Why HBO Is a Strategic Asset for Time Warner

Time Warner said that with SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, serialized edgy programming worked better than on linear television networks.

General Mills: Why Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Didn't Impress Investors

General Mills (GIS) reported its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on March 21, 2017. The results are for a three-month period ending on February 26, 2017.

Pre-Market Report: Why Are Global Markets and Commodities Mixed?

On March 24, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.63% and ended the day at 3,268.93. GXC closed at 83.24—a gain of 0.28% on March 23.

Why Oil’s Downturn Could Hit Energy ETFs Harder

On March 23, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for May delivery closed at $47.70 per barrel—an ~0.7% fall over the previous trading session.


Could Macy's New CEO Give Investors Hope in 2017?

Macy’s has seen some tough times over the last seven fiscal years, with sales declining. In this series, we’ll discuss the company’s efforts to improve its sales, online channel, and earnings.

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Can Exelon Stock Keep the Lights on in 2017?

Right now, Exelon (EXC), the largest hybrid utility in the US, seems to be relatively better placed among peers.

What Gundlach Thinks about Bond Yields and Rate Hikes

Markets reacted positively after the Fed declared a rate hike of 25 basis points on March 15, 2017.

Inside PVH Corp's Brilliant 4Q16 Performance

PVH Corp beat estimates in both earnings and revenues for 4Q16, marking the 11th-straight earnings beat, though its EPS fell 19% YoY to $1.23.

What's Driving Merck's Valuation in 2017?

On a capital-structure-neutral basis, Merck currently trades at ~9.6x, which is much lower than the industry average of ~11.2x.

Novartis's Valuation, Performance, and Recent Developments

Novartis’s valuation has followed the industry’s overall trend over the last five years. Whether the healthcare sector’s valuation rises or falls, Novartis will definitely be affected.

International Flavors & Fragrances' April Dividend Payment

On March 7, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced a dividend of $0.64 per share on the company’s outstanding common stock.

Southern Company and Duke Energy: A Dividend Face-Off

Utility giants SO and DUK have healthy dividend profiles and premium yields. But to know which one is superior, we have to compare dividend profiles.

Analyzing China’s Stock Market and Expectations for 2017

The bubbles created in China’s stock market in 2007 and 2015–2016 show that stocks fell ~65.0% and ~41.0%, respectively.

Why the Cloud Is Dominating Oracle’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

Oracle (ORCL) announced its fiscal 3Q17 results on March 15, 2017. The tech giant reported revenues of ~$1.2 billion for its Cloud segment, an 85% increase on a year-over-year basis.

Can Clorox Mop the Floor with Rivals in Fiscal 2017?

Clorox stock has risen 14.3% on a YTD basis as of March 22, and the stock has risen about 9.6% since it announced its strong fiscal 2Q17 results.

Key Updates on Intrepid Potash Stock and Its Outlook

Intrepid Potash (IPI) stock has remained weak in terms of performance so far this year. On March 22, 2017, Intrepid Potash was trading at a fall of 22% year-to-date.

Sprint at Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference

With revenue and adjusted EBITDA rising and losses narrowing, Sprint (S) is starting to gain traction in its turnaround efforts.

Macros and Grasberg Drive Freeport-McMoRan in 1Q17

Freeport-McMoRan closed at $12.83 on March 23—0.23% lower than its closing the previous day. So far, 2017 has been a somber year for Freeport investors.

Strategic Solutions and All-Flash Array to Drive NetApp's Growth

Storage and data management giant NetApp (NTAP) has aligned its strategic solutions to meet the IT demands of its enterprise users.

Transocean Sold 15 Jack-ups, and Evercore Just Weighed In

After the news of the sale of Transocean’s (RIG) jack-up fleet broke on March 20, RIG stock closed at $12.22—2% lower than the previous day’s closing price.

Here Comes Darden: What to Expect from Fiscal 3Q17

After posting its fiscal 2Q17 results, Darden reaffirmed its SSSG guidance for fiscal 2017 to be in the range of 1%–2%, with EPS to be $3.87–$3.97.

These Factors Have Been Driving Silver Prices Recently

Silver has performed slightly better than gold and platinum on a year-to-date basis.

Weekly Indicators: Sales, Global Services PMIs, and Inflation

In this series, we’ll take a look at recent global services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) releases. Like manufacturing PMIs, services PMIs are important economic indicators.

Oilfield Services Stocks: Wall Street’s Best and Worst for 1Q17

Wall Street analysts expect Fairmount Santrol Holdings (FMSA), a relatively small OFS provider, to see the highest 1Q17 revenue growth in our group.


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