• 3 Top Entertainment Stocks to Buy Now
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    3 Top Entertainment Stocks to Buy Now

    You'll find everything from undervalued giants to skyrocketing growth stocks in the entertainment sector right now.

  • EA SPORTS UFC 4 Officially Revealed With UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal as Cover Athletes
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    EA SPORTS UFC 4 Officially Revealed With UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and UFC Welterweight Jorge Masvidal as Cover Athletes

    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today revealed EA SPORTS™ UFC® 4 featuring UFC® middleweight champion Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya and UFC welterweight contender Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal as the game’s official cover athlete duo. The next game in the popular UFC franchise brings a new experience that puts the player and their created fighter at the center of the action. Featuring an all-new unified progression system, overhauled takedown and ground mechanics, more fluid clinch-to-strike combinations and the chance to experience the origins of combat sports in all-new environments, UFC 4 delivers the most polished mixed martial arts experience to date. Players who pre-order* the game can play out one of the most anticipated fights in combat sports history with world heavyweight boxing champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury on day one.

  • Why Farfetch Stock Slid Today
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    Why Farfetch Stock Slid Today

    Shares of Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH) pulled back Friday from their recent rally as investors reacted to positive news on the COVID-19 treatment front by selling "coronavirus stocks" like the e-commerce luxury fashion seller in favor of recovery plays. As a result, Farfetch closed the day down by 4.5%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.4%, outperforming the Nasdaq, which gained 0.7%, reflecting investors' bias toward cyclical stocks over tech names.

  • Qiagen shareholder Davidson Kempner says Thermo Fisher offer 'inadequate'

    Qiagen shareholder Davidson Kempner says Thermo Fisher offer 'inadequate'

    The investment manager, which owns a 3% stake in Qiagen, said Thermo Fisher's offer of 39 euros (34.9 pounds) per share was not adequate and believed the standalone fair value to be about 50 euros per share. Thermo Fisher agreed in early March to buy Qiagen for $11.5 billion to bolster its health diagnostic business, and asked the company's investors to tender their shares in May. Qiagen reported a preliminary 18%-19% rise in sales and a 68% rise in earnings per share in the second quarter due to strong demand for its products used in coronavirus testing.

  • 3 Green Flags for Novavax's Future
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    3 Green Flags for Novavax's Future

    There are good reasons to consider this small biotech an emerging favorite in the COVID-19 vaccine race.

  • Conagra's (CAG) New Products to Boost its Natural Offerings

    Conagra's (CAG) New Products to Boost its Natural Offerings

    Conagra (CAG) expects to launch more than 24 products by this summer in plant-based, keto-diet and snacks categories.

  • 4 Gaming Stocks to Buy on Continuing Stay-At-Home Trend

    4 Gaming Stocks to Buy on Continuing Stay-At-Home Trend

    Digital businesses have been soaring high since the outbreak and interest in gaming stocks is surging. Here are four gaming stocks that will continue uptrend.

  • Is It Too Late to Buy Novavax Stock?
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    Is It Too Late to Buy Novavax Stock?

    This month, the U.S. government awarded Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) more funding than any other company in the coronavirus vaccine race. Operation Warp Speed, the government's effort to help bring a vaccine to market by January, awarded the biotech company $1.6 billion. The move surprised the market, as Novavax wasn't on the government's list of five companies to potentially receive funding.

  • Would TikTok’s Downfall Make Snapchat a Buy?
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    Would TikTok’s Downfall Make Snapchat a Buy?

    TikTok's meteoric rise seemingly threatened Snap's (NYSE: SNAP) Snapchat, which targets the same Gen Z market with its ephemeral messages and short videos. TikTok clearly covets Snap's core market: It bought so many ads on Snapchat it became its top advertiser last year, according to MediaRadar, and it poached over a dozen employees from Snap. First, Indian regulators banned TikTok, along with dozens of other Chinese apps, citing privacy concerns and escalating tensions with China.

  • 3 Things NIO Stock Bulls Need to Happen Soon
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    3 Things NIO Stock Bulls Need to Happen Soon

    NIO's stock has risen fivefold just since early April, and shareholders have higher hopes than ever that the electric-vehicle company can do in China what Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has done in the U.S. market. The event that spurred the latest move higher in NIO shares was its release of second-quarter vehicle delivery volume figures.

  • Reuters

    Chinese EV maker Li Auto files for U.S. listing

    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Li Auto Inc, backed by food delivery giant Meituan Dianping, has filed for a U.S. initial public offering. The move, announced on Friday, comes as share prices of EV makers including Tesla Inc and Nio Inc have surged in recent months. Five-year-old Li Auto, formerly known as CHJ Automotive, is building Li ONE extended-range electric sport-utility vehicles in China's eastern city of Changzhou.

  • Did Hedge Funds Make The Right Call On Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (KNX) ?
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    Did Hedge Funds Make The Right Call On Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (KNX) ?

    How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of […]

  • Bloomberg

    Amazon Delays Next Video Game Half a Year After Latest One Flops

    (Bloomberg) -- Following scathing reviews of a computer game it released in May, Amazon.com Inc. is delaying its next big-budget game by at least six months. The decision represents another setback for the technology giant’s ambitions to break into the gaming industry.The next game, New World, was supposed to debut in late August but is now scheduled for spring 2021, Rich Lawrence, director of Amazon’s game studio, wrote in a blog post Friday. The company wants extra time to implement changes suggested by players who have been testing the game, he wrote.Delays are fairly common in the video game industry, but this was an important opportunity for Amazon to redeem itself after a recent flop. Amazon is trying to make a name for itself as a maker of big-budget video games that can compete with those from the likes of Activision Blizzard Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. But Amazon’s Crucible, a free-to-play PC game introduced in May, was panned by critics, prompting Amazon to take the highly unusual step of pulling the game from wide circulation.New World is a massively multiplayer online game where hundreds of players seek to colonize a fictional world filled with supernatural creatures. Customers who tested or pre-ordered the game will still be able to play it for “a period of time” starting Aug. 25, the company said.“We don’t make the decision lightly, and we have urgency about getting the game to you as quickly as possible at the best quality -- with some additions that will make the experience even better,” Lawrence wrote.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Barrons.com

    Electric Vehicle Stocks Remain Hot. 2 That Are Making News.

    Investors can’t get enough of EV stocks these days. And the companies are obliging with more deal activity.

  • Barrons.com

    The U.S. Is Bailing Out Companies. Regeneron Doesn’t Need the Help.

    The government is deciding who the winners among individual companies are and giving losers another chance. It feels strange and new, even if what it’s spending is peanuts compared with the dollars it’s tossing around elsewhere.

  • Conagra Brands: Frozen Foods and Staples Lead the Way

    Conagra Brands: Frozen Foods and Staples Lead the Way

    The company delivered a solid result backed by growth in the frozen food and staples segments Continue reading...

  • Delta Still a Strong Pick Despite Uptick in Covid-19 Cases

    Delta Still a Strong Pick Despite Uptick in Covid-19 Cases

    Since I last wrote about Delta (NYSE:DAL) and DAL stock in late May, it rose from around $20 to roughly $28 per share. I rated it as a buy then, which was an easy pick given the environment and Delta's liquidity levels at that time.Source: Markus Mainka / Shutterstock.com Investors who worry that any appreciation has lost steam shouldn't worry too much. Delta shares will continue to rise although second-quarter earnings will be bleak. Long-term investors should continue to view the company as one with positive momentum heading into, and out of, the novel coronavirus pandemic. DAL Stock Q2 Earnings Beat?It will be no surprise when Delta reports a year-over-year earnings decline. Inventors will be interested to know that the magnitude of that expected loss has been declining.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn the previous month analysts revised the loss expectation to be roughly 18% lower than expected. Analysts expect Delta to post an EPS loss of $4.21. The company remains a buy-and-hold candidate in my eyes. The company has lots of liquidity to counterbalance ongoing cash burn even in the face of the recent outbreaks of Covid-19 cases. Analysts are currently bullish on DAL shares. Nine rate it as a buy, and seven a hold. None are rating it a sell. Analyst consensus is that shares are overweight. Their average price target is $36.31. So, from the current price there is room to appreciate. Investors should also expect that there is significant variation among those analysts' projections given the pandemic. Variation in that guidance ranges from a low of $21 to a high of $47. But the thrust of their predictions is positive. Delta Can Sustain ItselfDelta does have sufficient liquidity as a bulwark against a continued gutting of air traffic demand. However, operators must remain hyper-vigilant against outbreaks capable of inflicting further serious material losses in the extremely hard-hit airline sector. * The 7 Best Stocks to Invest in Right NowCarriers are constantly balancing positive news against the negative and adjusting. In light of this, United Airlines' (NASDAQ:UAL) warning about recent outbreaks dampening a rebound in flight traffic is worrisome. There is some degree of herd immunity and reports suggest that people have become less fearful of this virus as time passes. But airlines are in need of a vaccine. Airlines Really Need a VaccineAnd on that front there has been some positive news. Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) and Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) received $450 million and $1.6 billion from the federal government to fund vaccine trials and manufacturing. The $1.6 billion the federal government gave to Novavax will be used to fund clinical trials and for manufacturing. Novavax stated it will deliver 100 million doses of its vaccine in the U.S. by year end. The federal government awarded Regeneron the $450 million contract to manufacture thousands of doses of its Covid-19 treatment. Should Regeneron's experimental vaccine prove effective and gain regulatory approval, it will be distributed to the public free. Shares of Regeneron rose 3.5%, with Novavax's shares rising by 29%. Should Investors Sell DAL Stock?All of these factors affect Delta directly. But the takeaway here is that not much has changed: the pandemic situation is highly fluid. Delta is in good position financially to continue to stand tall against this challenge. The federal government is funding more new vaccine trials which we can all collectively hope turn out positive. The newest virus outbreaks are disheartening, but fundamentally DAL shares are still poised for a return. Despite whatever happens with Q2 earnings news, Delta should be fine. There is still plenty of room to make money with this stock. As of writing, Alex Sirois does not own any of the aforementioned stocks. More From InvestorPlace * Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets The post Delta Still a Strong Pick Despite Uptick in Covid-19 Cases appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • MarketWatch

    Carrier launches air filter machine for schools and other settings to keep air clear of coronavirus

    Carrier is launching an air filter machine to be used in institutional settings such as school classrooms, libraries and gyms, to help keep the air clear of contaminants like the coronavirus. The heating, ventilating and air conditioning company, part of Carrier Global Corp. after it was spun off the former United Technologies Corp. in May, said the new unit, called the OptiClean 1500-cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine, joins an existing OptiClean 500-cfm unit, which was launched in April for use in hospitals. The machine can be plugged into a standard wall outlet and uses a long-life HEPA filter to improve indoor air quality. Chris Nelson, head of Carrier's HVAC business, said the company is expecting the machine to help schools keep students and teachers safe as they prepare to reopen in the fall. The units are portable and take up just three square feet of floor space. Carrier shares were slightly lower premarket, but have gained 62% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 13%.

  • 4 Underappreciated New Money Ideas For The Second Half Of 2020

    4 Underappreciated New Money Ideas For The Second Half Of 2020

    Cloud-based SaaS companies have managed to generate outsized returns through the first half of 2020, and analysts at Piper Sandler picked four stocks that still hold promise.SaaS Valuations Double The Average: Analyst Brent Bracelin said the stocks are benefiting from rising investor optimism tied to accelerating cloud and digital adoption in the coronavirus era.SaaS median valuations on a rolling next-12-month enterprise value/sales basis have rebounded to new peak levels of 15 times after bottoming at 7.3 times this year in mid-March compared to the seven-year average of 7.5 times, the analyst said.Emphasizing the lofty valuations, Bracelin said that in May, the 50 largest publicly traded SaaS pure-plays surpassed $1 trillion in aggregate valuation.An incremental 7.5% monthly move higher has helped SaaS valuation levels on a combined basis surpass the valuation of Alphabet Inc Class A (NASDAQ: GOOGL).Valuations Pose Risk: The peak valuation level leaves little margin for error entering the second half, Bracelin said.Yet the analyst said that most consensus estimates in SaaS were reset lower earlier this quarter, factoring in near-term economic headwinds and uncertainty."Despite elevated execution risks entering the second half, we remain bullish longer-term with a near-term bias to 'buy on the dip' given improving prospects for rising cloud penetration rates that are at 10% today, up from 1% in 2010 with the potential to exceed 50% this decade." SaaS Stock Picks: Bracelin named four SaaS stocks as underappreciated new money ideas for the second half: * Slack Technologies Inc (NYSE: WORK) * Q2 Holdings Inc (NYSE: QTWO) * Rapid7 Inc (NASDAQ: RPD) * Cloudflare Inc (NYSE: NET)Piper Sandler has Overweight ratings on all four. See also: Analyst Says Microsoft Is Relatively Well-Positioned For A Crisis Slack Shares In The Second Half: Slack has underperformed the group of direct beneficiaries of work-from-home tools, primarily on competitive concerns over the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) Teams offering, Bracelin said.The analyst sees plenty of room for both to co-exist and thrive."Based on new functionality and new partnerships we see an opportunity for WORK shares to re-rate higher into the second half against a backdrop of strong demand fundamentals."Rapid7 A Consistent Performer: Rapid7, which reported a March quarter beat and announced the DivvyCloud acquisition, is consistently performing and broadening its product portfolio, positioning for gains in the back half of the year, the Piper Sandler analyst said.Cloudflare On Track to Triple Business By 2023: Analyst James Fish said he believes Cloudflare is well-positioned for over 35% multiyear growth across Web content delivery networks and cloud security."Additionally, the convergence of networking, security, and CDN solutions into 'SASE' plays directly to Cloudflare's strengths," the analyst said.Cloudflare can triple its business by 2023, he said.17% Upside For Q2 Holdings: As banks expand their spend on digital and bank customers shift to interacting online, Q2 Holdings is poised to appreciate further, analyst Arvind Ramnani said.Q2's automation efforts enabled banks to process a significant uptick in volumes related to the federal stimulus, the analyst said. Ramnani sees 17% upside to Q2's shares ahead.Related Link: 10 Software Top Picks For 2020: Do You Own Them? Photo courtesy of Slack. Latest Ratings for WORK DateFirmActionFromTo Jun 2020Goldman SachsDowngradesNeutralSell Jun 2020Piper SandlerMaintainsOverweight Jun 2020Wells FargoMaintainsOverweight View More Analyst Ratings for WORK View the Latest Analyst Ratings See more from Benzinga * The Daily Biotech Pulse: Ziopharm Starts Blood Cancer Study, Allergan's Botox Gets Label Expansion, 3 IPOs * Why Facebook, Snap, Pinterest Benefit From Consumer Shift To E-Commerce * How Tesla's Chinese EV Market Is Worth 0 Per Share(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

  • Carrier Launches Higher-Capacity OptiClean Air Scrubber for Healthy Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Schools
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    Carrier Launches Higher-Capacity OptiClean Air Scrubber for Healthy Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Schools

    As schools make plans and take precautions for reopening in the fall, Carrier today announced the launch of its OptiClean™ 1500-cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine, ideal for helping to maintain clean and healthy indoor air quality in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, gymnasiums, restrooms and more. The new unit joins the existing OptiClean 500-cfm unit, which was launched in April to help create infectious isolation rooms in hospitals treating COVID-19 patients and is now used in hospitals and dental offices and is ideally suited for individual classroom use. The new model draws air from inside larger spaces, removes many contaminants and discharges cleaner, filtered air. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

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    Raytheon's stock bounces after Vertical Research turns bullish

    Shares of Raytheon Technologies Corp. rose 1.2% in premraket trading Friday, bouncing off a 7-week low in the previous session, after Vertical Research Partners analyst Robert Stallard turned bullish on the aerospace and defense company, citing valuation and the likely recovery in the aerospace industry. The stock was currently the only Dow Jones Industrial Average component trading higher in the premarket. Stallard said it could be early to be buying an aerospace name for a recovery, as he hasn't yet seen a set of actual numbers for the merged company and investors appear unsure whether the company is and aerospace or defense company. "As a result, we think this has created a decent risk/reward set-up at the current price, and we are thus upgrading Raytheon Technologies from hold to buy," Stallard wrote in a note to clients. Until April 3, Raytheon Technologies was known as United Technologies, until the spinoffs of Carrier Global Corp. and Otis Worldwide Corp. were completed. Raytheon's stock has dropped 34.2% year to date through Thursday, while the Dow has lost 9.9%.