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$ICE 2Q15 PR: Diluted earnings per share for the quarter was $2.54 compared to $1.95 in the same period last year. Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the quarter were 112MM compared to 116MM in the same period last year. Dividend declared for the quarter was $0.75 compared to $0.65 per share in second quarter of 2014.
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.