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Earnings Announcements

  • March 5- Costco Wholesale Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a tax benefit related to its special cash dividend last month. Costco, the third-largest U.S. retailer, said net income rose to $598 million, or $1.35 per share, for the second quarter ended Feb. 15, from $463 million, or $1.05 per share a year earlier. The results include a tax...

  • Costco posts higher Q2 profit on tax benefit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    March 5- Costco Wholesale Corp reported a higher quarterly profit, due to a tax benefit related to its special cash dividend last month. Costco, the third-largest U.S. retailer, said net income rose to $598 million, or $1.35 per share, for the second quarter ended Feb. 15, from $463 million, or $1.05 per share a year earlier. Total revenue, which includes membership fees,...

  • PARIS, March 5- European shares rose in early trading on Thursday, with a batch of robust company results from firms including Carrefour and Schroders boosting sentiment. Investors also awaited the European Central bank meeting at which it is set to give further details on its massive bond-buying programme. At 0807 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top...

  • Why the worst may not be over for StanChart   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 PM ET
    Why the worst may not be over for StanChart

    Apart from a downward trajectory in earnings, the troubled British lender also faces asset quality headwinds in many of its key markets, says Matthew Phan, analyst, Asia-Pacific Banks at CreditSights.

  • StanChart's 2014 results are 'atrocious': Pro   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:38 PM ET
    StanChart's 2014 results are 'atrocious': Pro

    Jim Antos, bank analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the 37 percent slump in Standard Chartered's net profit for 2014.

  • March 5- SIM card maker Gemalto NV reported a 10 percent jump in quarterly profit and raised its long-term target for profit from operations, helped by its acquisition of SafeNet. Gemalto reported total 2014 revenue of 2.47 billion euros compared with 2.38 billion euros a year earlier. Gemalto's full year profit from operations rose to 383 million euros in the...

  • The best news out of StanChart's 2014 results   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:21 PM ET
    The best news out of StanChart's 2014 results

    Erin Davis, senior analyst at Morningstar, explains why Standard Chartered's stock surged in London trade despite reporting a 37 percent fall in net profit for 2014.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 4- Brazilian steelmaker Gerdau SA on Wednesday posted quarterly earnings that beat economists' estimates, sending its shares rallying more than 4 percent on the Sao Paulo stock exchange. Gerdau's sales dropped in line with an economic slowdown in Brazil and other Latin American countries, but a weaker real boosted foreign currency...

  • BMW anybody? Carmakers to gain most from weak euro Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
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    European carmakers and chemical and tourism companies stand to gain most from the weak euro, while the airline sector looks set to be worst hit.

  • Early movers: MCD, GE, LL, GME, TGT & more Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch profit falls by a third Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:44 AM ET

    Mar 4- Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co said its quarterly profit fell by a third, hurt by low demand for its Hollister and namesake brands, discounts and a strong dollar. The company's net income fell to $44.4 million, or 63 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, from $66.1 million, or 85 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales fell 14 percent to...

  • Trina Solar quarterly profit falls 31 pct as costs rise Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    March 4- Trina Solar Ltd reported a 31 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and a loss on foreign exchange. Net profit attributable to Trina Solar fell to $10.6 million, or 13 cents per American depositary share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $15.5 million, or 21 cents per ADS, a year earlier. Revenue rose 34 percent to $705 million.

  • Macau casino revenue halves in February   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    Macau casino revenue halves in February

    While the revenue decline is smaller than expected, Macau's gaming sector appears set to be under pressure following lackluster takings during the Lunar New Year holiday, says Leon Liao, research analyst at Jefferies.

  • How Subaru of America plans to keep sales going   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    How Subaru of America plans to keep sales going

    Thomas Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America, outlines how the automaker plans to sustain the positive momentum in its sales results, which saw a rise of 18.5 percent on-year in February.

  • Can Macau gaming stocks regain winning hand?   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:19 PM ET
    Can Macau gaming stocks regain winning hand?

    Macau-related casino stocks will likely come under pressure in the medium to long-term as gaming revenues remain challenged, says Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors.

  • March 3- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by higher subscriptions. TiVo had the best fourth quarter in seven years in terms of net subscriber additions in its retail business, Chief Executive Tom Rogers said. TiVo's net income rose to $7.1 million, or 7 cents per share, in the quarter ended...

  • BOGOTA, March 3- Colombia's state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol will propose distributing 70 percent of its 2014 net profit of 7.5 trillion pesos as an ordinary dividend at its upcoming shareholder meeting, the company said on Tuesday. The size of Ecopetrol's dividend payouts has a direct impact on the Andean nation's public finances since the...

  • Smith & Wesson stock shoots up on earnings beat Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    An attendee walks through the Smith and Wesson booth during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Houston, May 3, 2013.

    Smith & Wesson beat on both the top and bottom lines, and its stock shot up nearly 9 percent.

  • TiVo's quarterly revenue rises about 7 pct Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    March 3- Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc's quarterly revenue rose about 7 percent, helped by higher subscriptions. TiVo's net income increased to $7.1 million, or 7 cents per share, from $710,000, or 1 cent per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $114.1 million from $106.3 million.

  • March 3- U.S. retailer Target Corp on Tuesday said it planned to cut several thousand jobs, mainly from headquarters locations, as part of a restructuring that will cut $2 billion in costs over two years. The company said it expected adjusted earnings per share, which excludes data breach costs and other expenses, of between $4.45 and $4.65 for the full year to...