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    These Stocks Were the Biggest Oilfield Services Losers Last Week

    In the week ending September 8, 2017, Flotek Industries (FTK) led the losing stocks from the oilfield services sector.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Consumer

    When Can You Expect Walmart’s Profitability Margins to Stabilize?

    Despite the revenue headwinds we discussed in the previous part of this series, Walmart (WMT) expanded its gross margin by 21 basis points to 24.6% in the first three quarters of fiscal 2016.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis

    Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Malaysia’s Improved Retail Sales Support Economic Growth in 2017?

    Retail sales in Malaysia rose 13.9% YoY (year-over-year) in June 2017, compared with its 13.6% gain in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Consumer

    Why Walmart Faces an Uphill Battle in China and Brazil

    Walmart reported a decline of 3% in same-store sales in China in fiscal 4Q16. The decrease was driven by a whopping 8.5% reduction in store traffic.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    How Walmart Is Looking to Offset Future Operating Cost Headwinds

    Wage costs are expected to be a headwind for Walmart. On February 20, Walmart made the second round of wage increases for over 1.2 million staff.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Will Nabors Industries Use Its Free Cash Flow after 3Q17?

    Nabors Industries’ (NBR) cash from operating activities (or CFO) turned negative in 3Q17, compared to a positive CFO a year ago.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Top Declining Stock in Oilfield Services so Far This Week

    So far this week (as of November 14), Superior Energy Services (SPN) has fallen from $9.45 to $8.31, which represents a ~12% decline.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Materials

    Oilfield Services Gainers: TTI, IO, FTK, TESO, and NR

    Tetra Technologies (TTI) is at the top of the list of gainers from the oilfield services group. TTI increased from its previous week’s close of $2.05 to $2.47 on September 14—a sizeable increase of ~20%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Nabors Industries’ Implied Volatility on August 18

    On August 18, 2017, Nabors Industries’ (NBR) implied volatility was ~54%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Nabors Could Use Its Free Cash Flow This Year

    Nabors Industries’ (NBR) CFO (cash from operating activities) turned positive in 2Q17, compared with its negative CFO in 1Q17.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Nabors Plans to Acquire Tesco

    On August 14, Nabors Industries (NBR) announced that it plans to acquire its oilfield equipment and services industry peer Tesco (TESO).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Germany’s Economic Growth and the Role of Rising Inflation

    Germany’s expected rise in inflation is concerning as the cost of borrowing has increased across Europe—and this amid all the political uncertainty.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging the Blowback of Germany’s Unemployment Rate

    Germany’s unemployment rate was lower at 3.8% in December 2016, as compared to the pre-crisis level of 11.3% in 2003.

    By Mary Sadler
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The Energy and Materials Sectors Pulled VEURX into the Red in 2015

    The Vanguard European Stock Index Fund was the worst performer for 2015 among the ten funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
  • Walmart Is Looking For Growth In International Markets
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Walmart Is Looking For Growth In International Markets

    Walmart (WMT) is the world’s largest retailer. The company reported 6,189 stores in its International segment—compared to 4,987 in the US in 3Q15.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who’s The Greatest Retailer Of Them All? – Walmart

    Walmart is among a select group of global retailers (XRT) (RTH) competing in a variety of store formats. However, Walmart dwarfs all of the other companies.

    By Phalguni Soni
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