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Diversified conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTX) Tuesday said second-quarter net income attributable to common shareowners improved to $1.680 billion from $1.560 billion reported last year. Earnings per share from continuing operations advanced to $1.84 from $1.70. Restructuring costs...

Covidien plc (COV) announced that Bryan Hanson, who currently serves as group president, Medical Devices & U.S., will be elevated to the newly created position of group president, Covidien, effective October 1. In this role, Hanson will have global responsibility for all Covidien business segments....

Altria Group Inc. (MO) reported that net earnings attributable to the company edged down to $1.262 billion from last year's $1.266 billion. But earnings per share grew to $0.64 from $0.63 in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings per share improved to $0.65 from $0.62 last year. Analysts polled...

Waters Corp., (WAT), a maker of analytical instruments for laboratories, Tuesday reported a rise in net earnings as well as revenues for the second quarter. In addition, both earnings and revenues topped analysts' estimates. For the three months to June, net earnings rose to $96.53 million or $1.13...

Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) reported second-quarter net income of $354.15 million or $1.62 per share, compared to $271.74 million or $1.21 per share, a year ago. On average, 16 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $1.46 for the quarter. Analysts' estimates...

Property casualty insurer Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) Tuesday posted lower second-quarter net profit of $683 million, or $1.95 a share, from $925 million, or $2.41 a share, in the prior-year quarter, due to a reduction in both operating income and net realized investment gains. Operating income...

Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) reported that its net income available for common shares for the second quarter of 2014 increased to $318.9 million from $281.7 million in the same quarter last year. Net income per common share was $1.23 per share versus $1.09 per share in the year ago quarter. Analysts polled...

Laser printer manufacturer Lexmark International, Inc. (LXK) Tuesday reported second-quarter net earnings that fell despite a slight rise in revenue, as the company registered last year a gain on sale of its Inkjet business. For the three months to June, net earnings decreased to $37.5 million or...

Telecom giant Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) reported a double-digit percentage growth in second-quarter 2014 operating income and earnings per share. Driven by strong wireless and FiOS revenues, and continued margin expansion, the firm delivered consolidated top-line growth during the latest quarter. For...

Regions Financial Corp. (RF) Tuesday reported higher second-quarter profit, reflecting a decline in expenses, despite marginal fall in revenues. Earnings per share met analysts' expectations, while revenues were slightly below view. For the second quarter, the Birmingham, Alabama-based parent of Regions...

CIT Group Inc. (CIT), a provider of commercial lending and leasing services, reported second quarter of 2014 net income of $247 million $1.29 per share, up from $184 million, $0.91 per share, for the year-ago quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.85...

Polaris Industries, Inc. (PII) Tuesday reported a 21 percent rise in its second-quarter profit, on 20 percent sales growth year-over-year. In addition, the company lifted its annual outlook. Net income for the quarter climbed 21 percent to $96.9 million from $80 million last year. Earnings per share...

German chemical group Wacker Chemie AG (WKCMY.PK, WKCMF.PK) Tuesday upgraded its annual projection for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization or EBITDA . EBITDA for 2014 is now projected to be at least one third higher than last year's 678.7 million euros. Before this...

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. (DFRG) reported that net income for the second quarter of 2014 rose to $4.8 million or $0.20 per share, from $4.4 million or $0.19 per share, in the second quarter of 2013. Consolidated revenues increased 11.6%, to $67.4 million in the second quarter of 2014 from...

Healthcare plan provider Centene Corp. (CNC) Tuesday reported a rise in earnings as well as revenues for the second quarter, due mainly to expansion in Florida and Ohio, growth in the AcariaHealth business, the California contract, and the company's participation in the Health Insurance Marketplaces. In...