Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) will release fourth-quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. With shares up more than 44% over the past year, including a modest 4% climb since last quarter’s solid report in October, you can be sure the market will be listening closely to what the glass technologist says. What should investors watch for this time around?
Corning’s Gorilla Glass undergoing a stress test. Image source: Corning Incorporated.
Corning’s headline numbers
For one, Corning doesn’t typically offer specific quarterly financial guidance. But management did suggest that gross margin in the fourth quarter should be consistent with Q3 at around 43%, and up 1 percentage point year over year. Meanwhile, total gross equity earnings earnings should be between $75 million and $85 million. For further perspective — and though we don’t usually pay close attention to Wall Street’s short-term demands — analysts’ consensus estimates predict Corning’s revenue this quarter will climb 4% year over year, to $2.5 billion, and (with the help of share repurchases and cost-management efforts) translate to roughly 29% growth in earnings per share, to $0.44.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG(AWH)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.
Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
The insurance firms of Allied World Assurance Company Hldgs Ltd (NYSE: AWH) and Fairfax Financial extended the offering period for purchase of outstanding Allied World shares from June 30 to July 5.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Applied Materials Inc.(AMAT), Red Hat Inc.(RHT) and National Oilwell Varco Inc.(NOV)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggestedgoing long on large cap oilfield equipment manufacturer and technology stock National-Oilwell Varco, Inc (NYSE: NOV):
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
Jefferies reported on Monday that it has lifted its price target on National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV).
The firm has reaffirmed a “Buy” rating on NOV, and has raised the company’s price target from $84 to $91. This price target suggests a 14% increase from the stock’s current price of $78.24.
Analyst Brad Handler noted that NOV’s weak margin will likely rebound in 2014 and the chances of a dividend increase are high.
Looking forward, the firm has lifted its order estimates for FY2013 from $10.8 billion to $11.3 billion. FY2014 earnings estimates have been raised from $6.40 to $6.50 per share and FY2015 estimates have been increased from $7.65 to $7.95 per share.
National-Oilwell Varco shares were up 76 cents, or 0.97% during pre-market trading Monday. The stock is up 14% YTD.
- [By Tony Daltorio]
But the best investment in this sector, according to Moors, is National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV).
He calls it the “one company that stands to benefit most directly from what is happening in the equipment sector.”
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) matched a 52-week low of $11.97 set last Friday. The 52-week high is $16.08. Volume was about 2.5 million, nearly equal to the daily average of around 2.6 million shares. The company had no specific news. Shares are on track to close with a gain of nearly 1%.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) posted a new 52-week low of $11.97 Friday, down a penny after closing at $12.08 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $16.08. Volume was about 4 million, more than 50% above the daily average of around 2.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) slipped about 3.1% to post a new 52-week low of $11.02 Wednesday after closing at $11.37 on Tuesday. Volume of about 3.8 million was about 45% above the daily average of around 2.7 million. The REIT completed its sale of an investment management firm to Aon plc on Tuesday for net proceeds of around $379 million.