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).

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.

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.

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.


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.

Your Sizzling Hot Guide to Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is a casual dining restaurant and sports bar headquartered in Minneapolis. Founded in 1982, the company is also known as BW3.

Small-Town Convenience: An Overview of Casey's General Stores

Casey’s General Stores’ strong and differentiated business model has resulted in the company’s delivering total returns of 27% in the last year.

Clear Skies for SolarCity in 2016? An Inside-Out Company Breakdown

SolarCity was founded in 2006 with the initial focused on selling, financing, and installing solar energy systems for residential and commercial customers.

Unpacking United Parcel Service, the Express Delivery Giant

Founded in 1907 by teenagers Claude Ryan and Jim Casey, United Parcel Service (UPS) began in a Seattle basement with a $100 loan and a couple of bicycles. Today’s UPS relies on the pair’s core values of neatness, reliability, courtesy, and ethical practices.

Retail Therapy? An Investor’s Guide to Mass Merchandiser Target

Minnesota-based Target (TGT) is the world’s 11th-largest retailer in terms of sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

How Stanley Black & Decker Became an Investor Favorite

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), a Fortune 500 company, is the world’s leading tool company. It provides a wide array of products to the construction (XHB) and automobile (FSAVX) end markets.

What Investors Need to Know about Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar has witnessed rapid growth since inception with installed capacity reaching 129.7 megawatts as of June 30, 2014. The company went public on October 1, 2014.

An Investor's Guide to Harley-Davidson: The Motorcycle Pioneer

Harley-Davidson has become a synonym for power, passion, and class among motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.

How Does Sunrun Fit in the Distributed Residential Solar Sector?

Sunrun was co-founded in 2007 as a startup by Ed Fenster and Lynn Jurich, with an aim to create worldwide use of solar energy. It began offering solar services in 2008.

FedEx: What Investors Should Know about the Shipping Giant

FedEx achieved the distinction of being the first US company to reach $1.0 billion in revenues within the first ten years of operations without a single merger or acquisition.

Lincoln's Foothold in Welding Market Benefits Its Shareholders
Lincoln’s Solid Foothold in Welding Market Benefits Shareholders

For over 120 years, Lincoln Electric (LECO) has designed and manufactured welding and cutting products. It has a global position in the brazing and soldering alloy market.

An In-Depth Assessment of Mining Company Mosaic

Only a handful of players produce both phosphate and potash, including The Mosaic Company, PotashCorp, Agrium, and Israel Chemicals.

Is Dover’s Business as Attractive as Its Dividend Record?

Founded in 1955, Dover Corporation became just the second active company with 60 straight years of dividend hikes. This record is second only to California-based American States Water’s (AWR) 61-year record.

Can Joy Global Bring Cheer to Its Shareholders Soon?

Joy Global operates in two business segments, namely its Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment segments.

Is the Future of Unregulated Utilities Really Grim?

Most of the US power industry is regulated, although a few states don’t regulate electricity generation. During times of higher power demand, utilities in the unregulated markets tend to fetch higher margins.

All You Need to Know about Auto Industry Leader General Motors

General Motors (GM) is the largest American automaker. The company was founded in the year 1908 by William C. Durant.

Why Investors Are Sweet on Honeywell

Honeywell International (HON) is a Fortune 100 company that operates in three reportable segments: Aerospace, Automation & Control Solutions, and Performance Materials & Technologies.

Will Demand Drive Ingersoll Rand as It Tries to Help the Planet?

Ingersoll Rand (IR) hopes demand will continue to drive its business, but it also plans to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

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Can Chesapeake Energy Meet Its Short-Term Debt Obligations?

In 2017, Chesapeake Energy has debt maturities totaling $1.8 billion. To satisfy these, CHK is planning asset sales worth $500 million–$1 billion in 2016, excluding the $700 million asset sales it announced in its 4Q15 earnings.


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