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    Fund Managers

    Inside the Invesco American Franchise Fund Portfolio

    Information technology, consumer discretionary, and healthcare make up the core holdings of VAFAX. These three make up a combined 77% of the fund’s assets.

    By David Ashworth
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    Inside the Portfolio Changes in the Invesco American Franchise Fund in 2016

    The Invesco American Franchise Fund’s assets were invested across 67 holdings as of June 2016, when it was managing assets worth $8.7 billion.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inflows Rose in Investment-Grade Bond Funds Last Week

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive for the 15th consecutive week. They saw net inflows of $1.8 billion during the week ending June 22.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commonwealth Edison Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds

    Commonwealth Edison Company is a unit of Exelon Corporation (EXC). It issued A2/A- rated high-grade bonds worth $1.2 billion through two parts on June 20.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Comparative Analysis of SPLV’s Portfolio with the Market

    SPLV’s top five holdings are Plum Creek Timber (PCL), Paychex (PAYX), PepsiCo (PEP), ACE (ACE), and Republic Services (RSG).

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Structural Analysis of SPLV

    The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV) seeks to replicate the performance result of the S&P 500 Low Volatility Index.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Overview of Smart Beta Fund SPLV

    SPLV’s top holdings of include PepsiCo (PEP), ACE (ACE), Republic Services (RSG), Procter & Gamble (PG), and McDonald’s (MCD).

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Jobless Claims Remain Low in October

    Employment figures are crucial for any economy. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, initial jobless claims were 260,000 for the week ended October 24, an increase of 1,000 from the prior week.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Covanta Holding is Holding Steady on Stock Price This Year

    Covanta (CVA) has underperformed the broader market since the beginning of 2015. SPY has risen 3.4% through June 24, while CVA has remained steady, posting marginal 0.2% returns.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Covanta Holding’s Leverage: Is It Too Much to Handle?

    As of December 31, 2014, Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA) had a total debt of $2.22 billion, marginally down from the previous year’s $2.23 billion.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Covanta Continued to Post Losses in Fiscal 2014

    Covanta’s continuing operations, excluding the sold-off insurance business, swung to a loss, posting $2 million in net losses in fiscal 2014.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Covanta Holding’s Cost of Sales Rising?

    Covanta Holding’s (CVA) revenues increased marginally in fiscal 2014, but cost of sales saw a substantial uptick that year. Operating expenses increased $130 million, or 9.2%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Covanta Holding’s Revenues Rise for the First Time in 3 Years

    After remaining stagnant for three years, Covanta’s (CVA) waste and services revenues increased by $24 million, or about 2.4%, to $1.032 billion in fiscal 2014.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Covanta Holding’s Peers: Who Are They?

    Waste Management is the biggest US solid waste management company. It handles four times more waste than Covanta.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Covanta Earns Revenues through Energy from Waste

    Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA) generates its energy-from-waste (or EfW) revenues in three ways: tip fee, service fee (owned), and service fee (operated).

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of Covanta Holding’s Business Model

    Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA) generates revenues through waste collection and services, energy from waste, and metal recycling.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy from Waste: The Basics

    Covanta Holding Corporation operates in a relatively small domain of energy from waste, also known as waste to energy, a cleaner way of waste disposal than landfilling.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Happens to Waste? The Basics of Municipal Waste Management

    In simple terms, municipal solid waste is trash or garbage discarded by households and commercial establishments.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Covanta Holding: A Brief Introduction

    Covanta Holding (CVA) sits comfortably between renewable energy and power, enjoying a strong position in the energy-from-waste segment.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Fund Managers

    Blue Harbour Starts New Position in Clean Harbors

    Blue Harbour started a new position in Clean Harbors (CLH) in 4Q14, buying 1,434,552 shares worth $68 million. It accounts for 2.21% of the fund’s total portfolio.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Relational lowers position in Clean Harbors

    Founded in 1980 and based in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors is a provider of environmental, energy, and industrial services.

    By Samantha Nielson
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