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Buybacks are expected to make up two-thirds of payouts in 2011 and their significance should not be overshadowed by dividend payouts, according to analysis done by Goldman Sachs. ...A report from TheStreet.
The BlackRock CEO isn't surprised by the recent climb higher in U.S. equities, as the asset class remains "very cheap," Fink told CNBC Thursday.
Institutional Shareholder Services, the biggest proxy advisor firm, may be losing its expert grip. One of its key executives just left the firm: Qin Tuminelli, who spearheaded the mergers and acquisitions research. Tuminelli’s leaving comes just a year after the exit of Chris Young, who, as head of M&A and proxy contest research, held the signature slot on most I.S.S. opinions.
"When people don't know, they hunker down and own less risk," the equity strategist said. "If you think more of this is coming, you sell some stocks, buy some Treasurys, and buy some gold...and I wouldn't make that trade."
St. Joe Company's largest shareholder may have failed in his first attempt to change the company's direction, but Fairholme Capital's Bruce Berkowitz is not done yet.
BlackRock, the big money management firm led by Laurence Fink, tells the SEC it held 6.6 percent of Berkshire Hathaway's Class B shares at the end of December. That appears to be an increase from 5.1 percent.
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Stocks trimmed losses in the final hour of trading to end flat amid mixed earnings and economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight. AmEx and Bank of America fell, while Wal-Mart rose.
Stocks trimmed losses but remained down as technology stocks turned around following a handful of weak earnings reports from major Dow components and on the heels of mixed economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.
The best conservative, long-term value stock is American Tower, the global provider of wireless and broadcast towers, Gerald Kaminsky, money manager of Neuberger Berman, and father to Gary Kaminsky, told CNBC on Tuesday.
A period of inflation won't happen, given the high level of unemployment, Peter Fisher, global head of fixed income of BlackRock, told CNBC Tuesday.
Investing in mutual funds that buy gold-company stocks is a way to reduce risk in the highly volatile sector. Problem is, only a handful of funds produce relatively consistent returns. ...A report from TheStreet.
Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
Despite the high unemployment rate, we may see an increase in labor costs in 2011 that will put pressure on corporate margins, Tobias Levkovich, Citi’s chief US equity strategist, told CNBC.
Stocks continued to reach new highs Wednesday in an absence of economic data as trading volume continued to be light. McDonald's and Chevron rose, while P&G fell.
Markets are going to be “very frustrating” for both bullish and bearish investors next year, according to Ken Fisher, founder and chairman of Fisher Investments and a Forbes columnist.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for an auction of government debt following a weak Treasury auction in the previous session.
BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, expects to launch an internal trading platform next year in a move that would strike at the heart of the profit centers of many Wall Street firms. The FT reports.
Bank of America, the U.S.'s largest bank by assets, has initiated potential settlement discussions with several mortgage investors, a newspaper reported Wednesday.