Why Philip Morris’s Q3 Earnings Didn't Meet Analyst Estimates

Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Start the Week on a Stable Note

On October 23, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,380.70 after rising 0.06%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 0.68% on October 20, 2017.

Procter & Gamble Didn't Impress Investors in 1Q18

Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.

PPG Industries Stock Rose, Posted Strong Earnings in 3Q17

PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.


BB10 2 rollover 03.15.2013
Large 1 million handset order for BBRY won't move the needle yet

With the ongoing launch of the company’s latest handset, Blackberry was rumored to have received a very large enterprise order of 1 million handsets this week. While a single order…

2013.03.18 - Oil rigs
Oil rig counts were flat last week, but are up slightly for the year

Last week the Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count was unchanged at 1,341. US oil rig counts have increased slightly since the beginning of the year.

2013.03.18 - WTI ST
Continued rising WTI crude prices benefit US oil producers

Last week, WTI crude oil prices increased by 1.6% which is a positive catalyst for domestic oil producers.

2013.03.18 - Brent Crude ST
Brent crude prices declined slightly last week hurting international oil producers

Brent crude prices declined slightly for the week ended March 15. Lower Brent crude prices can mean lower revenues for international producers of oil.

US Crude Oil Production and Import 2013-03-10
Growing US domestic production is a risk for crude tankers

United States crude oil import is important business source for tankers The United States is by far the largest importer of crude oil, importing roughly 8 million barrels a day,…

US Oil Production and Trade 2013-03-10
US total oil trade favors product over crude tankers

Although U.S. oil import data is one of the metrics that investors can use to analyze the effects of domestic oil production on demand for tankers that transport oil across…

Total bond 03.14.2013
Bond fund flow has its best week in six weeks

Total bond fund flows, including both taxable and tax-free fixed income, had the strongest weekly inflow in six weeks as money continues to come off of the sidelines into both…

World equity 03.14.2013
Foreign stock fund flow continues higher to start March

In a divergence from domestic stock mutual funds, which had outflows last week, foreign stock mutual funds continued their inflow streak of 9 weeks to start 2013. World equity mutual…

Domestic equity 03.14.2013
Domestic equity funds experience second consecutive week of redemptions

While the year-to-date trend in domestic equity mutual fund flow is much improved, U.S. stock funds posted their second consecutive weekly outflow as investor’s pulled money out of actively managed…

China Coking Coal Total Import 2013-03-10
China's January coking coal import suggests lower February import

China’s import volume for metallurgical coal accounts for about two to two and a half percent of global dry bulk shipping volume, measured in metric tonnes. While the figure may…

2013.03.14 - US Initial Jobless Claims
Another bullish jobless claims report positive for oil prices

Last week’s better than expected US initial jobless claims report was a positive indicator for the domestic economy and therefore oil demand.

2013.03.13 - NGL Composite Barrel
Lower NGL prices on the week hurt rich gas producers

Natural gas liquids prices were down slightly for the week ended March 8, which was a negative short-term indicator. However, the price movement was slight and the medium-to-long term price environment remains favorable.

mutual fund flow 03.13.2013
Mutual fund flows are above average for the first week of March

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) has reported that total mutual fund flow, which includes all stock and all bond funds, had another good week to open the month of March…

China Iron Ore
China iron ore inventory falls but unlikely to fall significantly further

The amount of iron ores at Chinese ports is often a good indicator for iron ore shipments. When there are sufficient quantities of iron ores at ports, China will hold…

2013.03.13 - US Crude Inventories
Crude inventories slightly higher than expected, but prices were stable

A slightly higher than expected rise in US crude inventories left prices relatively unchanged.

China Real Estate Climate 2013-03-11
China's February real estate climate shows improvements, opportunities ahead

Over the past few days and weeks, the market was worried from head to toe that the Chinese government’s move to cap rebounding property prices will hurt economic growth. Sectors…

China Consumer Price Index Year Over Year 2013-03-10
China inflation numbers not as worrisome as some think

Analysts keep an eye on China’s inflation numbers because they show what policymakers may (or will) do with the country’s monetary policies.1 When inflation rates are high, policymakers will tighten…

Permian operators better off now with WTI-Midland almost at par

Last week, the spread between WTI and Midland crude continued to tighten, and the two crudes currently trade nearly at par.

Tanker orders fall to higher construction, basing continues

Activities for ship orders can often show managers’ perspectives on the tanker industry’s future outlook and profitability.1 When managers are optimistic with future supply to demand balance, and expect profitable…

Chinese Smart phone share update 03.12.2013
China to cede smartphone share to India, could benefit BBRY and AAPL most

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released country specific mobile phone shipment information which helps investors drill down on broader geographic information. China is expected to grow its smartphone consumption…


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