July 24- EMC Corp, the world's largest data storage equipment maker, reported a quarterly profit that met analysts' expectations, helped by growth at its cloud software unit, VMware Inc.. EMC's revenue was $5.61 billion in the quarter, in line with analysts' estimates.
July 24- Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc reported lower quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by a decline in sales volume. Net income was $155 million, or 76 cents per share, in the second quarter, down from $178 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell to $1.61 billion from $1.62 billion a year earlier.
Net income attributable to the company rose to $225.5 million, or $1.00 per share, in the second quarter, from $172.5 million, or 76 cents per share, a year ealier.
DETROIT, July 24- Ford Motor Co, maker of the top-selling F-150 pickup truck, reported a better-than-expected second-quarter profit on Wednesday buoyed by strong truck sales, higher vehicle prices and narrower losses in Europe. The No. 2 U.S. automaker reported pretax profit of 45 cents per share.
July 24- Eli Lilly and Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, helped by cost cuts and strong sales growth of Cymbalta, a depression treatment that will soon lose patent protection, and the drugmaker raised its full-year profit forecast. Lilly on Wednesday said it earned $1.21 billion, or $1.11 per share in the second quarter.
July 24- Eli Lilly and Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, helped by cost cuts and strong sales growth of depression and impotence treatments that will soon lose patent protection, and the drugmaker raised its full-year profit forecast. Lilly on Wednesday said it earned $1.21 billion, or $1.11 per share in the second quarter.
July 24- Hanesbrands Inc, whose labels include the Wonderbra, said it will buy lingerie company Maidenform Brands Inc for $547 million to boost its product line up. Hanesbrands expects the deal to add to earnings per share within the first year of close and add 60 cents to EPS annually within three years.
James Halstead, managing partner at Aviation Strategy, discusses airlines ahead of quarterly results and highlights the restructuring currently underway.
July 24- WellPoint Inc reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by lower than forecast medical costs in its employer-based insurance business and improvements in Medicaid operations after the purchase of Amerigroup in December.
July 24- WellPoint Inc said on Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose, helped by its employer-based insurance business and improvements in its Medicaid operations after the purchase of Amerigroup in December. The second-largest U.S. insurer raised its full-year earnings forecast to at least $8 per share, up from the $7.75 it had affirmed in June.
Steven Pelayo, regional head of technology research for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, comments on Apple's earnings and highlights the range of new products soon to be launched including a low-cost iPhone.
*EasyJet rallies after lifting guidance. *China manufacturing data dents miners and autos. LONDON, July 24- European shares rose early on Wednesday as investors digested a wealth of corporate earnings, with technology stocks boosted by strong results from U.S. tech giant Apple, and more upbeat economic data in Europe.
Simon Segars, CEO of Arm Holdings, comments on quarterly results, "record" cash generation.
Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, comments on quarterly earnings and highlights the strong underlying sales growth, the growth investments and how a Chinese slowdown is unlikely to impact the group.
TOKYO, July 24- Japan's Canon Inc lowered its full-year profit forecast by 16 percent from its outlook three months ago and cut its sales targets for both high-end and compact digital cameras as growth in China and other emerging economies loses steam.
Tim Seymour, Managing Partner at Triogem Asset Management says bank earnings will give an indication of the strength of the underlying credit quality.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc said on Tuesday that a first quarter loss was narrower than Wall Street expected because strong cost controls and digital sales offset weak revenue from packaged games.
Apple reported fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst forecasts on strong iPhone shipments, sending shares higher in late trading. But fourth-quarter sales guidance fell short.