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.
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
., Merck & Co
., Eli Lilly & Co
., Bristol-Myers Squibb
, Actavis plc
., and Novartis
It has been a long time in coming, but initial large-scale overseas liquefied natural gas
(LNG) shipments from the United States are set to begin in late 2015.
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Giant cable companies
are consolidating and seeing their revenues and profits expand, but customer satisfaction is low leading to those bent on disruption making headway in the video distribution business, especially in the younger demographic.
The second quarter has come to a close, so we will preview the upcoming earnings season for the restaurant industry
. We will also take a look at the impact of rising costs that are currently affecting the sector.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
has continued to climb to new highs in 2014, extending its bull market run into its sixth year. However, the gains so far this year have been comparatively sedate by historical standards, and a number of the blue chips actually lost ground in the first half.
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 include BlackBerry (BBRY), Intel (INTC), Aereo, Netflix (NFLX), Amazon.com (AMZN), Hulu, Facebook (FB), LiveRail, and Google (GOOG).