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Market Update

CropEnergies Struggles with Profitability, H&M Dropped 12% on Sales Weakness
Dec 15, 10:21 AM EST 
CropEnergies lowered operating profit forecast after profit declined 33%. Hennes & Mauritz declined on weak sales and said it plans to close stores. SThree beat full-year profit estimate.
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Danaher Reaffirms Fiscal Outlook, Target Buys Grocery Delivery Service Shipt
Dec 14, 12:08 PM EST 
Danaher reaffirmed fiscal 2018 outlook. Nordson lifted fiscal 2018 sales forecast. Pier 1 Imports tumbled after profit plunged 46%. Sanderson Farms reported lower-than-expected results. Scholastic sales and profit declined but reaffirmed fiscal 2018 forecast.
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STOCK MOVERS

U.S. Movers: Danaher, Nordson, Pier 1, Sanderson Farms, Scholastic, Target
Dec 14, 12:08 PM EST 
Danaher reaffirmed fiscal 2018 outlook. Nordson lifted fiscal 2018 sales forecast. Pier 1 Imports tumbled...
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U.S. Movers: Arrowhead Pharm, Civitas Solutions, Lennox Intl, Mongodb
Dec 13, 11:49 AM EST 
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals net loss narrowed. Civitas Solutions booked $31 million of impairment charges. ...
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U.S. Movers: 3M, Boeing, Casey's General, KMG Chemicals, VeriFone
Dec 12, 12:45 PM EST 
3M plans to sell its optical fiber business to Corning for $900 million. Boeing lifted dividend and expan...
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U.S. Movers: Ascension, bluebird bio, GGP, Kadmon, Syros Pharma, Sysco
Dec 11, 2:34 AM EST 
Ascension is in talks with Providence St. Joseph to create the largest hospital network with 191 hospital...
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U.S. Movers: American Outdoor, Cooper, Dell Tech, Finisar, Johnson Outdoors
U.S. Movers: Ciena, Dollar General, Methode Electronics, Vail Resorts
U.S. Movers: American Eagle, Home Depot, KLX, RH, UnitedHealth, Wal-Mart
U.S. Movers: AutoZone, Ascena Retail, Bank of Montreal, J.Jill, Toll Brothers
U.S. Movers: CVS Health, Exactec, Hartford Financial, Twenty-First Century Fox
U.S. Movers: Axalta, Big Lots, CVS, Costco, Genesco, Michaels, Titan Machinery
Mutual funds Q&A

A Global Quest for the Best Businesses
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund
Matthew Benkendorf
“In our view, preservation of capital is not about market timing or top-down allocation, but about owning...

Budgeting Risk for Yield
TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Debt Fund
Katherine Renfrew
“It is the discipline of our credit underwriting at the sovereign, agency, and corporate level, which mak...

Price and Earnings Growth Profiles Matter
Lazard Developing Markets Equity Portfolio
Kevin O'Hare, Peter Gillespie
“We look across all sectors to find where earnings growth is quickest or more sustainable and where we be...
MANAGEMENT TALK Q&A

Defined in Holdings and Time Periods
Rich Stewart
What we say in the UIT industry is that you know what you own because there’s transparency; you know exac...

Stratified Returns
It’s a simple methodology and what it does is it basically selects the top scoring 75% of the market and ...

Evolving the Alternative Landscape
Dick Pfister
We provide access and we monitor alternative investment managers. This provides comfort to the investment...
Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund
Matthew Benkendorf
“In our view, preservation of capital is not about market timing or top-down allocation, but about owning durable and predictable businesses.”
TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Debt Fund
Katherine Renfrew
“It is the discipline of our credit underwriting at the sovereign, agency, and corporate level, which makes us different. We believe that understanding the local economy dynamics and doing due diligence at the country and company level gives us a unique insight and advantage.”
Lazard Developing Markets Equity Portfolio
Kevin O'Hare, Peter Gillespie
“We look across all sectors to find where earnings growth is quickest or more sustainable and where we believe valuation doesn’t reflect that earnings growth.”
Jensen Quality Growth Fund
Eric Schoenstein
“The way management reinvests cash flow, whether it’s through organic growth opportunities, strategic acquisitions, or share buybacks and dividends, displays a foundation of quality.”
Principal International Emerging Markets Fund
Mohammed Zaidi
“We are fundamental investors focused on earnings and cash flows. We have a systematic approach leveraging technology and focused fundamental research to identify where positive change might offer relative value, and it’s sustainable.”










EARNINGS CALENDAR

SYMBOL COMPANY NAME EARNNINGS AUDIO
ECONOMIC CALENDAR

INDUSTRY DATE TIME
Industrial Production 2017-12-15 10:00 AM
Jobless Claims 2017-12-14 8:30 AM
Retail Sales 2017-12-14 8:30 AM
Import and Export Prices 2017-12-14 8:30 AM
Business Inventories 2017-12-14 10:00 AM
Consumer Price Index 2017-12-13 8:30 AM
Sources: Data collected by 123jump.com and Ticker.com from company press releases, filings and corporate websites. Market data: BATS Exchange. Inc