Market volatility increased recently in most global markets (QWLD). It increased due to fears of a further slowdown in Europe (EZU) and China (FXI).
Falling cotton and energy prices should provide opportunities for margin expansion for VFC and other apparel makers in the space.
Since its listing on November 14, 2014, until January 16, 2015, Navios Maritime Midstream Partners recorded a 4.2% increase in its share price.
Starbucks reported revenues of $4.8 billion, a 13% increase over $4.2 billion reported in the same quarter last year.
Brinker International (EAT) is expected to release its second quarter 2015 earnings on January 28. Year-to-January 16, the stock increased 3.5%.
Both the power utility sector and the broader markets moved higher in the week ended January 23, 2015. Covanta (CVA) led the surge in power utilities.
During the week, the primary mover for Treasury yields was the European Central Bank’s, or ECB, stimulus decision. The purchase will begin in March 2015.
The EIA crude inventory report includes weekly figures on crude oil inventories, as well as data on inventories of distillates and gasoline.
Landstar invested $12 million in upgrading its IT and communications systems, making use of satellite technology and mobile equipment to track its fleet.
General Dynamics is expected to report its 4Q14 earnings on January 28, 2015. Its stock increased by 16.32% since its previous earnings release.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports natural gas inventory figures every week. Demand for natural gas was highest last winter.
China accounts for a major share of dry bulk commodities’ imports and exports. In the past three months, the Guggenheim Shipping ETF (SEA) dropped 6.1%.
Activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital declared a 5.1% stake in Baker Hughes in its 13D filing on January 15, 2015.
Apple (AAPL) is expected to announce its fiscal 1Q15 earnings on January 27. We believe Apple will once again beat analysts’ consensus estimates.
Gold outperformed most global equities as fears of a global slowdown spooked investors.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across North America.
Fannie Mae puts out a monthly National Housing Survey that measures consumer attitudes about housing and the economy.
The Department of Commerce’s advance estimate of US retail sales fell by 0.9% to $442.9 billion in December 2014 compared to the previous month.
The value of Greenlight Capital’s US long portfolio in the last reported 3Q14 13F was $6.9 billion.
The Chinese GDP growth rate has been declining since 2011. Recently though, China posted its weakest annual growth rate in 24 years.