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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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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

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CVS Health to Acquire Aetna

As I previously reported in October, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS - $71.02) said it has agreed to acquire Aetna, Inc.  in a transaction valued at about $69 billion. Under the terms, CVS will acquire all of Aetna's outstanding shares for a consideration of $207 per share, consisting of $145 in cash and 0.8378 CVS common share for each Aetna share. Including… Continue reading CVS Health to Acquire Aetna

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Royal Bank of Canada Beats Earning’s Estimates

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY - $79.47), the country’s largest bank, reported earnings of C$2.83 billion (US$2.2 billion), or C$1.88 a share, compared with C$2.53 billion, or C$1.65 a share a year ago. Adjusted earnings settled at C$1.92 vs. consensus of C$1.87 a share. Total revenue rose 12% to C$10.52 billion. The bank's net interest margin expanded by 2 basis points to 1.72.… Continue reading Royal Bank of Canada Beats Earning’s Estimates