11:15 AM New York – Crocs said Blackstone plans to invest $200 million. Cooper Tire dropped merger plans with Apollo Tyres. Cal-Maine net surged 83% as sales jumped 8%. Mondelez sold a majority stake in its cookie and cracker business. Vanguard agreed to buy oil and gas assets for $581 million.
) surged 15.9% or $2.11 to $15.44 after the footwear and accessory maker said that Blackstone Group LP agreed to invest $200 million and received convertible preferred stock in three years and also won two board seats.
The company lowered its expected revenue for the fourth-quarter to the low end of the earlier range of $220 million to $225 million and diluted loss per share in the range of 20 cents to 23 cents.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co
) dropped 2.4% or 55 cents to $22.41 after the light and medium truck tire maker dropped its plans to merge with India-based Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc
rose 11 cents to $60.36 after the shell eggs producer net sales in the second-quarter ending in November jumped 8% to $354.3 million.
Net income in the quarter surged 82.5% to $26.1 million or $1.08 per diluted share compared to $14.3 million or 60 cents.
Computer Services, Inc
) fell 25 cents to $32.50 after the technology solution provider said revenue in the third-quarter ending in November climbed 7% to $53.1 million.
Net income in the quarter grew 1.9% to $6.7 million or 47 cents a diluted share compared to $6.6 million or 45 cents.
Mondelez International Inc
) increased 15 cents to $35.06 after the food and beverage products maker agreed to sell a controlling interest in its SnackWell''s cookie and cracker business to private equity firm Brynwood Partners.
Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC
) gained 2.2% or 64 cents to $29.60 after the oil and gas property developer agreed to acquire natural gas and oil properties in the Pinedale and Jonah fields of Southwestern Wyoming for $581 million from an unnamed source.
The company anticipated the acquisition to be completed on or before January 31.