Exact Sciences (EXAS) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.44 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.50. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 12%. Exact Sciences, which belongs to the Zacks Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry, posted revenues of $142.98 million for the quarter ended December 2018, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.01%.
A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Interactive Brokers (IBKR). Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Interactive Brokers due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.
They are slowly plowing their way across thousands of miles of ocean toward America's Gulf of Mexico coastline. As they do, twelve empty supertankers are also revealing a few truths about today's global oil market. In normal times, the vessels would be filled with heavy, high sulfur Middle East oil for delivery to refineries in places like Houston or New Orleans.
The traders talk about what's next for Kraft Heinz after the stock takes a hit. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Chris Verrone, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) _ Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AAOI) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The results topped Wall Street expectations. For the current quarter ending in April, Applied Optoelectronics expects its results to range from a loss of 29 cents per share to a loss of 18 cents per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. The oil and gas transportation and services company posted revenue of $1.31 billion in the period.
The Chicago-based company, which owns the Velveeta cheese and Heinz ketchup brands, also cut its dividend and its chief financial officer said he expected the company to "take a step backwards in 2019," setting a bleak tune for 2019. Kraft said it expects adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization between $6.3 billion and $6.5 billion in 2019, lower than analysts' estimates of $7.47 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Kraft's results underscore the challenges of an industry that is already struggling with rising raw material and operational costs.
The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based company said it had net income of 18 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted to extinguish debt, were 20 cents per share. The hospital and rehabilitation center operator posted revenue of $1.26 billion in the period.
The company, which makes a software that allows customers to print postage for U.S. mail, said during its conference call that it would discontinue its exclusive shipping partnership with USPS. Under the partnership, Stamps.com subscribers were able to buy USPS postage at a discounted rate. Revenue forecast also disappointed, with Stamps expecting a range of about $540 million to $570 million, compared to analysts' estimate of $689 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Here are my top nine picks for “monster” growth stocks that will kickstart strong gains in 2019: High-Growth Stocks to Buy: Amazon (AMZN) E-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) had a monstrous final third in 2018, and I don't mean that in a good way. AMZN stock peaked on the first trading day of September. Since then, shares plummeted slightly over 34% before clawing back some of those losses.
No matter how many times management reiterates its cash flow outlook and plan to pay down debt, investors just aren't willing to gobble up AT&T stock. As a result, shares continue to stagnate in this $30 area, leaving it with an elevated dividend yield. That yield has been attractive to me over the past year, as I've steadily collected and DRIP'ed that quarterly payout as shares have essentially gone nowhere since last summer.
While many Americans are struggling to save for retirement and employee pension programs, both public and private, are facing lots of uncomfortable realities, elected representatives and senators in the United States Congress still receive envious pension benefits for life. Retirement pay for Congress is not normally a big election year issue, but it might serve as evidence of a disconnect between lawmakers and mainstream America. Overview The median net worth for a member of Congress surpassed $1 million in 2013, where it remained through 2018.
A quarter ago, it was expected that this ocean transportation and logistics services company would post earnings of $0.91 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.97, delivering a surprise of 6.59%. Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times. Matson, which belongs to the Zacks Transportation - Services industry, posted revenues of $564.90 million for the quarter ended December 2018, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4.53%.
In terms of assets, two of Vanguard's funds, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index (MUTF:VTSMX) and Vanguard Total Bond Market Index (MUTF:VBTLX), are respectively among the largest stock funds and bond funds in the investment universe. When investors say they want to build a “set-it-and-forget-it” portfolio or a “lazy” portfolio, they look to Vanguard's broad selection of dirt-cheap mutual funds to do the building. There are many ways to construct a portfolio, but a timeless approach is to use a core and satellite structure, which consists of one or two core holdings that receive the highest allocations and usually three to five satellite holdings that receive smaller allocations.
The Beijing-based company said it had net income of 86 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, came to $1.92 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.
For Abbi, 37, working as an advertising project manager at an agency in New York City meant long hours and high stress — "it was a work hard, play hard office," she says. After three years at the company, Abbi realized she needed to take time for her mental health. To top it all off, her father, who lived across the world in Australia, was battling pancreatic cancer; she desperately wanted to be there for her him.
Nasdaq is on track to snap its winning streak. Where's the FANG rally? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Chris Verrone, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
The Australian and New Zealand Dollars are trading lower on Thursday after giving up earlier gains. At 05:08 GMT, the AUD/USD is trading .7161, down 0.0002 or -0.01% and the NZD/USD is at .6894, down 0.0008 or -0.10%. In its minutes, the Fed judged that a “patient” approach to interest rate hikes would be prudent as it continued to weigh various headwinds to growth.
Amazon (AMZN) has bigger problems than competition from Walmart and the retail industry, says Stern School of Business at New York University Professor Aswath Damodaran. “I think Amazon's biggest problem right now is it has a target on its back. Target on its back politically, economically,” Damodaran told Yahoo Finance's The Final Round, several days after the e-commerce giant decided not to build a second headquarters in New York City amid fierce opposition from local advocates.
Casa Systems (CASA) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.20 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.15 per share. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 33.33%. Casa Systems, which belongs to the Zacks Cable Television industry, posted revenues of $67.82 million for the quarter ended December 2018, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.87%.
Emergent Biosolutions Inc. EBS) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents.
plunged by more than 17% in after-hours trading Thursday after it said it got a subpoena in October from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and reporting earnings that missed expectations and a reduced dividend. Kraft Heinz had earlier closed down slightly -- by .17% -- to $48.18 on Thursday. This includes "agreements, side agreements, and changes or modifications to its agreements with its vendors," said Kraft.
Furthermore, economic data in Japan was week, which suggests the Bank of Japan may have to inject more stimulus into the economy. At 05:00 GMT, the USD/JPY is trading 110.725, down 0.127 or -0.12%. Fed Minutes In its minutes, the Fed judged that a “patient” approach to interest rate hikes would be prudent as it continued to weigh various headwinds to growth.
I also look for stocks that are valued at discounts to what they should be priced at. This is done by varied processes that take into consideration how the underlying assets are valued against the stock price, as well as how the revenues of the company are valued against the price. If you've been reading my contributions to you have regularly read how I write about some of the means of seeing how a company's stock is a good value based on how its stock is valued on a price-book (P/B) or price-sales (P/S).