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General Mills has a case of yogurt-induced indigestion. The company reported lower than expected second quarter earnings results Tuesday — in part because of continued declines from its line of Yoplait yogurts.

General Mills reported $4.1 billion in second quarter revenue, a figure that marks a 7% drop year-over-year and fell just under the $4.19 billion Wall Street consensus. Net earnings for the quarter fell 9% to $481.8 million, or 80 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, the company recorded 85 cents in second quarter earnings per share, missing the analyst consensus by three cents a share.

Company execs attributed the top-line sales decline to volume reductions in its U.S. and international segments — and in both of these areas, yogurt was a pain point. In the U.S., gains in Annie’s Homegrown products and Totino’s frozen snacks were offset by diminished Yoplait, Pillsbury refrigerated dough, and Progresso soup. In Europe, strong Haagen-Dazs ice cream sales were offset by weakness in Yoplait products.

stock market newsletter: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    That’s why many investors shop among the short list ofDividend Aristocrats, which are companies that boast an unbroken streak of at least 25 years of consecutive payout raises. A few members of that elite group have fallen out of favor recently and could represent solid long-term buys. Below, we’ll look at the prospects for market-beating returns fromCoca-Cola(NYSE:KO),Target(NYSE:TGT), andLowe’s(NYSE:LOW).

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Mass Layoffs in 2017 No. 4, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW): Lowe’s announced on Jan. 13 it would be eliminating almost 3,000 positions in order to shift to a new store shopping model.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

    Lowe's reported Q3 earnings of $1.05 per share on revenue of $16.77 billion. However, analysts were expecting a profit of $1.03 per share on sales of $16.59 billion. Its comparable sales gained 5.7 percent during the quarter.

stock market newsletter: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    HR and payroll specialist Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), mortgage software provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), and cloud computing king for drug companies Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) are the three best software companies you could buy in 2017. They share three key traits that any investor can love: high switching costs, blazing growth rates, and founders or CEOs with lots of skin in the game.

  • [By Keith Speights, Brian Stoffel, and George Budwell]

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. Which companies will emerge as the huge winners with these major changes? We asked three of our healthcare contributors to weigh in on the subject. Here’s whyAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) could represent bold bets on the future of healthcare.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) as a bullish long trade for investors who have patience:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the market closed yesterday with earningsbeating expectations. Total revenuesincreased 32% to$157.9 million as subscription services revenues rose 33% to $127.3 million whilenet incomeincreased 57% to $36.0million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    To say that Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has performed well as a publicly traded company would be an understatement. While the stock itself is actually down since its post-IPO days, the company’s fundamentals have vastly improved during that time frame.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Cloud software vendor Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has had some extraordinary success selling its products to companies in the life sciences. It is now preparing to extend its reach into other industries, and long-term investors should be excited about the potential for the long runway of growth that could result.

stock market newsletter: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested small cap functional ingredient stock Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) as a long/bullish trade:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.70 million.

    Apigee Corp (NASDAQ: APIC) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.27 per share on revenue of $23.17 million.

stock market newsletter: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

stock market newsletter: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Online travel company Travel BV (NASDAQ: TRVG), better known as trivago, raised $287 million on the sale of 26.1 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at $11, below the expected range of $13 to $15. ADSs popped 7.7% for the Friday offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $12.29 after the company lowered its guidance.

    Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE: HOME) were down 10 percent to $23.19. At Home Group reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $232.1 million.

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG) is a German hotel-search company. It priced its initial public offering of 26.1 million American depositary shares (ADSs) at $11 apiece. That was below its projected number of shares and price range. The company had expected to offer 28.5 ADSs at $13 to $15 each.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Investors flock to stocks because they potentially offer lucrative growth, like the 55% gains of Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) just in 2017 alone. But stocks can also be volatile. Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG), for instance, is down 44% on the year, and there’s a list of plenty of other underperformers in 2017 that have lost investors’ hard-earned money.

stock market newsletter: Arrow Electronics, Inc.(ARW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Mathews]

    Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is one of the world’s largest distributors of electric components and computer products. During 2015, ARW struggled primarily due to unfavorable currency fluctuations. However, the company has been seasonal toward the end of the year, especially in Europe, and is expected to carry that positive momentum into the New Year. Arrow has packaged its core products and value-added services into a comprehensive solution that lowers the cost base over a product’s lifetime, yet adds higher client engagement. With a diversified product line and successful current strategy, Arrow is well positioned to grow to a target price of $65.

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