FASB Proposed Lease Accounting Changes – Impacts on Commercial Real Estate

Introduction: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on August, 17, 2010 released their “exposure draft” requiring companies to record nearly all leases on their balance sheets as a “right to use” asset, and a corresponding “future lease payment – liability”. What does this mean to your business in layman terms? This proposal in essence does …

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A Financial Analysis of Quest Diagnostics Inc

Market-cap industry leaders sometimes are too scrutinized for real bargains to become apparent. However, this observation is relative to the industry. For example, the Healthcare Facilities industry under the Healthcare sector would fit this definition. The market-cap leader, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, of about $13.9 billion is far from a household name, …

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A Financial Analysis of 3M Company

Not so often do companies hold such a vast array of businesses. Whoever thought companies could have a manufacturing, financial, and television segment but not succeed is wrong. The conglomerate industry is diversified. Holding these companies through uncertain times illustrate strong investing knowledge. The current state of the economy is a bit instable, so owning …

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