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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) said Wednesday that its board of directors has elected Susan Cameron president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. She will also remain a member of the company's board of directors. Cameron served as president, CEO and a member of the Reynolds American board...

Crown Holdings Inc. (CCK) Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $24 million or $0.17 per share, down from $41 million or $0.28 per share last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.57 per share compared to $0.50 per share last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings...

Gainers: SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) gained over 6 percent to $80.80. The company's first quarter profit surged from the year-ago quarter and its adjusted earnings per share topped Wall Street view. Revenues increased 13 percent and also came above the consensus estimate. Plexus Corp. (PLXS) rose 9 percent...

Discover Financial Services (DFS) has approved a new $3.2 billion share buy back plan and also boosted its quarterly dividend to $0.24 a share from $0.20. The new share repurchase program expires on April 15, 2016, and may be terminated at any time. It replaces the prior $2.4 billion share repurchase...

Plexus Corp. (PLXS) Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $18.5 million or $0.53 per share, up from $18.0 million or $0.52 per share last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $20.8 million or $0.60 per share last year. On average, 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the...

Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $56.6 million or $0.71 per share, down from $84.0 million or $0.94 per share last year. Excluding special items, first-quarter earnings were $76.7 million or $0.96 per share, compared to $82.7 million or $0.93 per share last...

HNI Corp. (HNI) Wednesday reported first-quarter net income attributable to the company of $11.1 million or $0.24 per share, up from $1.4 million or $0.03 per share in the same period last year. On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.10 per share for the...

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $60 million or $0.56 per share, compared to $21 million or $0.19 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter rose to $0.90 per share from $0.58 per share in the prior year quarter. On average, 17...

Badger Meter Inc. (BMI) posted first-quarter net earnings of $4.6 million or $0.32 per share, compared to $2.9 million or $0.20 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 5 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.41 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates...

American Express Company (AXP) Wednesday reported first-quarter net income attributable to common shareholders of $1.42 billion or $1.33 per share, compared to $1.27 billion or $1.15 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 25 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings...

SLM Corp. (SLM), commonly known as Sallie Mae, reported net income for the first quarter of $279 million or $0.64 per share, compared to $341 million or $0.74 per share for the year-ago quarter. Core earnings for the quarter were $227 million or $0.51 per share, compared to $283 million or $0.61 per...

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Wednesday reported first-quarter net income available to common stockholders of $1.1 billion, or $1.96 per share, compared to $1.0 billion, or $1.77 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 26 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company...

SanDisk Corp. (SNDK) Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $269 million or $1.14 per share, up from $166 million or $0.68 per share in the same period last year. Adjusted earnings for the quarter was $330 million or $1.44 per share, compared to $207 million, or $0.84 per share in the prior...

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) reported net income for the first quarter of $2.4 billion or $2.29 per share, compared to $3.0 billion or $2.70 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, operating earnings for the first quarter were $2.6 billion or $2.54 per share, compared...

Danaher Corp. (DHR) said Wednesday that its Executive Vice President Thomas Joyce, Jr. will succeed Lawrence Culp, Jr. as president and chief executive officer upon Culp's retirement on March 1, 2015. Culp will continue at Danaher in an advisory role into the first quarter of 2016. Chairman Steven...