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Provident Financial Services Inc. (PFS) posted second-quarter net income of $16.4 million or $0.28 per share, compared to $19.2 million or $0.34 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, eight analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.31 per share. Analysts'...

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NSH) reported net income for the second quarter of $15.8 million or $0.37 per unit, compared to $12.6 million or $0.29 per unit for the year-ago quarter. Equity in earnings of NuStar Energy L.P. rose to $16.74 million in the second quarter from $13.42 million in the second...

The First of Long Island Corp. (FLIC) posted second-quarter net income of $5.5 million or $0.60 per share, compared to $5.3 million or $0.58 per share in the comparable quarter last year. The increase in net income for the second quarter of 2014 versus the same quarter last year is largely attributable...

Lifepoint Hospitals Inc (LPNT) Friday reported a better-than-expected increase in second-quarter profit, helped by a 17 percent climb in revenue. The company lifted its guidance for 2014, which sent its shares up more than 6 percent in morning trade on the Nasdaq. Lifepoint benefited from higher...

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (SBGI) said Friday that the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice have approved the company's $985 million purchase of TV stations owned by Allbritton Communications Co. Sinclair said it plans to close the deal on August 1.

Gorman-Rupp Co. (GRC) Friday reported second-quarter net income of $8.9 million or $0.34 per share, compared to $9.2 million or $0.35 per share in the same period last year. On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.41 per share for the quarter. Analysts'...

Lear Corp (LEA), Friday reported an increase in second-quarter profit as the auto parts maker added new business and ramped up production on key platforms, with both earnings and revenue beating Wall Street estimates. Lear lifted its sales outlook for 2014, sending its shares up 3.5 percent in morning...

Avery Dennison Corp. (AVY) on Friday reported a 38 percent decline in profit for the second quarter from last year as higher expenses more than offset an increase in revenues. However, adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations for the quarter beat analysts' expectations, while revenues...

Aerospace and industrial manufacturer Barnes Group, Inc. (B) Friday reported a sharp fall in second-quarter profit, as the prior-year benefited from a gain from discontinued operations. Net sales grew about 20 percent from last year. Adjusted earnings met analysts' expectations, while revenues came above...

Ambac Financial Group Inc. (AMBC) announced Friday that its principal financial guarantee subsidiary, Ambac Assurance Corporation , has finalized a settlement with the City of Detroit regarding its insured limited tax general obligation or "LTGO" bonds. The LTGO settlement is comprised of new LTGO...

Beer brewer Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP, TAX-A.TO) announced Friday that Chief Executive Officer Peter Swinburn has decided to retire at the end of 2014 after being at the helm of the company since 2008. "On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Peter for his extraordinary contributions over the...

Electric and natural gas utility DTE Energy Co. (DTE) on Friday reported an 18 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from last year, reflecting higher earnings at its electric utility. Adjusted earnings for the quarter missed analysts' expectations, while revenues beat their estimates....

Tool maker Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) Friday reported a rise in second-quarter profit, amid marginal increase in sales and improved margins. The company also raised its earnings per share outlook for full year 2014. For the second quarter, net earnings attributable to common share owners increased...

Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. or FEMSA (FMX) said its second-quarter net consolidated income dropped by 12.1% to Ps. 4.46 billion, from Ps. 5.08 billion a year ago, hurt by higher financing expenses on bonds issued recently by Coca-Cola FEMSA, a decline in FEMSA's reported 20% participation...

RSP Permian, Inc. (RSPP), an independent oil and natural gas company, Friday said it will buy certain undeveloped acreage and oil and gas producing properties located in Glasscock County for nearly $259 million in cash, through separate transactions. The company expects the deals to add to its cash flow...