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Sirisha Bhogaraju

Sirisha Bhogaraju joined Market Realist in October 2014. She has more than 12 years of experience in financial research. Sirisha has covered various sectors over the years, but she's most interested in consumer and retail stocks. She likes to see how macro trends and evolving customer choices impact companies.

Sirisha has a master’s degree in finance. She's also a music enthusiast and likes to read in her spare time.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

More From Sirisha

  • JCPenney: Insight into Its Roller Coaster Journey
    Company & Industry Overviews

    JCPenney: Insight into Its Roller Coaster Journey

    This series on JCPenney will provide insight into the company’s business and its turnaround strategy, key growth initiatives, stock price movement, and valuation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Nordstrom’s operating margins feel the squeeze from expansion

    In fiscal 2014, Nordstrom’s operating margins declined by another 9.8% on the heels of a 10.8% decline in fiscal 2013.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Coca-Cola’s Stock: Analysts Raise Target Prices after Q2 Earnings

    As of July 26, about 37% or ten out of 27 analysts had a “buy” rating for Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock. The stock was rated “hold” by 59% or 16 analysts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 Earnings Beat Estimates, Decline from Prior Year

    Coca-Cola’s 3Q15 earnings were negatively impacted by currency headwinds and a 4.6% decline in 3Q15 revenue.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Why TJX Companies Might Post Tepid Earnings Growth in 2Q16

    TJX Companies (TJX) will announce its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on August 18. The second quarter ended on August 1, 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Why TJX Companies Commands a Higher Valuation than Its Peers Do

    As of August 24, TJX Companies stock was trading at $69.43, a rise of 2.2% since the start of 2015. The company’s stock price rose 7.2% on August 18, the day it announced its 2Q16 results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Will PepsiCo’s Earnings Stay Ahead of Wall Street in 2Q15?

    PepsiCo expects currency headwinds to impact its fiscal 2015 core EPS by 11% compared to its previous estimate of 7%. It expects currency headwinds to drag down EPS in 2Q15 by 12%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Key Department Store Stocks Underperform in the Market

    As of September 4, department store stocks for Macy’s fell by 11.1% since the start of 2015. Despite 1H15 sales growth, Nordstrom’s stock also fell by 7%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Gauging Analysts’ Reaction to Macy’s Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    As of February 28, Macy’s (M) stock was rated a “hold” by 14 out of 20 analysts (70%). Four analysts had a “buy” recommendation while two had a “sell” rating.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Clorox’s Fiscal 2Q17 Sales Rose on Impressive Volumes

    Clorox (CLX) delivered sales of $1.4 billion in fiscal 2Q17. The sales were in line with the consensus Wall Street analysts’ sales estimates.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    PepsiCo Stock: Analysts Revised Price Target after 3Q17 Results

    As of October 5, 2017, PepsiCo stock was rated a “buy” by 55.0% (12 of 22) analysts. The stock is rated a “hold” by ten analysts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    What Impacted JCPenney’s Fiscal 4Q16 Sales?

    JCPenney (JCP) expects its same-store sales growth in fiscal 2017 to range from -1.0% to 1.0%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    What Went Wrong with Macy’s 1Q15 Operating Margins?

    Macy’s (M) operating margins declined to 6.6% in 1Q15—ending May 2, 2015—from 7.1% in the same quarter last year. The operating income declined by 7.7%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Flat Consumer Spending May Cast a Shadow over Department Stores

    According to the BEA, consumer spending remained essentially unchanged despite a 0.3% rise in real disposable income stemming from a higher savings rate.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Will PepsiCo’s Margins Continue to Improve in 2Q15?

    PepsiCo’s margins have improved in a volatile macro environment helped by tight cost controls and higher net pricing.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why Most Analysts Have ‘Hold’ Ratings on Nordstrom

    On August 2, 2016, Nordstrom’s (JWN) stock price had fallen by 18.7% to $40.74 on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Things that Could Influence Monster Beverage’s 2Q15 Margins

    Monster Beverage’s margins in 2Q15 might benefit from higher sales, given that the company’s product portfolio now includes Coca-Cola’s energy drink brands.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Can Macy’s Initiatives Boost 2Q15 Same-Store Sales Growth?

    Macy’s is expanding its beauty business through the opening of Bluemercury shops within its stores. Macy’s acquired the luxury beauty product and spa services retailer for $210 million in March 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Kohl’s Margins Have Fared in Recent Quarters

    With continued pressure on sales, several department stores like Kohl’s (KSS) are trying to mitigate the impact of weak top-line figures through increased productivity.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • uploads///PEP Margins Q
    Earnings Report

    Why PepsiCo’s Margins Contracted in 2Q17

    In fiscal 2Q17, PepsiCo’s operating margin contracted by about 20 basis points to 19.0%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Do Analysts See Upside in Constellation Brands Stock?

    Constellation Brands (STZ) has a “buy” recommendation from most of the analysts covering the stock.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Kohl’s Stock Fell 18.8% on News of Weak Fiscal 4Q15 Sales

    As of February 4, 2016, 14 of the 24 analysts covering Kohl’s have a “hold” recommendation for the stock, eight analysts have a “buy” recommendation, and two analysts gave a “sell” recommendation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Macy’s and Its Peers Rejoice This Holiday Season?

    According to data released by the NRF (National Retail Federation) on December 14, 2016, retail sales rose 5.0% on a year-over-year basis in November.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Nordstrom May End the Year with Subdued Revenue Growth

    Nordstrom’s (JWN) overall revenue, including credit card revenue, rose 1.1%, -1.4%, and 6.4%, respectively, in 1Q16, 2Q16, and 3Q16.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How has PepsiCo’s stock fared against rivals?

    PepsiCo’s stock has appreciated by 20.7% since 2014 and has outperformed peers in the consumer staples sector like Coca-Cola, Mondelez, and Kellogg.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Dr Pepper Snapple’s Stock Outperforms Peers in 2015

    As of July 24, Dr Pepper Snapple’s (DPS) stock price has appreciated by 8.8% to $77.92 since the beginning of 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Sentiment Is down in March after 11-Year High

    The Consumer Sentiment Index for March 2015 declined to 93 from 95.4 in the month of February due to slightly higher gas prices and bad weather.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Why Innovation Should Drive PepsiCo’s 2015 Revenue

    In April 2015, PepsiCo (PEP) launched two new protein-packed snack mixes under its Cracker Jack’D food brand.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Can PepsiCo’s Stock Pick Up Momentum in 2016?

    As of January 28, about 59% (or 17) analysts out of 29 analysts, have a “buy” recommendation for PepsiCo and 12 analysts have a “hold” recommendation. None of the analysts have a sell recommendation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Best Buy’s 1Q16 Revenue Declines, But Still Exceeds Estimates

    Best Buy’s 1Q16 revenue growth was driven by strong demand for large-screen televisions, mobile phones, and major appliances. Best Buy is one of the few pure-play consumer electronics retailers to survive the recession.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    How JCPenney’s Sales Fared in Fiscal 4Q17

    JCPenney’s (JCP) sales grew 1.8% in fiscal 4Q17 but missed analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.4%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • uploads///MDLZ Margins Q
    Earnings Report

    Mondelēz International Aims for Margin Improvement in 2017

    Mondelēz International (MDLZ) has been streamlining its business and reducing costs to improve its profitability.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Nordstrom Raises Its Outlook Following Strong 2Q15 Results

    Nordstrom (JWN) raised its outlook for fiscal 2015, which ends January 30, 2016, backed by strong sales growth in the first half of 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Department Stores on the Street: What the Analysts Recommend

    Most department stores, including JCPenney (JCP), Macy’s (M), Nordstrom (JWN), and Kohl’s (KSS), have consensus “hold” ratings for their respective stocks.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Deal Gives Monster Beverage Yet Another Boost

    In 2014, Monster Beverage’s net sales increased by 9.7% to $2.5 billion, with 21.7% of its net sales from outside the United States.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • uploads///KO Margins
    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s 4Q15 Operating Margin Rose on Productivity Measures

    Coca-Cola’s operating margin improved significantly to 15.2% in 4Q15 from 13.3% in the comparable quarter of the previous year.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Analyzing JCPenney’s Margins in Fiscal 2Q17

    JCPenney’s (JCP) gross margin fell by 200 basis points to 35.1% in fiscal 2Q17—compared to 37.1% in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • uploads///MNST Sales Preview Q
    Earnings Report

    Can Monster Beverage’s Sales Exceed Expectations in 2Q15?

    Monster Beverage (MNST) will announce its results for the second quarter of 2015 after the close of financial markets on August 6.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Cannabis

    Marijuana Legalization: More Americans Are Saying Yes

    Marijuana legalization is gathering steam as one of the key topics for the 2020 presidential election. Marijuana is still a federally controlled substance.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Best Buy Stack Up against Other Specialty Retailers?

    As of May 26, Best Buy was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 10.9x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Johnson Redbook Index Reflects Sluggish US Same-Store Sales

    Subdued US same-store sales are not a favorable indicator for department stores. In 1Q15, which ended May 2, 2015, Macy’s (M) reported a 0.7% fall in same-store sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Cannabis

    Why Vaping May Not Be a Gold Mine for Cannabis Players

    In recent years, vaping devices or e-cigarettes have been considered safer than tobacco cigarettes. However, the rise in vaping is now a matter of concern.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Macy’s Online Sales Expected to Grow in 2Q15

    Macy’s announced that it is rolling out same-day delivery of products purchased on its macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites, as well as on its mobile-enabled websites, to nine additional markets.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Stock Price: Ross Stores Outperforms Off-Price Retailer Peers

    On a year-to-date basis, Ross Stores’ stock price has appreciated more than that of other off-price retailers.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Macy’s Investors Disappointed in 2015: Stock Falls More Than 46%

    Macy’s (M) stock price has fallen a whopping 46.7% this year. On December 21, 2015, Macy’s share price fell to $35.02. It touched its 52-week low of $34.50 on December 17.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Holiday Sales Update Drives Its Stock Higher

    Macy’s reported a 0.7% same-store sales decline during the holiday season on an owned basis. Macy’s stock was up 3.0% at 3:25 PM ET today.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Burlington Stores Stock Soars on Impressive First-Quarter Earnings

    Burlington Stores stock was up 8.4% as of 11:15 AM EST today in reaction to better-than-expected results for the first quarter, which ended on May 5.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Macy’s Plans to Boost Its Future Sales

    Sales under pressure As discussed earlier in this series, Macy’s sales continued to fall for the seventh straight quarter in 3Q16. In 3Q16, which ended on October 29, 2016, Macy’s same-store sales fell 3.3% on an owned basis. The company’s same-store sales fell 2.7% in the quarter on an owned plus licensed basis. Macy’s is […]

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Comparing Macy’s Valuations to Its Peers’

    In this article, we’ll use the 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio to assess Macy’s current valuation and compare it with its peers’.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Energy Drinks Outperform Soda Drinks in Case-Volume Growth

    An interesting development in the energy drinks industry is Monster Beverage’s strategic deal with Coca-Cola. The deal will expand Monster Beverage’s product line-up.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Key Drivers of Dr Pepper Snapple’s 4Q15 Sales

    Dr Pepper Snapple reported sales of nearly $1.6 billion in 4Q15, beating the consensus Wall Street analyst estimate of $1.53 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can TJX Companies Sustain Its Earnings Growth after Fiscal 2Q17?

    Following the strong results in fiscal 2Q17, TJX Companies raised its earnings outlook for fiscal 2017. TJX expects its fiscal 2017 EPS to be in the $3.39–$3.43 range.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s Productivity Program to Improve 2015 Margins

    Coca-Cola’s productivity program aims for annualized savings of $3 billion by 2019. The company will reinvest these savings in incremental media spending.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Where STZ’s Valuation Stands Prior to Its Fiscal 4Q16 Results

    On March 31, 2017, Constellation Brands (STZ) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings multiple) of 22.2x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Overview of the US Nonalcoholic Beverage Industry

    The US nonalcoholic beverage market comprises categories like carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee, bottled water, sports drinks, and energy drinks.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Dr Pepper Snapple Benefit from Focus on Still Beverages?

    The volume growth of Dr Pepper Snapple’s still beverages portfolio surpassed the volume growth of carbonated soft drinks in each of the four quarters of fiscal 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple: A Valuation Showdown?

    As of March 28, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were trading at 12-month forward PE multiples of 22.7x and 22.0x, respectively.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Macy’s Backstage: Off-Price Stores to Debut in Fall of 2015

    On May 5, 2015, Macy’s (M) announced that it will enter the off-price business through four pilot stores in New York City.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    New York Is Gearing Up for PepsiCo’s Kola House this Spring

    PepsiCo is getting ready to launch Kola House, its first hospitality venture, at its flagship location in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The first Kola House, which will operate as a kola bar, restaurant, lounge, and event space, is expected to open this spring.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Coca-Cola’s Growth Strategy for Soda and Still Beverages

    Coca-Cola’s (KO) overall unit case volume rose 1% in 3Q16. The company’s soda or sparkling beverage unit case volumes were flat in 3Q16 on a YoY basis.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Recent Acquisitions Bring More Power to Diageo?

    One of Diageo’s key growth strategies has been to make acquisitions in high-growth markets and product categories. In February, Diageo acquired the remaining 50% stake in Don Julio tequila from Jose Cuervo in exchange for Bushmills Irish Whiskey.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Assessing Macy’s Stock Price Movement in 2015

    As of August 4, Macy’s stock price appreciated by 4.4% to $68.57 compared with the beginning of 2015.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Monster’s 1Q16 Sales Benefit from Strategic Deal with Coca-Cola

    Monster Beverage’s (MNST) net sales in 1Q16 ended March 31, 2016, were $680.2 million, ahead of the consensus analyst sales estimate of $656.9 million.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Operating Margin Expansion Might Be a Tough Task for Macy’s

    Macy’s (M) operating margin in 3Q15 declined to 4.4% from 6.8% in the comparable quarter of the previous year. The company’s 3Q15 operating margin was also lower than its peers.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Off-Price Retailer Is Operating at the Highest Margins?

    Major off-price retailers have strong margins supported by lean operating models, efficient inventory management, and strong vendor relationships.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Coca-Cola and PepsiCo: Analysts’ Recommendations

    On December 13, PepsiCo (PEP) stock rose 1.2%. UBS initiated coverage with a “neutral” rating and a target price of $123.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Did the Stock Market React to Dr Pepper Snapple’s 1Q16 Data?

    Dr Pepper Snapple’s stock price appreciated by ~3% to $90.38 on April 27, in reaction to the company’s strong 1Q16 results and revised outlook.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mintel Forecasts Strong Growth in the US Energy Drink Market

    The US energy drink and shots market grew by 56% between 2009 and 2014, even though the category was entangled in litigation and had negative publicity.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    An Insight into Nordstrom’s Fiscal 2016 Store Growth Plans

    In fiscal 2016, Nordstrom plans to open three new full-line stores and 20 new Nordstrom Rack stores. The company also plans to relocate one full-line store and two Nordstrom Rack stores in fiscal 2016.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Distilled Spirits Are Growing Steadily

    Beer has been losing its market share in recent years, giving way to distilled spirits and wine.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Efforts to Improve Macy’s Same-Store Sales Growth

    At the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, Macy’s senior management discussed the company’s initiatives to improve Macy’s same-store sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Non-Sparkling Water Is the Largest Bottled Water Segment in the US

    The domestic non-sparkling bottled water category is the largest segment of bottled water in the US.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Ready-to-Drink Coffee Is Gaining Popularity with US Consumers

    Coffee lovers in the United States are boosting ready-to-drink coffee volumes.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Kohl’s, JCPenney Slide amid Weak Holiday Sales

    Kohl’s stock plunged 9.5% while JCPenney was down 11% today at 1:01 PM ET. These department store chains announced dismal holiday sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Will Kohl’s Q1 Results Reflect Its Plight amid COVID-19?

    Kohl’s will likely report its first-quarter results on May 19. The mid-tier department store chain temporarily closed its stores starting on March 19.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    TJX Companies: Pricing Strategy Benefits US Sales in 2Q16

    In the first six months of fiscal 2016, HomeGoods accounted for 12.2% of the consolidated net sales of TJX Companies. That’s up from 11.2% in the comparable period of the previous year.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Macy’s Preliminary Q1 Results: Good and Bad

    Macy’s (NYSE:M) stock rose 4.0% as of 10:00 AM ET on June 9. The company said that it has experienced better-than-expected sales at reopened stores.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kohl Investors Welcome Expansion of Partnership with Amazon

    Kohl’s (KSS) stock surged 11.9% on April 23 in reaction to news of its expanded partnership with Amazon (AMZN).

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Best Buy’s Merchandising Efforts Drive Same-Store Sales in 1Q16

    Best Buy’s same-store sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended May 2, 2015, grew by 0.6%, beating analysts’ expectations of a decline of 0.4%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PepsiCo Plans to Boost Beverage Sales in 2015

    PepsiCo expects its recently launched flavors to boost beverage sales, which accounted for 47.0% of the company’s total revenue in 2014.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola Forecasts Higher Impact of Currency Headwinds in 4Q15

    Beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO) provided an update on the expected impact of currency headwinds on its 4Q15 results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Downgrade Macy’s Stock on Weak Outlook

    Bank of America Merill Lynch downgraded Macy’s stock to an “underperform” after the department store reported weak holiday sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coca-Cola’s 2015 Productivity Initiatives: A Closer Look at Costs

    Coca-Cola has been aggressively implementing productivity initiatives to offset the impact of sluggish soda volumes and macro challenges in key markets.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tiffany Stock Surges on News of Acquisition Bid

    Tiffany stock surged after the company confirmed on October 28 that LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton had made an acquisition offer.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for Nordstrom Stock

    The majority of analysts have a consensus “hold” rating for Nordstrom stock.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why Constellation Brands Sold Ballast Point

    Constellation Brands is selling its Ballast Point craft-beer brand and certain associated production facilities and brewpubs to Kings & Convicts Brewing Co.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    Can PepsiCo’s Valuation See Some Upward Revision in 2016?

    As of January 28, 2016, PepsiCo (PEP) was trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.6x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PepsiCo Announced Its CEO Succession Plan

    On August 6, PepsiCo (PEP) announced its CEO succession plan. Long-term CEO Indra Nooyi will step down effective October 3.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alcoholic Beverage Industry Is Reluctant to Embrace E-Commerce

    Manufacturers in the alcoholic beverage industry can’t sell directly to consumers due to a three-tier distribution system. This discourages them from having their own e-commerce channels.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Spirits Imports in 1Q15: Double-Digit Growth in Key Categories

    Distilled spirits imports increased by 17.8% to $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, based on data provided by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Store Expansion: Ross Stores Spreads into New Territories

    Ross Stores has continued its expansion over the years, opening 95, 88, and 82 new stores in fiscal 2014, 2013, and 2012, respectively.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Cannabis

    Opioid Crisis: Is Cannabis Legalization a Good Idea?

    According to the CDC, about 400,000 people died from opioid overdoses from 1999 to 2017. The number includes deaths from prescription and illegal opioids.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fall in Jobless Claims Might Benefit Department Stores

    Initial jobless claims for the week ending June 13 came in at 267,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis—better than consensus economists’ estimate of 275,000.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Monster Beverage Delivered Higher Margins in Fiscal 3Q15

    Monster Beverage (MNST) enjoys higher margins than other nonalcoholic beverage companies primarily due to the higher pricing of energy drinks compared to soda beverages.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JCPenney Stock Still in the Red, Analysts Mostly Say ‘Hold’

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