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    Consumer

    How Did General Mills Perform in Fiscal 2016?

    General Mills (GIS) has a market cap of $40.3 billion. Its stock rose by 3.2% to close at $67.86 per share on June 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Group Declares Dividend of $0.61 per Share

    Altria Group (MO) has a market cap of $128.8 billion. It fell by 0.36% to close at $65.92 per share on August 25, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    How’s ADM Advancing with Its Portfolio Management Strategy?

    As part of its portfolio management strategy, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) sold its Brazilian sugar cane ethanol operations.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kimberly-Clark Appoints Scott Usitalo as Chief Marketing Officer

    Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $47.6 billion. It rose by 1.7% to close at $132.41 per share on June 14, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Kellogg Fund Its Financing Condition?

    Kellogg has had a financing condition related to the tender offer to purchase for cash up to $440.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.5% debentures due in 2031.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Deutsche Bank Raises General Mills’ Target Price to $63 per Share

    General Mills (GIS) has a market cap of $39.7 billion. Its stock rose by 0.56% to close at $66.77 per share on June 23, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Gap’s Profitability Improves Further in 4Q17

    Gap beats Wall Street expectations in all quarters of 2017 Gap (GPS), which reported its 4Q17 results on March 1, posted a 19.6% YoY (year-over-year) jump in its adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) to $0.61. The company surpassed Wall Street’s expectation of a 13.7% YoY rise to $0.58. The apparel retailer beat expectations in all quarters of […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    Energy & Utilities

    Key Factors that Could Drive OKE’s Dividend Growth

    ONEOK’s (OKE) dividend yield of 5.4% has been driven by dividend growth. Its dividend grew 11.0% in 2017 and 1.0% in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    OKE’s Dividends: Key Drivers

    ONEOK (OKE) is involved in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. Its revenue grew 15% and 34% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    How Delta Air Lines Has Maintained an Upward Dividend Yield Curve

    Delta Air Lines’ dividend yield Delta Air Lines’ (DAL) 51% dividend-per-share growth in 2016 has been followed by 50% growth in 2017, which explains the upward slope of its dividend yield curve. Its stock price has risen 2.5% in 2017, after falling 3% in 2016. Delta Air Lines versus broad indexes Delta Air Lines has a […]

    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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    Consumer

    Solid D2C Sales Drive VF Corporation’s Outdoor Business in 3Q17

    VFC’s Outdoor segment recorded an 8.0% year-over-year increase in sales to ~$1.5 billion during 3Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Strong International Markets, D2C Channel Drive VFC’s 3Q17 Top Line

    VF Corporation (VFC) posted total sales of $3.5 billion during 3Q17.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Real Estate

    How Iron Mountain Has Maintained Its Dividend Yield

    How Iron Mountain has maintained a 5% yield Iron Mountain (IRM) is an enterprise information management services company. The company’s revenue grew in 2016, supported by its North American Records and Information Management Business, North American Data Management Business, Western European Business, and Other International Business segments. Its revenue fell 4% in 2015 before rising 17% in 2016. Its operating income fell 5% in 2015 and 4% in 2016 due to […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Dividend Yield of Archer-Daniels Midland

    Archer-Daniels Midland’s (ADM) PE ratio of 19.1x compares to a sector average of 23.8x. The dividend yield of 3.1% compares to a sector average of 2.4%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Gap’s 2Q17 Top-Line Performance

    Gap (GPS) reported total revenues of $3.8 billion in 2Q17 and beat the consensus by $30 million. On a YoY basis, the company’s top line fell 1.4%.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    A Look at Coca-Cola’s Dividend Yield

    Coca-Cola (KO) recorded a fall of 6.0% in its 2016 net operating revenues due to a decline in its Third Party and Intersegment segments.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    2Q17 Performances for VF’s North Face, Vans, and Timberland

    VF’s Outdoor & Action Sports segment, which focuses on Vans, North Face, and Timberland, recorded a 4.0% YoY rise in sales to $1.5 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    What Wall Street Recommends for VFC ahead of 2Q17 Results

    VFC is covered by 21 Wall Street analysts. It has received a 2.7 rating on a scale where one is a “strong buy” and five is a “strong sell.”

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Gap’s 1Q17 Top-Line Growth Driven Entirely by Old Navy

    Gap (GPS) reported total revenues of $3.4 billion in fiscal 1Q17, beating the consensus by $50.0 million. YoY, its top line remained almost flat.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    The North Face and Vans Drive VF Corporation’s 1Q17 Top Line

    VFC’s Outdoor & Action Sports segment, which mainly focuses on Vans, The North Face, and Timberland, recorded a 2.1% YoY rise in sales to $1.7 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Why VF Corporation Stock Has a Downside of 4%

    VFC stock is currently trading at $56.44, which is ~17.0% below its 52-week high price.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Why Gap’s CEO Is Projecting Optimism after 4Q16

    Gap (GPS) reported total revenues of ~$4.4 billion in 4Q16, beating the consensus by $40 million.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Breitbart Ask Its Readers to Boycott Kellogg?

    Kellogg reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $3.25 billion—a fall of 2.4% from net sales of $3.33 billion in fiscal 3Q15 due to unfavorable currency headwinds.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Kellogg Rise on November 8?

    Price movement Kellogg (K) has a market cap of $27.4 billion. It rose 2.7% to close at $76.96 per share on November 8, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 2.3%, 0.64%, and 8.6%, respectively, on the same day. Kellogg is trading 2.8% above its 20-day moving average, 0.17% below […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Kellogg’s 3Q16 Performance

    Price movement Kellogg (K) has a market cap of $26.4 billion. It rose 0.11% to close at $75.21 per share on November 1, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 1.4%, -2.6%, and 6.1%, respectively, on the same day. Kellogg is trading 0.07% below its 20-day moving average, 3.4% below […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kellogg Declares Dividend of $0.52 per Share

    Price movement Kellogg (K) has a market cap of $26.0 billion. It rose 0.15% to close at $74.34 per share on October 21, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.5%, -5.0%, and 4.9%, respectively, on the same day. K is trading 2.6% below its 20-day moving average, 5.9% below […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Those Cheerios Sales Going? Kellogg’s Earnings in Focus

    Kellogg (K) has a market cap of $26.4 billion. It fell 0.89% to close at $75.78 per share on October 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Citigroup Has Rated Altria Group a ‘Buy’

    Altria Group (MO) has a market cap of $129.7 billion. It fell 1.7% to close at $63.55 per share on September 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Altria Group Reaffirms Its 2016 Projections

    Altria Group (MO) has a market cap of $130.4 billion. It fell by 0.71% to close at $66.72 per share on September 7, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing CenterPoint Energy’s Forward Dividend Yield

    Currently, CenterPoint Energy (CNP) is trading at a forward dividend yield of 4.6%. CenterPoint Energy is trading marginally below its historical forward yield.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Made Key Changes in Its Management

    General Mills (GIS) has a market cap of $42.6 billion. It fell by 1.3% to close at $70.51 per share on August 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Rose by Just 0.01% on August 11: Why?

    General Mills (GIS) has a market cap of $42.7 billion. It rose by 0.01% to close at $71.07 per share on August 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    ADM’s Stock Fell 2% Due to Weaker Performance in 2Q16

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported its 2Q16 results on August 2. The stock didn’t react well to the results. It fell 2% on the same day.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BMO Capital Reduces Kellogg’s Earnings Projection

    Kellogg (K) has a market cap of $29.0 billion. It rose by 0.35% to close at $82.71 per share on August 5, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    What Benefited ADM’s WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients in 2Q16?

    Archer Daniels Midland’s management mentioned that the WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients’ results were in line with the same quarter last year.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kellogg Company Has Declared a Quarterly Dividend

    Kellogg Company (K) has a market capitalization of $28.8 billion. It rose by 1.1% to close at $82.71 per share on July 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kimberly-Clark Saw Sales for Personal Care Items Fall in 2Q

    Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has a market cap of $47.7 billion. It fell by 0.23% to close at $132.28 per share on July 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    What Can Investors Expect from Kellogg’s 2Q16 Results?

    Kellogg Company (K) is headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan. It’s set to report its fiscal 2Q16 results on August 4, 2016, before the market opens.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did General Mills Expand the Recall of Its Products?

    General Mills rose by 0.66% to close at $71.69 per share on July 25. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.82%, 8.1%, and 27.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    How Did Kimberly-Clark Perform in 2Q16?

    Kimberly-Clark fell by 1.5% to close at $132.59 per share on July 25. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -1.9%, -1.0%, and 5.6%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Announces Restructuring Plans

    General Mills fell by 1.1% to close at $71.22 per share in the third week of July. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -1.1%, 8.0%, and 26.2%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Kellogg Company Fell 5% on July 20

    Kellogg (K) has a market cap of $28.9 billion. It fell by 5.4% to close at $82.26 per share on July 20, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Helmerich & Payne: Wall Street Forecasts Pre-Fiscal 3Q16 Results

    In this final part of our series, we’ll look at the recent Wall Street analyst forecasts for Helmerich & Payne (HP). The median target price surveyed among sell-side analysts is $61.50.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kimberly-Clark Halts Its Operations in Venezuela

    Kimberly-Clark reported 1Q16 net sales of $4.5 billion, a fall of 4.3% compared to net sales of $4.7 billion in 1Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    Why Are Analysts So Positive about General Mills?

    About 64% of analysts rate General Mills a “hold,” 18% rate it a “sell,” and 18% rate it a “buy.”

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Mills Recalled Its Betty Crocker Cake Mix: Here’s Why

    General Mills (GIS) has a market cap of $43.0 billion. It fell by 0.90% to close at $71.81 per share on July 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    What Drove Down General Mills’ Revenue Growth for Fiscal 4Q16?

    General Mills’ (GIS) net sales for fiscal 4Q16 fell 9% year-over-year. However, they beat analysts’ estimates by 2%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Why Did General Mills’ Earnings Fall in Fiscal 4Q16?

    General Mills’ (GIS) fiscal 4Q16 earnings beat estimates by 10%. Adjusted EPS, however, declined 12% compared to fiscal 4Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Altria’s 1Q16 Gross Margin Rose—What about Its Operating Margin?

    Altria Group’s (MO) 1Q16 gross margin rose to 58.6% compared to 57.9% in 1Q15. The rise resulted from higher pricing.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Strong Performance for WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

    Archer Daniels Midland’s management mentioned that the WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients’ results were in line with the expectations in 1Q16.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Kellogg’s Cash Flow Guidance for 2016

    Kellogg continues to expect that it will achieve its long-term goal of 4%–6% for operating profit growth in fiscal 2016.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    What Can Investors Expect from Kellogg’s 1Q16 Results?

    Kellogg will report its 1Q16 results on May 5. Its earnings and revenue are expected to decline in fiscal 1Q16. It gained 4% since its last earnings release.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is ONEOK Outperforming Peers in 2016?

    ONEOK (OKE) has generated total returns of 32% so far in 2016.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    How Will ONEOK’s Segments Perform in 1Q16?

    ONEOK’s Natural Gas Liquids segment contributed 77% to the company’s 4Q15 EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    What Will Drive ONEOK’s 1Q16 Earnings?

    ONEOK (OKE) and ONEOK Partners (OKS) are scheduled to report their 1Q16 results on May 3, 2016.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BMO Capital Markets Raised General Mills’ Price Target

    General Mills reported fiscal 3Q16 net sales of $4,002.4 million, a fall of 8.0% compared to net sales of $4,350.9 million in fiscal 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding the Volatile Stock Movements of CPG Companies in 4Q15

    From January 2, 2015, to March 18, 2016, CPG companies’ stock prices have seen volatile movements. P&G’s stock price rose by 2.6% to $78.81 on January 26.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Procter & Gamble Is Selling Some of Its Brands

    Procter & Gamble is on a mission to trim brands that are holding back its overall financial performance.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    Why ONEOK’s Gas Gathering, Processing Segment Reported 4Q15 Loss

    ONEOK’s Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment contributed only 6% to the company’s 4Q15 EBITDA. The segment’s EBITDA decreased due to non-cash impairment charges.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Higher Natural Gas Liquids Volumes Drive ONEOK’s 4Q15 Growth

    ONEOK Partners’ (OKS) EBITDA growth in 4Q15 was driven by increased NGL (natural gas liquids) gathering and fractionating volumes from recently connected natural gas processing plants.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kimberly-Clark’s Quarterly Dividend Rose to $0.92

    Kimberly-Clark has increased its quarterly dividend to $0.92 per share, a rise of 4.5%. The dividend will be paid on April 4, 2016, to shareholders of record on March 4, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Piedmont Natural Gas Compare to Its Peers?

    Piedmont Natural Gas and its peers We’ve looked at Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) fiscal 4Q15 results. Now let’s compare Piedmont with its peers as of December 23, 2015: First, let’s compare PE (price-to-earnings) ratios: Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY)— 31.6x Duke Energy (DUK) — 20.8x Dominion Resources (D) — 22.5x SCANA (SCG) — 11.6x NiSource (NI) […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Piedmont Natural Gas’s Income Fell in Fiscal 4Q15 and Fiscal 2015

    After Piedmont Natural Gas’s (PNY) fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, PNY fell by 0.52% to close at $56.92 per share in yesterday’s trade.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Continued Low Commodity Prices May Prevent an ONEOK Revival

    ONEOK’s (OKE) stock price and the near-month WTI crude oil futures price have had a correlation coefficient of 0.64 over the last 15 years. This indicates a positive correlation between the two.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Natural Gas Liquids Segment Drives ONEOK’s EBITDA Growth

    After the separation of ONE Gas (OGS) and the closure of ONEOK’s (OKE) energy services segment in 2014, OKE now operates as a pure-play general partner of ONEOK Partners (OKS).

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ONEOK Is on Track to Meet 2015 Guidance

    ONEOK’s cash flow available for dividends for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, is $474.7 million. So it’s on track to meet its guidance for cash flow available for dividends.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Bunge’s Agribusiness Segment Contributed 71% to Net Sales in 3Q15

    Soybean processing in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and Europe were the largest contributors to Bunge’s oilseeds segment during the quarter.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Will Farmer Brothers Report Stable Results Like Last Quarter?

    Farmer Brothers (FARM) recorded net sales for 4Q15 that increased by $2.4 million, or 1.8%, to $132.6 million. The company recorded $130.2 million in 4Q14.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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