S&P: Ensco to Replace Goodrich on S&P 500 Index
Ensco PLC (ESV) will take Goodrich Corp.'s (GR) spot on the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, a change scheduled to take effect as of Monday's closing bell, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
America Movil 2nd-Quarter Sales Rise, But Net Hit By Currencies
Mexican telecommunications company America Movil SAB (AMX, AMX.MX, AMOV) said sales and operating cash flow rose in the second quarter as it continued to add wireless and fixed-line customers at a steady pace, while a weaker Mexican peso and other Latin American currencies ate into the bottom line,
CA Lowers Full-Year Targets After 1Q Revenue Slip
CA Inc.'s (CA) fiscal first-quarter earnings edged down 0.4% after the business-computing company sold less new software than expected, prompting CA to scale back revenue goals for the rest of its fiscal year.
Universal Health Net Up 3.8%
Universal Health Services Inc.'s (UHS) second-quarter earnings rose 3.8% as the company continued to benefit from its behavioral-health hospitals' contributions, though it saw weakness in its acute-care facilities.
Ecuador Signs A Natural-Gas Deal With Gazprom For Block 6
Ecuador has signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia's Gazprom to explore opportunities for the Amistad natural-gas field, located at block 6, in Gulf of Guayaquil, Minister Coordinator of Strategic Sectors Jorge Glas said Thursday.
Top-Quality Corporate Bonds Find Wide Reception Thursday
Corporate-bond investors rushed to purchase bonds from top-quality companies Thursday, enabling Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) to attain the lowest borrowing costs on record for five- and 30-year bonds as part of a $2 billion bond sale.