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Why Philip Morris’s Q3 Earnings Didn't Meet Analyst Estimates

Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Start the Week on a Stable Note

On October 23, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,380.70 after rising 0.06%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 0.68% on October 20, 2017.

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Procter & Gamble Didn't Impress Investors in 1Q18

Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.

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PPG Industries Stock Rose, Posted Strong Earnings in 3Q17

PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.

RECENT Hedge Funds RESEARCH

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Energy Sector Performance Recap for the Week Ended July 24

The coal subsector within the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE), represented solely by Consol Energy (CNX), rose by 2.5% last week.

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Further Signs of Bearish Trends in the Energy Sector

As per data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, hedge funds and other asset managers have turned extremely bearish on oil prices.

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Key Trends in Hedge Funds and the Energy Sector in Week to July 17

Carl Icahn believes that the high yield bond market is becoming riskier than ever. Icahn asserted that if a correction were to occur in the junk bond market, it is likely to be massive.

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Energy Sector Recap for the Week Ended July 17

Although refiners tend to benefit from the crack spread between lower crude oil prices and higher prices of refined products, their good times are not expected to last forever.

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Key Trends in Hedge Fund Activity and the Energy Sector

The Greek market has been shut down since June 29. As for China, 1,300 stocks announced halts in trading last week.

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Hedge Funds Bet Big on JetBlue Airways

At a broad level, institutional investors were bullish on JetBlue Airways in 1Q15. JetBlue’s 40.54% YTD return follows an impressive 85.71% return in 2014.

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Energy Sector Recap for the Week Ended July 10

The best energy sector stocks in the past four years were assets once regarded as not worth holding. Refiner stock returns have seen huge gains over the past four years.

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Assessing 1Q15 Hedge Fund Activity in Railroads

During slowdowns, manufacturers cut production. As a result, freight volumes hauled by railroads, airplanes, truckers, and shipping firms tend to be adversely affected.

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Recap of Top Hedge Funds' 1Q15 Filings in the Energy Sector

Anadarko Petroleum (APC) was among the energy companies with the most new filings by hedge funds in 1Q15. Whiting Petroleum had the highest weekly losses.

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Week to July 6: A Rough One for Equities as Investors Avoid Risk

The week ending July 6 was a rough one for US equities. Greeks rejected the austerity offer, and Grexit fears resurfaced, causing investors to pull away from risky assets.

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Week of June 26: Macro Factors Weigh Down Energy Sector

The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) was the best performer in the energy sector in terms of year-to-date returns in the week ending June 26.

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Best and Worst Performers in XTN for the 5-Day Period Ending July 2

Transportation ETFs lagged the S&P 500 after outperforming the market for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.

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Why Hedge Funds Were Heedful of Courier Service Providers in 1Q15

1Q15 aggregate filings from institutional investors revealed a net bearish position in stocks belonging to the air freight and logistics industry.

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Energy Strategy Recap for Week Ended June 12

Hedge fund indices in the energy sector offered mixed performances last week.

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Why Hedge Funds Are Calling It Quits on Energy Companies

Smithwood Advisers was among the hedge funds that sold their stakes in SandRidge Energy in 1Q15. Hancock Holding was one of the firms that sold stakes in Vaalco Energy.

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Och-Ziff Sharply Reduces Its Exposure to Energy Firms

Och–Ziff Capital Management either reduced or sold its stakes held in energy companies, amounting to at least $314 million.

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Hedge Fund Exposure to Microsoft: Will It Pay Off?

The question that arises is whether a bet on Microsoft is really a bet on the tech sector as a whole, or something more company specific.

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Renaissance Technologies' Exposure to Coeur Mining

In 1Q15, around 23 hedge funds created a new position in Coeur Mining. Over 52 hedge funds added to their position in Coeur Mining including Renaissance Technologies.

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Energy Companies Are Still Posting Poor Returns

ETFs decreased or closed their positions in energy companies rather than increase or initiate a new stake last week. This signals a weak outlook for energy companies.

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Mackenzie Financial Takes On Significant Newmont Mining Exposure

In this series, we’ll take a look at Newmont Mining’s performance over the last quarter in order to better understand its current and longer-term drivers.

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