All posts from Zacks
Zacks in Our Research. Your Success.,

Jimmy Choo Sale, Q2 Earnings Recap: GOOGL, FB, AMZN, & More!

  • (0:45) - Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo
  • (6:30) - Rapid Fire: Earnings Reports
  • (7:10) - Alphabet (Google)
  • (9:25) - AMD
  • (10:45) - Chipotle
  • (12:00) - Facebook
  • (15:20) - Intel
  • (17:20) - Starbucks
  • (27:00) - Episode Roundup:

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the sale of an iconic footwear brand Jimmy Choo, as well as the latest earnings results from Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon, and many more.

Make sure to subscribe and leave the show a rating on iTunes!

Before diving into the tidal wave of reports, Maddy and Ryan chatted about Michael Kors KORS and its recent purchase of Jimmy Choo. The acquisition will see a handbag giant take control of a legacy high-fashion brand, and it underscores the recent trend of consolidation in the apparel and fashion space.

For more, check out: Michael Kors Buys Jimmy Choo: What's Next for the Luxury Brands

The hosts focused on the most important earnings reports this week, including some from the world’s biggest tech giants. This included Alphabet’s GOOGL profit slump following its massive fine from the EU, as well as Facebook’s (FB) continued growth. Maddy and Ryan also chatted about the results from the big chipmakers, including AMD’s AMD impressive beat and Intel’s INTC record revenues

Of course, Maddy and Ryan also had to touch on the latest reports from two of the show’s favorite food and beverage companies: Chipotle CMG and Starbucks SBUX. Amid another food safety headache, Chipotle posted encouraging comps growth, while Starbucks proved that it was committed to expanding its rewards program.

Finally, the hosts covered the biggest earnings story of the week—Amazon’s AMZN massive miss. The e-commerce giant surpassed revenue expectations, but profits came in well below expectations and slipped more than 70% year-over-year. Find out why, only on this week’s episode!

As a reminder, if you feel that we missed something, or if you want us to cover a different story, shoot us an email at Make sure to check out all of our other audio content at, and remember to subscribe and leave us a rating on iTunes.

As always, thanks for listening to this episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, and check back for even more news from the investment and financial world!

Want more stock market analysis from this author? Make sure to follow @

on Twitter!

The Hottest Tech Mega-Trend of All

Last year, it generated $8 billion in global revenues. By 2020, it's predicted to blast through the roof to $47 billion. Famed investor Mark Cuban says it will produce "the world's first trillionaries," but that should still leave plenty of money for regular investors who make the right trades early.

 See Zacks' 3 Best Stocks to Play This Trend >>

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report, Inc. (AMZN): Free Stock Analysis Report
Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL): Free Stock Analysis Report
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD): Free Stock Analysis Report
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG): Free Stock Analysis Report
Starbucks Corporation (SBUX): Free Stock Analysis Report
Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS): Free Stock Analysis Report
Intel Corporation (INTC): Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on click here.
Zacks Investment Research