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  • The 48- year-old central Indiana farmer can't recall anything like the deluges he's seen from late May on this summer; the latest was a 4- inch downpour a week ago. It's a scene playing out in Illinois and Indiana, both of which set rainfall records for June, and four other key farm states. The Midwestern Regional Climate Center in Champaign, Illinois, is looking into...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Unless next week's payrolls report is an outlier, investors should expect a continuation of the directionless market that has kept the S&P 500 trading in place for most of the year. But concern about the strength of the economies in China and Europe, along with a slide in energy prices, have made stocks stall. "We're likely to be in first gear, crawling...

  • CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit-taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non-threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans settled down 9-1/ 2 cents at $9.80-3/ 4 a...

  • July 31- Weak oil prices shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Friday, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect to be a sustained period of cheap crude. Evan Calio, an analyst with Morgan Stanley, said on Exxon's earnings conference call that the oil giant appeared to be less vocal than its peers...

  • CHICAGO, July 31- Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, pressured by profit taking and the cancellation of an export deal with China, traders said. "The weather so far is non threatening," said Don Roose, president of brokerage U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines, Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade August soybeans were down 6 cents at $9.84-1/ 4 a bushel at...

  • Ameren misses 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Ameren Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $150 million. Ameren expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.45 to $2.65 per share. Ameren shares have decreased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • Empire District Electric posts 2Q profit Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:39 PM ET

    JOPLIN, Mo. _ Empire District Electric Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $6.8 million. Empire District Electric shares have fallen 24 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Empire District Electric, Earnings Report.

  • Legget & Platt misses Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    CARTHAGE, Mo. _ Leggett& Platt Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $77.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.03 billion.

  • Huttig posts 2Q profit Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Huttig Building Products Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $5.1 million. The St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 20 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Perficient posts 2Q profit Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Perficient Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $4 million. The St. Louis- based company said it had profit of 12 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Foresight Energy reports 2Q loss Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Foresight Energy LP on Thursday reported a loss of $12.7 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. Foresight Energy shares have declined 48 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Arch Coal reports 2Q loss Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Arch Coal Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $168.1 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 59 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $654.3 million.

  • Sigma-Aldrich misses 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Sigma-Aldrich Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $120 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.12 per share. Sigma-Aldrich shares have risen almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2...

  • O'Reilly Automotive tops Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:52 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. _ O'Reilly Automotive Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $233.5 million. O'Reilly Automotive expects full-year earnings to be $8.59 to $8.69 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.75 billion to $7.85 billion. O'Reilly Automotive shares have increased 25 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard&...

  • Belden posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Belden Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $21.6 million. The St. Louis- based company said it had net income of 50 cents per share. Belden expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.70 to $4.90 per share, with revenue ranging from $2.36 billion to $2.39 billion.

  • Pulaski Financial posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:21 PM ET

    ST LOUIS _ Pulaski Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $4.4 million. Pulaski Financial shares have increased roughly 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pulaski Financial, Earnings Report.

  • UMB posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ UMB Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $30.2 million. The Kansas City, Missouri- based bank said it had earnings of 65 cents per share. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 65 cents per share.

  • Panera shares jump on report of Q3 sales uptick Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Panera Bread Co. shares jumped in extended trading Tuesday after the restaurant chain reported an uptick in sales in recent days. Panera also reported Tuesday that it earned $41.9 million, or $1.60 per share, for its second quarter. That fell short of market forecasts; analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research, on average, were anticipating...

  • Express Scripts tops 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS _ Express Scripts Holding Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $600.1 million. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $26.02 billion. For the current quarter ending in September, Express Scripts expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.41 to $1.45.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers. Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri lost the most birds.