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Snap’s CEO didn’t exactly make investor concerns disappear during his big Wall Street debut.

Evan Spiegel, the secretive 26-year-old CEO of Snapchat’s parent company, participated Wednesday in his first earnings call since Snap’s blockbuster IPO in March. The long-awaited moment came just as the building was lit on fire.

Snap’s (SNAP) stock plunged as much as 25% in after hours trading Wednesday as the company reported steep losses, light user growth and lower sales than expected. That drop shaved off nearly all Snap’s gains since going public.

Spiegel mostly avoided those issues in his opening remarks on the call and sounded a positive note. “Overall, I feel we have executed well on our priorities for this quarter: performance, quality and automation,” he said.

The stock price barely budged from its lows as the call went on. It recovered slightly Thursday, but was still down nearly 20% by midday.

“He was polished in delivery, but the color commentary was more limited than what we were looking for,” says James Cakmak, an analyst who covers Snap for Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co.

10 top stocks: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares were also up, gaining 145 percent to $3.31 on no formal news from company. The stock rallied 215 percent over Tuesday and Wednesday of this week amid trader speculation stock could be sympathy play on move higher in Helios & Matheson. However, Leading Brands shares sold off 27 percent on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares shot up 66 percent to $2.49 following Q1 results. Leading Brands reported Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on revenue of $3.033 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares dropped 13 percent to $1.99 following Q2 results. Leading Brands posted Q2 EBITDAS of $0.00 per share, compared to $0.09 per share during the same period last year.

10 top stocks: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) is set to release its most recent quarterly results Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates call for $0.83 in EPSand $3.3 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $79.81. The consensus price target is $82.11, and the 52-week range is $56.19 to $82.44.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That’s a pretty good definition of leadership, but it’s not an easy one to accomplish. However, the CEOs of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), General Electric (NYSE:GE), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been able to achieve this translation very well.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This old-school chip tech company was out of favor but has come back solid.Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog integrated circuits and embedded processors.

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $1,409.00 million or 1.87% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -5.51%.

     

10 top stocks: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company(CTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Finbox.io fair value data (as of January 4) shows that there are only five US manufacturing stocks that have 25% or more margin of safety: Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA), Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE: CTB), Farmer Brothers Co. (NASDAQ: FARM), Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE: AGN) and Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPAA).

10 top stocks: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    StarBulk Carriers (SBLK) and Safe Bulkers (SB) have more than tripled during the past 12 months, while Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) has more than doubled. So it must be time for an upgrade right?

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