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.


Valeant Pharmaceuticals: The Rise and Fall of a Giant

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) has grown inorganically through highly leveraged acquisitions. From 2008 to 2015, it acquired more than 100 companies.

Where Does Trina Solar Stand in the Global Solar Industry Now?

Founded in 1997, Trina Solar (TSL) is a Chinese integrated solar power products manufacturer and solar solutions and service provider.

A Must-Read Overview of Honda Motor Company

Honda Motor Company (HMC) is the second-largest Japanese automaker after Toyota and the world’s largest internal combustion engine manufacturer by volume. This series will help auto investors to become familiar with the key aspects of Honda’s business before investing in its stock and ADRs.

Skechers' Growth Story: Mid-Cap Growth or Big-Time Gains?

In this series, we’ll analyze Skechers’ business model, its competitive positioning, its financials, and its stock price performance and returns.

American Airlines Overview: The Past, the Crisis, and the Recovery

In this series, we’ll take a close look at American Airlines Group, the world’s largest airline with the industry’s highest market share of 19% as measured by revenue passenger miles.

Can Innovation Boost Flowserve's Market Share?

Incorporated in 1912, Flowserve is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and service provider of industrial flow management equipment.

An Investor's Guide to Dental Manufacturer Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) is the largest manufacturer of dental equipment and technologies in the world. The company was formed in February 2016.

Amazon: Exploring the Retail and Technology Giant's Strategy

When Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995, few would have believed that it would give big names such as Walmart, Microsoft, and Google runs for their money.

Will The Cheesecake Factory Sweeten Your Portfolio?

The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) is a casual restaurant chain that was founded in 1978. The California-based company owns and operates 201 restaurants.

C. R. Bard, Medical Technology Giant: An Investor's Guide

Headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey, C. R. Bard (BCR) is a leading medical technology company in the United States.

What You Should Know about Fidelity National Information Services

Headquartered in Florida, Fidelity National Information Services is a big hitter in software solutions and innovations in the financial services industry.

All You Need to Know to Stay Savvy about Smart & Final Stores

Positioned as a value-oriented food retailer, Smart & Final Stores caters to the needs of household and business customers through its three banners.

A Must-Read Overview of Toyota Motor Corporation

In 2015, Toyota ranked 11th on Forbes’s list of the world’s largest companies. This ranking was based on a composite score of the revenues, profits, assets, and market value of various companies.

The Fall and Rise of Continental Resources: A Company Analysis

In this series, we will analyze how badly Continental Resources (CLR) was hit by weak oil prices, and what measures it has taken to counter this situation. In 2015, crude oil accounted for 66% of CLR’s total production and 85% of its revenues.

Your Guide to Intuitive Surgical: Robotic Surgical Systems Leader

Intuitive Surgical is a pioneer of minimally invasive robotic surgery. It develops and manufactures da Vinci surgical systems and related instruments.

A Must-Read Company Overview of Boston Scientific

Starting in 2011, Boston Scientific (BSX) has undertaken cost-cutting programs and reorganization efforts to turn the company’s battered financials around. In 2014, BSX started registering positive growth and profitability.

Should Investors Hold onto Deere & Company or Steer Clear?

Deere & Company (DE) has a market capitalization of ~$25 billion. It’s the world’s largest maker of farm equipment.

An In-Depth Look at Icahn Enterprises' Segments and Strategies

Icahn Enterprises’ investment strategy involves identifying and purchasing undervalued businesses and assets at distressed prices.

What Could the Future Hold for Biopharmaceutical Giant Baxalta?

Following news of the Shire-Baxalta merger, Baxalta’s share price rose and Shire’s share price fell.

Is Ralph Lauren Coming Apart at the Seams? A 2016 Investor's Guide

Ralph Lauren is the third-largest branded apparel company (by revenue) in the US and has grown at a CAGR of around 9% over the past ten years.


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