First-quarter earning season will “officially” start on Tuesday with Alcoa’s (AA) report. Joining AA, will be fellow S&P 500 members Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Constellation Brands (STZ) and Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO).
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Today's Top Stories: Monday- April 06, 2009
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- Aggressive Growth - Biogen Idec, Inc. (BIIB) reported strong fourth-quarter results in early February that were ahead of expectations. Revenue was up 20% to $1.1 billion. Earnings came in at 91 cents per share, 3 cents ahead of the consensus estimate. Read More...
Growth & Income - NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NTLS) continued to see bullish projections from analysts. The current full-year average earnings estimate of $1.57 per share represents an impressive 40% advance over last year’s earnings. Read More...
Momentum - Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) second-quarter results, reported on Mar 5, were ahead of expectations. Sales were up 8.7% to $1.992 billion. Earnings came in at 42 cents per share, 2 cents ahead of the consensus estimate. Read More...
Value - Western Digital Corporation (WDC) is now trading at 12.8x forward earnings, compared to 6.75x forward earnings a year ago but estimates have fallen sharply in that time period. The company has a Price-to-book of 1.52 and a 1-year ROE of 30.29%. Read More...
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