After five deals in six months, Bank of Nova Scotia is taking a breather.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do in terms of execution and integrations now, so I think we’ll be fairly quiet on the acquisition front from here on in,” Chief Executive Officer Brian Porter told BNN Bloomberg on Friday in a TV interview set to air at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
On Thursday, Scotiabank agreed to buy MD Financial Management from the Canadian Medical Association for C$2.59 billion ($2 billion), the latest in a series of announced acquisitions that include Canadian money manager Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s 68 percent stake in a Chilean lender.
The purchase of Ottawa-based MD Financial will add a wealth-management business with C$49 billion in assets and 110,000 clients, including affluent doctors, the Toronto-based bank — Canada’s third-largest — said Thursday in a statement. Also on Thursday, Scotiabank sold 19.7 million shares to raise about C$1.5 billion to help pay for the deal, an offering Porter said was “very well received."
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Dynatronics Corporation(DYNT)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
News articles about Dynatronics (NASDAQ:DYNT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynatronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 45.8383718108453 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, TMUS, BP, S
Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street is expecting a small decline in revenue for the first quarter. Disney is still in the process of absorbing most of Fox’s assets from a deal last June. In addition, Disney will be launching its streaming service, Disney+, and investors will be looking for updates on the project. In deal news, T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is looking to sweeten an offer to regulators to ensure a merger with rival Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). The telecom giant told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that it would freeze the prices of many plans if it receives approval for a deal. T-Mobile has offered $26 billion to buy Sprint. Shares of BP Plc. (NYSE: BP) rallied more than 3.7% after the global energy giant topped 2018 earnings expectations. The firm’s big bets on shale developments have paid off. Profitability more than doubled over the previous year, while production topped out at 3.7 million barrels per day. Look for earnings reports from Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), Becton, Dickenson & Co. (NYSE: BDX), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB), Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL), Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA), Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), and Tableau Software Inc. (NASDAQ: DATA).
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- [By Jeremy Bowman]
The share price of Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL), the 73-year-old global giant, has risen 76% over the last three years, and the company just delivered another impressive quarterly report. At a time when many bricks-and-mortar retailers are struggling, salon and cosmetics chain Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) is fast opening up stores, and its shares have more than tripled in the last five years. Sales of luxury beauty products have been growing particularly fast, driving excellent performance for companies like Estee Lauder and Coty (NYSE: COTY).
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) had its price objective cut by Credit Suisse Group from $162.00 to $156.00 in a report issued on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
The cast reaches for the mailbag in this segment from Industry Focus: Consumer Goods. Listener Joseph wants to know why Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), both leading names in the skincare and cosmetics industry, have seen their stocks move in opposite directions over the past year.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: James Hardie Industries plc.(JHX)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Media headlines about James Hardie Industries (NYSE:JHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. James Hardie Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.4803891697197 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Flexsteel Industries, Inc.(FLXS)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Purple Innovation (NASDAQ: FLXS) and Flexsteel Industries (NASDAQ:FLXS) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $30.57 and last traded at $30.38, with a volume of 1359 shares. The stock had previously closed at $31.53.
- [By Shane Hupp]
BidaskClub cut shares of Flexsteel Industries (NASDAQ:FLXS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.
Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of Flexsteel Industries from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th.
Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.