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.


What Happened in the Crude Tanker Industry Last Week?

In week 43, which ended on October 27, 2017, the Baltic Dirty Tanker Index rose to 914 from 896.

North American Rail Freight Traffic Rolled ahead in Week 42

For the first 42 weeks of 2017, US rail carriers (XLI) registered ~10.9 million railcars, up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis.

Weekly Update: US Steel Stocks Lost Momentum Last Week

After a remarkable run in the preceding two weeks, US steel stocks lost momentum last week.

Union Pacific Delivers in 3Q17 Results, But What's Next?

Union Pacific (UNP) posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.5, just beating the analyst estimate by 0.6%.

A Look at Top Dividend Retail Stocks as Holiday Shopping Begins

According to eMarketer, retail e-commerce holiday season sales have been projected to grow by 16.6% in 2017 compared to 14.3% in 2016.

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Canadian National Railway Positive after Its 3Q17 Earnings

On October 24, Canadian National Railway (CNI) released its 3Q17 results. CNI posted adjusted earnings per share of $1.31 Canadian, just short of the analyst estimate of $1.32 Canadian.

Week 42: Crude Tanker Industry Update

In week 42, which ended on October 20, 2017, the BDTI fell from 903 to 896. In week 41, the index rose by 127 points.

Norfolk Southern Beats 3Q17 Estimates on Property Sale Gains

Norfolk Southern (NSC) has reported earnings of $1.75 per share for 3Q17, up 13% from $1.55 in 3Q16.

AK Steel’s 3Q17 Expectations: The Word on Wall Street

AK Steel is scheduled to release its 3Q17 earnings on October 31. U.S. Steel will release its 3Q17 results the same day, with a conference call on November 1.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners: Digging into Its 3Q17 Results

On October 19, 2017, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NAP) announced its 3Q17 revenue and earnings before the markets opened.

Disappointing 3Q17 Results Force General Electric to Cut Guidance

General Electric (GE) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 20. GE’s reported earnings per share of $0.21 fell short of the estimated $0.45—a significant earnings miss of 53.6%.

Expectations for U.S. Steel Corporation’s 3Q17 Earnings

U.S. Steel Corporation (X) is scheduled to release its 3Q17 earnings on October 31, 2017. In this series, we’ll see what analysts are projecting and what investors could be watching.

Weekly Update: US Steel Industry Continues to Defy Pessimists

Last week, AK Steel was the biggest gainer among the top five US-based steelmakers (CLF). AK Steel stock rose 6.7% in the week ending October 20, 2017.

What Investors Can Expect from American Airlines’ 3Q17 Earnings

American Airlines (AAL) is expected to announce its 3Q17 earnings on October 26. AAL stock has fallen since mid-July due to several challenges facing the airline industry.

Week 41: North American Rail Freight on an Ambiguous Track

In the week ended October 14, US railroads’ overall freight volumes rose 3% compared with the same week in 2016. US railroads carried ~10.6 million carloads, up 3.7% for the first 41 weeks of 2017.

Steel Stocks on a High after NUE and STLD Report 3Q17 Earnings

Steel Dynamics (STLD) released its 3Q17 earnings on October 18, 2017. It reported revenues of $2.44 billion compared to $2.1 billion in 3Q16 and $2.39 billion in 2Q17.

A Look at the Top 10 Dividend-Paying Aerospace & Defense Stocks

This series will discuss the top ten aerospace and defense products and services companies based on their dividend yields.

Crude Tanker Industry Update for Week 41

In week 41, which ended on October 13, 2017, the BDTI rose to 903 from 776. In week 41, the index remained unchanged at 776.

JetBlue Trading at Industry Low Valuations before 3Q17 Earnings

JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is expected to release its third-quarter earnings on October 24, 2017. In this series, we’ll look at its expansion plans, declining profitability, and valuations.

US Steel Stocks after 3Q17: What Analysts Think Now

There’s been a lot of action in the US steel space in the past month, and we’ve seen analysts revise their ratings to reflect the view of steel stocks ahead of 3Q17 results.


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