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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.46 per share. Mid-America Apartment Communities expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $5.77 to...

  • July 27- Sharecare Inc, a U.S. health and wellness online platform co-founded by TV personality Dr. "We did not have the time or the appetite to undertake the large amount of investment needed to restore competitiveness to the population health space," Healthways Chief Executive Donato Tramuto told Reuters in an interview. Atlanta- based Sharecare agreed to pay...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Covenant Transportation Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Covenant Transportation shares have risen roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 27- ShareCare Inc, a U.S. health and wellness online platform co-founded by TV personality Dr. "We did not have the time or the appetite to undertake the large amount of investment needed to bring up back to competitiveness in the population health space," Healthways Chief Executive Donato Tramuto told Reuters in an interview. Atlanta- based ShareCare agreed...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Unum Group on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $236.8 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 94 cents per share. Unum shares have decreased almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent.

  • July 27- ShareCare Inc, a U.S. digital health and wellness online platform co-founded by TV personality Dr. Atlanta- based ShareCare agreed to pay $30 million of its shares for the business, which generates about $250 million in revenue, the people said. In addition, Nashville, Tennessee- based Healthways is paying ShareCare $25 million upfront to cover expected...

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Franklin Financial Network Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $7 million. Franklin Financial Network shares have increased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Franklin Financial Network, Earnings Report.

  • The Associated Press reported Monday that it appears Arkansas had obtained a paralytic drug made by a subsidiary of Pfizer for use in executions. Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs used that way and that it has safeguards in place to prevent it from happening. Doug House, a Republican from North Little Rock, said Tuesday that while Pfizer may complain about...

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Regal Entertainment Group on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $33.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Regal Entertainment shares have climbed 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Commerce Union Bancshares Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.4 million. The bank, based in Brentwood, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 31 cents per share. Keywords: Commerce Union Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Astec Industries Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $18.2 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 75 cents per share. Astec Industries shares have increased 29 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ HealthStream Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $1.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share. HealthStream shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Limited details of the plan were made public last week at a regional dealer meeting in Newark, New Jersey, by Volkswagen of America Chief Operating Officer Mark McNabb, said the dealers, who asked not to be identified because the plan hasn't been made public. Both dealers said they were told that more testing was needed and that the plans still had to be approved by...

  • GREENEVILLE, Tenn. _ Forward Air Corp. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $10.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in October, Forward Air expects its per-share earnings to range from 61 cents to 65 cents. Forward Air shares have increased 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn. _ Tractor Supply Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $156.4 million. Tractor Supply expects full-year earnings to be $3.35 to $3.40 per share, with revenue in the range of $6.8 billion to $6.9 billion. Tractor Supply shares have climbed 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $30.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. Pinnacle Financial shares have risen 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHINO HILLS, Calif.— While Californians have mused for months about the mystery buyer of a Powerball ticket worth $528.8 million, the couple holding the lucky numbers was busy lining up lawyers and financial advisers to help them handle their enormous winnings. Flanked by security, Marvin and Mae Acosta went to a state lottery office in Van Nuys on Friday to claim...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp.' s purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. will create a company with the financial resources to expand the distribution of natural gas across the country as utilities shift further away from coal to the cleaner-burning fuel, the chief executive of the country's largest electric company said Monday. Duke Energy is spending $5...

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ First Horizon National Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $58.1 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $314.1 million.

  • TOKYO, July 15- Japanese aluminium products makers such as UACJ Corp and Kobe Steel are boosting output capacity in the United States in a bid to snare market share as automakers turn to the lighter metal to meet stricter environmental rules. UACJ, Japan's biggest rolled-aluminium products maker, began production of sample aluminium sheets for autos last...