Why HBO Is a Strategic Asset for Time Warner

Time Warner said that with SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, serialized edgy programming worked better than on linear television networks.

General Mills: Why Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Didn't Impress Investors

General Mills (GIS) reported its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on March 21, 2017. The results are for a three-month period ending on February 26, 2017.

Pre-Market Report: Why Are Global Markets and Commodities Mixed?

On March 24, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.63% and ended the day at 3,268.93. GXC closed at 83.24—a gain of 0.28% on March 23.

Why Oil’s Downturn Could Hit Energy ETFs Harder

On March 23, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for May delivery closed at $47.70 per barrel—an ~0.7% fall over the previous trading session.


Nike's Recent Stock Slide and the Analysts' Reaction

Nike’s (NKE) stock plunged over 7% on Wednesday, March 23, a day after the company reported mixed results for fiscal 3Q17.

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Eagle Ford: Key Insights, Industry Outlook, and More

The Eagle Ford Shale is a gas and oil producing shale formation in south Texas. It extends to northeast Texas and touches the Mexican border. In this series, we’ll look at drilling activity in the region.

Going inside Coeur Mining: Performance, Leverage, Outlook

Coeur Mining (CDE) was one of the most successful mining stocks in 2016, rising more than 268.0%. In 2017, its has become one of the worst performers.

Enterprise Products Partners Continues to Attract Investors

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) stock has outperformed AMLP in 2017. Enterprise Products Partners has risen 0.4% YTD, while AMLP has fallen nearly 1%.

What Natural Gas Traders Need to Know

In the past five trading sessions, natural gas April futures have risen 1%, closing at ~$3.01 per MMBtu on March 22, 2017—2.7% lower than the prior session.

What Tesoro's Market Performance Indicators Reveal

Since January 3, 2017, Tesoro stock has fallen 8%, more than its peers Marathon Petroleum and Valero Energy, the leading American downstream companies.

Dynegy's Key Indicators: What Investors Need to Know

Dynegy (DYN) shares fell as much as 6.6% on March 22, 2017, and reached a new 52-week low of $6.67. Dynegy shares closed at $6.96.

Will 1Q17 End on a Positive Note for Auto Stocks?

In this series, we’ll review the 1Q17 performance of the major auto stocks. We’ll also explore the major developments that took place in the auto industry during the quarter.

NAND—The New Hero of Micron Technology’s Growth Story

In one year, Micron Technology (MU) has moved from an earnings downtrend to an earnings uptrend. During this time, Micron’s stock rose 123% to $25.80 as DRAM spot prices rose.

What Just Gave Gold the Extra Push?

All four precious metals witnessed a rise in price on Monday, March 20, as the US dollar slipped to its six-week low.

The Top Dogs of Tech: The Latest Big Movers

Frontier Communications (FTR) stock fell 2.4% on March 20 and 4% on March 19. By comparison, the stock fell 7% in the week ended March 10.

Can We Expect Momentum from Fast Casual Restaurants in 2017?

Since the beginning of 2017, Panera stock and Chipotle stock have risen 17.4% and 8.0%, respectively.

Rising Capex: Effect on Upstream Companies' Production Profiles

The falling trend in crude oil (USO) and natural gas (UNG) prices from June 2014 to February 2016 caused their values to fall ~76.0% and ~75.0%, respectively.

Why NRG Energy Stock Could Continue to Soar

NRG Energy (NRG), the largest independent power producer, seems ready to continue its bull run since it has significantly outperformed its peers so far this year.

Regulations for MLP Qualifying Income Are Finalized

What do I need to know about the final regulations on qualifying income? If you’ve been following Alerian Insights, you know that this is something we’ve written about many times.…

Does Target’s Stock Price Mark a Recovery?

Fiscal 2016 was a tough year for Target (TGT), and 2017 isn’t looking much better.

An In-Depth Analysis of CF Industries and Its 2017 Outlook

On October 12, 2016, we published a series on CF Industries’ operating performance and key drivers. Since then, CF Industries has risen 24.9% as of March 17, 2017.

How Chevron Aims to Balance Cash Flow in 2017

In this series, we’ll look at Chevron’s (CVX) financial and operational performance by assessing its capex, business segment dynamics, and upstream and downstream performance.

How Paypal Plans to Shape Its Future

PayPal (PYPL) recently participated in a funding round that raised $48.0 million for Viva Republic, the parent of Toss, the South Korean payment app.

CNNX, RMP, EQM, and AM: 4 Small to Mid-Size Gathering MLPs

In this series, we’ll compare four Appalachian-based natural gas–gathering MLPs. We’ll examine the key parameters and analyst recommendations for Antero Midstream Partners (AM), EQT Midstream Partners (EQM), Rice Midstream Partners (RMP), and Cone Midstream Partners (CNNX).


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