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Publicis Healthcare, a part of Publicis Groupe (PUBGY.PK, PGPEF.PK), on Thursday said it has acquired Tardis Medical, a clinical and medical affairs outsourcing organization and consultancy company. Tardis Medical has a strong global presence with European offices in the UK, Austria, France, Spain,...

comScore (SCOR) on Thursday revealed that 191.4 mln people in the U.S. owned smartphones in three months ending July. Apple ranked as the top OEM with 44.2% of U.S. subscribers, Samsung ranked second with 27.3%, followed by LG with 8.7% percent. Meanwhile, Google Android led as the leading smartphone...

Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW) posted third-quarter net income attributable to the company surged to $8.6 million or $0.50 per share, from $1.6 million or $0.09 per share in the prior year. On average, 4 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.60 per share. Analysts' estimates...

Alcoa (AA) announced the company is expanding its R&D center in Pennsylvania to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes. The $60 million expansion is under construction at the Alcoa Technical Center. Construction of the new facility is expected to be completed in the...

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASR) or, ASUR, the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, reported that its total passenger traffic for August 2015 increased by 15.0% when compared to August 2014. The company...

Semiconductor supplier Diodes Inc. (DIOD) has agreed to acquire Pericom Semiconductor Corp. (PSEM) for a total consideration of about $400 million in cash, the two companies said Thursday. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015. At the effective date of the merger, each...

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) announced it has completed acquisition of Hospira, Inc. On September 3, 2015, Hospira's common stock ceased trading on the NYSE. Pfizer said the former Hospira shareholders became entitled to receive the per share merger consideration of $90 in cash for each share of Hospira common...

Greif Inc (GEF, GEF_B), an industrial packaging products company, on Thursday reported third-quarter net income attributable to the company of $8.6 million or $0.15 per Class A share compared with $13.7 million or $0.23 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.60...

General Mills Inc. (GIS) said Thursday that it agreed to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. (BGS) for about $765 million in cash, subject to an inventory adjustment at closing. General Mills will continue to operate the Green Giant business in Europe and select...

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) reported a third-quarter loss of $8.3 million, or $0.10 per share, compared to a loss of $7.3 million, or $0.09 per share for the same period in 2014. On average, seven analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report a loss per share of $0.07 for the quarter....

Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) reported that its same store sales for the five weeks ended August 29, 2015, increased 1.6 percent over the prior-year period. August front-end same store sales increased 0.6 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 222 basis points negative impact from...

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), in conjunction with Samsung Electronics America, Thursday announced the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK, an 8-inch tablet blending Samsung's multi-tasking power with NOOK's reading and entertainment experience. The new flagship in Samsung's line of tablets, the co-branded...

Netlist, Inc. (NLST), a provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued decisions on the post-trial motions in Netlist's trade secret case against Diablo Technologies. The Court...

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of F.N.B. Corp. (FNB), entered into a purchase and assumption agreement to acquire approximately $383 million in retail and private banking deposits, 17 branch banking locations and related consumer loans in the Pittsburgh MSA from Fifth Third Bank. The...

Rosneft (ROSN.L) announced the company and China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) have signed the Heads of Agreement on cooperation within the proposed joint development of Russkoye and Yurubcheno-Tokhomskoye fields. Under the agreement, Sinopec Group has the right to acquire a 49% stake in East Siberian...

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