Apple Inc.'s iPhone Camera Problem

Apple Inc.'s iPhone Camera Problem
When Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announces new iPhone models each year, the presenter — usually Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller — talks quite a lot about the improvements the company made to the camera subsystems of its new phones. These improvements generally tend to be substantial, as improvements in image processor technology, camera sensors, and lens design coalesce into a true... Read More

5 Things National Oilwell Varco, Inc.'s CEO Wants You to Know About the Oil Market

5 Things National Oilwell Varco, Inc.'s CEO Wants You to Know About the Oil Market
National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) recently reported its results for the fourth quarter of last year. They showed another step forward for the oil-field equipment company as it marches back toward profitability. It’s a turn that CEO Clay Williams believes is just around the corner; this led him, on the accompanying conference call, to detail five factors that drive the... Read More

Skechers Starts Running Faster in Q4

Skechers Starts Running Faster in Q4
Skechers (NYSE: SKX)  is hitting its stride again. The walking and casual athletic-footwear specialist posted record net sales of $970.6 million for its fiscal fourth quarter. The 27% year-over-year increase on the top line was fueled by double-digit percentage gains across all three of its businesses. The performance is a far cry from the 12% to 15% that it was... Read More

Is It Time to Put This High-Yielding Restaurant Chain on Your Watch List?

Is It Time to Put This High-Yielding Restaurant Chain on Your Watch List?
For Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) investors, 2017 was a year to forget. Versus the S&P 500’s advance of 19%, shares of the casual-dining restaurant operator sank 22% on the back of declines in comparable-store sales . The parent company of both Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy has battled negative foot traffic, most notably at the Chili’s brand. Brinker International reported... Read More