With reports that Sweetgreen is preparing to go public we looked at how the upscale salad chain has performed in its core urban markets. Regardless of pre-pandemic growth, all regions saw drops of 50% or more as offices closed and office lunches plummeted at the outbreak of COVID. Since then, Sweetgreen’s HQ market of Los Angeles rebounded the fastest, reaching >50% Yo2Y trailing 4 weeks in September last year, before tailing off to around 30% in recent weeks.
Zoom Video Communications (ZM) is on the cusp of its fiscal first quarter earnings report on June 1. As expected, Zoom’s momentum is fading as lockdowns ease and on-site activity returns. Shares are significantly underperforming year-to-date, even when compared to the overall weaker performance across the tech space.While many organizations are moving to adopt a more permanent flexible work environment, the risk-reward ratio for Zoom has now undeniably shifted.
The competitive landscape of the food delivery market in Asia has changed a lot in 2021. Previously our reports showed how major food delivery companies in Asia were performing during covid (Read The Roller Coaster Goes On: Food-Delivery Companies in Asia). After a year of pandemic, the battle goes on, and is heating up in one of the most densely populated markets – Hong Kong.
As with conventional multifamily transactions in 2020, student housing investment softened during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, investment activity is coming back to the sector. In total, some $5.8 billion worth of assets traded in the year-ending March 2021, according to Real Capital Analytics.
Etsy has been on a strong run. And expectations remain high for the eCommerce site known for selling handmade and vintage items. A strong 4Q20, greater-than-anticipated holiday sales, and a new personalized search feature all add to the bullish picture for the company. But, as vaccinations around the globe are rolled out and lockdowns ease, will the momentum continue?
It seems like everywhere you turn there’s another company touting plans to focus on crypto. And after years of downplaying the technology, JP Morgan is the latest to join the crypto craze with the recent announcement that they are hiring for blockchain. Is this really a significant hiring trend or merely a small one laced with PR opportunities?By looking at all of the positions with the “blockchain” keyword, we’re able to identify companies with the greatest count of these positions:
Retail trading has been booming during the pandemic, sending trading volumes to record highs as everyday investors joined in on the historic rally in equities. Momentum has been growing for several years, as the barriers to entry have fallen. App-based brokerages such as Robinhood and Webull have grown in popularity and made investing more accessible through commission-free trades and user-friendly interfaces. Transaction data reveals how trading deposits have grown in the COVID-19 era, as well as how app-based brokerages have performed compared to more established industry competitors.
Last week, Coinbase (COIN) IPO’d. This highly anticipated event exceeded expectations, as Coinbase’s valuation reached over $80 billion after its first day of public trading. It also marked a turning point for cryptocurrency, which is now well on its way to wide acceptance. In its first week as a public company, Coinbase’s four main apps were downloaded about 2.7M times total, 2.3M of which were for its Coinbase - Buy & Sell Bitcoin app. All of its apps, except Coinbase Card, broke their lifetime records for single-day downloads and daily active users (DAU).
Here we dive into the digital health of three major tech stocks: Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), and Microsoft (MSFT). What do the online trends reveal about these mega-caps? Using our powerful alternative data, we reveal the key digital insights heading into the print. Let’s take a closer look at these internet giants now.
On March 26, the co-working space company announced a definitive merger agreement with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), BowX Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BOWX). Once the merger completes, WeWork will be a publicly listed company, and a must-follow for stock intelligence enthusiasts. It will also receive $1.3 billion of cash, “to fund its growth plans into the future.”
Cryptocurrencies had a monumental year. In December, Bitcoin (BTC) shot past $20 thousand, and at the time of writing, BTC is trading just below the $60 thousand level. This rapid ascent may bring déjà vu of 2017 when BTC climbed from $975 to $20,089. An analysis of the digital growth of U.K. cryptocurrency sites, along with worldwide events, indicates that financial services companies should keep a close eye on crypto this time. We’ll show you some tools to help.
Expectations for Chewy are high heading into the print on March 30. The eCommerce pure play beat consensus revenue estimates for the past six consecutive quarters. And in its last earnings report, the company issued strong guidance for the current quarter (November–January 2021). However, shares have pulled back recently on valuation concerns. Chewy is down 13% year-to-date following a massive build-up in 2020. Given the recent weakness in its stock over the past month, the key question now is: Will CHWY be able to beat revenue consensus estimates again and propel its stock price higher?
Everyone’s talking about non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Whether this craze is a flash in the pan or a major shift for the blockchain economy, one thing is certain: NFTs, and NFT enthusiasts, are going mobile. Investment, trading, and crypto apps received a lot of attention over the past few months as crypto prices soared and investors like Roaring Kitty made trading more interesting. In fact, Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, Webull and more broke their lifetime records for engagement during the Game Stop saga.
The U.K. based online food delivery company is going public at the end of the month. The Deliveroo IPO is expected to be the biggest Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in almost a decade. Backed by Amazon, and seeking a valuation of £8.8 billion ($12 billion), this IPO is something to get excited about. According to CNBC, Deliveroo says it will use the proceeds of the IPO to continue to invest in innovation and push deeper in on demand grocery deliveries.
If you’re happy 2020 is behind us, you’re not alone. The year the coronavirus pandemic started, was a year most people couldn’t wait to end. However it wasn’t all bad, with many initial public offerings (IPOs) coming to market including DoorDash (DASH), Airbnb (ABNB), Asana (ASAN), Snowflake (SNOW) and Palantir (PLTR). So what do we have to look forward to in 2021? IPOs, IPOs, and more IPOs.
Robinhood has been making headlines in recent weeks after a group of Reddit-inspired retail investors used the commission-free investing platform in an attempt to take down some of Wall Street’s top hedge funds, by investing in Gamestop (GME) and raising its share price. The news resulted in a further $2.4B investment for the company, taking total funding to date to $5.6B. No company could have planned this, but it definitely bodes well for the securities and exchange commission (SEC) regulated FinTech company ahead of its potential initial public offering (IPO) expected later this year. So, will Robinhood still go ahead with its planned IPO? It appears so.
The Coinbase initial public offering (IPO) is making headlines. Only the Coinbase IPO isn’t actually an IPO. Following in the footsteps of Slack and Spotify, the cryptocurrency trading platform opted to go public via a direct listing. With a direct listing, no new shares are created and there are no intermediaries – investment banks, brokerages, or underwriters. Once public, Coinbase shares will be available for trading on NASDAQ with the ticker CBASE. With a valuation expected to exceed $100 billion, there is a lot of hype around this company’s stock market debut.
Kuaishou’s meteoric rise to the top culminated during its February 5, 2021 Hong Kong debut that raised $5.4 billion from its initial public offering, raising its shares nearly 200%. The blockbuster deal placed Kuaishou at the top as the world’s biggest internet IPO since Uber Technologies Inc.’s $8.1 billion share sale in the US in May 2019.
Zoom Video Communications (ZM) is on the cusp of its fourth quarter earnings report for fiscal 2021 on March 1. Heading into the print, the key question for investors is: Will Zoom survive, or even thrive, in a post-pandemic world? Unsurprisingly, ZM shares have remained range-bound since the first vaccine was announced. Indeed on a three-month basis the stock is now trading down 5%.
WW International (formerly Weight Watchers) reports its Q4 and full year earnings on Feb. 25 after markets close. Ahead of the print, WW shares are flat on a three-month basis. Last quarter, the global wellness company reported mixed results with a revenue miss. WW cited declines in workshop fees and overall product sales as a result of COVID-19 pressures. Investors are also anxious about up-and-coming players like weight-loss app Noom and food-tracking monitor Lifesum.