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Jabil Circuit Posts Solid Earnings; Confirms Guidance

Electronics solutions provider Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL - $27.86) reported fiscal first quarter earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations; it also provided guidance for the second period, in line with Street views. For the quarter ended Nov. 30, Jabil posted adjusted earnings of $0.80 per share, compared with the prior-year period's $0.69 and two cents above analysts’ views.… Continue reading Jabil Circuit Posts Solid Earnings; Confirms Guidance

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Oracle Beats Earning’s Estimates; Cloud Revenue Disappoints

Redwood City, California-based Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL - $50.19) reported total second quarter revenues were up 6% to $9.62 billion compared to last year. Overall cloud revenue growth of 44% to $1.52 billion drove quarterly revenue and earnings higher, although slightly below where the Street was expecting at $1.56 billion. ORCL shares shed about 4% after hours on… Continue reading Oracle Beats Earning’s Estimates; Cloud Revenue Disappoints

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Question from a Reader

Good question. Frank from New Jersey asks: “Why doesn’t the WisdomTree International Equity Fund have any investments in the U.S.”? Mutual funds, including indexes that are tracked by exchange traded funds, such as DWM, that invest in foreign assets are divided into two groups: Global Funds and International Funds. Global funds include not only foreign… Continue reading Question from a Reader

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WisdomTree International Equity Fund – Update

Since adding the WisdomTree International Equity Fund (NYSE: DWM - $55.25) to the conservative portfolio in April of this year, the shares have appreciated nearly 12% and provided a dividend yield equal to 3% on an annualized basis. As detailed in my original posting at the time, DWM seeks to track the price and yield… Continue reading WisdomTree International Equity Fund – Update

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Gilead Sciences to Acquire Cell Design Labs

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD - $73.57) and its cell therapy subsidiary Kite, announced that they have they have agreed to acquire privately held Cell Design Labs, Inc., gaining new technology platforms that will enhance research and development efforts in cellular therapy. Under the terms of the agreement, Gilead will acquire all the outstanding shares of Cell Design… Continue reading Gilead Sciences to Acquire Cell Design Labs

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UPS Acquires Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services

Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS - $124.28) announced it has acquired Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, the world’s largest independent provider of global trade management services, for an undisclosed amount. Sandler & Travis provides services in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America and help clients comply with the ever-changing… Continue reading UPS Acquires Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services