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Stocks to watch Tuesday: AutoZone, Workday

Stocks to watch Tuesday: AutoZone, Workday

JinkoSolar, Qihoo 360 Technology, Durata Therapeutics also set for active trading

Ruby Tuesday Q1 net down 16% on CEO search costs

Ruby Tuesday Q1 net down 16% on CEO search costs

Ruby Tuesday Inc.’s RT +0.72% fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 16% as the casual-dining chain was hurt by chief executive-search costs, though same-store sales posted the company’s first increase in nearly two years.

Performant Financial climbs after IPO

Performant Financial climbs after IPO

Performant Financial Corp.’s PFMT +17.78% shares rose in early trading Friday after the company cut the size and price on its IPO.

Nvidia earnings fall 21%, but beat estimates

Nvidia earnings fall 21%, but beat estimates

Nvidia Corp.’s NVDA +3.37% fiscal second-quarter profit fell 21% as the chip maker logged higher operating costs, masking revenue growth.

Pfizer says Alzheimer’s drug failed study goals

Pfizer says Alzheimer’s drug failed study goals

Pfizer Inc. PFE -0.42% said its bapineuzumab, a highly anticipated potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, failed to reach its set goals in its first of four Phase 3 studies.

NuStar Energy selling 50% of asphalt operations

NuStar Energy selling 50% of asphalt operations

NuStar Energy LP NS -1.93% agreed to sell a 50% stake in its asphalt operations to private-investment firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC for $175 million,…

Biogen, Isisin Steinart disease drug pact

Biogen, Isisin Steinart disease drug pact

Biogen Idec Inc. BIIB +3.05% and Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. ISIS +3.09% entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize an antisense drug to treat Steinert disease, a deal that could see Isis receive more than $271 million.

Nike profit falls on weaker margins, higher costs

Nike profit falls on weaker margins, higher costs

Nike Inc.’s NKE -12.01% fiscal fourth-quarter earnings fell 7.6% as the maker of athletic gear continued to get hit with weaker margins and a charge related to the restructuring of its Nike brand’s Western European operations,…

Mizuho Financial to buy Banco WestLB Do Brasil

Mizuho Financial to buy Banco WestLB Do Brasil

Mizuho Financial Group Inc will acquire Brazilian lender Banco WestLB Do Brasil S.A. for around 30 billion yen (about $380 million),…

Guess profit falls on weaker U.S. same-store sales

Guess profit falls on weaker U.S. same-store sales

Guess Inc.’s GES -0.12% fiscal first-quarter income slumped 38% as the apparel maker saw weaker European revenue and North American same-store sales weigh down results.

Boyd Gaming to buy Peninsula Gaming in $1.45B deal

Boyd Gaming to buy Peninsula Gaming in $1.45B deal

Boyd Gaming Corp. BYD -0.14% has agreed to acquire fellow casino operator Peninsula Gaming LLC for $200 million in cash, expanding the U.S. gambling company’s footprint in the Midwest and South.

Google’s Web search market share rises in April

Google’s Web search market share rises in April

Google Inc. GOOG -1.37% slightly increased its leading market share among U.S. Internet-search engines last month, while Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT +1.37% Bing search engine also gained market share, according to market researcher comScore Inc. SCOR -0.79% .

Pitney Bowes profit up 80% on tax benefits

Pitney Bowes profit up 80% on tax benefits

Pitney Bowes Inc.’s PBI -1.81% first-quarter earnings rose 80% on tax benefits and other items as the mail-and document-services company continued to report declining revenue.

SK Hynix reportedly to join bid for Japan’s Elpida

SK Hynix reportedly to join bid for Japan’s Elpida

SK Hynix Inc. has decided to join in a final bid for Japan’s Elpida Memory Inc., local online news provider Edaily reported Friday, citing an unnamed SK Hynix source.

Keppel Corp. unit in natgas pact with Petronas

Keppel Corp. unit in natgas pact with Petronas

Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp. Ltd. said that unit Keppel Energy Pte. Ltd….

Coinstar boosts Q1, yearly view on Redbox strength

Coinstar boosts Q1, yearly view on Redbox strength

Coinstar Inc. CSTR -2.91% raised its earnings and revenue forecasts for its first quarter and full year, saying it experienced increased consumer demand at its Redbox movie rental kiosks,…

Samsung pursues ad market on its mobile devices

Samsung pursues ad market on its mobile devices

Mobile phone heavyweight Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNHY, 005930.SE) is playing a more hands-on role in the advertising on its devices, underlining the growing potential many companies see in mobile ads.

Ford to invest $1.3 bln in Mexican Fusion plant

Ford to invest $1.3 bln in Mexican Fusion plant

Ford Motor Co. F +0.20% will invest $1.3 billion in its Mexico operations to build the new generation of one of its most-popular models, the mid-size Ford Fusion, company officials said Friday.

Mizuho Group to merge retail, corp. units: report

Mizuho Group to merge retail, corp. units: report

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. plans to merge its group banks Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Corporate Bank on July 1 next year, Mizuho officials said Thursday, Kyodo News reported.

Peabody sees Q1 EPS at low end of prior view

Peabody sees Q1 EPS at low end of prior view

Peabody Energy BTU -1.18% warned its first-quarter earnings will likely come in at the low end of its prior downbeat projection due to storms and flooding in Australia, which have halted port and rail movements.