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    Basic 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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    Energy & Utilities

    What Will Drive The Dividend Growth Of ETR?

    What is the dividend outlook? Entergy Corporation’s (ETR) present dividend yield of 4.6% has been driven by dividend growth and price loss. Dividends grew 2% each in 2016 and 2017. The dividend is projected to grow 2% in 2018. What is the projected dividend payout? The company recorded a dividend payout of 48% in 2016. […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Healthcare

    What Will Drive Amgen’s Dividends?

    Amgen (AMGN) has five-year dividend growth of 26%.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    J&J Accelerates Near-Term Goals in Medical Device Business

    Johnson & Johnson has launched a number of key products and has entered into some strategic partnerships and collaborations that have helped the company accelerate the growth of its medical device business.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gilead Sciences on the Street in January: Analyst Recommendations

    In December 2017, Gilead Sciences (GILD) and its subsidiary specialized in cell therapy, Kite, entered into an agreement with Cell Design Labs.

    By Daniel 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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    Tech & Comm Services

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Recommend for Bristol-Myers Squibb in November 2017

    23 analysts were tracking Bristol-Myers Squibb in November 2017. Six of them recommended a “strong buy” rating, while four recommended a “buy.”

    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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    Consumer

    A Look at Nordstrom’s Dividend Yield Trajectory

    Nordstrom’s (JWN) net sales rose 8% and 3% in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Industrials

    How Have Price Gains Impacted RTN’s Dividend Yield?

    Raytheon Company (RTN) is a technology and innovation frontrunner that focuses on worldwide defense and other government markets.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Tech & Comm Services

    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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    Tech & Comm Services

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Recommendations for Pfizer in August 2017

    Of the 22 analysts covering Pfizer (PFE) in August 2017, one analyst recommended a “strong buy” and ten analysts recommended a “buy.” On August 26, Pfizer had a consensus 12-month target price of $37.45 for a 12.7% return on investment.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Merck’s Hospital Acute Care Business: A Post-2Q17 Update

    In 2Q17, Merck’s (MRK) Bridion generated revenues of ~$163 million, which reflected ~44% growth on a year-over-year basis and 10% growth on a quarter-over-quarter basis.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Basic 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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging Amgen’s Xgeva Contribution in 2017

    Xgeva revenue trends In 2Q17, Amgen’s (AMGN) Xgeva generated revenues of ~$395 million, which reflected ~4% growth on a YoY (year-over-year) basis and a 2% decline on a QoQ (quarter-over-quarter) basis. In 2Q17, in the US, Xgeva generated revenues of ~$292 million, which reflected ~6% YoY growth and a ~2% QoQ decline. Outside the US, […]

    By Daniel Collins
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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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    Financials

    American Capital Agency: A 5-Year Slump in Funds from Operations

    American Capital Agency (AGNC) paid 134.5% of its earnings as dividends in 2016 compared to 257.1% in 1Q17.

    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

    Inside BMY’s Yervoy: What the Revenue Trends Tell Us

    In 2016, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMY) Yervoy reported revenues of ~$1.1 billion, which represents a ~6% YoY rise.

    By Daniel Collins
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Dividend Yields of the Cyclical and Defensive Sectors

    The S&P 500 (SPY) defensive sectors tend to offer an attractive yield to investors during low-interest environments or when the economy is slowing down.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Viekira Could Witness a Modest Revenue Fall in 2017

    In 2016, AbbVie’s (ABBV) Viekira generated revenue of ~$1.5 billion, a fall of ~7% year-over-year (or YoY). In 1Q17, the drug reported revenue of ~$236 million.

    By Daniel Collins
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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

    How Has VLO’s Dividend Yield Shaped Up?

    Valero Energy (VLO) has consistently delivered returns to shareholders in the form of dividends.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    BP’s Dividend Yield: What You Need to Know

    BP (BP) has consistently given returns to shareholders in the form of dividends. We have evaluated the company’s dividend yield.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Patterson-UTI Energy’s Segment Drivers

    From 4Q15 to 4Q16, Patterson-UTI Energy’s (PTEN) Contract Drilling segment’s revenue fell ~33.0%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is National Oilwell Varco’s North America Onshore Improving?

    From 4Q15 to 4Q16, revenues for National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) Rig Systems segment fell ~58%. This was the highest revenue drop among NOV’s operating segments.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Patterson-UTI Energy’s Performance in 4Q16?

    In 2016, Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) recorded $915.8 million in revenues—52% lower compared to 2015. In 2016, the company’s net loss was $318.6 million.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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

    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

    How Has BP’s Dividend Yield Shaped Up?

    BP’s (BP) dividend yield rose from 5.6% in 3Q13 to 7.7% in 3Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Phillips 66’s Cash Flow Analysis Suggest?

    Phillips 66’s cash balance fell 52% to ~$2.3 billion in 3Q16 due to cash inflow from operations, offset by weak cash outflow from financing and investing.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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

    Pfizer Makes Progress with Its 2016 Immuno-Oncology Programs

    Including various combination therapies, Pfizer is actively involved in 30 research programs in the immuno-oncology space.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Drive National Oilwell Varco’s Growth?

    From 3Q15 to 3Q16, National Oilwell Varco’s Rig Systems segment’s revenue fell ~69%—the highest revenue fall among the company’s operating segments.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    How Did National Oilwell Varco’s Segments Perform in 3Q16?

    Between 3Q15 and 3Q16, National Oilwell Varco’s (NOV) Rig Systems segment revenue fell ~69%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Why the Oil and Gas business Was GE’s Achilles Heel in 3Q16

    General Electric’s Oil and Gas segment’s revenue fell to 25% in 3Q16 to $2.9 billion, while the segment’s profit fell 42% in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Wall Street Analysts’ Forecasts for PTEN?

    Approximately 55% of the analysts tracking Patterson-UTI Energy rated it as a “buy,” ~26% rated it as a “hold,” and the other 19% rated it as a “sell.”

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    ExxonMobil’s Stock Performance ahead of Its 3Q16 Earnings

    ExxonMobil’s (XOM) stock fell 19% from October 14, 2014, to January 20, 2016, due to a fall in crude oil prices. Since then the stock has recovered.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Petrobras’s Cash Flows Positioned?

    In 1H16, Petrobras’s (PBR) cash flow from operations stood at $10.7 billion, falling from $13 billion in 1H15 due to a fall in oil prices.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Upgrades Domtar to ‘Neutral’

    Domtar’s (UFS) net income and earnings per share fell to $18.0 million and $0.29, respectively, in 2Q16, compared with $38.0 million and $0.60, respectively, in 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Delek’s Shareholder Yield Rising?

    Delek US Holdings’ (DK) cash balance remained flat year-over-year at $377 million in 2Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Shell’s Cash Flows Positioned?

    In 1H16, Shell generated around $2.9 billion in cash from operations. It had cash outflows of $11.1 billion in the form of capex and $4.7 billion in the form of dividends.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Chevron’s Institutional Holdings Suggest?

    Chevron’s (CVX) institutional holdings currently stand at ~70%. The level of these holdings shows the confidence level, or sentiment, that sophisticated market participants like institutions have in the stock.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Stocks’ Historical Averages in Focus

    In 2Q16, ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) traded at EV-to-EBITDA multiples above their historical averages.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Basic 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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    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
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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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    Basic 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

    Did Tesoro’s 2Q16 Earnings Meet Expectations?

    Tesoro (TSO) posted 2Q16 revenues of $6.3 billion, which surpassed Wall Street analyst estimates.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Basic Materials

    Why Did Dow’s Consumer Solutions Segment’s Revenue Rise in 2Q16?

    The Consumer Solutions segment is Dow Chemical’s lowest revenue generator. In 2Q16, the segment reported revenue of $1.3 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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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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    Basic 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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    Basic Materials

    Can LyondellBasell Continue to Raise Net Profit Margin in 2Q16?

    As of July 19, analysts are expecting LyondellBasell’s (LYB) net profit margins to be ~14.6% in 2Q16 as compared to 14.5% in 2Q15 and 14.1% in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Wall Street Analysts’ Forecast for NOV before Its 2Q16 Earnings

    Approximately 23% of analysts tracking NOV rated it as a “buy” or some equivalent. Approximately 64% rated the company as a “hold” or some equivalent.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Patterson-UTI Energy Meeting Its Fund Obligations Internally?

    Patterson-UTI Energy’s (PTEN) internal cash generation has not been adequate to cover its external obligations.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Total’s Cash Flow Analysis Suggest?

    In 1Q16, Total’s (TOT) cash flow from operations stood at $1.9 billion, around 57% lower than 1Q15. TOT’s cash outflow from investing stood at $3.9 billion in 1Q16 compared to $5.9 billion in 1Q15.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein: Markets React to Better or Worse

    While discussing his views on the corporate profit cycle in the US with CNBC’s Michael Santoli, Richard Bernstein provided an interesting insight: The Market does not react to the absolutes of good or bad—it’s always better or worse.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why BP’s Leverage Ratio Is Trending Higher

    BP’s net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) stood at 1.7x in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does Tesoro’s Cash Flow Analysis Suggest?

    With the fall in refining earnings in the past couple of quarters, Tesoro’s cash flow from operations fell to $184 million in 1Q16.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    A Segmental Analysis of Petrobas before 1Q16 Earnings

    Sinking oil prices have changed segment dynamics considerably for Petrobras (PBR). Its Exploration & Production segment reported a loss in 4Q15 due to impairments and lower crude oil prices.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding Tesoro’s 1Q16 Earnings versus Expectations

    Tesoro posted its 1Q16 earnings on May 4, reporting revenues of $5.1 billion, which missed analyst estimates. Its adjusted EPS stood at $1.2.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Do Eni’s Stock and Oil and Natural Gas Prices Correlate?

    Eni is insulated to a certain extent from oil price volatility due to its integrated model. However, the company is not immune to changes in oil prices.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Helmerich & Payne’s Value Drivers in Fiscal 2Q16

    Helmerich & Payne’s revenues have been in a downtrend from fiscal 2Q15 to fiscal 1Q16. In that period, its US Land Operations segment revenue declined 58%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Important Are Divestments to Shell’s Cash Flow?

    Analyzing Shell’s cash flow In 2015, Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) generated around $30 billion in cash from operations. The company had cash outflows of $26 billion in the form of capital expenditure (capex) and $9 billion in the form of dividends, amounting to total cash outflows of $35 billion. To fund the gap of $5 […]

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why General Electric Aspires to be a Global Technology Leader in Energy Management

    General Electric aspires to be a global technology leader in the transmission, distribution, and conversion of electrical power.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Sets General Electric Apart from Its Peers?

    General Electric has had a presence in the S&P 500 (SPY) for more than two decades, which clearly illustrates its survival among competitors.

    By Jessica Stephans
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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

    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
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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

    Seagate’s Must-Know Strategy to Remain Competitive

    In the previous part of this series, we saw that Seagate Technology’s (STX) lower-than-expected sales could give rival Western Digital (WDC) a competitive edge.

    By Puja Tayal
  • Financials

    Why dividend ETFs may be the right thing at the right time

    Present-day U.S. stock markets seem to have fully recovered from the recessionary abyss. Markets are reaching peaks higher than pre-crisis levels, with major indices such as the S&P 500 (SPY), Dow Jones (DIA) and NASDAQ (QQQ) surging to record highs.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • 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
  • 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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