July 31- Specialty healthcare company Endo International Plc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a 60 percent rise in U.S. generic sales, and it raised its full-year forecast.
July 31- Marathon Petroleum Corp's quarterly profit rose 44 percent, helped by higher crude refining margins on the Gulf of Mexico coast. The refiner's net profit rose to $855 million, or $2.95 per share in the quarter ended June 30, from $593 million, or $1.83 per share, a year earlier.
July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported a slightly higher-than-expected second-quarter profit, boosted by higher sales of planes and trains. Aerospace revenue rose 11.4 percent to $2.51 billion in the quarter, while revenue at its transportation business climbed 9.4 percent to $2.36 billion.
TOKYO, July 31- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reported a far milder quarterly profit decline than its main banking rivals as aggressive overseas expansion dulled the impact of perennially weak loan demand at home.
July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that its second-quarter profit and revenue rose as it took in more healthcare premiums and fees from increased customers in its commercial business.
NEW YORK— Time Warner Cable Inc. on Thursday reported net income that increased by 3.7 percent in its second quarter, and fell short of analysts' expectations. The New York- based company said earnings increased to $499 million, or $1.76 per share, from $481 million, or $1.64 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
July 31- Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc, the world's largest medical contract research provider, said its quarterly profit mores than doubled, helped by higher growth in its integrated healthcare services segment.
Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes, discusses the company's quarterly results and shares his thoughts on emerging market consumers.
BERLIN— Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, says its net income rose 14.1 percent in the second quarter although revenues slipped even as unit sales pushed higher. Volkswagen AG said its profit in the April-June period was 3.25 billion euros, up from 2.85 billion a year earlier.
LONDON— The part-nationalized Lloyds Banking Group says its six-month net profit more than halved to 699 million pounds after it put aside another 600 million pounds to cover the cost of improperly sold payment protection insurance. The group said Thursday the profit fell from 1.58 billion pounds a year earlier.
July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported higher second-quarter revenue as it sold more trains and planes. Revenue rose 10.4 percent to $4.89 billion. The company's net income fell to $155 million, or 8 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30, from $180 million, or 10 cents per share, a year earlier.
July 31- Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable TV operator, reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly profit as it signed up more residential subscribers to its high-speed data services.
BERLIN, July 31- Volkswagen posted a lower operating profit in the second quarter and stuck to its guidance as emerging market volatility weighed on the German carmaker's results. Operating profit at Europe's largest automotive group dropped 3.1 percent to 3.33 billion euros, VW said on Thursday, matching the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts.
HONG KONG, July 31- Hong Kong property developers, recently troubled by a series of tightening measures, posted a strong rebound in first-half earnings as robust end-user demand propelled sales while home prices hovered near record highs.
John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson & Company Capital Management, discusses ExxonMobil ahead of earnings and says the results should be "pretty good".
Ross McInnes, CFO at Safran, discusses the group's latest results and the potential impact of Russian sanctions. He also highlights that the company is providing the engines for three new short-haul aircrafts.
*Earnings $6.1 bln vs $5.46 bln forecast. *Raises dividend, flags $30 billion returns to investors. LONDON, July 31- Royal Dutch Shell Plc reported a 33 percent increase in quarterly earnings on Thursday, beating analyst forecasts despite impairments of almost $2 billion after producing more liquids and selling at higher prices.
LONDON, July 31- British utility Centrica posted a 35 percent fall in operating profit for the first half of the year as a mild winter in its home market led to reduced energy demand and extreme weather in North America increased costs. Centrica made 1.032 billion pounds in operating profit, down from 1.583 billion a year earlier, it said on Thursday.
Pelham Smithers, managing director at Pelham Smithers Associates, comments on Sony and Toshiba following their results, and says Sony seems to be in the early days of a "genuine recovery".
PARIS, July 31- French aerospace group Safran raised its profit target on the back of higher-than-expected first-half earnings on Thursday, pushing its shares higher despite slower services growth and rising R&D spending.