After Tuesdays bullish turnaround, it's not surprising to see a follow through day in the plus column. Yet, really Wednesday offered no fresh news to change investor minds about the future of the markets. Thursday is a different story as we get both the weekly Jobless Report and the well respected Leading Economic Indicators. The results from these releases will set the tone for the market through end of the week and perhaps til Wednesday of next week when we get the next reports of substance. Cross your fingers for good results.
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- Aggressive Growth - Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) second-quarter results included revenues of $963 million, a 5% improvement since last year. Earrings broke down to 51 cents per share, topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a dime. Read More...
Growth & Income - Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) 2010 Zacks Consensus has climbed by 8.3% to $5.19 from $4.79 per share. The stock is attractively priced, with a forward P/E of 14.4 and pays a dividend currently yielding 1.8%. Read More...
Momentum - Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (CNK) Q2 earnings came in at 35 cents, 46% ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, shifting the company's average earnings surprise over the last four quarters to 58%. Read More...
Value - Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR) reported its fiscal 2010 third quarter results and beat the Zacks Consensus for the third time in the last four quarters. Earnings per share were $1.35 compared to the Zacks Consensus of 96 cents. Read More...
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