Services - Page 2

air travel

The Risks to Travel Sites: Providers No Longer Allow Price Comparisons

The online travel business is both one of the oldest e-commerce sectors and one of its better growing sectors as well. In the United States, online travel sales totaled $111 ...
Read Full Story »
Warren Buffett

How Warren Buffett Is Helping Burger King and Tim Horton Merger

A conference call is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, at which the CEOs of Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) and Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE: THI) will discuss the ...
Read Full Story »
McDonalds Store

New McDonald’s U.S. President Returning to His Roots

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced on Friday that Mike Andres will replace retiring McDonald’s U.S. president Jeff Stratton who has spent 41 years under the Golden Arches. Andres has plenty ...
Read Full Story »
Marvel's Guardians Of The GalaxyPh: Film Frame©Marvel 2014

Disney Leads 2014 Movie Box Office Sweepstakes

Of the top 10 grossing movies so far this year, the Buena Vista Studio owned by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) claims three titles, while Time Warner Inc.’s (NYSE: ...
Read Full Story »

US Postal Service Grows Revenues, But Costs Rise Faster

The U.S. Postal Service ended the June 30, 2014 quarter with a net loss of $2.0 billion. This compares to a net loss of $740 million for the same quarter ...
Read Full Story »

Priceline Disappointing Forecast May Offer a Chance to Buy the Dip

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) reported second quarter 2014 results before markets opened Monday morning. The online travel and hotel reservation company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
Read Full Story »

McDonald’s Sales Tank in July, Stock Takes Aim at New 52-Week Low

Same-store sales for McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) could have been worse in July but it’s really hard to see how. The company reported Friday morning that U.S. same-store sales fell ...
Read Full Story »
Wendys logo

Wendy’s Earnings and Franchise Sales Keeping Its Turnaround Alive

Wendy’s Co. (NASDAQ: WEN) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The fast-food restaurant chain posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.09 on revenues of $523.4 million. In ...
Read Full Story »

Will Labor Uprisings Deter New Restaurant Franchises or Hurt Sales?

The pressure for higher wages in low-cost labor has been front and center in the fast-food and casual dining industry. A recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
Read Full Story »
Stock Split Image

ITT Educational Services Goes From Bad to Worse

ITT Educational Services Inc. (NYSE: ESI) was absolutely clobbered on Monday. Things are bad enough that this is no longer just a 52-week low concern. Things have been bad for ...
Read Full Story »
House for Sale

Realogy Stumbles on Earnings and Is About to Face Tougher Competition

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Monday. The real-estate broker franchise operator reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter of $0.46 and ...
Read Full Story »
Pollo Loco

When Will El Pollo Loco Stock Cool Off?

Since its trading debut six trading days ago, El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) has seen its share price close post a new post-IPO high on five of those ...
Read Full Story »

Will an American Finally Reclaim the U.S. Open Title?

The US Tennis Open, the single biggest tennis tournament to hit American soil each year at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, will be underway in less than four ...
Read Full Story »

Whole Foods’ Guidance Cut Takes an Ax to the Stock Price

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported third-quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday evening. For the quarter, the high-ticket grocery store chain posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
Read Full Story »
USPS Sorting Center

Are UPS Results Bad for the U.S. Postal Service?

Tuesday's earnings report from United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) disappointed investors, not because the package delivery service missed estimates but because the company expects to invest more money to ...
Read Full Story »