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Electric utility APR Energy Plc (APR.L, APRYY.PK, APRYF.PK) Friday announced the appointment of Baroness Denise Kingsmill as Vice Chairman of the Board. The appointment will be made with immediate effect. Kingsmill previously served as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, a role she held since...

British education company and book publisher Pearson plc (PSO, PSON.L) reported that its nine-month sales grew by 1% at constant exchange rates; and level in underlying terms. Looking ahead, the company confirmed its full-year guidance, still projecting adjusted earnings per share to be between 62 pence...

Swedish automaker Volvo AB (VOLVY.PK) Friday said that the number of members of Volvo's Group Executive Team is being reduced to 10 from 16. This is due to the merger of the current three sales and market regions in the truck operation into a single global sales organization, as well as creating...

Swedish mobile network equipment maker Ericsson (ERIC) reported Friday a 13 percent decline in third-quarter net income to 2.6 billion Swedish kronor from last year's 3 billion kronor. Earnings per share were 0.81 krona, down 10 percent from last year's 0.90 krona. Operating income fell 8 percent...

Swedish auto giant AB Volvo (VOLVY.PK) reported Friday that its third-quarter income was 1.55 billion Swedish kronor, higher than last year's 1.42 billion kronor. Earnings per share were 0.74 krona, compared to 0.68 krona a year ago. The latest results included restructuring charges of 659 million...

Europe's organic food producer Royal Wessanen NV (KJWNY.PK) Friday reported a rise in third-quarter Normalised operating result or EBITE to 4.9 million euros, from 3.8 million euros a year before. Year-over-year, profit for the period climbed to 5.7 million euros from 3.7 million euros, with earnings...

French industrial and medical gases maker Air Liquide SA (AIQUY.PK) reported Friday that its third-quarter revenue edged up 1 percent to 3.80 billion euros from the prior year. On a comparable basis, revenues grew 4.3 percent. The company noted that the unfavorable currency translation effect observed...

German chemical giant BASF SE (BFA.L, BASFY.PK) Friday said third-quarter net income slipped to 1.043 billion euros from 1.096 billion euros in the previous year because of higher tax rate and increased minority interests. Earnings per share fell to 1.14 euros from 1.20 euros. Adjusted earnings per...

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FPRX) announced an expansion of its respiratory disease research collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline Plc. (GSK.L, GSK). The collaboration was established in 2012 to identify first-in-class agents and new mechanisms for the treatment of refractory asthma and chronic obstructive...

Ophthalmic optics firm Essilor International SA (ESLOF.PK, ESLOY.PK) Friday said third-quarter revenue increased 14.4 percent to 1.415 billion euros from 1.237 billion euros in the prior year. Newly acquired companies increased reported revenue by 10.6 percent. Like-for-like growth was 3.9 percent,...

Sierra Bancorp. (BSRR), the holding company for Bank of the Sierra, said James Holly plans to retire as Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Bancorp and the bank on March 31, 2015. Holly was instrumental in starting the Porterville, California-based bank in 1977, and maintained his role as bank President...

Digital River Inc (DRIV), a provider of commerce-as-a-service solutions, Thursday agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group LLC in a deal valued at about $840 million. As per the terms of the deal, Siris will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Digital River...

CONMED Corp. (CNMD) reported net income for the third quarter of $2.0 million or $0.07 per share, compared to $5.7 million or $0.20 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter was $0.44, compared to to $0.40 in the prior year period. Sales...

Constant Contact Inc (CTCT), a provider of online marketing tools for small organizations, Thursday reported third-quarter net earnings of $5.2 million or $0.16 per share compared with $3.3 million or $0.11 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.36 per share...

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) Thursday reported that third-quarter net income nearly doubled to $6.48 million or $0.23 per share from $3.65 million or $0.13 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 17 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.13 per share...