Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From the perils of following an industrial legend to Apple warning signs, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Stuck in a Rut
Potential Abercrombie suitors dodged a bullet; the company will likely be struggling and the retail environment will be garbage long after any synergies vanish.
Source: Bloomberg
Fallen Apple
Hon Hai's second-quarter revenue -- the lowest in three years -- could spell a warning shot for Apple, or it could mean nothing.
Source: Bloomberg, Hon Hai
That'll Do
Roper's Brian Jellison is going to be an extremely tough act to follow when he eventually joins Jeff Immelt in retirement.
Source: Bloomberg
Roper had a 2-for-1 stock split in 2005
Reality Bites
Facebook's anemic Oculus sales show the company has a long way to go before it is a dominant VR player.
Source: IDC
Note: IDC estimates about 980,000 VR or augmented reality devices were sold by companies other than those listed here.

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