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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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% […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where Do Celanese Valuations Stand before Its 2Q16 Earnings Report?
On July 11, Celanese’s forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio stood at 7.5x.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.