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Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR) said it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Calypso Anchored Beacon transponder. Used with a Varian TrueBeam, Edge and Clinac C-series medical linear accelerators, the Calypso system and Anchored Beacon transponder detects even slight movements of a tumor and...

German conglomerate Bayer AG (BAYZF.PK, BAYRY.PK, BYR.L) said that Russian antitrust authorities approved its proposed $57 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co. (MON) on the condition that the German company transfers certain technologies to Russian recipients. As per the terms of the approval, Bayer...

TransUnion (TRU), a global risk and information solutions provider, announced Friday it agreed to acquire Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., from private equity firm GTCR for 1.0 billion British pounds or about $1.4 billion in an all-cash deal as part of its international expansion plans. TransUnion...

Biogen (BIIB) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) announced they have expanded strategic collaboration through a new ten-year collaboration agreement to develop antisense drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases. Disease areas include dementia, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders,...

Pivotal Software, Inc. announced pricing of initial public offering of 37 million shares of its Class A common stock at $15.00 per share. The offering is expected to close on April 24, 2018 Pivotal is offering 33.12 million shares of its Class A common stock and General Electric, the selling stockholder,...

Honeywell (HON) announced Friday an increase in earnings guidance for the full-year 2018 to a range of $7.85 to $8.05 per share from the prior range of $7.75 to $8.00 per share. Sales for the full year are also now projected between $42.7 billion and $43.5 billion on 3 to 5 percent organic growth,...

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA.L, HSBC) announced that the Group is reducing the number of Board committees from seven to five. As a result, the responsibilities of the Conduct and Values Committee and the Philanthropic and Community Investment Oversight Committee will be reassigned. The responsibility for...

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) on Friday raised its reported earnings forecast range for the full year 2018, while reiterating adjusted earnings guidance. For fiscal 2018, the company now projects earnings in a range of $7.40 to $7.60 per share, up from the prior guidance range of $7.80 to $8.00...

Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP) announced the company now expects full year adjusted EPS of $11.08 - $11.32, compared to previous guidance of $10.88 - $11.20. For the second quarter of 2018, the company expects adjusted EPS of $2.65 - $2.71. First-quarter adjusted EPS was $2.61, a 24% increase from...

Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc (HIK, HIK.L) announced Friday the launch Dexrazoxane for Injection, 250mg and 500mg vials, the generic equivalent to Zinecard. Dexrazoxane for Injection is indicated for reducing the incidence and severity of cardiomyopathy associated with doxorubicin administration in certain...

Reckitt Benckiser (RBGPF.PK, RB.L) reported first-quarter revenue of 3.11 billion pounds, a proforma growth of 3% (up 2% LFL). Proforma and LFL growth were both volume-led (up 3%). Mead Johnson Nutrition performance continues to progress well with proforma growth of 6% for first quarter. Rakesh Kapoor,...

Ericsson (ERIC) reported that its net loss attributable to stockholders of the parent company for the first-quarter narrowed to 837 million Swedish kronor or 0.25 kronor per share from the previous year's 10.07 billion kronor or 3.08 kronor per share. Operating loss also narrowed to 0.3 billion kronor...

Novartis (NVS) reported new analyses from the Phase III EXPAND study of oral, once-daily siponimod (BAF312) in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. In pre-specified statistical analyses, treatment with siponimod consistently reduced the risk of confirmed disability progression in SPMS...

Square, Inc. (SQ) announced it has acquired certain assets of Zesty, a catering platform. The company said the addition of Zesty will enable Caviar, Square's food ordering platform, to strengthen and scale its growing corporate ordering business, Caviar for Teams. The company said, with Zesty, Caviar's...

EastGroup Properties, Inc. (EGP) announced, for 2018, the company now estimates FFO per share attributable to common stockholders to be in the range of $4.51 to $4.61. The company's initial guidance for 2018 was $4.50. First-quarter funds from operations was $1.16 per share compared to $0.99, last...

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