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Accenture: The Future of Technology Consulting

Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN) Market Cap: $237.41B P/E Ratio: 39.49   Authored by Masaki Lew   Overview:   Accenture PLC is a multinational consulting and technology company, offering Marketing and Business Strategies, Supply Chain Management, and Operation Models as well as several processing services ranging from Intelligence Operations and Digital Infrastructure to clients. In addition Read more about Accenture: The Future of Technology Consulting[…]

Blooming For Energy Storage: Why Bloom Energy Could Be Interesting

By Nathan Szeto In the middle of the Nevada desert stands a 195m tower surrounded by an army of shiny, flat objects in a scene not entirely unlike something one would find in a sci-fi novel. This structure, however, serves a much more mundane, albeit necessary, purpose – the storage of energy. This structure is Read more about Blooming For Energy Storage: Why Bloom Energy Could Be Interesting[…]

PayPal: Power to the PayPal

By Caroline Orphanos PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL)  Market cap: $274.41B P/E Ratio: 88.45   Company Description   PayPal Holdings Inc. operates as a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. Its payment solutions include PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and iZettle products. Read more about PayPal: Power to the PayPal[…]

Lululemon Update: Fitness that Fits Your Portfolio

By Sarah Ryu Lululemon Athletica Inc (NASDAQ:LULU)    Summary   Lululemon Athletica Inc (“Lululemon”) is a technical athletic apparel brand that offers a variety of products, from fitness clothing and accessories to yoga classes. Despite its competition against larger wholesalers and sportswear companies, Lululemon has built its image as a “lifestyle” brand and a loyal Read more about Lululemon Update: Fitness that Fits Your Portfolio[…]

Kroger: Shop for Their Shares

By Nico Cavalluzzi Overview Kroger’s successful physical stores and ventures into online shopping present a twofold profit mechanism that have not only helped it succeed during COVID, but have expanded and innovated on its revenue streams for the future. Though Kroger continues to face tough competition from both big-box competitors and gourmet grocers, as well Read more about Kroger: Shop for Their Shares[…]

Goldman Sachs: A Financial Gem

By Luke Graupmann Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the most recognizable names in finance, yet in recent years the company has been overlooked by investors searching for high flying growth stocks. Yet, value is traditionally one of the first areas to recover post recession and it is time to give value plays another Read more about Goldman Sachs: A Financial Gem[…]

Special from London School of Economics Investment Research Group: Getting Schooled on Student Loans

  Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash   With the Biden administration in power and democrats having unified control of Congress, one market in particular watches with bated breath – Student Loan Asset Backed Securities. With student debt forgiveness becoming an increasingly important message within the Democratic Party as a whole, SLABS have now taken Read more about Special from London School of Economics Investment Research Group: Getting Schooled on Student Loans[…]

Our Summer 2020 Outlook

Dear Readers, Below is a collection of “blurbs” as we call it: brief snapshots and hot takes on a variety of market-related topics. From analyses on Bloomin’ Brands’ role in the restaurant space to the future of mortgage backed securities, we hope our short pieces will provide you with some Insight on the way we’re viewing Read more about Our Summer 2020 Outlook[…]

Wrapping Up: Two Cents from Jack Sercu ’22

All, I hope you’re well and staying safe at this time. An economic outlook is intriguing to write at this time, and I think cannot be properly considered without looking at the social change our country is currently going through. I believe we are perfectly positioned as liberal arts students – at an extremely diverse Read more about Wrapping Up: Two Cents from Jack Sercu ’22[…]