UNH Franchising Index Surges; Weight Watchers Gains, Hertz Stalls

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:30am

Fueled by double-digit gains by 20 of its 50 component companies, the University of New Hampshire Rosenberg Franchise RCF50 Index™ surged 10.4% this quarter. The index has now outperformed the market benchmark over the last three quarters, a clear indication that the U.S. franchise sector is now doing better than most other sectors of the economy.

“This is the largest percentage gain of the RCF 50 Index in more than four years,” said Hachemi Aliouche, director of the Rosenberg International Franchise Center at UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. “This double-digit gain far outpaces the 2.6% gain of the S&P 500 Index this quarter.”

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