6% versus the year-ago period, driven by a 4% and 2% increase in volume and price, respectively, with 1 point of acquisition growth offset by negative foreign-currency movements. Gross margin increased 50 basis points to 44.0%, driven by a
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FRANKFURT, Dec 5 (Reuters) - German diversified chemicals and pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA said it could pursue more acquisitions after launching a takeover offer for Britain's AZ Electronic Materials.
By Jaimi Goodfriend : In our original Roundy's ( RNDY ) article, we performed a valuation analysis of its two separate business models: its low-end grocery chains and its high-end Mariano's stores. In it, we made the following assumptions: Roundy's will unlock significant shareholder value by ...
AirTran's proposed merger with Midwest Airlines will enhance shareholder value.
prospects of this one center. Tanger's aggressive external expansion projects, including recent and potential future acquisitions and new developments in the U.S. and Canada, add risk and uncertainty relative to the generally stable cash flows of
Dec 5 (Reuters) - British recycled packaging provider DS Smith reported a 52 percent rise in first-half profit as it gained market share and benefited from the acquisition of a Swedish recycled packaging business last year.