What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Dec. 16.
The mining equipment manufacturing company Joy Global reported earnings before the bell.
Companies that reported after the bell include the home construction company Hovnanian and the financial administrative company Paychex.
BEFORE THE BELL
The mining equipment maker reported earnings of $1.20 a share, 9 cents more than a year ago, on revenue of $963.53 million.
AFTER THE BELL
The home construction company posted a loss of $3.21 a share. Sales totaled $437.4 million.
The financial administration company reported earnings of 35 cents a share on revenue of $496.6 million.
*Earnings data based off of Thomson Reuters, and excludes extraordinary items.