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Restaurant Evolution: The Ghost Kitchen Opportunity
The combination of third-party aggregators and the ghost kitchen model could have a significant influence on the way customers interact with restaurants in the future, and that evolution could occur quite rapidly.
2020 Midstream Annual Outlook
Our team remains bullish on 2020-21 oil prices relative to current strip pricing. Our annual outlook provides a primer on investing in energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) and details our investment ideas in the context of our overall outlook for both oil and natural gas prices.
U.S. Oilfield Water Investor Primer
Water management is a major part of the oilfield value chain, with potentially attractive opportunities for investors. Further, we believe there is a "better way" in water management, with ESG, operational, and financial benefits to E&P and midstream companies alike, that is beginning to emerge in this industry.
Healthcare IT 2.0; From Software to Solutions
Our deep dive into the Healthcare IT sector includes background on business drivers, why we think the market will evolve, and a close look at some of the key companies in the sector.
2020 Healthcare Outlook and Top Ideas
Our annual overview of the year that was in healthcare, and our top stock picks for the year that will be. We continue to recommend a balanced approach to the sector, with diversity across growth, value, sector, and market cap.
Diabetes Deep Dive, the Continued Evolution of New Diabetes Tech
In this report, we attempt to unpack the increasingly tangled web of technology supporting people with diabetes, examine the current pipeline and industry direction, as well as provide our opinions on some of the more pressing investment issues and questions in the diabetes Med Tech space.
Truck Equipment: Shifting Gears From Boom & Bust Pre-Buys to an Underlying Desire for New Equipment
Our in-depth report examines an industry in transition, with high barriers to entry. Our analysis includes the key companies in this sector and an examination of the trends of electrification and autonomous vehicles.
What’s in Store for 2020
Our view entering this new decade, on balance, is that our Construction and Engineering universe of companies will continue to consolidate their respective sectors and enjoy powerful urbanization tailwinds. Further supporting this secular shift from rural to urban developments will be technology, a key enabler of socially and environmentally sustainable cities, and historically low interest rates.
2020 Outlook; A Modest EPS Reacceleration, Rotation Continues
Our 2020 outlook assumes a modest improvement in y/y EPS growth vs. 2019, most noticeable in small caps and in cyclical industries, driven by rate-driven demand in the U.S., easing of trade tensions, and easy comps.
Raymond James Strategy for ESG Investing
Socially responsible investing (SRI) has been in existence for quite some time, and has evolved into the more inclusive term — environmental, social, and governance (ESG), which we believe will only become a more meaningful component of the investment process in the future. We authored this primer to contextualize the ESG theme, discuss its growing size and growth prospects, discuss academic findings as to ESG influence on portfolio performance, some of the issues with many studies, and the theoretical context of why, over time, quantifying ESG risks should help drive outperformance.
Housing 2020 Outlook
Homebuilders are poised to enter 2020 with the strongest supply/demand fundamentals we’ve seen in the 10-year housing recovery to date. A deepening inventory shortage of re-sale homes (particularly entry-level) is driving re-accelerating home price appreciation (+5.4% y/y in November) across the U.S.
Real Estate 2020 Outlook
REIT stocks enjoyed a strong year in 2019, benefitting from a drop in the 10-year Treasury yield, as expected fundamentals, and increased interest from generalist fund managers. We maintain our constructive view toward REITs but also recognize the abundance and fluidity of macro/political risks.
Lodging 2020 Outlook
Historically, lodging stocks require positive, risk-on market sentiment and improving fundamentals with beat-and-raise quarters to sustain positive performance, to garner capital inflows into the sector. While we can make an argument that the ingredients needed for such a setup exist, the path of least resistance seems more likely tilted towards continued sluggish growth, cautious guidance for 2020, cautious capital investment and, for the lodging sector, downward pressure on margins/earnings expectations.
2019 Annual Telecom, Cable, and Data Center Overview and State of the Industry
Our annual industry report updates our overall outlook for this sector, incorporating the impact of the past year’s M&A, regulatory changes, and other subtle shifts in the telecom landscape over the past year.
IT Supply Chain: 2019 Review and 2020 Outlook
Our annual industry overview details moderating 2019 spending that still outpaced GDP, leading to solid results across the supply chain. We also look at the vendor effect on specialty distribution and the impact of trade wars on the electronic manufacturing services space.
Examining Online Healthcare
This report examines the emergence of online healthcare, which is one of the key trends we believe will shape healthcare going forward. We expect rapid adoption of online healthcare driven by several key drivers, most notably cost and convenience.
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