Updated from 11:47 a.m. EDT
was among the
losers Tuesday, sliding 9.6% after the kitchen cabinet maker posted disappointing fourth-quarter results.
For the quarter ended April 30, the company earned $6.2 million, or 40 cents a share, on revenue of $166.1 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected earnings of 46 cents a share on revenue of $177.3 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $13.5 million, or 83 cents a share, on revenue of $216.4 million.
Looking ahead, American Woodmark sees fiscal 2008 earnings of $1.50 to $1.80 a share on a decline of 7% to 11% in revenue. American Woodmark posted 2007 revenue of $760.9 million. The company predicts that core revenue, meanwhile, will fall 3% to 7%. Analysts project earnings of $2.24 a share on revenue of $769.1 million. Shares closed down $3.64 to $34.28.
Bed Bath & Beyond
slipped 5.4% after the home furnishings retailer warned that first-quarter earnings would be lower than Wall Street's forecast. The company sees earnings of about 36 cents to 38 cents a share on same-store sales growth of about 1.6%. The company previously expected same-store sales growth of 3% to 5%. Analysts project earnings of 39 cents a share on revenue of $1.56 billion. Bed Bath & Beyond also said that total sales rose about 11% from year-ago sales of $1.4 billion. "Based upon what we have experienced and has been reported by others, the overall retailing environment, especially sales of merchandise related to the home, has been challenging," the company said. Shares closed down $2.20 to $38.27.
rose 5.2% after the snack distributor posted better-than-expected third-quarter results. The company posted a loss of $4 million, or 25 cents a share, on revenue of $97 million. Excluding items, the company reported a loss of 9 cents a share. Analysts expected a bigger loss of 16 cents a share on revenue of $82 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company reported a loss of $3.2 million, or 20 cents a share, on revenue of $67.8 million.
Looking ahead, Diamond Foods now sees 2007 North American sales growing by 18% to 20%, up from a previous view of 15%. The company now sees total sales growth of 6% to 8%, up from an earlier view of 5% to 8%. The company continues to see earnings of 50 cents to 55 cents a share, in line with the 53 cents a share that analysts project. Shares closed up 87 cents to $17.50.
fell 3.4% after Bear Stearns downgraded shares of the company to peer perform from outperform. The firm said that recent checks with grocery stores indicate that General Mills is cutting the size of its boxes and asking retailers to cut prices on shelf space. The move is aimed at boosting sales volume, but it's also seen as risky if the strategy doesn't work, Bear Stearns said. Shares were trading down $2.07 to $59.40.
rose 3.4% after the credit service company boosted its second-quarter earnings and revenue guidance. Guidance reflects the results of Talx, which Equifax recently acquired. Equifax sees second-quarter adjusted earnings of 55 cents to 57 cents a share on revenue of $453 million to $458 million. Analysts project earnings of 53 cents a share on revenue of $436.5 million.
For the full year, the company sees adjusted earnings of $2.25 to $2.33 a share on revenue growth of 19% to 22%. Analysts project earnings of $2.01 a share on revenue of $1.84 billion. Shares closed up $1.42 to $43.75.