Category Archives: Sector Analysis

US Natural Gas Production Fell in the Week Ended November 4

. US natural gas production Based on data from Bentek Energy, an energy market analytics company, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported that total US natural gas production fell ~1.1% in the seven days leading up to November 4, 2015, compared with the seven

Qorvo’s Shares Soared 23% after Its Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings Release

Qorvo beats analyst’s estimates So far in this series, we have seen that Microchip Technology (MCHP) posted growth in revenue driven by the acquisition of Micrel. Let’s look at another acquisition case and how it has fared in the recent

Shake Shack’s Revenue Growth Expected to Decelerate in 2016

Shake Shack’s revenue For a company such as Shake Shack (SHAK), revenue is more important at this point as opposed to other financial metrics such as EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) or EPS (earnings per share). This

Seadrill Partners Had Higher Earnings and Constant EBITDA

Seadrill’s revenue rose In the third quarter, Seadrill Partners’ (SDLP) revenue was higher at $456 million—compared to $417 million in the prior quarter. The company’s third quarter EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) was almost same as the

US Natural Gas Rig Count Falls by Eight

Natural gas rig count Baker Hughes (BHI) published its weekly natural gas rig count report on November 25, 2015. The oil equipment company reported that the natural gas rig count fell by four to 189 for the week ended November

How Did the Aluminum Industry Fare in 3Q15?

The 3Q15 earnings season The 3Q15 earnings season is nearly over. Most aluminum companies have reported their earnings for the quarter. In this series, we’ll explore some of the key highlights of major aluminum companies’ 3Q15 earnings. We’ll also look

How Ingredion’s Stock Reacted to Its 3Q15 Earnings Release

Stock price performance On October 29, 2015, Ingredion (INGR) reported its 3Q15 results. Following the earnings release, the company’s shares rose by 2% from $93.04, closing at $95.06. The shares demonstrated a rising trend in October, trading in the range of $88–$92,

Why Did Edgewell Personal Care’s Income Fall in Fiscal 4Q15?

Edgewell’s price movement Edgewell Personal Care (EPC-2) has a market cap of $4.5 billion. Edgewell’s YTD (year-to-date) price movement was stable in 2015, but fell after the 4Q15 earnings report by 6.9% to close at $73.07 per share as of

Dell–EMC Marks the Largest Financing Commitment Deal in Tech Space

The largest debt-financed commitment technology deal to date On October 13, we noted that Dell and Silver Lake Partners were considering utilizing the debt market to raise the required investment to fund the EMC (EMC) acquisition, which included VMware (VMW).

Precious Metals Fall on Clues of December Rate Hike

Most important driving factor Precious metals plunged on Monday, November 23, 2015, and gold futures settled much lower as well. Prices fell to their lowest level since early 2010. The retreat in these precious metals was due to the rise

Chinese Economic Data and Production Cuts Boost Copper

Better economic data from China On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, copper prices were supported by better economic data from China and production cuts from miners. Enlarge Graph The China Caixin Services PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) October data showed that the

XRT ETF Fell as Earnings Disappointed

ETF performance The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) fell by 1.1% on November 4, 2015. This was the case with most of the consumer discretionary ETFs, including the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR) and the Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary ETF

Keurig Green Mountain to Report Fourth Quarter Results

Keurig Green Mountain On November 18, Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) will report its fiscal fourth quarter and full year 2015 earnings. The company is based in Waterbury, Vermont, and produces and sells specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages in

Esterline Technologies Reported Strong Earnings for 4Q15

Esterline’s price movement Esterline Technologies (ESL) has a market cap of $2.4 billion. Esterline’s YTD (year-to-date) price movement has been falling quarter-over-quarter until its 4Q15 earnings report. After the 4Q15 earnings report, ESL rose by 1.3% to close at $80.4 as

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