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11 Stocks in the Spotlight Following First-Quarter Results

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In this article, we will take a look at the 11 stocks in the spotlight following first-quarter results. You can skip our detailed analysis of these companies and go directly to the 5 Stocks in the Spotlight Following First-Quarter Results.

Beverage giant The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), healthcare services provider Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) and coatings company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA), were among the notable stocks that recently came out with their earnings reports.

Shares of Coca-Cola and Axalta Coating Systems rose following their upbeat financial performance for the first quarter. On the other hand, Universal Health Services shares turned red after posting a disappointing quarterly profit.

11 Stocks in the Spotlight Following First-Quarter Results
11 Stocks in the Spotlight Following First-Quarter Results

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Meanwhile, shares of some companies fell even after beating expectations for their respective quarters. For instance, shares of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) and Medpace Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEDP) dropped despite surpassing Q1 estimates.

Stocks in the Spotlight Following First-Quarter Results

11. Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 21

Shares of Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) marginally moved up in the after-hours trading session on Monday, April 25, 2022, after announcing better-than-expected profit and sales for the first quarter.

Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) reported adjusted earnings of 22 cents per share, surpassing estimates of 20 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter advanced 14 percent on a year-over-year basis to $184.9 million, ahead of the consensus of $177.64 million.

Looking forward, Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) guided for adjusted earnings in the range of 15 - 20 cents per share and revenue between $192 - $198 million for the current quarter.

Addressing shareholders in a letter, Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX) stated:

"The first quarter of 2022 was another record quarter for Calix. We delivered record revenue despite the ongoing global supply challenge. Moreover, the power of our All Platform model continued to reduce the seasonality of our business as the first quarter grew sequentially, a first in our history, and we expect this trend to continue."

10. Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 24

Shares of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) slipped over three percent on Monday, April 25, 2022, despite beating financial expectations for the first quarter. The climate control solutions provider earned $2.36 per share on an adjusted basis, up from $2.27 per share in the same period of 2021.

In addition, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) posted revenue of $1.01 billion, up 9 percent on a year-over-year basis. The results easily exceeded analysts' average estimate of $2.04 per share for earnings and $961.61 million for revenue.

Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) also released the sales performance of its flagship businesses. Revenue from its residential heating & cooling segment rose 13 percent to $682 million, while revenue from the refrigeration segment jumped 15 percent to $144 million. On the downside, revenue from the commercial heating & cooling unit fell 6 percent to $188 million in the quarter.

For fiscal 2022, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) raised its sales growth outlook to a range of 7 - 11 percent versus its previous projection between 5 - 10 percent. The company also reaffirmed its earnings outlook of $13.50 - $14.50 per share for the full year.

Like Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) and Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) also came into the spotlight following their first-quarter results.

9. Crane Co. (NYSE:CR)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 25

Shares of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) turned red in the extended hours on Monday, April 25, 2022, even after posting its first-quarter profit and sales above expectations. The Connecticut-based industrial products company reported adjusted earnings of $1.81 per share, higher than $1.57 per share in the comparable period of 2021.

Revenue for the quarter rose 3 percent versus last year to $801 million. The results were partly weighed down by unfavourable foreign exchange. Analysts were expecting Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to earn $1.68 per share on revenue of $800.82 million.

If we break down the total sales by segments, revenue from the aerospace & electronics segment increased 2 percent to $157 million, while revenue from the process flow technologies business rose 8 percent to $311 million in the quarter. In comparison, revenue from the payment & merchandising technologies business inched down 1 percent to $333 million.

Among other updates, Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) announced that it has inked a deal to sell Crane Supply in a transaction valued at 380 million Canadian dollars. However, the agreement is subject to regulatory approvals.

Moreover, Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) also reaffirmed its profit outlook for 2022. It continues to expect adjusted earnings in the range of $7 - $7.40 per share for the full year.

8. Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 25

Shares of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) rose nearly two percent in the after-hours trading session on Monday, April 25, 2022, following its upbeat financial performance for the first quarter.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) reported adjusted earnings of 78 cents per share, beating expectations of 75 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter rose 11 percent on a year-over-year basis to $904.7 million, ahead of the consensus of $888.57 million.

Praising the latest quarterly performance, CEO of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), J. Powell Brown, said:

"We are very pleased with the strong results achieved for the first quarter of 2022. Our teammates continue to perform at a high level, delivering innovative solutions to our customers."

7. Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 26

Shares of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) turned green in the extended hours on Monday, April 25, 2022, after delivering impressive financial results for the first quarter. The results were mainly driven by recovery in commercial aerospace sales and higher build rates.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) earned 22 cents per share on an adjusted basis, swinging from an adjusted loss of 10 cents per share in the year-ago period. Revenue increased to $391 million, from $310 million in the first quarter of 2021. Analysts were looking for earnings of 17 cents per share on revenue of $370.89 million.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) also issued its segment-wise sales performance. Its commercial aerospace revenue climbed 48.3 percent to $218.9 million, space & defence revenue rose 5.8 percent to $118.2 million, and industrial revenue increased 4.9 percent to $53.5 million in the quarter.

Looking forward, Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) continues to expect adjusted earnings in the range of $1 - $1.24 per share and revenue between $1.50 - $1.63 billion for the current fiscal year.

Like Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL), investors are also keeping a close eye on The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) and Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA), following their earnings reports.

6. Medpace Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEDP)

Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 26

Shares of Medpace Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEDP) plummeted nearly 10 percent in the pre-market trading session on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, despite delivering solid profit and sales for the first quarter.

Medpace Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MEDP) reported earnings of $1.69 per share, up from $1.14 per share in the first quarter of 2021. Revenue for the quarter jumped 27.3 percent on a year-over-year basis to $327.09 million. The results surpassed the consensus of $1.26 per share for earnings and $327.09 million for revenue.

The Ohio-based clinical contract research organization also issued its financial outlook for 2022. It expects earnings in the range of $5.72 - $6.06 per share and revenue between $1.40 - $1.46 billion for the full year.

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