Snap(NYSE:SNAP) has disclosed, in its S-1 Registration Statement, that the company’s flagship Snapchat platform now has 158 million daily active users (DAUs). This DAU base also serves as the basis for how Snap calculates average revenue per user (ARPU), which is slightly different from other social networks, which often calculate ARPU based on monthly active users (MAUs).
However, Snap has decided not to directly disclose how many MAUs it has, opting to only detail its DAU levels — which are already starting to see signs of rapid deceleration in sequential growth. Well, Snap has just put out its IPO roadshow presentation ahead of hitting the road, and hinted at how big its total user base really is.
Snapchat logo. Image source: Snap.
How does Snapchat define its community?
During the presentation, CTO Bobby Murphy noted that approximately 60% of the Snapchat community Snaps every day. This is a relatively solid ratio of daily engagement that’s comparable with other social networks. Using that figure, we can back into Snapchat’s total user base, which should be approximately 263 million users.
Best Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)
- [By Jason Hall, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]
We asked three investors who regularly contribute to The Motley Fool to help us identify some of the “wonderful” companies, and they made strong cases forMastercard Inc.(NYSE:MA), Intuitive Surgical, Inc.(NASDAQ:ISRG), and Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGI). These are three very different companies, but they share some important traits that make them worth your consideration as “ultra-long-term” investments: Big long-term trends driving their business prospects for many years of growth, and excellent management with strong track records of success.
- [By Brian Stoffel]
That’s the basic business model behind the two companies in today’s match-up: surgical robot makerIntuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG) and medical device makerMedtronic(NYSE:MDT). If you’re interested in investing in this field, the question becomes: Which is the better stock to buy at today’s prices?
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Stock No. 4: Let’s go to the “I” stock from our April stocks a year ago. That’s one of my favorite companies, a stock that I own, and have held for more than a decade, and that would be Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), the maker of the da Vinci robot, the surgical robot.
- [By Keith Speights]
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) is on a roll that doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. Shares of the robotic surgical systems maker skyrocketed nearly 73% last year. So far in 2018, Intuitive Surgical stock is up close to 40%.
Best Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: MEDIFAST INC(MED)
- [By Max Byerly]
MediBloc (CURRENCY:MED) traded 0.2% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on June 7th. MediBloc has a total market cap of $37.92 million and $586,074.00 worth of MediBloc was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, MediBloc has traded down 36% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc token can now be purchased for $0.0128 or 0.00000166 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $124.60 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
- [By Max Byerly]
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $119 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
Best Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainmenttripling in valuebefore falling back whilesmall cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arbys Restaurant Group:
- [By Steve Symington]
That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.
Best Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has suffered along with much of the rest of the retail industry for quite a while now, as changes in the ways shoppers like to shop have forced companies across the sector to adapt their business practices and adopt new technologies. Some had hoped that the upscale Seattle-based retailer would prove immune to those trends, but Nordstrom hasn’t escaped the resulting downward pressure. Now that it seems unlikely that the Nordstrom family will succeed in pulling off a leveraged buyout of the retailer, shareholders want to feel more confident about the future direction the company will take, especially as competitors have started to show signs of a recovery.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.
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Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:
Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.
Best Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 21.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 137,178 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,951 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $3,553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
Media stories about Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Trueblue earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3296498009881 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.50.