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  • DALLAS _ Veritex Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.2 million. Veritex Holdings shares have risen slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Veritex Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • SAN ANTONIO— Valero Energy Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $814 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON _ Allegiance Bancshares Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $5.3 million in its second quarter. Allegiance Bancshares shares have increased nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Allegiance Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. oil prices topped $50 a barrel in June, boosting optimism a two-year price rout might end. "Right now, the only thing that would drive prices higher is robust demand," said John Paisie, executive vice president at Stratas Energy Advisors, a Houston- based consultancy. Instead of seeing $60 a barrel, which would support an increase in production, the...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • NEW YORK, July 26- U.S. oil prices topped $50 a barrel in June, boosting optimism a two-year price rout might end. "Right now, the only thing that would drive prices higher is robust demand," said John Paisie, executive vice president at Stratas Energy Advisors, a Houston- based consultancy. Instead of seeing $60 a barrel, which would support an increase in production, the...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 26- The 1923 middle school building in Oregon's Corbett School District is so old that horses and trailers were used to dig the basement. The amount of debt sold so far this year in the $3.7 trillion market for U.S. municipal and state debt is less than in 2015 despite record-low borrowing rates. The yield on top-rated municipal 30- year...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, and others promises to ban the sale and possession of shark fins to ensure U.S. fishermen and seafood...

  • Texas Instruments forecast a profit of 81- 91 cents per share and revenue of $3.34 billion- $3.62 billion for the third quarter ending September. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 81 cents per share and revenue of $3.38 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The Dallas- based chipmaker's net income rose to $779 million, or 76 cents per share, in...

  • MCKINNEY, Texas _ Independent Bank Group Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $11.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Independent Bank Group shares have risen 32 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • IRVING, Texas _ Celanese Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $221 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.55 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.42 billion.

  • DALLAS _ Texas Instruments Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $779 million. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.2 billion. For the current quarter ending in October, Texas Instruments said it expects revenue in the range of $3.34 billion to $3.62 billion.

  • July 25- Texas Instruments Inc reported a 12 percent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand for its chips used in the automotive, industrial and communications equipment markets. The Dallas- based chipmaker's net income rose to $779 million, or 76 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30 from $696 million, or 65 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • HOUSTON _ Superior Energy Services Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $470.9 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 57 cents per share. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $364.6 million.

  • AUSTIN, Texas _ American Campus Communities Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 53 cents per share. American Campus Communities expects full-year funds from operations to be $2.19 to $2.31 per share.

  • *Longer-dated yields hold steady on Wall Street losses. NEW YORK, July 25- Short-dated U.S. Longer-dated Treasury yields followed Wall Street stocks lower, with traders wary of possible signals from the Federal Reserve about an interest rate increase later this year following its policy meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • *Plan to locate in Texas or Louisiana. DUBAI/ KHOBAR, July 25- Saudi Basic Industries Corp, one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups, said on Monday it is studying launching a jointly-owned petrochemicals complex with an affiliate of U.S. The project will be on the United States' Gulf Coast, possibly in Texas or Louisiana, and will include a production...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 25- Texas- based StackPath has raised $150 million in fresh funding from private equity firm ABRY Partners, the CEO of the cyber security startup said on Monday, in what is among the largest single financing rounds for a private cyber security firm. Chief Executive Officer Lance Crosby told Reuters StackPath is a security platform that houses...

  • DALLAS _ Eagle Materials Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $45.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Eagle Materials shares have increased 39 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community's efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. They included the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the murder of a...