Market Overview


  • Will VR Be Defined By Weird Commercials?

    Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:41pm advertising, Augmented Reality, commercials, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, google cardboard, Long Ideas

    The type of realistic virtual reality technology that seemed like science fiction a few years ago is finally taking its first steps toward mainstream entertainment. Unfortunately, the fledgling VR industry may soon be defined by its advertisements. Analysts now believe that the flood of advertising...

  • Who's The Big Winner From February Auto Sales?

    Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:38pm Analyst Color, Auto numbers, auto sales, Colin Langan, F, GM, Kohei Takahashi, Long Ideas

    UBS recently issued an automotive industry report highlighting their best performing automotive companies after strong February sales. UBS analysts wrote that Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) was the biggest winner year-over-year. while General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reported key metrics below...

  • Hennes & Mauritz May Sales Rise

    Monday, June 15, 2015 - 5:40am HNNMY, News, Sales

    Swedish retailer HENNES & MAURITZ AB (OTC: HNNMY) reported a rise in its sales in May. The retailer's sales climbed 10 percent in local currencies in the month, versus a 19 percent growth in May 2014. Including VAT, sales surged 20 percent to SEK53.23 billion in the second quarter, from SEK44...

  • Kingfisher Q1 Sales Rise

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:12am KGFHY, News, Sales

    Kingfisher plc (ADR) (OTC: KGFHY) posted a gain in its sales for the first quarter. Its like-for-like sales increased 0.8 percent to GBP2.59 billion for the first quarter, while retail profit in constant currencies rose to 150 million pounds ($230 million). Sales in the U.K. and Ireland climbed 1.6...

  • Nestle Q1 Sales Rise

    Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:54am News, NSRGY, Sales

    Nestle SA Reg Shs. Ser. B Spons (ADR) (OTC: NSRGY) reported a 0.5 percent rise in its sales for the first three months of 2015. Nestle posted sales of 20.92 billion Swiss francs ($21.86 billion) in the quarter, compared to 20.82 billion francs, in the year-ago period. Its organic growth came in at...

  • Unilever Q1 Sales Surge

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:12am News, Sales, UL

    Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE: UL) reported a surge in its sales for the first quarter. The company's sales for the quarter climbed 12 percent to EUR12.8 billion ($13.7 billion). Underlying sales rose 2.8 percent in the quarter, versus a 3.6 percent growth in the year-ago period. Underlying sales in...

  • Burberry H2 Same-Store Sales Rise

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:37am BURBY, News, Sales

    Burberry Group PLC (OTC: BURBY) reported a surge in its same-store sales in the six months ending March 31. The company's comparable sales climbed 9% in the second half. Retail sales for the same period rose 14% to GBP1.06 billion ($1.47 billion). For fiscal 2016, the company projects licensing...

  • Hennes & Mauritz Posts Surge In March Sales

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:17am HNNMY, News, Sales

    Hennes & Mauritz AB (OTC: HNNMY) reported a rise in its March sales. The company's sales, including VAT, climbed 10% y/y in local currencies in March, versus a 13% growth in the year-ago month. Analysts were expecting a 7.5% rise in March sales. On March 31, 2015, the company had 3,580 stores...

  • Ford China Sales Surge 19% In January

    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:29am F, News, Sales

    Sales at Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) and its Chinese joint ventures gained 19% y/y in January. Ford's China sales climbed to 112,599 vehicles in January, versus a 13% gain in December and a 2% rise in November. Ford shares fell 0.13% to close at $15.85 yesterday.

  • General Motors China Sales Drop 2.4% In January

    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 6:20am GM, News, Sales

    Sales at General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) and its Chinese joint ventures declined 2.4% y/y to 339,781 vehicles in China in January. GM's China sales surged 31.9% y/y in December, while sales gained 5.3% in November. For 2014, GM's sales climbed 12% in China. GM shares rose 1.17% to close at $36.25...