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$MO lowered its 2016 adjusted EPS guidance to $2.98-3.04 from prior estimate of $3.01-3.07. The revised forecast represents growth rate of 6.5-8.5% from 2015 adjusted EPS base of $2.80. $MO maintained its long-term financial goals of growing adjusted EPS at average annual rate of 7-9% and dividend payout ratio target of about 80% of adjusted EPS.
What will be an ideal EPS range for $PZZA in its earnings today?
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?