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How Guess Stock Reacted to Fiscal 4Q18 Results
Guess (GES) surged 28% on March 22, 2018, after reporting strong fourth-quarter earnings and issued upbeat guidance.
Energy & Utilities
What Could Drive PPL’s Dividend Growth?
What are the next utility sector dividend growers? In this series, we’ll discuss the rest of the top S&P 500 utility sector dividend growers. The top dividend growers are listed in the chart below. The chart also shows a comparison with the broad-based indexes (SPX-INDEX) (DJIA-INDEX) (COMP-INDEX). We’ll start with PPL Corporation (PPL). What […]
Analyzing Assurant’s Dividend Yield
Assurant’s dividend yield Assurant’s (AIZ) 48% dividend per share growth has been followed by 4% growth in 2017. Its stock price has risen 7.8% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 15% growth in 2016, which explains the recent flattening of its dividend yield curve. Whereas constant innovation has created new risks in every domain, high tax rates have been […]
A Look at Regency Centers’ Dividend Yield
Revenue and earnings Retail REIT Regency Centers (REG) saw its revenue grow 8% in 2016, compared with 6% in 2015. The growth was driven by minimum rent, recoveries from tenants, and other income. Its operating expenses rose 10% in 2016, and 3% in 2015. Its interest expenses fell 12% in 2016 and 6% in 2015. Its […]
How Much Has Hormel Returned to Shareholders in Fiscal 2016?
Along with its 3Q16 results, Hormel Foods (HRL) also announced the 352nd consecutive quarterly dividend at the annual rate of $0.58 per share.
How Much Has Tyson Foods Returned to Shareholders in Fiscal 2016?
Tyson Foods bought back 6.6 million shares in fiscal 3Q16 and has bought back another 5.4 million shares so far in fiscal 4Q16.
Cal-Maine Foods Valuation: Did It Change after Its 4Q16 Results?
Cal-Maine Foods’ valuation increased after its fiscal 4Q16 earnings results. Cal-Maine is trading at a lower forward PE ratio compared to Hormel.
How Did Cal-Maine’s Specialty Egg Business Perform in 4Q16?
Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) is strategizing to pursue additional opportunities to market and sell specialty eggs due to changing consumer demand trends.
Why Did Cal-Maine Foods Report a Loss in Fiscal 4Q16?
On July 18, Cal-Maine Foods reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results ending May 28. Its adjusted EPS was a loss of $0.01 per share for fiscal 4Q16.
Icahn Enterprises: Which Segments Were Its Major Earners in 1Q16?
Each of Icahn Enterprises’ ten operating segments has an impact on IEP’s revenues, growth, and profitability.
Company & Industry Overviews
What Risks Does Icahn Enterprises Face?
Global growth is of the utmost importance to Icahn Enterprises. Its revenue streams are diverse and are affected by weak macroeconomic environments.
Which Segment Will Drive Energy Transfer Partners’ 1Q16 Results?
Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) Midstream segment mainly provides natural gas gathering and processing services.
Why Crestwood Rallied Despite Distribution Cuts and Lower Guidance
Crestwood Equity Partners announced a quarterly distribution of $0.6 per unit on April 21. This represents a 56% cut in quarterly distribution.
Ethane Prices Continue to Rally: How It Impacted MLPs
Ethane prices rallied for the second consecutive week ending April 15. Mont Belvieu ethane prices rose 11.3% to $0.20 per gallon in the same week.
The Energy Transfer Equity–Williams Deal Faces Another Setback
Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) lowered the expected synergies from its merger with Williams Companies (WMB) to $170 million per year due to the fall in energy prices.
A Surge in Propane Demand: Will the Trend Continue?
The rise in propane demand pushed the price of propane up $0.01 per gallon. Since propane is used for heat in some US households, propane demand generally rises in mid-winter months.
Propane Inventories Decreased, Propane Production Rose
In its weekly petroleum status report released on January 13, 2016, the EIA stated that US propane inventories decreased by 4.5 MMbbls to 91.9 MMbbls for the week ended January 8, 2016.
Energy Transfer Partners Missed 3Q15 Revenue and EBITDA Estimates
After a 16.8% beat in 2Q15, Energy Transfer Partners missed analysts’ consensus 3Q15 estimate for its revenue by a huge margin of 35.1%.
Half of Analysts Rate Enbridge Energy Partners a ‘Hold’
Of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, 43% rated Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP) a “buy,” 50% rated it a “hold,” and 7% of analysts rated it a “sell.”
Will Enbridge Energy Partners Cut Its 3Q15 Distributions?
Enbridge Energy Partners expects its 2015 full-year coverage to be between 0.9 to 0.96 times. It aims for a long-term coverage ratio greater than 1.
Why Are Enbridge Energy Partners’ 3Q15 Revenue Estimates Low?
Enbridge Energy Partners’ natural gas assets are primarily located in Texas and Oklahoma, and are owned by Midcoast Energy Partners (MEP).
Company & Industry Overviews
More than Half of Analysts Surveyed Rate Midcoast Energy a ‘Hold’
Of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, 22% rate Midcoast Energy Partners (MEP) a “buy,” and 56% rate it a “hold.” About 22% rate it a “sell.” Its consensus target price is $13.40.
Cedar Fair is a dividend-paying company
On February 25, Cedar Fair Entertainment announced the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per limited partner (or LP) unit.
Why Cedar Fair will save on annual cash interest
Cedar Fair’s cash flows from operations and credit facilities are expected to be sufficient to meet its working capital needs, debt service, and planned capital expenditures.
Season passes play key role in Six Flags’ profitability
A season pass or membership guest contributes higher aggregate profitability to Six Flags (SIX) over the course of a year than a single-day ticket guest.
Ticket pricing pushes Six Flags’ admissions revenue up
Six Flags’ (SIX) admissions revenue per capita increased by 9% in 2014, primarily driven by pricing improvements on multi- and single-use ticket offerings.