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  • DETROIT, Feb 11- Tesla Motors Inc missed sales targets and racked up a fourth-quarter loss of $107.6 million as the luxury electric car maker struggled with production and delivery issues on several fronts. Tesla on Wednesday reported a loss of 86 cents per share, compared with a year-ago loss of $16.3 million, or 13 cents per share. Free cash flow in the quarter was...

  • PARIS, Feb 2- In the final year of his turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent's boss is pushing the telecom network gear maker to diversify its customer base by selling Internet equipment to large technology companies and multinational corporations. Since it was formed in a merger 2006, Alcatel-Lucent has never been free cash flow positive and has only posted a...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 28- U.S. grain farmers are boosting demand for loans from farm banks as five-year lows in crop prices squeeze operating budgets ahead of spring planting, according to a national survey of farm bankers issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on Wednesday. Corn prices set record highs during the summer of 2012 amid the biofuels boom and...

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

  • Agrium to pay more in dividend Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividend, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium also said the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted its plan to make a normal course issuer bid for up to 5 percent, or nearly 7.2 million, of the company's common shares over the next 12...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 14- Shares of Embraer SA fell on Wednesday after the Brazilian planemaker said it expected to report negative cash flow in 2014 due to delayed payments from clients, raising questions about the future of defense contracts as the government struggles with its fiscal goals. Embraer generated $213 million in free cash flow during 2013..

  • TORONTO, Dec 19- BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a small adjusted third-quarter profit and returned to positive cash flow, but shares fell as revenue declined more than expected. Revenue fell to $793 million from $1.19 billion a year earlier, falling short of expectations. Colin Gillis, tech analyst at BGC Partners in New York, said BlackBerry Chief Executive...

  • Staples beats as demand recovers for paper, ink Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:19 AM ET
    A Staples shopping cart inside a store in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

    Staples reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as demand recovered for core office supplies such as paper and ink products.

  • Nov 19- Staples Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as demand recovered for core office supplies such as paper and ink products after six quarters of decline. Staples also raised its free cash flow forecast for the year to "more than $800 million" from "more than $600 million." Staples, which has been focusing on growing its online...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Actavis will issue around US $27.5 bn of new debt to finance its US $66 bn acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan, but about half of it will be short-dated to help the company keep its investment-grade ratings. Both Moody's and Fitch said they would not downgrade Actavis to junk despite the increased debt, believing strong cash flow will enable it to...

  • Nov 12- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural-gas producer, said its quarterly operating profit jumped 87 percent due to higher production of oil and natural gas liquids. The $5.93 billion deal put Encana on track to achieve 75 percent of operating cash flow from liquids in 2015.. Encana's cash flow, a key indicator of its ability to pay for new projects and...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- Oil major BP increased dividends in the third quarter as it saw a jump in operating cash flow despite lower oil prices and a steep drop in contributions from Russia where a depreciating rouble hit its income. The dividends for the third quarter will rise by 5.3 percent year on year to 10 cents per ordinary share while organic capital expenditure for...

  • Stay skeptical and conservative on China: Pro   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 11:05 PM ET
    Stay skeptical and conservative on China: Pro

    Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie comments on China markets and property plays.

  • Japan Display can stay in the game

    Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains the factors behind the weak market debut of Japan Display.

  • Oracle losing market share to the cloud: Pro   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 10:52 PM ET
    Oracle will take more time: Pro

    David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research comments on Oracle's outlook and why he prefers Microsoft instead.

  • UBS' top stock picks in Australia   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:46 PM ET
    Wood on Alacer Gold and Domino's

    Stephen Wood, Portfolio Manager, Australian Small Companies Fund at UBS, explains why he's positive on gold miners and Domino's.

  • Can Softbank shake things up for US telecoms?   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:52 PM ET
    Tim Farrar: Son didn't get what he paid for

    Tim Farrar, Analyst at TMF Associates, explains why he thinks Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son may face obstacles in his plan to shake things up for the telecommunications industry in the U.S.

  • Time to overweight technology stocks?   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:23 PM ET
    Overwieght on technology: Pro

    Mark Konyn, CEO of Cathay Conning Asset Management, says the technology sector may receive a leg up from China's reforms and advancements in emerging markets which could lead to increased capex spending.

  • Why taper is here to stay   Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 10:54 PM ET
    The FED's taper is here to stay: Pro

    Jeremy Hill, Principal & Chief Market Strategist at Affinity Investment Advisors, explains why he think there is no reason for the Fed to pause tapering.