BUZ INVESTORS Google Waymo When it comes to self-driving technology, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:(GOOG), aka Google, is cited as the undisputed leader.

TSLA Stock: Is Google Waymo Bad News for Tesla?

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Could Google Waymo Hurt Tesla Stock?

BUZ INVESTORS  Google Waymo When it comes to self-driving technology, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:(GOOG), aka Google, is cited as the undisputed leader.

Yet, we must credit Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:(TSLA) for bringing this technology to the mainstream auto industry before Google. The reality is that the two companies are now neck-and-neck in the race. But holders of Tesla stock must be fairly cautioned that Google’s new nitrous oxide kit (read: Lyft partnership) could give it a boost past Tesla, and likely hurt TSLA stock.

To give you an idea why this matters, Tesla’s self-driving software, “Autopilot,” is a high-margin product in terms of revenue (more on this later). What this simply means is that Tesla spends little on the software and sells it for a high price. Thus, Tesla gets to keep the huge difference as profits

What Autopilot Competition Means for TESLA Stock

Coming back to Autopilot revenue, Tesla’s gross margins on this self-driving system are roughly estimated to be in excess of 90%. Yes, more than 90% of the system’s sale price is straight-up profit for Tesla. Contrast this with Tesla’s overall automotive gross margins, which stood at a little over 27% in the latest quarter.

 Google Waymo

Now, Tesla sells two types of self-driving systems. Here’s a quick look at them.

  1. The “Enhanced Autopilot” system, with limited self-driving capabilities, sells for $5,000.
  2. The “Full Self-Driving Capability,” offering complete autonomy, can be added for an additional $3,000.

So the complete package can cost buyers, who opt for it, $8,000.

Let’s say we stay conservative in our estimates and take the basic package of Enhanced Autopilot. With roughly 90% gross margins, the company is taking home a solid $4,500 in gross profit on each sale!

Why Waymo-Lyft Partnership Is Bad News for Musk’s Master Plan

Now, Google’s Waymo has just announced a new partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc.’s biggest competitor, Lyft, to make ride-sharing fully autonomous. It’s easy to predict that this will be hurting Uber.

But you may ask now why this is bad news for Tesla. To understand that, let’s revisit Tesla Chief Elon Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux.

The second installment of Musk’s master plan includes four key goals. Two of these goals on the list are relevant here. (Source: “Master Plan, Part Deux,” Tesla Inc, July 20, 2016.)

Bottom Line on TSLA Stock

My returning readers must already know that I’m a Tesla enthusiast. This makes it incredibly difficult for me to make an anti-Tesla pitch. But, in my line of work, neutrality is both an ethical and professional requirement.

I’ll reiterate that Tesla is still early in its journey up a high growth trajectory and, thus, has a lot of room to keep growing in the coming years. Musk’s first master plan has been successful and the second master plan is nearly halfway achieved.

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Tesla Inc is a vertically integrated sustainable energy company. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components.

Founded in 2003 and based in Palo Alto, California, Tesla is a vertically integrated sustainable energy company that also aims to transition the world to electric mobility by making electric vehicles. It sells solar panels and solar roofs for energy generation plus batteries for stationary storage for residential and commercial properties including utilities. The Tesla Roadster debuted in 2008, the S in 2012, and the X in 2015. Global deliveries in 2016 were 76,285 units. Tesla went public in 2010 and employs about 30,000 people.

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Nintendo Purposely Makes Switch Cartridges Taste Bad

Nintendo Purposely Makes Switch Cartridges Taste Bad

Switch Cartridges Taste Bad

 

Buz Investors Switch Cartridges Taste Bad While people may understandably be anxious to hold Nintendo’s new gaming console Switch in their hands, Nintendo has ensured that people, especially kids, do not end up having the Switch cartridges in their mouth.

Cartridges for the Nintendo Switch, which is being released today, are 34 mm by 23 mm. The USP of the Switch, which succeeds Wii U, is that it can switch from being a handheld gaming device to a video game console that can be plugged into a TV.



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Switch Cartridges Taste Bad

 

The SD card-sized cartridges are found to have a foul taste to prevent them from being accidentally swallowed.

Nintendo has confirmed that the cartridges have been coated with a “bittering agent” to discourage people from putting the cartridges into their mouths.

“To avoid the possibility of accidental ingestion, keep the game card away from young children. A bittering agent (Denatonium Benzoate) has also been applied to the game card. This bittering agent is non-toxic,” Nintendo said.

Denatonium Benzoate, one of the bitterest tasting substance known, is an aversive agent used in animal repellents, liquid soaps, shampoos, antifreeze, nail polish, and paints. However, it is not known to pose any long-term health risks

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Buz Investors NVDA Stock Vulnerable (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been on fire on the chart over the past year, producing a sizzling gain of 283%. but whether it’s still worth a look is debatable. The upward projection in NVDA stock is being triggered by the massive demand for its graphics chips, which

NVIDIA Corporation: $NVDA Stock Vulnerable to Bad News

NVIDIA Corporation: NVDA Stock Vulnerable to Bad News

  • Buz Investors NVDA Stock Vulnerable (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been on fire on the chart over the past year, producing a sizzling gain of 283%. but whether it’s still worth a look is debatable.
  • The upward projection in NVDA stock is being triggered by the massive demand for its graphics chips, which powers everything from the traditional gaming and graphics to the current demand for chips designed for the intensive artificial intelligence (AI) space.
  • NVDA stock traded at a record $119.93 on December 28, 2016, which is impressive, especially if you were fortunate to time your purchase at near the 52-week low of $24.75.




NVDA Stock Vulnerable

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NVDA Stock Vulnerable NVDA stock traded at a record $119.93 on December 28, 2016, which is impressive, especially if you were fortunate to time your purchase at near the 52-week low of $24.75. NVIDIA stock has come off its high and currently settling in a tight consolidation channel at between $100.00 and $110.00

NVIDIA is a big-growth story, and is priced for continued growth. There is plenty of positive news priced into NVDA stock, so any disappointments will likely drive sellers to the exits, which means you have to be careful when buying or holding.

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NVDA Stock Vulnerable 

Revenues are expected to jump 36.50% to $6.84 billion in FY17, followed by a smaller 15.60% to $7.9 billion in FY18. (Source: “NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA),” Yahoo! Finance, last accessed January 20, 2017.)

After subsequently surging to its high in December 2016, NVDA stock has settled back down to a tight sideways channel at between $100.00 and $110.00. The stock appears to be showing some downward bias that could see a move to the 50-day moving average at around $97.00.

Be careful, as failure to hold could see NVDA stock test support at $90.00-$85.00. Below this is major support at $80.00, which was the upper price of the previous trading gap.

 

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Fitbit Inc: Deutsche Bank Delivers Bad News to FIT Stock

Fitbit Inc: Deutsche Bank Delivers Bad News to FIT Stock

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Fitbit Inc: Deutsche Bank Delivers Bad News to FIT Stock

  • Buz Investors  Bad News to FIT Stock (NYSE:FIT) weathers another blow as Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) analysts downgrade FIT stock and cut their price target in half, from $18.00 down to $9.00 per share.
  • FIT stock, despite the news, remained relatively unchanged on Thursday, only falling about three quarters of a percent.
  • But it’s still news that the struggling device maker hardly needs as 2016 comes to a close. Since the beginning of the year, FIT stock has fallen by 73%. (Source: “Fitbit Stock Price Target Sliced In Half As Demand For Wearables Slows,” ValueWalk, December 8, 2016.)

Bad News to FIT Stock

Buz Investors Bad News to FIT Stock <span data-recalc-dims=(NYSE:FIT) weathers another blow as Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) analysts downgrade FIT stock and cut their price target in half, from $18.00 down to $9.00 per share. FIT stock, despite the news, remained relatively unchanged" width="300" height="200" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FIT-Stock-300x200.resized.jpg?resize=300%2C200 300w, https://i0.wp.com/investorsbuz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FIT-Stock-300x200.resized.jpg?w=640 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />

Bad News to FIT Stock While Fitbit devices are doing well compared to smartwatches, that hasn’t translated into huge revenue increases this year. The wearable market has only seen about three-percent growth in Q3 according to an IDC Research, Inc.  report.

And that helps explain Deutsche Bank’s move. Sherri Scribner, an analyst for the bank, wrote that she downgraded FIT stock to “hold” due to slow growth in the wearables market.

 

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Which makes sense. Fitbit might be outselling smartwatches, but it just doesn’t have the market potential, at least based on the current numbers.

“Wearing a Fitbit should be able to save your life,” said Fitbit CEO James Park about the movement toward Fitbit as a medical aid. Combining information between daily activity, exercise, and glucose levels is the next step, according to Park. (Source: “Fitbit CEO says company’s future products ‘should be able to save your life’,” VentureBeat, December 8, 2016.)




Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc: More Bad News for VRX Stock

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc: More Bad News for VRX Stock

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc: More Bad News for VRX Stock

  • Buz Investors BULLISH Bad News for VRX Stock (NYSE:VRX) can’t seem to catch a break. The company dropped another 4.75% today as the embattled pharmaceutical producer was once again downgraded to
  • “Underperform” from “Neutral” by Irina Koffler atMizuho Securities Co., Ltd., where she believes investors are reaching the end of their tether with VRX stock.
  • Koffler went on to reduce her target price on Valeant from $25.00 to $11.00. She expects the stock to move lower in the next six months to a year.

Bad News for VRX Stock

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc: More Bad News for VRX Stock

Bad News for VRX Stock Koffler went on to reduce her target price on Valeant from $25.00 to $11.00. She expects the stock to move lower in the next six months to a year.

“We believe the risk/reward is unfavorable due to growth challenges, 2017 guidance risk, legal overhangs, and weaker asset divestitures,” Koffler told clients. (Source: “Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc downgraded again,” Financial Post, November 23, 2016.)

 

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Overall, Koffler was down on Valeant stock due to lack of growth potential coupled with all the legal troubles the company is likely to face as multiple investigations take place into former executives and associates of the pharmaceutical company.

The stock is trading at just about its all-time low, and there hasn’t been much bright news for Valeant since VRX stock had first begun to drop at the beginning of September.

 




Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp

Marijuana Stocks: This Chart is Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp

Marijuana Stocks: This Chart is Bad News for Canopy Growth

  • Buz iInvestors Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp Marijuana is set to become legal in California, which is big news for marijuana stocks like Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:CGC, CVE:CGC).
  • This is all just speculation until the California State government finally releases the details surrounding marijuana legalization and how consumers will be able to obtain it for recreational purposes.
  • It is this exact premise that has caused a bullish tailwind in Canopy Growth and similar marijuana stocks like it.These stocks could continue to rise until the government finally comes out with these details.

Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp

Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp

Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp Marijuana stocks have been gaining quite the attention is recent weeks, and it has sent the investment community into a buzz. I am starting to see similar price behavior surrounding this sector that resembled the mania of the dotcom bubble. This entire sector is catching a bid, and any name that has anything with marijuana is surging. Volatility is the order of the day.

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Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp

The Canopy Growth stock chart illustrates that the move off of the September lows was constructive. Healthy constructive charts are made up of impulse waves that take a price higher and consolidation waves that digest the surge in the price. These waves also serve to alleviate any overbought conditions that may exist. Consolidation patterns are also the patterns that set up the new impulse wave.

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Bad News for Canopy Growth Corp

The Canopy Growth stock chart illustrates that the move off of the September lows was constructive. Healthy constructive charts are made up of impulse waves that take a price higher and consolidation waves that digest the surge in the price. These waves also serve to alleviate any overbought conditions that may exist. Consolidation patterns are also the patterns that set up the new impulse wave.

An impulse wave took Canopy Growth stock to $3.50, and then shortly afterwards, a golden cross was generated. A golden cross is a bullish signal that is produced when a 50-day moving average, highlighted in blue, crosses above a 200-day moving average, highlighted in red. Traders use this signal to confirm that a bull market is on the horizon, and this was the first signal that indicates that a bullish move in CGC stock was brewing.

Amazon.com, Inc.: President Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN Stock

Amazon.com, Inc.: President Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN Stock

Amazon.com, Inc.: President Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN Stock

  • Buz Investors Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock went up by more than three percent in the last trading session to close at $743.24 as the low levels turned attractive for buyers.
  • AMZN stock had been under pressure since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. The reason for this may be the Trump-Bezos war of words that has been going on for the past many months.
  • Donald Trump accused Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of using The Washington Post to malign him during the presidential campaign.

Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN

Amazon.com, Inc.: President Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN Stock

Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN Donald Trump accused Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos of using The Washington Post to malign him during the presidential campaign. Moreover, Trump is convinced that Bezos uses the newspaper to save on taxes. According to Trump, Amazon is getting away with murder tax-wise, and Jeff Bezos is using TheWashington Post for power so that the politicians don’t tax Amazon like they should.

In December, Bezos had quipped that he would like to send Trump into space.

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Trump May Not Be that Bad for AMZN

Amazon.com, Inc. has been growing on the back of the strength of its different businesses like “Prime,” “Kindle,” and “Cloud.” “Amazon Echo,” the voice-controlled speaker powered by Amazon’s “Alexa,” is doing great. The company is investing heavily in its video content as well as its fulfillment centers. With its plans to open brick-and-mortar convenience stores, the company is posing a big threat to established players like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), which are busy developing their own e-commerce strategies.

The e-commerce player posted impressive results in the first two quarters of the year, which pushed AMZN stock to all-time highs. However, the expectations were crushed in the third quarter when the high costs ate heavily into the company’s profits. The shipping costs simply went through the roof, and this hit Amazon stock hard.




AAPL Stock: Is Trump Presidency Bad News for Apple Inc.?

AAPL Stock: Is Trump Presidency Bad News for Apple Inc.?

AAPL Stock: Is Trump Presidency Bad News for Apple Inc.?

  • BUz Investors Bad News for Apple what a Trump Administration would mean for their investments. One company that should worry is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), especially since Apple stock (AAPL) came under fire during the campaign.
  • Time and time again, President-elect Donald Trump would cite Apple as a symbol of corporate abuse in America. He would point out its scuffles with tax authorities in Europe or it outsourcing to China as examples of how the rules are rigged against American workers.
  • He even called for a boycott on “iPhones” after Apple refused the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorists. (Source: “Donald Trump Owns Apple Stock,)

Bad News for Apple Trump’s Views on Apple

 

AAPL Stock: Is Trump Presidency Bad News for Apple Inc.?Bad News for Apple He even called for a boycott on “iPhones” after Apple refused the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorists. (Source: “Donald Trump Owns Apple Stock, Despite Calls for iPhone Boycott,” Fortune, May 20, 2016.)

“I use both iPhone and Samsung,” Trump tweeted in February. “If Apple doesn’t give info to authorities on the terrorists I’ll only be using Samsung until they give info.”
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Apple CEO Tim Cook fired back at Trump, arguing that Apple would gladly help unlock if the phone if it could do so without jeopardizing the security of millions of other iPhones. But Apple couldn’t manage that kind of surgical extraction, so it refused.

European tax authorities have started to crack down on those practices, even going so far as to extract a $14.0 billion fine from Apple stock. Meanwhile, the majority of iPhones are made in China, something that Trump has said he will change once he takes office.

The glass is still half-empty: Eurozone stability under threat of a ‘bad shock’

Eurozone stability under threat of a ‘bad shock’

The glass is still half-empty: Eurozone stability under threat of a ‘bad shock’

The glass is still half-empty: Eurozone stability under threat of a ‘bad shock’

Eurozone stability Some economists are approaching a consensus that the Eurozone’s financial architecture is now resilient enough to withstand another shock similar to that of 2010-11. This column argues that such a view may be overly optimistic. Economic and financial instability persists in member states and the banking sector, and institutions to tackle a shock remain incomplete. While the Eurozone remains vulnerable to a bad shock, the blanket application of burden sharing without consideration of current economic and financial conditions is unwise.On 25 June, Vox published a column – “Making the Eurozone more resilient: What is needed now and what can .

Why financial stability in the Eurozone cannot be taken for granted

I see three main reasons why the Eurozone remains exposed to a new shock bad enough to endanger its survival. First of all, the re-emergence of severe stress in the Eurozone financial markets is likely to lead to the same acrimonious and publicly voiced disagreements on the source of the shock and its remedies as when the Greek public sector woes first came to full light in 2010. In this regard, failure to agree on working risk-sharing arrangements for sovereign and banking risks reflects fundamentally different, and indeed incompatible, views on the way to bring about lasting financial stability to the Eurozone. The latest manifestation of this is the recent decision by the ECOFIN Council to freeze ‘political’ negotiations on EDIS until “sufficient progress has been made on measures for risk reduction” and, furthermore, that any such negotiation will resume in the framework of an inter-governmental agreement, requiring unanimity, and no longer under the normal Community decision making under Article 114 (the legal basis for the internal market legislation). I view this decision as an official declaration that the sovereign-bank doom loop may restart at any time.

The rules on burden sharing and bail-in for state aid to banks

The new rules on state aid and the BRR directive3 require that shareholders and creditors share the cost of any public intervention to shore up bank capital, but they provide the leeway necessary to suspend burden sharing when financial stability may be put at risk.4 This risk is stronger when extensive weaknesses plague the banking system.

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