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Acquitybrands-040115.jpgLighting fixtures maker Acuity Brands, Inc. on Wednesday reported a 42 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from last year, reflecting improved margins and double-digit sales growth. Adjusted earnings per share beat analysts' expectations, while revenues missed their estimates. The company said it remains very bullish about its prospects for continued future profitable growth.
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DYAX Surges, RDHL Boosts Pipeline, NBIX Cuts A Deal, OCAT Working With Vision



Shares of Dyax Corp. (DYAX) were up more than 49% in extended trading on Tuesday, following positive results from the company's phase 1b clinical trial of DX-2930, which is being developed for the prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks.
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Rock-Tenn Cuts Q2 Earnings Outlook



Rock-Tenn Co. (RKT) said Tuesday that it now expects to report adjusted earnings per share for its fiscal second quarter ending March 31, 2015, in the range of $0.70 to $0.75 per share, compared to its prior guidance of $0.80 to $0.90 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters currently expect...
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U.S. Construction Spending Dips In Line With Estimates In February



After reporting a steep drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that spending saw some further downside in the month of February

U.S. Construction Spending Slips 0.1% In February

ISM U.S. Manufacturing Index Dips To 51.5 In March

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Valeant Completes Acquisition Of Salix Pharmaceuticals



WSP Global Acquires SPL Consultants

Holloway Lodging Announces Sale Of Travelodge Franchising Business

EveryWare Global Reaches Agreement With Its Secured Lenders On Comprehensive Balance-sheet Restructuring

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Monsanto Co. (MON) Is Up Despite Q2 Miss



Monsanto Co. (MON) reported second quarter adjusted EPS of $2.90 Wednesday morning, down from $3.15 a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $2.93. Monsanto now expects full year 2015 ongoing earnings at the low end of the range of $5.75 to $6.00 per share and reported earnings at the low end of the range...
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GoDaddy Prices IPO Of 23 Mln Shares At $20 Per Share



GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY), a technology provider dedicated to small businesses, late Tuesday reported the pricing of its initial public offering of 23 million shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $20.00 per share. This includes 2.5 million shares of Class A common stock that are...
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Ford Motor U.S. Sales Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET



Ford Motor Company (F) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET on April 1, 2015, to discuss its March 2015 sales results and market trends. To access the live webcast, log on at www.shareholder.ford.com To participate in the call, dial 1-888-339-2688 (US) or 1-617-847-3007 (International) with...
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DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
04/01/15 10:30PMI ManufacturingMAR Mexico
04/01/15 10:30EIA Crude Oil Inventory (Barrels)MAR 27 United States
04/01/15 10:0Construction Spending - PublicFEB United States
04/01/15 10:0Construction Spending - ResidentialFEB United States
04/01/15 10:0Construction Spending - TotalFEB United States
04/01/15 10:0ISM Manufacturing New Orders IndexMAR United States
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