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  • Overall, Campbell's plan will result in a decline in fiscal 2012 earnings of up to 6%, but the company's long-term per-share earnings growth target remained the same, at 5% to 7%.

    Campbell Hopes Tastier Soup Leads to Higher Sales

  • In short, we have the team, the assets and the financial resources to build long-term per-share value.

  • Payout, which ordinarily means the overall amount of profits paid out in dividends, may be used in headlines to refer to a per-share dividend rate or rate change.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a per-share profit of 26 cents.

    Financial Briefing Book: Jan. 22-23

  • A tip of the hat to Keith Harmeyer of Lutherville, Md., who came closest to guessing Delta Air Lines ' 19-cent per-share fourth-quarter net income.

    Test Your Prediction Skills

  • Excluding restructuring and merger-related expenses, per-share earnings from continuing operations rose to 85 cents from 67 cents.

    Schlumberger Booms

  • On a per-share basis, which includes preferred dividends, the loss narrowed to 16 cents from 60 cents.

    Write-Downs Drive BofA to Loss

  • "It's to bring the per-share price back to a price that some might expect for a private company," Yu said.

    Facebook holds 5-for-1 split on private stock

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Rhodes said the increase marked the company's ninth consecutive quarter of 20%-plus growth in per-share earnings.

    AutoZone Profit Rises 20%

  • Debt-extinguishment costs took a penny off the latest quarter's per-share profit, while the prior year benefited from an 11-cent net gain.

    Domino's Pizza Profit, Sales Keep Rising

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