Weekly Summary of Research Findings: 4/23/18 – 4/27/18 [PREMIUM]


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Below is a weekly summary of our research findings for 4/23/18 through 4/27/18. These summaries give you a quick snapshot of our content the past week so that you can quickly decide what’s relevant to your investing needs. Subscribers: To receive these weekly digests via email, click here to sign up for our mailing list. More

Expert Estimates of 2018 Country Equity Risk Premiums and Risk-free Rates


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What are current estimates of equity risk premiums (ERP) and risk-free rates around the world? In their April 2018 paper entitled “Market Risk Premium and Risk-free Rate Used for 59 Countries in 2018: A Survey”, Pablo Fernandez, Vitaly Pershin and Isabel Acin summarize results of a March 2018 email survey of international finance/economic professors, analysts More

Crypto-asset Research Survey


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What is the body of academic research on crypto-assets? In their March 2018 paper entitled “Cryptocurrencies as a Financial Asset: A Systematic Analysis”, Shaen Corbet, Brian Lucey, Andrew Urquhart and Larisa Yarovaya review available research on cryptocurrencies as financial assets. They define crypto-assets as peer-to-peer electronic transaction systems which allow payment by one party directly to another without More

Week in Preview: Bed Bath & Beyond, Monsanto and Pier 1 Earnings


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earnings expectationsThe new earnings season doesn’t kick off until Alcoa (AA) reports its first-quarter results on April 11, but a few stragglers are still reporting their earnings for the previous quarter this week. The most prominent earnings reports on tap are Wednesday’s results from Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) and from Monsanto (MON). Here’s what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect to see.

Bed Bath & Beyond

During its fiscal fourth quarter, the nation’s largest domestics retailer opened new stores and its CEO sold shares. Analysts anticipate that the New Jersey-based company will report per-share earnings of 97 cents, an increase of 11.3% from the same quarter of last year. The company also is expected to post revenue of $2.4 billion for the three months that ended in February, a 6.3% rise from a year earlier.

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Week in Preview: Bed Bath & Beyond, Monsanto and Pier 1 Earnings


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earnings expectationsThe new earnings season doesn’t kick off until Alcoa (AA) reports its first-quarter results on April 11, but a few stragglers are still reporting their earnings for the previous quarter this week. The most prominent earnings reports on tap are Wednesday’s results from Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) and from Monsanto (MON). Here’s what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect to see.

Bed Bath & Beyond

During its fiscal fourth quarter, the nation’s largest domestics retailer opened new stores and its CEO sold shares. Analysts anticipate that the New Jersey-based company will report per-share earnings of 97 cents, an increase of 11.3% from the same quarter of last year. The company also is expected to post revenue of $2.4 billion for the three months that ended in February, a 6.3% rise from a year earlier.

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Week in Preview: Mosaic, Family Dollar Earnings and March Unemployment Rate


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earnings expectationsThe calendar quarter winds down this week and quarterly reports are due from Apollo Group (APOL), CarMax (KMX), Global Payments (GPN), Krispy Kreme (KKD), Lennar (LEN) and McCormick (MKC). But analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters have high hopes for results from fertilizer and animal feed maker Mosaic (MOS), apparel maker Phillips Van Heusen (PVH) and discount retailer Family Dollar (FDO). So here’s a look at what they anticipate from these three companies.

Mosaic

During its fiscal second quarter, Cargill agreed to distribute its stake in Mosaic, and Mosaic also said it would redeem senior notes. Analysts anticipate that the Minnesota-based potash producer will report per-share earnings of $1.07, a jump of 53.3% from the same quarter of last year. Mosaic also is expected to post revenue of $2.4 billion for the three months that ended in February. That’s a 35.9% rise from a year earlier.

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Week in Preview: Mosaic, Family Dollar Earnings and March Unemployment Rate originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Week in Preview: Housing Data and Late Season Earnings (ORCL, DFS, TIF)


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earnings expectationsQuarterly reports from Oracle (ORCL), Discover (DFS) and Tiffany (TIF) will highlight news on the earnings front this week.

Elsewhere on the economic calendar, the focus will be on housing, with existing home sales data due from the National Association of Realtors on Monday, new home sales numbers from the Census Bureau on Wednesday and data on housing starts released on Thursday.

Also watch for durable goods orders in February and the final GDP for the fourth quarter.

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Week in Preview: Housing Data and Late Season Earnings (ORCL, DFS, TIF) originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 20 Mar 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FedEx Q3 Earnings Fall


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FedEx (FDX) logoPackage delivery giant and economic bellwhether FedEx Corp. (FDX) reported Thursday that its third-quarter earnings fell 3% to $231 million, or 73 cents per share, due to rising fuel prices and harsh winter weather.

FedEx also warned that earnings for the current quarter and the entire year could be reduced by the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, and that it’s too soon to estimate the affect of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

For more on the results and FedEx’s forecasts for the current quarter and full year, see FedEx Earnings Slip on Higher Fuel Prices.

FedEx Q3 Earnings Fall originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Week in Preview: Inflation, the FOMC and Nike Earnings


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earnings expectationsThe Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets again this week to review economic conditions and set monetary policy. On whether the Fed should end quantitative easing or extend it, Atlanta Fed chairman Dennis Lockhart recently said that the Fed should remain flexible given the rising energy prices, which could be a sign of coming inflation. Either at this meeting or the next, the Fed could signal that interest rates will rise as a hedge against inflation.

Inflation will also be the focus when the Department of Labor releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) this week. Back in January the core PPI (which excludes energy and food costs) had its biggest jump in two years, and the core CPI had its largest uptick in more than year, the second month in a row in which consumer prices jumped.

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Week in Preview: Inflation, the FOMC and Nike Earnings originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Week in Preview: Unemployment Rate, Retail Earnings, Bernanke Testimony


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earnings expectationsThis week we turn the calendar page, and that change brings with it a raft of economic data. Scheduled for release on Monday are pending home sales and personal income numbers for January, as well as the Chicago PMI and car and truck sales data for February.

On Tuesday, look for the ISM Manufacturing Index for February and construction spending numbers for January. That’s followed on Wednesday by the week’s first employment data: the Challenger Job-Cuts announcement and the ADP employment report for February. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semiannual monetary policy testimony before Congress on both days.

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Week in Preview: Walmart, Home Depot and More Retail Earnings


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earnings expectationsBarnes & Noble, the Gap, RadioShack, and Sears — that may sound like the lineup at the local mall, but in fact they are just a few of the retailers scheduled to step into the earnings spotlight this week. Following last week’s disappointing January retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department but strong fourth-quarter reports from Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and Nordstrom (JWN), the coming week will offer plenty more data on the sector for investors to mull over.

Walmart

Bentonville-based Walmart (WMT) offered free holiday shipping, closed its Moscow office and named a chief merchandising officer during its fourth quarter. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters forecast earnings for that period to come to $1.31 per share, up from $1.17 in the same quarter of last year. The world’s largest retailer also is expected to post revenues of $117.7 billion for the three months that ended in January. That’s 3.5% more than a year earlier.

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Week in Preview: Mid-Quarter Earnings (DELL, SJM, MAR, JWN)


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earnings expectationsWe’re well into the quarter now and the earnings reports continue to roll out.

This week, Dell (DELL) highlights a handful of results from tech companies. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are looking for fourth-quarter earnings of 37 cents per share from the one of the world’s top PC purveyors. That’s up from 28 cents per share during the same period a year ago. Dell also is expected to report its revenue grew 5.5% year over year to $15.7 billion, for the three months that ended in January.

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Week in Preview: Coca-Cola, Disney and Hasbro Earnings


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earnings expectationsThings look to be pretty quiet on the economic calendar this week. Here are the highlights:

  • Tuesday: Weekly chain-store sales
  • Wednesday: Federal budget balance for January
  • Thursday: Wholesale trade data in December
  • Friday: Trade balance in December and the weekly inflation survey

However, three iconic companies — Walt Disney (DIS), Coca-Cola (KO) and Hasbro (HAS) — highlight this week’s quarterly results. Here’s a look at what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are anticipating from these and others.

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Week in Preview: January Employment Data, UPS Earnings and More


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earnings expectationsFriday’s fourth-quarter GDP numbers offered more evidence that the economy is picking up steam, but one of the biggest obstacles to the recovery remains the stubbornly high unemployment rate. We’ll find out whether there’s been any movement on that front when employment data for January comes out this week. The Challenger Job-Cut report and ADP employment data are due Wednesday, and the government’s unemployment rate on Friday. Another mild increase in jobs is expected, in line with the three-month average, but not enough to significantly reduce the unemployment rate.

Also look for the ISM manufacturing and nonmanufacturing indexes this week, as well as the Chicago PMI and the New York NAPM index. And Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak to the National Press Club on Thursday.

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Week in Preview: January Employment Data, UPS Earnings and More originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 30 Jan 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Week in Preview: GDP, FOMC Meeting, Housing Data and Lots of Earnings


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earnings expectationsWith earnings season in full swing, the FOMC meeting on interest rates, the GDP estimate, and housing numbers due out, the coming week is shaping up to be a busy one. So here’s a peek at what’s on the economic calendar.

Monday

Quarterly reports from American Express (AXP) and McDonald’s (MCD) will highlight Monday. Amgen (AMGN), CSX (CSX), Halliburton (HAL) and Texas Instruments (TXN) are also expected to report strong earnings results.

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Steve Jobs Takes Another Medical Leave


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Steve Jobs Apple (AAPL)So it looks like COO Tim Cook will be in charge again over at Apple (AAPL). CEO Steve Jobs said Monday that he is taking another medical leave of absence, leaving responsibility for day-to-day decisions to Cook.

This is the third time Cook took up the reins, the first in 2004 when Jobs recovered from surgery for pancreatic cancer, and again in January through June of 2009 when Jobs had a liver transplant. Many people consider Cook to be Jobs’s logical successor.

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Week in Preview: Banks in the Earnings Spotlight


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earnings expectationsThe earnings season ramps up this week. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters foresee strong reports from such big names as Apple (AAPL), eBay (EBAY), IBM (IBM), General Electric (GE), Google (GOOG), Schlumberger (SLB) and Southwest Airlines (LUV). And fast on the heels of last week’s big earnings beat from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), there will be plenty more results from the financial sector to peruse this week.

Among the financials expected to post double-digit earnings growth this week are Capital One Financial (COF), Morgan Stanley (MS), SLM Corp. (SLM) and U.S. Bancorp (USB), but the week’s biggest earnings winner may be Wells Fargo (WFC).

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Week in Preview: Alcoa, Intel, JPMorgan Kick Off New Earnings Season


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earnings expectationsAlcoa (AA), Intel (INTC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) will kick off a new earnings season this week when they report their results for the fourth quarter of 2010. Here’s a quick look at what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect to see, followed by a glance at what’s coming up on the economic calendar.

Alcoa

During its fourth quarter, Alcoa saw increased demand in emerging markets, sold surplus properties, and shared revenue targets with investors. Analysts forecast that earnings for the period will come to 19 cents per share, up from just a penny per share in the same quarter of last year. The New York-based aluminum producer also is expected to post revenue of $5.7 billion for the three months that ended in December, which is 4.5% more than a year earlier.

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Week in Preview: Unemployment Rate, Retail and Auto Sales


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earnings expectationsAlthough the U.S. economy has added jobs in recent months, the unemployment rate remains uncomfortably high at 9.8%. The rate for December is due out on Friday and is expected to drop to 9.7%. However, no one seems to expect significant improvement until well into the new year.

Other economic data on this week’s schedule include:

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Week in Preview: Final Economic Data of the Year


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earnings expectationsEven as the year winds to a close this week, there are still a handful of economic releases on the schedule. Starting out on Monday, the Chicago Fed releases its Midwest Manufacturing Index for November.

Tuesday brings the final Consumer Confidence Index of the year, as well as the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for October, the Richmond Fed’s Business Surveys, and a look at chain store sales for the week leading up to Christmas.

Data on last week’s initial jobless claims will be released on Thursday. And then Friday brings the New York NAPM Index and the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.

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