Can Exelon Stock Keep the Lights on in 2017?
Although Exelon (EXC) has consistently paid dividends for the past several years, its dividend yield has declined significantly over the past five years.
Utilities are trading at a valuation ratio just above 10x, which means that Exelon seems to be attractively placed next to peers and its historical average.
Drop in earnings Macy’s (M) weak sales have caused its adjusted earnings to fall for two consecutive fiscal years. Excluding the impact of one-time items such as asset impairment and…
Weak sales Macy’s (M) same-store sales have fallen for eight consecutive quarters. Same-store sales growth is a key performance metric for retailers. It measures the change in sales of a…
Focus on digital channel Department stores are facing huge competition from online retailers such as Amazon (AMZN), which are eating away at their market share. Macy’s (M) and its department…
Macy’s has seen some tough times over the last seven fiscal years, with sales declining. In this series, we’ll discuss the company’s efforts to improve its sales, online channel, and earnings.
Right now, Exelon (EXC), the largest hybrid utility in the US, seems to be relatively better placed among peers.
Duke Energy (DUK) seems to have a marginal edge over Southern Company (SO) due to its relatively stable earnings growth prospects.
In 2016, Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) gave away 86% and 91%, respectively, of their profits as dividends.
In 2016, Duke Energy (DUK) paid dividends of $3.36 per share, while Southern Company (SO) paid dividends of $2.22 per share.
Utility giants SO and DUK have healthy dividend profiles and premium yields. But to know which one is superior, we have to compare dividend profiles.
China’s service sector has been showing tremendous improvement since the last quarter of 2016.
The US dollar is expected to keep the yuan under pressure. Investors can probably expect a massive outflow of capital from China in 2017.
The official manufacturing index for China, the Caixin Manufacturing PMI, rose to 51.7 in February 2017 compared to 51.0 in January 2017.
The main drivers of China’s (FXI) (GXC) stock market are domestic investors who make the market volatile.
In 2016, property prices in China soared about 30.0% due to increased activity in the real estate space.
The bubbles created in China’s stock market in 2007 and 2015–2016 show that stocks fell ~65.0% and ~41.0%, respectively.
Intrepid Potash (IPI) has a volatile history. The stock closed at $1.65 on March 23, 2017, a 20.7% fall YTD (year-to-date).
Investors’ returns have taken a hit and so has the confidence in the uptick of the fertilizer industry. Let’s discuss these returns in more detail.
Due to falling industry fundamentals, Intrepid Potash’s ability to generate enough cash flow has affected its ability to service its debts.