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|Friday, December 09, 2011|
BY BRANDON SAWYER, Oregon Business research editor
At the mercy of markets behaving like packs of lemmings, Oregon’s top publicly traded stocks have not necessarily been valued for their quarterly performance of late, but earnings rose in the most recent quarters for eight of the top 10 largest companies by revenue.
The value of Oregon’s largest by far in terms of market cap, Nike ($44.1b) sprinted ahead 11.5% over the past three months, assisted by a substantial 15.4% boost in quarterly net income and earnings per share (EPS) of $1.36.
Nike and Precision Castparts also lead Oregon’s publicly traded companies for quarterly revenue. They and all but two – Portland General Electric and TriQuint Semiconductor – of the top 10 increased their revenue over the same quarter last year.
Of the top 10, railcar-manufacturer Greenbrier had the largest jump in quarterly revenue, 339.4% and a 63.9% net income increase. But Schnitzer Steel had the biggest rise in net income, 110.9%. Chainsaw-maker Blount had a 31.0% increase in revenue, third-best, but suffered a 30.8% drop in earnings, joining PGE and TriQuint for the three companies with lower net income compared to the same quarter last year.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
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