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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

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Anadarko Petroleum: Key Trends and Fundamentals

Anadarko Petroleum noted that it had $5.8 billion in cash and cash equivalents on March 31, 2017. In this series, we’ll look at the company’s key fundamentals and stock price movement.

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Dollar General: An Overview of the Largest US Dollar Store Chain

Headquartered in Tennessee, Dollar General (DG) is the largest discount store retailer in the United States in terms of total sales.

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US Onshore and GOM: How Could They Drive APC’s Growth in 2017?

In 2017, Anadarko Petroleum (APC) expects to focus on its US onshore and Gulf of Mexico operations. In 2016, APC closed more than $5 billion in asset monetizations.

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Apache's Key Fundamentals: How Do They Compare?

In this series, we’ll look at Apache’s key fundamentals and compare them with those of energy peers.

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A Look at Continental Resources' Key Fundamentals

In a previous series, we read about Continental Resources’ (CLR) management objectives and operational plans in 2017. In this series, we’ll focus on Continental’s key fundamentals.

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Marcellus's Margins, Oil Production Set to Steer Cabot's 2017

Earlier in March, Cabot Oil & Gas raised its 2017 exploration and production (or E&P) capital budget to $650 million, compared to $575 million in 3Q16.

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An In-Depth Analysis of Chesapeake Energy: What Will 2017 Bring?

Chesapeake Energy’s net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) has steadily risen since 4Q14.

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How Do Callon Petroleum’s Key Fundamentals Look?

This series will focus on CPE’s key financial fundamentals. In 3Q16, CPE’s net debt dropped on a sequential basis and a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

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Callon Petroleum in Perspective: Should CPE Be on Your Radar?

Callon Petroleum (CPE) is an independent exploration and production company with operations focused entirely in the Permian—a pure-play Permian company.

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Moativated Investing Has a History of Outperformance

Long-term outperformance defines the track record of Morningstar’s success in identifying quality “moat” companies with sustainable competitive advantages that are also trading at attractive valuations. Since its live inception in…

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Trump Uncertainty May Prove 'Huge' for Gold

Fed Comments on December Rate Hike Break Gold’s Upward Move The strong price movements that followed the U.K. Brexit vote on June 23 had set gold on a new positive…

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Yield Curve Hints at Targeted Opportunity in Muni Bonds

Many muni analysts and market participants maintain that the recent negative performance of muni bonds is unlikely to result in “taper tantrum-style” muni fund outflows, despite expectations of a Fed…

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An In-Depth Review of Monsanto Company's 2016

So far in 2016, Monsanto has returned 6.8%, failing to beat the S&P 500’s current return of 10.1%. However, over its life, Monsanto has easily beaten the S&P 500.

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company: What's Its Secret?

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) is easy to miss if you find the lawn and gardening business unexciting. However, this company has returned an impressive 49% YTD (year-to-date), outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY), which has returned 11% so far this year.

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Company Overview: What's Ahead for Natural Resource Partners?

In this series, we’ll do a comprehensive analysis of Natural Resource Partners’ (NRP) business model.

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Inside Oasis Petroleum's Dramatic Rise in 2016: Key Analysis

OAS has traded above its 50-day moving average for most of 2016. Whenever it crossed under, it was quick to recover and cross back above in a short span.

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Must-Read Insight into Whiting Petroleum’s Key Fundamentals

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) holds 443,125 net acres in the Williston Basin, where the Bakken and Three Forks plays are located. At the end of 2015, WLL had ~6,050 gross drilling locations in the Williston Basin.

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What Investors Should Know about CLR's Key Fundamentals

Although CLR’s net debt stabilized beginning in 3Q15, continued drops in EBITDA levels continued to push its net-debt-to-EBITDA multiple higher.

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What Investors Should Know about Bill Barrett’s Key Fundamentals

This series will look at Bill Barrett’s key fundamentals and technical drivers to gauge what’s driving the stock.

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Should Bill Barrett Corporation Be on Your Investment Radar?

Over the past two years, BBG has been focusing on streamlining its portfolio and strengthening its position in the DJ Basin.

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