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  • BEDFORD, Mass.— Shares of Hologic rose in aftermarket trading after the company reported improved sales of diagnostic testing and digital mammogram devices in its third quarter, and raised its fiscal-year forecasts. Hologic's third-quarter revenue surpassed Wall Street expectations by more than $40 million. Shares of Hologic Inc. rose $3.17, or 8.3 percent,...

  • July 29- Sports shoe maker and retailer Skechers USA Inc reported a better-than-expected 36 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by pent-up demand following the end of labor disruptions at U.S. West Coast ports that had held up imports, as well as increased shipments of back-to-school items. Skechers shares were up 14.5 percent at $147.03 in after-hours...

  • July 29- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled again in the third quarter, hurt by competition and an overcharging scandal in its New York City stores, and its shares tumbled 11 percent in after-hours trade. The rapid deceleration is troubling for investors, who have wondered how long Whole Foods could maintain its grip on the...

  • GREENSBORO, N.C.— Shares of chipmaker Qorvo plunged in aftermarket trading Wednesday after its fiscal second-quarter forecast fell short of Wall Street's forecasts. Qorvo was formed in January by the $1.55 billion combination of RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semicondutor. Shares of Qorvo Inc. declined $10.47, or 14.9 percent, to $60 in aftermarket trading.

  • July 29- Sports shoe maker Skechers USA Inc reported a 36 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by pent-up demand after the U.S. West Coast port strike and increased shipments of back-to-school items in the United States and international markets. Net earnings attributable to Skechers rose to $79.8 million, or $1.55 per share, in the second quarter ended...

  • July 29- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled in the third quarter as it battles competition in the natural and organic grocery category it dominates, sending its shares tumbling 10 percent in after-hours trade. The Austin, Texas- based chain's same-store sales, a closely watched performance gauge for retailers, were up just...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Yelp Inc., down $8.45 to $25.06. Twitter Inc., down $5.30 to $31.24.

  • July 29- Facebook Inc reported a 9 percent fall in quarterly profit as it spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products such as messaging service WhatsApp, photo-sharing app Instagram and virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift. Facebook's total costs and expenses jumped 82 percent to $2.77 billion in the three months ended June 30.

  • July 29- MasterCard Inc, the operator of the world's second largest payment network, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it offered more rebates and incentives to win deals. MasterCard's shares, however, rose 2 percent in afternoon trading, reversing course, after some analysts said the company's underlying fundamentals were strong.

  • *2nd- qtr EPS $2.74 vs est of $2.36. July 29- Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of Global Hawk drones, reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and raised its profit forecast for 2015 for the second time, sending its shares to a record high. Shares of Northrop rose as much as 8 percent to $176.49 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • FALLS CHURCH, Va.— Shares of Northrop Grumman climbed Wednesday after the defense contractor posted a stronger-than-expected profit in the second quarter and raised its outlook for the year. Northrop Grumman Corp. reported lower sales from most of its businesses, but the aerospace unit, its largest, had a small increase in revenue and a bigger profit compared...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Shares of International Paper slumped Wednesday after the global paper and packaging company reported mixed second-quarter results. International Paper's adjusted earnings beat Wall Street expectations, but revenue fell short as revenue in all of its major businesses slipped compared to last year. Excluding one-time costs, International...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Citrix Systems jumped 8 percent Wednesday after the cloud computing company, under pressure from a major shareholder, shook up its top leadership and said it was weighing the sale of portions of the company. The changes come six weeks after Elliott Management Corp., which has a 7.5 percent stake in Citrix, sent a letter to the board and...

  • July 29- Credit and debit card issuer MasterCard Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as the company offered more rebates and incentives to win new and renewed deals. Shares of MasterCard, which operates the world's second largest payment network, fell about 3 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday. MasterCard charges companies using its...

  • LONDON, July 29- British American Tobacco, the world's No. 2 cigarette company, reported better-than-expected performance for the second quarter, helped by cost savings and market share gains. Shares in the company, which makes Dunhill and Lucky Strike cigarettes, were up 2.8 percent at 0718 GMT. Looking just at the second quarter, RBC Capital Markets analysts...

  • *Asia shares tentatively higher, helped by Wall Street rally. The steadier tone was enough to lift Australia's main index 0.9 percent, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4 percent. Japan's Nikkei eased 0.3 percent, hit by sharp falls in Fanuc Corp and Tokyo Electron.

  • TOKYO, July 29- Shares in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries tumbled for a second day on Wednesday after the company said compensation claims related to the shutdown of California's San Onofre nuclear plant had surged to $7.6 billion. Southern California Edison, a unit of Edison International, and others had previously sought at least $4 billion, accusing...

  • HONG KONG, July 29- China stocks fell for a fourth day on Wednesday but losses were more subdued than earlier in the week after Beijing reiterated its determination to stabilise its wild equity markets. But China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 1 percent to 3,646.4, or 150.37 points below the current value of the underlying index, pointing to...

  • July 28- Twitter Inc's shares fell more than 11 percent in extended trade on Tuesday after the microblogging company said its number of monthly average users grew at the slowest pace since it went public in 2013.. "This is unacceptable and we're not happy about it," Jack Dorsey, who stepped in as interim chief executive on July 1, said on a call with analysts.

  • Panera shares jump on report of Q3 sales uptick Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Panera Bread Co. shares jumped in extended trading Tuesday after the restaurant chain reported an uptick in sales in recent days. Panera also reported Tuesday that it earned $41.9 million, or $1.60 per share, for its second quarter. That fell short of market forecasts; analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research, on average, were anticipating...