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posted on 18 June 2016

Trefis: Highlights Week Ending 17 June 2016

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Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week thatTrefis thoughtEconintersect readers would find interesting. Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.

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Table of Contents for the 96 top stories this week:

Technology (29 articles)​

  • Ctrip, 6 articles (5, 9, 12, 14, 17, 22)

  • LinkedIn, 4 articles (6, 19, 24, 25)

  • Microsoft, 3 articles (6, 24, 25)

  • Qualcomm, 3 articles (1, 13, 29)

  • Adobe, 2 articles (2, 7)

  • Apple, 2 articles (23, 29)

  • EMC, 2 articles (11, 28)

  • Facebook, 2 articles (21, 25)

  • MediaTek, 2 articles (1, 8)

  • Texas Instruments, 2 articles (15, 18)

Consumer (28 articles)​

  • Costco, 4 articles (9, 10, 13, 24)

  • Wal-Mart, 3 articles (8, 16, 27)

  • Estee Lauder, 2 articles (6, 28)

  • GM, 2 articles (23, 24)

Media & Telecom (13 articles)​​

  • Comcast, 2 articles (1, 6)

  • Disneys, 2 articles (3, 10)

Financial Services (11 articles)

  • NASDAQ OMX, 3 articles (2 - 4)

  • E-Trade, 2 articles (8, 10)

  • Schwab, 2 articles (5, 10)

Basic Materials (6 articles)​

  • Barick Gold, 2 articles (2, 3)

Industrials & Transportation (4 articles)​​

  • Johnson Controls, 2 articles (1, 4)

Health Care (3 articles)​​​

Energy & Utilities (2 articles)​

All 96 investment stories this week are listed below.


  1. Qualcomm vs MediaTek - Which Company Is Operating More Efficiently? on June 17th

  2. Adobe Pre Earnings: What We Are Expecting? on June 17th

  3. Why Is Twitter Investing In Online Music Platform - SoundCloud? on June 17th

  4. Where Does NetApp Stand In A Stagnating Storage Systems Market? on June 17th

  5. Where Can Ctrip's Growth Come From In The Next 5 Years? on June 16th

  6. How Will Microsoft Benefit From LinkedIn's Enterprise Relationships? on June 16th

  7. Why Are We Revising Our Stock Price Estimate Of Adobe From $87 To $104? on June 16th

  8. Can MediaTek Disrupt Qualcomm's Market Share? on June 16th

  9. How Did Ctrip Fare In The First Quarter of 2016? on June 16th

  10. Who Relies More On Debt: Priceline Or Expedia? on June 16th

  11. Why You Should Take A Closer Look At EMC's EPS Growth on June 16th

  12. How Does Ctrip's Financial State Currently Look? on June 16th

  13. Can Qualcomm Regain Momentum By Investing In Drones? on June 15th

  14. Ctrip's Expected Revenue And EBITDA For 2016: Trefis Estimate on June 15th

  15. Can Automotive Segment Provide The Future Growth For Texas Instruments? on June 15th

  16. Alibaba Continues To Strengthen Its Presence In India: Buying Stake In Indian Logistics Company? on June 15th

  17. What Is Ctrip's Fundamental Value Based On 2016 Estimated Numbers? on June 15th

  18. How Is Texas Instruments' Sales Dependent Upon Apple? on June 15th

  19. How LinkedIn Acquisition Through Debt Can Improve Microsoft's Capital Structure? on June 15th

  20. How Important Is The Marketing & Advertising Business For eBay? on June 15th

  21. Here's How Facebook Will Be Impacted By The Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal on June 14th

  22. Ctrip Q1 2016 Earnings Preview on June 14th

  23. Can Apple Really Count On India To Drive Its Next Wave Of Growth? on June 14th

  24. How LinkedIn Acquisition Will Help Microsoft? on June 14th

  25. Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition: LinkedIn's Users Valued At More Than Facebook's on June 14th

  26. How Important Is North America For Facebook's Growth? on June 14th

  27. Why Is Applied Materials Gaining Traction Among Investors? on June 13rd

  28. How A Worldwide Decline In Storage Systems Sales Impacts EMC on June 13rd

  29. What Does The Intel-Apple Deal Imply For Qualcomm? on June 13rd


  1. Is the Under Amour Stock Price Driven By Current Earnings or Sentiment? on June 17th

  2. How Might The Acquisition Of Elizabeth Arden Help Revlon? on June 17th

  3. Here's How Tata Motors Plans To Increase Domestic Market Share on June 17th

  4. How Has Coach's Revenue Per Square Foot Changed Over The Years? on June 17th

  5. What Is Restaurant Brands International's Revenue & EBITDA Breakdown? on June 17th

  6. Who Relies More On Debt: L'Oreal Or Estee Lauder? on June 17th

  7. Rite Aid Earnings Review: Company Reports Loss Despite Revenue Growth on June 17th

  8. How Much is Wal-Mart's Gross Profit Expected To Change In The Next Five Years? on June 16th

  9. What is Costco's Fundamental Value Based On Expected 2016 Results? on June 16th

  10. By How Much Will Costco's Revenue & EBITDA Grow In The Next Five Years? on June 16th

  11. Walgreens-Rite Aid Merger: How Will The Combined Entity Compare With CVS? on June 16th

  12. What Is Target's Revenue Composition By Product Category? on June 16th

  13. How Is Costco's Revenue Composition Trending? on June 15th

  14. How Much Is Costco's Revenue And Gross Profit Expected To Change In The Next Five Years?on June 15th

  15. What Has Been Driving The U.S. Spirits Market? on June 15th

  16. What Will Wal-Mart's EBITDA Look Like In 5 Years? on June 15th

  17. Home Depot Or Lowe's - Who Is Operating More Efficiently? on June 14th

  18. Here's How Bed Bath & Beyond Is Looking To Increase Its Customer Base on June 14th

  19. What Is The Share Of Premium Spirits In The U.S.? on June 14th

  20. How Mass-Market Gaming Is Becoming More Significant Revenue Contributor To Las Vegas Sands' Macau Casino Operations? on June 14th

  21. How Will Altria Perform In 2016? on June 14th

  22. What Is The State Of The U.S. Distilled Spirits Market? on June 14th

  23. The Reason Behind GM's Aggressive Marketing Campaign For Chevy Silverado on June 13rd

  24. Why GM's May Sales In China Were A Mixed Blessing on June 13rd

  25. What Are The Challenges Facing Ralph Lauren? on June 13rd

  26. Revlon's Expected Revenue And EBITDA For 2016: Trefis Estimate on June 13rd

  27. Why We Lowered Our Price Estimate For Wal-Mart by 10% on June 13rd

  28. How Can The Current Surge In Demand For Premium Beauty Boost Estee Lauder in 2016? on June 13rd

Media & Telecom

  1. Threat To Pay TV Business Can Negatively Impact Comcast's Value on June 17th

  2. Can Ericsson Provide Better Returns This Year Than It Did Last Year? on June 15th

  3. Dissecting Disney's Shanghai Theme Park: How Big It Really Is? on June 15th

  4. Have Motorola's Investments In Growth Paid Off? on June 15th

  5. Have Netflix's Investment In Growth Increased Over The Past Four Years? on June 15th

  6. What Can Push Comcast's Value Up In The Next Couple Of Years? on June 14th

  7. How Leveraged Are U.S. Wireless Carriers? on June 14th

  8. How Important Is The Software Business To BlackBerry? on June 14th

  9. How Will AT&T's Revenues Trend In 2016? on June 14th

  10. Why Did We Update Our Price Estimate For Disney, Though the Change is Modest? on June 13rd

  11. Here's How Dish Network Can Benefit From Its Deal With Zee on June 13rd

  12. Why Is Nokia Acquiring Gainspeed? on June 13rd

  13. How Are T-Mobile's Revenues Expected To Trend In 2016? on June 13rd

Financial Services

  1. Financial Services Industry Steps Into The Future With Robo-Advisory on June 17th

  2. How Will NASDAQ's Recent Acquisitions Impact Its Capital Structure? on June 17th

  3. How Can Foreign Currency Headwinds Affect NASDAQ's Revenues In 2016? on June 16th

  4. NASDAQ Fuels Growth Through A Series Of Acquisitions on June 15th

  5. Schwab Monthly Brokerage Metrics: Interest-Earning Assets Continue To Surge In May on June 15th

  6. How Much In Revenues Could Smart Beta ETFs Generate For BlackRock By 2020? on June 15th

  7. Ameritrade Continues To See Growth In Monthly Brokerage Metrics In May on June 14th

  8. E-Trade's Key Monthly Brokerage Metrics Improve In May on June 14th

  9. What Is The Market Share Of The 5 Largest Custody Banks In The Global Custody Banking Industry? on June 14th

  10. Robo-Advisory: Schwab Vs. E-Trade on June 13rd

  11. What Is The Market Share of The Top Three ETF Providers In The U.S. And Globally? on June 13rd

Basic Materials

  1. Why Cliffs Is Going For An Equity Offering At Subdued Valuations on June 17th

  2. Barrick Versus Newmont: A Comparative Look At The Longevity Of Current Gold Mining Operations on June 15th

  3. Why Quality Over Quantity Is The Mantra For Barrick Gold Going Forward on June 15th

  4. Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas: An Experiment Gone Wrong? on June 14th

  5. To What Extent Could Silver Wheaton's Development Projects Boost The Company's Output? on June 13rd

  6. Here's How Rio Tinto's Recent Debt Buyback Activity Would Impact Its Indebtedness on June 13rd

Industrials & Transportation

  1. Why Is Johnson Controls Increasing The Production Of Its Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries? on June 17th

  2. How Will 3M Perform In 2016? on June 16th

  3. What Are The Prospects For Johnson Controls' Power Solutions Business? on June 16th

  4. What Will Be The Effect On The Segment Operating Margin As A Result Of The Johnson Controls-Tyco Merger? on June 13rd

Health Care

  1. Key Takeaways For J&J From Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference on June 16th

  2. How Can Medtronic Gain With The Development Of Hybrid Closed Loop System For Type-1 Diabetes? on June 16th

  3. Is The Biosimilar for Roche's Herceptin A Major Threat? on June 14th

Energy & Utilities

  1. Why We Cut Our Price Estimate For SunPower on June 16th

  2. Why We Reduced Our Price Estimate For First Solar on June 15th

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