Why Didn't Domino’s 3Q17 Earnings Impress Investors?

On October 12, Domino’s posted 3Q17 adjusted EPS of $1.27 on revenues of $643.6 million—a 32.3% year-over-year rise in EPS and a 13.6% rise in revenues.

What Impacted Chesapeake Energy Stock Last Week?

In the week ending October 13, 2017, Chesapeake Energy stock fell 7.6%—the second consecutive weekly decline.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 17

After rising last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell on Monday and started this week on a weaker note. The index opened lower on October 17.

Wall Street Started the Week on a Stronger Note

Following a rally for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 maintained its strength and opened higher this week.


Feature v. Smart 2 02.05.2013
Decline in feature phones hurts Nokia and Samsung

The mobile device industry is driven by two major categories of products, feature phones and smart phones. Feature phones are very basic mobile phones with only voice services and text…

EM liq
Why ETF liquidity should not be a key concern

Investors usually avoid illiquid ETFs, but even illiquid ETFs may be liquid enough for retail investors. Liquidity refers to the degree to which a stock can be bought or sold…

NOK RIMM 01.31.2013
Nokia's ASP and gross margin bodes well for BBRY

Average selling prices (ASPs) are a key input for revenue in the mobile device industry as outside of the number of mobile units sold, the average price level of those…

IPC-S Feb 15
Brazilian consumer prices ease mid February, rates concerns lower

The IBRE’s1 latest IPC-S index suggests inflation has eased over the past month. The IPC-S index is a weekly inflation index that measures consumer inflation in Brazil. The data is…

2013.02.18 - WTI Brent Spread
WTI-Brent spread narrowed on the week, but still remains wide favoring international producers

The difference between WTI and Brent crude prices closed slightly last week, but still remains wide in a historical context resulting in lower revenues for US producers with landlocked oil production.

2013.02.12 - GT10 ST
Last week’s move down in rates is positive for MLP stocks

Last week’s movement down in interest rates is a positive indicator for MLP stocks which can be sensitive to rate changes given their yield feature.

2013.02.18 - US Oil Rig Count
Oil rig counts up on the week signals positive sentiment from oil producers

Baker Hughes oil rig counts increased last week, possibly signaling that oil producers are feeling more positive about the current oil price environment and are willing to put more dollars to work to produce the commodity.

2013.02.14 - US Industrial Production
US industrial production drops causing oil price decline

Weaker than expected industrial production figures were a negative indicator of economic activity. Oil prices dropped on the day as a result, which is bearish for oil and gas producers.

2013.02.14 - NGL Production
NGL production continues growth, pressures margins of some oil and gas producers

Surge in NGL production over past few years has caused some NGL prices to collapse, muting the margins of some upstream energy names.

US Dollar and Corn Price
US dollar moving corn and fertilizer prices

Commodities are often traded with the US dollar. For that reason, the directional movement of the US dollar often results in the opposite direction for agriculture crops like corn. When…

NA Potash Inventory
High potash inventory level signal potential Potash bottom

Inventory figures often provide insights into supply and demand dynamics. When inventory levels rise, it often points to a reduction in demand more so than an increase in supply. On…

USDA Farm Net Cash Income
Record farm net cash income positive for fertilizer firms

Farmers’ ability to generate cash is important to fertilizer producers. Although a lagging indicator of financial performance, farmers’ income for a specific calendar year is an indicator of how much…

Eurozone LI and Industrial Production
Europe's industrial activity may soon begin rising

Leading indicators are designed to lead business cycles. Money managers and analysts love them because they are forward looking. Much of equity prices are about the future more than the…

2013.02.18 - Nat Gas US Power Generation
Lower natural gas prices last week positive for coal-to-gas switching

Last week, natural gas prices declined more than coal prices which is an incentive for power plants to use more natural gas as fuel relative to coal.

2013.02.18 - NGL Prices
Nat gas liquids and nat gas price movements last week were negative for gas processing MLPs

Fractionation spreads increased slightly last week which is a positive for natural gas processors (many of which are MLPs).

2013.02.18 - WTI Crude
WTI roughly unchanged on the week, neutral for domestic oil producers

WTI crude oil prices were roughly unchanged on the week, in a neutral sign for domestic oil producers.

2013.02.18 - Nat Gas Rig Counts
Nat gas prices persistently low despite another nat gas rig count decline

Baker Hughes natural gas rigs declined again this week, continuing a long trend. However, natural gas production has not decreased significantly, continuing to put downward pressure on natural gas prices.

Eurozone Manufacturing PMI
Eurozone manufacturing slowdown abates, positive for shipping in medium term

Europe is China’s largest trading partner according to the European Commission. Since most of the two-way trade between China and Europe is focused on industrial goods such as machinery and…

2013.02.18 - AMLP vs GT10
Treasury yields moved up last week, theoretically negative for MLPs

Rates on Treasurys moved up last week. A continued move up in Treasury rates could be a negative sign for MLPs which often trade on yield.

BI Asia Developed Steel Producers
Highest valuations in four years for steel suggest higher shipping demand ahead

Valuations can often tell investors the outlook of equities in the near future. Although value investors often look for valuations that are low, high valuations can often signal better times…


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