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Steel products maker Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) reported Monday a profit for the first quarter that decreased from last year, despite sales growth, reflecting higher costs of goods. Earnings per share topped analysts' expectations by a penny, while quarterly net sales missed their estimates. "The...

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. (NE) on Wednesday reported a 70 percent surge in profit for the first quarter from last year, boosted by higher contract drilling service revenues and new rig additions. Both revenue and earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' estimates. The Switzerland-based...

Packaging products company Crown Holdings Inc (CCK) Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings of $24 million or $0.17 per share compared with $41 million or $0.28 per share last year. Results for the recent quarter included restructuring charges of $50 million. Excluding items, adjusted earnings...

Sabre Corp. said Wednesday that it has priced its initial public offering of 39.2 million shares of common stock at $16 per share, which is below the previously estimated price range of $18.00 to $20.00 per share. In addition, the underwriters of the offering have a 30-day option to purchase up to...

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc said Wednesday it has priced its initial public offering of 12.5 million common shares at a price to the public of $9.50 per share, which is below the previously estimated price range of $11.00 to $13.00 per share. The offering consists of 8.33 million common shares...

United Rentals Inc. (URI), the largest construction-equipment rental company in the US, Wednesday said its profit for the first quarter surged from a year ago, driven largely by increase in volumes and rental rates. Earnings for the quarter came in ahead of analysts' estimates, while revenues were in...

MasterCard Inc. (MA) said Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Pinpoint Pty. Ltd., a provider of loyalty and rewards services to financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pinpoint, which was founded in 1984 and headquartered...

Vital Therapies, Inc. said Wednesday that it has priced its initial public offering of 4.5 million shares of common stock at a price to the public of $12.00 per share, which is below its previously estimated price range of $13.00 to $15.00 per share. The company has also granted the underwriters a...

Plexus Corp. (PLXS) on Wednesday reported an increase in profit for the second quarter, driven largely by improved gross margins and a tax benefit, even as revenues came in flat. Earnings for the quarter were in line with Wall Street estimates, while revenues trumped expectations. Shares of the contract...

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) reported attributable net income for the first quarter of $746 million, compared to $783 million for the year-ago quarter. Limited Partners' interest in net income attributable to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for the first quarter was $299 million or $0.67...

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation plc (NE) on Wednesday said its profit for the first quarter of 2014 rose to $256 million or $0.99 per share from $150 million or $0.59 per share in the same quarter last year. On average, thirty analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company...

EastGroup Properties Inc (EGP), a real estate investment trust, said Wednesday its funds from operations, or FFO, for the first quarter grew to $25.4 million or $0.82 per share from $22.7 million or $0.76 per share last year. On average, 15 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated FFO of $0.82...

NeuStar Inc. (NSR) reported that its first-quarter net income was $31.7 million, down from $33.8 million in the prior year period. Earnings per share for the latest first quarter were $0.50, same as last year. For the latest first quarter, adjusted net income declined to $52.4 million from $54.1 million...

Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (PTP) reported net income for the first quarter of $63.7 million or $2.27 per share, compared to $86.5 million or $2.63 per share for the year-ago quarter. Total revenue for the first quarter fell to $144.88 million from $159.69 million a year ago. Net premium...

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN) Monday reported first-quarter net income of $52.1 million or $0.28 per share, up from $27.5 million or $0.15 per share in the same period last year. On average, twelve analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.25 per share for the...