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  • RF Micro beats Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    GREENSBORO, N.C. _ RF Micro Devices Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $63.3 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Analysts expected $348.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Quintiles tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    DURHAM, N.C. _ Quintiles Transitional Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $92.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Curtiss-Wright tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Curtiss-Wright Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $25 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 88 cents per share. Curtiss-Wright expects full-year earnings to be $3.40 to $3.50 per share.

  • EnPro misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ EnPro Industries Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $8.6 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Analysts expected $293.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Cempra tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ Cempra Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $11.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 59 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • HanesBrands tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. _ HanesBrands Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $118.9 million in its third quarter. Analysts expected $1.43 billion, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, HanesBrands expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.35 to $1.45.

  • Speedway posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.C. _ Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Wednesday reported profit of $15 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Concord, North Carolina- based company said it had profit of 36 cents. Speedway expects full-year earnings to be 90 cents to $1.10 per share.

  • Judge hears NC challenge to Alcoa's rights to dams Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.ā€” A federal judge is deciding whether he's heard enough to decide a lawsuit pitting North Carolina officials against Alcoa Inc. over the right to control the water and electricity coming from the state's second-largest river system. State attorneys said Alcoa hasn't produced any documents showing ownership of the riverbed below four dams...

  • Hatteras Financial misses 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WINSTON SALEM, N.C. _ Hatteras Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $77.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Hatteras Financial shares have increased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Tanger reports 3Q results Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    GREENSBORO, N.C. _ Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, said it had funds from operations of $51.6 million, or 52 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • Highwoods Properties reports 3Q results Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C. _ Highwoods Properties Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 73 cents per share. Analysts expected $153.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • NC payroll company operators indicted in fraud Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.ā€” The operators of a North Carolina third-party payroll company have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took more than $11 million from their clients and used it for themselves. Attorney's office in Charlotte says 43- year-old James William Staz of Iron Station and his father, 72- year-old William James Staz of Huntersville, are...

  • Oct 28- Alevo Group, which has kept its energy storage technology secret for a decade, unveiled it on Tuesday, and said it has struck deals aimed at deploying its batteries in power grids in China and Turkey. The Martigny, Switzerland- based company has yet to sign up any U.S. customers but said on Tuesday that it has reached a deal with China-ZK International Energy...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- Demand for U.S.-made capital goods recorded its biggest drop in eight months in September and the pace of house price gains moderated in August, suggesting some cooling in economic growth in the third quarter. "The weak capital goods orders and house price data confirm the slowdown in activity, but the burst in consumer confidence suggests...

  • Martin Marietta misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C. _ Martin Marietta Materials Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $53.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.69 per share. Analysts expected $913.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • LabCorp tops Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, N.C. _ Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings on Tuesday reported profit of $137.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.75 per share. LabCorp expects full-year earnings in the range of $6.70 to $6.80 per share.

  • Stock Building Supply misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C. _ Stock Building Supply Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Stock Building Supply shares have fallen 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Small battery maker touts big prospect for NC jobs Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    North Carolina officials on Tuesday are expected to hear Alevo Group representatives discuss plans to manufacture the utility-scale batteries at the factory site in Concord, where more than 2,000 were employed before it closed in 2009, State Commerce Department spokeswoman Kim Genardo said. Alevo is seeking no state or federal tax breaks or other...

  • Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    The deal comes just days after the fresh produce company's shareholders rejected plans to merge with Fyffes, another major banana producer, based in Ireland. Chiquita Brands International, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Monday it will be acquired by the investment firm Safra Group and the juice company Cutrale Group for $14.50 per share, a 2 percent...

  • ZeekRewards founder charged in $850 million scam Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.ā€” A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud. A federal grand jury in Charlotte on Friday indicted Paul Burks, the 67- year-old president of ZeekRewards and the online penny auction site Zeekler.com. The company was shut down by...