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Actuant-121814.jpg Industrial products manufacturer Actuant Corp. on Thursday reported a 32 percent decline in profit for the first quarter from last year, reflecting lower sales in its engineered solutions segment and a litigation charge. Both adjusted earnings and quarterly sales missed analysts' expectations. Looking ahead, the company lowered its fiscal 2015 outlook.

Conagrafoods-121814.jpg Packaged foods company ConAgra Foods, Inc. reported Thursday a profit for the second quarter that plummeted from last year, reflecting hefty impairment charges on its Private Brands business. Higher costs and sluggish sales also weighed on the bottom line. Adjusted earnings per share for the quarter matched analysts' expectations, while revenues fell short of estimates.

Daimler-EC-121814.jpg German auto giant Daimler AG said Thursday that it has increased the provision for EU antitrust proceedings by 600 million euros, or $738 million, which will impact its reported earnings for the fourth quarter. However, the company added that its fiscal 2014 earnings outlook for ongoing business remains unchanged.

Neogen Corp.(NEOG) reported that its net income attributable to the company for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 26% to $7.81 million from the prior year's $6.21 million. Earnings per share in the latest-quarter were $0.21, compared to $0.17 a year ago. Revenues for the second quarter of...

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. (BRLI) reported that its fourth-quarter net income increased to $18.28 million or $0.66 per share from $11.12 million or $0.40 per share, last year. On average, three analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings per share of $0.63 for...

accenture-121814.jpg Technology outsourcing and consultancy company Accenture Plc. on Thursday reported an 11 percent increase in profit for the first quarter from last year, reflecting higher consulting and outsourcing revenues. Both revenue and earnings per share beat analysts' estimates. Looking ahead, the company raised its revenue growth forecast for fiscal 2015, but lowered its earnings outlook.

Retail drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) Thursday reported a sharp increase in the third-quarter profit, as revenues grew mainly by increase in same store sales. Earnings per share, as well as revenues topped analysts' estimates. The firm also lifted its outlook for the full year. The shares...

Theatres and resorts operator Marcus Corp. (MCS) reported second-quarter net income of $5.22 million or $0.19 per share, higher than $3.25 million or $0.12 per share in the prior-year quarter. On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.14 per...

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) affirmed full-year 2014 comparable and currency-neutral earnings per share growth of about 10 percent, with an expected currency translation benefit of about 3 percent based on recent rates. Net sales for 2014 are expected to be essentially flat and operating income is...

Packaged foods company ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG) reported a sharp plunge in second-quarter net income attributable to the company to $10.0 million, or $0.02 per share, from $248.7 million, or $0.58 per share, in the prior-year quarter. For the quarter, earnings per share from continuing operations...

Children's books publisher Scholastic Corp. (SCHL) reported a second-quarter net income of $68.5 million or $2.05 per share, higher than $58.3 million or $1.80 per share in the prior-year quarter. Income from continuing operations for the quarter increased to $68.6 million or $2.06 per share from...

Technology outsourcing and consultancy firm Accenture Plc's (ACN) first-quarter net income grew to $892 million, from $812 million last year, a 10 percent increase. Quarterly earnings per share came in at $1.29, compared with $1.15 for the first quarter last year. On average, 23 analysts polled by Thomson...

Poultry processor Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM) reported Thursday a profit for the fourth quarter that more than doubled from last year, reflecting lower costs and expenses as well as revenue growth amid improved demand and higher poultry market prices. Both earnings per share and quarterly net sales...

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China-based real estate services provider IFM Investments Limited or Century 21 China Real Estate (CTC) said it has achieved the milestone of handling a cumulative total of RMB800 million in property refinancing loans. The company said in May 2014 that it had handled a cumulative total of RMB500 million...