For the second time this week, a casino operator said that the business in Vegas was starting to improve. The comments from Boyd Gaming (BYD) and MGM Mirage (MGM) followed positive surprises from several other gaming companies.
This is a good sign for the industry and earnings estimates are rising as a result. Find out which companies are seeing the strongest upward revisions in the Industry Rank Analysis.
As the results from the bank stress tests are announced, we’ll provide analysis. Check the “Featured Stories” section near the top of the Zacks.com home page for the latest insight.
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Today's Top Stories: Thursday- May 07, 2009
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- Aggressive Growth - Rent A Center Inc. (RCII) earnings per share were $0.65, up from $0.54. The announcement beat Wall Street expectations by 10 cents and was the second consecutive surprise. Read More...
Growth & Income - Yum Brands (YUM) is beating the market on strong first-quarter results. The company delivered an upside surprise of 20% on first-quarter earnings. Analysts remain bullish on YUM's earnings for this year. Read More...
Momentum - Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) stepped up and reported strong first-quarter results on April 29 that far ahead of expectations. Revenue was up 3% from last year to $5.05 billion. Earnings came in at 20 cents per share, blowing past the consensus of 5 cents.
Value - Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc (NUS) is trading with a forward P/E of 10.5. Its price-to-book ratio is 2.8. The company also has a stellar 5-year average return on equity (ROE) of 21.70%. Read More...
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