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Recent articles by Al:

Southwest Temporarily Grounds 115 Boeing Jets. It Was a Weight Discrepancy.

The airline discovered a small discrepancy in plane-weight records and by midday had resolved about half of them. → Read More

FedEx and UPS Are Soaring. Bulls Should Consider 3 Things.

FedEx smashed earnings estimates, and the stock is up 66% year to date. United Parcel Service stock is up 37% this year. Bernstein analyst David Vernon poses... → Read More

Boeing Stock Is Unfazed by a Congressional Report on the 737 MAX. It’s Old News.

The 245-page report spreads blame across Boeing (ticker: BA) and the Federal Aviation Administration. → Read More

GM Unveils More Electric-Vehicle Technology. Here’s What That Means.

General Motors unveiled its “Ultium Drive” on Wednesday. It sounds high-tech, but it isn’t science fiction. → Read More

Kraft Heinz Outlines a New Strategy. Here’s What Wall Street Is Saying.

Wall Street is feeing better after the company hosted an analyst event called “a new model for growth.” → Read More

FedEx Destroys Earnings Estimates. Things Are Getting Really Good.

FedEx reported $4.72 in per-share earnings for its first quarter. Wall Street was looking for $2.70 a share. → Read More

12 Beaten-Up Stocks That Can Still Rocket Higher—but Aren’t for the Faint of Heart

Barron’s identified 12 names with below average debt and positive free cash flow poised to rise as the economy recovers. → Read More

Nikola Fires Back at Short Seller’s ‘Salacious’ Claims

Nikola responded to short seller Hindenburg Research Friday. Here’s what the alternative-fuel, heavy-duty trucking pioneer has to say. → Read More

Why the Street Is Raising FedEx Estimates Ahead of Earnings

Analysts are more optimistic because of tight shipping capacity, which is driving up industry pricing. → Read More

Nikola Stock Dinged By a Skeptic Calling Into Question Its Technology Prowess

Hindenburg Research published a report undefinedThursday morning detailing a list of problems it has with Nikola. → Read More

Nikola’s Deal With GM Is a Validation for Electric-Truck Start-up

GM will receive an 11% stake in the startup for no cash, but Wall Street sees Nikola as scoring a major benefit. → Read More

Why Tesla Got Left Out of the S&P 500 Index

The decision surprised bullish Tesla investors. Get ready for rocky trading. → Read More

For Tesla Stock, Friday Could Be the Day the S&P 500 Decides

Bullish investors have been waiting for weeks for Tesla stock to be added to the S&P 500 index. Index additions and deletions are up to the discretion of... → Read More

Ford Stock Gets a Boost Because the Auto Maker Is Cutting 1,400 Jobs

Ford is cutting costs by offering early retirement to salaried workers, aiming to eliminate 1,400 positions. → Read More

A Tesla Analyst Goes All In on the Stock Price—for an Odd Reason

Bank of America analyst John Murphy appears to have had something of a conversion regarding Tesla stock. → Read More

Michael Jordan Is Betting on DraftKings. What Oprah and Shaq Teach Us About How Celebrities Can Help Stocks.

There isn’t a huge set of celebrity billionaires who have taken stakes, or active roles, in publicly traded companies. The few examples that do exist seem to... → Read More

Tesla Stock Can Continue to Rally, One Analyst Says. He Still Doesn’t Recommend Buying It.

Credit Suisse analyst Dan Levy is lukewarm on Tesla stock despite identifying several reasons shares can rise over the coming few weeks. → Read More

Tesla Is Raising Cash. This Isn’t Your Typical Stock Offering.

The EV behemoth announced it plans to raise up to $5 billion in an “at the market” stock offering. → Read More

Kodak Stock Surges 40% After D.E. Shaw Takes a Stake. What to Know

It’s going to be another wild day for Kodak stock. Shares are surging, up 40% in premarket trading. → Read More

The Stock Market Is Having a Fantastic August. Here’s What History Says Happens Next.

The last full month of summer was sensational for the S&P 500 and other major indexes. Here’s what happens next. → Read More