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  • LONDON, Oct 31- World shares jumped and the yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar on Friday as the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by significantly expanding its massive stimulus programme. In a rare split decision, the BOJ's board voted 5-4 to accelerate purchases of Japanese government bonds so that its holdings increase at an annual pace...

  • Eastman Chemical tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ Eastman Chemical Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $210 million. Eastman Chemical expects full-year earnings to be 70 cents per share. Eastman Chemical shares have decreased 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 8 percent.

  • GoPro posts 3Q profit; shares rise aftermarket Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wearable camera maker GoPro on Thursday reported larger-than-expected revenue and profit in the third quarter, sending its shares higher in aftermarket trading. GoPro reported net income of $14.6 million, or 10 cents per share, compared with a loss of $1.1 million, or 1 cent a share, a year ago. GoPro Inc. makes light and waterproof cameras that are worn by...

  • Visa and Baidu are big market movers Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Visa Inc., up $21.99 to $236.65. BorgWarner Inc., down $2.49 to $54.37.

  • *Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and on the back of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 150 points in the Dow industrials. "End of year for mutual funds is most likely going to be selling losers and continue to buy winners,"...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. Avon Products Inc. fell 8.2 percent to $10.06 with 21,446,800 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose. 2 percent to $17.02 with 31,485,800 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 5.8 percent to $9.42 with 77,395,700 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 3 percent to $106.98 with 39,880,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $24.08 with 31,912,400 shares traded.

  • Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stock indexes are mostly higher as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose five points to 1,987 as of noon Eastern time. Auto parts maker BorgWarner dropped 5' percent after reporting results that missed analysts' expectations.

  • *Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory. "A strong report, on the heels of a more hawkish tone from the Fed yesterday, has some...

  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 flat after GDP, but Visa lifts Dow Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    *Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. NEW YORK, Oct 30- U.S. stocks were mostly flat on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, but results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory. "A strong report, on the heels of a more hawkish tone from the Fed yesterday, has some investors...

  • UPDATE 2-BorgWarner lowers earnings outlook, shares fall Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    DETROIT, Oct 30- BorgWarner Inc, shares fell on Thursday morning after the maker of automotive turbochargers and emission systems lowered its full-year 2014 profit outlook, due to weakening currencies. Shares fell as much as 7 percent after BorgWarner changed its forecast when it posted third-quarter earnings that were roughly in line with analysts'...

  • Hazmat suit maker Lakeland ramps up production Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Shares of Lakeland Industries jumped nearly 30 percent Thursday after the protective suit maker estimated that the Ebola crisis has led to orders for about 1 million suits and other gear on top of that. But CEO Christopher J. Ryan said that the increased production has led to "a material improvement in our business." Lakeland's stock climbed $3.34 to $14.92...

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit from the sale of its Nigerian unit but lowered its fourth-quarter production outlook, sending shares down 1.4 percent. Over the last several years, Conoco has shed lower-margin assets, directing more capital to projects like shale...

  • US stocks are mixed in early trading Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 9:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are opening mixed as investors look over more earnings reports from big companies. The Standard& Poor's 500 index fell two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,980 as of 9:35 a.m. Thursday. Auto parts maker BorgWarner dropped 4 percent after reporting results that missed analysts' expectations.

  • The New York Times shares decline on ad outlook Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of The New York Times Co. slid Thursday after the newspaper publisher predicted that advertising revenue would drop in the current quarter. The New York Times' print advertising revenue continues to decline, like it is at most other newspapers, as readers and advertisers migrate online. Shares of The New York Times Co. fell 82 cents, or 6.1 percent,...

  • Pitney Bowes posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    STAMFORD, Conn. _ Pitney Bowes Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $136.9 million in its third quarter. Pitney Bowes expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.85 to $1.92 per share. Pitney Bowes shares have climbed nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 7 percent.

  • NiSource misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. _ NiSource Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $31.4 million in its third quarter. NiSource expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.61 to $1.71 per share. NiSource shares have climbed 27 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 7 percent.

  • Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks turned higher Thursday as MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. In a separate report, the Labor Department counted more people applying for unemployment benefits last week, but the less-volatile four-week average declined to 281,000, the lowest level since May 2000. ONE TAKE: "It's another report that...

  • Newport Corp. misses 3Q revenue forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    IRVINE, Calif. _ Newport Corp. on Thursday reported profit of $9.5 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Newport Corp. said it expects revenue in the range of $150 million to $156 million. Newport Corp. shares have climbed nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Kiwi slides on softer New Zealand rate outlook. Spreadbetters expected a more stable start for Europe, forecasting an effectively flat open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent.