Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The financial services provider reported $2.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.89 by $0.25, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 billion. Assurant had a return on equity of 5.24%....More>>>
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Source: ThinkstockJanuary 3, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.6% at 2,713.00. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 24,922.27. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.8% at 7,065.53.
Wednesday was another positive day for the U.S. broad markets, with all major exchanges hitting a new record high. Although this is only the second trading day of 2018, the markets seem to be off to a running start. Crude oil....More>>>
On Wednesday, stocks recovered following the worst day overall since October. The gains were led by the technology sector, which in many cases reversed following their worst day of the year on Tuesday.
However, despite the tech rebound, the blue chips lagged pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down less than 0.1%. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE), a Dow component, fell 7.1%, pulled lower by a lackluster....More>>>
Right now, there’s a billion-dollar profit opportunity big pharma companies are completely ignoring: reversible male contraceptives. Bloomberg projects this form of contraceptive could cut into half of the $10 billion global female contraceptive market.
And while big pharma ignores this opportunity, Indian startups are seizing this potential $5 billion market.
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