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$BF.A 1Q16 Call: As of July 31, 2015, total debt was $1,492MM, up from $1,183MM as of April 30, 2015. As of July 31, 2015, net debt was $998MM, up from $813MM as of April 30, 2015. Increase largely reflects proceeds from the issuance of $500MM of 4.5% 30-year senior unsecured notes in June 2015 offset by a $177MM decrease in short-term borrowings.
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.