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.


Last Week's Key Updates from the Specialty Chemicals Sector

On March 16, 2017, Albemarle (ALB) announced that it will double its lithium production capacity at its spodumene mine in Greenbushes, Australia.

How Did the Fed's Rate Hike Impact Precious Metals?

Uncertainty in the market impacts precious metals and precious metal stocks. Barrick Gold has the lowest correlation to gold YTD (year-to-date).

Has 2017 Started on the Right Foot for Phillips 66?

In this series, we’ll provide an update on Phillips 66’s (PSX) market performance. Phillips 66 stock has fallen 8% year-to-date since January 3—the highest drop among its peers Tesoro, Valero Energy, and Marathon Petroleum.

Key Insights into Huntsman's Latest Dividend

On February 9, 2017, Huntsman (HUN) announced a dividend of $0.125 per share for 1Q17 on the company’s outstanding common stock.

PVH Corp on the Street: An Expectations Story

PVH Corp (PVH) will declare its 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 results on March 23. Its earnings are expected to fall 21.6% to $1.19.

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These S&P 500 Utilities Offer Big Upsides after the Rate Hike

US utilities (XLU) surprisingly rose after the first interest rate increase this year due to the Fed’s softer-than-expected tone.

What's in Store for Walmart in Fiscal 2018?

Walmart (WMT) is likely to benefit from the strategic investments it has made over the past couple of years to overhaul its operations.

Comcast Cable Is Exploring These New Growth Opportunities

On March 15, 2017, Comcast’s (CMCSA) stock closed at $37.75. The company’s stock has risen 9.4% YTD (year-to-date).

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Patterson-UTI Energy Faces Headwinds despite Strong Guidance

On March 16, 2017, Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) was trading at $26.01, which was ~42.0% higher than a year ago.

The Latest in the Enterprise Software and Semiconductor Industry

Microsoft (MSFT) could become a victim of the artificial intelligence partnership IBM (IBM) and Salesforce (CRM) struck in early March 2017.

The Intel-Mobileye Merger Is Official: Should We Be Concerned?

On March 13, 2017, Intel announced an all-cash deal of $15.3 billion to acquire Mobileye (MBLY), an Israel-based assisted-driving systems supplier.

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Gold Not so Solid: Gauging the Impact of the Latest News

Prior to the Fed’s rate hike on March 15, precious metal investors had been keeping a close eye on the employment figures released on Friday, March 10.

Exhausted Energy: Why Energy ETFs Could Plunge

On March 16, 2017, US crude oil futures contracts for April delivery closed at $48.75 per barrel—a ~0.2% fall over the previous trading session.

Integrated Energy and Refiner Stocks: Updates for Investors

Calumet Specialty Products Partners’ implied volatility was 54.3% on March 16, 2017. It was ~8% lower than its 15-day average.

How Long Can Trump's Policies Support the Market Rally?

In a March 3, 2017, Wall Street Week interview, Paul Schatz of Heritage Capital said he believes the Dow will reach 23,000 by Labor Day 2017.

Rising Inflation: How Should Investors React?

As oil prices bottomed out in early 2016, inflation started to take off. Headline inflation was at 2.5% in January—near a five-year high.

Mixed Bag for Auto Stocks: Analysts' Recommendations in March

So far in 2017, US auto sales remained weak on a YoY basis. Most mainstream automakers’ stocks are largely outperforming the broader market (SPY).

Looking Ahead: What to Expect from US Natural Gas Prices

As of March 16, 2017, natural gas prices were 27.3% below their 12-month highs. Prices fell due to warmer-than-normal weather for this time of the year.

Decoding Stanley Black & Decker's 1Q17 Dividend Payment

SWK stock has been on the rise since the beginning of 2017. On a YTD basis, SWK has gained 14.30%, outperforming peers.

What to Expect from General Mills's Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

General Mills (GIS) plans to announce its fiscal 3Q17 results on March 21, 2017. The company’s management lowered its EPS growth guidance to 5%–7% from its earlier guidance of 6%–8%.


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