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Gold producer Randgold Resources Ltd. (RRS.L, GOLD) said its Tongon gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire continues to ramp up production as it tracks its 2017 target of 285,000 ounces. Chief Executive Mark Bristow said that with Tongon now operating to plan, the company's focus had shifted to finding additional...

Mastercard Inc. (MA) welcomed a decision by a U.K. court to block a 14 billion pound class action suit against the company that alleged it had overcharged about 46 million Britons over a 16-year period. The Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled that the case could not proceed through a collective - or...

Merck (MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency or EMA has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, for the...

RPM International Inc. (RPM) announced it has acquired Key Resin Company, a manufacturer of polymer flooring and coating systems. It will operate as one of RPM's Euclid Group of companies. The company expects the deal to be accretive to earnings within one year. Key Resin manufactures and markets...

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK, GSK.L) and Innoviva Inc. (INVA) announced a submission to the European Medicines Agency for the extended use of once-daily Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol, FF/VI), an inhaled corticosteroid pr ICS / long-acting ß2-agonist or LABA combination, in patients already...

Endo International plc (ENDP) announced the company will be ceasing operations and closing its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Huntsville, Alabama. The restructuring actions are expected to reduce Endo's workforce by approximately 875 positions (including approximately 35 open positions)...

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) Friday said it expects the malware incident to have an impact on its financial results for third quarter of 2017. The company has been restoring its operations across the business, since the malware attack on June 27. The company revealed a loss of healthcare transcription...

Gentex Corp. (GNTX) said that it now expects net sales for fiscal year 2017 to be in the range of $1.79 billion - $1.83 billion, compared to prior outlook of $1.78 billion - $1.85 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report revenues of $1.81 billion for fiscal year 2017....

Novartis (NVS) announced the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia who are FLT3 mutation-positive. Rydapt was also recommended...

Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) Friday announced a new collaborative agreement with Walmart for further expansion of its ongoing relationship with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT). The deal is worth $90 million. As per the new agreement Plug Power would have access to project financing at a lower cost of capital and...

Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN) announced that its board authorized the repurchase of up to $308 million of common shares over the four quarters through the 2018 second quarter. The share repurchase plan was proposed in the 2017 CCAR capital plan, which received no objections from the Federal Reserve. "We...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) and Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) said that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP has adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Dupixent (dupilumab). The CHMP has recommended Dupixent's approval in Europe...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA) said that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Product for Human Use or CHMP has adopted a negative opinion recommending against the marketing authorization of Fanaptum or oral iloperidone tablets for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients...

While reporting its second-quarter results on Friday, oil service provider Schlumberger Limited (SLB) said it has agreed to acquire a majority equity interest of 51 percent in Eurasia Drilling Company or EDC. Closing of the transaction is subject to approval by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia. On...

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) said it continues to expect a low-single-digit net sales increase for 2017. Given its slower than expected first half, the company is now planning for low-single-digit organic sales growth for 2017. Ian Cook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said,"We are...

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