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SunPower Corp. (SPWR, SPWRB, SPWRA) Friday announced its definitive agreement with Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co., Ltd.; Sichuan Development Holding Co., Ltd.; Leshan Electric Power Co., Ltd.; and Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holding Co., Ltd. to form a joint venture. The JV plans to develop...

The Clorox Company (CLX) reported that its first-quarter earnings from continuing operations increased to $145 million or $1.10 per share from $139 million or $1.05 per share, last year. This excludes the impact of the previously announced discontinued operations of Clorox Venezuela. Net earnings per...

Metals mining company Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.(BVN) Friday reported a 20 percent increase in its third-quarter earnings to $78.3 million or $0.31 per share from $65.2 million or $0.26 per share last year. This result included a $59.9 million non-cash income from the Canteras del Hallazgo...

Diversified technology company Honeywell International Inc. (HON) said Friday that its board has approved a 15 percent increase in the company's regular annual cash dividend rate (from $1.80 to $2.07 per common share). The company noted that the increased regular quarterly dividend will be effective...

Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (PNW) reported that its third-quarter net income to shareholders increased to $244.0 million, or $2.20 per share from $226.2 million or $2.04 per share, last year. On average, 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $2.15...

Chevron Corp. (CVX) reported that its net income attributable to the company for the third-quarter increased to $5.59 billion from the previous year's $4.95 billion, with earnings per share improving to $2.95 from $2.57 in the prior year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report...

CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIR) Friday reported lower profit for the third quarter, on 5 percent decline in revenues. However, earnings beat analysts' estimates. Net earnings were down at $14.67 million or $0.83 per share from $17.72 million or $1.00 per share a year ago. Excluding certain items,...

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) Friday said third-quarter net income increased to $48.6 million, or $0.63 per share from $31.6 million, or $0.41 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 12 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.62 per share...

Chicago-based telecom company Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), Friday reported third-quarter loss of $116 million or $1.07 per share, compared with last year's loss of $9.5 million or $0.09 per share. In the latest quarter included $84 million non-cash goodwill impairment charge related...

Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) Friday reported increased profit for the third quarter, driven by higher margins and improved operations in the Downstream and Chemical businesses, partially offset by the impact of lower Upstream realizations. Net income attributable to the company increased to $8.070...

Clean energy firm NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) Friday reported third-quarter net income attributable to the company of $660 million, or $1.50 per share, lower than $698 million, or $1.64 per share reported last year. On an adjusted basis, NextEra Energy's earnings were $688 million, or $1.55 per share,...

Digirad Corp. (DRAD) has sent a letter to PDI, Inc. (PDII), a healthcare commercialization services company, responding to PDI's summary rejection of Digirad's proposal to acquire the company. Digirad calls upon PDI to immediately engage in meaningful discussions relating to a transaction and to...

The Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG), Operator of the New York Knicks team, Friday reported a rise in first-quarter profit, helped by a huge gain from sale of its tv channel Fuse Network Net profit increased to $108.07 million or $1.38 per share, from $23.87 million or $0.31 per share last year. The...

United States Cellular Corp. (USM) reported that its third-quarter net loss to shareholders widened to $22.17 million or $0.26 per share, from a loss of $9.86 million or $0.12 per share, last year. On average, five analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report a loss per share...

Dollar General Corp. (DG) announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 31, 2014, unless further extended In addition, Dollar General intends to file today...