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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy.
Honeywell International Inc. has increased its earnings guidance for 2019, but the company warns there could be some clouds on the international horizon that could mean some economic slowdown in the second half of the year.
The two companies will clean up mercury, PCBs and other contaminants from the 24 acre site on the Cape Fear River and in return will be protected from lawsuits over the environmental damage.
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Federal authorities say they've reached a proposed settlement with two companies for the cleanup of a former chemical plant near the Cape Fear River. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release Thursday that the settlement was reached with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. The companies have agreed to treat, store and dispose of soils and sediments contaminated by metals that include mercury and PCBs. The settlement says the from 1963 to 2000, the LCP-Holtrachem plant made chemicals such as sodium hydroxide, liquid chlorine, hydrogen gas, liquid bleach and hydrochloric acid at the plant in Riegelwood in Columbus County, adjacent to the Cape Fear River.
Industrial stocks surprised to the upside as investors considered the implications of the Mueller report. Watch the dollar for signs of bearishness.
The Dividend Aristocrats fared better than many other stocks during 2018. This group of dividend royalty delivered a 3.3% decline for the year including income, less than the 4.4% drop for the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index.The Dividend Aristocrats, for the uninitiated, are a subset of the S&P; 500 that have increased their annual dividends without interruption for at least 25 consecutive years. And these 50-plus superstar dividend stocks are noteworthy for several reasons: * Their yields are generally higher than the index, averaging 2.5% throughout 2018 versus 1.9% for the S&P; 500. * They've also outperformed over the longer term. During the 10-year period ending Sept. 30, 2018, the Aristocrats returned approximately 13.6% annually, compared to 12% for the S&P; 500. * Risk also was lower. Volatility of returns (as measured by standard deviation) averaged 13.6% for Dividend Aristocrats versus 14.4% for S&P; 500 stocks.However, sometimes even great stocks get knocked back a little. These 18 Dividend Aristocrats have posted double-digit price declines over the past year, with most of them still recovering from the fourth-quarter broad-market drubbing. The upside for any investors considering putting new money to work in these dividend stocks: Many are close to multiyear lows, and several yield more than 3%. SEE ALSO: 101 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
Honeywell International Inc. and Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace have received a $10.1 million U.S. Air Force contract. The three-year contract is to provide advanced central air data computers for the F-16 fighter aircraft weapon system.
Intuitive Surgical stock crashed late Thursday after the surgical robotics firm's quarterly sales missed estimates. Intuitive Surgical earnings also lagged during the period.
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) unveiled its latest quarterly earnings results after the bell today, amassing mostly disappointing results as both earnings and revenue were below what Wall Street called for in its consensus estimate, playing a role in ISRG stock sinking late in the day.The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based maker of robotic surgical products designed to improve patient outcomes said that for its first quarter of its fiscal 2019, it amassed net income of $306.5 million, or $2.56 per share. This figure marked a 6.6% gain over the profit it tallied during the same period in its fiscal 2018, which came in at $287.6 million, or $2.44 per share.On an adjusted basis, Intuitive Surgical said it brought in earnings of $2.61 per share, which was weaker than the Wall Street consensus estimate. Analysts who were surveyed by FactSet reached an average adjusted earnings guidance of $2.70 per share for the company's first quarter.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe medical robotics business added that it raked in sales of $973.7 million, marking a 14.9% improvement over the $847.5 million in revenue it had during its first quarter of 2018. Wall Street was calling for Intuitive Surgical to compile sales of $975.3 million for the period, also according to data compiled from a survey conducted by FactSet.ISRG stock had been increasing about 0.6% during regular trading hours as the company geared up to report its results for its latest quarter. However, an earnings and sales miss caused Intuitive Surgical's shares to decline roughly 6.3% after the bell on Thursday. More From InvestorPlace * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy Off Their Lows * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth Compare Brokers The post Intuitive Surgical Earnings: ISRG Stock Sinks on Q1 Profit Miss appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. shares dropped in the extended session Thursday after the surgical robot maker's quarterly results fell short of Wall Street estimates. Intuitive Surgical shares fell 7.3% after hours, following a 0.6% gain to close the regular session at $528.06. The company reported first-quarter net income of $306.5 million, or $2.56 a share, compared with $287.6 million, or $2.44 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were $2.61 a share. Revenue rose to $973.7 million from $847.5 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $2.70 a share on revenue of $975.3 million.
The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Major U.S. indexes managed small gains on Wall Street but not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks ...