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Dow 30 Earnings: Chevron Corp. First Quarter 2015
Chevron, the world's fourth-largest oil company based on proven reserves and a member of the Dow 30, delivered better-than-expected March-period results, thanks to foreign currency effects boosting earnings by $580 million, compared with a decrease of $79 million a year earlier. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Visa Inc. Fiscal Second Quarter 2015
Electronic payments processor and Dow-30 component Visa has announced fiscal 2015 second-quarter results (year ends September 30th), and the report was rather mixed. Visa stock, which established an all-time high just shy of $70 per share in early March, traded slightly lower following the earnings release. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Exxon Mobil Corp. First Quarter 2015
Oil giant Exxon Mobil reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, despite a difficult operating environment for oil, but its shares were little changed. Read more
Using A Value Line Report: The Walt Disney Co., A Media Conglomerate Firing On All Cylinders
Dow component The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has emerged as a media network giant in recent years through its Disney Channel programming, as well as its ESPN and ABC networks. In addition, its iconic household name is synonymous with theme park entertainment and cruise lines. The other legs of its business operations, including Studio Entertainment and Consumer Products, are also valid contributors to Disney’s impressive financials. A review of the Value Line report shows that the company appears to be firing on all cylinders. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Merck First Quarter 2015
Merck, the New Jersey-based drugmaker and Dow-30 component, has reported first-quarter earnings of $0.85 a share, versus $0.88 in the comparable period of 2014. The bottom-line tally handily beat our $0.80 estimate and consensus expectations which called for $0.75, thanks to better-than-expected sales growth in diabetes drugs and animal health products. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Pfizer First Quarter 2015
Although adjusted earnings were a bit ahead of estimates, investors were unaffected by Pfizer’s (PFE) first-quarter earnings release, and the stock hardly moved in response. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Apple Inc. Second Quarter Fiscal 2015
Computer and personal electronics icon Apple has posted strong results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (year ends September 26th). However, investors were seemingly unimpressed, with the new Dow component pulling back slightly after an initial bump at the opening bell. Read more
A Short SWOT Analysis of Comcast
Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) is an American multimedia company based in Philadelphia. The largest broadcasting, cable, and home Internet company in the world also stands as the third largest home television service provider. Through its two main businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal (which it has owned since 2011), the business maintains vertically integrated operations from production to distribution and communications to broadcasting. In early 2014, the company agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) for roughly $45 billion, though recent regulatory developments are now expected to nix the deal altogether. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Microsoft Third Quarter Fiscal 2015
Shares of Microsoft opened higher this morning, as the investment community seemed to be pleased with the company’s March-quarter financial results. Read more
Dow 30 Earnings: Procter and Gamble Third Quarter Fiscal 2015
Investors were left wanting more from consumer goods conglomerate and Dow-30 component Procter and Gamble’s fiscal third-quarter results, sending the stock slightly lower. Read more
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