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Is Berkshire Hathaway Becoming More Private Equity Than Conglomerate Under Buffett?

Warren Buffett and his team may be gradually making changes to how they operate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). The changes have been subtle in recent years, but the way ...
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6 Mergers That Ought to Happen

If there is one thing that can result from a bull market and from a good economy in which companies have solid balance sheets, it is mergers and acquisitions. In ...
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Top MasterCard and Visa Analyst Gets Even More Bullish

Bill Carcache, Nomura equity analyst, has been touting Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) as top picks in his coverage universe. The big question is what kind ...
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Why Warren Buffett Wants to Own the Credit Card Space

Owning a piece of the credit card industry has turned out to be a very lucrative business for those investors who have had a long-term eye on the sector. If ...
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Meet the 2015 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made its quarterly filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its holdings as of December 31, 2014. For all practical purposes, this filing is ...
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How Costco Is Becoming Less Exclusive

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) has announced that Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will stop exclusively accepting its cards in the United States come the end of March 2016. Already ...
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Why MasterCard and Visa Are Both Earnings Winners

Before markets opened Friday morning, MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) reported its fourth-quarter results as $0.69 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.42 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Visa in 2015

The bull market has been running for nearly six years now. In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index was up ...
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Solid December for Dividend Hikes and Big Stock Buybacks

December can be an odd month for many investors and corporations alike. While tax planning can always come up as an issue for investors, and while December can be a ...
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MasterCard Chases Visa on Dividend Hike and Stock Buyback

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has decided to chase rival Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) with a dividend hike. The credit card processing giant announced on Tuesday that its board of directors ...
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RBC’s 5 Stocks to Buy on Near-Term Weakness

After pushing ever higher since the mid-October lows, the stock market is starting to hit an overbought wall. While the overall indicators for equities remain very bullish, the short-term indicators ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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Can Apple Win the Mobile Payment War?

When pharmacies Rite Aid and CVS shut off the capability of their checkout terminals to accept payment by Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple Pay program, the decision drew a lot ...
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Visa and MasterCard Earnings Tell a Tale of a Better Consumer

Earnings season has been in full swing, and now investors have gotten their chance to see both of the largest credit card processing systems. The earnings reports were solid for ...
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CVS Follows Rite Aid, Shuts Off Apple Pay

Last Thursday drug store chain Rite Aid Inc. (NYSE: RAD) reportedly stopped accepting payments made through the just-launched Apple Pay system from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). On Saturday, CVS Health ...
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