April 28- Weight-loss and nutritional products maker Herbalife Ltd on Monday reported a 9 percent increase in global sales volumes for the first quarter and raised its outlook for the full year. Herbalife also said it was suspending its quarterly dividend in order to use the cash to repurchase additional shares.
Herbalife rallied Monday after the company posted quarterly results that topped expectations. The company also said it is terminating its dividend.
CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg provides instant reaction to Herbalife's quarterly numbers.
Herbalife is reporting Q1 EPS of $1.50 ex-items on revenue of $1.26 billion, with CNBC's Dominic Chu.
April 28- Financial services company Ameriprise Financial Inc reported a 19 percent rise in first-quarter profit, driven by strong income from its wealth management business and said it would buy back an additional $2.5 billion in stock.
CNBC's Seema Mody previews the earnings of eBay and Twitter due out tomorrow.
These companies have been shrinking either due to dropping demand, evaporating pricing power or by reducing their size.
*Impact of margin compression to grow for UAE banks- NBAD CEO. ABU DHABI/ DUBAI, April 28- National Bank of Abu Dhabi's chief executive warned on Monday that falling margins were beginning to squeeze banks in the United Arab Emirates, after the country's largest lender by market value reported flat first-quarter profit growth.
Twitter's share have been falling after a strong IPO last fall. The company needs to rise again and soon as its rivals are doing well on Wall Street.
CNBC's Jon Fortt and Lance Ulanoff, Mashable editor at large and chief correspondent, discuss the big tech names leading and lagging the upbeat market, and investing in content creation companies.
Shares of the company, whose cruise lines include Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruise, fell as much as 3.2 percent in early trading. Royal Caribbean said its cruise operations were hurt by several mishaps in the first quarter. Royal Caribbean has also been struggling to boost sales in the Caribbean, its biggest market.
Jim Flaws, Corning chief financial officer, discusses the company's Q1 earnings results and weighs in on the potential for Apple choosing to use Sapphire glass for its next iPhone.
TOKYO, April 28- Panasonic Corp forecast a third straight year of operating profit growth as it wraps up a restructuring campaign to shift its focus from volatile consumer markets to more reliably profitable industrial products such as car batteries.
The breakfast battle is on between McDonald's and Taco Bell. The two companies have invested in the market where billions of dollars are at stake.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
April 28- Specialty glass maker Corning Inc, best known for its Gorilla glass used in smartphones, reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly revenue, slightly missing analysts' average estimate. The company reported net income of $301 million, or 20 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $494 million, or 33 cents per share, a year earlier.
April 28- Hotel, energy and financial services conglomerate Loews Corp reported a 75 percent drop in quarterly profit as it booked a loss related to the pending sale of the annuity and pension deposit business of CNA Financial Corp..
TOKYO, April 28- Panasonic Corp expects a final blast of restructuring to help it to its third straight year of profit, with growth depending on higher-margin industrial products such as car batteries.
*AstraZeneca rallies 15 pct as Pfizer says to buy firm. PARIS, April 28- European stocks rose on Monday as merger and acquisition moves in the pharmaceuticals sector and forecast-beating results from Germany's Bayer outweighed the impact of tensions in Ukraine.
April 28- Charter Communications Inc, the No. 4 U.S. cable company, reported a 15 percent jump in first-quarter revenue due to a rise in the number of residential video subscribers. The company's net loss narrowed to $37 million, or 35 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31 from $42 million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier.