5 Companies With Huge Pensions Set Up to Fall

In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos gives investors a look at five companies with huge pension costs that make up large portions of their total liability. He discusses LSI  (NYSE: LSI.DL  ) , U.S. Steel (NYSE: X  ) , Xerox  (NYSE: XRX  ) , Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT  ) , and Ford Motor (NYSE: F  ) , and gives investors a feel for just how massive a burden these costs are to these companies. Blake also examines how much relief rising interest rates should provide to these companies in terms of pension burden and how much they stand to benefit as interest rates begin to come back up.

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  • Report this Comment On September 25, 2013, at 11:42 AM, AmericanFirst wrote:

    You mentioned Ford, where is GM, which has a higher pension liability. Do you think Obama would rescue GM again?

  • Report this Comment On September 27, 2013, at 3:00 PM, TMFBos wrote:

    I can't speak to the Obama administration, but I highly doubt GM would need rescuing at all. They've been very successful as of late and are in trouble financially. As for not mentioning them in my discussion, I have more experience looking at Ford so I chose them instead, but you are correct GM has a larger liability.

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