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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) Thursday said its third-quarter net profit increased, as sales of Soliris rose 39 percent. Both profit and revenues topped Street view. The company lifted its annual guidance for earnings and revenues. Net profit surged to $177.73 million or $0.88 per share, from...

NeoPhotonics Corp. (NPTN) said it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with EMCORE Corp. (EMKR) to purchase the assets of EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver product lines for approximately $17.5 million. This consists of $15.0 million and a working capital and inventory adjustment...

Russian Search-engine operator Yandex NV (YNDX) reported a 12 percent decline in third-quarter net profit amid higher operating costs, product development costs as well as increase in provision for income taxes. Revenues were up by 28 percent. The company once again raised the lower end of its annual...

PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) reported that its third-quarter net income plunged to $140.55 million or $0.37 per share from the prior year's $2.28 billion or $5.87 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.36 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically...

Autoliv, Inc. (ALV), a supplier of automotive safety systems, Thursday reported a decline in profit for the third quarter, hurt by higher expenses. The company's net income was down to $106.7 million or $1.16 per share from $124.9 million or $1.29 per share last year. Excluding costs for capacity...

Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (PWE, PWT.TO) Thursday said it has signed an agreement to sell non-core assets located in south central Alberta for expected proceeds of around $355 million to a private company. The assets are currently producing about 7,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The disposition...

Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) reported a sharp fall in third-quarter 2014 net income to $500.6 million, or $0.47 per share, from $1.20 billion, or $1.11 per share, last year, hurt by lower operating income. On a non-GAAP basis, net income and earnings per share decreased by 41 percent to $706.6 million and...

PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per common share payable January 6, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2014. The $0.08 per share represents a 60% increase in the Company's quarterly dividend. The company...

Cash America International, Inc. (CSH) reported third-quarter net income attributable to company of $9.92 million compared to $46.19 million, last year. Earnings per share to shareholders was $0.34, compared to $1.52. Excluding the $14.1 million of unusual expense items, adjusted net income would have...

Lazard Ltd (LAZ), a financial advisory and asset management firm, Thursday said third-quarter net income attributable to the company advanced to $88.86 million from $60.28 million. Earnings per share grew to $0.67 from $0.45. Adjusted earnings per share was $0.67, while it totaled $0.46 last year....

Drilling services contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Thursday reported third-quarter earnings which decreased, as a $109 million impairment charge on retiring six rigs masked revenue growth. The company announced in an earnings statement today that it will retire and scrap six of its mid-water...

Carter's Inc. (CRI) reported that its net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 increased to $65.9 million, or $1.23 per share, from $56.6 million, or $0.97 per share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Excluding certain items, adjusted net income in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 increased...

NorthWestern Corp. (NWE) Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $30.19 million or $0.77 per share, significantly up from $15.65 million or $0.40 per share a year ago. Adjusted earnings were $0.38 per share for the recent quarter, while the firm posted $0.39 for the prior year. On average,...

Silicon Labs (SLAB) reported third quarter net income decreased to $5.61 million or $0.13 per share from $6.53 million or $0.15 per share, last year. Non-GAAP net income was $22.95 million or $0.52 per share, for the quarter. On average, 12 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company...

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, Thursday said third-quarter net income attributable to the company advanced to $54.7 million from $40.22 million last year. Earnings per share grew to $0.52 from $0.37. Adjusted earnings per share was $0.49,...