Analyzing the Consumer Cyclical Sector’s Dividend Yield: Part One
The consumer cyclical sector has an average dividend yield of 1.4%.
Company & Industry Overviews
Volkswagen Drove the Columbia European Equity Fund off Road in 2015
The Columbia European Equity Fund – Class A (AXEAX) fell 1.5% in December 2015 from the previous month.
Volkswagen and Barclays Take a Toll on AXEAX Year-to-Date in 2015
Detractors such as Barclays and Volkswagen, among others, were the main reason AXEAX returned a below-average performance for YTD November 2015.
How Does Scholastic Compare to Its Peers?
The PBV ratios of Scholastic (SCHL), Pearson (PSO), R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), and John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) are 1.0x, 1.1x, 4.8x, and 2.4x, respectively.
Scholastic’s Revenue and Income Fell in Fiscal 2Q16
After Scholastic Corporation’s (SCHL) fiscal 2Q16 earnings report, SCHL fell by 10.8% to close at $36.76 per share in yesterday’s trade.
John Wiley & Sons’ Revenue and Income Fall
After its fiscal 2Q16 earnings report, John Wiley & Sons fell 10.4% to close at $45.09 per share as of December 8, 2015.
Why Was the Columbia European Equity Fund Below Average?
The Columbia European Equity Fund – Class A rose 5.1% in October 2015 from a month ago. It fell 3.7% in the six-month period ended October 30, 2015.
Rolls-Royce Holdings and G4S Caused EWU to Fall 0.78%
Stocks of Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR) (RYCEY) fell on November 13, as the company had issued profit warnings and hinted about the possibility of a dividend cut.
Pearson’s Woes Bring down the EWU ETF on October 21
Stocks at the bottom of the iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) on October 21 included Pearson (PSO), Weir Group (WEIR), and Anglo American (AAL).
Why Scholastic’s Net Income Fell in 1Q16
Scholastic (SCHL) has a market cap of $1.43 billion. After the earnings report in 1Q16, Scholastic rose by 0.19% to close at $42.79 per share.
How Does John Wiley & Sons Compare to Its Peers?
John Wiley & Sons’ competitors have outperformed the company based on gross profit margin, current ratio, and PE ratio. Based on price-to-book value ratio, the company performed much better than its ETFs.
John Wiley & Sons Reported Mixed 1Q16 Results
According to its 1Q16 earnings report, John Wiley & Sons’ net revenue decreased by 4.2% to $422.981 million in 1Q16, compared to its 4Q15 net revenue of $441.646 million.
China’s Impact on EWU and the UK Market
China went through many important events recently—like the equity bubble burst, the cut in interest rates, the stock sell-off, and currency devaluation through the first half of 2015.