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Is the FedEx Dividend Increase Enough?

Dividends are a way of rewarding investors for holding on to a company’s stock over time. As the share price increases, it would only make sense for the dividend to ...
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Lowest Paid College President Made $105,465

It seems like a lot of money. The president of Florida State University, Garnett Stokes, made $105,465 in the past year, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. However, ...
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Is the Wendy’s Buyback a Sign of Strength?

The fast-food market is getting increasingly competitive, in an age when consumers are shying away from burgers in favor of more wholesome food choices. The huge buyback program just announced ...
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Shake Shack Shares Sliced

Last week we commented on a reported filing by Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) for a trademark on the phrase “chicken shack,” noting that at a market cap of about ...
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Why Shake Shack Needs Chicken to Justify $3 Billion Market Value

One of this year’s most successful initial public offerings (IPOs) was from Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), which priced at $21 a share, doubled on its first day of trading ...
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McDonald’s Credit Takes Another Downgrade

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services Friday downgraded the senior unsecured debt ratings on McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) from A2 to A3 and short-term commercial paper has been dropped from ...
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What to Expect From El Pollo Loco Earnings

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) is set to release its most recent quarterly earnings Thursday after the markets close. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $0.17 in ...
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US Postal Service Loses Another $1.3 Billion

The sinkhole called the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) lost another $1.3 billion in the first quarter. Not only is the operation being overwhelmed by competition from United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: ...
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McDonald’s Punishing Its Credit With Dividend and Buyback Ambitions

Joining with the other major credit ratings agencies, Fitch Ratings on Friday downgraded its issuer default rating on McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) from A to BBB+ on long-term debt and ...
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Bojangles IPO Sops Up the Gravy

Bojangles’ Inc. (NASDAQ: BOJA) priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 7.75 million shares at $19 a share on Thursday, and the stock began trading Friday morning. Shares traded as ...
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The Great US Postal Service Earnings Conundrum of Endless Losses

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has turned in a quarterly loss of about $1.5 billion for its second quarter. This was despite operating revenue rising 1.3%, or by $223 million, ...
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Priceline Trips Over Guidance

Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) released its first-quarter results Thursday before the markets opened. The company reported $8.12 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.84 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters ...
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What to Expect From Priceline Earnings

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) will report its first-quarter financial results Thursday before the markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $7.72 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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Wingstop Finally Files for IPO

Wingstop has filed to come public via an initial public offering (IPO). If you have any question about what the company does, it is a top restaurant chain focused on ...
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McDonald’s Credit Ratings Fall on Turnaround Plan Share Buybacks

While shareholders had some reason to be pleased with the McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) turnaround plan announced on Monday, those reasons were not shared by two credit ratings agencies. Both ...
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