Companies aren't static entities that hit maturity and simply stop growing. No successful business model calls for a reduction in innovation or a strategy that consists of “just keep doing what we're doing.” Great companies find ways to keep growing and keep building. They challenge themselves to develop new products or services and are never satisfied with the status quo.
Merger and acquisition activity is back on Wall Street – a good sign that the bull is coming back. Companies that are looking to expand look to M&A's as a long play for success. The initial cost can often have a short term temporary negative impact on earnings, but once its complete and overlaps are eliminated, the company can greatly increase its profits.
Some sectors are known for more of this kind of activity than others like technology and healthcare. These industries change so rapidly that a constant turnover is just part of the business model. But when sectors like industrials or retailers start to see that kind of activity, it's a sign that those companies see opportunities for growth on the horizon. Continue reading "This Company Is Making Moves That Investors Might Want To Pay Attention To"