Interactive Brokers (IBKR) DARTs Rose 7% in June 2016; Other Monthly Metrics Announced Jul 1, 2016 12:38PM

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IBKR) reported its Electronic Brokerage monthly performance metrics for June, and changes in the composition of its currency exposure management unit.

Highlights for the month included:

  • 643 thousand Daily Average Revenue Trades (DARTs), 7% higher than prior year and even with prior month.
  • Ending client equity of $73.7 billion, 12% higher than prior year and 2% higher than prior month.
  • Ending client margin loan balances of $15.0... (continue reading...)

Merck Animal Health to Acquire Controlling Vallée S.A. Stake in $400M Deal (MRK) Jul 1, 2016 12:07PM

Merck Animal Health announced it has executed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Vallée S.A., a leading privately-held producer of animal health products in Brazil.

Vallée has an extensive portfolio of more than 100 products spanning parasiticides, anti-infectives and vaccines. The company’s portfolio includes products for livestock, horses, and companion animals. Vallée was founded with the mission of producing a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Toyota (TM) U.S. Vehicle Sales Show Surprise Drop in June 2016 Jul 1, 2016 11:40AM (Updated - July 1, 2016 11:40 AM EDT)

Toyota Motor (NYSE: TM), U.S.A., Inc., reported June 2016 sales of 198,257 units, a decrease of 5.6 percent from June 2015 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in June 2016 compared to June 2015, sales were down 9.2 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.

(NOTE: The Street was looking for an increase of 3.6 percent.) For the first half of the year, TMS reported sales of 1,197,800 units, down 2.7 percent versus the same... (continue reading...)


Kapstone (KS) Announces Acquisition of CFB Corp. Jul 1, 2016 11:22AM

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announced that it completed the acquisition of Central Florida Box (CFB) Corporation located in Lake Mary, Florida.

CFB provides design, graphics, manufacturing, assembly, fulfillment, warehousing and distribution services to over 400 customers ranging from small, family-owned companies to large, national corporations.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Roger W. Stone, stated, "The acquisition of Central Florida Box... (continue reading...)


Williams Cos. (WMB) Chairman Frank T. MacInnis, Other Board Members Step Down Jul 1, 2016 11:00AM

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) (“Williams”) today announced that Frank T. MacInnis is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors due to personal reasons, effective immediately. Dr. Kathleen Cooper, a current director and Audit Committee member has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“Frank’s contributions to Williams over the years have been instrumental to our growth and he has personally been a trusted counselor to me,” said... (continue reading...)


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