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Aetna-Acquire-Humana-070315.jpgHealth insurers Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. Friday said they have entered into a definitive agreement, under which Aetna would acquire Humana for a combination of cash and stock valued at about $230 per Humana share or $37 billion in total. The transaction is expected to be neutral to Aetna's 2016 operating earnings per share.

VRTX Drug Gets Approval, AGTC Surges On Biogen Deal, PFE Gets A Date With FDA

Shares of Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. (AGTC) surged over 17% on Thursday following a broad collaboration and license agreement with Biogen Inc. (BIIB) to develop gene-based therapies for multiple ophthalmic diseases.

Cognizant Says Deal With Health Net Will Not Be Implemented, Reiterates Outlook

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (CTSH) said Thursday if the planned merger of Health Net, Inc. (HNT) and Centene Corp. (CNC) is completed, its existing seven-year master services agreement with Health Net will not be implemented due to likely overlaps in services and capabilities planned to be provided...

Tsipras Again Asks Greeks To Vote 'No'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras again asked his country to say no to austerity in the referendum on Sunday and said that an assessment by the International Monetary Fund justified the government's position. In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said Greeks must "say no to ultimatums and division"...

Whirlpool Completes American Dryer Acquisition

Whirlpool Corp. (WHR) said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of American Dryer Corp., a privately held company that manufactures and markets coin-operated, on-premise, industrial and specialty laundry equipment. The deal was originally announced in May. The acquisition gives Whirlpool's...

Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Has Climbed To A New High On June Metrics

Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) announced Thursday morning that its Daily Average Revenue Trades increased by 21 percent in June, from the prior year result. Interactive Brokers Group has been climbing since the open of trade and is currently up 1.15 at $43.89. The stock has been on an upward trend...

Univision To File U.S. IPO

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Holdings Inc. intends to pursue an initial public offering in the U.S. The company filed on Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO of up to $100 million, but that could be a nominal figure used to calculate registration fees.

Stolt-Nielsen Q2 15 Earnings Conference Call At 9:00 AM ET

Stolt-Nielsen SA (SOIEF.OB) will host a conference call at 9:00 AM ET on July 2, 2015, to discuss its Q2 15 earnings result. To access the live webcast, log on at http://www.stolt-nielsen.com/en/Investor-Relations/Earnings-Release-Presentations.aspx To participate in the call, dial +1 212 444...
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