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Industry Outlook: Archive

Nilanjan Choudhury

Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing MLP Industry to Grow on Strong Demand

With annual average demand for gasoline - the most widely used petroleum product - set to reach the highest on record, the industry operators should be able to benefit from stronger sales volumes.

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Near-Term Prospects Look Bright for Electric Power Stocks

The domestic-focused utilities are poised to continue their steady performance, given their focus on generating more electricity from clean fuel sources.

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Nursing Home Industry Should Thrive on Aging Population

Demographic aging, growing investment and labor cost, and increasing competition will continue to shape the future of nursing home industry.

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Near-Term Outlook for Retail REIT Stocks Looks Bleak

Despite retail REITs' focus on revamping assets as well as improving merchandizing mix and shopper experience, their cash flows remain a concern with store closures and bankruptcies of retailers.

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Supriyo Bose

Communication Components Industry Outlook: Prospects Healthy

The Communication Components industry is well poised to benefit from healthy growth dynamics with the launch of 5G technologies, increased market traction of fiber optics and massive proliferation of data traffic.

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Miscellaneous Food Industry Outlook: Costs Raise Concerns

High commodity and freight costs are troubling most companies in the Food-Miscellaneous space. Nevertheless, cost-savings efforts are offering some respite.

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Near-Term Outlook for Dental Supplies Industry Looks Bright

The wave of digital transformation is shaping the future of dental supply companies.

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Multiline Insurance Stocks Outlook: Prospects Look Promising

Strengthening of economy, improving rate environment, and adoption of technologies keep the momentum alive for multiline insurers.

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Sejuti Banerjea

Internet-Software & Services Outlook: A Buying Opportunity

While the near term pressure on profitability could deter some, we are more confident about its longer term potential.

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Foreign Automotive Industry Outlook: Bumpy Ride Ahead

Escalating vehicle prices, unresolved trade spat between the United States and China, and uncertainty related to Britain's pending exit from the European Union are keeping a lid on auto demand.

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Fertilizers Industry Outlook: Near-Term Prospects Look Bright

The fertilizer industry has gained strength, courtesy of improved pricing and demand dynamics for major crop nutrients.

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Bleak Near-Term Outlook for Air Freight & Cargo Stocks

While evolution of e-commerce is a tailwind, near-term growth prospects of industry players are being hampered by factors like high costs and prospects of increased competition and global trade slowdown.

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Soft Traffic to Hurt Restaurant Industry's Near-Term Prospects

Decline in traffic continues to be a major concern for the companies in this space. Moreover, the restaurant giants are plagued by high cost of operations.

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Film & Television Production and Distribution Industry Outlook

Film and television production and distribution companies are expected to benefit from increased content consumption over various channels and technological advancements.

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Bleak Near-Term Prospects for Concrete & Aggregates Industry

Although robust construction activity, mainly in the public sector, appears conducive to the industry's growth, adverse weather conditions and rising costs raise concerns.

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Metal Fabrication Industry Outlook: Near Term Prospects Dim

Despite near-term cost inflation, the Metal Products - Procurement and Fabrication industry is expected to gain on the back of strengthening end markets and product innovation.

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Outlook for Aerospace-Defense Stocks Remains Encouraging

Macroeconomic statistics like the declining unemployment rate and improving GDP growth are boosting growth prospects. These have set the stage for more upside in the U.S. aerospace-defense industry.

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Outlook for SBIC & Commercial Finance Stocks Looks Gloomy

Strong domestic economy, higher rates and regulatory changes will likely drive SBIC & commercial finance industry's performance, while rise in borrowing costs may lower demand for small business loans.

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Near-Term Prospects Appear Dim for Chemical Plastics Stocks

Trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, and raw material cost inflation pose as headwinds for the chemical plastics industry.

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Softness in Beer Hurt Alcohol Stocks, Can Cannabis Change Fate?

The alcohol space continues its struggles against soft beer sales and higher costs. Meanwhile, cannabis-infused drinks are gaining popularity.

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Staffing Industry Outlook: Favorable Policies to Aid Growth

The U.S. staffing industry stands to benefit from the broader economic growth.

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Containers - Paper & Packaging Outlook: Encouraging Prospects

Evolution of e-commerce, stable demand in consumer-oriented end-markets will sustain growth in Containers - Paper & Packaging industry despite near-term cost concerns.

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Zacks Equity Research

Satellite and Communication Industry Outlook: Prospects Solid

The satellite and communication industry should continue benefiting from the increasing deployment of small satellite for commercial end users.

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Near-Term Outlook for the Truck Industry Appears Dull

Capacity crunch due to acute driver shortage is a major challenge for the truck industry.

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Pharmacies & Drug Stores Industry Outlook: Prospects Look Weak

Pharmacy retailers are gradually realizing the growing market demand for Medicare plan options. This apart, they are aggressively emphasizing on chronic disease care and management.

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