11:10 AM New York – Global Payments agreed to acquire Heartland Payment for $4.3 billion. Honeywell reaffirmed 2015 earnings outlook. Heico net surged 19%. Joy Global net swung to a loss on 24% decline in revenues. Valeant lowered revenues outlook.
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Global Payments Inc
) plunged 8.4% or $6 to $65.42 after the payment technology services provider agreed to acquire smaller rival Heartland Payment Systems Inc. for about $4.3 billion in a cash and stock.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter fiscal year 2016.
The company forecasted revenues for the second-quarter to jump 4% to $722 million compared to $697 million and GAAP earnings per share of about 60 cents from 55 cents in the same period a year ago.
The company is schedule to release its second-quarter result on January 6, 2016.
Honeywell International Inc
) jumped 3.9% or $3.86 to $102.33 after the diversified technology company forecasted revenues for the fiscal 2016 to increase between 4% and 6% or $39.9 billion to $40.9 billion and earnings per share in the range of $6.45 to $6.70.
The company reaffirmed its fiscal 2015 estimate for earnings per share of $6.10 per share on revenue of $38.5 billion.
) slid 14 cents to $49.47 after the aerospace and electronics products maker reported revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in October soared 12.5% from a year ago to $328.7 million.
Net income in the quarter surged 19% to $38.3 million or 56 cents per diluted share compared to $32.1 million or 48 cents per share from the same quarter last year.
The company estimated net sales and net income in the fiscal 2016 to increase between 8% and 10% from fiscal 2015 and consolidated operating margin of about 18.5%.
Joy Global Inc
) advanced 3.9% or 45 cents to $11.91 after the mining equipment maker said revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in October declined 24% from a year ago to $865.6 million.
Net in the quarter swung to a loss of $1.3 billion or $13.43 per diluted share compared to profit of $129.7 million or $1.31 per share from the same quarter last year.
The company forecasted revenue for the fiscal 2016 between $2.4 billion and $2.6 billion and adjusted diluted earnings per share in the range of 10 cents to 50 cents.
Lakeland Industries, Inc
) tumbled 12.6% or $1.88 to $13.08 after the safety garments and accessories maker said net sales in the third-quarter ending in October declined 6% from a year ago to $24.9 million.
Net in the quarter swung to profit $2.1 million or 29 cents per diluted share compared to a loss of $2.5 million or 42 cents per share from the same quarter last year.
) soared 6.3% to 89.4 cents after the Russia-focused mining, steel and power conglomerate said revenues in the nine-month period ending in September plunged 35% from a year ago to $3.28 billion.
Net loss in the period narrowed to $1.01 billion compared to $1.22 billion in the same period a year ago.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc
) soared 6.5% or $7.18 to $117.44 after the specialty pharmaceutical products maker lowered revenues forecast for the fiscal 2015 between $10.4 billion and $10.5 billion from previous guidance of about $11 billion to $11.2 billion.
Valeant also revised its adjusted earnings per share forecast for the year in the range of $10.23 to $10.33 compared to earlier estimated range of $11.67 to $11.87.
For the fiscal year 2016, the company forecasted revenues between $12.5 billion and $12.7 billion and adjusted earnings per share in the range of $13.25 to $13.75.