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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Alexandria’s Geographic Coverage

    Alexandria’s geographic coverage spans markets such as Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, and Maryland.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    Copart Reports Mixed Quarterly Results

    Copart (CPRT) has a market cap of $4.35 billion. Its YTD price movement is going down at a steady pace. After the 4Q15 earnings report, CPRT fell 2.05% to close at $34.37 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Abiomed’s Profit Margin Expectations for Fiscal 2018

    For fiscal 2018 (ended March 31, 2018), Abiomed (ABMD) has projected that its operating margins will be in the range of 22%–24%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    What Do Analysts Recommend for United Therapeutics?

    23.1% of analysts gave United Therapeutics (UTHR) a “buy” recommendation while 69.2% of analysts rated the company a “hold.”

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in American Campus Communities through ETFs

    ETFs are a convenient, easy way to diversify your portfolio. In this article, we’ll look at how sector-specific and sector-agnostic ETFs invest in American Campus Communities (ACC) stock.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Consumer

    Analysing NVR, DPZ, ENTA And QLYS Stocks

    Growth stock analysis   NVR NVR’s (NVR) net income has grown at a 3-year and 5-year average of 24% and 24.3% respectively. The company’s pre-tax margin grew from 9.9% in 2013 to 13.4% in 2017. The stock prices have beaten the residential construction industry between 2013 and 2017. The stock was beaten in 2013 and […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Key Risks Facing Mednax in 2017

    Mednax (MD) bills payors for services provided to patients. These payors consist of government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, contracted managed care, third parties, and private pay patients.

    By Kenneth Smith
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    This Part of Bioverativ’s Pipeline Could Be a Major Long-Term Growth Driver

    In June 2017, the FDA accepted Bioverativ’s investigative new drug application for BIVV001, a drug designed to treat prophylaxis from bleeding associated with hemophilia A.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bioverativ–True North Therapeutics: Stronger Research Pipeline

    The acquisition of True North Therapeutics has paved the way for Bioverativ’s (BIVV) entry into cold agglutinin disease (or CAD).

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Consumer

    Skechers Reports Its Fifth Straight Fall in Earnings in 2Q17

    Skechers, which released its 2Q17 results on July 20, 2017, reported earnings per share of $0.38. The company missed analysts’ consensus expectation by a margin of $0.06.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Abiomed Expects to Benefit from Impella in Cardiogenic Shock

    On March 23, 2015, the FDA approved Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 heart pump as a temporary ventricular support device.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Align Technology’s Market Expansion Strategy

    In 1Q17, Align Technology (ALGN) also witnessed a robust rise of around 45.2% in volumes of Invisalign sold in Asia-Pacific markets on a YoY basis.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Align Technology versus Peers in June 2017: Analyst Recommendations

    For 1Q17, Align Technology (ALGN) reported revenues close to $310.3 million, which represents YoY (year-over-year) growth of around 30.0%.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Miscellaneous

    How Domino’s Pizza’s Valuation Multiple Compares to Its Peers

    Domino’s better-than-expected SSSG and earnings in 1Q17 appear to have increased investor confidence, leading to rises in DPZ stock and its PE multiple.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Panera’s Valuation Multiple Rose after JAB’s Offer

    As of April 5, 2017, Panera was trading at a forward PE multiple of 38.8x—compared to 32.6x before the acquisition rumor started to surface on April 3.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Lower Fuel Margins Drove Casey’s 2Q17 Earnings Miss

    Gasoline sales accounted for 58.0% of Casey’s (CASY) total revenue in fiscal 2Q17. Total gasoline sales fell 4.6% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 2Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Sprouts Farmers Market’s Margins and Profitability

    Despite the slowdown, Sprouts Farmers Market continues to display better margins compared to Kroger (KR) and Supervalu (SVU).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Sprouts Farmers Market Beat Revenue Estimates in 3Q16

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 3Q16 results on November 3, 2016. The results relate to the three-month period ending October 2, 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Will Kate Spade’s Fiscal 2016 Performance Shape Up?

    As a result of its second quarter headwinds, Kate Spade (KATE) lowered its full fiscal 2016 outlook.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Sprouts Farmers Market May Not Have the Best Quarter

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its 3Q16 results on Thursday, November 3, 2016, before the market opens. Wall Street is expecting a fall of 19.0% in EPS.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Could JetBlue’s Valuation Change after 3Q16?

    Currently, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is valued at 4x its forward EV/EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue: The Latest Analyst Estimates and Recommendations

    Following JetBlue’s 2Q16 earnings release, analysts’ consensus estimate for revenues remains unchanged.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Will JetBlue Continue to Reduce Its Debt in 2H16?

    The airline industry is very capital-intensive, so airlines generally have huge debt numbers on their balance sheets.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue’s New Investments: A Pioneer in Private Jet Services?

    JetBlue announced that it had undertaken a small stake (the exact stake is unclear) in JetSuite, the fourth-biggest private jet operator in the United States.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Does JetBlue Expect Unit Costs to Rise in 4Q16?

    For the third quarter of the year, JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) operating expenses—excluding fuel and profit sharing—rose 3.1% to 7.86 cents.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue’s: Can Investors Expect Improved Revenue in 4Q16?

    For 3Q16, JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) revenues stood at $1.73 billion—a 2.6% year-over-year increase compared to revenue of $1.69 billion in 3Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue Airways: Checking Up on Operational Performance in 3Q16

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) saw average traffic of about 11.9 billion passenger miles for the quarter, a 7.6% year-over-year increase

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Do Analysts Expect JetBlue’s Revenue to Rise in 3Q16?

    Analysts expect JetBlue Airways’ (JBLU) 3Q16 revenue to come in at $1.7 billion, a year-over-year rise of 2.2%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Panera Bread?

    Despite the recent fall in Panera’s share prices, analysts are still maintaining their price target of $238.2 for the next year—a return potential of 18.5%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Panera Bread’s Valuation Multiples

    Lower revenue and EPS estimates made investors skeptical about investing in Panera. As of September 19, it was trading at 28.1x—down from 30.9x on July 28.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Why Did Valspar’s Coatings Segment Revenue Fall in 3Q16?

    Valspar (VAL) reports its revenue under two segments, namely: the coatings segment and paints segment.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    A Quick Look at SFM’s Guidance Update for Fiscal 2016

    Sprouts Farmers Market has displayed industry-leading earnings growth in the past few years.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Casey’s Gasoline Sales Witnessed a Resurgence in 1Q17

    Gasoline sales accounted for 58.2% of Casey’s (CASY) total revenue in 1Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Alaska Air Group’s Capacity Expand More in 2016?

    For August 2016, Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) capacity increased by 10.3% YoY. After average growth of 13% in 1Q16, its growth slowed down to 11% in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    Stock Market Performance and Valuations Summary: SFM versus Peers

    Of the 18 analysts who have rated SFM, 12 have recommended a “buy,” and 6 have recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts have a “sell” rating on the stock.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    2Q16 Earnings Overview: SFM Beats on Earnings, Misses on Revenue

    Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported results for fiscal 2Q16 on August 4, 2016. The value-oriented organic and natural food retailer reported a 14% year-over-year increase in adjusted diluted EPS, beating the consensus by 1 cent.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Alaska Air Group’s Strategy Impact Unit Revenues?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) does not give any future unit revenue guidance. However, we can expect the PRASM’s decline to continue.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Alaska Air Group’s Capacity Growth Be Sustained for the Rest of 2016?

    For July 2016, Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) capacity increased by 9.6% year-over-year. After an average growth of 13% in 1Q16, growth slowed to 11% in 2Q16 and is slowing further in the third quarter.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Could JetBlue Airways’ Valuation Change after 2Q16?

    As of July 22, 2016, JetBlue was valued at 3.8x its forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple, which is lower than its average valuation of 4.8x since September 2009.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    How’s Cal-Maine Trading Compared to Its Key Moving Averages?

    As of July 18, 2016, Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) closed at $44.18. It traded 8.3% below its 100-day moving average and 0.7% below it 50-day moving average.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    What Do Analysts Recommend for Cal-Maine Foods after 4Q16?

    The average broker target price for Cal-Maine Foods rose slightly to $42.25 from $41.5—4.5% lower than the closing price of $44.18 on July 18, 2016.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    How Can WhiteWave Foods Add to Danone’s Business?

    WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) currently generates around 80%–85% of its total revenue and operating profit from North America alone.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Why Did JPMorgan Chase Downgrade WhiteWave Foods?

    On July 8, 2016, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) downgraded WhiteWave Foods’ (WWAV) stock to a “neutral” rating from an “overweight” rating.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Word on the Street: What Analysts Are Saying about Wendy’s

    According to Bloomberg, of the ten analysts surveyed, 45.5% have issued “buy” recommendations for Wendy’s, while 50% have issued “hold” recommendations.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Word on the Street: How Analysts See JACK

    According to a Bloomberg survey of 16 analysts, 62.5% have given “buy” recommendations for JACK, and 37.5% have given “hold” recommendations.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside United Therapeutics’ Growth Plans for Tyvaso

    United Therapeutics (UTHR) expects Tyvaso, a therapy administered through proprietary Tyvaso inhalation system, to witness strong growth in 2016.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Lower Gas Prices Continue to be Casey’s Biggest Revenue Headwind

    Lower gasoline prices have weighed on Casey’s General Stores’ (CASY) top line performance for some time. Fiscal 4Q16 was another such quarter.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Exploring The Cheesecake Factory’s Other Brands

    The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) created the Grand Lux Cafe brand at the request of Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas in 1999.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    Alaska Air Group Won the Bidding War for Virgin America

    On April 4, 2016, Alaska Air Group (ALK) acquired Virgin America (VA) for $57 per share in cash. This amounts to a total of $2.6 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Contributed to Domino’s Pizza’s Revenue Expansion in 4Q15?

    In 4Q15, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) recorded an overall revenue growth of $98.2 million from its 4Q14 revenues of $643 million.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Panera Bread’s 4Q15 Revenues?

    Panera Bread (PNRA) earns its revenues from three sources: revenue from company-operated restaurants, royalty and franchise fees collected from franchisees, and fresh dough operations.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing BioMed Realty’s Higher FFO Payout Ratio

    Bolstered by higher FFO per share, BioMed Realty increased its dividend by 36.5% to $1.31 per common share in 2014—its highest dividend in seven years.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Running down Douglas Emmett’s Geographically-Concentrated Property Portfolio

    Douglas Emmett targets markets with significant supply constraints and acquires class A office properties and premier multifamily communities.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Copart Performed Compared to Its Peers?

    Copart’s competitors have outperformed Copart based on gross profit margin, EPS, and PE. However, based on the current ratio and PB, Copart has performed well compared to its peers.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Fund Managers

    Luxor Capital Cuts Its Stake in AMC Networks

    AMC Networks is a pioneer in the cable television programming industry known for delivering high quality programming content to its audience.

    By Santiago Solari
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