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    Earnings Report

    Inside ExxonMobil’s Stock ahead of Its 3Q17 Earnings

    The overall rise in WTI (West Texas Intermediate) prices since July 3 has likely led ExxonMobil stock to deliver a positive return.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Fund Managers

    What S&P 500 Index Moving Averages Could Indicate

    The S&P 500 Index is trading 1.2% above its 20-day moving average and 6% above its 100-day moving average.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Why Apple’s iPad Shipments Fell 13% YoY in Fiscal 2Q17

    In fiscal 2Q17, Apple (AAPL) shipped approximately 8.9 million iPad units and generated revenue of $3.9 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Phillips 66 Commands Premium Valuations

    Phillips 66 (PSX) is trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 15.1x, which is above its peer average of 14.5x.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas’s Surge in November 2017

    Between October 30 and November 6, 2017, US crude oil futures rose 5.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Coca-Cola’s Stock: Analysts Raise Target Prices after Q2 Earnings

    As of July 26, about 37% or ten out of 27 analysts had a “buy” rating for Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock. The stock was rated “hold” by 59% or 16 analysts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Consumer Sector Insights for the Week of October 2–6, 2017

    With the start of the third quarter earnings season, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) finished the week ending October 6, 2017, with positive growth of 1.2%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Fund Managers

    Bernstein on Making Money in the Market in 2018

    Richard Bernstein on making money In an interview with CNBC, prominent investor Richard Bernstein shared his views on global equity markets and how to make money in 2018. In the previous part, we saw that he advised investors to stay invested in the market as long as corporate earnings are accelerating. Bernstein also said that the best way […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ConocoPhillips’s 1Q17 Crude Oil Price Underperforms WTI

    ConocoPhillips’s 1Q17 crude oil realized prices In 1Q17, excluding the effect of hedges, ConocoPhillips’s average realized crude oil price in the Lower 48 region was $45.89 per barrel, up ~70% from its price of $27.04 per barrel in 1Q16. Sequentially, ConocoPhillips’s 1Q17 price is ~4% higher than it was in 4Q16. Crude oil prices versus […]

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Industrials

    What Changed W.W. Grainger’s Dividend Yield Graph?

    W.W. Grainger (GWW) recorded a 2.0% net sales growth in 2016 after flat growth in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    BlackRock’s Retail Clientele to See Subdued Fund Flows in 1Q17

    BlackRock’s retail business has seen negative flows over the past few quarters. Retail investors have withdrawn funds from the alternatives, fixed income, and multiasset categories.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the global final manufacturing PMIs and services PMIs for March 2017. These indicators help us understand the business condition of an economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    How a Recovery in Oil Prices Could Drive Wall Street’s Gains

    Between August 24 and August 31, 2017, the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index (IVOO) had the second-highest correlation of 72.3% with US crude oil active futures among our list of equity indexes.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Under Armour: S&P 500’s Top Gainer on April 3

    Under Armour was the S&P 500’s top gainer on April 3. After declining for three consecutive trading weeks, Under Armour regained stability last week.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Burlington Stores Plans to Boost Its Sales

    Burlington Stores’ (BURL) off-price model helped it deliver same-store sales growth for the 19th consecutive quarter in fiscal 3Q17.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Miscellaneous

    Broader Market Might Have Limited the Upside in Energy ETFs

    US crude oil February futures rose 5.6% in the trailing week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Basic Materials

    Olin Surged Ahead in August: Here’s Why

    Olin Corporation (OLN) turned out to be one of the best performers among the specialty segments in August.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is ONEOK Stock Currently Overvalued?

    ONEOK (OKE) stock is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 14.3x.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Crude Oil above $65: Which Oil-Weighted Stocks Are Gaining?

    Between January 17 and January 24, 2018, oil-weighted stocks rose 2.4%. Over this period, US crude oil March futures rose 2.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Coca-Cola’s 2Q17 Results Beat Market Expectations

    Coca-Cola’s (KO) stock price was up 1.1% to $45.74 on July 26 in reaction to the company’s 2Q17 results.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Wall Street Rose amid Trump’s Tax Cut Proposal on September 27

    The S&P 500 started this week on a weaker note due to the market’s lower risk appetite amid geopolitical concerns. The S&P 500 rose on September 27.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DUK, AWK, FE: Why These Utility Stocks Are in Focus

    NRG Energy (NRG) has risen 23.1% in the past year, the most among high-volatility utility stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Southwestern Energy Didn’t Follow Natural Gas to the Upside

    Southwestern Energy’s (SWN) stock price fell ~2.7% for the week ending January 26, 2018. Natural gas (UGAZ) (DGAZ) (UNG) prices increased ~10.0%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Airline Stocks’ Recent Performance

    Stock performance in 2017 Most airline stocks have continued their gaining streak in 2017. As of February 14, 2017, Southwest Airlines (LUV) has seen the highest YTD (year-to-date) gain of 10.9%, followed by Alaska Airlines (ALK) with 8.5%. Allegiant Travels (ALGT) has gained 5.0%, United Continental (UAL) has gained 1.2%, and Delta Air Lines (DAL) […]

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Basic Materials

    Will President Trump’s Pressure Tactics Work Out?

    In March 2018, President Donald Trump imposed a tariff of 25% on steel imports. What’s happened since?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Suncor Energy: The Only Integrated Energy Loser This Week

    Suncor Energy (SU) is the only losing stock in the current week from the integrated energy sector. It fell from last week’s close of $34.67 to $34.52 on October 11, 2017.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Quest Diagnostics: S&P 500’s Top Loser on September 25

    Quest Diagnostics was the S&P 500’s top loser on September 25. On September 25, Quest Diagnostics fell 7.4% to $94.38—the lowest close in seven months.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Wall Street Pulled Back on October 25 amid Weak Earnings

    On October 25, the NASDAQ and Dow Jones Industrial Average opened the day lower. The NASDAQ closed the day at 6,563.89 with a loss of 0.52%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Time Warner Intends to Pull Its HBO Programming from Amazon

    Time Warner announced at its fiscal 1Q17 earnings call that it most likely won’t extend its agreement with Amazon beyond 2018.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Consumer

    Why J.M. Smucker’s Earnings Could Continue to Fall

    J.M. Smucker (SJM) expects its fiscal 2Q18 adjusted EPS to fall by high single digits.

    By Amit Singh
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    Energy & Utilities

    Top Energy Losses Last Week

    On June 8–15, Whiting Petroleum (WLL) and California Resources (CRC) fell the most on our list of energy stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Williams Companies a ‘Buy’ at Current Price Levels?

    Williams Companies’ forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 11.7x as of July 18, 2017—below the historical five-year average of 13.2x.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Consumer

    Conagra’s Margins Will Likely Improve at a Slower Rate

    Notably, Conagra Brands generated an improvement of more than 300 basis points in its operating margins in the first three quarters of fiscal 2017.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Why Campbell Soup’s Sales Could Be Disappointing

    Campbell Soup (CPB) has been disappointing investors with its sales and has missed the analysts’ consensus estimates in the past three quarters.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Aetna’s Dividend Yield Path

    Aetna (AET) recorded a 5.0% rise in revenue in 2016 and a 4.0% rise in 2015.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Earnings Report

    What Sprint Foresees for Revenue Growth in Fiscal 1Q17

    Wall Street expects Sprint’s (S) total revenues to rise ~3.0% YoY (year-over-year) to ~$8.25 billion in fiscal 1Q17 (ended June 2017).

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Fund Managers

    Why Howard Marks Loves Emerging Markets

    In the previous part of this series, we discussed Howard Marks’ latest views on FANG stocks and saw that he is concerned about high-growth technology stocks and the risk to the equity market (SPY).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Recommend for Tyson Foods’ Stock

    Most of analysts covering Tyson Foods (TSN) remain positive on the stock, given the company’s strong start to the current fiscal year.

    By Amit Singh
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    Basic Materials

    Trump’s Tariffs: More Countries Investigate China

    Fearing an import deflection following the Section 232 tariffs in the United States, several regions are contemplating tariffs on Chinese steel products.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    RenMac: March Jobs Won’t Change Views

    The March jobs report should not change anyone’s views on the outlook for monetary policy.

    By RenMac
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Is Firming: Are Traders Looking for a Breakout?

    US crude oil April futures rose 0.4% in the week ending on February 24, 2017. WTI crude oil April futures closed at $53.99 per barrel on February 24.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Netflix Is Stopping Short of an All-Time High

    Netflix (NFLX) is expected to announce its 1Q17 results on April 17, 2017. In its 4Q16 results, Netflix had total streaming revenues of $2.4 billion, up 41% year-over-year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Papa John’s Hit a 52-Week Low on July 23

    On July 23, Papa John’s (PZZA) hit a 52-week low of $46.06 before closing the day at $46.56.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Colgate-Palmolive’s Developed Markets Remained a Drag in 1Q17

    Net sales in North America fell 5.0% in 1Q17, reflecting a strong decline in volumes coupled with lower pricing.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Iran and Russia Impact Crude Oil Prices

    March WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (XLE) (USL) (USO) (UCO) futures contracts rose 0.5% and closed at $53.83 per barrel on February 3, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Kinder Morgan Stock Continue to Surge in 2017?

    Kinder Morgan stock has risen 44% in the past year, as compared to Enterprise Products Partners’ 32% rise and ONEOK’s 162% rise.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Wall Street Indexes Motivated by Oil’s Moves?

    On January 25–February 1, 2018, Wall Street indexes like SPY, IVOO, and DIA had above 80% correlations with US crude oil futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Oil and Natural Gas Fell: Is Your Energy Portfolio at Risk?

    US crude oil April futures fell 0.9% in the week ending on February 17, 2017. WTI crude oil April futures closed at $53.40 per barrel on February 17, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    PepsiCo Stock: Analysts Revised Price Target after 3Q17 Results

    As of October 5, 2017, PepsiCo stock was rated a “buy” by 55.0% (12 of 22) analysts. The stock is rated a “hold” by ten analysts.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Macro Events That Could Influence Markets This Week

    The last three trading sessions in May are likely to be influenced by geopolitical issues rather than economic data.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    Where Does Monster Beverage’s Valuation Stand ahead of 3Q Results?

    As of November 1, Monster Beverage (MNST) was trading at a 12-month forward PE of 36.5x.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Factors That Could Impact Kimberly-Clark’s Earnings in 2018

    Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has managed to increase its EPS (earnings per share) despite volume deleveraging.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Facebook Stock Is Dragging the Tech Sector Down

    The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) fell ~2.6% on March 22, 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    Conagra’s 1Q18 Sales Beat Estimates despite Falling Year-over-Year

    Conagra Brands’ (CAG) fiscal 1Q18 sales of $1.8 billion came in ahead of analysts’ estimate but fell 4.8% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Amit Singh
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    Energy & Utilities

    Schlumberger’s Free Cash Flow in 3Q17

    In 3Q17, Schlumberger’s FCF was $1.1 billion. The FCF includes Schlumberger’s expenditure on SPM investments and multiclient seismic data.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    What to Expect from Crude Oil Prices in March 2017

    US crude oil futures contracts for April delivery closed at $54.01 per barrel on February 28, 2017—0.1% less than the previous closing price.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Looking at L Brands’ Growth Initiatives

    Growth strategies L Brands (LB), one of the world’s leading intimate apparel retailers, owns brands Victoria’s Secret, PINK, La Senza, and Bath & Body Works. For some time, the company has been marred by a changing retail landscape. The shift to online shopping has reduced mall traffic, impacting store sales. Moreover, competitive pricing has resulted in […]

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Can Procter & Gamble Improve Its Earnings in Fiscal 2018?

    Procter & Gamble (PG) has managed to increase its earnings despite weak sales. It has surpassed analysts’ EPS expectations for ten consecutive quarters.

    By Amit Singh
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    Fund Managers

    Why Larry Fink Thinks Markets Could See Some Setbacks

    In a recent interview with CNBC, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock (BLK), shared his views on market movement, the US economy, and the dangerous impact of the lower interest rates.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Schlumberger’s 7-Day Stock Price Forecast on May 26

    Schlumberger stock will likely close between $71.88 and $68.30 in the next seven days. Sclumberger’s stock price was $70.09 on May 26, 2017.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Can BlackBerry Stock Still Generate Impressive Returns in 2018?

    BlackBerry (BB) stock has returned 5.5% in the last 12 months, 5.6% in the last month, and 1.8% in the last five days.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Services PMI Saw Strong Improvement in August

    According to the report from Markit Economics, the August US Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) report showed a strong improvement in the US (SPY) (QQQ) (VFINX) business climate.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Energy & Utilities

    ConocoPhillips Stock Outperforms Crude Oil

    The price of natural gas (UNG) rose ~5% last week. It rose from $2.92 per mmBtu (million British thermal units) to $3.07 per mmBtu. ConocoPhillips’s production volume mix contains ~40% natural gas.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Could Coca-Cola’s Volumes Increase in 1Q17?

    In 2016, Coca-Cola’s worldwide unit case volume rose 1.0%. Its sparkling beverage volumes were flat in 2016, while still beverage volumes rose 3.0%.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Insight into China’s Manufacturing PMI in December 2017

    China’s manufacturing PMI stood at 51.6 in December compared to 51.8 in November 2017, which was in line with the market’s expectation of 51.6.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Sprint’s Fiscal 1Q17 Earnings Growth

    Sprint’s earnings in the last few quarters Sprint’s (S) strong fiscal 1Q17 (ended June 2017) results indicate that a turnaround is on track. Sprint has begun to recover from years of customer losses and continues to make progress on customer retention, acquisition, and expense optimization initiatives. In fiscal 1Q17, Sprint’s earnings grew significantly YoY (year-over-year). Its […]

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    Campbell Soup’s Margins Improved in 4Q17

    Campbell Soup (CPB) reported strong margin growth during the quarter. In fiscal 4Q17, the company’s adjusted gross margin rose by 80 basis points to 36.9%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Fund Managers

    Why Is Buffett Betting Big on Index Funds?

    Buffett said in his recent interview with CNBC that the passive investment strategy or indexing strategy should work well in any market situation.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Is $30 for Crude Oil Coming?

    US crude oil (USO) (OIIL) (USL) (DBO) futures contracts for May delivery closed at $48.24 per barrel on March 21, 2017.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Best Buy Was the S&P 500’s Top Gainer on May 25

    Best Buy rose to record high price levels on May 25. Despite prevailing weakness in the retail sector, Best Buy posted upbeat first quarter results.

    By Val Kensington
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    Consumer

    Why Goldman Sachs Turned Negative on Clorox Stock

    Goldman Sachs downgraded Clorox (CLX) stock to “sell” from “neutral” and lowered the target price to $112 from $127.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Tyson Foods’ 3Q17 Earnings to Fall

    In fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect Tyson Foods to post adjusted earnings per share of $1.18, a year-over-year decline of 2.5%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Why Fiat Chrysler Stock Is Trading in a Narrow Range

    Last week, which ended October 13, 2017, Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) stock remained mixed and witnessed a minor rise of 0.90%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    What’s Affecting Natural Gas Futures?

    December natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) futures contracts trading on NYMEX fell 0.97% to $3.05 per MMBtu (or million British thermal units) on October 26, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key ADP Highlights: 135,000 Jobs in September

    The ADP National Employment Report for September 2017 showed some weaker improvement in private sector employment to 135,000 in September compared to the market’s expectation of 125,000.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Prices Driving Chesapeake Energy Stock in 2017

    Chesapeake Energy’s (CHK) 2016 debt management efforts included a combination of debt exchanges, open market repurchases, and equity-for-debt exchanges.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Crude Oil Futures Break Key Resistance of $54 per Barrel?

    WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for May delivery rose 1.2% to $51.6 per barrel in electronic trade at 5:20 AM EST on April 5.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Consumer

    Donald Trump or Xi Jinping: Whose Ammunition Will Run Out First?

    The trade war between the United States and China has shown no signs of abating.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did US Consumer Confidence Improve in February?

    The US Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in February 2017. It was at 114.8 compared to 111.6 in January 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Industrials

    How KAMN’s Dividend Yield Looks

    Kaman (KAMN) is a differentiated company that conducts business in the aerospace and distribution markets.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    What Devon Energy’s Implied Volatility Could Say about Its Stock Price

    On May 18, 2017, Devon Energy (DVN) had an implied volatility of ~33.9, which is ~14.9% below its 260-trading day historical price volatility of ~39.9%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trend Watch: Tesoro’s Refining Margins in 1Q17

    In 1Q17 to date, Tesoro’s refining index values have shown a mixed trend compared to 4Q16, quarter-over-quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell’s Upstream Portfolio: Is it Poised to Grow?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) produced 3.8 MMboepd in 1Q17 from its worldwide operations, compared to 3.7 MMboepd in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    How the Macroenvironment and Interest Rates Could Impact Berkshire

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) has been delivering a stable operating performance on high market valuations and the improving economy.

    By Robert Karr
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    Fund Managers

    Goldman Sachs: Financial Sector Could See Strong Growth

    Goldman Sachs (GS) believes the delay in policy reform might continue in the near future.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Rebounded amid Better Global Sentiment

    The S&P 500 fell lower last week amid geopolitical concerns. But it started this week on a stronger note by rebounding on Monday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Consumer

    Wall Street Analysts’ Targets for SLB, HAL, NOV, and WFT

    Approximately 90% of the analysts tracking Halliburton (HAL) recommended a “buy,” ~8% recommended a “hold,” and the rest recommended a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Consumer

    What Auto Parts Retailers Have under the Tree This December

    O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY), AutoZone (AZO), and Advance Auto Parts (AAP) have all touched new record highs over the past couple of years.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why Investors Are Optimistic about Dunkin’ Brands’ Q2 Earnings

    Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) is scheduled to post its second-quarter earnings before the market opens on July 26.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How Costco’ Margins Fared in Fiscal 1Q18

    Margins remained pressured Similar to peers, Costco Wholesale (COST) saw its margins pressured in fiscal 1Q18. Increased investments in growth initiatives and lower pricing to fend off competition from Amazon (AMZN) in the grocery space are taking a toll on the profitability of mass US (SPY) merchandisers. Whereas rising digital sales and fulfillment costs have […]

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Colgate-Palmolive’s Margins Growth in 1Q17?

    Colgate-Palmolive (CL) witnessed improved margins in 1Q17 despite soft sales thanks to its “Funding the Growth” initiative aimed at reducing costs and driving efficiency.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    How GoPro Aims to Improve Its Profitability in 2018

    GoPro is aiming to reduce its operating expenses by $80 million in 2018, which will mean total operating expenses of below $400 million for the year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    Is Oil Boosting Equity Indexes?

    Between September 7 and 14, US equity indexes rose.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Can Micron Stock Continue to Outperform the Market in 2017?

    Micron stock has risen 154.0% in the last 12 months, hitting a new 52-week high of $32.93 in June 2017.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Here’s What’s Impacting BlackBerry Stock

    On September 5, BlackBerry (BB) stock fell 6.3% to close at $9.97.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Forecast for Shell Stock for the Next 7 Days?

    Implied volatility in Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has fallen 4.9% since July 3, 2017, to the current level of 12.8%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Expect Clorox’s Earnings to Fall in Fiscal 2Q18

    Analysts expect Clorox to report adjusted earnings of $1.23 per share, a YoY (year-over-year) decline of 1.6%.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Markets Respond to April Jobs Data?

    Non-farm payrolls in April showed a marginal improvement compared to March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where NVIDIA’s Margins Stand next to Those of Intel and AMD

    NVIDIA’s profit margins  NVIDIA (NVDA) has been increasing its revenue while controlling its expenses, resulting in improved profitability and a high free cash flow of up to 20% of its total revenues. Gross margin NVIDIA’s non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) gross margin fell 90 basis points from 59.7% in fiscal 1Q18 to 58.6% in fiscal 2Q18 […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Kohl’s Margins Have Fared in Recent Quarters

    With continued pressure on sales, several department stores like Kohl’s (KSS) are trying to mitigate the impact of weak top-line figures through increased productivity.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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