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  • This Looks Like A Yummy Long Term Investment

    By Rajesh Marwah - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, SBUX, YUM

    Yum! Brands’ (NYSE: YUM) investors seem to be a little worried about the company’s future outlook after the fast food giant reported a steeper than anticipated decline in same store sales in China. The American restaurant chain has been struggling in its main market from a long time. It posted a 13% drop in comparable store sales in China for the month of July.

    Concern over the antibiotic level more »

  • AT&T and Sirius XM Working to Convert Nissan Cars Into Smartphones On Wheels

    By Rajesh Marwah - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: T, GM, NSANY.PK, SIRI

    The future of a driver-less car remains uncertain. However, automakers are working in alliance with other companies to give their buyers a driver-less experience. The second largest US wireless operator AT&T (NYSE: T) joined forces with Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI) and entered into a deal to work on an Onstar-like telematics system for Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY.PK) cars. The telecom provider would give mobile connectivity to Sirius XM telematics system more »

  • Verizon Stands Tall Amidst Rising Competition

    By Rajesh Marwah - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: S, TMUS, VZ

    Verizon (NYSE: VZ) reported another strong quarter driven by the growing strength of its wireless business despite the rising competition. The carrier posted a double digit growth in its operating income in the second quarter of 2013 compared to last year’s figure. Verizon was the first national carrier to invest in building the 4G LTE network to serve the growing demand for data consumption. This seems to be paying more »

  • Softbank Armors Sprint to Fight Its Wireless Rivals

    By Rajesh Marwah - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, TMUS

    The three-way merger involving Softbank, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Clearwire has finally been completed. The third largest U.S. carrier is now under the control of the Japanese telecom player, which owns a 78% stake in the carrier through its $21.6 billion cash-and-stock takeover. Softbank finally managed to clear all hurdles including its months of battle with satellite TV provider Dish Network, which also had its eyes on Sprint more »

  • US Auto Sector Continues To Outshine The Economy

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    Automobile sales continue to be in solid momentum and is expected to increase 6.3% in June compared to last year, as per Edmunds.com. The online automotive information site for buying cars estimates that 1.37 million vehicles would be sold during the month, which is a 5.3% sequential drop from May when the industry reported sales of 1.44 million cars and truck. However, sale of 1 more »

  • Sprint Shareholders Finally Bless SoftBank-Sprint Merger

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Japanese telecom giant SoftBank finally won Sprint (NYSE: S) shareholders' approval for its biggest overseas acquisition. The eight-month-long fight with regulators and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) came to an end on June 25 when 98% of Sprint’s shareholders cast their vote in favor of the sweetened bid in the special meeting.

    The merging entities are now waiting for the go ahead signal from the Federal Communications Commission so that more »

  • Sprint Raises Clearwire Bid, What’s Next for Dish?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Last week, Sprint (NYSE: S) sued both Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) after the latter’s board recommended Dish’s $4.40 per share proposal. Sprint has now raised its bid to $5 per share to top Dish’s proposal and end its war with the satellite provider. The sweetened bid has pleased the Clearwire board and also won the support of vocal critic investors who initially more »

  • Yum! Brands Sees Growth in China Despite Sales Decline

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, YUM

    Things are changing for Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, as an aggressive decline in sales is improving in its biggest overseas market, China. The fast-food giant is gradually recovering after being hit by the chicken scandal in December and the adverse effects of avian flu, which made Chinese customers stay away from KFC. Though the sales figures continued to tumble in May more »

  • Dish Drops Sprint, Sets Eyes on Clearwire

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The tug of war between Softbank and Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) finally comes to an end as the satellite provider declined to make a higher bid for Sprint (NYSE: S). After receiving Softbank’s sweetened proposal of $21.6 billion for a 78% stake in the company, Sprint asked Dish to make its best and final offer by June 18. However, Dish said that it would not revise its bid more »

  • SoftBank Inches Closer to Sprint, What About DISH?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Japan’s SoftBank, which is keen to make an entry into the U.S. telecom industry, raised its bid from $20.1 billion to $21.6 billion for the third-largest U.S. carrier Sprint (NYSE: S). The foreign telecom player’s takeover bid has been contended by satellite provider DISH Network’s (NASDAQ: DISH) $25.5 billion proposal.

    SoftBank made this move to ensure that DISH’s rival bid becomes more »

  • Is Softbank’s Plan B Threatening Sprint’s Position?

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S, TMUS

    Softbank’s plan to keep an alternative in case its deal with Sprint (NYSE: S) falls through is one of the hot topics in the wireless industry. The Japanese telecom player is thinking of making a bid for T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) if its attempt to acquire a 70% stake in Sprint fails. This clearly indicates that Softbank is extremely keen to enter the US wireless market.

    Softbank had made an more »

  • U.S. Automakers Delighted by May Sales

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, NSANY.PK, TM

    Full-size pickups have been the primary driver behind the recovering auto sector in the U.S. The U.S. automobile industry witnessed another robust month of auto sales in May, which were up 8.2% from last year. Auto giants sold over 1.4 million vehicles during the month. This came as a relief to the car makers, particularly after the disappointing growth in April when the annualized rate fell more »

  • Sprint Is Again Agitated by Dish’s Bid For Clearwire

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    Sprint’s (NYSE: S) effort to turn into a stronger national carrier to effectively contend Verizon and AT&T’s duopoly is facing endless challenges. Just when the cellphone carrier revised its Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) bid to appease the latter’s opposing minority shareholders, Dish (NASDAQ: DISH) made an even higher offer of $4.40 per share for the Bellevue carrier. Clearwire, which was scheduled to hold a shareholders’ meeting more »

  • Ford’s Feat in the Hybrid Segment is ‘Energizing the Whole Company’

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: F, HMC, TM

    Ford Motor’s (NYSE: F) strategy of focusing on the hybrid car segment is working phenomenally for the company. The second largest US automaker hit record high hybrid sales back in 2010 by selling 35,496 units. However, it did not take very long for the auto giant to beat its own record. The Dearborn-based carmaker is estimated to sell approximately 37,000 hybrid cars through May. The company’s more »

  • Apple Has Some Game Changers in the Pipeline

    By Rajesh Marwah - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Chief Executive Tim Cook tried to repress concerns regarding the tech giant’s potential of innovating by saying that the company has "incredible plans" for some "game changers." This comment comes at a time when the Cupertino tech giant seems to be caught in rough waters.

    The company is having a tough year. Not only is it facing continued stiff competition from Samsung and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGmore »)

  • Robust Auto Sales Are Encouraging These Car Makers to Go on the Offensive

    By Rajesh Marwah - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    The rising demand as the economy rebounds is welcome news for the U.S. automobile industry. As per J.D. Power and Associates, TrueCar.com, and LMC Automotive, auto sales are expected to reach 1.43 million vehicles for the month of May. Vehicles sales are estimated to rise in the range of 6% to 8% for May. Witnessing such surge in sales, General Motors (NYSE: GM), Ford (NYSE: Fmore »)

  • Sprint Revises Clearwire Bid to Keep Suitors’ Interest Intact

    By Rajesh Marwah - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The fight for the acquisition of the third-largest U.S. carrier, Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S), continues between SoftBank and DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH). While DISH is arranging the required finances to fund its $25.5 billion counterbid, Sprint has raised its bid to appease Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) investors who are opposing the carrier’s proposal for grossly undervaluing the company’s spectrum asset. The Kansas-based carrier wants to make sure more »

  • What, Other Than Chicken, Is Scaring Yum!’s Growth In China?

    By Rajesh Marwah - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, MCD, YUM

    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the most popular Western food chain in China, recently reported a 29% drop in same-store sales in its biggest overseas market. The concern over its chicken and the latest outbreak of the avian flu are making customers stay at arm’s length from Yum!’s KFC outlets. The company's management is working hard to regain the previous reputation and win back consumer confidence in the more »

  • Why Softbank Scores Better Against Dish

    By Rajesh Marwah - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: CLWR, DISH, S

    The takeover battle between Softbank and Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is intensifying, as both suitors are continuing their efforts to take control of Sprint (NYSE: S). The latest move has been made by Softbank. The Japanese carrier has urged banks not to extend financing to the satellite provider for the Sprint deal. On the other hand, Dish’s Ergen expressed the urgency of the Sprint acquisition by saying that the more »

  • Will Ford Overtake Toyota in the Hybrid Segment?

    By Rajesh Marwah - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    The electric and hybrid vehicles market has been largely ruled by Toyota (NYSE: TM) over the past decade. Innovation in this segment has mostly been done by foreign car makers, while the Detroit Three -- General Motors (NYSE: GM), Ford Motor (NYSE: F) and Chrysler -- have been spectators. However, in the past few years, Ford has gained ground in the hybrid market. Ford is putting in a huge effort to dethrone more »

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