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  1. Dollar General Revises Bid for Family Dollar; Strategic Rationale Solid, Valuation Impact Minimal

    Commentary

    Tue, 2 Sep 2014

    achieve $550 million-$600 million in run-rate synergies, and we intend to review the firm's moat prospects (we do not assign Dollar General a moat ) if the deal closes. However, the increased bid price is only about 2% higher than Dollar General

  2. Raising Fair Value Estimate for National Oilwell Varco to $93

    Commentary

    Tue, 2 Sep 2014

    We've taken a closer look at wide - moat National Oilwell Varco after it recast its financials under a new reporting structure. The level of detail now available for its

  3. Exelixis Fails in Key Prostate Cancer Trial; Dramatically Lowering Fair Value Estimate

    Commentary

    Tue, 2 Sep 2014

    was the major value driver for the company, we will be dramatically reducing our fair value estimate and maintaining our no- moat rating. The Cometriq arm of the COMET-1 study demonstrated a median overall survival of 11.0 months versus 9.8 months

  4. Sany's Lofty Operating Leverage Will Likely Continue to Erode Earnings

    Commentary

    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    maintain our fair value estimate of HKD 6.50 per share. Our competitiveness assessment of Sany keeps economic moat rating at "none," and its moat trend rating at stable due to Sany’s unshakable leading market position. Nevertheless, the investors

  5. CRCC: Top-Line Growth Beats Estimates, but Earnings Miss Due to Higher Financing and Tax

    Commentary

    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    Stock Connect Scheme would bring these two share classes’ prices closer to convergence. Both our "none" economic moat and stable moat trend ratings are unchanged. On the risk side, we reiterate our very high uncertainty rating due to high

  6. No Surprises in China Railway's Results: Top and Bottom Lines on Track With Our Estimates

    Commentary

    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    Investors must remain cognizant of the A-share/H-share price conversion. We reiterate our "none" economic moat rating and our stable moat trend rating. Our very high fair value uncertainty rating still stands, given the company's substantial

  7. Raising IDFC’s Fair Value Estimate on Our More Balanced Outlook

    Commentary

    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    of 17% (versus 10% earlier) in our revised model. Despite higher growth assumptions, we're holding onto IDFC's no- moat rating. On the expense side, we see some headwinds. IDFC will need to spend significant amounts to set up banking technology

  8. Sirius XM Looks Like A Classic Value Play

    Headlines

    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    undervalued by Mr. Market; a business model that constantly generates significant revenue and cash flow, or float; and has a wide moat to protect it from competitors. Buffett would probably add baggage that gives the company a lack of respect from average

  9. Splunk Makes a Splash in Big Data

    Headlines

    Mon, 1 Sep 2014

    Advantage and Growth Not Enough for a Moat Yet We do not believe Splunk currently possesses an economic moat . While the firm has a modest technological ..... would be the key to constructing an economic moat . Rapid Innovation, Rivals Present

  10. New Morningstar Analyst Report for Fastenal Co

    Stock Reports

    Sun, 31 Aug 2014

    market opportunity.The company’s push into nonfastener products is taking it away from its highest-margin and deepest moat segments.AmazonSupply's attempts to displace incumbent distributors like Fastenal could eat into Fastenal’s market share

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