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.

RECENT Industry and Company RESEARCH

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.

SunEdison: What's Happening after Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 21, 2016. It’s currently trading on OTC (over-the-counter) markets under the ticker SUNEQ.

Shining Some Light on First Solar

First Solar (FSLR) produces solar energy equipment. In this series, we’ll look at its performance and the outlook for the industry.

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%.

Digging Deeper into Whiting Petroleum’s Key Fundamentals

Whiting Petroleum’s net debt was mostly steady at ~$5 billion in 2Q15 and 2Q16. It reported a net debt of ~$5.2 billion in 2Q15 and $4.9 billion in 2Q16.

How Is the Comanche Acquisition Working Out for Sanchez Energy?

One of Sanchez Energy’s (SN) key strategic initiatives in 2017 was the Comanche acquisition from Anadarko Petroleum (APC). The acquired properties included 318,000 gross operated acres with production of 67,000 barrels of oil equivalent.

An Investor’s Guide to Arch Coal

Arch Coal (ARCH) sold 96 million tons of coal in 2016, meeting ~13% of the coal supply in the US. In October 2016, ARCH emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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.

Alliance Resource Partners: Investor Need-to-Knows

In this series, we’ll explore how Alliance Resource Partners has expanded its business and evaluate its key operational metrics and financial position.

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.

What Analysts Recommend for Sage Therapeutics

Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of central nervous system disorders.

Cabot Oil & Gas’s Key Fundamentals: What Do the Numbers Say?

Cabot Oil & Gas’s (COG) net-debt-to-EBITDA multiple rose steadily between 2Q15 and 4Q15 due to a rising net debt and a falling EBITDA trend.

What to Expect from Whiting Petroleum for the Rest of 2017

In its 2Q17 earnings conference, Whiting Petroleum (WLL) lowered its capex forecast for 2017 from $1.1 billion to $950 million.

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.

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What Are Cabot Oil & Gas’s Key Strategies for 2017 and 2018?

Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) expects its drilling and completion capital for 2017 to be $610 million.


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