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Solid Earnings Boost S&P, NASDAQ to New Closing Highs

Solid Earnings Boost S&P, NASDAQ to New Closing Highs

The S&P and NASDAQ completed their comebacks from the recent correction on Tuesday by finishing the session at new closing highs! It’s only been four months since the Christmas Eve low, which ruined the holidays for countless... 
Bayer (BAYRY) Upgraded to Strong Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?

Bayer (BAYRY) Upgraded to Strong Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?

Bayer (BAYRY) appears an attractive pick, as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). An upward trend in earnings estimates — one of the most powerful forces impacting stock prices — has triggered... 
BankFinancial (BFIN) Upgraded to Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?

BankFinancial (BFIN) Upgraded to Buy: What Does It Mean for the Stock?

BankFinancial (BFIN) appears an attractive pick, as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). This upgrade primarily reflects an upward trend in earnings estimates, which is one of the most powerful forces impacting stock... 
What Makes Baxter (BAX) a New Buy Stock

What Makes Baxter (BAX) a New Buy Stock

Baxter International (BAX) could be a solid addition to your portfolio given its recent upgrade to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). This upgrade primarily reflects an upward trend in earnings estimates, which is one of the most powerful forces... 
Bluegreen Vacations (BXG) Moves to Strong Buy: Rationale Behind the Upgrade

Bluegreen Vacations (BXG) Moves to Strong Buy: Rationale Behind the Upgrade

Bluegreen Vacations (BXG) could be a solid addition to your portfolio given its recent upgrade to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). This rating change essentially reflects an upward trend in earnings estimates — one of the most powerful... 
Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) Upgraded to Strong Buy: Here's What You Should Know

Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) Upgraded to Strong Buy: Here's What You Should Know

Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) appears an attractive pick, as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). This upgrade is essentially a reflection of an upward trend in earnings estimates — one of the most powerful... 
Sonoco (SON) Earnings Trump, Sales Miss Estimates in Q1

Sonoco (SON) Earnings Trump, Sales Miss Estimates in Q1

Sonoco Products Company’s SON first-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings increased 14.8% year over year to 85 cents per share. Earnings also outpaced the higher end of management’s guided range of 77-83 cents. Also, the reported... 
Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Jumps: Stock Rises 9.3%

Quest Diagnostics (DGX) Jumps: Stock Rises 9.3%

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated DGX was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 9% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks... 
Carlisle (CSL) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y

Carlisle (CSL) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y

Carlisle Companies Incorporated CSL reported better-than-expected first-quarter 2019 results, delivering a positive earnings surprise of 27%. The company’s adjusted earnings for the reported quarter were $1.41 per share, surpassing... 
Caterpillar (CAT) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates

Caterpillar (CAT) Q1 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates

Caterpillar Inc. CAT, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, reported first-quarter 2019 results, wherein... 
Highwoods Properties' (HIW) Q1 FFO & Revenues Lag Estimates

Highwoods Properties' (HIW) Q1 FFO & Revenues Lag Estimates

Highwoods Properties Inc.’s HIW first-quarter 2019 funds from operations (FFO) per share of 72 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 84 cents. The figure also compares unfavorably with the year-ago reported tally of 85... 
Technology ETF (IGM) Hits New 52-Week High

Technology ETF (IGM) Hits New 52-Week High

For investors seeking momentum, iShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF IGM is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high, and is up roughly 38% from its 52-week low price of $159.30/share. But are more gains in store for this... 
PACCAR (PCAR) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

PACCAR (PCAR) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

PACCAR Inc. PCAR is scheduled to report first-quarter 2019 financial results on Apr 30, before the market opens. In the last reported quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 5.1%. The company surpassed estimates... 
Allison (ALSN) Q1 Earnings Drive Past Estimates, Rise Y/Y

Allison (ALSN) Q1 Earnings Drive Past Estimates, Rise Y/Y

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.’s ALSN first-quarter 2019 earnings were $1.32 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.11. In the year-ago quarter, the bottom line was $1.08. Net income in the quarter under review... 
Lockheed Martin (LMT) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 5.7%

Lockheed Martin (LMT) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 5.7%

Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 6% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the... 
Canadian Pacific's (CP) Shares Down on Q1 Earnings Miss

Canadian Pacific's (CP) Shares Down on Q1 Earnings Miss

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited CP reported lower-than-expected earnings but better-than-expected revenues in the first quarter of 2019. The earnings miss displeased investors. Consequently, shares of the company dipped 1.3% in after-hours... 
CIT Group (CIT) Looks Good: Stock Adds 6.1% in Session

CIT Group (CIT) Looks Good: Stock Adds 6.1% in Session

CIT Group Inc. CIT was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 6% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend... 
Moody's (MCO) Beats on Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Moody's (MCO) Beats on Q1 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Have you been eager to see how Moody's MCO, performed in Q1 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this NY-based credit rating giant’s earnings release this morning: An... 
ConocoPhillips (COP) Awards EPCI Contract to TechnipFMC

ConocoPhillips (COP) Awards EPCI Contract to TechnipFMC

ConocoPhillips COP has awarded a contract to TechnipFMC plc FTI. The contract is related to the integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the Tor II development in the North Sea. Per FTI, the contract... 
Cummins (CMI) to Report Q1 Earnings: Is a Beat in Store?

Cummins (CMI) to Report Q1 Earnings: Is a Beat in Store?

Cummins Inc. CMI) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2019 earnings on Apr 30, before the market opens. In the last reported quarter, its earnings missed estimates. The earnings record shows that the company beat estimates in three... 
Air Products (APD) Q2 Earnings Top, Revenues Trail Estimates

Air Products (APD) Q2 Earnings Top, Revenues Trail Estimates

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. APD generated profit from continuing operations of $421.3 million or $1.90 per share in second-quarter fiscal 2019 (ended Mar 31, 2019). Also, the figure improved from $416.4 million or $1.89 in the... 
Hawaiian Holdings (HA) Q1 Earnings Top, Revenues Miss Mark

Hawaiian Holdings (HA) Q1 Earnings Top, Revenues Miss Mark

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.’s HA first-quarter 2019 earnings (excluding 8 cents from non-recurring items) of 67 cents outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. However, the bottom line declined year over year. Quarterly revenues... 
Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's Up?

Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's Up?

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation BAH will report fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Apr 28, before the bell. In the fiscal third quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 13.3%. It has a trailing... 
Northern Oil and Gas to Acquire Assets in Williston Basin

Northern Oil and Gas to Acquire Assets in Williston Basin

Northern Oil and Gas Inc. NOG will purchase the Williston Basin properties from VEN Bakken LLC for $165 million in cash, a $130-million 6% three-year senior unsecured note due 2022 and 5.6-million Northern Oil and Gas common shares. VEN... 
General Motors (GM) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in Store?

General Motors (GM) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in Store?

General Motors Company GM is set to report first-quarter 2019 results on Apr 30, before the opening bell. In the last reported quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 18.2%. In fact, it delivered a positive earnings... 
Will Mondelez (MDLZ) Post Q1 Earnings Beat Amid Hurdles?

Will Mondelez (MDLZ) Post Q1 Earnings Beat Amid Hurdles?

Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ is set to report first-quarter 2019 results on Apr 30, after market close. We note that the bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters, the average beat... 
3 Reasons Why Sonoco (SON) Is a Great Growth Stock

3 Reasons Why Sonoco (SON) Is a Great Growth Stock

Growth investors focus on stocks that are seeing above-average financial growth, as this feature helps these securities garner the market’s attention and deliver solid returns. However, it isn’t easy to find a great growth... 
3 Reasons Why Growth Investors Shouldn't Overlook PPG Industries (PPG)

3 Reasons Why Growth Investors Shouldn't Overlook PPG Industries (PPG)

Growth investors focus on stocks that are seeing above-average financial growth, as this feature helps these securities garner the market’s attention and deliver solid returns. But finding a growth stock that can live up to its... 
Looking for a Growth Stock? 3 Reasons Why Lawson Products (LAWS) is a Solid Choice

Looking for a Growth Stock? 3 Reasons Why Lawson Products (LAWS) is a Solid Choice

Growth investors focus on stocks that are seeing above-average financial growth, as this feature helps these securities garner the market’s attention and deliver solid returns. But finding a growth stock that can live up to its... 
Is Exfo (EXFO) a Solid Growth Stock? 3 Reasons to Think " Yes "

Is Exfo (EXFO) a Solid Growth Stock? 3 Reasons to Think " Yes "

Growth investors focus on stocks that are seeing above-average financial growth, as this feature helps these securities garner the market’s attention and deliver solid returns. But finding a great growth stock is not easy at... 
Options Traders Expect Huge Moves in Mattel (MAT) Stock

Options Traders Expect Huge Moves in Mattel (MAT) Stock

Investors in Mattel, Inc. MAT need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Apr 26, 2019 $12.00 Call had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today. What... 
FEMSA (FMX) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

FEMSA (FMX) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. FMX or FEMSA is slated to report first-quarter 2019 results on Apr 29. The company has a dismal earnings surprise trend, having missed estimates in seven of the trailing 10 quarters. Also,... 
iRobot (IRBT) Tops Q1 Earnings Estimates, Ups View on Tax Gain

iRobot (IRBT) Tops Q1 Earnings Estimates, Ups View on Tax Gain

iRobot Corporation IRBT kept the earnings streak alive in the first quarter of 2019, wherein earnings beat estimates by 41.2%. However, sales lagged estimates by 5.8%. The company’s adjusted earnings were 96 cents per share in... 
Northrop Grumman (NOC) Q1 Earnings Top, Sales Miss Estimates

Northrop Grumman (NOC) Q1 Earnings Top, Sales Miss Estimates

Falls Church, VA-based aerospace and defense operator, Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC supplies a broad array of products and services to the U.S. Department of Defense, including electronic systems, information technology, aircraft,... 
Is a Surprise Coming for Starbucks (SBUX) This Earnings Season?

Is a Surprise Coming for Starbucks (SBUX) This Earnings Season?

Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Starbucks Corporation SBUX may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their... 
Moving Average Crossover Alert: Great Southern Bancorp

Moving Average Crossover Alert: Great Southern Bancorp

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. GSBC is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for GSBC broke... 
Biogen (BIIB) Q1 Earnings & Sales Beat Estimates

Biogen (BIIB) Q1 Earnings & Sales Beat Estimates

Cambridge, MA-based Biogen Inc. BIIB holds a strong position in the multiple sclerosis (“MS”) market with a wide range of products including Avonex, Tysabri, Tecfidera and Plegridy. However, as competition in the MS market... 
Should You Buy Altria (MO) Ahead of Earnings?

Should You Buy Altria (MO) Ahead of Earnings?

Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Altria Group, Inc. MO may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report. That... 
Stanley Black (SWK) Beats Q1 Earnings Estimates, Ups View

Stanley Black (SWK) Beats Q1 Earnings Estimates, Ups View

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. SWK has reported better-than-expected results for the first quarter of 2019. This came in after it recorded in-line results in the previous quarter. The company beat earnings estimates by 19.3%. Further,... 
DTE Energy (DTE) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates, Keeps '19 EPS View

DTE Energy (DTE) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates, Keeps '19 EPS View

Detroit, MI-based DTE Energy Company DTE is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in regulated and unregulated energy businesses. The company’s largest regulated subsidiaries comprise DTE Electric Company and DTE Gas Company. Surprise... 
Avery (AVY) Q1 Earnings Top, Sales Miss Estimates

Avery (AVY) Q1 Earnings Top, Sales Miss Estimates

Avery Dennison Corporation AVY is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.48 per share in first-quarter, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.46. Earnings... 
Air Products (APD) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Sales Miss

Air Products (APD) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Sales Miss

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. APD is a world-leading industrial gases company serving manufacturing markets including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Earnings Air Products’ adjusted earnings... 
Moving Average Crossover Alert: Principal Financial Group

Moving Average Crossover Alert: Principal Financial Group

Principal Financial Group, Inc. PFG is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for PFG broke... 
UMB Financial (UMBF) Beats on Q1 Earnings as Revenues Rise

UMB Financial (UMBF) Beats on Q1 Earnings as Revenues Rise

UMB Financial’s UMBF first-quarter 2019 net operating earnings from continuing operations of $1.19 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.10. The reported figure compared unfavorably with the prior-year quarter’s... 
Stock Yards Bancorp (SYBT) Q1 Earnings Surpass Estimates

Stock Yards Bancorp (SYBT) Q1 Earnings Surpass Estimates

Stock Yards Bancorp (SYBT) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.68 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.59 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.58 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring... 
Sharps Compliance (SMED) Reports Q3 Loss, Misses Revenue Estimates

Sharps Compliance (SMED) Reports Q3 Loss, Misses Revenue Estimates

Sharps Compliance (SMED) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.07 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.01. This compares to loss of $0.05 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This... 
Navient (NAVI) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Expenses Fall

Navient (NAVI) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Expenses Fall

Navient Corporation NAVI pulled off a positive earnings surprise of 19.6% in first-quarter 2019. Core earnings per share of 55 cents surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 46 cents. Also, the bottom line came in above the year-ago... 
Moving Average Crossover Alert: Prudential Financial

Moving Average Crossover Alert: Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial, Inc. PRU is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for PRU broke out... 
Strong Equity Markets to Aid Franklin's (BEN) Q2 Earnings

Strong Equity Markets to Aid Franklin's (BEN) Q2 Earnings

Franklin Resources BEN is scheduled to report second-quarter fiscal 2019 results, before the opening bell on Apr 26. The company’s results are projected to reflect year-over-year fall in earnings and revenues. Before we take... 
What's in Store for Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) in Q1 Earnings?

What's in Store for Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) in Q1 Earnings?

Zebra Technologies Corporation ZBRA is set to release first-quarter 2019 results on Apr 30, before the opening bell. Past-Quarter Performance The company’s fourth-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings and revenues surged 33% and 11%,...