12:30 PM New York – Albemarle agreed to acquire Rockwood Holdings for $6.2 billion. Comerica net rose 5%. Goldman Sachs profit climbed 5%. Johnson & Johnson lifted earnings outlook. JPMorgan net declined 8%. Reynolds American buys Lorillard for about $27.4 billion.
Tollbooth Index slipped 0.5% or 43.51 to 9,460.18.
) declined 3.2% or $2.33 to $70.29 after the specialty chemicals maker agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in a cash and stock deal for about $6.2 billion.
Under the terms, each outstanding share of Rockwood will be exchanged for $50.65 in cash and 0.4803 of a share of Albemarle share. The deal values Rockwood at $85.53 a share, a 13% premium on yesterday''s closing price.
The transaction is expected to close in the first-quarter of 2015.
) increased 44 cents to $51 after the financial service provider stated net interest income in the second-quarter ending in June edged up 0.5% to $416 million from a year ago.
Net income in the quarter increased 5% to $151 million or 80 cents a diluted share compared to $143 million or 76 cents from a year earlier.
The company said total loan in the quarter jumped 4% to $46.7 billion and total deposits increased 1% to $53.4 billion from last quarter.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc
) gained $1.47 to $168.46 after the investment bank reported total net revenue in the second-quarter ending in June jumped 6% to $9.13 billion from a year ago period.
Net income in the quarter climbed 5% to $1.95 billion or $4.10 a diluted share compared to $1.86 billion or $3.70 from a year earlier.
As of June, the bank said total asset were $860 billion dropped of $56 billion from March 2014.
Johnson & Johnson
) slipped 1.5% or $1.55 to $103.83 after the health care products maker reported sales in the second-quarter ending in June climbed 9.1% to $19.50 billion from a year ago.
Net income in the quarter soared 12.9% to $4.33 billion or $1.51 a diluted share compared to $3.83 billion or $1.33 from a year ago period.
The company lifted its earnings per share guidance for the year between $5.85 and $5.92.
JPMorgan Chase & Co
) climbed 3.8% or $2.13 to $58.42 after the financial services provider said total net revenue in the second-quarter ending in June dropped 3% to $24.45 billion from same quarter a year ago.
Net income in the quarter declined 8% to $5.99 billion or $1.46 a diluted share compared to $6.50 billion or $1.60 from a year earlier.
Reynolds American, Inc
) plummeted 4.2% or $2.62 to $60.52 after the cigarette maker said it plans to acquire its rival Lorillard for about $27.4 billion, lower than expected price estimated by several analysts on Wall Street.
Shares of Lorillard Inc plunged 8.1% to $61.76.