DOW JONES Goldman (GS) – The investment bank’s co-head of equity trading, Paul Russo, is set to leave in the latest fallout of the run-up to David Solomon’s inauguration. (Newswires)
McDonald’s (MCD) – The fast-food chain raises its quarterly dividend to USD 1.16 from USD 1.01, stating the dividend hike “reinforces” long-term confidence from management. (Newswires)
Merck (MRK) – The pharma co. announced the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion on granting marketing authority for its two HIV-1 medicines, DELSTRIGO and PIFELTRO, they will now be considered for marketing by the European Commission; the drugs are also under review in Canada, Australia and Switzerland. (Newswires)
Walmart (WMT) – The retailer has warned that its prices may rise for consumers across the board in food, beverages and personal care items after the implementation of Trump’s tariffs. It also announced it is considering new perks to attract employees, citing a tight labour market. (Newswires)
S&P500 AbbVie (ABBV) – The pharma co. announced that the European Medicines Agency granted a positive opinion on its leukaemia drug, VENCLYXTO. (Newswires)
American Airlines (AAL) – The airline said on Thursday it would raise its US luggage price by USD 5 to USD 30 for the first bag and to USD 40 for the second one, citing higher fuel prices. (Newswires)
AT&T (T) – The telecoms co. has recommended its shareholders to reject a mini-tender offer from Ponos Industries, who are seeking to purchase 14mln shares of the common stock. Elsewhere, the co. is revising its operating segments after its acquisition of Time Warner (TWX) to properly align the new co. structure; the new segments include Communications, Warner Media, Latin America and Advertising & Analystics. (Newswires)
Consolidated Edison (ED)/Sempra Energy (SRE) – Consolidated Edison announced the acquisition of one of Sempra Energy’s subsidiary projects for USD 1.54bln, the project owns 981 MW of renewable electric production. (Newswires)
Eli Lilly (LLY) – The pharma co. has received a positive opinion from the European Medicine Agency for its migraine treating drug, Emgality. (Newswires)
E-Trade (ETFC) – The trading software co. has announced its CFO, Michael Pizzi, will move into the role of COO. (Newswires)
Medtronic (MDT), Mazor Robotics (MZOR) – The medical equipment co. announced an agreement to acquire Mazor Robotics for a value of USD 58.50 per ADS or approximately USD 1.64bln. (Newswires)
Michael Kors (KORS) – The fashion brand has named Andrea Pesaresi as its President of Men’s business, he previously served at Ermenegildo Zegna for 25 years. (Newswires)
Northrop Grumman (NOC) – The aerospace co. announced the completion of its first qualification test of rocket motor in Atlas V. (Newswires)
NASDAQ 100 Alphabet (GOOGL) – CNN has reported that foreign government hackers have targeted the personal Gmail accounts of US senators and Senate staff, both Republican and Democrats, where the co. denied commenting if it was a successful hack. Elsewhere, according to internal co. emails, employees are proposing ways to tweak search functions to counter what they deem to be Islamophobic biased results; this follows Trump’s travel ban. (Newswires)
Amazon (AMZN) – The tech giant’s live streaming service, Twitch, has reportedly been blocked in China, this comes just after Twitch downloads surged in the country. Elsewhere, the co.’s two-day Amazon Prime shipping is disrupting the retail industry as other names like Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT) have had to become more competitive with their shipping options. (Newswires)
Facebook (FB) – The co. plans to unveil its “Portal” video chat device, which has Amazon’s (AMZN) Alexa support, which will come in two screen sizes costing approx. USD 300 and USD 400. Elsewhere, a Business Insider investigation discovered that Instagram’s new TV service, IGTV, recommended videos of child exploitation, it took Instagram five days to remove the content. The co.’s Facebook Dating app has also began service, but only in Columbia. (Newswires)
Tesla (TSLA) – The automaker’s VP of Global Supply Management is said to be resigning, yet another executive department from the firm. (Newswires)
OTHER NEWS BeiGene (BGNE) – The China based pharma co. presented the results on tislelizumab, an investigational anti-PD-1 antibody for patients with lung cancer. It showed that the drug was well tolerated and had antitumor activity. (Newswires)
Sarepta (SRPT) – The pharma co. announced its Eteplirsen drug received a negative re-examination opinion from the European Medicines Agency. (Newswires)
Sony (SNE) – The Japanese tech co.’s PlayStation Now console will now support the download of PS4 and PS2 games. (Newswires)
Wabco (WBC) – The auto systems co. announced an agreement with the FAW Jiefang Automotive Co. in China for the joint venture of vehicle control systems to increase the safety and efficiency of vehicles. (Newswires)
If you have $50,000 and you want to YOLO, but with respectable return expectation, what would you put it in? Been seeing so many diverse opinions on YOLO posts, thought this would be an engaging discussion.
Papa Bezos bless me.
Update on my last few posts. I've learned some hard lessons the past 3 weeks, but I have nobody to blame but myself for getting way too greedy and going all in on this. Currently have around $1.7k left in my account, down from a high of $18k and a start of $13k. Another stupid thing: I waited all the way to the fucking bottom before I sold my calls, because I'm a greedy idiot. Could have got out so many times but I had some spark of belief in me that $AMZN would recover past the $1T mark. With the last bit of money I have one 2025c 10/19 with a break even of $2049. Already down $1k today. If I don't lose it all and this shit somehow manages to get to $2049 or higher, I'm diversifying my profile and never touching Amazon again. Why has Daddy Bezos violated me like this?