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Citi (C) said that it will begin offering Direct Custody & Clearing or DCC services to clients in Norway, starting mid-November. The new offering expands Citi's proprietary DCC network to over 60 markets globally including 37 markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa or EMEA. DCC plays an...

Amgen (AMGN) said that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency or EMA has adopted a positive opinion to expand the current indication for BLINCYTO or blinatumomab monotherapy to include adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome negative CD19 positive...

Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) raised its full year 2019 earnings per share guidance. It has entered into an accelerated share repurchase or "ASR" program with JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association to repurchase $350 million of its common stock. The accelerated share repurchase program will complete...

Kraton Corp. (KRA) disclosed in a regulatory filing that Stephen Tremblay, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Company's principal financial officer, is leaving such position with the Company effective November 14, 2018. The company noted that Tremblay's departure was not the...

Novartis (NVS) announced the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency or EMA has adopted a positive opinion recommending an expanded indication for Kisqali (ribociclib), the CDK4/6 inhibitor with the largest body of first-line clinical trial evidence demonstrating...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) Limited announced the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion for ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) for the treatment of people with cystic fibrosis aged 2 to 5 years old who have two copies of the F508del...

While reporting its fourth-quarter financial results today, Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIAB) said it expects to return to topline growth in fiscal 2019. The company also said that in fiscal 2018, it grew full year consolidated operating income for the first time since fiscal 2014.

Sanofi-Aventis Groupe (SNYNF, SNY) announced the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive scientific opinion of fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment that has been shown to be efficacious for both stages of sleeping sickness. The company...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) commented on the recommendations from proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services or "ISS" and Glass Lewis & Co. in support of Pebblebrook's proposed acquisition of LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO). "We are pleased that both ISS and Glass Lewis have recommended...

BlackBerry Limited (BB, BB.TO) announced a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity provider, for $1.4 billion in cash, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards. Cylance is a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic...

The Linde Group (LDE.L, LNAGF.PK) announced it has been awarded a contract from Chinese chemical and energy company Inner Mongolia Huineng Coal Chemical Co Ltd to supply a mid-scale LNG plant near Beinichuan in Inner Mongolia. This will be Linde's largest LNG plant to date in China. The Group said...

Shire plc (SHP.L, SHPG) reported that the additional data from the Phase 3 HELP Study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of subcutaneously administered lanadelumab in Hereditary Angioedema, showed that patients treated with lanadelumab 300 mg every two weeks experienced significantly fewer Hereditary...

AstraZeneca (AZN.L, AZN) and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, announced final overall survival results for the Phase III MYSTIC trial, a global trial of Imfinzi monotherapy and the combination of Imfinzi and tremelimumab, an anti-CTLA4 antibody, versus standard-of-care platinum-based...

Hormel Foods Corp.'s Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC is recalling about 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to possible Salmonella Reading contamination. The products subject to recall are: -- 1-lb. packages of "Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT" with "Use by" dates of 10/01/2018...

DBV Technologies (DBVT) said that Pierre-Henri Benhamou, who co-founded the Company in 2002, will retire as Chief Executive Officer and serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. The company also appointed Daniel Tassé as its Chief Executive Officer effective November 29, 2018. Before joining...

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