Summer is the busiest season for weddings, and it’s very important for couples that are getting married to get their financial vows right, too.
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One of the biggest contributors to a successful marriage is communication and agreement over finances. Couples should openly discuss their core values and priorities with money. Do you enjoy shopping, or are you a spendthrift? More often than not, there will be differences that can be worked out in a healthy way, as long as you have mutual respect for each other.
As part of this conversation, you should discuss what each of you is bringing into the marriage financially. What are your current assets and debt? Look at savings and checking accounts, retirement accounts, school loans, credit-card debt, mortgages, etc. Don’t leave anything out!
Best Casino Companies For 2016: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)
Gilead Sciences, Inc., a research-based biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines in areas of unmet medical needs in North America, South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The companys products include Genvoya, Stribild, Complera/Eviplera, Atripla, Truvada, Viread, Emtriva, Tybost, and Vitekta for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults; and Harvoni, Sovaldi, Viread, and Hepsera products for the treatment of liver diseases. It also offers Zydelig, a PI3K delta inhibitor, in combination with rituximab, for the treatment of certain blood cancers; Letairis, an endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; Ranexa, a tablet used for the treatment of chronic angina; Lexiscan/Rapiscan injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging; Cayston, an inhaled antibiotic for the treat ment of respiratory systems in cystic fibrosis patients; and Tamiflu, an oral antiviral capsule for the treatment and prevention of influenza A and B. In addition, the company provides other products, such as AmBisome, an antifungal agent to treat serious invasive fungal infections; and Macugen, an anti-angiogenic oligonucleotide to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Further, it has product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and liver diseases, such as hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus; inflammation/oncology; serious cardiovascular; and respiratory conditions, as well as diabetic nephropathy and ebola. The company markets its products through its commercial teams and/or in conjunction with third-party distributors and corporate partners. Gilead Sciences, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Janssen R&D Ireland, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Galapagos NV. The company was founded in 1987 an d is headquartered in Foster City, California.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Reports suggest that Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) have joined the bidding process forMedivation (MDVN), one that already includes (maybe) Amgen (AMGN), and of course Sanofi (SNY), which is trying to throw out Medivation’s board. Of the three biotech giants, Citigroup’s Robyn Karnauskas and team argue that Amgen is best positioned to win the battle. They explain why:
According to a Bloomberg article published today, Gilead and Celgene are the new entrants to Medivation bidding process.Amgen seems to be already in. Our accretion dilution analysis indicates such a deal to be 6% accretive to Amgen, 5% accretive to Celgene, and 4% accretive toGilead by 2020. BothAmgen andGilead have publicly talked about doing a deal in the oncology space, whileCelgene has historically been very active in the M&A space & has a solid tumor franchise.
Our take: We seeAmgen as the most likely candidate in our group, followed by Gilead. We doubt ifCelgene would go for it all the way as their previous comments suggest otherwise…
Gilead: As we highlighted earlier, we think there is some sense of urgency in management tone about M&A and the management has noted oncology as one of the areas they are exploring. However, the company does not have a solid tumor franchise…
Amgen: Has an oncology franchise andMedivation could fit in Amgens oncology franchise.Amgen has also talked about doing a deal but in <$10B range. Medivation is currently at slightly over $10B market cap…
Celgene is the new name in the mix today. The company also has a solid tumor franchise with Abraxane. However, the company was very active in the deal space in 2015 and currently has net debt of ~$8.5B. A deal forMedivation would potentially be all-cash and would increase the debt position of Celgene. The company has also noted that the value of deals in 2016 will likely be lower than 2015.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Citigroup’s Robyn Karnauskas and team sums up the latest IMS data on Gilead Sciences’ (GILD) hepatitis-C drugs:
IMS released data for the week ending 3/4/2016 this AM. GILD HCV continues to hold ground at 94% share…
Best Casino Companies For 2016: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)
Nobilis Health Corp., together with its subsidiaries, acquires and manages ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and healthcare facilities in the United States. Its ASCs are licensed ambulatory surgery centers that provide scheduled surgical procedures in clinical specialties, including orthopedic surgery, podiatric surgery, ENT, pain management, gastro- intestinal, gynecology, and general surgery. As of March 18, 2015, the company owned and managed 10 healthcare facilities in Texas and Arizona; a surgical hospital in Houston; 6 ambulatory surgery centers; 2 MRI centers; and an urgent care center. The company was formerly known as Northstar Healthcare Inc. and changed its name to Nobilis Health Corp. in December 2014. Nobilis Health Corp. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Nobilis Health Corp (NYSE: HLTH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $91.92 million.
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $144.02 million.
Hot Electric Utility Companies To Own In Right Now: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)
Canon Inc. (Canon), incorporated on August 10, 1937, is a manufacturer of office multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and lithography equipment. Canon sells its products principally under the Canon brand name and through sales subsidiaries. The Company earns revenues primarily from the manufacture and sale of these products domestically and internationally. Canon has manufacturing subsidiaries in a variety of countries, including the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Canon operates its business in three segments: the Office Business Unit, the Imaging System Business Unit, and the Industry and Others Business Unit.
Office Business Unit
Canon manufactures, markets and services a range of MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use and production print products for print professionals. The Off ice Business Unit includes MFDs, laser multifunction printers (MFPs), laser printers, digital production printing systems, feed printers, wide-format printers and document solutions. The Company also delivers added value to customers through software, services and solutions. Its offerings cover a range of markets from Small Office Home Office (SOHO), and Small and Midsize Business (SMB) to large enterprises and professional graphic arts. Canon has launched its A4-size color device imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF/C250iF. Canon has also launched imageRUNNER 2202/2002, which is a low-end A3-size monochrome device tailored to the emerging market.
In software, services and solutions, Canon’s application development platform, the Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP), allows the creation of customized applications for Canon MFDs. Canon is engaged in reinforcing its solutions capability through offerings, such as imageWARE software suite, business process aut omation software Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP) and Canon! MDS, which is a device management solution. Canons consolidated net sales, for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 55.8% for the Office Business Unit.
The Company competes with Xerox Corporation/Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.; Ricoh Company, Ltd.; Konica Minolta Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Toshiba TEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation and Lexmark International, Inc.
Imaging System Business Unit
Canon manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and various related accessories. The Imaging System Business Unit includes interchangeable lens digital cameras, digital compact cameras, digital camcorders, digital cinema cameras, interchangeable lenses, inkjet printers, large-format inkjet printers, commercial photo printers, image scanners, multimedia projectors, broadcast equipment and calculators.
The Company has launched two new digital single-lens reflex camera (SLR) cameras. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a range of artistic opportunities. It shoots up to 10 frames per second and has a 65-point all cross-type AF system. The number of available autofocus (AF) points, and whether single line or cross-type, varies depending on the lens. Canon also launched seven new lens products for digital SLR. The interchangeable lens lineup exceeds 90 products, including Cinema Lenses (EF-Mount).
The Company has introduced fourteen new models to the compact digital camera market across the world. Canon offers a range of products to meet needs based on its core technology Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE). For home use, Canon offers printer solutions as PIXMA Cloud Link and PIXMA Printing to tighten the connection with cloud computing, smartphone and tablet personal computers (PC). It also offers My Image Garden , enabling a range of photo-print, an Intelligent Touch Syst! em and XL! ink tank & ink cartridge.
Canon launched the brand MAXIFY in the business inkjet printer segment. In the professional printing market, the Company offers three professional photo inkjet printers: the PIXMA PRO-1 with a 12 LUCIA ink system of pigment-based inks, PIXMA PRO-10 with a 10 LUCIA ink system, and the PIXMA PRO-100 with eight dye inks to produce colorful and vivid prints. Canons large-format inkjet printers are based on FINE head technology and employ its image processor, L-COA, developed for LUCIA pigment inks. Canons lineup also includes CanoScan LiDE, the flatbed scanners which use Contact Image Sensor (CIS), and a scanner with Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD) for high resolution. Canons consolidated net sales, for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 36.0% for the Imaging System Business Unit.
The Company competes with Sony Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Nikon Corporation; Panasonic Corporation; JVC Kenwood Corporat ion, Hewlett-Packard Company and Seiko Epson Corporation.
Industry and Others Business Unit
The Company’s Industry and Others Business Unit segment includes semiconductor lithography equipment, Flat panel display (FPD) lithography equipment, digital radiography systems, ophthalmic equipment, vacuum thin-film deposition equipment, organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel manufacturing equipment, die bonders, micromotors, network cameras, handy terminals and document scanners. Canons consolidated net sales for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 10.7% for the Industry and Others Business Unit.
The Company competes with Nikon Corporation and ASML Holding N.V.
- [By Dan Carroll]
Nikon’s story is similar to what’s plaguing its Japanese rival, Canon (NYSE: CAJ ) . Canon’s stock has nosedived by 20% year to date, but the stock’s recovered nearly 3% over the past month. Don’t let appearances fool you: The company slashed its full-year sales and profit forecasts back in July, as the worldwide camera market has slumped, and as smartphones continue to take over this aging niche. Canon’s route back to respectability looks like a treacherous climb.
- [By Paul R. La Monica]
Miscellaneous shorts. Lamensdorf is also betting against Japanese printer and camera giant Canon (CAJ) since he believes the company still hasn’t figured out a way to compete with smartphones.
Best Casino Companies For 2016: Kate Spade & Company(KATE)
Kate Spade & Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and markets apparel and accessories. The company operates in three segments: KATE SPADE North America, KATE SPADE International, and Adelington Design Group. It offers handbags, briefcases, small leather goods, fashion accessories, jewelry, fragrances, and apparel for men, women, and children; and holds licensing agreements for footwear, swimwear, watches, optics, tabletop products, legwear, electronics cases, bedding, and stationery. The company markets and sells its products under the kate spade new york, KATE SPADE SATURDAY, JACK SPADE, AXCESS, MARVELLA, and TRIFARI brand names. It also designs, develops, and supplies jewelry for the LIZ CLAIBORNE and MONET brands; licenses LIZ CLAIBORNE NEW YORK brand; and engages in the apparel and non-apparel wholesale operations of the licensed LIZWEAR brand and other brands. The company sells its products through wholly-owne d specialty retail and outlet stores, and upscale department stores, as well as e-commerce Websites. As of December 31, 2014, it had 108 specialty retail stores and 58 outlet stores with a retail square footage of approximately 315,000 square feet in North America; and 42 specialty retail stores, 15 outlet stores, and 54 concessions with a retail square footage of approximately 94,000 square feet internationally. The company was formerly known as Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Kate Spade & Company in February 2014. Kate Spade & Company was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Coach shares likely to take a breather here after recent slew of sell-side upgrades and expectations already raised heading into the print. We thought the Kate Spade (KATE) news last week might have lowered the bar somewhat for Coach but a 2% US comp (despite a flat comp at factory) was at the low end of client expectations and initial FY2017 EPS guide seems in-line with prior guidance.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Michael Kors Holdings have soared 24% to $49.99 at 3:23 p.m. today, while Kate Spade (KATE) has risen 1.9% to $18.19, and Coach (COH) has dropped 0.5% to $37.02.
Best Casino Companies For 2016: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
- [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]
It’s hard for any company to raise prices in the current non-inflationary environment. But it’s especially hard right now for operators of fast food restaurants, given the intense price competition in a very crowded marketplace. McDonald’s sales growth in recent quarters has been driven by the success of its Dollar Menu, so raising prices in that segment are a big deal for the company. In addition, pushback from franchisees who say they can’t afford to refurbish their stores, given higher charges from McDonald’s hits at one of McDonald’s key advantages in its market—it’s ability to refresh stores more frequently than competitors. A McDonald’s refresh at $600,000 on average, according to the company, costs substantially more than a remodel at Burger King (BKW) at $300,000 or Wendy’s (WEN) at $375,000 for the least expensive version. McDonald’s restaurants average $2.5 million in annual sales.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Analysts expect Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $352.08 million. Wendys shares rose 1.79 percent to $11.38 in after-hours trading.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $352.08 million.
Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $663.74 million.
Best Casino Companies For 2016: Frontier Communications Corporation(FTR)
Frontier Communications Corporation, a communications company, provides regulated and unregulated voice, data, and video services to residential, business, and wholesale customers in the United States. The company offers residential services, such as fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node broadband, video, and voice over Internet protocol products, as well as traditional copper-based broadband products; and commercial services, including Ethernet, dedicated Internet, multiprotocol label switching, time division multiplexing, data transport services, and optical transport services. It also provides Frontier Secure suite of products for computer security, cloud backup and sharing, identity protection, equipment insurance, and technical support; unified messaging services comprising call forwarding, conference calling, caller identification, voicemail, and call waiting services; long distance network services; and packages of co mmunications services. In addition, the company offers switched access services that facilitate other carriers to use the companys facilities to originate and terminate their local and long distance voice traffic; satellite TV video services; a range of third-party communications equipment to small, medium, and enterprise business customers; and directories. As of December 31, 2014, it had approximately 3,214,800 residential customers; approximately 304,700 business customers; 2,373,900 broadband subscribers; and 586,600 video subscribers. The company was formerly known as Citizens Communications Company and changed its name to Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2008. Frontier Communications Corporation was founded in 1927 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.
- [By WilliamBriat]
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) provides phone, Internet, and satellite TV (through a partnership with DISH Network) services to more than 25 states. The company provides an annual dividend of 9.3% and reaffirmed its full-year guidance.