Critically, the survey revealed exactly where in the sales process industry analysts
are having an impact.
The industry analysts
blamed the Vaio's slower sales on the domestic rivals' improvements of their designs and strengthened functions for linking the computers to television sets and other audiovisual equipment, making it difficult to differentiate between the products of Sony and its rivals.
"This is more of a financially driven deal," says one industry analyst
of why H-P is seeking to buy Compaq.
Bernard Sosnick, retail industry analyst
for First of Michigan and its parent company, Fahnestock & Co., had some interesting words for Little Rock-based Dillard's Inc.
Imperial Capital LLC has named Michael Derchin, a longtime airlines industry analyst
, to the team as managing director and senior equity research analyst, the company said.
Dixon will speak on the opening day of the TOC CSC Conference alongside fellow industry analyst
Andrew Penfold, Director at Ocean Shipping Consultants (OCS), and senior shipper and 3PL representatives from Agility, International Paper, Michelin and Global Shippers Forum (GSF).
Bonnie Riggs, restaurant industry analyst
with NPD said: "Historically, the restaurant industry neither leads the economy into or out of periods of economic downturns."
Market fundamentals are strong in the aluminum sector, but industry analyst
Jim Southwood of Commodity Metals Management Co., Wexford, Pa., also sees a danger of over-investing by fund managers that could be leading to "price exaggeration" that is not sustainable.
Steel industry analyst
Michelle Applebaum of Highland Park, III., predicts that domestic steelmakers this summer "have seen a low ...
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Mark Wilde, Managing Director for Deutsche Bank, will share his views on the industry's key indicators and how he thinks the industry is performing during the current economic climate.