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Newmont Beats Earning’s Estimates; Raises Dividend

Gold and copper producer Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM - $38.33) reported a better-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit of $0.40 per share, above analysts' average forecast of $0.38 and 60% better than last year’s fourth quarter. Revenue rose eight percent to $1,935 million, on increased sales volumes and higher average realized gold prices. Operating cash flow rose to… Continue reading Newmont Beats Earning’s Estimates; Raises Dividend

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LyondellBasell to Buy Schulman

A. Schulman, Inc., a maker of high-performance plastic resins, which are used as raw materials in its customers’ manufacturing operations, has agreed to be acquired by LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB - $108.61). Income candidate LyondellBasell, which is using cash on hand to finance the acquisition, will buy Fairlawn Ohio-based Schulman for $42 a share, for… Continue reading LyondellBasell to Buy Schulman

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Deere Delivers Solid Results; Raises Guidance

Shares of agricultural equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE - $169.44) traded at a new all-time high after posting strong sales and earnings for its fiscal first quarter. Adjusted earnings of $1.31 per share, up from $0.61 in the same period a year ago, topped estimates of $1.20 on revenue of $6.91 billion. Worldwide revenue was up from $5.63 billion in… Continue reading Deere Delivers Solid Results; Raises Guidance

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Applied Materials Delivers Strong Growth; Doubles Dividend

Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT - $51.99) the world's largest supplier of tools for chipmakers, reported a rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by higher demand for flat panel displays and chips used in electronic items. Total revenue of $4.20 billion was up 28% year-over-year and better than the analyst consensus of $4.11 billion. Adjusted earnings came in… Continue reading Applied Materials Delivers Strong Growth; Doubles Dividend

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CSX Raises Payout; Increases Share Buyback Plan

CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX - $51.68) announced that the company’s Board of Directors has authorized a ten percent increase in its quarterly dividend along with an increase to the current share repurchase program. Citing confidence in the railroad’s long-term prospects, the quarterly dividend will increase from $0.20 to $0.22 per share or $0.88 annually, and yield 1.7%… Continue reading CSX Raises Payout; Increases Share Buyback Plan