Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

With viewership rapidly expanding into the hundreds of millions, eSports enjoyed some time in the spotlight at CES 2017 last week. Supernova analyst David Kretzmann was at the trade show in Las Vegas, and he spent some time getting the latest news for this growing industry from the VP and General Manager for eSports at Turner Sports.

Tune in to learn about how the media companies are approaching the eSports opportunity and what investors should watch in the coming years.

A full transcript follows the video.

David Kretzmann:David Kretzmann, here, with Motley Fool Supernova. I’m pleased to be joined by Christina Alejandre, vice president of eSports at Turner Sports. Christina, thanks so much for joining us. Let’s first start with Turner Sports and how you all are approaching the eSports market. Can you expand on how Turner Sports is approaching eSports?

Christina Alejandre:Turner Sports is approaching eSports as they would approach any other sport under their umbrella. So if you look at the different verticals that we represent (which are NBA, NCAA, and PGA), they treat eLeague and eSports with the same care and attention as they treat any other sport.

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    University book store operatorBarnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE: BNED), a spinoff fromBarnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS), reported Q1 2018 earnings before the market opened Wednesday with shares now down more than 18%. Consolidated sales increased $116.5 million or 48.7%to $355.7 million primarily due to the MBS acquisition. BNC opened 24 new physical stores with estimated annual sales of $49 million, bringing total stores operated by BNC to 781 locations as of July 29, 2017. MBS opened 10 new virtual stores this quarter with estimated annual revenue of $4 million, bringing total contracts operated by MBS to 714 as of July 29, 2017. Comparable store sales decreased 2.5%representing approximately $5.5 million in revenue versus 2.8% for BNC in the prior year quarter. The decrease is primarily attributable to textbook sales, which were down 8.5% partially offset by an increase in general merchandise sales of 3.3%. The consolidated net loss was $34.8 million versus anet loss of $27.9 million. Outlook was given as follows:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) were down around 24 percent to $16.40. NGL Energy Partners declared a quarterly distribution of $0.39 per unit and revised its fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018 outlook.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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