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Dental consumables producer $XRAY posted 4Q15 net income of $58.6MM, or $0.41 per diluted share vs. $84.7MM, or $0.59 per diluted share in 4Q14. Adjusted diluted EPS, excluding certain items was $0.65. Net sales fell 6.7% to $671.1MM vs. 4Q14, hurt by the negative impact of discontinued lab products, excluding precious metal content of approx. 1%.
The U.S. Treasury will be receiving $10 billion as dividends from the combined government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This is a sign that a recovered housing market is allowing the once-ailing firms to subsidize federal government spending.
$CSCO shift from hardware to becoming a software behemoth seems to be working for the company so far. Stock has seen a steady rise since the change. But is it sustainable?
Heard about the next generation iPhone. Going by the reports, it is believed that $AAPL will release three iphones this year.
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee arrested under $36 million bribery charges. Stocks are also down. This is going to impact the sale of its Galaxy 8, set for April release. Here’s an opportunity for $AAPL to capitalize on a rival’s fall.