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WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC), a Belgium-based supplier of technologies and services for commercial vehicles, on Thursday raised its forecast for fiscal 2017 as it continues to strongly outperform global commercial vehicle market. In pre-market activity, WABCO shares were gaining 3.6 percent to $154.44. For...

Sonoco (SON) announced the company now expects full-year 2017 base earnings to be in a range of $2.75 to $2.81, an increase from the previous estimate of $2.73 to $2.80. Operating cash flow in 2017 is expected to be approximately $415 million, and free cash flow is expected to be approximately $70 million,...

Textron Inc. (TXT) announced the company now expects full-year 2017 GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations will be in the range of $2.20 to $2.30, or $2.40 to $2.50 on an adjusted basis. In July, the company projected 2017 GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.22 to $2.45,...

Danaher Corp. (DHR), a manufacturer of professional, medical, industrial and commercial products, Thursday said it expects fourth-quarter net earnings per share to be in the range of $0.94 to $0.98 and adjusted net earnings per share to be in the range of $1.12 to $1.16. On average, 15 analysts polled...

Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE.TO, CVE) announced an agreement to sell its Palliser crude oil and natural gas assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for cash proceeds of C$1.3 billion. The company said the proceeds from the Palliser sale will be used to deleverage its balance sheet....

Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURVY) on Thursday said it currently estimates aggregate claims in the third quarter related to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, for the Group's Property & Casualty business, to be approximately $700 million net of reinsurance and before tax. Final loss assessment will...

French dairy giant Danone SA (DANOY.PK) announced Thursday that its Board of Directors has unanimously voted to combine the functions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Emmanuel Faber, who has served as CEO since 2014, has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Danone, effective December 1. As previously...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. (TSM) Thursday reported weak profit and sales in its third quarter. On a sequential basis, results climbed. For the third quarter, net income dropped 7.1 percent to NT$89.93 billion from NT$96.76 billion last year. Earnings per share declined to NT$3.47 from...

TechnipFMC (FTI) announced that an agreement has been reached with Plexus Holding plc to acquire Plexus's Wellhead exploration equipment and services business for jack up applications. The business will be integrated into the TechnipFMC Surface Technologies segment and will include the transfer of key...

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DOM.L, DPZ) announced Thursday that its German joint venture Daytona JV Limited, which operates the Domino's master franchise in Germany, and in which DPG owns a one third stake, would acquire Hallo Pizza GmbH for a consideration of 32 million euros on a cash and debt free basis. The...

Merck KGaA (MKGAY.PK) announced that its Carlsbad, California-based manufacturing facility for the production of BioReliance viral and gene therapy products has completed both a U.S. FDA Pre-License inspection and a European Medicines Agency Marketing Authorization Application inspection. The company...

Thales (THLEF.PK) reported nine-month sales of 10.3 billion euros, up 3.5% on an organic basis (up 3.0% on a reported basis) from previous year. Order intake amounted to 8.83 billion euros, down 14% from last year. Patrice Caine, CEO, said: "In the first nine months of the year, thanks to the commitment...

Consumer goods giant Unilever plc (UN, ULVR.L, UL) reported Thursday that its third-quarter turnover declined 1.6 percent from last year to 13.2 billion euros. Turnover excluding spreads was 12.5 billion euros, down 1.5 percent from the prior year. Underlying sales growth was 2.6 percent with price...

Publicis Groupe (PGPEF.PK, PUBGY.PK) reported that its third-quarter consolidated revenue was 2.26 billion euros, down 2.2% from 2.31 billion euros for the corresponding period in 2016. Growth at constant exchange rates was 1.9%. Organic growth stood at 1.2% in the third quarter. The Group said it...

French drinks company Pernod Ricard SA (PDRDF.PK, PDRDY.PK, PRN.L) reported Thursday that its first-quarter sales increased 2 percent to 2.29 billion euros from 2.25 billion euros last year. On an organic basis, sales growth was 5.7%. In the Americas, sales totaled 652 million euros, nearly flat with...

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