Matter of Fact – 28th June 2015

June 28th 2015 Edition   1. US Housing – Positive trends continue 2. Data dive into US Vehicle body and trailer manufacturers   1. US Housing – Positive trends continue  QMG Data has been quite positive on the residential construction and overall housing space (think other construction, DIY retailers etc) for quite some time and the most recent data points coming out from… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 8th June 2015

June 8th 2015 Edition   1. OPEC maintains oil output 2. Retail Sales figures remained muted but what lies beneath 3. More to jobs report than meets the eye   1. OPEC maintains oil output OPEC oil ministers decided to keep oil production at 30 million barrels per day during their meeting in Vienna. The last few months have seen… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 1st June 2015

1.More on AutoZone’s FQ3 2.Signet misses by $0.01, misses on revenue 3. Michael Kors and Tiffany & Co results   CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY      More on AutoZone’s FQ3 Source – Seeking Alpha Company: AutoZone (AZO US) QMG product view: Auto Parts Retailers – US50.3 Event: 3Q FY15 Earnings – 26th  May 2015 Highlights: AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) reports same-store sales rose 2.3% in… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 25th May 2015

1.Advance Auto Parts – misses EPS and Revenue forecast – still gains 2.Thomas Cook Group – Encouraging results 3.Cavco – Q415 Results 4.Nikon – impairment loss hampers positive view 5.Dairy Crest Group – under pressure 6.Marshalls says Jan-Apr revenue up 7.Topps Tiles – encouraging results   CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY  Advance Auto Parts – misses EPS and Revenue forecast – still gains… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 18th May 2015

1. Kingfisher PLC share price down on back of negative UK Retail Sales 2. C&C writes down value of US arm by €150m 3. REGAL BELOIT (RBS US) – BEATS Q1 EXPECTATIONS, QMG DATA REMAINS POSITIVE 4. KUBOTA Q4 EARNINGS – IN LINE WITH QMG DATA 5. Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion 6. Syngenta rejects blockbuster Monsanto offer 7. Eagle Materials Inc. Reports Record… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 11th May 2015

1. Berkley leads surge in UK homebuiders after conservative win 2. Sally Beauty Holdings Earnings results 3. Toyota Posts an upbeat Q4 Earnings 4. Tyson Foods earnings results 5. Kion Group Earnings results 6. Record Sales drive Drew Industries 7. Airbus surges past Boeing in orders, lags in deliveries     CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY     1. Berkley leads surge in UK… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 4th May 2015

Tamron Co Ltd (7740 JP) encouraging result Tesco PLC (TSCO LN) earnings Cummins (CMI US) Q1 earnings in line with QMG view OKUMA Corp (6103 JP) beats estimate Tadano (6395 JP) better than expected Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron (8035 JP) scrap merger plan Tokyo Electron (8035 JP) share price weakness, a buying opportunity Praxair (PX US) positive signs despite results… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/e 24th April 2015

1.   AutoNation tops Q1 Earnings and Revenues 2.   Snap-on announces First Quarter 2015 Results 3.   O’Reilly Automotive Inc. reports First Quarter 2015 Results [click for full story] 4.   Travis Perkins 1Q Comparable Sales +5.1% 5.   General Consumer Discretionary News        6.   Bird flu outbreak continues as flock of millions registers infection in Iowa 7.   Associated British Foods Reports 4% Fall in 1H Adjusted Pretax Profit 8.   Correction… Read more →

Matter of Fact – w/c 20th April 2015

1.    AutoNation sales outpace the market 2.    N Brown Earnings 3.    Winnebago Industries – Short-term headwinds, Long-term appeal 4.    AGCO EPS Expectations ‘Far Too High’: Deutsche 5.    PACE PLC – Radical changes in media consumption are not slowing down 6.    Insider with Kubota 7.    Tokyo Electron falls in TSMC capex cuts 8.    Apogee Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Results 9.    Praxair Surface Technologies Receives… Read more →