Zillow Group (NASDAQ:ZG) is a prime example of how badly things can go when you believe overconfidence can make up for poor execution. At least, that’s the takeaway from the real estate listing platform’s failed attempt to dominate the iBuyer business. Unfortunately, it’s not management that’s paying the price. Instead, that would be the investors who
A few weeks back, I broke down the pros and cons of buying ContextLogic (NASDAQ:WISH) as it sits at fire-sale prices. The verdict? Investors were not wrong in sending WISH stock, a one-time meme stock favorite and busted growth story, from as much as $32.85 per share to around $3 per share. Furthermore, I opined there
Sometimes one of the biggest clues you can get as an investor is to examine what company insiders are doing with their stocks. After all, if the CEO doesn’t have confidence that the company’s shares will hold value, why should you? That brings us to the unfortunate tale of ContextLogic (NASDAQ:WISH) stock Source: sdx15 /
Many had hoped that the retail trading frenzy and the strategic shift toward eCommerce would breathe new life into Naked Brands (NASDAQ:NAKD) stock. However, in a bizarre turn of events, the intimate-apparel company is pivoting toward commercial electric vehicle (EV) technology. Though it’s a fascinating prospect for the company, it comes with plenty of risks,
Affirm Holdings (NASDAQ:AFRM) stock is down 26% in the last month. The market’s honeymoon with Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is over. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Many finance and tech stocks fell in December. Affirm failed to bounce back in the market’s comeback. It’s trading today at around $101 per share with a market
Progenity (NASDAQ:PROG) is a clinical-stage biotech company. PROG stock completed its initial public offering (IPO) in 2020 at $15 per share. Source: Mongkolchon Akesin / Shutterstock.com The company would suffer a rapid and complete fall from grace, however. At the time of the IPO, Progenity aimed to be a molecular research company and had actual
There were both positive and negative aspects of GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock and its third-quarter earnings report. Source: quietbits / Shutterstock.com On the positive side, I think that the company is taking multiple steps that will move it closer to its goal of becoming an e-commerce giant, and the retailer was able to generate significant year-over-year
StoneCo Ltd. (NASDAQ:STNE) is a Cayman Islands-based financial technology solutions company operating in Brazil. STNE stock began trading in 2018 with an initial public offering price of $24, raising then $1.22 billion in total proceeds. Source: Shutterstock This has been a dramatic year for STNE stock, having lost nearly 80% in value since Jan. 1.
Rivian (NASDAQ:RIVN) recently reported its first earnings report as a public company. The results disappointed Wall Street, and RIVN stock fell. It gained some of those losses back, but still trades at about half of its recent highs. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock Many investors (including myself) questioning the stock’s valuation. To be fair, many
EV charging company ChargePoint’s (NASDAQ:CHPT) revenue grew rapidly again last quarter. However, the market hasn’t paid much attention to that, and CHPT stock has lost over 28% of its value in the past month. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com The company wants investors to believe that it’s a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, but the margins and
Bakkt Holdings (NYSE:BKKT) stock has garnered recent attention primarily because it is a catchall for the digital economy. The world is eager to understand how to capitalize on what many see as a revolution in digital assets. Source: Shutterstock The firm operates a regulated platform allowing consumers to store “digital assets, access liquidity and trade,
SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI) reported third-quarter results that showed strength in some areas. But the company remains unprofitable and its EBITDA actually dropped year-over-year last quarter, while a number of the bulls’ main theory theories on the company appear to be misguided. Moreover, boding badly for SOFI stock, many entities sold the shares in recent months, and
In the last year, Ocugen (NASDAQ:OCGN) stock is still among the top performers. During this period, the stock has surged by over 500%. The stock’s ascent began after Dec. 21, 2020 — starting from there, the stock is up over 1,600%. Source: shutterstock.com/PhotobyTawat However, it’s worth noting that OCGN stock was trading well below one
Asana (NYSE:ASAN), which provides a “work management platform,” has important strengths, including the many positive reviews that its offering received and that it provides a few services not offered by its main competitors. Conversely, the company is facing very tough competition, it’s far from being profitable, and the valuation of ASAN stock is quite high.
By all rights, SmileDirectClub (NASDAQ:SDC) shareholders should be a happy bunch right now. After all, Covid-19 kept many people out of dental offices, creating the perfect opportunity for a company built around remote teledentistry. In addition, pandemic-weary consumers have spent 2 years of boosting spending on self-care. Improving their smile should have been a no-brainer. However,
I’ll be frank here. I’m pretty surprised that GameStop (NYSE:GME) stock managed to hold on to at least a portion of its gains in 2021. GME stock opened the year at $19 a share; today, it’s at $154. Source: Shutterstock / mundissima Much of that is due to GameStop’s huge, loyal following on Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets.
Sometimes a stock mysteriously rises without any identifiable logic. That’s essentially what happened in the case of AeroClean Technologies (NASDAQ:AERC) stock, which rose meteorically, only to quickly plummet. Source: Maridav/ShutterStock.com It is really a very strange tale in the world of the stock market. There’s plenty of precedent in recent times for strange tales within
As I write this, Cloudflare (NYSE:NET) stock trades at $131. Without beating around the bush, that’s a bargain. Source: IgorGolovniov / Shutterstock.com Well, it appears to be a bargain at least. Cloudflare is a stable company with a growing business, and that growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. There are two overarching
Despite its massive drop in price since last winter, there’s still a lot of optimism for Desktop Metal (NYSE:DM). Given the potential growth the additive manufacturing (3D printing) industry could see in the coming years, I understand why many may continue to give the company some slack and hold onto their positions in DM stock. Source:
Phunware (NASDAQ:PHUN) stock apparently soared in October due to its connections to cryptocurrencies and the 2020 reelection campaign of President Donald Trump. Phunware’s software allows companies “to engage, manage, and monetize their mobile applications.” Source: mundissima / Shutterstock.com Because of Phunware’s links with the Trump campaign, some investors believed that the company would be utilized