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Will Family Dollars (FDO) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates? – Analyst Blog

Family Dollar Stores Inc.FDO , the operator of self service retail discount store chains, is slated to report its second quarter fiscal 2015 results on Apr 8. In the last quarter, it had posted a negative surprise of 25.4%. Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Dow Chemical, Radiant in RD Alliance for Crop Protection – Analyst Blog

The Dow Chemical CompanyDOW announced that its fully owned subsidiary Dow AgroSciences has entered into a research and development (R&D) joint venture with Radiant Genomics, Inc. in order to develop natural crop protection products. The alliance will bring together Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

DISH Network Peps Up Sling TV Offering, Adds HBO Service – Analyst Blog

DISH Network Corp.DISH , the second largest satellite TV operator in the U.S., is set to offer the popular HBO service with its newly launched Sling TV network. The company launched its Internet TV service called the “Sling TV” Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

PNC Financial Raises Dividend, to Redeem Preferred Stock – Analyst Blog

As part of its 2015 capital plan (approved by the Federal Reserve), The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.PNC has announced a 6% dividend hike. The bank will be paying 51 cents per share as quarterly cash dividend on May Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Astellas-Medivations Xtandi Meets Primary Endpoint – Analyst Blog

Astellas Pharma Inc. ALPMY and Medivation, Inc. MDVN announced positive top line results from a phase II study (STRIVE), which compared Xtandi to Casodex in patients suffering from non metastatic or metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The study Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Helen of Troy (HELE) Acquires Vicks VapoSteam from PG – Analyst Blog

Consumer products company Helen of Troy LimitedHELE is geared to bolster its presence in the health and wellness business through strategic acquisitions. Closely following the takeover of Healthy Directions LLC and its subsidiaries in 2014, the company has now Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

UTXs Pratt Whitney Inks 200 Long-Term Supplier Contracts – Analyst Blog

United Technologies Corporation’s UTX division Pratt & Whitney has inked around 200 long term agreements with key product suppliers across the world, entailing a projected spend of over $18 billion, as it primes itself for a significant ramp up in Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Simon Property to Buy Back $2B Stock After Macerich Bid Fail – Analyst Blog

Retail real estate Investment trust (“REIT”) Simon Property Group Inc.SPG on Apr 2, announced a share buyback authorization of up to $2 billion of its common stock after withdrawing its $16.8 billion takeover bid for The Macerich CompanyMAC . Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Deltas (DAL) March PRASM Hit by Currency Headwinds – Analyst Blog

Airline behemoth Delta Air Lines, Inc. ‘s DAL key revenue metric passenger unit revenue (PRASM, a product of passenger yield and load factor) for the month of March 2015 suffered due to adverse foreign currency movements. The company stated, Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015

Costco Partners with Amira to Boost Organic Food Business – Analyst Blog

Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale CorporationCOST has partnered with Amira Nature Foods Ltd ANFI to sell the latter’s organic products at its stores in Arizona, Nevada, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The above mentioned Costco stores will sell 20 Source
Posted On 08 Apr 2015