AT&T Affirms 2021 Outlook

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Retail inflation rises to 5.03% in February

The consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation was at 4.06% in January.

Retail inflation rose to 5.03% in February mainly on account of higher food prices, government data showed on Friday.

The consumer price index (CPI) based retail inflation was at 4.06% in January.

The rate of price rise in the food basket accelerated to 3.87% in February, as against 1.89% in the preceding month, as per data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO).

Inflation in ‘fuel and light’ category remained elevated at 3.53% during the month vis-a-vis 3.87% in January.

The Reserve Bank, which mainly factors in the retail inflation while arriving at its monetary policy, has been asked to keep CPI inflation at 4 per cent with a margin of 2% on either side.

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NCAA Tournament bracketology: Kansas locks up No. 3 seed, Villanova dips to No. 5

Looking for a sleeper pick when the men's NCAA Tournament brackets are unveiled Sunday? Look no further than the Kansas Jayhawks.

In a season in which blue-bloods have struggled – Duke will miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995 and Kentucky will miss for the first time since 2013 – Kansas (20-8, 12-6 Big 12) has found its stride just at the right time. 

Despite a poor start in Big 12 conference play, coach Bill Self's team now has won eight of the last nine games. That includes Thursday's 69-62 win over Oklahoma in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament to lock up a No. 3 seed — even without second-leading scorer David McCormack, who is out for the league tourney due to COVID-19 protocol. When McCormack is in the lineup, this KU team is scary good. Five players average double figures for a balanced offense, while this defense is starting to stifle opponents — limiting projected top seed Baylor to 58 points in a Feb. 27 loss.  

The Buckle, Inc. Q4 Net Income Rises – Quick Facts

The Buckle, Inc. (BKE) reported fourth quarter net income per share of $1.33 compared to $0.96, a year ago. Net income increased to $65.6 million from $47.0 million, previous year.

Fourth quarter net sales increased 17.7 percent to $318.8 million. Comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended January 30, 2021 increased 18.0 percent. Online sales increased 81.5 percent to $66.2 million.

Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 442 retail stores in 42 states. As of the end of the fiscal year, the company operated 443 stores in 42 states compared with 448 stores in 42 states at the end of fiscal 2019.

Investment firm 777 Partners to buy 24 Boeing 737 MAX jets

FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Ducey

(Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Friday private investment firm 777 Partners has agreed to buy 24 737 MAX airplanes with an option to purchase a further 60.

The investment firm plans to lease the 737-8s to its affiliated operating ultra low-cost carriers.

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AT&T Affirms 2021 Outlook

AT&T (T) said the company’s 2021 financial guidance is unchanged on a comparative basis. For the full year, the company continues to expect: consolidated revenue growth in the 1% range; adjusted EPS to be stable with 2020; capital expenditures in the $18 billion range; free cash flow in the $26 billion range.

AT&T expects between 120 million and 150 million worldwide HBO Max and HBO subscribers by the end of 2025, up from the 75-90 million projected in October 2019. AT&T expects to launch HBO Max in 60 markets outside the United States in 2021. AT&T expects to end 2021 with between 67 and 70 million subscribers worldwide, up from about 61 million at the end of 2020.

In 2021, AT&T plans to increase its fiber footprint by an additional 3 million customer locations across more than 90 metro areas.