Notable News Review: Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR)(NASDAQ:HIMX), Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)

On Friday, Shares of Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR)(NASDAQ:HIMX), added 1.90% and closed at $8.59 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $8.47 and $8.66. Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, recently reiterates the Company’s Q3 guidance and its business outlook for the remainder of 2016. In light of the recent unusual volatility of the share price and the abnormally high trading volume, the company highlights its confidence that the overall business prospects remain intact as CEO iterated from the last earnings call.

Regards to the AR/VR business that many shareholders believe to offer the most exciting long term growth prospect, with little competition, the Company continues to work with 30+ customers for various AR devices using LCOS microdisplay and/or WLO with the list of customer still growing. The Company’s design engagements cover leading companies in a wide variety of industries in addition to niche players with innovative product ideas. More of the Company’s customers are expected to bring their AR products to the market next year.

Having invested in related technologies for over 15 years, Himax is exclusively positioned as the provider of choice for microdisplay and related optics, both critical facilitaters to the AR device. The Company remains positive about its future prospects and technical feasibility of the AR/VR business.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), jumped 0.40% and closed at $102.20 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $101.57 and $102.49. The company’s Market capitalization is $44.90 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 437.58 million. Monsanto Company (MON) declared it will issue the company’s financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, before market open. Monsanto will hold a 45 minute conference call starting at 8:30 a.m. central time (9:30 a.m. eastern time) in conjunction with the declarement of its results. The call will focus on the company’s results for the fourth quarter and full year in addition to outlook for fiscal year 2017. The call may also include a negotiation of other matters related to the company’s business.

Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL), jumped 1.16% and closed at $48.82 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $48.46 and $49.23. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $40.52 and reached to max level of $55.77. Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s leading leisure travel company, recently signed a framework agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) to be its  supplier of marine liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power the world’s first fully LNG-powered cruise ships. Under this framework agreement, Shell will at first supply Carnival Corporation’s AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises brands with fuel for two new LNG-powered ships expected to launch in 2019 with itineraries visiting popular northwest European and Mediterranean ports.

As part of the agreement, these two ships, built with Carnival Corporation’s next-generation “green cruising” ship design, will utilize Shell’s infrastructure in cruise ports to refuel with LNG throughout their itineraries. The vessels, equipped with dual-fuel engines, are the first of a new generation of cruise ships fully powered by LNG both while in port and at sea — an industry first and an environmental breakthrough that will improve air quality with cleaner emissions and produce the most efficient ships in company history.

“We are committed to reducing our air emissions and improving air quality by evaluating new and established solutions such as LNG — an especially promising option because of its environmental and other benefits,” said Tom Strang, senior vice president of maritime affairs for Carnival Corporation. “We are proud to be on the forefront of advancing LNG as a fuel source for the cruise industry and creating an entirely new model for powering next-generation cruise ships.  We look forward to a productive partnership with Shell, which has the experience and shared commitment to quality, safety and operational efficiency needed to assist us bring this innovative LNG program to life with the first fully LNG-powered ships in the global cruise industry.”

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