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[ November 26, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 48179 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Time Warner Cable executives will land some fat golden parachutes after the cable operator’s $45 billion merger with Comcast is finalized later this year. None will come close to $118 million CEO Glenn Britt got after retiring in 2013. Britt received compensation valued at about $14.2 million, including a $5.7 million bonus. He gained $17.5 million exercising stock options and another $24.1 million as part of a special dividend of restricted shares, Time Warner Cable said Tuesday in its annual proxy Britt also received $62.1 million, in stock and options that vested when he retired Dec. 31. He’ll get a one-time benefit valued at $81,000, which the company described as secretarial and travel support. Time Warner Cable’s board said Britt, 65, could have earned $16 million in 2013 if the company had met performance targets. Hot Valued Companies To Buy For 2015: Schlumberger N.V.(SLB) Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, … Continue reading

[ November 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 22680 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

LONDON — To me, capital growth and dividend income are equally important. Together, they provide the total return from any share investment and, as you might expect, my aim is to invest in companies that can beat the total return delivered by the wider market. To put that aim into perspective, the FTSE 100 has provided investors with a total return of around 3% per annum since January 2008. Quality and valueIf my investments are to outperform, I need to back companies that score well on several quality indicators and buy at prices that offer decent value. So this series aims to identify appealing FTSE 100 investment opportunities, and today I’m looking atBritish Sky Broadcasting Group (LSE: BSY  ) , the satellite broadcasting company. With the shares at 779 pence, BSkyB’s market cap is 12,441 million pounds. This table summarizes the firm’s recent financial record: Metric Top Healthcare Equipment Stocks To … Continue reading

[ November 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 33816 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

With shares of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRKB) trading around $113, is BRKB an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: T = Trends for a Stocks Movement Berkshire Hathaway is a publicly owned investment manager. Through its subsidiaries, the firm primarily engages in the insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks business. It is also involved in a freight rail transportation business, a group of utility, and energy generation and distribution businesses.Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1889 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska. Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffetts conglomerate, has made a profit of $10 billion thus far from investments made during the financial crisis, according to the Wall Street Journal. Berkshire invested a total of $26 billion in six different companies during the crisis, including Mars Inc., Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Swiss Re … Continue reading

[ November 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 92901 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

  The Eurozone needs to ‘make investments’ LONDON (CNNMoney) Keep the champagne on ice. Germany may have dodged another recession and Europe is growing again but it’s way too soon to celebrate. Eurozone GDP grew by 0.2% in the third quarter, compared with the second, as its two biggest economies produced a stronger than expected performance. Germany eked out growth of 0.1%, after shrinking by the same amount in the previous quarter, meaning it just avoided slipping into a third recession since the global financial crisis. France also provided a positive surprise, expanding by 0.3%, after six months of stagnation. But a closer look at the numbers shows Europe’s recovery is still weak and fragile. 5 Best Healthcare Technology Stocks To Own Right Now: Mechel OAO (MTLR) Mechel OAO is a Russia-based integrated mining and steel company. The Company focuses on the production of mining products, such as coal, iron … Continue reading

[ November 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 21802 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Editor’s Note: Special Contributor Michael Lewitt publishes the highly regarded The Credit Strategist, and was recognized by the Financial Times for forecasting both the financial crisis of 2008, and also the credit crisis of 2001-2002. His 2010 book, The Death of Capital: How Creative Policy Can Restore Stability (John Wiley & Sons) was included in the curriculum at the University of Michigan and Brandeis University. The European financial crisis is often pushed out of the headlines by crises of a more incendiary variety. That might suggest the problem has diminished. It hasn’t. The saga of Portual’s Banco Espirito Santo is a sure sign to investors that the European financial crisis is anything but over. Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) may keep its finger in the dike, but the dike is only going to spring more holes. European banks are still highly leveraged. Their investors are likely to … Continue reading