Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 23 May 2014

May 24th, 2014
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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 61 top stories this week:

Consumer (23 articles)

  • Aeropostale, 2 articles (3, 14)
  • American Eagle, 2 articles (8, 23)
  • Best Buy, 2 articles (2, 17)
  • L Brands, 2 articles (1, 18)
  • Lowe's, 2 articles (5, 22)
  • Target, 2 articles (6, 19)

Technology (20 articles)

  • Hewlett Packard, 2 articles (2, 16)
  • NetApp, 2 articles (1, 17)
  • Renren, 2 articles (4, 19)

Industrials & Transportation (6 articles)

Financial Services (4 articles)

Basic Materials (3 articles)

Energy & Utilities (2 articles)

Media & Telecom (2 articles)

  • AT&T, 2 articles (1, 2)
  • DirecTV, 2 articles (1, 2)

Health Care (1 article)

  • Medtronic, 2 articles (1, 2)


All 61 investment stories this week are listed below.



  1. L Brands Beats On Profit, But Lowers Its 2014 Outlook on May 23rd
  2. Best Buy Suffers From Lower Electronic Sales, But Cost Savings Improve Profits on May 23rd
  3. Aeropostale Slumps Further With Dismal Results And Bleak Guidance on May 23rd
  4. Here's How Valuable The Wearables Business Is To Nike on May 23rd
  5. Lowe's Earnings Review: Outdoor Category Sales Decline Due To Rough Weather But Boost Profitability on May 23rd
  6. Target Earnings: Continued Struggle In The U.S. And Canada Calls For Proactive Actions on May 22nd
  7. L'Oréal's Body Shop: Revenue Per Store Performance Cloudy Despite Prospects Of Sales, Margin Expansion on May 22nd
  8. American Eagle To Close 150 Stores Following Dismal Results; Omni-Channel Progress Looks Good on May 22nd
  9. Unfavorable Weather Conditions And Slow Housing Activity Stall Top Line Growth For Home Depot on May 22nd
  10. Moving Production Share To Emerging Markets Can Unlock Substantial Value For Automakerson May 22nd
  11. Compact Saloon Sales To Outpace Growth In The Overall Chinese Luxury Car Market on May 22nd
  12. Why The Joint Venture With Cardinal Health Is A Good Move By CVS on May 21st
  13. Macau Remains The Key For MGM's Casino Operations, The Strip Is All About Hotels on May 21st
  14. Aeropostale's Results Will Be Bogged Down By Fierce Competition, Low Brand Loyalty And Store Consolidation on May 21st
  15. Urban Outfitters Earnings: Mainline Brand Remains A Concern While Free People And Anthropologie Continue To Grow on May 20th
  16. Gap Inc Earnings Preview: Strong Growth In April Will Offset Dull February And March on May 20th
  17. Best Buy's Earnings Preview: Key Initiatives That Will Drive Growth on May 20th
  18. L Brands' Growth To Pick Up Slightly In Q1 Following A Lackluster Q4 on May 20th
  19. Target Earnings Preview: Better Marcoeconomic Environment In The U.S. Might Help on May 20th
  20. GameStop Earnings Preview: Focus On Digital Sales, Software Revival And Tech Expansion on May 20th
  21. Mercedes Faces The Audi Challenge In China's Compact Luxury Car Market on May 20th
  22. Lowe's Earnings Preview: Slow Home Sales Could Impact Q1 Results on May 19th
  23. American Eagle Earnings Preview: Improving Market Conditions And Recovering Brand Image Can Subdue Harsh Weather on May 19th



  1. NetApp Earnings: Storage Slump Continues, Services Drive Growth on May 23rd
  2. HP Earnings: Cost Restructuring Takes Center Stage As Revenues Remain Tepid on May 23rd
  3. Will Amazon Have A Tough Time In India? on May 23rd
  4. Weak Mobile Monetization And Game Restructuring Hurt Renren's Results on May 23rd
  5. A Look At Symantec's Opportunity In The Mobile Security Market on May 22nd
  6. Why Micron's Stock Price Doubled In The Last One Year on May 22nd
  7. Perfect World Posts Strong Growth Despite Lowered Promotional Activity on May 22nd
  8. Revenue Loss And Credit Downgrade Due To Dealer Services Spin-Off Will Negatively Impact ADP on May 22nd
  9. Focus On China To Expand Broadcom's Wireless Business on May 21st
  10. Ariba, HANA Should Support Strong Growth In SAP's Supply Chain Software Sales on May 21st
  11. Why is Yelp Worth $56? on May 21st
  12. New Products Will Accelerate AMD's Footprint In Embedded Applications on May 21st
  13. Salesforce Q1'15 Earnings: Revenue Growth Strategy Continues To Trim Margins on May 21st
  14. How Groupon Plans To Improve Customer Retention on May 21st
  15. Xiaomi Launches The World's First Tablet Based On Nvidia's Tegra K1 on May 20th
  16. HP Earnings Preview: Revenues To Decline At A Slower Pace on May 20th
  17. NetApp Earnings Preview: Slowdown In Storage Hardware Sales Could Weigh On Results on May 20th
  18. Facebook To Open Sales Office In China, Why Is It Important? on May 19th
  19. Challenges In Online Advertising And Gaming Will Sink Renren's Results on May 19th
  20. Rising Weibo Monetization Bodes Well For Sina's Advertising Business on May 19th


Industrials & Transportation

  1. A Look At Norfolk Southern's Automobile Segment on May 23rd
  2. GE Healthcare Is Focusing On Emerging Markets, R&D And Cost Cuts To Drive Growth on May 22nd
  3. Johnson Controls To Spin-Off Auto Interiors Unit As Part Of Its Shift Towards Higher Margin Businesses on May 21st
  4. Demand For Higher Generation Glass Substrates Will Drive Corning’s Display Volumes on May 20th
  5. Airlines Plan To Return Greater Cash To Shareholders As The Industry's Finacial Health Improves on May 20th
  6. Caterpillar Is Cutting Costs & Relying On Construction & Energy Businesses To Combat Mining Weakness on May 19th


Financial Services

  1. Is The EU's Antitrust Lawsuit Against JPMorgan A Cause For Concern? on May 21st
  2. Wells Fargo's Growing Footprint In U.K. Is Good News on May 21st
  3. Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty, Pays $2.6 Billion To Settle U.S. Tax Evasion Charges on May 20th
  4. Deutsche Bank Finally Sells Cosmopolitan For $1.73 Billion on May 19th


Basic Materials

  1. Why A Barrick-Newmont Merger Makes Sense on May 23rd
  2. DuPont Considering Alternatives To Spinning Off Its Performance Chemicals Business on May 22nd
  3. Alcoa’s Road Ahead on May 19th


Energy & Utilities

  1. Trina Solar Has A Solid Q1 On Better Costs and Pricing on May 23rd
  2. What's Driving Our Valuation Of Chevron's Upstream Operations? on May 22nd


Media & Telecom

  1. AT&T-DirecTV Deal Could Provide Financial, Strategic Benefits If Approved on May 20th
  2. Why Would DirecTV Merge With AT&T? on May 19th


Health Care

  1. Medtronic Reports Modest Revenue Growth But Litigation Hurts Profits on May 22nd


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