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- Aggressive Growth - Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. Inc. (HITK) announced record net sales of $43.5 million, up 175% from the same period last year. Net income grew to $8.7 million, up dramatically from $1.5 million one year ago. Earnings per share came in at 61 cents, more than triple the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 18 cents. Read More...
Growth & Income - L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (LLL) is seeing higher Zacks Consensus Estimates ahead of reporting next month. The 2009 year forecast of $7.38 per share is up 7 cents over the past 3 month. For the following year, analysts polled by Zacks are calling for earnings of $8.16, representing 11% growth year-over-year. Read More...
Momentum - China Biotics Inc. (CHBT) first-quarter revenue was up 36% from last year to $15.4 million. Earnings also came in strong at 31 cents per share, 14 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. China Biotics is bullish on its future, saying it expects revenue growth of at least 50% in fiscal 2010. Read More...
Value - Royal Bank of Canada (RY) reported record third quarter results on Aug 27 with net income jumping 24% to $1.561 billion from $1.262 billion in the year ago quarter. The company surprised by 21 cents as earnings per share were $1.03 compared to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 82 cents. Read More...
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