Category Archives: Sector Analysis

Internet Software and Service Sector Outperforms HACK

. Overview In this article we will cover the performance of the cyber-security sector within the broad technology sector, and we’ll track the daily performance of the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK) as well as its components. HACK closed

Is ESPN Losing the Game?

Subscriber losses for ESPN The stock price of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has fallen by 16% in the past month. It’s been mainly due to subscriber losses for Disney’s ESPN. According to a Bloomberg report on August 31, 2015, citing Nielsen

P&G’s Efforts to Improve Productivity in Coming Quarters

Productivity transformation overview Previously in this series, we talked about The Procter & Gamble Company’s (PG) plans for four transformations: productivity supply chain portfolio rededication to category business models on superior product offerings Enlarge Graph Procter & Gamble, or P&G, is

HP’s Revenue Growth Continues to Flag in 3Q15

HP revenue growth versus expectations On August 20, 2015, The Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), commonly known as HP, announced its 3Q15 results. HP posted 3Q15 revenues and non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) EPS (earning per share) of $25.3 billion and $.088

AbbVie: An Investor’s Look at a Leading Biotechnology Company

Overview of AbbVie With products offered in more than 170 countries around the world, AbbVie (ABBV) is focused on developing new products and services for people suffering with serious health conditions. The company is headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois. It

Coffee Holding: How Did It Perform in 3Q15?

3Q15 performance highlights Coffee Holding (JVA), a wholesale coffee dealer and roaster, reported financial results on September 14, 2015, for its fiscal third quarter that ended July 31, 2015. The company’s headquarters is in Staten Island, New York. Net sales

PC Market Not Expected to Stabilize before 2017

IDC reports that PC market is likely to see growth in 2017 IDC (International Data Corporation) in a recent report on August 26, 2015, stated that globally, PC (personal computer) shipments are expected to fall by 8.7% in 2015. In

US Equities Fall on Fed’s Decision to Not Hike Interest Rate

US equities fall last week The US equities market (SPY) fell 0.15% in the week ended September 18, 2015. The fall was due mainly to the Fed’s decision to not hike the interest rate, which indicated a weakness in the

Natural Gas Prices Fall for the Fourth Day Due to Mild Weather

Natural gas price movement  This series analyzes natural gas prices and fundamentals. For an in-depth fundamental look at oil and gas and related companies, sectors, and drivers, please refer to our Energy and Power page. NYMEX-traded natural gas futures contracts for October

Southern Copper’s Financial Performance: Key Investor Takeaways

Southern Copper’s financial performance So far in this series, we’ve looked at Southern Copper’s (SCCO) key operations and mining portfolio. In the rest of this series, we’ll look at the company’s financial performance. We’ll also compare SCCO’s financial health compared

XBI Rise 6.58% for Week Ended September 11

XBI gains 6.58% The seesaw battle between bulls and bears continues as the market struggles to get clear direction. Chinese economic indicators continue to indicate further weakness. Brazil, which is part of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South

Investors’ Interest in Mondelēz: Is It a Sweet Deal?

Mondelēz presents at Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference On September 10, global snack food firm Mondelēz (MDLZ) provided an investor update at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference. At the presentation, Mondelēz’s CFO Brian Gladden and chief growth officer Mark

A Comparative Analysis of the Aluminum Industry

The aluminum industry So far, base metals like aluminum, copper, and iron ore are having a tough year in 2015. Aluminum and copper prices are testing their six-year lows while iron ore touched its ten-year low earlier this year. Metals

Macroeconomic Factors Affecting Technology Stocks in 2015

Overview In this series, we’ll analyze the YTD (year-to-date) performance of the semiconductor subsectors in the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK). As of September 18 2015, XLK generated YTD returns of -1.21% to close at $40.77. We’ll try to

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