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FIS (FIS) and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice announced a definitive agreement in which FIS will sell a majority ownership stake in Capco to CD&R, establishing Capco as an independent company. FIS will sell approximately 60 percent equity interest in its Capco business to CD&R funds and receive net cash proceeds...

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL) reported Tuesday that its third-quarter net income declined 5 percent to $46.92 million from last year's $49.17 million. Earnings per share fell 4 percent to $1.95 from $2.04 in the prior year. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share increased 7.1% from...

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO), a developer of interactive entertainment, reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net income increased to $99.3 million or $0.89 per share from $46.4 million or $0.48 per share for the year-ago period. Net revenue grew 52% to $571.6 million from $377.2...

Merck (MRK) announced the U.S. FDA has accepted for review a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, seeking approval for treatment of patients with recurrent or advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma who have...

Ryanair Holdings plc (RYA.L, RYAAY) announced a new flight partnership with Air Europa, which will allow its customers to book Air Europa long haul flights on the Ryanair website. From May 23, customers can browse and book Air Europa flights on 20 long haul routes from Madrid to 16 countries. The second...

Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS) and GENBAND announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will merge under a newly formed holding company. GENBAND is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators...

Evine Live Inc. (EVLV) announced, for fiscal 2017, the company continues to expect slightly positive sales and adjusted EBITDA to be in the $18 to $22 million range, which would be growth of 11% to 36% year over year. The company noted that these results include a 53rd week in fiscal 2017. For second-quarter,...

Fraport AG (FRA.DE, 0O1R.L, FPRUF.PK) Tuesday proposed to increase in dividend to 1.50 euros, from 1.35 euros last year. Looking ahead, Fraport expects passenger traffic to grow by two to four percent, while revenue is forecast to rise up to 2.9 billion euros. The Group net profit is expected to reach...

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss AG (HUGSF.PK) Tuesday said it expects retail sales productivity growth of 20 percent in the next five years. Further, the company said it expects expansion of casual and athleisure offering in stores, and rollout of omnichannel services. It has plans for investment...

Nokia corp (NOK) and Apple (AAPL) said Tuesday that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. As per a business collaboration agreement, Nokia will be providing certain network infrastructure products and services to Apple....

De La Rue Plc. (DLAR.L), a commercial banknote printer and security paper maker, Tuesday reported that its fiscal 2017 profit before tax increased 6 percent to 58.2 million pounds from 54.9 million pounds last year. Basic earnings per share grew 1 percent to 47.2 pence from 46.8 pence last year. Adjusted...

AstraZeneca plc (AZN.L, AZN) announced Tuesday that Phase IIIb/IV EXenatide Study of Cardiovascular Event Lowering or EXSCEL trial with Bydureon met primary safety objection in type-2 diabetes patients at wide range of Cardiovascular or CV risk. EXSCEL is a Phase IIIb/IV, double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

IP Group Plc (IPO.L) Tuesday announced a possible offer for Touchstone Innovations plc, however the Touchstone board rejected the proposed combination. Further, IP Group said it is planning to raise gross proceeds of up to 200 million pounds through the issue of new IP Group shares at a price of 140...

Euronext (ENXB.BE, ENX.BR, ENX.AS, ENX.PA) announced the acquisition of about 90% of FastMatch Inc. for $153 million initial cash consideration. FastMatch's management will remain invested with a 10% interest, with minority rights. Closing is subject to regulatory and anti-trust approvals, and is...

Novartis (NVS) announced the pre-specified analyses of data from the FLAME study has showed that Ultibro Breezhaler consistently provided superior or similar benefits over Seretide in COPD patients regardless of the eosinophil count. The results contrast with data suggesting better clinical outcomes...

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