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Subsea Weakness Causes TechnipFMC (FTI) to Miss Q4 Earnings
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:53:00 GMT
TechnipFMC (FTI) delivers weak fourth-quarter results on lower revenues primarily due to a reduction in project activities from its subsea segment.
Altra Industrial (AIMC) Tops Q4 Earnings & Sales, View Solid
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:56:00 GMT
Altra Industrial Motion's (AIMC) fourth-quarter 2018 results benefitted from improving end markets, gains from Stromag acquisition and favorable foreign currency movements.
Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) Beats on Q4 Earnings, Revenues
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:53:00 GMT
Acadia Healthcare's (ACHC) fourth-quarter 2017 results gained on higher contribution from its facilities in the U.K. and the United States.
Welltower (HCN) Q4 FFO Misses Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:52:00 GMT
Welltower (HCN) Q4 results highlight growth in seniors' housing operating performance. However, a rise in property operating expenses was witnessed.
IDACORP (IDA) Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates, Issues '18 View
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:48:00 GMT
IDACORP's (IDA) fourth-quarter 2017 results benefit from strong economic activities in Idaho Power's service region.
SCANA (SCG) Posts Q4 Loss Due to Nuclear Project Abandonment
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:47:00 GMT
SCANA's (SCG) fourth-quarter 2017 results hurt by higher expenses relating to the abandonment of a new nuclear project.
PPL Corp. (PPL) Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates, Gives '18 View
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:45:00 GMT
PPL Corporation (PPL) gains from strong performance of its domestic operations, but lower sales volumes impact its U.K. regulated operations.
Wendy's (WEN) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Miss, Shares Down
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:38:00 GMT
While Wendy's (WEN) system optimization initiatives favor the company's fourth-quarter expenses and profit, fewer company-operated restaurants affect the top line
Apache (APA) Posts Q4 Earnings Beat on Oil Price, Cost Cuts
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:36:00 GMT
Houston's Apache Corporation (APA) reported a larger-than-expected profit in its latest quarter as it got paid more to produce oil and gas.
Telecom Stock Roundup: Disappointing Q4 for Cincinnati Bell, CenturyLink, Mixed Bag for DISH
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:29:00 GMT
The telecom space was rife with earnings reports last week.
Why Allstate (ALL) Stock Should Be a Part of Your Portfolio
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:51:00 GMT
Allstate (ALL) looks an attractive bet on the back of its numerous positive factors.
WPX Energy (WPX) Q4 Loss Narrower Than Expected, Revenues Up
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:42:00 GMT
WPX Energy (WPX) continues to benefit from its focus on oil and improvement in commodity prices.
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Beats on Q4 Earnings, Reserves Grow
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:39:00 GMT
Higher oil equivalent production and price realizations aided Chesapeake Energy's (CHK) fourth-quarter results.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) Q4 Earnings Beat, Improve Y/Y
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:35:00 GMT
The substantial increase in passenger ticket revenues boosted Norwegian Cruise's (NCLH) top line in Q4. However, rise in operating expenses remains a concern.
Quanta Services (PWR) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:32:00 GMT
Quanta Services' (PWR) fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny, driven by strong top-line growth.
Will Soft Comps Impact Chico's (CHS) Earnings Again in Q4£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:30:00 GMT
Chico's (CHS) has been gaining on strategic initiatives to better serve customers and transform business. However, the soft comps view makes us skeptical.
Digitalization, Cost Control to Drive Macy's (M) Q4 Earnings
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:00 GMT
Macy's (M) has undertaken a slew of measures revolving around stores closures, cost containment and investment in omni-channel capabilities to drive performance in the fiscal fourth quarter.
Factors Setting the Tone for Best Buy's (BBY) Q4 Earnings
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:26:00 GMT
Robust domestic and international sales are likely to drive Best Buy's (BBY) top and bottom line in the fiscal fourth quarter.
Boston Beer (SAM) Misses Q4 Earnings Estimates, Updates View
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:22:00 GMT
Boston Beer (SAM) posted lower-than-expected results for the fourth quarter of 2017. However, the company remains committed toward a three-point growth plan.
Newmont (NEM) Posts In-Line Q4 Earnings, Revenues Miss
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:59:00 GMT
Newmont's (NEM) fourth-quarter earnings match estimates. For 2018, the company expects to produce gold in the range of 4.9-5.4 million ounces.
International Business Aids NuVasive, Pricing Woe Remains
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:36:00 GMT
NuVasive (NUVA) plans to merge its U.S. Commercial and International sales functions into a global commercial organization. Also, several recent FDA approvals are encouraging.
Medicines Company (MDCO) Reports Q4 Loss, Revenues Slump Y/Y
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:24:00 GMT
Medicines Company (MDCO) incurs wider-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter of 2017. Moreover, the top line declines year over year on low Angiomax sales.
Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) Beats on Earnings & Revenues in Q4
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:20:00 GMT
Acadia Healthcare's (ACHC) fourth-quarter 2017 results gained on higher contribution from its facilities in the U.K. and the United States.
Ligand (LGND) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Top, 2018 View Solid
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:17:00 GMT
Ligand's (LGND) earnings and revenues beat estimates. The top line also rises year over year owing to higher royalty benefits. The company provides a strong 2018 guidance.
Will Lower Volume Hurt Tenet Healthcare's (THC) Q4 Earnings£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:10:00 GMT
Industry-wide softness in admissions might affect Tenet Healthcare's (THC) fourth-quarter results.
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) Q4 Earnings in Line With Estimates
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:05:00 GMT
Cheesecake Factory's (CAKE) fourth-quarter results hurt by a challenging operating environment in the U.S. restaurants space.
Cerner Partnering With Surescripts to Revamp EHR Platform
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:03:00 GMT
Cerner (CERN) will introduce Surescripts' Real-Time Prescription Benefit functionality into "Cerner Millennium's" EHR platform to help clients curtail escalating healthcare costs.
Is Party City Holdco (PRTY) a Great Stock for Value Investors£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Is Party City Holdco (PRTY) a great pick from the value investor's perspective right now£ Read on to know more.
SAP's Board Recommends 12% Dividend Hike for Shareholders
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
SAP SE's (SAP) recommendation to hike dividend indicates the strength and resilience of the company's balance sheet and cash generation.
Select Medical (SEM) Q4 Earnings Top Estimates, Keeps View
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:59:00 GMT
Solid segmental performances aid Select Medical's (SEM) Q4 earnings.
Is a Beat in the Cards for Discovery (DISCA) in Q4 Earnings£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:54:00 GMT
Various deals inked by Discovery (DISCA) are likely to boost its earnings in Q4. Also, the U.S. Networks might perform well in the soon-to-be reported quarter.
Should Value Investors Pick MCBC Holdings (MCFT) Stock£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:50:00 GMT
Is MCBC Holdings (MCBC) a great pick from the value investor's perspective right now£ Read on to know more.
HubSpot Hits 52-Week High on Robust Sales & Customer Growth
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:45:00 GMT
HubSpot (HUBS) scales new 52-week high on the back of rapid adoption of its CRM tools and expanding product portfolio.
LKQ Corp£££s (LKQ) Earnings Lag, Revenues Top Estimates in Q4
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:43:00 GMT
In spite of witnessing strong organic revenue growth in parts and services in the North American segment, LKQ Corp misses Q4 earnings estimates.
Alleghany (Y) Q4 Earnings Surpass Estimates, Improve Y/Y
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:40:00 GMT
Higher net investment income, lower level of catastrophe loss and growth in net premiums written at the Insurance segment drive Alleghany's (Y) Q4 earnings.
Pandora's (P) Q4 Loss Widens, Revenues Surpass Estimates
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:40:00 GMT
Pandora Media's (P) fourth-quarter results benefit from growth in subscription revenues. However, declining ad revenues remain a concern.
Is Malibu Boats (MBUU) a Great Stock for Value Investors£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:40:00 GMT
Let's see if Malibu Boats, Inc. (MBUU) stock is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now, or if investors subscribing to this methodology should look elsewhere for top picks.
Albertsons-Rite Aid in Merger Pact: Know the Deal Inside Out
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:39:00 GMT
The grocery and drug store industries are about to witness further consolidation with grocer Albertsons Companies proposing to buy the distressed drugstore retailer, Rite Aid Corporation (RAD).
Trex (TREX) Q4 Earnings & Sales Top, Up Y/Y on Strong Demand
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:38:00 GMT
Trex (TREX) anticipates to gain from lower input costs, process-improvement initiatives and increased capacity utilization in 2018.
Broadcom Lowers Bid for Qualcomm, Unhappy With New NXP Offer
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:36:00 GMT
Broadcom (AVGO) lowers its bid for Qualcomm's takeover, unhappy with the latter's bid for NXP.
Hormel Foods (HRL) Tops Q1 Earnings, Raises FY18 EPS View
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:36:00 GMT
Hormel Foods (HRL) intends to boost near-term profitability on the back of the tax reform and stronger sales. However, prevalent turkey market challenge remains a major cause of concern.
State Auto Financial (STFC) Earnings Miss Estimates in Q4
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:34:00 GMT
Higher premiums at State Auto Financial£££s (STFC) Personal segment partially offset its lower premiums at Specialty and Commercial insurance in Q4.
Avis Budget (CAR) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates, '18 View Solid
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:32:00 GMT
Solid global sales growth, cost management supported by tax reform benefit drive Avis Budget Group's (CAR) fourth-quarter results.
Should Value Investors Consider Hasbro (HAS) Stock Now£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:30:00 GMT
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TiVo (TIVO) to Report Q4 Earnings; What's in the Cards£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:29:00 GMT
TiVo's (TIVO) fourth-quarter 2017 results to benefit from its licensing agreements. However, cost structure remains a drag.
Range Resources (RRC) to Post Q4 Earnings: What's in Store£
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:29:00 GMT
Higher expected average daily production will likely support Range Resources' (RRC) fourth-quarter results.
Realty Income (O) Q4 FFO Misses Estimates, Revenues Grow Y/Y
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:28:00 GMT
Realty Income Corporation (O) benefits from revenue growth in Q4, records growth in same-store rents, as well as guides annual rise of 3-5% in adjusted FFO per share for 2018.
Host Hotels' (HST) Q4 FFO Beats Estimates, Revenues Grow Y/Y
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:27:00 GMT
Host Hotels & Resorts' (HST) results highlight margin improvement through better productivity and revenue loss from hotel dispositions. The company has inked a deal to buy three Hyatt managed hotels.
Sanderson Farms (SAFM) Beats on Q1 Earnings and Revenues
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:26:00 GMT
Sanderson Farms (SAFM) reports solid first-quarter fiscal 2018 results backed by higher poultry products' sales, stronger St. Pauls facility productivity and favorable prices of some product lines.
7 GARP Stocks That Should Find a Place in Your Portfolio
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:25:00 GMT
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