Ahead of quarterly earnings, Rumit Dugar, Analyst, IT, Telecom & Media, Religare Capital Markets, says wage hikes and currency appreciation may hurt Wipro's results.» Read More
July 28- Herbalife Ltd, a maker of weight-loss and nutritional products, reported a 17 percent drop in quarterly profit as costs rose, sending its shares down 7 percent after the bell. Net income fell to $119.5 million, or $1.31 per share, in the second-quarter ended June 30, from $143.2 million, or $1.34 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 7 percent to $1.31 billion.
*North America sales up 14 pct; international down 1 pct. July 28- Engine-maker Cummins Inc raised its revenue forecast this year, on the back of increased demand from North American truck makers, but its shares dropped as much as 3.9 percent as investors were unimpressed.
July 25- Shares of WellCare Health Plans Inc fell 22 percent on Friday, a day after the healthcare provider reported a surprise loss due to high costs for Medicaid plans in Florida and the company halved its forecast for full-year adjusted profit.
Analysts, who were surprised by the decision, said the issues cited by the FDA were "rather mild" and expected Zalviso to eventually receive approval. The FDA in its complete response letter sought more data to ensure proper use of the device but did not ask for additional human clinical trials.
July 28- Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock, combining the two most-popular U.S. real estate website operators. Both Zillow and Trulia have been spending aggressively on advertising, foregoing near-term profitability, to capture a bigger share of online spending on real estate listings.
July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million.
July 28- Cummins Inc, which makes engines and other vehicle components, reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast, citing improving demand from makers of pickup trucks and motor homes in North America.
July 28- U.S. real estate website operator Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock, as the U.S. real estate market continues its choppy recovery. Both Zillow and Trulia have been spending aggressivley on advertising, foregoing near-term profitability, to corner a bigger share of online spending on real estate listings.
July 28- Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged nearly 28 percent in premarket trading, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its pain drug device, Zalviso, late on Friday. AcelRx said it would resubmit its marketing application for Zalviso by the end of the year, pending further discussions with the FDA.
July 28- U.S. real estate website operator Zillow Inc said it would buy smaller rival Trulia Inc for $3.5 billion in stock.
July 28- Canadian power company TransAlta Corp said it would build a A $570 million gas power station in South Hedland, Western Australia. The 150- megawatt power station will supply to customers of state-owned Horizon Power in the Pilbara region and to Fortescue Metals Group Ltd's port operations, TransAlta said on Monday.
July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA, the world's No. 1 meat producer, for $575 million. The company said it would use proceeds from the sale to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co, which is expected to close in the current quarter.
July 28- Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a deal the companies said would create North America's leading discount retailer. Dollar Tree's offer of $74.50 per share in cash and stock represents a premium of about 23 percent over Family Dollar's close of $60.66 on Friday.
July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to Pilgrims Pride Corp parent JBS SA for $575 million. Tyson, which also reported a 10.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, said it would use the sale proceeds to pay down debt associated with its $7.7 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co..
July 28- U.S. discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion.
*South Korea, Japan refiners to take first two U.S. cargoes. *Iran condensate exports to China made at deep discounts. While buyers in Japan and South Korea have been willing to trial a U.S. grade of the super-light crude known as condensate, China has already locked in annual contracts with Tehran and is not expected to take any U.S. oil in the short-term.
Tyson outbid Pilgrim's Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion. The Cherokee plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo and Santa Teresa plants are expected to stop operating in the first half of 2015, the company said.
The Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico plants are expected to cease operations in the first half of 2015, the company said.
July 25- Amazon.com Inc's heavy investment in content and technology to fight off deep-pocketed rivals is proving to be more costly than many had expected, raising fears that operating earnings will be remain under pressure indefinitely. Amazon's shares fell 12 percent to $314.76 in early trading on Friday, wiping out about $18 billion from its market value.
July 25- Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc rose as much as 32 percent in their trading debut, valuing the restaurant chain at more than $700 million. The company raised $107.1 million after its initial public offering of 7.1 million shares were priced at $15 each, at the higher end of the range.