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$C said the company's loans were $619Bil as of 1Q16-end, approx. unchanged from the prior year period, and up 1% in constant dollars. Deposits as at quarter-end were $935Bil, up 4%, and up 5% in constant dollars. The company's book value per share rose 7% to $71.47 at 1Q16-end and tangible book value per share rose 9% to $62.58.
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.