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Fly Charts: Amazon's Small Paychecks and Pharma Bidding Wars

From #MeToo in Japan to Qualcomm's poor planning, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.
AMAZON.COM INC
+7.08
At Closing, May 25th
1610.15 USD
QUALCOMM INC
+0.88
At Closing, May 25th
59.96 USD

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From #MeToo in Japan to Qualcomm's poor planning, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Pay Check

Amazon reminded the world that the majority of its employees don't make a whole lot of money.

Sources: the companies' proxy filings

Note: Companies' methodologies differ slightly in calculating median employee compensation.

Skeptical

With the Broadcom deal dead and its NXP takeover on the rocks, Qualcomm needs a plan B that's more exciting than share buybacks.

Source: Bloomberg

This Will Hurt

It appears that Allergan shareholders were not especially thrilled at the idea of getting in a bidding war with Takeda over Shire.

Source: Bloomberg

Intraday times are displayed in ET.

Low Ranking

#MeToo has come to Japan, and the nation's companies need to start changing.

Source: Goldman Sachs

Note: Data is for fiscal year 2017.

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