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  • LAS VEGAS _ MGM Growth Properties LLC on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The Las Vegas- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $118.7 million, or 49 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 48...

  • GLEN ALLEN, Va. _ Dynex Capital Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $9.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Dynex Capital shares have risen nearly 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Dynex Capital, Earnings Report.

  • HANOI, Vietnam— A high-ranking Vietnamese Communist Party official faces punishment for wrongdoing when he was head of the country's oil and gas monopoly, PetroVietnam. The party's Inspection Committee said in a statement Thursday that Dinh La Thang, a Politburo member and secretary of the Communist Party Organization of Ho Chi Minh City, was responsible for...

  • WASHINGTON _ FTI Consulting Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $14 million. FTI Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.90 to $2.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.78 billion to $1.88 billion. FTI Consulting shares have decreased roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 27- U.S. stocks were on track to open slightly higher on Thursday amid a flood of quarterly earnings reports, while investors assessed President Donald Trump's tax reform plan. "Yesterday, you saw some selling but it didn't develop into an outright heavy pressure day," said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.

  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ Franklin Electric Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $15.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Franklin Electric shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BATON ROUGE, La. _ H&E Equipment Services Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana- based company said it had net income of 15 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Stocks need to move closer to 5- year average OPEC's Barkindo. Barkindo's views were echoed by oil ministers from OPEC members Iraq and Angola, also attending the conference. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and a number of non- OPEC producers meet on May 25 to discuss extending output curbs that cover the first half of 2017..

  • DUBLIN 4, Ireland _ Alkermes PLC on Thursday reported a loss of $68.9 million in its first quarter. The Dublin 4, Ireland- based company said it had a loss of 45 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share.

  • MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. _ Sun Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.4 million in its first quarter. Sun Bancorp shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Sun Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen introduced a bill late on Wednesday night...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 27- Relations between the United States and Mexico have seen "enormous progress" during the first months of the administration of U.S.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ California Water Service Group Holding on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. California Water Service Group shares have increased 13 percent...

  • OAK BROOK, Ill. _ Federal Signal Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $7.3 million. Federal Signal expects full-year earnings in the range of 70 cents to 78 cents per share. Federal Signal shares have dropped roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Often seen as a bellwether of U.S. economic activity, UPS said revenue increased to $15.315 billion in the first quarter from $14.418 billion in the year-ago period. Revenue at the company's domestic segment rose 5 percent to $9.535 billion from $9.084 billion a year ago, with the company saying e-commerce demand was strong. The Atlanta- based company posted...

  • LONDON, April 27- London's silver price benchmark is plagued by big, unpredictable fluctuations that risk undermining its credibility and may complicate efforts by the London Bullion Market Association to find a new operator, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data and 10 industry sources. However, it has diverged widely from the spot price on a number...

  • LONDON _ CNH Industrial NV on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $46 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.34 billion.

  • SHOREVIEW, Minn. _ Deluxe Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $57.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Shoreview, Minnesota- based company said it had profit of $1.16. The company expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.15 to $5.30 per share, with revenue ranging from $1.95 billion to $1.98 billion.

  • MCLEAN, Va. _ Iridium Communications Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $37.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $105.7 million.

  • LAS VEGAS _ MGM Resorts International on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $206.8 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.61 billion.