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Electronic Arts (EA) Post-Earnings Slump is an Opportunity

May 17th, 2021

On Tuesday after the bell, EA stepped into the earnings confessional. Results on the top and bottom lines lagged analyst expectations, but bookings came in higher than company estimates. Moreover, EA upped its guidance for FY 2022, as user base growth achieved during the pandemic is expected to remain intact. The Street appeared confused by […]

Make a Friend out of PayPal (PYPL)

May 10th, 2021

On Wednesday, PYPL blew past earnings estimates, as profits jumped 84% from a year earlier. The EPS of $1.22 easily beat the consensus analyst estimate of $1.02. Revenue was up 29%, also beating expectations. For good measure, the company upped its guidance for 2021. The news was greeted by several target price updates. The average […]

Caterpillar (CAT) Drops After an Earnings Beat … And It’s a Bullish Sign

May 3rd, 2021

On Thursday, CAT did something it’s done for the past three quarters – it easily topped earnings estimates. The company reported $2.87 in adjusted earnings versus the projected $1.95. Sales ($11.9 billion) also soared past estimates ($10.5 billion). The numbers were well received by Wall Street, as a couple of brokerages raised their target prices.

Danaher (DHR) Earnings Bring Record High

April 26th, 2021

DHR – a medical diagnostics and research company – reported earnings Thursday morning that blew away estimates. Adjusted earnings came in at $2.52 per share compared with 81 cents a year earlier and the analyst estimate of $1.76. Revenue soared 58% from a year earlier

Cruising for Profits with Carnival (CCL)

April 19th, 2021

Few industries were hit as hard during the pandemic as cruise lines. But, after bottoming out more than a year ago, CCL has more than tripled in value. And although its latest earnings report showed the company absorbing a loss, booking volumes were 90% higher than the previous quarter.

Gaga for Google … er, Alphabet (GOOGL)

April 12th, 2021

After popping 7% following its last earnings report in early February, GOOGL traded sideways through the end of March. April has been another story, however, as the stock has gained 10% in just six trading days to hit an all-time high. Over the longer term, GOOGL has been a beast, having more than doubled off the March 2020 low. And why not, given its dominant position in the search and online advertising space.

Adobe (ADBE) Accelerates Uptrend

April 5th, 2021

On March 23, ADBE reported earnings that easily beat estimates on both revenue and profits. Moreover, the company raised earnings and revenue guidance for the fiscal year. In response, several analysts raised their price targets. Despite the positive news, the stock price was sluggish in the two days following the report. Perhaps that was a response to the 10% rally that began two weeks before earnings.

Darden Restaurants (DRI) Earnings Keep Rally Going

March 29th, 2021

On Thursday, DRI – whose brands include Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and The Capital Grille – reported earnings that blew out expectations on both revenue and profits. The company also announced that its dividend would more than double along with a $500 million share repurchase program. The news was warmly greeted by the Street, which showered the dine-in chain conglomerate with a slew

Starbucks (SBUX) is Stepping Higher

March 22nd, 2021

SBUX received an upgrade and price target increase from Wedbush on Friday. The analyst believes the coffee purveyor will exceed its 2021 earnings-per-share range as it better adapts to the pandemic environment with lower drive-thru wait times. Moreover, the company is positioning for a post-COVID world with an enhanced menu that should leverage its strength in China and the U.S.

Sea Limited (SE) is Full Steam Ahead

March 15th, 2021

SE is an online gaming and multimedia entertainment company based in Singapore. The company reported earnings in early March that missed estimates on earnings but beat on revenue on a 72% increase from a year earlier while Q4 bookings more than doubled.

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