Saturday, 22 February 2020

Apple Stock Price Keeps Increasing in 2020


It was impressive when Apple Stock (NASDAQ:AAPL) made it to the $300 level at the beginning of 2020. Well, the stock is still above 300 and it seems to be continuing to grow. The stock’s total gain so far in 2020 is 8%. There is more hope for the long-term potential. It is certainly exciting to think that Apple’s iPhone and services revenue will grow in the quarter. Many investors think that Apple TV+ will take Netflix’s (NASDAQ:NFLX) market share. It looks like AAPL is not going to decrease soon. In 2019, the stock had excellent growth. Over the past year, Apple stock is up 84%. You can also see excellent stock growth in the all-time Apple stock graph.

Apple stock growth is greater than Amazon and Facebook. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) increased about 30% over the last 12 months.

It seems that Apple stock bounced back from the recent declines due to scares of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Apple stock just keeps increasing. Be optimistic about this stock. Keep an eye on which products are popular and which products don't sell so well. Sales of the iPhone (a product that was much the company’s revenue) are slowing down. These sales peaked in 2017. Smartphone sales are now declining globally. The new Apple TV+ subscription video streaming service could have more or less success soon. Also keep in mind, USA and China participated in an intense trade war in the last 2 years. Good luck.




The extraordinary recently-launched Apple TV+ will create about 50-100 million subscribers in its first year. Although, that estimate could be too optimistic. The future will show us how many interested subscribers there will really be. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month. It offers original shows bankrolled by Apple. There is also a promotion like get it free for a year if you buy a new Apple modern gadget.

Most importantly, the newly-launched Disney (NYSE:DIS) Plus has The Mandalorian. This has got to be a popular title. This may bring many more users to the Disney platform.

Apple’s new streaming products might have massive success. iPhone unit sales are notable for investors to take a look at. The stock's $300 level is a profound number. Keep an eye on the remarkable future lucrative revenue from streaming services, app sales, MacBook, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Apple is a huge superb technology company. Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple successfully designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The giant Apple company is considered one of the Big 4 technology companies, along with Amazon, Google, and Facebook. The CEO of Apple is Tim Cook (From Aug. 24, 2011). The stock of Apple company is: AAPL (NASDAQ).

Here are the Apple subsidiaries:

Beats Electronics
Apple Store
FileMaker
PrimeSense
AuthenTec
Metaio
FingerWorks
Drive.ai
Doe Pics Hit Holdings ULC
InVisage Technologies
Braeburn Capital
Emotient, Inc.
Anobit
Itunes K.K.
Apple Asia Limited
SensoMotoric Instruments
Intrinsity
Silk Labs Inc.
Faceshift AG
LearnSprout, Inc.
RealFace
WiFi SLAM
Apple Operations International
Apple Operations Europe
Raycer
Mapsense, Inc.
Apple Pty Limited
Operatedata Ltd.
LuxVue Technology Corporation
Beddit.com Oy
Apple Retail UK Limited
APPLE (UK) LIMITED
Apple Retail Italia S.r.l.
Apple Europe Limited
FlyBy Media, Inc.
Apple Sales International
Apple Retail France Eurl
DeskConnect, Inc.
Platoon Limited
Regaind, SAS
iTunes Sarl
Beats Music, LLC
Apple Asia LLC
Apple Holding B.V.
Me.com
Apple Retail Germany B.V. & Co. KG
Embark, Inc.
Spectral Edge Ltd
Apple Computer Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Akonia Holographics LLC
Apple Benelux B.V.
Apple Energy
Apple IMC
Apple Services
Apple WorldWide Video
Claris
Shazam
Texture

The founders of the massive Apple company are: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.

The Official Apple Support Community is at https://www.discussions.apple.com. This is where users can search and find useful answers, ask questions, and connect with the community of impassioned Apple users from around the world.

More interesting awe-inspiring information about specific products is at:

https://www.apple.com/mac/
https://www.apple.com/ipad/
https://www.apple.com/iphone/
https://www.apple.com/watch/
https://www.apple.com/tv/
https://www.apple.com/music/

There is also https://support.apple.com/

There is also https://www.apple.com/icloud/

What is iCloud? iCloud stores your content securely and keeps your apps up to date across all your devices. This goes for photos, files, notes, and more. They would be safe and available wherever you are. iCloud comes with 5 GB of free excellent storage and you can add more storage at any time. It is interesting that with iCloud, changes you make on one device appear on all your other devices. You can also access web versions of your favorite vital apps, like Photos, Mail, and Notes on iCloud.com.

Here are the interesting well-done Apple Products:

iPhone
Apple Watch
Apple TV
Apple iPad Family
Macintosh
iOS
iPod
macOS
HomePod
Keynote
watchOS
GarageBand
Final Cut Pro
Pages
macOS Sierra
Logic Pro
iOS 10
iWork
Numbers
tvOS
iLife

Some of the most exciting popular Apple products are: iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, the AirPods wireless earbuds and the HomePod smart speaker.

Apple's first product was the towering Apple I Computer. It is also known as the Apple Computer 1. It was originally released as the Apple Computer. It also became known later as the Apple I, or Apple-1. It is an interesting desktop computer released by the Apple Computer Company in 1976. It was designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak. The idea of selling the computer came from Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs.






Alibaba Stock Price Declines in February, partly because of COVID-19


Alibaba Group Holding Limited, is a mesmerizing Chinese multinational conglomerate holding company. Alibaba (阿里巴巴) specializes in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. Alibaba wants to build the future infrastructure of commerce.

The massive Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) stock has been growing well over the last 6 months. However, the stock declined this month. One of the major reasons for this decline is the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is hurting China's economy. Unfortunately, there is a chance that the deadly virus can become a greater global epidemic or pandemic. More than 2,400 deaths happened from this virus. This virus event is certainly greatly disrupting the global economy.

However, Alibaba continues to have many sales. The company reported Q3 sales of $23.2 billion (that equals to a growth of 38%). Earnings per share were reported of $2.61. Those figures are better than the expectations of many analysts.

The company's stock is not looking very good this month. This is because of the virus happening. The unfortunate epidemic has certainly hurt China's economy. China's retail and service sectors are hurt. Production has slowed in the economy because of the delayed opening of offices, factories and schools.

There is certainly a decrease in travel bookings and restaurant orders. This will hurt Alitrip and its delivery business. The number of new virus cases is decreasing everyday. Hopefully, the virus will disappear soon. Then, Alibaba can have its large growth potential.




Alibaba started trading publicly in USA in 2014. It launched with a $231 billion market cap (largest IPO in the world at that time). 6 years later, Alibaba has a market cap of nearly $600 billion.

Last November, Alibaba began trading  on the Hong Kong stock exchange for the first time, grossing $13 billion from that IPO. The company plans to use revenue from the Hong Kong listing to create even more growth of itself.

The fascinating Alibaba stock split involved shareholders that voted overwhelmingly in favor of a stock split. The hypnotizing e-commerce giant said that this split could help with further fundraising activities. That stock split, which must come into effect before July 15, 2020, will see 1 ordinary share split into 8.

Manchester United and Alibaba Group announced a new partnership in December. Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) on Dec.6, 2019 announced a new partnership with Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988).

This captivating deal will bring exclusive rights to club content in China to Alibaba’s system for the first time. This further extends the club’s engagement with its massive Chinese fanbase.

Manchester United content will be presented and localised on multiple Alibaba platforms. This gives fans access to in-depth club content. The new Manchester United Youku channel is interesting.

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world. They have a global community of more than a billion fans. Significant revenue is generated from sponsorship, merchandising and so on.

Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) is one of the market’s biggest names. The split over Alibaba stock made a lot of sense. Alibaba vs Amazon comparison is simple. Both companies have achieved great growth.

BABA stock has risks. The Chinese economy has been growing at an impressive rate, but anything can happen in the future. U.S.-listed BABA stock reached a 17-month high last week. The company’s IPO in Hong Kong finally happened, with Asian investors getting shares quickly.

There are differences to trading Alibaba Stock in the U.S. and Alibaba Stock on Hong Kong. Alibaba doesn’t actually guarantee ownership of Alibaba Group itself. That is not for USA companies, in which case a share of stock provides direct ownership.

U.S. owners of BABA stock don’t have any ownership in the actual company. Instead, they own a variable interest entity (VIE).

The Hong Kong listing is different. About $13 billion in shares are sold on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and they provide direct ownership.

The company websites are quite interesting. There are some differences between Alibaba.com and AliExpress.com. Most of the members on Alibaba.com are manufacturers, trading companies or resellers who trade in large order quantities. AliExpress is a global retail marketplace offering quality products at factory prices in small quantity.

Alibaba Cloud is also known as Aliyun. It is a Chinese cloud computing company and a subsidiary of Alibaba Group. Alibaba Cloud provides cloud computing services to online businesses and Alibaba's own e-commerce ecosystem. Alibaba Cloud's international operations are registered and headquartered in Singapore.

Alibaba ads are interesting. Keyword advertising is an internet marketing approach in which alibaba.com provides promotional resources like advertising placement to display product information free of charge, attract potential buyers for such products with a lot of impressions. It then charges using a pay-per-click system.

Alibaba Group is a massive Chinese multinational conglomerate company. The company specializes in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. The stock is: BABA (NYSE). The CEO is Daniel Zhang (From May 10, 2015).

Alibaba Revenue: 376.8 billion CNY (US$56.152 billion, 2019).

The company website is alibabagroup.com

Here are some of Alibaba Subsidiaries:

Daraz
Alibaba.com
Alibaba Cloud
Cainiao
Alibaba Pictures
Jade E Services
Ali Trip
Ele.me
Teambition
SB Cloud
AutoNavi
Data Artisans GmbH
UCWeb
AdChina
KTPLAY
Hema Xiansheng
Alisports.com
nczz.com, Inc.
Youku Tudou
Ali Telecom
The OpenSky Project, Inc.
Taobao China Holding
Alibaba Investment
Alipay Singapore E-Commerce Private Limited
Zhejiang Taobao Network Co., Ltd.
Des Voeux Investment Company Limited
Ali Panini Investment Limited
Daraz Singapore Private Limited
KanBox Inc.
Alibaba Group (U.S) Inc.
Koubei Holding Limited
Alibaba Group Services Limited
Alibaba Group Treasury Limited
Alibaba Singapore E-Commerce Private Limited
Alibaba (china) Co., Ltd.
Youku Information Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd










Thursday, 20 February 2020

Naturgy Energy Group SA Stock Rises in February


Naturgy Energy Group, S.A. stock seems to be rising in February. However, be careful because the stock has declined over the period of a year. Proceed with caution when you think about investing in Naturgy Energy Group, S.A. (BME:NTGY). Naturgy is certainly a dividend paying company. Such companies with growing earnings can be highly rewarding in the long term. However, be careful about buying a stock for its dividend. You could lose money because the share price falls by more than what you earn in dividend payments.

Naturgy Energy Group looks interesting because of its 5.6% dividend yield. It also has a payment history of over 10 years. Dividends are usually paid out of company earnings. Unfortunately, if a company is paying out more than it earns, then the dividend might become unsustainable. Consider the strength of the balance sheet of the company.




Naturgy is a large successful utilities company. Naturgy Energy Group S.A. is formerly known as Gas Natural Fenosa. It is a Spanish natural gas and electrical energy utilities company. This company operates primarily in Spain. The company's administrative headquarters are in Barcelona. The registered office is in Madrid. The stock of the company is: NTGY (BME). The headquarters are in Madrid, Spain. The CEO is Francisco Miguel Reynes Massanet (From Feb. 6, 2018). The company was founded in 1843 in Barcelona, Spain. The company website is naturgy.es/hogar

Here are the Naturgy Subsidiaries:

Union Fenosa Gas, S.A.
Compañia General de Electricidad
Empresa de Distribucion Electrica Chiriqui, S.A.
Union Fenosa Distribucion, S.A.
Gas Natural Servicios SDG, S.A.
Nedgia Catalunya SA
Naturgy Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Gas Natural S.U.R. SDG, S.A.
Gas Natural Comercializadora S.A.
Sagane, S.A.
Gas Galicia Sociedad Para El Desarrollo Del Gas S.A.
Naturgy Limited
Naturgy Iberia S.A.
BIS Distribucion de Gas, S.A.
Global Power Generation SA
Naturgy Aprovisionamientos, S.A.
Naturgy LNG Singapore PTE. LTD.
Naturgy Generacion, S.L.U.
GECAL RENOVABLES, S.A.
Operacion y Mantenimiento Energy, S.A.
Gas Natural Andalucia, S.A.
Gas Natural Aprovisionamientos SDG, S.A.
CGE Gas Natural S.A.
Naturgy Capital Markets, S.A.
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables, S.L.U.
UFD Distribucion de Electricidad, S.A
Gas Natural Cegas S.A.
Gas Natural Distribucion Electrica, S.A.
Holding de Negocios de Gas, S.A.
Tratamiento Cinca Medio, S.L.
Hidroelectrica Nuestra Senora De La Soledad Detendilla Y Lupiana, S.l
Comunidad De Bienes Central Termica De Aceca
Union Fenosa Financial Services USA, LLC
Gas Natural Comercial SDG, S.L.
Gas Navarra, S.A.
Nettis Impianti SpA
Compania Espanola De Industrias Electroquimicas S.A.
Union Fenosa International B.V.
GEM Sum. SUR 2, S.L.
GEM Distribucion Gas 2, S.A.
Hispanogalaica de Extracciones, S.L.
GEM Serv. Comunes 2, S.L.
Iberica Knutsen
Naturgy Finance B.V.
Union Fenosa Acex Uk Holdings, Ltd.
Union Fenosa Inversiones, S.a.
Gas Natural Electricidad SDG, S.A.
Union Fenosa Internacional, S.A.
Clover Financial and Treasury Services, Ltd.
Explotaciones Eolicas Sierra de Utrera, S.L.
BIS Suministro de Gas Sur, S.L.