Moving Average Analysis of FEZ’s Personal Care Industry
The personal care industry provided a 3.7% return to FEZ’s performance on December 15, 2015. L’Oreal (LRLCY) and Unilever (UN) rose by 4.2% and 3.3%.
How Estée Lauder’s Valuation Justifies Its Defensive Nature
Estée Lauder (EL) is trading at a higher valuation relative to the S&P 500 Index (IVV) (SPY) (VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
Analyzing Coty’s Valuation Multiple after Fiscal 2016 Results
Coty (COTY) and L’Oréal (LRLCY) are trading at higher valuation multiples relative to the S&P 500 Index (IVV)(SPY)(VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
Estée Lauder’s Growth Initiative: Leading Beauty Forward
With increasing competition from L’Oréal, Shiseido, and Coty, Estée Lauder continues to expand its position in Western Europe and emerging markets.
How Coty’s Brazilian Acquisition Impacted Its Operating Margin
Coty (COTY) reported a fall in its gross margin in fiscal 3Q16. Its reported gross margin came in at 61.2% in fiscal 3Q16 compared to 62.3% in fiscal 3Q15.
How Did Beauty Companies’ Revenues Shape Up in 4Q15?
Beauty companies’ revenues for 4Q15 conveyed mixed signals to investors. Although Procter & Gamble and Avon started the earnings season on a disappointing note with lower sales, Estée Lauder and Coty beat consensus Wall Street estimates.
What Benefited Coty’s 9-Month Fiscal 2016 Earnings?
Coty released its fiscal 3Q16 earnings on May 3, 2016. The quarter ended on March 31, 2016. The company’s adjusted diluted EPS fell 50.0% to $0.09.
Coty Trades at Higher Valuations Relative to the S&P 500 Index
Coty (COTY) and L’Oréal (LRLCY) are trading at higher valuations relative to the S&P 500 Index (IVV) (SPY) (VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
France Is Struggling with Persistent Unemployment
France (EWQ) is one of the leading economies of the European Union (FEZ) (EZU) now facing a serious problem of unemployment.
Why FEZ Gained Strength after Mario Draghi’s Statement
The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) is an important gauge of the European equity market. On November 11, the fund closed at $36.01, up by 0.28% from the previous trading session.
Must-know: An overview of Interpublic Group’s businesses
Interpublic Group’s (IPG) companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines.
Analyzing DISAX’s Year-to-Date Portfolio Changes
The Dreyfus International Stock Fund (DISAX) invests at least 80% of its net assets in the common stocks of non-US issuers.
Coty’s Reported and Adjusted Operational Margins: What Happened?
Coty (COTY) reported a decline in its gross margin in 4Q16 as well as fiscal 2016. The reported gross margin came in at 56.7% for 4Q16.
Why Tax Benefits Helped Coty’s Full-Year Earnings Growth
Coty (COTY) released its fiscal 4Q16 and full-year earnings on August 16, 2016. The quarter ended on June 30. Here’s what you need to know.
How’s That Working? Brown Advisory’s Investing Plays in Focus
The Brown Advisory WMC Strategic European Equity Fund Investor Shares (BIAHX) has fallen 1.5% YTD (year-to-date).
Seeking Returns by Investing Mainly in European Equity Securities
The Brown Advisory WMC Strategic European Equity Fund Investor Shares generally invests at least 80% of its net assets in European companies.
Beauty Companies Are Pursuing Digital Initiatives
Beauty companies continue to expand into a multi-pronged digital strategy that encompasses e-commerce, m-commerce, as well as digital and social media.
Will Beauty Companies’ Acquisition Activities Help in 2Q16?
The beauty and personal care sectors have seen a high level of merger and acquisition (or M&A) activity in the last two years.
Why Has HLMNX Done Well in YTD 2016?
Compared to its peers, the relatively high exposure to energy stocks has benefited HLMNX in 2016 so far.
How Did Demandware Enable Salesforce’s Entry into e-Commerce?
Demandware offers cloud software for building e-commerce websites. Its acquisition marked Salesforce’s entry into the e-commerce space.
Estée Lauder’s Makeup Segment Boosted Its Operating Income
Estée Lauder’s makeup segment’s net revenue rose 7.3% in reported terms and 11% in constant currency terms to $1.2 billion in fiscal 3Q16.
Industrials Helped BIAHX in 1Q16
BIAHX fell 1.1% in 1Q16, ranking it third among the 12 funds in this review. In the past one year, the fund posted small gains of 0.2%, which again placed it third in its peer group.
Sector Composition Changes in BIAHX until 1Q16
BIAHX was invested across 68 holdings as of March 2016, three more than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $1.11 billion.
Will Coty’s Stock Price Rise after Its Fiscal 3Q16 Results?
Coty was trading at $29.80 on April 25, 2016. Its stock price has risen 45.9% since January 2, 2015, and 19.3% year-to-date.
Estée Lauder: 2Q16 Revenue Soars, but Operating Margin Falls
Estée Lauder reported a slight decrease in its 2Q16 gross margin, which remained virtually flat from the prior year at 81.2%.
Solid Metrics Make BIAHX Less Volatile Than Peers
From a NAV return standpoint, BIAHX stood third among its peers for the one-year period until March 15, 2016. Since the ECB announcement of stimulus measures, the fund is fifth.
What Caused France’s Consumer Price Index to Rise in February?
France’s CPI (consumer price index) rose 0.3% in February. The CPI index for January stood at -1%. The rise in the CPI is a positive sign for the economy.
Estée Lauder’s Valuation: How Does It Compare?
Estée Lauder (EL) is trading at a higher valuation than the S&P 500 (IVV) (SPY) (VOO) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA).
How Did Estée Lauder’s Skincare Segment Perform in Fiscal 2Q16?
Estée Lauder’s skincare segment’s net revenue decreased 3.3% in reported terms and increased 2% on a constant-currency basis to $1.2 billion in fiscal 2Q16.
How Has 2016 Treated HLMNX So Far?
The HLMNX’s standard deviation, or the volatility of returns, in the one-year period until February 29 was 15.2%.
BIAHX: Could It Be a Candidate for Your Shortlist?
The Brown Advisory – WMC Strategic European Equity Fund (BIAHX) was managing assets worth $1.1 billion as of January 2016.
P&G’s Beauty Segment Improved in Fiscal 2Q16
P&G’s Beauty, Hair, and Personal Care segment’s organic sales rose 1% in fiscal 2Q16.
Coty Could See Greater Revenue and Hence Higher Margins
Let’s discuss Coty’s margins. It reported a slight improvement in the adjusted gross margin in fiscal 1Q16. This adjusted gross margin rose 70 basis points.
Volkswagen Drove the Columbia European Equity Fund off Road in 2015
The Columbia European Equity Fund – Class A (AXEAX) fell 1.5% in December 2015 from the previous month.
How More Stimulus Might Affect Europe-Focused Mutual Funds
A rise in stocks after the European Central Bank’s announcement on January 21 provided a short-term boost to Europe-focused mutual funds (IEOAX) (UEPIX).
EON Is in Talks to Sell Its Stake in Turkey’s Enerjisa
EON returned -40% in 2015, and its current price-to-earnings ratio is 17.8x. It’s trading 1% below its 100-day moving average. This was a storng resistance point.
Falling Oil Prices Could Boost the Eurozone’s Economy
Since the EU is a net importer of crude oil, falling oil prices will have a positive impact on the economy. Oil and gas account for 7.3% in FEZ.
All of FEZ’s Industries Ended in Green
On December 23, 2015, all of the industries of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) had positive returns. The returns pushed FEZ up. HEDJ rose by 2.2%
Moving Average Analysis of FEZ’s Pharmaceutical Industry
On December 22, the stocks at the bottom of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) were Deutsche Post, Siemens, Bayer, L’Oreal, Anheuser-Busch, and Sanofi.
Sanofi Tops FEZ, Applies for First Dengue Vaccine in India
On Friday, December 11, 2015, the stocks at the top of FEZ were Industria De Diseno, Sanofi (SNY), UniCredit, ING Groep, and L’Oréal. It’s worth noting that all these stocks had negative returns that day.