Why HBO Is a Strategic Asset for Time Warner

Time Warner said that with SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, serialized edgy programming worked better than on linear television networks.

General Mills: Why Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Didn't Impress Investors

General Mills (GIS) reported its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on March 21, 2017. The results are for a three-month period ending on February 26, 2017.

Pre-Market Report: Why Are Global Markets and Commodities Mixed?

On March 24, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.63% and ended the day at 3,268.93. GXC closed at 83.24—a gain of 0.28% on March 23.

Why Oil’s Downturn Could Hit Energy ETFs Harder

On March 23, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for May delivery closed at $47.70 per barrel—an ~0.7% fall over the previous trading session.


Winter Storms and Guidance Are Wreaking Havoc on Airline Stocks

When Winter Storm Stella hit the East Coast, almost 7,500 flights were canceled on March 14, 2017.
Despite these cancellations, Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Alaska Air Group (ALK) outperformed their peers, rising 8.7% and 6.1%, respectively.

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals Is Getting Investors' Attention

To streamline its product portfolio and reduce its debt, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced divestiture plans in 4Q16. This strategy is expected to improve investor sentiment towards Valeant.

Key Investor Updates on Marathon Oil

Last week, crude oil and natural gas producer Marathon Oil (MRO) saw its stock price underperform crude oil prices by a wide margin.

What Do Kinder Morgan’s Key Indicators Suggest?

Kinder Morgan (KMI) stock fell 1% last week (ended March 17, 2017), giving back some of its previous gains.

How ConocoPhillips Stock Performed Last Week

Last week, ConocoPhillips (COP) stock underperformed crude oil prices. The stock rose marginally from $45.67 to $45.69.

Walmart Still Means Business: Behind the Latest Moves

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) appears to be on an acquisition spree, buying small online retailers to solidify its position in the fast-growing online space.

Will Surge in US Freight Rail Traffic Continue?

During the tenth week of 2017, US rail traffic (BRK-B) rose 4.4% YoY (year-over-year) to ~511,000 railcars.

What's Eating Bill Gross (And What's Not)

Gross is a big critic of the Fed’s prolonged lower interest rate, believing that the leveraged based financial system is a major problem for the economy.

Crude Tanker Companies' Stock Performances
How China's February Data Impact the Crude Oil Tanker Industry

China has released its key economic data for February 2017. The information is crucial for assessing the outlook of the crude oil tanker industry.

Schlumberger Deluxe: Inside the Latest Market Indicators

In the past year, SLB stock has risen 7% as of March 17, 2017. During that period, SLB has underperformed OIH, which has risen 11%.

Williams Companies' Sluggish Performance Continued Last Week

Williams Companies (WMB), the midstream c-corp general partner of Williams Partners (WPZ), fell 1.2% last week.

Why Energy Transfer Equity Stock Could Gain Momentum

Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), which directly and indirectly owns the general partner of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL), rose 2.4% last week.

Lululemon Athletica's 4Q16 Earnings: What You Can Expect

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is slated to release its results for the fourth quarter and 2016 overall on Wednesday, March 29.

Utility Stocks: Implied Volatility and Short Interest Are Vital

On March 15, Scana stock rose 1.9%, while its implied volatility rose 9.6%. The recent rise in natural gas demand could be causing Scana stock to rise.

Interest Rate Ripples: The Fed's Latest Hike, Investor Concerns

US stocks rose slightly on March 15, the day of the Fed’s latest interest rate hike, with technology stocks leading the market after the announcement.

Juniper Networks' Performance in Fiscal 2016: A Detailed Look

Juniper reported revenue of $1.4 billion in 4Q16, a rise of 5.0% YoY and 8.0% QoQ. Non-GAAP net income rose 3.0% YoY and 15.0% QoQ.

Iron Ore Surge: How Are Analysts Rating the Miners?

Iron ore miners had an unexpectedly good year in 2016, and 2017 is turning out to be even better. Vale SA (VALE) is leading the miners with a year-to-date gain of 30% through March 14, 2017.

Southern Company: Analyzing Recent Changes in Key Indicators

According to Southern Company’s SEC filing on March 16, 2017, it doesn’t expect the Kemper County power plant to be operational by mid-March.

Analyzing Wall Street's Forecast for Weatherford International

In the past year, Weatherford stock fell 20% until March 17. During this period, Weatherford underperformed the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH).

Energy Commodities: Why They Could Be Weak This Week

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil May futures closed at $49.31 per barrel on March 17, 2017, a 0.10% rise from the previous trading session.


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