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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 20

On October 20, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,378.65 after rising 0.25%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 1.7% on October 19, 2017.

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Highs and Lows: Wall Street's Performance on October 19

After rising for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. It rose in the first three trading days of the week.

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Herbalife Announces Share Buyback: Stock Jumps 9.8%

Herbalife (HLF) stock rose 9.8% and closed at $68.04 on Monday following the company’s announcement of a buyback of $600.0 million worth of its own shares.

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Here's What Happened in the Consumer Sector August 14–18, 2017

The consumer discretionary and retail sectors’ rough performances continued last week. The consumer discretionary sector suffered after Foot Locker (FL) and Coach (COH) stock took hard falls.

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What to Expect from Tiffany in Fiscal 2Q17

Tiffany (TIF) will report its fiscal 2Q17 earnings on August 24, 2017. The stock has risen 13.7% YTD as of August 18 and has outperformed Signet Jewelers (SIG) and the S&P 500.

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What Can You Expect from Lowe’s 2Q17 Earnings?

Despite the recent fall in Lowe’s stock price, LOW has returned 4.2% YTD.

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Exploring Cost Leadership’s Role in Creating Moats.

“How Moats Translate into Sustainable Competitive Advantages” is a five-part moat investing education series that explores the primary sources of economic moats. The idea of an economic moat refers to…

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Auto Companies: Comparing 2Q17 Financial Figures

During the 2Q17 earnings season, auto stocks (IYK) remained highly volatile with a mixed bias. As of August 17, 2017, Ford has fallen ~4.9% in 3Q17.

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Exploring Cost Leadership’s Role in Creating Moats

The idea of an economic moat refers to how likely a company is to keep competitors at bay for an extended period. In this series, we’ll focus on one of the sources of obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage—cost leadership.

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Why Coach Stock Plunged despite Profit Beat

Coach reported adjusted diluted earnings of $0.50 per share, beating the Wall Street average profit estimate by $0.01.

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The TJX Companies Proves Its Strength in Tough Retail Conditions

On August 15, 2017, The TJX Companies’ (TJX) stock price rose 0.8% to $70.16 in reaction to its results for fiscal 2Q18, which ended July 29.

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Why Jack in the Box Stock Rose after Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

Jack in the Box (JACK) posted its fiscal 3Q17 earnings results on August 9. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.99 on revenues of $357.8 million.

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What's in Store for PVH: 2Q17 Results Preview

Analysts expect PVH’s earnings per share to rise 11.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.64 on total sales of $2 billion, which would be 4.9% higher YoY.

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How Auto Stocks Fared in 2nd Week of August 2017

In this series, we’ll look at the possible reasons for mainstream automakers’ negative performance in the second week of August 2017.

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Wendy’s Hopes for Sustained Momentum after 2Q17

For 2Q17, Wendy’s (WEN) reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.15 on revenues of $320.3 million—50.0% higher YoY—but its revenue fell 16.3%.

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Nordstrom’s Better-than-Expected 2Q17 Earnings

Upscale department store Nordstrom (JWN) exceeded analysts’ revenue and earnings estimates for fiscal 2Q17, which ended on July 29.

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The Consumer Sector in the Week of August 7–11

The consumer discretionary and retail sectors had a rough week from August 7–11. Many stocks in the consumer discretionary sector suffered due to dismal 2Q17 results.

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Gearing Up for Advance Auto Parts' 2Q17 Earnings

In this series, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ 2Q17 earnings, revenue, and profit margins.

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How Foreign Automakers’ US Sales Trended in July 2017

While US auto companies (IYK) have been focusing on improving their retail sales in 2017, the competition from foreign automakers is getting tougher.

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Digging Deeper into US Automakers’ July 2017 Sales

July 2017 US auto sales stood at ~1.4 million vehicle units, which was ~7.0% lower than the July 2016 US auto sales of ~1.5 million vehicle units.

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TJX Companies’ Fiscal 2Q18 Results: What to Expect

TJX Companies (TJX) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 2Q18 (ended July 29, 2017) results on August 15. The stock has fallen 4.8% so far this year.

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Michael Kors Surges on Fiscal 1Q18 Beat and Guidance

For fiscal 1Q18, Kors’s EPS came in at $0.90, or $0.28 higher than the estimate. Its revenue fell 3.6% YoY to $952 million but still beat the consensus estimate.

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