$IEX's purchase of AWG and SFC helped in free cash flow growth, despite not helping in earnings due to step-up charge in amortization. In addition, the margin expansion in the FMT portfolio came from restructured big businesses, positive mix, and impact of fixed businesses in the portfolio.
$AMGN announced the launch of Blood Counts and collaboration with StoryCorps to record and share stories of those impacted by multiple myeloma. This program will bring awareness to progress made in treating multiple myeloma through sharing of stories.
$SWK said it named George Buckley, Lead Independent Director, as the Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Dr. Buckley succeeds John Lundgren, who retired as CEO in July 2016 after more than 12 years with the company and retained the Chairman role until year-end.
$XOM announced the retirement of Tom Walters, President of ExxonMobil Production Company, replaced by Neil Duffin, current President of ExxonMobil Development Company. Liam Mallon, current EVP of ExxonMobil Development Company, has been elected as President of ExxonMobil Development Company, effective Jan. 1.
index volume averaged 3.2MM contracts per day in November 2016, up 34% from
November 2015. Agricultural volume averaged 1.4MM contracts per day in November
2016, down 1% from November 2015.
0 contracts per day, up 39% from Nov. 2015.