chief Medical Officer, who also bought 1,000 shares, paid about the same price, and increased his stake by 1.1 percent. The company CEO and CFO also picked up 2,050 shares at the start of the year, increasing his holdings by 0.2 percent. Overall, insiders ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Uber Technologies (UBER)

Shares of ridesharing firm Uber Technologies (UBER) have been rangebound over the past few months. One trader sees the possibility for shares to keep trending upward toward the higher end of their range. That’s based on the May $45 calls. With 121 days until expiration, 9,653 options traded against a prior open interest of 209, for a 46-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the calls paid $3.60 to make the trade. With shares around $41.50, the stock would need to rise ...
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This Key Infrastructure Behind the Biggest Tech Looks Like a Buy Amid the Latest Tech Drop

There are a number of promising future technologies likely to play out over the next decade. While investor interest in those ideas will ebb and flow, companies that can deliver the tech trends of today and the future are likely to benefit. The long-term winners in tech are often hardware and software infrastructure plays that help develop any number of new technologies, whether or not those technologies play out. One of the top ways to play all tech trends is by playing ...
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Insider Trading Report: Bed Bath & Beyond Corp (BBBY)

Gregg Melnick, EVP and Chief Storage Officer at Bed Bath & Beyond Corp (BBBY), recently picked up 7,195 shares. The buy increased his holdings by almost 7.5 percent, and came to a total price of just under $100,000. This follows up on a cluster of buys from the first week of January, when three EVPs, including the company CFO, and a director also picked up shares, in amounts ranging from $68,900 to $207,150. Despite a few sales in the past year, ...
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