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W. R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) reported that its third-quarter net income increased to $189 million, or $1.42 per share, from $137 million or $0.97 per share, last year. Operating income was $141.6 million or $1.06 per share, for the quarter. On average, 12 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) reported third-quarter net income of $94.6 million, or $0.87 per share, compared to $76.8 million, or $0.68 per share, last year. Non-GAAP net income was $87.0 million, or $0.80 per share, for the quarter. On average, 21 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected...

The Chubb Corp. (CB) reported that its third-quarter net income increased to $594 million from $541 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net income per share was $2.47 compared to $2.10. Net income for the third quarter of 2014 reflected net realized investment gains of $110 million before tax ($0.30...

Healthcare information technology provider Cerner Corp (CERN) Thursday reported third-quarter net earnings of $129 million or $0.37 per share compared with $115 million or $0.33 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.42 per share compared with $0.35 per share...

KLA-Tencor Corp. (KLAC) reported net income for the first quarter of $72.2 million or $0.43 per share, compared to $111.2 million or $0.66 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the first quarter was $78.7 million or $0.47 per share, compared to $114.9 million...

Juniper Networks (JNPR) Thursday announced an expansion of its capital return plan and that its board has approved an increase to the share repurchase authorization by $1.1 billion. For the first nine months of 2014, $1.75 billion of share repurchases have been already executed. The company intends...

Altera Corp. (ALTR) reported third-quarter net income of $118.0 million, or $0.38 per share, compared to $119.4 million, $0.37 per share, in the third quarter of 2013. On average, 24 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.37 for the quarter. Analysts'...

Drug maker Pfizer Inc (PFE) said Thursday announced a 26-cent fourth-quarter dividend on its common stock, and said its board authorized a new $11 billion share repurchase program to be utilized over time. The new buyback program is in addition to the $1.3 billion of authorization remaining under the...

Pandora Media, Inc. (P) reported a net loss for the third quarter of $2.0 million or $0.01 per share, compared to a net loss of $4.1 million or $0.02 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the third quarter was $20.3 million or $0.09 per share, compared to $10.2...

DeVry Education Group (DV) reported third-quarter income from continuing operations, net of income taxes, to company of $20.44 million, compared to $8.20 million, prior year. Earnings per share from continuing operations to shareholders was $0.31, compared to $0.13. Earnings per share excluding special...

Computer networking gear maker Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) Thursday reported third-quarter net earnings of $103.6 million or $0.23 per share compared with $99 million or $0.19 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.36 per share compared with $0.33 per share...

NETGEAR, Inc. (NTGR) reported third-quarter net income of $20.0 million, or $0.55 per share, compared to $14.5 million, or $0.37 per share, in the third quarter of 2013. Third-quarter 2014 non-GAAP earnings per share was $0.72. On average, seven analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company...

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) reported net income for the first quarter of $4.54 billion or $0.54 per share, compared to $5.24 billion or $0.62 per share for the year-ago quarter. The latest quarter results include $1.14 billion of integration and restructuring expenses, or an $0.11 per share negative impact,...

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) Thursday reported third-quarter net loss of $437 million or $0.95 per share compared with a loss of $41 million or $0.09 per share last year. On average, 35 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated a loss of $0.74 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates...

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTATQ.PK) said Thursday that it reached a settlement agreement with Apple Inc. (AAPL) under which GT will wind down its sapphire materials production in the company's Mesa, AZ and Salem, MA locations. The company indicated that it will exit from the market as a producer...