Today we are watching…
1. Coupa Software (#coup)
Coupa makes its money by showing other businesses how they spend theirs. Investors love how cheap it is to maintain software, especially compared to more capital intensive businesses on the stock market where big, physical assets need constant repairs. For Coupa, teamwork has made the dream work this quarter! No company can succeed on its own, which is why the firm has signed up vast swathes of new partners. A collaboration with Amazon Web Services means that customer invoices will run between both platforms seamlessly, and a budding alliance with PayPal is getting the market excited. In today’s earnings release, analysts expect Coupa to make a $0.10 loss per share on $85 million in revenue.
2. Deutsche Bank (#deutscheb)
The CEO of Deutsche Bank is putting his money where his mouth is, hoping to inspire confidence in his company by investing 15% of his monthly paycheck into the stock. However, while the embattled Deutsche Banker makes this unique market move, sentiment remains unmoved. Deutsche Bank has lost the trust of its shareholders in Europe and is struggling competitively around the world. It’s a long fall from grace for a bank once heralded as Wall Street royalty, which is why the transformation effort is so drastic. A massive downsize in July was rattling, which explains why the boss thinks that having skin in the game will sure things up in the market. It’s contrarian, that’s for sure!