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$MSI 2Q15 Call: 2Q15 Products segment sales were $867MM down 2% vs. prior year, up 1% when adjusting for currency impact. Product segment operating income was $176MM or 20.3% of sales, up $43MM vs. 2Q14, driven by our cost reduction actions. Product segment backlog ended the quarter at $1.3Bil, up $138MM vs. last year and up $48MM sequentially.
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.