The market will continue
to support higher prices as the demand for inventory continues
to rise faster than the supply.
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GHCs have grown through acquisition over the past 20 years and Fitch expects the trend of smaller bolt-on acquisitions in marketing services, the digital arena and in the higher growth BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries to continue
The main drivers of consolidation will continue
to be ongoing restructuring and business portfolio rearrangement.
ASCs and certain physicians will continue
to try to move outpatient procedures and ancillary services from a hospital environment to an independent outpatient facility or a doctor's office.
Supplier demand will be seen in New York as the racetrack VLT market continues
to ramp up and in the Gulf Coast region as facilities continue
Corporate dispositions will continue
as Corporate America continues
For 2007, Fitch believes excess cash and free cash flow will continue
to be used aggressively for stock buybacks, although it will be challenging to sustain the pace of increases since repurchasing activity has nearly doubled every year since 2003, exceeding more than $90 billion in 2006.
economic growth expected to moderate in 2007, Fitch expects surface transportation freight demand to continue
softening across the industry in 2007, although the effect of lower demand will not be seen equally across all regions or across all types of goods transported.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings believes that secular issues and strategic and financial policy related event risk will continue
to be determining factors for both deteriorating credit quality and rating activity for the U.
Digital video subscriber growth will continue
during 2007, however, Fitch believes that the pace of incremental digital penetration will moderate during the year.
During the third quarter we did not open any new offices, but we did continue
to add sales and engineering staff in our existing markets to drive continued growth and market share gains.
In my January 24, 2005 memo, I explained that the majority of DoD contracting activities will continue
to use DD Form 350s to report contract actions greater than $2,500 through FY05.
The strong rebound in paper stock markets throughout the past 18 months should continue
to hold up fairly well through the next several months.
However, Soho, Tribeca and even Fifth and Madison Avenues continue
to be destinations not only for consumers, but for new and up and coming retailers.