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Stocks To Watch: LULU Beats But Warns, KB Homes Reporting

Dan Berman
Hot Stock Minute

KB Home (KBH) is reporting earnings this morning. This company hit its 52-week high yesterday. The climb came as competitor Lennar (LEN) released its quarterly report and said earnings tripled from the same period a year ago. Lennar's shares were up nearly 5% yesterday. KB's rose about half that much. By the way we get numbers on existing homes sales today at 10-am.

As if we haven't already seen enough from Lululemon (LULU) these past few days, the company is out this morning with quarterly earnings. Shares are up on news that Lulu made 75-cents a share. That's a one-cent beat. But keep in mind, this report does not cover Lulu's recent troubles. Earlier this week the store removed many of its stretchy pants from store shelves, because they were too transparent. The stock has been down about 10% in the past five days.

Investors have lots to question about Guess (GES). Shares have been down more than 6% in premarket trading. Guess came out with its earnings after yesterday's closing bell. The company made 85-cents a share missing estimates by 3-cents. Guess says it has been forced to offer more discounts because of weakness in Europe and a drop in store traffic here.

Williams-Sonoma (WSM) is really cooking. Shares hit an all-time high yesterday, climbing more than 10%. The jump occurred after the company reported its earnings after the bell on Tuesday. Net income jumped 9% to $1.34 a share. That beat estimates by 5-cents. The stock price has been on a steady climb since last July. Williams-Sonoma operates five different chains including Pottery Barn and West Elm.