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(IMF) Machinery Industry Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Recovery — or the extent of recovery — from the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis is on everyone’s mind today. Achievement on this front, as witnessed from the equity market improvements, has been quite remarkable. But can we say the global economy has rebounded completely...

10Jul2013 | | Comments Off on (IMF) Machinery Industry Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(IMF) Machinery Industry Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Recovery — or the extent of recovery — from the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis is on everyone’s mind today. Achievement on this front, as witnessed from the equity market improvements, has been quite remarkable. But can we say the global economy has rebounded completely...

24May2013 | | Comments Off on (IMF) Machinery Industry Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(ASP) Homebuilding Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The housing market has steadily made a comeback from the lows witnessed in mid-2006 from the severe and widespread downturn. The stability in the home buying market, combined with low interest rates and increased rentals, has increased the affordability of homes.

Moderate job growth and slowly...

9May2013 | | Comments Off on (ASP) Homebuilding Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(ASP) Homebuilding Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The housing market has steadily made a comeback from the lows witnessed in mid-2006 from the severe and widespread downturn. The stability in the home buying market, combined with low interest rates and increased rentals, has increased the affordability of homes.

Moderate job growth and slowly...

5May2013 | | Comments Off on (ASP) Homebuilding Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(IMF) Machinery Industry Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Industry Outlook

A world economic recovery, as witnessed from equity market improvements of the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, has been quite impressive. The journey was difficult with ever-present headwinds hindering growth, the most recent of which was the Eurozone debt crisis that significantly...

25Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (IMF) Machinery Industry Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Industry Outlook | Continued

(ASP) Homebuilding Stock Review & Outlook – Jan 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

After the tough years 2006-2007, the housing market is now recovering steadily. The stability in the home buying market, combined with low interest rates and increased rentals, have increased the affordability of homes. Improvement in employment and consumer confidence is also contributing to a rise...

9Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ASP) Homebuilding Stock Review & Outlook – Jan 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(IMF) U.S. Fiscal Cliff and Other Concerns

On Thursday, the major U.S. stock indices fell for the second day in a row with the S&P 500 moving below its 200-day moving average. However, even pessimistic analysts do not believe that the market fall will resemble a falling knife from here on, as it encounters pretty strong support at these...

3Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (IMF) U.S. Fiscal Cliff and Other Concerns | Continued

(PNW) Utility Industry Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook

As would be expected, the growth of the utility industry is tied to overall economic conditions. As per the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), energy consumption in the United States will increase 0.3% annually from 2010 through 2035. EIA’s assumption takes into consideration modest growth...

26Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (PNW) Utility Industry Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook | Continued

(COP) Crude Oil Supplies Jump on Import Surge

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased for the third week in a row, as imports climbed. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks rose, while distillate supplies were down from the week-ago...

26Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (COP) Crude Oil Supplies Jump on Import Surge | Continued

(CVX) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Surge Further

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as imports climbed. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks rose, while distillate supplies were down from the week-ago levels. Meanwhile, refiners...

22Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (CVX) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Surge Further | Continued

(BP) Alternative Energy Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. generated about 13% of its electricity from renewable energy sources in 2011. Globally, however, China leads the world in total electricity generation from renewable sources, helped by its mammoth addition in recent times to the alternative...

19Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (BP) Alternative Energy Stock Outlook – October 2012 – Industry Outlook | Continued

(APC) U.S. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 72 Bcf

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting the commodity’s brisk use for space heating by residential/commercial consumers amid essentially flat supply.

Despite the relatively soft (and below estimate)...

16Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (APC) U.S. Natural Gas Supplies Up by 72 Bcf | Continued

(VLO) U.S. Crude Inventory Builds – Refinery Products Drop

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles increased, as imports climbed and refinery demand weakened. The report further revealed that refined product inventories – gasoline and distillate – dropped from their week-ago levels.

The Energy Information...

12Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (VLO) U.S. Crude Inventory Builds – Refinery Products Drop | Continued

(IMF) Stock Market News for October 10, 2012 – Market News

Markets suffered yet another fall yesterday, following the International Monetary Fund’s downgrade of global growth estimates to their lowest level since 2009. Investors also anxiously waited for the third-quarter earnings season to begin with Alcoa slated to report its results after the closing...

10Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (IMF) Stock Market News for October 10, 2012 – Market News | Continued

(EIA) Natural Gas Supplies Up by 77 Bcf

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as overall domestic consumption fell amid an increase in production.

Gas stocks – currently some 10% above the benchmark average levels – are at their highest point...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (EIA) Natural Gas Supplies Up by 77 Bcf | Continued

(IMF) Machinery Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

A world economic recovery, as seen from equity market improvements off the lows experienced since the 2008 global crisis, has been quite impressive. The journey was difficult with ever-present headwinds hindering growth, the most recent of which was the Eurozone debt crisis that significantly slowed...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (IMF) Machinery Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(EIA) Natural Gas Supplies Up by 67 Bcf

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed an in-line increase in natural gas supplies, as domestic consumption – reflecting air conditioning demand – declined with temperatures falling from their summer highs. Additionally,  production level remained strong.

Gas...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (EIA) Natural Gas Supplies Up by 67 Bcf | Continued

(HAL) U.S. Natural Gas Supplies Surprise Increase According to U.S. Energy Department

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, as domestic consumption – reflecting air conditioning demand – declined with temperatures falling from their summer highs. Additionally, production level remained strong.

Gas...

1Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (HAL) U.S. Natural Gas Supplies Surprise Increase According to U.S. Energy Department | Continued

(COP) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Rise Unexpectedly

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped unexpectedly, as imports climbed. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks dropped, while distillate supplies were up from the week-ago levels. Meanwhile,...

25Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (COP) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Rise Unexpectedly | Continued

(BP) Oil and Gas Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The Federal Reserve’s pledge towards a new round of economic stimulus, a tightening global supply picture in view of the ongoing unrest in the resource-rich Middle East and a German court’s green light to the Eurozone bailout fund have strengthened oil prices to around mid- to upper $90s a barrel....

23Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (BP) Oil and Gas Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(HP) U.S. Natural Gas Inventories Swell

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting the commodity’s tepid use for power generation, as temperatures fell from their summer highs. Moreover, the build came in ahead of the five-year average addition...

5Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (HP) U.S. Natural Gas Inventories Swell | Continued

(APC) Natural Gas Supplies Up by 47 Bcf

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting the commodity’s tepid use for power generation, as temperatures fell slightly from their summer highs. However, the build came in well short of the five-year average...

31Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (APC) Natural Gas Supplies Up by 47 Bcf | Continued

(XOM) U.S. Reports Surprise Build in Crude Supplies

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles jumped unexpectedly, as imports climbed. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks dropped, while distillate supplies were up from the week-ago levels. Meanwhile,...

31Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (XOM) U.S. Reports Surprise Build in Crude Supplies | Continued

(VLO) Another Sharp Drop in Crude Supplies

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a steep drawdown in crude stockpiles. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks dropped, while distillate supplies were up from the week-ago levels. Meanwhile, refiners pulled back...

25Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (VLO) Another Sharp Drop in Crude Supplies | Continued

(DVN) Another Cut in Natural Gas Surplus

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting the commodity’s brisk use for power generation in the face of extreme summer temperatures.

Despite the relatively soft (and below estimate) supply build,...

24Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (DVN) Another Cut in Natural Gas Surplus | Continued

(EIA) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Drop Sharply

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a steep drawdown in crude stockpiles. The report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks dropped, while distillate supplies were up from the week-ago levels. Meanwhile, refiners pulled back...

18Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (EIA) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Drop Sharply | Continued

(EIA) U.S. Natural Gas Storage Growth Slows

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a smaller-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting the commodity’s brisk use for power generation in the face of extreme summer temperatures.

Despite the relatively soft (and below estimate) supply build,...

14Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (EIA) U.S. Natural Gas Storage Growth Slows | Continued

(EIA) U.S. Crude Oil Inventories Down Again

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a small drawdown in crude stockpiles. The agency’s report further revealed that within the ‘refined products’ category, gasoline stocks dropped, while distillate supplies were up from the week-ago levels. Meanwhile, refiners...

20Jul2012 | | Comments Off on (EIA) U.S. Crude Oil Inventories Down Again | Continued

(DVN) U.S. Natural Gas Storage Surplus Narrows

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed a larger-than-expected increase in natural gas supplies, reflecting the commodity’s tepid demand. However, the build came in well short of the five-year average addition for the week.

Despite the relatively soft supply build,...

16Jul2012 | | Comments Off on (DVN) U.S. Natural Gas Storage Surplus Narrows | Continued

(EIA) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Drop Further

The U.S. Energy Department’s weekly inventory release showed that crude stockpiles fell sharply, as imports declined and refinery activity rose. The agency’s report further revealed that refined product inventories – gasoline and distillate – increased from their previous week levels on...

15Jul2012 | | Comments Off on (EIA) U.S. Crude Oil Supplies Drop Further | Continued