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Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) revealed that its board has declared its quarterly cash dividend of $0.29375 per share. For the full year, this translated into $1.18 a share. The dividend provided a yield of 3.0 percent, which was lower than the average 3.40 percent for the five-year period.
Alliant fixed July 29 as the record date for determining eligible shareholders to get the dividend. The company indicated that the dividend would be paid on August 15. The dividend payout ratio was approximately 68.0 percent, which was higher than the five-year average of 63.0 percent.
Hot Computer Hardware Companies To Buy For 2016: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)
Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services and Global Infrastructure Services segments. The Global Business Services segment provides technology solutions, including consulting, applications services, and software. This segment offers applications services that optimize and modernize clients’ business and technical environments enabling clients to capitalize on emerging services, such as cloud, mobility, and big data within new commercial models, such as the as a Service and digital economies; consulting services that help organizations innovate, transform, and create sustainable competitive advantage; and vertically-aligned software solutions and process-based intellectual property power mission-critical transaction engines in insurance, banking, hea lthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and various other industries. The Global Infrastructure Services segment provides managed and virtual desktop solutions, unified communications and collaboration services, data center management, cyber security, and compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. This segment also delivers next-generation cloud offerings, including infrastructure as a service, private cloud solutions, CloudMail, and storage as a service. The company has a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to create an applications modernization delivery network. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Hot Computer Hardware Companies To Buy For 2016: Alimera Sciences, Inc.(ALIM)
Alimera Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in the United States, Germany, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The company focuses on diseases affecting the back of the eye or retina. The company offers ILUVIEN, an intravitreal implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), which is a disease of the retina that affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Its ILUVIEN is inserted in the back of the patients eye in a non-surgical procedure, which allows for a self-sealing wound by delivering a constant micro-dose of the non-proprietary corticosteroid fluocinolone acetonide in the eye. It has license agreement with pSivida US, Inc. for the development and sale of ILUVIEN, and a delivery device to deliver other corticosteroids to the back of the eye for the treatment and pr evention of eye diseases in humans (other than uveitis) or to treat DME. Alimera Sciences, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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Alimera Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: ALIM) shares shot up 59 percent to $1.69 after the company reported preliminary Q2 revenue. Alimera Sciences announced preliminary revenue of $9.3 million to $9.5 million.
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On Thursday, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Alimera Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: ALIM) and Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANTH).
10 Best Paper Stocks To Own Right Now: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)
Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America. The companys personal banking products and services include chequing and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, creditor insurance, and financial and investment advice; and commercial banking products and services comprise business deposit accounts, commercial credit cards, business loans and commercial mortgages, cash management solutions, foreign exchange, and specialized banking programs for small business and commercial banking customers. It also offers wealth management products and services, such as investment and wealth advisory services; online investing services; financial services and solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients; and investment management, and trust and custody services to institutional, retail, and high net worth investors. In addition, the company provides life insurance, accident and sickness insurance, and annuity products to brokers and individuals, as well as reinsurance solutions. Further, it offers investment and corporate banking services, including clients debt and equity capital-raising services, as well as loan origination and syndication, balance sheet management solutions, and treasury management services; strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and recapitalizations, as well as valuation and fairness opinions; and trade finance, risk mitigation, and other operating services. Additionally, the company provides trading products comprising research and access to global markets for institutional, corporate, and retail clients; new product development and origination services, as well as risk management advice and services to hedge against fluctuations; and funding and liquidity management services to its clients. It operates approximately 1,500 bank branches. Bank of Montreal was founded in 1817 and is headquartered in Montreal, C anada.
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Bank of Montreal (USA) (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.76 per share on revenue of $5.02 billion.
EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.10 per share on revenue of $162.13 million.
Hot Computer Hardware Companies To Buy For 2016: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)
AbbVie Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company offers HUMIRA, a biologic therapy administered as a subcutaneous injection to treat autoimmune diseases; IMBRUVICA an oral therapy for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia; and VIEKIRA PAK, an interferon-free therapy, with or without ribavirin, for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis, including those with compensated cirrhosis. It also provides Kaletra, an anti-HIV-1 medicine used with other anti-HIV-1 medications as a treatment that maintains viral suppression in HIV-1 patients; Norvir, a protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents to treat HIV-1; and Synagis to prevent respiratory syncytial virus infection in high risk infants. In addition, the company offers AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy for males diagnosed with symptomatic low testosterone; Creon, a pancreatic enzyme therapy for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency; Synthroid to treat hypothyroidism; and Lupron, a product for the palliative treatment of prostate cancer, and endometriosis and central precocious puberty, as well as for the treatment of patients with anemia. Further, it provides Duopa and Duodopa, a levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel to treat Parkinsons disease; Sevoflurane, an anesthesia product for human use; TriCor, Trilipix, and Niaspan treat metabolic conditions characterized by high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides; and Zemplar to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism. The company sells its products to wholesalers, distributors, government agencies, health care facilities, specialty pharmacies, and independent retailers from its distribution centers and public warehouses. AbbVie Inc. has strategic collaboration with C2N Diagnostics, Calico Life Sciences LLC, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ablynx NV, Galapagos NV, and Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in North Chicago, Illi! nois.
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The main conclusions we draw from the abstracts (lacking information about late breakers) is that Gileads dominance of HCV seems secure for the immediate future, with sof/vel (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) showing impressive efficacy in difficult-to-treat patient subsets. Competitors have early data for their new HCV development efforts (Merck (MRK) [MP], Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) [OP], AbbVie (ABBV)) but will not present new clinical data at this meeting.