*Says expects 1st- qtr earnings/share $0.00 vs est $0.13. March 11- Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc forecast current-quarter earnings below analysts' estimates as it struggles to attract shoppers amid intense competition from "fast fashion" chains.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- TGI Fridays, the global casual dining restaurant chain known for its red-striped canopies and memorabilia-rich decor, is in advanced talks to sell itself to buyout firm TriArtisan Capital Partners, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 26- Target Corp shares made strong gains after it reassured investors that customers were beginning to return to its U.S. stores, suggesting that the impact of a massive data breach may not be as severe as some had feared.
NEW YORK, Feb 12- Thomson Reuters Corp forecast that revenue would be flat in 2014 and reported worse-than-expected fourth-quarter results, as financial customers in Europe and Asia cut back on spending and the legal business weakened in Latin America.
Jan 22- American Eagle Outfitters Inc's said its chief executive of two years, Robert Hanson, would leave the company in a surprising move at a time when U.S. teen apparel retailers are struggling to attract shoppers and boost sales.
*Raises 2013 earnings/share view to $1.55- $1.65 vs est $1.47. Jan 9- Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co raised its full-year earnings forecast, citing higher-than-expected sales in the fourth quarter to date.
Dec 16- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday that it would buy Solta Medical Inc for about $236 million in cash to add products for procedures such as skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and body contouring.
Dec 16- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Monday it would acquire Solta Medical Inc for about $236 million in cash, giving it access to products used in procedures such as skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and body contouring.
Nov 22- The parent company of TGI Fridays Restaurants said on Friday it is considering a potential sale of the casual bar-dining chain as part of a review of strategic alternatives. The board of Carlson, a privately held U.S.-based hospitality and travel company, selected Piper Jaffray to serve as its financial adviser, the company said in a statement.
*FDA questions drug trial design, says approval application premature. *FDA suggests company may need to do larger trial. Nov 12- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc lost more than 60 percent of its market value after it was advised by the U.S. health regulator to find new ways to test its flagship treatment for a rare muscle disorder.
Nov 7- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc lost its bounce this week after the maker of electronic tablets for young children warned of weak holiday sales, but toy industry experts say the company has turned Grinch on investors too soon.
Piper Jaffray& Co, the bank that arranged the sale of the $41.8 million of bonds in 2008 and one of the largest underwriters in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market, was also fined $300,000, the SEC said. The developer, its former president and the top banker on the deal were also fined, and a district staff member was rebuked, the SEC said.
Nov 5- Michael Kors Holdings Ltd reported a higher-than-expected 40 percent jump in quarterly revenue and said it would open about 100 stores in 2014 as demand for luxury goods such as its trendy handbags and watches shows no sign of fading.
Oct 29- Thomson Reuters Corp said on Tuesday that new sales of its financial terminals outpaced cancellations in the third quarter for the first time since 2011, and it announced 3,000 job cuts to reduce costs. Thomson Reuters also announced a $1 billion share buyback program.
BEIJING, Oct 25- NQ Mobile Inc, the Chinese mobile security software company labelled a "massive fraud" by Muddy Waters Research Group, hit back on Friday by releasing details of its bank accounts and threatening legal action. NQ Mobile described as "false and inaccurate" the allegations by Muddy Waters, which is owned by short-seller Carson Block.
Oct 24- Deckers Outdoor Corp reported third-quarter profit well ahead of analysts' estimates as the use of a lower cost sheepskin substitute in its popular UGG boots boosted gross margins. Analyst Erinn Murphy of Piper Jaffray said she expects lower costs for sheepskin, Decker's most important raw material, to improve gross margins in the current quarter.
*Expects to save at least $300 million in 2014. Oct 23- University of Phoenix owner Apollo Group Inc stunned Wall Street with its ability to trim fat and by finally reporting a slowdown in new enrolment declines, lifting shares of the for-profit education companies.
Oct 22- DuPont, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said it expects earnings to more than double this quarter as its fast-growing agriculture business overcomes seasonal weakness. "The story is going to be all about agriculture," said Piper Jaffray analyst Mike Ritzenthaler.
Oct 17- Shares of Voxeljet AG, a German maker of commercial 3 D printers that created Aston Martin copies for a James Bond film, doubled in their market debut as investors sought shares in an industry out to change the way products are designed and made.
*Third-quarter profit of 90 cents/ shr vs est 89 cents. Oct 16- St. Jude Medical raised its full-year earnings forecast and said its implantable devices that treat irregular heartbeats gained market share in the United States.