Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.


What Happened in the Financial Sector Last Week?

The S&P 500 Financial Index fell 2.7% last week, dragging down the benchmark index.

Financials Overview: Week of October 27–November 3, 2017

The S&P 500 Index continued its winning streak last week and reported eight consecutive weeks of gains. The index rose 0.26% week-over-week.

Financials Overview: Week of October 23–27, 2017

The stock markets continued to reach new highs driven by gains in financial and technology stocks.

Financials Overview: Week of October 16–20, 2017

US stocks are rising due to hopes that the Trump Administration will complete a tax deal in the near future that will substantially benefit corporates.

Financials Overview: Week of October 9–13, 2017

So far, banks that reported their 3Q17 earnings showed mixed trends. JPMorgan Chase’s revenue and earnings comfortably beat consensus estimates.

Financials Overview: Week of October 2–6, 2017

Some of the largest US banks like Citigroup (C), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and Bank of America (BAC) will report their 3Q17 earnings this week.

Financials Overview for September 25–29, 2017

Last week, the Republican framework was released for the proposed tax cut. It called for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%.

Your Financials Overview for the Week Ended September 22

During a press conference last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen criticized Wells Fargo (WFC) for its fake account scam.

Financials Overview: Week of September 11–15, 2017

Several large US banks and credit card companies reported a rise in credit card delinquency rates for August—the second rise after falling for four months.

Financials Overview: Week of September 4–8, 2017

According to AIR Worldwide, Hurricane Irma will likely create insured losses of $20 billion–$65 billion for the US and some Caribbean islands.

Financials Overview: Week of August 28–September 1, 2017

In 2Q17, the five largest US banks originated residential mortgages worth $112.0 billion, which was higher than $96.0 billion in 1Q17 but well below $129.0 billion in 2Q16.

Financials Overview: What Happened in the Markets August 21–25

According to Bloomberg, deregulation of US banking (XLF) could enhance gross profits for the six largest US banks by $27 billion, which would increase their annual pretax income by around 20%.

Comparing the Top 3 Self-Storage REITs after 2Q17 Earnings

Self-storage REITs are experiencing solid growth in income and revenues in 2017. In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results for Public Storage (PSA), Extra Space Storage (EXR), and CubeSmart (CUBE).

The Top 3 Industrial REITs: Behind the 2Q17 Results

Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) are currently experiencing a boom, and many investors and analysts anticipate future growth.

Financials Overview: Week of August 14–August 18, 2017

In 2Q17, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) acquired a stake of 17.5 million shares in Synchrony Financial, the financing arm of General Electric. Berkshire Hathaway also increased its holdings in Bank of New York Mellon to 50.2 million shares.

Top 3 Healthcare REITs after 2Q17: A Comparative Analysis

Healthcare REITs that own senior care facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes are seeing growth. With the aging population rising, the need for critical healthcare facilities is also rising.

How the Top 3 Wireless Tower REITs Performed in 2Q17

In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results of American Tower (AMT), SBAC Communications (SBAC), and Crown Castle International (CCI).

How the Top 3 Residential REITs Performed in 2Q17

Residential REITs showed strong momentum in the first half of 2017 with solid improvements in both top-line and bottom-line results.

Financials Overview: Week of August 7–August 11, 2017

The top five US investment banks, including J.P. Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS), garnered total advisory and underwriting fees of $8 billion in 2Q17. This trend represented a 12% year-over-year increase.

Commercial REITs in 2Q17: A Close Look at the Top 3

Amid the loud cries that US malls are dying, the 2Q17 performances of US commercial REITs show the fallacy of the idea.


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