By Renu Singh:Off-price retailer TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) has not done well this year, but the stock has started gaining momentum after the company reported its second-quarter results a month ago. In fact, since the middle of August, TJX shares have around 10%.
CALGARY • As the cost of wringing oil from Alberta’s bitumen deposits continues to edge up, companies are assessing whether to spend billions on new mining projects or pour money into steam-driven extraction.
Pushed by competition for materials and labour, supply costs for a new oil sands mine without an upgrader climbed 13.2% from a year ago to $68.30 a barrel, a study published this week by the government- and industry-funded Canadian Energy Research Institute said.
Jessica Breen submits:Below is TBR’s commentary on CA Technologies' (CA) 3Q10 results. Security and virtualization management initiatives drove new revenue growth for CA Technologies during the quarter.
ByHorizon Investments:PepsiCo (PEP) has been delivering relatively stable growth over recent years, despite secular changes in the Beverage Industry. Also, the company has been undertaking and making progress with its initiatives, including productivity enhancement, product innovation and the expansion of its global footprint to support growth.
How did Al Gore become "Al Gore"? When you meet an environmentalist, what role has recent events, peers, early schooling, macro events, family and other factors played in shaping this person's priorities? Much of the environmental movement focuses on influencing young people to "act locally but think globally". Economists who acknowledge the importance of heterogeneity in tastes and skills have a duty to think about why such diversity exists.
By Peter Hix:Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) has multiple initiatives to drive growth for years and to transition to higher margin products. I feel that due to these initiatives and growth potential, JOSB is currently undervalued at a forward PE of 14x. The push toward higher margin products is necessary due to the recent appreciation in input costs such as cotton and wool.