Tag: Pricing Power

Agrium’s Margins See Expansion despite Weak Prices in 2Q17 | Market Realist

Agrium’s Margins See Expansion despite Weak Prices in 2Q17 | Market Realist

Sustaining margins Despite a sales decline and lower year-over-year price realization, Agrium’s (AGU) margins saw an improvement during 2Q17. Companies such as Agrium, PotashCorp (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Intrepid Potash (IPI) have been working to lower their cost of production amid lower price realization. Lowering costs has benefitted these companies and ensured a higher sustainability rate […]

Top-end handsets for half the price of an iPhone 8 | Yorkshire Post

Top-end handsets for half the price of an iPhone 8 | Yorkshire Post

A MONTH or so from now, Apple will announce to the world its latest smartphone, the iPhone 8. For the last decade, the stage management of its launch jamborees has been characterised by a level of hysteria not seen since the Paris peace accords. But this time may be different… the world is no longer […]

Will new iPhones make Apple Inc the first $1 trillion company? | Financial Post

Will new iPhones make Apple Inc the first $1 trillion company? | Financial Post

Even though an iPhone ‘super cycle’ has attracted a lot of attention, Hall believes that analysts’ forecasts still fail to capture the size of the likely replacement cycle – assuming Apple delivers a compelling product this year. His revised price target of US$176 per share (up from US$165) reflect both higher volumes and a materially […]

Tesla Is Pulling an Apple-esque Marketing Move With Model 3 | Madison.com

Tesla Is Pulling an Apple-esque Marketing Move With Model 3 | Madison.com

Making it simpler for the customer There’s another aspect to consider. Tesla has received criticism over the true kWh capacity and usable portion of its battery packs, especially when it comes to the controversial pricing strategy associated with software-limited packs. By obfuscating the true capacity of Model 3 battery packs (though Tesla tinkerers like Jason […]

Tesla stock falls after delivering Model 3 electric car | USA Today

Tesla stock falls after delivering Model 3 electric car | USA Today

Tesla announced that initial versions of the Model 3 would carry a starting price of $44,000 before the $35,000 base model is available later this fall. A version loaded with all available options would cost $59,500, according to Barclays. It’s “one of the oldest car dealer advertising ‘tricks’” to promote “a low price of a base […]

How Amazon uses “surge pricing,” just like Uber | CBS News

How Amazon uses “surge pricing,” just like Uber | CBS News

Consumers looking for the best deals on everything from clothing to TVs have been well trained to price-check online, often starting at e-commerce behemoth Amazon (AMZN), which trumpets its aim to match “the lowest prices.” But beware. So-called “dynamic pricing” has long bedeviled travelers by jacking up the cost of air fares and hotel rooms, […]

How tech is disrupting the vacation rental market [Video] | Yahoo! Finance

How tech is disrupting the vacation rental market [Video] | Yahoo! Finance

The Portland, Oregon–based startup says its dynamic pricing system guarantees homeowners they’ll make more money with Vacasa than any other platform, including Airbnb. Johnson explains that Vacasa’s newly revamped pricing software considers hundreds of real-time data points for its 5,200 rental properties in 17 US states and 10 countries including Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Costa […]

J.P. Morgan: OLED iPhone 8 will arrive on time in Sept. in small quantity, ASP of $1100 | 9to5Mac

J.P. Morgan: OLED iPhone 8 will arrive on time in Sept. in small quantity, ASP of $1100 | 9to5Mac

But just how many will be available at launch? To reflect a slower start for production of the OLED iPhone model, J.P. Morgan is adjusting its forecast for the device from 9m units to ~2m units for September. It will, however, also increase its Y18 unit forecasts “by about the same amount to reflect time-shifted […]

Apple Is Losing Its Luster, by Malcolm Berko | Creators Syndicate

Apple Is Losing Its Luster, by Malcolm Berko | Creators Syndicate

I don’t think Apple (AAPL-$150) will be selling many iWatches this year. AAPL’s iPad sales are down 19 percent year over year, and iPhone sales have begun retreating. AAPL’s premium pricing strategy helps the company maintain strong margins but it limits sales growth. While first quarter revenues are up 4 percent from the same quarter […]

VW hopes an aggressive pricing strategy will help it kick Tesla’s butt | Digital Trends

VW hopes an aggressive pricing strategy will help it kick Tesla’s butt | Digital Trends

While Model 3 production began in early July, Tesla still hasn’t announced pricing information. We know, however, that it will start at approximately $35,000, meaning the I.D. will carry a base price of approximately $27,500. That’s before incentives are factored in, too. Depending on where you live and which incentives you’re eligible for, the price […]