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    Industrials

    Here’s What Influenced the Outlook for Southwest Airlines

    Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) operating revenue grew 3% and 4% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    What’s Contributing to Promising Outlook for Lam Research?

    Lam Research’s (LRCX) revenue rose 12% and 36% in 2016 and 2017, respectively. It rose 52% in 1Q18.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    What’s the Outlook for Alaska Air Group?

    Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) operating revenue rose 6% and 35% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Financials

    Why Assurant Has a Positive Outlook despite a Weak 2017

    Assurant’s (AIZ) revenue fell 27% and 18% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    What Are Corning’s Key Growth Drivers?

    Corning’s gross margin grew 3% and 9% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    What Has Affected Best Buy’s Dividend Yield?

    Best Buy’s (BBY) revenues fell 1% and 2% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Alaska Air’s Valuation: Cheap Enough?

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) is now trading at 6.6x its forward EV-to-EBITDA ratio—one of the highest valuations in the industry.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Alaska Air’s Dividend Payout Prospects in 2017

    There are only four airlines that currently pay dividends. This is due to the fact that airlines have struggled to stay profitable for a long time now.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is LUV on Track to Achieve Its Unit Revenue Guidance?

    Because Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) traffic growth lagged its capacity growth in three of the first five months of 2017, its utilization also fell in three of the five months.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Wall Street Sees a 1% Upside on VFC Stock

    VFC is covered by 23 Wall Street analysts who have a neutral view on the company. Plus, 26% of these analysts recommended a “buy,” 61% recommended a “hold,” and 13% recommended a “sell” on the stock.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Looking Ahead: What Could Drive VFC in Fiscal 2017?

    After reporting flat top-line growth in fiscal 2016, VF Corporation’s (VFC) management is looking for a low single-digit percentage increase in the company’s fiscal 2017 top line.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    A Quick Look at VFC’s Fiscal 2016 Revenue Drivers

    VF Corporation’s (VFC) Outdoor & Action Sports revenues grew 2% in fiscal 2016 to $7.5 billion.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Another Robust Quarter by Vans Boosts VFC’s Fiscal 4Q16 Top Line

    Revenues from VFC’s Outdoor and Action Sports segment rose 2% YoY to $2.1 billion, slightly below the company’s expectations.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Key Drivers of VF Corporation’s Top Line in Fiscal 4Q16

    VF Corporation’s D2C revenues rose 11% YoY, gaining strength from a mid-teen surge in the Outdoor & Action Sports and a low double-digit rise in Jeanswear.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    VFC: Wholesale versus Direct-to-Customer Channel

    VFC’s Direct-to-Customer channel is likely to grow more slowly than the company had expected earlier.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Capacity Growth: Is Alaska Air Group Reducing the Pace?

    For November 2016, Alaska Air Group’s capacity rose 2.8% YoY (year-over-year). It’s the slowest growth in any month in 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southwest Airlines: Slowing Capacity Growth in November

    For November 2016, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) capacity grew 4.9% YoY (year-over-year). It’s slower than 5.4% YoY growth the previous month.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Traffic Growth Lags behind Capacity at Southwest Airlines

    In July 2016, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) traffic grew by 1.4% YoY, which was slightly lower than its capacity growth of 2.3% YoY.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Technology & Communications

    Why big data and data centers are expected to boost Symantec

    Declining PC shipments are bad news for Symantec (SYMC). It takes a toll on Symantec’s consumer security services division and puts pressure on its revenues. So Symantec has shifted its focus towards cloud and big data, as these areas promise rapid growth.

    By Anne Shields
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