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Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) Thursday said it is marketing Angus Chemical, Sodium Borohydride and AgroFresh for divestment as part of its plan to divest $4.5 billion to $6 billion of non-strategic assets. Dow expects the sale of the businesses, which it expects to complete in early 2015, to generate more...

Heat Biologics Inc.(HTBX) announced that it has dosed the ninth and final patient required in the Phase 1 portion of its Phase 1/2 clinical study for Vesigenurtacel-L (HS-410) in patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The company expects to commence the Phase 2 portion of the...

Calithera Biosciences Inc. (CALA), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, announced Thursday that it priced its initial public offering of 8.00 million shares of common stock at $10.00 per share. The common stock of Calithera Biosciences, Inc. has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select...

Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (ECTE) on Thursday responded to the recent public statements regarding the company, made by Michael Goldberg and Shepard Goldberg of the Echo Board. The company said in the recent weeks, the Goldbergs had organized unauthorized public investor conference call, presentations,...

Cree, Inc. (CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announced that it expects first-quarter earnings to be below the previously announced target range of $0.25 to $0.30 per share on a GAAP basis. Analysts currently expect first quarter earnings of $0.39 per share. The company now expects revenue to...

Actuant Corp. (ATU), a manufacturer of industrial products, posted lower fourth-quarter net earnings of $35.59 million or $0.51 per share, compared with $58.25 million or $0.78 per share, a year before. The company said the recent quarter's results included a gain on the RV divestiture, as well as accelerated...

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B, BRK-A, BRKa) said Thursday that it agreed to buy the Van Tuyl Group, privately-owned auto dealership group. After becoming a part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses, the company will be known as Berkshire Hathaway Automotive. Berkshire...

Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) Thursday for the month of September, on a combined basis reported a 9.0 percent rise in traffic, on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity, compared with September 2013. As a result load factor was down 0.7 points to 81.9 percent Combined traffic, measured in revenue passenger...

Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands Inc. (STZ, CBR.AX, STZ-B) reported that its net income for the second quarter 2015 plunged to $195.8 million from $1.522 billion in the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Earnings per Class A Common Stock fell to $0.98 from $7.74 last year. The results impacted...

Incyte Corp. (INCY), a biopharmaceutical company, has earned a $60 million milestone payment from Novartis related to reimbursement of Jakavi or ruxolitinib in Europe. The company would record this amount as contract revenue in the third quarter, and hopes to receive payment of $60 million in the fourth...

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Thursday said it now expects second-quarter adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations to be at the upper end of its prior range of $0.26 - $0.28. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect earnings per share of $0.26 for the quarter. In addition, for the...

ICF International (ICFI), a provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, said that it has been awarded a new task order for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or PBGC under the National Institutes of Health or NIH multiple-award Indefinite Delivery...

Global Payments Inc (GPN) posted higher net income attributable to the company of $75.37 million, or $1.10 per share in the first quarter, compared with last year's $64.64 million, or $0.87 per share. Quarterly cash earnings per share advanced to $83.76 million, or $1.22 per share, from $74.19 million,...

Park Electrochemical Corp. (PKE) reported that its net earnings for the second quarter ended August 31, 2014 dropped to $4.96 million from $8.05 million in the second quarter ended September 1, 2013. Earnings per share were $0.24 down from $0.39 last year. During the second quarter ended August 31,...

AR Capital Acquisition Corp. on Thursday said it has priced its initial public offering of 24 million units for $10.00 per unit. Each unit will have one share of the company's common stock and one-half of one warrant, and each whole warrant will enable the holder to buy one share of the company's common...