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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.

RECENT Industry RESEARCH

The Case for Sticking with High Yield

The global hunt for returns has turned US junk bonds into an attractive investment option.

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Why Did the Fed and Brexit Drive the Financial Sector Last Week?

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.

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An Investor’s Guide to the US Video Gaming Industry

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.

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FDIC Report: How Were US Banks' Earnings in 1Q16?

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.

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A Brief History of Mobile Device Market Competition

The global economy has experienced slower growth since the global recession, and mobile devices have shown simultaneous signs of market saturation.

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Introducing the Hardware and Communications Equipment Industry

Firms in the US hardware and communications equipment sector design and sell a broad range of products, provide services, and deliver integrated solutions.

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An Investor's Guide to the Japanese Pharmaceutical Market

Some of the challenges the pharmaceutical industry faces include R&D failures, changes in regulatory procedures, litigation, patent expiries, and foreign currency movements.

How Did Beauty Companies' Revenues Shape Up in 4Q15?
Mirror, Mirror: How Did Beauty Companies' 4Q15 Results Look?

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.

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What CPG Companies' Rough 4Q15 Could Mean for 1Q16

While P&G and Clorox reported disappointing earnings with lower sales, Clorox and Kimberly-Clark missed analyst expectations for revenue in 4Q15.

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HES, APA, DVN, and MRO: How Do Top Upstream Players Stack Up?

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.

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The Power Play: What's ahead for Utilities in 2016?

Utilities’ earnings in 4Q15 were mostly influenced by daunting weather, falling customer demand, and commodity prices.

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Pick Your Poison: An Investor's Guide to Specialty Chemicals

The specialty chemicals industry caters to diverse sectors through innovative products that are tailored to the specific requirements of end markets.

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Are Financial ETF Fund Flows Indicating Bullish Sentiments?

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.

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Financials Roundup: Is the Bearish Sentiment Over?

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.

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How Much Did the 2GB DRAM Spot Price Fall Last Week?

The spot price of 2GB (gigabyte) DDR3 (double data rate 3) DRAM fell 1.7% from $1.05 on February 19, 2016, to $1.03 on February 26, 2016.

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Key Findings from FDIC Report: How Were Banks' 4Q15 Earnings?

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s quarterly report on the health of the US banking industry said that 4Q15 bank earnings rose 11.9% year-over-year.

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Banks Saw Highest Gains of 2016: Is Bearish Sentiment Over?

Financial stocks and bank ETFs have been the worst performers this year, and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) is down nearly 5.8% year-to-date.

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Why Financial ETFs from around the World Have Seen Big Outflows

On February 19, the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) closed at $20.98. This is 10% and 6% below its 100-day and 50-day moving averages, respectively.

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Base Metals' Weekly Overview: Gains in the First Week of February

With the exception of aluminum and nickel, all base metals gained in the week ended February 6, 2016. On the London Metals Exchange, copper rose for the third consecutive trading week.

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How Strong Is Copper's Current Rally?

Copper started 2016 with a negative tone. It reached a multiyear low price level by mid-January. It’s an extension of the downfall it experienced in 2015.

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