Monday: Wal-Mart Reports Solid Earnings

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Compiled by John J. Edwards III
Staff Reporter

The earnings season has drawn to a close -- mostly. There are still some stragglers to report on in our post-close compilation:

Wal-Mart

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reported first-quarter earnings of 29 cents per share, up from the year-ago 25 cents and a penny better than the

First Call

consensus estimate.

EchoStar

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, which Monday stepped up its legal battle with

News Corp.

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said it expects to report second-quarter earnings close to the year-ago $1.22 per share, despite the $50 million impact of an 18-day strike at 10 of its plants. The First Call expectation is $1.28.

Quality Dining

(QDIN)

approved the divestiture of its

Bruegger's Bagels

unit and is reviewing a potential store-closure plan for Bruegger's. The company also said it expects a "substantial" second-quarter loss.

Nordstrom

(NOBE)

reported first-quarter operating earnings of 41 cents per share, well ahead of the First Call view of 34 cents and the year-ago 34 cents. The retailer's same-store sales were up 0.5% in the quarter year-over-year.

Advanced Paradigm

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reported fourth-quarter earnings of 11 cents per share, up from the year-ago 10 cents, which also was the First Call estimate for the current quarter.

Precision Response

(PRRC)

reported first-quarter earnings of 16 cents per share, in line with the First Call expectation and up from the year-ago pro forma 3 cents.