According to the New York Times, while other brands that thrived with customers in quarantine have dropped off, sales of the easily slipped-on clogs are up nearly 200 percent since 2019. Questions: Source: Holman, J. (2023). People Started Buying Crocs During the Pandemic. They Can’t Stop. The New York Times, March 27 (Retrievable online at… Read more »
Posts Tagged: stock price
Nikola Fraud Update
Trevor Milton convicted of securities fraud after 6-year successful stock market run. His company and concept car was all a lie! Questions: Why do, as the article says, “corporate executives tend to portray activist short sellers as vigilantes?” Related to the first question, what has Nathan Anderson’s firm done in the past several years? Why… Read more »
Do you want buy some popcorn with that?
According to the Washington Post, AMC will allow customers to pay for popcorn and movie tickets with bitcoin by the end of the year. Questions: What has happened to AMC’s stock price since the first of the year? As of this week, how many AMC movie tickets could be bought with a single bitcoin? AMC… Read more »
SEC Looks at Unusual Transactions
The Securities and Exchange Commission launched a probe of circumstances surrounding Eastman Kodak (KODK) and a $765 million government loan it received last week to make pharmaceutical ingredients at its U.S. facilities. Questions: What happened to Kodak stock between the announcement of its government loan to make pharmaceutical ingredients and the announcement of the SEC probe? Which… Read more »
Sad Times for a Retail Icon!
This week, J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection after a prolonged decline over the past 20 years, becoming the latest and largest retailer to fall during the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated the industry. Questions: How many employees does this affect? When and where did the company start? How many stores does the company have… Read more »
Netflix studios on a roll!
After capturing the most 2020 Oscar nominations of any studio, Netflix stock is trading up 3.5%. Questions: Which film received the most nominations? Between Netflix movies and original series, how many total Oscar nominations did Netflix receive? How does this compare with its Golden Globe awards? According to Bloomberg data, what is the consensus price… Read more »
Change in Management
According to the New York Times, Boeing fired its chief executive officer, Dennis A. Muilenburg, on Monday after investors became weary of Muilenburg’s clumsy handling of the 737 Max crisis that angered lawmakers, airlines, regulators, and victims’ families. Questions: Who is going to replace Muilenburg? When do the Boeing Board and Washington insiders typically meet… Read more »
Are you Kidding?
According to Business Insider, Tesla owners will soon be able to customize their next generation of Tesla cars to emit the sound of a goat bleating, or a fart noise in place of a horn. Questions: How did Elon Musk announce this new customization? What other sounds did he mention? Do you think he was… Read more »
CVS wants to be the Ultimate Healthcare Provider
According to Business Insider, when in 2018, CVS Health acquired Aetna, combining a chain of nearly 10,000 pharmacies dispensing prescriptions and selling snacks and soda with one of the biggest US health insurers, the company also took greater steps to promote healthier options. Questions: What was CVS’s stand regarding the sale of cigarettes? Where does… Read more »
SEC helps the mom and pop investors
According to Business Insider, the Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up scrutiny of mutual fund investments in private companies, according to people with knowledge of the agency’s interest. Questions: What has been the problem with mutual funds investing in companies like Airbnb or WeWork? Which case is notorious for spiking the SEC’s interest in… Read more »