NEW YORK (AP) _ Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $3.94 billion.On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of 95 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.23 per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share.The largest U.S. cellphone carrier posted revenue of $32.07 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Eighteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $32.4 billion.Verizon shares have declined almost 2% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed 19%. The stock has risen almost 7% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on VZ at https://www.zacks.com/ap/VZae???The Associated Press

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first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:GOOS) TORONTO — Canada Goose Holdings Inc. beat expectations as it reported a second-quarter profit of $49.9 million and raised its outlook for growth for the year.The luxury parka maker says the profit amounted to 45 cents per diluted share for quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with a profit of $37.1 million or 33 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue in what was the company’s second quarter totalled $230.3 million, up from $172.3 million in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, Canada Goose says it earned 46 cents per diluted share in the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of 29 cents per diluted share a year ago. Analysts had expected a profit of 26 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.In its outlook, Canada Goose says it now expects annual revenue growth of at least 30 per cent compared with its earlier forecast for at least 20 per cent.The company also expects annual growth in its adjusted net income per diluted share to be at least 40 per cent compared with its earlier guidance of at least 25 per cent. The Canadian Presslast_img

The two highest scoring basketball teams in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) clash Wednesday night in Ottawa as the Brock Badgers face off against the No. 1-ranked Carleton Ravens in the OUA semifinals.The Ravens (91.3 points per game), host the Badgers (87.3 ppg) at 8 p.m. in a game being stream lived on OUA.tvABOUT THE BADGERS (16-8):The Badgers placed second in the OUA West and won back-to-back playoff games over Lakehead (87-83) and Western (89-88) and have come a long way since losing 86-46 at Carleton on Nov. 23.“Carleton is a very disciplined team defensively, and they capitalize on their opponents’ mistakes,” said Badgers guard Tyler Brown, who scored the game-winner against Western Saturday afternoon. “What we have to do is stick to our game plan. We have to play at our pace, not let them speed us up and we have to execute on both ends of the floor.”Brock is led by a strong core of senior players consisting of shooting guard Johneil Simpson (20.5 ppg, fourth in OUA), forward Cassidy Ryan (18.3 ppg, 5.8 rebounds per game) and Brown (third in OUA with 5.2 assists per game). Third-year centre Daniel Cayer is fifth in the league with 8.8 rebounds per game.ABOUT THE RAVENS (22-1):The Carleton Ravens are currently ranked No. 1 in the country and have dropped only one game this season, a 78-74 home loss to Ryerson, on Jan. 26. Carleton averages 95.3 points per game, however the Ravens are not taking the Badgers for granted.“We have to prepare for their intensity that they’re going to come out with,” Ravens guard Isiah Osborne told goravens.ca. “They have a lot of fifth years, and this could be their last game if they lose, so we have to be ready for that.”Carleton’s top scorer, third-year forward Eddie Ekiyor, led the OUA in shooting (63.8 per cent). The Ravens defeated the Queen’s Golden Gaels 80-63 in the quarter-finals on Feb. 23.

OSU sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown (80) makes a leaping grab during the second half of the Buckeyes game against Northwestern on Oct. 29. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisThe Dallas Cowboys selected former Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown in the seventh round with the 239th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.Brown is the seventh former OSU player selected in this year’s draft. He is the third former Buckeye on the offensive side of the ball to be selected. The big-bodied 6-foot-2, 222-pound wideout was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection his final season for the Buckeyes.In 2016, his redshirt sophomore season and final year as a Buckeye, Brown caught 30 passes, the second-most on the team, for 402 yards, a 12.6-yard average. He caught seven touchdowns.Brown excited OSU fans and impressed NFL teams when he caught five passes for 72 yards, scoring four times against Oklahoma in the third game of the 2016 season. But Brown caught just two touchdowns in the remaining 10 games.Before the 2016 season, Brown played in 13 games, all during his freshman season, but caught just a single pass. In fall camp, prior to his second season in Columbus, Brown suffering a broken left leg that would keep him out the entire season, allowing OSU to use a redshirt.Brown’s 19 reps on the bench press at the NFL combine tied him for the second-most among wide receivers in this draft class.This marks the third year in a row a Buckeyes receiver was drafted. In 2015, Devin Smith and Evan Spencer were taken by the New York Jets and Washington Redskins, respectively. Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller were drafted by the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans, respectively, in 2016.Brown joins former Buckeyes running backs Ezekiel Elliot and Rod Smith in Dallas.Brown will begin his NFL career in Dallas on September 10 when the Cowboys take on the New York Giants.

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