The Fed will hold a 2-day meeting starting tomorrow. Though interest rates will remain unchanged, look for additional announcements about actions to resolve the ongoing banking crisis.
We will also get our first glimpse at first-quarter earnings with reports from Adobe Systems (ADBE), FedEx (FDX), Nike (NKE) and Oracle (ORCL). Find out who could surprise in Earnings Preview.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
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- Aggressive Growth - Powell Industries, Inc (POWL) reported earnings per share of 68 cents, 13% above the consensus of 60 cents. Powell has met or beat expectations in each of the past 6 quarters. Read More...
Growth & Income - Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) keeps outperforming the Dow ($DJI), S&P 500 (SPX) and NASDAQ (COMP), trading about 16% higher than a couple weeks ago, when it was previously featured as a Growth and Income pick. Earnings estimates have also increased recently. Read More...
Momentum - Myriad Genetics, Inc. (MYGN) Revenue was up an impressive 49% from last year to $84.4 million. Profit was also up big, jumping to $21.2 million from a loss of $5.1 million last year. Read More...
Value - Carter's, Inc. (CRI) retail store sales also jumped 12.8% to $213.2 million with Carter's sales growing 16.1% to $130.9 million and OshKosh sales gaining 8% to $82.3 million. Read More...
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