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Infineon to Build New Chip Plant in Austria Worth EUR 1.6B
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:36:00 GMT
Infineon (IFNNY) is set to build a new 300-mm chip factory at Austria. The company will invest 1.6 billion euros in this direction.
Factors Setting the Tone for Hibbett (HIBB) in Q1 Earnings
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:23:00 GMT
Hibbett's (HIBB) progress on its internal and marketing initiatives along with strong e-commerce penetration and loyalty program is impressive. However, it is witnessing soft margins for a while now.
American Water's (AWK) Unit to Buy Sundale Utilities for $2M
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:12:00 GMT
American Water Works (AWK) continues to acquire new units and is on course to meet its goal of adding in excess of 47,000 customers through acquisitions.
PayPal (PYPL) Acquires iZettle, Boosts Competitive Strength
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:03:00 GMT
PayPal (PYPL) acquires iZettle, expands footprint in the global market.
What Does Southwest's (LUV) Dividend Hike Mean for Airlines?
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:45:00 GMT
The investor-friendly measures adopted by airlines clearly highlight the financial prosperity. An uptick in such activities is likely due to the new tax law.
CNOOC Signs 2 Production Sharing Contracts with Husky Energy
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:42:00 GMT
CNOOC's (CEO) deal with Husky Energy includes two blocks in the prolific Beibu Gulf of the South China Sea.
Natural Gas Prices Head Higher on Growing Cooling Demand
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:40:00 GMT
Total consumption of natural gas averaged around 57.5 Bcf per day, 4% higher on a weekly basis due to rising usage for power generation.
Restaurant Brands Rides on Franchising Amid Competition
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:28:00 GMT
Restaurant Brands' (QSR) focus on franchising is likely to reduce its capital requirements and facilitate earnings growth. However, intense competition remains a potential headwind for the company.
Roche (RHHBY) Announces Positive Data on Hemophilia Drug
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:25:00 GMT
Roche (RHHBY) announces positive data from two phase III studies on hemophilia drug Hemlibra which has further strengthened its hemophilia portfolio.
Synchrony Financial Plans to Enhance Shareholders' Value
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:14:00 GMT
Synchrony Financial (SYF) plans to hike dividend as well as approves share buyback.
CenturyLink Rides on Sales-Force Integration, Risks Remain
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:14:00 GMT
CenturyLink (CTL) is likely to gain from robust operating activities. The company's sales integration efforts will help to generate incremental cash flow.
AstraZeneca's Lokelma Gains FDA Nod to Treat Hyperkalemia
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:09:00 GMT
AstraZeneca's (AZN) Lokelma secures an FDA approval for the treatment of hyperkalemia in adults.
ResMed Releases Positive U.S. & U.K. Study Data on COPD
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:04:00 GMT
ResMed (RMD) presents the company-sponsored health economic studies, Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation (HOT-HMV), at the ATS 2018 International Conference.
Huntington Ingalls Wins $91M Deal to Repair Jet Carriers
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:03:00 GMT
Huntington Ingalls' (HII) Newport News has designed and built more than 30 aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy since 1933.
Union Pacific Hits Fresh 52-Week High on Multiple Tailwinds
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:53:00 GMT
Union Pacific's (UNP) high-freight revenues as well as safety-related measures hold promise for the near future. The company's stakeholder-friendly activities are a further positive.
Netflix's New Same-Sex Comedy Film to Star Jennifer Aniston
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:53:00 GMT
Netflix's (NFLX) focus on producing quality shows featuring popular stars like Jennifer Aniston has been a major growth driver.
Are Target's (TGT) Strategies Enough to Lift Its Q1 Earnings?
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:51:00 GMT
Target (TGT) has chalked out strategies to adapt to the fast-changing retail landscape. These are likely to favorably impact the quarterly results.
Will Tiffany (TIF) Manage to See Higher Earnings in Q1?
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:50:00 GMT
Tiffany (TIF) is well positioned to augment its top and bottom-lines performance in the long run by leveraging capital investments made over the past several years
Sprint Stays Relevant for Baby Boomers With Affordable Plan
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:50:00 GMT
Sprint's (S) new plan offers unlimited data, talk and text and is available over two lines - $50 per month and $20 per month.
AXIS Capital's Top-Line Growth Impresses, Rising Costs a Woe
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:49:00 GMT
AXIS Capital (AXS) consistently instills faith among investors with revenue growth, strategic buyouts and a robust capital position. However, rising expenses are a dampener.
NetApp (NTAP) Set To Report Q4 Earnings: Is A Beat In Store?
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:49:00 GMT
NetApp (NTAP) fourth-quarter results are likely to benefit from ongoing transition of product mix to growth oriented sectors like all-flash arrays and hybrid cloud.
United Technologies-Middleby Ink Deal for Taylor Company Sale
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:35:00 GMT
United Technologies' (UTX) Climate, Controls & Security segment enters into a definitive agreement with The Middleby Corporation (MIDD) to sell Taylor Company.
Grab 5 Cheap Large-Cap Stocks on Eased US-China Trade Fear
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:13:00 GMT
The world's largest economies dropped their tariff threats and set up a framework for addressing potential trade imbalances in the future.
Lions Gate (LGF.A) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:11:00 GMT
Lions Gate (LGF.A) fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 results are likely to benefit from its Media Network business. However, lesser film slate is an overhang on Motion Pictures segment.
5 Stocks in Focus on New Analyst Coverage
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:09:00 GMT
More analyst coverage over the last few weeks might translate into solid price appreciation for these stocks.
5 Top Stocks to Buy on Dollar's Newfound Strength
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:07:00 GMT
Small caps, being U.S.-centric, are cushioned against the loss of competitiveness and currency translation impact of a stronger greenback.
Can Autodesk (ADSK) Maintain its Earnings Streak in Q1?
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:04:00 GMT
Autodesk (ADSK) fiscal first-quarter 2019 results are likely to benefit from its business model transition backed by robust portfolio offerings.
5 Chip Stocks Set to Soar as Trump Keeps Trade War on Hold
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:01:00 GMT
U.S. tech companies can finally breathe easy as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says that the U.S.-China trade conflict has been put on hold.
Rex Energy (REXX) Files for Bankruptcy Amid Debt Struggles
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:58:00 GMT
Amid high leverage and loan defaults, Rex Energy (REXX) heads toward a restructuring agreement.
Migraine Space in Focus as AMGN/NVS' Aimovig Gets FDA Nod
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:52:00 GMT
Migraine is one of the top 10 causes of years lived with disability globally. With Aimovig receiving FDA approval for treatment of migraine, investors' attention is on future regulatory decisions.
Rockwell Automation (ROK) to Grow on Manufacturing Strength
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:48:00 GMT
The U.S. tax reform, favorable manufacturing environment and strength in heavy industries likely to drive Rockwell Automation's (ROK) performance in the near term, despite certain challenges.
Simon Property Launches Initiatives to Drive Mall Traffic
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:47:00 GMT
Simon Property (SPG) tries to beat mall-traffic blues by launching a few initiatives and driving footfall at the company's properties.
Yamana Gold (AUY) Produces First Gold & Silver at Cerro Moro
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:44:00 GMT
Yamana Gold (AUY) expects the mine to produce 85,000 ounces of gold and roughly 3.8 million ounces of silver in 2018.
Synopsys (SNPS) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in Store?
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:43:00 GMT
Synopsys (SNPS) second-quarter fiscal 2018 results are expected to gain from enhanced portfolio. However, escalating costs remain a concern.
What's in the Cards for Eaton Vance (EV) in Q2 Earnings?
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:39:00 GMT
Eaton Vance's (EV) Q2 earnings are expected to reflect strong fundamentals driven by steady improvement in revenues.
Raytheon Wins $77M Low-Rate Production Deal for ESSM Block 2
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:38:00 GMT
Raytheon's (RTN) ESSM Block 2 Missiles provides self-defense battle space and firepower against high-speed and highly maneuverable anti-ship missiles.
Jones Lang LaSalle Amends Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:36:00 GMT
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) amends its credit facility by extending maturity. This move is likely to enhance the company's financial flexibility and keep its growth momentum alive.
PPG Industries to Unveil Latest Product at SID Display Week
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:35:00 GMT
PPG Industries (PPG) to unveil its anti-fingerprint coating at SID Display Week 2018 in Los Angeles that is geared to provide better durability and easy maintenance.
New Mexico and Texas See a Rise in Onshore Drilling Rigs
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:32:00 GMT
Total count of rigs exploring in the United States increases 11 times in the last 12 weeks.
TransCanada to Begin GasLink Pipeline Construction in 2019
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:30:00 GMT
Being the owner and operator of the pipeline, TransCanada (TRP) is going to award contracts for construction of four consortiums in the next two months.
Shrug Off Growing Inflationary Fears With 5 Financial Picks
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:29:00 GMT
Stock markets are concerned that higher inflationary expectations will lead to the central bank raising the interest rate aggressively to stabilize the economy.
Celanese (CE) Set to Increase Prices of Selective Products
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:28:00 GMT
Celanese (CE) is taking appropriate pricing actions amid a volatile raw material pricing environment that are likely to lend support to margins.
TransUnion (TRU) to Acquire HPS, Boost Healthcare Suite
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:28:00 GMT
The proposed acquisition of Healthcare Payment Specialists is one of TransUnion's (TRU) several strategic business moves to boost its healthcare solutions suite.
Will Strong RTG Arm Drive Medtronic's (MDT) Q4 Earnings?
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:27:00 GMT
Medtronic (MDT) is poised to gain on continued strength in RTG business in Q4.
4 Stocks to Tap the Rebound in Canadian Economy
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:26:00 GMT
Employment level, rising sales, wage growth, and moderate inflation point to a strong Canadian economy.
Dig Into DuPont Analysis With These 5 Top-Ranked Stocks
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:22:00 GMT
Have more faith in DuPont analysis than simple ROE calculation? Bet on these five stocks.
Small-Cap Earnings Solid: Play Stocks From Winning Sectors
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:20:00 GMT
Small-cap earnings came in upbeat in Q1. Play the winning sectors with these top-ranked stocks.
Small-Cap Rally Set to Continue: 5 Top-Ranked Picks
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:18:00 GMT
One of the major advantages that small-caps hold over their large-cap peers is their strong domestic focus.
Will E-commerce Drive Williams-Sonoma's (WSM) Q1 Earnings?
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:16:00 GMT
Williams-Sonoma's (WSM) Q1 earnings to gain from consistent enhancement of e-commerce channel. High costs might hurt margin.
Can Middleby's (MIDD) Stock Rebound on Business Buyouts?
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:15:00 GMT
Middleby (MIDD) fortifies buyout-based growth path on the Taylor buyout. However, brand consolidation and restructuring moves might continue to hurt revenues and profitability.
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