The end of the third quarter is rapidly approaching, so we will preview
the upcoming earnings season
for the restaurant industry
. We will also take a look at a large proposed acquisition, the impact of rising wages and food costs, and a recent supplier issue.
As the anti-GMO
(genetically modified organisms) movement
begins to rack up some victories, organic foods
are enjoying greater popularity.
There have been many noteworthy developments
in the technology space
recently. Some of these will likely have a material impact on the companies in the sector and the markets they serve. Companies featured here include Amazon.com
, and Compuware
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
, or OCC, has played a key role in the creation of the national banking system and in restoring the industry’s health during times of financial crisis. It continues to monitor the condition of the banking sector, and provides investors with a wealth of information regarding the industry.
has come and gone and the results were fairly clear: Most retailers continue to deal with the ill effects of a still-sluggish economic environment. Although there were a few that persevered and were able to post better-than-expected results, the majority operating in this space continued to struggle on a year-over-year basis.
The Federal Reserve
is close to ending its massive bond buying program. The next step is to normalize interest rates. But what is normal?
There have been several noteworthy developments in the drug space recently, which will likely have a material impact on the companies in this sector and the markets they serve. Companies mentioned in this review include Pfizer Inc.
(PFE), Merck & Co.
(MRK), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
(VRX), and Allergan Inc.
Cloud-based electronic health records
have emerged as a popular choice among practitioners. Should investors
get behind this technology
or is this merely the latest fleeting craze?
The June-quarter earnings season is winding to a close, and it has certainly been a mixed bag for the restaurant industry
. We take a look at some of the quarterly numbers and trends effecting results at this time.
a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions, has given investors mind-blowing returns over the past few years. From a low of $1.30 in 2009, the shares rose to a high of $97.30 in the beginning of this year. The company has seen staggering revenue growth over the past few years, and net profit has grown at an even more rapid rate. However, since reaching that apex, the shares have declined precipitously.