NEW YORK, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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MCD Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=McDonald%27s&d=29-Jan-2015&s=MCD ),
BA Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Boeing&d=29-Jan-2015&s=BA ),
FB Research Report: ( http://get.analystsreview.com/pdf/?c=Facebook&d=29-Jan-2015&s=FB ).
Analyst Update: Financial Results, Outlook, and Management Changes
Reviewed by: Rohit Tuli, CFA®
The U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, weighed down by sharp decline in the energy stocks following further decline in the oil prices. Investors were also seen fleeing to the U.S. government bonds on Wednesday, sending the yield on 10-year bonds to their lowest level since May 2013, after Federal Reserve said that it will remain "patient" while deciding when to raise the interest rates as inflation remained below forecasts. The U.S. Fed's statement came after first policy-setting meeting of the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.13% to close at 17,191.37, the S&P 500 lost 1.35% to close at 2,002.16, and the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.93% to end at 4,637.99. Meanwhile, European markets witnessed a choppy session on Wednesday as major indexes came under pressure amid continued slump in Greek stocks. In Asia, markets ended on a mixed note as investors remained cautious following weak cues from the overseas markets on the back of disappointing U.S. earnings and durable-goods orders data.
Shares of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd (Freescale) rallied after the Company announced better-than-expected Q4 financial results. For Q1 2015, the Austin, Texas-based firm predicted net sales between $1.135 billion and $1.185 billion and gross margins to be essentially flat on a sequential basis. Read more about the financial results and business outlook in our research report on Freescale.
US Steel Corporation's (US Steel) Q4 earnings impressed Wall Street investors; Stock up almost 11% in trade. The Company expects full-year 2015 adjusted Income from Operations to be between $550 million and $850 million, or adjusted EBITDA of between $1.1 billion and $1.4 billion. A further detailed analysis of the financial results and the management's viewpoint is presented in our research report on US Steel.
Don Thompson of McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's) will retire as President and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2015. The Board has named Steve Easterbrook, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, to fill the positions vacated by Thompson. To know more about the management changes and the latest financial results, read our research report on McDonald's.
Shares of Boeing Co. (Boeing) fired up 5.40% after reporting better-than-expected financial results. For 2015, the Company has forecasted Core EPS between $8.20 and $8.40, revenue guidance between $94.5 billion and $96.5 billion, including commercial deliveries of between 750 and 755, and operating cash flow in excess of $9 billion. A further detailed analysis of the financial results and the stock market reaction is available in our research report.
Buoyed by strong growth in its mobile advertising business, Facebook Inc. (Facebook) trumped Q4 2014 analysts' estimates. Revenue from mobile advertising, which contributed 69% to total advertising revenue, grew to $3.6 billion, up 53% YoY. Read more about Facebook's financial results in our research report.
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