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  • Camden reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    The real estate investment trust, based in Houston, said it had funds from operations of $95.6 million, or $1.07 per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.07 per share. Analysts expected $211.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Ashford Hospitality Trust reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. on Thursday 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 23 cents per share. Analysts expected $210.7 million, according to Zacks.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 30- A major electricity transmission project linking the Canadian province of Quebec with New York City has cleared a significant hurdle, opening the door to construction within a year, the executive behind the proposal said on Thursday. Don Jessome, chief executive officer of Albany- based Transmission Developers Inc., said a U.S. presidential...

  • Crown Castle tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Crown Castle International Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $106.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Crown Castle expects full-year earnings to be 90 cents to $1.01 per share.

  • National Instruments posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas _ National Instruments Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $39.7 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, National Instruments expects its per-share earnings to range from 29 cents to 41 cents. National Instruments shares have declined nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Media General Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy LIN Media LLC after agreeing to divest television stations in five markets, the Justice Department said on Thursday. To win government approval for the deal, the companies agreed to sell one station in Birmingham, Alabama, two in Savannah, Georgia, one near Alabama's border with Florida, one...

  • Fluor tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas _ Fluor Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $69.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Analysts expected $6.16 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit after the sale of its Nigerian unit and said overall spending would decline next year, partly in response to falling crude oil prices. Crude traded in New York fell to a more than two-year low on Monday at $79.44 a barrel but recovered a bit to...

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Oct 30- National Oilwell Varco Inc, the largest U.S. oilfield equipment provider, said orders at a unit that make rigs and drilling components fell 60 percent, overshadowing a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Orders in National Oilwell's rig systems segment, which accounts for nearly half its total revenue, fell to $1.34 billion in the third quarter from...

  • Average retail gas prices drop to $2.81 in Texas Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas— Retail gasoline prices across Texas continue to fall, with the latest unleaded price at the pump settling at $2.81. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that this week's average price represents a drop of 8 cents from the prior week. AAA says of the metro areas in Texas, drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $2.70 per gallon while motorists in Corpus...

  • Concerns about slowing growth in Europe and a stronger dollar have helped push the price of light crude oil down about 25 percent since June to about $82 a barrel, creeping closer to the average marginal cost of crude production of about $73 a barrel for U.S. onshore work, according to a research note from Baird Equity Research. "The market is selling all of these...

  • Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. But last month, Wal-Mart started to test the strategy in five markets: Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Phoenix; and northwest Arkansas. Wal-Mart is trying to rev up sluggish sales in the U.S. as it...

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit from the sale of its Nigerian unit but lowered its fourth-quarter production outlook, sending shares down 1.4 percent. Over the last several years, Conoco has shed lower-margin assets, directing more capital to projects like shale...

  • CVR posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    SUGAR LAND, Texas _ CVR Energy Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $7.9 million in its third quarter. The Sugar Land, Texas- based company said it had net income of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- According to many commentators, cheap natural gas is producing a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing and putting European competitors at a disadvantage. But empirical studies show the impact has been small and concentrated in a handful of energy-intensive industries that account for only a small share of manufacturing value-added.

  • FelCor Lodging Trust reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    IRVING, Texas _ FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. on Thursday 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 20 cents per share. FelCor Lodging Trust expects full-year funds from operations in the range of 60 cents to 62 cents per share.

  • Ultra Petroleum beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Ultra Petroleum Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $125.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Analysts expected $273.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil company, reported higher third-quarter profit on Thursday, lifted by the sale of its Nigerian business. Profit rose to $2.7 billion, or $2.17 per share, from $2.5 billion, or $2.00 per share, in the 2013 third quarter. Surmont is an oil sands project in Canada and APLNG is a liquefied natural gas project in...

  • ConocoPhillips beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ ConocoPhillips on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $2.7 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. ConocoPhillips shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen 7 percent.