AbbVie (ABBV) recorded a 12.0% rise in net revenue for 2016, mainly driven by Humira and Imbruvica.
ExxonMobil’s (XOM) story is similar to Chevron’s. The company’s sales and other operating revenue for 2016 fell 16.0%.
Chevron’s (CVX) total sales and other operating revenues for 2016 fell 15.0% due to volatility in commodity prices.
Target’s (TGT) sales for 2016 fell 6.0% due to lower comparable store sales and weak store traffic.
AT&T (T) has managed to record growth in its 2016 revenues, mainly driven by its Entertainment Group and International segments.
The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index is made up of 51 S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) companies that have increased their dividends for 25 successive years.
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) EPS (earnings per share) for the first half of 2017 fell 0.70%, driven by higher selling, marketing, and administrative and R&D expenses.
Pharmaceutical ETFs are securities designed for investors who do not have the capacity to hold many stocks but are interested in diversification of their investments within the pharmaceutical sector. Besides…
After three weeks of negative flows, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) witnessed a net inflow of $5.6 million for the week ended June 23, 2017.
The SPDR S&P 500 Growth ETF (SPYG) has generated a YTD return of 13.3% versus 4.3% from the SPDR S&P 500 Value ETF (SPYV).
If we compare the performances of the defensive sectors, we can see that their YTD performance and one-year performances have been reasonably uniform with the exception of the energy and telecom sectors.
The S&P 500 (SPY) defensive sectors tend to offer an attractive yield to investors during low-interest environments or when the economy is slowing down.
The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), a top MLP ETF, witnessed a net outflow of $9.5 million for the week ending June 16, 2017.
The net fund flows in the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), an ETF that consists of top energy MLPs, were -$66.8 million for the week ended June 9, 2017.
Let’s take a look at a handful of different pharmaceutical ETFs and their returns year-to-date (or YTD).
MLP funds’ capital inflow has recovered slightly in recent quarters compared to the second half of 2015.
MLP-focused funds underperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) in the recent quarter.
Emerging markets have done well this year and should continue to attract investor interest around the globe. Latin America is leading year-to-date.
The Barbell strategy involves putting half your portfolio in defensive, low-beta sectors or assets and the other half in aggressive, high-beta sectors or assets.
Emerging market debt can be a great source of income potential in a diversified portfolio, provided you can manage it during a period of extreme volatility.