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  • Wendy’s Gains an Upper Hand in the Burger Business

    By Renia Bula - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, WEN

    Male icons dominate the burger fast food chain in the US. However, a female icon has successfully distinguished herself in the crowded market place, making her presence felt in hungry tummies. No doubt, the preteen freckled and braided brunette in matching blue ribbons and blue and white striped dress appears radically different from the male clown in red and yellow and the headless golden crown of competitors.

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  • What Does Aujan Coca-Cola Taste Like?

    By Renia Bula - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: KO, DPS, PEP

    With 1.8 billion servings of Coca-Cola products made daily and a brand recognized as the most valuable in the world, observers of the beverage industry may want to know what good it would do a global firm to expand further in emerging markets such as the Middle East.

    The question is relevant amid reports on Feb. 26, 2013, that Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and the Aujan Group Holding will create more »

  • How WestPort Meets the World's Demand

    By Renia Bula - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: VOLVY, CMI, WPRT

    WestPort Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT) was an offshoot of a University of British Columbia Mechanical Engineering Department project to seek and create improvements of natural gas combustion in engines. The result of this study formed the basic theoretical knowledge on which the technology of WestPort HD was founded on and has blossomed over the years.

    WestPort’s Growth and Development

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  • Is Teradata on A Roll?

    By Renia Bula - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: CSC, SAI, TDC

    It seems that Teradata (NYSE: TDC), a global analytic data solutions company, is on a roll these days. Just this January, the company again stamped its class in demand data and in business intelligence as it was named for the seventh straight year among the 10 Best in Class in these competencies. The rankings, done through a readers’ poll by the Consumer Goods Technology magazine, were based not only on more »

  • Gazing at the Streaming Starz

    By Renia Bula - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, NFLX, STRZA

    Few perhaps expected that the wisdom in the decision of Liberty Media chairman John Malone to spin off Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) from Liberty would manifest this soon. Just about a month from this January’s spinoff, designed to create a smaller but more liquid and agile organization to explore real potential growth in video subscription programming and content distribution, Starz outbid Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) in renewing the former’s rights more »

  • Quench the World’s Thirst for Oil

    By Renia Bula - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: BOLT, GEOS, STO

    Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: GEOS) has a pivotal role in the energy sector, but don’t expect its shares to go soaring--not in the immediate future anyway. The most that Geospace can do for the medium term is perhaps bring some cheer to every Tom, Dick, and Harry as they see some moderation of gas pump prices, which certainly have nowhere to go but higher. On the other hand, Geospace's more »

  • Addiction in Take Two's Position

    By Renia Bula - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: FB, TTWO, ZNGA

    Beware: Take Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) can be as addictive as the video games that it sells. Not a few Wall Street watchers must have been glued to the TTWO ticker as the price of this New York-based company has almost doubled from their 52-week low on the NYSE. How this darling of PC gamers achieved this feat can be gleaned from the results of its third quarter fiscal 2013 more »

  • Doing Things Right at Eaton

    By Renia Bula - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: CBE, ETN, F

    No, there’s no cause for alarm even as Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN), the Cleveland-based manufacturer of industrial products, reported an earnings decline in the 2012 fourth quarter to $179 million, or 46 cents per share, from the year-ago earnings of $362 million, or $1.07 per share. What weighed down Eaton in the October–December 2012 period is actually what will help keep it buoyant and rising into the more »

  • Bucking the China Odds

    By Renia Bula - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: MJN, PFE

    Financial analysts’ opinions may be divided on the fortunes of Mead Johnson (NYSE: MJN), with the company getting an upgrade to buy on momentum, while at the same time receiving a downgrade of the stock to neutral post rally. Nevertheless, it would be an astute move to have Mead Johnson in your portfolio. And here are some of the reasons why:

    Agility in Adapting To Changing Market Conditions

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  • Is It Really Time to Abandon Apple?

    By Renia Bula - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Anybody who has knowledge in the nuts and bolts of the stock market can attest that 2012 was a gripping year for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). Investors were pessimistic that it could still continue to create products that would hold the interest of the market and sustain its growth and dominance in the technological realm. But in the midst of all the faithlessness of investors and all the ebbs and flows more »