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23andME Jumps 22%, Marks Month-long High

When Outdoor Diners and Homeless People Meet, Restaurants Struggle to Cope

As homelessness grows in New York City, owners seek ways to defuse conflicts between panhandlers and their customers and employees, from hiring guards to feeding the hungry.

By Christina Morales and Victoria Petersen

900 Pages of Drinking Wisdom, a Decade in the Making

The cocktail experts David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum have completed “The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails.”

By Robert Simonson

Pearson 9-month Underlying Revenue Up 10%; FY Outlook Unchanged – Quick Facts

Pearson PLC (PSO,PSON.L) said its Group underlying revenue was up 10% for the nine months ending September 30th 2021. Looking forward, the Group said it remains on track to deliver adjusted operating profit for fiscal 2021 in line with market expectations.

Andy Bird, Chief Executive said: “Pearson+ has made a promising start following its launch in late July with over 2m registered users and a strong response from students, faculty and authors. This is a significant step for Pearson, strengthening our direct-to-consumer offer that will underpin our drive for sustainable growth over the coming years.”

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Earnings Climb In Q3, Beats estimates

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) revealed a profit for its third quarter that advanced from last year.

The company’s earnings totaled $5.28 billion, or $14.93 per share. This compares with $3.23 billion, or $8.98 per share, in last year’s third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $10.11 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 26.3% to $13.61 billion from $10.78 billion last year.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $5.28 Bln. vs. $3.23 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $14.93 vs. $8.98 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $10.11
-Revenue (Q3): $13.61 Bln vs. $10.78 Bln last year.

Kia’s Sonet Anniversary edition launched

Kia has launched the Sonet Anniversary Edition with prices starting at ₹ 10.79 lakh (ex-showroom). Based on the mid-spec HTX variant, the Anniversary Edition is dearer by ₹ 40,000 and gets cosmetic tweaks compared to the standard model.

The most distinctive cosmetic update are the beefier-looking skid plates on the front and rear bumper; and new skid plates along the sides as well. These are further complimented by tangerine accents on the bumpers, along the doors and centre wheel caps. The Sonet Anniversary Edition also gets a revised grille with orange accents and an Anniversary Edition badge.

The updates to the Anniversary Edition are purely cosmetic with the equipment list unchanged from the standard Sonet HTX.

The Sonet Anniversary Edition comes with two engine options — 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel — same as the regular HTX variant. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 120hp and 172Nm of torque and comes mated to either a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT gearbox.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine develops 100hp and 240Nm when paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and 115hp and 250Nm paired with a 6-speed torque converter automatic.

The Sonet Anniversary Edition model is a limited-run one.

Badger Meter Inc. Q3 Profit beats estimates

Below are the earnings highlights for Badger Meter Inc. (BMI):

-Earnings: $15.86 million in Q3 vs. $19.54 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: $0.54 in Q3 vs. $0.51 in the same period last year.
-Analysts projected $0.50 per share
-Revenue: $128.74 million in Q3 vs. $113.59 million in the same period last year.

ProLogis Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

ProLogis (PLD) revealed earnings for its third quarter that rose from last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at $722.01 million, or $0.97 per share. This compares with $298.70 million, or $0.40 per share, in last year’s third quarter.

Excluding items, ProLogis reported adjusted earnings of $795.06 million or $1.04 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.52 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 9.3% to $1.18 billion from $1.08 billion last year.

ProLogis earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $795.06 Mln. vs. $688.87 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $1.04 vs. $0.90 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.52
-Revenue (Q3): $1.18 Bln vs. $1.08 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $4.06 to $4.08

23andME Jumps 22%, Marks Month-long High

California-based healthcare company 23andMe Holding Co. (ME), is trading 22% higher in the Friday market. The company has not reported any specific news to boost the shares.

On Thursday, EMJ Capital Founder and President Eric Jackson named 23andME as one of his picks in CNBC’s “Closing Bell” program. According to Jackson, the healthcare company can be seen as both a therapeutic company and also as a subscription service. Following the news, the company started to jump in the market, marking its month-long high.

The stock is currently trading at $9.60, up $1.72 or 21.85% since its previous close at $7.88. The shares opened at $8.71 in the morning. In the 52-week period, the stock has ranged between $7.01 and $18.16.