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    Earnings Report

    Altria’s Wine Segment Delivered Robust 1Q16 Results

    Altria Group’s (MO) wine segment’s 1Q16 net revenue rose 8.2% to $0.15 billion compared to $0.13 billion in 1Q15.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Could Affect CNP’s Dividend Growth?

    CenterPoint Energy’s (CNP) present dividend yield of 4.1% has been driven by dividend growth and price loss.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    How FedEx’s Performance Influenced Its Outlook

    FedEx’s (FDX) revenue grew 6% and 20% in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services segments drove the 2016 growth, offset by the FedEx Express segment.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    What Led to MSFT’s Recovery in 2017?

    Microsoft’s (MSFT) revenue rose 5% in 2017 after a 9% decline in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Did DVN’s Dividend Cut Affect Its Dividend Yield?

    Devon Energy Corporation’s 56.0% dividend cut in 2016 was followed by a 43.0% cut in 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Where Is Walmart’s Dividend Yield Heading?

    Walmart’s (WMT) net sales rose 2% in 2015 before falling 1% in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Why Is LLL’s Dividend Yield Slipping despite Dividend Growth?

    L3 Technologies (LLL) is a principal provider of communication and electronic systems for military, security, and commercial platforms.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    A Look at Walmart’s Dividend Curve

    Walmart Stores (WMT) posted a 1% revenue increase in 2017 after a 1% decline in 2016 and 2% growth in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    A Look at Nike’s Dividend Yield Curve

    Nike’s (NKE) operating income rose 5.0% in 2017 compared to 8.0% in 2016 due to higher expenses and lower gross margins.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do the Analyst Ratings for APU, FGP, SPH, and SGU Tell Us?

    Ferrellgas Partners (FGP) has a “hold” rating from 67% of the analysts and a “sell” rating from the remaining 33%. None surveyed rated FGP a “buy.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at Propane MLP Yields

    Suburban Propane currently trades at a distribution yield of 11.1%. This compares to 8.6%, 10.5%, and 4.5% for APU, FGP, and SGU, respectively.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    WTI-Brent Spread Widened as Brent Rose More than WTI Last Week

    A widening WTI-Brent spread tends to hurt upstream MLPs such as Memorial Production Partners (MEMP) and Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR).

    By Kurt Gallon
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