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Beverage

Richard J. Gallagher, Nira Maharaj | 09/16/2014

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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Entertainment Technology

Michael Napoli, CFA | 08/20/2014

The Entertainment Technology Industry consists of a wide variety of com-panies that provide products and services used in electronic devices and by entertainment firms. Industry participants include software developers, which target various product markets (including video games)...

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Advertising

Sigourney B. Romaine, CFA | 07/29/2014

The Advertising Industry is divided into two types of marketing services companies: large international ad agency groups and other domestic-focused entities. While the two types are quite different, they share a few characteristics. All of them help clients sell products or servi...

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Biotechnology

Nira Maharaj | 08/07/2014

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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Petroleum (Integrated)

Robert Mitkowski | 05/07/2014

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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