Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 13 September 2013

September 14th, 2013
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Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.

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Table of Contents for the 69 top stories this week:

Technology (15 articles)

  • Apple, 2 articles (10, 14)
  • Dell, 2 articles (5, 12)

Consumer (15 articles)

  • Rite Aid, 2 articles (5, 12)

Financial Services (11 articles)

  • Hartford, 2 articles (2, 7)

Energy & Utilities (7 articles)

  • BP, 2 articles (1, 7)
  • Trina Solar, 2 articles (3, 5)

Industrials & Transportation (7 articles)

Media & Telecom (7 articles)

Basic Materials (5 articles)

Health Care (2 articles)

All 69 investment stories this week are listed below



  1. Qualcomm Returns More Capital To Shareholders As Cash Flow Surges on September 13rd
  2. Where Should Zynga Be Focusing Its Efforts on September 13rd
  3. Groupon's Blink Deal Can Help But It Still Has a Long Way To Go on September 13rd
  4. AMD Lowers Its Dependence On PCs With An Enhanced Embedded Portfolio on September 13rd
  5. With Icahn Gone Shareholders Approve Dell’s Privatization on September 13rd
  6. How Adobe Gains From The Growth In Digital Marketing on September 12nd
  7. How Is The U.S. Market Looking For Monster? on September 11st
  8. TripAdvisor's Metasearch Rollout Faces Headwinds As Competition Heats Up on September 11st
  9. TI Raises Its Growth Outlook For Q3 Backed By A Strong Order Book on September 11st
  10. Apple Underwhelms With Cheap iPhone But China Mobile Deal Still Likely on September 11st
  11. Why We Are Still Bullish On Expedia Despite Lowering Our Estimates on September 10th
  12. Carl Ichan Bows Out Of Dell’s Privatization War on September 10th
  13. How eBay Can Reach Its Lofty 2015 Growth Targets on September 10th
  14. Apple Could Sacrifice Margins To Bag China Mobile Deal on September 9th
  15. Nvidia's First Tegra 4 Mobile Device Expands Its Reach In Mobile Computing on September 9th



  1. Green Mountain's Upside Comes With High Risks on September 13rd
  2. Coach Through The Lens Of Porter Five Forces on September 13rd
  3. Why Europe Makes Jones Group's International Retail Business Valuable? on September 13rd
  4. Why American Eagle Should Focus On Its Intimates Brand Aerie on September 12nd
  5. Rite Aid's Q2 Results Will Show Improving Profitability on September 12nd
  6. Altria's Downside From Proposed Federal Tax Hike On Cigarettes on September 12nd
  7. Urban Outfitters' Shares Fall On Third Quarter Sales Trends on September 12nd
  8. A Flurry Of New Models In Europe Can Lift GM To $38 on September 12nd
  9. Key Trends Impacting Nike's Performance In 2013 on September 11st
  10. P&G Targets Thrifty Customers With Cheaper Tide Detergent on September 11st
  11. Gap Is Surviving The Back-To-School Season Scare on September 10th
  12. Generic Drugs Slow Rite Aid's Sales Growth on September 10th
  13. McDonald's Reinvigorates Its Dollar Menu To Spur Sales on September 9th
  14. Dunkin' Brands Can Outpace Peers With The Right Recipe For Growth on September 9th
  15. Emerging Markets Support L’Oréal's $33 Fair Value on September 9th


Financial Services

  1. What Trends Are Driving The Mortgage Banking Business Now? on September 13rd
  2. An Overview Of Hartford's Property And Casualty Business Part 2 on September 12nd
  3. A Look At Manulife's Investment Strategy on September 12nd
  4. The Traditional Banking Model Is Losing Steam In This Economy on September 12nd
  5. E*Trade's Debt Reduction Plans Suggest That It Has Turned The Corner on September 11st
  6. The Fed Looks To Curb Banks' Physical Commodities Businesses on September 11st
  7. An Overview Of Hartford's Property And Casualty Business – Part 1 on September 11st
  8. Swiss Lawmakers Debating Motions To Split UBS & Credit Suisse on September 10th
  9. NYSE's Private Markets Push Has Big Potential But Will Take Time on September 10th
  10. Sizing Up U.S. Banking Giants' Loan Portfolios on September 9th
  11. CME's London Futures Exchange Launch Delay Is Nothing To Worry About on September 9th


Energy & Utilities

  1. BP Agrees To Develop A Disputed Field In Iraq on September 13rd
  2. Factors Driving The U.S. Residential Solar Market on September 13rd
  3. Factors Influencing Trina Solar's Gross Margins on September 12nd
  4. Anadarko To Sign Supply Agreements For Its Mozambique Gas on September 12nd
  5. A Look At Trina Solar's Key Risks on September 10th
  6. What's Driving Growth In KMP's Natural Gas Pipelines Division? on September 10th
  7. BP's Settlement Could Top $16 Billion Amid Failed Attempts To Limit Its Liabilities on September 9th


Industrials & Transportation

  1. Weekly Airlines Note: United, Delta, American And US Airways on September 13rd
  2. FedEx Earnings Preview: Margins In Focus Amid Uncertain Growth Drivers on September 12nd
  3. Boeing Trails Airbus In The Race For New Commercial Airplane Orders on September 11st
  4. Delta's Stock Climbs On S&P 500 Reentry on September 11st
  5. How Will CSX Perform In The Second Half Of 2013? on September 11st
  6. Norfolk Southern's Key Business Drivers And Challenges In 2013 on September 10th
  7. UPS Growth Drivers: Global Logistics, Healthcare Devices And E-Commerce on September 9th


Media & Telecom

  1. Looking At Sirius XM's Long Term Subscriber Growth As Auto Sales Roar on September 13rd
  2. Higher Cost Debt Limits Verizon's Ability To Generate Value Out Of Vodafone Deal on September 13rd
  3. How The New Deal With Virgin Media Helps Netflix on September 12nd
  4. How Is DirecTV’s Latin America Pay-TV Business Trending? on September 12nd
  5. Will Dish Dump Disney Over ESPN? on September 10th
  6. A Cheaper iPhone Could Send Thrifty Customers To T-Mobile Over AT&T on September 10th
  7. Riddick's Success Shows NBCUniversal's Low Risk Way Of Gaining Market Share on September 9th


Basic Materials

  1. Cliffs Natural Loses Key Land Dispute Putting Crucial Chromite Project In Jeopardy on September 13rd
  2. A Closer Look Of Barrick Gold's Delayed Pascua Lama Mine on September 12nd
  3. What Does Alcoa's Exit From Dow Jones Mean? on September 11st
  4. A Closer Examination Of Silver Wheaton's Crucial Penasquito Mine on September 9th
  5. Rio Tinto Bets On China For The Future Of Its Diamonds Business on September 9th


Health Care

  1. Is There Much Hope For Merck In Alzheimer Drug Clinical Trials? on September 10th
  2. China's Diabetes Market Could Become A Big Focus For Pharma Companies on September 9th

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