By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.K. stocks edged higher Friday as Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC shares put in their best performance in nearly four years after an upbeat profit report, but AstraZeneca PLC shares struggled after the drug maker rejected a sweetened merger offer from Pfizer Inc.
The U.K.'s equity benchmark was up 0.2% to 6,823.00, aided by a 9.3% upswing in RBS shares after the bank's first-quarter profit surged to 1.2 billion pounds ($2.02 billion) from GBP393 million a year ago.
CHICAGO , May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) , a leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced that it will present at the Baird 2014 Growth Conference.
By Quentin Fottrell
Secretly recording phone conversations may seem just the purview of the NSA and disgruntled ex-girlfriends of racist sports team owners, but consumer advocates say it's high time average Americans get in on the act.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- David Winters of Wintergreen Advisers LLC continued his campaign against Coca-Cola Co.'s (KO) executive compensation plan Friday, saying he was "stunned" by the plan, which involves issuing 340 million new shares.
HOUSTON, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") (NYSE:BPL) today reported income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2014 of $101.5 million compared to income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2013 of $94.8 million.
CHICAGO , April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) and United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) will be webcasting their first quarter operating results conference call on May 2, 2014 , at 10:30 a.m. EDT ( 9:30 a.m. CDT ).
To listen to the live call, please visit Events & Presentations pages of investors.teldta.com or investors.uscellular.com. It is recommended that you register at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the call to register, download and install any necessary multimedia streaming software.
NEW YORK , May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) will release fiscal 2014 third quarter financial results before the open of the U.S. equity markets on the morning of Wednesday, May 14, 2014 .
Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY) announced today it will present at the
following investor conferences during the month of May:
The presentations will be webcast live and can be accessed at www.incyte.com
under Investor Relations, Events and Webcasts.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. will hold a webcast to discuss its second quarter of fiscal year 2014 financial results, along with its business outlook, on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT).
The webcast will be available on the Applied Materials website at: http://www.appliedmaterials.com/investor-relations .
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR) , a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, will announce its fiscal 2014 second quarter and six-month results for the period ended March 31, 2014 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 after market close.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISRG) , the industry leader in robotic-assisted surgery, today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase program (the "ASR Program") with Goldman, Sachs & Co., ("Goldman") pursuant to which Intuitive Surgical will repurchase $1 billion of its common stock from Goldman.
DURHAM, N.C., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMRX) , a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, today announced that it will report financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014, on Friday, May 9, 2014, before the market opens.
SHANGHAI, China, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDA) ("RDA Microelectronics" or the "Company"), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency (RF) semiconductors for cellular, connectivity and broadcast applications, today responds to recent media reports regarding an extension of the NDRC preclearance obtained by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd.
First Quarter 2014 Consolidated Results - Total Revenues of $1.7 billion, up 20 percent y/y - Reports fully diluted EPS of $1.07; including ($0.08)# for previously announced debt refinancing; $0.09 for Malaysian tax holiday; and $0.22 for the partial release of the deferred tax valuation allowance
- Cash Flow From Operations of $45 million, Free Cash Flow of ($8) million* WICHITA, Kan.
- 3D perceptual and printing tools bring entertainment creativity to manufacturing reality
- 3DS' Gentle Giant Studios brings movie magic to the story on screen and at home
ROCK HILL, S.C., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that CEO Avi Reichental will be speaking at the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) Creativity Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 2.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 02, 2014) - Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) (the "Company" or "Och-Ziff") today reported GAAP Net Income (1) of $23.9 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted Class A Share, for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.
- Interest rate volume rose 40 percent - Eurodollar futures volume increased 60 percent and Eurodollar options volume increased 132 percent - Treasury futures volume increased 13 percent and Treasury options volume increased 46 percent
CHICAGO , May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that April 2014 volume averaged 12.2 million contracts per day, up 6 percent compared with April 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pattern Energy Group Inc. (Nasdaq:PEGI) (TSX:PEG) (Pattern Energy), a premium independent power company, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR) (the "Company") provided the following update after a hearing yesterday on outstanding motions related to the Company's patent infringement litigation against Qualcomm (Nasdaq:QCOM) .
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- European stocks posted minor gains Friday before the release of a widely watched jobs report from the U.S., and as investors monitored a ramp-up in tensions in Ukraine.
By Manuel Velasquez
In a case before the Supreme Court, lawyers for Hobby Lobby, a corporation, argued that the medical benefits it provides employees should not include access to all the contraceptives mandated by the new Affordable Care Act because to do so would violate its conscience and its religious beliefs.
CALGARY , May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE MKT: GTE) (TSX:
GTE) , a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in South
America , today announced that it will host its first quarter 2014
earnings conference call on May 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (" ET ").
President and CEO, Dana Coffield , CFO, James Rozon and COO, Shane
O'Leary will discuss Gran Tierra Energy's financial and operating
results for the quarter, then take questions from securities analysts
and institutional shareholders.
- Represents second transaction in three-phase exit strategy; 90 percent of interiors business now under contract, offer or sold - First transaction - sale of Duckyang shares - now completed
- In line with prior guidance to exit all of interiors with aggregate neutral value impact to Visteon - Transaction supports Visteon's focus on core growth businesses: thermal management and cockpit electronic ecosystems VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich.
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