Amazon Dividend Zero 😞

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Amazon Dividend Zero 😞

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) reported good financial results on Tuesday but only increased by 1.23% in after-hours trading.

Financials: Amazon reported earnings of 98 cents per share and revenue of $143.3 billion; both were better than expected.

Powering the Story: The company expects revenue to grow between 7% and 11% in the current quarter, which was lower than anticipated. More importantly, Amazon said it would not give a dividend to investors yet, even though other big tech names are starting to reward investors with a dividend.

Final Thoughts: Amazon is up 16% this year as it continues to grow its cloud and AI businesses.


Notable Earnings Today: Mastercard (NYSE: MA), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), Etsy (Nasdaq: ETSY), Zillow (Nasdaq: ZG), DoorDash (Nasdaq: DASH), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY), MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM), Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN), Paycom Software (NYSE; PAYC), Wingstop (Nasdaq: WING), Norwegian Cruise Line (NYSE: NCLH), Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC), Estee Lauder (NYSE: EL), Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), DuPont (NYSE: DD), Automatic Data Processing (Nasdaq: ADP), Upwork (Nasdaq: UPWK), Coeur Mining (NYSE: CDE), Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO), MetLife (NYSE: MET), Avis Budget (Nasdaq: CAR), Marriott International (Nasdaq: MAR), Sunnova Energy (NYSE: NOVA), Ares Capital (Nasdaq: ARCC), Albemarle (NYSE: ALB), AerCap Holdings (NYSE: AER), Aflac (NYSE: AFL), Alkami Technology (Nasdaq: ALKT), Alkermes (Nasdaq: ALKS), American International Group (NYSE: AIG), Avista (NYSE: AVA), Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), Bally's Corp (NYSE: BALY), Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD), Bausch + Lomb (NYSE: BLCO), Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH), Berry Petroleum (Nasdaq: BRY), Bio-Techne (Nasdaq: TECH), BrightView (NYSE: BV), Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP), CDW (Nasdaq: CDW), CF Industries (NYSE: CF), CGI Group (NYSE: GIB), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Nasdaq: CHRW), Camping World (NYSE: CWH), Chefs' Warehouse (Nasdaq: CHEF), Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH), Clearwater Analytics (NYSE: CWAN), Cognizant Technology Solutions (Nasdaq: CTSH), Conduent (Nasdaq: CNDT), Cross Country Healthcare (Nasdaq: CCRN), CTS Corp (NYSE: CTS), Dayforce (NYSE: DAY), Envista Holdings (NYSE: NVST), eXp World Holdings (Nasdaq: EXPI), Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), Freshworks (Nasdaq: FRSH), Generac (NYSE: GNRC), Glaukos (NYSE: GKOS), Gibraltar Industries (Nasdaq: ROCK), Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF), Host Hotels & Resorts (Nasdaq: HST), Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP), Informatica (NYSE: INFA), IDEXX Laboratories (Nasdaq: IDXX), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ), Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), Kemper (NYSE: KMPR), KKR (NYSE: KKR), Life Time Group Holdings (NYSE: LTH), LivaNova (Nasdaq: LIVN), Mister Car Wash (NYSE: MCW), Monolithic Power (Nasdaq: MPWR), Netgear (Nasdaq: NTGR), Neurocrine Biosciences (Nasdaq: NBIX), OGE Energy (NYSE: OGE), Parsons (NYSE: PSN), PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL), PTC (Nasdaq: PTC), Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO), Repligen (Nasdaq: RGEN), Schrodinger (Nasdaq: SDGR), Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG), Silgan Holdings (NYSE: SLGN),  Stagwell (Nasdaq: STGW), Sprouts Farmers Market (Nasdaq: SFM), Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN), TTM Technologies (Nasdaq: TTMI), VICI Properties (NYSE: VICI), Vita Coco (Nasdaq: COCO), Westlake (NYSE: WLK), Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF).

Notable IPOs Today: Viking Holdings Ltd (NYSE: VIK), Sushi Ginza Onodera, Inc. (NYSE: ONDR), Unifoil Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: UNFL), IB Acquisition Corp. Common Stock (Nasdaq: IBAC), TrueShares Active Yield ETF (Nasdaq: ERNZ), SCHMID Group N.V. Class A Ordinary Shares (Nasdaq: SHMD), Westwood Salient Enhanced Energy Income ETF (Nasdaq: WEEI).

Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: N/A.

Notable Economic Events Today: API Weekly Crude Oil Stock (8:15 a.m. ET), S&P Global US Manufacturing PMI (9:45 a.m. ET), JOLTs Job Openings (10:00 a.m. ET), ISM Manufacturing PMI / Prices / Employment (10:00 a.m. ET), ISM Manufacturing PMI (9:45 a.m. ET), ISM Manufacturing PMI (10:30 a.m. ET), Fed Interest Rate Decision (2:00 p.m. ET), FOMC Press Conference (2:30 p.m. ET).

AMD's AI Chip Sales Forecast

Despite posting better-than-expected financial results on Tuesday, shares of Advanced Micro Devices (Nasdaq: AMD) fell by 6.91% in after-hours trading because its AI chip sales forecast left investors disappointed.

Final Thoughts: AMD was up 14% in 2024 before these results. The gaming segment results in the quarter were also terrible.

Starbucks’ “Highly Challenged Environment”

Bad financial results caused shares of Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) to drop 11.57% in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

Final Thoughts: Starbucks is down for the year. The company said it is facing a “highly challenged environment.”

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