Pet food company Freshpet Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) has risen more than 140% since the beginning of the year. The reason for this growth is the increasingly attentive attitude of American pets and concern for their health. Feature of Freshpet is the sale of so-called healthy pet food, and not the usual dry food and canned food. The company is successfully using the trend for healthy eating, which is also relevant for animal feed manufacturers. In the third quarter, Freshpet's revenue grew 29%. Profit in the last quarter was $ 3.9 million. At auction on December 28, FRPT share was worth $ 142.22.
The company - provider of solutions for analytics and cyber security Varonis Systems Inc. (VRNS, NASDAQ) released its third quarter report above analysts' expectations. In the third quarter, Varonis Systems' revenues grew 17% yoy to $ 76.8 million. Earnings per share were $ 0.06. One of the most important drivers of growth for Varonis Systems in the past quarter was the continued transition to subscription sales. The company's subscription revenue increased by almost 90% over this period. It is also a positive trend that client companies are starting to consume more Varonis Systems services. More than half of the company's customers purchase more than one product, about a third of customers purchase three or more. Varonis's clients include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASDAQ, Toyota, The Coca-Cola Company, and others. At the auction on October 28, VRNS share cost $ 116.96.
Automatic driving technology developer Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL, NASDAQ), attracts new partners in the promising segment of autopilots for trucks. Waymo has signed an agreement with Daimler's Freight division to develop an automatic driving system for truck tractors. The project is important as Waymo will work to integrate its autopilot into the Freightliner Cascadia, a truck adapted for the United States and is Daimler's main forward-looking truck development in the market. So, in 2021, deliveries of the all-electric e-Cascadia with a capacity of 730 hp are to begin and a power reserve of up to 400 km. The logistics market in the United States will change dramatically over the next two decades, thanks to the emergence of electric robotic trucks with a fast charging system in half an hour or less. GOOGL share at the auction on October 28 cost $ 1510.8.
The international taxi aggregator Uber in Spain plans to transfer its drivers to electric vehicles by 2025. To this end, the company has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Renault and Nissan, as well as with General Motors. Uber will interact with the first 2 in Europe - in particular, in the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Renault and Nissan electric vehicles will participate in the project. Those who want to buy their taxi drivers will be financially stimulated.
The world's longest suspension glass bridge opened in China. It connects the two banks of the Lianjiang River at a bird's eye view. The bridge was built at a height of 201 meters. Its length is 526 meters, and the glass of which it is composed has three layers with a total thickness of 4.5 centimeters. The design of the bridge allows visitors to see what is happening under their feet. 500 people can be on the bridge at a time.