Posts Tagged ‘Earnings’

Netflix (NFLX) Beats Street

9:05am (EST)    The bulls tried to carry the torch for another day but came across the finish line stumbling as the market ended Wednesday’s session flat. The Dow managed a strong start but struggled in the afternoon before ending with an 8 point gain to close at 11,124.  The index hit an intra-day high of 11,217 which wasRead more

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EA Misses, Cuts Jobs

Electronic Arts (ERTS, $15.50, up $0.64) posted weaker-than-expected earnings after the bell and said it would delay the release of several hit games. And guess what? The stock went up. The company reported a profit of $0.56 a share versus expectations of $0.88 a share for the fourth quarter butRead more

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Family Dollar Catches Fire

Family Dollar Stores (FDO, $27.73, up $3.40) is having an outstanding day after announcing earnings that were better-than-expected. The company also raised its second-quarter outlook after posting higher December sales. Quarterly sales rose 4% to $1.8 billion while comparable-store sales climbed 2%. For the quarter, the company earned $59 million,Read more

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Nike Update

I wanted to update the Nike (NKE, $48.19, down $1.18) trade from last Thursday. When I mentioned the stock it was trading at just a hair below $50 and I had talked about the weakness it was displaying. The shares touched a low of $48.19 on Thursday after the blog,Read more

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Yum Brands Beats Estimates

Yum Brands (YUM, $27.88, up $0.38) said profits for its 3Q came in at $282 million, or $0.58 a share, up from $270 million, or $0.50, in the same quarter a year earlier. The company did well because of its operations in China, but the results were not “stellar”. ChinaRead more

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Merrill Lynch Dispels Rumors

Merrill Lynch (MER, $36.46, down $1.23) is under heavy selling pressure amid rumors of an impending profit-warning and further write-downs. The company has gone on record and is not preparing to issue a profit warning today it said in a statement. The stock hit a low of $35.38, just 22Read more

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Deere Gets Plowed

Wal-Mart Slips Despite Strong 1Q

The market is always looking ahead. Even after a solid 1Q on higher sales and profits, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT, $56.65, down $1.37) spooked Wall Street after giving cautious 2Q guidance. The company reported income of $3.02 billion for the quarter, up nearly 7% from $2.82 billion, versus the same periodRead more

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Earnings Snapshot (Financials)

The Financial sector could get even more volatile with earnings reports coming out from the heavy hitters this week. US Bancorp (USB, $31.67, down $0.95) gets the ball rolling Tuesday before the bell and Wall Street is expecting the company to report earnings of 61 cents a share. US BancorpRead more

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