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Wal-Mart & Kohl's earnings disappoint; Cisco shares jump; ExOne stock tumbles

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Retailers are back in focus this morning, Wal-Mart (WMT) shares fell in early trading. The retailer issued a weak outlook for the current quarter and posted its fifth consecutive quarterly sales decline. The company blamed the winter weather, which it said kept shoppers away. Revenue of $114.2 billion missed analysts' estimates of $116.3 billion, while earnings per share came in a nickel short of expectations at $1.10 a share.

Kohl's (KSS) also disappointed with an earnings and revenue miss in the first quarter. The company reported earnings of $0.60 a share, missing by $0.02. Revenue fell 3.1% to $4.7 billion. Kohl's also said its same-store sales fell 3.4%. Analysts were expecting same-store sales growth of 0.2%. The middle-market retailer has seen competition on two fronts - from high-end retailers like Macy's and from low-end stores like Wal-Mart.

In the world of tech, shares of Cisco Systems (CSCO) were higher in early trading. Investors applauded a better-than-expected outlook from the company. The network equipment giant says it expects revenue for the current quarter to only decline between 1%-to-3%. That's a lot less than the 6% drop analysts were expecting, thanks to new products, which are bringing back customers. Cisco also reported earnings that topped Wall Street forecasts by $0.03. Revenue of $11.5 billion also beat estimates.

And ExOne (XONE) stock fell in early trading, after the company reported a wider-than-expected first-quarter loss of $0.37 a share. Revenue also came in short of estimates at $7.3 million, as it sold fewer 3D printers and "micro-machines." 

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