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    Market Conditions Continued to Impact ADM’s Revenue in 2Q16

    Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) revenue fell 9% YoY (year-over-year) to $15.63 billion in 2Q16—compared to $17.19 billion in the same quarter last year.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    AbbVie’s Viekira Pak Saw Weaker-than-Expected Performance

    Viekira Pak managed to earn revenues worth about $414 million in 1Q16. The drug’s sales in the US market, however, fell YoY (year-over-year) by about 9.3% and reached $125 million in 1Q16.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Consumer

    Archer Daniels Midland Stock Gained since Its 1Q16 Earnings

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is slated to report its 2Q16 results on August 2 before the market opens. The stock has gained 12% since its last quarter results.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Estée Lauder’s Marketing Strategies to Reach New Consumers

    Estée Lauder aims to partner with key brick-and-mortar retailers to strengthen their prestige beauty shopping e-commerce websites to better meet consumer online shopping preferences.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Clorox China Recall Some of Its Products?

    The Clorox Company (CLX) has a market cap of $15.0 billion. It fell 0.67% and closed at $115.48 per share on November 23, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    What Are Analysts’ Target Prices before ADM’s 2Q16 Results?

    Around 77% of the analysts rate Archer Daniels Midland a “hold” and 23% gave it a “buy” rating. No analysts rated it as a “sell.”

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart’s Plan to Return Value to Shareholders

    The dividend and share buybacks are likely to provide some appeasement to Walmart shareholders in the face of anticipated headwinds. But what’s behind the value return plan are more troublesome.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s behind Procter & Gamble’s Improving Dividend Trend?

    Procter & Gamble recently announced a 4% hike in its quarterly dividend to $0.72 per share.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Barclays Upgraded Clorox to ‘Equal-Weight’

    On January 9, 2017, Barclays upgraded Clorox’s rating to “equal-weight” from “underweight.” It set the stock’s price target at $111.0 from $115.0 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Lowe’s and Home Depot’s Returns and Cash Deployment Plans

    The Home Depot’s returns have risen. According to HD’s CFO, Carol Tomé, HD expanded its return on invested capital (or ROIC) by 400 basis points to 26.2%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Basic Materials

    What’s RPM International’s Short Interest?

    The latest short interest report as of March 15, 2018, indicates that RPM International’s (RPM) short interest has increased since the beginning of 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Consensus on RPM International

    For RPM International, 54% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 46% recommended a “hold,” and none of the analysts recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Real Insights

    Can Smart Beta Go Wrong?

    The smart beta approach aims to benefit from market inefficiencies to deliver higher risk-adjusted returns and improve diversification.

    By VanEck
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    Earnings Report

    How AbbVie’s Drugs Performed in 3Q17

    In 3Q17, AbbVie’s (ABBV) Lupron generated revenues of around $201 million, which reflected ~4% growth on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cardinal Health: Stable Net Profit Margins in Fiscal 2018?

    Wall Street analysts have projected Cardinal Health’s fiscal 2018 net profit margins to be 1.0%, which will be similar to what the company reported in fiscal 2017.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Technology & Communications

    Can Seagate Sustain Its Dividend Yield?

    What’s behind Seagate’s dividend yield  Seagate Technology (STX) is a data storage technology and solutions provider. The company’s revenue, which has fallen over the years, seems to have recovered in 2017. Its revenue has fallen 3% in 2017, compared with a fall of 19% in 2016 due to intense competition in the data storage market. The company’s […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Basic Materials

    Dividend Yield of Nucor

    Nucor’s (NUE) PE ratio of 21.8x is pitted against a sector average of 19.4x. The dividend yield of 1.5% is pitted against a sector average of 1.4%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    Target’ s Performance as a Dividend Aristocrat

    Target’s (TGT) sales for 2016 fell 6.0% due to lower comparable store sales and weak store traffic.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    How Are Dividends of Caterpillar and Walmart Trending?

    Caterpillar’s (CAT) growth of 7.0% in total sales and revenues for the first half of 2017 were mainly driven by sales of the machinery, energy, and transportation segment.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Update on AbbVie’s Clinical Pipeline in 2017

    In December 2016, the European Commission granted Venclyxto conditional marketing approval for the treatment of CLL in the presence of 17p deletion or TP53 mutation.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Earnings Report

    How BDX Returns Value to Its Shareholders

    BD announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.73 per share on July 25, 2017.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Consumer

    Stock Market Reaction to VF Corporation’s 2Q17 Results

    VF Corporation (VFC) stock inched higher after the company posted better-than-expected 2Q17 results on July 24, 2017. The stock rose 3.4% on July 25, 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    RPM International Is Trading at a Premium Compared to Its Peer

    Currently, RPM International is trading at a premium to its peer PPG Industries. RPM International plans to achieve $7.0 billion in revenues by 2020.

    By Peter Neil
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    Miscellaneous

    How Has VFC Stock Performed?

    After losing 17% of its value in 2015 and 14% in 2016, VF Corporation’s (VFC) stock has risen 4.5% this year as of July 11.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Consumer Discretionary: Which Are the Top Dividend Growers?

    Consumer Discretionary Select Index sales, earnings, and dividends have grown at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6%, 7.2%, and 10.7%, respectively between 2012 and 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    How Are the Defensive and Cyclical Sectors Performing?

    If we compare the performances of the defensive sectors, we can see that their YTD performance and one-year performances have been reasonably uniform with the exception of the energy and telecom sectors.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    This Product Pipeline Brings Hope for AbbVie’s Future Growth

    AbbVie (ABBV) has a focused immunology pipeline in order to address various dermatologic and gastrointestinal conditions.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Lupron Could Continue to Generate Steady Revenue

    In 2016, AbbVie’s (ABBV) Lupron generated revenue of $821 million, a slight fall of 0.6% year-over-year (or YoY). In 1Q17, Lupron reported revenue of ~$194 million.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Earnings Report

    VF Corporation’s Dividend and Share Buyback Policy

    During its 1Q17 results, VFC’s board of directors announced a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, a rise of 13.5% YoY.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at McCormick’s Strong Dividend History

    In the past three fiscal years, McCormick has returned more than $1.0 billion to its shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Carlisle Companies?

    Carlisle rose 0.02% to close at $108.22 per share on January 10, 2017. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were -0.95%, -5.1%, and -1.9%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AbbVie Plans to Launch Psoriasis Therapy Risankizumab in 2019

    AbbVie (ABBV) has completed enrollment in its Phase 3 pivotal trials testing investigational therapy risankizumab as a treatment option for psoriasis.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Elagolix May Become a Leading Uterine Fibroids Drug

    In addition to endometriosis, AbbVie’s (ABBV) and Neurocrine Biosciences’s (NBIX) Elagolix is also being investigated as a therapy for uterine fibroids.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Shareholder Buyback: A Powerful Tool to Achieve Higher Income

    What products single out specifically the share buyback companies?

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Dividend Achievers Generate High-Quality Income Growth

    Let’s dive a little bit into the Alphadex® and Dividend Achievers products.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerson Enjoying the Heat from the Sunbelt’s Population Boom

    Because the Sunbelt region is the primary market for HVAC manufacturers that are Emerson’s customers, it could be a key growth driver in the coming quarters.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Clorox Has Declared a Dividend of $0.80 per Share

    Clorox (CLX) has a market cap of $16.5 billion. It fell 0.77% to close at $123.09 per share on September 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    ADM’s Stock Fell 2% Due to Weaker Performance in 2Q16

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported its 2Q16 results on August 2. The stock didn’t react well to the results. It fell 2% on the same day.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Clorox Company’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in 2016

    The Clorox Company (CLX) rose by 0.88% to close at $132.22 per share during the first week of August 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Dover’s Engineered Systems Segment Glimmers Amid Gloom

    Engineered systems sales were responsible for 35.1% of Dover’s (DOV) total sales and 47% of its total segment profits in 2Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Earnings Report

    Can Lincoln Electric Increase Its Dividend Payouts in Fiscal 2016?

    For fiscal 2016, Lincoln Electric is targeting $400 million of share repurchases while $399 million was achieved in fiscal 2015.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group: Major Drivers

    Medtronic plans to launch more than 80 products over the next three years.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Venclexta: The First BCL-2 Inhibitor Cancer Therapy to Be Approved by the FDA

    On April 11, 2016, Venclexta became the first BCL-2 inhibitor therapy to be approved by the FDA for chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients with 17p deletion.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are the Key Trends Shaping 3M’s Industrial Business?

    3M Company’s (MMM) Industrial business works with the top 20 global automotive (FSAVX) original equipment manufacturers (or OEMs) across their value chains.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Deere & Company Consolidate Its Dealer Network?

    Despite relying on dealers to sell its iconic tractors for almost a 100 years, Deere & Company (DE) began consolidating its dealer network in the mid-2000s.

    By Shannon Black
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Lincoln Electric Outperformed Its Peers?

    For fiscal 2015, Lincoln Electric (LECO) successfully gave back $486 million to its shareholders.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AbbVie Strengthens Its Position in Hematologic Oncology Segment

    AbbVie (ABBV) has invested substantially in developing innovative treatments in the oncology space such as Imbruvica, Venetoclax, and Duvelisib.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Earnings Report

    Valuation Multiples: Becton, Dickinson and Company versus Peers

    After the release of its 4Q15 earnings results, Becton, Dickinson and Company traded at forward price-to-earnings multiples in the range of 16.6x–17.2x.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Earnings Report

    AbbVie Is Expected to Strengthen Its Position in Virology in 4Q15

    AbbVie’s Viekira Pak is approved in 61 countries and should be approved in additional countries in 2016. In 3Q15, the drug performed better than expected in international markets, especially in Japan.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Essex Property Trust Trades at a High Price-to-FFO Multiple

    A close look at Essex Property Trust’s trailing-12-month price-to-FFO multiple shows that it’s in line with its historical valuation.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    P&G’s Efforts to Improve Productivity in Coming Quarters

    In February 2012, P&G planned to reduce its non-manufacturing overheads by 10% by June 2016. But the company since increased the productivity target to 22%.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    P&G’s Grooming and Hair Care Brands Lead Market

    P&G’s Gillette, Fusion, and Venus are its largest male and female grooming brands. It has continued to grow with ProGlide and FlexBall in the US.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nucor and Steel Dynamics’ Shipments Rose Sharply in 2Q15

    Steel shipments are a key driver of steel companies’ earnings. They help to increase revenues and to improve capacity utilization and profitability.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Walmart’s Changing Capital Allocation Strategy

    Walmart had $2.6 billion in 2Q16 capital expenditures due to ongoing digital investments and plans to expand its store footprint. The company increased its net store count by 43 in the quarter.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nucor Plays It Safe with Cash Returns to Shareholders

    Nucor could have used acquisition funds otherwise. But there’s massive overcapacity in steel, and shareholders could ridicule it for being conservative.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Steel Companies’ 2Q15 Earnings: A Comparative Analysis

    In this series, we’ll explore some of the key highlights of major steel companies’ 2Q15 earnings. Most steel companies reported higher steel shipments in 2Q15 compared to 1Q15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do US Steel Demand Indicators Still Matter?

    Strong steel demand indicators in the US market have helped steel companies’ shipments in 2Q15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Why P&G’s CEO Is Focused on Value Creation over Growth

    At the 4Q15 earnings call, P&G’s CEO repeatedly emphasized the company’s focus on “value creation” and “sustainable growth” for its multiple brands and segments.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Colgate’s Strengths and Opportunities?

    A strong market position and brand image are some of Colgate’s chief strengths. Colgate holds 44.4% of the global market share in toothpaste.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Colgate’s World of Care through Brand Innovation

    Colgate has several consumer innovation centers. These primarily look at consumer behavior for inspiring new products and their variants.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Colgate’s History of Increasing Dividends for Shareholders

    Colgate (CL) has been paying uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Colgate’s Oral Care Business Is a Global Market Leader

    Colgate’s (CL) oral, personal, and home care segment is the company’s largest segment, accounting for 86.9% of sales or $15 billion in 2014.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the Cogs in Colgate’s Supply Chain

    Colgate-Palmolive Company, or Colgate (CL), markets its products in over 200 countries and territories. Its supply chain function is complex as a result.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Performance Drivers for Colgate’s Stock Price

    Colgate’s stock price has always been fairly stable primarily due to its oral care business.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Crest and Oral-B: Stars in Procter & Gamble’s Health Care Segment

    The Health Care segment is P&G’s smallest segment. The segment’s net revenue for the year ending June 30, 2014, was $7.8 billion, or 9.5% of the company’s total net revenue.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Home Depot Dividends a Notch Above Lowe’s

    Home Depot plans to raise its dividend payout ratio to $2.36 in fiscal 2016, an increase of 25.5% over last year.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Walmart Continues Paying Higher Dividends To Shareholders

    Walmart is a dividend aristocrat, a select group of S&P 500 Index (SPY) companies with a history of raising dividends for at least 25 years.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Walmart’s Stock Is Less Volatile

    Walmart (WMT) has a history of increasing dividends. Its stock is classified as a dividend aristocrat. At 2.4%, Walmart’s dividend yield is healthy.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Discovering VF Corp.’s Marketing Edge

    VFC’s marketing dollars are designed to get the most returns from its stores, other retailers (wholesale customers), and its e-commerce websites.

    By Phalguni Soni
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