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The United States Food and Drug Administration expanded the emergency use authorization for etesevimab (JS016/LY-CoV016) and bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) administered together to include certain high-risk pediatric patients from birth to under 12 years old for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 as...

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said preliminary results from an independent study showed that a booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine (Ad26.COV2.S), administered at six months after a two-dose primary regimen of BNT162b2, increased both antibody and T-cell responses. The results showed the potential benefits...

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) said that Toby Xu, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will succeed Maggie Wu as the company's Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2022. The company noted that Maggie will continue as a partner in the Alibaba Partnership and serve as an executive director...

Fortive Corp. (FTV) Friday said it has agreed to buy to acquire Provation Software Inc., a provider of clinical workflow software solutions used in hospitals and ASCs, for $1.425 billion from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Founded in 1994, Provation delivers innovative solutions to enhance clinical...

Santander Holdings USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. (SAN), announced Friday that it has extended the expiration date of its previously announced tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) not already owned by...

GTCR, a private equity firm, said its portfolio company, Resonetics has sold a minority equity stake to funds affiliated with Carlyle (CG), valuing Resonetics at approximately $2.25 billion. The investment will support continued growth and expansion of specialized medical device contract manufacturer,...

Hibbett, Inc. (HIBB) said its business continued to experience positive momentum during the third quarter. Comparable sales increased 13.0%, as brick and mortar comparable sales increased 11.6% and e-commerce sales increased 22.3%. E-commerce represented 14.0% of total net sales for the period. Net...

BHP announced Friday that it is progressing discussions with Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd. regarding Wyloo Metals' potential support of BHP's C$0.75 per share offer to acquire Noront Resources Ltd. (NOT.V). To allow more time for those discussions to progress, BHP is extending the expiry of its offer from...

Genesco Inc. (GCO) said its third quarter results exceeded its expectations and were well above pre-pandemic levels. The company noted that the results were fueled by an outstanding back-to-school season in the United States and United Kingdom. Third quarter non-GAAP earnings per share from continuing...

Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) said, for the fourth quarter, the company projects earnings per share in the range of $2.05 to $2.20, based on a slightly positive comparable sales increase, which equates to a high single digit two-year comparable sales increase. The company expects fourth quarter gross margin to...

Citigroup Inc. (C) has applied for a securities license in China, as the New York-based banking giant eyes a bigger presence in the world's second-largest economy, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a person familiar with the matter. The bank recently submitted its application to the China Securities...

The Competition and Markets Authority or the CMA in the UK, has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. of PPD, Inc. The CMA has decided, on the information currently available to it, not to refer the merger to a phase 2 investigation. In April 2021, Thermo Fisher and...

Orion Oyj announced Orion's and Bayer's (BAYZF.PK, BAYRY.PK, BYR.L) phase III ARASENS trial showed an increase in overall survival evaluating darolutamide in combination with docetaxel and androgen deprivation therapy compared to docetaxel and androgen deprivation therapy, a standard of care in metastatic...

DiDi Global Inc. (DIDI) said its board has authorized to file for the delisting of the company's ADSs from the New York Stock Exchange. The company noted that it will ensure that ADSs will be convertible into freely tradable shares on another internationally recognized stock exchange at the election...

The Federal Trade Commission announced it has sued to block Nvidia Corp.'s $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd. to prevent a chip conglomerate from stifling the innovation pipeline for next-generation technologies. As per the complaint, the acquisition will harm competition in three worldwide markets...

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