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Apple results – graphic of the day

Apple shares dropped today due to missed targets for iPhone sales and fourth-quarter revenue forecast falling short of estimates. Today’s graphic highlights Apple’s quarterly results in three different charts.

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[UPDATE] Australian banking sector outlook – Graphic of the day

UPDATE: We added a fourth bank (National Australia Bank) to the graphic.

Australian banks, renowned for their strong returns, face an earnings slowdown in coming years as stricter capital rules and a softening economy are set to put brakes to the stellar run of record profits and dividend growth. Today’s graphic looks at the earnings history and share performance of three of Australia’s largest banks.

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Is luxury earnings growth sustainable? – Graphic of the day

In the past quarter, luxury stores reported a slowdown in sales and gave a cautious outlook for 2015. Still, when looking at projections for the current period it is evident that despite the slowdown, a few are still poised for growth – slower, but growth nonetheless.

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Read Jharonne Martis exclusive report on Alpha Now as she delves further into this topic.

Samsung earnings – Graphic of the day

Yesterday, Samsung reported its first annual earnings decline in three years, as strong chip earnings failed to make up for weaknesses. Earnings from smartphones and other mobile gadgets dropped to 1.96 trillion won, but its semiconductor division reached its highest profit in more than four years. Today features a double dose of graphics summarizing Samsung earnings, showing operating profit/loss by segment, and share price performance.

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Apple sets global profit record – Graphic of the day

Apple smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season, powering the company with an $18 billion profit, the largest in corporate history. Today’s graphic looks at Apple’s rise in net profit and revenue, as well as the company’s revenue breakdown by region.

Apple sets global profit record - Graphic of the day

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Marvel’s expanding film franchise – graphic of the day

Today’s graphic looks at how Marvel Studio’s film franchise expanded since their first foray in licensing their comic characters for feature films. It shows a timeline of each film’s release as well as its box office earnings. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the biggest movie franchise in North America and the second largest worldwide. The bottom left corner of the graphic shows the rest of the top-ten.

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Toyota versus its peers – Graphic of the day

Toyota posted a forecast-beating 4.4% rise in April-June operating profit and raised its North America vehicle sales target for the year to next March, boosted by strong sales of SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States, its biggest market. Today’s graphic compares Toyota to its peers in three categories: sales by region, operating income & expense.

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European earnings quality

With the automobile industry expecting strong growth, especially in developing countries, demand for auto manufacturing systems, including paint technology, is likely to remain strong. That’s good news for Germany’s Dürr AG (DUEG.DE), which is one of the largest players in the space. The company has little or no competition and there are many barriers to entry.

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Canary in the Twitter blog mine

The microblogging site’s earnings blew through estimates, but shares plummeted as users tweeted less. Breakingviews columnists discuss what effect this could have on Twitter’s valuation.

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McDonald’s turbulent U.S. same restaurant sales – graphic of the day

McDonald’s, the world’s biggest restaurant chain by revenue, said worldwide sales at restaurants open at least 13 months rose 1.2% last month. But in the U.S., same-restaurant sales fell 3.3%, a deeper decline than the 1.6% drop that analysts expected. Sales rose 2% in Europe and were up 5.4% in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region. Today’s graphic tracks same-restaurant sales for McDonald’s in three different regions.

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