Inside Arbitrage Friday Wrap – Twitter Is Now Private

FRIDAY WRAP

Our list of curated tweets for the current week

 

Special Situations

Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!


Top Twitter execs, including CEO Parag Agrawal, policy head Vijaya Gadde, CFO Ned Segal, and general counsel Sean Edgett have been fired by Elon Musk as he takes over the company


SurveyMonkey owner Momentive Global considers sale


Mobileye's IPO pop ranks at the top with investors wondering when 2022 will bottom out


Intuitive Surgical plans to buy an additional $1 billion worth of its shares under an accelerated stock repurchase agreement.


LKQ Corporation Announces 10% Increase to its Quarterly Dividend and $1 Billion Increase to its Stock Repurchase Program


Earnings

Q3 Revenue Growth, YoY % Change


We have just witnessed the largest 2 day decline of Mega Cap tech stocks on record.


We just published an Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg and the Meta Board urging them to tighten their belt and sharpen their investment focus.


$META Headcount was 87,314 as of September 30, 2022, an increase of 28% year-over-year.


With Meta's latest earnings report, stock price is back to what it was in 2016


Meta's business has been kneecapped by Apple, growth has stopped in favor of rivals like TikTok, and it's too late to build a phone.


The Facebook owner has failed to convince investors that big bets on the metaverse and AI are paying off


So for all the leaked news of hiring freezes, $GOOGL employee count jumped 7% or 12,000 over just the past three months.


$GOOGL reported earnings


Pinterest proved an exception to the digital-advertising slog that has roiled much of the tech sector.


$AMZN AWS sales increased by 27% YoY, dipping below 30%. The market doesn’t like it, stock down -22%


Amazon, $AMZN, down nearly 20% in after hours


After all the downward revisions, $MSFT at 22.6x fwd EPS, expected to grow EPS ~15% in the future


Buyers are walking away from pretty sizable earnest money.


Investing

One of my favorite fun investor profiles: Herbert Wertheim, the "billionaire optometrist" who manages his $4bn with Fidelity and Schwab accounts.


Not exactly what you typically see near sustainable bear market bottoms.


Yield curve is now fully inverted.


Aluminum fundamentals all about energy and decarbonization push.


Early in my work on $COST, I came across a Jim Sinegal quote where he said culture is the most important thing for the company’s future and I didn’t quite understand it until this week.


Bond vigilantes are truly back.


what is crypto


Chinese spies charged with trying to thwart Huawei investigation


If you want new ideas, read old books.


 

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