Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce joined the country’s other lenders in topping analysts’ estimates for third-quarter earnings, lifted by record profits in domestic consumer lending and wealth management.
Sanmina Corp (SANM), a Fortune 500 electronics manufacturing firm, posted its earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 (3QFY14; ended June 28, 2014), yesterday after the closing bell. The company outperformed analysts’ expectations, reporting per share earnings (EPS) of $0.53, 5 cents more than analysts’ consensus estimate. The company reported quarterly revenues of $1.60 billion, again beating analysts’ estimates of $1.55 billion.
Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ) reported the results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2015, and posted both earnings and revenues that exceeded analysts’ estimates. The company also said that its strong results were reflected by robust demand for its beer brands which drove sales higher.
Skullcandy Inc (SKUL), the headphone maker, reported results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 (1QFY14) with an adjusted loss of 12 cents per share, beating analysts’ estimates by five cents. The stock went up more than 9% following the beat announcement, and is up about 13% in pre-market trading. The company’s revenues for the quarter came in at $39.1 million, missing analysts’ estimates by $145,000.
United States Steel Corporation (X) reported results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 (1QFY14) on Tuesday, with adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 34 cents, beating analysts’ estimates by four cents. Revenues for the largest steel producer in the US came in at $4.45 billion, missing analysts’ estimates by $50 million.
International Business Machines (IBM) reported results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014 (1QFY14; ended March 31, 2014) yesterday after markets closed. The company’s earnings were in line with analysts’ estimates while revenues missed expectations by 1.83%. The company faced troubles in its Hardware business while the Software business ended up beating expectations.
AAPL stock is currently trading at or just under the $500 "generational bottom" in the premarket session, or nearly a one year low, following news first from Japan's Nikkei that Apple has slashed orders for iPhone 5 components, and then from the WSJ, that demand for the flagship phone was far less than expected, resulting in a cut in orders in the supply chain.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) announced results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2013 (3QFY13, which ended December 31, 2013). The Japanese automaker reported strong quarterly earnings and revenues that largely met consensus expectations, while stating that it expects full year results to come in higher-than-expected.
Net profit for the world’s largest automaker by sales rose to 525.4 billion yen ($5.2 billion) in the latest quarter, up from 99.1 billion yen in 3QFY12. Revenues for the third quarter increased 24% to 6.59 trillion yen ($65 billion).
So far the overnight session has been a replica of yesterday, with the all important carry trade once again fizzling overnight during Japan trading hours, and dipping as low at 101.60 before staging a modest rebound to the 101.8 level. We expect the "invisible" 102.000 USDJPY tractor beam to be again engaged shortly and provide market support and/or levitate stocks higher as the now standard selling in Japan, buying in the US trade pattern repeats.
SAUDI ARABIA: Samba Financial Group posted a 7% growth in second quarter net profit at SAR1.26 billion (US$335.9 million), as compared to SAR1.18 billion (US$314.57 million) recorded in the same period last year, beating analysts' estimates...