A Tesla Perspective

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Tesla stock is still overpriced despite a 40% reduction due to the coronavirus. Questions: According to Sacconaghi, why is Tesla stock so vulnerable? What is a realistic baseline valuation for the stock? Explain Saconaghi’s statement: ” Tesla stock remains high enough that it takes very aggressive assumptions on its future auto business… Read more »

I Smell a Bailout – Maybe for some?

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According to Bloomberg, many airlines have been driven into a technical bankruptcy or they have substantially breached debt covenants already.  Questions: Explain why the debt covenants are characteristic of the airline industry. 2. The article talks about steps that have been already taken by some airlines as they are depleted of cash. What are some… Read more »

Amazon’s business surges

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Amazon has seen a dramatic uptick in sales as people are hunkered down due to the coronavirus. Questions: As a result of this dramatic surge in sales, what does Amazon plan to do? What did Amazon warn customers on March 2? Besides Bloomberg, what other publication reported news of the projected hiring? Source: Soper, S…. Read more »

What a Time to be Offline!

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Robinhood, a millennial favorite stock app, was offline for iPhone and Android users during the entire day, when the Dow made its biggest point gain ever. Questions: What do millennials see as the benefit of Robinhood? By how many points did the Dow Jones industrial average rise on Monday after the horrible… Read more »

Planning Ahead: Kroger’s Limit of 5

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Kroger said it was limiting orders of some items to “due to high demand and to support all customers.” Questions: Kroger’s is the largest supermarket chain in the U.S. How many stores does it have? Which type of orders does the limit of five apply to? Do you think this is a… Read more »

Changes at Amazon due to the Coronavirus

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Amazon is halting all warehouse tours in North America as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak grow in the US. Questions: What did Amazon do last month due to supply chain worries? Why did Amazon ban more than a million products on its website from third party sellers? What travel directive did Amazon… Read more »

What’s Next for Blue Apron?

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Back in 2016, the New York Times called Blue Apron, the meal-delivery service, “the Starbucks of the meal-kit business.”  Questions: What are some of the reasons why Blue Apron did not disrupt grocery shopping for overworked millennials? At one point, how many meals was Blue Apron selling per month? In 2017, what did Bloomberg call Blue… Read more »

Supply Chain Worries

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According to the New York Times, Amazon has recently responded to the coronovirus crisis by making larger and more frequent orders of Chinese-made products that had already been shipped to the United States, according to company emails and consultants who work with major brands. Questions: What midsummer event is Amazon already worried about? What are… Read more »

Money in Used Sneakers!

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Ryan Fresen is a sneaker reseller who said he brought in around $110,000 in profit in 2019 from the business he runs out of his bedroom. Questions: What are key factors in Ryan Fresen’s success? How does Fresen typically sell his sneakers? What does Fresen typically use to organize his business? Has Fresen had his… Read more »

Money for Climate Change

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Jeff Bezos announced on Instagram today that he is giving about 7.7% of his $130 billion net worth to launch the Bezos Earth Fund. Questions: According to the article, what role did Amazon employees have in this move? How much in total dollars is he committing? By 2040, what is Amazon’s pledge? Source: Harrington, R…. Read more »