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Can American Eagle Deliver A Q4 Earnings Beat?

American Eagle is scheduled to report its fiscal Q4 earnings on Thursday, March 8. Here's what we will be watching.

What To Expect From Johnson & Johnson In 2018

We have created an interactive dashboard on Johnson & Johnson’s expected financial performance in 2018. You can adjust the revenue and margin drivers to see the impact on the company’s performance. Overall, we forecast revenue growth of around 5% and EPS of just under $8 for 2018.

Cutting Through AI Smoke And Mirrors On Wall Street

AI, especially the AI used in finance today, lacks the application of deep subject matter expertise to create the clean data and relationships that are the foundation of any successful investment strategy or AI.

Why Urban Outfitters’ Stock Saw Volatility Despite Better-Than-Expected Earnings

Urban Outfitters announced fourth quarter earnings on March 6 that beat both consensus EPS and revenue expectations. The company reported a net sales increase of 5.7% for the quarter,

Diplomat Pharmacy Filings Illustrate Competitive Pressure On AmerisourceBergen

From yesterday's research, analysts parsed 133 10-K filings and collected 20,292 data points. In total, they made 3,309 forensic accounting adjustments with a dollar value of $434 billion. Analyst Lindsay Bohannon found an unusual item yesterday in Diplomat Pharmacy’s (DPLO) 10-K.

Finding Items In The Filings On Santander Consumer USA

Last week, analyst parsed 593 10-K filings and collected 92,555 data points. In total, they made 14,753 forensic accounting adjustments with a dollar value of $4.2 trillion. Analyst Eric Roll identified three significant red flags buried in the footnotes of Santander Consumer Holdings' 10-K.

A Closer Look At Target’s Q4 Earnings And Fiscal 2018 Outlook

Target (NYSE: TGT) announced strong fourth quarter earnings on March 6, but the stock still fell as its results were slightly below expectations. In this note we discuss some key takeaways from Target’s earnings, as well as our fiscal 2018 outlook using our interactive platform.

4 Big Reasons Why Short-Term Muni Bonds Should Excite You

Municipal bonds may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a sexy investment but doesn’t mean investors should disregard short-term munis. In fact, munis play a very important role in any serious portfolio. Below are four big reasons why you should get excited about muni bonds.

A Look At VMware’s Fundamental Value

VMware had a strong end to fiscal 2018, with strong revenue growth across segments. This was complemented by a slight improvement in gross margins.

What To Expect From Costco’s Q2

Costco is scheduled to announce its fiscal second quarter results on Wednesday, March 7. The company reported a solid Q1, as both its earnings per share and revenue estimates came in ahead of market expectations.

Why Johnson Controls Is Worth $45

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) generates its value from two primary segments: Building Technologies & Solutions and Power Solutions.

A Closer Look At IHS Markit’s Valuation

IHS Markit’s stock price surged nearly 30% in 2017, as the company performed strongly in the first full year following the merger of IHS and Markit. With that in mind, the biggest question is whether or not the company can maintain organic growth and whether its stock has further upside this year

Should Microsoft Acquire Dropbox?

Dropbox recently filed for an IPO and is expected to go public in the coming weeks. However, the company could potentially get acquired before it actually goes public, as it is a strong acquisition candidate for companies that want to improve their presence in the cloud storage/collaboration space.

Unusual Item From Alliance Data Systems

From yesterday's research, analysts parsed 127 10-K filings and collected 20,430 data points. In total, they made 3,369 forensic accounting adjustments with a dollar value of $1.4 trillion. Analyst Peter Apockotos found an unusual item yesterday in Alliance Data Systems’ (ADS) 10-K.

How Offering Cheaper iPhones Could Provide 20% Upside For Apple

Apple's shares are currently trading around an all-time high. We believe the current stock price represents fair value for Apple’s shares, but the company could potentially unlock value by introducing a cheaper version of the iPhone to target other segments of the smartphone market.

Taxation Of Cryptocurrency Proof Of Stake Transaction Fees

Proof of Stake is a new way to validate cryptocurrencies. Learn how the PoS system works and how the activity may effect your income and its tax implications.

Will Roche’s Autoimmune Drug Sales Peak In 2018?

According to our estimates, Roche’s autoimmune drug sales may peak in 2018, following which we expect a gradual decline due to patent losses and expected competition from biosimilars and generics.

Improving Housing Market To Drive Lowe’s Revenues

Given the impressive performance of Home Depot in the fourth quarter, Lowe's is likely to report solid results as well when it reports on Wednesday.

How Amazon’s Logistics Ambitions Could Impact UPS

With Amazon launching its own delivery service, should logistics giants such as UPS be concerned? What potential impact could such a move by Amazon have on UPS’s earnings and valuation?

A Snapshot Of Motorola Solutions’ Business And Valuation

Motorola Solutions generates its revenues primarily from two business segments, namely Products – which sells communications systems including land mobile radios; and Services, which provides end-to-end solutions ranging from implementation to support services.

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