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Industry Overview: Telecom Services

05/24/2018 Within the global Telecommunications Services Industry, investors will find equity selections for income, growth and income, and growth. Also, speculative opportunities arise during periods of merger and acquisition activity. Major business segments include wireline, wireless, broadband, and enterprise services. The industry has a history of regulation. In recent years, deregulation has been in vogue, but telecom authorities still make their presence known, from time to time.
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Industry Overview: Internet

05/24/2018 The Internet Industry consists of companies that provide a wide variety of products and services primarily online through their Web sites. Operations include, but are not limited to, search engines, retailers, travel services, as well as dial-up and broadband access services. As product offerings can vary widely within the industry, participants don't all compete with each other.
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Industry Overview: Foreign Electronics

05/24/2018 The Foreign Electronics Industry is comprised almost exclusively of Japanese companies. These firms, which possess some of the world's oldest and most recognizable brand names, have their roots in the electronics business. But many, during the boom times of the 1980s, acquired entertainment outfits in order to benefit from the marriage between consumer content and audio-visual hardware and software. The companies here are a diverse mix, marketing everything from copy machines, digital cameras and flat-panel televisions to power plants and blockbuster Hollywood-style movi
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Industry Overview: Shoe

05/24/2018 The Shoe Industry consists of a multitude of footwear manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. The major wholesalers in the U.S. market are owners of a brand name and typically source their shoes from independent manufacturers. The retail segment of the industry ranges from owners of large multinational chains to small local businesses. Many shoe companies operate in both the retail and wholesale arenas. Shoe companies covered by Value Line generally adhere to the standard industrial page format.
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Industry Overview: Public-Private Equity

12/31/2015 The Public/Private Equity Industry consists of specialty finance companies and alternative investment managers. Firms operating in this industry invest in other companies, fixed income securities, and various assets, usually collecting management and advisory fees, interest income, and investment gains.
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Industry Overview: Wireless Networking

12/31/2015 Value Line's Wireless Networking Industry is a collection of companies that facilitate mobile communications and data management. They develop software, manufacture devices and equipment, build infrastructure, and provide services to the fast-expanding wireless sector.
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Industry Overview: Railroad

12/31/2015 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 Overview: Diversified Natural Gas

12/30/2015 The Diversified Natural Gas Industry is comprised of companies that produce, market, and transport natural gas. Exploration and production activities are common in this industry. Barriers to entry in this industry are fairly high for new entrants to overcome. Large companies can benefit from economies of scale, and seasoned drillers often have the greatest operating efficiency.
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Industry Overview: Steel

12/30/2015 The Steel Industry, as covered by Value Line, is broken into two groups, the Steel (General) and the Steel (Integrated) Industries. The former is largely a collection of recyclers, manufacturing semi-finished carbon steel from scrap, steel processors, and steel distributors. In the so-called nonintegrated steel manufacturing process, ferrous scrap is melted down to produce semi-finished steel in electric arc furnaces. The Steel (Integrated) Industry consists of companies that use iron ore and coal, as well as scrap, to produce carbon, semi-finished steel.
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