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Using The Value Line Report: Oil Price Recovery Helps Exxon Mobil and Chevron
It is no secret that oil prices are significantly lower than they were in mid-2014. Natural gas quotations have weakened since then, as well. This has hurt companies involved in upstream oil and gas, including Dow 30 components Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX). However, since February of 2016, oil prices have risen, although the recovery has been choppy. The companies’ prospects have improved as well, but are not what they were just a few years ago.
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Using The Value Line Report: Is Boeing Stock Poised For A Takeoff Or Landing
The Boeing Company (BA) is an American multinational operation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites worldwide. The company is the second largest defense contractor in the world, and is the largest exporter in the United States by dollar value. This manufacturing titan has annual revenues north of $96 billion, employs more than 161,000 people, and boasts a market cap greater than $86 billion. But is the company’s stock worth an investment? To decipher that, we will exam some key metrics found on our latest full-page report. Read more
Using The Value Line Report: Pfizer Forges Ahead Despite Failed Allergan Deal
Dow member and pharmaceutical heavyweight Pfizer (PFE) has been in the news plenty in recent months. The New York-based company first grabbed investor attention in a big way after announcing in November, 2015 that it was going to acquire Ireland-based maker of Botox Allergan plc (AGN) through a tax-inversion deal worth an eye-popping total of roughly $160 billion. Read more
Using The Value Line Report: Is Home Depot Still A Home Run For Investors
In this installment of Using The Value Line Report, we will be taking another look at household products retailer Home Depot, Inc. (HD). More specifically, we will analyze what has caused the stock to lose some steam over the past few months. In addition, we will examine its prospects over the next 3 to 5 years to determine whether the equity can regain the impressive form that drove HD’s share price to record highs over the past few years. The Value Line report offers a wealth of data that can prove to be an essential resource for a broad spectrum of investment styles. In this review, we will examine a technical, as well as a fundamental, approach to considering Home Depot’s shares. Read more
SWOT Analysis: Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.
The business outlook at Stanley Black and Decker, Inc. (SWK) is promising, despite a somewhat challenging industry environment. The company has strong brand recognition in the industries in which it competes, and also has a diversified product portfolio. However, the company’s focus on the U.S. market could hurt overall results if the American economy falters. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal Second Quarter 2016
The world's largest brick and mortar retailer, Wal-Mart, (WMT) reported solid numbers for the July quarter (fiscal years end January 31st). Earnings per share of $1.07 came in toward the high end of the $0.95-$1.08 guidance range. Revenues were flat, but advanced 2.8% in constant-currency terms. This news sent the shares nearly 2% higher in early morning trading. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016
The world's largest networking equipment and software maker, Cisco Systems, (CSCO-) finished its fiscal year (ended July 30th) in solid form. The top line was up 2% year over year in the fourth quarter, with product sales rising 1% and service revenue 5% higher. The operating margin expanded by 130 basis points, helping earnings per share grow 9%. Orders were somewhat disappointing, only increasing 1%. The planned transition of the product suite toward software continued as that category made up 28% of total revenue versus 25% a year ago. CSCO stock was down about 1% in early morning trading on the news. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal Second Quarter 2016
Shares of The Home Depot inched higher after the home-improvement retailer delivered solid July-period results and raised its earnings guidance. Read more
PepsiCo, Inc.: A Quick SWOT Analysis
PepsiCo (PEP) shares, among the bluest of the blue chips, have continued their winning streak thus far in 2016, outpacing the broad-based S&P 500 Index by about two percentage points year to date. We attribute this relative strength to a string of better-than-expected quarterly financial reports, even in the face of foreign exchange pressures and a volatile and uneven global macroeconomic environment. Read more
Using The Value Line Report: Do Wal-Mart Shares Belong On The Discount Rack
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) originated as a concept by company founder Sam Walton in the 1960s. The objective was to keep sales prices lower than the competition in an effort to achieve higher sales volumes. Presently, WMT is the world’s largest retail chain. The stock soared to an all-time high of $91 a share in 2015, but since then, there has been a reversal of fortune which saw the equity dip as low as $60 this year. The quotation has since recovered to north of $73. Using the latest Value Line report, we will discuss for which types of investors WMT is best suited. Read more
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