All Eyes on US Crude Inventory and OPEC Production on May 3

On May 2, 2016, June WTI crude oil futures contracts trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by 2.5% and settled at $44.8 per barrel.

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Baker Hughes and Halliburton Terminate Their Merger

On May 1, Baker Hughes (BHI) and Halliburton (HAL) officially terminated their merger agreement. Halliburton will pay Baker Hughes the $3.5 billion reverse termination fee.

Gold Hit a 15-Month High, Remained Shy of the $1,300 Mark

Precious metals saw yet another up day on April 29, 2016. Gold touched its 15-month high level of $1,299. It was just a little shy of the $1,300 mark.

Phillips 66 Partners' 1Q16 Results: Set for Long-Term Growth?

Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) reported its 1Q16 results on April 29, 2016. It reported distributable cash flow that was 13% lower than 4Q15.


The Uncertain Road ahead for Alcoa and Arconic in 2Q16

Later in 2016, Alcoa will separate into two entities. Alcoa will retain the upstream or commodity business. The value-added component will become Arconic.

Expedia's 1Q16 Earnings Analysis: Outpacing Its Peers

Expedia (EXPE) released its 1Q16 results on April 29, 2016, beating analysts’ estimates on revenues and earnings. In this series, we’ll look at Expedia’s 1Q16 performance, including its key metrics trend and its guidance for the year.

Alexion Disappointed in 1Q16, but What's that Mean for Investors?

Alexion reported sales amounting to $701 million in the first quarter of 2016. Wall Street analysts were expecting the company to record $711.9 million.

How Did Cabela’s Perform in 1Q16—and What's Next?

CAB rose 0.17% to close at $52.28 per share on April 28. Here’s what you need to know.

Key Highlights of Boardwalk Pipeline’s 1Q16 Earnings Release

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) reported its 1Q16 earnings on May 2, 2016. Its 1Q16 adjusted EBITDA rose 8.8% year-over-year.

US and Latin American Markets Fall as Investors Sell Crude

Markets continued to price out the possibility of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve toward the end of the year, and equity markets retreated further into losses.

Edison International's 1Q16: Is It Poised for Long-Term Growth?

Edison International (EIX), the smallest of the three Californian utilities by market capitalization, reported its 1Q16 results on May 2, 2016.

Supermarkets on the Stock Market: A Performance Comparison

Supermarkets, which comprise the largest grocery retailing channel in the United States, are characterized by fierce competition and thin margins.

How Altria Group Beat Earnings and Sales Estimates in 1Q16

Altria Group (MO) released its 1Q16 earnings on April 28, 2016. Its adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) rose 14.3% to $0.72 in 1Q16.

Yesterday’s Consumer Pops and Drops: VGR, NWL, BC, and CL

On May 2, 2016, the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index had slightly outperformed the S&P 500 Index and the S&P Consumer Staples Index as a whole. These indexes had respective returns of 1.4%, 0.78%, and 1.0%.

Eni's 1Q16 Results: An Across-the-Board Slump Story

In 1Q16, Eni’s revenues of 12 billion euros, or about $13.8 billion, missed analyst estimates. Eni reported EPS of -0.48 euros, or about $0.55.

Could Biotechnology Stocks Remain Positive in May?

The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF followed the market trend and gained 1.1% after a five-day losing streak, a positive beginning for the month of May.

Juniper Has Disappointing 1Q16: Why Is It Upbeat about 2016?

On April 28, 2016, Juniper Networks (JNPR) announced its 1Q16 results. It reported revenues of $1.1 billion, an increase of 3% YoY and a decrease of 17% quarter-over-quarter.

Helmerich & Payne Today: The Story behind Fiscal 2Q16

Helmerich & Payne recorded total revenues of ~$439.2 million in fiscal 2Q16, which is 50.4% lower than the ~$885.7 million it recorded in fiscal 2Q15.

What Will Drive AbbVie's Valuations in 2016?

On April 28, 2016, AbbVie was trading at a forward PE multiple of about 9.93x. Since January 1, 2016, the company has traded at PE multiples of 8.6x–10.1x.

What to Expect from Weatherford International's 1Q16 Earnings

In fiscal 1Q16, analysts expect an adjusted EPS of -$0.26 for Weatherford International. Analysts expect its adjusted loss to nearly double in the coming quarter.

Enbridge Energy Partners Looks Ahead: What Are Its Plans?

Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP) reported its 1Q16 results on May 2, 2016.

How Did Cabot Oil and Gas Perform in 1Q16?

Cabot Oil and Gas (COG) reported its 1Q16 earnings on April 29. Here’s what you need to know.

A Closer Look at Genesee & Wyoming’s 1Q16 Earnings

On April 28, 2016, Genesee & Wyoming reported its 1Q16 financial results. GWR disappointed investors with reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.66.

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Why Did Construction Spending Disappoint in March?

In the quarter ending March 31, construction spending as a percentage of the GDP was flat at 6.2%. This was a big rise from 5.7% a year ago.


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