Timken (TKR) shares increased after the company beat analysts earnings guidance
Chinese stocks may be struggling over worries about the country's slowing economy, but there are still gains to be had in the right small and mid-cap stocks, especially in the e-commerce arena.
Oceaneering International (OII) stock is higher on Thursday after the company announced its first quarter 2014 earnings were greater than expected.
Sequans Communications (SQNS) plunged Thursday after the LTE chipmaker reported first-quarter revenue that missed analysts' estimates and also issued second-quarter guidance that missed expectations.
Shares of Caterpillar are climbing on Thursday after the construction equipment company reports first-quarter results that beat analysts' estimates. Caterpillar reports net profit of $922 million, or $1.61 a share, for the quarter, topping its results from the same period a year ago and analysts' expectations for profit of $1.24 a share, according to Thomson Reuters. The company also raises its full-year earnings forecast to $6.10 a share from $5.85 a share on growing demand from builders.
Shares of Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) are up this afternoon on reports the cosmetics firm hired Goldman Sachs (GS) to discuss a potential sale.
U.S. markets are higher Thursday as upbeat earnings from Apple and Caterpillar offset disappointments from stock bellwethers such as 3M.
Penn National Gaming (PENN) stock is down on Thursday after the company announced profit for the first quarter 2014 fell and as it lowered its outlook for fiscal 2014.
Amazon reports first-quarter earnings tonight after the close and investors will be looking forward to hear if the weather impacted the company's results, as it did with other retailers and e-commerce partner UPS, or if Amazon remained immune to Mother Nature.
Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) shares were upgraded to 'buy' by analysts at BB&T Capital (BBT).
Starbucks is about to post its fiscal second-quarter results after market close on Thursday, but what Wall Street is really looking for on the call is more on what CEO Howard Schultz has to say about any of the company's growth initiatives, given that it aims to be a $100-billion market cap company.
Stocks are moving higher after Apple, Facebook, and Verizon reported strong first-quarter earnings.
Shares of Omnicom Group (OMC) are up following remarks by Publicis Groupe (PUBGY) that attempted to reassure investors about the fate of its $35 billion merger with Omnicom.
Zynga's earnings release was fantastic. The next step is profitability.
Shares of USG (USG) are falling Thursday after the company missed analysts' expectations for earnings and revenue for the first quarter.
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