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Coca-Cola has over $13 billion in cash.

The top 5 companies (according to Market Cap) are:
       Exxon Mobil (XOM) $398.3 billion 
       Apple (AAPL) $309.0 billion
       Microsoft (MSFT) $237.5 billion
       General Electric (GE) $215.0 billion
       Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) $202. 5 billion
(Market Cap is the number of shares times the price of the stock.)

These companies are buying back their shares:
       Intel Corp.                           (INTC) $10 billion worth
       Fidelity national Financial (FNF) 10 million shares
       Yum! Brands                       (YUM)    $750 million worth over 18 months
       Altria                                     (MO)    $ 1 billion
       AstraZeneca                        (AZN)    $ 4 billion
       Ball Corp.                             (BLL)    20 million shares
       J. M. Smucker                      (SJM)      5 million shares
       Coach                                    (COH)  $1.5 billion

These stocks are splitting:

       Ball Corp.     2 for 1  Pay date: 2/15 (BLL)
       Potash          3 for 1  Pay date: 2/24 (POT)
       Eaton Corp.  2 for 1 Pay date: 3/1   (ETN)
       Hormel Foods  2 for 1 Pay date: 2/14

These stocks are merging or being acquired:

       Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) to buy Massey Energy (MEE) for $7.1 billion
       AMB Property (AMB) to merge with ProLogis (PLD) in a stock swap valued at $8.4 billion.
       Amgen (AMGN) to buy BioVex for up to $1 billion in cash.
       Rock-Tenn (RKT) to acquire Smurfit-Stone (SSCC) for cash and stock valued at $3.5 billion.
       Duke Energy (DUK) to buy Progress Energy (PRG) for $13.7 billion.
       DuPont (DD) to acquire Danisco for $5.8 billion in cash.
       Qualcomm (QCOM) to buy Atheros (ATHR) for $5.8 billion in cash.

That China is the largest car market.  In 2010, total sales were 18.3 million units.  Total U.S. sales were 11.588 million units (light vehicles), up 11.1% over 2009.

That all of these data points were taken from The Online Investor, except for the car markets.

- Ted Allrich
February 1, 2011




The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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