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View From The Top: Exxon Mobil’s Outlook For Energy To 2040
Oil giant Exxon Mobil’s annual publication of its long-term view for energy supply and demand draws well thought out conclusions that investors should consider when constructing their portfolios. Read more
Using a Value Line Report: Caterpillar Faces Persistent Headwinds
The Dow Jones Industrial average is the second oldest market index. Although still one of the most often consulted barometers of the condition of the stock market, it is now really more of an industrial index by designation only, as the components within it comprise a much broader swath of domestic business fields. Today, Caterpillar (CAT) stands out as a true industrial company still harbored in the Dow 30. Read more
Hain Celestial: A Short SWOT Analysis
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. stock has steadily climbed for the last several years, advancing about 240% since the end of 2011. The large-cap issue’s stellar performance has been underpinned by the steep growth trajectory of the natural/organic food segment, which has been expanding at a much faster pace than its conventional packaged food counterpart. Read more
The Coca-Cola Company: A Short SWOT Analysis
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) appears set to plod along during its 2015 campaign. In that vein, a stronger U.S. dollar has hindered overall profitability. This year, the company’s pre-tax profits are likely to decline in the high-single-digit neighborhood, meaning share net may fail to reach last year’s mark of $2.04. Read more
Using a Value Line Report: The Proxy Fight Is Over, And DuPont Won
On May 13th, DuPont  won a proxy fight with Trian Partners, an investment company that owns about 24.6 million shares (2.7%) of DuPont’s stock. Shareholders elected all 12 of the company’s director nominees to the board, thereby rejecting Trian’s slate, which was composed of its chief executive officer, Nelson Peltz, and three other nominees. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Wal-Mart Stores Fiscal First Quarter 2015
Wal-Mart’s (WMT) fiscal first-quarter results were basically in line with expectations. Still, the stock fell nearly 4% on the news. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: The Home Depot Fiscal First Quarter 2015

Shares of The Home Depot inched higher after the world's largest home-improvement retailer announced fiscal first-quarter (ended May 3rd) results that were generally in line with expectations and raised its guidance.

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Dow 30 Earnings: Cisco Systems Third Quarter Fiscal 2015
The world's leading provider of networking gear and other IT products, Cisco Systems, recently reported in-line results for its fiscal third quarter (ended April 25th). The top line advanced to $12.1 billion, matching our estimate and coming in 4.8% higher than last year's figure. Read more
Using A Value Line Report: Travelers Co. Is Worth Keeping On The Radar
There’s a lot to like about Dow-30 component The Travelers Companies (TRV ). With its solid fundamentals and strong position in the property/casualty (P/C) insurance industry, TRV’s placement among the elite group of stocks is surely well-deserved. Although the blue chip seems set to take a breather, following record-level results registered last year, it may be worth keeping on the radar for those with specific investment objectives. Read more
McDonalds Corp.: A Short SWOT Analysis
The business outlook at McDonald’s is mixed. Management just unveiled a new global turnaround plan centered on driving operations, returning excitement to the brand, and unlocking financial value. Nevertheless, these initiatives will probably take some time to take hold. We will address these efforts and the company's potential by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Read more
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