Feb 19, 2014 11:19 AM ET
Devon Energy net swung to a profit and sell Canada assets for $2.8 billion. Eaton Vance net soared 22%. Lithia Motors profit and sales soared as same store sales in the quarter climbed 11%. Omnicare net swung to a loss. Signet agreed to acquire Zale for $21 a share in cash.
Feb 19, 2014 11:03 AM ET
Emerging markets were in focus after protests turned violent in Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and Egypt. The U.S. housing starts dropped to annual rate of 888,000 in January and the permits demand declined for the third month in a row. Producer prices rose 0.2%.
Feb 19, 2014 10:56 AM ET
Nikkei index in Tokyo extended gains for the second time this week and the yen gained against the dollar and the euro. Toyota said union demand for annual wage increase is surprisingly high. Hokkaido increased power rates for the first time in three decades.
Feb 19, 2014 8:16 PM ET
Galliford Try profit and sales soared 18%. Lafarge net climbed 156.6% to €213 million. Peugeot plans to raise €5.27 billion through share sales and joint ventures and warrants. Sports Direct profit surged 15% to £281 million. TF1 net climbed 9% to €152 million.
Feb 19, 2014 9:21 AM ET
Market indexes in Sydney opened higher on the back of a rally in resource sector but trimmed gains in the late afternoon. Wesfarmers reported first-half profit increased 11%. Woodside Petroleum full-year net declined 41%.
Feb 19, 2014 8:23 AM ET
Ashok Leyland plans to divest non-core assets to reduce debt burden. Financial Tech gained after Tech Mahindra may take a stake in the company. HMT surged after government approved restructuring plan. Paper Products net surged 66%.
Feb 18, 2014 11:29 AM ET
U.S. market indexes struggled and a $25 billion deal between Forest Lab and Actavis dominated market sentiment. Coca-Cola declined after revenues and earnings declined. Home builders fell. Kansas City Southern dropped 6% after a legislation in Mexico proposed opening railroad transportation market.
Feb 18, 2014 11:05 AM ET
Coca-Cola net fell 8% and revenue dropped 4%. Duke Energy net surged 51% and revenue climbed 25%. Forest Laboratories agreed to be acquired by Actavis for cash and equity. Genuine Parts net dropped 6%. Medtronic net plunged 23%. Waste Management net swung to a loss.
Feb 18, 2014 10:20 AM ET
Casino Guichard net declined 19% to €853 million but sales soared 16%. InterContinental Hotels tumbled 31%. John Wood profit in the year soared 14%. MTU Aero net fell 1% to €172 million. Pandora net profit surged 85% and plans to buy back 2.4 billion kronor of shares.
Feb 18, 2014 9:28 AM ET
Bank of Japan in a surprise move improved on the margin its two small private sector lending program to increase growth in loans. The move surprised investors and the Nikkei surged 3%.