With December retail sales in the rear view mirror (+0.23% sequentially, ahead of expectations and +4.2% year over year, still below the ’13 average), we can take a look at how the year finished up by category. While there were
Earlier this morning, Suntory and BEAM announced that BEAM would be acquired by Suntory in an all cash transaction. BEAM shareholders will receive $83.50 in cash (versus a closing price of $66.97 on Friday) The transaction values BEAM at nearly
The relative outperformance of MA versus V since end-July, when a Federal District Court ruled in favor of dual-routing for signature debit, is hard to explain. It is likely predicated on a share shift in signature debit from V to
As we think about how to invest in the Industrials and Materials sector in 2014 we are proponents of the idea that the laggards will play catch-up. We first wrote about this in November and have seen some success with
Please see the SSR Health YouTube Channel for a detailed video walk-through of this research note In response to the Wall Street Journal report that MRK is planning a major shift in its R&D approach, we compare MRK’s R&D productivity
New Years is a time for predictions. Here are ten fairly controversial forecasts that we think are likely to be true for TMT in 2014, and that, if true, will make money for investors who play accordingly.
Please see the SSR Health YouTube Channel for a detailed video walk-through of this research note We believe pre-phase III (i.e. ‘hidden’) pipelines are misvalued for a very simple reason: they’re hidden. However because companies’ patenting behaviors are consistent and
Given structural change in US debit, downside risks to Visa’s multiple in 2014 exceed upside risks: Growth: We expect growth estimates for network-switched bankcard debit in the US to be reset as checks, whose displacement has provided a secular tailwind,