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December 16, 2012
22:44 EDTAFL, LH, NDAQ, WULook past traditional 'comfort stocks' to mitigate risk, Barron's says
With investors frantically moving to so-called "comfort stocks" and driving up the price, Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ), Aflac (AFL), Western Union (WU), and Laboratory Corporation of America (LH) could be more comfortable on your wallet as well as in your portfolio, Barron's postulates. Reference Link
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July 30, 2015
15:00 EDTNDAQNASDAQ, Markit are potential suitors for IDC, WSJ reports
Nasdaq (NDAQ) and Markit (MRKT), in addition to some private equity firms, are potential bidders for financial data provider Interactive Data Corp., says the Wall Street Journal. A deal for IDC, which is pursuing a possible sale or IPO, could value the company at over $5B, including debt, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
14:43 EDTNDAQNASDAQ, Markit have expressed interest in IDC, WSJ reports
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July 28, 2015
16:22 EDTAFLAflac reports Japan Q2 operating EPS declined 8.9% on currency-neutral basis
"In yen terms, Aflac Japan's premium income declined 1.2% in Q2. Net investment income increased 5.7%. Investment income growth was magnified by the weaker yen/dollar exchange rate because approximately 49% of Aflac Japan's Q2 investment income was dollar-denominated, compared with 46% a year ago. Total revenues were flat in Q2. The pretax operating profit margin decreased to 21.1% from 21.7% in the prior year. Pretax operating earnings in yen decreased 3.1% on a reported basis and decreased 8.9% on a currency-neutral basis. For the first half of the year, premium income in yen decreased .5%, and net investment income rose 6.5%. Total revenues in yen were up .6%, and pretax operating earnings fell .6%," said the company.
16:20 EDTAFLAflac sees FY15 operating EPS $5.88-$6.17, consensus $5.97
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16:19 EDTAFLAflac sees Q3 EPS $1.40-$1.53, consensus $1.48
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16:14 EDTAFLAflac reports Q2 operating EPS $1.50, consensus $1.52
Reports Q2 revenue $5.29B, consensus $5.24B.
15:21 EDTAFLNotable companies reporting after market close
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13:49 EDTWUWestern Union, CFPB in settlement pact regarding Paymap
On July 28, Paymap, a subsidiary of The Western Union Company, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a settlement agreement regarding Paymapís marketing of its Equity Accelerator service. Under the terms of the agreement, Paymap will pay approximately $33.4M in restitution to impacted consumers who enrolled in Paymapís Equity Accelerator service between July 2011 and July 2015. In addition, Paymap has agreed to pay $5M in civil money penalties. The CFPB previously claimed that certain aspects of the marketing of Paymapís Equity Accelerator service violated the Consumer Financial Protection Actís prohibition against unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices. Paymap agreed to resolve the matter without admitting or denying the CFPBís allegations. The Company expects to record a non-recurring pre-tax charge of $35.3M in its second quarter earnings. The Company had partially reserved for this matter in previous periods.
07:33 EDTLHLabCorp says Deborah Keller to succeed Joseph Herring as Covance CEO
LabCorp announced that Deborah Keller will succeed Joseph Herring as CEO of Covance Drug Development. Herring will retire on July 31 after more than a decade as CEO. Keller joined Covance in 1987 and has held senior leadership roles in global operations, quality assurance, and marketing over her tenure. Most recently she served as Executive Vice President, Covance and Group President, R&D Laboratories, where she led the combined central laboratory and early development laboratory organizations of more than 6,000 employees at 18 facilities across the globe.
07:17 EDTLHLabCorp raises FY15 adjusetd EPS view to $7.75-$8.00 from $7.55-$7.90
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07:16 EDTLHLabCorp reports Q2 adjusted EPS $2.09, consensus $2.03
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July 27, 2015
15:03 EDTLHNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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08:35 EDTWUWestern Union activates money transfers into Greece
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July 23, 2015
08:38 EDTNDAQNASDAQ says valuations in deal market 'frothy'
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08:16 EDTNDAQNASDAQ backs FY15 operating expense view of $1.085B-$1.11B
08:15 EDTNDAQNASDAQ says U.S. IPO win rate was 70% for Q2
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08:12 EDTNDAQNASDAQ CEO says NFX to begin trading tomorrow
Greifeld said, "As we move into the second half of 2015, we look forward to continuing our strong performance in foundational equity listings and trading businesses, working to accelerate growth through product enhancements and other initiatives, and to launching NFX, a broad-based partnership with leading market participants to bring more significant choice to the energy derivatives market." NASDAQ CEO Bob Greifeld made the comments in the company's press release and during its Q2 earnings conference call.
07:07 EDTNDAQNASDAQ reports Q2 EPS 83c, consensus 80c
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06:47 EDTNDAQNasdaq, NYSE plan deal for closing auction back ups, WSJ reports
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July 22, 2015
08:32 EDTWUWestern Union, Kroger extend more than 30-year relationship
Western Union (WU) announced the extension of its more than 30-year relationship with The Kroger Co. (KR). This agreement gives customers the ability to send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions across the United States or across the globe to more than 200 countries and territories, in minutes. In addition, Customers can purchase money orders and pay their bills at more than 2,300 Kroger Family of Store locations across 34 states.
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