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Gaps in financial knowledge exist among professionals at midsize nonprofits, with serious implications for those organizations and the donors who place their trust in them, according to a new study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. “Seventy-six percent of financial managers at midsize nonprofits said they are knowledgeable about financial principles, but only a third correctly answered all three basic financial literacy questions asked,” Una Osili, director of research at the Center on Philanthropy, said in a statement. “Solid financial knowledge is critical to sound decision making as nonprofits strive for financial well-being and greater impact.” The study, which was sponsored by Moody’s Foundation and released Wednesday, surveyed some 500 nonprofit professionals who are most responsible for their organizations’ overall financial management. The random sample comprised mainly human services nonprofits and those focused on health, civic matters, environment, arts and education with revenues of $1 million to $5 … Continue reading

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As new shale plays have been discovered and developed over the past few years, they’ve helped exploration and production companies boost production tremendously. They’ve also created massive opportunities for midstream companies to provide the infrastructure necessary to support these beehives of activity. Consider the Permian Basin in Texas, for instance. The play has been producing oil for decades, but the recent application of new technologies has drastically improved recovery rates. For instance, companies like Apache have seen tremendous success in the Permian by drilling longer laterals and employing a greater number of fracking stages. Others have used secondary and tertiary recovery methods to coax more oil and gas out of the ground. For example, LINN Energy (NASDAQ: LINE  ) has utilized waterflooding, a technique that involves injecting hot water into a reservoir to drive oil and gas into nearby producing wells, in some parts of its Per mian acreage. As production … Continue reading

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Shares of BlackBerry (BBRY) gave up earlier gains as today’s session ground on following a fiscal Q4 report of lower-than-expected revenue, a surprise profit, and an outlook for this quarter’s net income to possibly break even despite spending 50% more on marketing to promote the company’s new BB10-based handsets. The stock is closed down 12 cents, or 0.8%, at $14.45, and were up 4 cents in late trading. On a conference call following the report, CEO Thorsten Heins said that “initial early global demand for BES 10 has been better than anticipated,” referring to the company’s software for managing different kinds of mobile devices in enterprise, including Apple‘s (AAPL) iPhone and Google (GOOG) Android-based devices. When asked about how much of the BlackBerry subscriber base would move to new devices, Heins emphasized the arrival in May of the “Q10,” which has a hardware keyboard: Going into the installed base, if … Continue reading

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) witnessed volume of 13.29 million shares during last trade however it holds an average trading capacity of 4.44 million shares. FSLR last trade opened at $47.54 reached intraday low of $44.76 and went +6.56% up to close at $46.11. FSLR has a market capitalization $3.98 billion and an enterprise value at $3.63 billion. Trailing twelve months price to sales ratio of the stock was 1.49 while price to book ratio in most recent quarter was 1.01. In profitability ratios, net profit margin in past twelve months appeared at 20.33% whereas operating profit margin for the same period at 24.14%. The company made a return on asset of 8.83% in past twelve months and return on equity of 15.24% for similar period. In the period of trailing 12 months it generated revenue amounted to $2.51 billion gaining $29.36 revenue per share. Its year over year, quarterly growth … Continue reading

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EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) achieved its new 52 week high price of $73.10 where it was opened at $71.01 no change for the day by closing at $64.61. EQT transacted shares during the day were over 7.34 million shares however it has an average volume of 1.90 million shares. EQT has a market capitalization $9.66 billion and an enterprise value at $11.97 billion. Trailing twelve months price to sales ratio of the stock was 6.74 while price to book ratio in most recent quarter was 2.98. In profitability ratios, net profit margin in past twelve months appeared at 22.30% whereas operating profit margin for the same period at 40.02%. The company made a return on asset of 5.10% in past twelve months and return on equity of -10.24% for similar period. In the period of trailing 12 months it generated revenue amounted to $1.43 billion gaining $9.63 revenue per share. Its … Continue reading