Shooting a love scene is not so different than filming an action sequence. Just ask director Gina Prince-Bythewood, who makes her action debut with Netflix's "The Old Guard." Until now, she's been known for romantic dramas like "Love and Basketball" and "Beyond the Lights." "Have a beginning, middle and end. Make sure it’s character-driven. Make […]
Mid-Delaware Imaging ("MDI") announced today that it has taken action after becoming aware of a ransomware event in which an unknown third party encrypted its systems. MDI is providing notice of this event to potentially impacted individuals as well as certain regulators.
Call me crazy, stubborn or reckless, but until today’s announcement that the Telluride Film Festival has been canceled, I’d optimistically kept my reservation, holding out hope that the elite fall gathering in Colorado — which has launched such best picture Oscar winners as “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Moonlight” — might happen […]
The Global Humidity Sensor Market will grow by $360.87 mn during 2020-2024
New York, July 14, 2020 -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Automotive Engine Management System Market Research Report by Vehicle, by Engine Type - Global.
Dow Jones futures rose on positive Moderna coronavirus vaccine news, following a stock market rally rebound. Three key earnings reports loom.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been transported to the hospital and treated for a possible infection. "Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, early this morning for treatment of a possible infection," spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg told CNN on Tuesday. "She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in […]
(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s largest companies are expected to slash dividend payouts over the August reporting season by the most since the global financial crisis as the coronavirus pandemic eroded corporate balance sheets.Payments from firms on the S&P/ASX 200 index may plunge as much as 40% in 2020, before declining another 11% in 2021, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The pace of cuts and cancellations seen earlier this year is set to intensify as Covid-19 lockdowns, social restrictions and travel curbs squeeze company profits.“The upcoming earnings season will be one of the most interesting reporting periods in the past decade,” said Craig James, chief economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s securities unit. “Analysts and investors expect a similar dropoff in dividend payments to that of the global financial crisis.”A third of S&P/ASX 100 stocks have reduced, deferred, suspended or canceled dividends since the February reporting season, according to Macquarie Group Ltd.While just over half of the index maintained payouts, “we expect this number to fall for the June half, which covers the peak of the shutdowns,” the analysts wrote in a July 8 note. “There will be less share price pressure on stocks reducing dividends when most companies are doing the same.”Australia’s banks, widely held by retail investors for their usually steady stream of payouts, are forecast to see the largest dividend decline in 2020, according to Bloomberg data.National Australia Bank Ltd. in April sliced its shareholder payment by two-thirds to 30 Australian cents, its lowest since 1993. Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. deferred its interim payout that same month, while Westpac Banking Corp. followed suit in May.Morgan Stanley expects the big-four banks to issue final dividends, though there’s a “meaningful chance” they could defer amid uncertainty around capital ratios, analysts led by Richard Wiles wrote in a July 2 note. The nation’s prudential regulator earlier this year urged lenders to trim payouts and executive bonuses in an effort to preserve capital.Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, has been forced to implement stricter lockdown rules for another six weeks to try and curb a surge in infections. The restrictions threaten to deepen and extend Australia’s first recession in almost 30 years, which may prompt some firms to retain capital and hold back on returning funds to shareholders. The nation’s benchmark stock index rose as much as 1.5% to its highest level in a week amid optimism about progress in developing a vaccine for the virus.Still, iron ore producers like Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., BHP Group Ltd. and Rio Tinto Ltd. could see dividends surprise on the upside given strong pricing and shipments, UBS Group AG analysts led by Glyn Lawcock wrote in a July 9 note. Fortescue is projected to see the largest payout increase over 2020 out of all stocks on Australia’s benchmark index, Bloomberg data shows.Citigroup Inc. analysts are more positive on banks and resources going into earnings season compared with other sectors.“We see overall earnings estimates as fair” across the Australian market, analysts led by Liz Dinh wrote in a July 8 note. “However, dividend downside still exists near-term.”(Adds stock market performance in ninth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The Global Duck Meat Market will grow by $1.31 bn during 2020-2024
Tina Turner, 80, is collaborating with DJ Kygo on a remix of her 1984 smash “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” On Monday, the 28-year-old Kygo (Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) announced on Twitter that he is teaming up with the iconic singer Tina Turner and will drop the 2020 update on Friday (July 17). Wrote the […]
AFWERX Fusion 2020 Base of the Future announces the line-up of keynote speakers, panels and fireside chats with executives from Google, Duke University, MGM Resorts International, Friday Pulse, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense and much more. The event also features highly engaging networking, happy hours, and a host of special guest cameo appearances.
It has been a breakout year for vaccine specialist Vaxart (VXRT). Entering 2020, the company had a market cap just below a puny $17 million. Since then, shares have exploded by an incredible 4748% as investors have piled in with the hope Vaxart can be the surprise provider of the coveted COVID-19 vaccine.However, Vaxart stock still has plenty left in the tank, according to B Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani. The 5-star analyst believes that, based on the company’s proprietary VAAST (vector-adjuvant-antigen standardized technology) vaccine platform, Vaxart’s “one-of-its-kind oral solution,” could set it apart from the competition.Mamtani added, “We believe clinical proof of concept from norovirus and influenza programs validates VAAST’s targeted immune system activation approach with enteric-coated tablets designed to release a vaccine specifically in the small intestine. This activation of gut immunity provides protection at the inner linings of the GI and respiratory tracts and is a key differentiator versus other platform approaches, in our view.”Apart from the convenience of an oral solution instead of the more commonly used injection, Vaxart’s approach has logistical advantages, and its worldwide distribution would cause “only a minimal incremental burden to the global vaccine supply chain.” Moreover, the unique approach could increase global vaccination rates because it is one well suited to developing counties whose less advanced healthcare systems are already under duress due to the pandemic.It is worth remembering, however, that the company is still in very early stages. Preclinical trials have been promising with several vaccine candidates generating immune responses in 100% of tested animals following a single dose. With the most suitable vaccine candidate now selected, Vaxart plans on initiating a phase 1 trial in 2H20, possibly starting in the summer. Despite having to play catch up with other more advanced programs, Mamtani doesn’t rule out additional funding to accelerate the progress of Vaxart’s COVID-19 vaccine program.“Although VXRT is lagging a bit on timelines in a crowded influenza and COVID-19 landscape, we believe convenience differentiation and generation of de-risking data sets will likely translate into adequate non-dilutive funding support, including Operation Warp Speed for COVID-19 and J&J for a universal influenza program, in 2H20,” Mamtani said.To this end, Mamtani rates Vaxart a Buy along with a $22 price target. The implication for investors? Further upside of "just" 30%. (To watch Mamtani’s track record, click here)Over the past 3 months, two other analysts have thrown the hat in with a review of Vaxart; Both reaffirm Mamtani’s positive assessment with additional Buy ratings. (See Vaxart stock analysis on TipRanks)To find good ideas for healthcare stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
Despite earnings that are under pressure, major banks are raking in big fees from debt, equity and other capital markets activities as the Federal Reserve does ‘whatever it takes’ to keep credit flowing.
This summer, Impact Berry Coffee celebrates its one year anniversary as your provider of ethical, eco-friendly and organic premium coffee beans and as a first of its kind in Hong Kong. Impact Berry began as an initiative to support coffee origin communities, namely farmers and their families, with a sustainable income through coffee proceeds and by creating shared value along the supply chain. The brand has since then grown to become an agency for improving quality of life, wellness, and green living both in Hong Kong and abroad through better coffee habits and active mindfulness all around.
New York, July 14, 2020 -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Automotive Engine Oil Market Research Report by Grade, by Type, by Vehicle Type - Global.
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The pressures of the pandemic have forced families to abandon the hypervigilant approach popular since the 1990s. That could help kids become more independent, but also comes with risks.
Researchers who study aging and age-related disease are probing why men and women age differently, and what gender-based differences mean for cardiovascular health, immunity and the brain.
The Global Automotive Intelligent Lighting System Market will grow by $ 2.93 bn during 2020-2024
Cohesity Inc. announced that Cohesity DataPlatform, a web-scale, software-defined data management platform, has been certified to run on Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers globally. Additionally, Fujitsu is now a Cohesity Technology Partner and has signed a reseller agreement with Cohesity Japan. This new relationship empowers joint customers to embrace a modern approach to data management that can accelerate digital transformations. This certified solution will be available starting July 20, 2020.