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Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 earnings of 26 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 33 cents by 21.2%. The company reported earnings of 63 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. Total Revenues Solar cell manufacturer Canadian Solar posted total revenues of $650.6 million in the quarter, which also missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $715 million by 9%.
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Arch Coal, Inc.: "Coal is enjoying a bit of a renaissance, I have to admit. I am not a fan of the coal stocks, but these guys have fixed their balance sheet. I just don't want to overstate because even utilities in this country aren't that interested in it, so I say don't buy."
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AES Corporation’s (AES - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings per share of 25 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 28 cents by 10.7%. However, the bottom line remained flat with the year-ago period’s figure. Barring one-time adjustments, the company delivered GAAP earnings of 15 cents in the reported quarter compared with 8 cents in the prior-year. Highlights of the Release AES Corp generated total revenues of $2,537 million in the second quarter, down 2.
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PPL Corporation (PPL - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings per share of 55 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 54 cents by 1.9%. Earnings also improved 6% year over year. The upside was primarily driven by strong U.K. Regulated segment performance. On a GAAP basis, the company reported earnings per share of 73 cents in the quarter compared with 43 cents a year ago.
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Sempra Energy’s (SRE - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) came in at $1.35, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.17 by 15.4%. Earnings also improved 22.7% from the prior-year quarter figure. Barring one-time items, the company incurred a GAAP loss of $2.11 per share in the quarter, against earnings of $1.03 in the year-ago quarter. Total Revenues In the quarter under review, total revenues were $2,564 million, up 1.
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WEC Energy Group (WEC - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of 73 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 66 cents by 10.6%. Earnings also improved from the year-ago 63 cents by 15.8%. Earnings benefited from effective cost control, stronger natural gas sales and favorable economic conditions, which drove demand for energy from industrial customers. Revenues WEC Energy’s total revenues amounted to $1,672.
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Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HE - Free Report) reported earnings per share (EPS) of 42 cents in the second quarter of 2018, which came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. On a year-over-year basis, the bottom line rose 16.7% from the prior-year quarter level of 36 cents. Total Revenues Hawaiian Electric’s total revenues of $685.3 million in the reported quarter surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $638 million by 7.
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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.48 in the second quarter of 2018, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.44 by 2.8%. In the year-ago quarter, the company had reported adjusted earnings of $1.49. The effects of federal corporate tax cuts positively impacted earnings by 10 cents per share. Total Revenues In the quarter under review, total revenues of $974.
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ALLETE, Inc. (ALE - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of 61 cents per share, lagging both the Zacks Consensus Estimate and year-ago figure of 72 cents by 15.2%. The year-over-year decline in earnings was due to higher operating and maintenance expenses, drop in transmission revenues and fall in overall sales resulting from lower wind resources compared with second-quarter 2017.
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Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 operating earnings of 43 cents per share, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 46 cents by 6.5%. The reported earnings increased 4.9% from 41 cents in the year-ago quarter. The year-over-year increase in earnings was due to colder-than-usual temperatures in the first half and warmer-than-normal temperatures in the second half of second-quarter 2018, resulting in 6 cents increase in margins.
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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of 30 cents per share, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 32 cents by 6.3%. Quarterly earnings rose 3.4% from the year-ago figure of 29 cents. Barring one-time adjustments, the company incurred GAAP loss of 17 cents per share in the reported quarter against GAAP earnings of 31 cents in the year-ago quarter.
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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP - Free Report) posted second-quarter 2018 earnings of 21 cents per unit, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 76 cents by 72.4%. The company had incurred a loss of 6 cents in the year-ago quarter. Revenues Brookfield Infrastructure reported revenues of $1,044 million, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $833 million by 25.3%. Revenues improved 11.
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Core Business At Ballard, Ballard Power Systems is building a clean energy growth company. Ballard Power Systems is recognized as a world leader in proton exchange membrane (“PEM”) fuel cell power system development and commercialization. The company's principal business is the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of PEM fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on its power product markets of Heavy-Duty Motive (consisting of bus, truck, rail and marine applications), Portable Power, Material Handling and Backup Power, as well as the delivery of Technology Solutions, including engineering services, technology transfer, and the license and sale of its extensive intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for a variety of fuel cell applications. A fuel cell is an environmentally clean electrochemical device that combines hydrogen fuel with oxygen (from the air) to produce electricity. The hydrogen fuel can be obtained from natural g...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Overview Marathon Patent Group was incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 23, 2010 under the name Verve Ventures, Inc. On December 7, 2011, the company changed its name to American Strategic Minerals Corporation and were engaged in exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals business. In June 2012, the company discontinued its minerals business and began to invest in real estate properties in Southern California. In October 2012, the company discontinued its real estate business when its former CEO joined the firm and the company commenced its IP licensing operations, at which time the Company’s name was changed to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. On November 1, 2017, the company entered into a merger agreement with Global Bit Ventures, Inc. (“GBV”), which is focused on mining digital assets. Marathon Patent Group has since purchased its cryptocurrency mining machines and established a data center in Canada to mine digital assets. Following the me...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Business and Organization Endocyte, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company and leader in developing targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company uses drug conjugation technology to create novel therapeutics and companion imaging agents for personalized targeted therapies. The agents actively target receptors that are over-expressed on diseased cells relative to healthy cells, such as prostate specific membrane antigen (“PSMA”) in prostate cancer. This targeted approach is designed to safely enable the delivery of highly potent drug payloads. The companion imaging agents are designed to identify patients whose disease over-expresses the target of the therapy and who are therefore more likely to benefit from treatment. In September 2017, the Company entered into a Development and License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with ABX advanced biochemical compounds – Biomedizinische Forschungsreagenzien GmbH (“ABX”), pursuant to which the Company acquired exclusive ...
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