Industry Focus (Podcast)

Back in January, the FTC put out its antitrust case against Qualcomm and now we have Federal Judge Lucy Koh's decision. We explore the decision, what it means for Qualcomm and how it might radically change the business.

Stocks: QCOM, AAPL

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The real estate brokerage industry hasn’t changed much in decades, with high commissions and an opaque buying process. However, Redfin is changing the industry for the better, aiming to fulfill its mission to “Redefine real estate in the consumer’s favor.”

With a powerful value proposition, capable management, and a huge addressable market, Redfin is an up-and-coming Rulebreaker that investors should be receiving investors’ attention. Motley Fool Analyst Tim Beyers and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple, both Redfin shareholders, break down Redfin’s competitive advantages, opportunities, and risks on this week’s episode.

Stocks Mentioned: RDFN, ZG

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We highlight two biotech stocks making oral presentations that could move their share price next month. Plus, Emily Flippen discusses an SEC proposal that could change reporting requirements for early stage biotechs.

Stocks: RGNX BPMC

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Chinese coffee company Luckin has aggressive plans to add thousands of stores and it's willing to lose a lot of money to do that. That puts it in competition with Starbucks though there might be enough customers for both. In addition Target sold out of its exclusive Vineyard Vines collection and that may not be a good thing.

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In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, host Jason Moser sits down with Prudential (NYSE: PRU) CFO Ken Tanji to talk about financial wellness and what the company is doing to try to improve the financial wellness of Americans. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP talks about why Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT) plunged after its recent earnings report, and you’ll also hear what stocks are on our radar this week. All this and more on this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials.

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We've got our hands on the first report for recently public Pinterest! We dive in and try and figure out why the stock sold off 10% after earnings, and check in on 2018 IPOs Upwork and Docusign to see how they're faring after their first year on the market.

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If you took a hot shower this morning, there’s a good chance you got your hot water thanks to a product from A.O. Smith, America’s largest manufacturer of hot water heaters. Operating in an oligopoly market with growing demand as more of the world enters the middle class, A.O. Smith is up 9X over the last 10 years and counts itself among elite company as a dividend aristocrat.  With shares down today on a recent short report from J Capital Research, Motley Fool Analyst John Rotonti joins the show to break down the investment opportunities and risks surrounding A.O. Smith today.

Stocks Mentioned: AOS

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It's a battle of the big bio's on this episode of Industry Focus Healthcare. Is Gilead Sciences finally overcoming its hep C headwind? Is Amgen beating back biosimilars? We dig into the details as we discuss which of these biopharma behemoths delivered better first quarter results. Stocks: GILD, AMGN

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You've undoubtedly been exposed to the multi-level marketing industry -- Facebook posts from people you went to high school with, phone calls asking you to come to Tupperware parties. Millions of Americans participate in the space, whether they call it "direct selling" "network marketing" or something else entirely. On this show, we explain why we won't invest in the industry, and how the average distributor tends to make out.

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In this installment of Industry Focus: Financials, we sit down for a chat with Fool analyst T.J. Piggott. Then, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss the latest earnings from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B), Square (NYSE: SQ), and Markel (NYSE: MKL). And, as always, the pair shares two stocks on the top of their watch list right now.

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In the digital ad world, the Google and Facebook swallow up most of the market share... and headlines. But there are a lot of smaller players in digital advertising that could be great ways to play the mega-trend. We run through their recent results on today's show.

Stocks: ROKU, TTD, TLRA

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With Chevron bowing out of the bidding for Anadarko Petroleum, it appears Occidental has won its bid for the Permian E&P giant, with help from Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dillalo and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple break down what the deal means for all the parties involved and take a look at Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings reported over the weekend.

Stocks Mentioned: BRK, OXY, CVX, APC, KHC, BAM, KMI

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Earnings season continues to heat up and several medical device makers have reported their first-quarter results. In this episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and Brian Feroldi discuss why Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) and Intersect ENT (NASDAQ:XENT) are off to a rough start in 2019 and why things couldn't be going better for Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) and Novocure(NASDAQ:NVCR).  

Stocks mentioned: ABMD, XENT, PODD, and NVCR

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Over the last nine months, African swine fever has ravaged the pig population in China, causing tens of thousands of animals to be culled from herds. Side effects from this disease will be lasting and wide reaching, affecting everything from global meat demand, the Chinese yuan, and even tariff talks between the U.S. and China. Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple break down these issues and more, as well as discussing Charlie Munger’s recent statement that Amazon has more to fear from Costco than the other way around.

Stocks Mentioned: BYND, MCD, TSN, SAFM, PPC, JBSAY, ADM, BG, COST, AMZN

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On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Industry Focus: Tech host Dylan Lewis tackle a real-life financial situation as Dylan tries to figure out what to do with a substantial stock gift he recently received. Plus Jason sits down with Motley Fool analyst Maria Gallagher on a new installment of Between Two Fools!

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Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple discuss the recent earnings reports from Ford and GM, including Ford’s recent $500 million dollar investment in EV developer Rivian.

Stocks Mentioned: GM, F

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Shares of the leading ride-sharing company will hit the market soon, so how does giant Uber compare to already-public Lyft? We break that down, and talk results from Apple's most recent quarter.

Stocks: AAPL, UBER

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Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear returns to the show to discuss the latest Tesla news, from its recent earnings report, Investor Autonomy Day, its recent filing to raise capital, and more.

Stocks Mentioned: TSLA

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In this earnings brawl episode of Industry Focus Healthcare, diabetes disruptor Tandem Diabetes faces off against telehealth titan Teladoc. Place your bets, because the winner may surprise you.

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Uxin battles a recent short report and Jumia is investing big in Africa. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Joey Solitro discuss the state of affairs with the leading used car platform China used car company and take a closer look at how Jumia is capitalizing on Africa’s developing middle class. Plus the team takes a listener question on how investors should be viewing Chinese electric car company NIO

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In addition to earnings season, we’re also in the final days of financial literacy month. April is financial literacy month, so in this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sat down with Elizabeth Overbay, Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE: GS) consumer banking division and Dustin Cohn, Head of Brand and Marketing Communications for Marcus by Goldman Sachs to talk about the problem of financial literacy in America and what they’re doing to fix it. Plus, Frankel and host Jason Moser discuss first-quarter results from fintech heavyweights Visa (NYSE: V) and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), and as always, let listeners know what stocks they’re watching this week.

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A lot of ink has been spilled about the things millennials are killing -- napkins, bar soap -- but as the generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s age into becoming the biggest generation in the workforce, investors want to know: what businesses will enjoy huge tailwinds? We introduce our "Millennial Basket" -- three companies that seem to have plenty of room to grow based on where young folks are spending their dough.

Stocks: EB, UPWK, MTCH

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An infant participating in Novartis' Zolgensma trial has died, raising questions ahead of an expected FDA decision next month for this one-and-done treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. Here's what you should know. Also, why investors should ignore Intuitive Surgical's first quarter earnings miss and buy shares on sale.

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T-Mobile and Sprint have faced opposition from federal regulators over their planned $26.5 billion merger. Speculation that the deal may not be approved has led Sprint to send a statement to the Department of Justice saying that if the deal gets denied, it may not be able to survive. Fool Contributor Daniel Kline joins Shannon Jones to break that down and to take some time to sort out the streaming video industry.

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On this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down with Gunther Bright, Executive Vice President, Merchant Services U.S. for American Express to discuss how Amex has evolved in recent years. After, Frankel and host Jason Moser discuss a trio of earnings from Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and Travelers (NYSE: TRV) and answer a listener question about investing in wealth management firms. And, as always, we close out the show with two stocks we’re keeping our eye on now.

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Last Friday, Chevron announced a $33 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum, one of the biggest energy mergers in years. Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dilallo and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down the deal, take a look at Kinder Morgan’s most recent earnings report, and preview upcoming earnings from some of their favorite oil companies.

Stocks Mentioned: CVX, APC, KMI, HES, XOM, COP

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Marijuana stocks OrganiGram and Aphria reported quarterly earnings this week - here's what you should know. Also, Abbott locks horns with DexCom in diabetes and what's next for Bristol-Myers' now that its Celgene acquisition is official.

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We're tapping deep into childhood nostalgia on this show -- kids birthday party staple Chuck E. Cheese is planning to go public in 2019 and the details on Disney+ are finally available. One of these developments should have investors happy, the other one... not so much.

Stocks: DIS, CEC

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In this episode, we look at the bank earnings (so far) and learn about person-to-person payment platform Zelle. In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP sits down with Lou Anne Alexander, Group President of Payments for Early Warning, the company behind person-to-person payment platform Zelle. Later, Frankel and Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser discuss earnings from JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), and both tell listeners about the stocks on their radar this week.

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Soon-to-be-public Zoom is a Unicorn among Unicorns -- the company grew its top line over 100% last year and it managed to post a profit. We run through the company prospectus and see whether it is worth investing in ahead up its public debut:

Stocks: ZM

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4 years ago, Dow and DuPont merged, creating one of the world’s largest industrial conglomerates. From the start, the plan was to break this newly formed company into 3 separate businesses, each more streamlined and nimble than the combined entity. In early April, the first stage of the breakup took place when New Dow began trading. Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down each of the newly formed companies and discuss how investors should be viewing them as they come to market.

Stocks Mentioned: DWDP, DOW

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Here's why a $1 billion deal with Regeneron failed to spark a rally in Alnylam shares. Also, will genetic discovery be our generation's biggest trend? If so, Illumina, bluebird bio, and Invitae could be top stocks to watch.

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WWE stock is up over 5X in the last three years, making it one of the better performing stocks on the market. With sports licensing fees surging, the company recently negotiated a new deal that should position the company to thrive over the next several years. Dan “Pretty Boy” Kline and Nick “Hundred Dollar Man” Sciple break down how the company makes money, recent criticism surrounding the company, and the company’s future on this week’s episode.

Stay tuned till the end to hear our Mount Rushmore of the greatest wrestlers of all time, our favorite highlights from Sunday’s Wrestlemania, and more!

Stocks Mentioned: WWE, FOX, FOXA, CMCSA

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Here’s the latest from around the financial sector, and an interview with a Fool.com contributor with a unique perspective on financial crimes. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with Fool.com contributor Matt Cochrane, who happens to have a unique day job related to the financial sector. Also, regular guest Matt Frankel, CFP discusses why JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon thinks America’s economic growth isn’t nearly as robust as it could be, and answers a listener question about stock buybacks. Finally, as always, Moser and Frankel each reveal what stocks they’re watching right now.

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We tackle a listener question on today's show -- why should I care about EBITDA?

Listen in to get a breakdown of the metric, how it can be used for good, and how it can be abused by businesses trying to mask bad results.

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A second crash of Boeing’s 737 Max has shaken the airline industry over the past month. As the world’s largest operator of 737 aircraft, Southwest Airlines has been particularly affected. Motley Fool contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple break down how Southwest is adapting to the 737 Max news, discuss the company's' newest routes to Hawaii, and take a look at whether the stock might be a buy today.

Stocks Mentioned: LUV, HII, BRK-A, BRK-B

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Technology has invaded every sector of the market, including healthcare. In this weeks episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Shannon Jones and fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi discuss 5 hybrid healthcare/tech stocks that should be on your radar.

Stocks mentioned: VEEV, HQY, TDOC, MDSO, CERN

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McDonald's invests in its customer experience and Whole Foods is lowering prices (again). On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma discuss how the fast-food giant is leaning on technology as well as Amazon's long-term strategy with Whole Foods. Plus Jason chats with Aaron Timmons to learn more about his career with Amazon in a new installment of Between Two Fools.

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In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQ: AMAL) CEO Keith Mestrich to talk about the opportunities and challenges of operating a smaller and socially-responsible bank in the modern financial landscape. Plus, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses what Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO Tim Sloan’s abrupt departure could mean for the bank and its investors. And, you’ll hear which two stocks we’re watching this week.

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Another unicorn is going public! We take a look at Pinterest's prospectus and explain how the social media company has turned DIY pics into a $12B business.

Stocks: PINS, FB, GOOG, GOOGL

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On March 8, 2018, the United States enacted 25% tariffs on imported steel. A year later, have those tariffs accomplished what they set out to do? Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple answer that question and share their favorite steel investment on this week’s episode.

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Biogen's shares fell 30% because it's bailing on a once-promising Alzheimer's disease drug, but it might not be a bargain worth buying yet. Also, why a shareholder revolt could cause Bristol-Myers and Celgene's merger to fall apart.

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Amazon has increased its focus on profitability and that means getting rid of items where it “can’t realized a profit” or CRaP as the company unofficially calls them. Host Shannon Jones and Fool Contributor Daniel Kline also discuss whether CVS selling CBD products fits its image as a company focused on health.

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In the latest edition of our Between Two Fools interview series, host Jason Moser sits down with Ellevest CEO and co-founder Sallie Krawckeck. Then, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP tells investors what they need to know about the latest Federal Reserve meeting and why bank stocks have been dropping ever since. Finally, you’ll hear which two stocks are on our watch lists this week.

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Fool's have questions, we've got answers! In today's show we offer tips on what to look for before buying clinical-stage and commercial-stage biotech stocks, including 5 checklist items you ought to know.

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It’s March Madness time as the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are set to begin. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma look at how their favorite teams made it to the Big Dance and talk about all the different ways investors can benefit from one of the year’s biggest sporting events.

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In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with LivePerson (NYSE: LPSN) CEO Rob LoCascio. Plus, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) CEO Tim Sloan just got a $1 million raise – did he deserve it? And, why does conglomeration seem to work so well for companies like Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) and Markel (NYSE: MKL), but not forGeneral Electric (NYSE: GE). All this and more on this week’s episode.

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Following a second fatal crash of its 737 Max aircraft, Boeing has grounded the planes worldwide. Motley Fool Contributor Jason Hall and IF Host Nick Sciple break down what we know so far and how investors should be reacting and dive into the listener mailbag to give investors a primer on Schedule K-1 taxes and an overview of their favorite Renewable Energy Yieldcos.

Stocks Mentioned: BA, LUV, EADSY, BEP, TERP, PEGI, NEP, CWEN, PCG

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In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, Shannon Jones and special guest Simon Erickson, sit down with Brad Loncar, CEO of Loncar Investments, to discuss China’s biotech revolution.

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On this week’s Industry Focus Consumer Goods, Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline and host Nick Sciple break down some of the latest news in the CG space. “Papa” John Schnatter has reached an agreement with his namesake company to retract his lawsuit with the company and step down from its board. What does this mean for the company’s future? JAB Holdings is considering spinning off its coffee and retail brands. Should investors be paying attention? Finally, Dan discusses some of the latest retail technology he learned about last week at ShopTalk in Vegas. We hope you’ll enjoy their conversation.

Stocks Mentioned: PZZA, DPZ, KDP, SBUX, AMZN, WMT, TGT

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In this week’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser sits down with The Motley Fool’s own senior analyst Buck Hartzell to talk about Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ: BOMN), an up-and-coming financial stock that’s been getting lots of attention. Then, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discusses some of the main themes at this year’s ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas. And, Moser and Frankel discuss a couple of stocks on their radar and The Motley Fool’s new real estate investing website.

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We finally have financials from ride-hailing company Lyft! On today's show we run through how the company makes money, the core business metrics investors need to know about, and the big risks facing the business.

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[WARNING: This Episode is Long] In recent weeks, Tesla has released a flood of news onto the public markets, from confusion surrounding deliveries in Europe and Asia, departures of multiple C-level executives, contempt charges against Elon Musk by the SEC, price cuts across its entire lineup of vehicles, eliminating the vast majority of its retail presence, and an upcoming announcement of the Model Y-- and that’s the short list. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear and Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple discuss these stories and more in a comprehensive look at the challenges facing Tesla today.

Listening Guide

  • First ~30 minutes -- $35k Model 3 + Store Closure Announcements + Model Y
  • Middle ~30 minutes -- Import issues in Asia/Europe + Elon’s Contempt of Court
  • Final ~30 minutes -- Consumer Reports Removes Model 3 Rec + Changes to Autopilot Marketing

 

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Will the Feds Tell Tesla to Fire Elon Musk Over Tweets?

Tesla customers describe maddening problems with returns and refunds

Tesla doesn’t know where it will build the Model Y as it rolls out more layoffs and cost cuts

Former Tesla Workers Paint Grim Picture of Buffalo Plant

Elon Musk Should Be Enabled to Step Back From Tesla, Investor Says

Tesla ends contract to prepare Model 3 for delivery in Europe a week after first ship

NHTSA's Autopilot Claim That Tesla Touted Disputed in New Study

 

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Gap is breaking up with…itself? And why is Levi Strauss giving it another go as a publicly traded company? On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma give listeners the must-know details about these stories, and also offer up a couple of stocks they’re watching in the coming week.

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Here's the latest from around the financial sector that investors need to know. In this week's installment of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss earnings from Green Dot (NASDAQ: GDOT), Mercadolibre (NASDAQ: MELI), and Square (NYSE: SQ). Plus, hear why Kroger (NYSE: KR) is no longer accepting Visa (NYSE:V) credit cards in some company-owned stores. All this and more on this week's info-packed episode.

 

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iQiyi and MercadoLibre put up some monster earnings results to end 2018 -- we break down the numbers, and why both businesses still have plenty of growth ahead of them.


Stocks: IQ, MELI

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XPO Logistics is one of the largest freight and logistics providers in the world. Following steady growth over the last 5 years, shares are down more than 50% from their October highs. Bill Barker, a portfolio manager a MFAM Funds, joins Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple to shed light on the company’s history, recent performance, and prospects for the future.

Stocks Mentioned: XPO, AMZN

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Marcus explains why  America's most innovative life sciences companies call Alexandria's buildings home, how the biotechnology business is evolving, and what could be in store for his company next. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) shocked the investing world when it said that it would be dropping its relationship with the United States Postal Service. That’s part of a major shift in the company’s business model and Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Dan Kline break down what this news means for investors. Later in the show they talk about CVS (NYSE: CVS) another company that’s shifting its business model.  

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) are teaming up to offer a new credit card product, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what we know so far. Plus, one of Moser’s favorite fintech stocks is being acquired at a hefty premium – should investors sell or hang on? As if that weren’t enough, Warren Buffett just released his annual letter to investors, and we’ll discuss the key takeaways. You’ll hear all of this and more in this week’s episode.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

What's in a tech stock? Today we explain why three companies that are firmly in other industries -- Domino's, Axon, and Proto Labs -- are really tech companies because of the way they operate.

Stocks: DPZ, AAXN, PRLB

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Part Two of our discussion of the Brookfield Asset Management family of companies. On this week’s episode, we take a look at Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Renewable Partners to see what opportunities they provide for investors.

Stocks Mentioned: BIP, BEP, TERP, NEE

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Direct download: 20190221_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Some medical device companies hold such a strong competitive position in their industry that it isn't a stretch to call them a monopoly. In this week's episode, Motley Fool Contributor Brian Feroldi and Industry Focus host Shannon Jones discuss why Intuitive Surgical, Abiomed, and Novocure are three medical device monopolies hiding in plain sight.

Stocks Mentioned: ISRG, ABMD, NVCR

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Is it a restaurant, or is it a store? The Motley Fool’s Asit Sharma and Nick Sciple answer these questions and more in an in-depth discussion on the company and its investment opportunities.

Stocks Mentioned: CBRL, DNKN, BH

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Tech: SurveyMonkey Slides, Amazon Gets Mesh

Earnings from SaaS surveying company SurveyMonkey showed strong signs that the company's enterprise efforts are taking off.... but the stock sold off 15%. What gives? We talk about the report and explain why Amazon went out and bought Wifi Mesh company eero.

Stocks: SVMK, AMZN

Direct download: IF_tech_02.15.2019_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Brookfield Asset Management is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with over $300 billion in assets under management. In this week’s episode, Motley Fool Contributor Matt Dillalo and Industry Focus host Nick Sciple give an overview of Brookfield Asset Management, as well as its publicly traded subsidiaries. Make sure to tune in next week for part two of our discussion.

 

Stocks Mentioned: BAM, BPY, BPR, BBU

 

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Direct download: IF_energy_02142019_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

What Gilead Sciences and Sangamo Therapeutics disappointing data means to investors and why Allergan may face a formidable foe in up-and-comer Evolus. Stocks: GILD, SGMO, AGN, EOLS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

CG: What Toys R Us Taught Us

Reports came out earlier this week that legacy retailer Toys R Us might be trying to stage a second act. We break down what went wrong for the retailer in the past, what to watch for in retail stocks, and one company that seems to have gotten it right.

Stocks: TJX, FIVE, LOW, HD

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Direct download: IF_CG_02122019_podcast.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials, we start with part two of host Jason Moser’s interview with Ameris Bancorp (NYSE: ABCB) CEO Dennis Zember. Then, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP dive into the merger of BB&T (NYSE: BBT) and SunTrust (NYSE: STI), which will create the sixth-largest U.S. bank when it is finalized later this year. Plus, you’ll hear listeners’ emails and Twitter questions and two stocks that are on our radar right now.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

More big name tech earnings came out this week! On this episode we break down the new metrics Twitter is giving investors (and what they're taking away) and how Spotify managed to eek out its first ever operating profit.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

Although price volatility has dominated cryptocurrency headlines over the past year, the business and regulatory environment for cryptocurrency and related assets has continued to evolve. To better understand this changing cryptocurrency landscape, Industry Focus Host Nick Sciple sat down with Courtney Rogers Perrin and Joshua Lewis, attorneys practicing in the areas of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial technology at the firm of Frost Brown Todd in Nashville, Tennessee. In a wide-ranging discussion, Courtney, Joshua, and Nick examine the evolution of cryptocurrency and blockchain regulations, how governments are treating cryptocurrency in the US and abroad, how those actions might affect cryptocurrency adoption, the future of cryptocurrency, and more. We hope you'll enjoy their conversation

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Why game-changing medicines, a revolutionary new treatment for sleep apnea, and the chance to be the Amazon of genetics make these under-the-radar stocks intriguing up-and-comers. Stocks: NVTA, INSP, ALLO, MYOV

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Beyond Meat is going public and while the company is pursuing a massive market opportunity it’s worth taking a look under the hood. And SiriusXM is joining forces with Pandora but is this deal going to be more Bababooey or Hit ‘Em With The Hein? On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma give listeners the must-know details about these stories, and also offer up a couple of earnings stories they’re watching in the coming week.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB) CEO Dennis Zember for the first of an in-depth two-part conversation. Then, Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss some of the latest efforts to encourage a cashless society, answer a few questions from our Twitter followers, and discuss the stocks they’re keeping their eyes on this week. It’s all on this week’s info-packed episode. 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:20pm EDT

It doesn't seem to matter what bad news comes Facebook's way, the company just keeps chugging along. Its recent results show that users and revenue keep growing -- we break down earnings and talk about where future growth might come from.

Oh, and Apple reported earnings this week too. We chat about their new financial reporting structure and what's going on in its services segment.

Stocks: AAPL, FB

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

Motley Fool Contributor Lou Whiteman and IF host Nick Sciple round up all the latest news surrounding the defense industry. With the government shutdown on pause until February 15, defense contractors have had to adjust, and their most recent guidance suggests more uncertainty to come. However, the US military needs significant investment in its nuclear arsenal and missile defense is needed to bring them up to date. We discuss these issues and more on today's episode.

 

Stocks Mentioned:LMT, RTN, GD, NOC, BA, HRS, HII

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Direct download: 20190131_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Biotech's biggest stories this year include trial data and FDA decisions for therapies targeting indications with a massive need for new treatment options, including blood disorders, genetic diseases, and Alzheimer's Disease. Here are six stocks that could pop or drop in 2019 based on these fast-approaching catalysts. Stocks: BIIB, BLUE, GBT, AIMT, DBVT, VRTX, SRPT

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) had a very strong quarter largely because it improved its execution and used its digital tools to drive sales. That’s CEO Kevin Johnson’s doing but the coffee chain boss also has scaled back plans to launch 1,000 Reserve Stores and adding Reserve bars to 20% of stores to a small pilot program. On this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, host Shannon Jones is joined by Fool.com contributor Daniel Kline to look into the company’s results and its efforts to drive traffic to afternoons and evenings.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) just got a big win, with two lingering issues resolved in the bank’s favor. And, Square (NYSE: SQ) recently rolled out yet another new product designed to strengthen its ecosystem even more. On this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Financials,  host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, give listeners the must-know details about these stories, answer some great listener emails, recap big bank earnings, and more.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The modem company has been using a "no license, no chips" policy for the longest time to dominate the smartphone supplier market. But with the company battling the FTC, that power dynamic could swiftly change. If Qualcomm is forced to change its business model, how will that affect the company's financials?

Stocks: QCOM, AAPL

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

New and exciting trends like renewable energy, electric vehicles, and micromobility all depend on one thing: batteries. As these applications begin to scale, batteries are set to become an ever more important industry. Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers joins the show to break down the current state of the battery market as well as some of the most interesting stocks available for investors to invest in the battery industry.

Stocks Mentioned:TSLA, PCRFY, TM, HMC, GM, ENS, ENPH, BYDDF, BRK-A, BRK-B

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Direct download: 20190124_IF_Energy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Investing in the biotech sector is not for the faint of heart. But these 3 investing strategies could help investors generate outsized returns with lower volatility. Stocks: IBB, XBI, IQV, PRAH, SYNH, ICLR, WST, VEEV, RGEN

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

Shares of Disney haven't done much for investors over the past few years. But could that be about to change? The House of Mouse has a bunch of potential blockbusters coming out in 2019 and its Disney+ streaming service should be available soon -- are these catalysts enough to get investors excited about Disney again?

Stocks: NFLX, DIS

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day which means the markets are off today. It also means that Industry Focus listeners get a very special installment of Between Two Fools for today’s show as host Jason Moser sits down with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington’s Manager of Program Engagement Patti Senft. Listen in as Jason and Patti talk more about all of the great things Junior Achievement is doing all around the country today to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Click here to learn more about Junior Achievement of Greater Washington!

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Netflix's latest earnings release had some awesome subscriber numbers, but investors seemed preoccupied with the company's slight miss on revenue. On today's show we talk about why that's a mistake, and try to sift through all the news about beat up tech stock Snap.

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Direct download: 20190118_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

With the North American International Auto Show in full swing, we've seen a flood of news around US automakers. Motley Fool Senior Auto Analyst John Rosevear to break down all the latest news surrounding Ford, GM, and the global auto market.

Stocks Mentioned:F, GM, TSLA, VWAGY, HMC

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Canopy Growth is the first cannabis company to take advantage of a new path to do business in the U.S. Also, Aurora Cannabis preliminary financials show investors just how significant Canada's recreational market is for the industry, and Cronos Group's recent tie-up with tobacco giant, Altria, puts it in an envy-inspiring position. Stocks: CGC, ACB, CRON, MO, STZ

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Casinos have attracted activist attention in recent weeks, with Carl Icahn and others taking stakes in major US operators. Motley Fool analysts Asit Sharma and Nick Sciple discuss the latest trends in the casino industry, from sports betting to Las Vegas and Macau, and how they might be affected by expected legislative action. Make sure to listen to the end to hear our picks for the NFL games this weekend!

Editor's note: In the podcast episode and accompanying transcript above, our podcast team should have clarified that Caesars Entertainment's CEO Mark Frissora has agreed to remain in his position through the end of April 2019 while the company completes a search for his successor. The agreement can be extended for one month at the company's option.

Stocks Mentioned:CZR, MGM, LVS, WYNN, PDPYPY, TSG, SGMS, SJMHF, GXYEF, MLCO

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

It's that time again. The big banks are all set to report their fourth quarter earnings this week. In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss what investors should be keeping an eye on, whether it's crunch time for Wells Fargo's leadership team, and a legal question about the War on Cash. And, we'll start things off with a very specialBetween Two Fools interview.

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Direct download: 20190114_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

We tend to spend a lot of time talking about stocks with big growth stories and rich valuations to match. But with investors increasingly worried about market volatility, today we run through some solid defensive stocks for people looking to limit downside if the stock market turns south.


Stocks: VZ, ADBE, MSFT

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We return to our predictions from last week's episode to assess where we might have gone wrong in October and look forward to things to watch in 2019. Then, we go to the Industry Focus mailbag to answer your questions about renewable energy yieldcos, drones, solar energy, Kinder Morgan, 2019 stock picks, and a little non-stock discussion for those who listen to the end.

Stocks Mentioned:TERP, PEGI, NEE, BEP, VWDRY, AVAV, KMI, SPWR

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What is the Duck Curve?

Utilities Speeding Up Coal Power Plant Closures (paywall)

Saudi Arabia's Latest Oil Production Cuts (paywall)

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced a mega-deal for biotech Goliath Celgene and Eli Lilly acquired precision-cancer drug developer Loxo Oncology for $8 billion at this year's J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Also, Sage Therapeutics rolled out impressive data for a postpartum depression drug that caused its shares to skyrocket, too. 

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Direct download: 20190109_IF_Healthcare_ReUp.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Latin American ecommerce leader Mercadolibre continues to prosper and its burgeoning payments business offers investors another way to invest in the global payments space. Meanwhile the long-term tailwinds in home improvement are growing stronger and Home Depot and Lowe’s are poised for success. Host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Asit Sharma dive deeper into these topics and also answer a listener email all on this week’s _Industry Focus: Consumer Goods_ show. Stocks: MELI, HD, LOW, AMZN

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Direct download: 20190108_IF_ConsumerGoods.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Square (NYSE: SQ) recently hired a new CFO, eliminating the uncertainty that had been swirling since Sarah Friar stepped down in late 2018, so Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP give their takes on the news. Plus, we’ll share our favorite investing books for the new year and discuss a classic portfolio allocation debate. All this and more on this week’s episode.

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Direct download: 20190107_IF_Financials.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Apple has had a rough week:

- CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to shareholders walking back the company's previous quarterly guidance, erasing $7B in expected revenue.
- Netflix is making moves to try and claw back some of its subscription revenue from the iTunes store.
- iPhone 7 and 8 sales are being blocked in Germany.

With shares down big this week, should investors be worried about one of the world's largest tech companies?

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Direct download: 20190104_IF_Tech.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Description:Motley Fool contributors Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matt Dillalo join host Nick Sciple for a roundtable discussion on trends to watch in energy for 2019. They break down whether oil can reach $100 in 2019, midstream players to watch as Permian takeaway constraints subside, opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG), and things to watch in renewable energy in the coming year. This episode was pre-recorded on October 4, 2018.

Stocks Mentioned:BIP, BEP, KMI, PAA, OKE, PSXP, COP, RDS-A, RDS-B, TELL, LNG, NEXT, VSLR, RUN, TERP, SPWR

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Jason's Primer on Solar Energy Investing

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

These healthcare stocks crushed the S&P 500's return last year, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll be top performers in 2019 too. Stocks: TNDM, AMRN, ABMD, MRK

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang talks about stocks to watch in 2019, makes a few reckless predictions, and closes out the conversation with their resolutions for the upcoming year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang breaks down some cautionary tales from 2018, some stories investors might have missed, and the best turnarounds from the past year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We got all of the Industry Focus hosts in a room to talk about the major stories and stocks of 2018, and what to watch for in 2019. In this episode, the gang breaks down what defined 2018 in each sector, the best debuts of 2018, and the leaders that shined in the past year.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT