Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) has seen its average revenue per user (ARPU) decline considerably over the last couple of years. ARPU declined 12% year over year in the second quarter to 4.89 euros. The main culprit has been the simplification of its family plan to a flat fee per household, the growth of its student plan, and the introduction of bundled streaming services such as Hulu.
But CFO Barry McCarthy said he doesn’t want to increase pricing despite pressure from record labels to do so. At an investors conference last month, McCarthy said it’s better to show total revenue growth, and there are a lot more effective ways to do that than by increasing the price subscribers pay each month. He points to the success of Netflix, where McCarthy was CFO from 2004 to 2010, which managed to grow rapidly without increasing prices for a very long time.
To that end, investors should expect Spotify to invest in growing revenue in other ways than increasing price. Here’s how that could impact the company.
Hot Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s 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.
Hot Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Hot Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Earnings season is well underway. And if you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now. Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market… you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment. Read those picks right here.
The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor said that weekly jobless claims came in at 207,000 for the week. That figure is below the 220,000 jobless claims expected by economists and brings U.S. unemployment claims to a 48.5-year low. It’s a big day of earnings reports, as dozens of blue chip companies will report results from the June-ending quarter. The biggest name today will be Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), which reports earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the technology giant will report earnings of $1.07 per share. Analysts project quarterly revenue of $29.17 billion.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, IBM, AA
International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) stock added 2.5% in pre-market hours after Big Blue topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations. The tech giant continues to post positive results as it accelerates its turnaround efforts. IBM reported earnings per share of $3.08, a figure that beat estimates by $0.04 per share. It also reported quarterly revenue of $20.0 billion, a figure that surpassed estimates of $19.85 billion. Shares of Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) fell 2% this morning. The aluminum manufacturer slashed its 2018 outlook due to falling prices and the recent round of metals tariffs introduced by the Trump administration. But there could be more pain in sight. Today, the U.S. Justice Department will hold a hearing that aims to determine whether vehicle and light truck imports present a national security threat to the United States. The hearing is due to President Trump’s pledge to hit European auto man
- [By Motley Fool Transcribing]
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 24, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Traders sold shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on strength during trading on Monday. $62.49 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $93.11 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $30.62 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Intuitive Surgical had the 25th highest net out-flow for the day. Intuitive Surgical traded up $9.62 for the day and closed at $488.10
- [By Brian Stoffel]
While I have faith in all the stocks in my portfolio, five stick out as high-conviction picks for the next five years. All five have demonstrated they can defend their core business, while pursuing profitable ways to further their missions. These five are Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), and Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Stock No. 3: Let’s go back to the well. So, April last year what was the “I?” Quick quiz at home? That’s right. It was Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). I own the company, and in front of my gathered fellow Heels last week, I put Intuitive Surgical on this list, as well, so I present it for you again today. It reminds us to continue to add to our winners. It was a winner a year ago. It had a three for one stock split, something that I don’t personally care about. I don’t think we should spend a lot of time talking about stock splits. I realize some people think they’re exciting or are confused by them.
- [By Chris Hill]
But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental (NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.
Hot Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)
- [By Paul Ausick]
One bit of good news for Walmart is that its Sam’s Club warehouse stores scored an 80 to tie for third behind Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) at 83 and Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) at 81.
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When it comes to fashion, Nordstrom (JWN) was a surprise pick, along with Macy’s (M) which has been investing to fight back against Amazon.
Boss admitted that President Trump and a trade war with China remain a wild card for retailers and that will be something they continue to watch closely.
- [By Chris Lange]
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) which traded down about 2% at $51.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.79 to $54.00. Volume was 2.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.0 million.
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On Thursday, earnings are expected from JCPenney Co. (JCP) , Action Alerts PLUS holding Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) , Nintendo Co. (NTDOY) and Walmart Inc. (WMT) .
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has long been considered the gold standard for department stores. But despite its steady focus on innovation and superb customer service, the fashionable retailer still suffered a slowdown in sales growth and a decline in its earnings power between mid-2015 and 2017.
Hot Growth Stocks To Watch Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
TrueBlue Inc (NYSE:TBI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Max Byerly]
Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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