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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of the S&P 500 Retailers

    US retail sales grew by 3.5% in the first half of 2019. The retail sector of the S&P 500 Index includes 29 stocks representing a broad variety of retailers.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How US Retail Sales Changed in Two Decades

    The retail sales for 2018 were $4.3 trillion. From January to July 2019, the retail sales in this category rose 3.5% over the comparable period in 2018.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Data Is the New Crude, and Paradata Is Refining It

    Everyone’s heard that data is the new oil. But Paradata shows that data is like crude oil—if you don’t refine it into something you can use, it’s useless.

    By Paradata
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500’s Top Losses: Twitter Fell on July 30

    Twitter was the S&P 500’s top loss on July 30. Last week, Twitter declined for the third consecutive week. Twitter continued to decline on July 30.

    By Val Kensington
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    Consumer

    Why Sysco Stock Rose 12.4% in the First Six Months of 2018

    Shares of Sysco (SYY) gained 12.4% during the first six months of 2018 thanks to the company’s strong financial performance.

    By Amit Singh
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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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    Consumer

    SuperValu’s Gross Margin Deteriorates in Fiscal 4Q18

    SuperValu’s trailing-12-month gross margin stands at ~12.0% of sales and is among the lowest in the food wholesale group and its retail peer group.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Wall Street’s View of Supervalu ahead of 4Q18 Results

    Though Supervalu’s (SVU) stock has delivered below-average performance this year, Wall Street believes there’s scope for revival.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    A Look at Supervalu’s Stock Performance and Valuations

    Supervalu’s (SVU) stock has failed to please investors for quite some time now. After losing about 70% of its value between 2015 and 2017, the stock has already shed more than 30% so far this year.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Consumer Sector Earnings Coverage for February 5–9

    Yum! Brands announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on February 8. The revenue decreased 22.1% to $1.5 billion and missed the estimate by 1.0%.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Stocks of Meat Producers Are Declining despite Strong Demand

    Demand for protein-rich food in the domestic market and increased exports have led meat producers Tyson Foods (TSN), Sanderson Farms (SAFM), and Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) to report stellar sales growth in 2017.

    By Amit Singh
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Updates in the Consumer Sector: January 15–19

    On January 16, 2018, Walmart (WMT) and H&R Block (HRB) announced their retail partnership.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Why Supervalu’s Margins Are Deteriorating

    Supervalu’s margins are projected to fall more. The gross margin will likely fall by 270 basis points to 10.8% in 3Q18.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Reading SuperValu’s Northcoast Research Downgrade

    SVU was downgraded by Northcoast Research to “neutral” from a “buy” rating on October 19. Four other firms lowered their target prices the same day.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Why Supervalu Stock Has an Upside of More than 75%

    Ten Wall Street analysts cover Supervalu’s (SVU) stock. The company received a neutral rating of 2.5 from Wall Street. Ratings are on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (sell).

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Why SVU’s Profitability Is Unlikely to Improve in Fiscal 2018

    While the retail food industry has paper-thin margins, SUPERVALU’s (SVU) margins are among the lowest in its peer group.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Discussing SUPERVALU’s Slide

    SUPERVALU (SVU) stock fell 50% between 2015 and 2016, and its share price continues to be in the red in 2017.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Comparing SuperValu’s 4Q17 Margins

    SuperValu finally beats earnings estimates in 4Q17 SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.13 in 4Q17, outperforming Wall Street expectations by $0.05. The first earnings beat for the company in 2017, it was largely driven by a better-than-expected top line and an improved gross profit rate. However, EPS were 7% lower than […]

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    SVU’s Wholesale Business Finally Enters Green Territory

    The Wholesale segment’s fiscal 3Q17 sales got a boost from SVU’s recent agreements with new clients as well as from increased sales in its new stores.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Miscellaneous

    Supervalu Wants to Boost Its Sluggish Wholesale Business

    Supervalu (SVU) operates one of the largest wholesale distribution businesses in the US. Wholesale is Supervalu’s largest segment.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Consumer

    Emerson’s 15% Profit Drop in Q3 Mitigated by Its Solid Cash Flow

    Despite a 15% decline in net profits, Emerson Electric (EMR) reported a solid cash flow performance in 3Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Consumer

    Key Contributors to Emerson Electric’s Improving Margins in Q3

    Emerson’s (EMR) operating margins expanded by 20 basis points YoY (year-over-year) to 13.9% in 3Q16.

    By Shannon Black
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    Consumer

    Lost Customers Cost Supervalu’s Wholesale Segment Sales in 1Q17

    Revenue from the Wholesale segment slid 7.6% YoY to $2.3 billion in fiscal 1Q17 since the segment lost business to other stores.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is the Cash & Carry Banner Important to SFS?

    Smart & Final’s Cash & Carry Foodservice (or C&C) stores focus exclusively on serving foodservice professionals.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Citigroup and Sysco Led High-Grade Bond Issuance Last Week

    US corporates dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending March 24, making up 41.7%, or $6.3 billion, of all issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Plummets: How Low?

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $15.0 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ending March 24, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    Did Smart & Final Stores Beat Earnings Estimates in Fiscal 4Q15?

    Smart & Final Stores (SFS) topped revenue estimates by $12 million, reporting a top line of $997.7 billion in fiscal 4Q15.

    By Sonya Bells
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Expect Positive Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2Q16

    The revenue estimate for Farmer Brothers in fiscal 2Q16 isn’t as high. However, it’s still positive. Analysts predict revenue of $145.3 million for fiscal 2Q16

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Calavo Growers Compare to Its Peers?

    Calavo Growers (CVGW) has mostly outperformed its peers SYY, FDP, UNFI, and CORE based on PE, PBV, and price-to-sales ratios.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Calavo Growers’ Revenue and Income Rose in Fiscal 4Q15

    Yesterday, Calavo Growers (CVGW) reported its earnings for fiscal 4Q15, which ended October 31, 2015. After the report, CVGW fell by 2.3% to close at $49.51 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Farmer Brothers Reports Declining Results in 1Q16

    Farmer Brothers (FARM) reported net sales of $133.4 million for 1Q16, a decline of $2.6 million, or 1.9%, compared to $136 million in 1Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Will Farmer Brothers Report Stable Results Like Last Quarter?

    Farmer Brothers (FARM) recorded net sales for 4Q15 that increased by $2.4 million, or 1.8%, to $132.6 million. The company recorded $130.2 million in 4Q14.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    UBS Group Funding Issues $4.3 Billion Worth of High-Grade Bonds

    UBS Group Funding (Jersey) Limited (UBS), via its subsidiaries, issued BBB+-rated high-grade bonds worth $4.3 billion in three parts during the week ending September 25.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Rises

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $32.35 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ending September 25, 2015. Fixed-rate issues made up 90.6% of the total issuance for the week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    How Does United Natural Foods Compare with Its Peers?

    United Natural Foods’ peers outperformed the company based on the PE and PBV ratios. The performances are similar based on the gross profit margin and EPS.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has DVY’s Portfolio Performed?

    The top five holdings of the iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY) represent 13% of its total portfolio.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Fund Managers

    Trian’s Track Record and Sysco’s Opportunity Set

    Trian Fund Management and Nelson Peltz bring significant experience to Sysco (SYY) in orchestrating turnarounds. Trian’s track record includes transforming several large-cap consumer companies.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Sysco’s Stock Performance and Record Year in Fiscal 2015

    Trian Fund Management’s 7.08% stake announcement in Sysco (SYY) was well received by the markets. SYY stock rose 7.4% to $41.38 on August 14, the day Trian filed its interest in Sysco with the SEC.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Nelson Peltz’s Activist Fund Trian Is Biggest Sysco Shareholder

    In an SEC filing on August 14, Trian Fund Management disclosed it has beneficial ownership of 42.1 million shares, or a 7.08% stake, in Sysco (SYY). Trian is now Sysco’s largest shareholder.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    First Trust: A Smart Beta Fund with a Strong Performance

    The First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (FVD) is smart beta fund. It seeks to replicate the performance of the Value Line Dividend Index.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Consumer Sentiment Likely to Weaken in August, XLY falls ~2%

    The consumer sentiment composite index stands at 92.9 index points in August—a 0.2 point fall from July’s 93.1 points. Personal financial projections are weakening.

    By Surbhi Jain
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