Flotek Industries: Wall Street’s Target and Relative Valuation

Flotek Industries’ (FTK) stock price has fallen 60% in the past year as of August 10, 2017. XLE has produced -6% returns since August 10, 2016.

These Deals Are Shaping AT&T’s Future

AT&T (T) announced recently that it was partnering with SONIFI Solutions to expand entertainment options for travelers in hotels.

Analyzing ONEOK’s Growth Prospects in 2017 and Beyond

In 2Q17, ONEOK’s Natural Gas Liquids segment’s adjusted EBITDA fell 1.2% compared to 2Q16 due to a decrease in optimization and marketing earnings.

Pre-Market Report: Strong Global Markets, Improved Risk Appetite

After gaining for seven consecutive trading weeks, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell last week. The index started this week on a stronger note.


Why Kinder Morgan Fell 5.6% Last Week

The British Columbian government’s decision to join the battle against KMI’s Trans Mountain expansion project contributed to the recent fall in the stock.

Key Updates from Chemical Industry for Week Ended August 11

On August 11, 2017, Axalta (AXTA) introduced its waterborne refinish coating brand, Syrox, in China.

What Happened in the Energy Sector Last Week

Between August 4 and 11, 2017, US crude oil (USO)(DBO) September futures fell 1.5% and closed at $48.82 per barrel on August 11.

How Disney's Video Streaming Services Could Affect Media Sector

The highlight of Disney’s fiscal 3Q17 earnings release was the company’s announcement regarding the launch of two streaming services.

Wendy’s Hopes for Sustained Momentum after 2Q17

For 2Q17, Wendy’s (WEN) reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.15 on revenues of $320.3 million—50.0% higher YoY—but its revenue fell 16.3%.

Nordstrom’s Better-than-Expected 2Q17 Earnings

Upscale department store Nordstrom (JWN) exceeded analysts’ revenue and earnings estimates for fiscal 2Q17, which ended on July 29.

Analyzing ConocoPhillips Stock in the Week Ended August 11

For the week ended August 11, 2017, crude oil (USO) retreated from $49.58 per barrel to $48.82 per barrel, a 2.0% fall.

Will Global Oil Demand Overshadow Ample Supplies?

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (XLE)(XOP)(USO) futures contracts for September delivery rose 0.5% to $48.82 per barrel on August 11, 2017.

Your Weekly Utility Review: Market Trends, Outlook, and More

The markets last week were weak due to geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea. Utilities fell 0.40%.

Reason and Political Risk in Markets

Whether making buy and sell decisions on individual securities or allocating to asset classes, we must tune out the noise and use reason to determine the right course to set.

The Consumer Sector in the Week of August 7–11

The consumer discretionary and retail sectors had a rough week from August 7–11. Many stocks in the consumer discretionary sector suffered due to dismal 2Q17 results.

Where Amgen Stands after 2Q17

Of the 24 analysts covering Amgen, four have recommended a “strong buy” for the stock, while six have recommended a “buy.”

What to Expect from Walmart’s Fiscal 2Q18

Wall Street analysts expect Walmart’s (WMT) fiscal 2Q18 adjusted earnings per share to remain flat at $1.07 on a year-over-year basis.

Southern Company’s Dividend Profile before Its Ex-Dividend Date

Georgia-based Southern Company (SO) declared a dividend of $0.58 per share on July 18, 2017. Its ex-dividend date is August 17, 2017.

Why Is Oil Crucial to Your Investments?

On August 10, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) September futures fell 2.0% as concerns about the supply-glut situation increased, closing at $48.59 per barrel.

US Natural Gas Futures Near 3-Week High: What’s Next?

Natural gas (BOIL) (GASL) futures have risen 7.4% in the last five trading sessions.

What the Market Told Us about Weatherford on August 11

In the past year, Weatherford International’s (WFT) stock has fallen 28% as of August 11, 2017.

Global Markets Rebound as North Korea Concerns Calm Down

Asian markets rebounded on Monday as concerns about the geopolitical tensions between North Korea and the United States abated.

What the Market Said about Schlumberger on August 11

Schlumberger’s (SLB) one-year stock price fell 21.0% as of August 11, 2017. In the past year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has fallen 7.0%.

Will a Strong Euro Derail the ECB’s Normalization Plan?

The European economy has expanded in the last 17 consecutive quarters. The Eurozone’s annual growth rate is 2.1%—the highest growth rate in the last six years.


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