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Risk-to-Price Commentary: Sotheby's Aug 10 Product Image

Risk-to-Price Commentary: Sotheby's Aug 10

  • ID: 1871282
  • August 2010
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Block Financial LLC
  • Darden Restaurants Inc.
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • Penn National Gaming Inc.
  • Starbucks Corp.
  • Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
  • MORE

Abstract
Ever since U.S. data heightened concerns about the strength of the economic recovery, the global equity markets have experienced some turbulence, reflecting investors' fears about a possible "double-dip" recession, and their uncertainties on their view of the future. The future is even more difficult to forecast when it comes to dealing with cyclical industries such as the consumer discretionary sector and its subsectors. The S&P 500 Index's consumer services subsector may be particularly perplexing, with an aggregated earnings per share trend showing a succession of up and down results in each quarter since the beginning of 2008, according to Capital IQ data (see chart 1). The estimated $5.44 earnings per share expected for second-quarter 2010, a decline from the previous...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- McDonald's Corp.
- Service Corp. International
- Sotheby's
- Carnival Corp.
- Marriott International Inc.
- Starbucks Corp.
- Brinker International Inc.
- Block Financial LLC
- Darden Restaurants Inc.
- Penn National Gaming Inc.
- Yum! Brands Inc.
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
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- McDonald's Corp.
- Service Corp. International
- Sotheby's
- Carnival Corp.
- Marriott International Inc.
- Starbucks Corp.
- Brinker International Inc.
- Block Financial LLC
- Darden Restaurants Inc.
- Penn National Gaming Inc.
- Yum! Brands Inc.
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
- International Speedway Corp.
- Las Vegas Sands Corp.
- Hyatt Hotels Corp.
- Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
- StoneMor Operating LLC

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