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Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) shares jumped 0.36% to $11.28. The company on August 13 completed a public offering of $1.05 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes under the company's shelf registration statement. The public offering consists of $600 million of 2.650% notes due October 1, 2018 and $450 million of 4.125% notes due October 1, 2023.
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The company previously announced that it intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with borrowings under its recent $400 million term loan facility, to redeem all or a portion of its (i) 5.450% notes due June 15, 2014, of which $600 million aggregate principal amount was outstanding as of the date hereof (the "June 2014 Notes"), and (ii) 4.500% notes due January 15, 2015, of which $850 million aggregate principal amount was outstanding as of the date hereof (the "January 2015 Notes"), and to pay related fees, expenses and premiums.
Texas Instruments Incorporated(NASDAQ:TXN) shares declined 1.48% to $39.17. The company will begin trading ex-dividend on July 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 19, 2013. Shareholders who purchased TXN stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
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Additionally, the company on July 22 reported that its second-quarter net income rose 48% to $660 million, or 58 cents a share, from $446 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier. In the recent quarter, earnings included a gain of 16 cents related to the transfer of technology to a customer. Excluding the gain, profit would have been 42 cents, compared with the average analyst prediction for 41 cents. Revenue fell 8.6 percent to $3.05 billion. Analysts had estimated sales of $3.06 billion.
Looking forward, the company forecasted third-quarter sales and profit that may exceed analysts’ estimates as demand from the automotive and industrial markets helps counter a personal-computer slump. Revenue will be $3.09 billion to $3.35 billion, the Dallas-based company said yesterday in a statement. Analysts had projected sales of $3.2 billion. Earnings will be 49 cents to 57 cents a share, compared with estimates for 51 cents.
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