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ANNInc-082214.jpg Women's apparel retailer Ann, Inc. on Friday reported an 8 percent decline in profit for the second quarter from last year, as higher sales were more than offset by soft traffic and lower margins. However, both revenue and earnings per share beat analysts' expectations. Looking ahead, the company forecast third-quarter revenue below Street estimates and also lowered its full-year revenue outlook.

FootLocker-082214.jpg Athletic apparel and footwear retailer Foot Locker, Inc. reported Friday a profit for the second quarter that increased 39 percent from last year, reflecting improved margins and sales growth. Sales at established stores also grew 7 percent. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly sales topped analysts' expectations.

Sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Friday reported a decline in second-quarter profit, amid nearly flat comparable stores sales as well as store occupancy and logistics costs. Net sales, however, grew about 4 percent. Earnings per share topped analysts' estimates, while revenues missed...

Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc. (ANN) posted a lower net income in the second-quarter of 2014, compared to last year. It also provided its outlook for the third quarter and updated its outlook for fiscal 2014. Net income for the second quarter of 2014 dropped to $32.7 million from $35.6 million...

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), a specialty athletic retailer, Friday reported higher earnings for the second quarter, as total sales grew by 12.9 percent year-over-year. The company's net income improved to $92 million or $0.63 per share from $66 million or $0.44 per share last year. For the current...

DISH Network Corp. (DISH) Friday said it appointed Steve Swain, senior vice president of Programming, as CFO to replace Robert Olson who is retiring from the company on October 15. Before his stint as senior VP of Programming, Swain was VP of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, and prior to...

RoyalBankofCanada-082214.jpg Royal Bank of Canada reported Friday higher profit in its third quarter, benefited by significant growth in revenues. Adjusted earnings per share topped market estimates. Further, the company announced higher quarterly dividend.

Sports good retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Friday reported second-quarter net earnings which declined, hurt by nearly flat comparable stores sales and lower gross margin, but nevertheless topped analysts' estimates, while revenues fell short. For the 3-month period, which the company exited...

Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO, RY) reported net income of C$2.378 billion for the third-quarter ended July 31, 2014, up C$93 million or 4% from the prior year. Earnings per share was C$1.59 up from C$1.51 in the prior year. Excluding specified items, net income was C$2.418 billion, up C$223 million...

London-Stock-Exchange-082214.jpg London Stock Exchange Group Plc or LSE reported Friday higher profit in its first quarter as revenues were benefited by improved performance in most of its segments. In a separate press release, LSE announced a fully underwritten rights issue, to raise net proceeds of approximately 938 million pounds or $1.561 billion to be used to fund part of the consideration for previously announced deal.

Specialty technology products distributor ScanSource, Inc. (SCSC) reported Thursday a profit for the fourth quarter compared to a loss last year, which was weighed down by hefty impairment charges. Adjusted earnings per share topped analysts' expectations by a penny. The company also provided earnings...

Home accessories and housewares retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES) on Thursday reported a loss for the fourth quarter that narrowed from last year on higher sales and lower expenses. Excluding business turnaround charges, adjusted loss for the quarter also narrowed, but came in wider than analysts'...

Precision dispensing equipment maker Nordson Corp (NDSN), Thursday reported a better-than-expected increase in third-quarter profit, aided by double-digit sales growth and improved operating margin. The company provided its earnings guidance for the fourth quarter in line with Wall Street estimates,...

Chip-design software maker Mentor Graphics Corp. (MENT), Thursday reported a drop in profit for the second quarter, as higher revenues were offset by increase in operating costs. Nevertheless, both earnings and revenues for the quarter came in ahead of analysts estimates. Wilsonville, Oregon-based...

Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL) Thursday reported a better-than-expected jump in second-quarter profit, as demand for its chips used in mobile phones and storage devices lifted sales by 19 percent. Nonetheless, the company provided weak guidance for the third quarter. Marvell, based in Hamilton,...