Feb 29, 2016

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These Companies Posted Better-Than-Expected EPS This Week: Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL), PNM Resources Inc (NYSE:PNM)

These Companies Posted Better-Than-Expected EPS This Week: Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL), PNM Resources Inc (NYSE:PNM)

Earnings per share are the amount of profit that a company produces during a specific period, which is usually defined as a quarter (three calendar months) or a year. Earnings typically refer to after-tax net income. Ultimately, a business’s earnings are the main determinant of its share price, because earnings and the circumstances relating to them can indicate whether the business will be profitable and successful in the long run.

Earnings are perhaps the single most studied number in a company’s financial statements because they show a company’s profitability. A business’s quarterly and annual earnings are typically compared to analyst estimates and guidance provided by the business itself. In most situations, when earnings do not meet either of those estimates, a business’s stock price will tend to drop. On the other hand, when actual earnings beat estimates by a significant amount, the share price will likely surge.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) recently brought positive earnings surprise of 11.3636% as, on 2/26/16, it reported EPS of $1.47 versus the consensus estimate of $1.32. The stock closed at $95.56 on when approximately 2.79 million shares were traded, against the average daily trading volume of 1.61 million. The stock failed to get pushed above the $98.07 barrier, the intraday high. Its 52-week high is $112.90 and so far in this year the stock has moved up 1.65%.

Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) posted a positive earnings surprise of 3.5714% when it released quarterly results on 2/26/16. It earned $1.16 per share versus the mean forecast of $1.12. The stock recently closed by the decrease of -4.48% to $64.03. The trading volume at ready counter moved to 8.70 million shares as compared to 2.66 million shares average traded volume. Its market capitalization has now reached to $8.82 billion.

PNM Resources Inc (NYSE:PNM), on 2/26/16, reported that its EPS was $0.23 compared with the average expectation for $0.18 a share. The difference between its actual earnings and forecasted EPS was 27.7778%. The share price of PNM Resources Inc (NYSE:PNM) was down -4.33% from the previous closing rate after touching an intraday high of $32.94. The stock’s low point in its 52 week range is $24.42 per share, with $33.34 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $31.82. Trading volume was at 587,653.00 shares versus an average volume of 743,801.00 shares.

 

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