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  • RADNOR, Pa. _ Airgas Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $88.2 million. Airgas expects full-year earnings to be $4.90 to $5.05 per share. Airgas shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • COLUMBUS, Ind. _ Cummins Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $471 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.55 per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.98 billion.

  • WINSTON SALEM, N.C.— Reynolds American Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.93 billion. Reynolds American expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.90 to $2 per share. Reynolds American shares have increased 23 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • TAYLOR, Mich. _ Masco Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $105 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Masco shares have fallen 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • NEWTON, Mass. _ Select Income REIT on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The Newton, Massachusetts- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $62.2 million, or 70 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • *Tin matches May 8 high. LONDON, July 28- Copper prices rose on Tuesday, but the market remained nervous over the latest convulsions in Chinese equities and the possible ramifications for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was up more than 1 percent at $5,255 a tonne at 1057 GMT from $5,188 at the close on...

  • July 28- Textron Inc, the maker of Beechcraft and Cessna planes, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as it delivered fewer King Air Turboprops and Bell helicopters. Revenue in Textron's aviation business, its largest, fell 5 percent to $1.12 billion in the second quarter, hurt by a change in the mix of commercial aircraft. Providence, Rhode Island-...

  • *Wall Street sank on Monday, for the fifth straight day, after the steepest decline in Chinese stocks in eight years increased concerns that cooling growth in the world's No. 2 economy could hurt China's trading partners. *With second-quarter reports well under way, analysts expect overall earnings of S&P 500 companies to dip 0.3 percent, below the 3- percent...

  • BEIJING, July 28- Air China Ltd said on Tuesday it aims to raise up to 12 billion yuan in a private placement of A-shares to help fund the purchase of 15 Boeing planes and upgrade its direct sales service. The new B787 Dreamliners, worth 24 billion yuan in list prices, will fly long-haul routes to North America and Europe, Air China said in a stock exchange filing.

  • NEW YORK— Pfizer Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $2.63 billion. Pfizer expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.01 to $2.07 per share, with revenue in the range of $45 billion to $46 billion. Pfizer shares have climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • July 28- Corning Inc, the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc, reported a marginal rise in quarterly core net sales, as strong demand for its fiber optic cables and connectors offset weak sales in its specialty materials unit. The company's net income rose to $496 million, or 36 cents per share in the second quarter, from $169 million, or 11 cents per share.

  • *China- led commodity slump hurts growth, inflation expectations. LONDON, July 28- A slump in commodities prices over the past month has pushed back expectations of when the European Central Bank will start normalising its ultra-loose monetary policy by a whole year, to 2019.. Growth concerns in China, which accounts for almost half of global copper demand and 70...

  • NEW YORK— Sirius XM Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $102.8 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 3 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK _ Marsh& McLennan Cos. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $419 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 80 cents per share. Marsh& McLennan shares have increased 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • MILFORD, Mass. _ Waters Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $105.7 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.27 per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $481.2 million.

  • FORT WORTH, Texas _ D.R. Horton Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221.4 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. D.R. Horton shares have risen roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • CORNING, N.Y. _ Corning Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $496 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.56 billion.

  • BURLINGTON, N.C. _ Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $168.4 million. LabCorp expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.75 to $8 per share. LabCorp shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • July 28- D.R. Horton Inc, the No.1 U.S. homebuilder, said quarterly profit nearly doubled as it sold more homes, and it reported a 22 percent rise in orders. The company's net income rose to $221.4 million, or 60 cents per share in the third quarter ended June 30, from $113.1 million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier. The company's home sales revenue rose about 37 percent...

  • July 28- Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd reported a 19 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower fuel costs and addition of new routes. The company's net earnings rose to C $61.6 million, or 49 Canadian cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30 from C $51.8 million, or 40 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier. Calgary- based WestJet shares closed at C $22.67...