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British industrial equipment rental firm Ashtead Group Plc (AHT.L, ASHTF.PK) reported Wednesday a higher profit in its first quarter with strong revenue growth. Noting that its strong performance continued in August, and with a strong balance sheet to support future growth, the company now anticipates...

British industrial equipment rental firm Ashtead Group Plc (AHT.L, ASHTF.PK) posted 33% higher statutory pre-tax profit of 118 million pounds in the first quarter, compared with 97 million pounds last year, with quarterly earnings per share rising to 14.8 pence, from 12.0 pence, reported a year ago. During...

Aviat Networks Inc (AVNW) said Tuesday its net loss for the fourth quarter widened to $12 million or $0.20 per share from $5.8 million or $0.10 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted loss for the quarter was $0.13 per share compared with earnings of $0.01 per share a year ago. Revenues...

Investment banking firm Jefferies Group LLC, a part of diversified holding company Leucadia National Corp (LUK), said Tuesday it expects to report third-quarter net earnings of $82 million and revenue of $835 million. Results for the quarter mainly reflect investment banking revenue of $461 million,...

Guidewire Software Inc (GWRE), a provider of software for the insurance industry, Tuesday reported a better-than-expected increase in fourth-quarter profit, helped by a 22% increase in revenue. Following the results, the company's stock gained 10 percent in after-hours trade. CEO Marcus Ryu said the...

Consumer products company Helen of Troy Ltd (HELE) Tuesday provided weak guidance for the second quarter and slashed its adjusted earnings outlook for the full year, citing a weak retail environment. Following the announcement, shares of the company slid 9 percent in after-hours trade. For fiscal...

Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) on Tuesday raised its earnings outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and reaffirmed its outlook for the full-year. The company noted that the anticipated results show improved guest satisfaction, sales and traffic trends at Olive Garden as a result of its brand renaissance...

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) said it lowered its 2014 shipment and Adjusted EBITDA guidance and provided its current medium term outlook. The company updated its guidance for 2014 coal shipments for its three owned and operated mines to between 83 million and 86 million tons, compared to its July...

Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) said Tuesday that it expects net loss per share from continuing operations for its fiscal first quarter ended August 24, 2014 to be about $0.13 to $0.15, and quarterly adjusted net earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.31 to $0.33. Analysts polled by Thomson...

Kofax Limited (KFX, KFX.L), a provider of process automation software, on Tuesday reported a 14 percent increase in profit for fiscal 2014, reflecting higher revenues and lower tax expenses. Separately, Kofax said that on September 1, 2014 it acquired Germany-based Softpro GmbH, a provider of signature...

Specialty retailer Conn's, Inc. (CONN) reported Tuesday a profit for the second quarter that declined from last year, hurt by increase in interest expenses and higher-than-expected provision for credit losses. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues missed analysts' expectations. The...

Diagnostic test kits maker Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (VIVO) Tuesday confirmed its annual outlook and set "modest" revenue and profit growth targets for fiscal 2015. In addition, Executive Chairman, William Motto, said the management will be recommending to the board that the indicated annual dividend...

Kofax Ltd.'s (KFX, KFX.L) net income for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 increased to $11.38 million, or $0.12 per share, from last year's $10.0 million, or $0.11 per share. Adjusted earnings per share amounted to $0.26 for the recent year. Total revenues for the year went up by 8.8% to $289.7...

Conn's Inc. (CONN), a specialty retailer of home appliances, Tuesday reported a decline in its earnings for the second quarter, reflecting higher interest expenses. In addition, the firm slashed its annual earnings guidance. Conn's net income was down to $17.7 million or $0.48 per share from $19.2...

FormFactor Inc. (FORM) said that it raised its third quarter revenue outlook. Customer demand across all segments was the main driver for the increase to the company's expected revenue results. It expects revenue for its fiscal third quarter of 2014 to be between $71 million and $75 million, higher...