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Mosaic Company’s (NYSE:MOS) Q4 results are a beat: EPS $1.26 vs $1.16 expected, revenues of $2.82 billion also ahead of expectations by $280 million; results reflect the better phosphate prices realized by the company at $494/ton against $460-490 expected, while average potash selling prices were also higher at $455 vs the expected $420-450. Annual dividend is doubled to $1.00 per share offering a yield of 1.8 percent.
JMP securities recommences its coverage of CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) awarding an Outperform rating to the stock; analysts also cheer a 16 percent likely upside and set a $55 PT. With all this can insiders be far behind? Reportedly there has been a marked rise in insider buying this month.
TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) may get a boost in its ability to gauge the effectiveness of TV ads with its purchase, likely to be announced today, of advertising research company TRA.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) reacts to its top model in Australia, the Ford Falcon, lose market share and slip off the top 20 most popular list, by cutting its workforce by 15 percent and production by 29 percent.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) chooses to address the mess that its Opel brand has landed into in Germany by inducting former restructuring consultant Thomas Sedran as interim CEO in place of the fired Karl-Friedrich Stracke. Key priorities for Sedran in the hot seat are overcapacity and a down-at-heels Opel brand image.
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