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Must-know: Investing in Ireland
Considering the improving and strengthening economic situation in Ireland, its Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said taxpayers could save up to $500 million per year if the state was able to pay-off a share of the International Monetary Fund (or IMF) portion of the $90 billion bailout.
How Does Scholastic Compare to Its Peers?
The PBV ratios of Scholastic (SCHL), Pearson (PSO), R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), and John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) are 1.0x, 1.1x, 4.8x, and 2.4x, respectively.
Why Scholastic’s Net Income Fell in 1Q16
Scholastic (SCHL) has a market cap of $1.43 billion. After the earnings report in 1Q16, Scholastic rose by 0.19% to close at $42.79 per share.
Scholastic’s Revenue and Income Fell in Fiscal 2Q16
After Scholastic Corporation’s (SCHL) fiscal 2Q16 earnings report, SCHL fell by 10.8% to close at $36.76 per share in yesterday’s trade.
Deal Or No Deal: SPLS’s Ability to Finance ODP’s Purchase
Therefore, a possible acquisition by SPLS will likely be an all-stock deal. This was the case in the ODP-OfficeMax (OMX) merger of equals.
Why an aging population will pressure global economic growth
While borrowers dread rising interest rates, they’re good news for savers—particularly pensioners who need income for old age. A number of key economies currently face aging demographics.
The big 3 ETF providers in the US—iShares, SPDR, and Vanguard
In the U.S., Blackrock (BLK), State Street GA (STT), and Vanguard are the top three ETF providers. They have a 40.1%, 22.3%, and 20.7% market share, respectively.
ValueAct challenges “One MSCI” strategy
In September 2014, MSCI approved a quarterly dividend and raised its share repurchase authorization to $850 million from $300 million.
August 2015’s Top High-Grade Bond Issuers
US corporates were the highest issuers of high-grade bonds in August 2015, making up 35.4% of all issues. Yankee bond issuers came in second.
Why knowledge is important for sovereign risk assessments
Sovereign bonds may be issued by governments of developed market (EFA), emerging market (EEM), and frontier market economies. Countries are classified as developed, emerging, or frontier markets depending on their stage of economic and financial sector development.
Must-know: Ireland’s economy
The strength in Irish growth performance was confirmed in 1Q14 when the gross domestic product (or GDP) increased by 2.7% quarter-over-quarter. Although the growth was primarily driven by increasing net exports, domestic demand also made a positive contribution. Both private consumption and gross fixed capital formation increased in year-over-year (or YoY) terms.
Must-know: Spain’s economy
Spain’s potential rating upgrade rests largely on its debt ratio being brought to a declining trend within the forecast period, which ends in 2015. According to an export performance Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (or OECD) indicator, Spain has gained market share for the past 20 years.
McGraw Hill Financial Surged 2.6% as Financial Services Rebounded
McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) traded at $100, which was above its moving average values.
Analysts Are Bullish on the Financial Sector
Of 1,890 analysts covering XLF’s 87 stocks, 927 have assigned “buy” ratings, 96 have assigned “sell” ratings, and 867 have assigned “hold” ratings to XLF.
Investment-Grade Bond Funds See 6 Successive Weeks of Outflows
Investment-grade bond funds witnessed outflows for the week ended September 2—marking their sixth successive week of outflows.
Lone Pine Lowers Its Stake in McGraw-Hill Financial
McGraw-Hill Financial’s profits grew 22% to $264 million, and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations increased 23% to $0.95.
What Moody’s thinks about Walter Energy’s credit rating
While all coal stocks have lost ground since the beginning of 2014, Walter Energy is by far the worst performer, with a 91% drop in stock price to $1.52 now.