In the News | Week of 2.11.2019


In the News highlights key news stories from the prior quarter for companies announcing earnings over the next week, or for other major economic announcements. These stories are not the most read or the most important, but they are the most representative of the stories that mention these companies and events.

Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

Apex Legends notches 10 million players in three days as it takes on Fortnite

Fortnite Gets More Addictive With the Introduction of Fortnite Creative

‘Destiny 2’ Still on Schedule After Bungie Departure From Activision

Google’s StarCraft II victory shows AI improves via diversity, invention, not reflexes


Transfer Agency: Transformation, Not Extinction

Fiserv and First Data Megadeal Could Drive More Fintech M&A

Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

Natural Gas Is Responding To More Than The Weather

Chevron aligns with Paris deal, won’t cap output

Occidental CEO Wants to Keep Rigs Running Even After Oil’s Slump

Earthquakes in Heart of Texas Oil Country Spur Water Crackdown

Welltower (WELL)

REIT Performance In 2019: Mixed Outlook

Welltower Agrees To Purchase 55 Medical Buildings From CNL Healthcare Properties


Stop Complaining About Stock Buybacks

AlphaCat and Ledger Investing Announce Insurance-Linked Securities Transaction

AIG Names New Finance Chief

Cisco Systems (CSCO)

All of the major tech companies are going their separate ways, making things more difficult for regulators

The nightmare of selecting an IoT ecosystem

How Technology Is Improving The Video Streaming Experience

Cisco and WiLAN Sign License Agreement

Equinix (EQIX)

How ‘cloud-native’ applications are transforming IT, and why it took so long

The Best Specialty REITs With High Yields

Equinix’s CIO Drives Extraordinary Customer Experience

Williams Companies (WMB)

Williams Companies: Growing $30 Billion Midstream Infrastructure Company

Better Buy: Kinder Morgan vs. Williams Companies

Midstream energy stocks ready for gains, Jefferies analyst says

Applied Materials (AMAT)

Insufficient articles of influence.

CME Group (CME)

Government shutdown and trade troubles fuel concerns for farmers

CME chief’s push to reform board rejected

Nasdaq Sticks to Crypto Plans, Pushes Back Bitcoin Futures Launch to 2019

Duke Energy (DUK)

All fired up! Duke Energy’s new $1.5 billion natural gas power plant opens to serve 1.8 million Floridians

Nuclear Industry Reps Expect Another Yucca Funding Push

Duke Energy Carolinas program will provide South Carolina customers a new choice for solar energy

After busy 2018, Duke Energy plans to deliver more solar power to customers in 2019

Iqvia Holdings (IQV)

CROs Poised to Benefit From Biopharma Outsourcing

IQVIA Launches IQVIA Biotech, Dedicated to Emerging Biotech and Biopharma Industry

Is China the next great hope for the pharma industry?

IQVIA Introduces RIM Smart, the Industry’s First Fully Integrated, End-to-End Regulatory Information Management System

The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

Coca-Cola’s chairman thinks we should change how we talk about soda sales

Coke shares downgraded by UBS as ‘change is in the air’

PepsiCo Sees Future In Artificial Intelligence After Launching Snack-Delivery Robot (Ed. Note: No, thanks)

New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China’s obesity policy

Old emails hold new clues to Coca-Cola and CDC’s controversial relationship

Linde (LIN)

Praxair to Double Capacity at Neosho, Missouri Plant to Support Increasing Demand in the Region

Linde and Praxair complete merger, shares start trading

Nvidia (NVDA)

Cryptocurrency having worst week

Cramer on Nvidia warning: ‘If you wanted to issue a call for why you should sell stocks, this is it’

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Presents at JPMorgan Global Healthcare Broker Conference Call – (Transcript)

Nvidia: Bulls Versus Bears

AMD Surprises With Radeon VII At CES 2019

Waste Management (WM)

It’s time to tackle the future of garbage

Waste Management: Bottom Line Expansion In Sight

Waste Management CEO bringing tech to trash

Zoetis (ZTS)

Why Following Activist Investors Can Make Your Cash Work For You In 2019

Merck to Buy French Animal Health Company

Bayer looks at options for consumer brands, animal health: sources

Deere & Co (DE)

Diesel Vehicles Powered by Biodiesel in it for the Long Haul

Macro Headwinds Motivate Caterpillar Stock’s Steep Slide

Slowing Global Economy Weighs on U.S. Profits and Trade — Update

PepsiCo (PEP)

Impact The world’s big plastic makers want more recycling so they can keep pumping out plastic

New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China’s obesity policy

White House Considering Indra Nooyi to Head World Bank

10 Macro Trends Impacting Food & Beverage Innovation In 2019