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$MDT, which competes with $STJ, $JNJ and $BSX, said that 4Q16 operating margin was 31.8% on a constant currency basis, representing a 210 BP constant currency improvement over 4Q15. Operating margin included GM of 69.8%, SG&A of 31.1% and R&D of 7.4%, all on a constant currency basis, as well as net other income of $21MM.
Well this is big! I don’t know if it’s someone’s monopoly or genuine excitement, but either way, $CSX is up 23% after market closed. I heard some activist investor is going to blow big money into CSX Corp. Anyone mind explaining?
After so much controversy and family issues in $VIAB over the recent months, Paramount brings in some good news. News is that they signed a $1 billion deal with Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media. The material impact to Viacom however is still uncertain.
Looks like Uber will be paying $20 million to settle a US Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. FTC accused Uber of false and misleading claims about driver pay and stuff. Uber however neither denied nor admitted and will just be paying the $20 million.
$C gets hit with a $25 million fine for spoofing charges. Interesting! This is the first time a bank has been hit with such charges.