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Strategic Movements January 2023

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 18, 2023

Penske Automotive Group Pricing Spine-o-meter: 2 of 5 Vertebrae Penske Automotive Group, a multinational firm with major operations in retail automotive and retail commercial trucks (lorries), had a survivable Q3 2022. Revenue increased 6.5% while earnings before taxes declined 1.9%. To understand what led to this performance, we reviewed their earnings call held on 26 October 2022. Management spoke regarding the unique challenges in the retail automotive and truck industry at that…

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Why Use a Commodity Index to Model Prices? Because Inflation

By Nathan L. Phipps January 18, 2023

The major story across global markets in recent years has been the increase in inflationary pressure across the board and the various…

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Strategic Movements December 2022

By Tim J. Smith, PhD December 12, 2022

TD Synnex Pricing Spine-o-meter: 1 of 5 Vertebrae TD Synnex, a global distributor of technology products from original equipment manufacturers, as well…

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By Yuhung S. Shen December 12, 2022


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Strategic Movements November 2022

By Tim J. Smith, PhD November 14, 2022

ADM Pricing Spine-ometer:  4 of 5 Vertebrae ADM, a global food processing and commodities trading corporation, had a banner Q3 in 2022…

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