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Home Depot’s Strong 2Q17 Earnings Still Have Investors Wary

The largest home improvement retailer in the world, Home Depot (HD), announced its 2Q17 earnings on August 15. Compared to 2Q16, EPS rose 14.2%, and revenues rose 6.2%.

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NextEra Energy: What to Expect from Recent Changes

NextEra Energy (NEE) stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $150.18 on August 16, 2017. So far, NextEra Energy stock has gained more than 25% this year.

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Honeywell Continues to Thrive in 2017

Honeywell bagged two new airline clients with its GoDirect software. Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia will use Honeywell’s connected aircraft software.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on August 17

China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell last week. On August 17, 2017, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68% and ended at 3,268.43.

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Crude Tanker Companies' Stock Performance
Euronav's 2Q17 Results: What You Need to Know

Euronav’s revenues and EBITDA both fell in 2Q17. But the second quarter was challenging for the entire crude tanker industry.

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A Comparative Analysis of Gold Miners’ 2Q17 Earnings

After rising impressively in August, gold prices have taken a breather. Tensions between the US and North Korea, weaker-than-expected US economic data, and a weaker dollar helped gold prices in the second week of August.

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How Is Fiscal 2017 Shaping Up for Encana?

Year-to-date, Encana’s (ECA) stock has fallen ~19% to $9.53. The stock is trading below its 50-week and 200-week moving averages.

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Calumet's Superior Refinery Sale: A Step in the Right Direction?

On August 14, 2017, Calumet Specialty Products Partners (CLMT) announced that it has agreed to sell its Superior, Wisconsin, refinery for $435.0 million.

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How Does Southern Company Stock Look amid Challenges?

Uncertainty at Southern Company’s (SO) Plant Vogtle escalated after the company increased its cost estimate for the project in its 2Q17 earnings.

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Will Recent Economic Data Change the Fed's Plans?

The US inflation report, which was released on August 11, indicated that inflation has risen 1.7% YoY. Slowing inflation has been a concern for the Fed.

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Partnering for Positive Impact through Public Equities

Key Takeaways Investor relations plays an important role as a communicator and advocate for ESG issues within public companies. ClearBridge relies on strong relationships with investor relations teams to facilitate…

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What Can We Expect from Hewlett-Packard in Fiscal 3Q17?

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will be announcing its fiscal 3Q17 results on August 23, 2017. Analysts expect the company to post revenue of $12.3 billion.

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What to Expect from J.M. Smucker in Fiscal 1Q18

SJM stock has fallen 4.0% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis and has underperformed the S&P 500 Index (SPX-INDEX).

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Reading the July Services PMIs of Major Developed Nations

In this series, we’ll analyze the services PMIs for major developed nations including the US, France, Germany, Spain, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK.

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Does US Steel Have Room to Run Even Higher?

With a supportive administration in the White House and a sharp fall in Chinese steel exports, we would expect steel stocks to be posting strong returns. But that’s not exactly the case.

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How Global Crude Oil Supplies Are Influencing Crude Oil Prices

US crude oil (XLE) (XOP) (IEZ) futures contracts for September delivery fell 0.1% to $47.55 per barrel on August 15, 2017.

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The Top 10 Dividend Aristocrats

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.

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Dentsply Sirona Reported Disappointing 2Q17 Results

Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) reported its 2Q17 earnings on August 9. The company earned revenues of ~$992.7 million, registering a year-over-year decline of ~2.9%.

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Westmoreland Coal Company Reports Muted 2Q17 Results

Westmoreland Coal (WLB) announced its 2Q17 earnings results before market hours on August 3. WLB’s stock price fell nearly 14% during the intraday trading session on August 3.

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Alphabet’s 2Q17 Wrap-Up: Self-Driving Cars, R&D, and Ad Blockers

In 2Q17, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) R&D spending reached $4.2 billion. R&D consumed ~15.8% of Alphabet’s total revenues of $26.0 billion in 2Q17.

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Placing Your Bets in the Upstream Sector: What to Consider

On August 14, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) September futures fell 2.5% and closed at $47.59 per barrel.

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Could Andeavor's Name Change Bring a Game Change?

Andeavor (ANDV), formerly known as Tesoro, has leaped onto a growth path by completing its acquisition of Western Refining. The merged entity recently announced its quarterly earnings.

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Why Jack in the Box Stock Rose after Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

Jack in the Box (JACK) posted its fiscal 3Q17 earnings results on August 9. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.99 on revenues of $357.8 million.

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What's in Store for PVH: 2Q17 Results Preview

Analysts expect PVH’s earnings per share to rise 11.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.64 on total sales of $2 billion, which would be 4.9% higher YoY.

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