Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 04 July 2014

July 6th, 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 55 top stories this week:

Technology (19 articles)

  • Paychex, 2 articles (3, 19)

Consumer (11 articles)

Financial Services (9 articles)

Media & Telecom (6 articles)

Industrials & Transportation (4 articles)

Energy & Utilities (3 articles)

Health Care (2 articles)

Basic Materials (1 article)


All 55 investment stories this week are listed below.



  1. Nokia Looks To Boost U.S. Business With SAC Wireless Buy on July 3rd
  2. AMD's Expanding APU Portfolio To Accelerate Demand For Its Processors on July 3rd
  3. Growth in Client Base Drives Paychex's Payroll and HR Services Divisions on July 3rd
  4. HP Improves Its Cloud Offering With SAP-HANA SaaS on July 2nd
  5. Revising Adobe Price To $58 on July 2nd
  6. Will Cree Acquire Philips' Soon-To-Be Spun-Off LED Business? on July 2nd
  7. Online Travel Giants Increase Exposure To Car Rentals Market on July 2nd
  8. Broadcom Aims To Be An Early Entrant In The Booming Wearable Technology Market on July 2nd
  9. How Europe Can Help Travelzoo Drive Strong Growth In Its Business on July 1st
  10. Security Concerns Put IBM–Lenovo x86 Server Deal In Limbo on July 1st
  11. Is Lexmark's Revised Bid For ReadSoft Justified? on July 1st
  12. Sina Acquires Lottery Website on June 30th
  13. Yahoo Collates Technology From Acquisitions To Strengthen its Offering on June 30th
  14. Can Amazon's Management Portal For vCenter Halt VMware's Growth? on June 30th
  15. Salesforce Ventures Into Patient Relationship Management With Royal Philips Alliance on June 30th
  16. International Sports Events In Brazil Is A Lucrative Opportunity For Online Travel Companies on June 30th
  17. Activision Confident With Skylanders Franchise Despite Tough Competition on June 30th
  18. Applied Inches Closer To Merging With Tokyo Electron on June 30th
  19. Payroll And HR Services Likely To Bolster Paychex's Revenue However Margins May Negatively Impact Profit on June 30th



  1. Hillshire Brands Finalizes Merger With Tyson Foods on July 3rd
  2. Costco Is Not Eying China For Now on July 1st
  3. Hyatt's Plan Of Selling 32 Properties Is The Right Step on July 1st
  4. Mercedes-Benz Set To Expand Production In Mexico In Partnership With Renault-Nissan on June 30th
  5. What Is Urban Outfitters Doing To Revive It's Namesake Brand on June 30th
  6. Daimler Trucks Poised For Growth Going Forward on June 30th
  7. Can Coach Rebuild Its Brand Image With New Promotional Strategies? on June 30th
  8. Keurig Green Mountain's Partnership With Subway To Boost Volumes Of Brewers and K-Cups on June 30th
  9. Why Bed Bath & Beyond Will Make It Through This Rough Phase on June 30th
  10. Starbucks Raises Coffee Prices: Boost To Margins And Revenue Growth on June 30th
  11. Key Trends Impacting Burger King's Business on June 30th


Financial Services

  1. Hartford Continues to Divest Life Insurance Business with the Completion of Japanese Annuity Subsidiary Sale on July 3rd
  2. Here's Why Morgan Stanley Is In Two Minds About Cutting Brokers' Pay on July 3rd
  3. Improving M&A Activity Will Not Show In Q2 Advisory Fees For Largest U.S. Banks on July 3rd
  4. Origination Fees At Banks Jump In Q2 As Debt Market Activity Recovers on July 2nd
  5. Elevated Equity Capital Market Activity To Boost Q2 Underwriting Fees For Banks on July 1st
  6. U.S. Bancorp Settles Mortgage Issue With DOJ For $200 Million on July 1st
  7. How Much Could Declining Trading Volumes Affect CME? on June 30th
  8. Interest-Earning Assets To Provide Growth For Ameritrade Despite Decline In Volumes on June 30th
  9. Deutsche Bank Plans To Divest Maher Terminals Unit on June 30th


Media & Telecom

  1. AT&T Sells Stake In America Movil To Mitigate Regulatory Concerns About DirecTV Deal on July 1st
  2. Sustained Demand For HBO's Original Programming Drives Subscription Fee Growth to Benefit TW on June 30th
  3. China Telecom Enters 4G Smartphone Market With ZTE's Qing Yang 2 on June 30th
  4. China Unicom Finally Gets License To Start Its Hybrid 4G Network Trial on June 30th
  5. Why We Aren't Bullish on BlackBerry Just Yet on June 30th
  6. Rise Of Alternative Video Platforms Adds To The Woes Of Time Warner Cable's Pay-TV Operations on June 30th


Industrials & Transportation

  1. Personal Safety Products And Roofing Granules Will Drive 3M’s Safety & Graphics Segment on June 30th
  2. Union Pacific Increases Focus on Intermodal To Capitalize On Growing Demand on June 30th
  3. Norfolk Southern And CSX May See Higher Growth In The Future Than Union Pacific on June 30th
  4. Automotive Applications New Revenue Potential For Gorilla Glass on June 30th


Energy & Utilities

  1. First Solar Makes Progress In Chile As Funding For Luz del Norte Project Is Approved on July 1st
  2. An Overview Of Anadarko's Wattenberg Operations on June 30th
  3. Schlumberger Price Estimate Revised To $124, Here's Why on June 30th


Health Care

  1. Johnson & Johnson's Growth Avenues on June 30th
  2. Bristol-Myers Squibb May Be Fast Tracking Its Promising Cancer Drug on June 30th


Basic Materials

  1. Value-Added Products to Offset Impact of Lower Aluminum Prices on Alcoa’s Q2 Results on July 3rd


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