Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.


What October's Services PMI Signals for Developed Markets

In this series, we’ll examine the final services PMI for the US, the UK, Japan, France, Germany, Spain, and the Eurozone for October 2017. We’ll also look at the US consumer confidence level.

Key Takeaways from Weekly Coal Indicators

The EIA issued its natural gas inventory report on November 9, 2017. Natural gas inventory was 3,790 Bcf which is 0.4% more than 3,775 Bcf for the week ended October 27, 2017.

Volatility Index versus Gold
Rising Yield's Impact on Gold

Besides the impact of interest rates, there are also other global indicators that could play on precious metals—the most important being the US dollar.

A Comparative Analysis of Steel Companies’ 3Q17 Performance

U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal posted better-than-expected revenues and profits in 3Q17, but AK Steel missed consensus estimates for its top and bottom lines.

How the Reverse Stock Split Decision Affected Whiting Stock

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock fell 1.1% in the week ended November 10. On November 8, Whiting announced a one-for-four reverse stock split.

Institutional Activity in the Top S&P 500 Utilities in 3Q17

In this series, we’ll take a look at institutional investors’ utility holdings in 3Q17.

What’s Next for Antares Pharma after the FDA Rejection of Xyosted?

Antares Pharma’s (ATRS) products include Vibex, a pressure-assisted autoinjector. The global injectable drug delivery market is expected to grow to $624.5 billion by 2021.

How MPC, VLO, ANDV, and PSX Fared in 3Q17

Refining stocks like Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Andeavor (ANDV), Valero Energy (VLO), and Phillips 66 (PSX) have posted strong performances in 3Q17.

Week 44: Mixed Trends for North American Rail Freight Traffic

In the 44th week of 2017, total rail freight traffic in the United States recorded a ~0.9% fall. Overall volumes, including intermodal, decreased to ~539,000 units.

This Week's Movers in Upstream and Oilfield Services

So far this week (starting November 13, 2017), natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) prices are leading a decline in energy commodities.

Crude Oil: Is the Rally Over?

On November 14, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) December futures fell 1.9% and closed at $55.7 per barrel.

Will Patterson-UTI Energy’s Fundamentals Reverse Bearish Prices?

On November 13, 2017, Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) was trading at $20.58. It has fallen ~24% since the beginning of 2017.

Internet Heavyweights after 3Q17: A Post-Earnings Review

Facebook published its 3Q17 results on November 1, again reporting revenue and earnings growth and comfortably surpassing the consensus estimate.

The Top 10 S&P 500 Companies with the Lowest Dividend Growth

In this series, we’ll discuss the top ten S&P 500 (SPY) companies with the lowest dividend growth. The energy sector comprises 70% of the list.

What to Expect in Deere's Fiscal 4Q17 Earnings

Deere (DE) will announce its fiscal 4Q17 earnings on November 22, 2017, before the market opens. The announcement will be followed by a conference call.

What Are the Major Market Movers for Precious Metals?

In order to analyze the performance of the precious metals market, it’s important to look at the core mining stocks and their technical details.

Oil Exports and the IEA's Report Could Drag Crude Oil Futures

US crude oil (USO) (USL) futures contracts for December delivery fell 1.8% to $55.70 per barrel on November 14, 2017.

Why Vivint Solar Stock Fell after 3Q17 Results

Vivint Solar posted $75.1 million in revenues in 3Q17, up by 82% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

Tyson Foods Reports Strong Fiscal 4Q17: Could Stock Move Higher?

Tyson Foods (TSN) announced better-than-expected fiscal 4Q17 results on Monday, November 13, 2017. The company’s sales and EPS easily surpassed Wall Street’s expectations.

How Macy’s Fared in Fiscal 3Q17

Macy’s (M) stock surged about 11% on November 9 in reaction to its fiscal 3Q17 results. However, the company’s stock continues to be in the red on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.


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