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Strategic Movements March 2023

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 16, 2023

Applied Materials Pricing Spine-o-meter: 4 of 5 Vertebrae Applied Materials Inc., a global provider of equipment, services, and software for the manufacture of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, and solar panels, had a somewhat positive Q1 ‘23. Revenue increased 7.5% to $6.7 billion while earnings before interest and taxes remained unchanged near $2.0 billion compared to the same quarter last year. To characterize the immediate past and future market performance of Applied…

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By Yuhung S. Shen February 13, 2023


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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…

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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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