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Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

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Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

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Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.

RECENT Consumer Discretionary RESEARCH

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Some blame it on outdated regulations.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.

Equity research: Does Ambassadors Group present a good investment?

Ambassadors Group (AG) (EPAX) is a leading provider of education travel. At a market cap of $65 million, the street is valuing the travel business at about $30 million. That…

Key Highlights: Dunkin' Brands Q4 2013 Earnings Report

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is a quick-service restaurant chain and operates in an industry of coffee retailers such as Starbucks (SBUX) and Krispy Kreme Donuts (KKD).

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Must-know: Why Chipotle continues to beat estimates

Last week, Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), the largest player in the fast-casual restaurant industry, reported its 4Q13 earnings and summarized its performance for the fiscal year.

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Starbucks' Q1 FY2014 earnings call in numbers and charts

On January 23, 2014, Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) reported its first quarter fiscal year 2014 results for the period ending December 2013.

Business overview: An investor's guide to Dunkin' Brands Group

Dunkin’ Brands Group is a franchisor of quick-service restaurants, serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods in addition to ice cream. It’s a strong, growing player in these segments.

Rethink your drink: An investor's guide to Starbucks Coffee Company

Starbucks began in 1971 as a single coffee shop in Seattle. Today, it’s the world largest coffee retailer, with over 19,000 locations in more than 60 countries (as of FY2013 end).

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Equity research: Does LKQ present a good investment?

On January 15, a short-seller announced that LKQ was a good short candidate. Upon this news, the stock has traded off more than 15%.

Understanding McDonald's: Comprehensive company primer and profitability analysis

The Market Realist team identified relevant comps for McDonald’s, of which Burger King (BKC), Wendy’s (WEN), Yum! Brands (YUM), Popeye’s (AFCE), and Chipotle (CMG) made the top of the list.…

Why Cedar Fair (FUN) is a very good business

Cedar Fair (FUN) presented investors an attractive entry point to purchase shares, now yielding nearly 6%. This is a very good business.

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Why you should consider MGM Holdings' stock

MGMB (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) is a so-called mini–major movie studio that produces a handful of films each year and maintains no physical production facilities.

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Equity research: West Marine, Inc.

West Marine (WMAR) is an undervalued retailer. It’s the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories.

Spirits
Trends in the booze market and where to invest

What have been the main drivers of spirits growth in the past, where will future growth come from, and how can you invest in the industry?

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Must-know: How the Fed influences restaurant sales

With higher economic activity, more people are employed, which is positive for retail sales and which bodes positively for consumer ETFs and restaurant stocks.

US Food Services and Drinking Place Sales 2013-09-21
Why auto sales dug into restaurant sales despite more spending

August’s eating and drinking place sales increase was moderate. It was likely negatively affected by car sales—a trend we’ve been seeing since April.

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