The Masters’ tagline has been “a tradition unlike any other” for years. The validity of this claim aside, the first major championship of the year at Augusta National Golf Club is unique to the rest of major sports and golf as a whole for the simple fact that it does not pursue the most money possible.
Augusta keeps many of its financial dealings under wraps, but the Masters reportedly generated revenues of roughly $115 million in 2015, according to a Golf Digest report. The club also leaves millions of dollars on the table when you consider the relatively cheap ticket prices, insanely inexpensive food, and absence of online merchandise.
So where does the money come from and where does all of it go?
The most basic revenue breakdown is as follows: merchandise ($47.5 million); tickets ($34.75 million); international TV rights ($25 million); and concessions ($7.75 million).
Augusta pours millions and millions of dollars into the course every year. Another large chunk of the money goes directly to the players. The Masters will shell out a total of $11million in prize money this year, which is the second-highest on tour.
Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)
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Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) added nearly 3% in pre-market hours. The gain came after the investment reported strong earnings before the bell this morning. The company’s profitability surged 39% year over year to hit $2.44 billion. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.30 on top of $10.6 billion in revenue. Wall Street analysts expected the financial titan to report EPS of $1.08 on top of $9.96 billion in revenue. Markets will again be paying close attention to statements from Federal Reserve Bank Chair Jerome Powell. On Wednesday, Powell will wrap up his two-day testimony on Capitol Hill. As we explained yesterday, the next person who could lose his or her shirt in this trade war is you. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock is sitting at an all-time high as its annual Prime Day comes to a close. Look for the firm to report some initial results from its yearly shopping holiday. Despite glitches on Monday afternoon, the firm still reported strong sales over its first 12 hours.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: IBM, NFLX, GOOGL
International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street will be looking for the company to report EPS of $3.03 on top of $19.66 billion in revenue. The tech giant will report earnings after the bell today. The European Commission has slapped Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) with a $5 billion antitrust fine. The EC says that it violated the law by pushing its own apps on Android phones in order to thwart its competition. The punishment comes after an investigation dating back to 2015. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) have been rebounding thanks to renewed confidence from one of Wall Street’s top banks. On Tuesday, Bank
Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)
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Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) has done an admirable job of navigating the ever-changing landscape of healthcare reform over the past several years. The company was slow to embrace the health insurance exchanges set out in the Affordable Care Act, and that helped leave UnitedHealth less vulnerable when the Trump administration sought to repeal and replace Obamacare. Even as many focused on the positives of tax reform, UnitedHealth had to find ways to navigate the return of the excise tax on health insurance premiums in 2018 without seeing a material negative impact to its bottom line.
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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $275.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $278.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $275.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $260.00 to $270.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Twenty-seven research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $257.58.
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The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.39% at $254.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $176.42 to $254.99, a new high set this afternoon. Volume was about 4% below the daily average of around 3.2 million. The company had no specific news.
Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
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Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.
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Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.
Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)
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Optimists may want to look at Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) for inspiration at this point. Helios and Matheson may be trading for pocket change now, but Sirius XM stock bottomed out at $0.05 in early 2009, and there other similarities beyond the penny stock pricing.
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One of the market’s most unlikely success stories over the past decade could be cooling down.Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)hit a 12-year-high on Monday, only to trade lower on Tuesday following an analyst downgrade.
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The market didn’t exactly jump for joy with Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)following its first-quarter results on Wednesday. Revenue rose 6.3% to hit $1.375 billion, in line with analyst expectations but the satellite radio provider’s weakest top-line growth since 2011.Free cash flow, operating cash flow, and earnings grew even faster, up 31%, 34%, and 40%, respectively. Sirius XM’s profit of $0.06 a share did beat Wall Street’s bottom-line target.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
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Hot Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)
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Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link
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USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform
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Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold.
Emerson Electric shares fell 0.43 percent to close at $69.90 on Monday.
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D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).