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Ryanair Holdings plc (RYA.L, RYAAY) announced the company has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal inviting each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots. Ryanair said it will now change the long standing policy of...

The H&M group (HNNMY.PK, HMRZF.PK, HEN.L) reported that, in the fourth quarter of 2017, sales including VAT amounted to 58.45 billion Swedish kronor compared to 61.10 billion kronor, prior year. Sales excluding VAT amounted to 50.4 billion kronor compared to 52.7 billion kronor, a decrease of 4 percent...

Healthcare company Centene Corp. (CNC) on Thursday affirmed its 2017 guidance in the previously announced range for earnings per share of approximately $4.04 to $4.18, adjusted earnings per share of approximately $4.86 to $5.04 and total revenues of $47.4 billion to $48.2 billion. On average, analysts...

Airbus (EADSF.PK, EADSY.PK) Friday announced that its Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders, aged 59, has advised the Board that he does not wish to seek another term in the top role beyond his current mandate which runs until the 2019 Annual Shareholders Meeting in April 2019. Further, the company said...

Novartis (NVS) announced that Bruno Strigini, CEO Novartis Oncology, has decided to retire from the company and the industry for personal reasons. He will resign from the Executive Committee by December 31, 2017 and will fully handover in early 2018. Novartis said it will announce the successor for...

Casa Systems, Inc., a provider of software-centric solutions for cable, wireless and wireline broadband providers, late Thursday said it has priced its initial public offering of 6 million shares of its common stock at $13 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, Casa...

W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA), a polyolefin catalysts and licensing company, Thursday said it signed an agreement to acquire the Polyolefin Catalysts business of Albemarle Corp. (ALB) for $416 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals and...

PPG Industries Inc. (PPG), a paints, coatings and materials company, announced Thursday that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of $2.5 billion of outstanding common stock. The authorization is effective immediately, and does not expire. The company said the program is in addition...

Waste Management Inc. (WM) said that its Board has approved a 9.4% increase in the planned quarterly dividend rate, from $0.425 to $0.465 per share. On an annual basis, the per share dividend increases from $1.70 to $1.86. The company also received authorization from its Board of Directors to repurchase...

Wayne Powell, a former employee of American Suzuki Motor Corporation headquartered in Brea, California, was sentenced to one day in prison in federal court in Detroit for violating the Clean Air Act when he submitted a false end-of-year report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the US Justice...

DaVita Rx LLC, a nationwide pharmacy that specializes in serving patients with severe kidney disease, agreed to pay a total of $63.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to improper billing practices and unlawful financial inducements to federal healthcare program beneficiaries, the...

CSX Corporation (CSX) said that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Hunter Harrison, is on medical leave due to unexpected complications from a recent illness. So,the company appointed COO James Foote as acting CEO of the Company. CSX Chairman Edward J. Kelly, III, said , "On behalf of the...

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved XELJANZ 5 mg twice daily or BID and XELJANZ XR or tofacitinib extended release 11 mg once daily or QD for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis or PsA who have had an inadequate response...

Delta Air Lines (DAL) announced the company and Airbus have agreed to terms for a 100 firm and 100 option order for Airbus 321neo (new engine option) aircraft. Delta expects to take delivery of its first A321neo in the first quarter of 2020 with new aircraft arriving through 2023. The new jets will be...

Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM) Thursday reported a decline in fourth quarter net income to $72.87 million from $75.96 million in the prior year. On a per share basis, earnings decreased to $3.20 from $3.36 a year ago. On average, 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $3.5...

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