Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ:AMZN) is off to a great start to shopping season 2016. Starting with the record (Non-Prime day) number of Prime subscription sign-ups on the launch day of The Grand Tour,over a week ago, to the strong sales in the just concluded Thanksgiving weekend and the latest announcement of onboarding shipping giant Matson onto its cloud service, Amazon is clearly firing on all cylinders. Amazon’s recent focus on live sports streaming is yet another confirmation of the fact that Amazon is chasing content in order to differentiate it online streaming service and onboard more people onto the Amazon Prime bandwagon. Why? Because data show that Amazon prime members outspend non-prime customers by a significantly huge margin, which drives Amazon’s retail sales higher. Well, while it appears Amazon is focussed on a multitude of products, the one goal which binds these efforts is pretty clear: Growth, growth and more growth. It’s this constant focus on growth which has driven AMZN stock higher over the years. Amazon stock price is up 18X in the last 10 years, and over 500X (split adjusted) since its IPO. Is Amazon stock still a worthy buy? The answer lies in the bigger big question whether or not Amazon can maintain its growth? Can it?
what is stock market: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).
what is stock market: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)
- [By Michael A. Robinson]
Based in San Francisco, Dedrone also has the backing of Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks, a unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inc. (NYSE: HPE); and Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless, a unit of Arris International PLC (Nasdaq: ARRS).
what is stock market: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)
- [By Charles Mizrahi, President and CEO, Hampton Investors, Inc.]
Parker Hannifin (PH) generates strong revenue from its aerospace division, while its primary industrial segment is lagging.
Overall, we like the company’s balanced portfolio. PH had solid order rates this past year with backlog of $3.6 billion between its industrial and aerospace segments.
what is stock market: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)
- [By Chris Lange]
While most people get their content online in an increasingly digital world, we shouldnt forget where most of it came from the movie theater. While Netflix, Hulu and HBO are cleaning up with their streaming services and content, the newest content is consistently at the theater. Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is looking to take advantage of this idea with its newest offering to its customers.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $699.23 million.
Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $4.55 billion.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
24/7 Wall St. covers many of the top analyst upgrades and downgrades each morning of the week. The downgrade brigade included a Credit Suisse report on Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) that effectively gave the movie cinema chain the equivalent of a “Sell” rating. It was actually a negative view on the entire movie chain sector.
what is stock market: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares rose by just 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 4 percent, and DigitalGlobe Inc (NYSE: DGI), down 2 percent.
- [By Scott Rubin]
Stock gainers included DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), which jumped almost 17 percent on a strong earnings report, and B&G Foods, Inc.(NYSE: BGS) which added 13 percent after its Q2 report. Shares of Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) lost more than 11 percent after its quarterly earnings results disappointed Wall Street.