Archives: June 2010

Two Years Ago Gas Was $4.15 a Gallon ...

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on June 28

Two years ago gasoline beat out milk for the race to $4 a gallon. Gas now sells for $2.80 a gallon (milk is still over $4), and the point-to-point decline...

European Stocks Find Fans at U.S. Funds

Posted by: Ben Steverman on June 24

Despite a fiscal crisis in Europe that is dragging stocks lower day after day, European stocks are finding enthusiastic buyers among an unlikely group: American fund managers. That's the clear...

Companies Are Back In The Share Buyback Mode

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on June 24

I just released the first quarter S&P 500 buyback numbers and at first look the numbers are impressive. Q1 increased 80% over last year's Q1 expenditures and 16% over the...

Still Sticking With Dividends, But BP, BAC, C, GE Cost Dividend Investors $38 Billions

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on June 17

The speed of the Financial sector dividend decline, from 30% of the S&P 500 in 2007 to 9% now, appears slow compared to BP. The BP suspension (the largest decrease...

BP's Battered Stock: Can Investors Clean Up?

Posted by: Ben Steverman on June 11

Warren Buffett says: "Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." But sometimes it is very difficult to follow this advice, and the current situation...

Where Have All The Stock Splits Gone, Long Time Passing

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on June 07

Today, June 7th, the holders of Express Scripts will get something no other S&P 500 issue has gotten since the holders of AmerisourceBergen Corp got it on June 16, 2009;...

A Lack Of Information On European Sales, But This Is What We Have

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on June 04

I do an annual foreign report based on the S&P 500. Reporting requirements are poor, and companies are big on pictures and bad on tabular tables. The result is that...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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