Apple Watch Social Mentions Down 80% Since Launch

The latest data from TickerTags indicates the novelty appeal of Apple Inc. AAPL 1.15%’s Apple Watch has worn off in a big way since the device’s launch. Shareholders are hoping the Apple Watch will provide a boost to the company’s bottom line when Apple reports Q1 earnings this afternoon. Unfortunately, social media buzz (or lack…

Big Bank Earnings Recap

The financial sector has lagged market in the past year as banks continue to struggle with heightened post-crisis regulation and historically low interest rates. Here’s a look back at how the “Big Four” U.S. banks fared in Q1.

The Largest M&A Spreads On The Market

According to the latest spreads by Sin Letter, there are currently some huge M&A arbitrage opportunities in the market. However, the bigger the spread, the bigger the risk – and a large spread is often an indication of market skepticism that the deal will ultimately go through.

Who Is Joe Papa?

The next chapter in the Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc VRX 5.36% story began today when the company named Joseph Papa as its new CEO. Shareholders are hoping that Papa can right the ship after a whirlwind of controversy has driven Valeant’s share price down 63.1 percent so far in 2016.

Is Tesla Killing U.S. Gas Demand? Not Quite

The huge amount of media coverage that the unveiling of the Tesla Motors Inc TSLA 2.81% Model 3 received has some traders wondering how much of a threat the new wave of electric vehicles pose to U.S. gasoline demand. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Neil Mehta, despite the increasing presence of electric vehicles, U.S. gasoline…

Why Q1 Earnings Season Has Been More Bullish Than It May Seem

In Friday morning’s PreMarket Prep, The Earnings Scout’s Nick Raich discussed the bullish implications of company guidance so far this earnings season. Raich said that, despite the headlines of earnings misses from high-profile companies like Alphabet Inc GOOG 0.29% GOOGL 0.4% and Microsoft Corporation MSFT 0.06%, traders have to look beyond the first layer of…