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posted third-quarter earnings of 26 cents a share, topping the 20-analyst estimate of 23 cents and the year-ago report of an 18-cent profit. CEO Scott McNealy attributed the strong results to a boost in market share after cruising through Y2K woes to see an rise in business during its second quarter.
During the quarter, Sun saw revenue shoot up 35% to hit $4 billion. According to CFO Michael Lehman, the company holds more than $5 billion in cash and securities.
raised its earnings estimate for fiscal 2000 on Sun to 96 cents from 91 cents.
upgraded shares of Sun Microsystems,
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posted first-quarter earnings of 31 cents, two cents shy of the two-analyst estimate of 33 cents.
reported first-quarter earnings of 41 cents a share, in line with the 22-analyst estimate and up from the year-ago 31-cent profit. The PC seller said that a 27% increase sales in its consumer computer unit made up for a slowdown in its business division, which suffered a 19% loss in sales.
According to CFO John Todd, the business division's sales have shown progress every month since its January low. Todd told investors that he sees a seasonal drop in sales during the second quarter but assured that the Gateway is on track to post second-quarter earnings in line with the 21-analyst estimate of 36 cents a share and the fiscal 2000 22-analyst estimate of $1.83 a share.
upgraded Gateway to intermediate-term accumulate from intermediate-term neutral and maintained its long-term accumulate rating on the computer maker.
reported first-quarter earnings of 7 cents a share, a penny better than the 31-analyst estimate but down from the year-ago earnings of 21 cents.
, the world's largest car rental company, reported first-quarter earnings of 52 cents a share, 4 cents ahead of the nine-analyst estimate and up from the year-ago 45 cents. Hertz's revenue for the quarter totaled $1.135 billion in the first quarter, a jump of 9.9% from the year-ago $1.033 billion.
Hudson United Bancorp
reported first-quarter earnings of 58 cents a share, below the single-analyst estimate of 60 cents but up from the year-ago 53 cents a share.
posted earnings of 53 cents a share, below the 20-analyst estimate of 50 cents and in line with the year-ago earnings.
posted first-quarter earnings from continuing operations of 45 cents a share, above the two-analyst estimate of 40 cents and up from the year-ago operating earnings of 35 cents.
said it expects first-quarter earnings to be about 50% above analyst estimates of 24 cents a share and 2000 year earnings to be about 20% above estimates of $1.47 a share.
, the newspaper and media giant, which is buying
, posted first-quarter earnings, excluding items, of 32 cents a share, in line with the 10-analyst estimate and up from the year-ago 27 cents.