Ford Motor Co. (F) said that it would buy back some 116 million of its own shares, at a cost of $1.8 billion, to reduce its float and reward investors for sticking with the company.
Bayer AG’s (BAYN) deal to purchase Merck & Co’s consumer products unit for $14.2 billion will be the second-largest acquisition in the Germany-based company’s history.
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) has been revising earnings estimates up during the last couple of months, reflecting its bullish view of its own short- and long-term perspective.
The results of China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey for April show that the world’s second-largest economy saw manufacturing fall for the fourth straight month.
EV Energy Partners LP (EVEP) is yet another company in the long line of oil and gas businesses rewarding investors with appreciation — and a fat dividend yield, as well.
Mark Zuckerberg’s baby is on a roll. It is coming off of a number of major acquisitions, has strung together glowing earnings reports and is building advertising revenue faster than ever before.