Blog Entries tagged 'SP 500' Blog Entries tagged 'SP 500' Sat, 01 Jan 2011 13:25:50 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 How to spend it: valuing cash allocation strategies

Got some cash to blow? Not sure how to spend it? Well, according to recent research by Standard & Poor's, not all cash allocation strategies are created equal.

It behoves the cash-conscious CFO to do some benchmarking and take a look back at how successful certain strategies were during the crisis to get a better handle on planning exercises going forward.

Cash spend and the value gleaned for the money varies greatly by sector and strategy, according to the research by S& [...] Wed, 08 Dec 2010 23:00:00 +0100 S&P; 500 organic growth Cash capital spend More good news about corporate earnings

Perhaps the most encouraging piece of business-related news I have read in a long time was reported by Bloomberg this morning. It also probably explains why the stock market has been surging since the beginning of September.

The wire service reported that 198 companies lifted their earnings estimates above analysts' forecasts in October while 130 companies reduced them. Bloomberg said this is the biggest gap since it began tracking this data in 1999.

The upgrades are b [...] Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:00:00 +0100 S&P; 500 earnings forecast earnings Cash Improve proxy statements to better define risk management

Companies are focused on compliance with new proxy disclosure rules, but they may not be providing the whole picture of the company’s risk management strategy, according to a new report out by corporate advisory firm Deloitte.

In analyzing proxy statements by 398 S&P 500 companies, Deloitte found that although companies were meeting basic compliance requirements for risk oversight, they fell short of providing vital information on risk man [...] Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:00:00 +0100 S&P; 500 risk oversight risk management Risk Deloitte corporate governance compliance Rating agencies increasingly irrelevant

As companies branch out beyond traditional funding sources, many are considering tapping the unrated bond market. Investors are snapping up deals – enjoying the higher returns from unrated bonds—and companies are starting to recognize that demand. While they may have to pay a premium to make up for the lack of a rating, and the disclosures that go with it, the development could augur less reliance on rating agencies, whose value has been called into question.

[...] Mon, 05 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0100 unrated bond S&P; 500 Deals credit-rating agencies Credit Ratings brand