Earnings season continues to roll along with a number of big companies stepping into the spotlight. A handful of major firms reported their results last night after the close. Here are some of the highlights in case you missed them:

  • Texas Instruments banked a third-quarter profit of $776 million on revenue of $3.66 billion. Earnings came in at 52 cents per share, beating the Street estimate by 2 cents per share. Analysts had expected sales of $3.66 billion.
  • American Express announced that its third-quarter profit climbed to $1.07 billion, or 90 cents per share, from its year-ago earnings of $967 million, or 79 cents per share. Sales rose to $7.95 billion. Revenue net of interest expense grew to $6.95 billion. Analysts forecast earnings of 85 cents per share on revenue of $7.29 billion.
  • Netflix reported that its third-quarter profit rose nearly 23% to $15.7 million, or 23 cents per share, on sales of $294 million. The consensus estimate stood at 15 cents per share on sales of $286 million in revenue. Netflix ended the third quarter with about 7 million total subscribers, a 24% increase.

  • THQ Inc. reported that it expects to report a second-quarter loss of 11 cents per share and lowered its second-quarter sales outlook to about $229 million due to lower-than-expected game shipments and higher price protection. The company had originally said it expected second-quarter sales of $240 million. Excluding stock-based compensation, THQI now expects to report a second-quarter loss of 3 cents per share, down from its previous guidance of earnings of 10 cents per share. For the fiscal third-quarter, the company forecasts earnings of 61 cents per share on sales of about $490 million. Earnings, excluding stock-based compensation, are expected to be 67 cents per share.