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Analysts forecast that T-Mobile’s EPS (earnings per share) will reach $0.45 in 3Q17, compared with its EPS of $0.42 in 3Q16.
Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported its 3Q17 results on October 11, 2017. It managed to beat Wall Street analysts’ estimates for both revenue and profits. Its revenue rose 5.5% YoY.
On October 12, 2017, Southern Company stock was trading ~3% above its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels.
In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the dividend yields of seven of the high tax bracket S&P 500 companies.
We’re into the 3Q17 earnings season. Alcoa (AA) is expected to release its 3Q17 earnings on October 18 after the markets close.
Peabody Energy (BTU) is expected to post its 3Q17 earnings results on October 25, 2017. In this series, we’ll look at analysts’ estimates and the factors that led them to arrive at those expectations.
On October 13, Praxair announced that it signed a long-term contract with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics. Praxair will build two new air separation plants.
Honeywell (HON) is set to announce its 3Q17 earnings on October 20, 2017, during market hours. Since 2Q17, HON stock has risen 4.7%, and on a year-to-date basis, it has risen 23.8%.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) beat its earnings per share (or EPS) estimates of $1.65 in 3Q17, posting EPS of $1.76. In this series, we’ll examine JPM’s performance, shareholder payouts, and valuations.
Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) is scheduled to release its 3Q17 results before the US market opens on October 20. In this series, we’ll look ahead to CLF’s earnings and management call.
On October 5, 2017, Baxter International (BAX) announced the voluntary recall of a shipment from a lot of Intralipid 20% IV Fat Emulsion, 100 mL. This lot was distributed from August 11 to August 31, 2017.
E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) reported total net revenues of ~$1.1 billion in 1H17 compared to $946.0 million in 1H16, reflecting a 19% increase.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is set to release its 3Q17 earnings on October 17. Analysts expect JNJ’s 3Q17 revenues to rise ~8.3% to ~$19.3 billion compared to ~$17.8 billion for 3Q16.
Twitter (TWTR) is scheduled to release its 3Q17 results on October 26. In 2Q17, its adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.08 beat the consensus estimate by a margin of $0.03.
Of the three analysts covering Sanofi in October 2017, two have rated the stock a “strong buy,” and one has rated it a “hold.”
The Minneapolis-based Supervalu (SVU) is slated to report its second-quarter 2018 earnings results on Wednesday, October 18.
On October 12, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) (USL) active futures fell 1.4% and settled at $50.6 per barrel.
November WTI (or West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (USO)(UCO) futures contracts fell 1.4% and closed at $50.60 per barrel on October 12.
ConocoPhillips (COP) is set to report its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017, before the market opens.