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MarketWatch MarketPulseApr 25, 2018
Check Point stock tumbles after quarterly, full-year forecasts disappoint
Shares of security software company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. are down 7.3% in Wednesday morning trading after the company lowered its full-year outlook and delivered a disappointing forecast for the second quarter. The company expects revenue of between $445 million and $475 million for the second quarter, whereas analysts tracked by FactSet were projecting $477 million. The company also lowered its full-year revenue outlook to between $1.85 billion and $1.93 billion. On Check Point's prior earnings call, the company forecast revenue of between $1.9 billion and $2 billion. CEO Gil Shwed said on Wednesday's call that "our overall sales are softer than what I would have hoped to see." Check Point's outlook overshadowed a slight earnings beat for the March quarter. Shares of other cybersecurity software companies including Fortinet Inc. and Palo Alto Networks Inc. are down as well. Check Point's stock is off 10.7% over the past 12 months, compared with a 9.4% gain for the S&P 500 .

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Wall Street Journal US BusinessApr 25, 2018
Takeda Nears Shire Deal as Japanese Companies Chase Growth Overseas
Takeda is near a deal worth more than $60 billion to buy European drugmaker Shire, having raised its bid four times in a sign of how ardently Japan's legacy companies are pursuing growth abroad as sales at home slow.

Wall Street Journal US BusinessApr 25, 2018
Comcast Pursues Sky, Sizes Up Bigger Move for Fox Assets
Comcast has formally submitted a $31 billion bid to buy Sky, prompting the European pay-TV operator to drop its backing for a takeover by Fox and setting up a bidding war for the company.

Google Business NewsApr 25, 2018
Boeing Shakes Off Trade-War Jitters as Cash Gain Beats Estimates - Bloomberg


Boeing Co. rose as better-than-expected cash and profit signaled that trade tensions haven't yet hurt the largest U.S. exporter's planemaking business. Free cash flow climbed to $2.74 billion, the company said in a statement Wednesday. That topped the
Boeing crushes earnings estimates, raise

NYTimes BusinessApr 25, 2018
Comcast Starts Bidding War With 21st Century Fox for Sky
A $30.7 billion offer for Sky puts the American cable giant in a takeover battle with Rupert Murdoch for control of the British broadcaster.

MarketWatch Breaking NewsApr 25, 2018
Comcast bids $30 billion for Sky, trumping Fox's offer
Comcast bids $30 billion for Sky, trumping Fox's offer

Comcast offers $31 billion for Sky, going head-to-head with Fox (Reuters Business)

MarketWatch MarketPulseApr 25, 2018
Sirius shares surge after Q1 profit beat
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. shares rose 2% in premarket trade Wednesday after the company reported a first-quarter profit beat. Earnings for the latest quarter rose to $289 million, or 6 cents per share, from $207 million, or 4 cents per share in the year-earlier period. The FactSet adjusted earnings-per-share consensus was 5 cents. Revenue rose to $1.38 billion from $1.29 billion, compared with the FactSet consensus of $1.38 billion. Revenue growth was driven by the company's increase in subscribers, with total subscribers now coming to about 33.1 million. Because of a new revenue recognition accounting standard, Sirius said it reclassified about $24 million in revenue to offset expenses mostly related to automaker agreements. Sirius shares have surged 8.7% over the last three months to $6.27, compared with a 7.2% drop in the S&P 500 .

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Reuters BusinessApr 25, 2018
GM may raise investment plan for South Korean unit: source
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co and the South Korean government are considering raising the size of their investment in the U.S. automaker's South Korean subsidiary from a previously proposed $2.8 billion, a senior government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

Google Business NewsApr 25, 2018
Shire bid marks Takeda's latest - and biggest - push for global status - Reuters


TOKYO (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's (4502.T) $64 billion bid for London-listed rare disease specialist Shire Plc (SHP.L) bolsters its credentials as Japan's most outward facing drugs firm, a mould-breaking image that has been more than a

Reuters BusinessApr 24, 2018
GM, South Korea weigh raising investment plan in unit from $2.8 billion: source
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors and South Korea are considering increasing the size of their investment in the U.S. automaker's local unit from a previously proposed $2.8 billion, a senior government source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
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