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Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB), a maker of small and medium-class rockets and space systems, posted a lower profit for the first quarter, but said it remains on track with its financial guidance for 2014. For the quarter, the company's net income slid to $13.8 million or $0.23 per share from last year's...

Chemicals giant EI DuPont De Nemours & Co. (DD), commonly known as DuPont, reported that its first-quarter income from continuing operations after income taxes rose to $1.445 billion from last year's $1.387 billion, with earnings per share from continuing operations increasing to $1.54 from $1.47 in...

Mattel Inc. (MAT) reported a first-quarter net loss of $11.2 million, or $0.03 per share, compared to net income of $38.5 million, or $0.11 per share, previous year. On average, ten analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.09 for the quarter. Analysts'...

Regional bank BB&T Corp. (BBT) reported a surge in first-quarter 2014 net income available to common shareholders to $501 million, or $0.69 a share, from $210 million, or $0.29 a share earned last year. On average, 30 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings per share of $0.70 for the quarter....

In its Annual General Meeting, German personal care products maker Beiersdorf AG's (BDRFF.PK, BDRFY.PK) Executive Board and the Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of 70 euro cents a share. Further, the company said it's regional lab for the Latin American market as well as the production facility...

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM) reported first-quarter income before tax of NT$53.30 billion, compared to NT$45.75 billion, previous year. Net income increased to NT$47.87 billion from NT$39.58 billion. Earnings per share was NT$1.85, compared to NT$1.53, a year ago. Net...

Oilfield services provider Schlumberger Ltd.'s (SLB) first-quarter 2014 net income attributable to the company advanced to $1.59 billion or $1.21 a share, from $1.26 billion or $0.94 a share in the same quarter last year. On average, 33 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings per share of...

Chemicals giant DuPont (DD) is scheduled to report first quarter results before the markets open. The company's earnings are expected to rise to $1.58 per share from the year-ago quarter's $1.56 per share. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company is also expected to generate revenues of $10.45 billion,...

SAP-041714.jpg Business software maker SAP AG Thursday reported a higher first-quarter profit, as revenues grew 3 percent, helped by 60 percent growth in cloud subscriptions and support revenues. The company also confirmed its full-year 2014 outlook.

Akzonobel-041714.jpg Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY.PK, AKZOY) Thursday reported a significant increase in profit for the first quarter, supported by lower financing expenses, even as revenue slipped due to adverse currency. Volume and price/mix development was positive in all three business areas. Further, the firm said it is on track to deliver its targets for 2015.

Drinks giant Diageo Plc (DGE.L, DEO) recorded a 0.3% growth in organic net sales for the nine months ended March 31, 2014. However, nine-month reported net sales slid by 7.4%, due to the adverse currency movements impact and the termination of the distribution deal with Jose Cuervo. For the third quarter,...

Rémy Cointreau (RCO.PA) reported consolidated sales for the financial year ended 31 March 2014 of 1.03 billion euros, compared to 1.19 billion euros, previous year. Published sales declined 13.5%, while organic decline was 10.7%. The company said the decrease follows four years of strong growth....

French advertising and communications firm Publicis Groupe SA's (PUBGY.PK, PGPEF.PK) first-quarter 2014 consolidated revenue advanced by 2.2% to 1.60 billion euros, from the 1.56 billion euros reported a year back. The exchange rates' impact was 67 million euros, or 4.2% of revenue. Excluding the impact...

French catering and vouchers company Sodexo S.A. (SDXAY.PK) posted 278 million euros of profit attributable to equity holders of the parent in the first half of fiscal 2014, up 17.8% after a negative impact from currency exchange rates. However, it is to be noted that exchange rate fluctuations do not...

Biopharmaceutical company Actelion Ltd. (ALIOF.PK) Thursday said first-quarter net income increased to 128 million Swiss francs from 98 million francs in the previous year. Earnings per share grew to 1.09 francs from 0.85 franc. Core earnings per share totaled 1.46 franc while it was 1.23 franc last...