Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) posted a 4.0% rise in revenue in 2016 after a 7.3% rise in 2015.
W.W. Grainger (GWW) recorded a 2.0% net sales growth in 2016 after flat growth in 2015.
Aetna (AET) recorded a 5.0% rise in revenue in 2016 and a 4.0% rise in 2015.
CenturyLink (CTL) posted a fall in revenue of 2.4% in 2016 after a 1.0% fall in 2015. Legacy services and the data integration segments drove the fall.
Nordstrom (JWN) recorded a 2.2% revenue growth in 2016 compared to a 7.0% growth in 2015. The growth was driven by the retail segment, which slowed down in 2016.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recorded a 4.0% fall in net revenue growth in 2016 compared to 6.0% in 2015.
Newmont Mining (NEM) had a 200% growth in EPS for the first half of 2017, driven by revenue growth and offset by higher costs and expenses.
In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the dividend yields of seven of the high tax bracket S&P 500 companies.
According to the IMF (International Monetary Fund), a moderate progressive tax system may not negatively impact economic growth in developed economies (SPY) (EZU).
The broader market S&P 500 Index (SPY) has risen nearly 12% on a year-to-date basis as of October 12, 2017.
Dimon also believes that tax reform could help US businesses be more competitive globally. However, Warren Buffett believes US businesses aren’t really hurting from the US corporate tax.
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) CEO, believes that the Trump administration’s tax reform framework “has all of the key ingredients to fuel economic expansion.”
Skyworks Solutions has risen 39.8% on a year-to-date basis as of October 10, 2017. Over the past year, the stock has risen 30.2%.
On a year-to-date basis, Advanced Micro Devices has risen 20.8% as of October 10, 2017. Over the past year, the stock has risen nearly 100%.
BAC raised Inphi’s current target price to $46, which is an 18.0% upside from the closing price on Monday, October 9, 2017.
According to BAC, Broadcom has the potential to provide strong earnings growth in the near future. It’s trading at a lower forward PE multiple than the semiconductor industry.
A Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) research team recently shared its ideas on semiconductor stocks and its optimism for their future performances.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) noted 2.3% net revenue growth in 2016 after -2% in 2015.
Caterpillar (CAT) posted sales and revenue growth of -18% in 2016 compared to -15% in 2015.
3M (MMM) recorded net sales growth of close to -1% in 2016 compared to -5% in 2015.