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Fly Charts: A Snapchat-Twitter Teamup and a Looming Buyback Bust

From CVS playing catch-up to a budding industrial giant, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
SNAP INC - A
-1.13
At Closing, February 22nd
17.51 USD
TWITTER INC
-1.27
At Closing, February 22nd
32.11 USD

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From CVS playing catch-up to a budding industrial giant, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

A Ways to Go

UnitedHealth's DaVita acqusition is a reminder that CVS has a long way to before it is a serious challenger to the health care behemoth.

Source: Bloomberg

Little Fish

Twitter and Snapchat are all but powerless before Facebook and Google's ad might. So maybe they should team up.

Source: eMarketer

No Buyback Flashback

Valuations are far higher than they were the last time companies got a chance to repatriate cash. That means there may not be the buyback bonanza investors expect.

Source: Bloomberg

Reach for the Stars

Ametek needs to get buying if it's going to double its revenue over the next five years.

Source: Bloomberg

And don't miss Chris Bryant on Europe's secret tech giant: "If you've purchased a flight online or through a travel agent, there's a good chance Amadeus was involved. Its platform, the world's largest, collates airline seat availability and pricing data. About half of all global bookings are handled by distribution systems such as Amadeus. At legacy airlines like Lufthansa AG, the figure is nearer 70 percent."

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