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  • July 27- Diagnostic-testing company Alere Inc has received a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena seeking patient-billing records related to Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, the company said on Wednesday. They had fallen 28.6 percent to close at $31.47 after the Wall Street Journal reported news of the subpoena earlier on Wednesday. That turned out to be sort of......

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Investors reeling from several quarters of declines from U.S. energy companies are optimistic that a recent oil rebound may help boost results of exploration and production companies reporting in the coming days. "The big question of course is oil prices," said Mike Breard, analyst at Hodges Capital Management in Dallas, Texas.

  • WASHINGTON _ CoStar Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 83 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $206.1 million.

  • STUART, Fla. _ Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $43.6 million.

  • DALLAS _ Westwood Holdings Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $5.7 million. Westwood Holdings shares have increased roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Westwood Holdings Group, Earnings Report.

  • LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. _ Astoria Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $18.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Astoria Financial shares have fallen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK _ LivePerson Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, LivePerson expects its results to range from a loss of 3 cents per share to a loss of 1 cent per share. LivePerson expects full-year results to range from a loss of 8 cents per share to a loss of 3 cents per share, with revenue ranging...

  • GREELEY, Colo. _ Pilgrim's Pride Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $152.9 million. Pilgrim's Pride shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Pilgrim's Pride, Earnings Report.

  • SHORT HILLS, N.J. _ Investors Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $44.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Investors Bancorp shares have fallen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Applied Micro Circuits Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share. Applied Micro Circuits shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Kirby Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $38.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $445.3 million.

  • NEW YORK _ Gener8 Maritime Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $38 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Gener8 Maritime shares have decreased 41 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Infinera Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $11.5 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Infinera shares have declined 31 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RENO, Nev. _ Employers Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $26.3 million. Employers Holdings shares have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Employers Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • July 27- Buyout firms Advent International and CVC Capital Partners have made offers to acquire inVentiv Group Holdings, a pharmaceutical research firm seeking to go public at a valuation of over $4 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said. Thomas H. Lee Partners, the private equity firm that owns inVentiv, will decide by next week whether to...

  • HOUSTON _ Service Corp. International on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $15.6 million. Service Corp. expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.20 to $1.30 per share. Service Corp. shares have risen almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CANTON, Ohio _ TimkenSteel Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.5 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 24 cents per share. TimkenSteel shares have increased 42 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Net income for the third quarter fell 22 percent to $120 million, or 37 cents per share, matching the average analyst per-share profit estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue was $3.70 billion for the quarter, short of analysts' estimate of $3.73 billion. Whole Foods forecast fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of 23 cents to 24 cents per share, below...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Curtiss-Wright Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $40 million. Curtiss-Wright expects full-year earnings in the range of $4 to $4.15 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.12 billion to $2.17 billion. Curtiss-Wright shares have climbed 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 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...