They thought shares were cheap at $11.94 average buys:
HP also utilized $0.8 billion of cash during the quarter to repurchase approximately 67.0 million shares of common stock in the open market.
HP Inc. posts in-line EPS, offers solid FY16 guidance
HP (NYSE:HPQ): FQ1 EPS of $0.36 in-line.
Revenue of $12.25B (-12% Y/Y) beats by $50M.
Expects FQ2 EPS of $0.35-$0.40. Expects FY16 (ends Oct. '16) EPS of $1.59-$1.69 vs. a $1.60 consensus.
Billary is going to run hard against Trump who promised to prosecute Hillary on her Benghazi and email oversights.
What % did the same wise guys give Trump's chance of winning the GOP nomination 9 months ago?
Now that Bush dynasty is dead or at least on hold, half of my wish is reality. Next is to keep Clintons out of the White House: anyone but Billary, I'll take Sanders, Rubio, Cruz, Trump and Alfred E. Neuman in that order.
Reuters: France wants $1.76B in back taxes from Google
"As far as our country is concerned, back taxes concerning this company amount to 1.6 billion euros," a French finance ministry official tells Reuters. The remarks come after Finance Minister Michel Sapin ruled out a tax settlement similar to the $185M deal Google/Alphabet (GOOG -1.6%) has struck with British authorities, stating France is seeking "far greater" sums.
Google had just a 5% effective tax rate in Q4, down from 18% a year ago. The company notes two one-time in the U.S. had a 17% impact on its tax rate - a multi-year audit had a 9% impact, and an R&D tax credit had an 8% impact. The EU has been probing the tax payments of Google, Apple, and various other U.S. multinationals for some time.
She should try the FIT annually instead of taking the risk that comes from the Colonoscopy procedure. The statistics from CDC is only the mistakes reported by the hospitals heavily edited by their lawyers.
On the other hand, if she is obese, smokes, has relatives with colon cancer, loves her sausages and red meat etc, she should go for it.
Stay away from hospitals. The Colonoscopy test is worse in terms of hospital mistakes: contamination of the wand and risk of perforation are always present. From an article:
Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.: Some 440,000 deaths a year are caused by hospital mistakes, and who knows how many more from outpatient mistakes.
Hippocrates must be spinning in his grave. We have lost track of what should be the most important dictum in medicine, his "First, do no harm." Too many doctors, too many tests, too many procedures, and no one keeping track. Its a prescription for disaster, and the disasters keep happening.
And from CDC's 2013 data base:
Number of deaths for leading causes of death
Heart disease: 611,105
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
And liesallday should worry not just if the wand is not cleaned properly but the perforation rate when the technician is not too well trained or worrying about what's for lunch etc.
Sounds like an urban legend tale pushed by the Colonoscopy Industry, just like the Mammography Medical or Big Pharmas etc.
If you worry about the few cases of a million, you should worry more about having a contaminated dirty wand up you know where or blue ice crashing through your roof aimed at your head.
I totally agree with the Canucks. I have never done a colonoscopy despite repeated call by Kaiser to do one. Instead I chose the FIT. Painless and dirt cheap.
February 22, 2016
By Will Boggs MD
(Reuters Health) - The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health care recommends that colonoscopy should not be used to screen adults for colon cancer. Instead, they suggest testing for microscopic amounts of blood in the stool.
Colon cancer screening programs aim to identify and remove polyps that can sometimes become cancerous. Currently, all Canadian programs recommend screening using stool tests, with so-called guaiac fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT) or fecal immunochemical testing (FIT).
Today in the journal CMAJ, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, an independent panel of clinicians and methodologists, presents its updated recommendations for screening for colon cancer in adults aged 50 years and older who have no symptoms and who are not at a high risk for colon cancer.
If Beyonce would roll in the hay with me ...
I am not sure if HPQ still own Palm patents or had mortgaged that already. Now they are going to pay loyalty to MSFT instead.
... Trump said that if he’s elected, he wants to build 2,500 kilometers of wall along the border. He wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants, separating families, etcetera. I would like to ask you, what do you think of these accusations against you and if a North American Catholic can vote for a person like this?
Pope Francis: Thank God he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as 'animal politicus.' At least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don't know. I'll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people. And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.
and his books as well:
On Heaven and Earth
Book by Abraham Skorka and Pope Francis
and what a character:
Pope Francis:: Catholic Spiritual Leader
by Kris Woll
I am not a catholic but been collecting the Pope's inspiring speeches. Religion is a way of life for many so called non-believers. It is not all about worshiping the Almighty.
So, most people you know think our twice elected POTUS were an idiot and the most loved Pope in our life time were a political head. You fit your handle like a glove. In my circle, we call YOU PEOPLE liars full of orphan facts that no sane people would claim ownership because they were lies.
I saw it coming with higher labor cost.
Core CPI was up a perky 0.3% in January vs. 0.2% in December and 0.2% expected. On a year-over-year basis, core CPI gained 2.2%, while overall CPI was higher by 1.4%.
In other fixed-income related news, hawkish Cleveland Fed boss Loretta Mester doesn't disappoint her fans, saying the economy remains strong and she continues to expect a gradual series of rate increases.
If you graduate with those phony degrees from diploma mills and medieval arts etc, you would be rewarded accordingly. In last years' class: Average Salaries Earned by MIT Graduates Entering Industry Positions, by Degree Mean Median
Bachelor's degree $83,455 $80,350
Master of Science $85,842 $80,165
Master of Engineering $101,424 $110,000
So, what have those do-nuthin' obstructionists done to fix the corporate tax system, including those loopholes, profits generated by offshore mailboxes etc?