Category Archives: Sector Analysis

Dollar General Earnings Rise in 3Q15 Mostly on Inorganic Growth

. 3Q15 earnings The Dollar General (DG) reported its earnings for the third quarter ended October 30, 2015. The adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.88 beat Wall Street estimates of $0.87 by 1.0%. The adjusted EPS increased by 11.0% over

Select Multiples of Telefonica and Its Peers

Price performance of Telefonica and select peers In the previous parts of this series, we took a look at Telefonica’s (TEF) 3Q15 performance. In this part, we’ll look at some of the metrics for Telefonica and its peers as of

Telefonica’s 3Q15 Core Operating Profitability Improved Modestly

Telefonica’s core operating profitability in 3Q15 In the earlier parts of this series, we saw that organically, Telefonica’s (TEF) 3Q15 revenue increased modestly by ~4.8% YoY (year-over-year) to ~11.9 billion euros. The key geographies of Brazil and Hispanic America largely

Telefonica’s 3Q15 Mobile Revenue Was Strong in Argentina

Telefonica’s 3Q15 mobile revenue in Argentina In the previous part of this series, we saw that organically, in the local currency, Telefonica’s (TEF) revenue in Argentina rose by a significant ~22.8% YoY (year-over-year) to reach ~1 billion euros in the

Telefonica’s Strong 3Q15 Performance in Argentina

Telefonica’s revenue in Argentina In the last part of the series, we saw that Telefonica’s (TEF) revenue in Hispanic America increased organically by ~12.6% YoY (year-over-year) to ~3.6 billion euros in 3Q15. We also found that the largest contributor to

Telefonica Sees Robust Organic Revenue Growth in Hispanic America

Telefonica’s revenue in Hispanic America In the earlier parts of this series, we looked at Telefonica’s (TEF) 3Q15 performance in Spain, Germany, and Brazil. In this part, we’ll look at Telefónica Hispanoamérica’s performance in the quarter. Organically, Telefonica’s revenue in

Is Telefonica All Set to Meet Its 2015 Guidance?

Telefonica’s expectations for 2015 results In this series, we’ll look at the 3Q15 performance of Telefonica (TEF), a geographically diversified and integrated telecom player. But before we delve into the company’s 3Q15 results, let’s see how it has performed in

Netflix: Aiming for Worldwide Expansion by the End of Fiscal 2016

Indian content in 2016? Earlier this year, Netflix (NFLX) reported that it’s looking to expand worldwide by the end of 2016. It plans to bolster its international presence and content. In March 2015, Netflix launched in Australia and New Zealand.

How High Will Starbucks Stock Keep Climbing?

Starbucks remains firm Starbucks (SBUX) reached a 52-week high on October 20, 2015, and it remains firm at $61.70 a month after reaching that peak. The company was recently connected with concerns over an E. Coli outbreak that affected some retailers,

Base Metals Ended the Week in Gains

Base metals gain last week In the week ended December 4, 2015, base metals ended in gains. LME (London Metals Exchange) lead was the biggest gainer in base metals, rising 4.2% last week. Enlarge Graph Copper rose after falling 7

Bullion-Based ETFs Are on a Bumpy Ride in 2015

GLD ETF The center of attraction for gold lovers is still the Fed’s policy-setting meeting in December. The anticipated interest rate hike will cause precious metals to lose their luster and fall to lower levels. Investors have shed out positions in

Apple and Xiaomi Compete as India’s Smartphone Market Heats Up

Xiaomi ties in with Foxconn to assemble handsets in India India, with a population of over 1.2 billion people, is one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets globally. Two of the popular companies in this space—Apple (AAPL) and Xiaomi—are now preparing to

Analyzing Big Lots’ Revenue and Income Growth in Fiscal 3Q15

Big Lots’ price movement Big Lots (BIG) has a market cap of $2.0 billion. Its YTD (year-to-date) price movement was a mix of rises and falls in fiscal 2015. After the fiscal 3Q15 earnings report, Big Lots fell by 6.3%

Fed Approves New Rules: Higher Capital Punishment for US Banks?

New regulations by the Fed The Federal Reserve has recently approved rules to amend the existing capital plan as well as stress testing guidelines. These will be effective in 2016. Federal Reserve governor Daniel Tarullo said there’s “more than a

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