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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from the Auto Industry Going Forward

    With changing auto industry (VCR) dynamics, automakers are trying to explore ways to remain on top in the US auto market.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Lululemon: The Outliers Affecting LULU’s Stock Price Movement

    On June 11, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) filed a shelf prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    LULU Faces Wall Street Pessimism after Issuing Weak Guidance

    Lululemon Athletica warned of a slowdown for the next quarter and the coming year. As a result, a host of brokerage companies reacted with outlook revisions and rating downgrades.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Tesla’s Model 3 Be a Game-Changer?

    Tesla is expected to start producing its mass-market electric vehicle—Model 3. It could be a game-changer for the self-driving car industry.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyst Estimate: Ferrari’s Global Revenues to Grow Steadily

    For 2016 and 2017, analysts estimate Ferrari’s global revenues to grow at rates of 3.6% and 3.1%, respectively. These estimates can serve as a proxy.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Word on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations on Ford

    According to the latest Bloomberg consensus, 35% of analysts covering Ford (F) have given the company “buy” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Next for General Motors’ Valuation Multiples?

    In this part of the series, we’ll find out how General Motors’ (GM) valuation multiples are currently trading against its peers.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    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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    Earnings Report

    Thor Industries Reported Mixed Quarterly Results

    Thor Industries (THO) has a market cap of $2.83 billion. After the earnings report for 4Q15, Thor stock rose by 0.96% to close at $54.56 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Under Armour’s Upbeat Outlook and Stock Price Performance

    Under Armour’s (UA) stock price hit several record highs this year. The stock has provided total returns of 54.9% over the past year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Fed’s Rate Hike Could Affect Ford’s Business

    Apart from one-time costs related to vehicle recalls, sinking profitability in Ford’s truck segment could be the key factor driving Ford’s margins down.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove General Motors’ US Sales Down in July 2017?

    In July 2017, GM’s total US vehicle sales stood at 226,107 vehicle units, about 15.4% lower than its July 2016 sales.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Here’s What Drove Fiat Chrysler’s 2Q17 Profit Margins

    FCAU’s margins continued to expand on a year-over-year basis in 2Q17—for the fifth quarter in a row.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Coty’s Capital Expenditure Could Rise

    Coty Inc.’s capital expenditure decreased 15.2% to $0.17 billion in fiscal 2015, compared to $0.20 billion in fiscal 2014.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Michael Kors’ Earnings Expectations and Valuations

    As we discussed, Michael Kors (KORS) is slated to report its first-quarter results on August 8. Management has guided for $0.60 to $0.64 in earnings per share.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nike: 5-Year Returns Targets for Shareholders

    At its 2015 Investor Day held on September 14, Nike briefed the financial community on its targets for generating value for shareholders.

    By Phalguni Soni
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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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    Earnings Report

    Nike’s Fastest-Growing Demographic Segments

    The women and young athletes demographic segments saw the greatest sales traction in fiscal 2015 for Nike.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Here’s How Tesla Has Changed Perceptions about Electric Vehicles

    A few years ago, Tesla Motors showcased the true potential of EVs with its Roadster, Model S, and Model X.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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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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    Consumer

    September Began on a Mixed Note for Harley-Davidson Stock

    Harley-Davidson stock Last week, Harley-Davidson stock (HOG) traded on a mixed note, ending the week at $47.38 without any notable change. The company’s stock has fallen ~12.3% quarter-to-date 18.8% year-to-date. Let’s explore what could be affecting Harley-Davidson stock lately. Is Harley’s dismal 2017 guidance driving pessimism? In 2Q17, Harley’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) were […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Hyatt Sell Its Vacation Ownership Segment?

    Hyatt is focusing on increasing its presence to under-penetrated markets. The company believes that its presence in emerging markets such as India and China is essential for its growth.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Consumer

    How US Auto Companies’ Valuation Multiples Look in March 2018

    On March 8, 2018, GM’s EV-to-EBITDA was 7.2x, much lower than its direct competitor Ford’s multiple of 12.8x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Growth Initiatives at Walmart Shaping Up?

    On March 15, Walmart’s executive vice president provided an investor update at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer & Retail Tech Broker Conference.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    The Key Reasons for Harley-Davidson Stock’s Dismal Performance

    Harley-Davidson stock Last week, Harley-Davidson stock (HOG) traded on a subdued note, ending the week with a ~0.7% loss at $47.37. The company’s stock has fallen ~12.3% quarter-to-date and 18.8% year-to-date. Let’s take a look at what could be affecting HOG stock. Dismal 2017 outlook In 2Q17, Harley’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) stood at $1.48, about […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Harley-Davidson’s Financial Services Complement Its Core Business

    Under its retail financial services, Harley-Davidson Financial Services primarily provides installment lending for the purchase of new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis

    Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Recommend for GM Stock after 3Q17 Results

    According to the latest data compiled by Reuters, 46% of analysts covering General Motors have given “buy” recommendations on the stock, while 50% of analysts have given it “hold” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove GM’s Lower US Sales in January?

    In January 2017, General Motors’s retail vehicle sales stood at 155,010, down 4.9% compared to its retail sales in January 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    The Buzz around Under Armour (UA) Stock

    Under Armour has become the number two player in the US activewear market in 2014, overtaking Adidas. It also benefited from the announcement of its connected fitness purchases earlier this year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Could McDonald’s Valuation Multiple Rise from 3Q15?

    Following its 3Q15 earnings, McDonald’s shares increased 8% on positive improvement expectations. The valuation multiple also rose 7.3% as a result of a share price increase.

    By Adam Jones
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    Analysts are Neutral on Ford Stock before Its 1Q17 Results

    According to the latest data compiled by Reuters, 58% of the analysts gave “hold” ratings on Ford (F) stock, 33% gave it a “buy,” and 8% gave it a “sell.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    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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    Basic Materials

    How US Steel Demand Bodes for Cleveland-Cliffs

    While US steel production drives steelmakers’ top lines, it’s demand that ultimately drives production.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Revenue Drivers: What’s Putting Pressure on Coach’s Sales?

    In fiscal 1Q16, which ended September 26, 2015, Coach (COH) reported a 1% decline in sales to ~$1.0 billion. However, sales rose 3% in constant-currency terms.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Why a Strengthening US Dollar Will Hurt the US Hotel Industry

    The US dollar’s strength compared to currencies that are widely used in international trade is measured by the Trade Weighted Dollar Index.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Do Analysts See More Upside Potential in Fiat Chrysler Stock?

    In the first three quarters of 2017, Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) stock nearly doubled with stellar gains of 97.2%. However, in October the stock revested and ended the month with a 3.1% loss.

    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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    Miscellaneous

    US Automakers Faced This Key Challenge in 1H17

    General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company (F), the two largest US automakers, faced several challenges in 1H17. Among them, falling total US auto sales could be considered key.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trump Shouldn’t Take Credit for Fiat Chrysler’s Recent Move

    On January 8, 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) announced that it will be investing about $1 billion in its plants in Michigan and Ohio.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    What to Expect from Toyota’s Upcoming Earnings

    In 2016, Toyota was the second-largest automaker in the world by global vehicle sales volume after Volkswagen (VLKAY).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Lululemon’s Revenues By Geographical Segment

    The company grew its revenues at a compound annual growth rate of more than 35% over the past five years to come in at $1.6 billion in fiscal 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    A key preview of retail indicators due for release this week

    Last week, both the ICSC–Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index and the Johnson Redbook index recorded strong year-on-year gains.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    How Walmart Is Looking to Offset Future Operating Cost Headwinds

    Wage costs are expected to be a headwind for Walmart. On February 20, Walmart made the second round of wage increases for over 1.2 million staff.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    What’s Driving Record Membership Loyalty at Costco?

    Costco has been able to steadily increase the renewal rate in the US and Canada from 88% in fiscal 2010 to 91% in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Target’s Same-Store Sales Growth in Fiscal 2016

    Target had upbeat revenue performance in fiscal 4Q16 and 2016. Store traffic was up by 1.3% YoY in fiscal 2016, trending in positive territory in all four quarters of the year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Why Costco’s Looking at Square Footage Growth in Fiscal 2016

    Costco Wholesale’s (COST) net warehouse count increased by 27 in fiscal 2Q16 to 698, compared to 2Q15.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    How Nike Has Sustained Profitability despite Headwinds

    Nike’s profitability in fiscal 3Q16 was helped by better-than-average performance in North America and Greater China, two of its most profitable segments.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Five-Year Plan: Lululemon’s Long-Term Vision and Goals

    Over the next five years, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is aiming to double its revenue to $4 billion with an expected mid-single-digit growth rate in store comps.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Target’s Historical Sales Growth Compare to Its Peers’?

    Target opened 15 new stores in fiscal 2016. Its same-store sales rose 2.1%, with customer traffic at stores up 1.3%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Target’s E-Commerce Sales Are Surging

    Target (TGT) reported ~$2.5 billion in e-commerce sales (FXD) in fiscal 2016. This represented 3.4% of the retailer’s total revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Skechers: Achieving Growth through Diverse Product Development

    Since the launch of its first line in 1992, Skechers has diversified into several new lines, targeting different demographics and different activities.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Skechers Manage Its Inventory and Distribution?

    In recent years, Skechers has reported improved working capital metrics. The company’s inventory turnover (or ITR) rose from 2.9x in 2013 to 3.2x in 2015.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Most Analysts Seem to Have Turned Cautious on Fiat Chrysler

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) has risen 1.5% and 2.4% month-to-date and year-to-date, respectively, as of March 28.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fiat Chrysler’s US Sales Fell after 11 Months of Gains

    In February 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) total US sales were at 162,036 vehicles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    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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    Consumer

    Is Ferrari’s Growth in China Enough to Please Investors?

    In the third quarter, Ferrari (RACE) reported net revenue of 838 million euros, or ~$956 million.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Helped Fiat Chrysler Expand Its Profit Margin in Q3 2018?

    A couple of years quarters ago, FCAU had a bad reputation for having the lowest profit margins among legacy automakers (FXD).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    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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    Consumer

    What Analysts Expect for Advance Auto Parts’ Q2 2018 Results

    In the first quarter (ended April 21), Advance Auto Parts’ (AAP) adjusted EPS rose ~31% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.10 from $1.60, beating analysts’ estimate of $1.97.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Ferrari’s Valuation Looks before Its Q2 2018 Earnings Event

    On July 25, Ferrari’s (RACE) forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 19.0x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    What Factors Boosted Toyota’s Fiscal 2018 Revenue?

    In 2017, Toyota Motor (TM) was the third-largest automaker by volume in the world after Renault-Nissan Alliance and Volkswagen (VLKAY).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Skechers Stock Struggled after 1Q18 Results

    Though Skechers outdid Wall Street expectations on both top and bottom lines, its second-quarter guidance left investors fretting.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Comparing Auto Industry Valuation Multiples

    In the auto sector, valuation multiples are used by investors to compare companies that are similar in size or business.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ford’s Key Brands Performed in China in February 2018

    In 4Q17, Ford Motor Company’s (F) Asia-Pacific region’s revenue rose 11% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Ford’s US Fleet Sales Looked in February 2018

    Ford Motor Company (F) sold 194,000 vehicle units in the US market in February 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    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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    Consumer

    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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    Consumer

    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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    Earnings Report

    How Will Michael Kors’s 3Q18 Top Line Look?

    Michael Kors (KORS) plans to report its 3Q18 earnings results on February 7. Kors’s management has projected that total sales will range between $1,355 million and $1,385 million, reflecting an increase of 1.3% YoY at the midpoint.

    By Sonya Bells
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    What to Keep an Eye on during HOG’s 4Q17 Earnings Event

    Analysts expect weakness to prevail in Harley’s 2017 earnings due to sales-related challenges and lower profitability.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Skechers, the Top-Performing Sportswear Stock of 2017

    The California-based Skechers (SKX) was among the best-performing sportswear stocks in 2017. The footwear company gained 54% during the year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Were Consumer Sentiments Positive for Autos?

    According to the latest data released on November 22, the US Consumer Sentiment Index was at 98.5 in November 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Toyota’s Profit Margins Trended in Fiscal 2Q18

    In fiscal 2Q18, Toyota reported a flat operating margin of 7.3% compared to 7.3% in the same quarter the previous year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Analysts’ Recommendations for Hyatt ahead of 3Q17 Results

    Analyst views Of the 22 analysts tracking Hyatt (H), two analysts (9.1%) have a “strong buy” rating on the stock, and three analysts (13.6%) have a “buy” rating. These analysts were surveyed by Reuters. Only one analyst has changed the rating from “strong buy” to “buy” after the company’s 2Q17 earnings. Sixteen analysts (72.7%) maintained […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Financial Services Complement Ford’s Automotive Business

    Ford’s major business is automobile and auto parts manufacturing, but it’s also involved in the financial services business.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Hyatt Increases Guidance for Its Key Metrics

    Hyatt’s RevPAR (revenue per available room) for 2Q17 rose 2.4% in constant dollars and 2.9% year-over-year in constant currency terms across its systemwide properties.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Key Factors to Watch During HOG’s 3Q17 Earnings Event

    In an investor meeting in February 2017, HOG’s management revealed its plan to expand its international dealer network.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Basic Materials

    Does US Steel Demand Support Cleveland-Cliffs’s Bright Outlook?

    Demand indicators US steel production is the main driver of steelmakers’ (SLX) revenue. However, demand ultimately drives production. Therefore, it is vital for US steel investors to keep tabs on steel demand drivers in the United States (SPY) (SPX), which is where Cleveland-Cliffs’s (CLF) customers are based. Construction, which accounts for ~40% of US steel […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    What September Consumer Sentiment Could Mean for Auto Industry

    In August 2017, the US consumer sentiment was at 96.8, significantly higher than the 89.8 in August 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside GM’s Chinese Market Sales Growth in August

    In August 2017, General Motor’s (GM) total Chinese retail vehicle sales reached ~328,000 vehicle units, or 11.9% higher than its sales of in August 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why General Motors’ US Sales Surged in August 2017

    In August 2017, GM’s total US vehicle sales were 275,552 vehicle units, which was 7.5% higher than sales in August 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Analysts Are Saying about Fiat Chrysler Stock

    Fiat Chrysler stock in 3Q17 In the first half of 2017, Fiat Chrysler stock (FCAU) rose 16.6%. This positive return was much higher than that seen by peers General Motors (GM), Toyota (TM), and Ford Motor (F). In 3Q17 so far, FCAU’s journey upward has accelerated, and as of August 28, it had gained 40.8% […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    PVH Corp Raises EPS Guidance for the 2nd Time This Year

    Based on its solid 2Q17 results, PVH Corp (PVH) raised its fiscal 2017 guidance. It also raised its outlook after the 1Q17 results.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Foot Locker Stock Sinks after Fiscal 2Q17 Results

    Foot Locker stock hit its four-year low of $31.80 on August 21.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Foot Locker’s Comps Turned Negative in Fiscal 2Q17—Here’s Why

    Foot Locker’s (FL) total sales declined 4.4% year-over-year to $1.7 billion during fiscal 2Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Automakers’ Valuation Multiples after Their 2Q17 Results

    As of August 16, 2017, General Motors’ forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 5.9x. General Motors’ multiple was much lower than Ford’s multiple at 13.5x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Comparing Mainstream Automakers’ 2Q17 Profit Margins

    In 2Q17, General Motors’ (GM) adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) stood at 3.7 billion. The company’s EBIT margin was 10.0% for the quarter.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Gap’s 2Q17 Earnings: Strong Top and Bottom Lines

    Gap (GPS) reported it 2Q17 results on August 17, 2017. The results pertain to the three-month period ending July 29, 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Ford’s 2Q17 Performance Was Better than Its North America Peers

    Ford reported a 3% YoY increase in its revenues to $24.5 billion from the North America region. However, Ford’s sales in the region fell ~1%.

    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

    Key Revenue Drivers for PVH Corp’s 2Q17 Top Line

    PVH Corporation (PVH) top line is expected to see a 5% YoY (year-over-year) rise in 2Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Can PVH Corp Top Street Expectations Again?

    Analysts expect PVH’s earnings per share to rise 11.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.64 on total sales of $2 billion, which would be 4.9% higher YoY.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Marriott on the Street: What the Analysts Recommend

    Of the 28 analysts tracking Marriott, five (17.9%) have a “strong buy” recommendation, while nine (32.1%) have a “buy,” and 13 (46.4%) have a “hold.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    How Michael Kors Performed in Key Geographies in Fiscal 1Q18

    Behind Kors’s sales decline in fiscal 1Q18 were 8.2% and 10.2% declines in North American and European operations, which offset the 60% rise in Asian sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    How Marriott’s 3Q17 Earnings Guidance Disappointed Analysts

    In 2Q17, Marriott International’s (MAR) operating income grew 59% YoY (year-over-year) to $620 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Marriott’s Revenue Is Now Expected to Go This Way in 2017

    In 2Q17, Marriott’s revenues grew 49% YoY to $5.8 billion, compared with $3.9 billion in 2Q16, due to higher fee revenues and RevPAR and room growth.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Wall Street Analysts’ Ratings for Marriott before Its 2Q17 Earnings

    According to a Reuters consensus of 28 analysts tracking Marriott (MAR), five analysts have a “strong buy” recommendation on the stock, and nine analysts have a “buy” recommendation on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    KORS versus COH: Comparing Wall Street Valuations

    Unimpressive financial performance has taken a toll on Michael Kors’ (KORS) stock market performance. Its shares have tumbled more than 15% to date.

    By Sonya Bells
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