Key Factors behind Toyota’s Dismal Wall Street Performance
In 2016, Toyota (TM) underperformed the broader market and delivered a return of about -4.7%.
Currently, Honda is trading at $30.79 and is hovering right above an important support level of $30.70.
On March 21, Tesla stock (TSLA) traded at $250.68 with 0.3% gains for the month so far.
The Three-Tier Distribution of the US Alcoholic Beverage Industry
The three-tier distribution system ensures collection of taxes and prevents control of production, distribution, and selling by a single entity.
In an economic study, the American Beverage Licensees estimated the economic impact of the alcoholic beverage industry in 2014 to be more than $245 billion.
According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and distilled spirits, account for 20% of the US beverage market.
How China’s Weakening Economy Could Hurt Macao Casinos
The Macao region relies heavily on the Chinese mainland, as it garners the huge majority (about 67%) of its visitors and VIP gamers from China and its neighboring countries.
As of January 3, 2016, the Macao casino industry valuation stands at 12.6x. This valuation is lower than the industry average valuation of 12.05x since February 2008.
Macao casinos’ $28 billion investment in integrated resorts is set to change the city’s gaming business.
Analyzing Nike’s Fiscal 3Q17 Top Line Performance
In this article, we’ll talk about the performances of Nike’s (NKE) key brands, Nike and Converse, and their key geographies.
Nike reported a 23.6% year-over-year rise in its earnings per share (or EPS) to $0.68 during fiscal 3Q17. The company outperformed Wall Street analysts’ estimate by a huge margin.
As discussed, Nike reported its fiscal 3Q17 results on March 21, 2017. Its top line rose 5% YoY (year-over-year) to $8.4 billion, missing analysts’ consensus estimate by ~$30 million.
How Altria’s Valuation Multiple Compares to Peers
As of March 9, 2017, Altria was trading at a PE multiple of 22.7x compared to 21.4x before the announcement of its 4Q16 earnings.
Analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $3.30 in 2017. That represents a rise of 8.9% from $3.03 in 2016.
Analysts are expecting Altria to post revenue of ~$19.8 billion in 2017, which represents a rise of 2.3% from ~$19.3 billion in 2016.
Why Is Carnival’s Valuation Low Compared to Its Peers?
Carnival has a low valuation compared to its peers. Analysts are expecting the lowest EBITDA growth for CCL—related to peers RCL and NCLH—in the next four quarters.
Following Carnival’s (CCL) 4Q15 earnings release, analysts’ consensus estimates remained almost flat. Also, earnings estimates rose by 0.62% for 1Q16.
Carnival identified China as its biggest potential area of expansion. It announced that Carnival Cruise Line will enter the Chinese market in 2017.
How Does JCPenney Plan to Seek Sales Growth in Fiscal 2017?
JCPenney opened 61 new Sephora locations and operated 577 Sephora stores within JCPenney locations by the end of fiscal 2016. The company plans to open 70 new Sephora stores in fiscal 2017.
On February 28, 2017, 12 out of 25 analysts had a “hold” recommendation for JCPenney (JCP) stock, 11 analysts had a “buy” recommendation, and two analysts had a “sell” recommendation.
JCPenney (JCP) expects its same-store sales growth in fiscal 2017 to range from -1.0% to 1.0%.
Why Comcast Is Bullish on Its Theme Parks
In 3Q15, Comcast acquired a 51.0% stake in Universal Studios Japan.
Comcast (CMCSA) continues to be focused on its franchises to drive success for its movie business.
Electronic Arts (EA) generated investor returns of 39.3% in the trailing-12-month period and 6.9% in the trailing-one-month period.
Improving weather conditions cause motor vehicle sales to increase
Motor vehicle sales The motor vehicle sales statistics are released monthly by auto manufacturers and Autodata Corporation. Individual manufacturers usually report sales on the first business day of the month.…
LKQ’s relationships with insurance companies and its proprietary location-based database creates a very powerful value proposition within the decision process of automotive repair.
LKQ is the nation’s largest provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and a leading provider of alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products.
Home Depot and Lowe’s Stocks: What Analysts Recommend
Share prices generally move in tandem with analyst recommendations. As analysts raise their next-12-month target prices, stock prices may also increase.
Investors should look at valuation multiples when they’re deciding whether to enter or exit a stock.
Dividends help smooth out return volatility for shareholders. This effect is more important for cyclical companies, including the home improvement sector.
What Are Analysts Recommending for Major Hotels?
Among the five major hotels, most analysts seem to favor Hilton Worldwide (HLT). However, Marriott International (MAR) has the highest following.
According to the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, consumer confidence for February 2017 surged to 95.7%, 4.0 percentage points higher than in February 2016.
According to STR Global’s US Construction Pipeline Report for January 2017, rooms under contract rose 16.1% to reach 576,000 rooms in 4,763 hotel properties.
Why Were Ralph Lauren’s Retail Sales Pressured in Fiscal 1Q17?
Ralph Lauren reported a decline of 6% in global e-commerce revenues. This is unlike the general trend that has been noticed among the apparel and fashion companies.
On August 2, Fossil was trading at a PE multiple of 12.9x. Fossil’s valuation multiple has fallen by 9% since the announcement of its 1Q16 results.
Fossil’s (FOSL) margins have been in a declining trend during recent quarters.
What Analysts Recommend for CMG, PNRA, and SHAK after 4Q16 Results
Of the 34 analysts that follow Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), 26.5% are recommending a “buy.”
In 4Q16, Shake Shack (SHAK) posted adjusted EPS of $0.09, a growth of 12.5% from $0.08 in 4Q15.
The better-than-expected 4Q16 earnings and strong 2017 outlook for Panera Bread (PNRA) appears to have increased investor confidence.
How Does Aramark Compare with Its Peers?
Aramark’s peers are ahead of the company based on price-to-sales ratios. However, Aramark has outperformed its peers based on other measures.
Aramark (ARMK) is in the service business, offering food, facilities, and uniforms. It has a market cap of $7.8 billion.
Wipro’s 14-day RSI is 38, which suggests that the stock is slightly oversold. It is trading at a premium of 7% to the median analyst price target.
Ulta Beauty on the Street: Why Analysts See a Further Upside
As of March 10, 2017, 14 out of 23 analysts surveyed (61%) had issued a “buy” recommendation for Ulta stock. Nine analysts have given it a “hold” rating.
In fiscal 2016, Ulta Beauty added 69 new brands and implemented over 500 prestige brand expansions.
Ulta’s gross margin declined in fiscal 4Q16, though the company’s operating margin improved on a YoY basis.
Why Cedar Fair could be a solid long-term investment
Cedar Fair could be a good long-term investment option based on its current valuation, because the company generated adjusted EBITDA growth of over 80% YoY in 4Q14.
Cedar Fair’s 200-day moving average share price is $49.73 with a 52-week high and low of $56.09 and $43.81, respectively.
The share price of Cedar Fair (FUN) surged more than 5% after the announcement of its 4Q14 and FY14 results on February 19, 2015.