John J. Edwards III
8000 at long last. Or short last. Just 12% to go until 9000. Ready to get going? These post-close items may affect the playing field:
became the latest tech name to disappoint, reporting second-quarter earnings of 95 cents per share. That was a penny shy of the 15-analyst
consensus estimate but up from the year-ago 36 cents. Western Digital traded at 41 1/4 after-hours, down from its close of 44 7/16,
reported a third-quarter loss of 44 cents per share, better than the 25-analyst First Call estimate of a 61-cent loss but wider than the year-ago loss of 26 cents.
reported second-quarter earnings of 63 cents per share, a cent better than the 20-analyst First Call expectation and up from the year-ago 53 cents. The company told
it expects the
Food and Drug Administration
to grant marketing approval to its Ventak AV implantable defibrillator this quarter.
reported second-quarter earnings of 40 cents per share, a penny better than the 21-analyst First Call view and up from the year-ago 26 cents.
reported second-quarter earnings of 35 cents per share, a penny better than the eight-analyst First Call outlook but down from the year-earlier 39 cents.
reported a second-quarter loss of 27 cents per share, worse than the 11-analyst First Call estimate of a 20-cent loss but narrower than the year-ago 76-cent loss.
reported second-quarter earnings of $1.00 per share, 2 cents short of the 13-analyst First Call expectation and matching the year-ago figure. The company said it plans to split its stock 3-for-2 and buy back up to 3.75 million of its shares.
St. Jude Medical
reported second-quarter operating earnings of 31 cents per share, a cent short of both the 25-analyst First Call view and the year-ago figure.
reported second-quarter operating earnings of 22 cents per share, 2 cents better than the four-analyst First Call estimate and up from the year-ago 13 cents.
reported second-quarter earnings of 24 cents per share, 2 cents ahead of the five-analyst First Call expectation and up from the year-ago 18 cents.
reported second-quarter earnings of 25 cents per share, in line with the 16-analyst First Call view and up from the year-ago 20 cents.
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