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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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How US Pharmaceutical Companies Performed in 1Q17

The US pharmaceutical sector is made up of different areas geared toward the development, production, and marketing of drugs. Let’s take a look at some of the sector’s 1Q17 mergers and acquisitions.

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Eurozone Market Recovery Looks Like This (More or Less)

Global recovery and resilient domestic demand are expected to support Eurozone (EZU) (FEZ) recovery in 2017.

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Week 13: West African VLCC Market Strengthens

Frontline (FRO) and Euronav (EURN) traded in negative territory in week 13. All the other crude oil tanker stocks traded in positive territory.

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How the Tech Sector Could Drive the Market's Performance in 2017

The technology sector’s growth has mostly been driven by consumers from others sectors, as they depend on technology to facilitate their smooth functioning.

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These Utilities Made the Most of 1Q17—Did You?

In the past three months, utility stocks have rallied nearly 6%—marginally ahead of broader markets.

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Eagle Ford: Key Insights, Industry Outlook, and More

The Eagle Ford Shale is a gas and oil producing shale formation in south Texas. It extends to northeast Texas and touches the Mexican border. In this series, we’ll look at drilling activity in the region.

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Marcellus's Margins, Oil Production Set to Steer Cabot's 2017

Earlier in March, Cabot Oil & Gas raised its 2017 exploration and production (or E&P) capital budget to $650 million, compared to $575 million in 3Q16.

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Time to Rethink the Role of Emerging Market Bonds

Since the US presidential election, emerging markets have bounced back as though the election never happened.

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Inside the Permian Pie: Why E&P Players Are Snatching up Slices

The Permian Basin, which spans parts of West Texas and New Mexico, is considered one of the most prolific regions for oil and gas production in the US.

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An In-Depth Analysis of Chesapeake Energy: What Will 2017 Bring?

Chesapeake Energy’s net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) has steadily risen since 4Q14.

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Agricultural Fertilizer Industry: Your Comprehensive Overview

In this series, we’ll be taking a close look at the agricultural fertilizer industry and why it serves one of the most important functions in the agricultural sector.

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How Do Callon Petroleum’s Key Fundamentals Look?

This series will focus on CPE’s key financial fundamentals. In 3Q16, CPE’s net debt dropped on a sequential basis and a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

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Callon Petroleum in Perspective: Should CPE Be on Your Radar?

Callon Petroleum (CPE) is an independent exploration and production company with operations focused entirely in the Permian—a pure-play Permian company.

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Moativated Investing Has a History of Outperformance

Long-term outperformance defines the track record of Morningstar’s success in identifying quality “moat” companies with sustainable competitive advantages that are also trading at attractive valuations. Since its live inception in…

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Trump Uncertainty May Prove 'Huge' for Gold

Fed Comments on December Rate Hike Break Gold’s Upward Move The strong price movements that followed the U.K. Brexit vote on June 23 had set gold on a new positive…

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Yield Curve Hints at Targeted Opportunity in Muni Bonds

Many muni analysts and market participants maintain that the recent negative performance of muni bonds is unlikely to result in “taper tantrum-style” muni fund outflows, despite expectations of a Fed…

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An In-Depth Review of Monsanto Company's 2016

So far in 2016, Monsanto has returned 6.8%, failing to beat the S&P 500’s current return of 10.1%. However, over its life, Monsanto has easily beaten the S&P 500.

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company: What's Its Secret?

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) is easy to miss if you find the lawn and gardening business unexciting. However, this company has returned an impressive 49% YTD (year-to-date), outperforming the S&P 500 (SPY), which has returned 11% so far this year.

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Company Overview: What's Ahead for Natural Resource Partners?

In this series, we’ll do a comprehensive analysis of Natural Resource Partners’ (NRP) business model.

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Inside Oasis Petroleum's Dramatic Rise in 2016: Key Analysis

OAS has traded above its 50-day moving average for most of 2016. Whenever it crossed under, it was quick to recover and cross back above in a short span.

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