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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JCPenney: Insight into Its Roller Coaster Journey

    This series on JCPenney will provide insight into the company’s business and its turnaround strategy, key growth initiatives, stock price movement, and valuation.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    What Could Hurt Fiat Chrysler Stock This Week?

    In 1Q17, Fiat Chrysler stock impressed investors by gaining ~19%. But the stock began 2Q17 on a negative note. As of April 13, FCAU has lost 11.3% month-to-date.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Higher Retail Sales Help Ford Boost Its Margins?

    In January 2017, Ford’s US sales to retail customers rose 6% YoY to 120,400 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Toyota’s US Sales Continue to Strengthen in February 2018

    In February 2018, Toyota (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a 4.5% YoY (year-over-year) increase in its US sales volume, to 182,195 units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Office Depot: Why the Stock Seems to Have Bottomed Out

    Office Depot’s (ODP) fundamental performance has taken a toll on the company’s stock price.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Consumer

    Lululemon’s Digital Update: e-Commerce Sales Climb in Fiscal 1Q17

    In fiscal 1Q17. Lululemon’s (LULU) e-commerce sales rose by 16.7% to $97.6 million in the quarter, representing 19.7% of its revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Volkswagen’s US Sales Fell in July for the First Time in 2017

    In July 2017, Volkswagen’s US sales fell 5.8% on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis to 27,091 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Do US Luxury Vehicle Sales in July Tell Us?

    In July 2016, the sales volume of luxury cars in the US dropped by 7.7% YoY, but the sales of entry-level luxury SUVs increased by 9.9% YoY.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Tesla’s 2016 and Beyond: Analysts Have Mixed Opinions

    39.1% of analysts covering Tesla Motors (TSLA) have given “buy” recommendations, while 34.8% of analysts have given it “hold” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Kate Spade: Wall Street Says ‘Buy’

    The consensus analyst recommendation for Kate Spade’s (KATE) stock is “buy,” which was given by 70.0% of the Wall Street analysts surveyed.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Consumer

    Fiat Chrysler’s 2Q17 Results Kept Optimism Alive on Wall Street

    In the week ended July 28, 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock continued to trade on a positive note and rose 1.6% from the previous week’s closing price.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Might the US Auto Industry Benefit from the Weakening US Dollar?

    The recent weakness in the US dollar is positive for US-based automobile companies (VCR) like Ford (F), General Motors (GM), and Tesla Motors (TSLA).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analysts’ Optimism Continues for Honda after Solid Q3 Truck Sales

    In the first nine months of 2018, Honda’s US sales volume fell 2.0% YoY to 1.21 million units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    US Dollar Continues to Help US Automakers in June 2017

    As of June 14, the Dollar Index was trading at 96.9 without any major change on a month-to-date basis.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Are Analysts Rating Honda in September?

    According to Reuters, as of September 20, 57% of the 21 analysts covering Honda Motor Company (HMC) have given it “buy” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ford Is Struggling to Protect Its Margins

    Last year, Ford’s operating margins fell primarily in the Asia-Pacific region as well as in the Middle East and Africa.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Ford’s Falling Retail Sales Could Mean for Investors

    In February 2017, Ford’s US sales to retail customers dropped 3% YoY to 134,576 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Toyota’s Lower US Sales in March 2017

    In March 2017, Toyota Motor (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a YoY (year-over-year) fall of 2.1% in US sales to 215,224 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Ferrari’s Shipments to the Americas Higher in 1Q17?

    In 1Q17, Ferrari’s (RACE) shipments to the Americas rose 4.2% year-over-year to 545 car units from 523 units in 1Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    How Did AutoZone’s Key Business Segments Perform in Fiscal 3Q17?

    In fiscal 3Q17, AutoZone’s DIY traffic count fell on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Fiat Chrysler Started 2Q17 on a Weak Note

    In 1Q17, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCAU) stock impressed investors by yielding ~19% in returns.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Fiat Chrysler Resolve EPA Issue with Software Upgrade?

    In the week ended May 19, 2017, Fiat Chrysler stock traded on a negative note and ended the week at $10.50 with a ~3.4% weekly loss.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Key Technical Levels for Toyota after Its Fiscal 2018 Earnings

    On May 16, Toyota Motor’s (TM) ADR (American depositary receipt) was trading at $137.35.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ford versus Trump: What Options Does the Company Have?

    If Trump maintains his tough stance, things could get worse for Ford. Any move by Trump to penalize Ford could hurt the company’s small car business.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Could Q2 Gains in Crude Oil Prices Hurt US Truck Sales?

    When we look at the last three years’ trend in US auto sales, we see a sharp rise in the demand for pickups and utility vehicles.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Fiat Chrysler’s Valuation—Ahead of 1Q16 Results

    Fiat Chrysler’s forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple is 1.3x, which is much lower than GM’s and Ford’s multiples, which are 2.2x and 3.0x, respectively.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Could Tesla Stock Find Support This Week?

    In 2016, Tesla stock was on a roller coaster ride on Wall Street, trading at $194.47 with a 19% year-to-date fall as of September 9, 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Inside Fiat Chrysler’s 2Q Revenues from outside North America

    In 2Q17, FCAU’s shipments in Europe rose 8% to about 395,000 vehicle units, up from 367,000 units in 2Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nike Still Dominates Athletic Footwear in 1Q15

    US dollar sales of athletic footwear rose 8% in the first quarter of 2015. Nike was the most dominant brand by far with a market share of 62%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Ford’s Stock Turn Negative Last Week?

    Last Friday, Ford’s stock (F) ended the week on a negative note with a 3.1% loss to close at $11.91 on October 14, 2016.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Could the Samsonite-Tumi Merger Get Competitive?

    The $42 purchase price was a high premium of over 33% to where Tumi (TUMI) was trading on March 2, 2016—the day before the deal was announced.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ford’s Stock Turned Positive Last Week

    Ford sold ~204,000 vehicle units in the US in September, which represents a YoY fall of about 8%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Best Buy’s Online Revenue Records Strong Growth in 2Q16

    Best Buy’s (BBY) domestic online revenue grew by 17% on a comparable basis to $676 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NHTSA Report Cleared Tesla: Will Its Stock Rise?

    On January 19, Tesla posted a link to a recent NHTSA report on its blog. It suggests no involvement of Tesla’ Autopilot system in reported road accidents.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Case against US Consumer Discretionary Stocks

    Given the headwinds that consumption faces, consumer-related sectors—especially the US consumer discretionary sector—appear expensive.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Should You Worry about Ferrari’s Flat Revenue in the Americas?

    While Greater China accounted for just 9% of the company’s total shipments, it’s still strategically important for Ferrari due to China’s future growth potential.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Why General Motors Stock Rose 3.7% in November

    Last week, General Motors (GM) stock largely traded on a positive note, and it ended the period with a solid 5.6% gain.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Finding Tesla’s Key Support and Resistance for This Week

    On Friday, Tesla settled at $207.45. Despite the company’s two positive announcements earlier this month, the stock is still trading in negative territory.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Fiat Chrysler Stock Rise in the Final Week of June?

    In the week ended June 23, 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) stock turned positive and rose ~2.2% to end the week at $10.84.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Office Depot’s Sales Fall So Much in 4Q15?

    In 4Q15, Office Depot’s (ODP) sales (VCR) fell 9%. Sales responded to the closure of 56 stores in North America, which had a negative impact of 4.0%.

    By Mark Jonker
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tesla-Panasonic Partnership: How Did Tesla Stock React?

    On the day of the announcement, Tesla stock rose to a four-month high and closed at $219.53 with 2.9% gains for the session. The optimism didn’t last long.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Most Analysts Recommend ‘Buy’ for AAP, Pre-Q2 Earnings Release

    Of the 24 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts (AAP), 54% recommend “buy,” 38% recommend “hold,” and 8% recommend “sell.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Tesla Get Support from Trump’s Administration?

    Trump’s administration will likely favor companies like Tesla. Improving the US job market is one of Trump’s key agendas.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    After Solid Fiscal 2018 Results, Toyota Gave Dismal 2019 Guidance

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) released its fiscal 2018 (April 1, 2017–March 31, 2018) earnings report today before the market opened.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Must-know: Top auto industry ETFs for investors

    The First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto ETF (CARZ) is the most traded auto-focused ETF. The three-year return for the ETF is 48.32%. YTD, CARZ provided a return of 2.23%.

    By Henry Kallstrom
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    Consumer

    Could US Dollar Movement Benefit US Automakers in 3Q17?

    Strong July consumer confidence and improving economic conditions could be a positive sign for the auto industry.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What Could Drive GM’s Valuation Multiples in 1Q18?

    As of February 6, General Motors’ (GM) forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple was 7.7x.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Revenue Drivers: What’s Putting Pressure on Coach’s Sales?

    In fiscal 1Q16, which ended September 26, 2015, Coach (COH) reported a 1% decline in sales to ~$1.0 billion. However, sales rose 3% in constant-currency terms.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Arbitrageurs Set Up the WhiteWave Trade?

    In the risk arbitrage world, an 0.5% annualized return is too tight to bother with unless you think it gets competitive.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Toyota’s May US Sales Compare

    In April, Toyota (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a 4.7% YoY (year-over-year) decrease in its North American sales volume to 192,348 units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Fiat Chrysler’s 4Q16 Revenues Rise in Europe?

    Fiat Chrysler’s (FCAU) lower shipments in North America in 4Q16 continued to hurt revenues from its largest single market.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Regulatory Conditions to the Jarden–Newell Rubbermaid Merger

    In the case of the Jarden–Newell Rubbermaid merger, the companies will have to get the joint proxy statement approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Why Ferrari’s 4Q15 Revenues Disappointed the Market

    Ferrari (RACE) reported net revenues of ~$829 million in 4Q15, which was down ~1% from about $836.9 million the previous year.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Tesla Be Able to Protect Its Margins in Coming Years?

    In 1Q16, Tesla reported a gross margin of 22% on a GAAP basis, which was much lower than its 27.7% GAAP gross margin in 1Q15.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Could Affect GM’s 2Q17 Revenues?

    Analysts estimate GM’s 2Q17 revenues to be $40.8 billion, down about 3.7% from its revenues of $42.4 billion in 2Q16.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Weak Oil Prices Continue to Drive Truck Demand in 2H17?

    On June 28, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures were trading at $44.74 per barrel. Oil prices have witnessed a fall of ~7.4% in June so far, and they’re fallen 11.6% quarter-to-date.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Lululemon’s 3rd Quarter 2014 Financial Results

    Lululemon’s latest results were well-received by markets. The stock jumped over 9% after the company released its results on December 11.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Lululemon’s Revenues By Geographical Segment

    The company grew its revenues at a compound annual growth rate of more than 35% over the past five years to come in at $1.6 billion in fiscal 2014.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    A key preview of retail indicators due for release this week

    Last week, both the ICSC–Goldman Sachs Retail Chain Store Sales Index and the Johnson Redbook index recorded strong year-on-year gains.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Under Armour’s 4Q15 Revenue Performance Boosted by Curry Two Slam Dunk

    Under Armour’s sales grew by 30.8% in 4Q15 to ~$1.2 billion. Its 2015 sales rose by 28.5% to almost $4 billion, beating its own guidance of $3.9 billion.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Skechers: Achieving Growth through Diverse Product Development

    Since the launch of its first line in 1992, Skechers has diversified into several new lines, targeting different demographics and different activities.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Six Flags Entertainment: An overview of the largest theme park

    Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (SIX) is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across North America.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    Why Six Flags’ operating cash flows are prone to fluctuation

    Six Flags Entertainment’s (SIX) operating cash flows are largely driven by attendance and per capita spending levels.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    Why Six Flags is returning capital to its shareholders

    A fundamental goal of Six Flags is returning capital to its shareholders. It has paid quarterly cash dividends since the fourth quarter of 2010.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    Six Flags Entertainment is expanding beyond America

    On April 10, 2014, Six Flags announced that it’s expanding beyond America with a Six Flags–branded theme park at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    Six Flags’ ownership is dominated by hedge funds

    Institutional shareholders hold ~86% of Six Flags Entertainment (SIX). The top 20 hedge funds own ~25% of Six Flags.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    Why Six Flags Entertainment is so profitable

    Let’s look at why Six Flags Entertainment is profitable. Adjusted EBITDA was $429 million for the LTM, growing at 19.7% over a four-year period since 2009.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    Share price performance for Six Flags since bankruptcy recovery

    Six Flags’ share price on May 10, 2010, reflects $7.36 per share, the price of new common stock upon the company’s emergence from bankruptcy.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Consumer

    A brief overview of Six Flags’ management

    Six Flags’ management plays a vital role in shaping the company and leading it in the desired direction. This article reviews three management positions.

    By Shawn Bolton
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    Why the fall of continuing claims provides a silver lining to jobless claims

    The weekly initial jobless claims report for the week ending May 17, was released on Thursday, May 22 by the U.S. Department of Labor: Employment and Training Administration.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Crude Oil Futures and Wall Street Extend Their Rally?

    February WTI crude oil futures contracts rose 0.34% to $64.52 per barrel at 12:05 AM EST on January 16, 2018. It’s the highest level since December 2014.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Strong Demand and Production Cuts Could Impact Crude Oil Futures

    US crude oil futures (DWT) (UCO) contracts for March delivery rose 0.96% to $66.14 per barrel on January 26, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Consumer

    How Harley’s Financial Services Division Performed in Q1 2019

    In the first quarter, Harley-Davidson’s operating income fell 37.3% YoY (year-over-year) to $108 million in its Motorcycles and Related Products segment.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    What Are Analysts Recommending on Honda in March?

    As of March 28, 60% of the analysts covering Honda Motor Company (HMC) have given it “buy” recommendations.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Investors Reacted to Ford’s Q4 Earnings Report

    US legacy automaker Ford Motor Company (F) announced its fourth-quarter earnings results after the market closed on January 23.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    A Look at Ferrari’s Q3 Performance in the Americas and Europe

    In the third quarter, Ferrari reported shipments of about 1,005 car units to the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) segment.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Ferrari’s Top-Selling Cars in the United States in Q2 2018

    In the second quarter, Ferrari’s shipments to the Americas rose 7% YoY to 850 car units from 797 units in Q2 2017.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Does the Fed Expect Unemployment to Fall Further?

    The US Federal Reserve has a dual mandate of achieving maximum employment and stable prices (TIP) in the economy.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    Comparing AutoZone’s Key Ratios ahead of Fiscal Q3 Earnings

    Analyst estimates suggest AZO could report positive year-over-year growth in its Q3 2018 earnings and revenues, but its profit margins might disappoint.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    A Look at Toyota’s Fiscal 2018 Revenue from North America

    Toyota Motor’s (TM) vehicle sales in North America fell 1.1% YoY (year-over-year) to 2.8 million units in fiscal 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove FCAU’s 1Q18 Shipments in Europe?

    After North America, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) is the second-largest segment for Fiat Chrysler.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    It’s Surprising that President Trump Isn’t Tweeting about This

    The US goods and services deficit was at $49.0 billion in March, a decrease of $8.8 billion from $57.7 billion in February.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why 1Q18 Real GDP Estimate Raises Chance of 4th Rate Hike

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) released its first estimate for 1Q18 real GDP on Friday.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    Toyota Reported Stronger US Sales for the Third Month in Row

    In March 2018, Toyota Motor (TM), the largest Japanese automaker, reported a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 3.5% in its North American sales volumes to 223,000 units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    March Non-Farm Payroll and Future Auto Sales

    Non-farm payroll (or NFP) data shows the number of jobs added or lost each month in the United States.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Reasons behind Improved Projections for US GDP?

    Policy changes announced in the last six months may have led to the increased projection for economic growth.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What to Make of the Rebound in the Final Estimate for 4Q17 GDP

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the third and final estimate for 4Q17 GDP, indicating that the economy has improved at an annual rate of 2.9%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    Why GM Stock Underperformed Peers Last Week

    Last week, General Motors (GM) stock settled at $35.17, falling ~7.3% from the previous week, when the stock rose 0.3%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Toyota’s Recent Financial Performance

    In its fiscal 3Q18 (which ended December 31, 2018), Toyota’s adjusted earnings rose 97.4% year-over-year to ~315 JPY (or Japanese yen).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Advance Auto Parts’ Stock Consolidating in March 2018?

    Advance Auto Parts (AAP) began 2018 on a solid note with 17.4% gains in January 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Fiat Chrysler in a Better Position than Peers in 1Q18?

    In 2017, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) yielded impressive returns of 96.4%.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    February Payroll Data and Future Auto Sales

    US NFP (non-farm payroll) data shows the number of jobs lost and added each month in the country.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Views on Foreign Automakers after February 2018

    According to recent data from Reuters, 48% of the 23 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) stock have recommended “buy.”

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    What to Expect for AutoZone’s Future Earnings

    AutoZone stock As we discussed in the first part of this series, AutoZone (AZO) was unable to boost investors’ confidence despite reporting earnings and sales growth in 2Q18. In general, the company has a stable business model, with lower investment requirements to drive growth than the auto manufacturing business. In this part, we’ll see what Wall Street analysts expect […]

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    How Crude Oil Could Affect the Auto Industry’s 1Q18 Earnings

    As of February 27, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures are trading at $63.01 per barrel.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Fiat Chrysler’s European Sales Rose in January 2018

    In January 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) total European sales reached ~85,000 vehicle units.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    Examining the Auto Industry’s Valuations after 4Q17 Earnings

    Valuation multiples are commonly used by investors to compare auto companies. These multiples can be used to compare companies that are similar in size or in nature.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    AutoZone’s Key Ratios ahead of Its fiscal 2Q18 Earnings

    So far in this series, we’ve covered analysts’ estimates for AutoZone’s second-quarter earnings, revenues, and profit margins.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Conference Board CEO Confidence Survey Signals Price Rise in 2018

    The Conference Board CEO Confidence Index was reported to have increased from 59 in the third quarter to 63 in the fourth quarter, which means 63% of the respondents have a positive outlook.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    Could Harley-Davidson’s Profit Margins Expand in 4Q17?

    Now, let’s explore analysts’ estimates for Harley-Davidson’s margins in 4Q17.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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