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LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, (LVMUY.PK) the world's largest maker of luxury goods, reported net profit of €1.58 billion for the first half of 2015, up 5% from €1.51 billion in the first half of 2014. Profit from recurring operations for the first half of 2015 rose 15% to €2.96 billion from €2.58...

Trinity Biotech plc (TRIB) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.7 million or 9.9 cents per share compared with $4.3 million or 18.2 cents per share a year ago. Revenues for the quarter fell to $24.3 million from $26 million last year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange movements,...

Insurance group RSA Insurance Group plc (RSA.L, RSAIF, RSAID, RSNAY) on Monday responded to an announcement by Zurich Insurance Group AG (ZURVY) that it is evaluating a potential offer for RSA. In a statement, RSA said it has not held talks with or received a proposal from Zurich, and advised its...

Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO) reported net income for the second quarter of $5.4 million or $0.24 per share, compared to $4.6 million or $0.20 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding acquisition costs, non-cash unrealized foreign exchange measurement gains, and amortization of intangibles, adjusted...

Trucking company Heartland Express Inc (HTLD) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net earnings of $23.3 million or $0.27 per share compared with $26.5 million or $0.30 per share last year. Revenues for the quarter were lower at $191.7 million compared with $226.8 million in the prior year. Analysts...

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (FELE) reported net income for the second quarter of $16.2 million or $0.33 per share, compared to $27.1 million or $0.55 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, second quarter adjusted earnings were $0.35 per share, compared to $0.60 per share in the prior...

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) said Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Citibank N.A. to purchase a total of $1.5 billion of its common stock under an accelerated stock repurchase deal. Pursuant to the terms of the accelerated stock repurchase agreement, Caterpillar agreed to repurchase...

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) reported net income for the second quarter of $289 million or $0.74 per share, compared to $619 million or $1.44 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the latest quarter was $301 million or $0.77 per share. Revenues for...

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) announced it has undertaken a comprehensive review of its operating plans in its mining and oil and gas businesses to target significant additional reductions in capital spending and operating and administrative costs in response to weak market conditions for its major products. The...

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced that Douglas A. Dachille, Chief Executive Officer of First Principles Capital Management, LLC , will become Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of AIG, succeeding William Dooley, Executive Vice President, Investments, who is retiring. Additionally,...

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators. Caterpillar launched its first vocational truck, the CT660, in the...

Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Tuesday announced a three percent decline in second quarter net income to $302 million from $311.4 million in the prior year. Earnings per share declined two percent to $1 from $1.02 last year. On an adjusted basis, earnings increased five percent to $1.08 per share. Impact of currency...

AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS) reported second-quarter net loss attributable to the company of $64.0 million or $0.36 per share, wider than loss of $17.1 million or $0.13 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 17 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report loss...

LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) reported second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $1.33 billion, or $2.81 per share compared to $1.17 billion or $2.22 per share, last year. Excluding LCM Impact Income from continuing operations, earnings per share was $2.79, for the quarter. On average,...

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. (RBS, RBS.L) said that it intends to sell part of its shareholding in Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) in an underwritten public follow-on offering. RBS offers 75 million shares of Citizens' common stock, equivalent to 14.0% of CFG's issued and outstanding common...

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