Logistics Challenges Overlook Long-Term Potential In this Strong Trend Stock

While most companies have beaten earnings expectations so far this year, a murky outlook or a warning about the costs of inflation have often prevented shares of a company from moving higher. One company just made such a warning. Despite some shortages in key areas, however, it’s shown a strong 32 percent revenue growth, and came out with strong guidance. Yet shares sold off anyway. That company is Chewy (CHWY). Shares peaked in mid-February and are down nearly one-third since then, despite ...
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This Economic Bellwether Sees Growth, Even with Inflation Fears

Few companies can claim a title to being able to provide investors with a view of the global economy. Global shipping companies are such companies. They can tell when volume is up or down, determine the impact of changing fuel costs, and other measures. With United Parcel Service (UPS) looking to rebrand, the company is also looking at substantial growth as the global economy continues to recover. The company’s latest revenue estimates are for nearly $102 billion by the end of ...
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Insider Trading Report: 8×8 Inc (EGHT)

David Sipes, CEO of 8x8 Inc (EGHT), recently bought 43,000 additional shares. The buy increased his holdings by over 9 percent, and came to a total purchase price of just over $1 million. This is the first buy from a company insider since 2019. Company insiders have generally been sellers of shares, which is typical for technology companies that tend to lavish stock options on executives. Overall, company insiders own about 2.7 percent of company shares. The software-as-a-services (SaaS) provider has seen ...
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Unusual Options Activity: The Geo Group (GEO)

Shares of for-profit prison firm The Geo Group (GEO) saw a massive jump in shares, with the stock price moving as much as 50 percent higher at times on Wednesday. At least one trader sees further jumps in shares likely in the next week. That’s based on the June 18th $20 calls. Over 12,200 contracts traded against a prior open interest of 110, for a similar 110-fold rise in volume. The buyer of the options paid about $0.23. With shares under $9, ...
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This Best-of-Breed Industry Player is Ready for a Rebound

The past few years has held the promise of untold riches from a powerful tech trend named 5G. Simply the latest cell network, 5G enables faster processing and download speeds, and a greater network capacity given the rising number of pieces of tech connected to the internet. While there have been some winners and losers in the space over the past few years, it’s taken a backseat to other tech trends. But that may be changing. Top 5G play Qualcomm (QCOM) is ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Twitter (TWTR)

Social media giant Twitter (TWTR) saw its shares drop heavily in late April, closing out a bearish chart signal. Now, shares are trending up again, and one trader sees the potential for a new all-time high this summer. That’s based on the August $80 calls. With 71 days until expiration, over 11,444 contracts traded, a 113-fold jump in volume from the prior open interest of 111. With shares just under $60, it would take a 33 percent rally for the option ...
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Insider Trading Report: B. Riley Financial (RILY)

Bryant Riley, Chairman and Co-CEO of B. Riley Financial (RILY), recently bought 33,316 additional shares. The stake increased his holdings by nearly 0.6 percent, and came to a total purchase price of just over $2.2 million. Riley has been a repeat buyer so far this year, with additional buys back in January when shares traded nearly 40 percent lower. Other company insiders have also been buyers in the past year, and only one insider sale has occurred in the past three ...
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The Semiconductor Shortage Remains Profitable… Consider This Winner

While some tech CEOs have warned that a shortage of semiconductors could continue to impact a number of industries through the end of 2022, many companies in the space are seeing favorable business conditions as a result. That’s been seen in recent company announcements in the sector and is now even starting to percolate into company earnings. The latest firm? Marvell Technology (MRVL), which reported a solid quarter and issued strong guidance for the second quarter. The company topped $1 billion in ...
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