Fire & Flower Holdings Corp's (OTC:FFLWF) recently completed acquisitions of media outlets Wikileaf and PotGuide is primarily about tech stacking and not media control or amplification, president and CEO Trevor Fencott told Benzinga earlier this week.
While the company does not want to change how the media landscape operates, the surge of M&A deals includes media outlets at a growing rate. With business plans diversifying across the space, how media could be impacted remains unsure.
2021's Cannabis Media M&A Includes Major Names
F&F's activity marks the latest in a summer where major cannabis outlets made moves.
In early August, Leafly announced a go public plan with SPAC Merida Merger Corp. (NASDAQ:MCMJ). Once complete, Merida plans to take Leafly's name, listing on the Nasdaq under the 'LFLY' symbol. The deal appears close, with Leafly COO Sam Martin speaking to Benzinga about the plans on September 15, 2021.
The deal follows similar efforts made by another cannabis media giant, Weedmaps.
In June, parent company WM Holding Company went public through a deal with SPAC Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. Silver Spike changed its name to WM Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MAPS) after the deal's completion.
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SK Telecom Corporation Ltd.(SKM)
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Its TTM FCF is 4.03 trillion KRW ($3.4 billion), good for an FCF yield of 15.5%. But, of course, the currency remains a big detractor for many investors.
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SK Telecom Co Ltd (NYSE:SKM) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.00.
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)
Ciena Corporation provides equipment, software, and service solutions that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. Its product portfolio consists of packet-optical transport that includes optical transport solutions to increase network capacity and enable delivery of a broader mix of high-bandwidth services; and packet-optical switching, which comprise optical switching platforms incorporating multiservice and multi-protocol switching systems that enable automated optical infrastructures for the delivery of various enterprise and consumer-oriented network services. The company also offers carrier Ethernet solutions, including service delivery switches and service aggregation switches to support the access and aggregation tiers of communications networks, as well as to support wireless backhaul infrastructures and business data services; and software solutions to track individual s ervices across multiple product suites, facilitating planned network maintenance, outage detection, and identification of customers or services affected by network troubles. In addition, Ciena Corporation provides consulting and support services, such as project management, deployment, maintenance support, consulting, and training services, as well as network analysis, planning, design, optimization, and tuning. Its packet-optical transport, packet-optical switching, and carrier Ethernet solutions products are used individually or as part of an integrated solution in communications networks operated by communications service providers, cable operators, governments, enterprises, and other network operators. The company sells its communications networking solutions directly, as well as through strategic channel relationships. Ciena Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland.
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Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, CRM, FB
This morning, shares of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) popped nearly 6% after a strong Q4 earnings report. The company reported earnings per share of $1.53 on total revenue of $22.98 billion. Wall Street expected $1.52 per share on sales of $22.91 billion. The firm reported very strong online sales (up 25%) and a 5.3% jump in same-store sales. Analysts had expected a 4.5% increase in same-store sales. The report is the latest sign that Target has emerged as a formidable competitor to Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is under fire again due to security concerns around its sign-in features. The company has not allowed users to opt out of the key feature that lets users look up others by phone number and e-mail address. Many people have added their phone numbers in the past thinking it would only be used for two-factor authentication and security. Critics argue this is the latest episode of Facebook compromising user information. Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) are in focus as the cloud computing giant plans to report earnings after the bell Tuesday. CRM stock is already up 20% so far this year. And many analysts expect the firm to report earnings per share of $0.55 on top of $3.56 billion in revenue. Yesterday, Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff predicted that $30 billion in annual revenue for the cloud computing giant is “right around the corner.” Look for earnings reports from AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS), Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), Sina Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA), Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN), Vivint Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: VSLR), and Weibo Corp. (NYSE: WB).
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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)
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Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Hill: When you were talking about tuck-in acquisitions, it reminded me of a company that was in the news recently for a change at the top, Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD). It’s a company we’ve followed pretty closely here at The Motley Fool over the past decade. Middleby has done a phenomenal job of growing that business by making those type of tuck-in acquisitions that are very much in their wheelhouse.
Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Thoughtworks Holding, Inc. Common Stock(TWKS)
Thoughtworks Holding, Inc. provides technology consultancy services in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. Its consultancy services integrate strategy, design, and software engineering to enable enterprises and technology disruptors to thrive as modern digital businesses. The company offers enterprise modernization, platforms, and cloud services, including modernization strategy and execution, digital platform strategy and engineering organization transformation, cloud modernization, cloud-native application support and evolution, and platform assessment and remediation; and customer experience, product, and design services comprising idea to market, customer experience strategy, product management transformation, and product design and delivery. It also provides data and artificial intelligence services, such as data strategy, intelligent products, data platforms and data mesh, CD4ML, and data governance; and digital transformation and operations services, which include delivery transformation, digital fluency, organization transformation, value-driven portfolio management, technology strategy, executive advisory, and digital foundations training. The company serves its clients in various industry verticals, including technology and business services; energy, public, and health services; retail and consumer; financial services and insurance; and automotive, travel, and transportation. Thoughtworks Holding, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Thoughtworks Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TWKS) shares went for $21 at its IPO price, then it started trading at $26. Both numbers were greater than the target range of $18 to $20.