More big gains for U.S. stocks 🔥

The market extended its hot streak into a new trading week, and U.S. benchmarks notched solid gains in the trading session.

Good Afternoon! 

Hey, everyone. It's Adam from Elite Trade Club. 

Here’s what moved the market today.

Markets 📈

Stocks continued their upward push on Monday with several indexes notching gains of more than 1%. The Nasdaq led, alongside the Russ2K.

  • DJIA [+0.4%]

  • S&P 500 [+1.0%]

  • Nasdaq [+1.2%]

  • Russell 2K [+1.2%]

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Market-Moving News 🔎 

☕️ Schultz Calls for Starbucks Revamp After Earnings Miss

Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks [SBUX -0.2%], has shared his insights following the company's disappointing quarterly earnings report. In a letter posted on LinkedIn, Schultz emphasized the urgent need for Starbucks to revamp its U.S. stores in order to regain momentum.

Shifting Focus 💡 
Schultz stressed the importance of prioritizing the customer experience, particularly through enhancements in mobile ordering and premium drink offerings. He emphasized that success lies in the ambiance and service quality within the stores, rather than relying solely on data-driven strategies.

Positive Response 🌟 
Starbucks responded positively to Schultz's recommendations, acknowledging the challenges and opportunities outlined. The company expressed confidence in its long-term prospects and affirmed its commitment to addressing the highlighted areas for improvement.

Market Reaction 📉 
Following the earnings disappointment, Starbucks shares experienced a significant decline, reflecting investor concerns. Schultz's intervention comes amidst heightened scrutiny of Starbucks' performance and strategy.

Schultz's Insights 🗣️ 
As Starbucks navigates through this challenging period, Schultz's leadership insights provide valuable guidance for current executives. While no longer actively involved in day-to-day operations, Schultz's perspective remains influential within the company and among investors.

Looking Ahead 🛣️ 
Schultz's call for store revamp underscores the urgency for Starbucks to adapt and innovate in response to evolving consumer preferences. As Starbucks charts its recovery path, Schultz's vision could play a pivotal role in shaping the company's future direction.

Top Winners and Losers 🔥

HoldCo NUVO [NUVO] $5.25 (+157.3%)
rebounded suddenly after posting huge losses following its successful business combination with LAMF Global Ventures SPAC.

XBP Europe [XBP] $3.50 (+65.0%)
landed a $40 million contract with His Majesty’s Passport Office, a UK government agency, late last week.

Strong Global [SGE] $2.65 (+132.4%)
made a deal with FG Acquisition Corp to spin off its Strong/MDI Systems subsidiary.

EyePoint Pharma [EYPT] $11.20 (43.2%)
said a a Phase 2 PAVIA trial of DURAVYU in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy patients failed to meet its primary endpoint. .

Meta Materials [MMAT] $2.44 (27.1%)
announced it would cut 80% of its staff and incur an aggregate charge of $2.3 million as a result of the reduction after Friday’s closing bell.

Mobile Health Ntwk [MNDR] $2.56 (24.4%)
shares have lost nearly 90% of their value since Friday’s opening bell. The company published a letter addressing the volatility before today’s open, but shares continued to slide in spite of the early-morning note.

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Adam G.
Elite Trade Club

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