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    Consumer

    A Look at Lululemon Athletica’s Performance in 2Q16

    Lululemon rose by 0.20% to close at $76.66 per share on September 1, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -4.9%, -0.96%, and 46.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Hershey’s Stock Rise on June 30?

    The Hershey Company (HSY) has a market cap of $24.2 billion. Its stock rose by 16.8% to close at $113.49 per share on June 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Michael Kors’s Top Line and EPS Rose in 4Q16

    Michael Kors’s (KORS) cash and cash equivalents fell by 28.3%, and its inventories rose by 5.2% in fiscal 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Hershey Company Shows Mixed Price Movement on August 29

    The Hershey Company (HSY) has a market cap of $23.8 billion. It rose by 0.71% to close at $111.67 per share on August 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Medicaid Restrictions Are Affecting Gilead’s Hepatitis C Drug Sales

    Since the launch of Sovaldi in late 2013, Gilead Sciences has managed to treat about 1,000,000 hepatitis C (or HCV) patients globally.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the iShares’ Quality Smart Beta ETFs

    The iShares MSCI International Developed Quality Factor ETF (IQLT) is a similar fund to QUAL with respect its strategy for selecting stock.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Hershey Fall by 10.8% on August 30?

    The Hershey Company (HSY) has a market cap of $21.3 billion. It fell by 10.8% to close at $99.65 per share on August 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Johnson & Johnson’s Oncology Business Saw Solid Growth in Q3

    Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) oncology business generated revenue of $2.6 billion in the third quarter.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care Performance in 3Q17

    In 3Q17, JNJ vision care generated revenues of $1.1 billion, which reflected a ~48% YoY (year-over-year) rise and a 3% QoQ (quarter-over-quarter) rise.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Biogen’s Biosimilars Witnessed High Growth in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, Biogen’s (BIIB) biosimilars franchise reported revenue of ~$91 million, compared to $31 million in 2Q16.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canaccord Genuity Downgrades Lululemon Athletica to ‘Sell’

    On September 1, 2016, Lululemon Athletica (LULU) reported 2Q16 net revenues of $514.5 million, a rise of 13.6% from net revenues of $453 million it reported in 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch Launched for National Cookie Month

    The Hershey Company (HSY) has a market cap of $20.1 billion. It fell 0.40% to close at $95.03 per share on October 4, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Susquehanna Has Given Lululemon Athletica a ‘Positive’ Rating

    Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a market cap of $9.1 billion. It fell 0.11% to close at $65.98 per share on September 16, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Morgan Stanley Downgraded Lululemon to ‘Equal-Weight’

    Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a market cap of $10.5 billion. It fell by 10.6% to close at $68.57 per share on September 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Hershey Company Issues Notes, Receives Moody’s Rating

    The Hershey Company (HSY) rose by 0.80% to close at $111.65 per share during the first week of August 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MKM Partners Raises Lululemon’s Price Target to $82 per Share

    Lululemon Athletica (LULU) has a market cap of $10.3 billion. It fell by 0.30% to close at $76.49 per share on July 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Argus Downgrades Hershey to “Hold”

    The Hershey Company (HSY) has a market cap of $23.9 billion. Its stock fell by 1.3% to close at $110.55 per share on July 5, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Hershey Rejected Mondelēz’s Acquisition Offer

    The Hershey Company (HSY) has a market capitalization of $23.9 billion. It fell by 1.4% to close at $111.95 per share on July 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Michael Kors Made Changes in Its Management

    Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) is trading 9.9% above its 20-day moving average, 2.2% above its 50-day moving average, and 8.5% above its 200-day moving average.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How EL’s Fiscal 3Q16 Revenue Compared to Analysts’ Expectations

    After beating revenue estimates last quarter, Estée Lauder came in line with consensus Wall Street Estimates on revenue in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Investors Should Focus on High Quality Growth Companies

    A portfolio with a focus on quality companies is likely to have lower volatility and could offer stable returns compared to a broader index.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Quality of Life Is the New Money for Millennials

    I believe that consumption demand patterns among millennials, including an emphasis on quality of life, is somewhat influencing this demand for travel and leisure, tech products and personal services.

    By Ann Hynek
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Momentum Stocks Don’t Have a High Beta

    The healthcare sector, especially the biotech stocks, have garnered momentum over the last few years, as strong earnings growth has excited investors.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Structural Analysis of DVY

    The iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) is a smart beta fund that seeks to generate regular income for its investors.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are Smart Beta ETFs?

    Smart beta ETFs are simply funds that follow their indexes. They’re designed unconventionally to take advantage of the inefficiencies in the market.

    By Ivan Kading
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