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Irish drug company Shire Plc (SHP.L, SHPG) on Friday reported a 72 percent surge in profit for the third quarter from last year, helped by strong revenue growth. Adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' estimates. Looking ahead, the company once again lifted its earnings growth forecast...

Heartland Express Inc. (HTLD) reported that its net income for the third quarter of 2014 was $22.7 million, compared to $15.9 million, a 43.3% increase. Earnings per share were $0.26 in the quarter compared to $0.19 earnings per share in the third quarter of 2013, a 36.8% increase. Quarterly operating...

Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp. priced its initial public offering of 8 million units at an offering price of $10.00 per unit. The each unit consisted of one share of its common stock, one warrant to purchase one-half of one share of its common stock and one right which, upon the consummation of...

Electric and natural gas utility DTE Energy Co. (DTE) on Friday reported a 21 percent decline in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting lower earnings at its electric utility. Adjusted earnings for the quarter missed analysts' expectations, while revenues beat their estimates. Looking...

Chemical company EI DuPont De Nemours & Co. (DD) said that it has appointes James Collins, Jr. and Matthew Trerotola, both currently senior vice presidents, as executive vice presidents and members of the company's Office of the Chief Executive (OCE), effective December 1. Thomas Connelly, Jr., executive...

North American stock exchange Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ) reported Friday a profit for the third quarter that increased from last year, despite a revenue decline, primarily reflecting improved operating margins. Adjusted earnings per share topped analysts' expectations by two cents, while quarterly...

Custody bank State Street Corp. (STT) Friday reported higher third-quarter profit, reflecting good growth in asset servicing and asset management fees. Adjusted earnings, as well as revenues topped analysts' estimates. Assets under management climbed 8 percent to $2.42 trillion from $2.24 trillion...

SABMiller plc (SBMRY.PK, SAB.L) announced a further realignment of responsibilities within the Group's executive committee. Chief Financial Officer, Jamie Wilson, will assume responsibility for investor relations alongside his other financial areas. General Counsel, John Davidson, will assume responsibility...

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (COG) on Friday reported a 44 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting higher revenues and production volume. However, results for the quarter missed analysts' estimates. Looking ahead, the company affirmed its production growth guidance range...

Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) announced Friday that its shareholders did not approve the revised transaction agreement with Fyffes Plc (FFY.L, FYFFF). Accordingly, each of the parties has delivered notice to terminate the transaction agreement, and the proposed combination with Fyffes has...

Pharmaceutical services provider Omnicare Inc. (OCR) on Friday reported a turnaround to profit in the third quarter, reflecting higher revenues and lower one-time charges. Looking ahead, the company lifted the lower end of its adjusted cash earnings outlook and maintained its revenue forecast. Cincinnati,...

Credit ratings agency Moody's Corp. (MCO) reported Friday a profit for the third quarter that increased 17 percent from last year, reflecting improved margins and double-digit revenue growth amid growth across both its operating segments. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped...

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (FNFG) reported a third-quarter net loss available to shareholders of $665 million, or $1.90 per share. Results included a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $800 million, as well as a pretax $45 million reserve to address a process issue related to certain customer...

Tompkins Financial Corp. (TMP) Friday said third-quarter net income attributable to the company dropped to $13.72 million from $14.05 million in the prior year. Earnings per share fell to $0.92 from $0.95 in the prior year. The company attributed the decline to non-recurring income that benefited...

SunCoke Energy, Inc. (SXC) Friday reported a third-quarter net loss compared with profit last year, hurt by impairment charges related to discontinued operations and decline in revenues. SunCoke recorded a net loss of $3.6 million compared with a profit of $6.2 million last year.From continuing operations,...