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  • PARSIPPANY, N.J. _ The Medicines Co. on Tuesday reported a loss of $122.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.43 per share. Medicines Co. shares have increased 57 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER _ Intrepid Potash Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $16.6 million in its fourth quarter. The Denver- based company said it had a loss of 22 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share.

  • TORONTO, Feb 28- Bank of Montreal, Canada's fourth-biggest lender, on Tuesday reported much higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and announced plans to buy back 15 million of its shares. Net income for the first quarter ended on Jan. 31 rose to C $1.49 billion, or C $2.22 per share, from C $1.07 billion, or C $1.58 per share, a year earlier. BMO said net income from its...

  • DUBLIN _ Endo International PLC on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.34 billion in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.15 billion.

  • *China sells ready to discuss with EU. BEIJING/ BRUSSELS, Feb 28- China expressed concerns on Tuesday over what it said was increasing protectionism after European Union regulators imposed new duties on steel imports from the world's biggest producer. The companies named in the Commission's ruling included Nanjing Iron& Steel Co Ltd, Minmetals Yingkou Medium...

  • *Samsung Group chief charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a graft scandal that has rocked the country. "We apologize for the social...

  • *Samsung Group chief charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a graft scandal that has rocked the country. "We apologize for the social...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ INC Research Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $37.5 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 67 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $269 million.

  • LONDON, Feb 28- Zinc prices rose on Tuesday as an ongoing strike at a Canadian processing plant added to supply worries, while other metals dipped on uncertainty ahead of a key speech by U.S. Benchmark zinc on the London Metal Exchange had added 0.5 percent to $2,820 a tonne by 1205 GMT, while copper dipped 0.2 percent to $5,925. A strike continued at Noranda Income...

  • NEW YORK _ Ophthotech Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $66.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.64 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.3 million.

  • LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. _ Steven Madden Ltd. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $28.7 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 49 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $336.3 million.

  • Feb 28- OneWeb Ltd, a U.S. satellite venture backed by SoftBank Group Corp, and debt-laden satellite operator Intelsat SA on Tuesday agreed to merge in a share-for-share deal. SoftBank will invest $1.7 billion in the combined company as part of the deal. Intelsat had a market value of about $630 million as of stock's Monday close.

  • COLUMBIA, Md. _ GP Strategies Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. GP Strategies shares have decreased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Net loss attributable to Valeant widened to $515 million, or $1.47 per share in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $385 million, or $1.12 per share, a year earlier. Revenue slipped to $2.40 billion from $2.76 billion. Laval, Quebec- based Valeant has been trying to rebuild its business and regain investor confidence after it came under investigations over its...

  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ TopBuild Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $21.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Daytona Beach, Florida- based company said it had net income of 57 cents. TopBuild shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ Cempra Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $31.4 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 57 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.9 million.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Extended Stay America Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $54.4 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Extended Stay America expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.28 billion to $1.31 billion.

  • Endo said it expects 2017 revenue in the range of $3.45 billion to $3.60 billion, while analysts on average estimated $3.83 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The Dublin, Ireland- based company's net loss attributable to shareholders widened to $3.34 billion, or $14.98 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $118.46 million, or 53 cents per...

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda _ Hoegh LNG Partners LP on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $24.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Hamilton, Bermuda- based company said it had net income of 76 cents. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share.

  • HOUSTON _ CenterPoint Energy Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $101 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston- based company said it had net income of 23 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share.