In the week ended October 14, US railroads’ overall freight volumes rose 3% compared with the same week in 2016. US railroads carried ~10.6 million carloads, up 3.7% for the first 41 weeks of 2017.
Gilead Sciences stock has risen ~15.2% in 3Q17 and 13.9% year-to-date as of October 20, 2017.
BSX stock has been performing well recently, and investor confidence appears to have ridden on innovative product launches and strong 2Q17 results.
Ensco (ESV) plans to release its 3Q17 results on Thursday, October 26, 2017, before the market opens.
In September 2017, US housing starts fell from an upwardly revised August number of 1.183 million to 1.127 million units—a negative surprise.
Alibaba (BABA) is gearing up to report its fiscal 2Q18 (September quarter) financial results on November 2, 2017. Analysts are expecting its fiscal 2Q18 adjusted EPS to be 6.90 yuan.
General Motors (GM) announced that it wants to test a few semi-driverless cars next year on the streets of New York City.
November natural gas (UGAZ) (GASL) futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose 0.7% and closed at $2.87 per MMBtu on October 19, 2017.
On October 19, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) (OIIL) December futures closed at $51.51 per barrel.
CF Industries (CF) will release its 3Q17 earnings on November 1, 2017, after the market closes.
Steel Dynamics (STLD) released its 3Q17 earnings on October 18, 2017. It reported revenues of $2.44 billion compared to $2.1 billion in 3Q16 and $2.39 billion in 2Q17.
Concho Resources (CXO) plans to release its 3Q17 earnings on October 31, 2017, after the market closes.
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Beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) is slated to announce its 3Q17 results on October 25. On October 18, KO stock rose 11.9% to $46.40 on a year-to-date basis.
The North American gold miners’ results season is slated to begin on October 25. In this series, we’ll see how analysts view their revenues, earnings, and free cash flows.
Cheniere Energy (LNG) has been on an upward trend for most of October, having risen 5.1% since the start of the month.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is slated to release its fiscal 4Q17 earnings on October 25. WBA’s total sales are expected to reach $29.6 billion, a 4.6% increase over its fiscal 4Q16 sales.
T-Mobile (TMUS) is set to report its 3Q17 results on October 23, 2017. In this series, we’ll look at various metrics and what drives the company.
Ford Motor Company (F) is set to release its 3Q17 earnings report on October 26. Ford is the second-largest US auto company by vehicle sales volume after General Motors (GM).
On October 18, 2017, Altria stock was trading at $64.81, which represents a fall of 9.6% since the announcement of its 2Q17 earnings on July 27, 2017.