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Diamond Foods — The snack maker will be bought by rival Snyder's-Lance for $1.27 billion in cash and stock. Diamond shareholders will get $12.50 per share in cash, and 0.775 shares of Snyder's for every share they now hold.

Anthem — The health insurer earned an adjusted $2.73 per share for the third quarter, 40 cents above estimates, while revenue beat forecasts, as well. Anthem's results were helped by increased enrollment in its commercial and government business segments.

Generac — The maker of generators earned 92 cents per share for its latest quarter, 13 cents above estimates, and revenue was well above analysts' forecasts. However, Generac did cut its full year outlook, citing fewer than expected power outages and the impact of lower energy prices on certain mobile products.

Hilton Worldwide — The hotel chain matched Street forecasts with adjusted quarterly profit of 23 cents per share. Hilton did beat on the top line, however, and raised its earnings outlook for the full year. Hilton said demand is especially strong in the United States, where it is substantially outstripping supply.

Starwood Hotels — Starwood reported adjusted quarterly profit of 74 cents per share, 2 cents above estimates, with revenue essentially in line. Separately, Starwood announced the sale of its vacation ownership unit to Interval Leisure Group. The sale of the unit — valued at about $1.5 billion — will take place after it is spun off by Starwood.

Northrop Grumman — The defense contractor won an Air Force contract to build the next-generation long range bomber, which could have an ultimate value of up to $80 billion. Separately, the company reported...