AT&T is an American transnational telecommunication company, the largest supplier of mobile communication and the second-largest mobile services provider in the USA. 20% of its income the company receives from military contracts with the US Ministry of Defense. AT&T is the 18th largest mobile operator in the world.
The market capitalization of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is 965 billion USD, net profit in 2018 was 59.43 billion USD; 132,000 employees generate annual revenue over 260 billion USD, which is higher than the GDP of some countries with a population of several million people.
In the second week of September, there are going to be lots of interesting events able to move the global markets. Ready! Steady! Go!
Cloudflare Inc. is an American company founded in 2009. Its business is web safety and web infrastructure, content delivery network services, protection from DDoS attacks and access to DNS servers and resources. Cloudflare stands between website visitors and the hosting provider of the Cloudflare user, acting as a reverse proxy server for websites. According to the data of the SolveDNS website, Cloudflare has one of the highest speeds of DNS search in the world, which allows the client to access the website as quick as possible. Cloudflare provides its services to more than 20 million websites, reducing the response time to less than 100 milliseconds for 98% of users in the developed countries. To imagine this speed, just blink. It will take you 4 times longer than the response time. For businesses, such a speed increases conversion and, hence, profit.
The S&P500 index fell again upon testing its historical maximums. The last two waves of declining were used by investors as a chance to buy with the aim to take at the start of the new ascending trend. However, as soon as the price reaches its record values, the buyers disappear and those who bought earlier lock in their profit, putting pressure on the index.
On August 6th Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) submitted its financial report for the second quarter of 2019. According to the report, the company's income has reached record levels, amounting to 20.25 billion USD; however, it has not matched the forecast level of 21.46 billion USD, which led to a steep decline of the stock price by 5%.
Falling of Pfizer stocks in April 2019 was used by investors as a good chance to buy them. This time the stocks have fallen again, so let us try to figure out the reasons for this as well as the perspectives of long-term investing in them.
The July meeting of the European Central Bank, the new Prime Minister of Great Britain is a supporter of the “hardcore” Brexit, the slowdown in US GDP, Twitter net profit breaking records, and the US Internet giants are under investigation among the main news of last week.
This week investor attention on the market will be attracted to the reports of such widely known companies as Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG), McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). Let us have a look at these companies and study the market expectations about them.
A Week on the Market: Dollar Fears Not, Pound at Its Minimums
In 2015 one could buy Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) stocks for just 20 USD each; however, an unexpected growth of interest toward cryptocurrencies has changed the investors’ view of this company accordingly. The more the cryptocurrency market grew, the more people wanted to mine: individuals with 1 to 10 graphic cards as well as major investors, owning mining farms with thousands of graphic cards. All this led to increased demand for GPU, and the income of Nvidia has started growing, too. The management realized that the boost was temporary; nonetheless, they tried to get the most from the existing demand. As a result, there appeared a whole department engaged in development of GPU chips for mining.
In 2018 Spotify Technologies (NYSE: SPOT) carried out an IPO. The company is less popular than, say, UBER (NYSE: UBER); nonetheless, it attracted attention of other issuers planning an IPO because of its unusual placement, i.e. direct listing.
In the end of May I called Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) stocks the best investment on the declining market; however, today I am talking about the probability that their price falls for 90%. I have not changed my mind about the company and insist on their stocks being one of the best possible assets for investment, which seems even more so after the recent events on the market. But first of all I would like to speak about certain actions of companies on the exchange market which cause significant rises as well as falls of stock prices. In other words, we are going to talk about the stock split.