The Marvell Technology/Cavium Deal Keeps the Ball Rolling in the Semiconductor Industry

The Marvell Technology/Cavium Deal Keeps the Ball Rolling in the Semiconductor Industry
Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL) recently announced it had entered a definitive agreement with Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) to merge operations. Share prices of both companies immediately shot higher, making for a very happy Thanksgiving week for investors. The deal also continues a positive trend in the semiconductor industry that could continue for some time. Data by YCharts. Details of the... Read More

TransCanada Up on Pipeline Approval News

TransCanada Up on Pipeline Approval News
TransCanada ‘s (NYSE: TRP) Keystone pipeline has been making headlines for a decade now. This week, the XL pipeline gained a 3-2 approval to run through Nebraska. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy and Industrials , analysts Sarah Priestley and Taylor Muckerman talk about what this approval could mean for TransCanada, and what big issues the company still... Read More

Will WWE Sink or Swim?

Will WWE Sink or Swim?
World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) finds itself stuck between two worlds. The company has been a pioneer when it comes to digital delivery, but it’s still reliant on its cable deal with Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) for about a third of its total revenue. The challenge for the company is that growth for its streaming network looks hard to come by... Read More

An Interview With Canopy Growth's CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder

An Interview With Canopy Growth's CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder
Countries around the world are bringing marijuana out of prohibition, and the legalization trend shows no sign of slowing down. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare , Kristine Harjes interviews Bruce Linton, the CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation , the biggest marijuana pure play on the market, about some of the most exciting and challenging parts of running... Read More

Here’s Why Patience Should Pay Off for Himax Technologies Investors

Here’s Why Patience Should Pay Off for Himax Technologies Investors
Himax Technologies ‘ (NASDAQ: HIMX) third-quarter results turned out to be a mixed bag when the company reported on Nov. 9. The chipmaker beat Wall Street’s estimates thanks to rising demand for its wafer-level optics (WLO) technology that’s used to enable 3D sensing functions. However, weakness in other areas of the business led to tepid fourth-quarter guidance. Still, the stock continues... Read More

Sears Holdings Is Doomed Unless Sales Recover

Sears Holdings Is Doomed Unless Sales Recover
On Thursday, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) released another dreadful quarterly earnings report. Revenue plunged 27.2% to $3.66 billion, driven by a massive number of store closures and a 15.3% comp sales decline. Sears Holdings stock still rose, as management said it had completed a $1.25 billion cost-cutting initiative ahead of schedule, leading to some modest earnings improvement. However, without a... Read More

Shopify Scores a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Win

Shopify Scores a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Win
E-commerce solutions provider Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) recently announced that it processed over $1 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) on its platform from more than 500,000 merchants in 175 countries during the extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. During its peak, Shopify merchants were processing more than $1 million in transactions per minute, and mobile sales accounted for 64% of... Read More