How's Your Investment IQ? INVESTMENT QUIZ 3

How's Your Investment IQ? Ivestment Quiz 3 - Bangor Punta Print Advertisement 1978

(1978 Advertisement)

Test yourself with this 3-minute business quiz.

  1. Which one of these companies is not a railroad?
    a. Chessie System Inc.
    b. Bangor Punta
    c. Burlington Northern Inc.
    d. Boston & Maine Corp.
  2. Which of the following diversified industrial companies have reported record earnings during each of the past three years?
    a. U.S. Industries Inc.
    b. Bangor Punta
    c. Amfac Inc.
    d. Litton Industries Inc.
  3. Fortune lists America's biggest companies. In 1977 it listed Revere Copper & Brass Inc., Champion Spark Plug Co. and Pitney-Bowes Inc. as having sales of more than $500,000,000. Which of the following companies also made the grade?
    a. Bell & Howell Co.
    b. Bangor Punta
    c. Purex Corp.
    d. Armstrong Rubber Co.
  4. Fortune's most recent 500 list ranked companies according to "total return to investors." Where did they rank Bangor Punta?
    a. 1st
    b. 5th
    c. 79th
    d. 312th

The answer to each of these questions is (b).

Bangor Punta is a leader in the growth markets it serves. In the fiscal year ended September 30,1977, sales reached $567,641,000 -- more than double those of 1972. Earnings per share increased to $3.74 also more than double the 1972 figure.

Currently an annual dividend of 50 cents is paid on Bangor Punta's common stock. The stock has been trading recently between 20 1/2 and 25 3/4.

Many of the company's products and brand names such as Piper, Smith & Wesson, Cal, Jensen, O'Day, Jeaneau and Starcraft set the standard in the general aviation, law enforcement, sporting equipment, boating and recreational vehicles markets.

Bangor Punta also manufactures and markets industrial products, and operates Producers Cotton Oil Company, a large West Coast agribusiness.

Find out more about Bangor Punta. To receive our most recent annual report, call or visit one of the following brokers in your area:

  • Barclay Douglas & Co.
  • Loeb Rhoades Hornblower
  • Barrett & Company
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
  • E. F. Hutton & Co. Inc
  • Miller & George

Bangor Punta BNK
One Greenwich Plaza Greenwich, Conn. 06830

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Bangor Punta Era

The Bangor Punta era, lasted approximately twenty years -- from 1964 to 1984.

History will likely remember the company for its tenacity in pursuing acquisitions; their high-profile corporate executives; and, two United States Supreme Court cases that the company was involved in during its short life span.

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