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Market Update

Flowers Foods Misses Estimates, Nuance Loss Widens


Author: Mukesh Buch
ticker.com
Last Update: 11:18 AM ET August 12 2014

11:15 PM New York AerCap net soared 83%. Acceleron Pharma net swung to a loss. Flowers Foods profit plunged 10% after sales dropped 2%. MannKind and Nuance Communications net loss widened. Towers Watson net slid 1%. Valspar net jumped 4%.

Tollbooth Index edged up 0.01% or 0.55 to 9,296.77.

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AerCap Holdings N.V (AER) gained 1.8% or 81 cents to $45.29 after the aviation company said total revenues in the second-quarter ending in June surged 226.6% to $806.8 million from a year ago period.

Net income in the quarter soared 83% to $138.3 million or 83 cents a diluted share compared to $75.7 million or 66 cents from a same quarter last year.

Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN) declined 4.5% or $1.36 to $28.55 after the biopharmaceutical company said revenue in the second-quarter ending in June was $4.09 million.

Net in the quarter swung to a loss of $16.6 million or 52 cents a diluted share compared to profit of $1.2 million or 28 cents in the quarter last year.

Flowers Foods, Inc (FLO) dropped 4.7%or 94 cents to $19.08 after the bakery products maker reported sales in the second-quarter ending on July 12 fell 2.3% to $877.4 million from a year ago period.

Net income in the quarter plunged 10.3% to $45 million or 21 cents a diluted share compared to $50.1 million or 24 cents in the quarter last year.

MannKind Corporation (MNKD) tumbled 11.8% or $1.01 to $7.53 after the biopharmaceutical company reported net loss in the second-quarter ending in June widened to $73.4 million or 19 cents a diluted share compared to $46 million or 16 cents from a same quarter last year.

Nuance Communications Inc (NUAN) plunged 9.7% or $1.74 to $16.36 after the voice and language solution provider stated total revenues in the third-quarter ending in June increased 1.2% to $475.5 million from a year ago period.

Net loss in the quarter widened to $54.2 million or 17 cents a diluted share compared to $35 million or 11 cents from a same quarter last year.

Towers Watson & Co (TW) slipped 1.2% or $1.28 to $102.99 after the professional service provider said total revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in June advanced 5% to $879 million from a year ago period.

Net income in the quarter fell 0.6% to $82.4 million or $1.17 a diluted share compared to $82.9 million or $1.16 from a same quarter last year.

The Valspar Corporation (VAL) increased 1.5% or $1.14 to $79.03 after the paint and coatings maker reported net sales in the third-quarter ending in June advanced 10% to $1.2 billion from a year ago period.

Net income in the quarter jumped 4.3% to $97.8 million or $1.14 a diluted share compared to $93.8 million or $1.04 from a same quarter last year.

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