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    Consumer

    Target’s Signature Categories Beat Overall Business in Fiscal 2Q

    Target’s (TGT) Signature Categories include Style, Baby, Kids, and Wellness. Target’s Signature Categories outpaced the total business by 3 percentage points in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Consumer

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Kellogg after Fiscal 2Q16 Results?

    The average broker target price for Kellogg for the next 12 months has risen to $83.93 from $79. This is 1.4% higher than the closing price of $82.71 on August 5.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Did Kellogg’s Earnings Beat Estimates in Fiscal 2Q16?

    In fiscal 2Q16, Kellogg Company (K) reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.91, in line with analysts’ estimates.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Made Kellogg Update Its Fiscal 2016 Guidance?

    In its fiscal 2Q16 earnings release, Kellogg stated that it expects its fiscal 2016 cash flow from operating activities to be ~$1.7 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Hershey’s Earnings Surpassed Estimates in Fiscal 2Q16

    Hershey (HSY) reported its fiscal 2Q16 earnings on July 28, 2016. Adjusted EPS came in around $0.85 for 2Q16, a growth of 9% compared to $0.78 in 2Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Basic Materials

    Why Dow’s Performance Materials and Chemicals’ Revenue Fell

    Dow Chemical’s Performance Materials and Chemicals segment is the second largest revenue contributor to its total revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why Did DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences Segment Revenue Fall in 2Q16?

    For 2Q16, DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences segment reported revenues of $355 million, representing 5% of the company’s total revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    What’s Kellogg’s Updated Guidance for Fiscal 2016?

    Kellogg (K) updated its fiscal 2016 guidance for currency-neutral comparable net sales, operating profit, and earnings per share.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    What Could Cast a Shadow over Archer Daniels Midland’s 2Q16 EPS?

    Analysts expect Archer Daniels Midland’s adjusted EPS in 2Q16 to be $0.45—compared to $0.60 in 2Q15. It represents a massive decline of 25%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Why Hershey’s Earnings Could Have Been Pressured in 2Q16

    Analysts expect Hershey’s adjusted EPS to be $0.78, which is in line with 2Q15 EPS.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    How Is Mead Johnson Improving Its Product Portfolio in China?

    China accounts for around one-third of Mead Johnson’s global business.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    General Mills Declared Increased Dividend in Fiscal 4Q16

    With its fiscal 4Q16 earnings release, the General Mills board approved a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per share. It will be paid on August 1, 2016.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Benefit J.M. Smucker’s 4Q16 Earnings?

    Analysts are expecting J.M. Smucker’s adjusted EPS to be $1.19 in fiscal 4Q16—compared to 4Q15 EPS of $0.98. It represents a tremendous rise of 21%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Archer Daniels Midland’s Priorities for 2016?

    In 2016, Archer Daniels Midland’s priority is its balanced capital allocation framework. It started by selling a 50% interest in its Brazilian port in 2015.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Procter & Gamble: Can Focus on 10 Product Categories Help 3Q16?

    Procter & Gamble (PG) is set to release its fiscal 3Q16 earnings before the Markets open on April 26, 2016. In fiscal 2Q16, P&G missed revenue estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Estée Lauder’s Skincare Segment Perform in Fiscal 2Q16?

    Estée Lauder’s skincare segment’s net revenue decreased 3.3% in reported terms and increased 2% on a constant-currency basis to $1.2 billion in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    What Impacted Meat Producers’ Revenue in the Recent Quarter?

    Pilgrim’s Pride’s revenue fell 7%. Its US operations were the source of nearly 84% of the company’s total revenue. It represented a YoY fall of 11.7%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Sanderson Farms Gets New Poultry Complex, Pays Out Dividend

    Sanderson Farms (SAFM) has completed its new Palestine facility in Texas and is moving toward full production. The $140 million complex was built to produce affordable, lean protein products.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    How Clorox Saw Strong Growth in Cleaning—despite Bleach Share Dip in Fiscal 2Q16

    Clorox’s Cleaning segment’s fiscal 2Q16 volumes increased by 2%, and its sales increased by 2.2%, largely due to higher shipments of Home Care products.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    McCormick’s Consumer Segment Fed Fiscal Q4 Performance

    The Consumer Business segment contributed 65% to the company’s total net sales in fiscal 4Q15, reporting $784.6 million in revenue.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Ingredion Raised Its Quarterly Dividend and EPS Guidance

    Ingredion raised its quarterly dividends by 7% and repurchased ~70,000 shares during fiscal 3Q15. Later, the company approved a dividend of $0.45 per share.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    ConAgra Foods’ Dividend, Outlook, and Expectations

    ConAgra Foods (CAG) has a dividend yield of 2.45% as of December 17, 2015. The company’s management raised the dividend at an average annual rate of 4.6%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Cal-Maine Foods’ Revenue and Income Improved in Fiscal 1Q16

    Cal-Maine has a market cap of $2.3 billion. It reported net sales of $609.9 million for fiscal 1Q16 compared to net sales of $356.9 million for fiscal 1Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Clorox’s Largest Operating Segment: Cleaning

    The Cleaning segment contributed 32.3% to the total consolidated sales of Clorox, the highest among all the segments. The increase was primarily due to higher volume growth.

    By Penny Morgan
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Tyson Foods Intend for Fiscal 2016?

    Tyson Foods announced a rise of 50% in quarterly dividend, going from $0.10 to $0.15 per share on the Class A common stock payable on December 15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    What Were Tyson Foods’ New Launches in Fiscal 4Q15?

    Tyson Foods has a dividend yield of 0.85% as of November 18. The company’s management has been raising the dividend consistently for the last five years.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Farmer Brothers’ Relocation Plans and Improved Gross Margin

    Farmer Brothers’ (FARM) gross profit in 4Q15 increased by $3.7 million, or 8.2%, to $49.2 million. It recorded a 4Q14 gross margin of $45.5 million.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Equities’ Valuations Remain Lofty: How Come?

    Valuations on US equities remain lofty relative to other developed markets.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How INC Can Help Balance a Fixed-Income Portfolio

    The correlation between the S&P 500 Index and Treasuries has been -0.55 over the last five years.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Dover Reported Mixed Quarterly Results in 3Q15

    Dover rose by 6.6% to close at $61.53 per share as of October 20, 2015, following a rise in revenue by 1.6% in 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Don’t Panic when Financial News Headlines Jump Out at You

    Don’t panic when financial news headlines jump out at you. If you’re ready to remain invested for the long term, you could see better returns in equities compared to other asset classes.

    By Heather Pelant
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