Market Update

Boeing Acquires 80% in Embraer, WellCare Lowers Outlook

Mukesh Buch
17 Dec, 2018
New York

The Boeing agreed to acquire 80% stake in Brazil-based Embraer for $5.3 billion. Japan-based Taisho Pharmaceutical plans to buy Bristol-Myers Squibb’s French over-the-counter drug business for $1.6 billion. WellCare lowered fiscal 2019 outlook.

ABB Agreed to Sell Power Grids Business to Hitachi, Asos Plunges

Sarla Buch
17 Dec, 2018
New York

Asos Plc plunged nearly 40% after the U.K. based online retailer lowered growth outlook. All for One Steeb beats earnings estimates. ABB plan to sell its 80.1% in its power grids business to Japan-based Hitachi.

Pivotal Rides Shift to Cloud, Progressive Net Jumps 57%

Mukesh Buch
12 Dec, 2018
New York

Pivotal Software beats earnings estimates. Photronics net surged 55% on 20% jump in revenues. Progressive Corp net jumped 57%. Vera Bradley net soared but revenues plunged.

Fred's Net Loss Narrows, Lee Enterprises Profit Surges

Mukesh Buch
14 Dec, 2018
New York

Fred''''s net loss narrowed despite a drop in net sales. KalVista Pharmaceuticals net loss narrowed. Lee Enterprises net surged 28% but revenues fell. Vince Holding beat earnings estimates.

Ascena Retail, DSW Surge on Outlook, Casey's Gen Reported Strong Results

Mukesh Buch
11 Dec, 2018
New York

Ascena Retail net plunged on flat revenues. American Water Works reaffirmed fiscal 2018 forecast. Casey''s General reported better-than-expected results. DSW net plunged but lifted fiscal outlook. Enbridge reaffirmed fiscal outlook. Synnex revised fiscal outlook higher.

Inditex Misses Estimates, Rolls Royce Soars 5% on Forecast

Sarla Buch
12 Dec, 2018
New York

Dixons Carphone net swung to a loss on weak revenues. Marshalls said revenues surged 14% and the company agreed to acquire concrete brick maker Edenhall. Inditex missed earnings estimates. Rolls-Royce soared on strong operating profit forecasted.

LVMH to Buy Belmond, Balfour Beatty Says Profit May Beat Expectations

Sarla Buch
14 Dec, 2018
New York

Balfour Beatty forecasted profits is likely to be ahead of expectations. LVMH agreed to acquire luxury hotels operator Belmond for $3.2 billion. SThree forecasted gross profit to jump 12%.

GAM Drops to 20-year Low on Record Loss; Metro, Tui Profit Soar

Sarla Buch
13 Dec, 2018
New York

G4S plans to separate its cash and security business. GAM tumbled after the company was forced to write down assets linked to fraud. Metro profit jumped but revenues fell. Tui profit surged but pre-tax profit declined 10%.

Adobe, Costco Profit Surge; Danaher, United Rentals Reaffirms Outlook

Mukesh Buch
13 Dec, 2018
New York

Adobe missed earnings estimates but net jumped 35%. Costco reported strong first-quarter results. Ciena beats estimates. Danaher reaffirmed fiscal outlook. First Solar jumped on higher fiscal earnings forecasts.

Ashtead, Aurubis Report Strong Results, BPM Sells €7.8B Bad Loans

Sarla Buch
11 Dec, 2018
New York

Ashtead beats profit estimates largely because of strong demand for its equipment rental business in the U.S. Banco BPM agreed to sell its €7.8 bad loans business. WPP jumped on new £300 million restructuring plan.

Travelport Agrees to $4.4 B Deal, Tivity to Buy Nutrisystem

Mukesh Buch
10 Dec, 2018
New York

Mitek Systems received revised higher offer from ASG Technologies. Travelport agreed to be acquired for $4.4 billion. Tivity Health agreed to acquire Nutrisystem for $1.4 billion.

Air France KLM November Traffic Jumps, BASF Lowers Profit Outlook

Sarla Buch
10 Dec, 2018
New York

Air France KLM said passenger count in November jumped 3.3%. AF AB agreed to acquire Finland-based rival Poyry Plc. BASF reduced its profit outlook. Interserve plunged 51%. Perstorp agreed to sell its adhesive division to the U.S.-based Ingevity Corp.

Broadcom Profit Jumps to $1.1 B, Lululemon Net Falls; Ulta Beauty Net Surges

Mukesh Buch
07 Dec, 2018
New York

American Outdoor surged on better-than-expected results. Big Lots net swung to a loss. Broadcom beats estimates. Lululemon outlook disappoints investors. Vail Resorts net loss widened. Ulta Beauty plunged on growth worries.

Fresenius Forecast Disappoints Market, Carl Zeiss Profit Drops 7%

Sarla Buch
07 Dec, 2018
New York

Berkeley lifted fiscal profit outlook. Fresenius issued a profit warning. Carl Zeiss Meditec profit declined 7% but revenues surged 8%. Fresenius Medical Care forecasted flat income in the year ahead.

Children's Place, G-III Apparel Tumble; H&R Block Loss Widens

Mukesh Buch
06 Dec, 2018
New York

Children''s Place declined after lowered fiscal outlook. G-III Apparel beats earnings estimates and the apparel maker lifted fiscal outlook. H&R Block net loss widened. Kroger net plunged.