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  • July 27- Buyout firms Advent International and CVC Capital Partners have made offers to acquire inVentiv Group Holdings, a pharmaceutical research firm seeking to go public at a valuation of over $4 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said. Thomas H. Lee Partners, the private equity firm that owns inVentiv, will decide by next week whether to...

  • BURLINGTON, Mass. _ LeMaitre Vascular Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $21.6 million.

  • BOSTON _ Cabot Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $56 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 92 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WALTHAM, Mass. _ CYS Investments Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $56.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • BEDFORD, Mass. _ Anika Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $8.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Forrester Research Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $7.5 million. Forrester Research shares have increased 35 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Forrester Research, Earnings Report.

  • NORTH READING, Mass. _ Teradyne Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $223.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $525 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Teradyne expects its per-share earnings to range from 23 cents to 30 cents.

  • *Wall Street mixed after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets mostly declined following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy...

  • MARLBOROUGH, Mass. _ Hologic Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $84.8 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $702.2 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Hologic expects its per-share earnings to range from 49 cents to 50 cents.

  • BOSTON— Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $64.5 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $432.6 million.

  • *Wall Street rebounds after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets rebounded following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods rose less than expected in June amid weak demand for machinery, suggesting an ongoing downturn in business spending. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, increased 0.2 percent...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts— The chief of Harvard University's $37 billion endowment is resigning after less than two years at the helm. Harvard Management Company, the university's investment arm, announced on Wednesday that President and CEO Stephen Blyth will resign immediately for unspecified personal reasons. Robert Ettl was named interim CEO during...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- With the Dow industrials and S&P 500 indexes setting new all-time records in the past month, some investors are waiting for a key group of transportation stocks to hit fresh highs as well before becoming more confident the rally will keep chugging along. The 20- component transports index, which includes airlines, railroads, package delivery...

  • The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke. Comcast, for instance, is trying to demystify the wait for the cable guy via a new map-based app customers can use to track its techs in real time. Just ask Johann Bilsborough, a 43- year-old in suburban Boston, who tapped it open while waiting for his installation appointment.

  • BOSTON, July 27- Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen is committing $250 million to a Boston- based investment firm that lets scientists, developers and students submit computerized investment models and then picks the most promising ones to manage the money. Quantopian, a hedge fund that makes investments with the help of algorithms submitted by thousands of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods rose less than expected in June amid weak demand for machinery and a range of other goods, suggesting a prolonged downturn in business spending. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans,...

  • WESTFIELD, Mass. _ Westfield Financial Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $389,000. Westfield Financial shares have fallen nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Westfield Financial, Earnings Report.

  • BOSTON _ State Street Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $619 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.66 billion.

  • WESTFORD, Mass. _ Sonus Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $59.7 million.