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Universal Corporation close price: 71.4
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Universal Health Services shares drop on earnings, outlook
Universal Health Services Inc. shares dropped in the extended session Tuesday after the hospital operator's earnings and outlook fell short of Wall Street estimates. Universal Health Services shares fell 6.4% to $115 after hours. UHS reported second-quarter earnings of $1.76 a share on revenue of $2.85 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast $2.06 a share on revenue of $2.86 billion. UHS lowered their full-year earnings outlook to a range of $7.50 to $8 a share from a previous range of $7.70 to $8.20 a share. Analysts estimated $7.97 a share.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
BRIEF-Universal Forest Products posts Q2 earnings per share $1.64
Universal Forest Products Inc(UFPI). * UFPI posts record second quarter results. * Q2 earnings per share $1.64. * Q2 sales rose 23 percent to $1.072 billion. * Universal Forest Products Inc(UFPI) - In Q2 unit sales accounted for 16 percent of company's gross sales growth; higher lumber prices accounted for 7 percent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
BRIEF-Universal Security Instruments reports loss of $0.45/shr
* Universal Security Instruments announces its
fourth-quarter and year-end results
Mark Zuckerberg praises universal basic income on Alaska trip
Facebook CEO sees universal basic income as possible safety net as technology automates more jobs and puts more people out of work.
BRIEF-Universal Stainless announces rejection of unsolicited offer from Synalloy
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc(USAP) : * Universal Stainless announces rejection of unsolicited offer from Synalloy Corporation.
Exclusive: Universal president says founder Okada 'unfit' for board in private letter
TOKYO (Reuters) - The president of Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp said the company's founder Kazuo Okada is "unfit" to be the director of a public company, in a private letter to a shareholder seen by Reuters.
GOP health bill boosts hospital, health insurer and drug stocks
Hospital system stocks rallied as much as 8% on Thursday following the release of the Senate GOP health bill, which appears to be more favorable to hospitals than the House of Representatives bill passed in early May. Tenet Healthcare Corporation shares jumped 8%, Community Health Systems Inc. shares skyrocketed 8.2%, HCA Healthcare Inc. shares rose 3.6% and Universal Health Services Inc. shares lifted 2.6% in midday trade, compared with a 1.6% rise in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR . Health insurer stocks also rose Tuesday, with UnitedHealth Group shares up 1.4%, Aetna Inc. stock rising 1.1%, Humana Inc. shares lifting 1.3% and Anthem Inc. shares up 0.9%, compared with a 0.2% rise in the S&P 500 . The Senate health bill "tries to phase in the pain" of changes to the Affordable Care Act like Medicaid spending cuts, said Spencer Perlman, director of health-care research at Veda Partners, who described the Senate plan as having "the same architecture" but "nicer furnishings." Still, the benefit for hospitals is only in the short-term and thus probably overdone, he said. "Clearly, the Senate bill is viewed as less disruptive than the House bill to the number of people currently receiving insurance," said Stephanie Miller, senior analyst at Height Securities. But "the initial reaction may have oversimplified how different this bill is," she said, predicting that stocks that have risen on the news may be "rebalancing" in the coming days. Drug stocks also rose in Tuesday trade, with the SPDR S&P Pharmaceutical ETF rising 1.7% and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF rising 1.6%, which could be happening because the health bill has given investors confidence in Republicans achieving another legislative priority, tax reform, Miller said. Shares of the Health Care Select Sector SPDR have risen 8.7% over the last three months, compared with a 3.9% rise in the S&P 500 . Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women
An Uber board member’s claim that female directors talk too much and the cutting short of Kamala Harris at a Senate hearing illustrate an experience that academic studies confirm.
BRIEF-Universal Display Corporation announces an extended OLED evaluation agreement
* Universal Display Corporation announces an extended OLED
UPDATE 3-Nike, Sanrio, Universal Studios face EU probe over online sales
* Follows on heels of probe into consumer electronics makers
(Adds Nike comment, no immediate response from Universal
Studios and Sanrio)
Japan’s Universal accuses founder Okada of improper loan
June 8 (Reuters) - Universal Entertainment Corp, a
Japanese maker of slot machines, said on Thursday it was
investigating what it suspects was an improper transfer of funds
by Kazuo Okada, its founder and chairman, to a company he
Allied Universal Gains Acquisition Of ALERT Protective Services
Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, announces the acquisition of ALERT Protective Services, a residential community security firm based in Sarasota, Florida.
Understanding Client Needs
“Like ALERT Protective Services, we know the value in offering customers a total security package,” said Steve Jones, Allied Universal CEO. “That’s what’s special about our new partner. They have an outstanding reputation for understanding and meeting their clients’ needs. And they’ve invested in smart technology that evolves as the security landscape changes. I’m excited about the opportunity to be able to offer ALERT’s clients more resources, and look forward to working with new members who will be joining our team.”
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Movie theater stocks suffer after a disappointing Memorial Day weekend at the box office
Shares of movie exhibitors and theater chain operators were down Tuesday after the box office suffered its lowest 4-day Memorial Day weekend draw in 18 years. AMC Entertainment Corp. led the decline, falling nearly 5%, while IMAX Corp. fell 4%, Cinemark Holdings Inc. fell more than 2% and Marcus Corp. fell 2%. Regal Entertainment Group's was less severe, falling less than 1%. The box office brought in an estimated $179.0 million over the 4-day weekend, which is the lowest gross for the typically busy weekend since 1999, said ComScore analyst Paul Dergarabedian. Foot traffic at the multiplex, which has been relatively stagnant for years, disappointed over the weekend. Dergarabedian said the slate of movies so far this summer, aside from Walt Disney Co.'s "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," have been poor. Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" topped the holiday box office but received little help from critics, pulling in $77.0 million, according to ComScore estimates. The box office's other new comer, "Baywatch," distributed by Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures pulled in just $23.0 million. So far in the summer season, the box office is down 5.6% compared with the same time frame last year. "The pressure is on right now," Dergarabedian said, as the industry looks to June releases "Wonder Woman" from Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros., Disney's "Cars 3" and "Despicable Me 3" from Comcast Corp.-owned Universal Pictures. The S&P 500 index was flat during Tuesday trade.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to experiment with universal basic income
At Harvard 2017 commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to “explore ideas like universal basic income.”
Paddington Bear franchise finds new merchandise licensing partner in U.S. and Canada
Bravado, the merchandising and brand management arm of Universal Music Group, said on Wednesday it has entered into a partnership with The Copyrights Group to license the Paddington brand in the U.S. and Canada. The Paddington children's book franchise, created in 1958 by British writer Michael Bond, made its big screen debut in 2015, earning $268 million worldwide. A sequel is expected in theaters later this year. France-based content and media company Vivendi SA , which owns Universal Music Group and The Copyrights Group, acquired the ownership rights for the Paddington brand in 2016 -- with the exception of publishing rights. With the partnership, Bravado will control the licensing of the brand across retail and consumer products in the U.S. and Canada. Shares of Vivendi have gained 6% in the year to date and nearly 9% in the trailing 12-month period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Universal Health Services shares slip on report of broader federal probe
Shares of Universal Health Services Inc. declined in the extended session Tuesday following a report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Defense Department have launched probes into the hospital operator. Universal Health Services shares declined 3% to $115.25 after hours. In addition to a 2013 probe launched by the Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI and Defense Department are now looking into whether UHS directed hospitals to keep patients for as long as insurance would cover rather than for medical need, according to BuzzFeed News. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Apple and Visa sued by USR over alleged violation of electronic payment patents
Universal Secure Registry LLC said Monday that it filed complaints against Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. for infringing on its patents for electronic payments and identity authentication. USR seeks unspecified damages. USR's complaint states that Chief Executive Kenneth Weiss was "the first in the space, and the secure payment technology that he developed goes right to the core of Apple Pay." Weiss said that he had approached Apple and Visa in 2010 about a partnership utilizing his technology, and made detail presentations of his patented technology. "USR has set forth facts in the complaint which we believe will lead to discovery that will support claims of willful infringement against both Apple and Visa," Weiss said. Apple's stock has rallied 32% year to date through Friday, while Visa shares have climbed 19% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 5.3%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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