4 Takeaways From salesforce.com, inc.'s Earnings Call

4 Takeaways From salesforce.com, inc.'s Earnings Call
salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) did it again. After posting another quarter of rapid growth, management had to revisit its full-year guidance, raising its expectations for total fiscal 2018 revenue for the fourth time in a row. As investors consider the implications of the customer relationship management company’s third-quarter results for fiscal 2018, it’s worth looking at what management said in its... Read More

Can Philip Morris' Low Risk Products Counter Industry Woes?

Can Philip Morris' Low Risk Products Counter Industry Woes?
Philip Morris International Inc PM has been struggling with lower cigarette volumes, due to reduced consumption rates.  To worsen matters, the court recently issued an order which guides cigarette companies to endorse anti-smoking campaigns. Nevertheless, Philip Morris has been diverting its attention toward Reduced Risk Products (RRPs) to stay afloat in the tobacco industry. Thanks to the challenges stemming from... Read More

Cisco Systems Inc. Earnings: The 3 Things That Really Matter

Cisco Systems Inc. Earnings: The 3 Things That Really Matter
For Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) fans, fiscal 2018’s first-quarter earnings results were a long time coming. Not all tech watchers  were impressed, but considering Cisco stock is up 7% since the announcement, it’s safe to say the report generated more smiles than frowns. Much of the news focused on Cisco’s earnings per share, which (excluding one-time items) came in at $0.61, versus... Read More

Can Alibaba Stock Keep Hitting New Highs?

Can Alibaba Stock Keep Hitting New Highs?
Big gains keep coming for  Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) shareholders. China’s leading online marketplace operator is scorching hot, hitting new all-time highs on Wednesday. Alibaba stock keeps building on this year’s massive gains, moving higher this month following strong fiscal second-quarter results and a blowout performance during the annual Singles’ Day shopping holiday . Alibaba has soared 116% so far in... Read More

Will Target's $7 Billion Bet Pay Dividends?

Will Target's $7 Billion Bet Pay Dividends?
Target Corporation ‘s (NYSE: TGT) third-quarter earnings report was better than anticipated. The retail giant reported both a top- and bottom-line beat by producing revenue of $16.67 billion and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.91, versus Thomson Reuters’ analyst expectations of $16.61 billion and $0.86, respectively. Perhaps more importantly, the company reported a same-store sales advance of 0.9%, versus... Read More