Why Philip Morris’s Q3 Earnings Didn't Meet Analyst Estimates

Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Start the Week on a Stable Note

On October 23, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,380.70 after rising 0.06%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 0.68% on October 20, 2017.

Procter & Gamble Didn't Impress Investors in 1Q18

Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.

PPG Industries Stock Rose, Posted Strong Earnings in 3Q17

PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.


2014.03.28-Fractionatin Spread
Why narrowing frac spreads will hurt MLP names like WPZ

Last week, natural gas spot prices traded lower, finishing at $4.33 per MMBtu compared to $4.28 per MMBtu the previous week.

2014.03.20 - Crude Oil Inventories
Why inventories supported oil prices but weighed down gas prices

On March 19, the DOE reported the inventories data for crude for the week ended March 14. Crude oil inventories increased by 5.85 million barrels.

2014.03.10 - HDD Gas
Why this cold winter helped energy names like Range Resources

Severe cold weather over this winter has affected natural gas prices, which should be beneficial for natural gas producers such as Chesapeake Energy.

2014.03.10 - WTI Crude ST
Must-know factors that have moved energy commodity prices lately

On Friday, WTI crude oil prices finished at $102.58 per barrel, compared to $102.59 per barrel the week prior. Crude prices were volatile during the week.

2014.02.28-US Natural Gas Inventories
Must-know: Why oil prices rallied while natural gas prices dropped

On February 27, 2014, the EIA reported that natural gas inventories decreased by 95 bcf (billions of cubic feet) for the week ended February 21, bringing current inventories to 1,348 bcf.

2014.02.26-Fractionation Spread SR
Why narrower frac spreads could hurt energy names like MWE

Last week, the price of a representative barrel of natural gas liquids decreased from $50.57 per barrel to $48.37 per barrel, a 4.5% decrease on the week.

2014.02.21-US Crude Inventories
Why inventories are bearish for both natural gas and crude oil

On February 20, the DOE reported the inventories data for crude for the week ended by February 14. Crude oil inventories increased by 0.97 million barrels.

2014.02.11 - HDD Gas
Why this colder winter has affected some energy companies

Natural gas prices are especially affected during the winter. Cold weather has been a major factor in the natural gas price rally over the past few weeks.

2014.02.10-Natural Gas Prices SR
Why crude oil and NGLs traded up while natural gas traded down

Natural gas prices fell last week, mostly on forecasts of incoming milder weather. The front month contract for natural gas closed at $4.78 per MMBtu.

2014.02.03 - HDD - Propane
Must-know: Which energy names benefit from cold weather?

Weather so far this winter has been colder than normal. This is a positive catalyst for propane distributors’ earnings.

With rising rates, gold takes a backseat to other precious metals

Other precious metals are often consumed in industrial processes, and yearly quantity supplied can be outstripped by the quantity demanded

Retirement pick: Gold and the long-term investor

There is often a debate among academics, financial gurus, asset managers, and advisors as to the place for non-traditional assets in a portfolio.

Precious metals digest: Trends from the week of November 25, 2013

Precious metals had another down week, with the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) falling 3% to close below $120.

2013 10 13 auto
Palladium outperforms platinum as US auto sector outperforms EU's

As automobile demand has recovered much faster in the US than in the EU, palladium demand has surged, outstripping supply in 2012 and likely again in 2013.

2013 10 17 gold
Must-know: Why it's hard to be constructive on gold

It made sense to hold gold when real interest rates were negative, but it doesn’t make sense when equities around the world are roaring and rates are rising.

Why investors' precious metals exposure should include silver

Investors interested in higher upside can get a similar diversification benefit by investing in silver as they can in gold.


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