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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Investors’ Response towards Apple’s Bond Sale

    Apple continues its bond sale trend in 2017 Earlier in this series, we discussed how IBM had continued its trend of share buybacks, and how the IT (Information Technology) sector continued to be the top spender among industries. In early February 2017, Apple (APPL) raised $10 billion in debt. The Financial Times, citing Dealogic estimates, stated […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Philip Morris Stock Falls on Weak 3Q17 Earnings

    Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Drove Whiting Petroleum Stock in 2017?

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock rose 5.3% in the week ending December 29 from the previous week. However, the stock fell ~47.6% by the end of 2017.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Why Carlyle’s 4Q16 Performance Nosedived

    Carlyle Group posted economic net income of $0.02 in 4Q16 on February 8, which was lower than the analyst estimate of $0.41.

    By Robert Karr
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Cabot Oil & Gas’ market performance

    Despite COG’s recent negative stock market movement, the fact that it was able to hold its own and sustain significant levels of production should ensure that it maintains relatively high stock market returns.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing DuPont’s Stock Performance in 2017

    With DuPont stock continuing to rise, it’s trading 8.1% above its 100-day moving average of $72.10. The movement indicates the stock’s upward trend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    These Factors Could Drive Cleveland-Cliffs’ Valuation in 2018

    Among the US steel and iron ore peers, Nucor (NUE) is trading at the highest forward multiple of 7.7x.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    These Factors Could Impact CLF’s US Volumes in 3Q17 and Beyond

    In 2Q17, Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) achieved 4% growth year-over-year in US volumes to 4.3 million tons.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    US Steel Demand: 2018 Could Be a Strong Year

    If the Trump administration moves forward on the proposed infrastructure investments, it could boost US steel demand.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Mondelēz International Aims for Margin Improvement in 2017

    Mondelēz International (MDLZ) has been streamlining its business and reducing costs to improve its profitability.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Materials

    Weekly Roundup: Steel Stocks Saw Their Fortunes Reverse

    Last week was mixed for steel stocks—they followed different trajectories. With gains of 6.6%, AK Steel (AKS) was the biggest gainer.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    Steel Stocks Recoup Losses after MT’s Earnings Lift Sentiments

    Last week started on a positive note for most steel stocks, with most seeing upward price action on Monday. But sentiments were mostly negative after that.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ISE Cyber Security Index Beats S&P 500 Index

    Since December 2015, the ISE Cyber Security Index (HACK) has beaten the S&P 500 Index (SPX) by 10.54 percentage points. Cybersecurity stock is expected to grow rapidly.

    By Parker Thomas
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    Bloomin’ Brands’ year-to-date return as of 3Q14

    As of November 2014, Bloomin’ Brands’ (BLMN) year-to-date (or YTD) return was -7.6%. BLMN operates casual dining restaurants. It competes with companies like EAT and TXRH.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dr Pepper Snapple: A Valuation Showdown?

    As of March 28, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were trading at 12-month forward PE multiples of 22.7x and 22.0x, respectively.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Target Could Sustain Its Growth Momentum in Q3 2018

    Target is scheduled to announce its third-quarter results on November 20. Analysts expect Target to maintain its growth momentum.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Cliffs’ New Estimates: Why Are Iron Ore Analysts Second-Guessing?

    Most of Cliffs Natural Resources’ (CLF) revenues and earnings are derived from its US steel division. This makes its drivers unique among peers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Markets Tumble, Gold Shines as Trump Cancels North Korea Meeting

    In a classic Donald Trump move, the president wrote a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to cancel their planned meeting in Singapore next month.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Chesapeake’s Year in Review—and What to Expect in 2018

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock rose 2.9% in the week ended December 29, 2017, compared to the previous week ended December 22.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Materials

    Risks of a Slowdown Rise on Trade War Risks—Can Gold Benefit?

    According to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 31.0% of respondents see a trade war as the biggest tail risk for the markets, up from 25.0% in May.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    Why these Iron Ore Miners Could Offer Valuation Upside

    Vale’s (VALE) is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (earnings before, interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 6.4x, which reflects a discount of 5% to its last-five-year average multiple.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    Where Newmont Mining Ranks among Gold Miners Today

    NEM stock is being covered by 18 Wall Street analysts today, of which 61% recommend a “buy” for the stock, while 39% recommend a “hold.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    Relational continues to lower stake in SPX Corporation

    Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation is a global, multi-industry manufacturing leader with around $5 billion in annual revenue.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500 Index Nears Record High amid Earnings Season

    The S&P 500 Index, represented by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), rose 0.3% on October 23, nearing the all-time high it saw in July.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Conagra’s Valuation after Its 3Q17 Earnings

    As of March 24, 2017, Conagra Brands (CAG) was trading at a 12-month forward PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 21.9x.

    By Amit Singh
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    Fund Managers

    Did Druckenmiller and Buffett Get ‘Trumped’ This Year?

    Druckenmiller and Buffett got “trumped” by the President’s economic policies this year. Incidentally, the US economy posted better-than-expected growth.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Materials

    Why Ray Dalio and John Paulson Are Still Betting on Gold

    As per the 13Fs filed for the first quarter, hedge funds still seem to have confidence in gold’s price outlook.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Drove Whiting Petroleum Stock Lower Last Week

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock fell ~11% in the week ended November 17. The stock seems to have seen extended losses from the week before, when it finalized a one-for-four reverse stock split.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Materials

    Look Out for These Valuation Catalysts for Iron Ore in 2018

    Vale SA’s (VALE) forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before, interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple is trading at close to 7.2x, the highest among its seaborne iron ore peers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    What High US Equity Market Valuations Mean for Gold

    One asset class that is still riding on “Trump trade” appears to be US equities —tech stocks, in particular.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    What Bill Miller Thinks about Valeant Pharmaceuticals

    According to Bill Miller, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) is correctly valued.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Materials

    Nucor’s Waiting for ‘Christmas Gift’ from Trump Administration

    Nucor expressed optimism over the Section 232 imports probe that was ordered by the Trump administration earlier this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    Factors that Can Reverse Cleveland-Cliffs’ Trendline in 2018

    Within the steel space, AK Steel (AKS) registered the poorest performance with a 44.6% loss in 2017. After disappointing 1Q17 results, U.S. Steel (X) recovered to end 2017 with an annual gain of 6.6%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    Key Highlights from Cleveland-Cliffs’ 3Q17 Results

    Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) achieved revenues of $698.0 million for 3Q17, an increase of 26% year-over-year.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Trump’s Probe into US Steel Imports Stem Them Further?

    Cliffs Natural Resources’ (CLF) USIO (US Iron Ore) segment mainly sells iron ore to integrated steel companies in the United States (SPY).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Technology & Communications

    Cisco Systems’ Resurgence May Just Be Getting Started

    Cisco (CSCO) stock was under pressure in 2019 due to the US-China trade war. Options traders are betting on CSCO’s rise by the middle of March.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Why Roku Shares Could Surge in the Short Term

    Roku shares (ROKU) have had an eventful year! They rose approximately 400% in 2019. However, the stock price fell more than 10% in December.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    Why You Should Buy Aurora Cannabis Stock in 2020

    Options traders are betting that Aurora Cannabis stock will start to rise by the middle of March after some trying times for the company.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Cannabis

    CRON versus APHA December Valuation Update

    Cronos Group (CRON) missed analysts’ EBITDA estimates this year. The bad performance and weakness in the cannabis sector caused the stock to fall by 34.9%

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Energy & Utilities

    Best Energy Stocks: Target Prices and Upside Potential

    Integrated energy stocks have underperformed the equity market in 2019. We’ll see what 2020 has in store for Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Technology & Communications

    Could Intel Stock Reach New Highs?

    Intel stock closed at $58.95 on December 20, up 1.71% from the previous trading session. This performance lagged the S&P 500’s 0.49% increase on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Technology & Communications

    Why AAPL Stock Could Take a Hit in 2020

    Apple (AAPL) closed at $279.74 yesterday, falling 0.24% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500’s (SPX) 0.04% decrease on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Technology & Communications

    Micron Stock Will Fall, Says Technical Analysis

    Micron stock closed at $47.93 on Friday, rising 2.81% from the previous trading session. This change lagged the S&P 500’s (SPX) 0.91% increase on the day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Technology & Communications

    Options Traders Think AT&T Stock Will Climb Higher

    AT&T stock (T) closed trading at $38.10 on December 4, rising 1.44% from the previous trading session, and I’m seeing more upside ahead.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Technology & Communications

    Facebook Options Traders Think the Stock Can Rise More

    Over the past week, there have been several bullish bets placed on Facebook (FB) stock, suggesting that it could rise higher in the coming weeks and months.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Technology & Communications

    Alibaba Stock Has Options Traders Betting on a Jump

    Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) closed at $200.82 in the latest trading session, marking a 3.14% rise from the previous day.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Strong Is MPC’s Debt and Cash Position?

    Marathon Petroleum (MPC) stock has underperformed the equity market and its peers in the current year. MPC’s stock price has risen 2.8% YTD.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    ExxonMobil: How Will XOM Trend for the Rest of the Year?

    This quarter, ExxonMobil (XOM) stock has fallen 2.4%. Let’s try to forecast XOM’s upper and lower price limits until the end of the year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Chevron Stock: Has the Short Interest Fallen?

    So far, Chevron’s (CVX) stock price has risen 2.1% in November due to stronger equity markets and higher crude oil prices.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Suncor Stock Entering the ‘Buy’ Zone?

    Suncor stock has risen 3.8% this month, the highest among its peers, due to its robust results, higher oil prices, and stronger equity markets.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Hawaiian Electric bucks the trend in a weak market

    Hawaiian Electric withstood the fall in the markets. It was up 0.6% for the week ending on January 30, 2015. Hawaiian Electric closed the week at $34.30 per share.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will the Dow Jones Industrial Average Climb to 30,000?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) (DIA) seems to be touching new highs despite pessimism related to progress in trade talks.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BP Stock: Will Higher Crude Oil Prices Boost Its Earnings?

    BP stock has been rising in the current quarter. The rise in the stock price is in line with increased crude oil prices and equity markets in the quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Cannabis

    Options Analysis: What’s Next for Aurora Cannabis Stock?

    In the November 14 trading session, Aurora Cannabis (ACB) stock fell 12.7% from the previous session during after-hours trading.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Consumer

    Disney Stock Options: Still a Great Buy after Disney+?

    Some options traders are betting large, bullish bets in favor of Disney stock and Disney+ in particular. Let’s take a closer look at the options.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shell Stock: Are Its Shareholder Returns in Danger?

    This month, Shell’s stock returns have been lower than most peers’. The company believes its returns could be vulnerable to macroeconomic conditions.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla Stock: Baillie, BlackRock, Sumitomo Raise Holdings

    In the third quarter, some prominent institutions raised their stakes in Tesla stock. Here’s why it’s no surprise that institutions are grabbing the stock.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Markets Love BP Compared to XOM, CVX, and Shell

    BP has the highest correlation coefficient of 0.60 with WTI, followed by Shell at 0.57. Meanwhile, ExxonMobil and Chevron have relatively low correlations.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Shell Performed Better than BP in Q3?

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and BP’s (BP) earnings fell in the third quarter. While BP’s profits fell 41%, Shell’s earnings fell 15%.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla Stock Gains Dim Einhorn’s Greenlight

    Tesla stock has risen 23% since the company’s October earnings release, bringing trouble for short sellers such as David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Will Shell’s Earnings Recover from a Two-Year Low?

    Shell plans to release its third-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts expect Shell’s earnings to fall YoY (year-over-year) in the third quarter.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    A must-know investor’s guide to General Motors Company (GM)

    General Motors Company (GM) designs, builds, and sells automobiles worldwide. It’s the largest U.S.-based automobile manufacturer and the second largest automobile manufacturer globally.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could the Fed Trigger an S&P 500 Crash This Week?

    The S&P 500 Index, which is trading close to an all-time high, could be affected by the Fed’s tone in its upcoming meeting.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    BP’s Q3 Results Are around the Corner: What to Expect

    BP will release its third-quarter earnings results on October 29. In the quarter, integrated energy companies faced severe business conditions.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Technology & Communications

    Welcome (Back) To the Stock Market Clown Show

    With the major indices pushing higher and higher, we need to again look at whether any new money should be put to work here.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Kellogg Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Analysts continue to suggest a “hold” rating on Kellogg (K) stock. Analysts’ target price shows a downward trend.

    By Amit Singh
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    Materials

    How Can Cleveland-Cliffs Start Dividend Distributions Again?

    Cleveland-Cliffs’s (CLF) CFO Tim Flanagan mentioned that the company is expected to generate $400 million of free cash flow in the second half of 2018.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Why Philip Morris’s Q2 2018 Earnings Failed to Impress

    Philip Morris International (PM) reported its Q2 earnings on July 19, posting adjusted EPS of $1.41 on revenues of $7.73 billion.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Could Philip Morris’s Q2 2018 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?

    Philip Morris (PM) plans to release its Q2 earnings on July 19. On July 11, PM stock traded at $82.84, down 18.3% from its Q1 earnings.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How Much Upside Is Left in Dunkin’ Brands’ Stock Price?

    Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) traded at $68.56 on July 3, which represents a 10.5% increase since its Q1 2018 earnings were released on April 26.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Consumer Staples Stocks: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

    The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) fell 9.4% in the first six months of 2018.

    By Amit Singh
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    Materials

    Can We Establish a Relationship between Gold and the SPX Index?

    The correlation between gold and the S&P 500 (SPX) is 0.18 on a year-to-date basis.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    More Blood for Cryptocurrencies: What’s the Cause?

    Breaking the cycle of alternate days of gains and losses, the cryptocurrency markets seem to have experienced an extreme downturn.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Consumer

    Could Herbalife Stock’s Bullishness Continue?

    Herbalife Nutrition (HLF) stock has followed a strong uptrend due to improving fundamentals.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Altria’s Stock Price Falls on Weak Cigarette Shipment Volume

    Altria Group (MO) posted its 1Q18 earnings before the market opened yesterday. What went wrong?

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Could McCormick’s Improving Fundamentals Boost Its Stock?

    McCormick (MKC) has seen double-digit sales and earnings growth over the past couple of quarters.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Why Darden’s Stock Price Fell after Its Fiscal 3Q18 Earnings

    Darden Restaurants (DRI) posted its fiscal 3Q18 earnings before the market opened on March 22.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    How Much Upside Could Be Left in Chipotle’s Stock Price

    In this series, we’ll look at analysts’ revenue and earnings expectations for Chipotle in 2018.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Has McDonald’s Stock Price Bottomed Out?

    In this series, we’ll look at analysts’ revenue and earnings estimates for McDonald’s in the next four quarters.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Microsoft’s Value Proposition in the US Software Space?

    Despite the massive surge in Microsoft stock, which helped its market cap to cross the $724 billion mark, it’s lagging behind Amazon (AMZN), which has a market cap of ~$726 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Why Home Improvement Stocks Are Falling

    The S&P 500 Index and the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) have returned -0.9% and -6.3%, year-to-date, respectively.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    Wealth Management Helped Morgan Stanley Beat 4Q17 Estimates

    Morgan Stanley (MS) announced its 4Q17 earnings on January 18, 2018. Its adjusted EPS (earnings per share) were $0.84, and its revenue was $9.5 billion.

    By Raina Brown
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Whiting Petroleum’s 4Q17 Earnings Could Affect Its Stock

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock increased 5.8% in the week ended January 12, 2018, compared to the week ended January 5, 2018. WLL has been on an uptrend, mirroring crude oil prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Materials

    What Analysts Recommend for CLF ahead of 4Q17 Results

    Out of the nine analysts covering Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF) stock, 55.6% rate it as a “hold.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Jagged Peak Energy’s Stock Performance in 2017

    Now, let’s look at Jagged Peak Energy’s (JAG) stock performance in comparison to the benchmark energy sector, the broader market, as well as crude and natural gas prices.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Consumer

    Why Lowe’s Hit a New 52-Week High on January 12

    On January 12, 2018, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) hit a 52-week high of $102.28. It closed the day at $100.86, which represents a growth of 5.4% from the previous day.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Materials

    U.S. Steel: The Ball Is in President Trump’s Court Now

    Last year, the Trump administration ordered a Section 232 investigation to assess whether steel imports threaten US national security.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Will 4Q17 Drive Whiting Petroleum Stock?

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock rose 4.4% in the week ending January 9, 2018, from the previous week ending January 2, 2018.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Consumer

    Domino’s Stock Rises on Stock Upgrade

    On January 4, Credit Suisse and Oppenheimer upgraded Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) from “market perform” to “outperform,” which appears to have increased investors’ confidence, leading to a rise in the stock price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Materials

    Could US Steel Demand Indicators Mean an Upside for CLF in 2018?

    The Architectural Billing Index (or ABI), which is a leading indicator of non-residential construction, increased significantly from 51.4 in October to 55.0 in November 2017.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    China’s Industrial Production and Asset Investment in 1H17

    China’s industrial output rose 6.1% in November 2017 compared to November 2016.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    What’s Driving Wendy’s Stock Price

    In this series, we’ll look at analysts’ earnings and revenue estimates for the next four quarters. We’ll also review Wendy’s valuation and analysts’ recommendations.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Will Target’s Business Investments Boost Its Stock in 2018?

    Target stock has fallen 8.9% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis and has underperformed the S&P 500 (SPX) and its peers.

    By Amit Singh
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    Materials

    How Could Automotive Industry Steel Demand Shape Up in 2018?

    In the previous part of this series, we looked at some of the leading indicators of the construction sector. The automotive industry is the second-largest end steel consumer after the construction sector.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Whiting Petroleum Stock Rose Last Week

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock rose 12.6% in the week ending December 22 from the previous week. Since the start of the year, however, the stock has fallen ~50.28%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Chesapeake Stock Rose Last Week

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock rose 9.7% in the week ended December 22, compared to the previous week ended December 15. However, since the beginning of this year, CHK stock has fallen ~44.4%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Consumer

    Shake Shack Stock Falls on Downgrade from Jefferies

    The downgrade of Shake Shack (SHAK) to “underperform” by Jefferies appears to have made investors skeptical of the company’s future earnings, leading to a fall in its stock price.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Did Whiting Petroleum Stock Fall Last Week?

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock fell 2.3% in the week ending December 15, 2017. Since the beginning of the year, Whiting Petroleum stock has fallen ~55%.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Consumer

    Qdoba Sale Boosts Jack in the Box’s Stock

    Compared to the Jack in the Box brand, Qdoba’s SSSG (same-store sales growth) has been on the lower side in recent quarters and has been a drag on Jack in the Box’s (JACK) top line.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Will Bed Bath & Beyond’s 3Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock?

    Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) is scheduled to announce its 3Q17 earnings after the market closes on December 20, 2017.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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