McDonald’s U.S. Footprint Is Shrinking

Investors never like to see companies closing more locations than they are opening. The total number of McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD) U.S. locations has been on the decline since 2014, but analysts say there’s a good explanation for the decline and McDonald’s will once again be expanding its U.S. footprint by 2020.


Tesla Shareholders Losing Faith in Musk

Tesla Inc (Nasdaq: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has taken a lot of heat for his infamous “funding secured” tweet earlier this month. A new Security and Exchange Commission filing by BlackRock (BLK), one of Tesla’s 10 largest shareholders, has revealed that BlackRock wanted to replace Musk with a new chairman even before his deal to take the…


Salesforce Guidance Is a Disappointment, Inc. (NYSE: CRM) disappointed the market this week, reporting a second-quarter earnings beat but issuing third-quarter guidance that fell short of expectations. Analysts say long-term investors shouldn’t be worried about the guidance miss, and any near-term earnings weakness in CRM stock is a buying opportunity.


8 Stock Picks For The Aging Economy

With the Standard & Poors 500 index and many of its components near all-time highs, it’s difficult to identify stocks with obvious upside in the near-term. However, by considering secular market trends, investors can find particular markets with long-term growth potential. One of these secular trends is the aging of the global consumer base. The…

Toyota’s Uber Investment Is a Win-Win

Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE: TM) announced a $500 million investment with Uber to develop self-driving vehicle technology. Toyota and Uber expect to begin real-world testing of driverless Toyota Sienna minivans starting in 2021, but analysts say it will be an uphill battle for TM stock investors in the meantime.

Implications of the Abandoned Tesla Deal

The latest news in the Tesla Inc (Nasdaq: TSLA) roller coaster came late Friday when CEO Elon Musk announced he is pulling the plug on his controversial proposal to take Tesla private. Analysts say the failed go-private deal may continue to have an impact on TSLA stock in the quarters ahead.

Netflix Has High Hopes for India

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock took quite a hit following its third-quarter guidance miss, but the latest data from India suggests the streaming video leader could be poised for a comeback in the third quarter. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Matthew Thornton upgraded NFLX stock from “hold” to “buy” on Friday and said Netflix’s original content is gaining…

Twitter Makes Its Mark With Esports

Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) has made several major deals in recent quarters to stream live sports content on its platform. This week, Twitter completed a new deal with Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League to stream esports video gaming content through the end of 2019, but analysts say adding expensive streaming content hasn’t generated the user growth Twitter investors…

Apple Needs China For A Huge 2019

China has been one of the biggest concerns for Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) investors in 2018 due to the escalating international trade war. If AAPL stock is going to continue its march higher in fiscal 2019, analysts say China will play a critical role.

Sears Marches Toward a Delisting

Sears Holdings Corp (Nasdaq: SHLD) announced on Thursday that it will be making yet another round of store closings as it continues its uphill battle to demonstrate a path to long-term viability. Unfortunately, the plan for a leaner, more efficient Sears hasn’t worked up to this point, and analysts see little reason to suspect closing more stores…