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Procter & Gamble posts earnings of 79 cents a share vs. 77 cents estimate.
July 31- Energizer Holdings Inc said on Wednesday that two U.S. retailers planned to stop selling its batteries, adding pressure to its sagging sales. The company also said it planned to buy Johnson& Johnson's feminine care brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean for $185 million.
*Profit per share of $1.57 tops Wall Street view of $1.32. The company also said it planned to buy Johnson& Johnson's feminine care brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean for $185 million.
DAGENHAM, England, July 28- Glistening chains on the turnstyles at Ford Motor Co.' s plant in east London illustrate how, even when companies unveil positive news about their European operations, it may not mean things are picking up in the economy.
July 25- Colgate-Palmolive Co cut its 2013 profit forecast due to the stronger dollar as it posted a lower second-quarter net profit on Thursday, citing restructuring and other charges. The toothpaste maker's earnings, excluding items, were in line with Wall Street's expectations, despite slightly weaker-than-anticipated sales growth.
*McDonald's says full-year results to be' challenged' by flat sales. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday following a gloomy earnings outlook from McDonald's and as investors booked profits after the S&P 500 index hit a closing high on Friday.
July 22- Kimberly-Clark Corp added a cautious tone to its full-year outlook on Monday, saying the stronger U.S. dollar might hurt results more than expected, even as the maker of Kleenex tissues posted a bigger-than-anticipated rise in quarterly profit.
*McDonald's says full-year results to be' challenged' by flat sales. NEW YORK, July 22- Wall Street was set for a flat open on Monday following a gloomy earnings outlook frrom McDonald's and as investors booked profits after the S&P 500 index hit a closing high on Friday.
ZURICH- UBS's second-quarter profit beat forecasts even though it agreed to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. housing regulator over the mis-selling of mortgage-backed bonds, boosting shares in Switzerland's largest bank to two-year highs. ( SWITZERLAND/ BANKS, moved, by Katharina Bart and Martin de Sa' Pinto, 850 words).
*McDonald's quarterly profit rises but stock falls in premarket trade. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock index futures pared gains to trade flat on Monday, pressured by a decline in McDonald's shares after its results and as investors booked profits after the S&P 500 index hit yet another closing high on Friday.
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July 22- Kimberly-Clark Corp, best known for its Kleenex tissues, posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, as cost savings helped offset the negative impact of foreign exchange rates. Still, Kimberly-Clark stood by its full-year outlook, which calls for 2013 earnings per share of $5.60 to $5.75, excluding items.
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