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February 2011

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ConocoPhillips cares about shareholder value

February 11, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COP

So COP announced today that they were increasing there quarterly dividend to .66/share and instituting a program to repurchase up to another $10billion worth of shares.  I remember reading/seeing an interview with their CEO in early 2010 where he basically said he didn't want he talked about how he didn't want to pursue tons of costly aquisitions with lower profit margins or similarly pay tons of money to get bum deals working alongside nationally owned oil companies and instead was going to focus on returning money to their shareholders.   [more]

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CSC's clobbering today

February 09, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSC , ITT , LLL

I went to a conference about 4-5 months ago and one of the speaker's there was Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G2 LTG Richard Zahner.  That's the Army's head intel guy.  He's a pretty no-nonsense individual and one of the things he said that stuck was (highly paraphrased here) that lean times are coming and the first thing that's going to get trimmed is the fat.  [more]

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