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$TMK 1Q15 10-Q: Total premium income rose 4% to $821MM. Total net sales rose 4% to $158MM. First-year collected premium was $144MM vs. $109MM in 1Q14. Life premium revenue was $513.34MM vs. $489.06MM in 1Q14. Life net sales grew 17% to $104MM. Health premium revenue was $316.76MM vs. $329.86MM in 1Q14. Health net sales rose 2% to $32MM.
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.