Unpacking Verizon’s Interest in Fiber-Optic Assets
On August 1, Verizon stated it would spend $225 million to acquire a high-capacity fiber network in the Chicago area belonging to WideOpenWest. Verizon had been leasing this fiber network, which provides connectivity to more than 1,000 cell sites.
Here’s Apple’s Answer to iPhone Demand Problem
Apple is considering pricing the iPhone in local currency outside the United States.
What Are Corning’s Key Growth Drivers?
Corning’s gross margin grew 3% and 9% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.
Analyzing Corning’s Dividend Yield
Corning’s dividend yield Corning’s (GLW) 50% dividend per share growth in 2016 has been followed by 15% growth in 2017, and its stock price has risen, explaining the recent downward slope in its dividend yield curve. Its stock price has risen 30.5% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 33% growth in 2016, thanks to this year’s tech rally. […]
A Look at Corning, Another Top Dividend Grower
Corning’s net sales and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Corning’s (GLW) net sales fell 6% in 2015 before rising 3% in 2016. Its North American net sales rose in 2015 before falling slightly in 2016, and its Asia-Pacific, European, and other net sales fell in 2015 and rose in 2016. In 2015, its Optical Communications segment’s net sales […]
How Did DOW’s Infrastructure Solutions Segment Perform in 2Q17?
Dow Chemical’s (DOW) Infrastructure Solutions segment is the second largest revenue generator for DOW.
Dow Chemical’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates
DOW stock reacted positively to DOW’s strong 2Q17 earnings with a gain of 0.20% to close at $66.10.
DOW on the Street: Analyst Recommendations ahead of the 2Q17 Earnings
Among the 20 analysts tracking DOW, 80% recommended a “buy” for the stock, while 20% recommended a “hold.”
Can Dow Chemical Beat Analysts’ Operating EPS Estimates for 2Q17?
Analysts expect Dow Chemical (DOW) to post operating EPS of $1.00 in 2Q17—a rise of 5.3% on a YoY basis.
Understanding DOW’s High 2Q17 Revenue Hopes
As of July 21, 2017, analysts are expecting Dow Chemical (DOW) to post revenues of ~$13.6 billion for 2Q17, which would represent a 14.0% rise on a YoY basis.
Dow Chemical’s Latest Valuations Post 1Q17 Earnings
As of April 27, 2017, Dow Chemical (DOW) was trading at a one-year forward PE ratio of 15.4x, compared to Eastman Chemical (EMN) and LyondellBasell (LYB) at 10.9x and 8.9x, respectively.
What Are Dow Chemical’s Valuations ahead of 1Q17 Earnings?
As of April 19, 2017, Dow Chemical (DOW) traded at a one-year forward PE ratio of 14.60x.
What Could Drive Up Dow Chemical’s Operating Earnings per Share?
As of April 18, 2017, Wall Street analysts expect Dow Chemical (DOW) to post operating EPS (earnings per share) of $0.98 in 1Q17 compared to $0.89 in 1Q16.
Why DuPont Trades at a Premium to Its Peers
As of April 18, 2017, DD traded at a one-year forward PE multiple of 20.60x.
Dow Chemical Trades at a Premium to Its Peers
As of March 21, Dow Chemical (DOW) traded at a one-year forward PE multiple of 15.50x—compared to its peers Eastman Chemical and LyondellBasell.
How Is Dow Chemical Valued Compared to Its Peers?
As of January 4, 2017, Dow Chemical (DOW) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 14.3x.
Dow Chemical’s Pension: Impact of Fed Rate Hikes
The Fed’s rate hike in December 2016 is expected to benefit DOW’s pension plan in fiscal 2017 because a higher discount rate will be applied to calculate PBO.
TE Connectivity Is a New Addition to AQR Capital’s Portfolio
According to its 13F filing, AQR Capital initiated a position in TE Connectivity (TEL) in 4Q14. TEL stock represented 0.39% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.