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After a dismal 2017, retailers have mostly rallied in 2018, and Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) has been one of the biggest winners. VSI stock has gained over 150% just since early April. An activist effort, two straight quarters of “good enough” earnings, and likely some short-covering have driven the rally.
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Vitamin Shoppe (VSI - Free Report) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.31 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.05 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.23 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.
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Prioritizing health and fitness isn’t just the latest trend anymore. Today, it is a crucial part of many people’s lives.The business of wellness has already influenced major industries, like food and retail. Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) healthy food grocer Whole Foods and athletic wear brand Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) are two examples of companies that have capitalized on the transition to a more health-conscious consumer base.
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Prioritizing health and fitness isn’t just the latest trend anymore. Today, it is a crucial part of many people’s lives.The business of wellness has already influenced major industries, like food and retail. Amazon’s (AMZN - Free Report) healthy food grocer Whole Foods and athletic wear brand Lululemon (LULU - Free Report) are two examples of companies that have capitalized on the transition to a more health-conscious consumer base.
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Shares of Google's parent company Alphabet shot up more than 3 percent in extended-hours trading. The company beat analysts' earnings estimates for its second quarter, posting $11.75 per share versus the $9.59 that was expected. Alphabet also beat analysts' revenue expectations, generating $32.66 billion versus the $32.17 billion that was estimated. The company also reported that paid clicks were up 58 percent compared to the 49 percent that was expected.
Hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset managers have flocked to the market for loans for small and midsize companies. Investors need to be wary.
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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...
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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...
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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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