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    How AutoZone’s DIY Segment Performed in Fiscal Q4 2018

    In the second half of fiscal 2018, AutoZone’s management decided to discontinue aggressive promotional discounts for its ship-to-home sales.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    A Look at AutoZone’s Key Ratios ahead of 4Q17 Earnings Report

    Analyst estimates suggest the company could report positive year-over-year growth in its 4Q17 earnings and revenues.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    AutoZone Stock Today: Behind the Key Support and Resistance Levels

    On May 23, 2017, AutoZone’s stock price was trading at a bearish $581.40. In July 2016, the stock posted its all-time high of $819.54.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    AutoZone on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations Now

    According to the latest data from Thomson Reuters, 52% of analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) gave the stock a “buy” recommendation.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why investing in LKQ Corporation is a great value opportunity

    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%.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    5 Stocks I am Watching in a Turbulent Market

    Looking across industries and sectors to gauge where we are as earnings winds down next week.

    By JP Gravitt
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    What AutoZone’s Fiscal 3Q17 Results Mean for Investors

    During AutoZone’s fiscal 3Q17 earnings call, Bill Rhodes, AZO’s chief executive, expressed concerns about slowing growth rates.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    How Advance Auto Parts Stock Looks before Its Q1 2018 Results

    Advance Auto Parts (AAP), one of the top three US auto parts retailers by market cap, plans to release its first-quarter earnings on May 22.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Basic Materials

    Scorecard Update: 5 Stocks I am Watching in a Turbulent Market

    It’s been 2 weeks since Market Realist’s CEO picked 5 stocks he was watching in the turbulent market, so let’s take a look back at how those picks have performance compared with the S&P 500.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Analysts’ Ratings on O’Reilly Automotive Stock after 4Q17 Earnings

    According to the latest data compiled by Thomson Reuters, 68.0% of analysts covering O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) gave it “buy” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why AutoZone’s 3Q17 Earnings Triggered a Massive Sell-Off

    AutoZone’s fiscal 3Q17 (ended May 6, 2017) adjusted EPS (earnings per share) stood at $11.44, which is ~6% higher than its $10.77 EPS in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    An investor’s must-know guide to LKQ’s 3 operating segments

    LKQ is the nation’s largest provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and a leading provider of alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    Why collision repair market share has remained in LKQ’s favor

    LKQ’s relationships with insurance companies and its proprietary location-based database creates a very powerful value proposition within the decision process of automotive repair.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    Analysts’ Post-2Q18 Views on AutoZone Stock

    Analysts on AutoZone stock According to data compiled by Reuters, of the 27 analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) stock on March 5, 40% recommended “buy,” 56% analysts recommended “hold,” and 4% recommended “sell.” Target price Analysts have given AutoZone stock a target price of $780.71 in the next 12 months, reflecting an upside potential of ~17.8% based on its March […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why O’Reilly Automotive Stock Fell despite Solid Q3 2018

    O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) released its Q3 2018 earnings on October 24. Its diluted EPS was 39.8% higher than Q3 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for Auto Parts Companies in June

    About 26.0% of analysts have recommended a “hold” for O’Reilly, and 4.0% have suggested a “sell.” For AutoZone, 52.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why Analysts Expect AutoZone’s 1Q17 Revenues Will Grow

    In 4Q16, which ended August 27, 2016, AutoZone (AZO) reported total revenues of $3.4 billion.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AutoZone Crushes Q1 Earnings Forecast, Stock Soars 6%

    AutoZone (AZO) stock was trading around 6% higher today during premarket trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 earnings results.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Why AutoZone Surged over 7% after Its Q1 Earnings Report

    America’s top auto parts retailer (XLY) by store count, AutoZone (AZO), has released its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Advance Auto Parts Beats Estimates for the Fifth Quarter in a Row

    Advance Auto Parts, the second-largest auto part retailer by 2017 sales, released its third-quarter earnings results earlier today.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Could Drive AutoZone’s Top Line in 2019?

    AutoZone (AZO) is one of the best-known auto parts retailers in the United States. For the second quarter of fiscal 2019, Wall Street analysts expect AutoZone’s sales to rise 1.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.45 billion.

    By Victoria Dean
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    What Wall Street Recommends for AutoZone

    As of January 23, among the 23 analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) stock, 48% recommend a “buy,” 48% recommend a “hold,” and 4% recommend a “sell.”

    By Victoria Dean
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    Did AutoZone Resume Its Promotional Strategy in Q1 2019?

    AutoZone’s performance is mainly divided into two business segments: DIY (do it yourself), or Retail, and DIFM (do it for me), or Commercial.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Inside AutoZone’s Q1 2019 Sales Growth

    AutoZone (AZO) generates revenue by selling auto parts and accessories primarily in the US market, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    How Is AutoZone Stock Trading after Its Fiscal Q4 Earnings Event?

    AutoZone (AZO) released its fiscal Q4 results on September 18. Its EPS stood at $18.54, ~21.4% higher than its fiscal Q4 2017 EPS of $15.27.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Advance Auto Parts’ Valuation Multiples in Q3 2018

    As of August 14, Advance Auto Parts’ forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 10.8x. Currently, Advance Auto Parts’ forward PE multiple is 20.8x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    AAP: What Analysts Expect in the Second Half of 2018

    According to analysts’ consensus estimates, the positive trend in Advance Auto Parts’ earnings will likely continue in the second half of 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Basic Materials

    Our 10, Make That 11, Stocks to Buy Scorecard

    Our belief is that you have to be a stock picker today. The Nasdaq (QQQ) is up 8% this year and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) is down 1%.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AutoZone Is Underperforming Peers in 1Q18

    In its fiscal 2Q18, which ended February 10, 2018, AutoZone’s adjusted earnings went up by 9.3% YoY (year-over-year) to $8.47 per share.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    The Key Drivers for AutoZone Stock in March 2018

    In fiscal 2Q18, which ended on February 10, 2018, AZO reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $8.47.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why Advance Auto Parts Is Outperforming Its Peers in 1Q18

    As of March 6, 2018, Advance Auto Parts (AAP) has risen 19% so far in 1Q18.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    O’Reilly Automotive Stock: Performance So Far in 1Q18

    In 4Q17, O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) stock performed better than Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) but worse than its direct peer AutoZone (AZO).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    A Look at AutoZone’s Valuation after Its 2Q18 Earnings Release

    Forward valuation multiples Valuation multiples are widely used in the auto industry to compare similar companies in terms of size, financials, or business model. AutoZone’s (AZO) forward valuation multiples can be compared with those of peers such as O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (AAP). AutoZone’s valuation trends As of March 5, AutoZone’s forward […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What to Expect for AutoZone’s Future Earnings

    AutoZone stock As we discussed in the first part of this series, AutoZone (AZO) was unable to boost investors’ confidence despite reporting earnings and sales growth in 2Q18. In general, the company has a stable business model, with lower investment requirements to drive growth than the auto manufacturing business. In this part, we’ll see what Wall Street analysts expect […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why AutoZone’s Profit Margin Failed to Impress in Fiscal 2Q18

    AutoZone’s 2Q18 earnings Previously, we looked at how AutoZone’s (AZO) key business segments fared in 2Q18. The company’s focus on improving parts availability and the in-store experience continued to drive growth. AZO’s commercial and online retail business traffic grew during the quarter. Let’s find out how these factors affected AutoZone’s profitability in 2Q18. Profit margin in 2Q18 […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Analyzing AutoZone’s Segment-Wise Performance in 2Q18

    AutoZone’s business segments AutoZone’s (AZO) results are divided into two business segments: the DIY (Do-it-yourself) segment and the Commercial or DIFM (Do-it-for-me) segment. The DIY segment, which targets retail customers, yields wider margins than DIFM. Let’s take a look how these business segments performed in 2Q18 and AutoZone’s other key growth priorities. DIY segment in 2Q18 AutoZone’s […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    These Factors Drove AutoZone’s 2Q18 Revenue Higher

    AutoZone’s business Memphis-based AutoZone (AZO) generates revenue by selling auto parts and accessories, primarily in US, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Brazilian markets. In 2016, US auto companies (XLY) General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) benefited from strong US demand for utility vehicles and trucks. This demand also boosted future growth potential for US auto part […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why AutoZone Stock Tumbled after its 2Q18 Earnings Release

    AutoZone (AZO), one of the top three US auto part retailers, released its fiscal 2Q18 results on February 27, 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    AutoZone’s Valuation ahead of Fiscal 2Q18 Earnings

    Valuation multiples are widely used to compare auto parts retail companies. However, only the companies with similar terms of business, size, or financials should be compared using these multiples.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Wall Street Ratings for AutoZone before Fiscal 2Q18 Earnings

    According to analysts’ latest consensus data from Reuters, 42% of analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) gave the stock a “buy” recommendation.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    AutoZone’s Key Ratios ahead of Its fiscal 2Q18 Earnings

    So far in this series, we’ve covered analysts’ estimates for AutoZone’s second-quarter earnings, revenues, and profit margins.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why Did AutoZone Stock Recover in 2H17?

    AutoZone (AZO) stock ended 2017 in negative territory with a fall of 9.9%. While the company’s stock fell 27.8% in 1H17, it witnessed a sharp recovery of ~24.7% in 2H17.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why Auto Part Retailers Ended 2017 in Negative Territory

    AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, and O’Reilly Auto Parts are the three biggest auto part retail companies in the US market. Let’s find out how they performed in 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Advance Auto Parts Stock Accelerated on 3Q17 Earnings Beat

    Advance Auto Parts (AAP) released its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on November 14. AAP’s fiscal 3Q17 adjusted earnings per share stood at $1.43, ~17.3% lower than in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Factors Affecting AutoZone’s Margins in Fiscal 4Q17

    In fiscal 4Q17, AutoZone’s gross margin remained flat year-over-year at 52.8%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Analysts Recommend for AutoZone Stock ahead of 4Q17 Results

    According to analysts’ latest consensus data by Reuters, 44% of analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) gave its stock “buy” recommendations, while another 52% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What to Expect from AutoZone’s 4Q17 Profit Margins

    AZO’s 4Q17 EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margins are estimated to be at 23.8%, up by 30 basis points YoY (year-over-year).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Do Analysts Expect AutoZone’s Revenues to Rise in 4Q17?

    In 3Q17, which ended May 6, 2017, AutoZone (AZO) reported total revenues of $2.6 billion with about a 1.0% YoY (year-over-year) increase.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Analysts Expect from AutoZone’s 4Q17 Earnings

    In 2Q17, which ended May 6, 2017, AutoZone reported earnings of $11.44 per share.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why AutoZone Has Underperformed S&P 500 in 2017 So Far

    As of September 12, AutoZone stock was trading at $551.55 with about a 4.4% rise in September so far. However, AutoZone has seen a massive fall of about 30.2% in 2017 so far.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Be Hurting Advance Auto Parts Stock

    Advance Auto Parts Advance Auto Parts (AAP) is one of the largest auto part retailers in the US market. As discussed previously in this series, AAP stock has underperformed that of peers O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and AutoZone (AZO) in calendar 2017. Advance Auto Parts stock has fallen significantly over the last nine months. As of August […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for Auto Part Companies

    Auto part retailers In the previous part of this series, we looked at how auto part retailer companies have underperformed the broader market and automakers in 2017. Dismal US auto sales data in the first seven months of 2017 hint at tough times ahead for the auto industry. Similarly, auto part retailers’ sales have stagnated. Let’s […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Are the Key Support and Resistance Levels for AAP Stock?

    As of August 15, 2017, Advance Auto Parts stock was trading on a bearish note at $87.08.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Analysts Recommend for AAP Stock after 2Q17 Report

    According to the latest data compiled by Thomson Reuters, 56% of analysts covering Advance Auto Parts (AAP) gave it “buy” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Drove Advance Auto Parts’ 2Q17 Revenues?

    In 2015 and 2016, US automakers (FXD) such as Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) benefited from higher US truck sales.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Will Genuine Parts Sustain Its Dividend Yield?

    Genuine Parts (GPC) recorded a marginal growth in its 2016 net sales, driven by its Automotive and Office Products segments.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Why Advance Auto Parts is Underperforming

    In this series, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ 2Q17 earnings, revenue, and profit margins.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Why Did AutoZone’s Margins Fall in 3Q17?

    In fiscal 3Q17, AutoZone’s gross margin remained weak on a YoY basis at 52.6%—a fall of about 21 basis points from 52.8% in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    These Factors Affected AutoZone’s Fiscal 3Q17 Revenues

    In fiscal 3Q17, AutoZone reported revenues of $2.6 billion—about 1% higher than in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Did US Presidential Election Hurt AutoZone’s 1Q17 Revenues?

    Right after Donald Trump was declared the winner, uncertainty loomed about the future of many industries. But some industries, including automotive, rose.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Analysts Recommend for AutoZone

    60% of analysts covering AutoZone (AZO) gave the stock “buy” recommendations, while the remaining 40% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    How Do AutoZone’s Key Ratios Look ahead of Its 1Q17 Earnings?

    At the end of the most recently reported quarter, AutoZone’s net-debt-to-EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) ratio stood at 5.97x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Will AutoZone’s Margins Expand in 1Q17?

    According to analyst estimates, AutoZone’s first quarter gross margins will be at 52.7%, up 20 basis points from its gross margin in 1Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Will AutoZone’s 1Q17 Earnings Impress Investors?

    In 4Q16, which ended on August 27, AutoZone reported EPS (earnings per share) of $14.30.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Which Sectors Will Benefit from Rising Prices?

    The Janus Asset Allocation team believes the demand-pull inflation will help the consumer discretionary sector.

    By David Ashworth
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    What Factors Affected AutoZone’s Profitability in Fiscal 3Q16?

    Higher supply chain costs have negatively affected AutoZone’s profitability in the last several quarters. Its profitability is much higher than mainstream automakers.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Drove AutoZone’s Revenues in Fiscal 3Q16?

    In fiscal 3Q16, AutoZone’s revenues were solid at $2.6 billion. That was ~4% higher than the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    All You Need to Know about AutoZone’s Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings

    A day before AutoZone’s fiscal 3Q16 earnings release, its stock fell 2.6%. But on the day of the earnings release, it recovered sharply and rose 2.5%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    By 2020, the Tesla Gigafactory will reach full capacity and produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013.

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    Teachers fund opens new stake in TRW Automotive Holdings

    TRW Automotive Holdings said last year that it was going to be acquired by German auto parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen for approximately $13.5 billion.

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    Iridian increases its holdings in Masco by a staggering 394%

    Masco delivered top line growth of 4% during 2014 and dividends increased by 20%. Sales increased, and SG&A expenses stayed flat over the previous year.

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    A brief overview of Iridian Asset Management’s 13F filing

    Iridian Asset Management witnessed a rise in the size of its portfolio from $9.7 billion in 3Q14 to $10.7 billion in 4Q14.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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