Thursday, 3 Dec 2020

California Orders Late-Night Curfew to Fight Pandemic Surge

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. Earnings Rise In Q4

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. (BECN) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that rose from last year.

The company’s profit totaled $65.9 million, or $0.83 per share. This compares with $21.4 million, or $0.27 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

The company’s revenue for the quarter fell 0.5% to $2.02 billion from $2.03 billion last year.

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $65.9 Mln. vs. $21.4 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.83 vs. $0.27 last year.
-Revenue (Q4): $2.02 Bln vs. $2.03 Bln last year.

Several injured in stabbing attack in German town, suspect arrested: Focus

BERLIN (Reuters) – Several people were injured in a stabbing attack in the western German town of Oberhausen on Thursday evening, Focus Online reported, adding that a suspect had been arrested.

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported that several people had been taken to hospital with stab wounds and some had sustained life-threatening injuries.

Several injured in stabbing attack in German town, suspect arrested: Report

BERLIN (REUTERS) – Several people were injured in a stabbing attack in the western German town of Oberhausen on Thursday evening (Nov 19), Focus Online reported, adding that a suspect had been arrested.

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported that several people had been taken to hospital with stab wounds and some had sustained life-threatening injuries.

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: FireEye, Williams-Sonoma, Workday & more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell

FireEye — Shares of FireEye jumped 12% in extended trading after the cybersecurity company announced a $400 million strategic investment led by Blackstone. FireEye intends to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of Respond Software and grow the company's cloud, platform and managed services portfolio.

Ross Stores — Shares of Ross Stores gained 3% after the retailer posted a quarterly revenue beat. Ross' third-quarter sales came in at $3.75 billion, versus an estimate of $3.43 billion per Refinitiv. Its earnings were lower than expected, however.

Workday — Shares of Workday rose 4% in after-hours trading after the software company reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results. The company posted an EPS of 86 cents, higher than a Refinitiv estimate of 67 cents. Its revenue came in above expectations as well.

Williams-Sonoma — Shares of Williams-Sonoma popped more than 5% after the home furnishings retailers posted a big earnings beat. The company reported an EPS of $2.56 billion in the previous quarter, well ahead of Wall Street expectations of $1.53 per share according to Refinitiv. The company said its digital sales jumped 49% year over year.

Workday, Inc. Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Below are the earnings highlights for Workday, Inc. (WDAY):

-Earnings: -$24.34 million in Q3 vs. -$115.73 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: -$0.10 in Q3 vs. -$0.51 in the same period last year.
-Excluding items, Workday, Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $219.71 million or $0.86 per share for the period.
-Analysts projected $0.73 per share
-Revenue: $1.11 billion in Q3 vs. $0.94 billion in the same period last year.

Helmerich & Payne Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Below are the earnings highlights for Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP):

-Earnings: -$58.96 million in Q4 vs. $41.18 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: -$0.55 in Q4 vs. $0.37 in the same period last year.
-Excluding items, Helmerich & Payne Inc. reported adjusted earnings of -$78.66 million or -$0.74 per share for the period.
-Analysts projected -$0.80 per share
-Revenue: $208.27 million in Q4 vs. $649.05 million in the same period last year.

Georgia Trump Supporter Denied Order Halting Vote Certification

A conservative Atlanta lawyer failed to win a court order halting certification of Georgia’s election results showing President-elect Joe Biden won the state over President Donald Trump by more than 12,000 votes.

U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by L. Lin Wood claiming Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and state election board members violated the constitutional rights of voters through the way they allowed election officials to process defective absentee ballots. Wood had sought an injunction and a hand recount in Georgia’s 159 counties.

Georgia is due to certify its results on Friday, becoming the first of the battlegrounds states to do so. The state and its 16 electoral votes went to Trump in 2016 and became one of few states that flipped in 2020.

Man found dead inside tent in RiNo Denver prompts homicide investigation

The discovery of a body inside a tent in Denver is being investigated and the incident may be criminal in nature, police said.

At about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday officers responded to the area of 29th Street and Arkins Court, in the River North Art District, just off the South Platte River, and found the dead man.

Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7678 (STOP).

 

California Orders Late-Night Curfew to Fight Pandemic Surge

California Governor Gavin Newsom imposed a curfew across the vast majority of the state to block coronavirus transmission, ordering residents to stay home late at night as cases soar.

People in counties designated as having a widespread outbreak — areas that encompass 94% of the population — will have to stop nonessential work and gatherings between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to a statement from Newsom’s office Thursday.

The move reflects growing alarm among California officials as the third wave of coronavirus infections to hit the state gathers momentum. In recent days they have urged Californians to avoid travel and scale back Thanksgiving gatherings — or cancel them altogether.

With new cases now rising even faster than in July, Newsom said Thursday that more drastic measures are needed.

“The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge,” Newsom said in a statement. “We are sounding the alarm.”

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