South Korea's LG Household & Healthcare said it is considering a bid for U.S. cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden.
Procter & Gamble's said its third-quarter profit rose 1.7% as expenses fell, though sales also dropped slightly as most of the consumer-products giant's segments suffered sales declines.
Boeing said its first-quarter earnings fell 13% as costs tied to changes to its retirement plans masked the continued strong demand for its jetliners.
Johnson Controls Inc. said its second-quarter earnings climbed as the manufacturer of car batteries and automotive seating reported higher automotive production in all regions.
Ingersoll-Rand said its earnings fell as stronger revenue and margins were masked by restructuring-related expenses and the spinoff of its commercial and residential security operations.
Dow Chemical said first-quarter earnings rose 65% on modest revenue growth and a boost from lower costs.
Reynolds American Inc. said first-quarter revenue rose 2.8% as the cigarette maker posted stronger volumes from its smokeless products.
Tupperware Brands Corp. raised its full-year guidance as sales in the first quarter continued to reflect strength in the company's emerging-markets business.
EMC Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter earnings fell 32% as a rise in some of the data-storage provider's costs offset revenue growth.
Biogen Idec Inc. said its first-quarter profit jumped 12%, as strong sales of its pill-based multiple-sclerosis treatment Tecfidera drove revenue higher.