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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Zimmer Biomet’s Progress II Study Success Could Mean

    On December 22, 2017, Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) published the results of its Progress II trial, and the results were positive.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Efforts to Improve Macy’s Same-Store Sales Growth

    At the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, Macy’s senior management discussed the company’s initiatives to improve Macy’s same-store sales.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Patient Recovery Acquisition May Boost Cardinal Health’s Revenues

    On July 30, 2017, Cardinal Health (CAH) completed the acquisition of Medtronic’s patient recovery business for an all-cash consideration worth $6.1 billion.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dentsply Sirona’s Newly Launched Cerec Zirconia Meso Block

    In August 2017, Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) launched its Cerec Zirconia Meso Block for creating customized screw-retained crowns.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is ZBH’s Spine Business Positioned a Year after LDRH Acquisition?

    In July 2016, Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) acquired LDR Holdings for around $1 billion, which helped strengthen the company’s spine business.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Mylan See a Rise in Net Profit Margins in 2017?

    In 2Q17, Mylan (MYL) reported gross profit margins of 54.0%, which was lower than 56.0% reported in 2Q16.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Zimmer Biomet’s Leadership Transition Could Mean for Its Core Growth Strategy

    In July 2017, David Dvorak stepped down as chief executive officer and president of Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) and resigned from its board of directors.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Dentsply Sirona’s New Growth Strategy to Accelerate Digital Dentistry Penetration

    Dentsply Sirona is the largest dental equipment and solutions manufacturer in the United States. Digital dentistry is a megatrend in the market.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    What Dragged Down Technology Business Sales in 1Q17?

    Dentsply Sirona’s Technology segment sales Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) reported ~$900 million of revenues worldwide in 1Q17. Of that, ~$389 million was generated through Dentsply Sirona’s Technology segment, which contributed ~43.2% to Dentsply Sirona’s total revenues. On a constant currency basis, the Technology segment’s sales declined by approximately 8.1%. The segment’s sales were flat in Europe. The […]

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ralph Lauren Declares a Dividend

    Ralph Lauren declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on January 13, 2017, to shareholders.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bunge Limited Has Declared Dividends

    Price movement Bunge Limited (BG) has a market cap of $10.4 billion. It rose 0.55% to close at $73.40 per share on December 8, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.9%, 5.4%, and 10.4%, respectively, on the same day. BG is trading 7.8% above its 20-day moving average, 14.4% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Ralph Lauren Perform in 2Q17?

    Ralph Lauren (RL) reported fiscal 2Q17 net revenues of ~$1.8 billion, a fall of 7.6% compared to net sales of ~$2.0 billion in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Bunge Limited Issue Senior Notes?

    Bunge Limited (BG) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on December 2, 2016, to shareholders of record on November 18, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Bunge Perform in 3Q16?

    Bunge (BG) has a market cap of $9.6 billion. It rose 10.0% to close at $68.81 per share on November 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bunge to Partner with Oleo-Fats

    Bunge (BG) has a market cap of $8.3 billion. It rose 0.80% to close at $59.23 per share on September 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bunge’s New Investment to Increase the Value of Its Business

    Bunge (BG) has a market cap of $8.8 billion. It fell by 0.45% to close at $62.52 per share on August 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Zimmer Biomet’s Latest Valuation

    After the release of its 2Q16 earnings results on July 28, 2016, Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) was trading at a forward price-to-earnings multiple in the range of 15.5x–16.2x.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Bromine Specialties Segment: Why Revenue Fell in 2Q16

    In 2Q16, Albemarle’s (ALB) Bromine Specialties segment reported revenue of $206.9 million, representing 30.9% of Albemarle’s total revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    A Brief Look at the Technologies Segment Sales in 2Q16

    In 2Q16, Dentsply Sirona’s leading position in the Digital Sensor category and rebound in the Lab business drove its Technologies segment sales.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Schlumberger’s Free Cash Flow So Remarkable?

    In this part of the series, we’ll take a look at free cash flow for Schlumberger (SLB), Halliburton (HAL), Baker Hughes (BHI), and FMC Technologies (FTI).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Upgraded Bunge Limited to a ‘Buy’

    Bunge Limited (BG) has a market cap of $8.8 billion. It rose by 0.48% to close at $63.33 per share on August 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle: How Much Net Profit Margin Are Analysts Predicting?

    As of July 26, 2016, analysts are expecting Albemarle’s (ALB) net profit margin to be about 13.3% in 2Q16. That compares to 7.3% in 2Q15 and 14.5% in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    Why Bunge’s Limited Bottom Line Rose in 2Q16

    Bunge Limited (BG) has a market cap of $9.1 billion. It rose by 6.7% to close at $65.35 per share on July 28, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    What Will Hurt Mead Johnson’s 2Q16 Revenue?

    Analysts are expecting Mead Johnson’s revenue to be $964 million for 2Q16. That’s a fall of 7% compared to 2Q15 revenues of $1.0 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Basic Materials

    Where Do Celanese Valuations Stand before Its 2Q16 Earnings Report?

    On July 11, Celanese’s forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio stood at 7.5x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Ratings for Celanese before Its 2Q16 Earnings Release

    On July 12, 2016, Celanese’s (CE) consensus 12-month target price was $76.30, indicating a return potential of 11.3% from that day’s closing price of $68.57.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T Capital Rated Bunge a ‘Buy’

    Bunge reported 1Q16 net sales of $8.9 billion, a decline of 17.5% compared to net sales of $10.8 billion in 1Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Can Eastman Chemical Generate Higher Operating Cash Flows?

    In 1Q16, Eastman Chemical (EMN) reported operating cash flow of $47 million compared to $91 million in 1Q15. The decline was primarily due to the seasonal increase in working capital.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bunge and Wilmar Form Joint Venture to Increase Market Share

    Bunge Limited (BG) has a market cap of $8.2 billion. Its stock fell by 1.4% to close at $57.76 per share on July 5, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Campbell Soup’s Efforts to Make GMO Labeling Mandatory

    Campbell Soup Company (CPB) has a market cap of $20.9 billion. Its stock rose by 1.7% to close at $67.19 per share on July 5, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Darden Restaurants Updates Guidance after Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings

    After fiscal 4Q16 results, Darden Restaurants’ (DRI) management has revised its same-store sales growth guidance for fiscal 2017 to the range of 1%–2% as compared to earlier estimates of 1%–3%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    JCPenney: Why Most Analysts Rate the Stock a ‘Buy’

    As we mentioned in Part 1 of this series, JCPenney’s (JCP) stock has risen 24.7% since the start of the year to $8.69 as of June 28.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do Zimmer Biomet’s Valuations Compare to Peers?

    On June 21, 2016, Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) was trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of ~14.8x compared with the industry average of ~21x.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Best Buy Wants to Improve Sales: What’s It Got up Its Sleeve?

    Best Buy plans to improve its sales through a series of initiatives across merchandising, marketing, online channels, stores, supply chain, services, and customer care.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    JCPenney’s 1Q16: Sales Fall after 5 Straight Quarters of Growth

    JCPenney’s (JCP) sales fell by 1.6% to $2.8 billion in 1Q16, amid a challenging retail environment.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Brief Look at Boston Scientific’s Business Model

    Boston Scientific’s (BSX) Cardiovascular segment consists of minimally invasive technologies to treat patients with a wide range of heart and vascular diseases. It is BSX’s largest business segment and generated ~39% of the company’s total revenues in 2015.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    What Is Expected of Darden’s Fiscal 3Q16 Same-Store Sales Growth?

    On March 9, 2016, Darden Restaurants (DRI) stated that it was expecting its SSSG to be approximately 4%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JPMorgan Chase Upgrades Whirlpool to ‘Overweight’

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.1 billion. WHR rose by 1.7% to close at $168.84 per share as of March 15, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Whirlpool Rise in Fiscal 4Q15 and 2015?

    Whirlpool reported fiscal 4Q15 net sales of $5,560.0 million—a fall of 7.4% compared to net sales of $6,003.0 million in fiscal 4Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Growth in Acute Care Revenues Pressurize UHS’s Valuations?

    Universal Health Services’ acute care revenues rose by 10.9%, from approximately $4.2 billion in 2014 to $4.6 billion, in 2015.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Upgraded Whirlpool’s Rating to Baa1

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $11.9 billion. WHR rose by 1.8% to close at $154.55 per share as of February 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Best Buy: Why Lower Phone and Tablet Sales Hurt Fiscal 4Q16 Revenue

    Best Buy’s (BBY) revenue in 4Q16, which ended January 30, 2016, fell 4.1% to $13.6 billion.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Can Coach Design Its Way to Positive Same-Store Sales Growth?

    According to Coach, its revamped retail stores in North America were experiencing positive comps. Further, same-store sales in Europe grew at a double-digit pace.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Hartford’s 3Q15: Resilience in Mutual Funds and Talcott Resolution

    Hartford (HIG) reported core earnings of its mutual funds division at $22 million in 3Q15, similar to the prior year’s corresponding quarterly earnings.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Hartford Financial Down on Catastrophe Losses, Investment Income

    Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) reported its 3Q15 earnings on October 26. With operating income per share of $0.86, the company missed Wall Street analysts’ estimates.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Recap of What Went Wrong at JCPenney under Ron Johnson

    In November 2011, JCPenney (JCP) appointed Ron Johnson as the new CEO of the company, replacing Myron E. Ullman III.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why JCPenney’s High Debt Level Is a Key Risk Factor

    JCPenney’s (JCP) strategy under the leadership of former CEO, or chief executive officer, Ron Johnson pushed the company into losses due to falling sales and heavy investments in revamping stores.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Inside Look at Back-to-School Advertising Campaigns

    Total advertising spend on back-to-school themes reached $241 million in 2014, down 9% from 2013. The top ten advertisers last year accounted for almost 62% of the advertising spend.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Department Stores: Why Is Back-to-School So Important?

    The back-to-school season in the United States is an important season for retailers, second only to Christmas. Generally, it lasts from mid-July to early or mid-September.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Fund Managers

    Corvex Management Lowers Its Stake in Dollar General

    Corvex Management lowered its stake in Dollar General (DG). The position accounted for 0.62% of the fund’s total portfolio in the fourth quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    DaVita HealthCare Partners is New Stake in Lone Pine’s Portfolio

    DaVita posted 4Q14 net earnings of $208 million, or $0.96 per share, compared with $212.3 million, or $0.99 per share, last year.

    By Samantha Nielson
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