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KB Home (NYSE:KBH) shares increased 5.30% to $17.10. Fitch Ratings on August 27 said that it has affirmed KB Home's (KBH: Quote) Issuer Default Rating at 'B+' and senior unsecured rating at 'B+/RR4'. The Rating Outlook is Stable.
Fitch said the ratings and Outlook for KB Home are based on the company's geographic diversity, customer and product focus, conservative building practices and effective utilization of return on invested capital criteria as a key element of its operating model, as well as the on-going housing recovery. The ratings also reflect KB Home's business model and marketing prowess.
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Aeropostale, Inc.(NYSE:ARO) shares gained 1.81% to $8.43. The company on August 22 forecast a third quarter loss. The company said it now plans to close 30 to 40 stores this year, comp rated to an earlier plan to close 15 to 20. Aeropostale is projecting a net loss of 21 cents to 26 cents per share for the third quarter. The company reported a net loss of $33.7 million, or 43 cents per share, in the quarter ended August 3, compared with a profit of $71,000 million, or nil per share, a year ago. Its adjusted loss per share was 34 cents, deeper than the 24 cents expected by analysts.
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Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) shares gained 2.46% to $4.59. Monster.com, the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), and GfK, an independent global market research company, on August 29 released new survey data shedding light on millennial-aged Americans' sentiment toward work and how they differ from their older colleagues in the workplace. While one may think careers would be valued most by Generation X or baby boomers, they are surprisingly valued most by America's youngest generation. When it comes to having a Career vs. a Job, millennials aged 18-30 are the most positive (62%) that having a career is very much a reality in today's work environment, even for America's youngest workers.
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Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTX) shares gained 1.49% to $8.86. Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP on Sept. 5 are investigating the acquisition of Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ("Otsuka"). On September 5, 2013, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Otsuka will acquire Astex for $8.50 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Additionally, the company, on August 28, announced topline results from the ongoing phase 2 of SGI-110 in patients with AML and MDS. The Phase 2 study is a randomized study of SGI-110 given either as 60 or 90 mg/m2 daily for 5 days in a 28-day course.
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