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Company Overview and News
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ - Free Report) named Jamere Jackson as its new chief financial officer, following the resignation of incumbent Thomas C. Kennedy. Notably, Kennedy had been serving the company for more than four years.
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SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA - Free Report) just reported its most successful quarter in company history. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), once again, raised its full outlook for the year. SodaStream makes and distributes home beverage carbonation systems called Sparkling Water Makers. These allow consumers to turn tap water into sparkling water and flavored sparkling water. Products are available at more than 80,000 retail stores in 45 countries.
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Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR - Free Report) reported a substantial rise in July traffic volumes. Traffic in the month was 284,754 carloads, reflecting a 2.7% increase year over year. Moreover, the same railroad traffic climbed 6.8% excluding carloads from the Continental European intermodal business, sold in June 2018. Segmental Traffic Traffic in the company’s North American operations expanded 11.
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Stocks in the railroad space are being aided by the upturn in the U.S. economy. A robust domestic economy leads to increased transportation of goods across the country. Given this bullish backdrop, railroads performed very well in the second quarter of 2018, results of which were released last month.
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CSX Corporation (CSX - Free Report) is a big name in railway transportation. Across the energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products markets, CSX provides rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions.
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McDonald's Corporation (MCD - Free Report) has announced that the company, along with its franchises, is undertaking an initiative to modernize most restaurants in the United States by 2020. To this end, it is investing roughly $6 billion for the construction of its revamped outlets.
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Known, of course, for their decadent cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE - Free Report) is a global restaurant company that owns and operates full-service, casual dining restaurants including the namesake The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Café, and RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen.
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On Aug 13, one of the equity markets’ most closely watched indexes, the Dow, plunged. This marked the blue-chip index’s decline for four consecutive days. Recent stock market volatility stemmed from several geopolitical concerns, especially, the economic turmoil in Turkey and deterioration of diplomatic relations with the United States. However, the recent downtrend in U.S. stocks can be considered transitory in nature.
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Growth stocks can be some of the most exciting picks in the market, as these high-flyers can captivate investors’ attention, and produce big gains as well. However, they can also lead on the downside when the growth story is over, so it is important to find companies which are still seeing strong growth prospects in their businesses. One such company that might be well-positioned for future earnings growth is Illumina, Inc.
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Though Price-to-Earnings is the first thing to cross one’s mind while using valuation metrics, Price-to-Sales has emerged as a convenient tool to determine the value of stocks that are incurring losses or are in an early cycle of development, generating meager or no profits. While a loss-making company with a negative price-to-earnings ratio falls out of investor favor, price-to-sales could indicate the hidden strength of its business.
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Investors in ICICI Bank Limited (IBN - Free Report) need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Aug 17, 2018 $7.00 Put had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today. What is Implied Volatility? Implied volatility shows how much movement the market is expecting in the future. Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other.
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2018-08-20 - Asif
Overview Recro Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company that operates through two business divisions: an Acute Care division and a revenue-generating CDMO division. Each of these divisions are deemed to be reportable segments for financial reporting purposes. The company's Acute Care segment is primarily focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for hospital and related acute care settings. The company's lead product candidate is a proprietary injectable form of meloxicam, a long-acting preferential COX-2 inhibitor. IV meloxicam has successfully completed three Phase III clinical trials for the management of moderate to severe pain, consisting of two pivotal efficacy trials and a large double-blind Phase III safety trial, as well as other safety studies. Overall, the total new drug application, or NDA, program included over 1,400 patients. In late July 2017, the company submitted a NDA to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, for IV meloxicam...
2018-08-20 - Asif
Overview Achillion Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing its oral factor D inhibitors into late-stage development and commercialization. Each of the drug candidates in its oral factor D portfolio was discovered in its laboratories and is wholly owned by it. Achillion Pharmaceuticals is focusing its drug development activities on alternative pathway-mediated, rare diseases where there are no approved therapies or where existing therapies are inadequate for patients. To advance its investigational drugs into phase III and commercialization, the company plan to work closely with key stakeholders including patients, payors, regulators and healthcare professionals. The company's first-generation factor D inhibitor, ACH-4471, has demonstrated preliminary clinical proof-of-concept in patients with C3 glomerulopathy, or C3G, a disease affecting the kidney, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH, a blood disorder, and has advanced...
2018-08-20 - Asif
General Baytex Energy Corp. was incorporated on October 22, 2010 pursuant to the provisions of the ABCA. Baytex is the successor to the business of Baytex Energy Trust, which was transitioned to Baytex on December 31, 2010. Inter-Corporate Relationships The following table provides the name, the percentage of voting securities owned by it and the jurisdiction of incorporation, continuance, formation or organization of its material subsidiaries either, direct and indirect, as at the date hereof. ||Percentage of voting securities (directly or indirectly)|Jurisdiction of Incorporation/Formation| | ------------ | ------------: | :------------: | |Baytex Energy Ltd.|100%|Alberta| |Baytex Energy USA, Inc.|100%|Delaware| |Baytex Energy Partnership|100%|Alberta| Organizational Structure The following simplified diagram shows the inter-corporate relationships among it and its material subsidiaries as of the date hereof. <img src="https://www.sec.gov/A...
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