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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AutoZone Stock: Why Wedbush Turned Cautious

    AutoZone (AZO) stock fell nearly 2% yesterday after Wedbush analyst Seth Basham reduced his rating on the stock to “neutral” from “outperform.”

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    AutoZone Stock: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Prices

    With a YTD (year-to-date) return of 45.7%, AutoZone (AZO) stock is the top performer among auto part retailers.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Consumer

    Office Depot Continues to Struggle, Stock down ~26% This Year

    Year-to-date, Office Depot stock had fallen ~26% as of July 13, to $2.62.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Events to Look Forward to in the Consumer Sector This Week

    H&R Block (HRB) is set to announce its fiscal Q4 2018 results on June 12 after the market closes.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Office Depot’s Bottom Line Falls 27.3% in Fiscal 4Q17

    Adjusted earnings fall 27.3% In fiscal 4Q17, Office Depot (ODP) had adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.08, which came better than the analysts’ projection of $0.07 but fell 27.3% YoY (year-over-year). The company reported EPS from continuing operations of -$0.09 in fiscal 4Q17, compared with $0.10 in fiscal 4Q16. A net tax expense of $68 million related […]

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    A Look at Office Depot’s Fiscal 4Q17 Margins

    Fiscal 4Q17 margin performance Between fiscal 4Q16 and 4Q17, Office Depot’s (ODP) gross margin contracted ~50 basis points to 23.5%. Its operating margin narrowed by 2.3% (20 basis points), primarily due to lower sales offset by lower SG&A (selling, general, and administrative) expenses. Its adjusted operating margin stayed at 3.7%. The company has been cutting costs and […]

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Office Depot Stock Falls after Dismal Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    Office Depot (ODP) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on February 28, 2018. In this series, we’ll analyze the results in depth.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    How Analysts View Office Depot before Its Upcoming Earnings

    Ahead of Office Depot’s (ODP) upcoming 4Q17 results, most analysts covering the stock have maintained a “hold” rating.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Genuine Parts and Hewlett Packard Fall on October 19?

    On October 19, Genuine Parts opened the day lower and fell to the lowest levels in more than four weeks. It fell due to disappointing 3Q17 earnings results.

    By Val Kensington
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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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    Miscellaneous

    Consumer Discretionary: Which Are the Top Dividend Growers?

    Consumer Discretionary Select Index sales, earnings, and dividends have grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6%, 7.2%, and 10.7%, respectively between 2012 and 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LKQ’s New Plans and Moody’s Comments

    LKQ (LKQ) fell 4.6% to close at $30.93 per share during the third week of December 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LKQ Announced New Acquisition to Expand Its Presence in the UK

    LKQ Corporation (LKQ) reported 2Q16 revenue of $2.5 billion, a rise of 38.9% compared to revenue of $1.8 billion in 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Monro Muffler Brake Readying to Present Its Best Ideas

    Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) rose 1.4% to close at $57.27 per share during the first week of September 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Leggett & Platt Will Discuss Its Target and Opportunities on September 14

    LEG rose by 0.27% to close at $51.84 per share during the fifth week of August, with weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.27%, -1.8%, and 25.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Susquehanna Rated LKQ Corporation as ‘Positive’

    LKQ Corporation fell by 0.47% to close at $35.69 per share on August 26, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.06%, 6.2%, and 20.5%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Susquehanna Rated Monro Muffler Brake as ‘Positive’

    Monro Muffler Brake rose by 0.62% to close at $57.15 per share on August 26. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.90%, -8.3%, and -13.0%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raymond James Downgrades Leggett & Platt to ‘Market Perform’

    Leggett & Platt (LEG) has a market capitalization of $7.2 billion. The stock fell by 1.3% to close at $51.87 per share on August 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    LKQ Corporation’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in 2Q16

    LKQ Corporation (LKQ) rose by 3.2% to close at $34.39 per share during the fourth week of July 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Northcoast Research Downgrades Monro Muffler Brake to ‘Sell’

    Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) has a market cap of $2.1 billion. It fell by 5.9% to close at $64.18 per share on July 14, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Monro Muffler Brake Perform in 4Q16?

    Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) has a market cap of $2.0 billion. It fell by 7.3% and closed at $62.07 per share on May 19, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dover Corporation’s 60-Year Streak of Paying Dividends

    Founded in 1955, Dover Corporation became just the second active company with 60 straight years of dividend hikes. This record is second only to California-based American States Water’s (AWR) 61-year record.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s LKQ Doing to Increase Visibility in the European Market?

    LKQ has completed the acquisition of Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia SpA, a distributor of spare parts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. It will help LKQ expand in the European market.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LKQ Acquired Pittsburgh Glass Works for $635 Million

    LKQ (LKQ) rose by 6.6% to close at $30.03 per share at the end of the first week of March 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LKQ Acquires Pittsburgh Glass Works, Moody’s Changes Outlook

    LKQ Corporation (LKQ) has a market cap of $8.5 billion. LKQ fell by 2.0% to close at $27.60 per share on February 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does AutoZone Compare to Its Peers?

    AutoZone’s net profit margin and EPS have outperformed its competitors. Based on price movement, AutoZone has also outperformed its ETFs.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    New Stores Boost AutoZone Performance in 4Q15

    AutoZone (AZO) has reported 4Q15 net revenue of $3,290.404 million, an increase of 31.9%, compared to $2,493.021 million in 3Q15. AutoZone opened 72 domestic stores and 23 stores in Mexico in 4Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    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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    Consumer

    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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    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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