Description: And racing toward becoming a $1 billion brand Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Feb 27, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/1VJ4WVm Questions for Discussions: How have marketing management decisions helped the firm financially? Do you think the company is a growth opportunity?
Monthly Archives: February 2016
Description: Canadian maple-syrup output is capped by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, a kind of government-sanctioned cartel that accounts for 71 percent of world supply. But Quebec growers are now demanding the shackles be loosened as they watch competitors in Canada and the northern U.S. boost supplies to meet rising demand. Bloomberg’s Pamela… Read more »
Description: The 87th Academy Awards show costs nearly $43 million Source: Money.com – video report Date: Feb 26, 2016 Link: http://money.us/1p8N8Zt Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial management of the Academy Awards event. What is the basis for self-financing and profitability of this event?
Description: It’s about who would be CEO. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Feb 26, 2016 Link: http://fortune.com/2016/02/26/united-technologies-honeywell-cote/ Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial aspects in this deal? Do you think managers involved are serving their firms well?
Description: In Buffett’s complex company, it all adds up to $24 billion in profits. Warren Buffett outperformed the broader market last year, by his own measure, even if his company’s performance fell short of its recent standard. Source: Fortune.com Date: Feb 27, 2016 Link: http://fortune.com/2016/02/27/berkshire-hathaway-buffett-2015-earnings/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial results at Berkshire and… Read more »
Description: Aswath Damodaran, a professor of finance at New York University, discusses current stock market valuations with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel and Joe Weisenthal on “What’d You Miss?” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Feb 18, 2016 Link: http://bloom.bg/1Kt5Btm Questions for Discussions: Summarize the thinking about valuations presented by Professor Aswath Damodraran. Do you… Read more »
Description: Apple’s business plan is built on encrypted security. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Feb 17, 2016 Link: http://bloom.bg/1RawBx2 Questions for Discussions: Why is Apple reluctant to help open the phone? How might the conflict between Apple and the government on this issue affect the stock price? What do you think will happen? How… Read more »
Description: Wal-Mart lowered its annual sales forecast in a move it blamed on the strong dollar, adding another headache for a retailer struggling with slow U.S. traffic and decelerating e-commerce growth. Source: Bloomberg – video report Date: Feb 18, 2016 Link: http://bloom.bg/1UaZlbJ Questions for discussion: Summarize the situation at Wal-Mart and in retailing in general…. Read more »
Description: If you are a frequent city driver, you’ve learned to predict traffic flows to get where you need to go. But imagine that the direction of all the one-way streets was suddenly reversed, causing bottlenecks, even car accidents. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 11, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/investing/investing-pro/the-tail-is-wagging-the-dog-gluskin-sheffs-george-young-explains-the-2016-market-turmoil Questions for discussion: Summarize the explanation for market… Read more »
Description: Financial bubbles are inevitable and their pathologies virtually identical. The only variable is timing. Source: The Telegraph; FinancialPost.com Date: Feb 18, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/there-will-be-another-financial-crisis-the-only-question-is-when Questions for discussion: What are the indicators of concern, as described in the article? Do you agree with this assessment? How should investors deal with the risk?