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China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. (DL) Thursday announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Beijing Zhengbao Yucai Education Technology Co., Ltd. has delivered a revised share issuance plan to China's New Third Board, an over-the-counter stock exchange. Zhengbao Yucai expects to raise funds...

While reporting its fourth-quarter financial results today, Toro Co. (TTC) said that its board of directors increased the quarterly dividend by 16.7 percent. The company also forecast earnings for the first quarter and fiscal 2017 in line with analysts' estimates. The company's board of directors...

AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.L, AZN) announced results from a pre-specified subgroup analysis of the positive Phase III FALCON trial suggesting that treatment effects in terms of progression-free survival were largely consistent across the subgroups analyzed with some possible exceptions, including patients...

Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) said that the neoMONARCH study of abemaciclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase or CDK 4 and CDK 6 inhibitor, met its primary endpoint of reducing expression of Ki67, a biomarker of cell proliferation, after two weeks of treatment. Final data from the Phase 2 trial presented during...

Waters Corp. (WAT) announced Sherry Buck as its Senior Vice President and CFO, effective January 9, 2017. Ms. Buck replaces Eugene Cassis, Waters' CFO, who will transition to a senior advisory role. Ms. Buck has been CFO of Libbey Inc. for more than four years. Prior to joining Libbey, Ms. Buck spent...

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. FDA for an investigational, once-daily single tablet regimen containing sofosbuvir 400 mg, velpatasvir 100 mg, and voxilaprevir 100 mg (SOF/VEL/VOX) for the treatment of direct-acting antiviral-experienced...

Majesco Entertainment Inc. (COOL) said it signed a definitive merger agreement with PolarityTE Inc. Upon the closing of the transactions, Polarity will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Majesco. Majesco will issue preferred stock in the transaction which, when converted, would represent approximately...

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ) announced CE mark approval for full-body magnetic resonance conditional labeling of the Proclaim Elite Spinal Cord Stimulation System. With the latest approval, patients who receive the Proclaim Elite SCS System can now undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic...

Aegon NV (AGN.L, AEG) announced new actions to accelerate its restructuring in the US, which will include further net reduction of over 500 positions. The company said its original $150 million expense savings plan will be completed in 2017, one year ahead of schedule, and the expense savings target...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) said that sales for the fourth quarter 2016 are trending towards the lower end of the previously stated $750 million to $790 million guidance, hurt by lower Surgical Heart Valve Therapy or SHVT sales trending below October guidance and the impact of foreign exchange. Transcatheter...

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television Inc., granting IGT the property licensing rights to the Emmy Award-winning reality television show, Shark Tank. The...

Drug maker Perrigo Co. plc (PRGO) said it intends to restructure the Branded Consumer Healthcare's Omega Pharma Belgium business - which includes Omega Pharma Belgium NV, Etixx NV and Biover N V - located in Nazareth, Venecoweg 26, Belgium. The restructuring is intended to improve the financial profile...

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (YGE), one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, announced the company expects its PV module shipments to be in the estimated range of 600MW to 670MW for the quarter ending December 31, 2016 and 2.1GW to 2.2GW for the fiscal year of 2016. Third-quarter...

Endo International plc (ENDP) said that it has entered into an agreement with its partner, BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. (BDSI), to return the BELBUCA (buprenorphine) buccal film product to BDSI. Specific financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed and are not material to Endo. Endo...

Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE.TO, CVE) announced the company plans to invest between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion in 2017, a 24% increase compared with the forecast capital spending for 2016. Cenovus plans to direct approximately 70% of its 2017 capital budget towards sustaining its oil sands production...

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