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“America actually made good on its 30-year self-avowed description, if you will, in its president” by electing Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, told advisors Tuesday at the MarketCounsel Summit in Miami Beach.
Conway, who is president and CEO of The Polling Company Inc./Woman Trend, was the surprise substitute speaker for Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital and a Trump advisor, who had to cancel his appearance at the Summit. She told attendees that “the keys and queues of the election were sitting in front of us all the time. It was hard for people to conceptualize that someone with no political or military experience as president of the United States,” but “voters have been telling the pollsters for decades: That’s exactly what I want. Someone outside the system who goes to Washington owing no one anything.”
business stock: Bloomin' Brands, Inc.(BLMN)
- [By CNBC]
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Forget about Bloomin’ Onions or boneless wings, for many consumers, the choice of where to dine often comes down to a different factor: which restaurant has the best booze.
“Alcoholic beverages can be a key driver of traffic, differentiation, and loyalty,” said David Decker, president of Consumer Edge Insight. According to the firm, two factors that keep customers coming back are “selection” and “pricing.”
Consumer Edge Insight recently surveyed restaurant customers to find out which casual-dining spots generated the most loyalty with their alcoholic beverages.
Taking the top spot for “selection” was Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), with 29 percent of those surveyed saying they were “most likely to visit it most often due to its good selection of alcoholic beverages.”
Applebee’s (DIN) took the second spot, with 24 percent, and Outback Steakhouse (BLMN) and T.G.I. Friday’s tied for third place with 22 percent each.
Prices also keep customers coming back to Buffalo Wild Wings.
When asked which casual-dining brand they were “most likely to visit most often due to its good prices of alcoholic beverages,” Buffalo Wild Wings came out on top with 30 percent. Chili’s (EAT) was No. 2 at 23 percent, and Ruby Tuesday (RT) was third with 22 percent.
Buffalo Wild Wings has always made alcohol a part of its experience, even making it part of its tagline: “Wings.Beer.Sports.”
The chain is the No. 1 account for more than 50 different beer brands and recently launched Game Changer, a new beer in a partnership with Redhook Brewery. Priced between cheaper domestic lagers and pricier craft beers, Game Changer became the fourth-most-popular draft beer at company-owned locations within two weeks of its release.
“Among casual-dining restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings is seeing the greatest positive effect in terms of building customer loyalty with its alcohol offerings,” Decker said. “There are many steps other restaurants can take to improve their alcoho
business stock: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)
- [By John Ballard]
Partnerships play a crucial role in extending PayPal’s reach to new customers and driving higher engagement. The deal with Visa(NYSE:V) opened the door for partnerships with Mastercard(NYSE:MA), Citigroup(NYSE:C), and Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE:FIS). As a result, more deals will come that will increase PayPal’s relevancy and ubiquity in the mobile payment landscape.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
This one could be the easiest of advances, both because credit losses are down big and because its credit-card brethren — Capital One Financial, Discover, Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) — have all had significant rallies. I actually regard this stock as inexpensive and think it can be bought here now that it has fully absorbed the loss of the Costco (COST) business to Visa and Citigroup (C) .
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
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These are the top 5 holdings of Night Owl Capital Management, LLCVisa Inc (V) – 231,674 shares, 10.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.42%Mastercard Inc (MA) – 167,458 shares, 9.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.37%Alphabet Inc (GOOG) – 18,613 shares, 8.13% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.05%Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) – 15,674 shares, 7.32% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.17%The Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) – 6,970 shares,
business stock: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
In the super-regional banks that are not money center banks, Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) was up 6.3% at $13.22, and Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) was last seen up 3.8% at $38.30. They would both do better with lower regulatory costs and be able to better compete against larger banks when their stress test results had not been as strong.
business stock: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)
- [By Scott Rubin]
Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.