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Microsoft Q4 Earnings: Restructuring/Refocus Drives Shares - Analyst Blog

Microsoft Corporation's ( MSFT ) fiscal fourth quarter earnings were short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. But the recent restructuring announcement, directional clarity and the decision to focus on fast growing segments that play to its strengths have increased... Read >>

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Sector Update: Consumer Stocks Just Underwater; Lithia Motors Races Near Recent High After Strong Q2 Results, Positive Q3 Outlook

Top Consumer Stocks WMT +0.25% MCD 0.84% DIS 0.26% CVS +0.26% KO 0.56% Consumer stocks were slightly lower, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 slipping about 0.1%. Shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P... Read >>

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AO Smith (AOS) Q2 Earnings Beat, Growth in China, Shares Up - Analyst Blog

Leading water technology company, AO Smith Corp. ( AOS ) reported second quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $60.3 million or 66 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 60 cents by 10%. The adjusted earnings reflected a... Read >>

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Northrop Grumman Misses on Q2 Earnings yet Guides Higher - Analyst Blog

Northrop Grumman Corporation ( NOC ) reported second quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $2.04 per share, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.20 by 7.3%. However, earnings were 3.6% higher year over year. Northrop Grumman Earnings Surprise | FindTheBest... Read >>

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Chipotle Hits 52-Week High on Comps Hike, Stellar Earnings - Analyst Blog

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. ( CMG ) reached a new 52 week high of $667.90 on Jul 22, a day after the company reported blockbuster second quarter 2014 results, which beat expectations for both earnings and revenues,... Read >>

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Sector Update: Consumer

Consumer stocks were slightly lower, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 slipping about 0.1%. Shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P 500 also were down about 0.1%. In company news, Lithia Motors ( LAD... Read >>

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Host Hotels Scales 52-Week High on Strong West Coast - Analyst Blog

Shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. ( HST ) scaled a new 52 week high of $23.19 during the trading session on Tuesday, Jul 22. The closing price of $23.09 of this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock represents... Read >>

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General Dynamics Beats Q2 Earnings Estimates on Cost Control - Analyst Blog

General Dynamics Corporation ( GD ) announced second quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $1.88 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.76 by 6.8%. Earnings also increased 3.9% from the prior year figure. On a GAAP basis, the... Read >>

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Ryder Beats on Q2 Earnings and Revenues, Ups 2014 EPS View - Analyst Blog

Ryder System Inc. ( R ), one of the world's largest providers of integrated logistics and transportation solutions, reported second quarter 2014 adjusted earnings of $1.44 per share. The bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.39 and... Read >>

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Robert Half Beats Q2 Earnings Backed by Growing Labor Market - Analyst Blog

Leading staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. ( RHI ) reported second quarter 2014 earnings of 55 cents per share, ahead of the prior year quarter adjusted earnings of 46 cents by 19.6%. Earnings also beat the Zacks Consensus... Read >>