MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE:MWV) will buy Norcross, Ga.-based Rock-Tenn Co. (NYSE:RKT) in a $16 billion transaction to create a massive global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging. Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT) belongs to Consumer Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 6.00% and weekly performance is 6.93%. On last trading day company shares ended up $66.85. Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 12.45%.
Stephens lowered shares of EP Energy Corp (NYSE:EPE) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a report released on Monday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. On 26 January, EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) shares remains unchanged and was closed at $9.41. EPE EPS growth in last 5 year was 45.90%. EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) year to date (YTD) performance is -9.87%.
Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company, posted fourth quarter net earnings of $185.9 million, or $1.84 per share, compared to last year’s $165.7 million, or $1.65 per share. Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP) belongs to Industrial Goods sector. Its net profit margin is 17.90% and weekly performance is 6.83%. On last trading day company shares ended up $155.70. Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE:ROP) distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is 0.84%.
Pam Flaherty joined the bank that would become Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) in 1968, when the firm often didn’t hire women for certain roles. Ms. Flaherty nevertheless went on to a number of high-ranking jobs, including head of human resources, and was the first woman to report directly to the chief executive. Ms. Flaherty, who now runs Citigroup’s foundation and is also the bank’s director of corporate citizenship, will retire Friday. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares moved up 0.56% in last trading session and ended the day at $48.89. C return on assets is 0.40%. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) quarterly performance is -4.88%.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) plans to change its seniority-based pay structure for workers in Japan, erasing salary gaps between age groups, the company’s human resources chief said. The carmaker will consider introducing performance pay for younger employees and wants to tie compensation more closely to talent rather than rank and tenure, Tatsuro Ueda said in Tokyo at an event hosted by Keidanren, the nation’s biggest business lobby. He said Toyota also aims to revise its pay structure to better support child-raising. On 26 January, Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) shares moved up 1.70% and was closed at $131.86. TM EPS growth in last 5 year was 43.70%. Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) year to date (YTD) performance is 5.08%.