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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does BP’s Short Interest Analysis Reveal?

    Short interest in BP (BP), which has been rising since the beginning of 2016, has witnessed a 23% fall since July 14, 2016.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
  • Financials

    Must-know: Dividends as a hedge against stock market bubbles

    Dividends pay returns even during market recovery. Major market indices like the S&P 500 (SPY), Dow Jones (DIA) and NASDAQ (QQQ) can be seen surging to record highs during a bubble.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why investors prefer dividends in a low interest rate environment

    The Fed’s policy of keeping the nominal interest rates at a zero lower bound leads some investors to seek higher and stabler income elsewhere. The low-interest rate regime may force risk-taking investors towards the higher-cost debt of high yield bonds.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Chevron’s Cash Flow Strategy?

    In the first nine months of 2016, CVX’s cash flow from operations stood at $8.9 billion, falling from $14.9 billion in the first nine months of 2015.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why General Electric Sold Its Appliances Business to Haier

    General Electric wants to shift away from the appliances business, as this segment doesn’t fit into its core business portfolio.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Materials

    A Look at Analysts’ Top 5 US Steel Stocks

    In this overview article, we’ll see how analysts are rating the leading steel stocks, and we’ll also compare performance from the top five steel companies.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Real Estate

    Extra Space Storage: What’s Driving the Dividend and Valuations?

    In the first quarter, Extra Space Storage’s (EXR) revenue grew 9%, driven by property rental, tenant reinsurance, and management fees.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Johnson & Johnson Advances in Robotics Surgery with Orthotaxy

    On February 20, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced the acquisition of Orthotaxy to develop its robot-assisted orthopedics surgery platform.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Opdivo Could Be Long-Term Growth Driver for Bristol-Myers Squibb

    In 1Q17, 2Q17, and 3Q17, Opdivo reported revenues of $1.1 billion, $1.2 billion, and $1.3 billion, respectively.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Healthcare

    These Factors Are Contributing to Gilead Sciences’ Weak Outlook

    Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) revenue fell 7% and 13% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively. The fall was due to lower product sales. Both antiviral products and other products recorded declines in both the periods.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Increasing Biologic Penetration Could Boost AbbVie’s Revenues

    AbbVie (ABBV) is currently focused on advancing the research programs for its late-stage immunology assets, Upadacitinib and Risankizumab.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Technology & Communications

    How Does GOOGL Compare to Broad Indexes?

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL) revenue rose 20% and 22% in 2016 and 9M17 (the first nine months of 2017), respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Has Eli Lilly’s Cyramza Performed

    In 3Q17, Eli Lilly’s (LLY) Cyramza generated revenues of $196 million, which reflected ~23% growth on a YoY basis and 5% growth on a quarter-over-quarter basis.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Energy & Utilities

    How the Dividend Cut Affected KMI’s Dividend Yield

    Kinder Morgan’s (KMI) costs and expenses rose 2.0% in 2015 before falling 21.0% in 2016.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    Why the Dividend Yield of Microsoft Has Taken a Downturn

    Microsoft’s (MSFT) 5.0% revenue growth in 2017 has been mainly driven by productivity and business processes and intelligent cloud, offset by more personal computing and other segments.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Technology & Communications

    Frontier Communications: High Dividend Yield despite Dividend Cut

    In this series, we’ll look some small-cap stocks with high dividend yields.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Materials

    Dividend Yield of Air Products & Chemicals

    In this series, we’ll be looking at ten dividend aristocrats with low PE ratios. Dividend aristocrats are S&P 500 stocks that have raised their dividend payouts for at least 25 successive years.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Consumer

    A Brief Look at Dividend Aristocrats

    The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index is made up of 51 S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) companies that have increased their dividends for 25 successive years.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    Analyzing the Dividend Curves of General Electric and Cisco Systems

    General Electric’s (GE) revenue fell 7.0% in the first half of 2017, driven by its energy connections and lighting business.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look a the Top Twenty Dividend Growers over the Last 25 Years

    This series will discuss how these stocks have been able to achieve continuous dividend growth.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nplate and Vectibix Could Contribute to Amgen’s Revenue Growth in 2017

    In 1Q17, Amgen’s (AMGN) Nplate generated revenues of ~$154 million, which reflected a year-over-year growth rate of 9%.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    General Electric Is Eyeing a Big Slice of the Software Pie

    On January 10, 2017, General Electric (GE) completed its acquisition of ServiceMax, a leader in cloud-based field service management solutions, for $915.0 million.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Zepatier Should Boost Merck’s Profit Margins in the Future

    On January 28, Merck’s Zepatier secured approval from the FDA as a therapy for adult patients suffering from genotype 1 or genotype 4 HCV (Hepatitis C).

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bernstein: Excess Risk Aversion Has Made Investors ‘Wallflowers’

    In his November Insights newsletter, Richard Bernstein stated, “It is incredible that investors have basically been wallflowers during the second longest bull market of the post-war period.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Domtar Planning to Use Fluff Pulp in Manufacturing?

    Price movement Domtar (UFS) has a market cap of $2.3 billion. It fell 1.4% to close at $36.97 per share on September 23, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.5%, -1.2%, and 2.3%, respectively, on the same day. UFS is trading 0.49% above its 20-day moving average, 0.73% below […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Materials

    Domtar Acquires Home Delivery Incontinent Supplies

    Domtar has a market cap of $2.5 billion. It rose by 0.60% and closed at $38.45 per share on August 18. It reported 2Q16 consolidated sales of $1.27 billion.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Petrobras’s Stock Perform on Its Earnings Day?

    Petrobras announced its earnings on August 11, 2016, after the Market closed. On that day, PBR’s stock opened at $8.47 per share.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Materials

    Domtar Declares a Dividend of $0.42 Per Share

    Domtar (UFS) fell by 0.38% to close at $39.22 per share during the first week of August 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Shell’s Stock Performed after Its 2Q16 Earnings Release

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) announced lower-than-expected earnings on July 28, 2016, before the markets opened.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Materials

    How Did Domtar Perform in 2Q16?

    Domtar (UFS) has a market cap of $2.5 billion. It rose by 11.9% to close at $39.53 per share on July 27, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chevron’s Leverage Position: Comfy or Cramped?

    Chevron’s net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA stood at 1.4x in 4Q15. This is higher than the average ratio of 1.1x of Exxon Mobil, BP, and Royal Dutch Shell.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Steel Demand Indicators Have Been Mixed

    Looking at steel demand indicators, we see that construction activity has generally been strong in 2015, with spending in the United States exceeding $1 trillion for seven consecutive months.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Drove Nucor’s 3Q15 Earnings?

    Nucor’s capacity utilization rate fell to a dismal 69% in 3Q15. Nucor had a healthy utilization rate of 81% in 3Q14.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Is Nucor Creating a War Chest for Acquisitions?

    Nucor had a debt-to-capital ratio of 36% as of September 30, 2015. The company closed the quarter with cash and marketable securities of ~$2 billion.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • Healthcare

    Must-know: 3 key risks in stock market investing

    Know the market and know your own appetite for risk before investing. You can’t eliminate market risk, also called systematic risk, through diversification. You can, however, hedge against market risk.

    By Surbhi Jain
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