Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Friday's session are United Parcel Service Inc. (>> United Parcel Service, Inc.), Amazon.com Inc. (>> Amazon.com, Inc.) and Procter & Gamble Co. (>> The Procter & Gamble Company).
United Parcel Service Inc. said its revenue rose 5.7% in the latest quarter, helped by higher daily package volumes and strength overseas. Shares rose 1.1% in premarket trading as the results topped expectations.
Procter & Gamble Co. said it plans to exit its Duracell battery business and will likely split the operation off into a separate company. Shares rose 2.1% in premarket trading.
Lear Corp. (>> Lear Corporation) said its third-quarter profit rose 24% as the automotive-seating and electric-systems company posted sales growth in most of its geographies, with particularly strong increases in China and North America. Shares rose 3.5% premarket.
Alcoa Inc. (>> Alcoa Inc) plans to sell its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. (>> Century Aluminum Co) for about $67.5 million in cash, the companies said Thursday.
Amazon.com Inc. reported a significantly wider loss in the third quarter, despite a 20% boost in sales, as the company's many investments continued to weigh on its bottom line. Shares fell 11% in the premarket session.
AMC Networks Inc. (>> AMC Networks Inc) is acquiring a 49.9% stake in BBC America, taking control of affiliate and advertising sales for the cable channel that is home to "Doctor Who," "Orphan Black" and "Top Gear."
Cerner Corp.'s (>> Cerner Corporation) third-quarter earnings rose 12% as revenue increased 15%.
Chubb Corp. (>> The Chubb Corporation) posted a 10% increase in third-quarter earnings as the insurance company said it has low catastrophe losses.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp.'s (>> Edwards Lifesciences Corp) third-quarter earnings rose 23%, driven by strong sales of its nonsurgical heart valves.
Juniper Networks Inc. (>> Juniper Networks, Inc.) provided fourth-quarter guidance that missed analysts' expectations though the networking equipment company posted a 4.5% increase in third-quarter earnings.
KLA-Tencor Corp. (>> KLA-Tencor Corporation) plans to pay a special cash dividend and buy back more of its shares, the company said Thursday. The announcement came as the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
Microsoft Corp. (>> Microsoft Corporation) continues to defy expectations by growing at a much faster clip than its business-technology peers, while the company also managed to post stronger-than-forecast sales in its troubled Nokia mobile business.
NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (>> NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the company's Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date for the company's experimental hormone drug to Jan. 24 from Friday.
Pandora Media Inc. (P) reported a 25% increase in the number of hours listeners tuned in during the third quarter, the first year-to-year comparison since the Internet radio giant ended its 40-hour free-listening monthly cap.
Pfizer Inc. (>> Pfizer Inc.) said it will continue repurchasing stock with a new $11 billion buyback plan.
Principal Financial Group Inc. (>> Principal Financial Group Inc) said Thursday its third-quarter operating earnings rose 31% as it posted increases in revenue and assets under management.
Riverbed Technology Inc. (>> Riverbed Technology, Inc.) projected fourth-quarter earnings that missed analysts' expectations, but the company also reported Thursday that third-quarter revenue rose 5.6%.
Southwestern Energy Co.'s (>> Southwestern Energy Company) third-quarter profit rose 13% as production increases offset lower prices.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (>> Bristol-Myers Squibb Co) reported a smaller-than-expected decline in third-quarter revenue, despite lost sales as resulting from its exit of a diabetes alliance earlier this year.
Cabot Oil Gas Corp. (>> Cabot Corp) said its third-quarter earnings grew 44% on the strength of higher production volume in key segments.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (>> Colgate-Palmolive Company) said its third-quarter earnings fell 17%, warning that deteriorating foreign-exchange rates are weighing on its results.
DTE Energy Co. (>> DTE Energy Co) reported its profit fell 21% in the third quarter, dragged down by high-speed wind storms that hurt its electric business.
Ford Motor Co. (F) said its third-quarter income fell to $835 million from $1.27 billion a year ago as lower production, and warranty and recall costs led to lower profits in North America, and losses in Europe hurt results.
Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. (LFPI) said revenue jumped 30% in the latest quarter, as the rural hospital operator benefited from a larger number of hospitals.
Moody's Corp. (>> Moody's Corporation) said its revenue jumped 16% in the latest quarter, driven by strong gains in its debt-rating and analytics businesses.
Magellan Health Services Inc. (>> Magellan Health Inc) said recent acquisitions helped drive better-than-expected revenue growth in its third quarter, but earnings fell sharply on higher tax costs.
Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (>> NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.) said its earnings rose 8.9% as the firm's focus on expense control helped offset the effect of foreign exchange and other pressures on its top line.
State Street Corp. (>> State Street Corporation) said its profit rose 2.1% as growth in fee revenue boosted its top line.
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Stocks mentioned in the article : United Parcel Service, Inc.
, Principal Financial Group Inc
, Pfizer Inc.
, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
, Microsoft Corporation
, Magellan Health Inc
, Southwestern Energy Company
, State Street Corporation
, Riverbed Technology, Inc.
, The Procter & Gamble Company
, Colgate-Palmolive Company
, Cerner Corporation
, Century Aluminum Co
, Cabot Corp
, The Chubb Corporation
, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co
, Amazon.com, Inc.
, AMC Networks Inc
, DTE Energy Co
, Moody's Corporation
, Lear Corporation
, KLA-Tencor Corporation
, Juniper Networks, Inc.
, Edwards Lifesciences Corp
, Alcoa Inc