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13 dividend growth companies I track announced their annual increases in the first half of February. (212-0)
Geomni, an operating business unit of Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK - Free Report) , has launched a new mobile application enabling users to take ground, aerial images and data. The idea is to assist individuals to collect ground, unmanned aerial vehicle exterior images and other useful data directly with their mobile devices, taking the usage of smartphones to the next level previously unheard of. Geomni mobile application has been built keeping in mind additional security provision for inspectors. (4-0)
Waste Management, Inc. (WM - Free Report) reported strong fourth-quarter 2017 results with healthy year-over-year increase in revenues and earnings. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were 85 cents per share compared with 75 cents in the year-earlier quarter. The bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 83 cents. The year-over-year increase in adjusted earnings was aided by a healthy rise in revenues despite rise in operating expenses. (2-0)
The portfolio continues to be very concentrated with the top five positions accounting for close to one-third of the US long portfolio. (425-9)
TransUnion (TRU - Free Report) reported strong fourth-quarter 2017 results with healthy year-over-year increase in revenues and earnings on the back of attractive new product launches, rapid vertical growth and solid performance in the international markets. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $94.8 million or 50 cents per share compared with $81.6 million or 44 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter. (7-0)
On Feb 12, we issued an updated research report on business services provider, Verisk Analytics, Inc. (VRSK - Free Report) . Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze troves of data, Verisk draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide predictive analytics and decision support solutions that are integrated into customer workflows. These facilitate its customers to take informed decisions with greater precision, efficiency and discipline about various risks involved in the businesses. (2-0)
As a dividend growth investor, my goal is to generate a stream of income, which grows above the rate of inflation. Key to this is selecting the right dividend paying companies. (54-0)
S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI - Free Report) reported solid fourth-quarter 2017 results with adjusted net income of $474 million or $1.85 per share compared with $334 million or $1.28 per share in the year-earlier quarter. Earnings comfortably beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.63 per share. The rise on the bottom line came on the back of robust organic revenue growth across all segments. GAAP earnings for the quarter were $263 million or $1. (24-0)
S&P Global Inc. (NYSE:SPGI) Q4 2017 Results Earnings Conference Call February 6, 2018 8:30 AM ET (29-0)
The following slide deck was published by S&P Global Inc. in conjunction with their 2018 Q1 earnings call.
S&P Global Inc. (SPGI - Free Report) formerly known as McGraw-Hill Financial, is the provider of financial information, and the owner of one of the top credit rating agencies (Standard & Poor’s). The company now primarily focuses on capital and commodities markets and includes iconic brands like S&P Ratings, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices and Platts. SPGI has an outstanding earnings track record, and has delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 11. (12-0)
Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and S&P Global Inc. (SPGI - Free Report) may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report. That is because S&P Global is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat. After all, analysts raising estimates right before earnings—with the most up-to-date information possible—is a pretty good indicator of some favorable trends underneath the surface for SPGI in this report. (55-0)
The earnings season is well past the halfway mark with decent performance across the table. About 251 S&P 500 members have already released their results till Feb 2. Total earnings for these companies are up 16% year over year on 10.5% higher revenues with 80.5% beating earnings estimates and 78.1% surpassing top-line expectations. Based on the hitherto observed pattern, fourth-quarter 2017 is anticipated to register modest double-digit percentage earnings growth on a year-over-year basis. (2-0)
S&P Global Inc. (SPGI - Free Report) is slated to report fourth-quarter 2017 results before the opening bell on Feb 6. Last quarter, the company reported adjusted earnings from continued operations of $274 million or $1.04 per share compared with $264 million or $1.00 per share in the year-ago quarter. The figure beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 19 cents. The company surpassed earnings estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, with an average positive earnings surprise of 11. (89-0)