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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.

RECENT Industry and Company RESEARCH

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Should Utility Investors Consider NextEra Energy?

NextEra Energy is one of the fastest-growing utilities in the country. In this series, we’ll discuss its operational and financial metrics and see whether it’s attractive from a long-term investment perspective.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 10–14, 2017

Although banks’ earnings were better than expected, banking stocks fell due to weak trading revenue and disappointing forecasts.

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What Makes TransCanada Attractive in the Long Term

TransCanada (TRP) was founded more than 65 years ago, and its operations spread across seven Canadian provinces, 38 US states, and Mexico.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 3–7, 2017

Last week, financials got a boost after major banks cleared the latest round of the Fed’s stress tests. Financial stocks rose 1.5% last week.

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Why Xcel Energy Stands Tall among Peers

Xcel Energy (XEL) has a market capitalization of $23 billion and appears to be one of the potentially attractive utility stocks in 2017.

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Logistics and Air Travel Weekly: June 26-30, 2017

Schneider National (SNDR) topped the list with a stock price gain of 6.5%. It was the top gainer in the logistics and air travel sector.

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Financials Overview for the Week of June 26–30, 2017

Major banking stocks rose after the Fed approved huge payout plans. Wells Fargo (WFC) rose 2.7% and Citigroup (C) rose 2.8%.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan (KMI) is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in the US. KMI owns an interest in or operates ~84,000 miles of pipelines and 155 terminals.

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In-Depth with Noble Energy: US Onshore, Financials, and Leviathan

Noble Energy has been increasing its US onshore liquids focus. It holds acreage positions in premiere US shale plays such as the DJ Basin, the Delaware Basin, and the Eagle Ford Shale.

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Financials Overview: Week of June 19–23, 2017

US stocks ended the week with a marginal gain. Weak financials and consumer staples shares eclipsed a rally in the healthcare and biotechnology sectors.

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Financials Overview: Week of June 12–16, 2017

On June 12, 2017, the White House issued recommendations to relax banking regulations due to a significant improvement in the financial system and renewed economic growth.

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What Factors Are Likely to Steer Oasis Stock in 2017

According to its investor presentation released on May 17, 2017, Oasis Petroleum (OAS) holds a premier acreage position in the Williston Basin. This series will look at what we can expect from Oasis this year.

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Anadarko Petroleum: Key Trends and Fundamentals

Anadarko Petroleum noted that it had $5.8 billion in cash and cash equivalents on March 31, 2017. In this series, we’ll look at the company’s key fundamentals and stock price movement.

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Financials Overview: Week of June 5–June 9, 2017

The financial sector boosted US stocks last week even as the market continued to trade sideways in the absence of major new economic data.

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Financials Overview: Week of May 29–June 2, 2017

Financials took a hit in the week of May 29–June 2, 2017, with the S&P 500 Financials Index falling 0.80% compared to a rise of 1.0% in the S&P 500.

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President Trump's Influence on the US Chemical Industry

President Trump’s economic stimulus policy and an increase in infrastructure investment are expected to have a positive impact on US GDP growth.

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Dollar General: An Overview of the Largest US Dollar Store Chain

Headquartered in Tennessee, Dollar General (DG) is the largest discount store retailer in the United States in terms of total sales.

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US Onshore and GOM: How Could They Drive APC’s Growth in 2017?

In 2017, Anadarko Petroleum (APC) expects to focus on its US onshore and Gulf of Mexico operations. In 2016, APC closed more than $5 billion in asset monetizations.

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Apache's Key Fundamentals: How Do They Compare?

In this series, we’ll look at Apache’s key fundamentals and compare them with those of energy peers.

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A Look at Continental Resources' Key Fundamentals

In a previous series, we read about Continental Resources’ (CLR) management objectives and operational plans in 2017. In this series, we’ll focus on Continental’s key fundamentals.

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