GrubHub, Inc. (NYSE:GRUB) is an over-hyped growth stock whose growth prospects are misunderstood by the market. Despite big growth as a first-mover to the large online food and delivery service market, GRUB’s business model is defenseless despite its perceived “network effect.” GRUB’s projected growth runway will be eaten up by competing products from goliaths: Uber and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), which can both offer lower prices to consumers and operate at zero profitability to steal market share. The pressures have already been reflected by increasing CAC and a 4Q16 earnings pullback for lower-than-expected margin guidance for 2017. We think this is just the tip of the iceberg.
GRUB historically ran an online restaurant order aggregator in the US, primarily through the brands GrubHub and Seamless. Restaurants would place menus on GRUB’s websites and customers would place orders through the online GrubHub portal. The company took ~15% of tr ansaction value for obtaining the online customer order and routing it to the restaurant. The restaurant was responsible for delivery in this model, typically using a small local contractor. However, GRUB expanded its platform to include its own delivery fleet for restaurants. Use of this service requires an additional take of ~10% from the order total for restaurants. GRUB’s fleet is paid near minimum wage by the hour – note that this necessitates an extra 15-20% tip for the driver, in addition to the delivery fee (which does not go to the driver). Currently GRUB connects 40,000+ restaurants and boasts 7.7+ million active diners.
oil stock: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap optical solutions manufacturing stockLightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) in our short term portfolio:
oil stock: Movado Group Inc.(MOV)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Wednesday was yet another record-setting day for the stock market, as the Dow climbed triple digits and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite followed the venerable average to unprecedented heights. Economic data showing rising inflation made it more likely that the Federal Reserve will look to boost interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee meeting next month, and the ripples throughout the bond market sent many investors to consider stocks instead. Yet despite the substantial rally, some stocks missed out on the move higher, and American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK), and Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Movado Group, Inc (NYSE: MOV) shares shot up 15 percent to $27.30 after the company posted better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its FY 2018 forecast.
oil stock: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) is sponsored by independent oil and gas exploration giant Devon Energy (DVN), the owner of this acreage.
These basins offer superior economics and EnLink’s close relationship with Devon provides leveraged exposure to the upstream operator’s accelerating activity in these plays.
oil stock: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
Gladstone Land Corp (LAND) –
A U.S. based farmland investment company that currently offers a plus 9% annual distribution. It owns and leases farmland in Florida, California, Michigan and Oregon with appraised land value of $79 million. The distribution is paid monthly which should attract income investors.
oil stock: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) shares were up a whopping 209.9% at $18.08 on Wednesday, and the 70.5 million shares at the close was almost 5 times normal trading volume. Marathon Oil has a consensus analyst price target of $18.12 and a 52-week trading range of $6.52 to $18.55. The company has a total market cap of $15 billion.
- [By Dustin Blitchok]
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) was upgraded from Neutral to Positive at Susquehanna on Friday after the oil giant sold off its Canadian subsidiary for $2.5 billion and bought 71,000 acres of oil fields in New Mexico for $1.1 billion.
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
The bulking up strategy did not work well for the company over the years, as it saw its market share dwindle and profitability erode. In 1982, in a diversification bid, the company picked up Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) and renamed itself as USX.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.1% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.40 after closing Friday at $11.53. The 52-week high is $19.28. Volume was about 40% lower than the daily average of about 13.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.41 after closing Thursday at $11.59. The 52-week high is $19.28. Volume was about 30% lower than the daily average of about 13.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Marathon Oil (MRO) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after oil tumbled after data pointed to higher inventories of crude.
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Marathon Oildropped 8.7% to $14.87, while the S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,362.98, as Front Month Nymex Crude futures for April delivery slid 5.4% to $50.28., leading some to wonder if the price oil could drop below $50 a barrel.
It wasn’t just Marathon that got clipped as the eight worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 came from the energy sector, including Murphy Oil (MUR), which fell 6.7% to $25.87, Devon Energy (DVN), which slid 6.5% to $40.72, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which stumbled 6.1% to $4.94. No surprise, then, that the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) slumped 2.6% to $69.65.
The oil rout began after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that U.S. oil inventories rose by 8.2 million barrels to reach $518.4 million, a record level.
Marathon Oil’s market capitalization fell to $12.6 billion today from $13.8 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $2.1 billion on sales of $4.1 billion in 2016.