RECENT Industry RESEARCH
Since the US presidential election, emerging markets have bounced back as though the election never happened.
The Permian Basin, which spans parts of West Texas and New Mexico, is considered one of the most prolific regions for oil and gas production in the US.
In this series, we’ll be taking a close look at the agricultural fertilizer industry and why it serves one of the most important functions in the agricultural sector.
The oilfield equipment and services industry refers to all products and services associated with the oil and gas exploration and production process, or the upstream energy industry.
This series will provide you a complete overview of the refining industry as well as a quick snapshot of downstream sector stocks in the US.
The CBOE Volatility Index (or VIX), a measure of market turbulence, tumbled 12% during the week ended September 3, 2016. It was the biggest fall in two months.
The global hunt for returns has turned US junk bonds into an attractive investment option.
This week, investors in banking stocks are watching for the results of the Fed’s 2016 stress test. Favorable results might bring some optimism to the sector.
Starting with a modest computer game developed in the 1940s, the video gaming industry has exploded as graphics and technology continue to advance. This series will look at the various trends and highlights that impact the gaming sector.
The FDIC released its quarterly report on the health of the US banking industry on June 1. It suggested that 1Q16 bank earnings fell 2% year-over-year.
The global economy has experienced slower growth since the global recession, and mobile devices have shown simultaneous signs of market saturation.
Firms in the US hardware and communications equipment sector design and sell a broad range of products, provide services, and deliver integrated solutions.
Some of the challenges the pharmaceutical industry faces include R&D failures, changes in regulatory procedures, litigation, patent expiries, and foreign currency movements.
Beauty companies’ revenues for 4Q15 conveyed mixed signals to investors. Although Procter & Gamble and Avon started the earnings season on a disappointing note with lower sales, Estée Lauder and Coty beat consensus Wall Street estimates.
While P&G and Clorox reported disappointing earnings with lower sales, Clorox and Kimberly-Clark missed analyst expectations for revenue in 4Q15.
This series will compare Hess (HES), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), and Marathon Oil (MRO). We will focus on how these companies have grown their revenues, production, and earnings since last year.
Utilities’ earnings in 4Q15 were mostly influenced by daunting weather, falling customer demand, and commodity prices.
The specialty chemicals industry caters to diverse sectors through innovative products that are tailored to the specific requirements of end markets.
The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) attracts the most attention among US financial ETFs. 87% of the fund is composed of large-cap stocks.
Investors look at events in the US financial sector (XLF) to determine the trajectory of economic growth. Major events this week include four earnings releases and several conferences.