Feb 24, 2015 12:45 PM ET
3M agreed to acquire assets of Polypore Intl for $1 billion. American Tower net surged 69%. Comcast net edged up. Domino''s Pizza profit jumped 8%. Daktronics net tumbled 79%. Express Scripts net soared 16%. Home Depot net surged 36%. Macy''s net fell 2%. Toll Brothers net jumped 78%.
Feb 24, 2015 10:39 AM ET
Markets in Europe traded higher after a group of euro zone ministers accepted list of reforms to win the third financial bailout. Aer Lingus net swung to a loss. GKN net tumbled 57%. Manz AG revenues soared 15%. Meggitt profit plummeted 24% to £177 million. Persimmon net surged 45%.
Feb 24, 2015 9:33 AM ET
Nikkei soared to a new 15-year high. Hitachi agreed with Italy-based conglomerate Finmeccanica to acquire its train and signal making units for $2 billion. Asahi Kasei, the chemical and fiber maker plans to acquire the U.S. based Polypore International Inc''s energy storage segment for $2.2 billion.
Feb 24, 2015 8:58 AM ET
Australian stocks gained at close and investors focused on earnings. BHP Billiton earnings plunged 47% and announced a cut in capital spending. QBE Insurance said first-half revenues rose 25%. Flight Centre Travel net declined. Breville Group net fell.
Feb 24, 2015 9:35 AM ET
Stocks in India lacked direction ahead of financial budget from the central government. Dilip Shanghvi led investment group is interested in acquiring 47% stake in the Hindustan Oil Exploration Company. ITC won a bid for a hotel in Goa. Sumeet Ind plans to set up a wind power plant.
Feb 23, 2015 1:43 PM ET
U.S. market indexes traded sideways on Merger Monday and at least four deals on both sides of Atlantic dominated headlines. Tech stocks dominated Nasdaq index was nearly unchanged after a 8-day rally that brought the index within 2% of its all-time high.
Feb 23, 2015 12:08 PM ET
Bristol-Myers plans to acquire Flexus Biosciences for $1.3 billion. Cooper Tire net surged three-fold. DISH Network annual net soared 17% but the subscriber-count fell. Valeant Pharma agreed to acquire Salix for $10.1 billion.
Feb 23, 2015 11:52 AM ET
British American Tobacco is looking to acquire 24.7% stake in Brazil-based Souza Cruz worth $3 billion. DIA net soared 60% to €329 million. DS Smith agreed to acquire Vienna-based rival Duropack for €300 million. HSBC profit tumbled 15% to $13.7 billion. PostNL net surged. UNITE profit jumped.
Feb 23, 2015 9:43 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo edged up to a new 15-year high and investors shifted focus away from the euro zone. In an apparent politically motive move, the U.S. imposed $14,000 a day fine on Takata Corp. Resona Holdings plans to repay debt two years ahead of schedule to Japanese government backed fund.
Feb 23, 2015 9:16 AM ET
Australian market indexes closed higher and domestic earnings news dominated headlines. Brambles said first-half revenues rose 5%. Boart Longyear Ltd reported narrower loss but cautioned on earnings. MacMahon Holdings plunged 37% after losing a contract with iron ore miner Fortescue.