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Industry Reports

Beverage

Richard J. Gallagher, Nira Maharaj | 06/24/2014

The Beverage Industry is a mature sector and includes companies that market nonalcoholic and alcoholic items. Since growth opportunities are few compared to existing business, many members of the industry endeavor to diversify their offerings to better compete and gain share. Too, they may pursue lucrative distribution arrangements and/or acquisitions to expand their operations, product portfolios, and geographic reach.Most equities in this group are suitable for conservative investors. The largest companies offer reliable dividends, with regular increases, and above-average Stock Price Stabil...

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Biotechnology

Nira Maharaj | 05/13/2014

The Biotechnology Industry is a highly volatile and unpredictable sector due to the scientifically intensive nature of the operations of companies that reside here. Markets served include medical, agricultural, environmental, and industrial. Biotech firms differ from conventional...

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Telecom Services

David M. Reimer | 12/17/2013

Within the global Telecommunications Services Industry, investors will find equities with price growth potential, selections focused on generating income, as well as vehicles for growth and income. It’s also worth noting that during periods of merger and acquisition activity spec...

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Petroleum (Integrated)

Robert Mitkowski | 03/12/2014

The Petroleum (Integrated) Industry is a mature, cyclical sector that encompasses several business lines. The typical company here conducts oil exploration and development programs, refines and markets oil, and may produce chemicals. The emphasis has long been on the "upstream" e...

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Food Processing

Sharif Abdou | 12/10/2013

The Food Processing Industry is a mature sector that loosely tracks underlying demographic trends, such as population and income growth. Companies generate revenue from the sale of food and ingredients to a whole host of customers, ranging from supermarket chains and local bodega...

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