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    Basic Materials

    Why IFF’s Short Interest Is on a Declining Trend

    The latest short interest report indicates that International Flavors & Fragrances’ short interest has been on a declining trend since rising to 4.8%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    IFF’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    As of October 30, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 23.7x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Assessing W.R. Grace’s Short Interest since the Start of 2018

    The latest data as of February 28, 2018, show that W.R. Grace’s (GRA) short interest has been on the decline.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Stanley Black & Decker Trading at a Premium or a Discount?

    As of October 3, 2017, SWK’s one-year-forward price-to-earnings multiple was 19.70x, while peer DOV is trading at a one-year-forward price-to-earnings multiple of 20.90x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Attractive Is Stanley Black & Decker’s Dividend Yield?

    A dividend yield is the return that investors get for every dollar invested in a company’s equity.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    HanesBrands Leads among the Top-Rated Apparel Stocks

    Of the analysts covering HBI stock, 73% suggest buying HBI stock. The remaining 27% recommend holding it, while none suggest selling it.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    How Has Hanesbrands Stock Performed So Far This Year?

    After losing 27% of its value in 2016, Hanesbrands (HBI) stock has risen more than 9% this year. The company is trading at $23.24, 21.5% below its 52-week high.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Organic Sales to Fall, Acquisitions to Drive HBI’s Top Line

    With trailing-12-month sales of more than $6.2 billion, Hanesbrands (HBI) is one the largest marketers of basic apparel in the United States.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Tommy Hilfiger Continued to Show Momentum in 1Q17

    Tommy Hilfiger is PVH Corporation’s (PVH) largest business. It accounted for 42% of the company’s 1Q17 sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from PVH Corp’s Earnings in 1Q17

    PVH Corp (PVH) is slated to report its 1Q17 results on May 25. Wall Street expects the company to post a 6.7% YoY jump in earnings to $1.60 per share.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Tommy Hilfiger’s 4Q16 Sales: A Question of Momentum in International Markets

    Acquired by PVH Corp (PVH) in 2010, Tommy Hilfiger accounted for 44% of the company’s total 4Q16 sales. The brand’s business rose 2.9% YoY.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Why PVH Corp’s Top Line Will Likely Contract in 4Q16

    PVH Corp has recorded a YTD sales increase of 3.2% on a YoY basis.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Post Holdings Has Declared Dividends

    Post Holdings declared a quarterly dividend of $0.9375 per share on its 3.75% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tyson Foods Elects New Board of Directors

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $22.4 billion. It rose 0.06% to close at $62.44 per share on December 16, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News from Post Holdings?

    Price movement Post Holdings (POST) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It rose 1.2% to close at $78.65 per share on December 8, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.8%, 5.2%, and 27.5%, respectively, on the same day. POST is trading 5.4% above its 20-day moving average, 2.5% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tyson Foods Forms a New Venture Capital Fund to Focus on Growth

    In fiscal 2016, Tyson Foods (TSN) reported sales of $36.9 billion, a fall of 10.9% year-over-year.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KeyBanc Capital Markets Rated Tyson Foods as ‘Overweight’

    Tyson Foods (TSN) reported fiscal 4Q16 sales of $9.2 billion, a 12.8% fall compared to its sales of $10.5 billion in fiscal 4Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    This Is Why PVH Is the Dream Fashion Stock

    Comparing PVH’s stock returns PVH (PVH) has delivered an excellent performance this year. The company is sitting at a year-to-date (or YTD) gain of 48%. PVH has outperformed the S&P 500 Apparel and Accessories Index, which has fallen more than 3% to date. The S&P 500 Apparel and Accessories Index tracks Ralph Lauren (RL), Hanesbrands (HBI), […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    What Will Drive PVH’s Top Line in 3Q16?

    Evaluating PVH’s 2Q16 sales performance PVH’s (PVH) total sales rose 3.7% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.9 billion in the third quarter, driven by strength in the Calvin Klein business and Tommy Hilfiger International markets. Later in this series, we’ll provide a view of the past performance and future drivers of these two famous brands of PVH. […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Tyson Foods Perform in Fiscal 4Q16?

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $21.0 billion. It fell 14.5% to close at $57.60 per share on November 21, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Post Holdings Perform in 4Q16?

    Post Holdings (POST) rose 0.28% to close at $72.34 per share in the third week of November 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Movement in Post Holdings Stock as It Declares Dividends

    Post Holdings (POST) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. On October 13, 2016, it fell 0.74% to close at $79.08.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Tyson Foods Rise on October 11?

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $28.8 billion. It rose by 1.3% to close at $71.38 per share on October 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why CLSA Upgraded Tyson Foods to a ‘Buy’

    On October 10, 2016, CLSA upgraded Tyson Foods’s rating to a “buy” from “neutral” and also set the stock’s price target at $86.00 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Tyson Foods Settle for $1.6 Million?

    Tyson Foods (TSN) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on its Class A common stock and $0.14 per share on its Class B common stock.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tyson Fresh Meats Announces Its Plans for Expansion

    Price movement Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.5 billion. It fell 1.6% to close at $74.83 per share on September 29, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -2.5%, -0.80%, and 41.2%, respectively, on the same day. TSN is trading 0.10% below its 20-day moving average, 0.70% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Tyson Foods Recall Its Chicken Nuggets?

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.8 billion. It fell 0.21% to close at $75.72 per share on September 27, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Tyson Foods Reaffirms Its 2016 Projections

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.1 billion. It fell by 0.77% to close at $74.70 per share on September 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Post Holdings Acquire National Pasteurized Eggs?

    Post Holdings rose by 0.31% to close at $85.04 per share on September 1, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.12%, -0.55%, and 37.8%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Post Holdings Announces Its Plans to Meet Consumer Demand

    Post Holdings (POST) has a market cap of $5.6 billion. It rose by 1.8% to close at $86.48 per share on August 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    How Has PVH Corporation’s Stock Performed in 2016?

    PVH has easily been one of the best-performing apparel stocks this year. The company’s year-to-date returns stand at a whopping 46% as of August 25, 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    E-Commerce Provides the Necessary Cushion for PVH’s Business

    PVH Corporation distributes its clothing and accessories through its wholesale partners, its own retail locations, licensing channels, and e-commerce sites.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Calvin Klein Continues Its Fashionable Run in 2Q16

    Calvin Klein’s total revenue stood at $726 million, accounting for 37.6% of the company’s total revenue in 2Q16.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Tommy Hilfiger Continues to Show Strength in 2Q16

    Acquired by PVH Corporation (PVH) in 2010, Tommy Hilfiger currently accounts for more than 40% of the company’s total sales.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    PVH’s North American Sales Continue to Face Headwinds in 2Q16

    PVH Corporation’s performance has been great in international markets, but its North American retail sales have been under pressure.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    PVH Corporation: An Investor’s Dream

    PVH Corporation (PVH) has been one of the best performing apparel and fashion companies in 2016 so far, rising by ~45% as of August 18, 2016.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Will Sanderson Farms’ Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings Exceed Estimates?

    Analysts expect Sanderson Farms’ adjusted EPS to be $2.25 in fiscal 3Q16—compared to 3Q15 EPS of $2.27. It represents a slight fall of 1%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Could Benefit J.M. Smucker’s 1Q17 Earnings?

    Analysts are expecting J.M. Smucker’s adjusted EPS to be $1.74 in fiscal 1Q17 compared to 1Q16 EPS of $1.32.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Was Tyson Foods Fined?

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.0 billion. It fell by 1.1% to close at $74.25 per share on August 16, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Tyson Foods Fire Some of Its Workers?

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.6 billion. It fell by 0.09% to close at $74.57 per share on August 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    How Is Tyson Foods Improving Its Chicken Operating Margin?

    In fiscal 3Q16, Tyson Foods’ Chicken segment reported an operating margin of 13.9% with an improved product mix.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Which Segment Drove Tyson Foods’ Fiscal 3Q16 Revenue?

    Together, Tyson Foods’ Beef and Chicken segments contributed 68% to total net sales in fiscal 3Q16, and the Chicken segment contributed the most to total operating profit.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BMO Capital Increases Tyson Foods’ Price Target to $77 per Share

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.6 billion. It rose by 0.54% to close at $74.47 per share on August 9, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    A Look at Tyson Foods’ Performance in Fiscal 3Q16

    Tyson Foods (TSN) has a market cap of $27.4 billion. Its stock rose by 0.58% to close at $74.07 per share on August 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    A Look at Post Holdings’ Performance in Fiscal 3Q16

    Post Holdings (POST) fell by 2.8% to close at $84.27 per share during the first week of August 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Hershey’s Returns, Including a 6% Dividend Hike, Hit a Sweet Spot

    On July 28, 2016, Hershey (HSY) declared its 347th consecutive regular dividend on its common stock and 128th consecutive regular dividend on its Class B common stock.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Why Pilgrim’s Pride Continued Its Downward Revenue Trend in 2Q16

    On July 27, 2016, Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) reported its financial results for 2Q16, which ended June 26, 2016. It generated revenue of $2.03 billion, a small decline of 1% compared to $2.05 billion in 2Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Hershey Shareholders Thrive on 346 Straight Dividend Payouts

    On May 4, Hershey (HSY) announced that its board of directors approved quarterly dividends of $0.58 on the common stock and $0.53 on the Class B common stock.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    How Is Mead Johnson Rewarding Shareholders?

    Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) returned $326 billion to shareholders through dividends and $1,437 billion through share repurchases in 2015.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does PVH Corp Compare to Its Apparel Peers on Valuation?

    PVH (PVH) is trading at a one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 13.9x. The company’s EPS (earnings per share) are predicted to fall by 7% year-over-year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger Gave PVH a Strong 1Q16

    Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) posted $1.9 billion in revenue for fiscal 1Q16. That’s a 2.1% YoY increase on a GAAP basis.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    PVH Delivered a Solid 4Q15 on Strong Calvin Klein Performance

    PVH Corp. (PVH) registered a 2.1% year-over-year increase in its top line in fiscal 4Q15, which ended January 31, 2016, to $2.1 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Bunge’s Segments Contribute to Its 1Q16 Performance?

    The Agribusiness segment accounted for 70% of Bunge’s revenue in the first quarter with $6.2 billion in sales. However, it fell 20% year-over-year.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Ralph Lauren’s Historical Financial Performance

    Ralph Lauren’s top line has grown by a CAGR of around 9% over the past five fiscal years to reach $7.6 billion in fiscal 2015.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Ralph Lauren’s Licensing Business

    Ralph Lauren earns royalties from licensing the use of its trademarks or the right to operate stores to third parties for apparel, eyewear, and fragrances.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Introducing Ralph Lauren: Everything You Need to Know at a Glance

    Ralph Lauren is the third-largest branded apparel company (by revenue) in the US and has grown at a CAGR of around 9% over the past ten years.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Did McCormick End Its Fiscal 2015 on a Positive Note?

    McCormick & Company (MKC) ended its fiscal 2015 with an increase in sales of 6% compared to fiscal 2014 in constant-currency terms.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spectrum Brands Launched New Heater with Increased Efficiency

    Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) has a market cap of $5.6 billion. SPB rose by 1.4% to close at $93.38 per share on February 17, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Assessing the Robust Gains in Clorox’s Lifestyle Segment due to Burt’s Bees

    Clorox’s Lifestyle segment’s volume and sales grew by 2.0% in fiscal 2Q16, primarily due to double-digit gains in Natural Personal Care.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raymond James Downgraded Harley-Davidson to ‘Underperform’

    Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $8.2 billion. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “underperform.” It closed at $42.90 per share as of January 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Clorox’s Lifestyle Product Segment

    Clorox’s Lifestyle segment’s revenue increased 1.5% to $1 billion in fiscal 2015 compared to $0.9 billion in fiscal 2014. The increase was primarily due to higher shipments in natural personal care.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Aramark Compare with Its Peers?

    Aramark’s peers are ahead of the company based on price-to-sales ratios. However, Aramark has outperformed its peers based on other measures.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Archer Daniels Midland Reports Another Disappointing Quarter

    In 3Q15, Archer Daniels Midland earned $684 million in operating profit, down $257 million from 3Q14. Its net revenue for the quarter was $16.6 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Lear Performed Compared to Its Peers?

    Competitors have outperformed Lear based on PE and PS. However, Lear is way ahead of its peers based on PBV. Lear is way ahead of its ETFs based on price movement.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Fund Managers

    KAR Auction Services Gets Bumped Up Slightly by TPG-Axon

    TPX-Axon added to its holdings in KAR Auction Services (KAR) by increasing shares from 4,889,498 to 4,978,837. KAR forms 12.95% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Fund Managers

    JAT Capital Sells Stake in Hertz Global Holdings

    In 4Q14, JAT Capital sold its stake in Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ). The $196-million position had represented 3.2% of the fund’s third-quarter portfolio.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Fund Managers

    Lear acquired automotive leather supplier Eagle Ottawa

    With annual sales of approximately $1 billion, Eagle Ottawa is the world’s largest supplier of premium automotive leather.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Fund Managers

    Lear’s margins beat expectations in both of its segments

    Lear’s core unadjusted operating earnings increased by 26% to $929.2 million. The uptick was due to higher sales volumes coupled with reduction in average total costs.

    By Santiago Solari
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