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Why does the SEC occasionally omit ticker information for a company?

My question is fairly simple: Why does the SEC occasionally omit ticker information for a company? For example, a well behaved company like Darden Restaurants (DRI) looks like this. The ticker is ...
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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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Cost basis for Month-to-date unrealized and realized p&l calculation

how do you calculate Month-to-date unrealized and realized P&L/performance? What is the cost basis for both? Should the cost be reset based on the end-of-previous month mark to market or the ...
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Modeling short-selling accounts

I am having trouble modeling short selling mechanics in my backtesting system. When I sell stock short, I make the following changed to account variables: Credit Balance += 200% of the stock value ...
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How to calculate the revenue yield?

Origination fee is charged as 3.0 % of average funded loan size. How to calculate the revenue yield in the table below?
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How do CCAR models come together to create a prediction of capital adequacy?

I have a question about the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) process for US banks. I understand that the PPNR (Pre-Provision Net Revenue) Models and Loss models can create a predicted ...
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Cash Flow Hedge Accounting

In the context of hedging a fixed rate foreign currency liability with a receive-fixed pay-fixed CCS is known that in order to assess the effectiveness of a cash flow hedge the ratio of the change in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...