Delta Air Lines Inc. said its second-quarter earnings jumped 17%, driven by higher passenger and operating revenue as traffic increased.
General Dynamics's second-quarter earnings slipped as the defense contractor recorded sales declines in three of its four business units, including its Gulfstream business-jet unit.
Dow Chemical said its second-quarter sales rose a better-than-expected 2% as the company reported growth in all its operating segments.
Northrop Grumman Corp. on Wednesday reported a 4.7% increase in second-quarter profit as the defense contractor cut costs, masking a decrease in sales.
Simon Property Group said its second-quarter profit rose 20% as occupancy and rents increased; the company also raised its earnings outlook for the year.
Biogen Idec said robust sales of its multiple-sclerosis treatments Tecfidera and Tysabri helped drive up its earnings by 46% in the second quarter.
The industrial-gas company's bottom line was helped by higher sales; CEO doesn't see significant economic improvement in second half.
Chinese car maker Great Wall Motor expects its first-half net profit to fall 3% from a year earlier due to a collapse in sedan sales and repeated delays of a flagship-model launch.
Thermo Fisher Scientific second-quarter revenue jumped 33% as the laboratory-equipment maker's benefited from its recent acquisition of Life Technologies and saw revenue growth across segments.
Some of the highest-yielding bonds in emerging markets, debt denominated in local currencies, are rallying despite rising jitters over these fast-growing countries.