The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 264 million on Friday, while the death toll edged above 5.23 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 48.8 million cases and 785,912 deaths. The U.S. is...
Sporting apparel retailer Hibbett Inc. shares HIBB, -4.27% jumped 4.4% in premarket trading Friday, after the company topped earnings estimates for the third quarter and raised its guidance. Hibbett said it had net income of $25.2 million, or $1.68 a share, in its fiscal third quarter to Oct. 30,...
Shares of Dole PLC DOLE, -2.58% were indicated up nearly 1% in premarket trading Friday, after the fresh fruit and vegetables company, which went public in July, reported a rise in third-quarter profit and revenue, in the face of inflationary pressures and supply chain congestion and labor shortages. Pro-forma...
Roche ROG, -0.33% and its newly acquired subsidary TIB Molbiol said Friday that they have developed three new research test kits to differentiate mutations in the omicron variant of coronavirus that causes COVID. The Swiss pharmaceutical announced the new kits are among the first to specify those mutations, and...
Trane Technologies Plc TT, +1.44% said Friday it'll boost its quarterly dividend by 14% to 67 cents a share from 59 cents a share in the first quarter of 2022, subject to board approval. On an annual basis, the heating and cooling systems company will raise its dividend to...
Shares of American Express Co. AXP, -0.53% rose 0.8% in premarket trading Friday, after The Wall Street Journal reported that the credit card company's Global Business Travel business is close to a deal to be taken public by special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Apollo Strategic Growth Capital APSG, +0.91%. Citing...
Leasing company Rent-A-Center Inc. RCII, +1.72% said Friday its board has approved a new $500 million share buyback authorization, following the recent completion of its $250 million authorization. The Plano, Texas-based company said the board has also approved a 10% increase in its quarterly cash dividend, raising it to...
Shares of American Express Co. AXP, -0.53% rose 0.8% in premarket trading Friday, after American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), which is 50% owned by AmEx, confirmed that it will go public through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Apollo Strategic Growth Capital APSG, +0.91% in a deal...
Private equity firms GTCR and Sverica Capital Management said Friday they sold a minority equity stake in portfolio company, Resonetics to funds affiliated with Carlyle CG, -3.69% in a deal that values the Nashua, N.H., medical micro-device manufacturer at about $2.25 billion. The firms did not disclose the dollar...
The U.S. government's November jobs report showed that the retail sector lost 20,000 jobs last month, after the sector had gained 91,000 jobs in the previous two months. The sector's job losses come as the overall report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by just 210,000 in November, well below expectations...