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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on June 16?

    On June 16, 2016, the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index slightly outperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index. These indexes had respective returns of 0.61%, 0.31%, and 0.37%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    American Airlines gets significantly lower position in Appaloosa

    Appaloosa Management significantly lowered its position in American Airlines (AAL) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 3.81% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Upgraded Whirlpool’s Rating to Baa1

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $11.9 billion. WHR rose by 1.8% to close at $154.55 per share as of February 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Sears’s Store Strategy Headed in the Right Direction?

    To improve productivity, Sears Holdings (SHLD) has been downsizing its store footprint by closing unprofitable stores as well as opening new smaller format stores.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Consumer

    Whirlpool’s Bottom Line Rises in 2Q16

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $14.2 billion. It rose by 2.7% to close at $187.61 per share on July 22, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Why commercial and industrial laundry businesses continue to grow

    The company is not covered by sell-side analysts and is thinly traded. EnviroStar is a business with superb economic characteristics and is trading at reasonable valuations.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging General Electric’s Appliance Segment

    General Electric recently announced that its appliance and lighting division would be sold to Haier.

    By Jessica Stephans
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Spectrum Brands Holdings Performed Compared to Its Peers?

    The price-to-book value ratios of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Whirlpool, Jarden, and Scotts Miracle-Gro are 3.3x, 2.6x, 3.5x, and 6.6x, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    The Lowe’s-Rona Transaction: Sizing Up the Potential Synergies

    Lowe’s (LOW) expects the Rona (RON.TO) transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share or EPS from the very first year after the acquisition.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Spectrum Brands’ Revenue Rises, Income Falls in Fiscal 4Q15

    After its fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, Spectrum Brands rose by 2.9% to close at $95.12 per share as of November 19, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Financials

    NXP Semiconductors is Appaloosa Management’s new position

    Appaloosa Management initiated a new position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 2.55% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the income and spending report in November

    The Personal Income and Outlays Report gives insights into the change in wages and salaries as well as individuals’ spending. An increase in income is an incentive for people to spend.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Whirlpool’s position upped in Appaloosa Management

    Appaloosa Management upped its position in Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 4.29% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Appaloosa Management starts new position in Lorillard

    Appaloosa Management initiated a new position in Lorillard Inc. (LO) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 1.25% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Home Depot’s Performance Has Had More Highs than Lows Lately

    The Home Depot’s (HD) performance in the first three quarters of fiscal 2016 has been largely upbeat.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Analyzing Lowe’s YTD Sales Performance in Fiscal 2016

    Lowe’s sales performance and growth in fiscal 2016 have been robust so far, with net sales rising by 4.9% and same-store sales rising by 4.6%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Appaloosa exits position in Expedia

    Appaloosa Management exited a position in Expedia, Inc (EXPE) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounted for 0.99% of the fund’s total portfolio in the second quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Whirlpool Stock Fell 6.6%, Q4 Sales Missed Estimates

    Whirlpool’s (WHR) fourth-quarter sales of $5.66 billion missed the consensus estimate of $5.76 billion. However, the adjusted EPS was $4.75.

    By Victoria Dean
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Whirlpool Corporation Is Tanking Over 13%

    Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is down more than 13% following weaker-than-expected second-quarter results. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Joey Solitro
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    Consumer

    How Consumer Goods and Materials Orders Could Increase with Tariffs

    The Conference Board LEI uses the level of new orders in the consumer goods and materials as an important constituent of the LEI.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Consumer

    Amazon-Sears Deal Impacts Home Improvement Retailers

    On July 20, 2017, Sears Holdings (SHLD) announced that it would start selling its Kenmore-branded appliances through Amazon.com (AMZN).

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Goldman Sachs Downgrades Whirlpool to ‘Neutral’

    Whirlpool (WHR) reported 4Q16 net sales of $5.7 billion—a rise of 1.7% compared to net sales of $5.6 billion in 4Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Whirlpool?

    Whirlpool (WHR) fell 8.0% to close at $170.85 per share during the fourth week of January 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on January 27?

    On January 27, 2017, the S&P 500 Index had slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples Index and the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index as a whole. The indexes had respective returns of -0.09%, -0.63%, and -0.30%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Harman International’s 2Q17 Results and Quarterly Dividend

    Harman International reported fiscal 2Q17 net sales of $1.95 billion—a rise of 9.9% compared to net sales of $1.77 billion in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Whirlpool’s Performance in 4Q16

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.0 billion. It fell 8.6% and closed at $173.94 per share on January 26, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Whirlpool Partners with Century Communities

    Whirlpool (WHR) rose 0.74% to close at $166.84 per share during the fifth week of November 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MKM Partners Downgrades Whirlpool to ‘Neutral’

    Price movement Whirlpool (WHR) rose 4.0% to close at $167.18 per share during the third week of October 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 4.0%, 1.7%, and 15.8%, respectively, as of October 21. WHR is trading 2.8% above its 20-day moving average, 1.9% below its 50-day moving average, and […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Whirlpool Declares Dividend of $1 Per Share

    Price movement Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $12.3 billion. It fell 0.44% to close at $162.29 per share on October 18, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 0.78%, 0.28%, and 12.4%, respectively, on the same day. WHR is trading 0.05% above its 20-day moving average, 5.5% below […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Drees Homes Extends Its Agreement with Whirlpool

    Whirlpool (WHR) fell 0.01% to close at $162.16 per share during the fourth week of September 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gabelli & Co. Downgrades Whirlpool Corporation to ‘Hold’

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.4 billion. It rose 1.9% to close at $169.92 per share on September 12, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Whirlpool Recall 15,200 Microwaves?

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.8 billion. It fell by 0.55% to close at $180.58 per share on August 25, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UBS Rates Reynolds American as ‘Neutral’

    Reynolds American (RAI) has a market cap of $72.0 billion. It fell by 0.91% to close at $50.26 per share on August 25, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Whirlpool Declares Dividend of $1.00 per Share

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.9 billion. It fell by 1.0% to close at $183.02 per share on August 16, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Raymond James Downgrades Whirlpool to ‘Market Perform’

    Whirlpool rose by 1.4% to close at $190.26 per share on July 25, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 6.9%, 6.4%, and 31.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Whirlpool Partners with Innit to Bring Advancement in Cooking

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.4 billion. It fell by 1.1% to close at $174.43 per share on June 16, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Moody’s Rate Whirlpool’s Senior Unsecured Notes?

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market capitalization of $12.9 billion. It fell by 1.1% to close at $166.98 per share on May 18, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Were the Outliers in the Consumer Space on May 18?

    On May 18, 2016, the S&P 500 slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and S&P Consumer Discretionary sectors as a whole.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Consumer Staples Saved VAFAX from Further Blushes in 1Q16

    The Invesco American Franchise Fund Class A (VAFAX) fell 5.2% in 1Q16, placing it as a below-average performer among the 12 funds under review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who Were the March 15 Outliers in the Consumer Space?

    On March 15, 2016, the S&P Consumer Staples Index had slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Discretionary Index and the S&P 500 Index as a whole.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JPMorgan Chase Upgrades Whirlpool to ‘Overweight’

    Whirlpool (WHR) has a market cap of $13.1 billion. WHR rose by 1.7% to close at $168.84 per share as of March 15, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Whirlpool Rise in Fiscal 4Q15 and 2015?

    Whirlpool reported fiscal 4Q15 net sales of $5,560.0 million—a fall of 7.4% compared to net sales of $6,003.0 million in fiscal 4Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Why Middleby Corporation’s Income Fell in 3Q15

    The PowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF invests 2.0% of its holdings in Middleby. The ETF tracks an index of US consumer cyclical firms.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Home Depot and Lowe’s: Strong Sales Traction in the US in 2Q16

    US sales for The Home Depot benefited from a resurgent housing market, lower gas prices, and rising employment and incomes. The company also reported double-digit same-store sales in appliances.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Fund Managers

    Lear’s margins beat expectations in both of its segments

    Lear’s core unadjusted operating earnings increased by 26% to $929.2 million. The uptick was due to higher sales volumes coupled with reduction in average total costs.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UTC’s Propulsion and Aerospace segment

    United Technologies’ Propulsion and Aerospace segment was formed in 2011 as a combination of Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Consumer

    Must-know: EnviroStar’s valuation and trading multiples

    EnviroStar exhibits an attractive earnings yield of 18.9%. P/E multiples do not give credit to the substantial amounts of cash on hand.

    By Samuel Madden, CFA
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