(DISCA) has had a rough 2015. The cable network operator
is struggling to grow subscription levels amidst the technology-driven upheaval of the entertainment industry
. As more viewers forego their cable contracts in favor of more cost-effective and convenient choices, how will Discovery ensure growth over the long haul
? What moves has it made to promote top-line growth? What can it do in the future to spur earnings increases? In this article, we attempt to answer these questions and more by performing an easy-to-follow SWOT Analysis
, examining the company’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities,
Most readers of this article need little introduction to Visa
(V), as they can find at least one Visa credit or debit card in their wallet or purse. Visa is the world’s largest global payments technology company
, operating in more than 200 countries. Its brand name is well recognized around the world. But are
Visa’s strong points reflected
in the stock price?
(WMT) fiscal second-quarter results
were a tad below expectations
. The stock fell 3%
on the news hitting a 52-week low in the process
Shares of The Home Depot
(HD) rose moderately
to an all-time high after the world's largest home-improvement retailer delivered upbeat fiscal second-quarter
(ended August 2nd) results that were buoyed by the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing market and increased its guidance.
Networking equipment maker
and Dow-30 component Cisco Systems
(CSCO) has reported solid fiscal fourth-quarter results
. Its shares
were up moderately
, in response.
, or Coke
, as it is often referred to by many, is more than just a popular carbonated soft drink made by The Coca-Cola Company
(KO). Sure, the beverage, and its classic curvy signature logo, is recognized virtually all over the world as one of the most iconic symbols of American pop culture. But, in the world of equity investments, KO represents more than a fizzy nonalcoholic drink.
In this installment of Using The Value Line Report,
we will be taking another look at household products retailer Home Depot, Inc.
and the factors that have contributed to the Dow stock’s
somewhat meteoric ascent
over the past few years.
After reporting mixed fiscal third-quarter
(ended June 27th) results
, entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company
saw its shares fall sharply
in early morning trading. Though the company beat our share-earnings estimates by a nickel ($1.45 versus $1.40), owing partially to a lower-than-expected share count, a disappointing top-line performance ($13.10 billion against our $13.25 call) led to the downward price movement.
, the world's fourth-largest oil company
based on proven reserves, saw its second-quarter sales
and earnings fall sharply
from a year earlier, as declines
in oil and natural gas prices
took a toll, as did costs
associated with decommissioning rigs and facilities
Oil giant Exxon Mobil
has reported second-quarter
of $1.00, close to our estimate, but significantly below the year-earlier tally
. The steep decline
in oil prices
over the past year proved a major stumbling block for corporate results, as did lower natural gas price realizations.