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Using A Value Line Report: Verizon Completes Its Acquisition of AOL
In June, Verizon Communications (VZ) completed a significant acquisition with the purchase of AOL for about $4.4 billion in cash. Using a Value Line report can help readers evaluate the merger, and the telecom company’s investment prospects. Read more
SWOT Analysis: JetBlue Airways Corporation
Business prospects at JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) look bright. The company has been benefiting from lower fuel costs over the past few months, which has boosted earnings. Demand remains strong, thanks to the company’s excellent customer service and industry-leading amenities. Management has also done a great job of managing costs. Airline traffic, measured by revenue passenger miles, remains high, rising 11% in the March quarter to 9.6 billion. The company is also expanding its premium service offerings, which should help to expand margins. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: NIKE, Inc. Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015
Athletic footwear and apparel giant NIKE delivered better-than-expected sales and earnings in the May period. Investors bid the stock up to a 52-week high in response. Read more
Using a Value Line Report: Spotlight on JNJ
For investors seeking exposure to a specific sector with a big-name equity, the diverse Dow 30 serves as a good starting point. Here, we will focus on JNJ, a manufacturer of healthcare products, and use the Value Line report to demonstrate how effective a tool it can be when making an educated investment decision. Read more
Using a Value Line Report: The Chips Are Stacked Against Intel
Intel Corp. (INTC) has been a dominant player in the PC microprocessor market for almost 20 years and has established itself as an industrial fixture. In this article, we use Intel's Value Line report to help investors size up INTC's investment merits. Read more
Charter Communications: A Short SWOT Analysis
Charter Communications (CHTR) made headlines in late May when the company announced its $55 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable (TWC). The deal makes the company the second-largest cable and internet provider in the United States by quadrupling its subscriber tally.  Still, there remains plenty of doubt surrounding the long-term growth prospects of the company and the traditional television ecosystem on the whole. That is, in an age of digital convenience and cost-effective alternatives, what’s next for Charter? And more importantly, for which types of investors is this stock best suited? In this article, we will attempt to address these questions by taking a brief look at Charter Communications’ business and performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Read more
Using A Value Line Report: JPMorgan Chase vs. Goldman Sachs
In this segment of Using a Value Line Report we will be taking a look at two of the largest and most well-known investment institutions in the world, JPMorgan Chase and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. These companies are among the oldest and most iconic banking institutions in the nation. Read more
SWOT Analysis: Hillenbrand Inc.

Hillenbrand Inc. (HI) has experienced a positive start to fiscal 2015. Following its fourth-consecutive term in which the company achieved year-over-year revenue advances, we question if these shares are a suitable option for investors seeking a position in the death care and machinery industries. Also, we examine the stock’s potential to deliver long-term value in an industry that rarely witnesses what could be considered rapid growth. To do so, we will be taking a brief look at Hillenbrand’s business in this article by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT analysis of the company, evaluating its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

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Using a Value Line Report: New Leadership, Same Tech Titan
Cisco Systems (CSCO) is a broadband networking infrastructure behemoth headquartered in San Jose, California. The company’s founding dates back to 1984 on the campus of Stanford University; Leonard Bosack, Kirk Lougheed, and Sandy Lerner, all employees of the college at the time, began working on the initial Cisco IOS. Read more
Dow 30 Profile: Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. (AAPL), which was added to the prestigious Dow Jones Industrial Average in mid-March, is the largest company in the world as measured by market value (now roughly $750 billion). The Cupertino, California-based tech outfit designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, and sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. Read more
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