|Bid||41.99 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1300|
|Day's Range||43.03 - 43.89|
|52 Week Range||32.53 - 46.26|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.05|
|Earnings Date||May 22, 2019 - May 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.84 (1.99%)|
|1y Target Est||39.92|
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]When the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend stocks for long-term investors. That's especially true in the world of dividends.In this income-centric world, income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields. Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the nine best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThese companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm's most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future. * 7 Beaten-Up Stocks to Buy as They Reverse Course Let's take a look at nine of the safest dividend stocks in the market. These dividend-paying companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (modified) Lowe's (LOW)Dividend Yield: 1.81% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 21.70% Year-to-Date Gain: 14.21%Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is the world's second-largest home improvement retailer.With more than 65 years of existence, this dividend stock has gained recognition as one of the trusted national brands. Over the years, Lowe's has developed an extensive line of thousands of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating across lumber and building materials, tools and hardware, lawn and garden, paint, kitchens, outdoor power equipment and home fashion categories.The company serves a wide spectrum of "do-it-yourself" and "do-it-for-me" customers, including homeowners, renters and professional contractors from different construction trades.A large footprint of conveniently located stores across the U.S., an extensive range of products, a well-known brand and a diversified customer base are Lowe's key competitive advantages.The home improvement industry is also poised to grow as consumer confidence remains high, employment continues rising and home prices climb higher. This should lead to better growth prospects for the company and its dividend.Lowe's has an impeccable record of not only paying but also increasing its dividend since 1961, growing it by over 20% annually in the last five years. Lowe's forward price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.85 seems reasonable for a company of this quality.Source: Becky Wetherington via Flickr (modified) Honeywell (HON)Dividend Yield: 2.07% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 12.5% YTD Gain: 20.61%Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) is a diversified global technology and manufacturing company supplying industrial products, software and services to a diversified set of customers.Honeywell operates through four segments: aerospace; home and building technologies; performance materials and technologies and safety and productivity solutions .The company serves customers through a wide variety of products and services in aerospace, control, sensing and security. It also sells specialty chemicals and advanced materials as well as energy efficiency products.Simply put, Honeywell has invented key technologies that address some of the world's most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and urbanization. With a broad portfolio of physical products and software, the company has uniquely positioned itself to sell comprehensive solutions for homes and businesses across many industries.A broad portfolio of technology, extensive products and services, a global distribution network, and a presence in growing areas like the Internet of Things and energy efficiency are Honeywell's key strengths. * 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter A track record of strong financial performance and a healthy payout ratio have enabled the company to grow its dividend by 11.5% per year over the last five years. Honeywell has paid uninterrupted dividends for more than two decades.The company's earnings per share are expected to rise nearly 10% this year. It should, therefore, continue its impressive dividend growth streak with high-single to low-double-digit annual payout growth in the future as well.Source: Shutterstock Apple (AAPL)Dividend Yield: 1.5% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 11.20% YTD Gain: 20.25%Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the world's most valuable companies and one of the largest positions in Warren Buffett's dividend stock portfolio.Apple is the world's second-largest smartphone company, accounting for more than 10% of the global market share. The iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV are Apple's key products, with the iPhone representing over the majority of its 2018 sales. These products are globally recognized for their high quality, premium brand and ease-of-use, allowing Apple to enjoy substantial pricing power.In addition, the company also owns a portfolio of consumer and professional software such as iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems that act as key differentiators. Apple's products and solutions are known for their innovative design, user-friendly experience and seamless integration. All these innovative products have established Apple's supremacy in the mobile space, and the company invests around 5% of its revenues on R&D activities to stay ahead of competitors.Moreover, only Apple devices run iOS, which means that if customers want to remain within the Apple ecosystem, they must continue buying iOS devices. This results in sticky customer relationships. Its sales of games, music and other digital content through the iTunes store is another high-margin cash flow stream that keeps growing every year.A leading brand name, global geographical presence, impressive product portfolio and super-sticky customer relationships have helped form a huge moat around Apple's business.Apple started paying dividends again in 2012 and it has seen its payout grow by approximately 13.5% annually over the last three years. It last raised its payout by 16%.Given Apple's leading market share, loyal customers, innovative products and hoard of cash on the balance sheet, the company should continue raising its dividend at a strong pace in the future as well.Source: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine via Flickr (Modified) Medtronic (MDT)Dividend Yield: 2.14% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 13.30% YTD Gain: 4.3%Medtronic plc. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:MDT) is a leading medical technology, services and solutions company serving hospitals, physicians, clinicians and patients worldwide. It owns a portfolio of medical products, therapies and procedures for a wide range of medical disciplines.Medtronic's operating segments are classified into cardiac and vascular, minimally invasive therapies, restorative therapies and diabetes groups. The U.S. is Medtronic's largest market, followed by Western Europe, Japan and emerging markets.With nearly seven decades of existence, Medtronic has developed a strong reputation globally and claims to improve the lives of two people every second. Some of Medtronic's key innovations include the world's smallest pacemaker and artificial pancreas.As a leader in medical technology and solutions, Medtronic stands to benefit from growing healthcare needs as the global population ages. The business also benefits from meaningful barriers to entry created by various regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other government agencies. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Thanks to its product innovation and conservative management, the company has increased its dividend for 40 years in a row and last raised its dividend by 8.7% in 2018.Given the company's technology leadership and unmatched breadth and scale, Medtronic should be able to continue its dividend growth streak at a high-single-digit rate going forward. Investors can learn more about Medtronic's competitive advantages and business profile here.Source: Shutterstock Texas Instruments (TXN)Dividend Yield: 2.74% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 57.50% YTD Gain: 19%Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is one of the largest designers and sellers of semiconductors globally. It develops analog integrated circuits and embedded processors that are subsequently sold to electronics manufacturers. The company's product portfolio consists of tens of thousands of products that are used to accomplish many different things, such as converting and amplifying signals, interfacing with other devices and managing and distributing power.Texas Instruments' focus on these segments provides a combination of stability and strong cash generation, owing to the products' long product life cycles and low capital-intensive manufacturing.Leading industry products, a diverse portfolio, unique technologies and manufacturing scale and a strong reputation enable Texas Instruments to generate stable and recurring cash flows.As a result, Texas Instruments has paid uninterrupted dividends since 1962 and it has recorded an impressive annual dividend growth rate of approximately 34.2% over the last three years.Last year marked the company's 14th consecutive year of dividend increases, wherein Texas Instruments raised its dividend by nearly 25%.Given its predictable cash flow generation, impressive dividend track record and reasonable payout ratio,, the company should be able to continue rewarding shareholders with double-digit dividend growth in the years ahead.Source: Shutterstock Costco (COST)Dividend Yield: 0.95% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 12.8% YTD Gain: 17.1%Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is a membership warehouse club with more than 500 U.S. store locations that provide merchandise at low prices to its members. Costco sells a wide range of products, including packaged foods, groceries, appliances, cleaning supplies, clothing and electronics.The company is the world's second-largest retailer by sales and it generates the majority of its sales in North America. Costco's membership base is growing with a renewal rate of over 90% as of its December 2018 quarter.Over its 35 years of existence, Costco has succeeded in providing a great customer experience by blending together the convenience of specialty departments and a selection of wide merchandise at affordable prices. It has become a trusted name owing to its low cost and quality merchandise. * 7 Small-Cap Stocks That Make the Grade The company buys directly from many producers of national brand-name merchandise and sends products directly to its warehouses, eliminating multi-step distribution costs. High sales volumes, rapid inventory turnover, efficient distribution and self-service warehouse facilities also ensure high operational efficiency.A large and loyal customer base, economies of scale, a diverse mix of merchandise, and strategically-located warehouses are Costco's major competitive advantages.Analysts expect Costco's sales growth to sit in the mid-single-digits range over the long-term, which could result in 8%-9% annual earnings growth in the coming years. Costco could, therefore, continue its solid pace of dividend growth.Source: Shutterstock American Tower (AMT)Dividend Yield: 1.85% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 23.20% YTD Gain: 24.35%American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) is a leading owner, operator and developer of multitenant communications real estate. The company was formed in 1995 as a unit of American Radio Systems and it was spun off in 1998 when that company merged with CBS Corporation.American Tower reports its results in five segments U.S. (59% of 2016 sales), Asia (14%), EMEA (9%) and Latin America (17%) property, and services (1%). It owns a portfolio of over 170,000 communications sites.American Tower leases space on its communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, government agencies and tenants in a number of industries. Its top tenants include well-known names like AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), T-Mobile Us Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint Corp (NYSE:S).The real estate investment trust derives most of its revenue from tenant leases, which typically have an initial non-cancellable term of ten years with multiple renewal terms, as well as provisions for annual price increases. It is difficult for tenants to find suitable alternative sites and as such the lease renewal rates are generally high.Moreover, the incremental operating costs associated with adding new tenants to an existing communications site are relatively low and annual capital expenditures to maintain communications sites are also not high. All these factors provide high cash-flow visibility and excellent profitability for American Tower.American Tower should keep growing its earnings as demand for wireless services and data grows in the coming years. A global asset base, recession-proof demand for its sites, long-standing relationships with customers and low cash-flow volatility provide a moat around American Tower's business.Simply put, wireless tower companies possess many attractive qualities. That's probably why Crown Castle International (CCI), one of American Tower's peers, is a position in Bill Gates' dividend stock portfolio.Given American Tower's history of double-digit growth in property revenue and the near-tripling of its dividend in just the past five years, shareholders can likely expect at least 20% annual dividend growth in the years ahead.Source: Shutterstock Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)Dividend Yield: 1.25% 3-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 29.10% YTD Gain: 8.8%Becton, Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) is a global medical technology company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. The company uses independent distribution channels to distribute its products both in the U.S. and internationally.Europe, EMA, Greater Asia, Latin America and Canada are Becton Dickinson's major international markets. Becton Dickinson is also growing its presence in emerging markets.The company has major R&D facilities located in North America, China, France, India, Ireland and Singapore. BDX's customer base is also quite diverse, ranging from healthcare institutions, life science researchers and the pharmaceutical industry to clinical laboratories and the general public.Diversification across geographies, customers and products, strong R&D capabilities and a portfolio of successful brands are Becton Dickinson's key competitive advantages. With more than a century's worth of operating experience, the company is known for providing integrated products and services that seamlessly support healthcare providers across care areas. Its acquisition of C.R. Bard is also expected to create a stronger company in the future.Becton Dickinson is a dividend aristocrat with 46 years of consecutive dividend growth. It has grown its dividend at an impressive 10% compound annual growth rate over the last five years. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs With its need to restore its balance sheet after acquiring C.R. Bard, dividend growth over the near-term will likely remain below the company's historical double-digit pace. However, with earnings expected to grow over 10% this year, it won't be long before investors are once again rewarded with strong payout growth.Source: Shutterstock ADP (ADP)Dividend Yield: 2.03% 5-Year Annual Dividend Growth Rate: 7.6% YTD Gain: 19.3%Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) is a top global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.Automatic Data Processing's business can be categorized into two reportable segments -- Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization Services. By geography, the U.S. is its largest market, accounting for most of its revenues followed by Europe, Canada and other .Automatic Data Processing provides a host of services ranging from recruitment to talent management to retirement that help customers improve their business results and alleviate the pain from non-core, administrative tasks.The company serves over hundreds of thousands of clients ranging from small and mid-sized to large organizations operating in more than 110 countries around the world. It caters to the needs of more than 70% of the Fortune 500 companies.Automatic Data Processing is responsible for making payments to approximately one out of every six U.S. workers and nearly 13 million workers internationally. In addition, its mobile applications enable over 10 million of its clients' employees to easily access to their HR information.With six decades of experience, Automatic Data Processing has developed deep insights and cutting-edge technologies that have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.A client-centric approach, long-standing customer relationships, extensive experience in payroll services and a growing demand for cloud platforms are Automatic Data Processing's biggest advantages.The company has raised its dividend for 43 years in a row,. Automatic Data Processing's earnings-per-share is expected to rise over 10% this year, which should allow dividends to continue compounding at a high-single-digit rate over the medium-term.As of this writing, Brian Bollinger was long LOW, MDT, AMT, BDX, and ADP. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post 9 Super-Safe-Growth Stocks for Long-Lasting Dividends appeared first on InvestorPlace.
AUSTIN, Minn. , March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of Hormel ® pepperoni announced today the launch of the Think it up. Make it up. Pep it up! ® national advertising campaign inspiring pepperoni ...
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AUSTIN, Minn., March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hormel Health Labs, part of the Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) family of companies, has introduced THICK & EASY™ pureed meal kits to provide nutrition solutions for those suffering from dysphagia. Preparing meals at home for someone with dysphagia can be difficult because the foods have to be prepared to a specific, standardized consistency for safety and comfort reasons. The new pureed meal kits help individuals and caregivers provide a home-cooked meal with the proper consistency, and without all the hassle.
St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and investors across the world are keen on trying their Irish luck for green returns in their stock portfolio.
Hormel Foods Corp NYSE:HRLView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is moderate * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for HRL with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold HRL had net inflows of $4.43 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
The Hormel Foods subsidiary is introducing its "Blend Burger" — beef or chicken patties that reduce the amount of meat used in the recipe and replace it with organic mushrooms.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. , March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the demand for plant-based protein continues to grow among consumers, CytoSport Inc., the makers of EVOLVE ® plant-based protein products (the fastest ...
Hormel Foods (HRL) is facing challenges in the Pork and Turkey markets. Nevertheless, strong brands are driving performance in the international and refrigerated units.
Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the City of Austin, MN's Aa2 general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) rating. Austin is home to the corporate headquarters of Hormel Foods Corporation (A1 stable), and the Hormel Foundation provides economic stability to the region.
Stocks fell on Thursday morning but are doing their best to shake off the losses. Investors are still trying to weigh a pausing Fed and an improving trade situation with the giant rally already seen in U.S. stocks. But that still leaves a number of must-see stock charts for us to examine as the indices teeter on a potential pullback. Must-See Stock Charts 1: NikeNike (NYSE:NKE) is in the news Thursday, as its share price sinks 1.5%. But the stock's decline isn't the reason Nike's in the news. Rather, the company is making headlines after college basketball's biggest player, Duke's Zion Williamson, had his Nike shoe "blow out" on him just seconds into Duke's big game vs. North Carolina.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Not only did Duke lose the game, but they have lost Williamson to injury for the time being. We've now got Nike shares -- very conveniently I might add -- pulling back from resistance near $86. Sometimes the news lines up a little too perfectly.In any regard, we're now looking for support. Will the 20-day moving average be enough to prop up NKE? Perhaps, provided the overall market holds up too. But with the latter seemingly coming under pressure, We could see a juicy pullback in Nike down the $79 to $80 level. See how it handles the 20-day first. If it holds, a retest of the highs could be in the cards. Must-See Stock Charts 2: TeslaExecutive departures and Consumer Reports pulling its recommendation for the Model 3 are whacking shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) on Thursday, which are down more than 3%.Worse though, the stock is below $300 and threatening a big-time support level at $290. This $290 to $300 area (and more loosely speaking $290 to $310) has been a very important area for Tesla.The stock has been locked in a downtrend since early December, with higher lows and higher highs spelling out a chart that gets more bearish by the week. It doesn't help that Tesla will almost surely close below $360 on March 1st, obligating the company to pay back its $920 million in convertible debt with cash rather than stock. Between that and a somewhat disappointing earnings result, shares seem starved for a positive catalyst.All I can say is this: Below $290 and the $275 to $280 level is in play. But below that and we may not see the bulls make a substantial stance until Tesla's down in the $250 to $260 range. Must-See Stock Charts 3: Newmont MiningGold has been on fire, which is giving Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) some extra zest. It helps that the company reported a top- and bottom-line beat on Wednesday afternoon, leading to a modest rally in the stock.Shares are up plenty from the January lows and NEM, at least for now, is having trouble pushing higher. Just over the 50% Fibonacci retracement level now, NEM technically has nearby support. If it holds, look for a push up to $36.67, the 61.8% retracement of the 52-week range. That level also draws in what was a rough support level in the first six months of 2018.What happens if the 50% Fib gives way? I wouldn't stake a huge claim to this level holding in the first place, but should it fail, there should be plenty of support below. For those that can live with a 5.5% loss from current levels, they can use a stop-loss on a close below $33.50. More conservative bulls may wait for a pullback into the $34 area to take a better/risk long position in NEM. Must-See Stock Charts 4: Boston BeerInvestors are saying "Cheers!" on Thursday to Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM), which is up more than 13% after the company beat earnings expectations. While the rally is solid, SAM is sporting an RSI near 80 and coming up to downtrend resistance (blue line).Bears can consider a solid risk/reward short bet with a stop-loss on a close over resistance. Likewise, bulls can buy on a breakout over resistance. Otherwise, the latter should wait for some consolidation and/or a pullback before getting long. Must-See Stock Charts 5: HormelShares of Hormel (NYSE:HRL) are down 3.5% after missing earnings and revenue estimates but reaffirming its 2019 outlook. The quarter was a bit of a mixed bag and leaves Hormel's chart showing some confusion.Just when it looked like shares were going to breakout over $44 after having already broken over downtrend resistance (blue line), the stock has broken back down. It's now below $44 and downtrend resistance, while clinging to uptrend support (black line).There's another uptrend line nearby drawn in purple, but the direction of the overall market may drive HRL in the short term. Rather than buy now, I'd prefer to see how HRL shakes out over the next few days. If buyers can get it closer to $40, it may be a worthwhile long. * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Let's see how the S&P 500 does the next few days as well, as we may get our much-need pullback.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 5 Must-See Stock Charts for Friday: Newmont, Nike, Tesla appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Hormel Foods (HRL) Q1 results gain from sales growth in the Grocery, Refrigerated and International units. However, adverse tax-reform impacts are a drag.
Economic data disappointed the Street with mixed durable-goods data and the worst reading in the Philadelphia Fed gauge in almost three years.
Hormel (HRL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 2.33% and -1.64%, respectively, for the quarter ended January 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
was down nearly 1% in premarket trading after the company announced fiscal first-quarter earnings matches analysts' estimates but revenue missed. A year earlier, Hormel reported EPS of 56 cents on earnings of $303.1 million. The company's effective tax rate in 2018 was 21.3% vs. to 0.6% in 2017.
Hormel Foods Corp. said that Pepsico Inc. would pay $465 million for Hormel's CytoSport business, which makes Muscle Milk protein shakes. Hormel had bought the business in 2014 for $450 million.
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Hormel Foods Corp. reported Thursday fiscal first-quarter earnings that matched expectations but sales that came up a bit shy. The stock was still inactive in premarket trade. The food company, which brands include Skippy, Spam and Wholly Guacamole, said net income for the quarter to Jan. 27 fell to $241.4 million, or 44 cents a share, from $303.1 million, or 56 cents a share, in the same period a year ago, which included a benefit related to tax reform. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was 44 cents. Sales grew to $3.36 billion from $3.333 billion, but was just below the FactSet consensus of $2.39 billion. Refrigerated products sales increased 1.9% to $1.28 billion, just shy of the FactSet consensus of $1.29 billion, and grocery products sales rose 0.5% to $606.8 million to miss expectations of $615.9 million, while Jennie-O Turkey Store sales fell 0.5% to $321.2 million but topped expectations of $315.1 million. The company affirmed its fiscal 2019 outlook for revenue of $9.70 billion to $10.2 billion and for EPS of $1.77 to $1.91. The stock has declined 5.1% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 5.1%.
On a per-share basis, the Austin, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of 44 cents. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...