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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced the creation of a new programming language optimized for exploiting scalable quantum computers and deep integration of the programming language into Visual Studio, providing developers with debugging and other support and state-of-the-art simulators that can run locally...

Amgen (AMGN) provided an update on Hurricane Maria's impact on the company's manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico. "The Company's preliminary assessment is that the critical manufacturing areas in our facility in Juncos, Puerto Rico, have not been significantly impacted by this storm," said Esteban...

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) announced an agreement to sell the company's commercial lines insurance premium finance subsidiary, Premium Assignment Corporation, to IPFS Corp. The sale is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2017. Based in Tallahassee, Florida, Premium Assignment Corporation...

Geisinger and Boehringer Ingelheim, on behalf of its diabetes alliance with Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) announced a collaboration to develop a risk-prediction model for three critical health outcomes commonly associated with type 2 diabetes: cardiovascular death, kidney failure and hospitalization for...

PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) anticipates that impacts from recent natural disasters will affect its third quarter earnings-per-share by $0.05 to $0.10. But, it currently expects that net impacts from disasters to fourth quarter financial results will be negligible or very modest. The company announced...

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INFI) announced it has expanded existing clinical collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb evaluating IPI-549 in combination with Opdivo to include patients with triple negative breast cancer who have not been previously exposed to anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 therapy. IPI-549...

HanesBrands Inc. (HBI), a marketer of everyday basic apparel, said it has appointed Barry Hytinen as chief financial officer, effective October 16, 2017. Hytinen, 42, joins Hanes from Tempur Sealy International, a publicly traded bedding manufacturer, where he serves as CFO. Hytinen has nearly...

Cree, Inc. (CREE) said it has appointed Gregg Lowe as president and chief executive officer and to the board of directors of Cree, effective September 27. Lowe succeeds Chuck Swoboda, per the transition plan announced in May. Coincident with this change, Robert Ingram, current board member and lead...

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) announced the China Food and Drug Administration has approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir 400mg), a once-daily oral nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Sovaldi was approved for the treatment of adults and adolescents (aged...

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH) said it is proposing to issue $300 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2027 in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. The company intends to offer the notes to qualified institutional buyers....

AZZ Inc. (AZZ) announced, for fiscal 2018, the company now anticipates earnings per share will be in the range of $1.80 to $2.30, compared to previous guidance of $2.60 to $3.10. The company now anticipates revenue will be in the range of $825 million to $885 million, compared to the previous guidance...

Palatin Technologies Inc. (PTN) reported net income of $13.3 million or $0.07 per share, for the fourth-quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to a net loss of $13.4 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the same period in 2016. The difference between the three months ended June 30, 2017...

Biopharmaceutical company Allergan plc (AGN) announced Monday that Tessa Hilado, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to retire from the company. The Company has initiated a search to fill the position. Hilado will continue in her current role until a successor is named...

Allergan plc (AGN) announced that the company's Board has authorized a new $2 billion share repurchase program, and has affirmed its commitment to increasing regular quarterly cash dividend annually for shareholders as part of the capital allocation strategy. The company also reaffirmed its commitment...

Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX) Monday increased third quarter 2017 guidance, reflecting an increased range above the high end of the previous guidance range. The company said the revision reflects the successful startup of the Partnership's two recent growth projects, the first central gathering...

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