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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr Pepper Snapple’s 1Q15 Results Outperform Beverage Giants

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) reported results for 1Q15 ending March 31, 2015 on April 23. The company’s 1Q15 adjusted EPS was $0.81—ahead of analysts’ estimates.

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Coach Earnings Preview: What Does 3Q15 Have in Store?

Despite lower earnings, Coach has maintained its dividend per share at $0.34 since 4Q13, and it’s confident it will meet its commitments thanks to a healthy cash position.

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Brinker International Reports Double-Digit Earnings Growth for 3Q15

Brinker International (EAT) released its third-quarter earnings on April 21. Brinker reported an adjusted EPS of $0.93, a 12% increase from $0.83 in 3Q14.

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Starbucks' 2Q15 Earnings: Key News for Investors

Starbucks released its 2Q15 earnings on April 23 after the market closed. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.33—an increase of 17.9% from the same quarter last year.

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Highlights of PepsiCo's 1Q15 Results: Top Line Disappoints

PepsiCo’s (PEP) first quarter revenue declined by 3.2% from the same quarter last year, due to the strengthening of the dollar against major foreign currencies.

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McDonald's 1Q15 Earnings Leave Markets Hungry for More

In this quarterly overview, we’ll take a look at the earnings as well as the strategic changes and new tactics that McDonald’s management discussed during the earnings call.

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Coca-Cola Shows Some Sparkle in 1Q15

Revenue for Coca-Cola in 1Q15 increased to $10.7 billion, compared with $10.6 billion in the first quarter of last year.

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Why Under Armour's Stock Tanked Despite 1Q15 Earnings Beat

The number two sportswear company in the US, Under Armour (UA), declared 1Q15 earnings on Tuesday, April 21.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill 1Q15 Earnings Overview

Chipotle reported its 1Q15 EPS of $3.88, which increased an impressive 47%, compared with an EPS of $2.64 in the corresponding quarter in 2014.

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Analyzing Yum! Brands' Performance in 1Q15 and Its 2015 Outlook

Yum! Brands (YUM) released its first quarter earnings on April 21, 2015. The company reported adjusted EPS of $0.85—a 6.5% decline compared to the EPS last year.

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The Changing Face of the US Department Stores Industry

Department store sales (excluding leased departments) saw a 1.4% month-over-month increase to $13.9 billion in March.

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Shake Shack Rallies

Shake Shack shares rallied 22% over the past five trading days, rising to a high of $61.59 on April 17. This is a 193% increase from its IPO price of $21.

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Dr Pepper Snapple, a 1Q15 Earnings Preview: Can the Doctor Outdo the Soda Behemoths?

The impact of currency headwinds was less on Dr Pepper Snapple’s sales than the two beverage giants. It gets 12.4% of net sales from international operations.

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1Q15 Earnings Preview: Will Under Armour Top Estimates Again?

Under Armour (UA), will report 1Q15 earnings on April 21. UA has recently touched new highs with its stock at an all-time record high of $85.71 on April 16.

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What to Expect From Brinker International's 2Q15 Earnings

Year-to-date, Brinker International stock increased 3.9% as of April 14. However, it has increased just ~1% since its previous earnings release.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill in 1Q15: How Far Will It Grow?

Most of the company’s restaurants are Chipotle Mexican Grill, but Chipotle also operates nine ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants and two Pizzeria Locale restaurants.

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Coca-Cola's 1Q15 Earnings: Can KO Pop a Surprise on Markets?

Coca-Cola (KO), the world’s largest beverage company, is scheduled to announce its results for the first quarter of 2015 on April 22, 2015.

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Earnings Review: Lululemon Athletica Fiscal 2015 Results

LULU’s sales spiked 12.9% to $1.8 billion in fiscal 2015, compared with $1.6 billion the previous year. In 4Q14, revenue jumped 15.6%, to $602.5 million.

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Best Buy Sailed through Fiscal 2015 - Gears up for Fiscal 2016

With its restructuring, Best Buy will have a total of 192 locations across Canada—including 136 large-format stores and 56 Best Buy Mobile stores.

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Minimum Wage an Ongoing Concern for the Restaurant Sector

According to the NCSL, 29 states and the District of Columbia had minimum wages higher than the federal minimum hourly wage as of February 24, 2015.

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