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Walmart Stores Inc. NYSE: WMT

Earnings Report – 2-18 Tuesday BUY $117.89

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed on Monday for Presidents Day. Fourth-quarter earnings season continues when they reopen on Tuesday, with 45 S&P 500 companies scheduled to report. Highlights include Walmart on Tuesday, followed by Analog Devices and Dish Network on Wednesday. ViacomCBS and Deere report on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Walmart started the decade as almost an exclusively brick-and mortar business. However, by 2015, the company had upped its annual e-commerce investment from $1 billion to between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion.

Walmart acquired e-commerce site for $3.3 billion in 2016. The company has also been investing in same-day delivery and in-store pickup. Walmart appears to be poised to continue its investing and innovation in the 2020s, recently announcing an $11 billion commitment to store redesigns, including the addition of autonomous floor cleaners, shelf scanners and unloaders.

Tuesday 2/18 Advance Auto Parts , Agilent Technologies ,Concho Resources , Ecolab, HSBC Holdings , Medtronic , Vornado Realty Trust,Walmart, and Wabtec report earnings.

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. ~ +5%

Acquiring “Select”, the Leading Cannabis Wholesale Brand in the U.S.

Curaleaf Holdings (OTCPK:CURLF) announces a deal to purchase the the cannabis business of Cura Partners (owners of the Select brand) in an all-stock deal valued at just under $1B. Brings together two of the most well-known, fastest growing cannabis brands on the East Coast and West Coast

Combines the largest retail operator and the highest revenue generating wholesaler in the U.S., achieving significant operational synergies. Accelerates growth, diversifies product range and expands customer reach and accessibility

Jeff Bezos Annual Letter

Under founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Inc. (AMZN) has become a retailing and cloud computing colossus, making him the world’s wealthiest man with a net worth of $151.8 billion, as calculated by Forbes, nearly all of that from his stake in Amazon, now one of the world’s largest companies with a market valueof $910 billion. The stock has risen nearly 6-fold in five years. But Bezos made one thing very clear in his letter to shareholders released today along with Amazon’s annual report: the company’s growth has only begun, and he plans to make Amazon even bigger. All this despite rising calls from critics that Amazon should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.

Amazon & Bezos Billions

Sad to Hear About the Divorce

New York (AFP) – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie, finalized the biggest divorce settlement in history on Thursday, leaving him with 75 percent of their stock in the tech giant and giving her nearly $36 billion in shares.

Jeff Bezos, 55, and MacKenzie, 48, a novelist, married in 1993 and have four children. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in their Seattle garage in 1994 and turned it into a colossus that dominates online retail.

In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon, which has a market capitalization of some $890 billion, said MacKenzie Bezos will control four percent of the company’s outstanding common stock.

At Amazon’s current share price that would be worth some $35.6 billion.

According to Forbes magazine, the divorce settlement makes MacKenzie Bezos the third wealthiest woman in the world after L’Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and Walmart’s Alice Walton.

Amazon’s 2018 4th Quarter Revenue

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) closed at $9.18, marking a +1.32% move from the previous day. This change outpaced the S&P 500’s 1.16% gain on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 1.27%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 1.29%.

Heading into today, shares of the company had gained 19.84% over the past month, outpacing the Medical sector’s gain of 1.35% and the S&P 500’s gain of 1.92% in that time.

Curaleaf (CURLF): A Multi-State Cannabis Stock Play

Of the big themes in the cannabis sector for 2019 will be a focus shift to the American companies. The market spent most of 2018 obsessed with the large Canadian players that listed on major U.S. stock exchanges while some large American companies are still under the radar such as Curaleaf Holdings (CURLF).

Due to the fragmented nature of the U.S. cannabis market with legality based on state levels and illegal on a federal level, the companies involved haven’t garnered the press of the Canadian players with global plans and large partnerships. The interesting part is that a company like Curaleaf has an expanded presence in 12 states providing a larger market than the domestic opportunity in Canada.

At the end of 2018, Curaleaf operated 36 dispensaries, 12 cultivation sites and 10 processing sites. The company has already added another 7 dispensaries and a processing site this year. As additional states legalize cannabis, Curaleaf is positioned to grab an even larger market without having to expand to international locations where they’ll have to compete with local providers and exporters from other countries.

In addition, Curaleaf has agreed to acquire Acres Cannabis for a massive 19,000 sq. ft. dispensary in Las Vegas along with cultivation plans of 100,000 pounds of dry flower per year. The $70 million deal seems reasonable in comparison to some of the large Canadian deals, though financial forecasts of Acres weren’t provided.

Marijuana Stocks & ETFs

Here are some of the top marijuana stocks (market cap above $400 million) in U.S. exchanges and how the performed over the last five trading days:

• Acreage Holdings (OTC: ACRZF): down 6.2 percent

• Aphria Inc (NYSE: APHA): down 2.2 percent

• Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE: ACB): up 0.3 percent

• CannTrust Holdings Inc (NYSE: CTST): down 19.4 percent

• Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC): down 2.3 percent

• Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 4.2 percent

• Curaleaf Holdings Inc (OTC: CURLF): down 5 percent

• Green Growth Brands Inc (OTC: GGBXF): down 1.7 percent

• Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd (OTC: TGODF): up 1.3 percent

• Green Thumb Industries Inc (OTC: GTBIF): down 3.2 percent

• GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): down 0.15 percent

• Hexo Corp (NYSE: HEXO): up 4.1 percent

• Harvest Health & Recreation Inc (OTC: HRVSF): down 1.3 percent

• iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF): down 5.6 percent

• Marimed Inc (OTC: MRMD): up 1 percent

• MedMen Enterprises Inc. (OTC: MMNFF): down 5.15 percent

• OrganiGram Holdings Inc (OTC: OGRMF): down 1.75 percent

• Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): up 2.8 percent

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.

250 SKUs ~ Curaleaf is known for premium, medical-grade cannabis products, and offers over 150 strains and 100 formulated products in different concentrations.

Consistency of Product ~ Products are formulated and tested to ensure that each dose has a standardized amount of cannabinoids to ensure consistent product delivery and experience

Multiple Formats ~ Multiple product formats provide an array of administration options (inhalation, ingestion, sublingual, topical) for the novice to the experiences user

WTSO ~ Wine Flash Sales

Great Wine At The Best Price Online – One At A Time – ‘Til Sold Out

Founded in 2006 and Headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey, WTSO is the leader in Wine Flash Sale sites with over 25 million bottles sold. With access to an extensive wine network, we have been able to connect members to thousands of wineries around the world.