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Publication Name: Finance Clippings

Brief description: A Finance Professor's collection of articles, blog posts, and links from around the interwebs.

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Owner Name: Professor Richard Warr

Joined: November 15th, 2011

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Finance Clippings wrote a new blog post titled IBM to buy Redhat.

An interesting deal.  IBM has a strong presence in this area, and of course Redhat is a Raleigh based company.   Details of the deal are here: https://www.marketplace.org/2018/10/29/business/ibm-bets-34-billion-cloud-computing-red-hat-purchase. A back of the envelope analysis suggests that there's about $7bn in merger gains.
(46 days ago)

Finance Clippings wrote a new blog post titled GE cuts dividends

Dividend cuts are quite rare and even rarer for a stallwart stock like GE.  But yesterday, GE cut it's dividend to a penny a share. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/30/general-electric-earnings-q3-2018.html There wasn't much of a price reaction, the stock had been on a downward trend, but the dividend cut certainly didn't help. A dividend cut signaled that GE is struggling, but I don't think that was news to anyone.  Even an analyst upgrade didn't help the stock...
(46 days ago)

Finance Clippings wrote a new blog post titled Do pro-diversity policies lead to greater corporate innovation?

That's the question that we (myself, Roger Mayer of NC State and Jing Zhao at Portland State) recently studied in a paper that's forthcoming in the finance journal: Financial Management. The answer is YES.   We found that firms that promote diversity have more new products, more patents and more influential patents. You can read the paper here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fima.12205/full Here's the summary on the NC State news...
(339 days ago)

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Professor Richard Warr is an Associate Professor of Finance at North Carolina State University. He teaches MBA investments and portfolio management and his academic research covers investments, risk management and capital structure.