Walmart presented to the market the top four benefits of investing in Wal-Mart in 2015: 1) Stability and Brand Name 2) Intelligent Capital Management Through Dividends and Reinvestment 3) Focused Effort on Continuous Innovation 4) Global Diversification But the business is not going as planned and results and shares tumble Walmart plans to make capital expeditures of around $12.4 billion in financial year 2016, $11 billion in financial year 2017 and another $1.1 billion towards research and development in the ecommerce and digital space. The company also provided guidance for their sales growth to be around 3% to 4% in the next three years, but reiterated that the sales growth will remain flat in 2016.
TWITTER (NYSE: Twtr) is in the recovery phase. Twitter managed to improve its short-term technical aspect after overcoming in recent sessions, short-term resistance that presents us $ 29.89. The high trading volume makes us think of a continuation of the increases to the key level of $ 37, which shows the average levels of 200 sessions. To see a substantial improvement in their range of prices, we should expect that the company can overcome the resistance of $ 38.82. This represents an increase of 21% above current levels.
Netflix (NFLX) reported 3Q15 results, with earnings per share to disappoint market estimates ($0.07 vs. $0.08). In the quarter it and in relation to expectations for 4Q15 ($0.02 designed by Netflix vs. $0.04 market consensus). Growth in the number of domestic subscribers also disappointed expectations (new 880,000 vs.1,25 thousand mn expected), with the quote quote the introduction of chip-based credit cards as a justification for the values short of estimates. The company expects to reach 74 mn subscribers by the end of the year and achieve profits after 2016.
GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) at record lows. GoPro stock has bounced between a low of around $28,52 and a high near $98,47 over the past year. The stock recently tumbled more than 30% over the past month due to fears of weakening demand for action cams. GoPro's future is a polarizing topic among investors, but the stock only trades at 16 times forward earnings. That's pretty cheap for a company expected to grow its annual earnings at more than 30% over the next five years. Its trademark action cams could face tough competition, but its expansion efforts in media, the cloud, virtual reality, and drones might strengthen its brand and diversify its top line.
PEPSI is in maximum. PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP), it’s not just PEPSI, but Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Quaker and Gatorade. In the third quarter, PepsiCo organic revenues increased 7.4% YOY, and EPS jumped 14%. These are impressive numbers, and while they’re important, guidance must also be impressive for long consideration. Indra Nooyi (CEO) said that for 2015 fiscal year Pepsi expects revenue to come in the mid-single digits for constant-currency EPS to improve 9% as opposed to the previous expectation of 8%, for there to be a total of $1 billion in productivity savings, and for $9 billion to be returned to shareholders.
TESLA shares (TSLA) plummeted last week by nearly 7% to $213.03 after their Model S was dropped from Consumer Report’s list of most recommended cars and assigned a worse-than-average reliability score. Model S earned the impossible score of 103 out of 100 on a previous survey, which had forced Consumer Reports to change their methodology to account for the strong performance. Tesla Motors Inc. achieved impeccable consumer loyalty since its launch, with 97% of owners stating that they would buy Tesla cars again. The magazine also stated they believe consumer concerns related to transmission systems that improve fuel economy may be a rising trend.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said its results improved over the previous year, due to lower costs and despite falling revenues. This was the 1st quarter in which the company presented its financial performance based on three operating divisions, since its purpose is to enhance the mobile business and based on the concept of cloud (cloud), despite the fall in demand for personal computers. The EPS reached the 0.57 USD, compared with 0.54 USD in 2014, but below the 0.59 USD. Revenues also stood short of estimates. Microsoft touched a new 15-year high after announcing surprising results.It was actually a more moderate 2% drop after accounting for exchange rate swings.
INDITEX (BME: ITX) reported first half results that were in line with expectations by the market At a time when the company increased the number of stores and the online business. First-half sales amounted to EUR 9,420 mn (vs. EUR 9400 mn expected) with a gross margin of 58.1% and a growth in LFL sales of 7%. The half EBITDA totaled EUR 1,970 mn and the net result amounted to EUR 1,170 mn, with both figures in line with the estimated by the market consensus.
Ericsson announced that it earned 6.695 million kronor (710 million euros) to September, 4% less than in the same period last year. The gross profit of the company in the first three quarters of the year stood at SEK 59,150 million, representing an increase of 3% in annual terms. Operating costs increased by 6% between January and September, up to 48.212 million crowns due largely to the rise of 12% in costs for sales and administration. Ericsson's turnover rose 8% year on year, reaching 173.352 million kroons between January and September, according to the balance released by the company. Earnings per share amounted to SEK 2 per share, compared to 2.27 crowns comparison period. In the last quarter, the benefit of Ericsson shot up 19%, when revenues rose 3%, gross profit fell 1% and net operating profit grew 31%.
McDonald´s (NYSE: MCD), made a profit of 1.309 million dollars (about 1,175 million euros) between July and September. The multinational had sales in the third quarter of 2015 of 6.615 billion dollars, representing a decrease of 5% over the same period of 2014. So far this year, McDonald's has earned 3.323 million dollars, up 9% from January-September last year. The American company has earned in the first nine months of the year a turnover of 19.071 million dollars, representing 9% less than in the same period of 2014.
DEUTSCHE BANK AG (DAX: DBK) suspended the dividend for two years and eliminate 9,000 jobs Deutsche Bank will cease to distribute dividend for two years and cut 9,000 jobs after suffering a loss of 6,000 million euros in the third quarter. Its shares suffered a fall nearly 7%. These slightly better red numbers, developed by Germany's largest bank at the beginning of the month, largely due to depreciation of 5,800 million euros in its investment banking business. The accounts for the quarter also included a depreciation 649 million by the declining value of its 19.99% stake in the Chinese bank Hua Xia Bank.
APPLE Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) once again beat its historical record when announced that in its fiscal year 2015, which ends in September, achieved a net profit of 53.394 million dollars (48,500 million euros). This figure, which represents an increase of 35% over the previous year, is the highest achieved by the company in its 38 years of life, never before a listed company had made so much money in a year. The company carries out strict control of operating expenses, which consume only 23% gross margin and grow back less than operating income, causing the profit increase more and more as it approaches the bottom of the account results (35% operating result and net profit 35.14%).
BARKLAYS (LSE: BARC) up 14% from January to September British bank reported its adjusted profit in the first nine months of the year was 2,942 million pounds (4,100 million euros). Net operating income from January to September were of 17.622 million pounds, representing a fall of 3% compared to the same months of 2014. The cumulative gross profit has risen 4% to 5.156 million pounds, announced the bank, who stressed that cost control has helped the results. In addition, the core capital have been 47,900 million pounds, down 3% from 46,500 million last year. Barclays chairman, John McFarlane, said the bank ahead three priorities: focus on their core business, generating value for shareholders and promote an ethical culture. The American banker Jes Staley has been named as the new chief executive of BARKLAYS on a £10m pay package and immediately played down expectations of a revival of the group’s troublesome investment banking arm.
CHEVRON Corp. (NYSE: CVX) earns 67% less and will cut up to 7000 jobs. The fall in oil prices has impacted heavily on the results of US oil company. Chevron reported a 67% drop in net income for the first nine months of this year, to 5.175 million dollars, affected by falling oil prices, while announced a reduction of 6,000 to 7,000 employees worldwide. The company, based in San Ramon (California), to account its quarterly earnings and accumulated so far this year, said that between January and September earnings per share was $ 2.76, compared to $ 8.29 for the same period of 2014. Only in the most recent quarter, which was closer Wall Street today, its net profit reached 2.037 million dollars, less than half of 5,593 million in the third quarter last year. As for quarterly earnings per share, it was $ 1.09, well below the $ 2.95 it had in the third quarter of last year.
BAYER AG (FRA: BAYN), the German pharmaceutical announced that between January and September achieved net profit of 3.497 million euros, up 9.2% yoy. The company said in a statement that these results are due 'primarily' by the 'expansion' of sales of its HealthCare division of health equipment and all its departments, especially HealthCare and Covestro, which produces plastic components contributed to the breakthrough of gross. Gross profit (EBITDA) of the accumulated in the first nine months company was EUR 7.718 million, 12.4% more than in the same period last year.
Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) obtained its fiscal year 2015 net profit record of $ 8.382 million (7.709 million euros), up 11.7% from 7.501 million dollars last year. The turnover of The Walt Disney Company reached in the year ended October, the 52.465 million dollars (48.258 million euros), up 7.5% from 48.813 million dollars (44.894 million euro) he entered the previous year. Revenues rose 13% in the consumer products unit and 10% on TV, while the theme parks division revenue increased 7% and the film, 1%. By contrast, in interactive media it was reduced 10%. In the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, the benefit of the American company reached 1.609 million dollars (1,480 million euros), up 7.3%, while its turnover rose 9.1% to 13.512 million dollars (12.427 million euros).
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) plunged to fresh lows on November after the company reported mixed third quarter earnings, bleak fourth quarter guidance, and a CEO change. The 3rd. quarter 2015, Groupon's revenue slipped 6% annually to $713.6 million and missed estimates by $19.1 milion. Gross billings slid 2% to $1.47 billion (up 6% on a constant currency basis), compared to a 2% gain in the previous quarter. Local and travel billings and revenue declined, although the goods segment reported positive single-digit growth in both. For the 4th quarter, the company expects to report revenues between $815 million to $865 million, which would represent a 6.5% to 12% decline from a year ago. Analysts, on average, were expecting a revenue to rise 3% to $956.8 million.
Adidas AG (FRA:ADS) increased its net profit to 683 million euros. The German manufacturer had a growth of sales on Adidas and Reebok brands. Adidas reported that revenue for the same period rose nearly 17% to 12.748 million euros, by the weak euro. Without the favorable effects of the exchange rate of the euro turnover would have risen by 9%. Operating profit in January-September improved by 17.3% to 1,083 million euros. The euro's weakness also contributes to the turnover in the golf division TaylorMade, in which the company has implemented a restructuring program by falling sales in the US and Western Europe. If the positive effects of the exchange rate are not counted, the turnover of TaylorMade to September fell 12.7% to 678 million euros.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) lied to investors and the general public about the risks of climate change by 2014, and the New York Attorney General is investigating. The New York Times citing people familiar with the investigation said that the state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, asked Exxon Mobil financial records and emails. The investigation covers nearly 40 years of activities of Exxon Mobil, since the seventies, long before Exxon and Mobil in 1999 formed a single corporation under the current name, which became the main US oil company.
Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) the American motorcycle manufacturer is facing a dangerous downhill. The third quarter results certify their stagnation. and while Europe and Asia pull sales, that is not enough to offset the fall in the US. The value on Wall Street is at 2012 levels.
Harley-Davidson continues rolling down the roads around the world, but slows at home in the US. Keith E. Wandell, head of the Milwaukee firm until last May, and I saw it coming. The business has remained strong early in the year, despite the 'headwinds'. These winds refer to the benefit of the motorcycle manufacturer, which has begun a dangerous downhill. In the third quarter of 2015 it entered 1,320 million versus $ 1,300 million in the same period last year, but the benefit has been cut by 7.6% to 140.3 million dollars, compared with 150.1 million 2014.
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