Conglomerates

  1. Warren Buffett

    How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a ...

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire ...
  2. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which ...
  3. As one of the world’s most reputable companies, one of its most profitable, and one of its largest, Disney continues to seek new opportunities in its ninth decade of existence.

    This Company Is No Mickey Mouse Operation

    With its famous history that's become part of popular culture, and the instantly ...
  4. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond ...

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains ...
  5. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when ...
  6. Conglomerates: Cash Cows Or Corporate Chaos?

    Huge companies may not be as infallible as previously assumed. Find out why bigger ...
  1. This ETF Will Deliver Upside With Downside Protection

    With markets near all-time highs as naysayers warn of a coming correction, how can ...
  2. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's ...

    Out of necessity, some giant corporations have narrow product lines. A bank, for ...
  3. New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson is probably most famous as the parent company of multiple household products that double as household names.

    How Johnson & Johnson Became A Household Name

    New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is probably most famous ...
  4. Today, General Electric (NYSE:GE) remains one of the few true conglomerates, with its fingers in multiple unrelated industries: everything from healthcare to aviation to its traditional businesses of appliances and lighting.

    Why GE Will Never Break Up

    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the ...
  5. 3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance

    How 3M Got Back Into Wall Street’s Good Book

    3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance. We'll take a closer ...
  6. The conglomerate today reported better-than-expected results, as Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt’s strategy of shrinking its finance unit, slashing costs and investing in its industrial business is paying off.

    GE Is Firing On All Cylinders

    General Electric today reported better-than-expected results, as Chief Executive ...
  1. Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history?

    AT&T had a history reaching back to 1885 and, as a government-supported monopoly, was a highly profitable company. Colloquially ...
  2. How do businesses decide whether to do FDI via green field investments or acquisitions?

    When businesses decide to expand their operations to another country, one of the more important dilemmas they can face is ...
  3. Are domestic and foreign subsidiaries included on a company's financial statements?

    A subsidiary is a company that is controlled by another 'parent' company. The subsidiary acts and operates like its own entity ...
  4. What are the differences between affiliate, associate and subsidiary companies?

    All three of these terms refer to the degree of ownership that a parent company holds in another company. In most cases, ...
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