Analyzing Verizon's 4Q14 Wireline Segment Results
Verizon’s wireline revenues continued their declining trend in 4Q14. The company’s wireline division has three large sub-segments.
US equities (SPY) have performed well over the past few years and have continued their run in 2015. Equities have outperformed major economies.
Sector ETF Analysis
Revenues for Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) have almost doubled in the six years to 2014. They rose from ~$1.3 billion in 2008 to ~$2.4 billion in 2014.
U.S. Steel has an iconic past, but it has lost a lot of its sheen in the last few years. However, it’s working on a transformation program.
On March 4, 2015, IBM (IBM) announced the acquisition of AlchemyAPI to accelerate its cognitive computing applications.
According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits, account for 20% of the US beverage market.
Freeport has lost almost 20% of its market capitalization so far this year, making 2015 a turbulent period for the company.
Lennar Corporation (LEN) shares outstanding stood at 205 million as of November 2014. The Vanguard Group has the largest stake in Lennar with 7.27% holding.
Blackstone’s alternative asset management focuses on private equity, real estate, hedge fund solutions, noninvestment grade credit, and more.
Macro ETF Analysis
The United States is currently in the midst of a currency war. The strengthening dollar affects multinationals’ foreign revenues.
Two rallies after the FOMC statement led the NASDAQ Composite Index to its highest closing in 15 years, just below its all-time high of 5,048.62 in 2000.
In this series, we’ll look at some gold indicators investors can track to get a sense of what direction the price of gold will take.
The NASDAQ hit the all-important 5,000 level on March 2, 2015, for the first time after the dot com bubble burst of 2000.
Income ETF Analysis
In January 2015, home prices grew 0.3% month-over-month, up 5.1% year-over-year. Prices are now within 3.5% of their April 2007 peak.