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SodaStream shares jump after earnings and revenue beat
SodaStream International Ltd. shares are up 9.4% in Wednesday trading after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that beat consensus. Net income totaled $25.5 million, or $1.13 per share, up from $15.6 million, or 71 cents per share, for the same period last year. Revenue totaled $157.7 million, up from $131.8 million year-over-year. The FactSet consensus was for EPS of 80 cents and sales of $152.0 million. Sales rose across all geographies except Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, where sales decreased to $5.8 million from $6.0 million. Germany, Canada, Australia and the U.S. were sales drivers. SodaStream expects full-year revenue to increase 12% from the 2017 total of $543.4 million. EPS is expected to increase 5% year-over-year from $3.29 in 2017. SodaStream shares are up 66% for the last 12 months while the S&P 500 index is up 14% for the period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
BRIEF-Bio-Path Holdings Announces 1-For-10 Reverse Stock Split
* BIO PATH HOLDINGS - REVERSE STOCK SPLIT BECAME EFFECTIVE
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Government shutdown all but certain as Senate recesses until early Friday morning
A brief government shutdown appeared all but certain as the Senate recessed until 12:01 a.m. Eastern Friday morning. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, has protested a two-year budget deal that would also keep the government operating past midnight. Unless the situation changes, federal funding would lapse at midnight Eastern time. A shutdown could be short-lived, however. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters a vote would be at 1 a.m. The House would also need to act. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Wisconsin village to make offers to Foxconn property owners
The southeastern Wisconsin village that will be the location of Foxconn Technology Group's massive manufacturing complex is offering local homeowners 140 percent of fair market value for their property and landowners $50,000 per acre.
Dick's Sporting Goods to benefit from Eagles Super Bowl championship, new Little League bat regulations
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. will benefit from two near-term same-store sales drivers, according to the latest note from J.P Morgan: the Eagles Super Bowl win and the new USA Baseball USABat Standard that will impact Little League. "From a similarities perspective, both the Cubs and Eagles have rabid fans that have been starved for a championship for decades," analysts wrote. About 4% of Dick's stores are in Illinois, and about 5% are in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey. NFL jerseys are popular items and are more expensive than baseball t-shirts, analysts say. According to data provided by inMarket, a geo-location marketing firm, Dick's traffic in Philadelphia was up 22% on Monday, February 5 versus the average Monday. J.P. Morgan expects about 100 basis-point same-store sales uplift from the big game. New bat regulations that impact Little League could give the first quarter a 50-to-75 basis point lift as all participating teams replace their bats. The boost is similar to a previous regulation change that affected high school and college baseball in 2012. J.P. Morgan rates Dick's shares overweight with a $43 price target. Dick's shares are up nearly 26% for the last three months, but down 40.1% for the last 12 months. The S&P 500 index is up 17.5% for the past year.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Colombia ELN rebel attack on Cano Limon pipeline extends pumping halt
A bomb attack by Marxist ELN rebels destroyed a stretch of Colombia's second largest oil pipeline, the Cano Limon-Covenas, extending an almost month-long pumping stoppage, sources from the military and state oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday. The attack, which caused a spillage of crude, occurred on Monday in a rural area of ââthe municipality of Saravena, in northeastern Arauca province.
Canada's Frontera suspends work at Colombia oilfield after attacks
Canada's Frontera Energy (FECCF) has suspended operations at its Cubiro oilfield in northeastern Colombia after threats and attacks against workers, the company said on Monday. Protests, attacks by National Liberation Army rebels and community and judicial efforts to ban extractive industries are widely considered the top threats to Colombia's oil industry.
The Latest: Fiat Chrysler marks MLK speech anniversary in ad
The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time): 7 p.m. Just who are the 111 million viewers of the Super Bowl?
The Latest: Male celebrities dominate in Super Bowl ads
The Latest on the ads of the 2018 Super Bowl (all times Eastern Time): 7 p.m. Just who are the 111 million viewers of the Super Bowl?
Brazil's M. Dias Branco agrees to buy rival Piraquê
Brazilian food processor M. Dias Branco SA Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos has agreed to fully purchase rival Indústria de Produtos Alimentícios Piraquê SA, according to a securities filing on Monday. The transaction, which values Piraquê at 1.55 billion reais, is aimed at accelerating growth in southern and southeastern Brazil, M. Dias Branco said.
Husky to restart SeaRose operations after iceberg probe
Canadian regulators on Friday lifted a suspension notice on Husky Energy's SeaRose floating production vessel off the coast of eastern Canada, allowing the company to resume operations on the 27,000-barrel-per-day project.
Hospital fire kills at least 30 in South Korea
More than 30 people were killed Friday when a fire tore through a hospital for the elderly in South Korea. The causes of the mid-morning blaze at Sejong Hospital in Miryang, a city near the country's southeastern coast, were unknown, the Associated Press reported, though the BBC reported the fire may have started near the emergency room. South Korea's National Fire Agency reported at least 31 dead and 84 injured, with 14 of those people in critical condition. In December, 29 people were killed in a fire at a sports center in the town of Jecheon.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Tesla stock falls on report of Gigafactory issues with Model 3 batteries
Tesla Inc. shares declined in Thursday trading after a report said employees expected more issues with Model 3 production amid difficulties at the company's new battery factory. CNBC spoke with several employees and former workers who reported difficulties at the "Gigafactory," Tesla's Nevada battery factory that launched last year. Chief Executive Elon Musk in October admitted that difficulties with initial battery production at the Gigafactory had affected production of the new Model 3 electric car, but the company sounded more confident about overcoming production issues in its latest statement of quarterly deliveries. According to CNBC's story, however, employees at the Gigafactory were still putting batteries together by hand in December. Tesla seemed to concede some manual production, telling CNBC, "Until we reach full production, by definition some elements of the production process will be more manual." Two current engineers told reporter Lara Kolodny that the manual process could lead to danger, as batteries may not have required space between cells. Tesla strongly denied that accusation in a statement to CNBC, with a spokesperson saying, "The implication that Tesla would ever deliver a car with a hazardous battery is absolutely inaccurate, contrary to all evidence, and detached from reality." Tesla shares, which had been trading roughly flat on the day before the report was released, dropped to a 2% loss after the story hit just after 2:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
EA stock falls after BioWare unit reportedly delays 'Anthem'
A unit of Electronic Arts Inc. has pushed the release of one of its key gaming titles into early 2019, several months behind its scheduled release this year, according to the gaming blog Kotaku. EA stock is down 2.8% to $114.44 in afternoon trading Wednesday. The stock was trading steadily until the report hit the web at 1:30 p.m eastern time. Kotaku, citing unnamed sources, reported that EA's BioWare unit has pushed back the release of "Anthem," which the company announced in 2017. "All else equal, this likely wouldn't have a massive impact to estimates; it raises further concerns about the production of the game if it gets pushed a second time," wrote KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren in a note to clients. "These concerns are likely to be amplified given the recent execution concerns. We currently model 9M units for the game." EA will not allow BioWare to delay the release beyond March 2019, when the company's fiscal year closes, the report said. EA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. EA stock is up 43% in the past year, as the S&P 500 index rose 25%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
China tries to quell protests over failed investment scheme
Police in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing police say they have detained 11 people for setting up social media accounts to organize protests over the collapse of an investment scheme that took as much as $4.7 billion from depositors
Five missing workers in Oklahoma well fire presumed dead
Officials on Tuesday called off the search for five missing workers and declared it "a recovery mission," a day after a fiery explosion at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma. Three men from Oklahoma, one from Texas and one from Colorado were presumed dead, officials said.
UPDATE 1-Five missing workers in Oklahoma well fire presumed dead
HOUSTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Officials on Tuesday called off
the search for five missing workers and declared it "a recovery
mission," a day after a fiery explosion at an oil and gas
drilling site in eastern Oklahoma.
Rescue team searches for five missing workers in Oklahoma rig fire
Rescue workers were searching on Tuesday for five people missing after an explosion and fire early on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, local officials said. Relatives of the five missing people had been contacted, officials said. Fires at the well site, operated by Red Mountain Energy, had been extinguished.
U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers carriers in five countries flying out of seven airports and focuses "on last points of departure locations where the threat is greatest," TSA said in a statement.
UPDATE 2-U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six
Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as
part of an effort to raise global aviation security.
U.S. stocks open slightly lower in first trading day of government shutdown
U.S. stocks fell modestly at the open on Monday, as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher following a push to repeated records, and as the government shutdown provided another element of uncertainty to markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 72 points, or 0.2%, to 26,011. The S&P 500 declined 1 point to 2,809, a drop of less than 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index was unchanged at 7,336. Both the S&P and the Nasdaq are coming off closing records, while the Dow is close to its own peak. While government shutdowns have historically not been big selling catalysts, uncertainty over when the government would reopened appeared to dampen buying enthusiasm. The Senate was expected to hold a procedural vote at noon Eastern Time on a measure that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8, but it wasn't clear if it would have enough support to advance. In company news, Juno Therapeutics Inc. jumped 27% after Celgene Corp. agreed to buy the company for $9 billion. Bioverativ Inc. soared 63% after Sanofi SA said it would buy it for $12 billion.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Senate sets 10 p.m. Eastern vote on bill to avert shutdown
The Senate will take a vote at about 10 p.m. Eastern on a House-passed bill to keep the government open through Feb. 16. Without a new funding bill the federal government would partially shut down at midnight for the first time since 2013. It's unclear if the bill will be able to pass in the Senate, where Republicans control 51 votes. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
UPDATE 1-Husky ordered to halt SeaRose operation after iceberg close call
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canadian regulators on
Wednesday ordered Husky Energy to suspend operations on
its 27,000-barrel-per-day SeaRose floating production vessel off
the coast of eastern Canada after an iceberg came too close to
the facility in March 2017.
Husky ordered to halt Atlantic Canada operations after iceberg close call
Canadian regulators on Wednesday ordered Husky Energy (HUSKF) to suspend operations on its 27,000-barrel-per-day SeaRose floating production vessel off the coast of eastern Canada after an iceberg came too close to the facility in March 2017.
Exelixis, Ipsen report positive cancer-study results
Exelixis Inc. and Ipsen said Tuesday that a cancer drug achieved its target in a late-stage study and will be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration before the end of the quarter. The companies said that its cabozantinib drug helped patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma survive a median 2.2 months longer than patients who received placebos in a phase 3 trial. "Given the worldwide prevalence of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, there is a continued urgency to bring new treatment options to this patient population," Exelixis Chief Medical Officer Gisela Schwab said in Tuesday's announcement. "We look forward to submitting our supplemental New Drug Application to the FDA for cabozantinib in the first quarter of 2018." The companies plan to present the results at a symposium in San Francisco later this week, and will hold a webcast meant for investors Friday evening. Exelixis shares were halted ahead of the announcement, and gained about 2% in after-hours action after they began trading again at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
U.S. shale oil output expected to rise by 111,000 barrels a day in February: EIA
Shale crude-oil production from seven major U.S. oil plays is expected to see a monthly climb of 111,000 barrels a day in February to 6.549 million barrels a day, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration released Tuesday. Oil output from the Permian Basin, which covers parts of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico, is expected to see the largest climb among the big shale plays, with an increase of 76,000 barrels a day. February West Texas Intermediate oil settled on the New York Mercantile Exchange, ahead of the report's release, at $63.73 a barrel, down 57 cents, or 0.9%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Entergy shuts Massachusetts Pilgrim nuclear plant during blizzard
Entergy Corp(ETR) said on Thursday it shut its 688-megawatt Pilgrim nuclear power plant in eastern Massachusetts due to the failure of one of the two lines that connect the reactor to the New England electric grid.
BRIEF-Honeywell Announces Private Exchange Offer For Its Notes Due 2047
Honeywell International Inc(HON): * HONEYWELL ANNOUNCES PRIVATE EXCHANGE OFFER FOR ITS 3.812% NOTES DUE 2047. * HONEYWELL(HON) - EXCHANGE OFFER WILL COMMENCE ON DECEMBER 28, 2017, AND EXPIRE AT 5:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME, ON JANUARY 29, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Voting finishes in crucial election in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region
Voting finishes in crucial election in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region.
Mexichem says will not rebuild plant damaged in explosion
Mexican chemicals company Mexichem said on Wednesday that it would not rebuild a petrochemical plant in southeastern Mexico that was badly damaged in a deadly explosion last year. The vinyl petrochemical plant in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz was a joint venture between state oil firm Pemex's petrochemical unit and majority owner Mexichem.
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