Annual Report

Who Knew Berkshire Hathaway Is America’s 3rd Largest Company?

Today is the date of America's most anticipated corporate annual meeting, that of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B). Famed investor Warren Buffett will host the event, which will draw tens ...
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Why Warren Buffett May Buy More Bank Stocks Rather Than Make Large Share Buybacks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) is a bit of an enigma when it comes to a traditional company. The company is the largest conglomerate of all, with a $533 billion ...
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$25 Billion Quarterly Loss for Berkshire Hathaway as Buffett Abandons Book Value Focus

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual report, and the results from the fourth quarter are putting dark clouds over Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders. Berkshire Hathaway's ...
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Johnson & Johnson Faces More Overhang From Talc and Asbestos Woes

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) remains a top member of the Dow Jones industrial average and a company that keeps raising its dividend year after year. And the company still ...
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The Overlooked Gems in Boeing’s 2016 Annual Report

On Thursday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) filed its 2016 Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC form is pretty plain-looking, compared with what the printed ...
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Digital River Escapes the Noose

Digital River Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) entered into a material agreement with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) that will extend the Microsoft Operations Digital Distribution Agreement to March 31, 2017. Earlier in ...
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What Losing Microsoft Would Mean for Digital River

Digital River Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV) announced Monday morning that it would extend the deadline for Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) in its decision to extend the expiration date of the Microsoft ...
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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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