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Rent-A-Center February Core US Same Store Sales Drop 16%

Rent-A-Center February Core US Same Store Sales Drop 16%

March 16, 2017 at 11:42 am 0 comments

Rent-A-Center, an international experiential services company, said Thursday that its core U.S. business February same store sales decreased 16%. The sequential decline was due to less merchandise sales revenue from the tax refund delay, lower revenue per agreement when customers paid out early from the higher promotional activity in 2016 and generally lower end product in the system, and beingRead More

Adaptimmune Therapeutics Names William Betrand as Chief Operating Officer

Adaptimmune Therapeutics Names William Betrand as Chief Operating Officer

March 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Adaptimmune Therapeutics said Wednesday it has appointed William Betrand to the role of chief operating officer, effective immediately, succeeding Helen Tayton-Martin, who has been named chief business officer. Bertrand will assume responsibility for a range of operational functions, including compliance, risk management, human resources and legal/IP, based at Adaptimmune’s U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia. Tayton-Martin will now focus on optimizing theRead More

Medigus Says MUSE Procedure Used Successfully in Switzerland for GERD

Medigus Says MUSE Procedure Used Successfully in Switzerland for GERD

March 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Medigus said Tuesday that the first MUSE procedures were performed successfully in Switzerland at the Center for Digestive Diseases at Hirslanden Clinic in Aarau. “We are excited that MUSE is now being offered in Switzerland, expanding our availability in Europe,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Medigus. The MUSE system is a single-use flexible transoral stapler that merges the latest advancementsRead More

Halozyme Therapeutics Q4 Loss, Revenues Top Views

Halozyme Therapeutics Q4 Loss, Revenues Top Views

March 1, 2017 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO), a biotechnology company developing cancer treatments, posted a narrower-than expected loss per share for Q4. The net loss was $0.21 per share, compared with earnings per share of $0.03 in the same quarter a year earlier. Analysts in a Capital IQ poll expected loss per share of $0.30 on average. Revenue in Q4 was $39.0 million comparedRead More

Good News Keeps Rolling in For Equity Bulls Optimistic About Trump’s Plan

Good News Keeps Rolling in For Equity Bulls Optimistic About Trump’s Plan

March 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Equity bulls have received a lot of good news in the past 12 to 18 hours — data shows grwoth remains strong as German inflation, China manufacturing, PMI and ISM data all were positive, JPMorgan said in a midday note on Wednesday. The Fed is reflecting the data with members making hawkish comments, which points to an increase in optimismRead More

Man Group Posts 2016 Loss on Fee Decline, Writedowns

Man Group Posts 2016 Loss on Fee Decline, Writedowns

March 1, 2017 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Man Group (EMG.L), a UK hedge fund manager, posted a pretax loss for 2016 after a profit in the previous year as “unforgiving” market conditions in the first nine months eroded performance fee revenue and the company took impairment charges at some of its funds. Statutory loss before tax was $272 million in 2016 compared with pretax profit of $184Read More

Energy Stocks Jumping Out to Big Gains in Market Surge

Energy Stocks Jumping Out to Big Gains in Market Surge

March 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

Energy stocks were sharply higher, with the NYSE Energy Sector Index climbing over 1.9% while shares of energy companies in the S&P 500 were up nearly 2.2% as a group. Crude oil for April delivery was down 10 cents at $53.91 per barrel while April natural gas futures were a penny higher at $2.79 per 1 million BTU. In companyRead More