This will be a busy week for economic news, with a G20 meeting on Thursday and March employment data released on Friday.
Conversely, the earnings calendar will be pretty light with just 52 companies reporting. Key names will include Apollo Group (APOL), Micron Technology (MU), Monsanto (MON) and Research in Motion (RIMM).
Find out which companies could surprise in this week's Earnings Preview.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
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Today's Top Stories: Monday- March 30, 2009
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- Aggressive Growth - Biogen Idec, Inc. (BIIB) full-year estimates for 2009 are $4.06, up from $3.94 in that time span. The consensus for 2010 is now $4.27, up from $4.15. Read More...
Growth & Income - Aaron Rents, Inc. (RTN) which has a terrific record of beating estimates, continues to see upbeat forecasts from brokerage analysts. The company's earnings are expected to grow about 12% over the next 3 - 5 years. Read More...
Momentum - Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) revenues were up 1% to $16.67 billion. Income came in at $585 million, up from $473 million last year, producing earnings of 75 cents per share, ahead of the consensus by 18 cents. Read More...
Value - Unilever NV (UN) fourth quarter earnings were 54 cents per share. Analysts expected 42 cents per share. Net profit, jumped 51% year over year. Read More...
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