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Security software company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) reported that its second-quarter net income increased to $159.66 million or $0.83 per share, from $151.01 million or $0.76 per share in the same quarter last year. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the quarter grew to $0.89 from...

Defense and aerospace giant Boeing Co. (BA) is scheduled to post second quarter results before the markets open. The earnings of the company are expected to grow to $2.01 per share from $1.67 per share reported a year earlier, while revenues are anticipated to increase to $22.23 billion from last year's...

Japanese motor maker Nidec Corp. (NJ) Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings that rose on the back of higher revenues, helped by a significant increase in automotive products sales. Buoyed by the improved first-quarter results, the company also raised its annual outlook. For the three months to...

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (CKSW), a provider of automated mobile workforce management and optimization solutions for the service industry, net loss for the second quarter of 2014 narrowed to $2.2 million or $0.07 per share, from $2.9 million or $0.09 per share for the same period last year. Non-GAAP...

Shares of Telenor ASA (TELN, TELNY.PK, TELNF.PK) increased around 3 percent in the morning trading in Oslo after the Norwegian telecom firm lifted its EBITDA margin forecast after reporting higher margin and revenues in its second quarter. Net profit, meanwhile, declined from last year. Telenor's...

Swedish steelmaker SSAB AB (SSAAF.PK) reported second-quarter 2014 earnings after financial items of 73 million Swedish kronor, versus a loss of 273 million kronor, in the prior-year quarter. After tax, profit for the period amounted to 135 million kronor, compared with the prior year's loss of 144 million...

Spanish utility Iberdrola SA (IBDSF.PK) Wednesday said first-half net earnings fell 13 percent 1.503 billion euros, while EBITDA was in line with the same period last year at 3.745 billion euros. Excluding exchange rate factors, EBITDA was up slightly at 0.7 percent. According to the company, solid...

B/E Aerospace Inc. (BEAV), a maker of aircraft cabin interior products, reported that its net earnings for the second-quarter of 2014 increased to $108.6 million from the prior year's $92.4 million, with earnings per share improving to $1.04 from $0.89 last year. Adjusted net earnings for the latest-quarter...

German drugmaker Merck (MKGAY.PK) reaffirmed its commitment to investments in the Chinese market, strengthening a major pillar of its emerging markets growth strategy. This week, Merck's Executive Board met in Shanghai, a month before the groundbreaking of its new pharmaceutical plant in Nantong,...

European semiconductor company STMicroelectronics NV (STM) reported Wednesday that its second-quarter net income attributable to parent company was $38 million, compared to prior year's loss of $152 million. Earnings per share was $0.04, compared to a net loss of $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. The...

German car giant Daimler AG (DDAIF.PK) reported earning significantly lower net profit of 2.2 billion euros, or 1.97 euros a share, in the second quarter 2014, compared with 4.6 billion euros, or 2.65 euros a share, last year. Net income in the prior-year quarter was positively affected by the sale of...

French speed-train maker Alstom SA (AOMFF.PK, ALS.L) Wednesday reported first-quarter sales of 4.341 billion euros, compared to 4.536 billion euros last year. Prior-year figures have been restated. While actual sales decline was 4 percent, organically sales slipped 1 percent affected by the lower...

ABB Ltd (ANN.L, ABB) reported second-quarter income from continuing operations before taxes of $985 million, compared to $1.12 billion, previous year. Net income attributable to shareholders decreased to $636 million or $0.28 per share, from $763 million or $0.33 per share, last year. Operational...

Swiss crop chemicals firm Syngenta AG (SYT) reported net income to shareholders of $1.39 billion in the first half of the year, a 1% decline from $1.41 billion, reported a year back. Compared with last year, six-month earnings per share slid to $15.11, from $15.23. Excluding restructuring and impairment,...

Norwegian telecom firm Telenor ASA (TELN, TELNY.PK, TELNF.PK) reported Wednesday that its second-quarter profit after tax and non-controlling interests declined to 2.32 billion Norwegian kroner or 1.54 kroner per share, from last year's 3.25 billion kroner or 2.13 kroner per share. Adjusted operating...