wallstreet-041012_30Jul14.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open slightly higher ahead of another earnings onslaught, although only a handful of these are significant enough to impact the market mood. The markets may also have to deal with a few economic catalysts, including advance second quarter GDP estimate...

Biotechnology-073014.jpg ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc. has upped its full-year 2014 revenue outlook, following better-than-expected Q2 results, thanks to the growing momentum and awareness for CoolSculpting, the company's non-surgical contouring treatment for fat reduction.

Barclays-073014.jpg British lender Barclays Plc Wednesday reported a sharp increase in first-half profit, while adjusted profit declined by currency movements and a fall in Investment Bank income. Antony Jenkins, Group chief executive said, "Performance in the Investment Bank was impacted by the repositioning underway as well as difficult trading conditions in the quarter, but it is where we expected it..."

British-American-Tobacco-073014.jpg British American Tobacco Plc reported lower profit in its first half as revenues were hurt by reduced cigarette volumes and negative currency impacts, despite the continued growth of the Global Drive Brands. Looking ahead, the tobacco company said it remains on track for another good performance, and that it is confident of high single-digit earnings growth at constant rates of exchange.

Schneider-Electric-073014.jpg Shares of Schneider Electric S.A. declined around 3 percent in the morning trading in Paris after French energy management firm reported lower profit in its first half hurt by foreign exchange losses and integration costs on recently acquired Invensys. Revenues, however, increased from last year. The company confirmed its full-year 2014 targets.

Infineon-073014.jpg German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG Wednesday reported a sharp increase in the third-quarter profit, as revenues rose 9 percent, with all four segments contributing to the growth. The company now sees slight improvement in fiscal 2014 revenue as well as segment result margin compared to its earlier outlook.

Bayer-073014.jpg German conglomerate Bayer AG (BAYZF.PK, BAYRY.PK, BYR.L) Wednesday said the second-quarter profit increased from last year, amid a marginal rise in revenues. Further, the company confirmed its group outlook for 2014, while updating its foreign currency impact expectations.

Holcim-073014.jpg Swiss cement giant Holcim Ltd, which is merging with French peer Lafarge SA, reported Wednesday a decline in the first-half profit mainly on the absence of prior-year gain and weak sales hurt by negative currency impacts. On a like-for-like basis, net sales increased 4.8 percent with improved sales volumes.

Asian-Market-100912_30Jul14.jpg European stocks look set to open lower on Wednesday after the U.S. and European Union imposed tougher economic sanctions against Russia targeting broad sectors of its economy. Meanwhile, violence continues in Gaza, with an estimated 60 Palestinians killed after Israeli forces targeted Islamist militants...

Airbus-073014.jpg French aerospace giant Airbus Group (EADSF.PK, EADSY.PK), previously known as EADS, Wednesday reported growth in profit as well as revenue for the second quarter and the first half of the year, helped by operational improvement and the focus on program execution.

amex-072914.jpg American Express reported a 9 percent jump in second-quarter profit, on higher card spending by customers, lower loan-loss provision and gains related to its business travel division. Results for the quarter were in line with Wall Street estimates.

expressscripts-072914.jpg Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX), Tuesday reported a smaller second-quarter profit as revenues declined, but earnings trumped analysts' estimates by a penny with revenues also surpassing expectations. Looking forward, the company tightened its 2014 earnings forecast. St....

twitter-072914.jpg Micro-blogging site Twitter Inc said Tuesday after the markets closed that its second quarter loss widened from last year, hurt mainly by stock-based compensation expense, even as revenue more than doubled thanks to growth in advertising. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue.

Obama1-072914.jpg US President Back Obama on Tuesday announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over Moscow's continued involvement in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, hours after the European Union decided to expand its own sanctions imposed on Russia over the same issue. "Because we are closely coordinating our actions with Europe, the sanctions we are announcing today will have an even bigger bite.

amgen-072914.jpg Amgen reported a 23 percent jump in second-quarter profit, mainly from sales of rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, and Prolia for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. The results topped Street estimates. Amgen raised its guidance for 2014 and said it would cut up to 2,900 jobs to optimize resource allocation as the biotechnology giant prepares to unleash its product pipeline.