When you think of how to benefit from social distancing the stock market, what comes to mind?
Some obvious choices are:
In the streaming media space:
Netflix (NASDQ: NFLX) – Weather the movie theaters are shut down, or you simply don’t want to risk being breathed on in a crowded theater, Netflix has proven to be a champ in this era.
Similar to Netflix, Spotify (NASDAQ: SPOT) is a pure-play streaming music service which is set to benefit from the public spending more time at home.
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) Again, more at home entertainment, and who better than the founders of Madden 20, FIFA 20, NHL 20, Star Wars, Apex Legends, and more. You can also add Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), and China’s Huya (NASDAQ: HUYA) to the list.
Speaking of video games, Have you seen the Global X Video Games & eSports ETF (HERO)? This will expose you even more gaming stocks like Take Two interactive (NASAQ: TTWO). Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony (NYSE: SNE) are both expected to launch new consoles this year.
We obviously can’t leave out the retail giant Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN). Despite being down 700 points over the past two weeks, is still up 84% for the year. It’s clear to see that people have been and will continue to be avoiding public brick and mortar retail for the foreseeable future.
Our pick on this one is Teladoc Health (NASDAQ: TDOC). A leading global provider of virtual health care and telemedicine. They are seeing daily virtual medical visits spike by 50%.
In 2019, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) was cemented in as the social media for old people. Adults 75 and over accounted for almost 40% of their active daily users, which almost doubled from 2018. We expect this to compound further as the most at risk group of Covid-19 continue to do more virtual gatherings with family. In addition, 72% of teens use Facebook’s Instagram as their main means to communicate wtih friends.
Zoom Video Communications (NASDAQ: ZM) is the obvious choice. The stock is up almost 800% year to date, and continues to soar to new all time high’s almost daily.
But there is a workplace stock that’s off the beaten path, and who is expected to release big Covid-19 sales numbers for Q3.
Believe it or not the stock is flying under the radar with an approximate $12 million valuation. According to OTCMarkets.com, Epazz, Inc.’s (OTC Pink: EPAZ) market cap is approximately $12 million and for the 6 months ending June 30, 2020, the company had revenue of $801,000 and assets on the books of $1.2 million.
Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ) is currently sitting on its 100-day moving average and looks like it could rebound before hitting any resistance to about $.15 per share depending on how its Q3 comes in. If the stock could break resistance its next pivot is sitting at just under $.55 per share.
Epazz, Inc.’s, DeskFlex (OTC: EPAZ), recently announced confirmation that DeskFlex desk booking software is signing up about five new customers per week and that their Epazz DeskFlex Room booking software is receiving increased demand from universities and colleges struggling to reopen after Covid-19 Lockdowns.
This increase in sales will be seen in the third quarter financials.
- Healthcare – Uses room booking software for exam rooms, operating rooms, and offices;
- Government – Uses desk booking software to create an open office format;
- Education – Contact tracing, thermal scanner, mask detention and interactive screens
- PCAOB Auditor – Engaged to Up-list to the OTCQB;
According to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), there must be a better contact tracing process, better testing and personal protective equipment before schools can reopen safely.
DeskFlex room reservation software has COVID-compliant features, including a contact tracing tool, mask detection, thermal scanning and social distancing to help school administrators monitor everyone entering school premises and track those who have possibly been contaminated.
Under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal in New York City, schools are reopening using a hybrid model, under which students will attend in-person classes only a few days in a week. The schools limit classroom capacity to 12 students to comply with social distancing recommendations from health experts and the CDC. DeskFlex will benefit from these recommendations because our software makes it possible for schools to maintain capacity limits for each classroom, social distancing protocols and anti-coronavirus measures.
Founded in 1997, DeskFlex is the pioneer in desk booking software, conference room booking, and the work from home idea. For over 30 years, DeskFlex room booking software continually adds more software features to help companies face modern challenges.
DeskFlex room scheduling software has COVID compliant functions, including mask detection, thermal scanning, automatic desk sanitation, and contact tracing, all crucial in maintaining a COVID-free workplace.
In addition, the company also offers Work-From-Home Employee Monitoring software, and Video Interviews for its Applicant Tracking System.
Recently Epazz, Inc. (OTC Pink: EPAZ) announced that it is experiencing increased growth in Europe and as a result is hiring account managers for Dublin, and Ireland to keep up with Global Demand for its services.
DeskFlex’s Social Distancing features significantly help various industries during the Coronavirus era. DeskFlex users are now getting to work, scheduling meetings, and booking equipment using the DeskFlex room reservation system.
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