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For 2016, $KMB expects net sales in a range of down 3% to even with the prior year and adjusted EPS of $5.95-6.15, up 3-7% versus 2015. $KMB expects adjusted operating profit growth of 2-5% and net income from equity companies similar to or up somewhat versus 2015. Dividend is expected to increase mid-single digits, subject to approval by the BoD.
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.