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The market got significantly more bullish after the inflation numbers came out lower than expected. Small caps stocks (Russell index) finally turned positive for the year, all of the indexes were up over 1%, and the Fear and Greed Index jumped 6 points and entered neutral territory.
Restoration Hardware’s Growth Inflection and Share Repurchases
RH, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the home furnishings and operates under RH Galleries and RH brand names in the District of Columbia and Canada, as well as Waterworks showrooms throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ticker: $RH | Price: $233 | Price Target: N/A | Timeframe: N/A
🛋️ Home Furnishings | 🛍️ Retail | 📈 Bullish Idea
Restoration Hardware (RH) is undergoing a major brand "relaunch" with an 80% refresh of its product lines, introducing new styles and collections that are expected to drive growth and enhance same-store sales. Despite a 19% year-over-year revenue decline, RH is optimistic about its future, marked by a significant share buyback of 17% last quarter, indicating confidence in future earnings. CEO Gary Friedman has underscored the company's opportunistic approach to buybacks, similar to Warren Buffett's strategy. The relaunch includes high-quality European and American materials, with improvements in both product availability and delivery times, signaling a strengthened supply chain. The company has invested $1.2 billion in its stock, betting on the relaunch's success, with expectations for an earnings inflection in the second half of the year and peak in the first half of 2024. RH's strategic moves, including international expansion and gallery growth, aim to capitalize on the relaunch, with the stock's future earnings potential deemed attractive. RH evenre purchased 17% of its shares last quarter at an average repurchase price of $295 showing their confidence in the business.
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Inflation was flat in October from the prior month, core CPI lower than expected - CNBC
Technology stocks hit record high as Nasdaq looks to exit correction territory - Market Watch
Home Depot earnings beat, but retailer offers a tepid outlook as sales slide - CNBC
Airbnb acquires AI startup for just under $200 million - CNBC
Rivian to raise nearly $15 bln in debt for EV plant in Georgia - Reuters
Snap shares jump on deal with Amazon that lets users buy products without changing apps - CNBC
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A director at Block ($SQ) bought $27.5M (link)
Two directors at Vita Coca ($COCO) sold $110M each (link, link)
A 10% owner at Duolingo ($DUOL) sold $35M (link)
The CEO of Air Products and Chemicals ($APD) bought $2.9M (link)
A 10% owner of Aeva Technologies ($AEVA) increased their holdings by 91% (link)
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Yesterday’s Question (link): Who is credited with creating the first mutual fund?
Answer: Adrian van Ketwich. All the way back in 1773 in Amsterdan, Adrian created the first mutual fund with the aim to provide small investors with an opportunity to diversify.
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I can’t fit all of the day’s best stock ideas into the email because it makes the email too long and it gets cut off by some email clients.
These extra stock ideas often include more sophisticated stock ideas like merger arbitrage, short reports, and international stocks.
Today’s extra stock ideas include:
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