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).

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.

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.

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

Continental Resources: An important overview

In the past one year, Continental Resource’s share price has gone down by 29%. Share prices of most of the oil-heavy upstream companies have declined since June this year.

An investor’s guide to China Southern Airlines Company Ltd.

China Southern Airlines’ network connects 1,024 destinations in 187 countries, including all major cities in Asia, Europe, the United States, Australia, and Africa.

Must-know: An investor’s guide to PepsiCo

According to Information Resources, Inc. (or IRI), PepsiCo owns nine of the 40 largest packaged goods trademarks in the United States.

A must-read overview of Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates a poker tour as well as various gaming entertainment properties. The company also manages a racetrack.

Investor Update: New York Life to enter the $2 trillion ETF market

The transparency that makes ETFs so appealing also serves as a hindrance to active managers, who prefer issuing mutual funds over ETFs.

Value offers a cushion: Why last year’s winners are now losers

Retailers had a stellar 2013 with a return of 41.2%, whereas China and India lost 5.1% and 10%, respectively.

HCA Holdings: A must-read company overview

HCA Holdings went private in 1988 through a leveraged buyout, but it again became a public company in 1992.

An in-depth overview of the US restaurant industry

Consumer confidence in the United States is at an all-time high in seven years, and people are spending more on food prepared outside the home.

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA - An overview of operations and financials

GOL was the first airline to introduce low-cost carrier industry practices and technologies in Latin America.

Google's swift progress in the devices market

After its success in India, Google will be expanding Android One to other emerging markets such as Indonesia and Philippines.

Must-know: An overview of NVIDIA and its key growth areas

NVIDIA’s business focuses on visual computing. It ensures and enforces connectivity through computer graphics. Its graphics chips cater to all of the major computing platforms.

Google's strategy: Stay one click ahead of competitors

Google has improved its measurement tools. Google advertisers have found that mobile ad campaigns drive 15% more conversions than previously measured.

Must-know: A business overview of Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (TXN) was founded in 1941. It’s headquartered in Dallas. TXN is known for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. It has operations in ~35 countries.


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