NEW YORK -- Lowe's ( LOW), the home-improvement retailer, posted third-quarter results that exceeded forecasts as same-store sales for the period rose 1.8%. Adjusted earnings were 40 cents a share on revenue of $12.07 billion; analysts on average were expecting earnings of 35 cents a share in the third quarter on revenue of $11.91 billion. Lowe's shares were rising 3.9% in premarket trading Monday to $33.21. 5 Dividend Stocks Itching to Pay You MoreCisco Systems ( CSCO), the networking giant, announced Sunday it was buying cloud computing company Meraki for $1.2 billion. Meraki, based in San Francisco, will form Cisco's new Cloud Networking group, which will be led by Meraki CEO Sanjit Biswas. Cisco shares were rising 1.3% to $18.22 in premarket trading. Retailer Urban Outfitters ( URBN) is expected to earn 41 cents a share in the third quarter on revenue of $692.4 million. Clues to E-Commerce SuccessTyson Foods ( TSN) posted fiscal fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 55 cents a share on sales of $8.37 billion. analysts forecast earnings of 44 cents a share on sales of $8.49 billion. Earnings are also expected Monday from Jack in the Box ( JACK), Krispy Kreme ( KKD), Agilent ( A)and Brocade ( BRCD). BioMimetic Therapeutics ( BMTI)shares rose 82% to $7.57 after it announced Monday an agreement to combine its business with Wright Medical ( WMGI). News Corp ( NWSA) is expected to announce this week that it will acquire a 49% in the YES Network from the New York Yankees and its partners, according to Reuters, which cited a person with knowledge of the talks. The deal would would value the sports channel at $3 billion, Reuters said. An Assault on Yield-Oriented ETFs -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.