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Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on December 13

On December 13, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68% and closed the day at 3,303.04. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 1.3% on December 12.

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SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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How US Tax Reforms Could Impact the Healthcare Industry

The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.

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Why Papa John’s 3Q17 Earnings Fail to Impress Analysts

On October 31, Papa John’s reported 3Q17 adjusted EPS of $0.60 on revenues of $431.7 million, which shows EPS growth of 5.3% and revenue growth of 2.2%.

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3Q17 Earnings Overview: Not Easy to Impress Ferrari Investors

On the day of its 3Q17 earnings release, Ferrari stock opened at $118.42, down 1.3% from the previous session’s closing price. The stock extended these losses later in the session.

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Clorox Exceeds 1Q18 Expectations, Outlook Disappoints

Clorox (CLX) reported better-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results. The company’s sales and EPS (earnings per share) exceeded analysts’ estimate.

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Under Armour Stock Falls 24% after 3Q17 Results

Baltimore-based Under Armour (UAA) reported its 3Q17 results on October 31.

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Columbia Sportswear Beats Earnings, Revenue Projections in 3Q17

Columbia Sportswear (COLM) reported its 3Q17 results after the market closed on October 26. COLM’s total sales increased 0.2% to $747.0 million, beating the consensus by $11.0 million.

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Colgate-Palmolive: 3Q17 Volumes Improved, Margins Are Pressured

Colgate-Palmolive (CL) reported its 3Q17 earnings on October 27. CL’s adjusted earnings per share of $0.73 were in line with estimates and remained flat on a year-over-year basis.

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What to Expect from Starbucks’s Fiscal 4Q17 Earnings

Starbucks (SBUX) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 4Q17 earnings after the market closes on November 2, 2017. As of October 27, 2017, the company was trading at $54.88.

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What Analysts Predict for Ferrari's 3Q17 Earnings

In 3Q17, Ferrari stock continued to trade on a bullish note and impressed investors with returns of about 28.4%.

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Ford’s 3Q17 Earnings: Solid North America Kept Optimism Alive

Ford (F) announced its 3Q17 results on October 26. Ford reported adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.43 in 3Q17, ~65.4% higher than its adjusted EPS of $0.26 in 3Q16.

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Hyatt’s 3Q17 Earnings Preview: What Should Investors Expect?

Hyatt (H), which is expected to report its 3Q17 results on November 2, is the only major hotel stock to fall in October. Hyatt stock has fallen 0.74% month-to-date.

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Why Chipotle’s 3Q17 Earnings Failed to Impress Investors

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) posted its 3Q17 earnings after the market closed on October 24. In 3Q17, the company had posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.33 on revenues of $1.13 billion.

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McDonald’s Hopes Momentum Continues after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

McDonald’s (MCD) posted its 3Q17 earnings on October 24, 2017. Its adjusted EPS (earnings per share) was $1.76 on revenues of $5.75 billion.

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VF Corporation Exceeds 3Q17 Expectations, Raises Guidance

VF Corporation (VFC) reported its 3Q17 results on October 23. VFC’s adjusted earnings per share rose 6% year-over-year to $1.23 versus consensus expectations of $1.12.

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Can Best Buy Stock Continue Its Strong Momentum?

Best Buy (BBY) stock has risen 32.8% as of October 24 on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

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O'Reilly Automotive’s 3Q17 Earnings: What Went Wrong

O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY), one of the largest US auto part retailers, released its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on October 25, 2017.

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Could Clorox’s Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Expectations?

Clorox (CLX) is set to report its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 1, 2017. CLX stock has risen 6.0% on a year-to-date basis through October 24.

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Tesla’s 3Q17: Analysts’ Pre-Results Estimates

Telsa (TSLA) yielded impressive Wall Street returns of about 69.2% in the first half of 2017, but this optimism didn’t continue in 3Q17.

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What to Expect from Shake Shack’s 3Q17 Earnings

Shake Shack (SHAK) plans to announce its 3Q17 earnings on November 1. On October 23, Shake Shack stock traded at $35.14, a rise of 6.0% since its 2Q17 earnings report on August 3.

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What to Expect from Activision and Electronic Arts in 3Q17

Analysts expect the US-based (SPY) gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) to post revenue of $1.18 billion in fiscal 2Q18, the quarter that ended on September 30, 2017.

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Skechers Stock Surged 40% after Trouncing 3Q17 Expectations

Skechers (SKX) reported results for fiscal 3Q17 after the market closed on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

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