• *Expects 1st- quarter adj earnings $0.66/ shr vs est $0.65. Oct 30- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc forecast current-quarter results above analysts' estimates as it sells more analog chips used to connect machines to the Internet, sending its shares up 5 percent in extended trading.

  • *Gold, euro flatten after posting previous gains. NEW YORK, Oct 30- A gauge of global stocks dipped after hitting a near six-year high and Treasury bond prices fell on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar strengthened after a slightly less-dovish-than-expected statement from the Federal Reserve.

  • UPDATE 1-MetLife profit misses estimate as claims rise Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 5:12 PM ET

    *3rd- qtr operating earnings $1.34/ shr vs est $1.36. Oct 30- MetLife Inc reported a third-quarter profit that narrowly missed analysts' estimates as the largest U.S. life insurer paid more in claims and benefits to policyholders, sending its shares down about 3 percent after the bell.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30- Facebook Inc topped Wall Street's revenue targets on Wednesday, as robust growth in its mobile advertising business drove a 60 percent increase in revenue. Shares of Facebook, the world's No.1 online social network, rose 15 percent to $56.45 in after-hours trading.

  • Oct 30- Shares of Western Union Co fell as much as 19 percent on Wednesday, after the money transfer company said it did not expect earnings growth in 2014 due to higher compliance costs.

  • Western Union's shares tumble as outlook disappoints Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Oct 30- Shares of Western Union Co fell as much as 19 percent on Wednesday, after the money transfer company said it did not expect earnings growth in 2014 due to higher compliance costs.

  • NEW YORK/ PARIS, Oct 30- Shares in French online advertising firm Criteo rose more than 30 percent in its stock market debut on Nasdaq on Wednesday, showing investor appetite for technology start-ups and delivering a payday to its venture capital backers.

  • Oct 30- Coal miner Walter Energy Inc said prices on steel-making coal are improving and will continue to firm next year due to strong demand in Asia, sending its shares up 3.3 percent despite a larger-than-expected quarterly loss. However, Walter Energy Chief Executive Walt Scheller said prices were showing sustainable improvement.

  • Oct 30- Shares of Brixmor Property Group Inc, a shopping center company owned by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 4 percent in their market debut as investors were drawn to the second-largest U.S. retail real estate company offering. The New York- based company's shares were up 2.5 percent at $20.49.

  • Oct 30- Shares of Brixmor Property Group Inc, a shopping center company owned by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 4 percent in their market debut, valuing the real estate investment trust at about $6.1 billion. The REIT raised $825 million on Tuesday after its initial public offering was priced at $20 per share, the mid-point of the range.

  • UPDATE 1-Uranium miner Cameco profit jumps, shares climb Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 9:43 AM ET

    Oct 30- Uranium miner Cameco Corp reported a sharp rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday due to higher uranium sales and prices, sending its shares up nearly 6 percent in early trading. Cameco, which has contracts with customers at prices above the spot market, sold 8.5 million pounds of uranium in the third quarter, up from 5.2 million a year earlier.

  • Merrimack cancer drug fails mid-stage study, shares fall Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 7:58 AM ET

    Oct 30- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc said its cancer drug failed to meet the main goal of a mid-stage study in patients with advanced ovarian cancers. Shares of the company fell 10 percent in premarket trading. Merrimack shares were down at $3.05 before the bell.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 30- Shares in Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd fell as much as 4.3 percent on Wednesday as an international bidding war for the company intensified.

  • Oct 29- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a 20 percent fall in quarterly profit in the face of increasing competition and higher regulatory expenses, sending its shares down 13 percent after the bell.

  • Questcor reports more federal probes; shares fall Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 6:14 PM ET

    Oct 29- Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc said it was being investigated in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to an ongoing probe by the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York and the Los Angeles office of the Securities and Exchange Commission had joined the earlier probe.

  • UPDATE 1-Shutterfly forecast disappoints, shares fall Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

    Oct 29- Online photo-sharing service Shutterfly Inc forecast current-quarter results way below analysts' estimates, sending its shares down 10 percent in extended trading. Shutterfly, which already has apps for Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads, recently launched an app for Google Inc's Android-powered phones.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up, S&P 500 extends record high Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    *Apple shares volatile following results, outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, with the market's upward momentum continuing as the S&P 500 hit another record high and drug company Pfizer rallied on its results. Volatile movement by Apple Inc following its results also capped gains.

  • Oct 29- 3 D Systems Corp cut its earnings forecast for 2013 as it spends more on research and expanding its retail presence, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trading. 3 D Systems said it was also investing in developing new products and growing capacity at metal 3 D printer maker Phenix Systems, which it acquired in July.

  • Oct 29- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co, the biggest U.S. tire maker, reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue due to lower sales of its tire-related chemicals in North America, sending its shares down 3 percent premarket. Revenue from North America, which accounts for more than half of Goodyear's sales, fell 9 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

  • HELSINKI, Oct 29- Nokia gave an upbeat forecast for its telecom equipment unit Nokia Solutions and Networks, giving hope for a pickup in what will be the Finnish company's main business after the sale of its phones division to Microsoft.

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