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  • July 28- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, said demand rose for some of its products and services in North America in recent weeks, as drillers put rigs back to work. "Like others in our space, we believe we are seeing some isolated green shoots of activity," Chief Executive Clay Williams said on a post-earnings call.

  • HOUSTON _ Group 1 Automotive Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $44.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.10 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON— ConocoPhillips on Thursday reported a loss of $1.07 billion in its second quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 62 cents per share. ConocoPhillips shares have fallen 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • HOUSTON _ Independent Contract Drilling Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $4.2 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $15.7 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Baker Hughes Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $911 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 60 cents per share. Baker Hughes shares have dropped 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • Net loss attributable to National Oilwell was $217 million, or 58 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, compared with a profit of $289 million, or 74 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company lost 30 cents per share, smaller than the average analyst estimate of 32 cents loss, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • HOUSTON _ National Oilwell Varco on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $217 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 33 cents per share. National Oilwell Varco shares have declined almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while...

  • HOUSTON _ Carbo Ceramics Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $20.3 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 90 cents per share. Carbo Ceramics shares have declined 31 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $85.9 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 63 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $193.1 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Enterprise Products Partners L.P. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $558.5 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Enterprise Products shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Midcoast Energy Partners LP on Thursday reported a loss of $36 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 47 cents per share. Midcoast Energy shares have decreased 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Kirby Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $38.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $445.3 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Service Corp. International on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 million. Service Corp. expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.20 to $1.30 per share. Service Corp. shares have risen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $7.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Houston- based company said it had profit of 24 cents per share. Keywords: Kraton Performance Polymers, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Whitestone Reit on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $9.2 million, or 32 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had net income of $1.5 million, or 5 cents per share.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., July 27- A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman in Manhattan said at a status conference on Wednesday she would approve the plan and was working on an opinion that would explain her reasoning, according to her courtroom deputy Greg White. The case has been unusually contentious, with Sabine and its lenders squaring off against the official...

  • HOUSTON _ Waste Management Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $287 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.39 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ Prosperity Bancshares Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $68.1 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 99 cents per share. Prosperity Bancshares shares have increased 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Oil States International Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $11.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 27 cents per share. Oil States International shares have risen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the...

  • HOUSTON _ GulfMark Offshore Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $47.6 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 56 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $30.7 million.