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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BorgWarner Saw a Steep 9.5% Fall

    BorgWarner (BWA) has a market cap of $7.6 billion. It fell by 9.5% to close at $33.84 per share on January 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Sizing up the competition: Is Tesla’s product unique?

    Tesla is significant in terms of technology and finance, with its $26 billion market capitalization. Let’s take a look at Tesla’s competition.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Michael Kors’s Top Line and EPS Rose in 4Q16

    Michael Kors’s (KORS) cash and cash equivalents fell by 28.3%, and its inventories rose by 5.2% in fiscal 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Why geography matters so much in the automotive industry

    The U.S. market is dominated by truck sales, with trucks outselling cars at 51% of market share versus cars accounting for 49% of the market.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Must-know opportunities and risks for the automobile industry

    Global automobile manufacturers each have their form of globalizing their manufacturing, prompted by changes in the market. For GM and TM, the benefits of these programs will be delayed.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Lululemon Athletica’s Revenue Rose, Income Fell in Fiscal 3Q15

    Lululemon Athletica reported net revenue of $479.7 million for fiscal 3Q15, a rise of 14.4% when compared to net revenue of $419.4 million in fiscal 3Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lululemon Raised Projections and Seres Made Deal with Nestle

    Lululemon Athletica (LULU) rose by 3.8% to close at $56.82 per share as of January 12, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Recommendation: Break down automobile sales by geography

    The strongest growth remains in Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. These are the areas where Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Volkwagen AG (VOW), and Toyota (TM) are investing.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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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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    A must-know investor’s guide to Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company designs, builds, and sells automobiles worldwide. It is the second largest U.S.-based automobile manufacturer and the sixth largest globally, based on units sold.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    An incredible stock: What’s the big deal with Tesla?

    Tesla, to most readers, is a beautiful, fast car. To most investors, it’s been an incredible stock. Let’s take a deeper look at this company that’s gained so much attention.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    The only luxury battery vehicle: How large is Tesla’s market?

    Tesla is selling luxury and battery power. Logically, as Tesla’s market share increases, it’ll take share out of the luxury automobile market.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    A must-know investor’s guide to Honda Motor Company

    In this series, first, we’ll look at Honda’s strategy. Then, we’ll dig into the company’s revenue and earnings to see how Honda compares to other industry players.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    A must-know investor’s guide to Toyota Motor Corporation

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) designs, builds, and sells automobiles worldwide. It’s the largest automobile manufacturer in the world based on units sold in 2013.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Why Tesla’s distribution model differs from competitors

    Tesla states in the annual filing that it wants to maintain ownership of distributions and repairs to differentiate itself from the market, keeping greater control over local sales and services.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Tesla’s financial statements show the company’s rapid growth

    The bottom line on the income statement is that Tesla remains a start-up or newer business that’s not generating earnings from its sales.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Why the global automobile industry matters for investors

    The global automobile industry is small relative to GDP, estimated to be in the mid-to-low single digits. It represents 3.5% of GDP, according to the Center for Automotive Research.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Barrington Research Cut Its Target Price on Dentsply Sirona

    On March 27, 2018, Barrington Research reiterated its “buy” rating on Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) while reducing its target price on the stock from $70 to $69.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Issues Majority ‘Buy’ Ratings on Align Technology

    On December 29, 2017, according to 12 investment brokerage firms which were part of a Reuters survey, Align Technology stock has received a “buy” rating from 11 analysts.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Edwards Lifesciences Expands Portfolio with Harpoon Medical Acquisition

    On December 6, 2017, Edwards Lifesciences (EW) announced the completion of its acquisition of Harpoon Medical for $100 million in cash on December 1, 2017.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Edwards Lifesciences: Analyst Recommendations in November

    In 3Q17, Edwards Lifesciences (EW) reported adjusted sales of ~$838 million, which is an underlying growth of ~13% on a YoY basis. This performance was driven by double-digit organic growth.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Developments in Dentsply Sirona’s Digital Dentistry Portfolio

    On September 20, 2017, Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) announced an enhancement to its Galileos Implant software.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations after 1H17

    In July 2017, Jazz Pharmaceuticals entered into a license agreement with XL-Protein GmbH involving products using XL-Protein’s PASylation technology.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FDA Approvals Could Drive Edwards Lifesciences’ Growth

    On June 5, 2017, Edwards Lifesciences’ Sapien 3 valve was approved by the FDA for use in the aortic and mitral valve-in-valve procedure.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Discussing Dentsply Sirona’s Updated 2017 Guidance

    Dentsply Sirona made a downward revision to its fiscal 2017 guidance during the company’s 2Q17 earnings results announcement on August 9, 2017.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Varian Medical Systems’ Profitability Is Improving

    Varian Medical Systems’ profitability In 3Q17, Varian Medical Systems reported a gross margin of approximately 44.5%, representing an 18-basis-point improvement in the quarter. YTD (year-to-date), the margin has improved by around 138 basis points. In 3Q17, the company’s Oncology Systems business witnessed a gross margin improvement of 200 basis points to reach 48.1% of the segment’s total […]

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Edwards Lifesciences Focuses on Launch of SAPIEN 3 Ultra and CENTERA Valves

    Edwards Lifesciences’ (EW) SAPIEN 3 Ultra system is a next-generation platform, with expandable Axela sheath technology and on-balloon delivery design.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BioMarin Expects These Drugs to Generate Steady Revenues

    In 2016, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals’ (BMRN) Naglazyme generated revenues of around $297 million, a ~2% year-over-year (or YoY) decline.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Germany’s Increased Manufacturing Activity and What It Means

    Germany’s improved price competitiveness and its innovations in the manufacturing sectors positively impacted its exports in 2016.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Baron: Under Armour Is Cheap Compared to the Last Couple of Years

    Under Armour is currently struggling to meet investors’ expectations, as it missed analysts’ estimates in 4Q16. It reported a 12% rise in revenue in the quarter, missing expectations.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Piper Jaffray Downgrades Michael Kors Holdings to ‘Neutral’

    On January 3, 2017, Piper Jaffray downgraded Michael Kors Holdings’s (KORS) rating from “overweight” to “neutral.” It also lowered the stock’s price target from $60.00 to $48.00 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Morgan Stanley Downgrades Michael Kors Holdings to ‘Equal-Weight’

    Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) has a market cap of $7.7 billion. It fell 5.1% to close at $47.16 per share on November 14, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    A Look at Michael Kors Holdings’s Fiscal 2Q17 Performance

    Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) has a market cap of $9.0 billion. It rose 3.2% to close at $51.76 per share on November 10, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Guggenheim Has Given Michael Kors Holdings a ‘Neutral’ Rating

    Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) has a market cap of $7.9 billion. It fell 0.17% to close at $46.79 per share on September 30, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CLSA Rates Michael Kors Holdings as a ‘Sell’

    Price movement Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) has a market cap of $7.9 billion. It fell 2.8% to close at $46.87 per share on September 29, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -6.5%, -4.8%, and 17.0%, respectively, on the same day. KORS is trading 3.9% below its 20-day moving average, […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Incyte’s Profitability Improves, Allowing for Revised Guidance

    Incyte (INCY) reported revenues of $246.3 million in 2Q16, an increase of 51% compared to $163 million in 2Q15.

    By Mike Benson
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    A Look at Michael Kors Holdings’s Performance in 1Q17

    Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) has a market cap of $8.7 billion. It fell by 2.8% to close at $48.71 per share on August 10, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BorgWarner Declares Dividend of $0.13 Per Share

    BorgWarner (BWA) has a market cap of $7.4 billion. It rose by 2.0% to close at $33.94 per share on July 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are 430,000 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Being Investigated?

    Harley-Davidson (HOG) has a market cap of $8.9 billion. Its stock rose by 1.9% to close at $48.73 per share on July 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Harley-Davidson Rise ~20% on July 1?

    Harley-Davidson (HOG) has a market capitalization of $8.2 billion. It rose by 19.8% to close at $54.25 per share on July 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Michael Kors Made Changes in Its Management

    Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) is trading 9.9% above its 20-day moving average, 2.2% above its 50-day moving average, and 8.5% above its 200-day moving average.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Harman International Completed the Acquisition of TowerSec

    Harman International Industries (HAR) has a market cap of $5.8 billion. It rose by 6.1%. It closed at $81.41 per share as of March 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wells Fargo Upgraded Lululemon’s Rating to “Outperform”

    After Wells Fargo upgraded its stock from “market perform” to “outperform,” Lululemon Athletica rose by 6.5% to close at $55.86 per share as of January 4.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Kellogg’s Acquisitions and Their Benefits

    The price of Kellogg’s acquisition of Diamond Foods is expected to reach over $1.5 billion, and Kellogg could offer the company between $35 and $40 per share.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    VeriSign Adds 1.68 Million New Domain Names in 3Q15

    In 3Q15, VeriSign (VRSN) had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $1.9 billion, an increase of $466 million compared to year-end 2014.

    By Adam Rogers
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    The must-know risks and opportunities for Honda’s stock

    Over this series, we’ve seen that Honda’s heritage is rooted in innovative engineering and customer satisfaction. It has been a daring company in the past.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    An investor’s guide to Toyota: Revenue and key drivers

    We’ll take a brief look at industry sales to assess Toyota Motor Company’s (TM) position in the global industry. First, we’ll look at industry sales, and second, we’ll assess Toyota’s ability to capture its share of the market.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    What the market is saying about Ford’s cash flow yield

    Ford’s free cash flow yield is increasing and is currently at 9.6. The free cash flow is increasing, while the market value per share of has been fairly stable.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Recommendation: How the market views Ford Motor Company

    Currently, Ford is trading at less than 15x enterprise value to consensus-estimate EBITDA.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    An investor’s guide to Ford Motor Company: Revenue and key drivers

    Ford is behind the industry trends with its 2013 units’ sales. Ford’s units in Latin America are roughly in line with industry sales at 8%.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Becoming a competitive auto company: General Motors’ strategy

    General Motor’s (GM) stated vision is to design, build, and sell the world’s best vehicles. In reality, it’s seeking to sell the most cars and gain economies of scale across its global footprint.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Competitive advantage and earnings are key to the auto industry

    Relative measures become significant when you look at the dollar amount differences between Toyota and GM in terms of the scale of the two businesses.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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    Must-know growth drivers for the global automobile industry

    The global automobile market is impacted by global GDP, consumer confidence, employment, the availability of credit, the price of fuel, and consumer confidence.

    By William Lowry, CFA
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