Australian soft drinks firm Coca-Cola Amatil beat market expectations with a 13 percent rise in year profit, as it raised prices to offset higher aluminium and other commodity prices.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia's second-biggest lender by assets, missed estimates with a 4 percent rise in first-half earnings, hurt by increased funding costs and higher provisions for bad debts, sending its shares down more than 5 percent.
Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines reported that quarterly profit quadrupled due to higher container volumes and rates, but expects growth in U.S. trade to moderate due to a slowing U.S. economy.
Palm released its second-quarter earnings and the news looks to be as dire as investors had feared. ... The disappointing news is somewhat surprising since it was just a couple of weeks ago that Palm revised its own guidance lower. It would appear these numbers today miss even Palm's own internal guidance.
Mobile phone chip maker Texas Instruments raised the midpoint of its fourth-quarter revenue and earnings target range on Monday as strength in global demand appeared to offset U.S. economic concerns.
CBS reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings Thursday, as strength in its publishing and outdoor advertising businesses overcame depressed results from its radio division.
MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer, said on Wednesday that net earnings per share were barely changed for the third quarter, as it suffered investment losses, but operating net beatanalysts' estimates.
Less than two weeks after its stock price smashed through $600 for the first time, Google showed why it might not be long before the Internet search leader's shares are flirting with $700.
Web search leader Google reported a 46 percent rise in profit, fueled by recent accelerating market share gains and tightened cost controls.
Technology has been a big lure in an otherwise fishy stock market this week.
Anheuser-Busch, the U.S.' largest brewer, said Wednesday its second-quarter profit rose 6.1 percent, on a 6.1 percent rise in sales. The maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other beers earned $677 million, or 88 cents per share, in the three months ended June 30; the figures are up from $638 million, or 82 cents per diluted share, in the same period in 2006.
AT&T -- the sole network provider for Apple's iPhone -- reported service plan activation numbers that were lower than analysts expected.
Netflix, the popular online movie rental company, confirmed to CNBC that the company's Web site has been down for several hours because of an "unanticipated outage" that occurred some time last night.
Google reported its second quarter results after markets closed Thursday, posting a 28 percent rise in quarterly profit that fell short of consensus expectations -- despite rapid international growth and market share gains. Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google, cited a "seasonally slow quarter.”
Pulte Homes, the No. 3 U.S. home builder, said Tuesday it expects to report a second-quarter loss from continuing operations in the range of $2.00 to $2.10 and said new orders were down 20 percent from a year earlier.
Yahoo on Tuesday posted second-quarter earnings of $0.11 per share -- in line with estimates -- and flat with earnings per share of of $0.11 in the same period a year ago. Revenue for the three months ended in June rose 8% to $1.244 billion, compared with $1.123 billion in the second quarter of last year.