Spirit Airlines lifts off on high margins and future growth plans

Spirit Airlines, ranked America’s least-favorite airline by Consumer Reports in 2013, draws in customers with its low fares and then charges them extra for carry-on bags or a bottle of water. But Wall Street and investors love the company for its growth strategy and fat profit margins.

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CME Group’s depressed shares worth a second look

When Chicago-based derivatives exchange CME Group Inc. holds its annual meeting next week, among the concerns shareholders may bring up is its stock price, which has fallen 14 percent over the past year, and lagged behind some of its peers. Meanwhile, competition in the sector is as fierce as ever.

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China restaurant stocks look tasty after Yum deal

With U.S. fast food giant Yum! Brands Inc. seeking to dig deeper into the China restaurant market with its proposed Little Sheep acquisition, other Chinese restaurant chain stocks, like Ajisen China Holdings Ltd. (0538.HK), are also drawing the market’s attention.

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