Walmart presented to the market the top four benefits of investing in Wal-Mart in 2015: 1) Stability and Brand Name 2) Intelligent Capital Management Through Dividends and Reinvestment 3) Focused Effort on Continuous Innovation 4) Global Diversification But the business is not going as planned and results and shares tumble Walmart plans to make capital expeditures of around $12.4 billion in financial year 2016, $11 billion in financial year 2017 and another $1.1 billion towards research and development in the ecommerce and digital space. The company also provided guidance for their sales growth to be around 3% to 4% in the next three years, but reiterated that the sales growth will remain flat in 2016.
TWITTER (NYSE: Twtr) is in the recovery phase. Twitter managed to improve its short-term technical aspect after overcoming in recent sessions, short-term resistance that presents us $ 29.89. The high trading volume makes us think of a continuation of the increases to the key level of $ 37, which shows the average levels of 200 sessions. To see a substantial improvement in their range of prices, we should expect that the company can overcome the resistance of $ 38.82. This represents an increase of 21% above current levels.
Netflix (NFLX) reported 3Q15 results, with earnings per share to disappoint market estimates ($0.07 vs. $0.08). In the quarter it and in relation to expectations for 4Q15 ($0.02 designed by Netflix vs. $0.04 market consensus). Growth in the number of domestic subscribers also disappointed expectations (new 880,000 vs.1,25 thousand mn expected), with the quote quote the introduction of chip-based credit cards as a justification for the values short of estimates. The company expects to reach 74 mn subscribers by the end of the year and achieve profits after 2016.
GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) at record lows. GoPro stock has bounced between a low of around $28,52 and a high near $98,47 over the past year. The stock recently tumbled more than 30% over the past month due to fears of weakening demand for action cams. GoPro's future is a polarizing topic among investors, but the stock only trades at 16 times forward earnings. That's pretty cheap for a company expected to grow its annual earnings at more than 30% over the next five years. Its trademark action cams could face tough competition, but its expansion efforts in media, the cloud, virtual reality, and drones might strengthen its brand and diversify its top line.
PEPSI is in maximum. PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), it’s not just PEPSI, but Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker and Gatorade. In the third quarter, PepsiCo organic revenues increased 7.4% YOY, and EPS jumped 14%. These are impressive numbers, and while they’re important, guidance must also be impressive for long consideration. Indra Nooyi (CEO) said that for 2015 fiscal year Pepsi expects revenue to come in the mid-single digits for constant-currency EPS to improve 9% as opposed to the previous expectation of 8%, for there to be a total of $1 billion in productivity savings, and for $9 billion to be returned to shareholders.
TESLA shares (TSLA) plummeted last week by nearly 7% to $213.03 after their Model S was dropped from Consumer Report’s list of most recommended cars and assigned a worse-than-average reliability score. Model S earned the impossible score of 103 out of 100 on a previous survey, which had forced Consumer Reports to change their methodology to account for the strong performance. Tesla Motors Inc. achieved impeccable consumer loyalty since its launch, with 97% of owners stating that they would buy Tesla cars again. The magazine also stated they believe consumer concerns related to transmission systems that improve fuel economy may be a rising trend.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said its results improved over the previous year, due to lower costs and despite falling revenues. This was the 1st quarter in which the company presented its financial performance based on three operating divisions, since its purpose is to enhance the mobile business and based on the concept of cloud (cloud), despite the fall in demand for personal computers. The EPS reached the 0.57 USD, compared with 0.54 USD in 2014, but below the 0.59 USD. Revenues also stood short of estimates. Microsoft touched a new 15-year high after announcing surprising results.It was actually a more moderate 2% drop after accounting for exchange rate swings.
INDITEX (BME: ITX) reported first half results that were in line with expectations by the market At a time when the company increased the number of stores and the online business. First-half sales amounted to EUR 9,420 mn (vs. EUR 9400 mn expected) with a gross margin of 58.1% and a growth in LFL sales of 7%. The half EBITDA totaled EUR 1,970 mn and the net result amounted to EUR 1,170 mn, with both figures in line with the estimated by the market consensus.
Ericsson announced that it earned 6.695 million kronor (710 million euros) to September, 4% less than in the same period last year. The gross profit of the company in the first three quarters of the year stood at SEK 59,150 million, representing an increase of 3% in annual terms. Operating costs increased by 6% between January and September, up to 48.212 million crowns due largely to the rise of 12% in costs for sales and administration. Ericsson's turnover rose 8% year on year, reaching 173.352 million kroons between January and September, according to the balance released by the company. Earnings per share amounted to SEK 2 per share, compared to 2.27 crowns comparison period. In the last quarter, the benefit of Ericsson shot up 19%, when revenues rose 3%, gross profit fell 1% and net operating profit grew 31%.
McDonald´s (NYSE: MCD), made a profit of 1.309 million dollars (about 1,175 million euros) between July and September. The multinational had sales in the third quarter of 2015 of 6.615 billion dollars, representing a decrease of 5% over the same period of 2014. So far this year, McDonald's has earned 3.323 million dollars, up 9% from January-September last year. The American company has earned in the first nine months of the year a turnover of 19.071 million dollars, representing 9% less than in the same period of 2014.