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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
How Does TGT’s Dividend Curve Look?
Target has a dividend yield of 4% and a YTD price loss of 14.5%.
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.
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 […]
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%.
Kimberly-Clark’s Dividend Growth
Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) 2016 net sales fell 2.0% due to declines in every segment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.