RECENT Company RESEARCH
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.
Buffalo Wild Wings is a casual dining restaurant and sports bar headquartered in Minneapolis. Founded in 1982, the company is also known as BW3.
Casey’s General Stores’ strong and differentiated business model has resulted in the company’s delivering total returns of 27% in the last year.
SolarCity was founded in 2006 with the initial focused on selling, financing, and installing solar energy systems for residential and commercial customers.
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.
Minnesota-based Target (TGT) is the world’s 11th-largest retailer in terms of sales, according to the National Retail Federation.
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.
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.
Harley-Davidson has become a synonym for power, passion, and class among motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.
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 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.
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.
Only a handful of players produce both phosphate and potash, including The Mosaic Company, PotashCorp, Agrium, and Israel Chemicals.
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.
Joy Global operates in two business segments, namely its Underground Mining Machinery and Surface Mining Equipment segments.
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.
General Motors (GM) is the largest American automaker. The company was founded in the year 1908 by William C. Durant.
Honeywell International (HON) is a Fortune 100 company that operates in three reportable segments: Aerospace, Automation & Control Solutions, and Performance Materials & Technologies.
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.
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.