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Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016

Shares of The Home Depot (HD) were little changed after the world's largest home-improvement retailer announced fiscal fourth-quarter (ended January 29th) results, updated its outlook, and increased its shareholder return initiatives.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2016
Wal-Mart (WMT) announces better-than-anticipated fiscal fourth-quarter sales and earnings, sending shares modestly higher. Read more
Using The Value Line Page: Visa, Every Share You Want To Grow
Visa (V) continues to be on a roll. As one of the top gainers of the Dow, shares of the electronic payment processing service provider have surged about 10% since the start of the year. The investment community has apparently been pleased with what it has seen so far, and it continues to keep the blue chip on its radar, with good reason. Indeed, investors applauded the company’s latest performance in the December quarter, as both revenues and earnings per share jumped 25% each from the year-earlier tallies. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems Second Quarter Fiscal 2017
Shares of networking equipment maker and Dow-30 component Cisco Systems (CSCO) edge higher following the release of fiscal second-quarter results. Read more
Using The Value Line Report: Finding The Best Value: Wal-Mart vs. Home Depot
In this installment of Using the Value Line Report we will compare two contemporary icons of the retail consumer/household goods arena, discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and retail building supply/home improvement chain Home Depot, Inc. (HD). Both are high-profile companies in their respective industries that have enjoyed record operational advances in the challenging years since the most recent recession. In evaluating these businesses and comparing the price performances of their equities, we will highlight the compelling characteristics that may attract investors, as well as some of the cautionary factors that ought to be considered before committing funds to either of these issues. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Coca-Cola Fourth Quarter 2016
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) wrapped up 2016 in lackluster fashion, as the beverage giant reported its seventh consecutive quarter of lower sales and earnings. In all, revenues for the December quarter fell 6% year over year, to $9.4 billion, while earnings dipped 3%, to $0.37 a share. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: The Walt Disney Company First Quarter Fiscal 2017
Media conglomerate and Dow-30 component The Walt Disney Company reported softer-than-expected December-quarter results, but the stock rose modestly, regardless. Read more
Mattel, Inc.: A Quick SWOT Analysis
Large-cap Mattel (MAT) stock has been a laggard for the past few years, with share earnings at the toy maker falling off markedly since hitting a peak of $2.58 back in 2013. Is now a good time for investors to build positions in this high-yielding recreation issue? Or are the company’s recovery prospects already being discounted by the market? In this brief article, we will attempt to address these questions by taking a closer look at Mattel’s business and performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Visa Inc. Fiscal First Quarter 2017
Electronic payments processor Visa Inc. (V) has reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 (year ends September 30th). The company kicked off the new fiscal year with a 25% jump in revenues, to $4.46 billion, comparing quite favorably to our forecast of $4.28 billion. Turning to profitability, adjusted earnings also advanced 25%, to $0.86 a share, edging out our estimate by a penny. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Merck Fourth Quarter 2016
Shares of Merck climbed modestly on word of the drugmaker and Dow-30 member’s modest fourth-quarter earnings beat. Read more
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