Business: Earnings: Aug. 9, 1926

The swing of the half year brought many a night-bound bookkeeper to footing vast earnings which were last week made known.

General Motors earned $93,285,674, or $17.33 a share, in six months; could declare a 50% stock dividend and still maintain $7 dividends. William Crapo Durant, deposed G. M. founder, gleaned some $12,000,000 from recent toying with its stock. Its stock passed $200 a share. Thomas Cochran, Morgan partner, was almost incredibly reported to have broken his firm's silence by saying it "should and will" sell 100 points higher.

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