Home Depot (HD) has been on a tear. The company posted 7.7% comparable store sales growth as business has been boosted higher by still-surging housing prices, best-in-class execution, and storm and weather related needs. But while Tuesday’s third quarter results highlighted these drivers, a completely separate category could hold the secret to its next leg of growth: The connected home.
The $30 billion raised from initial public offerings this year marks the lowest amount since 2009. Meanwhile, global mergers and acquisitions volume of over $4.6 trillion broke the 2007 record, according to Dealogic, with U.S. deal volume surpassing $2 trillion for the first time. So what's behind these opposing trends? Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital, which manages two IPO-focused ETFs (IPO and IPOS), pointed to a number of factors contributing to the IPO slowdown.
General Electric’s (GE) newly unveiled strategic road map was not well-received by markets, with GE shares falling almost 8% on Monday. The conglomerate’s announcement to narrow its business focus to three core units did not go as far as some analysts expected. Meanwhile, the company’s decision to slash its dividend in half wasn’t good news for investors, particularly those who relied on the income.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".