Nasdaq OMX Group ( NDAQ) announced Wednesday a $40 million compensation plan for financial organizations that lost out in the botched Facebook ( FB) IPO last month.
J.M. Smucker ( SJM), the maker of jellies and jams, reported fourth-quarter net income Thursday of $104.1 million, or 93 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $94.9 million, or 82 cents a share. Adjusted profit rose to $1.10 a share from $1 a share. Net sales for the fourth quarter were $1.36 billion. On average, analysts expected earnings of $1 a share on sales of $1.36 billion. For fiscal year 2013, the company anticipates that net sales will increase 7% and non-GAAP earnings will be between $5 and $5.10 a share. The earnings projection excludes a cost of 50 cents a share for special projects. 5 Buy-Rated Bank Stocks With Safe and Solid Dividends
lululemon athletica ( LULU) reported Thursday first-quarter earnings of $46.6 million, or 32 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of $33.4 million, or 23 cents a share. The athletic wear retailer posted first-quarter revenue of $285.7 million. Analysts, on average, anticipated first-quarter earnings of 30 cents a share on revenue of $270.9 million. Buy Apple and Ford -- Sell Amazon and Trade Sirius
Men's Wearhouse ( MW), the specialty retailer, on Wednesday forecast earnings of $2.70 to $2.78 a share for the full year, below analysts' expectation of $2.80 a share. For the second quarter ending in July, Men's Wearhouse said it sees earnings of $1.12 to $1.13 a share vs. the current consensus view of $1.22 a share.
Other companies reporting quarterly earnings on Thursday include Altera ( ALTR), Benihana ( BNHN), Comverse Technology ( CMVT), NaviStar ( NAV), and Uti Worldwide ( UTIW). Chesapeake Energy = High-Stakes Poker
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