F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) and Metro Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: METR) jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which F.N.B. Corporation will acquire Metro Bancorp, Inc., the holding company and parent of Metro Bank, in an all stock transaction valued at approximately $32.72 per share, or $474 million in the aggregate, using the closing stock price of FNB as of Monday, August 3, 2015. F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) belongs to Financial sector. Its net profit margin is 27.50% and weekly performance is -3.77%. On last trading day company shares ended up $13.27. F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -5.78%.
MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ:MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that its 2015 Symposium Series continues to set record attendance on its tour around the globe, demonstrating that business and IT audiences have a keen interest in learning about the powerful capabilities of MicroStrategy’s newest release, MicroStrategy 10 Secure Enterprise™. MicroStrategy enthusiasts continue to gather for keynote presentations, hands-on enterprise data discovery workshops, and live Q&A and networking opportunities with innovators from MicroStrategy’s leading customers, partners, and sponsors. MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ:MSTR) shares increased 5.58% in last trading session and ended the day at $214.86. MSTR Gross Margin is 78.50% and its return on assets is 11.20%. MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ:MSTR) quarterly performance is 20.03%.
In an attempt to expand the growing cloud segment, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has made significant deals in the area. Its partnerships vary from companies in the health sector to information technology. The company has a long history of acquisitions and mergers. Recently, the machine maker announced its partnership with CVS. The deteriorating health conditions due to chronic diseases have resulted in IBM and CVS to partner, estimating the potential causes.On 04 August, International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) shares moved down -0.70% and was closed at $157.60. IBM EPS growth in last 5 year was 9.30%. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) year to date (YTD) performance is -0.33%.
FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) announced that Laura A. Murphyhas been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 10, 2015. Ms. Murphy previously served as Vice President Finance – Healthcare Compliance Solutions of Stericycle, Inc., a global provider of regulated and compliance solutions to healthcare and commercial businesses, where she also previously served as Vice President, International & Corporate Finance. Prior to Stericycle, Ms. Murphy was Vice President and CFO of Philips N.A. Lighting Electronics, a division of Philips Electronics, BV following a long tenure through a number of advancing finance positions at Ford Motor Company, where she gained significant international experience with expatriate assignments in Germany, England and Spain. Ms. Murphy holds a JD/MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and speaks both German and Spanish. FARO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO) ended the last trading day at $41.74. Company weekly volatility is calculated as 5.41% and price to cash ratio as 4.66. FARO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO) showed a weekly performance of 8.33%.
Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) declared senior leadership changes to support the next phase of the company’s transformation.Tarek Robbiati, 50, is named Chief Financial Officer. Robbiati most recently was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at FlexiGroup Ltd., an Australian consumer finance company specializing in leasing.Formerly he held senior executive positions, counting group managing director and deputy chief financial officer of Telstra Corp., Australia’s leading telecommunications company, chief executive officer at CSL Limited, the number one mobile operator in Hong Kong and executive vice president and head of corporate finance for Orange Plc. Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) shares advanced 4.49% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.49. S Gross Margin is 45.10% and its return on assets is -4.00%. Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) quarterly performance is -30.06%.