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Using The Value Line Report: 3M Faces A Challenging Operating Environment
Many people are familiar with the consumer products offerings of 3M, such as Scotch tape and Post-it notes. But there is much more to the company than its consumer division, which is actually the smallest of five units (reorganized from six previously). Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Merck Fourth Quarter 2015
Shares of Merck fell modestly after the drugmaker and Dow-30 member reported fourth-quarter results. Earnings were a bit better than expected, but soft 2016 guidance and a top-line miss weighed on the stock. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Pfizer Fourth Quarter 2015
Better-than-expected demand for the PREVNAR vaccine franchise and strong growth in the oncology portfolio helps drugmaker and Dow-30 member Pfizer top fourth-quarter adjusted earnings expectations. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Exxon Mobil Corp. Fourth Quarter 2015
As expected, oil giant Exxon Mobil reported a substantial drop in fourth-quarter earnings, due to the steep decline in oil prices over the past year, as well as lower natural gas price realizations. Read more
Using The Value Line Report: Can A Tax-Inversion Deal With Allergan Be A Magic Pill for Pfizer
Pharmaceutical giant and Dow member Pfizer (PFE) recently made headlines when it announced in November, 2015 that it is planning to join forces with Ireland-based Botox maker Allergan plc (AGN) in a mega merger worth a jaw-dropping $160 billion. So what does this mean for the individual investor looking to include the blue chip in a portfolio? For anyone seeking to gain insight here, the Value Line report is certainly a good place to start. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Chevron Corp. Fourth Quarter 2015
Oil giant Chevron has reported its first quarterly bottom-line loss since the third quarter of 2002. The company reported fourth-quarter sales of $28 billion, 33% lower than the year-earlier tally of $42 billion. The bottom-line deficit was $0.31 a share, compared with last year's profit of $1.85. The stock fell slightly, in response. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Visa Inc. Fiscal First Quarter 2016
Electronic payments processor Visa has reported results for the fiscal 2016 first quarter (ended December 30, 2015). For the three-month stretch, revenues advanced 5.4% from the year-earlier period, to $3.57 billion, but fell short of our $3.73 billion target. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft Second Quarter Fiscal 2016
Software giant Microsoft (MSFT) has released December-period results. The financial performance, which extended the good start recorded in the September quarter, was greeted warmly by investors, and MSFT shares rose nicely in morning trading, as a result. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Caterpillar Inc. Fourth Quarter 2015
Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has reported fourth-quarter sales of $11.0 billion, which was a nearly 23% decline from the year-earlier period and below our $11.5 billion estimate. The unfavorable performance was due largely to a worldwide commodities slump. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: United Technologies Fourth Quarter 2015
United Technologies, an industrial conglomerate that is one of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has reported fourth-quarter financials that bested our expectations on both the top and bottom lines. Read more
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