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Insurance firm $HIG posted lower 2Q16 earnings principally due to lower P&C underwriting results and lower net investment income. Net income was $216MM or $0.54 per diluted share vs. $413MM or $0.96 per diluted share in 2Q15. Revenue fell 0.17% to $4.7Bil vs. 2Q15, hurt by lower revenues in certain segments.
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.