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LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT) Friday reported a drop in third-quarter profit, as the company spent more in employee salaries and benefits, which overshadowed 29.6 percent growth in revenues. Profit as well as revenues fell short of Street view. Net profit declined to $28.7 million or $0.59 per...

Package delivery giant United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) reported that its third-quarter net income rose to $1.214 billion from last year's $1.097 billion, with earnings per share improving to $1.32 from $1.16 in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report...

Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) Friday said third-quarter net earnings attributable to the company grew to $721 million from $692 million in the previous year. Earnings per share grew to $0.43 from $0.42. Adjusted earnings per share were $0.45, in comparison with last year's $0.46. On average,...

Ventas Inc. (VTR) reported that its third-quarter income from continuing operations decreased to $106.34 million from $127.77 million, last year. Income per share from continuing operations attributable to stockholders, including real estate dispositions was $0.37, compared to $0.43. Normalized FFO...

Flir Systems, Inc. (FLIR) Friday reported third-quarter net earnings of $52.9 million or $0.37 per share, up from $46.5 million or $0.32 per share in the previous year. The recent quarter results were impacted by net after tax restructuring charges of $0.02 per share. On average, 11 analysts polled...

SandRidge Energy Inc.'s (SD) subsidiary MidCon Midstream, LP has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or "SEC" regarding its proposed initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests. MidCon Midstream is a Delaware...

Lear Corp (LEA) Friday reported third-quarter net income attributable to the company of $140.1 million or $1.72 per share, up from $112.8 million or $1.38 per share in the prior year. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.93, while the firm posted $1.45 per share last year. On average, 14 analysts...

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.'s (COG) net income for the third quarter of 2014 rose to $100.8 million or $0.24 per share, from $69.9 million, or $0.17 per share in the third quarter of 2013. Excluding the effect of selected items, net income was $85.0 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to $74.6 million...

DTE Energy (DTE) reported that its third-quarter net income to company decreased to $156 million, or $0.88 per share, from $198 million, or $1.13 per share, last year. Operating earnings for the third quarter 2014 were $181 million, or $1.02 per share. On average, nine analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (IMS), a provider of information and technology services to the healthcare and life sciences industries, Friday said third-quarter net income was $47 million or $0.14 per share, compared with a net loss of $20 million or $0.07 per share in last year's third quarter. Adjusted...

Irish drug company Shire Plc.'s (SHP.L, SHPG) third-quarter net income significantly increased to $479.7 million from $278.2 million in the same quarter last year. Earnings per ADS was 242.7 cents, up from 146.4 cents last year. Non-GAAP Earnings per ADS rose to 293.4 cents from 183.3 cents in the...

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX) posted higher net income attributable to stockholders of $52.14 million, or $1.03 per share in the third quarter of 2014, versus the year-ago period's $45.69 million, or $0.86 per share. Adjusted earnings per share for the quarter amounted to $1.05. On average, 4 analysts...

Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ) Friday reported third-quarter earnings which increased, as the stock exchange operator saw a drop in operating expenses that masked a revenue decline. Earnings topped analysts' estimates, while revenues fell short. The company's board authorized an additional $500 million...

Credit ratings agency Moody's Corp. (MCO) reported that third-quarter net income attributable to the company increased to $215.2 million or $1.00 per share from $183.9 million or $0.83 per share in the prior-year quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the latest quarter was $0.97 per share....

Delphi Automotive Plc. (DLPH) Friday said third-quarter net income attributable to the company advanced to $305 million from $ 271 million in the previous year. Earnings per share grew to $1.02 from $0.87. Excluding special items, earnings per share were $1.16, compared to $0.97 last year. On average,...