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Macau, the specially designated casino region on Chinas southern coast, is the worlds largest and fastest-growing gambling destination. Bally has lined up financing for the cash deal, which it expects to close by Q2 This acquisition represents the next logical step for our company, and a game changer for our industry, Bally CEO Ramesh Srinivasan told analysts on a conference call.
He said the companies have complementary geographic mar. He doesnt see any regulatory hurdles and said there may not be competing offers. Sterne Agee analyst David Bain also likes the combination. For Bally its accretive to earnings to the tune of 40 cents a share byhe said. Bain says the industry merger wave may not be over.
There is consolidation in this space, but it seems to occur sporadically. Were in one of those periods now, he said. Core Inflation Stays Muted Consumer prices climbed above expectations in June on surging energy costs.
But the annual pace of core inflation slowed to a 2-year low of 1. Sources: Labor Dept. June: 3. The online marketplace for surplus goods is expecting EPS of cents vs.
Analysts had been expecting EPS of 51 cents. Shares fell 7. The analyst kept a buy rating on the travel booking site, saying it expects earnings to top estimates this quarter. Shares fell 1. ComericasCMA net interest margin narrowed to 2.
The vote was slated for Thu. Activist investor Carl Icahn has spearheaded opposition to the Michael Dell bid, which would take the firm private, and countered with a bid that would keep Dell public.
The company declined to comment. Same-facility admissions rose 1. As a result of higher admissions, HCA forecast Q2 earnings of about 91 cents per share, up from 85 cents a year ago and above analyst consensus of 78 cents. Shares rose 4. Schwab Q2 earnings weaken Shares of the online broker fell early Tue. Earnings have either fallen or been flat in 5 of the last 6 quarters.
Revenue rose 4. However,the bottom line was hurt by an 8. Shares fell 3. Decoding DNA the genetic blueprint of all living things to create new drugs is one of modern medicines marvels.
But a report warns the process could hit a hurdle. Johns Hopkins researchers said this month the cost of DNA sequencer machines that chop code into manageable strings is falling, and their speed is rising. But the data stack that process yields cant be analyzed fast enough by current software and hardware. The scientists said more clever software is needed to get the job done. The pavement is coated with titanium oxide and DSM 123 - 242* - 12:09:22:05 Tyranny Live (VHS) air pollutants into less-dangerous chemicals such as nitrates, according to the report.
The pavement is more expensive than traditional pavement, but some scientists argue that its better to reduce emissions than to try to remove pollution from the air. The Israeli military said a number of what appearedto be mortar shells struck the GolanHeights on Tuesday, causing no damage.
It did not believe the shells were aimed at Israel. Visa and MasterCard fell. Net foreign DSM 123 - 242* - 12:09:22:05 Tyranny Live (VHS) for U. The latest deficit was the 4th straight outflow and included more net purchases of foreign securities by U.
China stepped up buys of U. The packaging product maker sees Q3 EPS of 88 cents, above views for 87 cents. Shares rose 2. The drop erased gains back to July 1, although the stock still has a strong year-to-date gain. The bank said it could sell as few asthis year, or as many asA ,vehicle average prediction implies a price target of Tesla shares plunged GM shares fell 0.
BarZapp, by Intellicheck Mobilisa, lets phones read the bar code on the back of an ID such as a drivers license to get info about a persons age. Mach, an avatar system developed at MIT, may help. A person wanting to practice interviews sits before a 3D animated character on a video screen that asks typical interview questions. The responses are monitored via webcam and analyzed by Mach, which provides tips to help people improve interview skills. They found that moderate exercise 3 times a week in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters halves the risk of a baby with excessive birth weight.
Shares fell 0. The U. HoneywellHON has joined the investigation and said it hasnt had prior problems with the transmitter. Boeing shares fell 1. Honeywell shares fell 0. CHEMICALS Mosaic hurt as orders weaken The fertilizer maker said falling prices of phosphate and potash hurt fiscal Q4 earnings, and it expects a further drop amid soft demand in China after a contract lapsed, and orders from India softened.
Revenue fell 4. MosaicMOS said depreciation of the Indian currency and lower govt subsidies there made imported phosphate and potash more expensive in India, the worlds biggest phosphate importer. Mosaic shares fell 3. Amgen shares fell 0. OECD sees slow jobless drop The unemployment rate across developed economies will decline gradually in the next 18 months, said the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sees the jobless rate dipping to 7.
The improvement will also be uneven, with the U. Eurozone exports, imports fall May exports dropped 2. French shipments declined 4. Imports fell 2. The trade surplus shrank to But ex food, alcohol, tobacco and energy prices, inflation held at 1. It was the first decline in 3 months and came as industrial output, factory orders and export indicators worsened. Producers saw a 4. ET forecast:annual rate. ET testimony out at a. Big Cap Tuesday Earnings Calendar Monday IBD Monday, Wednesday Industry Snapshot Monday Inside Real Estate Monday Managing For Success Monday New America Archive Thursday Weekly Top Monday Weekly Stocks On the Move Monday Your Weekly Review Go to investors.
Korea-bound arms seized Panama took control of a N. Korean ship loaded with what appeared to be missiles stashed among the brown sugar shipment, which originated in Cuba. Such an arms shipment would be a violation of U.
Pyongyang over its nuclear program. After a standoff with Panamanian forces, the ships captain tried to cut his own throat. Panama stopped the ship last week, arresting the crew Mon. Snowden, who revealed details about vast U. PM Mariano Rajoy if he doesnt satisfy outstanding questions over a scandal involving his center-right Peoples Partys financing.
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The issues will likely cut the Q1 shipments of the new phone, expected to launch in Sept. Apple shares rose 0. Laws that allow gun owners to use deadly force rather than retreat actually foster conflict in neighborhoods and may encourage violence to escalate, Attorney Gen. While Fla. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.
A Republican challenging a GOP incumbent is considered rare in the state, and Enzis re-election announcement came more than 6 months earlier than his previous ones. Most have 10 traits that, when combined, can turn dreams into reality.
Each day, we highlight one. Push For Healthy Sales The meat jerky market is huge. That doesnt even count the jerky sales made throughout the rest of each Wal-Mart store. It would come as no surprise, then, that the niche is littered with tons of brands. The president and co-founder credits several factors.
Levin, after studying the market and trying hundreds of varieties of jerky, wondered: Why does jerky have all of these bad ingredients? By bad, he meant sodium nitrate, MSG and other artificial compounds meant to make it last as long as the cockroaches that survive Armageddon.
He also asked why most jerky snacks seemed to have the texture of leather. I cant believe people actually eat this stuff. Jerky has the potential to be one of the greatest snack foods of all time, Levin told IBD. Its got super high protein, no fat, low carbs.
We brought to market an extension of our home recipe, he said at the Expo West trade show in Anaheim, Calif. There wasnt that convenience factor in the market, where you could pick up a product at the market. This was the gap. To make his Perky Jerky stand out, Levin used better cuts of.
The next step: finding the right ingredients. Even the caffeine thats added to Perky Jerkys products is natural, extracted from the guarana fruit. You really have to strive to innovate through quality.
Practically every jerky has a see-through window in the packaging. That way, consumers can check for mold. Levin is so confident with his Perky Jerky, he wraps it in aluminum foil to stand out. Levin, who studied business at the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton undergraduate school, got his first job assisting marketing whiz Sidney Frank. His boss DSM 123 - 242* - 12:09:22:05 Tyranny Live (VHS) an undistinguished German distilled spirit named Jaegermeister into big sales in America.
Frank taught Levin to make a high-quality product thats better than the pack and make it look great with stylish packaging. An interview with folks at Targets customer hotline told Levins crew that the buzzword for food products today is gluten-free.
This meant Perky Jerky had to concoct a soy sauce that doesnt include wheat. Levins team succeeded. Its beef and turkey snacks feature new flavors: teriyaki, sweet and spicy, and hot and bothered. David Saito-Chung. In earlyWhitey Herzog was out of a job. And not because of a horrid performance. Herzog was a proven winner, having just wrapped up five winning seasons as the Kansas City Royals manager that included three division titles.
Still, Herzog was booted after his team lost to the New York Yankees in the playoffs all three years. Now as spring left him on the outside of training camp, Herzog played in a golf tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Suddenly the lawyer for St. Louis Cardinals owner August Busch called. A day later, they met. Herzog said no. The pay was fine. But he wanted a three-year deal.
Busch looked at his lawyer and agreed with the counteroffer. Thus started the Cardinals flight under Herzog in the s. I said we would hustle and bust our tails, or else Id find people who would. I dont have a whole lot of rules as a manager, but one thing I insist on is that players run as hard as they can all of the time.
That was going to be a new experience for some of the Cardinals players. Run they did. All the way to a World Series triumph in and just a step shy of another in and Perfecting the art of small ball, Herzog won by focusing on the basics of the game, making the most out of every man on the roster and building a team of players who took his strategy to heart. The best manager in baseball had informed me that we were headed to the World Series and I.
WhiteyHerzogmadethreetripsto theWorldSerieswithSt. Louisand reached the Hall of Fame in It is speed. By having stolen bases a year, we could neutralize the power of an opposing team. We manufactured runs because the players fundamentally bought into what we were trying to do. The strategy worked. Herzog nearly bagged two more world titles. His Cardinals pushed his old Royals to seven games in before falling and did the same against the Minnesota Twins two years later.
Tomorrow, you dont know whats going to happen. So today, focus on the moment. I believed him. We believed him. Herzog knew that St. Louis cavernous Busch Stadium favored fast runners and agile fielders on the artificial surface. So he built a squad of lean players who could steal bases and advance runners into scoring position and traded away anyone who didnt embrace his strategy.
I was lucky in St. Louis, Herzog, 81, told IBD. Theres only one thing you can use on both. Since his last season with St. Louis inthe Cardinals have added two more crowns for a total of 11, most in National League history. In Herzogs decade with the Cardinals, they had a. That followed a. Baseball recognized that stellar career by landing him in the Hall of Fame in His father, Edgar, worked for a brewery and the Illinois Highway Department. His mother, Lietta, worked in a shoe factory. They both taught their son the value of never missing a day of work and always showing up on time.
On the school front, Whitey was prone to miss class so he could attend Cardinal day games. He paid for the round-trip bus ride by sneaking into the outfield stands during batting practice, collecting home run balls and selling them to spectators for a tidy profit.
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All rights reserved. Even with that slowdown, online travel sales account for a larger percentage of all travel sales. He said on a conference call with analysts, A year ago, our team established a set of critical near-term priorities for moving the business forward. Weve made solid, demonstrable progress on delivering on our financial commitments, restoring a reliable supply of OTC over-the-counter products to consumers, continuing the successful integration of Synthes and building on the strong momentum in our pharmaceutical business.
June On the call, Gorsky said macroeconomic pressures were lowering admissions to hospitals and thus pressuring hospitals budgets, echoing similar comments from Intuitive SurgicalISRG last week when it warned Q2 results would miss views.
Still, he said health care providers are willing to spend on products that sufficiently improve on existing options. The Prostate-Cancer Front Things were brighter on the DSM 123 - 242* - 12:09:22:05 Tyranny Live (VHS) side, where the company offered bullish assessments of several recent product launches.
That drug was first approved in the U. In a research note Wednesday, Morningstar analyst Damien Conover said these three drugs should all develop into blockbusters. He also highlighted the expected near-term launches of ibrutinib, a cancer drug developed with PharmacyclicsPCYC that was filed.
This strong innovation is occurring against the backdrop of relatively minor patent losses, Conover wrote. Sandra Peterson, who was appointed to head the consumer group last September, says the company expects to have three-quarters of its brands back in stores by years end.
She adds that the company has already resumed its traditional leadership role in certain categories such as adult analgesics, with Extra Strength Tylenol. With all this good news, the company raised its guidance only modestly for the full year. He notes that foreign-currency head winds have been stronger than expected, so if current trends continue, the numbers might wind up below consensus.
The stock finished Tuesday up just a penny at The stock may have flattened out as people digested the call. Shares of NeuStar have doubled since former AOL executive Lisa Hook became chief executive inas she moves to diversify the company while also securing renewal of its major contract. NeuStarNSR still garners most of its revenue from a telecom industry contract for managing a database used to route phone calls and text messages, which is up for renewal.
The Sterling, Va. Targus provides caller identification services as well as consumer sales-leads to business customers. The Targus Info acquisition has been a great success. Theyve taken a company that had great visibility on revenue and good cashflow and have added value by using that cash to buy back shares and make a solid acquisition.
Contract Expires June 30, Hook is facing a big test, though. NeuStars contract to manage the number portability administration center, or NPAC, database is up for renewal.
It expires June 30, Ten telecom companies are reviewing bids. Theyre expected to choose the vendor for the next contract this summer. The Federal Communications Commission is then supposed to ratify their selection by Sept. NeuStars expertise in managing that database gives it a good chance to win renewal, analysts say. The names of the bidders have not been released, but analysts say Telcordia probably is among them.
Revenue growth tied to the NPAC database, though, is slowing. Telecom companies are expected to be tough negotiators in renewing the NPAC contact.
Bright says there is a risk NeuStar could lose the NPAC contract or that the contract could be split between two companies. Short-sellers, who make money if a stock declines, might also be betting that terms of the new contract might disappoint, Bright said. While the NPAC contract has given NeuStar a reliable source of revenue, future growth is mostly tied to Targus Info and other company initiatives, such as Internet domain registry services.
NeuStar is handling marketing DSM 123 - 242* - 12:09:22:05 Tyranny Live (VHS) technical services for new domains, such as. Were focused on providing analytic services to communication service providers, to the media and advertising industries, to financial services and to retail. Analysts expect non-NPAC revenue growth to pick up in the second half of as it signs up more more corporate clients. It hasnt given a date yet for its Q2 release. RBC Capital analyst Daniel Perlin, in a report, says NeuStar is transitioning from being a database manager to providing value-added information and data analytics to business customers.
NeuStar has targeted advertising and marketing as well as network security. Were focused on providing analytic services to communication service providers, to the media and advertising industries, to financial services and to retail, which is sort of where the bulk of our top customers are, said Hook at a William Blair conference in June.
There are other verticals that were looking at that, she added. NeuStar has been on the IBD 50 this month. The stock hit an alltime high of Tuesday, it closed at Leaderboard follows the markets big leaders through their entire run with two unique lists: TM.
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Offering price 8. Current price Dealership chain Asbury Automotive Group emerged from the tumultuous aftermath of the last recession as a growth engine, thanks to proven leadership and a diverse offering of vehicles and services that helped it capitalize on a broader auto industry turnaround. Thats repaired and bolstered a stock that was badly bruised during the financial crisis. Car Sales Rev Up Again But as the economy healed, pentup demand for new vehicles was unleashed byhelping to drive auto sales and feed other Asbury Automotive business lines such as its parts and service operation.
The company simultaneously trimmed costs and improved its efficiency. Financial results have since steadily improved. For the first quarter of this year, the company reported operating income of 77 cents per diluted share, well ahead of the 54 cents a share for the same period a year earlier. Its stock price now hovers comfortably above And, analysts say, conditions are. Demand is widely expected to remain strong the rest of this year and into the next, said Stephens analyst Richard Nelson.
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