Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 06 June 2014

June 7th, 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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Click "Read more..." to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified.

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Table of Contents for the 42 top stories this week:

Technology (9 articles)

  • AMD, 2 articles (2, 5)

Consumer (9 articles)

Basic Materials (6 articles)

Financial Services (5 articles)

  • Banking review, 3 articles (1, 2, 5)

Industrials & Transportation (5 articles)

Media & Telecom (4 articles)

Energy & Utilities (2 articles)

Health Care (2 articles)


All 42 investment stories this week are listed below.



  1. Nvidia's Tegra K1 Powers Google's Project Tango Tablet Kit on June 6th
  2. AMD's New Mobile PC Processors Intended To Challenge Intel's Dominance on June 5th
  3. How The U.S. Justice Department Review Impacts Pandora on June 4th
  4. Google Looks To Expand Its Addressable Market Size With Satellite Launch on June 4th
  5. AMD Expands Its Embedded Portfolio With New Solutions on June 4th
  6. Rising Competition Forces Broadcom To Exit The Baseband Market on June 3rd
  7. Agreement With Rockchip To Help Intel Reach Its Target Of Shipping 40 Million Tablets In 2014 on June 3rd
  8. Decoding Yahoo’s Foray Into Online Videos on June 2nd
  9. SanDisk And Toshiba To Produce 3D Chips on June 2nd



  1. RadioShack's Earnings Preview: No Significant Benefit From Its Turnaround Initiative Yet on June 6th
  2. Costco's May Results Trump Estimates As Pent-Up Demand Fuels Retail Market Growth on June 6th
  3. Will Exiting North America And Asia-Pacific Markets Turnaround Avon's Performance? on June 6th
  4. The Bidding War For Hillshire Brands Heats Up As Pilgrim's Pride Outbids Tyson Foods on June 5th
  5. Extreme Weather Takes A Toll On Ann, But Its Future Still Looks Good on June 5th
  6. Walgreen Reports Another Quarter Of Strong Sales on June 5th
  7. Guess's Struggle Continues; Reports Loss In Q1 Fiscal 2015 on June 3rd
  8. Altria Set To Pose A Stiff Challenge To Existing E-Cigarette Leaders on June 2nd
  9. Cost Savings Rescue FMCG Giants From Currency Woes on June 2nd


Basic Materials

  1. Newmont Suspends Indonesian Operations As Minerals Export Issue Remains Unresolved on June 6th
  2. Cliffs Announces Capital Expenditure Reductions As Low Iron Ore And Coal Prices Prevail on June 5th
  3. U.S. Steel Idles Two Tubular Products Facilities As Imports Take Their Toll on June 4th
  4. Rio Reaches A Significant Milestone In Simandou Project With Signing Of Investment Framework on June 3rd
  5. Alcoa Continues Strategic Shift Towards Value-Added Products With New Aerospace Facility on June 3rd
  6. The Enlist Weed Control System Holds Huge Growth Potential For Dow on June 2nd


Financial Services

  1. Understanding Trends In Mortgage Originations By U.S. Banks on June 5th
  2. L.A.'s Discriminatory Lending Lawsuits Could Cost The Banks Billions on June 4th
  3. Citigroup Is The Most Undervalued Major U.S. Bank In Terms Of P/B Ratios on June 4th
  4. Why RBS Is Likely To Retreat From The U.S. Market on June 3rd
  5. Q1 2014 Banking Review: Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio on June 2nd


Industrials & Transportation

  1. Boeing's Impressive Commercial Airplane Lineup & Backlog Underpin Its $142 Fair Value on June 6th
  2. Johnson Controls Seeks To Accelerate Its Growth With A New Battery Plant In China on June 5th
  3. Alaska's Dominance In Its Core Markets & Focus On Cost Cutbacks Drive Its $95 Fair Value on June 4th
  4. Why UPS Is Expanding Its Presence In China on June 2nd
  5. A Look At The Factors Driving 3M’s Pricing on June 2nd


Media & Telecom

  1. A Look At BlackBerry's QNX Business on June 6th
  2. Sprint Eyeing $32 Billion T-Mobile Deal on June 6th
  3. Verizon’s Top Spot Threatened As AT&T Catches Up on June 5th
  4. Comcast's Pay-TV Subscriber Turnaround Will Be Shortlived on June 4th


Energy & Utilities

  1. Transocean's Key Risks: Lower Dayrates On New Contracts, Utilization Rates on June 4th
  2. Proposed Carbon Regulations Bode Well For The Solar Industry on June 3rd


Health Care

  1. How Johnson & Johnson Is Executing Well on June 5th
  2. Abbott Looking To Revive Generic Drug Sales With CFR Acquisition on June 5th


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