The Wall Street firm with the biggest revenue decline last quarter, said its currency trading business didn’t incur a loss in the period as the bank sought to clarify a figure in a regulatory filing.
ICAP, the world’s largest broker of transactions between banks, said it expects full-year profit to rise after eliminating jobs and cutting compensation.
Disney reported higher profit for the quarter, lifted by more visitors to U.S. theme parks and higher sales of toys and other consumer products.
French banking group Societe Generale reported third quarter net profit of 534 million euros ($722.3 million) on Thursday, below expectations in a Reuters poll of 583 million euros.
Commerzbank posted a 15 percent rise in quarterly net profit as it set aside less cash to cover ailing loans held in its restructuring division, saying the strategic overhaul of the group was on track.
Dutch lender ING missed profit expectations on Wednesday as the bank announced its restructuring, after years of state aid, was finally nearing completion.
Toyota has hiked its full-year net profit by 13 percent, citing a weaker yen that makes its exports more profitable, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday.
HSBC said third-quarter pre-tax profit rose 30% as the bank cut costs and focused on its most lucrative markets.
With shares of Sony plunging 12 percent on Friday after the company slashed its earnings outlook, strategists say time is running out for the Japanese electronics maker to prove that it can engineer a turnaround of its struggling business.
Deutsche Bank, Europe’s largest investment bank by revenue, said third-quarter profit slid 94% after it set aside $1.65bn to cover expected legal costs and income from debt trading fell.
JPMorgan's third-quarter earnings saw a lot of firsts for the bank, including, for the first time in eight years, that the bank posted a loss.
Premier League champions Manchester United reported record revenues of £363.2 million ($579.9 million) for the year on Wednesday driven by high-profile sponsorship deals.
Caterpillar reported a lower quarterly profit on Wednesday and cut its outlook for full-year earnings, saying its independent dealers were focused on reducing machine inventories rather than building them up.