Gone are the days when you could roll up to the nearest Tower Records and purchase the latest chart-topping CD or cassette. Today, most customers have turned to music-streaming subscriptions, which offer a huge variety of music for an ongoing monthly payment. Two leaders in this field are satellite radio...
Something is happening in the financial services industry. As disruptive upstarts offer more traditional financial services, and legacy financial companies invest more in technology, the industry is experiencing unprecedented consolidation, with partnerships, deals, and acquisitions being made at a near-dizzying pace. Just since the beginning of 2019, three of...
Investors are looking forward to PepsiCo's (NASDAQ: PEP) upcoming first-quarter earnings report. In addition to a modest uptick in growth lately, Wall Street hopes are rising on the prospect that CEO Ramon Laguarta will bring positive changes to the snack and beverage businesses. PepsiCo's report on Wednesday, April 17 will...
Imagine someone fell asleep in 1998, knowing Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) as nothing more than an online book seller. How could you possibly explain what it is today? It's an Everything-Store/Original-Content/Fulfillment-Center/Delivery-Network/Cloud-Computing juggernaut. It's also increasingly taking a bite out of Google's dominance in advertising. While hard numbers are difficult to come...
Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT), the No. 2 ride-sharing company in the U.S., just went public earlier this month. The company's IPO may have some investors wondering exactly how big the ride-sharing market is, whether it's worth taking seriously, and how they might benefit from it. If you're interested in the ride-sharing...
By nearly every measurable metric, PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) enjoyed yet another successful year in 2018. When the company reported its 2018 fourth-quarter earnings, full-year revenue had grown to $15.45 billion, an 18% increase year-over-year, and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) had risen to $2.42, a 26.7% improvement...
For three years, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has been publicly weighing the possibility of flying to Europe. In mid-2016, it negotiated an option to convert some of its Airbus A321neo orders to the A321LR variant, which has additional fuel capacity, enabling flights between the Northeast U.S. and Western Europe. On...
Macau is the world's biggest gaming market by a wide margin, generating $37.6 billion in gaming revenue in 2018 compared to just $6.6 billion on the Las Vegas Strip. Gaming is such a big deal in Macau that a single baccarat table can generate $50,000 in revenue for the...
Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) are biotech behemoths. Each sells a portfolio of drugs that earn them billions in annual revenue and profits. However, both of these companies are mature, and both are currently struggling to move their bottom lines. So which stock would be the better...
No one can know which companies will become the next Microsoft or Salesforce.com, but your odds of finding one of the next big winners can be improved by focusing on fast-growing companies that are revolutionizing how people work. If you're hunting for stocks that fit that description, let me...