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Airline operator Delta Air Lines (DALRQ.PK, DAL) reported a sharp surge in its first-quarter 2014 GAAP net income to $213 million, or $0.25 per share, from the prior year's $7 million, or $0.01 per share. For the March 2014 quarter, Delta's net income amounted to $281 million, or $0.33 per share,...

Boeing Co. (BA) said that its first-quarter net earnings declined to $965 million from the previous year's $1.106 billion, with earnings per share decreasing to $1.28 from $1.44 last year. But, Core earnings per share for the quarter improved to $1.76 from $1.73 in the same quarter last year. Analysts...

Home and personal care products seller Tupperware Brands Corp. (TUP) reported Wednesday that its first-quarter net income declined to $52.2 million from last year's $58.2 million. Earnings per share dropped to $1.02 from $1.06 last year. Adjusted earnings per share, which excluded items, was $1.31,...

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) said its net income for the second quarter rose to $194 million, or $0.35 per share, from last year's $144 million, or $0.26 per share. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings per share of $0.34 for the quarter. Analysts'...

Ingersoll-Rand plc (IR) Wednesday reported first-quarter net earnings attributable to the company of $79.0 million or $0.28 per share, down from $88.0 million or $0.29 per share in the previous year. Earnings per share from continuing operations increased to $0.27 from $0.17 per share a year ago....

RPC Inc. (RES) reported that its first-quarter net income increased to $39.39 million or $0.18 per share, from $35.08 million or $0.16 per share, previous year. EBITDA per share was $0.56, for the quarter. On average, 14 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per...

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND) said its Captisol-enabled Melphalan or CE Melphalan development and commercial partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (SPPI) has reported that their pivotal study of CE Melphalan achieved its primary endpoint. According to Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, CE Melphalan is being...

Auto parts supplier Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) said that its second-quarter of 2014 net income attributable to the company increased to $261 million from last year's $164 million, with earnings per share improving to $0.39 from $0.24 in the prior year quarter. Earnings per share from continuing operations...

General Dynamics Corp. (GD), an aerospace and defense company, Wednesday reported a rise in earnings for the first quarter, chiefly due to lower operating costs. Revenue, however, declined from last year. On the other hand, both earnings and revenue beat analysts' estimates. For the first quarter,...

Omnicare Inc. (OCR) reported that its first-quarter income from continuing operations increased to $63.64 million or $0.59 per share, from $48.31 million or $0.45 per share, previous year. Adjusted cash earnings per share was $0.91, for the quarter. On average, nine analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

Tobacco company Reynolds American, Inc.'s (RAI) first-quarter reported net income fell to $363 million, or $0.67 per share, from $508 million, or $0.92 per share, last year. Excluding a gain from discontinued operations, charges for Engle progeny lawsuits and tobacco-related and other litigation,...

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.(LECO) Wednesday reported lower earnings for the first quarter, as sales declined from last year, impacted by lower volumes and unfavorable foreign exchange translation. The company's net income slid to $56.5 million, or $0.69 per share from $66.8 million, or $0.80...

The Medicines Co. (MDCO) has agreed to acquire Tenaxis Medical, Inc. whose sole product mechanically seals both human tissue and artificial grafts. Under the terms of the agreement, the Medicines Company will pay $58 million upfront on closing of the deal. The product is approved, but not launched...

Teledyne Technologies Inc. (TDY), a provider of electronic subsystems and instrumentation, reported Wednesday that its first-quarter net income attributable to the company was $45.8 million or $1.20 per share, 13.4 percent higher than last year's $40.4 million or $1.07 per share. On average, six analysts...

Biotechnology company Biogen Idec, Inc. (BIIB) reported Wednesday a higher profit in its first quarter with strong revenue growth. Adjusted earnings per share missed analysts' estimates, while sales topped their view. Further, the company lifted its fiscal 2014 forecast. The first-quarter net income...