Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based MAKO Surgical (NASDAQ: MAKO ) shares were surging today on news that the company has settled its patent infringement dispute with Stanmore Implants Worldwide.
In a press release Tuesday, the robotic-surgery company announced that it has withdrawn its complaint against Stanmore and agreed to buy Stanmore's Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm assets, including intellectual property, for a cash payment. Part and parcel of the settlement is Stanmore's agreement to stop doing business in the field of robotics -- removing a competitor to MAKO absolutely.
MAKO CEO Dr. Maurice R. Ferre, M.D., noted that acquiring Stanmore's robotics business not only removes a competitive threat to MAKO but also "improves MAKO's intellectual property position in robotically assisted orthopedic surgery."
5 Best High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Domino Printing(DNO.L)
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5 Best High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Highway Capital(HWC.L)
Highway Capital plc does not have significant operations. It intends to seek and acquire a suitable business. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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International Samuel Exploration Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of resource properties in Canada. It primarily explores for copper, gold, base metal, and diamond properties. The company holds a 50% interest in the Reed Lake base metal project located in Manitoba; and has an option to acquire a 100% interest in the 256 hectare Rasp copper-gold property located north of Thompson, Manitoba. Its property portfolio also includes the Niv property and the Omega property located in British Columbia. In addition, the company, through its joint venture agreement with Diamonds North Resources Ltd., holds an interest in the Ualliq diamond project in Nunavut. The company was formerly known as TranDirect Holdings Inc. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.
5 Best High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Bitauto Holdings Limited (BITA)
Bitauto Holdings Limited provides Internet content and marketing services for the automotive industry primarily in the People?s Republic of China. The company offers subscription services to new automobile dealers that enable them to list pricing and promotional information on its bitauto.com Website and partner Websites, and to interact with consumers through its virtual call center, as well as provides advertising service to dealers and automakers on its bitauto.com Website. It also offers listing services to used automobile dealers, which enable them to display used automobile inventory information through its ucar.cn Website and partner Websites; and advertising services to used automobile dealers and automakers with certified pre-owned automobile programs on its ucar.cn Website. In addition, the company provides digital marketing solutions, including Website creation and maintenance, online public relationship, online marketing campaigns, and advertising agent service s. Bitauto Holdings Limited was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
What: Shares of Bitauto (NYSE: BITA ) have plunged today by as much as 18% after the company reported first-quarter earnings.
So what: Revenue in the first quarter added up to $38.6 million, which translated into non-GAAP profits of $3.7 million. The top and bottom lines were up 34.6% and 29.1% relative to a year ago, but investors were still left wanting more. The results were in line with Bitauto's guidance.
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- [By Eric Volkman]
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (NYSE: BLX ) , better and more conveniently known as Bladex, is maintaining its dividend policy. The lender has declared a payout of $0.30 per share of its stock for its Q1, to be paid on May 7 to shareholders of record as of April 29. This amount matches the company's previous disbursement, which has been paid in both of the preceding two quarters. Before that, Bladex dispensed $0.25 per share.
- [By Rich Duprey]
Panama-based supranational bank�Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior� (NYSE: BLX ) announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.30 per share, the same rate it's paid for the past three quarters after raising the payout 20% from $0.25 per share.