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  • KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. _ Universal Health Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $190.8 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.86 per share. Universal Health Services shares have risen 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Fed stands pat on rates, keeps door open on June hike. NEW YORK, April 27- Longer-dated U.S. "The curve is flattening here, which is what has happened in the past when the Fed was on a tightening path," said Don Ellenberger, head of multi-sector strategies at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- The technology sector has taken it on the chin in recent days, after lukewarm-to-disappointing results from a range of bellwethers such as Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft, but stocks of smaller tech companies have managed to buck the downtrend. "The smaller names aren't in everybody's portfolio, the bigger names are, that's why I would assume...

  • Fed stands pat on rates, keeps door open on June hike. NEW YORK, April 27- Longer-dated U.S. "The curve is flattening here, which is what has happened in the past when the Fed was on a tightening path," said Don Ellenberger, head of multi-sector strategies at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • *Fed to release statement at 2 p.m. ET. Apple's shares were down 6.2 percent at $97.91, making it the biggest drag on the three major indexes. Investors are awaiting a Fed decision on rates at 2 p.m. ET.

  • SOUDERTON, Pa. _ Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $7.3 million. The bank, based in Souderton, Pennsylvania, said it had earnings of 37 cents per share. The holding company for Univest Bank and Trust Co. posted revenue of $37.4 million in the period.

  • MANSFIELD, Pa. _ Citizens Financial Services Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $3.3 million. Citizens Financial Services shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Citizens Financial Services, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Comcast Corp reported better-than-expected results on Wednesday, reaping the rewards of its biggest first-quarter jump in pay-TV customers in nine years and as its business service, high-speed Internet and entertainment units grew. The largest U.S. cable operator said total revenue rose 5.3 percent to $18.8 billion, beating analysts'...

  • BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. _ Universal Stainless& Alloy Products Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $2.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Bridgeville, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of 34 cents. Keywords: Universal Stainless& Alloy Products, Earnings Report.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Comcast Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations with help from an increase in subscriber numbers. The average estimate of 22 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. Twenty analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $18.65 billion.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Comcast Corp on Wednesday posted better-than-expected results, bolstered by the biggest first-quarter gain in pay-TV customers in nine years and growth in its business services, high-speed Internet and entertainment units. The largest U.S. cable operator said total revenue rose 5.3 percent to $18.8 billion, beating analysts' consensus...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ Radian Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $66.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, April 26- Tornadoes were spotted in two central states on Tuesday as the National Weather Service warned large swaths of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could be hit by twisters, destructive hail and high winds. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch extending from Texas into southern Nebraska and a severe thunderstorm watch for large...

  • WASHINGTON— United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling. Steel announced Tuesday that it lodged the complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • AUSTIN, Texas, April 26- Tornadoes were spotted in two central states on Tuesday as the National Weather Service warned large swaths of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas could be hit by twisters, destructive hail and high winds. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch extending from Texas into southern Nebraska and a severe thunderstorm watch for large...

  • The Philadelphia- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $33 million, or 43 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 43 cents per share. Pennsylvania Real Estate expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $1.80 to...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Steel Corp has launched a campaign to prevent imports from China's largest steel producers, it said on Tuesday, the boldest step yet by a U.S. company as a trade brawl with the world's largest steel producer escalates. The petition, known as Section 337 and used to protect against intellectual property theft, listed some of China's top...

  • MALVERN, Pa. _ BioTelemetry Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Malvern, Pennsylvania- based company said it had profit of 14 cents. BioTelemetry shares have risen 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PITTSBURGH _ United States Steel Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $340 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.29 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.53 billion.

  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, April 23, 2016.

    Heading into the final weeks of contests, there has been intense speculation that Trump's support has a ceiling. NBC News reports.