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  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- As U.S. stocks continue to struggle in 2016, equities are showing some signs selling pressure may be reaching an end. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, views that as a positive sign. "My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations," said Peter Kenny, equity market...

  • GLENDALE, Colo.— Colorado's newest pot shop has some wondering whether strippers and weed are too closely aligned on a busy highway just east of downtown Denver. The Smokin Gun Apothecary opened on a site formerly occupied by the Denver area's best known strip club, Shotgun Willie's. Beyond banning the sale of pot and alcohol in the same shop, Colorado has no...

  • CoBiz posts 4Q profit 13 Hours Ago

    DENVER _ CoBiz Financial Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DaVita HealthCare reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 4:23 PM ET

    DENVER _ DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 96 cents per share. DaVita HealthCare shares have dropped 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while...

  • Summit Materials tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 10:48 AM ET

    DENVER _ Summit Materials Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $23.4 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Summit Materials shares have decreased 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WhiteWave beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 8:37 AM ET

    DENVER _ WhiteWave Foods Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $47.6 million. The Denver- based company said it had profit of 26 cents per share. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share.

  • CoreSite reports 4Q results Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 8:21 AM ET

    DENVER _ CoreSite Realty Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 78 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $80.7 million.

  • Molson Coors misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:23 AM ET

    DENVER— Molson Coors Brewing Co. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $32.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Molson Coors shares have declined 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more than 9...

  • Few oil-gas companies say they can't meet new flood rules Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:02 PM ET

    DENVER— Only four of the estimated 500 oil and gas companies operating in Colorado say they can't meet the April 1 deadline to implement new safety rules to limit spills during major floods, according to regulators. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission imposed the rules after a 2013 flood along the Front Range caused the release of 48,000 gallons of...

  • *Asahi eyes overseas expansion beer sales fall in Japan. TOKYO/ LONDON, Feb 10- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd is in exclusive talks to buy SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros, it said on Wednesday, as the Japanese company aims to offset slow growth at home. With Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime, Asahi would get sizeable footholds in the...

  • TOKYO/ BRUSSELS, Feb 10- Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller's Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for 2.55 billion euros, it said on Wednesday, as the Japanese company seeks to offset slow growth at home. Asahi is Japan's biggest brewer with a 38 percent market share, but the company has sought growth outside of Japan where a shrinking...

  • The VA also would be required to keep Congress closely informed about large projects. Money could not be spent on advance planning or design until 60 days after Congress is notified. Congress reluctantly approved up to $625 million in additional spending for the project last fall, the money to come from other accounts within the VA.

  • CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations. That deal, which closed last summer, gave CVS Health national reach in dispensing prescription drugs to assisted living and skilled nursing homes, long-term care facilities,...

  • Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. "If you're feeling sick, especially if you've vomited, whether at work or at home, you need to let your manager or your field leader know right away," Moran...

  • DENVER— By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. The contradiction is most evident when the rubber hits Colorado's aging and underfunded roads. "The budget battle here plays to people...

  • Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. The EPA said most of the metals consisted of small particles and came from Cement Creek, a tributary that carried the water from the mine to the Animas. An EPA- led cleanup crew...

  • Two compounds once used in nonstick cookware coatings, firefighting foam and other materials were detected in utilities serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said. Officials at the communities' water districts said the chemicals would...

  • DCT reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:46 PM ET

    DENVER _ DCT Industrial Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 51 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $89.2 million.

  • Apartment Investment Management reports 4Q results Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:31 PM ET

    DENVER _ Apartment Investment and Management Co. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 59 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $241.1 million.

  • Royal Gold beats 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    DENVER _ Royal Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $15.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Royal Gold shares have fallen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.