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Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading. Royal Caribbean said its cruise operations were hurt by several mishaps in the first quarter. Royal Caribbean has also been struggling to boost sales in the Caribbean, its biggest market.
*Alstom shares up more than 14 percent. PARIS, April 24- Shares in Alstom jumped more than 14 percent on Thursday after a report that U.S. conglomerate General Electric was in talks to buy the struggling French turbine and train maker for about $13 billion.
April 24- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a much lower-than-expected quarterly profit as costs rose and passengers spent less onboard. Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading.
April 24- Under Armour Inc reported a 73 percent jump in first-quarter profit, driven by strong growth in sales of its athletic apparel and footwear. Shares of the company, known for its HeatGear and ColdGear clothing, rose 5.7 percent to $57.5 in premarket trading.
BEIJING, April 24- China shares slipped on Thursday as Shanghai free trade zone-linked companies faced more profit-taking following their strong gains earlier in the week, while rises in property stocks helped limit some of the decline. The CSI300 index of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.2 percent.
SYDNEY, April 24- Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a muted cheer on the news. Seoul shares added 0.2 percent as Samsung Electronics climbed 1.7 percent, but Japan's Nikkei struggled to make any headway at all.
April 23- Electronic products distributor Ingram Micro Inc posted a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit due to a rise in costs, sending its shares down 8 percent in extended trading. The company's costs rose 10 percent to $542.2 million in the first quarter ended March 31.
April 23- Angie's List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, posted a smaller quarterly loss as it signed up more paid customers for its services. Angie's List shares rose nearly 10 percent to $14 in extended trading, after the company also forecast second-quarter revenue above analysts' estimates.
April 23- Safeway Inc on Wednesday said it plans to boost results by passing higher costs for meat, produce and other staples on to shoppers at its U.S. grocery stores, sending shares up 1.4 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower.
April 23- Electronic products distributor Ingram Micro Inc posted weaker-than-expected quarterly results due to a rise in costs and interest expenses, sending its shares down 8 percent in extended trading.
Shares of the company, whose customers include AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, rose about 3 percent in extended trading. AT&T has estimated capital expenditure of about $21 billion for this year, while Verizon has said it expected to spend about $17 billion.
LOS ANGELES, April 23- Cheesecake Factory Inc on Wednesday reported quarterly profit that fell from a year ago, due to severe winter weather, a holiday shift and costs associated with the pending settlement of a legal claim.
April 23- ServiceNow Inc, which makes software to automate and manage IT services, forecast second-quarter and full-year revenue above Wall Street estimates. ServiceNow shares rose about 4 percent in extended trading after they closed at $53.07 on the New York Stock Exchange.
April 23- EMC Corp, the world's largest maker of data storage equipment, reported a better-than-expected quarterly revenue, but its shares fell after majority-owned software maker VMware Inc reported weak growth in bookings.
April 23- Delta Air Lines Inc reported a higher-than-expected first-quarter profit on Wednesday and gave a strong outlook for the current period, sending its shares up nearly 5 percent. Delta "has been outperforming on the revenue front and costs are being kept in line," said Kevin Crissey, an airline analyst with Skyline Research.
The Dow Jones index that tracks the 10 biggest aerospace and defense companies rose 1.75 percent, driven by gains in shares of Lockheed Martin Corp, General Dynamics Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corp, which all reported higher profit and earnings per share this week.
April 23- Shares in SodaStream International Ltd rose as much as 17 percent on Wednesday after the Israeli business newspaper Globes said Starbucks Corp was in advanced talks to buy 10 percent of the home soft drink maker, citing sources. Representatives for both SodaStream and Starbucks declined to comment.
On a non-adjusted basis, however, Boeing's profit slid 13 percent to $965 million, or $1.28 per share, down from $1.11 billion, or $1.44 per share, a year earlier, the company reported on Wednesday. But analysts pointed to strong cashflow generation and Boeing's increase in share buy-backs in the quarter as reasons to push the stock higher.
*Boeing rallies after results, outlook; P&G edges down. *Key earnings on tap; Apple, Facebook out after the close. *Boeing Co reported first-quarter revenue that beat expectations and lifted its core earnings forecast to reflect a tax settlement gain, sending shares up 2.7 percent to $131.05 in premarket trading.