Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, March 4, from AP Financial News: CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) ¿ Medical components maker Greatbatch Corp. said Wednesday fourth-quarter profit more than tripled from the year-earlier period due largely to acquisitions. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ¿ H&E Equipment Services Inc., which sells and rents cranes and earthmoving equipment, on Wednesday posted a loss in the fourth quarter, surprising analysts who had expected a profit. ST. LOUIS (AP) ¿ RehabCare Group Inc., a rehabilitation program provider, reported a larger-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter, sending its shares higher on Wednesaday. SHANNON, Ireland (AP) ¿ Aircraft-leasing company Genesis Lease Ltd. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 67 percent, helped by an increase in revenue and a gain from buying back securitized debt. NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of Cache Inc. rose Wednesday, even after the apparel retailer reported a fourth-quarter loss as it marked down apparel to clear away inventory during a weak holiday season.
HOUSTON (AP) ¿ U.S. Concrete Inc., which makes ready-mixed concrete and other building supplies, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter loss widened on a drop in sales and a hefty goodwill charge. WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) ¿ Drug developer Allos Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday posted a larger loss in the fourth quarter, as it spent more to market and develop drug candidates like its lymphoma treatment pralatrexate. DANBURY, Conn. (AP) ¿ Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. on Wednesday reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss due to royalty payments for the pain drug Opana ER, which it developed with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.