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Sep 16, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 11s, as well as Apple’s streaming TV service and video game push. The episode also breaks down what’s next for Apple stock and why the tech firm looks so strong heading into the holiday shopping season. 

Sep 9, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down Lululemon’s (LULU) Q2 2019 financial results that wowed Wall Street last week. The episode then dives into what investors need to know from the yoga and athleisure retailer’s earnings call and what’s next, to help see if people should buy and perhaps hold the stock that has crushed its industry and sportswear giant Nike (NKE).

(0:30) - Lululemon Crushes Q2 Earnings
(6:00) - Lululemon's International and Product Expansion
(15:45) - Q3 Guidance and What To Expect Going Forward
(19:20) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Sep 3, 2019
 Ben Rains dives into everything investors need to know about Lululemon (LULU) stock before the company reports its Q2 earnings results on Thursday. The yoga and athleisure retailer looks impressive as it expands its business to further challenge everyone from Nike (NKE) to Adidas (ADDYY).

(0:30) - Is It Time To Invest In Lululemon?
(3:40) - Lululemon’s Past Performance
(10:15) - What To Expect From Lululemon’s Q2 Earnings Report
(14:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Aug 26, 2019

Ben Rains dives into some of the latest U.S.-China trade war news. The episode then highlights five dividend-paying, mega-cap stocks that investors might want to buy as bond yields continue to slip around the globe.

(0:45) - Navigating The Trade War Tensions: Volatility Continues 
(5:30) - Bond Yields and 10 Year Treasury Notes
(8:20) - Ben Rains Top Picks: 5 Stocks To Watch
(23:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Aug 19, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains breaks down Walmart’s (WMT) recent quarterly financial results that helped to once again prove the retail powerhouse is ready to compete directly against Amazon (AMZN) in the e-commerce age. The episode then shifts to what to expect from Target’s (TGT) quarterly earnings, which are due out Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2019
Ben Rains and guest Madeleine Johnson dive into the world of coffee to see how the major publicly traded firms from Starbucks (SBUX) to Dunkin’ (DNKN) have performed. The episode also addresses some upstarts and the broader coffee market to see which companies appear best suited for long-term success.
 
(0:35) - Coffee Wars: Where Does Your Loyalty Lie?
(4:00) - Starbucks Continued Success: Rewards Program and Expansion
(10:20) - McDonald's and Dunkin': Can They Compete Against The Coffee Giant?
(16:05) - Coffee Prices Fall To 90 Cents Per Pound: Impact On The Industry
(20:45) - Boutique Coffee Shops and International Market: Luckin and Costa Coffee
(40:10) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Aug 5, 2019

Ben Rains dives into what to expect from Disney’s (DIS) Q3 fiscal 2019 earnings results and what its streaming offering will look like. The episode then shifts to Apple’s (AAPL) soon-to-be-launched streaming TV service as the tech power’s iPhone sales continue to slip.

(1:00) - Disney's Performance, Disney+ and Success with Marvel Movies
(10:50) - What To Expect From Disney's Q3 Earnings Report
(17:30) - Earnings Overview For Apple and Big Streaming Push: Apple TV+
(28:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 29, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down the most recent quarterly earnings results from the three big U.S. social media companies: Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Snapchat parent Snap Inc. (SNAP). The episode also dives into what’s next for the three firms amid increased government scrutiny.

(0:30) - Fortnite Crowns Millionaires At eSports Tournament
(4:30) - Facebook Earnings Overview: Regulation Concerns
(15:00) - Snapchat's Earnings Report: Will the Growth Continue?
(18:45) - Slow and Steady Growth For Twitter: Q2 Earnings Review
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Jul 23, 2019

Ben Rains dives into Netflix’s (NFLX) recent Q2 earnings report that sent its shares tumbling. The episode then transitions into a look at the larger streaming TV industry, where we see why Amazon (AMZN) and Disney (DIS) could be real challengers to Netflix’s dominance. 

(0:45) - Breaking Down Netflix's Q2 Earnings Report
(10:50) - Crowded Streaming Market Continues To Grow
(14:25) - Amazon Prime Video's Expanding Streaming Content
(20:35) - Disney's Massive Media Content Library: Will They Dominate Streaming? 
(26:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 16, 2019

Ben Rains takes a look at three sportswear stocks to consider buying as the second quarter 2019 earnings season kicks off.

(0:15) - S&P 500 Continues Strong Growth: Q2 Earnings Kick Off 
(2:55) - Skechers' Current Performance and Earnings Outlook
(9:40) - What To Expect From Under Armour's Earnings Report
(14:20) - Lululemon's Growth and Success: Will It Continue Into Q2?
(19:30) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jul 8, 2019

Ben Rains dives into the latest news from the world of legalized sports gambling and esports. The episode also breaks down the companies, industries, and stocks that stand to benefit from the expansion of these two growing markets.

(1:00) - New Jersey Becoming Bigger Than Vegas: Sports Betting Explosion 
(9:35) - Simon Property Group Invests Into Esports
(15:15) - Ways To Invest In The Gaming Industry
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Jul 1, 2019

Ben Rains breakdown Nike’s fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 financial results and takes a look at what’s next for the sportswear powerhouse as it expands its digital business.

(0:30) - Nike Earnings Overview
(6:20) - Breaking Down Nike's Conference Call
(15:10) - Big Takeaways From Nike's Earnings Report
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Jun 25, 2019

Welcome to the latest episode of the Full-Court Finance podcast from Zacks Investment Research where Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains dives into what investors should expect from Nike’s (NKE) Q4 fiscal 2019 financial results that are due out Thursday, June 27. This includes a breakdown of Nike’s key North American and Greater China segments and much more.

(0:40) - Overview of Nike's Valuation 
(4:30) - Nike's Concerns With Currency Headwinds, Tariffs and Competition
(10:10) - What To Expect From Nike's Upcoming Earnings Report
(18:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Jun 17, 2019

Ben Rains dives into what we know about Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) foray into cloud gaming with Stadia. Then we break downMicrosoft’s (MSFT) gaming future and discuss the massive video game industry as a whole to see which company might come out on top.

(0:30) - Microsoft and Google Make Moves Into Cloud Gaming
(2:15) - Google Stadia: What Should You Expect?
(9:30) - Microsoft's Project xCloud and Project Scarlett
(17:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@zacks.com 

Jun 10, 2019

Ben Rains dives into connected bike firm Peloton Interactive Inc. after it filed confidentially for an initial public offering. The announcement comes on the heels of Beyond Meat’s (BYND) early success and during a busy time for much-hyped giants like Uber (UBER).

(0:40) - Beyond Meat's Earnings Overview

(3:10) - Peloton Files For IPO: What You Need To Know

(11:50) - Product Expansion and Past Performance

(14:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Jun 3, 2019

 Ben Rains dives into three sports-based retail stocks to buy right now

(0:30) - Is It Time to invest In Deckers Outdoor?

(8:25) - Columbia Sportswear: Why It's a Zacks Rank #2 Buy

(12:50) - Under Armour’s Restructuring: Is It Time To Buy?

(18:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
May 28, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down Foot Locker’s (FL) first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results that caused a huge one-day selloff. The episode then dives into why Lululemon (LULU) stock looks like a buy heading into its anticipated Q1 earnings release later this week.

(1:00) - Tariff Impacts On Foot Locker and Others
(9:45) - Lululemon's Growth and Expanded Product Lineup
(16:00) - A Look Ahead at Lululemon’s Earnings Report
(19:40) - 5 Year Performance Breakdown
May 20, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND) and its recent IPO that has seen it destroy Uber (UBER) and Lyft (LYFT). The plant-based meat maker hopes its athlete brand ambassadors, which includes NBA and NFL stars, can help it market its offerings on a mass scale to grow before some giants enter the playing field.

(0:30) - Success and Hype of Beyond Meat IPO
(10:25) - Is It Growing Too Much Too Fast?
(13:40) - Alternate Food Market: Who Is The Target Audience?
May 14, 2019

Ben Rains dives into Disney’s (DIS) future as the company embarks on its streaming TV journey to challenge Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon Prime (AMZN). The episode details Disney’s latest quarterly financial results, earnings call, and investor day to find out what we need to know about ESPN+, Disney+, and more.

(0:30) - Breaking Down Disney’s Earnings Report
(5:20) - ESPN Success and ESPN+ Performance 
(17:00) - Disney’s 5 Year Performance: Direct To Consumer Push
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May 6, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down Under Armour’s (UAA) first quarter fiscal 2019 earnings results. The episode then dives into Adidas’ quarterly financials as the firm expands its e-commerce business to better compete against Nike (NKE). 

(1:20) - Breaking Down Under Armour’s Earnings Report

(8:00) - Positive Earnings From Adidas

(15:30) - 5 Year Performance for Athleisure Brands

(20:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Apr 29, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down Disney (DIS) and Amazon’s (AMZN) early lead in the streaming sports world. The episode then dives into other companies that are poised for success in the booming streaming industry.

(0:25) - Are Live Sports Holding TV Together?
(3:50) - Disney’s Future In Streaming Services
(8:30) - Amazon’s Effort In Live Sports Streaming
(11:50) - Turner’s Bleacher Report Expansion
(14:15) - Cord Cutting Options: Who Is Winning The Streaming War?
(20:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Apr 8, 2019

Ben Rains discusses three sports retail stocks to buy right now as the market continues to hum along in 2019. 

(0:45) - Is It Time To Invest In Under Armour?

(6:10) - Lululemon Continues Its Rapid Growth and Expansion  

(11:20) - VF Corporation Performance Overview

(16:25) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com
Apr 1, 2019

Ben Rains dives into three sports and outdoor-focused retail stocks that look like strong buys right now.

(0:50) - Yeti’s Blowout Success: Recent Earnings Overview

(6:30) - Deckers Outdoor Corporation’s Continued Growth

(9:20) - Columbia Sportswear’s 2019 Strong Performance 
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Mar 25, 2019

Ben Rains breaks down Nike’s (NKE) Q3 fiscal 2019 financial results that led to a small selloff on the back of lower-than-expected sales in a key business. The episode then dives into what to expect from Lululemon’s (LULU) Q4 earnings.

(0:45) - Nike’s Earnings Results Overview
(12:45) - Expectations From Nike Going Forward
(15:30) - A Look Ahead At Lululemon’s Earnings
(22:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

Mar 18, 2019

Ben Rains details what to expect from Nike’s (NKE) third-quarter fiscal 2019 financial results that are due out after the closing bell on Thursday, March 21. The episode dives into estimates for North America, China, footwear, and much more, with Nike set to take center stage during NCAA March Madness.

 

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