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Will Jack in the Box Sell Qdoba Mexican Eats?

On November 22, Reuters reported that Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm, is closing on an agreement to buy Qdoba Mexican Eats from Jack in the Box (JACK) for more than $300 million.

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Why Lowe’s 3Q17 Earnings Failed to Impress

Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted its 3Q17 earnings on November 21. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.05 on revenues of $16.77 billion.

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What Drove Sprint’s Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings Growth?

Sprint’s (S) solid fiscal 2Q17 results suggest that its turnaround is on track and the company is indeed holding its own in an intensely competitive wireless environment.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on November 22

On November 22, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.59% and closed the day at 3,430.46. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 2.0% on November 21.

RECENT RESEARCH

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Which Catalysts Could Push Crude Oil Futures to New Highs?

January WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (DBO) (OIL) futures contracts rose 0.7% to $56.83 per barrel on November 21, 2017.

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How Analysts View Ross Stores Stock after 3Q Results

Ross Stores (ROST) stock is up 10.9% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of November 20.

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How DowDuPont's Leverage Position Looks after Merger

Dow Chemical and DuPont completed their merger on August 31, 2017. The newly merged entity, DowDuPont (DWDP), was listed on September 1, 2017.

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Post-Earnings Review of the Technology Sector

Frontier Communications (FTR) reported revenues of $2.3 billion in 3Q17, down 10.7% year-over-year but in line with the consensus estimate.

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A 3Q17 Earnings Roundup of the Top US Airlines

Delta Air Lines (DAL) kicked off the 3Q17 results season for airlines on October 11, 2017. Its revenues rose 5.5% year-over-year to $11.1 billion.

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Chubb: Catastrophe Losses, Higher Valuations, and 3Q17 Results

Chubb Limited (CB) reported its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017. The insurance giant reported a loss of $0.13 per share in 3Q17.

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What the Industrial Output Growth in October Tells Us

The October Industrial Production report was released by the Fed on November 16 and showed a continued rebound in key sectors of the US economy.

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T-Mobile in 4Q17: Network, Capex, 5G, and More

T-Mobile (TMUS) once again led the US wireless sector in YoY (year-over-year) service revenue percentage growth in 3Q17.

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Why PPL Stock Still Looks Weak

Internationally diversified utility holding company PPL Corporation’s (PPL) stock continued to trade weak as broader utilities near all-time highs.

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What Nebraska’s Approval for Keystone XL Means for TransCanada

On November 20, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s (TRP) Keystone XL Pipeline project. The pipeline would transport oil from Alberta’s oil sands reserves to Nebraska.

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Can Activision Blizzard Penetrate the eSports Segment?

Since the start of calendar 2017, Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) stock price has risen over 75% to close at $63.93 on November 20.

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What's the Short-Term Outlook on Fertilizers?

The imbalance in the supply-demand dynamics has unfavorably impacted the fertilizer industry.

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What Could Drive Chesapeake Energy in the Coming Weeks

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) took a slight fall last week even as crude oil prices (UCO)(DBO) slid. Chesapeake Energy stock fell ~3%, compared to the previous week, which ended on November 10.

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Latest Mergers and Deal Updates in the Media and Telecom Sectors

The $85.4 billion merger between AT&T (T) and Time Warner (TWX) has reached a roadblock. President Trump hinted that the Department of Justice could file a lawsuit to block the deal if AT&T doesn’t agree to several conditions.

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MLP Weekly Round-Up: Why We Saw 52-Week Lows

MLPs went through some carnage last week. The Alerian MLP Index (^AMZ), which tracks the performance of 50 energy MLPs, saw a new 52-week low of 258.45.

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Fixed-Income Factors in Target Date Strategies

Fixed-income factors are not as widely discussed as equity factors, but they are equally important in designing a target date portfolio in an attempt to improve participant outcomes.

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Jack in the Box in Fiscal 4Q17: What Can We Expect?

Jack in the Box (JACK), the owner of the Jack in the Box brand and Qdoba Mexican Eats, is scheduled to announce its fiscal 4Q17 earnings after the market closes on November 29, 2017.

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Who's Excited about Synergy's Trulance This November?

According to Synergy, it’s estimated that ~33 million people suffer from CIC and 12 million people suffer from IBS-C in the US.

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Which Copper Miners Looked Strongest in 3Q17?

In this series, we’ll explore some of the key highlights from copper miners’ 3Q17 earnings and production profiles.

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Lower US Volumes Weigh on North American Rail in Week 45

The overall freight traffic for US rail carriers was 1.2% higher last week (ended November 11) than during the week ended November 12, 2016.

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