Shining on Major News: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS), Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Republic First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FRBK)

Announced Aug 03, that Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) received a second request for information from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding its $34.6 billion, proposed acquisition of rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes. Both companies received the requests last month, which are related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, Halliburton said Monday. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) belongs to Basic Materials sector. Its net profit margin is 5.00% and weekly performance is -6.19%. On last trading day company shares ended up $40.61. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -6.00%.

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) on Tuesday reported a loss of $21 million in its second quarter. The San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 31 cents per share. Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) shares fell -6.69% in last trading session and ended the day at $7.25. RGLS return on assets is -42.20%. Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) quarterly performance is -44.23%.

Membership warehouses operator Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ:COST) on Wednesday reported that net sales for the month of July increased 1 percent from last year. However, comparable store sales for the month was flat, while it grew 7 percent after excluding the negative impacts from gasoline price deflation and foreign exchange. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) belongs to Services sector. Its net profit margin is 2.00% and weekly performance is 1.04%. On last trading day company shares ended up $146.89. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 3.91%.

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Wednesday revealed a new position in Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. or PSCM, the investment manager for Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd., said it intends to file a beneficial ownership report on Schedule 13D with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose the beneficial ownership of 120,265,238 shares of Mondelez Class A common stock by funds that PSCM manages. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) shares advanced 1.51% in last trading session and ended the day at $46.29. MDLZ Gross Margin is 37.00% and its return on assets is 3.40%. Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) quarterly performance is 20.83%.

On July 29, Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK), announced that Rhonda Costello, Executive Vice President/Chief Retail Officer, has been selected as a 2015 SmartCEO Philadelphia Brava Award winner. The award, presented by SmartCEO, recognizes female CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high impact executives who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Costello and her fellow honorees will be featured in the July/August issue of SmartCEO, and were recognized at an awards reception at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK) shares moved up 0.56% in last trading session and ended the day at $3.59. FRBK return on assets is 0.20%. Republic First Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FRBK) quarterly performance is 0.56%.

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