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  • HOUSTON _ Service Corp. International on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $82 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. Service Corp. shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ NewMarket Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $60.6 million. The Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had profit of $5.14 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • April 25- Billionaire Steven A. Cohen's hedge fund firm was sued on Wednesday by a San Francisco money manager seeking to stop it from using its name on a new investing project. Aperio Group LLC, which said it has more than $25 billion of assets under management, said Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP has caused confusion among customers, causing them to believe...

  • The company has been relying on promotions and discounts to stabilize its wireless and pay-TV subscriber numbers, which have taken a toll on its margins, New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin said in an interview. AT&T is fighting the U. S Department of Justice in court to complete its $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc, which it has called...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Wednesday reported sales at established restaurants and profit for the first quarter that beat expectations, and new Chief Executive Brian Niccol told investors that the beleaguered burrito chain has begun its turnaround. Niccol, the former chief of Yum Brands Inc's Taco Bell, is known for launching hot new...

  • April 25- Advanced Micro Devices Inc's quarterly profit and revenue topped Wall Street targets as the chipmaker benefited from higher prices and demand for graphics chips used in personal computers, gaming consoles and cryptocurrency mining. The stock has climbed over 250 percent in the past two years as the Santa Clara, California- based company benefits...

  • LOS ANGELES _ Kilroy Realty Corp. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 90 cents per share. Kilroy Realty expects full-year funds from operations to be $3.49 to $3.64 per share.

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Methanex Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $169 million. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had profit of $2 per share. Methanex shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DEERFIELD, Ill. _ Essendant Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $51.4 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Deerfield, Illinois- based company said it had a loss of $1.40. Essendant shares have risen nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 25- Mexican chemicals and plastic pipe maker Mexichem posted a 52 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, compared to the year-earlier quarter, boosted by higher profitability in its vinyl unit. The company said its net profit jumped to $78.9 million in the quarter, compared to $51.9 million in the first three months of 2017..

  • BILLINGS, Mont. _ First Interstate BancSystem Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $36.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. First Interstate BancSystem shares have risen slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Franklin Financial Network Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.1 million. The Franklin, Tennessee- based bank said it had earnings of 73 cents per share. Franklin Financial Network shares have dropped nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. _ Horizon Bancorp on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $12.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 47 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $40.6 million.

  • LAS VEGAS— The Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino company says it plans to build a beachfront non-casino hotel in the Mexican city of Puerto Los Cabos. Company president and chief executive Mark Frissora announced Wednesday that the $200 million Caesars Palace resort will be the company's first Mexico property. It will be developed by Mexico- based Grupo...

  • AMERICAN FORK, Utah _ Peoples Utah Bancorp on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $9 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $29 million.

  • ATLANTA _ Equifax Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $90.9 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.37 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $854 million.

  • WILMINGTON, N.C. _ Live Oak Bancshares Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $12.5 million. The Wilmington, North Carolina- based bank said it had earnings of 30 cents per share. Live Oak Bancshares shares have climbed 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO _ Coeur Mining Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $1.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 4 cents per share. Coeur Mining shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CARMEL, Ind. _ CNO Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $84.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 44 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • YUMA, Ariz.— U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday that at least another 31 cases are believed to be tied to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued a warning...