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Kajaria Ceramics: Board approved acquisition of 30 lakh equity shares of Kajaria Floera Ceramics Private Limited (Fleora), a subsidiary company and approved incorporation of a wholly-owned subsidiary company in USA by making investment/loan not exceeding $1 million.
Unichem Laboratories: ICRA assigned a long-term rating of A+ with a stable outlook for Rs 30 crore Line of Credit (LOC) of the company.
Vakrangee: Company entered into distribution agreement with Aditya Birla Housing Finance, which shall offer distribution of home loan and other related products through Nextgen Vakrangee Kendras.
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Vakrangee clarified that company has not received any communication with respect to inspection of Books from Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company in the United States. The company offers a range of testing services used by the medical profession in routine testing, patient diagnosis, and in the monitoring and treatment of disease, as well as specialty testing services. Its routine tests include blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, thyroid tests, Pap tests, HIV tests, microbiology cultures and procedures, and alcohol and other substance-abuse tests. The company?s specialty tests and related services comprise viral load measurements, genotyping and phenotyping, and host genetic factors for managing and treating HIV infections; cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular genetic tests for diagnostic genetics; oncology tests for diagnosing and monitoring certain cancers and treatments; clinical trials testing for pharmaceutical companies, which conducts clinical research trials on diag nostic assays; forensic identity testing used in criminal proceedings and parentage evaluation services, as well as testing services in reconstruction cases; allergy testing; and occupational testing for the detection of drug and alcohol abuse. Its customers include independent physicians and physician groups, hospitals, managed care organizations, governmental agencies, employers, pharmaceutical companies, and other independent clinical laboratories. The company operates a network of 51 primary laboratories and approximately 1,700 patient service centers. In addition, it delivers a co-branded electronic health records Lite solution for physician practices. The company works with university, hospital, and academic institutions, such as Duke University, The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Minnesota, and Yale University to license and commercialize new diagnostic tests. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Burlingto n, North Carolina.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on LH. Zacks Investment Research lowered Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Barclays reduced their price objective on Laboratory Corp. of America from $205.00 to $165.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 3rd. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on Laboratory Corp. of America from $160.00 to $164.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $155.00 price objective (down previously from $162.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research report on Sunday, December 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $176.07.
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Laboratory Corp. of America Company Profile
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Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (NYSE:LH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $196.64.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)
Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.
- [By Max Byerly]
ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.
Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.
Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)
PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, generates and sells electricity; and delivers natural gas to approximately 5.3 million utility customers primarily in the northeastern and northwestern U.S. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, International Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated, and Supply. The Kentucky Regulated segment engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity; and the distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The International Regulated segment owns and operates electricity distribution businesses in the United Kingdom that deliver electricity to 7.7 million customers. The Pennsylvania Regulated segment delivers electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The Supply segment owns and operates power plants to generate electricity using coal, uranium, natural gas, oil, and water res ources; markets and trades electricity and other purchased power to wholesale and retail markets; and acquires and develops domestic generation projects. It controls or owns a portfolio of generation assets of approximately 11,000 megawatts in Montana and Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s distribution system included 649 substations with a capacity of 25 million kVA, 28,838 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 24,131 cable miles of underground conductors in the United Kingdom. It also operated 377 substations with a capacity of 31 million kVA, 33,122 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 7,368 cable miles of underground conductors in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. cut its holdings in Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) by 10.9% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 74,320 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 9,133 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Pembina Pipeline were worth $2,205,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
PPL (NYSE:PPL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.88 billion. PPL had a return on equity of 15.23% and a net margin of 19.17%. PPL’s quarterly revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that PPL Corp will post 2.36 EPS for the current year.
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Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)
United Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for The Union Bank Company that engages in the provision of commercial banking services to small and middle-market businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, time deposits, and demand deposits. The company also offers various loan products that consist of commercial, consumer, agricultural, residential mortgage, and home equity loans. In addition, it provides automatic teller machine services, safe deposit box rentals, and other personalized banking services. The company serves primarily in the Ohio counties of Allen, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, and Wood, as well as with office locations in Bowling Green, Columbus Grove, Delphos, Findlay, Gibsonburg, Kalida, Leipsic, Lima, Ottawa, and Pemberville, Ohio. United Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio.< /p>
- [By Logan Wallace]
United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.