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Nov 1- Bruker Corp, a maker of scientific instruments, cut its full-year forecast after reporting lower-than-expected quarterly results, partly due to weak demand from microelectronics customers. Bruker also said it would cut 150 jobs in its X-ray instruments business. Bruker lowered its full-year earnings forecast to 72- 76 cents per share from 80- 83 cents.
*Sony tumbles 10 pct after slashing guidance. TOKYO, Nov 1- Japanese stocks inched higher on Friday morning, helped by solid earnings from the likes of Panasonic and mobile operator SoftBank Corp, but the mood was somewhat dimmed by a plunge in Sony Corp shares on a profit-warning.
*Third-quarter earnings $1.74/ share vs est. Oct 31- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would miss its full-year profit forecast, mainly due to subscriber losses in Mexico and higher investments in its 4 G network.
Oct 31- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it will miss its full-year adjusted operating profit forecast, largely due to subscribers losses and higher investments.
*Cuts 2013 trading profit forecast to 3.5- 3.8 bln euros. *Weak Latam and loss in Europe offset Chrysler profit. MILAN/ DETROIT, Oct 30- Italian carmaker Fiat cut its 2013 profit and sales forecasts on Wednesday as a third-quarter slump in Latin America offset a strong performance at Chrysler, the No.3 U.S. automaker it controls.
Oct 29- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc lowered its full-year revenue forecast and said it would cut about 15 percent of its workforce after sales of its hepatitis C drug plunged in the third quarter. The company's hepatitis C treatment, Incivek, was hugely popular when it was launched in May 2011 and revenue from the drug topped $1 billion in a few months.
Oct 29- 3 D Systems Corp cut its earnings forecast for 2013 as it spends more on research and expanding its retail presence, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trading. 3 D Systems said it was also investing in developing new products and growing capacity at metal 3 D printer maker Phenix Systems, which it acquired in July.
Oct 29- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc lowered its full-year revenue forecast and said it would cut about 370 jobs after sales of its hepatitis C drug plunged in the third quarter. The company said it now expects full-year revenue in the range of $1 billion to $1.05 billion, down from its previous forecast of $1.1 billion to $1.2 billion.
TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday, hit by a sharp drop in Komatsu Ltd after the world's second-largest construction equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.
*Komatsu tumbles 8.6 pct after cutting profit outlook. TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday morning, hit by Komatsu Ltd dropping sharply after the world's second largest equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 25- South Africa's African Bank Investments issued its second profit warning in five weeks on Friday, flagging a 90- percent plunge in full-year earnings due in part to rising bad debts among its core market of low income borrowers.
Oct 25- Diversified manufacturer Eaton Corp cut the top end of its adjusted profit forecast for the full year, citing weakness in the large truck and hydraulics markets. The company said it expects an adjusted full-year profit of between $4.05 and $4.15 per share, down from its previous forecast of $4.05- $4.25 per share.
Oct 24- Data analytics software maker Qlik Technologies Inc cut its full-year forecasts after reporting lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue due to weakness in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, sending its shares down 19 percent after the bell.
Oct 23- Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc reported third-quarter revenue that missed analysts' estimates and cut its full-year revenue outlook for the second time as health-conscious customers shun its sodas such as Dr Pepper and 7 UP.
*Third-qtr adj EPS $1.32 vs est $1.02. Oct 23- Communications gear maker Motorola Solutions Inc cut its full-year revenue forecast for the third time this year and posted a steeper-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue due to a drop in government sales.
Oct 23- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, reported a second straight quarterly net profit, and lowered its capital spending forecast as a part of its push to restructure operations under new Chief Executive Doug Suttles.
MOSCOW, Oct 23- Russia's Rosneft, the world's largest listed oil company by output, is cutting its forecast of production at the Vankor field in East Siberia that serves as its main resource base for supplying Asian markets.
Oct 22- EMC Corp, the world's largest data storage equipment maker, cut its full-year forecast because of the two-week U.S. government shutdown, sending its shares down 4 percent. EMC, which reported lower-than-expected quarterly results, said the shutdown caused it to miss its revenue estimate by about $120 million, which it did not expect to recover.
Oct 22- United Technologies Corp, the world's largest maker of elevators and air conditioners, raised the low end of its 2013 profit forecast on Tuesday, as cost savings from job cuts helped offset weakness in its defense business.
FRANKFURT, Oct 21- German business software firm SAP bucked the trend among rivals by keeping its 2013 profit forecast, buoyed by strong demand for its web-based software, though it warned volatile exchange rates could hit its reported results.