Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 16 October 2015

October 17th, 2015
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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 72 top stories this week:

Technology (27 articles)

  • AMD, 2 articles (3, 18)
  • Facebook, 2 articles (12, 22)
  • Google, 2 articles (12, 16)
  • Samsung, 2 articles (5, 21)
  • VMWare, 2 articles (2, 20)

Consumer (12 articles)

  • Philip Morris, 2 articles (1, 4)

Financial Services (10 articles)

  • Charles Schwab, 2 articles (2, 7)
  • Wells Fargo, 2 articles (5, 10)

Industrials & Transportation (9 articles)

  • CSX, 2 articles (3, 8)
  • Delta, 2 articles (2, 7)

Media & Telecom (7 articles)

  • Netflix, 2 articles (2, 4)

Energy & Utilities (3 articles)

Health Care (3 articles)

Basic Materials (1 article)


All 72 investment stories this week are listed below.




  1. Yahoo Earnings Preview: Mobile To Boost Revenue Once Again. on October 16th
  2. VMware To Beat Guidance On Revenue, EPS Based On Preliminary Earnings Release on October 16th
  3. AMD's Reports A Lukewarm Q3'15 Earnings, But Things Could Turnaround In 2016 on October 16th
  4. Key Challenges For Monster Worldwide's Business on October 16th
  5. Semiconductors Will Be A Bigger Driver Of Samsung's IoT Growth Than Consumer Electronicson October 16th
  6. TripAdvisor Is All Smiles: Instant Booking Just Had A Major Win With Priceline's Booking.comon October 16th
  7. Cree's Q1'16 Earnings Preview: Revenue and Profitability To Improve In fiscal 2016. on October 16th
  8. What Does Twitter Need To Be Profitable? on October 15th
  9. Broadcom's Q3'15 Might Be Weaker Than Expected But Long-Term Growth Remains Intact on October 15th
  10. IBM Earnings Preview: Will Revenues Improve? on October 15th
  11. Has the market already factored in a decrease in eBay's market share? on October 14th
  12. Can Facebook Be More Valuable Than Google? on October 14th
  13. With Veritas' Operational Separation Complete, What's Next for Symantec? on October 14th
  14. Intel's Q3'15 Review: Higher ASPs, Data Center, IoT & NAND Drive Growth on October 14th
  15. SAP Q3 Preliminary Earnings: Cloud Business Continues to Expand But at a Slower Pace on October 14th
  16. Can Google Retain Its Edge In Mobile Search? on October 13rd
  17. Why Microsoft Launched New Smartphones And Laptop? on October 13rd
  18. AMD's Q3'15 Earnings Preview: New APU and GPU Lineup & Semi-Custom Wins To Drive Growth on October 13rd
  19. Why Alibaba Can Expand Faster Than Amazon? on October 13rd
  20. Dell Buys EMC In A Mammoth $67 Billion Deal, VMware To Remain Public on October 13rd
  21. What Is Dragging Down Samsung's ROE? on October 13rd
  22. Is Facebook A Threat To YouTube In The Booming Online Video Ads Market? on October 12nd
  23. The Week That Was For Online Travel Agencies on October 12nd
  24. F5 Networks Will Manage To Retain Its Leadership In ADCs on October 12nd
  25. What If Alibaba's Consumer Coverage Falls To 60% In China? on October 12nd
  26. What's Driving Samsung's Projected Earnings Rebound? on October 12nd
  27. VeriSign: The New Domain Name Game on October 12nd




  1. Philip Morris Q3 FY15 Earnings Review: Business Fundamentals Strong Even As Short-Term Headwinds Persist on October 16th
  2. Three Ways Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Closing In On Online Retailers on October 15th
  3. Volkswagen's Cost Cuts At Its Namesake Brand Due To Emissions Scandal Could Be A Blessing In Disguise on October 15th
  4. Philip Morris Q3 Earnings Preview: Innovations Could Aid Revenues Even As Currency Headwinds Persist on October 14th
  5. Aeropostale's Licensing Deal Is A Smart Move, But It Comes With Challenges on October 14th
  6. Wynn Resorts' Q3 Earnings Will Likely Take A Massive Hit Amid Continued Weakness In Macau on October 14th
  7. Despite Negative Comps, Physical Stores Are Vital To Bed Bath & Beyond's Growth on October 13rd
  8. Unilever Q3 Preview: Can a Premium-Heavy Product Mix Match Historical Growth Rates? on October 13rd
  9. AB InBev-SABMiller Merger At Last Coalesces, Creating a Global Behemoth on October 13rd
  10. What's In Store For Costco In Fiscal 2016? on October 12nd
  11. Apparel Week In Review: Gap Inc Reports Monthly Results And Urban Outfitters Discloses An M-Commerce Contract on October 12nd
  12. Revlon Becomes More Fragrant: Expands Fragrance Portfolio While Targeting Travel Retail Growth on October 12nd



Financial Services

  1. Strong Loan Growth Helps U.S. Bancorp Exceed Q3 Expectations Despite Higher Costs on October 16th
  2. Growth In Interest Revenues, Trading Commissions Drive Charles Schwab's Q3 Results on October 16th
  3. Goldman Still Worth $210 Despite Weak Q3 Performance on October 16th
  4. Cost Management, Strong Consumer Banking Results Drive Bank of America's Impressive Earnings on October 15th
  5. Wells Fargo's Solid Q3 Results In Tough Environment Highlight Strong Business Model on October 15th
  6. BlackRock Leverages iShares Success To Post Strong Q3 Results Despite Headwinds on October 15th
  7. Charles Schwab Earnings Preview: Robust Trade Volumes Could Lead To A Profitable Q3 on October 14th
  8. Mortgage Banking Growth, Cost Improvements Highlight JPMorgan's Lukewarm Q3 Results on October 14th
  9. Insurance Weekly Notes: Prudential's Retirement Business Looks Strong on October 12nd
  10. Wells Fargo's Q3 Earnings Will Depend On Progress In Cutting Costs on October 12nd



Industrials & Transportation

  1. Lockheed Martin Pre-Earnings: Revenue Growth To Continue, Margins To Improve on October 16th
  2. 3Q Earnings Review: Delta Reports Another Strong Quarter Driven By Fuel Cost Savings on October 15th
  3. CSX's Q3 Earnings Review: Lower Operating Expenses Offset Impact Of Lower Shipments And Fuel Surcharge Revenues on October 15th
  4. GE's Aviation Business Likely Drove Q3 Earnings Despite Continued Headwinds At The Oil And Gas Segment on October 14th
  5. A Closer Look At JetBlue's Strategy on October 14th
  6. FedEx-TNT merger: Updates On The Deal That Could Change The Way Europe Ships on October 13rd
  7. Delta 3Q Earnings Preview: Set For Another Record Quarter, Thanks To Weak Fuel Prices on October 12nd
  8. CSX Earnings Preview: Lower Fuel Expenses And Efficiency Improvements To Partially Offset Negative Impact Of Lower Shipments on October 12nd



Media & Telecom

  1. Verizon Q3 Preview: Postpaid Adds, Churn In Focus As Rivals Step Up Promotional Activity on October 16th
  2. Netflix Q3 Earnings: International Expansion Will Lead Future Subscriber Growth, But International Margins Will Continue To Suffer As A Consequence on October 15th
  3. China Tower Transaction: Unicom Gains Most In Interim, Telecom May Be Long-Term Winneron October 15th
  4. Netflix Q3 Preview: Aggressive International Expansion Will Continue To Boost Subscriber Growth on October 13rd
  5. Is Juniper Eyeing A Buyout? on October 13rd
  6. Weekly Media Notes: Disney's Movie & TV Deal With Sky, Star Wars Video Game, Viacom's Deal With Hulu And CBS' Late Shows Ratings on October 12nd
  7. Smartphone Weekly Notes: Apple Makes AI Acquisitions; Samsung Projects Earnings Reboundon October 12nd



Energy & Utilities

  1. Cost Reduction Efforts May Not Improve Halliburton's 3Q Earnings, Yet The Company Is Positive On Its Future Prospects on October 16th
  2. Why We Believe Shell's Stock Is Worth $62 on October 15th
  3. Schlumberger To Remain Resilient In 3Q Driven By Its Transformation Program on October 13rd



Health Care

  1. Buoyed By Optum, UnitedHealth Maintains Strong Growth on October 16th
  2. Intuitive Surgical Q3 Preview: New Accessories May Lift Revenues But Margin Expansion Likely To Be Muted on October 16th
  3. Johnson & Johnson Needs To Step Up Its Game on October 14th



Basic Materials

  1. Freeport's Understanding With Indonesian Government Should Secure Company's Future In Uncertain Regulatory Environment on October 13rd


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