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SWOT Analysis for HOME DEPOT HD
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  • Caterpillar CAT released dismal sales numbers for machines during June, July, and August, suggesting that revenue and most likely profits will be down for the third quarter of 2013
  • First Community Bancshares, Inc.  declares $0.12/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 3.01%
  • The DOJ sues Bank of America  for alleged fraud over $850M in MBS issued in 2008.
  • Deere  downgraded at William Blair to Underperform from Market Perform
  • Credit Suisse downgraded IBM stock to an “underperform” rating, which amounts to a recommendation to sell. It predicts the stock will fall to $175.
  • Tellabs TLAB: Q2 EPS of $0.00 beats by $0.02.
  • FBL Financial beats by $0.17
  • West Pharmaceutical beats by $0.04, misses on revenue. WST
  • National Cinemedia #NCMI beats by $0.01, beats on revenue
  • Theravance (THRX) says the FDA’s Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee will discuss the company’s NDA for the COPD treatment Anoro Ellipta on September 10.
  • Trading volume in Leap Wireless (LEAP) options leapt to 7,139 contracts vs an average of 1,320 contracts on Friday prior to the announcemet that AT&T has agreed to acquire the smaller carrier for $1.18B. The call-to-put ratio was 20-1.
  • The Canadian government reportedly will announce approval of Cnooc’s $CEO takeover of Nexen $NXY at 5:00 ET today. 12/7/2012
  • Ark Restaurants (ARKR) declares $0.25/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 6.25%.

Contango Oil & Gas Company MCF declares special dividend of $2.00/share. For shareholders of record Dec 03.

TJX declares $0.115/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.04%.

Dell Expands Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offerings with New Windows Server 2012 Solution

Autodesk $ADSK and INDYCAR Form Three-Year Technology Partnership

TiVo’s Third Quarter Stronger Than Expected

HSBC Securities upped $Nike to a $112 price target. Nov 29

Allstate Corp (ALL) declares $0.22/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. For shareholders of record Nov. 30

Marathon Oil (MRO +3.2%) adds to earlier gains from its Q3 results as CEO Clarence Cazalot tells a conference call the company “is positioned to meet or exceed our full-year production targets.”

Cinemark Holdings Inc. (CNK) declares $0.21/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. For shareholders of record Nov. 21

AMD (AMD) sells off after Fitch downgrades its rating on the chipmaker’s senior notes to B from B+, and revises its outlook to Negative. Healthcare Trust of America (HTA) declares $0.14375/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 5.74%. For shareholders of record Dec 31.

KKR (KKR) is struggling to reach its target of raising $8B for its new North America fund, having attracted less than $6.5B

CME Group third-quarter profit fell 31% as a double-digit decline in trading volume pushed revenue down more than expected. 10/26/2012

Ford (F) declares $0.05/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.0%. For shareholders of record Nov 02. Payable Dec 03. Ex-div date Oct 31. 10/11/2012

Amgen (AMGN) declares $0.36/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.70%. For shareholders of record Nov 15. Payable Dec 07. Ex-div date Nov 13. 10/11/2012

Time Warner’s (TWX) CNN hopes to recharge its struggling ratings by introducing a new weekend series that will focus on an insider look at controversial groups such as gun lovers, marijuana growers, migrant farm workers, and end-of-life caregivers. 8/23/2012

Mattel (MAT) looks to merge the physical and digital toy landscape with a new iPad game featuring pressure-sensitive Batman figures that can attach to iPads and interact with an app. 8/23/2012

Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT) declares $0.07125/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. 7/24/2012

Biogen (BIIB) Q2: net profit +34% to $386.8M, helped by strong sales of multiple-sclerosis treatment Avonex and cancer drug Rituxan, and reflecting a $50M charge last year. 7/24/2012

Virgin Australia orders 23 Boeing (BA) 737 MAX 8 planes in a deal worth $2.19B at list prices. 7/5/2012

Carlyle (CG) acquires 49% of mid-market Chinese hotel chain Mandarin Hotel Holdings for an undisclosed sum. 7/5/2012

Nvidia (NVDA +4.1%) rallies after the company discloses the ARM-based version of Microsoft Surface will run on a Tegra app processor (the specific Tegra chip remains a mystery). Google’s upcoming Nexus tablet, which really has its work cut out for it now, is expected to use a Tegra 3 processor. Microsoft’s (MSFT) decision to go with Nvidia is a minor disappointment for Qualcomm (QCOM), which announced a Windows 8 partnership with Microsoft at CES. 6/19/2012

BlackRock’s Evy Hambro says his campaign to get gold mining companies to raise their dividends is starting to reap rewards: The very low yields in the sector “are one of the contributing factors that has led to gold shares significantly underperforming the price of gold [but] the gold companies are all now raising their dividends and are trying to catch up with some of their mining sisters.” 6/19/2012

Danone (DANOY.PK) warns that strapped Spanish consumers switching to lower-priced food options will hit its results this year. CFO Pierre-Andre Terisse cut the projection for sales growth to 6.9% from around 5% and says margins will also be impacted by higher packaging costs for yogurt and baby formula. 6/19/2012

Walgreens pays $6.7bn for 45% of Boots. 6/19/2012

Costco Wholesale (COST) agrees to buy the 50% in Costco Mexico it doesn’t own from joint-venture partner CCM for $760.4M. Costco Mexico will pay a dividend of $340.85M, 50% of which will go to Costco Wholesale and 50% to CCM.

Nokia (NOK) sells its Vertu luxury phone business to Swedish P-E firm EQT Partners for an undisclosed sum. Nokia (NOK) reshuffles management, reduces Q2 outlook and announces plans to cut 10,000 jobs and shutter facilities, in order to return the company to profitable growth. 6/14/2012

Madagascar 3 claims the top spot in the weekend movie box office, earning $60.4M in North America. 6/11/2012

NVIDIA (NVDA): Analyst Uche Orji is upgrading NVDA to Buy from Neutral, maintaining a $15.50 price target on the stock. He cites the four following reasons: “1) attractive risk-reward with the recent share pullback, 2) emerging lead role for the Windows-on-ARM camp, 3) Kepler GPU product cycle coupled with likely resilient attach rates, 4) Professional Solutions Business continues to drive operating profit.” 6/11/2012

Kinross Gold (KGC) says production resumed at its Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania in West Africa as workers returned after a four-day strike. 6/11/2012

Glaxo (GSK +1.3%) extends its $2.6B offer to buy Human Genome Sciences (HGSI +0.2%) until the end of June; HGSI responds that the unchanged $13/share offer is “inadequate and does not reflect the value inherent” in the company. 6/8/2012

Shares of Quicksilver (ZQK +11.1%) take flight after the company misses on both the top and bottom line with its FQ2 report, but makes favorable comments about its expected results for H2. 6/8/2012

Google (GOOG) is yet to offer any concessions to the EU to allay concerns it abused its market dominance, says Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia. 6/7/2012

J.M. Smucker Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS. 6/7/2012

Cyberonics Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines. 17:32

A123 Systems (AONE +2%) says it intends to recruit up to 400 people in Michigan over the next several months. 18:16

Laredo Petroleum (LPI +4.9%) increases its 2012 production guidance to +35% Y/Y and revises its capital budget to ~$900M. 18:10

Google (GOOG) has acquired the assets and customers of KikScore, developer of an algorithm that seeks to measure the trustworthiness of a business. KikScore will be shutting down, and its product will be merged with Google’s Trusted Store Program. 19:02

PepsiCo faces a unique challenge in Mexico where fire-bomb attacks tied to drug cartels seem to be targeting the firm’s Mexican subsidiary. 18:06

Agnico-Eagle Mines is pulling capital out of Ontario’s Red Lake gold camp. 18:01

Facebook’s stock is falling almost 10%.at $28.83. 22:05

Boeing (BA) will maintain its program of raising production of its revamped 737 jet to 42 by 2013. 20:00

Microsoft (MSFT) has won a German injunction on the sale of Motorola Mobility (GOOG) Android devices. 13:27

Italy’s Eni says it has made a significant oil discovery in Egypt’s Western desert. 13:24

Hewlett Packard (HPQ): Up 4.9%. HP is up after beating expectations for its fiscal second quarter, and announcing that 8% of the workforce, or 27,000 employees, will be laid off. 12:35

Interval Leisure Group’s Earnings Beat Last Year’s by 17%. 12:32

PetSmart to a 52-Week High. 12:31

Sberbank nears $4bn deal for DenizBank

Underwriters make $100m profit on Facebook IPO. 5/24/2012

SWOT Analysis for HOME DEPOT HD November 1, 2012

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD)

Company Profile

Home Depot is the one of world’s largest home improvement retailer. The company offers a level of service unprecedented among warehouse-style retailers. The Home Depot currently operates in the USA, Canada, Chile, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. The company also operates EXPO Design Centers across the U.S. and Villager’s Hardware in New Jersey.

HD Strengths

· Brand Name

· Good Customer Service

· International Expansion

· Economies of Scale

· Customer Service

HD Weakness

· Increased Competition

· Cost Disadvantage (high costs)

· Housing Crisis

· New Regulations

· Product Recalls

HD Current Valuation

HD Industry Avg S&P 500 HD 5Y Avg*
Data as of 11/28/2012

Price/Earnings 23.0 22.8 14.9 16.6

Price/Book 5.5 4.2 2.1 2.8

Price/Sales 1.4 1.1 1.3 0.7

Price/Cash Flow 15.6 13.8 9.0 11.0

Dividend Yield % 1.8 2.0 2.2 3.1

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The following is a list of Canadian companies listed on the NASDAQ market:
S.No. Name Ticker
1 AEterna Zentaris Inc. AEZS
2 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. ALTI
3 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. ANPI
4 Ballard Power Systems Inc. BLDP
5 Canadian Solar Inc. CSIQ
6 Cardiome Pharma Corporation CRME
7 CE Franklin Ltd. CFK
8 Copernic Inc. CNIC
9 Corel Corporation CREL
10 Descartes Systems Group Inc DSGX
11 Dragonwave Inc DRWI
12 Envoy Capital Group Inc. ECGI
13 EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering EXFO
14 FirstService Corporation FSRV
15 Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. FMTI
16 GLG Life Tech Corp GLGL
17 GSI Group Inc. GSIG
18 Hydrogenics Corporation HYGS
19 Imax Corporation IMAX
20 Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. IPCI
21 Ivanhoe Energy Inc. IVAN
22 Jewett-Cameron Trading Company JCTCF
23 Labopharm Inc. DDSS
24 Leading Brands Inc LBIX
25 LML Payment Systems Inc. LMLP
26 MDC Partners Inc. MDCA
27 Methanex Corporation MEOH
28 Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc NEPT
29 NGAS Resources Inc. NGAS
30 Nicholas Financial Inc. NICK
31 NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals Corp. NCST
32 Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation NYMX
33 Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ONCY
34 Open Text Corporation OTEX
35 Optimal Group Inc. OPMR
36 Pan American Silver Corp. PAAS
37 QLT Inc. QLTI
38 QSound Labs Inc. QSND
39 Research in Motion Limited RIMM
40 Sierra Wireless Inc. SWIR
41 Silver Standard Resources Inc SSRI
42 SunOpta Inc. STKL
43 SXC Health Solutions Corp. SXCI
44 Tesco Corporation TESO
45 TLC Vision Corporation TLCV
46 Transglobe Energy Corp TGA
47 Transition Therapeutics Inc. TTHI
48 Vitran Corporation, Inc. VTNC
49 Westport Innovations Inc WPRT
50 Workstream Inc. WSTM
51 World Heart Corporation WHRT
52 Zi Corporation ZICA

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