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Using The Value Line Report: DuPont To Tie The Knot With Dow Chemical
DuPont (DD) and Dow Chemical (DOW), two giants in the basic chemicals industry, are combining in a merger-of-equals deal. Subject to regulatory approval, DuPont shareholders will receive 1.22 shares of the new company, to be named DowDuPont, for each of their shares, while Dow holders will receive stock on a one-for-one basis. DowDuPont will eventually separate into three publicly traded companies with a focus on agriculture, material science, and specialty products. How does this deal impact the companies' near- and long-term prospects? Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: McDonalds Corporation Fourth Quarter 2016
Shares of McDonald's pulled back this morning even though the restaurant operator reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results, including positive global same-store sales. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Procter and Gamble Second Quarter Fiscal 2017

StockHighlightsDow 30 Earnings Procter and Gamble Second Quarter Fiscal 2017Household goods conglomerate Procter & Gamble (PG Free P&G Stock Report) recently reported fiscal second quarter earnings (year ends June 30th). Share net increased almost 4% year over year, to $1.08,

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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Fourth Quarter 2016

StockHighlightsDow 30 Earnings International Business Machines Fourth Quarter 2016International Business Machines (IBM Free IBM Stock Report), a worldwide provider of computer systems, software and services, and a member of the Dow 30, has reported December quarter and 2016 full year

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Dow 30 Earnings: General Electric Fourth Quarter 2016
Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) has reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2016. The company's showing fell short on the revenue side of the coin, but was about on par with Wall Street's reduced expectations on the earnings front. Troubles in the oil & gas patch were the top line's primary challenge, though a coming merger with Baker Hughes should help in that regard. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: American Express Fourth Quarter 2016
American Express (AXP), a Dow-30 component and one of the world's largest providers of credit cards, has reported December-period financial results. For the quarter, share earnings were $0.88, which was well below our expectation, as well as Wall Street's consensus estimate. Increased marketing and promotional expenses were the main culprits behind the lower-than-expected earnings. What's more, revenues came in at $8.0 billion, which was 4% below the year-earlier tally. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Goldman Sachs Fourth Quarter 2016

With an improving operating climate, investors were okay with Goldman Sachs’ fourth-quarter revenues and earnings. Share activity, though, was somewhat muted.

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Dow 30 Earnings: UnitedHealth Group Fourth Quarter 2016
Shares of UnitedHealth Group pulled back even after the company reported healthy top- and bottom-line growth for the December quarter. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: JPMorgan Chase Fourth Quarter 2016
Banking giant and Dow-30 member JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) tops expectations in the fourth quarter. Read more
SWOT Analysis: The Kroger Company
Business prospects for The Kroger Company (KR) are mixed. The company, along with the grocery store segment as a whole, has been dealing with some headwinds in recent quarters. These include a deflation in food prices, particularly for staples like eggs, milk, and meat, which has pressured same-store sales growth. Competition is also on the rise, as the company has to deal with both traditional competitors from the grocery sector, and non-traditional players that have been increasing their food-related revenues. Read more
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