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    Basic Materials

    Getting Over Survival: Why Some Steelmakers Are Chasing Growth Now

    As we saw improvement in steelmakers stock prices in February, some started to look at equity issuance. ArcelorMittal raised $1 billion through asset sales.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Wall Street’s Views and Recommendations for PPG Industries

    The number of analysts covering PPG Industries (PPG) has risen from 21 to 22. About 55.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Have Conflicting Opinions about US Steel

    The rally in steel stocks took many analysts by surprise. U.S. Steel and AK Steel are trading 35% and 28% above their consensus one-year price targets, respectively.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    VF Corporation Reports In-line Earnings, Misses on Revenue

    VF Corporation (VFC) reported its results for fiscal 1Q17 on April 28, 2017. It reported in-line earnings but missed on Wall Street’s revenue estimate.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    What Headwinds and Tailwinds Impacted Target’s Revenue?

    Helped by tailwinds from an expanding US economy and low gas prices, Target’s revenue grew 2.5% to $52.2 billion in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Consumer Cyclical Sector’s Dividend Yield: Part Two

    Appliances, tools & housewares, casinos and gaming, and home furnishings retailers ended in the red on June 1.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    The Top S&P 500 Utility Dividend Growers

    In this series, we’ll explore the utility sector’s performance, including dividend growth, revenue and earnings drivers, and outlook.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Did Cimarex Energy’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?

    Cimarex Energy’s (XEC) revenues fell 40.0% and 13.0% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Lam Research’s Dividend Yield Has Changed over the Years

    Lam Research’s revenue and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Lam Research’s (LRCX) revenue rose 14% and 12% in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Revenue from Taiwan, China, and Southeast Asia drove growth in both years. Revenue from Korea, the United States, and Europe rose in 2015 before falling in 2016, and Japan’s revenue fell in 2015 before rising […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    How Does TGT’s Dividend Curve Look?

    Target has a dividend yield of 4% and a YTD price loss of 14.5%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Basic Materials

    What Led to the Downward Slope of Ecolab’s Dividend Yield Curve?

    Ecolab’s net sales for the first half of 2017 rose 3.0%, driven by every segment. Operating income had a 4.0% growth despite higher operating expenses.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    How ONEOK Has Managed Its Impressive Dividend Yield

    How ONEOK has maintained a 4% yield ONEOK (OKE), the general partner and 41% owner of ONEOK Partners, owns one of the country’s premier natural gas liquid systems. The company’s revenue grew 15% in 2016 after falling 36% in 2015. The growth was driven by its Natural Gas Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Liquids, and […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Financials

    Dividend Yield of the S&P Global

    The S&P Global’s PE ratio of 18.9x compares to a sector average of 25.1x. The dividend yield of 1.1% compares to a sector average of 3.2%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Kimberly-Clark’s Dividend Growth

    Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) 2016 net sales fell 2.0% due to declines in every segment.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Financials

    Ares Commercial Real Estate’s Dividend Curve

    Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) paid 73.7% of its earnings as dividends in 2016 compared to 117.4% in 1Q17.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Basic Materials

    What’s Does Wall Street Think of PPG Post-2Q17?

    At present, 22 analysts are actively monitoring PPG Industries (PPG). Among these analysts, 63% have recommended “buys” on the stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Miscellaneous

    The Top Dividend-Growing Utilities Stocks

    Utilities Select Index sales, earnings, and dividends have grown at a CAGR[1. Compound annual growth rate] of 1.9%, 1.7%, and 3.6%, respectively, between 2012 and 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s How Clorox’s Segments Performed in Fiscal 3Q17

    The Clorox Company (CLX) witnessed increased sales in three of its four segments in fiscal 3Q17, driven by increased volumes and higher pricing.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    VF Corporation: In-Line Earnings, Misses on Revenues in Fiscal 4Q16

    VF Corporation (VFC) reported its results for fiscal 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 on February 17, 2017. VFC’s earnings per share increased 2.1% to $0.97 while its total revenues fell 3.6% YoY to ~$3.3 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Vans Brand Does It Again for VFC in 3Q16

    VFC’s (VFC) third quarter, which ended on October 1, 2016, was characterized by weakness in three of its four major segments.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Which Segment Is VF Corporation’s Showstopper?

    VF Corporation’s business segments VF Corporation (VFC) offers a wide range of products, such as casual outerwear, footwear, jeanswear, backpacks, luggage, and sportswear. In this part of the series, we’ll evaluate the performance of VFC’s key businesses. Outdoor & Action Sports The company derives ~60% of its revenue from the sale of outdoor and action […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    Basic Materials

    An In-Depth Look into PPG Industries’ Glass Segment

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) glass segment is the company’s lowest revenue generator, contributing 7%, or $1.1 billion, of PPG’s total revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    Emerson’s 15% Profit Drop in Q3 Mitigated by Its Solid Cash Flow

    Despite a 15% decline in net profits, Emerson Electric (EMR) reported a solid cash flow performance in 3Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Consumer

    Key Contributors to Emerson Electric’s Improving Margins in Q3

    Emerson’s (EMR) operating margins expanded by 20 basis points YoY (year-over-year) to 13.9% in 3Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Basic Materials

    The DeWalt FlexVolt Could Be a Game-Changer for SWK in 3Q16 Onward

    In June 2016, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) introduced the DeWalt FlexVolt, which is the world’s first convertible battery pack that changes voltage when you change tools.

    By Shannon Black
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    Basic Materials

    Why Stanley Black & Decker Upgraded Its Guidance in 2Q16 Earnings Release

    Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) consolidated revenues increased by 2.3% year-over-year to $2.9 billion.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Robust Gains in Clorox’s Lifestyle Segment Driven by Burt’s Bees

    Clorox is focusing on Brita’s water filtration product via a partnership between Brita and Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ point guard who is the NBA’s first unanimous MVP.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Company Overview: An Introduction to C. R. Bard

    Headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey, C. R. Bard (BCR) is a leading medical technology company in the United States.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    Stanley Security: A Story of Margin Recovery

    Stanley Security is Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) second-largest business unit and contributed to 18.9% of the company’s sales in 1Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    SWK: How Did Tools and Storage Sales Affect 1Q16 Results?

    Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) tools and storage business, its largest unit, contributed to 63.9% of total sales in the first quarter of 2016.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Stanley Black & Decker: Why Did Cash Outflow Decline?

    Stanley Black & Decker’s (SWK) free cash flows improved year-over-year, with cash outflow in the quarter falling by $85 million to $158 million.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    How Does SWK’s Stock Performance Stack Up against Competitors?

    Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) has managed to beat consensus earnings per share estimates every time in the last eight quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Stagnant Rebar Prices to Blame for Nucor’s Underperformance?

    Rebar prices have been stagnant this year. As the largest supplier of these products, Nucor seems to have lost its mojo with investors.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Led Cliffs to Restart Production at Its Northshore Mine?

    On March 14, 2016, Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) announced that it will be restarting its previously idled Northshore mine in Minnesota by May 15, 2016.

    By Anuradha Garg
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