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Pricelinegroup-040516.jpgOnline travel agency Priceline Group, Inc. on Wednesday reported an increase in profit for the first quarter from last year on double-digit revenue growth amid higher travel and room night bookings. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectations. However, the company provided financial outlook for the second quarter below analysts' estimates.
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Thales Q1 Sales Up, Order Intake Down - Quick Facts



French technology company Thales (THLEF.PK) Wednesday posted 6.1 growth in sales for the first quarter, with 18 percent decline in order intake. Organically, sales grew 7.3 percent from last year, and order intake was down 17 percent. For the quarter, sales grew over 6 percent to 2.732 billion euros....
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Greece Manufacturing Downturn Eases In April



Greece's manufacturing activity deteriorated further in April, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 49.7 in April from 49.0 in the previous month. However, any...
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ICE Q1 Profit Tops View; Says No Current Intention To Make Offer For LSE



Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), a operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, reported Wednesday that its first-quarter consolidated net income attributable to the company increased to $369 million or $3.08 per share from last year's $315 million or $2.80 per share. Excluding items, adjusted...
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Cognex Corp. (CGNX) Climbed To A 5-Week High After Q1 Profit Beat



Cognex Corp. (CGNX) reported first quarter EPS of $0.17 after the bell Monday, down from $0.23 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $0.11. Cognex gapped open sharply higher Tuesday, but traded in a range for the majority of the session. The stock closed up by 5.92 at $41.13 on the highest volume...
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IPO Watch: Philips Finally Lightens Up



Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips Electronics NV said Tuesday that it plans to launch an initial public offering of its iconic lighting business on the Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam. The intended IPO of Philips Lighting would consist of an offering of existing shares only held by Philips, the current sole shareholder of Philips Lighting.
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