“In Clear Sight” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 6-23-18

Vista Partners has published “In Clear Sight” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 6-23-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies & “Investor Picks”, where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from investors around the world.

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Intel’s CEO Resigns, Robert Swan Steps Up As Interim CEO

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally.

Intel has announced CEO and Board of Directors member, Brian Krzanich’s resignation and has named the company’s Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan the Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

The resignation comes as a result of Krzanichs past consensual relationship with an Intel employee. After an ongoing investigation by both internal and external counsel, it has been confirmed that the now former CEO was in violation of the company’s non-fraternization policy that applies to all managers. It is expected that all of Intel’s employees respect and adhere to the values and code of conduct of the company.

Intel Chairman Andy Bryant stated, “The Board believes strongly in Intel’s strategy and we are confident in Bob Swan’s ability to lead the company as we conduct a robust search for our next CEO. Bob has been instrumental to the development and execution of Intel’s strategy, and we know the company will continue to smoothly execute. We appreciate Brian’s many contributions to Intel.”

Intel’s Board of Directors has a strong succession planning process prepared and has already started the search for a permanent CEO. The search includes both internal and external candidates.

Intel is off to an excellent first half of 2018 and is currently expected to bring in a record-breaking second quarter with revenues of nearly $16.9 billion.

To learn more about Intel Corporation (INTC) and to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Intel Corporation Coverage Page.

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to step down, Bob Swan to step in as interim CEO

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“Hello Volatility” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 6-16-18

Vista Partners has published “Hello Volatility” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 6-16-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies & “Investor Picks”, where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from investors around the world.

Newsletter topics include but are not limited to the following: investing, banks, world news, entertainment & movie industry, cryptocurrencies, healthcare, biotech, mining, technology, cybersecurity, & consumer trends.

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GE Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable July 25, 2018

General Electric Company (GE), headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut,  is a worldwide infrastructure and financial services company. It combines outstanding engineering with software and analytics to help the world tackle its biggest challenges: energy, health, and transportation.

General Electric Company’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock on June 8, 2018. The dividend will be payable on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to those shareholders of record at the close of business on Monday, June 18, 2018.

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GE Board of Directors Authorizes Regular Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of GE (GE) today declared a $0.12 per share dividend on the outstanding common stock of the Company. GE encourages investors to visit these websites from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted…

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“Bullish in SoCal” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 6-9-18

Vista Partners has published “Bullish in SoCal” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 6-9-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies & Now “Investor Picks”, where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from investors around the world.

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McDonald’s First Quarter Financial Results Announced

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global food service retailer with nearly 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. The Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the US and across the globe with over 90% of its restaurants owned and operated by local, independent business men and women.

The company reported its quarter one earnings of $1.72 per share on April 30, 2018. The reported earnings beat the estimates that called for $1.706 per share.

McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook stated, “We continued to build upon the broad-based momentum of our business, marking 11 consecutive quarters of positive comparable sales and our fifth consecutive quarter of positive guest counts. More customers are recognising that we are becoming a better McDonald’s, appreciating our great tasting food, fast and friendly service and compelling value as we execute our Velocity Growth Plan.”

McDonald’s saw its global comparable sales increase 5.5%, but its consolidated revenues decreased 9% because of the impact of the company’s strategic re-franchising initiative. The consolidated operating income increased 5% because of growth in franchised market dollars, also a product of the strategic re-franchising initiative.

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Vista Partners Publishes May’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter – “The Balancing Act”

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published May’s FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter titled “The Balancing Act.”

Vista’s monthly newsletter contains investment considerations for Banks, Biotech, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Materials, Mining, Real Estate, SaaS, and Technology in addition to the Macroeconomic commentary.

Vista Partners centers its Coverage on the Dow 30 Components, Select Emerging Growth Companies & Vista’s Featured Companies, with exclusive, broad-based commentary from Managing Director, John F. Heerdink, Jr.

In May’s edition of the Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter, Mr. Heerdink states, “The Federal Open Market Committee will hold its next meeting on June 12 to 13 and is still widely expected to raise short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point. It’s a juggling act. On the one hand, ….” Read full newsletter.

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First Choice Bancorp Receives FDIC Approval of Proposed Merger – Awaits California Department of Business Oversight Ruling

First Choice Bancorp founded in 2005, has quickly become a leading provider of financial services that enable their customers to grow, maintain strength, and achieve their business objectives. They strive to surpass their clients’ expectations through their efficiency and professionalism and are committed to being “First in Speed, Service, and Solutions.” First Choice Bancorp stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “FCBP”.

Cerritos, CA-based First Choice Bancorp (“First Choice” or the “Company”), the holding company of First Choice Bank (the “Bank”), and Pacific Commerce Bancorp ( PCBC), the holding company for Pacific Commerce Bank, previously announced the proposed merger of Pacific Commerce Bancorp with and into First Choice Bancorp (the “Merger”) on February 26, 2018, before the market opened. Pacific Commerce Bancorp is the parent company for Pacific Commerce Bank. Pacific Commerce Bank operates six full-service branches in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, including its wholly owned division, ProAmérica Bank, in Downtown Los Angeles. Pacific Commerce Bank provides a complete array of deposit, treasury, cash management and loan banking solutions to small businesses, professionals and high net worth individuals from Los Angeles to the Mexico border. As a Preferred SBA Lender, Pacific Commerce Bank provides a full complement of lending solutions to small businesses throughout Southern California.

On May 10, 2018, First Choice announced that it was advised by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) that the Merger was approved, subject to the completion of certain conditions in the approval order. In addition, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) has advised First Choice that, subject to FDIC approval, the Board has waived the requirement for a separate application.

The approval of the Merger from the California Department of Business Oversight is pending.

FCBP expects this acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings per share. FCBP management believes that this was a transformative step that will push them up to approximately $1.5 billion in total assets on a pro forma basis.

Robert M. Franko, the President, and CEO of First Choice will be meeting with investors at Piper Jaffray’s Financial Service Conference from May 14, 2018, to May 16, 2018, in Palm Beach, Florida to discuss Company’s historical performance and the pending merger with Pacific Commerce Bancorp.

Vista Partners has added Cerritos, CA-based First Choice Bancorp (Nasdaq: FCBP) to the “Investor Picks” Coverage section. The Investor Picks section is where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from investors across the world & across all sectors that also meet our expectations post our due diligence review process.

Here are a few highlights to get you started understanding First Choice Bancorp (Nasdaq: FCBP):

  • Founded in 2005, First Choice Bank is a community-focused financial institution, serving diverse consumers and commercial clients and specializing in loans to small businesses, private banking clients, commercial and industrial loans, and commercial real estate loans with a niche in providing finance for the hospitality industry.
  • The Bank is also a Preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender.
  • Since recently uplisting to the Nasdaq at the end of April 2018, the company’s shares have been drifting upward and are currently trading at $29.25/share.
  • FCBP now is believed to exceed the minimum qualifications in order to be considered to be added to the Russell 2000 Index which was to be determined on May 11, 2018. In 2017, the minimum market cap cutoff requirement was $144M and is likely to rise to +$160M range in 2018. Currently, FCBP’s market cap was $212.126M.  If a company is added then the associated index funds will need to begin acquiring the shares of those companies.
  • FCBP recently declared a second-quarter 2018 cash dividend of $0.20 per common share, payable on May 29, 2018, to shareholders of record on May 18, 2018, and which represents ~+3% annual dividend currently.

 

 

 

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First Choice Bancorp announces FDIC approval of proposed merger, CEO scheduled to meet with investors

CERRITOS, CALIFORNIA, May 14, 2018—- First Choice Bancorp, the holding company of First Choice Bank, and Pacific Commerce Bancorp, the holding company for Pacific Commerce Bank, previously announced …..

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Tech Giant Apple Exceeds Q2 Estimates

Dow 30 component Apple (AAPL) revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to “leaving the world better than they found it.”

Market analysts predicted Apple to sell 52.3M iPhones, in the company’s Q2. The company kept in line with the estimate, selling 52.2M iPhones. Estimates also called for $2.64 earnings/share, and the technology company exceeded expectations with reported earnings of $2.73/share. Revenue was reported at $61.1B, beating analyst estimates of $60.9B.

Many investors who were concerned about the soft sales of iPhone X because of its high price can find relief in Apple’s quarter 2 earnings. While iPad sales were down this quarter, the YOY sales of the product were up. However, the Mac division of Apple saw sales decrease not only this quarter but in YOY comparison with only 4M sold in quarter two, less than the 5.1M from  Q1 and the 4.2M from Q2 2017.

Apple’s Board of Directors also approved a $100B share buyback as well as a 16% increase in its quarterly dividend.

Learn more about Apple and track its ongoing progress at Vista Partners Apple (AAPL) Coverage Page.

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Apple earnings beat, iPhone sales in-line, stock jumps

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P&G Reports Q3 Earnings & Highlights

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) supplies branded consumer packaged goods to consumers across the globe.

Procter & Gamble just fell a fraction short of earnings estimates of $1.002 per share, as they reported earnings of $1.00 per share for Q3.

The company saw a 4% increase in net sales with $16.3 billion and a 1% increase in organic sales. The diluted net earnings per share were up 2% at $0.95. P&G saw $3.4 billion in operating cash flow.

In Q3, the company paid out $1.8 billion in dividends and realized $1.4 billion in share repurchases and overall $3.2 billion was returned to shareholders via these combined efforts.

David Taylor, P&G Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We delivered modest top- and bottom-line growth in a challenging macro environment in the third quarter. We have large businesses in several difficult markets. The ecosystems in which we operate around the world are being disrupted and transformed. We will change at an even faster rate—winning through superiority, cost and cash productivity and a strengthened organization and culture.”

To learn more about Procter & Gamble (PG) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Procter & Gamble Coverage Page.

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P&G Announces Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018 | P&G BlogP&G News | Events, Multimedia, Public Relations

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