T. Rowe Price
(TROW) is an investment management company
that was founded in 1937 and is currently headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The company is well diversified and operates through several different channels. Its main businesses include investment planning and guidance, account management for both individuals and institutions, and an array of mutual funds offered through its asset management arm.
were clearly pleased with Visa’s better-than-expected September-period results
(which were driven by international operations and operating margin expansion), and bid the stock sharply higher, in response.
Diversified chemicals manufacturer and Dow-30 component DuPont has posted solid third-quarter results. Its shares were little changed on the news, however.
Although adjusted earnings were in line with estimates, investors
were seemingly indifferent
to Pfizer’s third-quarter earnings release
, and the stock hardly moved in response.
has initiated coverage of The Container Store Group (TCS)
in its flagship product, The Value Line Investment Survey
. The company, which is a leading specialty retailer of storage and organization products, has faced heated competition of late. But now, it appears to be gearing up for healthy top- and bottom-line growth, amid increased expansion efforts. The stock, which got off to a rocky start following The Container Store Group’s 2013 initial public offering, very may well be in for a recovery over the long haul.
and Dow 30 component Merck
saw its stock retreat modestly after reporting that its second-quarter sales and earnings were down on a year-over-year basis.
Investors appeared pleased with Procter and Gamble’s
September-period results, as well as its decision to exit the Duracell personal power business by creating a stand-alone Duracell company.
(RPM) provides specialty chemical products
for the industrial and consumer markets. The company sells high-quality specialty paints
, protective coatings
, roofing systems
, and adhesives
for the September period
was a good
one, with investors being generally pleased. Indeed, MSFT shares moved modestly higher, in response.
announced plans to spin off
electronic payment processor PayPal
. The move came as a surprise, as activist-investor Carl Icahn
made headlines earlier this year with a seemingly-failed push to get the online auctioneer
the segment. Why did management decide to pursue this course?