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This asset manager says he's met with three new clients with over $1 million each but the "shock and awe" of 2008 still looms large in their psyche.
*Buffett: Plenty of cash on hand to make deals. *Philosophy remains the same on paying dividend. March 1- Berkshire Hathaway may end a long streak of outperforming the S&P 500 this year, Chief Executive Warren Buffett warned shareholders on Friday, even as he said he was still eagerly hunting for acquisitions to grow the ice-cream-to-insurance conglomerate.
March 1- Warren Buffett has reloaded his elephant gun. The Berkshire Hathaway chief executive, who famously said in 2011 he was using an elephant gun to hunt for acquisitions, on Friday said he is back on the prowl for more to expand the conglomerate.
March 1- Berkshire Hathaway is on the hunt for more major acquisitions, with the lack of a major one in 2012, Warren Buffett said in his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders on Friday.
Buffett remains confident Berkshire's value will "over time surpass the S&P returns by a small margin." He's still on his "search for elephants."
Investors who have done well buying U.S. stocks this year could be doing even better with Nigeria.
Regulators have escalated an investigation into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion takeover of H. J. Heinz, focusing on a complex derivative bet routed through London, according to two people briefed on the matter. The New York Times reports.
Feb 25- Wells Fargo's role in a blockba4900reuff. Moody's stopped short of saying it might cut Wells Fargo's ratings, or change the outlook for its ratings, but skier capital markets businesses, Allen Tischler, an analyst at Moody's Investor Services, wrote in a report on Monday.
Feb 25- Wells Fargo's role in a blockbuster investment banking deal is raising concerns at a major ratings agency. Moody's stopped short of saying it might cut Wells Fargo's ratings, or change the outlook for its ratings, but did note that the bank appears to be dialing up risk.
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The $23 billion buyout of H.J. Heinz by Warren Buffett and private equity put food executives on notice: start showing better results or risk being left behind. Campbell Soup has long been seen as a good candidate, though roughly half of its stock is controlled by heirs of John Dorrance, who invented condensed soup.
District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan had ordered the temporary freeze, and at a hearing on Friday called the SEC request to extend the freeze "very well warranted." SEC lawyer Charles Riely told the judge he had no further details on who made the trades.
Options markets participants noted extremely unusual activity almost immediately after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil's 3 G Capital said last Thursday that they would buy Heinz for $23 billion in cash.
The lesson from the latest case: If you've got insider information about a stock, avoid trading it.
“All went from being benign to pernicious in one week,” said Jim Cramer. “Is that possible?”
Feb 21- H.J. Heinz Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, helped by strength in emerging markets. The ketchup maker, which plans to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3 G Capital, said net income was $269.5 million, or 83 cents per share, in the quarter, down from $284.7 million, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier.
Feb 21- H.J. Heinz Co reported lower quarterly net earnings on Thursday, hurt by the loss of discontina1319reuff. The ketchup maker, which plans to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway and 3 G Capital, said net income was $269.5 million, or 83 cents per share, in the quarter, down from $284.7 million, or 88 cents per share, a year eued operations.
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Heinz earnings beat forecasts amid strength in emerging markets but revenue fell short. The results came out nearly a week earlier than expected.
The FBI is looking at suspicious trades made before Warren Buffett's $23 billion acquisition of Heinz, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.