Tag: Pricing Power

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer. | The Washington Post

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer. | The Washington Post

Hard-wired into the DNA of companies of all kinds is a fear of losing customers with even the slightest uptick in prices. Netflix watchers and McDonald’s eaters appeared undeterred by the rise in subscription and menu costs over the past seven months, with both companies reporting strong sales growth in the first quarter. That might be good news for Amazon.com, […]

Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat | InformationWeek

Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat | InformationWeek

By using tools to monitor behavior and context around data’s provenance, organizations can mitigate risks and begin to address issues that might be incentivizing deceit in the first place. Individual instances of manipulated data might have minimal impact, but a bevy of deceptions can skew business outcomes. Researchers at the University of Warwick have studied […]

Tim Cook: iPhone X pricing, strategy here to stay | SlashGear

Tim Cook: iPhone X pricing, strategy here to stay | SlashGear

With critics-silencing sales numbers appearing today, it’s unlikely Apple’s going to backtrack on any pricing or triple-phone release schedules any time soon. The iPhone X played a big part in Apple absolutely dominating smartphone profits worldwide in the last three months of 2017. “We’re very bullish on Apple’s future. We have the best pipeline of […]

3 companies with exceptional pricing power | Motley Fool Australia

3 companies with exceptional pricing power | Motley Fool Australia

There is an easy starting point if you want to invest like Warren Buffett: dedicate a large part of your time finding companies with exceptional pricing power. In Buffett’s own words “the single most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power”. This is because companies that can raise prices without losing customers can […]

Analysts say market is panicking ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday | 9to5Mac

Analysts say market is panicking ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday | 9to5Mac

Apple is due to report its fiscal Q2 2018 (calendar Q1) earnings on Tuesday, and analysts are nervous – both about what the company might report for the quarter, and what it may project for the current one. Recent falls in the share price were the result of Wall Street entering ‘full panic mode’ according […]

Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase | TechCrunch

Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase | TechCrunch

On today’s wildly successful earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky dropped a bit of a bombshell for Amazon Prime subscribers. The retailer’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink annual subscription plan is about to get pricier. On May 11, Prime annual memberships will jump $20, from $99 a year to $119. The news follows a similar announcement back in January, […]

Deutsche Bank says Apple made a big mistake by pricing the HomePod at $349 | BGR

Deutsche Bank says Apple made a big mistake by pricing the HomePod at $349 | BGR

“We believe that Apple had a real opportunity to become a major player in the smart home with its introduction of the HomePod smart speaker,” the note reads in part. “However, poor reviews and a significant fall-off in demand post the launch suggest the company has missed the mark.” While HomePod sales are certainly not […]

Apple Inc. price target of US$190 reiterated at UBS as its analyst deems iPhone’s price strategy ‘successful’ | Proactive Investors

Apple Inc. price target of US$190 reiterated at UBS as its analyst deems iPhone’s price strategy ‘successful’ | Proactive Investors

Despite recent price weakness at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), analysts at UBS are sticking by their price target of US$190 a share for the iPhone maker’s shares. Apple shares have taken a nearly 8% hit in the last five days amid weaker numbers reported last week by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:TSM), a big Apple supplier. […]

Netflix has no near-term plans to lower its pricing in India | Medianama

Netflix has no near-term plans to lower its pricing in India | Medianama

Surviving price increases Most of the international growth came as Netflix started producing larger originals outside the US like the German series Dark. So much so, that price increases across the world didn’t really impact Netflix. In the EU and Australia, Netflix raised prices by roughly a euro, around ₹100 last year. In the US, its mid-tier plan underwent […]

U.S. fund managers brace for trade war with focus on pricing power | Reuters

U.S. fund managers brace for trade war with focus on pricing power | Reuters

A trade war between the two countries would lop 0.7 percent off of the U.S. GDP and push inflation up 0.1 percent, according to estimates from MSCI. That, in turn, would sink U.S. stocks by about 5 percent, the firm estimates, a fall it says may already be priced into the market. Should other countries […]