How Volkswagen Outperformed Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Of the top-performing holdings of the SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had the lowest mean return-to-volatility ratio at 1.3%.
Moving Average Analysis of FEZ’s Personal Care Industry
The personal care industry provided a 3.7% return to FEZ’s performance on December 15, 2015. L’Oreal (LRLCY) and Unilever (UN) rose by 4.2% and 3.3%.
Anheuser-Busch Outperformed L’Oréal on November 11
Anheuser-Busch (AHBIF) had the highest mean-return-to-volatility ratio of 6.7% compared to FEZ’s other performers.
Mead Johnson’s Path forward in China—amid Challenges
Because price discounting is common in China, Mead Johnson has so far not witnessed an increase in the consumption of its infant formula products there.
What Investors Need to Know about Twitter’s Data Business
Twitter (TWTR) is pinning its profitability hopes partly on the success of its data licensing business, an operation that has largely existed in the shadows.
Procter & Gamble Divestitures: Is 43-Brand Coty Deal the Last?
Brand divestitures, numbering ~93 out of a possible 100, according to last year’s announcement, will enable Procter & Gamble to focus on its core portfolio where it’s more market dominant.
The FEZ’s Sectoral Composition and Industry Performances
The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF is one of the most popular US-traded ETFs. Its sectoral composition includes financial services, healthcare, and industrials.
Hershey’s Steps to Improve Suppliers Productivity and Conscious Sourcing
Hershey has set a goal of sourcing 100% cocoa from certified cocoa farms. In fiscal 2014, it sourced 30% certified cocoa.
What Are the Trends in Facebook’s Largest Advertising Category?
Business intelligence firm eMarketer estimates that CPG brands spent more than $7.0 billion on digital advertising in 2017, compared with $6.0 billion in 2016.
Looking at PEUGX’s Portfolio up to November 2015
PEUGX’s assets were spread across 73 holdings as of November 2015, and it was managing assets worth $378.2 million.
Procter & Gamble’s $70 Billion Shareholder Value Plan
Procter & Gamble expects to spend up to $70 billion in dividends and share retirement over the four-year period between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2019.
Alpha Has Eluded PEUGX in One Year to March 15
Along with a negative information ratio, PEUGX also posted a negative alpha in the one-year period ended March 15, 2016. This placed it tenth among the 12 funds in this review.
Is Google Considering Bypassing Advertising Middlemen?
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is one of the world’s largest digital advertising platforms.
IBM Continues to Win Contracts for Its Blockchain Solutions
In July, IBM launched a blockchain solution specifically for the financial service industry, LedgerConnect.
Can IBM’s Blockchain Retain Its Market Share?
According to a report by the IDC, total spending on the blockchain platform is expected to climb by 122% to $2.1 billion.
IBM’s Food Trust Solution to Get a Boost from Walmart’s New Move
IBM’s Food Trust Solution may benefit as Walmart directed its vegetable suppliers to input their data in the blockchain by September 2019.
How IBM Is Winning Such Massive Contracts
IBM’s (IBM) strong product portfolio has won it huge US and international orders.
Accenture and RiskBlock Alliance Plan to Boost Blockchain Use
Accenture formed a partnership with RiskBlock Alliance to develop a production-grade platform to create and implement Blockchain.
IBM Sees Strong Order Backlog Growth
IBM’s (IBM) order backlog has continued to grow strongly thanks to several contract wins, cloud migration, growing demand for its Watson AI technology in health and financial services, and the company’s strong presence in the blockchain market.
How Twitter’s Data Licensing Business Fared in 4Q17
In recent times, Twitter (TWTR) executives have talked favorably about the company’s data licensing business.
Kao Corporation: What’s Sharpening Its Competitive Edge?
Kao Corporation has become the largest branded and packaged goods company in Japan and the second-largest company in the cosmetics category.
Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Segment’s 1Q17 Earnings
Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer segment’s revenue rose 1.0% year-over-year to $3.2 billion in 1Q17. This rise included an operational rise of 0.8% and the positive impact of foreign exchange.
Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Segment
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Consumer segment revenues fell 1.5% to ~$13.3 billion for 2016, compared to 2015.
Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Segment’s 4Q16 Earnings
Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Consumer segment’s revenue rose 3.4% to $3.4 billion in 4Q16 compared to 4Q15. This rise included an operational rise of 4.9%.
A Look at Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Segment in 3Q16
The Consumer segment Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Consumer segment’s revenue fell 1.6% to $3.3 billion between 3Q15 and 3Q16. This fall is due to an operational growth of 0.1%, which was more than offset by a negative currency impact of 1.7%. The currency devaluation in Venezuela impacted worldwide growth by ~1.1% during 3Q16. Baby care […]
What’s the Sector Composition of CIGRX?
The Calamos International Growth Fund invests in non-US growth companies and positions itself as a growth-focused offering to a “mostly core- or value-intensive international allocation.”
What Will Drive Consumerism in the UK after Brexit?
After the UK’s exit from the European Union (EZU) (HEDJ), it’s expected that the UK’s economic activity will fall.
Why Did BRF Rise on July 22?
BRF (BRFS) has a market cap of $13.0 billion. It rose by 2.7% to close at $15.82 per share on June 22, 2016.
BRF S.A. Announces Its New Plan and Current Challenges
BRF S.A. (BRFS) reported 1Q16 net operating revenue of 8.1 billion Brazilian reais, a rise of 15.2% compared to its net operating revenue of 7.0 billion reais in 1Q15.
Sector Composition Changes in PEUGX until 1Q16
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund – Class A’s (PEUGX) assets were spread across 70 holdings as of March 2016, one less than a quarter ago. It was managing assets worth $314 million.
What You Should Know about the Calamos International Growth Fund
Calamos International Growth Fund management expects to invest at least 40% of its assets in foreign issuer securities.
Moody’s Downgraded BRF S.A. Rating to Ba1
BRF reported its fiscal 3Q15 net operating revenue of $2,260.3 million, a fall of 34.5% compared to net operating revenue of $3,449.1 million in fiscal 3Q14.
How Is FAIDX Doing following Its Tough Month in January?
The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund – Class A (FAIDX) was launched in December 1986.
A Breakdown of the Putnam Europe Equity Fund’s Holdings in 2015
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund’s assets were spread across 71 holdings as of December 2015.
Unilever’s Turnover Rose in Fiscal 2015
Unilever (UN) reported a fiscal 4Q15 turnover of 12,884.0 million euros, a rise of 6.5% when compared to the turnover of 12,094.0 million euros in fiscal 4Q14.
EON Is in Talks to Sell Its Stake in Turkey’s Enerjisa
EON returned -40% in 2015, and its current price-to-earnings ratio is 17.8x. It’s trading 1% below its 100-day moving average. This was a storng resistance point.
JPMorgan Chase Upgraded Unilever’s Rating to ‘Overweight’
Unilever has a market cap of $125.2 billion. JPMorgan Chase upgraded the stock to “overweight.” It rose by 2.2% to close at $41.50 per share as of January 12.
Analyzing Kraft Heinz’s Great Brands Strategy
Kraft Heinz is shifting its focus on advertising spending from non-working media to working media.
Analyzing Kraft Heinz’s Objective of Profitable Sales Growth
Kraft Heinz plans to reinvest savings from cost initiatives into its brands and to refocus its strategic vision on innovation.
Falling Oil Prices Could Boost the Eurozone’s Economy
Since the EU is a net importer of crude oil, falling oil prices will have a positive impact on the economy. Oil and gas account for 7.3% in FEZ.
Packaged Foods at the End of 2015: What’s Trending in the Industry?
The global packaged foods market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% in 2015–2020, reaching ~$3 trillion. North America is the industry’s largest market.
All of FEZ’s Industries Ended in Green
On December 23, 2015, all of the industries of the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) had positive returns. The returns pushed FEZ up. HEDJ rose by 2.2%
A Closer Look at the Portfolio of the Putnam Europe Equity Fund
Financials have maintained their status as the largest sector In the Putnam Europe Equity Fund throughout the one-year period ended October 2015.
How Total SA Outperformed Société Generale in October 2015
With a mean return of 0.41% and volatility of 9.7%, Total SA (TOT) outperformed Société Generale during this period. Société Generale had a mean return-to-volatility ratio of 3.1%.
The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund – Class A (FAIDX)
The Fidelity Advisor International Discovery Fund – Class A (FAIDX) requires a minimum initial investment of $2,500. There is no minimum for additional investments.
Hypermarcas Brands Buy: Why Coty Is Eyeing Brazil’s Beauty Market
Why Brazil? Brazil is the world’s third-largest market for beauty and cosmetics products (XLP) (FXG) (VDC) after the United States and China. According to the Brazilian Association of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Industry (or ABIHPEC) and Euromonitor International, Brazil’s cosmetics, toiletries, and fragrances (or CT&F) market was estimated at $43.0 billion in 2013, representing […]
Coty Explores Strategic Opportunities by Moving Its Headquarters
Coty’s move of its headquarters to London, England, will allow the company to be located closer to its key strategic markets around the world.
Analyzing PepsiCo’s Performance in the Competitive Market
Competitors have outperformed PepsiCo based on net profit margin and earnings per share, but it is ahead based on its current ratio and price-to-book value.
A Positive Reading of Eurozone Business Activity: Resilience amid Global Uncertainty
The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI report for September met expectations for Eurozone business activity, despite heightening global economic uncertainty.
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund: Class A (PEUGX)
The Putnam Europe Equity Fund has been in operation since September 1990. As of August 2015, the fund was managing assets worth $370.3 million.
Audience Platform Is Twitter’s New Mobile Ad Network
Twitter (TWTR) has announced the launch of its new product, Audience Platform, an extension of its mobile ad network, Publisher Network. It will allow Twitter to extend its advertising campaigns.
Eurozone Business Activity Proves Resilient to Global Uncertainty
The Eurozone Manufacturing PMI report for August met expectations for Eurozone business activity despite heightening global economic uncertainty. The reading for August was 52.3. It was 52.4 in July.
European Equities Have a Cushion in Strong Earnings
European equities, meanwhile, at least have the cushion of strong earnings, partly fueled by the euro’s weakness.
Twitter to Expand Video Ads for App Installs
Twitter (TWTR) plans to extend the autoplay video feature to application install ads. The objective is to draw positive results from its app install ads unit, which underperformed in 1Q15.
The Rationale behind Procter & Gamble’s Portfolio Shake-Up
Earlier this month, P&G announced it could be either divesting, discontinuing, or consolidating as many as 100 brands from its 180-brand portfolio.
Whither Inflation in March 2015 and Beyond?
Policymakers expected inflation to be pressured by falling energy prices. The question is, where do policymakers see inflation headed from here on?
A Snapshot of Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Segment
Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer segment focuses on baby care, oral care, skin care, and other consumer products. It contributes ~19–20% of the company’s revenue.