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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 30, 2018

“On this episode of Full-Court Finance, Content Writer Ben Rains speaks with GumGum Sports General Manager, Jeff Katz, about how artificial intelligence is helping quantify the power of sports sponsorships.” 

Apr 27, 2018

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the latest earnings results from the likes of Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), and Microsoft (MSFT)—as well as the state of the semiconductor industry after AMD (AMD) and Intel (INTC) posted strong guidance.

Apr 23, 2018

(0:30) - Facebook's Negative Earnings Revisions

(3:00) - Monthly Active Users and Growth in Asia-Pacific Region

(5:50) - What Will Impact Facebook's Bottom Line?

(8:55) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

On today’s episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney digs into the latest estimates ahead of Facebook’s (FB) upcoming earnings report date and discusses whether its ongoing data privacy scandal could create more headwinds this week.

Apr 23, 2018

Ben Rains takes a look at sports drink upstart BodyArmor as it takes the fight to Gatorade. Plus, we dive into the NBA’s newest deal with Amazon’s Twitch, and discuss the latest ESPN+ news.

(1:00) - BodyArmor Sports Drink: Company Background

(5:00) - Athlete Brand Sponsorship

(10:00) - BodyArmor vs. Competitors

(13:10) - Kobe Bryant's Involvement and Social Media Presence 

(17:35) - NBA 2K Streaming Deal With Twitch

(20:00) - Disney’s ESPN Plus Update

(22:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 17, 2018

Ryan McQueeney recaps Netflix’s earnings report and touches on the video streaming platform’s estimate-beating subscriber growth before previewing the upcoming earnings reports from the rest of the FANG stock group.

(0:30) - Netflix Earnings Report Overview

(5:30) - What To Expect From Upcoming FANG Earnings

(12:45) - Takeaways On FANG: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Apr 16, 2018

Ben Rains dives into Disney’s (DIS) brand new ESPN Plus streaming services, breaking down what works and what doesn’t.

(0:30) - Disney’s ESPN Plus Debut

(5:00) - ESPN Newly Re-designed App

(8:10) - What Content Is Included With ESPN Plus

(20:00) - Takeaways On Disney and Streaming

            Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 13, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on the latest earnings results from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and Wells Fargo (WFC)—as well as a brief look ahead to the rest of the Q1 report season.

(0:30) - Earnings Season Kicks Off

(2:25) - Big Bank Earnings

(8:05) - What To Expect From Q1 Earnings Season

(11:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Apr 10, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses three tech investment ideas for those looking to remain active in the space amid ongoing volatility related to the possibility of a trade war between the U.S. and China.

(0:20) - Approaching The Recent Sell Off

(3:00) - Focusing On Earnings

(5:50) - Oversold Stocks

(9:40) - Avoid The Trade Concerns: Small Cap Stocks

(12:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Apr 9, 2018

Ben Rains recaps the Masters, talks the latest NBA business news ahead of the playoffs, and dives into the numbers about the current state of sports broadcasting.

(0:45) - The Masters Recap: TV Ratings and Revenue

(9:00) - NBA Playoffs

(14:15) - NBA 2k League: E-Sports

(17:30) - Takeaways on Sports Media

            Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 6, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Spotify’s unique first week of trading, the ongoing war of words between Amazon and President Trump, and what we have learned about the impending trade war so far.

(0:45) - Spotify's Direct IPO Listing

(8:00) - Trump vs. Amazon

(18:40) - Trade War Concerns Continue

(27:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Apr 3, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses all of the latest drama involving Tesla (TSLA) and explains why some investors are concerned that cryptocurrency volatility could have an effect on the likes of AMD (AMD) and Nvidia (NVDA).

(0:20) - Monday Market Sell Off: Tesla Continues Down Trend

(3:00) - Near Term Concerns For Tesla

(6:30) - Nvidia & AMD Slump on Declining Cryptocurrency

(11:40) - Takeaways on Tech Sell Off: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Apr 2, 2018

Ben Rains talks NCAA March Madness ratings, breaks down the business of Major League Baseball, and previews the Masters.

(0:30) - Final Four Ticket Sales and TV Ratings

(4:25) - MLB Season Start: Team and Player Salaries

(10:45) - Where Does All The Money Come From?

(19:00) - 2018 Masters Tournament: Golf's First Major

(27:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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