Sunday, November 19, 2017

WeekEND of November 17 2017 in the Tech & Financial World




Tesla unveils 2 new futuristic models:

The Roadster - "It'll be the fastest production car ever made. Period." - Musk








 The Roadster proclaims 
~0-60 in 1.9 sec. 
~ 0-100 in 4.2 sec 
~ 8.8 quarter mile 
~ top speed 250 mph  Has a top range of 620 miles before recharge.  




Tesla also showcased  it's NEW Semi-truck line. Has a 400 mile range with a 30 minute change time. Self-driving ability and a center mounted seat. Walmart is said to have pre-ordered 15 trucks.



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   Have you met "Atlas" a humanoid robot. The future of AI, deep learning & machine learning. Can you say......iRobot?

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  With BlueBorne, hackers can take complete control over a vulnerable device, and use it for a wide range of malicious purposes; including spreading malware, stealing sensitive information and more.

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   Companies are not only battling for your business. There is a crusade out for your data as well.  We're in an information gathering era, and they want as much of it as they can get. 

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  While retail has been a bit sluggish lately, these companies faired well this weeks ending.  With SPDR retail ETF having it's best day since July.  

  Closing Friday @ $41.75      CHG  +1.14     +2.81%

                                                                                                                                                                                           
 Footlocker -                        $40.82   +10.48   +28.2%

 Abercrombie & Finch -   $15.55    +2.99      +23.9%

  Gap -                                     $29.40    +1.92       +7.03%

  Nike -                                    $59.19     +1.96      +3.4%

Nordstorm -                         $40.86   +0.89       +2.2%






   Stitch fix  (SFIX) the online Style clothing "subscription box" where customers send in their size, style preferences and payment range. Then receiving a box of five apparel  on a monthly bases.
Katrina Lake is the founder & CEO of the 1st women own IPO out this year.  It showed promise early on but lost a bit of stream as it settle in on Friday. Opening  on the Nasdaq at $16.90 made it way to $18.53 a share, ending at $15.15

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   Square INC  worth as much as Twitter, stocks up 5.4% over on Thursday as it test Bitcoin support on it Cash app. 

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   Despite concerns over competition from Amazon, Walmart was also a big winner this week. It's online & grocery sales were up. E-commerce grow 50% to $123 billion in revenue with international sales up 2.5%.

   On Thursday morning shares climbed 8%, that's a market value of $24 billion upon it's higher than expected 3rd quarter reporting.

   Walmart has beating the analyst estimates for the 9th straight time. 



Top 10 overall winners this week:

Time Inc. $16.40 +5.45  +49.77%
Foot Locker $40.82  +10.48 +34.54%
Verso Cl A $9.40  +2.20     +30.56%
Abercrombie&Fitch -   $15.55    +2.99      +23.81%
Cato Cl A $16.35 +2.83 +20.93%
Valhi Inc $5.19  +0.89     +20.70%
American Renal Ass.     $13.03    +2.18 +20.09%
Vitamin Shoppe $4.20 +0.70 +20.00%
Intl Game Technology    $8.54      +4.74     +19.92%
RH                                        $102.26   +16.72  +19.55%
Vipshop Holdings ADR   $9.78     +1.57       +19.12%


Top 10 Big losers this week:


Jianpu Tech ADR            $7.20 -1.20    -14.29%

Williams-Sonoma        $45.78    -7.09    -13.41%

Bridgepoint Education   $8.24    -0.98    -10.63%

Genie Energy                   $4.86 -0.57   -10.50%
  
voxeljet ADR                    $4.89    -0.54 -9.94%

Bitauto Holdings ADR   $39.13 -3.92      -9.11%

Qudian ADR                    $21.20    -2.11    -9.05%

ARC Document Sol        $2.65 -0.25     -8.62%

Eastman Kodak               $3.45     -0.30 -8.00%

Zymeworks                         $7.60     -0.64      -7.77%


   In the mist of another media merger, AT&T who's $84.4 billion bid of Time Warner is under antitrust review by the Dept. of Justice due to anti-competitive concerns . The results of those finding could has an effect on the future mergers.


   Like, Comcast who owns NBC & Universal who has also taken an interested in a merger of mega media 21st Century Fox. Disney did have their bid in earlier to the concern of many. It seems Comcast might end up on the same channel as Disney. 





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