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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 20

On October 20, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,378.65 after rising 0.25%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 1.7% on October 19, 2017.

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Highs and Lows: Wall Street's Performance on October 19

After rising for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. It rose in the first three trading days of the week.

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What's in Store for Nike This Quarter? A 1Q18 Earnings Preview

Oregon-based Nike (NKE) is expected to release its results for 1Q18 after the market closes on September 26, 2017. Its EPS (earnings per share) is expected to fall 34.0% YoY.

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Why the Bank of Japan Is Continuing with Negative Interest Rates

The Bank of Japan left its policy unchanged at its September meeting. By an 8–1 majority vote, the policy board decided to leave its policy and its QQE with a yield curve control unchanged.

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A Look at the Top 5 Gaming Stocks

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is the largest gaming company in the world, with a market cap of approximately $48.4 billion and an enterprise value of $49.5 billion.

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What's the Status of Autonomous Vehicles in September 2017?

In this series, we’ll take a look at recent developments in the field of autonomous vehicles.

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AutoZone’s Fiscal 4Q17: Higher Sales and Mixed Margins

In fiscal 4Q17, AutoZone’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) stood at $15.27, which is ~6.8% higher than its EPS of $14.30 in fiscal 4Q16.

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What to Expect from Darden’s Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings

Darden Restaurants (DRI) will announce its fiscal 1Q18 earnings before the market opens on September 26, 2017.

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Burlington Stores Stock: Can Investors Expect Momentum?

Burlington Stores (BURL) stock has risen 6.3% to $90.13 on a YTD basis as of September 15, 2017. The stock has risen 4.7% since the company announced its fiscal 2Q17 results.

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Auto Updates: Tesla Semi, Ferrari Downgrade, and More

In this series, we’ll look at possible reasons for mainstream automakers’ solid Wall Street performance in the week ended September 15.

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Consumer Sector Recap: Week of September 11–15, 2017

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) finished the week ending September 15 with a gain of 1.5% as the expectation of damage from Hurricane Irma subsided.

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What's the Buzz around Nordstrom Stock?

As of September 15, Nordstrom stock has fallen 2.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

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US Jobs Data: What to Expect from Autos in September

US auto sales’ SAAR was at 16.14 million vehicle units in August 2017—a decrease from a SAAR at 17.22 million vehicle units in August 2016.

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Activision Banks on In-Game, Digital Purchases for Revenue Growth

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) stock has risen ~7.6% since the gaming company announced its 2Q17 results on August 3. ATVI has beaten its earnings estimates in the last five consecutive quarters.

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What Accelerated Chinese Vehicle Sales in August?

Auto sales in China in August 2017 reached ~2.19 million vehicle units, which is ~5.3% higher than the 2.07 million vehicle units sold in China in August 2016.

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What Analysts Expect from AutoZone’s 4Q17 Earnings

As of September 12, AutoZone stock was trading at $551.55 with about a 4.4% rise in September so far. However, AutoZone has seen a massive fall of about 30.2% in 2017 so far.

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What to Expect from BBBY’s 2Q17 Earnings

American home furnishing and domestics merchandising company Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) is scheduled to announce its 2Q17 earnings after the market closes on September 19, 2017.

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How Much Upside Is Left in Home Depot Stock?

After Home Depot (HD) posted its 2Q17 earnings on August 16, 2017, the stock fell to $147.49 by August 18, 2017, most likely due to the fear of Amazon’s (AMZN) entry into the appliance sector.

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Auto Stocks Begin September 2017 on a Mixed Note

In this series, we’ll see what may have contributed to mainstream automakers’ mixed performance in the week ended September 8.

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RH Raises Outlook after Strong 2Q17 Earnings

In this series, we’ll discuss RH’s 2Q17 earnings call and compare its 2Q17 performance with analysts’ estimates.

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Consumer Sector Recap: Week of September 4–8, 2017

The S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPX-Index) finished the week ending September 8 with a slight fall of 0.61%. The consumer discretionary sector fell last week.

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Department Stores: What Can Investors Expect in 2H17?

In 1H17, only Nordstrom’s top-line growth was in the positive zone. Including credit card revenue, its revenue grew 3.6% on a YoY basis to $7.1 billion.

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