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Humana said the government's proposed 2014 payment rates for Medicare participants were lower than expected and would affect its profit outlook, and its shares fell in premarket trading.
ConAgra Foods is raising its earnings forecast to account for its $5 billion acquisition of food maker Ralcorp and better-than-expected results from its consumer foods and commercial foods segments.
Pressure mounts to coax greater profits from the low-margin brokerage business at Morgan Stanley by finding ways for retail and investment banking to work better together, reports The New York Times.
Kraft Foods Group said fourth-quarter revenue likely declined about 11 percent from a year earlier due to reductions in trade inventories, but raised its forecast for 2013.
GM reported fourth quarter earnings on Thursday that fell short of analysts' expectations, as losses in Europe widened and prices in its key North American market softened.
Pepsi reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street's expectations.
Cisco's earnings topped forecasts and its outlook was in-line. "I think what our customers are telling us is a very slow start and steady improvement throughout the year," CEO John Chambers said.
Applied Materials earnings fell sharply but topped expectations. The chip-equipment maker's outlook was in-line with forecasts.
Even though 73 percent of the S&P 500 components have reported quarterly earnings, Thursday will be an active day for quarterly reports.
Cisco Systems is set to report financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, for a quarter marked by renewed investor confidence.
Drugmaker Merck said Wednesday that the devaluation of Venezuela's currency will reduce its net income by about $200 million this year.
Deere, the world's largest farm equipment maker, reported first-quarter results above analysts' expectations as farmers geared up to plant the biggest corn crop in U.S. history.
Coca-Cola's earnings beat and revenues miss still meet the growth targets set by the company, CEO Muhtar Kent said in a First on CNBC interview.
McGraw-Hill, which is being sued by the U.S. government for bond ratings issued by its S&P unit, reported a surge in quarterly adjusted profit and said it does not believe the government can prove its case.
Shares in credit rating agency Moody's fell sharply on Friday as it faces a possible federal fraud lawsuit over its pre-crisis debt ratings.
Moody's, which could face a federal lawsuit tied to pre-crisis ratings, reported a 66 percent jump in quarterly profit as it benefited from a wave of debt issues.
LinkedIn reported earnings that blew past expectations as revenue shot up 81 percent. Shares rose more than 10 percent after-hours.
Activision Blizzard reported quarterly earnings and revenue that exceeded analysts' expectations.
Sprint Nextel posted higher fourth-quarter revenue even as it lost subscribers due to the wind-down of its older Nextel network.
News Corp. beat earnings expectations, but shares reversed their move upward and headed into negative territory on the media giant's lowered outlook on concerns about the European economy.
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