• Deutsche Bank resumes coverage of 13 food companies
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    Deutsche Bank resumes coverage of 13 food companies

    Deutsche Bank sees opportunity for food companies in 2020. The firm announced Dec. 11 that it would be resuming coverage across 13 large-cap food companies. 

  • The best business books we read in 2019
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    The best business books we read in 2019

    These are the Yahoo Finance staff’s favorite business books we read in 2019: 10 new titles that came out this year, plus eight older books.

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of SIG earnings conference call or presentation 5-Dec-19 12:30pm GMT

    Q3 2020 Signet Jewelers Ltd Earnings Call

  • 3 Growth-Focused Cloud Stocks for Tech Investors to Buy for 2020
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    3 Growth-Focused Cloud Stocks for Tech Investors to Buy for 2020

    We found three cloud-focused software stocks using our Zacks Stock Screener that investors might want to consider buying for 2020...

  • YouTube’s Music App Outpaces Spotify, Local Rivals in India
    Bloomberg

    YouTube’s Music App Outpaces Spotify, Local Rivals in India

    (Bloomberg) -- YouTube has signed up more than 800,000 subscribers for its paid services in India since debuting in March, according to people familiar with the matter, vaulting it past some competitors in one of the world’s fastest-growing media markets.The services have been growing faster than rival paid music offerings in India, including Spotify and local players Gaana and JioSaavn, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the subscriber data hasn’t been released. Apple Music also competes in the market, but it’s been tight-lipped about its subscriber figures.Gaana, owned by Times Internet, has more than 1 million paid subscribers, according to a representative. But it’s been around for almost a decade and has more than 125 million monthly users, who mostly use the free version of the service.YouTube has long struggled to to gets users to pay for its services, especially since the company’s main website is synonymous with free videos. But the Google division has started to gain traction, and the numbers out of India suggest it’s having particular success in the world’s second-most-populous country.YouTube sells two paid services in India: YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium. The music service offers a library of songs on-demand, much like Spotify, as well as the ability to download tracks, listen to music without ads and play tunes while using other apps. YouTube Premium offers the traditional YouTube video service without ads -- and the ability to play clips offline. But music is the driving force behind YouTube’s appeal, especially in India.Bhushan Kumar, the Bollywood Boss Behind YouTube’s Top ChannelThe country has emerged as a battleground for online music services, which are eager to sign up users in a country with more than 1.3 billion people. Unlike China, where online media services are tightly controlled by the government, India offers a similarly massive population without the same level of regulation.Western companies such as Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube compete with local services, and will soon contend with Resso, a platform from Chinese tech giant ByteDance.ByteDance is testing Resso in India and Indonesia before rolling out a paid version of the app next year. ByteDance’s short-form video app TikTok has more than 200 million users in India, enough to be a real challenger to YouTube and Instagram.Major PresenceBut YouTube already has a big presence in India, giving it an edge as it tries to get subscribers to pay fees. More than 265 million people use the free YouTube service in the country, making it YouTube’s largest market. India is also home to the channel with the most subscribers, T-Series, the country’s largest record label. Google has plowed resources into India in its bid to find new internet users and markets.The growth is also notable because India isn’t typically hospitable to paid services. The country is one of the poorer major economies, making its average citizen very sensitive to price. The leading free music services, Gaana and JioSaavn, have tens of millions of users, but few paying subscribers.Representatives for Gaana and JioSaavn didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.Netflix Inc., the world’s most popular paid online video service, has had to cut its price to compete in the country. It introduced a cheaper, mobile-only plan in India earlier this year and said this week it’s testing other pricing models.Netflix Is Spending $420 Million on Indian Content, CEO SaysYouTube has convinced people to pay by selling its service at a low price -- less than $2 a month -- and offering special features to subscribers. People who want to listen to music while not actively using the app -- a popular feature known as background listening -- must pay for it. The other apps offer background listening for free.Spotify has said that its Indian service has outperformed its expectations so far, though most of its growth has been from users of its free service.(Updates with Gaana subscriber figures in third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Ragini Saxena.To contact the reporter on this story: Lucas Shaw in Los Angeles at lshaw31@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at nturner7@bloomberg.net, Dave McCombsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Netflix, Disney, Apple and Amazon
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    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Netflix, Disney, Apple and Amazon

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Netflix, Disney, Apple and Amazon

  • Simple Secrets Anyone Can Use to Reach Early Retirement - December 13, 2019
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    Simple Secrets Anyone Can Use to Reach Early Retirement - December 13, 2019

    Achieving the financial freedom to retire early is a dream for most, but making that dream a reality isn't as tricky as it sounds. If you are willing to make some serious lifestyle changes and sacrifices, it can be possible.

  • Factors Setting the Tone for Darden's (DRI) Q2 Earnings
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    Factors Setting the Tone for Darden's (DRI) Q2 Earnings

    Darden Restaurants' (DRI) robust performance at Olive Garden, LongHorn and Fine Dining is likely to reflect on second-quarter fiscal 2020 results.

  • Hershey Stock Up 40% YTD: Will Momentum Continue in 2020?
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    Hershey Stock Up 40% YTD: Will Momentum Continue in 2020?

    Hershey's (HSY) focus on innovation, solid buyouts and efforts to enhance margins bode well.

  • It’s Risk-On! Trade News and Exit Polls Drive the Pound and the Majors
    FX Empire

    It’s Risk-On! Trade News and Exit Polls Drive the Pound and the Majors

    The U.S announce an in-principal trade agreement with China and exit polls point to a Tory Party majority victory. It’s risk-on…

  • AMZN Stock: What to Know About Amazon Heading into 2020
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    AMZN Stock: What to Know About Amazon Heading into 2020

    Shares of Amazon (AMZN) have slipped 6% in the past six months, while the S&P 500 climbed 9%. So when will Wall Street and investors start to think about buying Amazon stock again?

  • ETFs in Focus on Dull 2020 Subscriber Outlook for Netflix
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    ETFs in Focus on Dull 2020 Subscriber Outlook for Netflix

    Intensifying video streaming wars lead analysts to expect dull subscriber addition for Netflix through 2020.

  • Home Depot (HD) Stock Takes a Hit on Soft Fiscal 2020 View
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    Home Depot (HD) Stock Takes a Hit on Soft Fiscal 2020 View

    Home Depot (HD) provides an update on One Home Depot Plan and outlines view for fiscal 2020.

  • Darden Restaurants (DRI) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
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    Darden Restaurants (DRI) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

    Darden Restaurants (DRI) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Is Signet (SIG) Stock Undervalued Right Now?
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    Is Signet (SIG) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

    Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

  • Stock Market News for Dec 12, 2019
    Zacks

    Stock Market News for Dec 12, 2019

    Benchmarks ended a two-day losing streak on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced plans to hold interest rates steady.

  • Netflix's Streaming Dominance Challenged by Disney & Apple
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    Netflix's Streaming Dominance Challenged by Disney & Apple

    Netflix (NFLX) is facing significant challenges from Apple and Disney in the streaming space.

  • Improve Your Retirement Income with These 3 Top-Ranked Dividend Stocks - December 12, 2019
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    Improve Your Retirement Income with These 3 Top-Ranked Dividend Stocks - December 12, 2019

    The traditional ways to plan for your retirement may mean income can no longer cover expenses post-employment. But what if there was another option that could provide a steady, reliable source of income in your nest egg years?

  • How Trading Your Own Retirement Can Fleece Your Financial Future - December 12, 2019
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    How Trading Your Own Retirement Can Fleece Your Financial Future - December 12, 2019

    From understanding your risk tolerance to maintaining emotional control, achieving your retirement goals takes a much different investing approach than regular stock trading.

  • Will Signet Jewelers Continue to Surge Higher?
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    Will Signet Jewelers Continue to Surge Higher?

    As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in Signet Jewelers.

  • Bear of the Day: Movado (MOV)
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    Bear of the Day: Movado (MOV)

    Bear of the Day: Movado (MOV)

  • The UK General Election and the ECB Put the GBP and EUR in Focus
    FX Empire

    The UK General Election and the ECB Put the GBP and EUR in Focus

    It’s finally election day in the UK. Can Johnson win a majority and deliver on Brexit or is there more pain to come. There’s also the ECB.

  • Disney+ Passes 22 Million Downloads: Time to Ditch NFLX & Buy Disney Stock?
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    Disney+ Passes 22 Million Downloads: Time to Ditch NFLX & Buy Disney Stock?

    Disney+ downloads passed 22 million on mobile devices, the independently owned app-tracking company Apptopia announced Tuesday.