Red Hat shares on track  Red Hat Inc. RHT, +10.05% shares jumped more than 9% in after-hours trading Tuesday following a quarterly earnings report

Red Hat shares on track to open at highest since 2000 after strong Q1 results

Red Hat shares on track to open at highest since 2000 after strong Q1 results

 Red Hat shares on track  Red Hat Inc. RHT, +10.05% shares jumped more than 9% in after-hours trading Tuesday following a quarterly earnings report

BUZ INVESTORS  Red Hat shares on track  Red Hat Inc. RHT, +10.05% shares jumped more than 9% in after-hours trading Tuesday following a quarterly earnings report that beat expectations and raised projections for the year, sending prices to levels unseen since the dot-com boom went bust. The open-source tech-infrastructure company reported net income of $73.2 million, or 40 cents a share, on sales of $676.8 million for the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year. After adjustments for stock-based compensation and other effects, Red Hat claimed profit of 56 cents a share. Analysts on average expected Red Hat to report adjusted earnings of 53 cents a share on sales of $648 million, according to FactSet, and the company had guided for adjusted profit of 52 cents to 53 cents a share. Red Hat also increased its guidance for profit and revenue for the full fiscal year; adjusted earnings are now expected to fall in a range of $2.66 to $2.70 a share,

Red Hat shares on track

Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Q1 report beat EPS and revenue estimates. Subscription revenue was $597M, up 19% on the year. Deferred revenue was $2.05B at the end of the quarter, up 21%.

Subscription revenue accounted for 88% of overall revenues and $458M of subscriptions came from Infrastructure-related offerings, a 14% growth on the year. Application Development-related and other emerging technologies accounted for the other $139M, a 41% growth.

OCF was $258M for the quarter, up 11%. Total cash and equivalents were $2.31B after a $62M share repurchase.

Q2 guidance: revenue between $695M and $702M compared to $677.42M consensus. EPS expected to come in around $0.67, two cents above consensus. Operating margin expected at 24%.

FY18 guidance: revenue between $2.785B and $2.875B, above the $2.75B consensus, and $2.66 to $2.70 EPS with the low end coming in $0.03 above consensus. Operating margin expected at 23.6% and OCF between $850M and $870M.

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BUZ INVESTORS Novavax stock jumps 6% Novavax Inc. (NVAX), -2.83% shares rose as much as 6% in premarket trade Wednesday after the company published full results from a mid-stage clinical trial for its RSV F vaccine in the medical

Novavax stock jumps 6% premarket on respiratory vaccine trial results

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Novavax stock jumps 6% premarket on respiratory vaccine trial results

BUZ INVESTORS Novavax stock jumps 6%   Novavax Inc. (NVAX), -2.83% shares rose as much as 6% in premarket trade Wednesday after the company published full results from a mid-stage clinical trial for its RSV F vaccine in the medical journal Vaccine. The vaccine is intended to protect babies from severe lower respiratory tract infections through maternal vaccination. Novavax shares closed at $1.02 on Tuesday. Early results from the trial had previously been released in spring 2014, showing a positive safety profile for the vaccine. According to the full results, those with the vaccine had an about 52% reduction in recent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection — which commonly causes lower respiratory tract infections — relative to the placebo arms, the company said. ”

Novavax stock jumps 6%

Novavax (NVAX +9.8%) is up in early trading on the news that Phase 2 results on its RSV F protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine candidate have just been published in the journal Vaccine (it took awhile, top-line data were reported in April 2014).

Women receiving the vaccine showed ~12-fold increases in anti-F IgG responses, peaking 14 days post-vaccination and sustained for the three-month evaluation period. New RSV infections were reduced 52% compared to placebo.

A large-scale Phase 3 study is ongoing. According to ClinicalTrials.gov, the estimated completion date is June 2020

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology    NAICS: 325414    SIC: 2836
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Traded in other countries: NVV.Germany,
Headquarter Location: USA

Novavax Inc is a clinical-stage vaccine company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants.

Novavax is a biotechnology company that develops vaccines. The company works in the clinical stage of development with a focus on delivering novel products that prevent a broad range of diseases. Novavax works together with its wholly owned Swedish subsidiary to produce vaccine candidates to respond to both known and emerging disease threats. The company believes its vaccine technology has the potential to be applied broadly to a wide variety of human infectious diseases. Novavax develops product candidates geared toward all age demographics of the general population.

 

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BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE Debenture Offering Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the "Company" or "Aurora") (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQX: ACBFF) (

Aurora and Radient Technologies Announce Positive Results from Research Joint Venture

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Aurora and Radient Technologies Announce Positive Results from Research Joint Venture

 

Collaboration Validates that Radient’s Proprietary Extraction Technology Offers Superior Cannabinoid Extraction Efficiency and Significantly Higher Throughput than Conventional Processes

BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE   Positive Results from Research   Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (TSXV: (ACB) (OTCQX: (ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and Radient Technologies (“Radient”) (TSX-V: RTI) are pleased to announce the successful completion of their Joint Venture Research Activity (“JV”), confirming the effectiveness of Radient’s proprietary MAPTM Technology and associated continuous flow design for extracting cannabinoids from dried cannabis.

On December 14, 2016, Radient and Aurora executed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to evaluate an exclusive partnership for the Canadian market with regard to the joint development and commercialization of superior and standardized cannabinoid extracts. The first element of the collaboration was the execution of a joint research project to assess the feasibility of applying Radient’s proprietary technology for the extraction of cannabinoids from cannabis, including the establishment of parameters of extraction yields, recovery rates of available cannabinoids, purity of the extracts obtained, and the determination of cannabinoids and terpene profiles. The feasibility study also included an assessment of the potential processing throughput achievable using Radient’s large-scale continuous-flow MAPTM extractor, based upon established extraction conditions.

Positive Results from Research

 

Radient’s MAPTM technology enables precise control of temperature and extraction time of continuously flowing material, both of which affect purity and extract profile.  This careful control of extraction parameters and product quality is something that is impossible to achieve at large scale using conventional methods.  Extremely high (quantitative) recovery of available cannabinoids is possible in extraction times that are shaved from hours to minutes.

The study was conducted in two phases: bench-scale screening experiments of MAPTM extraction conditions; and scaled-up experiments under preferred extraction conditions. The analytical data from the research project were verified and confirmed by Anandia Labs Inc., a leading Canadian independent cannabis testing laboratory.

Key findings:

  • Consistently high extraction efficiencies of up to 98% (quantitative recovery) were observed compared to 80 – 85% typical for conventional technologies;
  • Exceptionally short processing times of as little as five minutes were achieved, as compared to approximately 6 hours for currently used commercial technologies;
  • Consistently high purity levels were observed for the extracts produced, at least on par with those achieved using conventional methods;
  • The research data indicate that throughputs in excess of 1,500 kg per day can potentially be achieved using Radient’s proprietary large-scale continuous-flow MAPTM extractor, many times higher than what can be achieved using conventional methods;
  • Replication of this technology in other jurisdictions on a larger or smaller scale is feasible;
  • Extract profiles obtained during the project show near full preservation of cannabinoid and terpene profiles in the extracts;

Based on the positive results of the study Radient and Aurora have agreed to negotiate an exclusive development and commercialization agreement for the use of Radient’s technology, and to continue their exclusive Joint Venture for additional scientific Research and Development of cannabis and hemp products.

“These results clearly validate the game changing nature of Radient’s technology for the cannabis sector,” said Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora. “The ability to produce high-purity concentrates at very high throughputs, while preserving terpene profiles, will provide a substantial competitive advantage for us in addressing the high-growth concentrates market. We see a number of factors that will require a significant expansion of production capacity for extracts, including our own expanding national and international footprint, the continued strong growth of the medical market in Canada, Germany and Australia, and the commencement of Canadian adult usage sales anticipated for July of 2018. The exclusive use of Radient’s technology positions us as the clear leader in this field, which we believe will enable Aurora to capture a significant share of this high-margin market.”

Booth concluded, “Aurora is very pleased to be a significant shareholder of Radient, and as part of our partnership with them, plan on continuing to hold a significant position in Radient.”

Radient’s CEO, Denis Taschuk, stated, “The positive outcome of the joint research project is a key milestone in the commercial development of Radient. With these results in our pocket, we are now able to commercialize our technology in what has become the fastest growing sector of the North American economy.  We are very pleased to embark on this journey with Aurora, who have proven to embrace innovation and who have developed one of the strongest brands within the cannabis industry, both in Canada and internationally.”

Radient also announces that, pursuant the terms of the convertible debenture issued to Aurora on February 13, 2017, Radient will make the first quarterly interest payment of $50,000 to Aurora through the issuance of additional units to Aurora (“Units”).  Each Unit consisting of one common share and one common share purchase warrant.

The interest payment was payable to Aurora on May 13, 2017 and the conversion price for the issuance of the Units is $0.48 being Radient’s closing trading price on Friday May 12, 2017.  Based on this conversion price, Radient will issue 104,167 common shares and 104,167 common share purchase warrants to Aurora in satisfaction of the interest payment.  Each common share purchase warrant will entitle Aurora to acquire one additional common share of Radient at an exercise price of $0.48 per share. The issuance of the Units to Aurora is subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and the Units will be subject to a four month hold period.

About Aurora

Aurora’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc., is a licensed producer of medical cannabis pursuant to Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). The Company operates a 55,200 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, and is currently constructing a second 800,000 square foot production facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, at the Edmonton International Airport, and has acquired, and is undertaking completion of, a third 40,000 square foot production facility in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on Montreal’s West Island. Aurora also recently acquired Pedanios GmbH, a leading wholesale importer, exporter, and distributor of medical cannabis in the European Union (“EU”), based in Berlin, Germany. In addition, the company is the cornerstone investor with a 19.9% stake in Cann Group Limited, the only Australian company licensed to conduct research on and cultivate medical cannabis, Aurora’s common shares trade on the TSX-V under the symbol “ACB”. Visit www.auroramj.com for more information.

About Radient

Radient extracts natural compounds from a range of biological materials using its proprietary MAPTM natural product extraction technology platform which provides superior customer outcomes in terms of ingredient purity, yield, and cost. From its initial 20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Radient serves market leaders in industries that include pharmaceutical, food, beverage, natural health, personal care and biofuel markets. Visit www.radientinc.com for more information.

Business Description

Industry: Drug Manufacturers » Drug Manufacturers – Specialty & Generic    NAICS: 325411    SIC: 3741
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Traded in other countries: ACB.Canada, 21P.Germany,
Headquarter Location: Canada

Aurora Cannabis Inc is a medical marijuana company. The Company is engaged in producing and distributing medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Prescient Mining Corp was incorporated on December 21, 2006, under the laws of the Business Corporations Act. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural resource properties.

 

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Dollar General Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Dollar General shares up 5% premarket on earnings results, store expansion plans

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BUZ INVESTORS  Dollar General shares up 5%  Dollar General Corp. (DG), +3.20% shares rose 4.9% in premarket trade Thursday after the company reported first-quarter profit and revenue beats. Earnings fell to $279.5 million, or $1.02 per share, from $295.1 million, or $1.03 per share in the year-earlier period. Earnings-per-share included a charge of 1 cent related to early retirement of long-term obligations, the company said, compared with the FactSet consensus of 95 cents. Revenue rose to $5.61 billion from $5.27 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $5.28 billion. The company said its proposed acquisition of more than 300 stores in 36 states from a small-box retailer had been approved by the Federal Trade Commission in April and is expected to close in June, with the store sites expected to be changed to the Dollar General banner by the end of November. The new stores should bring Dollar General’s expected new store growth above guidance for 2017, and to modestly grow the company’s EPS, Dollar General said.



Dollar General shares up 5%

Gordon Haskett’s Chuck Grom upgrades Dollar General (DG) +3.6%) to Accumulate from Reduce in a two-notch move after taking in the retailer’s Q1 report.

The analyst notes that Dollar General’s new store productivity improved to 82.8% in the quarter, compared to a trailing eight quarter average of 75.2%. He also points to the outperformance in the apparel and consumables categories.

“We are raising our estimates to take into consideration the 1Q beat, greater than expected buybacks, accretion from 322 acquired stores, and a generally more favorable outlook. Accordingly, we are raising our FY17 EPS estimate from $4.45 to $4.55, and our FY18 EPS estimate from $4.80 to $5.00. Finally, we are raising our Price Target from $67 to $84, which is based on 16.7x our FY18 estimate,” write Grom.

Business Description

Industry: Retail – Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Traded in other countries: 7DG.Germany,
Headquarter Location: USA

Dollar General Corp is a discount retailer in the United States. The Company offers a selection of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal, home products and apparel.

Dollar General is a discount retailer in the United States, with more than 13,300 stores in 43 states at the end of fiscal 2016. The company offers a broad selection of food and general merchandise, typically at $5 or less, through convenient and small (average 7,400 square feet) formats. In 2007, Dollar General was acquired by investment funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, but began trading publicly again in 2009. KKR exited its position in late 2013.

 

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BUZ INVESTORS Big Lots' stock soars 8% Shares of Big Lots Inc. (BIG), +1.20% soared 7.5% toward a 2 1/2-month high in premarket trade Friday

Big Lots’ stock soars 8% premarket after Q1 results, raised outlook

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BUZ INVESTORS Big Lots’ stock soars 8% Shares of Big Lots Inc. (BIG), +1.20% soared 7.5% toward a 2 1/2-month high in premarket trade Friday, after the discount retailer beat fiscal first-quarter profit expectations and provided an upbeat outlook. Net income rose to $51.5 million, or $1.15 a share, from $38.7 million, or 79 cents a share, in the same period a year ago, compared with the FactSet consensus for earnings per share of 99 cents. Revenue slipped to $1.30 billion from $1.31 billion, just missing the FactSet consensus of $1.31 billion, as the same-store sales decline of 0.9% missed expectations of a 0.9% increase. The company expects second-quarter EPS of 58 cents to 63 cents, above the FactSet consensus of 57 cents, with same-store sales growth in the low single-digit percentage range, compared with expectations of 1.8% growth. The company increased its 2017 EPS outlook to $4.05 to $4.20 from $3.95 to $4.10.



Big Lots’ stock soars 8%

Big Lots (NYSE:(BIG) reports comparable-store sales fell 0.9% in Q1, missed the Company’s guidance of flat to an increase of 2%.

Gross margin rate improved 100 bps to 40.4%.

Adjusted SG&A expense rate down 10 bps to 32.1%.

Adjusted operating margin rate rose 120 bps to 6.1%.

Inventory +3.6% Y/Y to $836.12M.

Q2 Guidance: Comparable-store sales: increase in the low single digit range; Adjusted EPS: $0.58 to $0.63 (+12% to +21%).

FY2017 Guidance: Total sales: flat to up slightly Y/Y; Comparable-store sales: +1% to +2%; Adjusted EPS: $4.05 to $4.20 (+11% to +15%); Cash flow: ~$180M to $190M.

Business Description

Industry: Retail – Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Traded in other countries: 4B3.Germany,
Headquarter Location: USA

Big Lots Inc operates as a discount retailer in the United States. It offers products under the merchandising categories including Food, Consumables, Soft Home, Hard Home, Furniture & Home Decor, Seasonal, and Electronics, toys & Accessories.

Big Lots is a U.S.-based company principally engaged in operating discount retail stores. The company provides a broad range of merchandise, including food, consumables, soft home products, hard home products, furniture, electronics and accessories, and seasonal products. The company sources the merchandise from traditional and close-out channels. In addition to merchandise, the company sells gift cards, issues merchandise credits, and more. The company operates stores throughout the United States, with around one third of its stores in California, Texas, Ohio, and Florida.
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buz investors Bruce Berkowitz Sears Holdings (SHLD) has become the poster child for an industry in dire straits.

Sears Holdings shares surge 11% in premarket trades after first-quarter results

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Sears Holdings shares surge 11% in premarket trades after first-quarter results

BUZ INVESTORS  Sears Holdings shares surge  Sears Holdings Corp. shares (SHLD), +17.54% soared 10.4% in Thursday premarket trading after the retailer reported first-quarter sales that beat estimates. Net income was $244 million, or $2.28 per share, compared with a loss of $471 million, or $4.41 cents per share, for the same period last year. The adjusted loss was $2.15 per share versus the FactSet consensus for a loss of 71 cents per share. The FactSet consensus includes just two estimates. Revenue was $4.3 billion, down from $5.4 billion last year but ahead of the $4.1 billion FactSet consensus. The revenue decline was largely driven by a reduction in the number of Kmart and Sears full-line stores. Same-store sales fell 11.2% in the quarter, driven primarily by declines in grocery and household, pharmacy, apparel and home, the company said. A domestic same-store-sales decline of 12.4% was driven by decreases in appliances, footwear and tools. Sears recently announced agreements to reduce its debt burden



 Sears Holdings shares surge

Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:(SHLD) trades higher after reporting its first GAAP profit since the Q2 of 2016. Adjusted EPS still came in well below break-even.

“While this was certainly a challenging quarter for our company, it was also one that clearly demonstrated our commitment to return Sears Holdings to solid financial footing,” maintains CEO Eddie Lampert.

Comparable sales fell 12.4% in the U.S. during the quarter.

Gross margin rate fell 20 bps to 21.6% of sales.

SG&A expenses increased 160 bps to 29.5% of sales.

SHLD +12.18% premarket to $8.38. Shares fell 40% in the month into the earnings print.

Business Description

Industry: Retail – Apparel & Specialty » Department Stores    NAICS: 452111    SIC: 5311
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Traded in other countries: SEE.Germany,
Headquarter Location: USA

Sears Holdings Corp along with its subsidiaries is an integrated retailer with full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States, operating through Kmart and Sears.

Sears Holdings Corporation is an America-based retailer that integrates the digital and physical shopping experiences for consumers. The company operates through retail store brands Sears and Kmart. Sears provides a broad range of home merchandise, apparel, automotive products and home services through both online and offline channels across the United States, and it owns proprietary brands, including Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Kmart is a mass merchandising firm, offering quality products to customers through exclusive brands. The majority of the company’s revenue comes from the domestic market.

 

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VPR Brands, LP will be attending as well as speaking at the 2017 MoneyShow in Orlando

VPR Brands, LP (VPRB) announces First Quarter 2017 Results

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VPR Brands, LP announces First Quarter 2017 Results

BUZ INVESTORS  (VPRB) announces First Quarter  VPR Brands, LP (OTC PINK:VPRB) has released its first quarter 2017 results of operations. Revenue for first quarter 2017 totaled $786,535 with a gross profit of $275,014 and a gross margin of 34.96%. In comparison, the first quarter 2016 revenue and gross profit was $-0- and $-0-, respectively. The increase is a result of the asset acquisition from Vapor Corp. of its wholesale business.
Cost of sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 was $511,521 and $-0-, respectively. The increase is a result of the asset acquisition from Vapor Corp. of its wholesale business.

Operating expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 were $598,556 as compared to $61,005 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The increase in expenses is due to increased general, selling and administrative costs for the asset acquisition from Vapor Corp. Payroll made up $250,482 of the difference and marketing expense another $162,330. The rest of the difference included travel expenses and professional fees related to the Vapor Corp. asset acquisition.

Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $(292,294), compared to a net loss of $(61,005) for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The net loss has increased mainly as the result of the expense related to the increased expenses and interest expense from loans related to the acquisition.

“The Company has completely shifted its focus to service the cannabis sector and is increasing its investment into our award winning HONEYSTICK brand,” said Kevin Frija, CEO of VPR Brands, LP. “We’re excited about our new trajectory and believe that our focus on the HONEYSTICK brand will lead to increased sales of our branded products, which should translate into increased margins and ultimately, profitability.”



(VPRB) announces First Quarter

“The first quarter was a true transitional quarter, where the Company made the switch from distributing popular vaporizer brands and liquids, to building, expanding, and focusing on the HONEYSTICK brand and further expanding its presence in the cannabis space. I believe this transition was in the long term best interest of VPR Brands LP and look forward to the further emergence and expansion of the HONEYSTICK brand as well as our portfolio of cannabis business,” said Dan Hoff, COO of VPR Brands, LP.

Although our sales are not segregated by brand or product category, our primary revenue source is from vaporization devices specifically created for use with medical cannabis and recreational marijuana. These devices are specifically created for use with extract oils and concentrates which are vaped, providing optimal results and the best experience for patients and recreational users. Vaporizers are far more convenient and discrete compared to traditional cannabis use methods. These units are compact, easy to carry and concealable. Modern cannabis vaporizers do not emit distinct and lingering odors that are affiliated with traditional marijuana use. We believe that portable vaporizers are the fastest growing delivery mechanism for marijuana. Our team is currently working with other market leaders within cannabis growth and extraction to innovate and further educate the marketplace on its advantages.

About VPR Brands LP:

VPR Brands is a technology company whose assets include issued U.S. and Chinese patents for atomization related products including technology for medical marijuana vaporizers and electronic cigarette products and components. The Company is also engaged in product development for the vapor or vaping market, including e-liquids, vaporizers and electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) which are devices which deliver nicotine and or cannabis through atomization or vaping, and without smoke and other chemical constituents typically found in traditional products. For more information about VPR Brands, please visit the Company on the web at www.vprbrands.com.

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Industry: Tobacco Products » Tobacco    NAICS: 312230    SIC: 2111
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Headquarter Location: USA

VPR Brands LP is a technology company. It is engaged in product development for the vapor or vaping market, including e-liquids, vaporizers and electronic cigarettes devices, that delivers nicotine and or cannabis through atomization or vaping.

VPR Brands LP, formerly Soleil Capital LP was incorporated in New York on July 19, 2004, as Jobsinsite.com, Inc. It is engaged in the electronic cigarette and personal vaporizer industry. The Company competes against ” big tobacco”, U.S. cigarette manufacturers of both conventional tobacco cigarettes and electronic cigarettes like Altria Group, Inc., Lorillard, Inc. and Reynolds American, Inc. It competes against ” big tobacco” who offers not only conventional tobacco cigarettes and electronic cigarettes but also smokeless tobacco products such as “snus” (a form of moist ground smokeless tobacco that is usually sold in sachet form that resembles small tea bags), chewing tobacco and snuff. It owns a portfolio of electronic cigarette and personal vaporizer patents.

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Buz Investors Cisco Stock Has Soared 45% I remember Cisco Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:CSCO) as the leading innovator of networking technology when the Internet emerged back in the early 1990s.

Cisco’s stock on track to open at 3-month low after Q3 results late Wednesday

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Cisco’s stock on track to open at 3-month low after Q3 results late Wednesday

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BUZ INVESTORS  3-month low  Cisco (CSCO), -7.95%  revealed quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat expectations, but the networking giant’s revenue forecast for the current quarter called for a much larger decline than expected. When asked for clarity in a subsequent conference call, Chief Executive Chuck Robbins pointed to Cisco’s large business in dealing with the federal government, saying that declining orders there were worth about one percentage point of the 4%-to-6% sales decline Cisco expects in its fiscal fourth quarter.

 3-month low

After postmarket declines following yesterday’s earnings, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:(CSCO) is 7.5% lower this morning on the weak guidance provided.

Federal spending is a drag on expectations, of up to 1%, says JPMorgan’s Rod Hall — though he expects that could pick up as more empty slots are filled in the Trump administration.

He’s Neutral on the stock, while Citi’s Jim Suva sees a buying opportunity. He says the guidance is bad for electronics manufacturers with exposure to Cisco, notably Celestica (CLS) -2.5%), Jabil Circuit (JBL) -3.4%), Sanmina (SANM -0.7%) and Flex (FLEX) -0.9%).

RBC Capital’s Mitch Steves is sticking with Outperform as well (though at a price target trimmed to $36 from $37). The stock will be in the “penalty box” until more details on long-term revenue growth come out at the company’s analyst day in June, he says.

 

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment    NAICS: 334290    SIC: 3577
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Headquarter Location: USA

Cisco Systems Inc is engaged in designing, manufacturing and sale of Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry.

Cisco Systems is the world’s leading supplier of data networking equipment and software. Its products include routers, switches, access equipment, and security and network management software that allow data communication among dispersed computer networks. The firm has also entered newer markets, such as video conferencing, Web-based collaboration, data center servers, and cloud connectivity solutions.

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Target shares climb 6% premarket after earnings results exceed expectations

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Target shares climb 6% premarket after earnings results exceed expectations

BUZ INVESTORS Target shares climb 6% Target Corp. (TGT), +1.93% on Wednesday posted quarterly adjusted earnings and sales that outstripped Wall Street’s expectations. The retailer said first-quarter net earnings were $681 million, or $1.23 a share, compared with $632 million, or $1.05 a share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings were $1.21, more than the 91 cents a share anticipated in a FactSet survey of analysts. Sales were $16.02 billion. That’s slightly down from $16.19 billion a year ago, but above the FactSet forecast of $15.62 billion. Same-store sales in the first quarter fell 1.3%, Target said.



Target shares climb 6%

Target (NYSE:TGT) reports comparable-store sales decreased 1.3% in Q1, driven by small declines in both traffic and basket size.

Digital channel sales grew 22% for the quarter.

Gross margin rate slipped 40 bps to 30.5%.

SG&A expenses rate +20 bps to 19.6%.

EBITDA margin rate squeezed 60 bps to 10.9%.

EBIT margin rate contracted 80 bps to 7.4%.

REDcard penetration rose 110 bps to 24.5%.

Number of stores +14 Y/Y to 1,807.

Q1 Guidance: Comparable sales: low single digit decline; GAAP and Adjusted EPS: $0.95 to $1.15.

FY2017 Guidance: Comparable sales: low single digit decline.

TGT +5.45% premarket.

Business Description

Industry: Retail – Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Headquarter Location: USA

Target Corp is one of the largest department store retailer in North America. It is engaged in operating general merchandise discount stores.

Target is one of the largest retailers in North America, with about 1,800 units across the U.S. Its large-format stores offer general merchandise and an assortment of food products. Target sells roughly 33% of general merchandise under private label. The firm has an expanding Internet sales presence and issues its own consumer credit card, REDcard, which gives customers a 5% discount on all Target purchases for retaining the card.

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