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    Basic Materials

    Sherwin-Williams’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    Analysts expect Sherwin-Williams’s adjusted EPS for the next four quarters to be ~$20.84, which implies an increase of 21.10% over the previous year.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chemours to Increase Fluoropolymer Prices

    On December 21, 2017, Chemours (CC) announced price hikes on some of its products.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reading the Expectations for Exelixis’s Net Profit Margin in 2017

    In 3Q17, Exelixis (EXEL) witnessed the rapid adoption of Cabometyx, mainly driven by the company’s promotional efforts focused on community oncologists.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Basic Materials

    Chemours to Pay a 4Q17 Dividend

    On November 7, Chemours (CC) announced that it would pay a dividend in 4Q17. Chemours announced that the dividend rate would be $0.03.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Cabometyx and Cometriq Positioned after 1H17?

    In 2Q17, Exelixis’s (EXEL) Cabometyx generated revenues of ~$80.9 million compared to ~$17.6 million in 2Q16.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chemours Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Mexico

    Chemours made big gains for the week ended June 30, 2017. It rose 5.3% and closed at $37.92.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Comfortable Is Chemours in Servicing Its Debt?

    Chemours has $1.4 billion variable interest rate debt. Now that the Fed has begun raising the interest rates, CC’s interest expenses could go up.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chemours to Take New Measures to Eliminate Waste in Fayetteville

    Chemours stock fell 1.9% for the week and closed at $36.0. CC stock has been in a downward trend since May.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Exelixis’s Tough Competition in Renal Cell Carcinoma

    After the launch of Cabometyx in the US in 2Q16, Exelixis has focused its attention on promoting it to thought leaders and clinicians who have treated many RCC patients.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Do Fed Officials Have to Say after the March Meeting Minutes?

    Markets will be monitoring any comments from the Fed going forward, and every future meeting will likely be lively in terms of the possibility of another rate hike.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Earnings Report

    Alaska Air Group’s Valuation: What’s Priced In?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) is currently valued at 6.0x its forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio. That’s higher than its average valuation of 4.3x since November 2009.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    How Risky Is Alaska Air Group’s Leverage?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has been reducing its debt for the past five years. For 2016, it reduced its debt from $686.0 million to $626.0 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Priceline’s ‘Name Your Own Price’ Feature on Its Way Out—How Will It Affect You?

    In September 2016, Priceline Group (PCLN) announced that it will remove its “Name Your Own Price” feature for airline tickets.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    RPM International’s Revenue Rides on the Industrial Segment

    RPM International’s largest contribution comes from the Industrial Segment, which contributed 50.7%, or ~$2.4 billion, of the company’s total revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    RPM International Looks to Grow Earnings through This Buy

    On September 12, 2016, RPM International (RPM) announced the acquisition of Specialty Polymer Coatings.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    Why Did Analysts Revise Their Estimates for Hain Celestial?

    Analysts revised their earnings estimates for Hain Celestial. The 4Q16 adjusted EPS (earnings per share) is now expected to be $0.57—down from $0.60.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Does High Bookings Growth Mean For Priceline’s Revenue Growth?

    Priceline Group’s (PCLN) gross bookings grew by about 19% YoY (year-over-year) during 2Q16. These strong international bookings drove overall bookings.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Brean Capital Downgrades VF Corporation to ‘Hold’

    VF Corporation fell by 1.1% to close at $64.03 per share on July 15. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.03%, 2.7%, and 4.1%, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    VF Corporation Plans to Sell Its Contemporary Brands

    VF Corporation (VFC) has a market cap of $25.6 billion. Its stock rose by 1.4% to close at $61.49 per share on June 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    What Synergies Is J.M. Smucker Targeting for the Future?

    The J.M. Smucker Company expects to realize $100 million in incremental synergies in fiscal 2017, which would make its total ~$135 million for 2017.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Are J.M. Smucker’s Expectations for Fiscal 2017?

    During its fiscal 4Q16 earnings release and in its investor presentation last week, the J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) discussed its outlook for fiscal 2017.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    How Much Has Tyson Foods’ Stock Gained This Year?

    Tyson Foods’ (TSN) stock has gained 16% since its 1Q16 earnings release on February 5. The stock rose 10% after a better-than-expected fiscal 1Q16.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Tyson before Its 2Q16 Results?

    Pivotal Research Group gave Tyson Foods the highest target price of $100. The target price is now 34% higher than the closing price of $66.38 on May 5.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Texas Roadhouse’s 1Q16 EPS Was below Analyst’s Expectations?

    In 1Q16, Texas Roadhouse posted EPS of $0.5. This was lower than analysts’ estimate of $0.54. The adjusted EPS was above analysts’ estimate at $0.55.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BB&T Capital Downgrades V.F. Corporation to ‘Hold’

    V.F. Corporation (VFC) reported fiscal 4Q15 total revenues of $3,412.8 million, a fall of 4.6% compared to total revenues of $3,578.9 million in fiscal 4Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Do Energy Drinks Rank in the Nonalcoholic Beverage Market?

    Just like carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks have been heavily criticized for their harmful effects.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Why Is Nike Focusing on the Direct-To-Consumer Channel?

    Nike’s (NKE) DTC (direct-to-consumer) (XLY) (FXD) channel includes sales made online on Nike.com and through its own retail stores.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    VF Corporation Reported Mixed Quarterly Results for Fiscal 4Q15

    VF Corporation reported fiscal 4Q15 total revenues of $3,412.8 million, a fall of 4.6%. Its net income and EPS rose to $312.2 million and $0.72, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Credit Agricole Downgrades Hormel Foods to ‘Underperform’

    Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) has a market cap of $22.7 billion. HRL fell by 3.6% to close at $42.89 per share as of February 18, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Did Jefferies Reduce Graphic Packaging’s Price Target?

    Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has a market capitalization of $3.9 billion. GPK fell by 0.67% to close at $11.89 per share as of February 10, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Productivity Enhancements: How Home Depot Is Trimming the Fat

    Productivity enhancements resulted in improved profitability margins for the world’s number one retailer.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Henry Schein Acquired RxWorks and Greggs Increased Sales

    Henry Schein reported 3Q15 net sales of $2,685.8 million, a rise of 2.4% compared to the net sales of $2,623.7 million in fiscal 3Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    New Acquisitions Boost Graphic Packaging’s Stock

    Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) has a market capitalization of $4.0 billion. It rose by 0.25% to close at $12.12 per share as of January 15, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Drive Marriott’s International Expansions

    Marriott has been able to expand its international business by both acquiring and creating brands that enable it to enter new markets and market segments.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Marriott International’s Business Model by Service Category: Key Investor Takeaways

    At the end of 2014, Marriott had around 2,882 franchised hotel properties, with 388,670 rooms under the franchise model.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does Hyatt Make Money from Its Hotels?

    Hyatt (H) operates its hotels and other business segments under three models: franchise, management, and ownership models.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Rundown of Wyndham Worldwide’s Wyndham Hotel Group Segment

    Wyndham Hotel Group provides services under a franchise model but also offers professional oversight and operations support under a management model.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Big Hotels on the Block: Sizing up Wyndham Worldwide’s Competitors

    Since 2010, Wyndham’s stock has outperformed all its peers, growing by over 270%. In that time, Marriot grew by ~176%, Starwood by 102%, and Hyatt by 67%.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Earnings Report

    Monster Beverage: Can You Expect Improved Margins in 3Q15?

    In 2Q15, Monster Beverage reported a gross margin of 56.9%, up from 55.2% in 2Q14. The improved gross margin was due to net sales of the Concentrate segment.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
  • uploads///MNST Valuation
    Earnings Report

    Why Does Monster Beverage Command Higher Valuations than Peers?

    As of October 28, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a forward PE (or price-to-earnings ratio) of 38.4x, up 12.5% since the start of this year.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Yum! Brands Compare to Its Peers?

    Competitors outperformed Yum! Brands based on gross profit margin, current ratio, and PS, but Yum! is far ahead of its competitors based on EPS and PE.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Organic Growth Boosts Yum! Brands’s Revenue

    Yum! Brands has a market cap of $36 billion. After the 3Q15 earnings report, Yum! rose by 0.45% to close at $83.42 per share as of October 6, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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