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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 29, 2018

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney of the Zacks Friday Finish Line team are joined by Jeremie Capron, the director of research at Robo Global, for a special discussion about the tech sector’s recent volatility, whether investors should ditch FAANG stocks, and how smaller AI and robotics companies still present exciting growth opportunities.

(1:30) - Tech Sell Off: Is It Time To Panic?

(4:15) - Concerns Over Storage of Personal Information

(7:00) - Should You Be Avoiding FANG?

(11:05) - Who Will Lead The Way For Tech In 2018?

(13:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Mar 27, 2018

Ryan McQueeney breaks down the race to $1 trillion in market cap by highlighting how public cloud computing is a key business for the likes of Alphabet (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), and Microsoft (MSFT).

(0:20) - Morgan Stanly Analysts Upgrade Microsoft

(1:30) - The Race To One Trillion: Public Cloud Service

(4:10) - What Will Drive These Companies To One Trillion?

(5:45) - Takeaways on Amazon, Google and Microsoft

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Mar 26, 2018
Ben Rains breaks down Nike’s recent Q3 results and assesses the sportswear giant’s future, before he dives into the latest financial news surrounding March Madness, as well as the brand new Alliance of American Football.

(1:00) - Nike Earnings Report Overview

(8:45) - What Is Nike Focusing On?

(12:10) - March Madness Final Four: Free Team Advertising

(18:20) - New Football League To Launch 2019

(22:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 23, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Chipotle’s new head of marketing, and earnings results from Micron and Nike.

(1:10) - Facebook Data Leak

(12:00) - Chipotle Hires More Taco Bell Executives

(18:30) - Micron and Nike Earnings Report Overview

(23:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Mar 20, 2018

Ryan McQueeney provides tech investors with everything they need to know about Facebook (FB) and Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based political consulting firm that reportedly accessed the personal data of up to 50 million Facebook users.

(0:30) - Facebook's Data Breach

(4:15) - 3 Major Investor Concerns

(9:00) - Is This An Over Reaction?

(11:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Mar 19, 2018

Ben Rains dives into the multibillion-dollar business fueling NCAA March Madness, from its broadcast partners CBS (CBS) and Turner (TWX) to sportswear powers Nike (NKE), Adidas (ADDYY), Under Armour (UAA), and so much more. 

(0:20) - March Madness: No Perfect Brackets

(4:30) - NCAA TV Contracts and Sponsorships

(9:40) -  How Much Does The NCAA Make?

(15:30) - Sportswear Sponsors

(22:30) - NCAA Controversy and Coach Salaries

(25:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 16, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on United’s shaky pet policy, Apple’s purchase of a digital magazine, Ford’s massive recall, and the latest rhetoric out of the White House.

(1:20) - United Airlines Pet Failures 

(9:00) - Apple Acquires Digital Magazine Texture: Apple Services Growth

(13:20) - Ford Vehicle Recall and Analyst Upgrade

(16:00) - Weekly White House Drama

(21:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Mar 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney highlights the rapid growth of memory-chip maker Micron Technology and debates whether the stock could be worth $100 per share within the next year.

(0:20) - Is Micron Worth 100$ Per Share

(3:00) - Micron's Key Factors To Success

(7:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Mar 12, 2018

Ben Rains takes a look at the most recent sports gambling news, the challenges ESPN’s new president will face, how much money the NCAA pulled in, and much more.

(1:00) - Sports Betting: MLB and NBA Want a Piece      

(10:25) - ESPN: New CEO and Stand Alone Streaming

(15:00) - NCAA March Madness

(19:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 9, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Paul McGough, a telecommunications expert with over 35 years of experience, to discuss the history and future of the cybersecurity industry.

(2:15) - The Who, What and How Behind Cyber Attacks

(6:20) - What Have We Learned From These Attacks?

(14:45) - Can We Trust The Companies Who Protect Our Information?

(21:00) -  Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney is joined by Paul McGough, a cybersecurity expert and the founder of Qwyit LLC, to discuss the history of his industry and what investors should expect next from its core businesses.

(1:30) - The Who, What and How Behind Cyber Attacks

(5:50) - What Have We Learned From These Attacks?

(14:00) - Can We Trust The Companies Who Protect Our Information?

(20:20) -  Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Mar 5, 2018

Ben Rains is joined by his producer Danny MacPherson to discuss the Papa John’s and Pizza Hut NFL sponsorship battle, Nike and Adidas’ recent legal issues, the potential of another college basketball scandal ahead of March Madness, and much more.

(1:00) - Papa Johns Background and Success With The NFL

(8:00) - Big Changes For Papa Johns

(11:45) - Pizza Hut Steps In As NFL Sponsor: Impact of NFL Ratings

(18:35) - College Basketball Controversy

(24:50) -  Nike and Adidas Both Win Lawsuits

(28:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 2, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and  Maddy Johnson take on the latest on gun control and gun stocks, Spotify’s rare direct listing, and Fed chair Jerome Powell’s recent Congressional testimony.

(1:00) - Gun Control Reaches Wall Street

(10:45) - Upcoming Spotify IPO: Direct Listing

(20:00) - Does The Lack Of Underwriters Create Opportunity?

(27:15) - Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Testimony

(31:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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