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  • W&T reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ W&T Offshore Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $33.4 million in its fourth quarter. The Houston- based company said it had a loss of 44 cents per share. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 38 cents per share.

  • Handmade goods website operator Etsy files for IPO Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:37 PM ET

    March 4- Etsy Inc, which operates a website that sells handmade goods and craft supplies, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Goldman Sachs& Co, Allen& Co LLC and Morgan Stanley are underwriting the IPO, Brooklyn, New York- based Etsy told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.

  • NEW YORK— Upscale hotel chain Mandarin Oriental says it is investigating a potential credit card breach at its hotels. Mandarin Oriental said it is coordinating with credit card agencies and forensic specialists. Mandarin Oriental operates hotels across the world including Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Prague, Boston, Las...

  • PetroQuest beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La. _ PetroQuest Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $53.2 million.

  • Lumos Networks meets 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    WAYNESBORO, Va. _ Lumos Networks Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 15 cents per share. Lumos Networks expects full-year revenue of $202 million.

  • ANKARA/ ISTANBUL/ NEW YORK, March 4- Turkey's prime minister and his economic team sought on Wednesday to calm the nerves of top investors in New York who hold more than 20 percent of the main Istanbul stock index, after President Tayyip Erdogan's tirades against the central bank helped send the lira to record lows. Erdogan has repeatedly attacked the bank over its...

  • March 4- Johnson& Johnson is close to buying cancer drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc in the coming days, the Financial Times reported, citing sources. A bid from J&J is expected to value Pharmacyclics near its $17.5 billion market value or at a premium, FT said on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg reported last month, citing sources, that...

  • Report: J&J close to deal to buy partner Pharmacyclics Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    Health care giant Johnson& Johnson reportedly is close to buying biopharmaceutical company Pharmacyclics, its longtime partner in developing blood cancer treatment Imbruvica. London's Financial Times reports "people familiar with the matter" say Johnson& Johnson's anticipated offer would value Pharmacyclics of Sunnyvale, California, above its current...

  • Getty Realty reports 4Q results Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:21 PM ET

    JERICHO, N.Y. _ Getty Realty Corp. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Jericho, New York- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $11.4 million, or 34 cents per share, in the period. Getty Realty expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.20 to $1.25 per share.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose$. 58 or. 1 percent, to $652.48. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $74.36. Best Buy rose$. 61 or 1.6 percent, to $39.79.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Bob Evans Farms Inc.: Approximately 5,616,000 shares changed hands, a 1,511.8 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $13.28 or 22.3 percent to $46.36. Coronado Biosciences Inc.: Approximately 4,847,800 shares changed hands, a 1,840.5 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Aberdeen Greater China Fund: Approximately 1,000 shares changed hands, a 93.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 06 or. 6 percent to $10.22.

  • Final Glance: Telecom companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies were down at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.2 percent, to $34.00. Verizon Communications Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.0 percent, to $49.07.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Abercrombie& Fitch Co.: Approximately 21,677,700 shares changed hands, a 767.4 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell $3.72 or 15.5 percent to $20.27.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.88. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 18 or. 6 percent, to $31.09. ManpowerGroup fell$. 04 or percent, to $81.10.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $56.58. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell$. 30 or. 5 percent, to $61.87. Dominion Resources Inc. fell$. 36 or. 5 percent, to $70.61.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume decreases Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Carolina Bank Holdings Inc.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 100.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Chart Acquisition Corp.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65- day average volume. Citizens Holding Co.: Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.5 decrease from its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $69.65. Supervalu rose$. 28 or 2.8 percent, to $10.18. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 19 or. 3 percent, to $55.34.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $49.57. DuPont Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $78.12.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 75 or. 6 percent, to $121.86. Humana Inc. fell$. 03 or percent, to $160.22. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 96 or. 9 percent, to $113.82.