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Company Overview and News
Helen of Troy Limited (HELE - Free Report) has seen its shares surge 26.4% in the past six months, against the industry’s drop of 11.4%. Much of this can be attributable to the company’s solid past record that was retained in first-quarter fiscal 2019. Notably, shares of the company have gained 14.2% since the quarterly outcome.
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We issued an updated research report on Cimpress N.V. (CMPR - Free Report) on Aug 16. Netherlands-based Cimpress is an online provider of high-quality graphic design services, and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers. The stock, with approximately $4.3-billion market capitalization, currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Let’s delve deeper and discuss the company’s potential growth drivers, and possible headwinds.
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With the earnings season drawing to a close, industry peers are doing various analysis and comparisons to gauge the underlying metrics and relative performance. Let us perform a similar comparative analysis between two stocks in the Zacks Wireless Equipment Industry — Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) and Nokia Corporation (NOK - Free Report) — to pick the better investment option. Earnings Scoresheet Motorola reported strong second-quarter 2018 results on the back of healthy growth across all geographic regions.
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Talos Energy Inc. (TALO - Free Report) emerged among the top five bidders in the latest Gulf of Mexico lease sale held on Aug 15, 2018, by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ("BOEM"). Talos was the highest bidder for six deepwater and eight shallow water blocks, which were included in the 14 blocks it had bid for and achieved 100% success. These blocks are spread across a net acreage of about 75,000.
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Intuitive Surgical, Inc (ISRG - Free Report) is currently a top performer in the MedTech space. Improved price performance, better-than-expected earnings results, significant exposure to Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends in healthcare and strong fundamentals instill investors’ optimism in the stock.
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The U.S. economy is gaining strength, and consumer spending continues to be robust amid tax cuts and tighter labor market which is pushing up wages. This is evident from the recently-released retail sales figure for the month of July that marked growth of 0.5%, higher than the consensus estimate of 0.1%. Not only sales at non-store retailers increased in the month, but gains were also noticed across eight out of 13 categories, including a rebound in sales at clothing stores, improvement in sales at bars and restaurants, as well as growth in sales at department stores.
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The U.S. Energy Department's inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a shock weekly build despite strong refinery utilization. On a further bearish note, distillate inventories jumped, while domestic oil production continues to be robust.
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Brinker International, Inc. (EAT - Free Report) remains steadfast in its goal to drive traffic and revenues through a range of sales-building initiatives such as streamlining of menu, better food presentation, advertising campaigns, kitchen system optimization and introduction of better service platform. However, high costs — stemming from restaurant operations — might continue to hurt profits.
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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI - Free Report) is currently one of the best-performing stocks in the U.S. restaurant space and has the potential to carry on the momentum in the near term as well. Therefore, if you haven’t taken advantage of the share price appreciation yet, it’s time you add this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock to your portfolio.
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McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s (MKC - Free Report) portfolio comprises all the right flavors that keep luring consumers. This renowned manufacture of spices, seasonings and other flavor products has been witnessing growth in the top and the bottom lines for more than a year. To top it, the company’s second-quarter fiscal 2018 results marked its sixth and fifth consecutive earnings and sales beat, respectively.
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In an effort to strengthen its business in the Texas market, CBRE Group (CBRE - Free Report) has announced the acquisition of the San Antonio operations of Peloton, which is a full-service commercial real estate firm in Texas. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Particularly, with this acquisition, CBRE Group has become the top provider of commercial property leasing, sales and management services in this thriving market.
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Strength in business and consumer spending, along with growth in exports, is driving U.S. economic growth, of late. Moving ahead, the robust economic momentum is anticipated to spur infrastructure spending across the country. Against this backdrop, inventing in selective industrial stocks seems sensible now.
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Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ - Free Report) seems to be gearing up to gain from opportunities in the fast-growing cannabis market as it expands stakes in the biggest listed cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC - Free Report) . Constellation Brands agreed to buy additional 104.5 million shares of Canopy Growth for C$48.60 per share, expanding its stake in the marijuana company to 38% from the initial 9.
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In the Q2 earnings season, the Finance sector turned out to be one of the best performers. Particularly, benefits from a stabilizing economy and improving interest-rate scenario have well positioned the banking industry. Moreover, lower commercial tax rate are likely to further boost banks’ profitability. In addition, relieving banks from some of the stringent requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act has made companies optimistic of their future earnings performance and raised investors’ sentiments as well.
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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...
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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...
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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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