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MEGA Brands Inc., a member of the Mattel family of companies (MAT), Tuesday announced a multi-year global licensing partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing or UP&L to develop a new kids construction line based on the successful Despicable Me franchise from Universal Pictures and Illumination...

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (SGYP) announced the results from a phase 2b dose-ranging study assessing plecanatide's safety and efficacy in 424 adult patients (mITT population= 423) with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, IBS-C. The company said the data demonstrated that plecanatide, once-daily...

Regions Financial Corp. (RF) reported higher third-quarter 2014 net income available to common shareholders of $305 million, or $0.22 per share, compared with last year's $285 million, or $0.20 per share. On average, 26 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.21...

Materialise NV (MTLS) announced the acquisition of UK-based OrthoView Holdings Limited, a provider of 2D digital pre-operative planning and templating solutions for orthopedic surgeons, for a cash payment of 8.47 million pounds, and a possible additional earn out payment of up to 0.36 million pounds. At...

Signature Bank (SBNY) Tuesday posted a 27.7 percent rise in its third-quarter earnings, helped by a 22.6 percent growth in net interest income. Net earnings rose to $76.8 million or $1.52 per share from $60.2 million or $1.25 per share, last year. On average, 20 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

Dish Network Corp. (DISH) announced that Monday night Turner Networks removed Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies from the DISH programming lineup. The two companies have been unable to negotiate the terms of a renewed distribution agreement, and Turner...

UK's online fashion retailer ASOS Plc (ASC.L, ASOMF.PK, ASOMY.PK) reported Tuesday that pre-tax profit for fiscal 2014 declined 14 percent to 46.90 million pounds from last year's 54.67 million pounds. Earnings per share dropped 10 percent to 44.5 pence from 49.2 pence a year ago. According to...

Precise Biometrics (PBMTF.PK) Tuesday said third-quarter loss attributable to owners of the parent widened to 14.01 million Swedish kronor or 0.04 krona per share from 10.36 million kronor or 0.03 krona per share last year. Net sales in the third quarter rose to 7.32 million kronor from 6.09 million...

Afilias Ltd., a provider of advanced Internet services on Tuesday said it plans to issue its new and existing ordinary shares to institutional and professional investors, for raising proceeds of nearly $100 million. The company also intends to float its shares on AIM, a market operated by the London...

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG, IHG.L) reported a strong third-quarter performance, with quarterly global comparable RevPAR growth of 7.0%. The company's Chief Executive, said: "We delivered our best quarterly RevPAR performance in over two years with growth in each of our four regions. Performance...

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc. (RBGPF.PK, RB.L) reported Tuesday that its net revenue for the third quarter declined 7 percent to 2.37 billion pounds. At constant exchange rates, sales increased 2 percent. Like-for-like sales increased 3 percent excluding RB Pharmaceuticals or RBP,...

French oil and gas giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF.PK, TOT) confirmed that its Chairman and Chief Executive, Christophe de Margerie, died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, after the aircraft hit a snowplow on take-off. Four people were found...

Swiss biopharmaceutical company Actelion Ltd (ALIOF.PK) reported Tuesday that its net income for the first nine months climbed 86 percent to 566 million Swiss francs from last year's 304 million francs. Earnings per share grew 84 percent to 4.87 francs from 2.65 francs last year. Core net income,...

Sartorius Group (SDMHF.PK), an international laboratory and process equipment supplier, said its consolidated order intake rose by 10.1% in constant currencies, with Group sales revenue up by 9.6% to 712.7 million euros, from 657.3 million euros in the year-earlier period. The Group increased its...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SDMHF.PK) reported that its third-quarter pretax profit increased to 28.1 million euros from 21.1 million euros, previous year. Profit to shareholders was 19.7 million euros, compared to 14.8 million euros. Earnings per share was 1.29 euros, compared to 0.96 euros. Earnings...