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Rural lifestyle retailer $TSCO operated a total of 1,521 retail stores in 49 states at March 26, 2016. Net sales increased 10.2% to $1.47Bil for 1Q16 versus 1Q15. Comparable store sales for 1Q16 were $1.39Bil, a 4.9% increase over 1Q15. The comparable store sales increase was driven by an increase in traffic and ticket.
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.