Samsung reported preliminary second-quarter revenue and operating income that were both below Wall Street consensus expectations. For the first time, Samsung provided commentary around its preliminary press release, most likely in an effort to calm investor concerns, as its stock is down over 11%
Red Hat's first-quarter results were modestly ahead of our forecast, but signs of life in the firm's expanded product portfolio outside of Linux were promising. We will likely leave our fair value at $50 and our narrow moat rating unchanged. Revenue grew 16.7% year over year to $423.8 million, 2.9%
No-moat rated Fiat Chrysler reported a 17% year-over-year increase in U.S. sales for the month of May. We believe the results were aided by weaker sales earlier in the year as consumers postponed a trip to the dealership during the rough weather experienced in the first quarter. Jeep brand led the
Shares of CI Financial are taking it on the chin today after Bank of Nova Scotia, which holds a 37% stake in the asset manager, announced it was looking to scale back its holdings in the firm. For the past five years, Scotiabank has benefited from its minority stake in CI Financial, with the asset
Corporate Office Properties Trust has initiated 2014 guidance that is broadly in line with our expectations for the firm. We have tweaked our model and lowered our 2014 normalized FFO forecast $0.02 per share to $1.92, which falls at the high end of management's forecast range of $1.84-$1.92. ...
We continue to believe Hormel’s scale and portfolio of solid brands are worthy of a narrow economic moat, backed by mid-to-high single-digit organic revenue growth resulting from a healthy combination of higher prices and volume in the firm’s core segments. We think management’s long-term focus and
With wide-moat Franklin Resources releasing preliminary AUM data for the September quarter earlier this month, we had a good idea of where the company was sitting before the release of its fiscal fourth-quarter results. We did, however, underestimate the level of outflows the firm would report for
Colfax CFX experienced continued weak demand levels during the second quarter, consistent with what we have heard from other diversified industrial companies' results. Year-over-year organic revenue was flat though represented a positive inflection from 3% down quarters the past two quarters. ...
A dichotomy for no-moat-rated Volkswagen VOW3 will again exist in 2013 where Western European sales volume declines but consolidated revenue will increase. We think the company will offset European volume declines with increased market share in the U.S. but also with growth from the so-called BRIC
In yet another sign that wide-moat-rated BlackRock BLK is making further inroads into the retail channel, Fidelity Investments announced this morning that it is expanding the terms of its three-year-old partnership with BlackRock's iShares unit. This will more than double the number of ...