Archives: April 2011

YTD DIVIDEND INCREASES SURPASSES FULL 2010

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on April 27

The net S&P 500 Indicated Dividend Rate (increases less decreases) year-to-date of $20.985 Billion has just surpassed (today's XOM put it over) the total increase in 2010 of $20.650 billion....

Cash Flow Sets Annual Record

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on April 12

S&P 500 issues posted a record high annual cash-flow value for 2010, at $1,145 Billion dollars, outpacing the prior record of $1,117 Billion set in 2006 (2.51% on a dollar...

No New Jobs Until Sales Pick-up, And Sales Are Starting To Inch-Up

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on April 08

Earnings have recovered to their pre-recessionary postings with margins near record levels. While higher productively, work them 'longer and harder' and low-to-stable labor costs have all helped, the key to...

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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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