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Insurance company Everest Re Group Ltd (RE) Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings of $293.9 million or $6.21 per share, compared with $384 million or $7.50 per share last year. Excluding items, operating earnings for the quarter were $281 million or $5.93 per share, compared with $301 million...

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE) Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $22.5 million or $0.43 per share, down from $25.29 million or $0.48 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $22.6 million or $0.43 per share. On average, 22 analysts polled...

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT) reported a net loss for the first quarter of $19.1 million or $0.12 per share, compared to a net loss of $27.9 million or $0.17 per share, previous year. Non-GAAP net loss for the quarter was $9.4 million, or $0.06 per share. On average, 12 analysts polled by Thomson...

QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.96 billion or $1.14 per share, up from $1.87 billion or $1.06 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $2.26 billion or $1.31 per share. On average, 32 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

Facebook, Inc. (FB) reported net income for the first quarter of $642 million or $0.25 per share, compared to $219 million or $0.09 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the first quarter was $885 million or $0.34 per share, compared to $312 million or $0.12...

On Assignment Inc. (ASGN), a staffing services company, Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $13.9 million or $0.25 per share, compared with $24.6 million or $0.46 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted income from continuing operations for the quarter were $14.5 million or $0.26...

Tractor Supply Co (TSCO), an operator of retail farm and ranch stores, Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings of $48.8 million or $0.35 per share compared with $44 million or $0.31 per share last year. Net sales for the quarter increased 9% to $1.18 billion from $1.09 billion in the prior year. Analysts...

Laboratory equipment maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO), Wednesday reported a better-than-expected increase in first-quarter profit, helped by the acquisition of Life Technologies as well as modest growth at other segments. The company lifted its outlook for 2014, to reflect the timing of the...

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) Wednesday reported an increase in profit for the first quarter, as revenues improved while lower costs helped margin expansion. Earnings for the quarter came in ahead of Wall Street estimates, but revenues fell short of expectations. Commenting on the results, Chief Executive...

VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. (VSB) Wednesday said first-quarter loss widened to $2.1 million from $1.2 million in the same period last year. On a per-share basis, loss was $0.03 per share. Net-interest income increased to $19.1 million from $9.9 million last year. Net-interest margin was 4.24 percent,...

McClatchy Co. (MNI) reported a net loss for the first quarter of $15.8 million or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss of $12.7 million or $0.15 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net loss for the first quarter was $5.9 million, compared to an adjusted net loss of $0.7...

Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NOR) Wednesday reported first-quarter loss of $16.8 million or $0.25 per share, compared to a loss of $0.6 million or $0.01 per share in the same period last year. On average, eight analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report a loss of $0.19 per...

Marine Products Corp. (MPX) Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $1.98 million or $0.05 per share, up from $1.45 million or $0.04 per share in the same period last year. Analysts, based on consensus, expected the company to earn $0.07 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically...

Stantec Inc. (STN.TO, STN) said Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent to buy JBR Environmental Consultants. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, JBR is a 140-person full-service environmental consulting firm operating in 12 western US locations. The deal is expected to close in May.

SY Bancorp Inc. (SYBT) Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $8.18 million or $0.56 per share, up from $6.77 million or $0.49 per share in the same period last year. On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.50 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates...