Crude Oil Prices Could End 2017 on a High Note

US crude (UWT) (SCO) oil futures contracts for January delivery rose 1.1% to $57.99 per barrel on December 11, 2017.

Energy Recap for the Week Ending December 8

On December 1–8, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January futures fell 1.7%. On December 8, 2017, US crude oil January futures settled at $57.36 per barrel.

December Update: US Steel Regains Favor in the Markets

After a sharp rally in 2016, US steel producers have seen weak trading this year. Thanks to last week’s upward price action, steel stocks have recouped some of their 2017 losses.

Lululemon Outperforms Expectations Once Again in 3Q17

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) reported 3Q17 results on December 6, 2017. The company reported better-than-expected top-line and bottom-line numbers.

RECENT Tech, Media, and Telecom RESEARCH

Sprint Updates: Outlook, Capex, and More

In this series, we’ll take a look at Sprint’s outlook and capex.

How Key Players in the Hardware Industry Fared in 3Q17

A solid demand environment helped NetApp (NTAP) to report quarterly results that met or beat both internal and external performance expectations.

Acquisition Updates from the Semiconductor Industry

Qualcomm (QCOM) recently turned down Broadcom’s (AVGO) proposed takeover offer (including net debt) of $130 billion, as Qualcomm considered the deal unfavorable.

Twitter’s 3Q17 Earnings: MAUs, 280 Characters, and Blue Checks

Twitter (TWTR) reported that it finished 3Q17 with an average of 330.0 million MAUs (monthly active users). TWTR’s daily audience grew 14% year-over-year in 3Q17.

How Hewlett Packard Enterprise Performed in Fiscal 4Q17

The US-based (SPY) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on November 21 and reported revenue of $7.8 billion for the quarter, which ended in October 2017.

IBM's 3Q17 Earnings: Growth Strategy and Stock Buybacks

In fiscal 3Q17, IBM reported revenues and non-GAAP earnings per share of ~$19.2 billion and $3.30, respectively. These metrics beat analysts’ expectations by $550.0 million and $0.02, respectively.

What Drove Disney's Fiscal 4Q17 Performance

Recently, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported its financial results for fiscal 4Q17.

Partnership with AMD Opens New Doors for Intel

Intel (INTC), which was regarded by Jeffries as the biggest loser of the fourth technology transition, now appears to be turning the tables and catching up.

Post-Earnings Review of the Technology Sector

Frontier Communications (FTR) reported revenues of $2.3 billion in 3Q17, down 10.7% year-over-year but in line with the consensus estimate.

T-Mobile in 4Q17: Network, Capex, 5G, and More

T-Mobile (TMUS) once again led the US wireless sector in YoY (year-over-year) service revenue percentage growth in 3Q17.

Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting quarterly revenues and op. income
Latest Mergers and Deal Updates in the Media and Telecom Sectors

The $85.4 billion merger between AT&T (T) and Time Warner (TWX) has reached a roadblock. President Trump hinted that the Department of Justice could file a lawsuit to block the deal if AT&T doesn’t agree to several conditions.

Will GoPro’s Flagship Products Drive Long-Term Revenue Growth?

The consumer tech (QQQ) stock GoPro (GPRO) has fallen 22.3% since the start of November 2017 to close at $8.29. GoPro is now trading 16% over its 52-week high of $7.14 and 30% below its 52-week high of $11.89.

Facebook's Ads, Audience, and Platform Cleansing

Advertising has traditionally been Facebook’s (FB) primary source of revenue. The company relied more on advertising in 3Q17 than it did in 3Q16.

How IBM's Operating Segments Performed in 3Q17

IBM’s Cloud Private software platform is the company’s tailored hybrid cloud offering aimed at strengthening IBM’s performance in this space.

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Takeover Bid—Now What?

In just one week, Qualcomm’s board rejected Broadcom’s $70-per-share offer on the grounds that it undervalued the stock and brought regulatory uncertainty.

Amazon's 3Q17 Earnings Review: Whole Foods, the Cloud, and TWX

Amazon’s (AMZN) sales from its overseas markets are increasing and in 3Q17, this increase accelerated compared to 2Q17 and 3Q16.

Events that Shaped the Semiconductor Industry in 3Q17

Cypress Semiconductor (CY) reported record revenues in 3Q17, supported by expanding bill-of-material coverage. Its IoT wireless connectivity grew 80% year-over-year in 3Q17.

Can HP Continue Its Robust Performance in Fiscal 4Q17?

If HP (HPQ) meets analysts’ average revenue estimate of ~$13.3 billion, it would mean a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 6.5% compared to revenues of ~$12.5 billion in 4Q16.

AT&T’s Updates: Outlook, DIRECTV Now, Time Warner Deal, and 5G

During its 3Q17 earnings call, AT&T’s management forecast free cash flow and capital expenditures of ~$18.0 billion and ~$22.0 billion, respectively, in 2017.

How Did T-Mobile Fare in 3Q17?

T-Mobile keeps provoking the wireless telecom market with innovative service plans and new subscriber benefits—rather than just competing on prices.


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