Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) is trending as former director Rajat Gupta has been ordered to repay the company over $6.2 million. Gupta is currently appealing his insider trading conviction and two-year prison term. The former global managing director of consulting firm McKinsey & Co. was found guilty of leaking confidential information at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. A federal judge has now ordered Gupta to pay the fee to help Goldman cover its legal expenses in the case. The amount is 90% of what Goldman has sought to recover -- a total of $6.91 million. Gupta was found guilty of leaking information he obtained at Goldman Sachs' board meetings to Raj Rajaratnam, former billionaire and Galleon Group hedge fund manager. Rajaratnam is currently appealing his 11-year prison term and criminal conviction.
Macy's (M - Get Report) is another popular search. The retailer reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates. Macy's reported earnings of $2.05 per share excluding items, exceeding expectations of $1.99 per share. Revenue totaled $9.35 billion, beating expectations of $9.3 billion. The company attributed the higher results to stronger sales driven by merchandise tailored to local markets.
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