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Railroad operator Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), Thursday reported a 14 percent increase in first-quarter profit, due mainly to its shipping more of agricultural, coal and industrial products. Quarterly earnings topped Wall Street estimates by a penny, while revenue fell short of expectations. Moving...

Paint maker Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW), Thursday said its first-quarter profit declined from a year ago despite a nine percent growth in revenues, as higher costs impacted bottom line. Both earnings and revenues for the quarter came in ahead of analysts' estimates. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company's...

Travelzoo Inc. (TZOO) reported net income for the first quarter of $4.6 million or $0.31 per share, down from $5.6 million or $0.36 per share in the prior year quarter. Revenue for the first quarter fell 5% to $40.20 million from $42.18 million a year ago. Analysts polled b y Thomson Reuters expected...

Simmons First National Corp. (SFNC), a provider of banking products and services to individual and corporate customers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $4.4 million, or $0.27 per share, compared to $5.9 million, or $0.36 per share, last year. Excluding...

Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS), a provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, Thursday reported a higher first-quarter profit, led by growth across all segments. While quarterly earnings topped Wall Street estimates, revenue fell short of expectations. Moving ahead, the company detailed...

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Thursday reported a drop in profit for the first quarter, as revenues declined on lower volumes and weak foreign exchange transactions. Nonetheless, earnings for the quarter easily beat Wall Street expectations, as did revenues. New York-based...

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) said Thursday that it priced a public offering of 13.5 million common shares at a price to the public of $21.75 per share. The settlement of this offering is expected to occur on April 23. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to...

AMERICAN RIVER Bankshares (AMRB) posted first-quarter net income of $1.0 million or $0.12 per share, compared to $622 thousand or $0.07 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.09 per share. Analysts' estimates...

TauTona Group said Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Aline Aesthetics has completed the sale of its Aline hyaluronic acid thread technology to Allergan, Inc. (AGN). The Aline HA technology is under development for use as a dermal filler. Aline HA is comprised of a solid state, cross-linked...

Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) announced that it has repurchased about $135 million of stock under its current stock repurchase program. The program was first announced in August 2013 and authorized an initial maximum amount of $200 million. The company's Board has authorized an increase to the amount...

Vintage Capital Management said, in a letter to the independent directors of Aaron's Inc. (AAN), that it withdrew its previously-announced offer to acquire Aaron's for $30.50 per share in cash in light of the company's recent acquisition of Progressive Finance and continued poor performance. Vintage...

Domtar Corp. (UFS, UFS.TO) has appointed Michael Garcia as President of Domtar Pulp and Paper, with effect from May 1, 2014. In this new role, Garcia would oversee the operations of North America's largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper and top-three market pulp producers, via. a network of thirteen...

Enservco Corp. (ENSV), a provider of well-site services to the domestic onshore conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries, announced that it has promoted Rick Kasch to chief executive officer. Kasch assumes the position from Mike Herman, Enservco's founder and largest shareholder, who...

Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, said that its profit for the first quarter of 2014 rose to $27.3 million or $0.42 per share from $17.5 million or $0.31 per share for the same quarter in 2013. Excluding the $849,000 of merger expenses associated with the recently completed...

PPG Industries (PPG) announced that its board has authorized the repurchase of $2 billion of outstanding common stock. The authorization is effective immediately. In October 2011, PPG's board authorized a repurchase program under which the company has repurchased 8.9 million shares totaling approximately...