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Industry Analysis: Beverage

09/16/2014 The Beverage Industry is a mature sector and includes companies that market nonalcoholic and alcoholic items. Since growth opportunities are limited, many members of the industry endeavor to diversify their offerings to better compete and gain share. Too, they may pursue lucrative distribution arrangements and/or acquisitions to expand their operations and geographic reach.
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Industry Analysis: Automotive

09/12/2014 The Automotive Industry is comprised primarily of the world’s largest passenger automobile and light truck manufacturers. Through broad dealership networks, most members of the industry sell vehicles in the global market. The manufacturers offer a variety of makes and models, though there tends to be limited brand integration at the marketing, advertising, and dealership levels.
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Industry Analysis: Entertainment Technology

08/20/2014 The Entertainment Technology Industry consists of a wide variety of com-panies that provide products and services used in electronic devices and by entertainment firms.
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Industry Analysis: Biotechnology

08/07/2014 The Biotechnology Industry is a highly volatile and unpredictable sector due to the scientifically intensive nature of the operations of companies that reside here. Markets served include medical, agricultural, environmental, and industrial. Biotech firms differ from conventional drug makers in that they utilize natural ingredients, as opposed to synthetic ones.
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Industry Analysis: Advertising

07/29/2014 The Advertising Industry is divided into two types of marketing services companies: large international ad agency groups and other domestic-focused entities.
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Industry Analysis: Railroad

04/30/2013 The Railroad Industry is engaged in hauling freight. Rail operators enable the efficient flow of goods from producers to consumers, and are therefore a vital part of the broad economy. With roots dating back to the 1800s, moving freight by rail is an old-line business that remains capital-intensive and cyclical.
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Industry Analysis: Furniture and Home Furnishings

01/15/2013 The Furniture/Home Furnishings Industry consists of businesses that manufacture and sell furniture, textiles and related goods to residences, offices, hotels and others in the commercial space. Offerings include upholstery, case goods, bedding, seating, hearth products and fabrics. Though mature, this industry will present investors with investment opportunities during certain periods within the economic cycle.
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Industry Analysis: Real Estate Investment Trust

12/10/2012 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were created by the United States Congress in the 1960s, giving individuals the opportunity to invest in large property businesses. There are currently more than 150 publicly traded REITs in America. Investors need to understand how these entities are different from regular corporations.
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Industry Analysis: Coal

11/27/2012 The Coal Industry is both cyclical and seasonal by nature, which can make the sector's results volatile. Members of this group derive the bulk of revenues by mining, processing, and marketing coal, though a small subset design and manufacture equipment used to extract the fuel and other bedded materials.
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