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  • LAS VEGAS _ Boyd Gaming Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $82.2 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $596.2 million.

  • NOVATO, Calif. _ Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $81.7 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Novato, California- based company said it had a loss of $1.89. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $2 per share.

  • The company estimated capital expenditure for 2018 at between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion, higher than its 2017 guidance of $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion. Concho posted net income of $267 million, or $1.79 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a net loss of $125 million, or 86 cents per share, a year earlier. Concho's average realized price for...

  • CHICAGO _ Morningstar Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $38.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Chicago- based company said it had net income of 91 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $136.9 million, or $3.18 per share.

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ CyberOptics Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $503,000. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. CyberOptics shares have risen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ QTS Realty Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 74 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $117.6 million.

  • A late-afternoon sell-off pulled U.S. stocks lower Tuesday, snapping a six-day winning streak. Walmart plunged 10 percent after reporting weak online sales and disappointing earnings. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 13.56 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,529.99.

  • VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb 20- British Columbia moved on Tuesday to crack down on real estate speculators, expanding its foreign buyer tax and introducing a new speculation tax, as part of a wide-ranging strategy to cool housing prices in Canada's most expensive real estate market. The province's surplus is projected at C $281 million in 2019-20 and C $284...

  • ZUG, Switzerland _ Transocean Ltd. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $111 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 27 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $633.7 million.

  • NEW YORK _ New York Mortgage Trust Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $30.6 million. The New York- based company said it had net income of 21 cents per share. New York Mortgage Trust shares have fallen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. _ Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 33 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $65.8 million.

  • THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Newfield Exploration Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $95 million. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $501.5 million.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan said Point72 failed to overcome the presumption under the U.S. Cohen, worth $14 billion, according to Forbes...

  • VOORHEES, N.J. _ American Water Works on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $835 million.

  • Rite Aid Corp., up 7 cents to $2.20. Grocery store company Albertsons agreed to buy more than 2,500 of Rite Aid's remaining stores. Gap Inc., down $1.66 to $31.61.

  • *World stocks struggle, Wall Street falls. NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. yields rose in government debt auctions on Tuesday and yields on short-term bills hit their highest levels since September 2008, bolstering the U.S. dollar but helping end a six-session rebound in world stocks. Wall Street stocks were also hurt as Walmart, the world's biggest brick-and-mortar...

  • Feb 20- LendingClub Corp reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings that missed Wall Street estimates by a cent as the online lender spent more for origination and servicing of loans. The San Francisco- based company's net loss widened to $92 million in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $32.3 million a year earlier, mainly due to a class action...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ Verisk Analytics Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $204.6 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 78 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $556.8 million.

  • SAN DIEGO _ Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $123.9 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 66 cents per share. Halozyme Therapeutics expects full-year revenue in the range of $115 million to...

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ LaSalle Hotel Properties on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said it had funds from operations of $60 million, or 53 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...