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Buy Nike After Earnings? Here’s Why You Would

Nike  (NKE) – Get Report shares soared after earnings, but that doesn’t mean not to buy the stock now. The company, large and economically sensitive, is somewhat of a growth play and has been treated by the market as such.

Before we analyze, let’s look at the earnings and the stock.


Nike reported earnings Tuesday after the closing bell and wiped the floor clean on analysts’ estimates. Here were the results:

  • Revenue: $10.6B v. $9.13B (actual result: -1% year-over-year)
  • North America Revenue: $4.225B vs. $3.43B (-1%)
  • China Revenue: $1.78B vs. $1.87B (+8%)
  • Operating Margin: 16.1% vs. 9.6% (14% last year)
  • Adjusted EPS: 97 cents vs. 47 cents (+11%)

Digital sales rose 82% as consumers largely stayed at home. Management said foot traffic was weak and that the strength came less from generally strong consumer demand and more from e-commerce capabilities and product and brand strength. Costs nearly

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These Are the 7 Best Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Today

While biotech and pharmaceutical stocks have been growth champions in 2020, their performance has a limited lifespan. Once a vaccination for the novel coronavirus is found, produced and distributed, the focus on that sector will die down. But while those industries will fade in popularity, there are still plenty of good semiconductor stocks to buy now.

That’s true because technology will continue to see big gains. From AI stocks to 5G stocks, there are plenty of opportunities for investors interested in technology. One of the most long-lived segments in the tech industry is actually at a stage when it’s once again, one of the most exciting. Silicon continues to make big leaps forward, and it ultimately powers all of that promising tech, from AI to gaming and smartphones. All of that’s a large part of why such companies frequently make it into Growth Investor.

With that in mind, here’s

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7 Best Blockchain Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2020

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With millions of Americans suddenly forced to work from home due to the still-raging pandemic, many turned to trading platforms like Robinhood for a crash course in investing. That right there bodes very well for so-called blockchain stocks, or companies levered to the technology that underlines cryptocurrencies. But to understand the potential of this sector, one needs to have a basic understanding of this advanced digital architecture.

Look up the definition of a blockchain and you’ll come across something like this: a distributed, decentralized, public ledger. To truly appreciate blockchain stocks, it’s easier to think about what this innovation isn’t. For instance, take a look at a central bank, which has three distinct characteristics:

  • Non-distributed: central banks make monetary policy decisions internally and do not distribute their authority to the public.
  • Centralized: all authority is ultimately given to a governing
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Xbox Series X And S Preorders: Where To Buy The Consoles (When Restocked)

The next generation of Xbox launches in just a couple of months, and starting today, you can preorder Microsoft’s two newest consoles, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Series X and Series S release November 10 for $500 and $300, respectively, and preorders just began in the US and Canada.

Where to preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S

Xbox Series X and Series S preorders were sold out at all major retailers as of our last update. Xbox preorder listings went live at Target, Walmart, Microsoft, GameStop, and other stores yesterday, but sold out as fast as they appeared. You can check the main store listings below in case of availability. In a recent tweet, Xbox urged its followers to sign up with retailers for stock updates and said more consoles will be available on release day.

Preorder Xbox Series X:

Preorder Xbox Series S:

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Amazon’s first foray into connected fitness is a $500 smart bike made by Echelon that only Prime subscribers can buy

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  • Amazon and Echelon’s “Prime Bike” is now available on the e-commerce giant’s website.
  • The Echelon Ex-Prime Smart Connect Bike, only available to Amazon Prime members, lacks some of the extra features of Echelon’s other products, which has kept the price low, the companies said.
  • This is Amazon’s first-ever connected fitness product. It initiated the partnership, fitness company Echelon said.
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Smart exercise company Echelon has teamed with Amazon for a $500 spin bike that only Prime subscribers can buy.


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The Echelon Ex-Prime Smart Connect Bike, unveiled Tuesday, allows users to join virtual exercise classes and connect with personal trainers remotely.

The bike, dubbed the “Prime Bike,” has similar hardware to Echelon’s other bikes but cuts out features such as a dumbbell holder, allowing the company to keep the price under $500.

But the bike

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Xbox Could Buy Even More Game Studios In The Future, Microsoft CEO Says

With its $7.5 billion purchase of ZeniMax, Microsoft now has a whopping 23 first-party game development studios, but the company might not stop there.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told GameSpot sister site CNET that Microsoft will consider snapping up more game developers in the future if it makes sense.

“We’ll always look for places where there is that commonality of purpose, mission, and culture,” Nadella said. “We will always look to grow inorganically where it makes sense.”

Nadella is not committing to anything here, and it’s not unusual for giant companies to be constantly on the lookout for acquisition opportunities. With the acquisition of ZeniMax ($7.5 billion) and Mojang ($2.5 billion), as well as Double Fine, Ninja Theory, Compulsion, inXile, and Obsidian, Microsoft has spent more than $10 billion on game studios in the past six years.

In terms of a future buyout, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in 2019

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is $15 off at Best Buy

Microsoft’s ever-popular Flight Simulator for Windows 10 PCs is $45 at Best Buy, down from its usual $60 price. It’s possible to get the game for just the monthly cost of Game Pass on PC ($10 per month after an introductory $1 deal), but this deal is for people who just want to own the game without being tied down to another subscription.

In case you missed out on its big launch, Flight Simulator has served as a relaxing way to imagine traveling by air again since that’s still not viable for most of us due to the coronavirus pandemic. The game lets you see the world from the cockpit, with photo-realistic airports, actual landscapes, and even accurate weather serving as a reminder that the world outside of home still exists and we’ll see it again someday. Some people even flew through Hurricane Laura as it happened in the game.

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Is Rocket Companies a Buy Even if the Stock Market Crashes?

Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT) made its public debut in early August with much promise. After pricing its IPO at $18 a share and raising $1.8 billion in cash, optimism surrounding the parent of Quicken Loans and Rocket Mortgage sent the stock price nearly 50% higher by the start of September — only for it to be grounded again after its second-quarter 2020 earnings report failed to fuel further upside.  

As of this writing, Rocket stock trades for a meager 9.4 times trailing-12-month earnings. It looks like a real bargain, one that would even be worth buying if the market has tough times ahead of it. However, “cheap” is generally cheap for a reason.

Rocket’s services have become synonymous with tech-driven home loans online, a growing industry. But it’s also a highly cyclical industry that goes through bouts of contraction, which means much leaner times lie ahead for Rocket at some

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Better Buy: Apple vs. Amazon

A college dropout and his electronics engineering friend first started building computers in their parents’ garage in 1976. By 1995, their little company had become a force in the tech industry logging its best year ever, selling 4.5 million PCs and eclipsing $11 billion in annual revenues. That same year, a Seattle-based company shipped its first hardback book ordered on its online website boldly claiming to be the Earth’s Biggest Book Store.

These two start-ups with humble beginnings and big dreams are now two of the largest companies on the planet and have made many of their shareholders rich. Investors may have missed getting in on the early rise of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stocks, but it’s not too late for those who want a piece of the action. Despite their massive size, these two continue to post impressive top-line growth, making their stocks worthy of a closer look.

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PS5 Preorder Guide: Where To Buy PS5 Accessories, Consoles, And Games

After months of fans waiting, Sony finally revealed preorder information for the PlayStation 5, along with the price and release date for the next-generation console. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after last Wednesday’s PS5 event, and since then, stock has already sold out at major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Sony has offered an apology for the chaotic PS5 preorder situation and said more will be available within the next few days. There will also be more chances to get one through the remainder of the year.

We’re tracking console availability below, and further down, you’ll find links for where to buy the official PS5 accessories and the biggest PS5 games.

Quick look: Where to preorder a PS5

As of 6:40 PM ET on September 21, PS5 preorders are sold out

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