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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“This has been an unusually disappointing quarter for retailers, with only about half of the companies beating estimates, while over 70 percent in the S&P 500 have beaten those estimates. This is the last week where we could see some positive surprises,” said Erin Gibbs, portfolio manager at S&P Global. Some of the weakness seen
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
Mooresville, North Carolina-based Lowe’s reported net income for the second quarter of $1.4 billion, or $1.68 per share, compared to $1.2 billion, or $1.31 a share, one year ago. Excluding a $96 million gain from the sale of Lowe’s interest in its Australian joint venture, the retailer earned $1.57 a share. Revenue increased 6.8 percent,
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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Salesforce reported its second quarter earnings on Tuesday after the bell, and the numbers came in above estimates. Here are the most important numbers: Adjusted EPS: 33 cents vs. 32 cents per share expected by a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate Revenue: $2.56 billion vs. $2.51 billion expected by a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate Despite the
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
U.S. luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers quarterly revenue fell just short of Wall Street estimates as the company’s new line of lower-priced homes targeting millennials weighed on average selling prices. Shares of the company, which narrowed its revenue outlook range and cut the top end of its adjusted gross margin forecast for the full year, were
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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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“We believe these industry dynamics will persist through 2017, and we expect comparable sales to be down three to four percent over the remainder of the year,” Johnson added. In response to Foot Locker’s disappointing results and outlook, shares of Nike and Under Armour dropped 4.4 and 3.9 percent, respectively. Entering Friday’s session, Foot Locker
Deere reported a second straight quarter of lower- than-expected sales on Friday as demand remained sluggish for its trademark green tractors and harvesting combines, sending the company’s shares down 7 percent in premarket trading. Expectations were high for the company heading into the quarter, analysts said, as it has surprised Wall Street in the past
Wal-Mart on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings and sales that topped Street expectations, as the big-box retailer made further gains in 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
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
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
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
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