Opinion: Coco Gauff’s loss in French Open a disappointment and reminder greatness will take time

NASCAR slowing cars on superspeedways for safety after Logano’s scary Talladega crash

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NASCAR is updating its Cup Series package for superspeedways in order to reduce speeds following Joey Logano’s airborne rollover crash at Talladega in April.

The series announced that the size of the tapered spacers used to restrict power will be cut from 57/64″ to 53/64″ for the upcoming races at Daytona and Talladega and that the rear spoiler wicker will be removed.

A previously optional roll bar near the driver’s side rear wheel well will also now be mandatory at the tracks.

NASCAR expects the changes to reduce speeds by 7-10 mph.

The pack at Talladega was running near 200 mph when Logano was tapped from behind and spun by Denny Hamlin.

NASCAR is also adding flashing red brake lights to the Cup Series cars on road courses that will be used in rainy conditions after several accidents that resulted from poor visibility at the Circuit of the Americas race in May.

Vera Bradley Boosts FY22 Outlook – Quick Facts

While reporting financial results for the first quarter on Wednesday, Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA) raised its earnings and revenue guidance for the full-year 2022, based on the first quarter performance.

For fiscal 2022, the company now projects consolidated earnings in a range of $0.85 to $1.00 per share on consolidated net revenues between $555 million and $575 million.

Previously, the company expected consolidated earnings in a range of $0.80 to $0.90 per share on consolidated net revenues between $550 million and $575 million.

On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings of $0.86 per share on revenues of $562.42 million for the year. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

Stock Alert: Global Ship Lease Shares Reach 52-Week High

Shares of Global Ship Lease Inc. (GSL) touched a 52-week high of $19.68 Wednesday morning, and are currently trading at $19.50, up $2.48 or 14.57%, with trading volume of over 434K versus an average volume of 436K shares.

The company said it agreed to purchase 12 containerships from Borealis Finance LLC with an average size of about 3,000 TEU and a weighted average age of 11 years for an aggregate purchase price of $233.9 million.

The ships are all on charter with leading liner operators, with remaining charter durations of three to 25 months. With these additions, the company’s fleet will comprise 62 containerships with a total capacity of 322,770 TEU, making Global Ship Lease the eighth largest non-operating owner of containerships by TEU capacity.

California Terra Garden Recalls Seafood Mushroom

California Terra Garden Inc. has announced a recall of all cases of its 150g/5.3-ounce packages of Seafood Mushroom due to a possible listeria contamination.

According to the firm, the recalled Seafood Mushroom can be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The recalled products were distributed from California through produce distributors or wholesalers to retail stores nationwide.

The Seafood mushroom comes in a clear plastic package with the description “Seafood Mushroom” in English and French, and Guan’s logo in the front.

The company said the potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by California Health Department revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 150g package of Seafood mushroom. However, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers can return the purchased product to place of return for a full refund.

Stock Alert: UWM Holdings Rises 9%

Shares of wholesale mortgage lending company UWM Holdings Corp. (UWMC) are up 9 percent on Wednesday’s trading, despite no stock-related news to drive the shares.

The company’s stock seems to have been driven after some mentions on the popular Reddit forum WallStreetBets.

The stock is currently trading at $9.97, up $0.82 or 9% on the NYSE. UWMC has traded between $6.25 and $14.38 during the past 52 weeks.

Stock Alert: Campbell Soup Slips 7% On Quarterly Results, Outlook

Shares of processed food and snack company Campbell Soup Co. (CPB) are down 7 percent on Wednesday’s trading after it reported lower third-quarter earnings, which came in below market expectations.

In the third quarter, the company reported net income of $160 million or $0.52 per share, lower than $168 million or $0.55 per share last year. Excluding items, Campbell Soup reported adjusted earnings of $168 million or $0.55 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.66 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. The company’s revenue for the quarter fell 11.6 percent to $1.98 billion from $2.24 billion last year.

The company also lowered adjusted earnings and net sales guidance for the full-year 2021, to reflect lower third-quarter results and the impact of the sale of the Plum baby food and snacks business.

Currently trading at $46.03, the stock has traded between $44.53 and $54.08 during the past 52 weeks.

Opinion: Coco Gauff’s loss in French Open a disappointment and reminder greatness will take time

The most important thing to be reminded of, as Coco Gauff improbably lost the first set of her French Open quarterfinal, then lost her composure, then lost all chance is that at just 17 years old, she has already done enough to view what happened Wednesday as a disappointment. 

That’s pretty remarkable, isn’t it? 

Up until this French Open, it’s been all promise and upside for Gauff, a theoretical future in which her considerable talent would one day be refined enough to win Grand Slams. It wasn’t going to be at 15, when she pulled a first-round surprise against Venus Williams at Wimbledon and first landed on the radar of American sports fans. It wasn’t going to be at 16, when Gauff went through a minor sophomore slump as she became a full-time player on the pro tour. 

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And until very recently, it didn’t seem at all realistic to expect anything different at 17 because the trajectory she was on seemed slow and steady and still too far away from the top of the sport to think about too much.