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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Prices: Is a Reversal Possible?

    On July 19, 2017, natural gas August futures closed at $3.07 per MMBtu (million British thermal units), 0.7% below their previous settling price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prolonged Stock Consolidation Is Bad for AMD

    AMD stock has consolidated in 2017 after year-long growth in 2016. The stock price fell even though the company’s fundamentals improved.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Price Ratios Say about Micron’s Stock Valuation

    Micron is currently trading at a PE ratio of 54.6x, but the EPS estimates for the next year have put its forward PE ratio at 6.0x.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Valero’s Institutional Holdings before the 1Q17 Results

    The institutional holdings in Valero Energy (VLO) are higher than the institutional holdings in Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and Western Refining (WNR).

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will Trade Based on Buying Natural Gas and Selling Oil Unwind?

    On December 11, natural gas January futures fell 3% and settled at $4.41 per million British thermal units.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil’s Recovery Could Be Difficult

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil June futures closed at $46.22 per barrel on May 5, 2017—a 1.5% rise from the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Is near a Nine-Month High: What’s Next?

    On November 6, natural gas December futures fell 0.3% from a nine-month high and settled at $3.56 per MMBtu.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Was Energy Sector a Drag for Investors despite Rise in Oil?

    Between April 6 and April 13, 2017, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 1.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas’s Multiyear Rise Might Not Be Stoppable

    On November 13, natural gas December futures rose 8.3% and settled at $4.10 per MMBtu—the highest closing level since November 26, 2014.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Oil Bulls in Trouble?

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil June futures closed at $49.62 per barrel on April 21, 2017—a 2.1% fall from the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Is Oil Causing Trouble for Wall Street?

    Between November 9 and November 16, 2017, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) had a correlation of 42.5% with US crude oil (OIIL) active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Oil’s Fall: A Reversal or a Breather in the Rally?

    On August 1, 2017, US crude oil September futures closed at $49.16 per barrel—2% below their closing price on July 31, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Are US Oil Producers Making Oil’s Rise a Bull Trap?

    US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (DBO) futures contracts for May delivery closed at $51.03 per barrel on April 4—1.6% above the previous day’s closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will US Crude Oil Maintain the $54 Level on February 5?

    On February 4, US crude oil prices fell 1.3% and settled at $54.56 per barrel. US crude oil active futures made an intraday high of $55.75.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Arconic’s Tough Beginning: Controversies and Battles

    Arconic is scheduled to release its 1Q17 earnings on April 25. ARNC was listed as a separate entity on November 1, 2016, when Alcoa split into two entities.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Will the Rebound in Oil Prices Be Short-Lived?

    On December 26, US crude oil active futures settled at $46.22 per barrel—8.7% higher than the lowest closing level since June 21, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Marathon Petroleum Stock: Performance ahead of the 1Q17 Earnings

    Marathon Petroleum stock has plunged 7% year-to-date. Due to its falling price in 1Q17, the stock has broken below its 50-day moving average.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Oil: Famous Recession Indicator Might Be a Concern

    On January 2, US crude oil active futures settled at $46.54 per barrel—2.5% higher than the last closing level due to short covering.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Is Wall Street Overlooking Oil Prices?

    From December 7–14, 2017, the S&P 500 Index (SPY), the S&P Mid-Cap 400 Index (IVOO), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA) had negative correlations with US crude oil futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Markets Will Await These Updates from Alcoa’s 1Q17 Earnings Call

    In 1Q17, there were rumors that Rio Tinto (RIO) could acquire Alcoa.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    US Crude Oil Is above $52: What to Expect in the Future

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil May futures closed at $52.24 per barrel on April 7, 2017—a 1% rise from the previous trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Helped Wall Street Reach New Historic Highs

    Between April 28 and May 5, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (SCO) June futures fell 6.3% and natural gas (BOIL) June futures fell 0.3%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    Alcoa’s 1Q17 Earnings: What Investors Need to Know

    Alcoa (AA) released its 1Q17 earnings on April 24 after the markets (MDY) (MID-INDEX) closed. It held the conference call the same day.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Caused the Upside in Natural Gas Prices?

    On December 4, natural gas January futures rose 2.7% and settled at $4.457 per million British thermal units.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Have US Equity Indexes Made Oil’s Fall Sharper?

    The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) rose 2%. XLK was the outperformer among sector-based SPDR ETFs.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Micron Starts Fiscal 2018 with Strong Revenue Growth

    The increasing adoption of SSDs by various PC OEMs saw Micron’s SSD revenues increase 61.0% YoY in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Energy Sector Last Week

    On December 7–14, US equity indexes ended in the red. Last week, IVOO, SPY, and DIA fell 2.7%, 1.3%, and 1.2%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Russia’s Production Cut Decision Could Make or Break Oil Prices

    OPEC members have provisionally decided to implement production cuts but are waiting for Russia to agree to a cut.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Did Bearishness in Equity Markets Cause Oil’s Fall?

    On March 29–April 6, 2018, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 0.1%—the least on our list of SPDR ETFs.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Oil and the US Equity Market

    In the trailing week, SPY, MDY, and DIA’s returns were 0.8%, 0.7%, and 1.7%, respectively. During this period, US crude oil May futures fell 2.2%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Perform on January 25?

    On January 25, six out of the S&P 500’s 11 major sectors moved higher. Strength in the utilities and health care sectors pushed the market higher.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Micron Technology’s CEO Focuses on the Storage Business

    Micron Technology’s (MU) fiscal 1Q18 revenues were driven by strong demand for server, mobile, and SSD (solid-state drive) memory solutions.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Micron’s NAND Strategy for Fiscal 2018?

    At the end of fiscal 1Q18, 3D NAND accounted for 80% of Micron’s total NAND output. The company expects to increase this mix to 95% by the end of fiscal 2018.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Micron’s Strategy to Improve Its DRAM Gross Margin in 2018

    According to its latest earnings report, Micron’s (MU) DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) revenue rose 88% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 1Q18.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding NVIDIA’s Expanding Growth Opportunity

    As the year comes to an end, NVIDIA has added two more segments: GPU-as-a-service (graphics processing unit) and domain-specific AI.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside NVIDIA’s First Consumer-Grade Volta GPU: The Titan V

    NVIDIA has been focusing its efforts on growing in AI, and the outcome of these efforts was visible at the annual NIPS conference in December 2017.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Chip Suppliers with High Exposure to Apple

    KeyBanc estimates that Cirrus Logic and Skyworks Solutions could earn $0.05–$0.08 in earnings per share for every 5 million iPhone 8 and iPhone X models sold by Apple.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Does Wall Street Predict for WPX Energy?

    In the last one month, WPX Energy stock’s median target price has risen from $16.00 to $16.50.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Wall Street Analysts Have Changed Their Targets for Marathon Oil

    In the last one-month period, Marathon Oil stock’s median target price has increased from $17.00 to $17.25.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Wall Street Analysts Predict for ConocoPhillips

    On November 24, 2017, of the 21 analysts covering COP, 28.6% recommended a “strong buy,” 42.9% recommended a “buy,” while the remaining 28.6% recommended a “hold.”

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is EMIB Technology so Important for Intel?

    Intel (INTC) is developing an MCM (multi-chip module) by integrating AMD’s semi-custom discrete GPUs (graphics processing units) inside its processors.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Micron Bets on Storage for Long-Term Growth

    The transition to SSD encouraged HDD giant Western Digital (WDC) to acquire SSD giant SanDisk in 2016.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Gray Areas in the US Tax Reform Proposal

    Under the Obama plan proposed in his fiscal 2016 budget, there would be no tax exemption on foreign earnings.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Analysts Are Bullish on Micron Technologies

    Of the 30 analysts monitoring Micron stock, 87% have a “buy” recommendation, and 13% have a “hold” recommendation.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Micron’s Technology Roadmap Aimed at Improving Cost Competitiveness

    Micron (MU) has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by acquiring small companies like Inotera Memories and Tidal Systems.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Surrounded by Speculation

    Ryzen Threadripper is comparable with AMD’s EPYC server processor, as they share the same architecture.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did AMD’s Vega Cards Live Up to the Hype?

    NVIDIA is still ahead of AMD, as the former launched a high-end version of the GTX 1080—the GTX 1080 Ti and Titan XP in March and April 2017, respectively.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Oil’s Gains Propelling Wall Street?

    On August 31–September 7, 2017, the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index (IVOO) had the third most negative correlation of 77.6% with US crude oil active futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These Factors Could Impact Intel’s Revenue in Fiscal 2017

    While PC continues to be Intel’s largest segment, contributing 55% to total revenues, Intel has reduced its spending in the declining PC market.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Intel Plans to Address Competition in the Data Center Space

    Intel’s strategy to address data center competition As the world moves towards connected technology, more companies are looking to grab a share of the data center market. Intel (INTC) dominates the server processor market, with a ~99% share. However, the data center market is moving away from server processing to accelerated processing that can handle […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Happened to Intel’s Technology Model?

    The slowdown in innovation is giving competitors including Advanced Micro Devices, TSMC, and Samsung a chance to bridge the technology gap they have with Intel.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How AMD’s Ryzen 3 and Intel’s Core i3 Stack Up

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) recently released its Ryzen 3 series for the budget PC (personal computer) segment.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Could NVIDIA’s Revenue Growth Result in a Higher Profit Margin?

    For fiscal 2Q18, analysts expect NVIDIA to report earnings per share of $0.78, which marks a sequential decline of 8.2%.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Technology & Communications

    What Xilinx’s Price Ratios Say about Its Stock Valuation

    On July 17, 2017, Xilinx’s PB ratio stood at ~6.6x, which is higher than Intel’s ratio of ~2.4x but lower than NVIDIA’s ratio of 16.0x.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Acquisition of Mobileye Could Affect Intel’s Earnings

    Intel (INTC) is acquiring Mobileye (MBLY) for $15.3 billion in order to grow in the autonomous vehicle market.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Going on with Intel’s Client Computing Group?

    Intel (INTC) is currently going through a phase of slow growth, which is threatening its top position in the semiconductor industry.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Micron’s Perspective of DRAM Demand

    DRAM (dynamic random access memory) is a key product accounting for more than 50.0% of the memory market.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What NVIDIA’s Cash Position Says about Its Financial Health

    NVIDIA’s operating cash flow fell 8.7% year-over-year to $282 million in fiscal 1Q18 as its revenues were hit by seasonal weakness. Its accounts receivables increased 87% YoY.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why NVIDIA Is Increasing Its Operating Expenses in Fiscal 2018

    NVIDIA’s non-GAAP operating expenses rose 17% year-over-year to $517 million in fiscal 1Q18. NVDA expects to increase its operating expenses to $530 million in fiscal 2Q18.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Key Growth Drivers of Broadcom’s Wired Business?

    Broadcom’s Wireless segment is its most volatile due to its reliance on Apple and Samsung. The volatility in the segment is offset by Broadcom’s Wired Infrastructure segment.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Valero Needs to Soar in 2Q17

    Valero’s crack indicators have fallen in all of these areas in May 2017 (as of May 23) as compared to April 2017.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Major Refiners’ Cash Flows Fared in 1Q17

    Refiners’ cash flows have turned volatile over the past few quarters due to volatile refining earnings.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why MPC’s Valuation Commands a Premium over the Peer Average

    MPC’s valuations are above the peer averages likely because it’s now in the process of restructuring its organization to unlock value.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will the Qualcomm-BlackBerry Case Start a Ripple Effect?

    In April 2017, a binding arbitration ruling had Qualcomm pay BlackBerry (BBRY) $815 million plus interest and attorneys’ fees over licensing disputes.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will AMD’s New Products Make Its CG Segment Profitable?

    Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) CG (Computing and Graphics) segment reported better-than-expected seasonal earnings in 1Q17.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Opportunities Does Jetson TX2 Bring for NVIDIA?

    NVIDIA has recently launched its second-generation Jetson TX processor, which can deliver performance at two levels.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts Rated Tesoro on Its 1Q17 Earnings Day

    Tesoro (TSO) has been rated by 18 analysts. Of those, 12 have assigned the stock a “buy” or “strong buy” rating.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is NVIDIA Looking to Enter Apple’s Mac Platform?

    NVIDIA (NVDA) recently released macOS drivers to bring its external Pascal-based GPUs (graphics processing unit) to Apple’s (AAPL) Mac users.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Ratings for Phillips 66 after Its 1Q17 Earnings

    After its earnings, Phillips 66 was rated by 19 analysts. Four analysts gave it a “buy,” 15 gave it a “hold,” and no analysts gave it a “sell.”

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Intel Shifts Data Center Group’s focus to Boost Growth

    Intel’s Data Center Group Intel (INTC) has reduced its spending in the personal computer space and is making efforts in the networking space to boost revenue for its CCG (Client Computing Group). In its DCG (Data Center Group), the company is reducing its efforts in enterprise servers to focus on the cloud, hyperscale computing, communications, […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Key Ratios Say about AMD’s Valuation

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) stock has witnessed exponential growth over the past one-year period, with a 400% increase in its stock price.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Tesoro’s Stock Perform Pre-1Q17 Earnings?

    Since January 3, 2017, TSO stock has fallen 9.8%. Comparatively, crude oil prices have fallen 5.2%, and natural gas prices have fallen 5.6% year-to-date.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel Could Change Its Processor Roadmap in 2017

    Rumors surround Intel’s plans for fiscal 2017 Intel’s (INTC) product leadership in the PC (personal computer) market allows it command a premium price for its products. However, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is looking to challenge this leadership by launching its competitive Ryzen CPUs (central processing units) at a lower price. According to rumors reported by […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Inside BP’s 1Q17 Estimates: Weighing the Healthy Expectations

    BP is expected to post its 1Q17 results on May 2, 2017. In 4Q16, BP’s adjusted EPS stood at $0.12, as compared to the estimated EPS of $0.15.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    S&P 500 and Dow Were Weaker, NASDAQ Closed Positive

    The S&P 500 weakened and fell lower on Wednesday. Weakness in the energy, financials, and utility sectors weighed on the market.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    Key Updates Markets Are Waiting for in U.S. Steel’s 1Q17 Call

    In this article, we’ll analyze the key updates the markets are waiting for in U.S. Steel’s 1Q17 earnings call.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Valero’s Analyst Ratings Weaker or Stronger before the 1Q Results?

    Of the 21 analysts covering Valero Energy (VLO), 12 (57%) analysts have assigned “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while nine (43%) have assigned “hold” ratings.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Can AK Steel Regain Its Lost Mojo in 1Q17?

    Previously, we looked at AK Steel’s (AKS) 1Q17 earnings estimates. In this article, we’ll look at some key updates the markets could be anticipating in the company’s 1Q17 earnings call.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Short Interest in Valero Soared in 2017

    Valero Energy (VLO) has witnessed a rise in its short interest since mid-February 2017.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts Might Take a Fresh Look at U.S. Steel Corporation

    U.S. Steel Corporation will release its 1Q17 earnings on April 24 after the market closes. The company’s earnings conference call will be on April 25.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    S&P 500 Is Stable amid Trump-Xi Summit

    After a volatile day on Wednesday, the S&P 500 regained some strength on April 6. It bounced back from its 50-day moving average and closed positive.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    What Should Alcoa Investors Make of Aluminum Premiums?

    Aluminum premiums are key indicators that investors in primary producers such as Century Aluminum (CENX), Norsk Hydro (NHYDY), and Rio Tinto (RIO) should track.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Markets Digest Interest Rate Hike Comments

    The S&P 500 was strong and closed at the highest levels since March 20. The market was supported by a rally in energy and consumer discretionary stocks.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What the Divergence in Flat Rolled Steel Imports Tells Us

    In this article, we’ll look at February 2017’s flat rolled steel imports and study whether there’s a divergence in the imports of these products.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Tesoro’s PEG Compare to Its Peers’?

    In this article, we’ll compare Tesoro’s (TSO) PEG ratio (price-to-earnings to blended growth rate) to those of its peers. We’ve considered the mean estimate of PEG.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Raw Material Prices Could Impact U.S. Steel’s Performance

    ArcelorMittal’s mining operations generated an operating income of $203 million in 4Q16, almost double what they generated in 3Q16.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Valero’s Refining Margins Soar in 1Q17?

    Valero’s Midcon crack indicator rose to $11.90 per barrel in 1Q17 from $10.90 per barrel in 4Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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