Invacare Corporation (IVC) and Loews Corporation (L) News In Reviews- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (BWP)

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Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC) stock shows slightly down of -0.54% and traded at a price of $18.25 in preceding trading session.

Invacare Corp. (IVC) revealed that it will transfer production of K├╝schall manual wheelchairs from its facility in Witterswil, Switzerland to its wheelchair manufacturing facility in Fondettes, France by the end of the third quarter 2018. This move will allow the company to better optimize its wheelchair manufacturing facility in France.

The transfer is expected to generate an incremental $1.7 million in annualized pre-tax savings in the Europe business segment. Due to this realignment, the company expects to incur restructuring charges and related operating costs of approximately $1.1 million on a pre-tax basis in the Europe business segment. Cash restructuring charges will be paid in the third quarter 2018.

Its 52-week range quite noticeable, lower range was $78.92% and hit highest level of $-4.20%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 2416 shares. The liquidity position of firm is on noticeable level, as its current ratio was calculated as 2.30 at the same time as its debt to equity ratio stands at 0.55.

Shares of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) at the time when day-trade ended the stock finally moved down -0.34% to close at $47.34. Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) released that net income for the year ended December 31, 2017 of $1.16 billion, or $3.45 per share, compared to $654 million, or $1.93 per share, in the prior year. Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2017 was $481 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $290 million, or $0.86 per share, in the prior year period.

Net income for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017 includes a significant net benefit of $200 million, or $0.59 per share, resulting from the enactment on December 22, 2017 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) (a). The net benefit primarily relates to the remeasurement of Loews’s net deferred tax liability precipitated by the lowering of the U.S. federal corporate tax rate. Page seven of this release shows the impact of the remeasurement by segment.

Excluding the impact of the Tax Act, net income for the three months and year ended December 31, 2017 would have been $281 million and $964 million, or $0.83 and $2.86 per share. Book value per share increased to $57.83 at December 31, 2017 from $53.96 at December 31, 2016. Book value per share excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”) increased to $57.91 at December 31, 2017 from $54.62 at December 31, 2016.

The volatility tends to amount of risk or uncertainty about size of changes in a security’s value; a higher volatility denotes that a security’s value can potentially be spread out over a larger range of values. The price volatility of L was 3.12% for a week and 1.85% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.98. Shares price isolated negatively from its 50 days moving average with -6.32% and remote negatively from 200 days moving average with -2.36%.

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) makeup itself as poignant stock, eased down -0.70% to trade at $11.27. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, (NYSE:BWP) released that it has declared a quarterly cash distribution per common unit of $0.10 ($0.40 annualized) payable on March 1, 2018, to unitholders of record as of February 22, 2018.

The Partnership also announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, which included the following items: Operating revenues of $337.5 million for the quarter and $1,322.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, a 4% decrease and a 1% increase from $352.6 million and $1,307.2 million in the comparable 2016 periods. Excluding items offset in fuel and transportation expense and the effect of a 2016 legal settlement, operating revenues were $325.4 million for the quarter and $1,267.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, a 2% decrease and a 4% increase from $332.8 million and $1,223.7 million in the comparable 2016 periods.

Net income of $84.2 million for the quarter and $297.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, a 5% and a 2% decrease from $88.2 million and $302.2 million in the comparable 2016 periods. During the second quarter of 2017, the Partnership sold its Flag City Processing Partners, LLC subsidiary, which owned the Flag City processing plant and related assets, to a third party for approximately $63.6 million, including customary adjustments. The Partnership recognized losses and impairment charges of $47.1 million on the sale. Excluding the impact of the Flag City sale, Net income would have been $344.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2017;

Compared with the fourth quarter of 2016, the Partnership’s fourth quarter of 2017 results were unfavorably impacted by the restructuring of contracts with Southwestern Energy on the Partnership’s Fayetteville and Greenville laterals and decreases in storage and parking and lending revenues, partly offset from revenues from recently completed growth projects.

The firm holds total outstanding shares are 252.69 million shares and floated shares were 250.05 million. As the returns are concern, return on equity was recorded 6.50% and firm increased its return on investment 6.00% while its return on asset stayed at 3.40%.

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