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Noble Energy's 3Q17: The Impact of Lower Production

Noble Energy’s revenue estimates for 3Q17 stand at $935.2 million, compared with its revenues of $910 million in 3Q17 and $1.06 billion in 2Q17.

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Are US and OPEC Supplies Helping Crude Oil Bulls?

Crude oil prices are at a three-week high due to geopolitical tensions in Iraq and major producers’ ongoing production cuts.

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How Indian Demand Could Influence Gold Prices

India and China remain the top two consumers of gold (IAU) and silver (SLV).

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How Did Wall Street Perform on October 18?

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note following the fifth consecutive weekly gain. It continued to move higher on Wednesday.

RECENT Consumer Discretionary RESEARCH

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An in-depth overview of the US restaurant industry

Consumer confidence in the United States is at an all-time high in seven years, and people are spending more on food prepared outside the home.

An overview of Bloomin' Brands' 3Q14 earnings

Bloomin’ Brands’ (BLMN) third quarter earnings were released on November 4. The company reported diluted earnings per share (or EPS) of $-0.09. The adjusted EPS was $0.10.

A key company overview of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation

Pilgrim’s Pride has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is a subsidiary of JBS USA Holdings, which owns 75.5% of the company.

Why most key restaurant industry indicators are on the upswing

This restaurant industry does well when the economy is expanding and poorly when the economy is contracting. In other words, it’s cyclical.

Must-know: MGM Resorts' 3Q14 earnings overview

MGM Resorts (MGM) is a global hospitality and entertainment company. MGM develops, builds, and operates destination resorts. MGM was founded in 1986.

Why Burger King's 3Q14 earnings were positive

Burger King’s third quarter earnings were released on November 4, 2014. The company reported an adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.27.

Wynn Resorts 3Q14 earnings positive

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is a leading developer, owner, and operator of destination casino resorts.

Why Penn National Gaming investors can bet on 3Q14 results

PENN’s operated facilities feature ~31,000 gaming machines, 760 table games, and 3,100 hotel rooms. PENN owns and operates gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machines.

Must-know: An overview of Noodles and Company

Noodles & Company (or NDLS) was founded in 1995. It’s a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves classic noodle and pasta dishes.

Why solid 3Q14 for Dunkin' Brands could have been better

Dunkin Brands Group Inc, or Dunkin, operates two brands—Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. At the end of the third quarter, Dunkin’ Donuts had over 18,400 system-wide franchised distribution points around the world.

Must-know: Brinker International's 1Q15 earnings increase

Brinker International Inc. (EAT) operates full-service casual dining restaurants. It operates restaurants worldwide under the brand names Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Must-know: McDonald's 3Q14 earnings released October 21

In the third quarter earnings, McDonald’s reported a diluted EPS of $1.09. It declined by 28%—compared to an EPS of $1.52 in the same quarter last year.

Must-know: Fiesta Restaurant Group is posting strong results

Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. (FRGI) owns, operates, and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana.

Must-know: Las Vegas Sands shines in 3Q14 earnings overview

Revenues were positively impacted by strong performance in the casino segment. Operating income was positively driven by stronger operating results across Las Vegas Sands’ Macao properties.

Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill's 3Q14 earnings are strong

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s (CMG) third quarter earnings were released on October 21, 2014. It reported an adjusted EPS of $4.15. It increased by 56%.

Must-know: Yum! Brands' 3Q14 earnings

Yum! Brands (YUM) released its third quarter earnings on October 7, 2014. The company reported adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.87.

An investor's guide to understanding the casino industry

The casino business model entails a significant amount of leverage use, in which the effects could be magnified to have a positive impact on equity. Land-based casinos are inherently highly leverage businesses that usually need to build properties, whether they’re tribal casinos in Oklahoma or multipurpose complexes in Macau.

Why Atlantic City bet big on casinos and lost

Some blame it on outdated regulations. Some blame it on increased competition from neighboring states. Some blame it on poor or complacent management. But they all agree on one thing: Atlantic City’s casino market is crumbling.

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Assessing GameStop as an interesting investment opportunity

The value proposition of GME starts (and ends) with the premise that gamers seek salvage value from their games, particularly those shiny new $60 ones.

Overview: The hits and misses in recent retail sales and earnings releases

During the last few days there have been a number of economic indicators and earnings releases for the retail sector.

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