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  • IPO Roundup: 3 companies rise in their debut Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    It raised about $92.6 million after offering 4.3 million American depositary shares at $21.64 each. Shares of the company, which are listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol "DBVT," rose $1.26, or 5.8 percent, to close at $22.90. It raised $61.1 million after offering 6.1 million shares at $10 per share.

  • Oct 22- Yelp Inc, operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' average estimate, sending its shares down 10 percent after the bell. The company forecast revenue of $107 million to $108 million for the fourth-quarter. Analysts on average were expecting $111.0 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Slide in energy sector drags US stock market lower Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are ending lower, breaking a four-day winning streak, as a drop in the price of oil dragged energy companies lower. The energy sector in the Standard& Poor's 500 index sank 1.7 percent, more than twice as much as the rest of the market. Small-company stocks and transportation shares also fell sharply as traders unloaded riskier assets.

  • Wall Street fell as Boeing Co and Biogen Idec tumbled after their results disappointed investors, the two biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The retreat on Wall Street pulled MSCI's gauge of global equity performance lower, but European stocks closed higher, largely driven by earnings. GlaxoSmithKline rose 2.6 percent in London after saying it expects an Ebola...

  • BGC launches tender offer for GFI shares Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— BGC Partners Inc.' s hostile takeover bid for derivatives and currency brokerage firm GFI Group Inc. began Wednesday with the launch of its tender offer. GFI agreed in July to be acquired by CME Group in a $4.55 per-share deal. Shares of New York- based BGC Partners rose 1 percent to $7.57 by early afternoon, amid a modest market dip.

  • Regulus surges on early hepatitis C drug data Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Regulus Therapeutics more than doubled Wednesday as early testing of a hepatitis C drug appeared promising. Wedbush Securities analyst Liana said that the drug could have a major impact on hepatitis C treatment and on the future of the company. Shares of Regulus Therapeutics Inc. climbed $7.83 to $14.60 in afternoon trading.

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 78 or. 6 percent, to $131.06. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $76.38.

  • Midday Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $34.57. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $48.50.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. Alcoa Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $16.12 with 27,031,800 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. fell 1.2 percent to $16.40 with 84,020,900 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 5 percent to $102.99 with 65,959,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $23.26 with 24,710,700 shares traded. Comcast Corp. fell 1.3 percent to $51.49 with 21,334,700 shares traded.

  • General Dynamics Corp shares were up 3 percent at $127.60 in early afternoon after the maker of tanks, ships and business jets reported that quarterly net profit rose 6.4 percent to $694 million, or $2.05 per share, and raised its earnings forecast by 25 cents a share. Northrop posted a 5 percent drop in net earnings to $473 million, or $2.26 per share, from $497...

  • Oct 22- Data storage equipment maker EMC Corp cut its full-year profit and revenue forecast, hurt by lower bookings at its VMware Inc unit and a strong dollar. Shares of EMC, which is under pressure from activist investor Paul Singer's Elliott Management Corp to spin off VMware, fell as much as 4 percent in early trading. The unit, owned 80 percent by EMC, forecast...

  • Both Yahoo Inc and Broadcom beat revenue expectations late Tuesday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for its biggest five-day rally since December 2011. Yahoo rose 5.9 percent, Broadcom jumped 6.8 percent and GlaxoSmithKline rose 3.6 percent in London after saying it expects a vaccine against Ebola to be ready later this year. Both Yahoo and Broadcom...

  • Oct 22- Biogen Idec Inc on Wednesday reported sales of its big-selling new multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, that fell short of Wall Street's lofty expectations, and the company confirmed a serious brain infection in a patient who took the oral medication, sending its shares about 8 percent lower. Shares of the U.S. biotechnology firm fell $24.29 to $302.48 on...

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $13.56. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $22.83.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 70 or. 5 percent, to $130.98. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $76.25.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose $1.01 or 2.1 percent, to $49.22. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 9 percent, to $69.41.

  • Early Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are down at 10 a.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $34.61. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $48.48.

  • Oct 22- Data storage equipment maker EMC Corp cut its full-year profit forecast as it joins other companies affected by a surge in dollar that crimps demand for U.S. exports and reduces the value of overseas sales when translated back into dollars. EMC's shares were down about 1 percent in premarket trading. EMC also cited the timing of its $3 billion share...

  • 3D Systems estimates revenue below market expectations Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Oct 22- 3 D Systems Corp estimated quarterly revenue well below the average analyst estimate, citing manufacturing constraints, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. The three-dimensional printer maker said it expected to report adjusted earnings of 16 cents- 19 cents per share for the third quarter ended September. The company estimated...