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Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc (HIK.L, HKMPY.PK) reported profit attributable to shareholders of $169 million for the six months ended 30 June 2014, compared to $73 million, last year. Earnings per share increased to 84.5 cents, compared to 36.9 cents in the first half of 2013. Profit before tax increased...

Commodities trader and miner Glencore Plc (GLCNF.PK, GLNCY.PK, GLEN.L) reported strong results for the first half 2014, driven by delivery of marketing growth, overall production expansion and synergies from the acquisitions of Xstrata and Viterra. First-half 2014 net income attributable to equity...

Nokia (NOK) announced that Michael Halbherr has decided to step down as CEO of HERE and as a member of the Nokia Group Leadership Team, effective September 1, 2014, in order to pursue his own entrepreneurial interests outside of the company. Cliff Fox, currently Senior Vice President, Core Map Group,...

Carlsberg Group (CABGY.PK) reported first-half pretax profit of DKK 3.22 billion, compared to DKK 3.14 billion, a year ago. Net income to shareholders was DKK 2.14 billion, flat with prior year. Earnings per share was DKK 14.0, flat with last year. Adjusted net profit was DKK 2.24 billion, compared...

Swiss telecommunication services firm Swisscom AG (SCMWY.PK, SWZCF.PK) posted 2.0% lower net income attributable to equity holders of 799 million Swiss francs in the first half of 2014, compared with 815 million francs, a year earlier. Accordingly, half-yearly earnings per share also declined by 2.0%...

Frutarom Industries Ltd. (FRUTF.PK), an Israeli provider of Flavors and Fine Ingredients, reported Wednesday that its second-quarter net income climbed 44.5 percent to $25.5 million from $17.6 million last year. Earnings per share grew 44.2 percent to $0.43. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation...

Dutch brewer Heineken N.V. (HINKY.PK) posted 14% higher net profit (beia) of 772 million euros, or 1.34 euros a share in the first half of 2014, versus 679 million euros, or 1.18 a share, last year, and up by 19% organically. Beia refers to financials before exceptional items and amortisation of acquisition-related...

Refiner PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) Tuesday said its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $200 million of PBF Class A common stock. This repurchase authorization expires on September 30, 2016. PBF Energy CEO Tom Nimbley said, "Returning capital to our shareholders is fundamental to...

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (MIELF.PK, MIELY.PK) Wednesday said it received on August 19 an order from Republic of China's National Development and Reform Commission or NDRC for payment of a surcharge amounting to 44.88 million yuan, or approximately 700 million yen. The payment is for infringement...

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI), a supplier of power delivery solutions for the energy industry, late Tuesday said it completed the sale of its American Access Technologies or AAT business to Fabricating Technologies, LLC on August 15 for $2.3 million in cash. The sale did not include...

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) announced that its board of directors approved a program to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock over the next three years. The company noted that this repurchase program authorization reflects the board's confidence in both its short term prospects...

Zhaopin Limited (ZPIN) Tuesday said fourth-quarter income attributable to ordinary shareholders of RMB 54.9 million, or $8.9 million, up from RMB 5.5 million in the same period last year. Net income per ADS for the quarter was RMB 1.12, up from RMB 0.82 last year. Adjusted income attributable to...

Youku Tudou Inc. (YOKU) Tuesday said second-quarter loss widened to RMB 164.4 million, or $26.5 million, from RMB 105.1 million in the same period last year. On a per-share basis, loss widened to RMB 0.05, or $0.01 per share from RMB 0.04 last year. Net loss per ADS for the quarter was RMB 0.88, widerr...

PetSmart Inc. (PETM) reported that its second-quarter net income increased to $98.1 million or $0.98 per share, from $93.4 million or $0.89 per share in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.94 per share for the quarter. Analysts'...

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN) said Tuesday the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted the company a patent covering composition-of-matter and method of use claims for ACH-3102 and structurally related NS5A inhibitor compounds. ACH-3102 is Achillion's second generation Phase 2 NS5A inhibitor...