ConAgra Foods said it would exit its struggling private label foods business and reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly sales.» Read More
Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.
Dunkin' Brands cut its 2015 forecast for sales growth in the U.S. and operating income growth, citing slowing sales of coffee in its restaurants.
Oracle delivered fiscal second-quarter earnings of 69 cents per share on $9.60 billion in revenue, topping expectations on the top and bottom lines.
FedEx on Wednesday reported higher second-quarter earnings, but the numbers fell short of analysts' expectations.
General Mills reported a 37 percent fall in profit, hurt by weak demand in the United States and slowing growth in Europe and Canada.
Joy Global, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from coal miners, reported a 4 percent fall in revenue as customers cut production.
Darden Restaurants reported quarterly earnings and revenue that slightly beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday.
General Electric offered on Tuesday conservative full-year earnings-per-share guidance that came in at the low end of analysts' expectations.
3M said it expected organic sales to rise 3 percent to 6 percent in 2015, excluding the effect of foreign exchange rates.
Boeing raised its share repurchase plan to $12 billion and said it would increase its quarterly dividend by 25 percent.
VeriFone reported earnings of $31.1 million. For the current quarter ending in January, VeriFone expects its per-share earnings to be 40 cents.
Canadian yogawear chain Lululemon Athletica reported a better-than-expected profit, helped by a rise in online sales.
Toll Brothers on Wednesday reported profit of $131.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
Costco reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as increased promotions helped the warehouse club operator deal with fierce competition.
Yum Brands lowered its profit forecast for 2014, hurt by slower-than-expected sales recovery in China, following a food safety scare in July.
Diamond Foods reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $7.7 million.
AutoZone reported a higher-than-expected profit, helped by low gas prices and cold weather that encouraged customers to ready their cars for winter.
H&R Block reported fiscal second-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street expectations, sending its stock lower in after-market trading.
Sears reported a quarterly net loss of $548 million, and the retailer said it had nearly doubled its planned store closures to cut costs.
Express results topped the average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research by a penny per share.