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Negative Cost of Debt

I got the the interest expense from Microsoft, it is in negative: -2.73 billion (source: MSFT Annual Report). Does this mean Microsoft is receiving interest instead of paying it? If my cost of debt ...
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Enron - RhythmsNet hedge

I am reading "Power Failure: The Inside Story of The Collapse of Enron" By Mimi Swartz, Sherron Watkins. In the book, the following transaction is described: Enron had USD200mn worth of futures on ...
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Estimate the off balance sheet exposures of a banking book, based on limited data

I am doing an analysis on Off Balance sheet items on a bank. Only data I have is authorized amount and outstanding balance for all the loans the bank currently has. Can I simply take the difference ...
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How do analyst on Wall Street forecast whole balance sheet

I am always curious as to how people on wall street forecast every single item on a company's balance out up to 3 years. It seems to me just pure false accuracy in order to come up with a price target....
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Why does the difference between two year's retained earnings not add up?

I am looking at a company's 10-k filing history for my valuation. I have collected figures for retained earnings, net income and ...