Company Overview and News
If there’s one thing that’s more important than anything else in investing, it is this: look forward, not back. One way to keep your eye toward the future is by looking at what the kids are doing. While the youngest cohort of millennials and Generation Z, also known as post-millennials, don’t have money and therefore don’t impact the economy in any meaningful way, they will inevitably grow up and get jobs.
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Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY - Free Report) banks on a unique business model that combines customizable experience across four platforms, “Eat, Drink, Play and Watch.” This distinctive model also generates favorable store economics and strong return. However, high costs of operations and intense competition are major concerns.
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NiSource, Inc.’s (NI - Free Report) business unit, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, recently announced plans to replace the complete natural gas distribution system in the Merrimack Valley. The unit will collaborate with the Governor’s Office and stakeholders. Notably, the replacement involves 48-mile cast iron and bare steel pipeline system, which serves nearly 8,600 customers. The pipeline was severely affected by Hurricane Florence which hit Columbia on Sep 13, 2018.
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Estimates for Pattern Energy Group Inc. (PEGI - Free Report) have been revised upward in the past 90 days, which reflects analysts’ optimism in the stock. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings have surged 41.0% to $1.51.
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Chicago, IL –September 14, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: FirstEnergy Corporation (FE - Free Report) , IDACORP, Inc. (IDA - Free Report) , DTE Energy Company (DTE - Free Report) and Ameren Corporation (AEE - Free Report) .
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Grubhub (GRUB - Free Report) recently completed the acquisition of LevelUp, which manages digital ordering and payment solutions for national and regional restaurants, for $390 million in cash. LevelUp has a customer base comprising the likes of Roti, Pret a Manger, Zaxby's and Just Salad, among others. The acquisition will add more than 200 customers with robust point-of-sale integrations. Grubhub expects the LevelUp transaction to contribute revenues of approximately $2 million to third-quarter results.
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September is a weak month for the stock market. Of the various reasons, the most common is that investors take time off during the summer months, which leads to an overall decline in trading volumes. Three leading indexes of the stock market, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), S&P 500 and Nasdaq, have historically performed the poorest in the month. Against the backdrop, investors can bet on domestic-focused utility stocks, which are steady performers and payout regular dividends.
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Estimates for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP - Free Report) have been revised upward in the past 90 days, which reflects analysts’ optimism in the stock. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 and 2019 earnings have inched up 1.6% and 0.6% to $1.61 and $1.69, respectively. Shares of CenterPoint have returned 9.2% in the past three months compared with the industry’s rise of 5.7%. The company carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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If 2017 was the year of Chinese investments, 2018 appears their comeuppance. On Tuesday, Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) became one of the markets’ worst performers, with its shares sinking more than 13%. Since its January opener, Yum China stock has given up more than 18% in equity value.
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On Sep 6, the 99th season of the National Football League (NFL) started with a match between last year’s Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. This five-month long sporting event is expected to garner significant attention from Americans.
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El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO - Free Report) has been trying to expand its footprint in order to proliferate its brand awareness among customers. To this end, it recently launched a restaurant in Arlington, TX. The restaurant marks the company’s entry into Arlington and is owned by Henry Investment Group along with El Pollo Loco’s franchise partner, Chicken Time Holdings and.
Dragontail Systems Ltd (ASX:DTS) has signed a unique agreement with Pizza Hut Company Canada Inc, designating Dragontail's Algo/Algo Light platform as the brand mandated standard product for Pizza Hut stores in Canada.
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Overview Rigel Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematologic disorders, cancer and rare diseases. The company's pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms. The company's first FDA-approved product is TAVALISSE™ (fostamatinib disodium hexahydrate), an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia who have had an insufficient response to a previous treatment. The company's current clinical programs include Phase 2 studies of fostamatinib in autoimmune hemolytic anemia and IgA nephropathy, and a Phase 1 study for its IRAK program. In addition, Rigel Pharmaceuticals has product candidates in development with partners BerGenBio AS, Daiichi Sankyo, and Aclaris Therapeutics. Since inception, Rigel Pharmaceuticals h...
2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview The company design, develop and sell exoskeleton technology to augment human strength, endurance and mobility. The company's exoskeleton technology serves multiple markets and can be used both by able-bodied users as well as by persons with physical disabilities. Ekso Bionics has sold, rented or leased devices that (a) enable individuals with neurological conditions affecting gait (stroke and spinal cord injury) to rehabilitate and to walk again and (b) allow industrial workers to perform heavy duty work for extended periods. Today, its medical exoskeleton, Ekso GT, is used as a rehabilitation tool to allow physicians and therapists to rehabilitate patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury. With its unique features designed specifically for hospitals and its proprietary SmartAssist software, Ekso GT allows for the early mobilization of patients, with high step count and high dosage treatments. The intent is to allow the patient’s central nervous syst...
2018-09-18 - Asif
Overview Agile Therapeutics is a forward-thinking women’s healthcare company dedicated to fulfilling the unmet health needs of today’s women. Twirla® and its other current potential product candidates are designed to provide women with contraceptive options that offer greater convenience and facilitate compliance. The company's lead product candidate, Twirla, also known as AG200-15, is a once-weekly prescription contraceptive patch that is at the end of Phase 3 clinical development. Since its inception in 1997, Agile Therapeutics has devoted substantial resources to developing Twirla, building its intellectual property portfolio, business planning, raising capital and providing general and administrative support for these operations. The company incurred research and development expenses of $14.4 million, $20.9 million and $25.6 million during the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively. The company incurred research and development expenses of $2.4 milli...
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