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Ben Rains takes on the weeks top trending stories in the sports industry
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May 7, 2018

Ben Rains breaks down Under Armour’s (UAA) uncertain future, before diving into Twitter’s (TWTR) newest live streaming sports ventures, which include Disney’s (DIS) ESPN, a Turner (TWX) offering, and more. 

(1:30) - Under Armour Earnings Report Review

(6:30) - What Does Under Armour Need To Improve?

(11:15) - Under Armour App and Social Media Presence

(14:50) - Disney and Twitter To Broadcast Live ESPN Shows

(20:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

May 4, 2018

Ryan McQueeney and Maddy Johnson take on the recent troubles of Southwest Airlines (LUV) and the latest earnings reports of Tesla (TSLA) and Apple (AAPL).

(1:00) - Steve Mnuchin Leads Trade Talk In Beijing

(3:25) - Southwest Airlines Fatal Accident and Earnings Recap

(7:10) - Tesla Earnings Report

(12:00) - Apple Earrings Report

(16:50) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com


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May 1, 2018

On today’s episode of the Tech Talk Tuesday podcast, Ryan McQueeney discusses the latest trends seen in the U.S. and global IPO markets and profiles two large tech “unicorns” slated to go public within the next few years: Airbnb and Palantir Technologies.

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

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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

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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

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

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