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Engine maker Cummins Inc. (CMI), Thursday reported an increase in profit for the second quarter, on improved revenues and curbs is manufacturing costs. Both earnings and revenue for the quarter trumped Wall Street estimates. Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins' second-quarter profit improved to $471 million...

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, (LVMUY.PK) the world's largest maker of luxury goods, reported net profit of €1.58 billion for the first half of 2015, up 5% from €1.51 billion in the first half of 2014. Profit from recurring operations for the first half of 2015 rose 15% to €2.96 billion from €2.58...

Trinity Biotech plc (TRIB) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.7 million or 9.9 cents per share compared with $4.3 million or 18.2 cents per share a year ago. Revenues for the quarter fell to $24.3 million from $26 million last year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements,...

Insurance group RSA Insurance Group plc (RSA.L, RSAIF, RSAID, RSNAY) on Monday responded to an announcement by Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURVY) that it is evaluating a potential offer for RSA. In a statement, RSA said it has not held talks with or received a proposal from Zurich, and advised its...

Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO) reported net income for the second quarter of $5.4 million or $0.24 per share, compared to $4.6 million or $0.20 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding acquisition costs, non-cash unrealized foreign exchange measurement gains, and amortization of intangibles, adjusted...

Trucking company Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net earnings of $23.3 million or $0.27 per share compared with $26.5 million or $0.30 per share last year. Revenues for the quarter were lower at $191.7 million compared with $226.8 million in the prior year. Analysts...

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (FELE) reported net income for the second quarter of $16.2 million or $0.33 per share, compared to $27.1 million or $0.55 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, second quarter adjusted earnings were $0.35 per share, compared to $0.60 per share in the prior...

Tobacco company Reynolds American Inc (RAI) on Tuesday reported a surge in second-quarter profit, driven by an 11 percent increase in sales as well as one-time gains. Earnings for the quarter topped Wall Street estimates while sales fell short of expectations. Reynolds, which acquired Lorillard Inc...

Supervalu, Inc. (SVU) Tuesday reported an increase in profit for the first quarter, as revenues increased and margins improved, with both earnings and revenues trumping estimates. Shares of the grocery retailer surged about 17 percent after the announcement it is considering an option to spin-off...

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) said Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Citibank N.A. to purchase a total of $1.5 billion of its common stock under an accelerated stock repurchase deal. Pursuant to the terms of the accelerated stock repurchase agreement, Caterpillar agreed to repurchase...

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) reported net income for the second quarter of $289 million or $0.74 per share, compared to $619 million or $1.44 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the latest quarter was $301 million or $0.77 per share. Revenues for...

Cleaning and pest-control service provider Ecolab, Inc. (ECL) reported Tuesday a profit for the second quarter that declined three percent from last year, reflecting revenue decline. Adjusted earnings per share matched analysts' expectations, while quarterly revenues missed their estimates. The company...

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) announced it has undertaken a comprehensive review of its operating plans in its mining and oil and gas businesses to target significant additional reductions in capital spending and operating and administrative costs in response to weak market conditions for its major products. The...

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced that Douglas A. Dachille, Chief Executive Officer of First Principles Capital Management, LLC , will become Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of AIG, succeeding William Dooley, Executive Vice President, Investments, who is retiring. Additionally,...

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators. Caterpillar launched its first vocational truck, the CT660, in the...

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