Southwest Air reported earnings in-line with estimates, and the revenue per seat mile is up 5 percent in Q3, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. A look at why United is lower.
*Southwest in line, Alaska Air tops estimates. Oct 24- Southwest Airlines and United Continental Holdings made more money in the third quarter as higher airfares bolstered revenue, capping a strong week of earnings for major U.S. airlines that bodes well for the current period.
Dunkin' Brands is citing strong sandwich and beverage sales, with the "Street Signs" crew. Herb Greenberg, weighs in.
Deckers is reporting Q3 earnings Thursday after the bell, as well as Outerwall and Express Scripts. CNBC's Melissa Lee, Dominic Chu and Herb Greenberg dig into analyst expectations.
Amazon is not making money, but its stock is doing very well. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Dominic Chu look at Amazon and other "money losing winners."
In his daily CNBC.com-only video clip, Art Cashin of UBS talks with Bob Pisani about strong earnings coming in from many companies even though revenues aren't keeping up.
Oct 24- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, but delays in getting rigs out of the shipyard weighed on its prospects for 2014, and its stock fell 3 percent.
LONDON, Oct 24- European shares climbed back towards five-year highs on Thursday thanks to a clutch of strong corporate results and encouraging manufacturing data from top metals consumer China.
Oct 24- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc reported a jump in quarterly net income Thursday, but profit slightly missed analyst expectations and the company said 2013 earnings would take a hit from a writedown relating to its business in Spain.
*Ford rallies after results; AT&T, Dow Chemical lower. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, continuing the market's recent upward trend as expectations for steady accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future offset a mixed batch of earnings and economic data.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Raytheon Co on Thursday joined other U.S. arms makers in reporting higher-than-expected quarterly earnings and raising full-year forecasts, saying it expected to maintain strong margins and cash flow in 2014 despite an expected drop in sales.
CNBC's Melissa Lee, Herb Greenberg and Dominic Chu dissect the numbers on Raytheon, Xerox, and Under Armour.
Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, reveals that the first half of the year was better than Logitech expected it to be, and explains that the "game plan" includes becoming a bigger "mobility" player.
Oct 24- Sirius XM Radio Inc said on Thursday it would raise prices by $6 per year for its basic packages starting in January and forecast weaker-than-expected earnings and revenue for 2014..
Oct 24- Timken Co reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday and cut its full-year outlook yet again, citing a "slower-than-expected economic recovery" that it said had depressed demand for its ball bearings and specialty steel across all markets.
Oct 24- Goldcorp Inc reported a drop in quarterly profit on Thursday as the price of gold declined, and the Canadian miner said first production at its Cerro Negro project in Argentina, one of its three key mine developments, would be delayed.
DETROIT, Oct 24- AutoNation Inc the largest U.S. auto dealer, on Thursday posted a 13 percent increase in quarterly profit amid rising demand for both new and used vehicles.
*Sees full-year earnings $2.30- $2.35/ share vs est $2.28/ share. Oct 24- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd raised its full-year earnings forecast due to greater demand in Europe and said bookings for 2014 were trending higher, signaling a revival in an industry hit by negative publicity from a series of mishaps.
Google shares jumped to an all-time high above $1000 after a surge in mobile and video advertising, Ken Sena, Evercore Partners, Jason Helfstein, Oppenheimer discuss Google's challenges and if this success is sustainable.
TORONTO, Oct 24- Shaw Communications Inc, the dominant cable company in Western Canada, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit slipped as heightened competition drained away customers, and its shares fell after release of the results.