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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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Volatility Is Affecting Market Movement

    The CBOE Volatility Index rose 0.6% in March 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Phillips 66 Stock after It Earnings

    Phillips 66’s stock price could close between $87.7 per share and $83.5 per share in the ten-day period after its earnings. The period ends on August 11.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside Marathon Oil’s Stock Performance Last Week

    Marathon Oil’s stock price fell from $15.91 to $15.16 last week, while crude oil prices fell from $53.18 per barrel to $49.62 per barrel.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why COG Is the Second-Best-Performing Upstream Stock Year-to-Date

    In 9M17, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) reported revenues of ~$1.4 billion, which is ~63.0% higher than its 9M16 revenues of ~$839.0 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Consumer

    Factors Impacting Target’s Earnings in Fiscal 2017

    Following its strong fiscal 1H17 results, Target’s management lifted its fiscal 2017 adjusted outlook during the fiscal 2Q17 conference call.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Drive NVIDIA’s GeForce Unit Sales

    Growth opportunities in the gaming market NVIDIA’s (NVDA) GeForce business unit has a history of strong growth. The company expects the growth to continue in coming years as the gaming market evolves with the increasing popularity of eSports, AAA games, gaming notebooks, and VR (virtual reality). At NVIDIA’s 2017 Investor Day, GeForce senior vice president […]

    By Puja Tayal
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    Consumer

    Why SunTrust Upgraded Colgate-Palmolive Stock

    On October 11, 2017, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded Colgate-Palmolive (CL) stock to a “buy” from “hold” and increased the target price.

    By Amit Singh
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    Financials

    Bernstein: Tax Reform Is Bullish for the Equity Market

    Tax reform On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed Donald Trump’s tax reform bill, and on December 20, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the bill. Afterwards, the S&P 500 (SPX-INDEX) (SPY) rose to a record high. Richard Bernstein on tax reform In an interview with CNBC, prominent investor Richard Bernstein stated that tax reform could be very helpful for […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    What Goldman Sachs Thinks about Bank of America

    Bank of America (BAC) is currently trading at $25.26. Its 52-week high is $25.80 and 52-week low is $12.05.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Schlumberger’s Short Interest Has Fallen: What Does It Mean?

    Short interest in Schlumberger (SLB) stock as a percentage of its float was ~1.2% on March 3, 2017, a marginal fall compared to December 30, 2016.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Election Over, Market Still Undecided

    We know the nation is politically divided, and now the market is showing us its split personality as well.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Miscellaneous

    MLPs Continue to Slip after Weak April 2017

    MLPs saw a huge decline in prices during the first week of May driven by the sharp decline in crude oil prices.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Kinder Morgan Rose 3% Last Week

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) rose 2.9% in the week ended Monday, June 5, 2017, recovering from some of its previous losses.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Target Is Betting on Small-Format Stores

    Target (TGT) is expanding its small-format store base and expects to open 28 new small-format stores this year.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do Disney’s Technical Indicators Compare with Peers?

    Disney has a MACD of -1.3, while Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), Time Warner (TWX), and Comcast (CMCSA) have MACDs of -0.8, -0.2 and 0.3, respectively.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are T-Mobile’s Capex Plans for 2017?

    T-Mobile (TMUS) is continually investing in capex (capital expenditure) to improve its network. By deploying more low-band spectrum, it continues to enhance its network.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook’s Efforts to Appease Media Companies

    Facebook (FB) is building a paywall tool that would allow publishers to charge for access to stories they publish on Instant Articles, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Phillips 66 Stock Perform after Its 1Q18 Earnings?

    On April 27, Phillips 66 opened at $110.8 per share—lower than the previous close of $112.5. Phillips 66 opened lower despite its 1Q18 earnings beat.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Technology & Communications

    Nvidia’s Growth Catalysts: Stronger Than Stock Market Volatility?

    Nvidia (NVDA) was the second-fastest-growing semiconductor stock in 2017, returning more than 80%.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Why HP Inc. Is Optimistic about Its Long-Term Growth

    HP Inc. has valued its total available market (or TAM) at $560.0 billion.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Qualcomm Is Doing Well despite Apple’s Lawsuit

    Qualcomm (QCOM) reported its fiscal 4Q17 results on November 1, 2017. It easily beat revenue and earnings expectations despite the year-long legal battle with Apple (AAPL).

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    A Look at Kellogg’s 3Q17 Performance in North America

    Kellogg’s (K) 3Q17 performance in North America continued to be soft, with net sales falling 1.6% YoY, reflecting a decline in volumes and pricing.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Analysts Remain Neutral on Clorox Stock before 4Q17 Results

    Analysts covering Clorox (CLX) have rated the stock a 2.9 on a scale of one (strong buy) to five (strong sell) and maintain a neutral outlook.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    What’s behind Kellogg’s Disappointing 1Q Sales?

    Kellogg’s (K) 1Q17 sales of $3.3 billion missed the Wall Street consensus estimate and fell 4.1% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    How Is Ford Stock Performing ahead of 3Q17 Earnings?

    Ford Motor Company (F) is set to release its 3Q17 earnings report on October 26. Ford is the second-largest US auto company by vehicle sales volume after General Motors (GM).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The 2% Fall in Fitbit Stock since May 1

    Despite a 40.0% YoY fall in sales in 1Q17, Fitbit stock rose 12.0% on May 4, 2017, since it beat analysts’ revenue estimate.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Consumer

    Why Analysts Are Positive about Mondelēz Stock

    Most analysts providing recommendations for Mondelēz International (MDLZ) have maintained a positive outlook on its stock.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Could Conagra Brands Exceed Earnings Estimates?

    Conagra Brands (CAG) is expected to announce its fiscal 2Q18 earnings on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Analysts expect the company to continue to report higher EPS (earnings per share) despite the headwinds to its margins.

    By Amit Singh
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    Earnings Report

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Stock Reacts to Earnings, CEO Departure

    The US-based (SPY) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on November 21 and reported revenue of $7.8 billion for the quarter, which ended in October 2017.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Fund Managers

    Why Marc Faber Thinks These Stocks Are Vulnerable

    Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google returned nearly 388%, 345%, 1,157%, and 217%, respectively, in the last five years.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    Could Kellogg Surpass Its Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Estimate?

    Weak consumption in the US (SPY), challenges in Europe, and increased competition is expected to result in lower volumes. These trends could affect Kellogg’s bottom-line performance.

    By Amit Singh
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Energy Could Spell Worry for Wall Street Bulls

    US crude oil (USO) (USL) April futures fell 6.3% between March 2, 2017, and March 9, 2017. The fall in XLE corresponded with weakness in crude oil prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Crude Oil Inventories Rose: What It Could Mean for Oil Prices

    According to the EIA’s (Energy Information Administration) report on February 15, 2017, US crude oil inventories rose 9.5 MMbbls (million barrels) in the week ended February 10, 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Indexes Fell Sharply—Is a Trade War with China in the Offing?

    On March 22, 2018, President Trump announced the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on up to $60 billion on China’s imports.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utility Sector: Will Investors Continue Their Defensive Positions?

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the performance of the utility sector, rose 2.7% in November 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Harris Corporation: S&P 500’s Top Gainer on January 30

    Harris Corporation was the S&P 500’s top gainer on January 30. On January 30, Harris Corporation gained 6.2% and closed the day at $156.31.

    By Val Kensington
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    Consumer

    Could General Mills’ Earnings per Share Improve in Fiscal 2018?

    General Mills (GIS) expects its adjusted EPS to increase 1.0%–2.0% on a constant currency basis in fiscal 2018.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    February’s Inflation and Retail Sales: Impact on the Economy

    Key important US indicators released last week are US inflation and US retail sales.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    What Just Happened to ConocoPhillips Stock?

    Last week (ended May 26), crude oil prices fell from $50.67 per barrel to $49.80 per barrel.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Juniper Networks’ Services Revenues Rose in 2Q17

    Juniper Networks’ (JNPR) Services business segment generated revenues of $392 million in 2Q17, a rise of 9% year-over-year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Futures Hit Multi-Month Highs but S&P 500 Falls

    November US crude oil (DBO)(DWT)(SCO) futures contracts rose 3% to $52.22 per barrel on September 25—the highest level since April 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why ESPN Isn’t Concerned about Falling Sports Ratings

    In August 2019, Disney is set to expand its college sports programming by launching a successor to its SEC Network—the ACC Network.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Serious Is Apple about Original Content?

    Earlier this year, Apple said it will be spending a whopping $1 billion on original content over the next couple of years.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Kraft Heinz’s US Segment Remained Sluggish in 1Q17

    The majority of packaged food manufacturers continue to struggle in the domestic market owing to a fall in consumption. Kraft Heinz’s (KHC) net sales fell 3.5% in the United States.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Baidu’s AI Push Has Affected Its Costs

    Baidu’s (BIDU) expenses have risen steadily in recent years with notable increases in the cost of revenue and R&D (research and development) spending.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Affecting Comcast’s Stock Price?

    On March 28, 2017, Comcast’s (CMCSA) stock closed at $37.09. The company’s stock has risen 7.4% YTD (year-to-date).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MPC, ANDV, VLO, PSX: Why Refining Stocks Are Underperforming SPY

    In this series, we’ll perform a cross-sectional analysis of refining stocks. We’ll examine their moving averages and eight-day price forecasts based on implied volatility, and compare their leverage, liquidity, capex, and refining margins.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Campbell Soup’s Top Line Was Lower in Fiscal 3Q17

    Campbell Soup marked a stark fall in its top line in February due to low consumer spending amid a shift towards healthier foods and a delay in tax returns.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Five Below Stock on the Rise as Future Prospects Look Bright

    Five Below (FIVE) has generated YTD (year-to-date) returns of 13.4% as of April 13, 2018.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Financials

    Why Buffett Believes US Businesses Aren’t Really Hurting from the US Corporate Tax

    The US economy has been improving gradually, but some businesses in the US have suffered a lot over the years.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Consumer

    Why Hershey Stock Fell despite Strong 2Q17 Results

    Hershey (HSY) posted better-than-expected 2Q17 results, which it released on June 26. Hershey’s sales and earnings per share beat Wall Street’s expectations.

    By Amit Singh
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Boon of Tax Reform and Infrastructure Spending: More Than Just High Hopes?

    President Trump is expected to submit a tax reform and infrastructure spending package to Congress this year—all aimed at increasing business investments.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Time Warner Expects Its Advertising Market to Shape Up

    Time Warner (TWX) stated at its fiscal 1Q17 earnings call that there has been a moderation in advertising compared to fiscal 2Q16.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Healthcare

    Biogen: S&P 500’s Top Loser on January 8

    Biogen was the S&P 500’s top loser on January 8. Biogen regained strength last week and rose to ten-week high price levels.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Charter Communications’ Earnings Growth in 4Q17

    In 3Q17, Charter Communications (CHTR) reported adjusted EBITDA of $3.8 billion, compared to $3.6 billion in 3Q16.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Miscellaneous

    How Is Ericsson Stock Performing in July 2017?

    In the trailing-one-month period, Ericsson (ERIC) has generated returns of -1.1%. In the trailing-12-month period, the stock has fallen 2.4%.

    By Adam Rogers
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