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During 2Q16, $PLKI's revenue rose 3.9% to $61.7MM vs. $59.4MM in 2Q15. Of these revenues, franchise royalties and fees were $35.3MM, up 7% over 2Q15, mainly due to net unit growth and positive same-store sales performance. System-wide sales rose 6.5% and same-store sales in heritage markets were up 1%.
The U.S. Treasury will be receiving $10 billion as dividends from the combined government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a sign that a recovered housing market is allowing the once-ailing firms to subsidize federal government spending.
$CSCO shift from hardware to becoming a software behemoth seems to be working for the company so far. Stock has seen a steady rise since the change. But is it sustainable?
Heard about the next generation iPhone. Going by the reports, it is believed that $AAPL will release three iphones this year.
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested under $36 million bribery charges. Stocks are also down. This is going to impact the sale of its Galaxy 8, set for April release. Here’s an opportunity for $AAPL to capitalize on a rival’s fall.