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LAGOS, May 2- Nigeria's First Bank Group's. first quarter pretax profit rose by 29 percent year-on-year to 31.41 billion naira, from 24.36 billion naira in the same period last year, the company said on Thursday. Gross revenues rose to 99.47 billion naira during the period, compared with 87.62 billion naira the previous year, the bank said.
LONDON, May 2- The Republic of Slovenia, rated Ba1/A-/A-, has received USD15bn in orders for its dual-tranche US dollar-denominated bond issue. The country had originally opened books on the issue on Tuesday, but was forced to delay the sale because of a two-notch downgrade by ratings agency Moody's to Ba1 from Baa2.
May 2- Insys Therapeutics Inc:. *Insys Therapeutics says initial public offering of 4 mln common shares priced at $8.00/ shr. *Source text for Eikon* Further company coverage.
May 2- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a supplier to Boeing and other jet makers, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as parts deliveries rose. Spirit, which is Boeing's biggest supplier of fuselages and wing parts, is benefiting from higher commercial plane production.
*Sees 2013 cash EPS $5.55- $5.85 vs prior fcast $5.45- $5.75. The fast-growing drugmaker said it now expected an adjusted 2013 profit, which it calls cash earnings, of between $5.55 and $5.85 per share, up from its previous forecast of $5.45 to $5.75.
May 2- Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. home funding source, said on Thursday it will sell $1 billion in a reopening of an existing issue. The auction of the 0.875 percent notes, due May 21, 2018, will be held later on Thursday. The current outstanding amount of the issue is $5.5 billion.
May 2- Geovax Labs Inc:. *Reports 2013 first quarter financial results and provides clinical. development update* Q1 loss per share $0.03* Q1 revenue $797,040* Source text for Eikon* Further company coverage.
May 2- Nickel North Exploration Corp:. *Increases financing to $5 million. *Flow through private placement financing has been increased from $4 million.
May 2- Initiate Systems Inc:. *Insys Therapeutics announces pricing of initial public offering. *Says initial public offering of 4 million common shares priced at $8.00 per.
May 2- Spark Networks Inc:. *Spark announces pricing of offering of 5,710,000 shares of common stock. stock at a public offering price of $6.25 per share.
May 2- Nickel North Exploration Corp:. *Increases financing to $5 million. increased from $4 million to $5 million.
NEW YORK, May 2- MGM Resorts International:.
May 2- International Paper Co, the largest producer of corrugated boxes in North America, posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to weak demand for food packaging and printing paper.
HONG KONG, May 2- Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp, the world's No.4 LCD maker, plans to sell $350 million of stock to fund the purchase of raw materials and components from overseas, according to a term sheet of the deal seen by Reuters on Thursday.
May 2- ASB Bancorp Inc:. ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012. *Provision for loan losses was $112,000 for quarter ended March 31, 2013.
*Q1 earnings per share $0.04 from continuing operations. *Q1 earnings per share $0.02. *Q1 revenue $8.2 million* Source text for Eikon* Further company coverage.
May 2- Canadian miner Goldcorp Inc reported a 35 percent drop in first-quarter profit on Thursday as lower metal prices and higher costs outweighed a boost in gold sales. Net income fell to $309 million, or 33 cents a share, from $479 million, or 51 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 16 percent to $1 billion, below Wall Street expectations of $1.34 billion.
May 2- Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc:. approximately $20 to $25 million. *Expects to realize cost savings of $5 million to $10 million in fiscal 2013.
May 2- Kellogg Co reported lower quarterly earnings on Thursday, hurt by higher ingredient costs, and said it was on track to meet its full-year goals.
*Q1 loss per share $0.13* Source text for Eikon* Further company coverage.