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

Maddy Johnson is joined by Ben Rains to take on Nike’s (NKE) latest quarterly earnings results, Spotify’s (SPOT) media ambitions, and Amazon’s (AMZN) latest assault on the healthcare industry.

(1:00) - Overview of Nike’s Earnings Report

(5:30) - Recent Spotify IPO: New Video Platform

(14:15) - Amazon $1 Billion Purchase of PillPack

(19:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 26, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses Monday’s stock market selloff and explains why President Trump’s latest trade war maneuver might be a response to intellectual property issues between U.S. tech companies and China’s top competitors.

(0:25) - Stock Market Sell Off: Trade War Concerns Continue

(2:45) - Business Practices of China: Are They Unfair?

(5:45) - Apple Competing In Chinese Market

(9:15) - Takeaways on Trade War: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 25, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Nike (NKE) and previews what to expect from the sportswear giant's upcoming fiscal fourth quarter financial results. The episode then shifts to a broader view of the overall sports apparel market after German power Puma jumped back into basketball for the first time in 20 years.

(1:00) - Nike’s Background and Impact of Changing Trends

(5:00) - International Growth and Expectations for Q4 Earnings

(10:35) - In Depth Look At Puma

(16:00) - Social Media Impact and Basketball Expansion

(24:30) - The Future Of The Active Wear Industry 

(29:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

 

Jun 22, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on General Electric’s (GE) departure from the Dow, Canada’s marijuana legalization vote, the new tax policies affecting Amazon (AMZN), and many more!

(2:35) - Disney Raises The Bid For 21st Century Fox

(7:00) - General Electric Leaves the Dow

(9:30) - Bad News For Starbucks

(12:20) - Canada Legalizes Weed

(17:25) - Instagram Launches IGTV

(20:15) - Supreme Court Ruling On Internet Sales Tax

(23:30) - Micron Earnings Report Overview

(26:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 19, 2018

Ryan McQueeney previews the week’s hottest earnings report—that of memory chip giant Micron (MU)—by giving investors three key things to watch for when the trendy company reports on Wednesday.

(0:25) - Upcoming Micron Earnings Report: June 20th

(2:20) - Secular vs. Cyclical Growth

(6:00) - Cash Flow Importance For Micron

(8:50) - Expected Revenue and Guidance

(11:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 18, 2018

Ben Rains explains why it matters that the 2026 FIFA World Cup is coming to North America, before he dives into which companies look like the early winners. Full-Court Finance then transitions to some of the latest sports betting news, breaking down companies that have made early moves and what’s likely coming down the pipeline.

(0:30) - North America Wins Bid For 2026 World Cup

(2:45) - Breaking Down Broadcasting Rights

(7:00) - North American Experience For The World Cup

(14:50) - First Legal Sports Bets Placed

(19:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 15, 2018

Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney of the Zacks Friday Finish Line team are joined by Eric Ervin, the founder and CEO of Reality Shares, for a special discussion about the potential of blockchain technology and how investors can gain exposure to this budding industry with a special new exchanged-traded fund.

(1:35) - What Is Blockchain Technology
(4:15) - What Are The Many Application of Blockchain?
(6:35) - Scoring System For Blockchain Companies
(9:50) - Blockchain Bandwagon: What Are The Investing Risks?
(12:30) - What Is The Potential Market Size for This Industry?
(15:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 12, 2018

Ryan McQueeney highlights BlackBerry (BB) and points to three key factors driving the once-iconic smartphone maker’s evolution into a security-focused enterprise software company.

(0:30) - BlackBerry Making A Comeback: The History Behind The Company

(3:10) - John Chen’s Impact On Blackberry’s Success

(5:00) - Blackberry’s New Products and Target Market

(7:50) - New Strategic Partnerships

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

 

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Jun 11, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down everything investors and fans need to know about the big business behind the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, from television partnerships and sponsorships to tech-based initiatives.

(0:30) - Everything You Need To Know: 2018 World Cup

(3:00) - The History Behind The World Cup

(9:15) - FIFA’s Sponsorship Revenue

(13:50) - Fox Wins TV Rights: The World Cup Experience For America

(20:40) - ESPN’s Background With The World Cup

(24:00) - Team Jersey Sponsorship

(27:10) - Impact of International Stars

(32:00) - VR, Vegas Odds and Takeaways on USA Not Participating

(36:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 8, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the departure of longtime Starbucks (SBUX) executive Howard Schultz, Under Armour’s (UAA) partnership with The Rock, and Microsoft’s (MSFT) deal to buy GitHub. The hosts also chat about economic diplomacy between the U.S. and other world leaders.

(1:20) - Howard Schultz Steps Down As Starbucks’ Executive Chairman

(6:50) - Under Armour Analyst Upgrade and The Rock's Sold Out Shoes

(11:40) - Microsoft To Acquire Github For $7.5 Billion

(15:25) - Investor Concerns Over Trade Disputes

(18:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 5, 2018

Ryan McQueeney discusses Microsoft’s (MSFT) $7.5 billion acquisition of open-source software development pioneer GitHub and recaps the latest M&A trends in the technology sector.

(0:20) - Microsoft Acquires Github For $7.5 Billion

(3:25) - Adobe To Acquire Magento Commerce 

(5:00) - Paypal Buys iZettle For $2.2 Billion

(7:00) - Salesfore and Mulesoft Acquisition

(9:15) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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Jun 4, 2018

Ben Rains looks at the NBA’s booming business as the Finals heat up, diving into everything from television ratings and its social media growth to the league’s continued expansion in China.

(0:35) - NBA Finals Ratings Overview

(3:40) - Regular Season TV Ratings

(5:25) - Youtube TV Sponsorship

(8:30) - Jersey Patches and Brand Sponsorship

(12:40) - NBA’s International Growth

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

Jun 1, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on earnings reports from the likes of Lululemon (LULU), Costco (COST), and Ulta (ULTA), as well as the latest political turmoil in Italy and new trade war tensions between the U.S. and multiple allies.

(1:00) - Earnings Overview: Lululemon, Costco and Ulta Beauty

(5:00) - Political Turmoil In Italy 

(12:35) - The Trade War Continues

(14:50) - Friday Jobs Report

(17:40) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

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