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Symantec’s Consumer Security operating segment revenues declined 6% to $485 million. Information Management software registered a marginal 3% expansion.
Symantec’s reported 2Q15 earnings were in line with analysts’ estimates. However, the company did beat estimates on the profit front.
Despite strong multiples, the market is unnerved by the uncertainty surrounding a ruling on federally run insurance exchanges.
The three major service lines at HCA Holdings—orthopedics, cardiovascular, and oncology—experienced solid growth, especially in outpatient volumes.
Community Health Systems and LifePoint Hospitals each announced three deals. Meanwhile, HCA Holdings announced two acquisitions.
Shareholder returns for HCA Holdings investors should remain consistent for a while thanks to a recent bond completion.
In terms of payer mix, the percentage of HCA Holdings revenues contributed by Medicare rose from 28.0% in 3Q13 to 30.3% in 3Q14.
With the demand for outpatient services on the rise, HCA Holdings is focused on strengthening its outpatient service network mainly through acquisitions.
Salaries account for more than half of total operating expenses. HCA Holdings spent marginally less on salaries in 3Q14.
Equivalent admission is a measure of the total patient admissions in the hospital, including both inpatient and outpatient admissions.
Both improving economic conditions in key HCA markets and an improving labor market drove the company’s operating performance.
HCA Holdings earned 38% of its total revenue from outpatient services in 3Q14. The company also announced the acquisition of CareNow.
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We had warned that Amazon should have launched its smartphone at a cheaper price in order to succeed. The company has finally made up for this lapse.
Despite good organization and a solid business model, NIKE isn’t immune to the macroeconomic headwinds it faces, and revenues are likely to be affected.
Despite NIKE’s (NKE) strong performance in 2Q15, investor response was negative. The company’s stock dropped 2.3% to $94.84 on December 19, 2014.
Under its $8 billion share repurchase program, NIKE has purchased a total of 67.6 million shares at an average cost of approximately $68.96 per share.
NIKE has increased dividends 13 years in a row. NIKE paid out $0.28 per share by way of dividends in 2Q15, higher than $0.24 per share paid in 2Q14.
NIKE is working to improve its profitability, as its margins trail industry peers such as Lululemon Athletica (LULU) and VF Corporation (VFC).