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Cash Flow


  • May 6- Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, reported a 71 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by weak oil and gas prices. Cash flow from operations, an indicator of the company's ability to pay for new projects, declined more than 45 percent to C $838 million, or 85 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, Husky Energy said on...

  • April 24- Book publisher Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash. The transaction is expected to add to Houghton Mifflin's net income and free cash flow in 2016 and save $10 million to $20 million annually, the company said. The deal is expected to...

  • April 22- Boeing Co on Wednesday reported a 38 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, driven largely by rising production of commercial aircraft, sending shares down more than 1 percent in premarket trading. Core earnings, which exclude pension and other costs, rose 12 percent to $1.97 per share from $1.76 a year earlier. But free cash flow, a closely watched...

  • Are UK businesses sitting on cash surpluses? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Are UK businesses sitting on cash surpluses?

    ICAEW has published a survey suggesting that UK businesses are sitting on cash surpluses and are less likely to invest until they feel more secure. Stephen Ibbotson, director of business at ICAEW, explains more.

  • Qualcomm also raised its quarterly dividend to 48 cents per share from 42 cents, effective March 25. The new buyback plan replaces the previous program, which had $2.1 billion authorization remaining, Qualcomm said. Qualcomm said on Monday it would continue to return at least 75 percent of its free cash flow to shareholders annually.

  • 7 companies that bled cash in 2014 Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    7 companies that bled cash in 2014

    Here are 7 non-financial companies in the Russell 1000 index that have bled through $2 billion or more in free cash flow in 2014.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26- Brazilian miner Vale SA posted full-year net income of $657 million on Thursday, well below analyst forecasts, hurt by weakness in iron ore prices and in Brazil's real currency versus the dollar. Despite record production of iron ore and nickel last year, the dramatic fall in profits and cash flow is increasing pressure on Vale to sell assets...


  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'Suprised at Japan Display's debut': Sunrise Brokers Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:32 PM ET
    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.