Stocks, Technology

DoorDash and Uber Eats is gaining on Grubhub

Note that this is a share-price chart and not representing the sales of the various companies.

On Wednesday, the new parent company of Grubhub, Amsterdam-based Just Eat Takeaway.com, TKWY 0.33% also known as Jet, provided a third-quarter trading update. While several countries showed stellar growth, Grubhub’s business looked disappointing, setting a negative tone ahead of third-quarter earnings for DoorDash DASH 0.61% and the Uber Eats unit of Uber Technologies. UBER -2.67% One conclusion is that Grubhub’s trends signal an industrywide slowdown for food delivery in the U.S. More likely, Grubhub’s pain is its competitors’ gain.

Competition looks like a key factor, though. YipitData shows that Uber Eats gained market share in the third quarter at the expense of Grubhub, overtaking the incumbent to become the market leader in New York City. Meanwhile, data from M Science shows that the U.S. market leader, DoorDash, expanded its national share over 6 percentage points year over year in the third quarter, at least in part at the expense of Grubhub.

Wall Street Journal

Both DoorDash and Uber Eats appears to be doing pretty well in the delivery business in USA.

Stocks, Technology

Uber completes Drizly acquisition

Uber Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Drizly and that the two companies will begin integrating their complementary delivery apps and services. The purchase consideration was approximately $1.1 billion, consisting of approximately 18.7 million newly issued shares of Uber common stock plus cash.

Uber

On other new, cannabis marketplace Lantern is spun out of Drizly.

I think the Drizly-Uber combintion will be something to watch out for. It’s good to see Uber doubling down on delivery. There’s so much opportunities there.

Stocks

This week’s earnings call

On Monday (Oct 18) there’s:

  • Albertsons
  • Philips
  • Steel Dynamics
  • State Street

On Tuesday (Oct 19):

  • Halliburton
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Philip Morris International
  • WD-40
  • Netflix

On Wednesday (Oct 20):

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Biogen
  • NextEra Energy
  • Verizon Communications
  • Tesla
  • IBM
  • Anthem

On Thursday (Oct 21):

  • Southwest Airlines
  • Valero Energy
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • AT&T
  • SL Green Realty
  • Intel
  • Snap

On Friday (Oct 22):

  • Whirlpool
  • Honeywell
  • Seagate Technology Holdings
  • American Express

I’ll definitely watch out for Tesla, Netflix and Intel.

Stocks

The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks

What this translates to is the wealthiest 10% owning a huge stake in the US economy.

The top 1% gained more than $6.5 trillion in corporate equities and mutual fund wealth during the Covid-19 pandemic, while the bottom 90% added $1.2 trillion, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. The share of corporate equities and mutual funds owned by the top 10% reached the record high in the second quarter, while the bottom 90% of Americans held about 11% of stocks, down from 12% before the pandemic.

“Many of the younger investors also bought in at higher prices, compared to bigger investors who have been in the market for years and see larger gains,” Rosenthal said.

CNBC

This surely sounds alarming and a bit click-baity. The wealthiest does get to choose a lot where to invest money in the US economy.