The market has a short memory and quickly shook off the ill effects of the weak Alcoa earnings. With that the market pressed to new highs on Wednesday on no news at all. Thursday brings the jobless claims report and Intel earnings after hours. Those are meatier topics that will affect the markets in the near term.
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Today's Top Stories: Thursday- January 14, 2010
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- Aggressive Growth - Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG) Zacks Consensus Estimate jumped 20 cents for full-year 2009, to $1.33. Next year's estimates are averaging $1.63, up from $1.39. These levels represent earnings growth rates of 66% and 22%, respectively. Read More...
Growth & Income - Harris Corp. (HRS) is outperforming the market on bullish forecasts. Analysts polled by Zacks are calling for earnings of $3.86 per share for the fiscal year ending June 2010, an upward revision of 54 cents over the past 3 months. Read More...
Momentum - Micrus Endovascular Corp. (MEND) sales were up 3% to $21.5 million across all regions . Earnings came in better than expected at 22 cents per share, 16 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. It was the third time the company has beaten big in the last three quarters. Read More...
Value - Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) fourth quarter Zacks Consensus Estimate is up 12 cents to $1.28 per share in the last month. It has a price-to-book ratio of 1.65. Whirlpool also pays a dividend, with a current yield of 2.10%. Read More...
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