Earnings

Canadian yoga and leisure apparel maker Lululemon Athletica reported quarterly profit and sales on Thursday that topped expectations as online sales surged 30 percent thanks to an effort to beef up its e-commerce strategy, and the company raised its outlook. The results helped ease concerns the “athleisure” trend popularized by Lululemon may be cooling. Shares,
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Best Buy reported second-quarter earnings and sales on Tuesday that topped analysts’ expectations. Looking ahead, the company has also raised its outlook for the full year. The Minnesota-based retailer said stronger consumer demand for its technology products, such as smartphones and wearable devices, boosted its sales at established stores over the period. Best Buy shares
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Sears shares moved sharply higher Thursday after the department store reported making progress toward stabilizing its business. The stock was 7.9 percent higher shortly after market opened. Earlier Thursday, Sears reported a narrower-than-expected loss but said sales continued to erode. The retailer posted a double-digit decline in comparable sales for the second quarter, citing a
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Dollar Tree reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and comparable sales, helped by lower costs and discounts as well as a 1 percent rise in same-store sales at its Family Dollar business. Shares of the biggest U.S. dollar-store chain operator rose 9 percent to $81.04 in premarket trading on Thursday after the company raised its profit and
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Tiffany reported bigger-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Thursday, helped in part by higher demand for its fashion and designer jewelry in Japan and lower input costs. Sales at established stores open for more than a year fell 2 percent, steeper than the 1 percent fall expected by analysts polled by research firm Consensus Metrix.
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Uber trimmed its losses 14 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, as the ride-hailing giant grew bookings, trips and revenue. The company posted a net loss of $645 million on revenue of $1.75 billion. Revenue this time last year was $800 million. Global trips popped 150 percent from a year ago, while
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American Eagle Outfitters surprised Wall Street on Wednesday, reporting same-store sales growth for the second quarter. The teen apparel retailer also posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, boosted by strong demand for its Aerie line of lingerie. Shares of American Eagle were last climbing about 7 percent on the news. “We are particularly encouraged by
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Intuit reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations on Tuesday. Here’s how the company did compared to what Wall Street expected: EPS: 20 cents vs. 17 cents expected, according to Thomson Reuters Revenue: $842 million vs. $804.6 million expected, according to Thomson Reuters For the fiscal first quarter, the company said it expects
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Medical device maker Medtronic on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts’ estimates, driven by strong demand for its heart and vascular devices. Sales in the company’s cardiac and vascular business, which sells defibrillators, pace-makers, heart valves and stents, rose 5.1 percent to $2.65 billion in the first quarter ended July 28, Medtronic said.
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Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder forecast full-year profit ahead of analysts’ estimates and posted higher-than-expected quarterly results, driven by strong demand for its brands such as M.A.C, Tom Ford, and Smashbox. Estee Lauder’s shares rose nearly 5 percent to $103.00 before the bell on Friday. The company said it expects full-year net sales to rise between
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Clothing retailer Gap reported better-than-expected same-store sales for the second quarter, helped by strong demand for Old Navy products, fewer discounts, and the company’s efforts to better manage inventory. Shares rallied more than 6 percent in extended-hours trading Thursday. The company also said its quarterly net income more than doubled and raised its full-year earnings
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Wal-Mart on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings and sales that topped Street expectations, as the big-box retailer continues to expand its online business. Fresh digital initiatives and a growing assortment of products on Walmart.com aided the retailer in boosting online transactions by 60 percent, the company said. Last quarter, e-commerce sales climbed 63 percent, compared to
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Alibaba, China’s top e-commerce firm, beat analyst’s estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by growth in online sales which make up most of its business. Thursday’s results show that Alibaba, one of Asia’s most valuable companies, is benefiting from more and more Chinese buying an increasing proportion of everything from food
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Shares of L Brands fell nearly 7 percent after the company lowered its guidance for the year. The retailer, which owns stores such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, beat Wall Street’s expectations. It reported second quarter earnings of 48 cents per share and revenue of $2.76 billion, compared with Thomson Reuters expectations
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As for guidance, Cisco said for the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, it expects 59-61 cents in earnings per share on 1 to 3 percent less revenue than it received for the year-ago quarter. Analysts were expecting 60 cents in earnings per share and $12.05 billion in revenue for guidance for the current
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) _ NetApp Inc. (NTAP) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $136 million. On a per-share basis, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said it had net income of 49 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 62 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11
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Target reported earnings, revenue and same-stores sales on Wednesday that topped analysts’ expectations for the second quarter, fueled by a jump in online transactions. With more shoppers returning to its brick-and-mortar stores and ringing up purchases on Target.com, the discount retailer raised its outlook for 2017, as signs appeared that its turnaround efforts are making
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Shares of Urban Outfitters soared Wednesday after the retailer reported earnings and revenue that topped expectations. In premarket trading, the retailer’s shares surged more than 20 percent. Here’s what Wall Street was expecting: Earnings per share: 44 cents per share, vs. 37 cents expected, according to a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $873
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TJX Cos., the owner of off-price retail chains T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales on Tuesday as its discounts attracted shoppers turning away from department stores and mall-based retailers. TJX sells home furnishings, apparel and accessories of brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs at prices 20 percent to 60
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EPS: 50 cents versus 49 cents expected, according to Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $1.13 billion versus $1.51 billion expected, according to Thomson Reuters. North American comparable store sales: up 4 percent versus 3.6 percent expected, according to StreetAccount. Net income rose to $152 million, or 53 cents per share, from $82 million, or 29 cents per
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Home Depot on Tuesday reported its highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history, with same-store sales also blowing past Wall Street expectations. While many retailers are struggling to grow sales, Home Depot is riding the home improvement trend as shoppers continue to invest in their homes. Lumber, flooring and electric grills were some of its
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