Earnings Round-Up

A round-up of the morning's earnings report
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Here is a round-up of the morning's earnings report: #

Earnings Round-Up

1. Samsung (SSNLF)  stock closed at a new record Thursday after it reported a solid first quarter and conceded to a push by activist investor Elliott Management to boost returns by cancelling some of the shares it holds in its treasury.

2. Ford (F) - Get Report posted stronger-than-expected earnings Thursday but cautioned that rising costs will hit its full-year bottom line.

3. Dow Chemical (DOW) - Get Report posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter operating earnings and a firm rise in sales as it moves to complete its $130 billion merger with DuPont  (DD) - Get Report

4. Southwest Airlines(LUV) - Get Report  missed analysts' expectations for its first-quarter earnings, reporting adjusted earnings of 61 cents a share on revenue of $4.9 billion, sending shares down in premarket trading.

5. Lufthansa (DLAKY)  fell to the foot of the market in Germany Thursday after a cautious tone from management led investors to overlook what was otherwise a solid set of first-quarter numbers from the flagship carrier.

6. Bayer AG (BAYRY)  shares rose to the top of the German leaderboard Thursday after reporting better-than-excepted first quarter earnings that were boosted by a near 20% advance in sales of the group's Xarelto stroke prevention treatment.

7. Nokia Oyj(NOK) - Get Report  shares surged to the top of the market in Paris after the network equipment maker said it was "cautiously optimistic" for the full year even as it posted a slowing in first quarter sales.

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