Annual Report

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Should Auditors Use a Formal ‘Going Concern’ Qualification More Frequently?

If one phrase in an auditor report will spook an investor that they haven't seen before, it is the so-called going concern opinion. Many auditors do not like to issue ...
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The Four Important Things at the Buffett Annual Meeting

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has been holding its annual stockpalooza or Woodstock of Wall Street for its shareholders this weekend. The good news, and the bad news, is that ...
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Six Key Things to Watch in Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Some 38,000 attendees are scheduled to appear at the annual meeting this weekend for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Warren Buffett has already been in the news quite a bit ...
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Strong Buffett 2013 Annual Report, Yet Book Value Not Keeping Up With Stock

Warren Buffett has released the highly anticipated Annual Report for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), which also contains the highly visible Annual Letter to Shareholders. Buffett is often considered the ...
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Microsoft’s Hidden Issue: Its Ancient Board

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is still fighting for relevance, but this week brought on a new argument that may only just be starting to take hold. With Steve Ballmer to ...
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The Vatican Bank Annual Report Now Open, a True First

Pope Francis has been working towards a pledge of greater and greater transparency in the Catholic Church. This pledge also includes financial transparency. For the first time ever, the Vatican's bank ...
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Gun Sales Still Off the Charts, Stellar Sales and Earnings Growth at Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is showing that gun sales are still booming. The firearm manufacturer reported that its preliminary sales for the quarter ending on April 30, ...
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J.P. Morgan Shares Hit New Post-Recession High on Dimon Confirmation Vote

We would caution that this was expected, but it appears that Jamie Dimon will keep his dual corporate governance roles as chairman and as chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan ...
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Berkshire Hathaway 2013 Annual Meeting Focus: Buffett Portfolio Changes

This weekend will mark yet another annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Warren Buffett has even started to use Twitter to kick off what is often called ...
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Why Citigroup Will Favor Stock Buybacks over Dividends

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) is defying the market trends so far on Wednesday as the company's annual shareholder meeting. The bank is still in what will be a multiyear turnaround. ...
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Saving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The Pen Mightier Than the Sword

Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac really still safe from the bankruptcy chamber? 24/7 Wall St. is looking for a reality check here and we find it surprising that the ...
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The American Retirement Asset Crisis Is Upon Us

A fresh report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute is signaling that most Americans are going to be retiring with nowhere close to having enough assets and savings for retirement. ...
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St. Patrick’s Day Finances, Facts and Figures … Likely More Than $5 Billion Spent

If there is an event, there is a cost or an economic impact associated with it. St. Patrick's Day comes every year on March 17, and 24/7 Wall St. wanted ...
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The Value of All Oil at Exxon Mobil: Over $2.2 Trillion!

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) was just featured as one of our seven DJIA stocks that would lead the DJIA to 15,000 and the company is delivering its production and ...
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Seven Stocks That Will Take the DJIA to 15,000 (IBM, CVX, MMM, MCD, UTX, CAT, XOM)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high this week, and the new closing high is 14,253.77. We originally came up with a top price target for the DJIA ...
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