eBay's marketplace operations are seeing little to no revenue growth amid stiff competition from Amazon and others. And it's not clear when this will change.
FIT indeed has much to prove, the early 2015 euphoria is gone, and most growth investors have moved on.
Plus, defense contractors remain stocks to own as geopolitical risk isn't going away.
With total deals trending toward hundreds of billions, investors may be eager to bet on who's next to be acquired.
Is a turnaround even possible anymore?
Shares of the maker of health and fitness devices are near their all-time low, but buying now could pay off down the road.
The proposed, $63 billion transaction is the latest deal in an industry where it can be cheaper to buy the science of another company than develop products.
These two firms have successful drugs and could make nice additions for larger companies.
The stocks of these two developmental concerns have slid recently, but there are reasons to believe they will improve.
If Pinterest is pinning its hopes of profitability on e-commerce, Etsy would be an excellent choice.