First-quarter earnings season will start to wind down this week. As such, the focus will shift to retailers with Wal Mart (WMT), Kohls (KSS), JC Penney (JCP), Macy's (M) and others reporting.
Find out who could surprise in Earnings Preview.
Oil prices continue to rebound. Our oil analyst, Sheraz Mian, thinks crude should be able to hold onto the recent gains in the Analyst Blog.
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- Aggressive Growth - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) announced second-quarter results that included sales of $193.4 million, a 60% year-over-year increase from $120.9 million. Earnings per share came in at 50 cents, more that double last year's 23 cents. Read More...
Growth & Income - Raytheon Co. (RTN) has seen a swift rebound off recent multi-year lows and compares favorably to the market over the past year. Analysts are bullish on earnings for both 2009 and 2010, calling for annual growth of 16% and 6%, respectively. Read More...
Momentum - Papa John's International Inc. (PZZA) estimates have jumped after the good quarter, with the current-year advancing 3 cents to $1.42 per share and the next-year climbing 4 cents to $1.81 per share, a 28% earnings growth projection. Read More...
Value - Almost Family Inc. (AFAM) surprised on estimates by 13.33%. Net income rose 124% to $5.6 million, or 68 cents, from $2.5 million or, 44 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2008. The company has also surprised on estimates the last 4 quarters by an average of 21.08%. Read More...
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