This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Stocks in Motion: Marsh & McLennan

Updated from 11:23 a.m. EDT

Shares of Multimedia Games (MGAM) were among the Nasdaq's losers Friday after the company warned that fourth-quarter numbers won't meet Wall Street expectations.

The maker of casino games now expects earnings of 22 cents to 24 cents a share on sales of $139.1 million. Previously, the company expected earnings of 37 cents to 42 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had been expecting earnings of 36 cents a share on sales of $147.9 million. Multimedia Games said that lower-than-expected sales of its player terminals led to the shortfall. Shares traded down $2.37, or 16.5%, to $11.98.

Bob Evans Farms (BOBE - Get Report) fell 6.6% after the company warned that second-quarter earnings would fall short of expectations. The restaurant operator expects earnings of 25 cents to 30 cents a share, which is below analysts' forecast of 40 cents a share. The company said that recently launched customer satisfaction initiatives led to higher food and labor costs during the quarter. Bob Evans plans to release second-quarter earnings results on Nov. 15. Shares traded down $1.70 to $24.26.

Shares of NSD Bancorp (NSDB) rose 52% after the company agreed to be acquired by FNB (FNB) for about $135.8 million in stock. NSD shareholders will receive 1.8 shares of FNB in a stock swap that is worth about $39 a share. The price represents a premium of about 62% to Thursday's closing price of $24.15. The deal, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2005, will be accretive to FNB's earnings during 2005. Shares of NSD traded up $12.55 to $36.70. Shares of FNB traded down 48 cents to $21.19.

EMC Insurance (EMCI - Get Report) fell 11.4% after the company announced it would sell 3.8 million shares of its stock at $18.75 a share in a secondary offering. The company will sell 2 million shares in the offering and a selling shareholder, Employers Mutual Casualty, will sell 1.8 million shares. The offering price represents an 11.4% discount to Thursday's closing price of $21.16. Shares traded down $2.41 to $18.75.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

Jim Cramer's protégé, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,387.21 -291.49 -1.65%
S&P 500 2,029.55 -27.54 -1.34%
NASDAQ 4,681.4970 -90.2660 -1.89%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs